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Jan 10 10:10

‘We are going right to the belly of the beast’: Biden takes on Georgia

Fresh off a high-profile speech in which he warned that a dagger had been placed at the throat of American democracy, President Joe Biden will travel to the state that White House officials view as “ground zero” for Republican-led election suppression efforts.

Biden will speak in Georgia on Tuesday. In his remarks, he is expected to not only echo the themes of his address on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection but to expand on his endorsement of a filibuster carveout to pass voting rights legislation in the Senate.

Jan 10 09:36

Does Russia Understand She Is Dealing with Lunatics?

In advance of the January 10 meeting, Secretary of State Blinken and NATO functionary Stoltenberg stupidly reduced Russia’s Options to Two: Surrender or Use Force.

https://www.globalresearch.ca/blinken-stoltenberg-unleash-unprecedente...

If these idiotic accusations were not enough, Blinken accused Putin of intending to restore the Soviet Union. It is impossible to understand how a person this stupid was confirmed by the US Senate as Secretary of State. The last thing the Kremlin wants is all the problems of all of these countries. All the Kremlin wants is that they be independent countries, not US puppet states armed against Russia.

Jan 10 09:13

Russian Deputy FM Says Geneva Talks Should Be About Ukraine Not Joining NATO

On Sunday evening, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov met with US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in Geneva ahead of the official Russian-US talks on security guarantees.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has told Sputnik that upcoming crunch talks between Russia and the United States on strategic stability in Geneva should generally be about Ukraine’s non-joining NATO.

While Moscow is ready to hear what the United States has to say regarding the non-deployment of missiles on the territory of Ukraine, constructive dialogue is possible only in the broader context of revising the decisions of the Budapest summit on Ukraine's future in NATO, Ryabkov told Sputnik.

Jan 10 08:42

'We'll Never Compromise' on NATO Open-Door Membership Policy, Stoltenberg Says Ahead of Russia Talks

Earlier, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that forthcoming talks between Russia and the US on strategic stability should generally be about the impossibility of Ukraine joining NATO.

NATO will never compromise on its open-door membership policy, the organisation's head Jens Stoltenberg said during a joint press conference with Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba ahead of the NATO-Ukraine Commission meeting in Brussels on Monday.

Stoltenberg added that the bloc will help Ukraine to move towards membership of the alliance. He emphasized that there will be "severe costs" for Russia should it invade Ukraine.

He also said that this week's security negotiations with Russia may not resolve all issues at once but still could provide a pathway to avoid conflict.

Jan 10 08:41

Russia reveals outcome of first Geneva meeting with US

Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has described Sunday’s preliminary talks with Washington on security guarantees as “stunning” but also noted that the “conversation was difficult.”

Ryabkov has held a two-hour meeting with his American counterpart, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, in Geneva, ahead of Monday’s larger US-Russia engagement. The talks come amid heightened tensions between Moscow and the West over the situation in Ukraine.

Answering questions from the media on his assessment of the preliminary consultations, Ryabkov said that they were “stunning” and that the “conversation was difficult but business-like” with the participants having “dived into the matter of upcoming affairs.”

Jan 10 08:22

Does Joe Really Need That Much Time To Prepare For State Of The Union?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday invited President Biden to deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday, March 1. It is the latest that the event has even been held and many are wondering why the delay? Is it that it takes that long to coach President Biden on what he is to say?

Perhaps Biden's handlers are terrified at the prospect of a long speech which will give dementia Joe many opportunities to screw it up - he barely got through a four-minute speech on January 6th and even then had many delivery issues such as squinting at the teleprompter and mumbling through words his limited brain capacity could not decipher.

In a letter to Biden, Pelosi wrote, “Thank you for your bold vision and patriotic leadership which has guided America out of crisis and into an era of great progress, as we not only recover from the pandemic but Build Back Better!”

Jan 10 08:08

US Threatens Curbs On Tech & Electronics Access For Russia, Day Before Talks

Just a day ahead of the much anticipated Russia-US-NATO Monday talks to be held in Geneva, Washington is already signaling it doesn't expect any breakthroughs. This as the Biden administration continues piling on threats and leverage for its corner, over the weekend ramping up rhetoric on the 'option' of imposing strict export controls on Russia.

Such controls would involve curbs on sensitive technology and electronics, according to Reuters, in the scenario of Putin ordering an offensive into Ukraine. This would include, according to an official who spoke to Reuters, "measures to deprive Russia of microelectronics made with or based on U.S. software or technology."

Jan 10 07:39

White House: Iran to Face Consequences if It Attacks Any Americans, Including Those It Sanctioned

Earlier, Tehran imposed sanctions on dozens of Americans, including top military officials, over the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.

Iran will face "severe consequences" if it attacks any Americans, including 52 people it earlier imposed sanctions on, the White House said on Sunday.

"Yesterday, Iran purported to impose sanctions on 52 Americans. They do so as Iran’s proxy militias continue to attack American troops in the Middle East, and as Iranian officials threaten to carry out terror operations inside the United States and elsewhere around the world," Sullivan said in a statement published by the White House.

"We will work with our allies and partners to deter and respond to any attacks carried out by Iran. Should Iran attack any of our nationals, including any of the 52 people named yesterday, it will face severe consequences," he went on.

Jan 10 07:28

Blinken Warns Kazakhstan Against Inviting Russian Troops

Kazakhstan continues to be torn by violent, nationwide protests. Faced with widespread looting, the Kazakhs are turning to neighboring Russia for troops to help restore order. This is where the United States decides to get vocally involved, warning Kazakhstan not to invite Russia.

Secretary of State Tony Blinken cautioned that the Kazakhs would struggle to get the Russians to leave once they arrive, adding that he doesn’t see the need for outside help at all.

The United States is not the most credible nation to make that case, not so far removed from Iraq’s parliament unanimously asking the US to leave, only to be openly spurned and condemned for even asking.

Jan 10 07:27

US Rules Out Eastern Europe Troop Cuts Ahead of Russia Talks

US and Russian officials are set to meet for talks on the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Russian officials are not expecting much out of the talks, and US officials are promising not to make any real commitments.

Any obvious deal on the tensions in the region would deal both with Ukraine and the large NATO buildup along the Russian frontier. US officials, however, are ruling this out already, and saying that there is no talk of a drawdown.

Not only that, but State Department Spokesman Ned Price is suggesting that as part of the US “sacred obligation” to NATO, the US is preparing to send yet more troops to eastern Europe if Russia “should further invade Ukraine.”

The “invasion” is a US narrative built around ethnic Russian factions in eastern Ukraine carving out an autonomous region. If it serves to pump even more troops to the Russian border, the US can easily manufacture more putative invasions.

Jan 10 07:26

Offer Russia a Solution, Not a Policy Placebo

The US and Russia are talking again today, but this time focused on Ukraine. The two sides are discussing President Vladimir Putin’s demand that America and NATO respect Moscow’s security interests.

Having treated Russia as of no account since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Washington policymakers have reacted in disbelief to Moscow’s demand to be treated as an equal. That another nation would dare reject America’s God-given right as the exceptional nation to intervene anywhere on earth at any time and in any way is insolent, even threatening. On Capitol Hill both Republicans and Democrats are pushing for confrontation and even war, including the use of nuclear weapons.

Jan 10 07:22

Watch: Experts Differ On How SCOTUS Will Handle Biden's Vaccine Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Friday to decide whether the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate requiring healthcare workers at facilities that receive federal Medicare and Medicaid funding to get the COVID-19 jab is legal.

Brian Fletcher, U.S. Principal Deputy Solicitor General, representing the federal government in Biden v. Missouri, told justices that Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra should be permitted to keep the mandates. However, challengers noted that the rule forces a medical procedure on healthcare workers who could leave the workforce, and leave rural and poor populations in need of care, without any.

Jan 10 07:21

Secretary Of State Believes Russia Will Use 'False Flag' To Justify Ukraine War

The Russian President Vladimir Putin might approve a false flag operation against Ukraine to create a pretext for a military conflict, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“No one should be surprised if Russia instigates a provocation or incident, then tries to use it to justify military intervention, hoping that by the time the world realizes the ruse, it’ll be too late,” Blinken told reporters. “The idea that Ukraine is the aggressor in this situation is absurd.”

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Blinken is projecting again.

Jan 10 07:04

War games, missile deployments on the table in Russia talks: US

American officials have raised the possibility of restricting military manoeuvres and missile deployments in Eastern Europe as long as Russia reciprocates ahead of talks on growing tensions as Russian forces encircle Ukraine.

Speaking on Saturday, US officials raised the possibility of incremental shifts in decisions about the United States’s future strategic posture in Europe. But they also said Russia would be hit with debilitating sanctions should it intervene in Ukraine.

Jan 10 06:58

What Does America Stand to Gain by Surrounding Russia with Missiles? Ukraine and Taiwan: Spark Plugs for WW3?

n the wake of the December 31 phone call between Presidents Biden and Putin, two very different perceptions of reality were brought into conflict which we can only pray will be resolved in the coming days and weeks of meetings between both sides.

Where one side sees itself committed to supporting Ukraine’s independent right to join NATO in order to help empower the trans Atlantic rules based order, the other side sees an encroaching military encirclement of its vast territory under a military doctrine dubbed “full spectrum dominance”. This latter doctrine, born in the bowels of Brzezinski’s “Flexible Response” doctrine of 1980, assumes that it is possible to deliver a nuclear first strike on Russia (and China) with only minor “acceptable” rates of collateral damage suffered as a consequence.

Jan 09 08:01

Pilots sue Biden Administration

Jan 09 07:07

The Democrat Way: Biden Admin Used Covid Relief Funds For 'Other' Projects

As per a Fox News report, ranking House Republicans penned a letter to President Biden on Wednesday. The letter requested an accounting of how the Administration has spent trillions in COVID-19 relief funds as they reportedly plan to request additional funding from Congress.

House Budget Committee Republican Leader Jason Smith of Missouri, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris-Rodgers of Washington, and House Ways & Means Committee Republican Leader Kevin Brady of Texas signed the letter, which claims the Biden Administration has failed to account for how, when, and where the money intended to address COVID-19 was distributed.

Jan 09 07:02

Lawmakers line up to urge Supreme Court to toss out Biden’s unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Dozens of lawmakers have signed onto an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to toss out Joe Biden’s unconstitutional COVID-19 vaccine mandates for federal workers, contractors and many private businesses.

As reported by LifeSite News, 183 lawmakers have signed the “friend of the court” brief urging the justices to toss the mandates, which were issued through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in November.

“[OSHA] was never meant to be the health police,” the lawmakers wrote, according to the outlet. “Moreover, mandatory vaccinations do not stop individuals from contracting and transmitting COVID-19.

Jan 09 07:02

US ‘open to talks on missile deployments with Russia’ as part of effort to defuse Ukraine crisis

The United States and allies are prepared to discuss with Russia, in talks about Ukraine, the possibility of each side restricting military exercises and missile deployments in the region, a senior US administration official said on Saturday.

With crucial talks set to start on Monday in Geneva, the senior Biden administration official said the US is not willing to discuss limits on US troop deployments or the US force posture in Nato countries in the region.

US President Joe Biden has warned Russia will face severe economic consequences if Russian President Vladimir Putin were to launch an invasion of Ukraine. US officials on Saturday provided more details on tough sanctions that could be imposed.

Jan 09 06:48

Must Watch: Peppermint Psaki Ignoring This Question Raises Even More Questions

Throughout Thursday's White House press conference, press secretary Jen Psaki seemed to dodge a question about the Manhattan District Attorney's new policies on crime, which include downgrading felonies and ceasing the seeking of prison sentences for some crimes.

"The Manhattan District Attorney has ordered prosecutors to stop seeking prison sentences for certain crimes, including resisting arrest. And I'm just wondering, does that give the wrong message to criminals or to police who are having to enforce these laws that the district attorney is not going to prosecute?" one reporter asked.

Jan 09 06:42

Moscow hits back at Blinken’s 'Russians in your house' comments

Russia’s Foreign Ministry has denounced remarks by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Moscow's involvement in Kazakhstan, telling Washington it would know better about arriving somewhere uninvited and overstaying its welcome.

Asked about ongoing protests and rioting across Kazakhstan during a Friday press briefing, Blinken argued the situation there is distinct from brewing tensions over another Russian neighbor, Ukraine, but claimed that Moscow might have ulterior motives in spearheading a joint security response to quell the violence.

“I think one lesson in recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave,” he said at the tail-end of the press conference, offering no elaboration.

Jan 09 06:36

Israel-China trade caught between US pressure and BDS

On Monday, sources in the Israeli government leaked the news that Israel had informed the US State Department that, from now on, all major business deals between Israel and China would be cleared with Washington first.

According to Haaretz, this was an Israeli initiative rather than succumbing to a direct US demand.

The announcement comes after the Israeli government has been pushing the boundaries of US goodwill towards the country in recent months.

Jan 09 06:35

NATO ‘never promised’ not to expand, US claims

A host of long-declassified documents, however, show Moscow was promised bloc wouldn’t admit more states

Jan 08 08:49

Attorney General Basically Admits Using January 6 To Silence Biden's 'Enemies'

On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland committed to holding the perpetrators accountable for the riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, while further asserting the Biden Administration's dedication to defending the "right to every eligible citizen to cast a vote that counts."

Many took these words to mean the Democrats are using January 6 to go after anyone who they feel might threaten their hold on power.

Jan 08 08:33

Japan, US Vow More Defense Cooperation Against China's "Destabilizing" Actions

Coming off a "historic" signing of a formal defense cooperation agreement with Australia on Thursday, Japan is now pursuing a deepened commitment for military assistance from the United States. Both are expressing concern over China's growing military might and influence in the region.

Following a virtual meeting of top defense and foreign policy leaders between Tokyo and Washington, the two sides issued a joint statement on Friday, citing closer cooperation on a military level amid Beijing's attempts to "destabilize" the region - including with an eye on Taiwan, according to Reuters. The Japanese side, which included the foreign minister, had this to say:

The ministers expressed concerns that China's efforts "to undermine the rules-based order" presented "political, economic, military and technological challenges to the region and the world", according to their statement.

Jan 08 08:19

US allows diplomats to leave Kazakhstan on 'voluntary' basis

Washington has stopped just short of ordering the evacuation of American government staffers in Kazakhstan amid rioting and violence across the country, calling the move a “voluntary departure.”

“US citizens in Kazakhstan should be aware that violent protests may severely impact the US Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to US citizens departing Kazakhstan,” the State Department said in an updated travel advisory on Friday, adding that the decision applies to all “non-emergency US government employees” working at the consulate in Almaty, as well as their family members.

Jan 08 08:15

US, NATO Reject Russia’s Call for Halt of Eastward Expansion

On Friday, the US and NATO rejected a Russian call for the military alliance to halt its eastward expansion.

Amid tensions around Ukraine, Russia submitted a series of security proposals to the US, and chief among the Russian requests is a guarantee that Ukraine won’t join NATO.

“NATO never promised not to admit new members; it could not and would not,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said after a virtual meeting of NATO’s foreign ministers.

NATO Secretary-General made similar comments earlier in the day. “We will not compromise on core principles, including the right for every nation to decide its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of,” he said.

Jan 08 08:05

Pakistan, India tap China, West for warplanes as aerial arms race looms between nuclear-armed rivals

Pakistan’s recent hint that all-weather ally China supplied it with advanced J-10C warplanes has signalled the beginning of an arms race with arch-rival India, as New Delhi takes delivery of a fleet of French-built fighter jets to counter the threat posed by Beijing.

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed told reporters on December 29 that 25 Chinese-built J-10Cs had arrived in Pakistan and would be flown during a national day parade in Islamabad on March 23 – a move he characterised as a “jawbreaking response” to India’s recent induction of 36 French-made Dassault Rafales into its own air force.

Pakistan is rumoured to have ordered 36 J10-Cs from China in total, with deliveries reportedly taking place in parallel with the arrival of India’s Rafales. Ahmed stopped short of confirming these rumours, however. Spokesmen for Pakistan’s military declined to comment.

Jan 08 08:01

Washington Challenges the CSTO’s Kazakhstani Peacekeeping Mission

The more that people realize the reality of what’s happening in Kazakhstan, the more that they’ll realize that the CSTO peacekeeping mission there is much more peaceful, democratic, and stabilizing than the US’ own ‘peacekeeping missions’.

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to a question on Thursday about Kazakhstan. Here’s a transcript of that exchange from the official White House website:

“Q And then, on the situation in Kazakhstan, does what is happening there in any way change the dynamic for the U.S.-Russia talks that are going to begin next week, from the U.S. side? And is there any thought that Putin might be less likely to invade Ukraine while this crisis is playing out in Kazakhstan?

Jan 08 07:56

YouTube removes Five for Fighting singer-songwriter John Ondrasik's video 'Blood on Your Hands' video that slammed Biden for failed Afghan withdrawal

Grammy-nominated Five For Fighting singer John Ondrasik said his new music video that shows footage of President Joe Biden's withdrawal from Afghanistan has been censored and removed by YouTube.

A search for the song on the video service shows a lyric video and a still image video that plays the tune, called 'Blood on Your Hands,' but does not appear to feature the controversial video Ondrasik posted.

The singer, best known for hits like Superman and 100 Years, announced the removal of the video - which features images of what he calls 'Taliban atrocities' - on his Twitter account.

Jan 08 07:53

Biden Frees Record Number of Illegal Aliens into U.S. via ‘Catch and Release’

President Joe Biden has released a record number of border crossers and illegal aliens into the United States interior via a little-known federal program used as part of a larger “Catch and Release” policy.

As of late December 2021, Biden has placed about 150,755 border crossers into the government’s Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, wherein border crossers are apprehended and quickly released into the U.S. interior with minimal tracking.

In some circumstances, ATD simply places ankle monitors on border crossers before releasing them into the U.S. interior. Border crossers often tear the ankle monitors off. In other circumstances, ATD asks border crossers to report to the government via telephone or be monitored by a smartphone application.

Jan 08 07:45

‘Risk of conflict is real’ – NATO chief

NATO is open to listening to Moscow’s concerns, the bloc’s head Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday. However, he added that any moves to reduce tensions over Ukraine must be reciprocal, and not undermine the European “security order.”

The Secretary-General explained his organisation's approach to negotiations with Moscow during a press conference, following an extraordinary meeting of the member states’ foreign ministers.

Stoltenberg squarely blamed the deteriorating relations and tensions around Ukraine on the Russian side, reiterating the claims of a “military build-up” allegedly conducted by Moscow on its neighbor’s borders. The allegations have been consistently dismissed by the Kremlin, which insists any movement of troops within its own territory is strictly its domestic business.

Jan 08 07:42

Videos and text: Blinken, Stoltenberg unleash unprecedented diktat, ultimatum to Russia following NATO FM meeting

Below are videos of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at their respective press briefings following the virtual meeting of NATO’s thirty foreign policy chiefs on January 7, preceded by the transcript of Blinken’s comments. They provide a clear indication of what to expect from the upcoming NATO-Russia Council and Biden-Putin discussions.

The upshot of both Blinken’s and Stoltenberg’s statements are that Russia has the choice of capitulating to NATO’s terms and demands regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine (and implicitly the return of Crimea) and NATO’s absorption of any former Soviet republics not already in the bloc or NATO will revert to its role as the military alliance it has been for 73 years: it will employ the military expedient against Russia. As it has not hesitated to do in Europe, Asia and Africa in the past twenty-three years.

Jan 08 07:38

Kazakhstan unrest: Blinken questions Russian troop deployment

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has questioned Kazakhstan's decision to seek Russian military aid to deal with an ongoing wave of violent unrest.

Dozens of people have been killed in protests triggered by a rise in fuel prices, but Mr Blinken said the US believes that the Kazakh government can deal with the protests itself.

He told reporters that it was unclear why the deployment was happening.

The first of about 2,500 Russian-led troops have arrived in Kazakhstan.

Officials in Moscow have emphasised that the deployment of its forces under the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Eurasian military alliance of five former Soviet republics and Russia, is temporary.

Jan 08 07:31

US, NATO Reject Russia’s Call for Halt of Eastward Expansion

On Friday, the US and NATO rejected a Russian call for the military alliance to halt its eastward expansion.

Amid tensions around Ukraine, Russia submitted a series of security proposals to the US, and chief among the Russian requests is a guarantee that Ukraine won’t join NATO.

“NATO never promised not to admit new members; it could not and would not,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said after a virtual meeting of NATO’s foreign ministers.

NATO Secretary-General made similar comments earlier in the day. “We will not compromise on core principles, including the right for every nation to decide its own path, including what kind of security arrangements it wants to be a part of,” he said.

Jan 08 07:26

Blinken Warns Russia of ‘Massive Consequences’ Over Ukraine

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday warned Moscow of “massive consequences” over Ukraine as the US and its allies are stepping up rhetoric ahead of planned talks with Russia.

Blinken said the “consequences” would include sanctions “that we haven’t used before.” The US has threatened sanctions that would aim to isolate Russia from the global financial system, something Russian President Vladimir Putin warned against in a recent call with Biden.

Leading up to the US-Russia talks that are scheduled for Monday, the US is still accusing Russia of planning an invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow denies. “We’re prepared to respond forcefully to further Russian aggression,” Blinken said. “But a diplomatic solution is still possible and preferable if Russia chooses it.”

Jan 08 07:25

US Must Take Russia’s Security Concerns Seriously

An American Russia expert recently observed that diplomacy is not a reward for good behavior. Rather diplomacy is a necessary activity required for averting war. Skilled diplomacy requires one to understand the perceived interests of the other side and what shapes those perceptions. This helps both sides to arrive at a mutually agreeable resolution that takes into account the most serious concerns of each. The Biden administration would be wise to give a fair hearing to the security concerns of the world’s other nuclear superpower at the upcoming meeting with Russia on January 10th in order to avert unnecessary escalation in Eastern Europe.

Jan 07 14:30

Covid-19 has eerie parallels to 'V for Vendetta'

There's something vaguely familiar about how the coronavirus has unfolded. Watching the narrative play out over the past year, I can't help but be reminded of the virus story in the graphic novel and 2004 dystopia film V for Vendetta.

The Pathogen Path to Power

In V for Vendetta, the United Kingdom has fallen into a totalitarian police state under the rule of a political party called Norsefire, which rules by force and exerts total control over its citizens. One man, known only as V, was the victim of government imprisonment and experimentation and swears vengeance against the ruling party. The movie chronicles his efforts to reveal the corruption and evilness of the government to the people of the United Kingdom. (The ethics of how he goes about this would require another essay!)

Norsefire's main weapons of control is a virus ("The most terrifying virus you can imagine," V describes), which the government has developed to use as a weapon against their own citizens.

Jan 07 14:24

Why the Left Cannot Let Go of January 6th

Was Jan. 6 really comparable to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, during each of which 3,000 Americans went to their deaths in an hour’s time and major wars followed — as Vice President Kamala Harris said yesterday? -- If so, why, a year after Jan. 6, 2021, has no one been charged with inciting a rebellion, sedition, treason, armed insurrection, plotting a coup, or a takeover of the government of the United States? -- Thus far, all the charges prosecuted and punished are consistent with a riot, which is what Jan. 6 was. Comparisons of this three-hour mob action to Pearl Harbor and 9/11 are almost sacrilegious.

Jan 07 14:08

Almost Half of Americans Believe FBI Acts as ‘Biden’s Personal Gestapo’

The FBI has been branded as “a group of politicized thugs at the top of the FBI who are using the FBI … as Joe Biden‘s personal Gestapo.” -- Forty-six percent of voters agree with this description. -- Twenty-nine percent “Strongly Agree.”

Jan 07 14:02

Supreme Court Seems Skeptical of Biden Vaccination Mandates

During oral arguments on the private sector mandate, Chief Justice John Roberts said the federal government appears to be overreaching.

The executive branch is attempting to “cover the waterfront” by imposing COVID-19 policies on the population at large instead of leaving the matter to Congress, Roberts said.

“This has been referred to … as a workaround,” he said. “This is something that the federal government hasn’t done before.”

This pandemic “sounds like the sort of thing that states will be responding to or should be and Congress should be responding to or should be, rather than agency by agency the federal government and the executive branch acting alone,” the chief justice said.

Justice Neil Gorsuch said health regulations normally fall to the states.

“If there is an ambiguity, why isn’t this a major question that therefore belongs to the people’s representatives in the states and in the halls of Congress?” he said.

Jan 07 13:56

Russia is Done Playing Politics Over Ukraine

You take away NATO and the U.S.’s ability to threaten, you take away a lot of Davos’ ability to push policy where they want it to go. -- That is why Biden will ‘surrender’ Europe to Putin when they sit down to talk in Geneva. Because no one can afford for these illusions to be punctured with a NATO rout. If that happens then where do these people retreat to?  How do they keep themselves in the game?

Jan 07 13:47

Talks With Russia: US Reportedly Ready to Propose Scaling Back Troop Deployment in Eastern Europe

Negotiations between Russia and the United States are scheduled to take place in the Swiss city of Geneva on 10 January, with talks between Moscow and NATO to follow on 12 January. The parties are set to discuss the tensions around Ukraine.

The United States is ready to propose scaling back its troop deployment and military drills in Eastern Europe in the upcoming talks with Russia, NBC reported Friday, citing a current administration official and two former US national security officials familiar with the plans.

According to the report, the Biden administration is considering suggesting that both the US and Russia address the scope of their military drills in the region. Aside from this, the White House is reportedly ready to discuss the number of American troops stationed in the Baltic States and Poland, advance notice about the movement of forces, and Moscow’s nuclear-capable Iskander missiles in the Russian territory of Kaliningrad, situated between Poland and Lithuania.

Jan 07 13:38

5th Circuit Court of Appeals, in shutting down OSHA mandates, also challenges the validity of the pandemic and government restrictions

Not only did the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals shut down the OSHA workplace mandates, but the court also challenged the validity of the pandemic and all subsequent emergency orders and physical restrictions that governments have imposed under its premise.

On page 10, the court states: “The natural first step in enacting a lawful ETS (emergency temporary standard) is to show that employees covered by the ETS are in fact exposed to the dangerous substances, agents, or hazards at issue—here, COVID-19.”

Jan 07 13:36

Supreme Court appears poised to block Biden's vaccine and testing rules for businesses

The Supreme Court's conservative majority on Friday appeared ready to reject one of President Joe Biden's most aggressive attempts so far to combat the spread of Covid-19 -- a vaccine or testing requirement aimed at large businesses.

But in a separate challenge, some justices seemed more open to a vaccine mandate aimed at certain health care workers.

The court heard arguments for almost four hours as the number of infections is soaring, and 40 million adults in the US are still declining to get vaccinated.
The three liberal justices on the court expressed clear approval for the administration's rules in both areas.

Jan 07 13:32

A Seinfeldian Civil War about nothing?

When it comes to the Second Amendment, for example, we have politicians eagerly adopting laws they believe are unconstitutional purely to screw over the other tribe. We have presidential candidates vowing to ban the possession of tens of millions of legally possessed firearms. We have senators and representatives who want to pack the Supreme Court and overturn the Heller decision in order to treat our right to keep and bear arms as a privilege on rare occasions and a crime in most circumstances. -- It’s not just the Second Amendment, of course. On virtually every hot button issue today, both parties view the other as antithetical to their own idea of what this country’s all about, what rights should be protected (or even recognized), and how our government should be structured.

Jan 07 11:57

Sotomayor just lied her ass off…

According to Justice Sotomayor, 100,000 children are hospitalized with COVID and many are on ventilators. The actual number of hospitalized kids is 3,300 and most are being treated for another disease.

Jan 07 11:28

THE WRONG MAN FOR THE JOBS: Biden Misses Jobs Forecast By 200,000

The December jobs report is in and President Biden failed to meet expectations. Economists predicted 400,000 new jobs, Joe delivered just 199,000 —less than half.

“I think it’s a historic day for our economic recovery,” Biden said, focusing on the slightly lower 3.9% unemployment rate —the small, silver lining in the report.

Jan 07 11:06

Louisiana AG’s office will present SCOTUS arguments against Biden’s CMS vaccine mandate

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office will present oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday against President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination mandate for health care workers.

The court will hear oral arguments on both the health care worker mandate, which was enacted through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Biden’s employer vaccination mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees, enacted through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Landry has led coalitions of states against the CMS and OSHA mandates, as well as multistate opposition to vaccination mandates for federal contractors and Head Start program staff.

Landry’s office will present opposing remarks to Biden’s CMS mandate Friday along with Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office.

Jan 07 10:55

Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Applicants vs. OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) Cases

IN RE: MCP NO. 165, OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION, INTERIM FINAL RULE: COVID-19 VACCINATION AND TESTING; EMERGENCY TEMPORARY STANDARD 86 FED. REG. 61402, ISSUED ON NOVEMBER 4, 2021

Jan 07 10:54

Biden Plays The Blame Game With The Economy

With inflation showing bad signs for consumers across the country, the Biden Administration persists in its war on big meat processors. The Administration asserts these producers are reaping record profits at the cost of consumers and smaller competitors.

The White House has published what it calls an action plan for "a fairer, more competitive, and more resilient meat and poultry supply chain" complete with a comprehensive scope of initiatives.

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"It's all the fault of white supremacists, especially the unvaccinated ones!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Jan 07 10:45

Six former Biden health advisers urge him to change his pandemic strategy so the US learns to live with the virus as White House says remains intent on defeating COVID-19

President Biden should change his COVID strategy to accept a 'new normal' of COVID-19 rather than rather than keeping the nation on an emergency footing, according to six of his former health advisers.

In a series of articles published Thursday in the Journal of the American Medical Association they call for improved surveillance, testing, masking and ventilation that will allow the nation to live with the virus.

At the same time, the White House insisted the goal remained 'to defeat the virus' even as a growing band of experts says the effort is in vain.

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Covid (and those expensive Covid tests and vaccines) are here to stay!

Jan 07 10:33

White House dismisses ‘crazy Russian claims’ that US is behind Kazakhstan unrest

As more violent protests broke out in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki insisted the United States has nothing to do with the unrest in the former Soviet republic, calling rumors to the contrary “crazy Russian claims.”

“We’re monitoring reports of protests in Kazakhstan. We support calls for calm, for protesters to express themselves peacefully and for authorities to exercise restraint,” Psaki told reporters during her regular briefing.

“There are some crazy Russian claims about the US being behind this. Let me just use this opportunity to convey that as absolutely false, and clearly a part of the standard Russian disinformation playbook.”

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A bit too quick on that denial, Jen!

Jan 07 09:58

Supreme Court weighs vaccine rules affecting more than 80M

The Supreme Court began hearing arguments Friday on major Biden administration efforts to bump up the nation’s vaccination rate against COVID-19 at a time of spiking coronavirus cases because of the omicron variant.

The justices on the conservative-oriented court were taking up the questions of whether to allow the administration to enforce a vaccine-or-testing requirement that applies to large employers and a separate vaccine mandate for most health care workers. The arguments were expected to last at least two hours.

Legal challenges to the policies from Republican-led states and business groups are in their early stages, but the outcome at the high court probably will determine the fate of vaccine requirements affecting more than 80 million people.

Jan 07 09:56

White House, USPS Finalizing Plans to Deliver COVID Test Kits to Americans

President Joe Biden's team was finalizing a deal with the United States Postal Service to deliver 500 million COVID-19 test kits to American households, The Washington Post reported Thursday night.

Officials want to begin shipping the kits by mid-January, the Post reported, citing four sources.

The Postal Service was negotiating with its four labor unions to extend the seasonal holiday workforce of roughly 40,000 people.

Getting tests in the hands of citizens is a key part of Biden's response to the raging omicron variant, the Post said.

A website will allow people to request the rapid tests.

Jan 07 09:46

Biden, in Shift, Prepares Americans to See Covid-19 as Part of Life

As Covid-19 cases climb across the U.S., President Biden and his administration are preparing Americans to accept the virus as a part of daily life, in a break from a year ago when he took office with a pledge to rein in the pandemic and months later said the nation was “closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus.”

The recalibration of Mr. Biden’s message comes as the country braces for another round of disruptions wrought by the pandemic. A growing number of schools temporarily have returned to virtual instruction and many businesses are strained by staffing shortages, in both cases due to infections triggered by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. Thursday marked the 12th straight day of more than 1,000 flight cancellations, and many states warned that ongoing testing shortages will make it harder to return people to work and school.

Jan 07 09:12

Throwback: Biden Official Promises To Stop COVID Test Shortage

The Biden Administration is up against tremendous COVID-19 testing deficiencies, despite White House chief of staff Ron Klain saying during the 2020 campaign that President Biden promised he would be "fixing Trump’s testing fiasco" and using his "power" to "demand that more tests be made."

Klain, who served as a top adviser to Biden during the 2020 campaign, criticized Trump several times in 2020 over the shortage of tests, even going as far as condemning the former commander-in-chief for not using his presidential power to demand the U.S. economy make more tests.

Jan 07 08:42

Biden's Disapproval Rises To Astonishing Number

In a survey published on Tuesday, Joe Biden's disapproval rating hit a new low of 56 percent as he enters the new year under fire for his handling of COVID and the economy.

The figure is the worst of his presidency and continues the downward trend of the past year.

Jan 07 08:41

Kamala Harris Has Reportedly Chosen New Communications Director as Staff Exodus Continues

The news comes amid media reports describing dysfunction and political infighting within the vice president's office as well as frustration displayed by key aides in the West Wing of the White House. Harris' team has played down the negative reports, calling them overblown.

US Vice President Kamala Harris has chosen Jamal Simmons as her new communications director, The Hill has reported, citing its sources. The decision is part of the overhaul of the Harris team, a source told The Hill, adding that Simmons is expected to "really change things up".

A Michigan native, Jamal Simmons has been in politics for more than 20 years. He worked on Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign as a press assistant as well as deputy communications director for Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign.

Jan 07 08:26

White House reveals whether Biden wants DOJ to charge Trump with ‘insurrection’

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has attempted to explain why President Joe Biden refers to the Capitol riot as an “insurrection,” a crime no individual, including former President Donald Trump, has been charged with.

Biden referred to January 6 as an “armed insurrection” in his Thursday morning address. He also apparently accused Trump of having “rallied” his supporters to “attack” by continuing to push the theory that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent.

When asked whether Biden has recommended that charge be used against the approximately 700 rioters in custody awaiting trial – none of which have been charged with “armed insurrection” – Psaki appeared to downplay Biden’s remark.

Jan 07 07:39

THE U.S. DIRECTED REBELLION IN KAZAKHSTAN MAY WELL STRENGTHEN RUSSIA

In early 2019 the Pentagon financed think tank RAND published an extensive plan for soft attacks on Russia.

Extending Russia: Competing from Advantageous Ground.

The 200 pages long report recommended certain steps to be taken by the U.S. to contain Russia. As its summary says:

Jan 07 07:38

Blinken Holds Call With Israel’s Lapid to Discuss Iran ‘Challenges’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke by phone with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Wednesday and discussed “challenges posed by Iran,” the State Department said.

The US and Israel have been coordinating closely on Iran amid ongoing negotiations in Vienna to revive the nuclear deal. Lapid said on Twitter that he and Blinken discussed “the importance of putting pressure on Iran.”

The Israelis have been outspoken in their opposition to the nuclear deal talks, although there are some signals that Israel may be backing down a bit. The head of Israel’s Military Intelligence reportedly told a high-level security cabinet meeting that Israel would be better off if a deal is reached in Vienna than if the talks fall apart.

Jan 07 07:31

Putin’s Quid: No Offensive Missiles in ‘ABM’ Sites

On Dec. 25, the Russians announced a pullout of over 10,000 troops from near the border with Ukraine. The announcement fell like the proverbial tree in the forest with no one around to hear. Might someone interpret it as a gesture to help get U.S.-Russia talks off on the right foot in January? By now it is clear that none of the usual suspects in the corporate media will hazard such a guess without an OK from Washington. (See: "Media Still At Sea Without Official ‘Guidance’ on Russians Leaving Areas near Ukraine").

Better to keep ringing changes on the main theme – the likelihood of "another" Russian "invasion" of Ukraine. Not to mention the awkward reality that, with Russian troops going the wrong way, Washington’s PR specialists would face a formidable challenge, were they to spin this as more evidence of Russian hostile intent. Far better to ignore the troop withdrawal and await further guidance from Washington.

Jan 07 07:29

How Washington’s Move toward Strategic Clarity on Taiwan Creates New Risks

Washington’s policy regarding Taiwan has become an increasingly prominent topic in world affairs. On two occasions in recent weeks, President Joe Biden has stated flatly that the United States has a firm commitment to defend the island, only to have subordinates walk??back his definitive statements of support. Analysts around the world speculate about the real nature of US Taiwan policy and its implications for relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Jan 07 07:04

Eric Greitens: Biden Can’t Stand the Truth About January 6 – Or Anything Else

President Abraham Lincoln famously said, “I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.”

Less than a year since being sworn into office, Joe Biden has steered our nation into crisis after crisis. By any sane measure, Joe Biden’s administration is a complete and total failure.

President Trump pursued a peace through strength foreign policy. Historic peace agreements followed. Joe Biden has pursued a policy of weakness and apology, which led to the disaster in Afghanistan, which killed 13 service members, including Marine Cpl. Jared Schmitz from my home state of Missouri. China now regularly flies nuclear-capable aircraft through Taiwanese airspace. The Russians have signed a military cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia.

Jan 07 06:35

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Use January 6 to Demand Federal Takeover of Elections

In their speeches marking the first anniversary of the January 6 protests Thursday, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris demanded the Senate pass legislation to federalize American elections.

Harris and Biden both used the occasion to warn that the future of American democracy was at stake.

The vice president referred directly to the multiple Democrat-led bills that would federalize local and state elections and overturn election security laws passed around the country.

“Here, in this very building, a decision will be made about whether we uphold the right to vote and ensure free and fair election,” Harris said. “Let’s be clear: We must pass the voting rights bills that are now before the Senate.”

The vice president said the violent protests of the 2020 election on Capitol Hill were evidence of how fragile American democracy had become.

Jan 07 06:33

Trade Deficit Jumps 19.4% to Second Highest Level Ever

The U.S. trade deficit soared to $80.2 billion in November, near the record high of $8.14 billion hit in September, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

In October, it had fallen to a revised $67.2 billion. Analysts had forecast a much smaller gap of $71.6 billion.

Imports into the U.S. jumped 4.6 percent to $304.4 billion while U.S. exports slinked up a mere 0.2 percent to $224.4 billion.

The goods deficit jumped 18 percent to a record $98.99 billion. The services surplus grew 12.7 percent to $18.1 billion.

Financial and business services are the biggest U.S. services exports, at $13.8 billion and $18.6 billion respectively. Payments on U.S. intellectual property, at $9.9 billion, hold the third highest. These services export numbers are somewhat distorted by payments between U.S. companies and their affiliates.

Jan 07 06:22

Biden Accused of Using Coronavirus Funds to Bankroll Secret Flights of Border Crossers into U.S.

Rep. Dan Meuser (R-PA), who sent a letter to the Biden administration requesting information on the secret migrant flights, told Fox Business Channel Biden was actually siphoning funds allocated for coronavirus testing and using it to fly border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S.

“The idea that they would do this, attempt to do it secretly, clandestinely in the middle of the night. There were two flights that came in on Christmas night, in the evening, at nine o’clock at night,” Meuser said:

Jan 07 06:14

US Questions Russian-Led Security Bloc’s Kazakhstan Peacekeeping Deployment

The US is keeping a close eye on the deployment of peacekeeping troops from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) in Kazakhstan, the White House said Thursday.

The CSTO sent peacekeepers to Kazakhstan to help President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to deal with massive violent protests that have swept the country. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said she wasn’t sure if the invitation was “legitimate.”

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Well, if you want to discuss legitimacy, let's take another look at that 2020 election!

Jan 06 14:07

Biden Falsely Claims COVID Spreading Because Of Unvaxxed

Joe Biden’s latest message to America on COVID did not inspire optimism Tuesday as the milder Omicron variant continues to spread. One America’s Chief White House Correspondent Chanel Rion has more.

Jan 06 13:47

Biden White House brags about gun control orders

White House press secretary Jen Psaki praised President Joe Biden’s first-year gun control efforts even though 12 cities, all Democrat-run, broke annual homicide records during Biden’s first year as well. -- Psaki tweeted: “In 2021, President Biden took more executive action to stop gun violence than any President has ever taken in their first year.” -- Yet, as Breitbart’s AWR Hawkins notes, there’s a little something Psaki failed to mention, as per usual... Psaki did not mention that 12 Democrat-run cities broke their annual homicide records in 2021...

Jan 06 13:44

Trump Hits Back at Biden Jan. 6 Comments: “Just a Distraction for Fact Biden has Completely and Totally Failed”

Former President Donald Trump shot back Thursday at Joe Biden’s polarizing January 6 comments, blaming the installed Democrat puppet of sowing further division and destroying America.

Speaking at the US Capitol Thursday, Biden used the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 protest as an opportunity to attack the former president, falsely accusing Trump of fomenting an insurrection and spearheading an effort to overturn the questionable results of the US election by force.

“For the first time in our history, a President had not just lost an election. He tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power as a violent mob reached the Capitol,” Biden said. “But they failed. They failed. And on this day of remembrance, we must make sure that such an attack never, never happens again.”

Jan 06 12:43

Biden Admin Has Yet To Fire A Single Soul Over Their Massive Failures

Jan 06 10:49

Biden Is Trying To Sell Americans A Bridge That Data Proves Does Not Even Exist

Considering that many of those who are being infected with the Omicron variant are Triple Vaccinated, Joe Biden is losing his argument that the virus is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.

He just needs to look at Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who wears two masks, a face shield and has been vaccinated three times to realize what he is trying to sell to the American people is crap, Austin contracted Covid two days ago but no one in the White House actually wants to discuss that fact.

Jan 06 10:30

Trump Says Nation Has Lost Confidence As Poll Shows 60% Of Americans See Biden As ‘Weak Leader’

The 45th president slammed the current administration for thrusting America into uncertainty. In a statement Thursday, Donald Trump said the nation has lost its confidence due to inept leadership.

He then accused the Biden administration of giving the U.S. “open borders, COVID incompetence, loss of energy independence, a military in chaos, rampant inflation, corrupt elections and lack of world standing.” His comments come after a recent poll found a majority of Americans feel democracy in the country is failing.

Jan 06 10:02

Biden attacks Trump repeatedly in speech on Jan. 6th anniversary

President Joe Biden repeatedly attacked former President Donald Trump during his speech on the anniversary of the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.

“What did we not see? We didn’t see a former president, who had just rallied the mob to attack, sitting in the private dining room off the Oval Office in the White House, watching it all on television, doing nothing for hours as police were assaulted, lives at risk, and the nation’s Capitol under siege.”

Biden characterized the storming as an “armed insurrection” composed of people who were looking to “deny the will of the people” and seeking to “overturn” a “free and fair election.”

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Jan 06 09:32

Hysterical: Peppermint Psaki Is Back, Confused & Angry As Ever - (3 Videos)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki denounced Republican lawmakers for perceived "inaction" on the "big lie" that the 2020 election was rigged in President Joe Biden's favor.

Psaki's remarks, which came at Tuesday's White House press briefing, come only two days before Biden will deliver comments on the one-year anniversary of the Capitol riot.

Jan 06 07:52

Neocons bent on starting another disaster in Ukraine

If anything, Washington’s neoconservatives have an unerring instinct for survival. Having brought about multiple disasters in the two decades since the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, from the Iraq war to the twin debacles in Libya and Syria, the neocons seem to have perfected the art of failing up.

Harvard University’s Stephen Walt once quipped that “Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry.” And in this regard, the story of the Kagan family is instructive.

Robert Kagan, a contributing columnist for The Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and author of pseudo-histories such as The Jungle Grows Back, has for years been a leading advocate of American militarism.

Jan 06 07:51

Why is Biden Pushing Putin on Ukraine? – Larry Wilkerson

According to a New York Times report, “Russia demanded on December 17th that the United States and its allies halt all military activity in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In a sweeping proposal that would establish a Cold War-like security arrangement, posing a challenge to diplomatic efforts to, quote, defuse Russia’s growing military threat to Ukraine.”. Now that’s New York Times language, not mine, but at any rate, back to the New York Times piece.

“The Russian proposal, immediately dismissed by NATO [North Atlantic Treaty Organization] officials, came in the form of a draft treaty suggesting NATO should offer written guarantees that it would not extend farther east towards Russia and halt all military activities in the former Soviet Republics. The vast swath of now independent States extending from Eastern Europe to Central Asia.”.

Jan 06 07:50

America’s Foreign Policy Death Spiral

American foreign policy today is in a reactionary death spiral. Never has a new “national security” policy paradigm been more desperately needed, yet there is not even a glimpse of salvation on the horizon—wherever you look you will find policies that speak to the past and offer little hope for a viable global future.

The paradigm that ensnares American diplomacy cemented some 75 years ago with World War II and the Cold War. Those cataclysmic events forged an enduring American national security state characterized by unlimited global intervention, cultivation of an ever-metastasizing “military-industrial complex,” and endless and often racialized enemy-othering followed by highly destructive yet ultimately losing wars replete with devastating blowback on the “homeland.”

Jan 06 07:07

BIDEN AND CHINA ARE PARTNERS IN A NEW WUHAN LAB, ECOHEALTH HUNT FOR 'RECOMBINANT' RODENT CORONAVIRUSES.

Researchers from the COVID-19-linked Wuhan Institute of Virology and disgraced researcher Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance have carried out new research on “recombinant” coronaviruses in rodents, a recently published paper reveals. The paper lists the Chinese regime as well as Joe Biden’s International Development department as funders and supporters of the dangerous work.

The October document – “A Novel Potentially Recombinant Rodent Coronavirus with a Polybasic Cleavage Site in the Spike Protein” – describes how researchers sampled rodents and shrews collected from the wild for coronavirus prevalence. In the years preceding COVID-19, the Wuhan Institute of Virology carried out similar expeditions to gather data on bats.

Using the samples collected, researchers from the Wuhan lab in collaboration with the American non-profit EcoHealth Alliance discovered “killer” viruses that they bragged were capable of “direct human infection.”

Jan 06 06:55

US Plays Tibet Card as India Seeks Modus Vivendi with China

The cracking sound of ice breaking on the frozen lake of India-China relations will trigger a new wave of US-backed media campaign to instigate the hawks. Armed with satellite imageries made available from the US and peppered with random, free-wheeling remarks by garrulous Indian ex-generals and academics, the Washington Post has drawn attention to the Ladakh region.

A feature article in WaPo on Wednesday, ostensibly reporting from the construction site of the $600 million Zoji La tunnels in Kargil, Ladakh, is backed by imageries from Maxar, known to be “the indispensable mission partner” of the US Government, providing satellite imagery and expert intelligence.

Jan 06 06:18

President Biden Called Elizabeth Holmes "Inspiring", Praised Theranos As "Lab Of The Future" In 2015

While media coverage of the Elizabeth Holmes trial - and its ensuing guilty verdicts - was robust, there was one part of the Theranos narrative that the media seemed happy to tiptoe around.

That is, of course, Joe Biden's involvement in the now-defunct and fraudulent blood testing startup.

Among dozens of investigative reports about Theranos and hundreds of articles, somehow, nobody touched upon the fact that Biden praised Holmes in 2015 for “maintaining the highest standards”, as Breitbart pointed out this week.

Jan 06 06:08

Austin, Blinken to Testify Before Private Senate Panel About Afghanistan Pullout Disaster

Two top Biden administration officials are set to testify in private before a Senate panel next week as lawmakers seek additional answers about the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer.

The Senate’s Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees have posted an event scheduled for 10 am on January 11 at which Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken will testify. The hearing is closed and will not be webcast, and no further details have been released about the event.

The two men, along with several other leading members of the administration and Pentagon, have already testified before the two Senate committees once, in the weeks after the US completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan on August 31, 2021. Austin was excoriated for a no-show at a September 14 panel that Blinken also testified at, but appeared two weeks later at yet another hearing with the top diplomat.

Jan 05 15:59

Blinken says no progress with Russia so long as 'gun to Ukraine's head'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned Wednesday that Russia must ease pressure on Ukraine if it wants progress, as he renewed a warning of "massive consequences" for an invasion.

Russia and the United States hold talks next week in Geneva after Moscow amassed tens of thousands of troops on the Ukrainian border and asked the West for guarantees against expanding the NATO alliance.

If the talks are "going to show real progress, that will require de-escalation," Blinken told a joint news conference with German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.

Pointing to Russia's hopes for progress in areas such as arms control, Blinken said, "It's very hard to make actual progress in any of these areas in an atmosphere of escalation and threat with a gun pointed to Ukraine's head."

"Russia should be in no doubt that further military aggression against Ukraine would have massive consequences and severe costs in response," Blinken said.

Jan 05 14:33

White House official says it's 'hard to tell' if supply chain problems have peaked

A top White House official on Wednesday said supply chain disruptions could continue into 2022 because the omicron variant could impact the supply networks both overseas and in the U.S.

“It’s hard to tell that the supply chain pressures have peaked,” White House Port Envoy Jon Porcari told reporters. “I think what is clear is that the pandemic laid bare what was the underlying reality, which was that the supply chain was stressed even before the pandemic.”

Jan 05 12:44

Nuclear War Over Ukraine?

It’s very unlikely that Joe Biden or Vlad Putin want a real shooting war in Ukraine.  We see lots of breast-beating but no real military action – so far.  What neither side will admit is that they both have serious shortages of ammunition, spare parts, fuel, recovery vehicles and guided missiles.   Neither Kiev nor Moscow can afford to replace weapons lost even in a short war.  Bankrupt America is in no position to fight for Ukraine.  The other NATO allies are paper tigers.  Most important, Germany has no desire to fight Russia.  Unlike the snarling Republicans in the US Congress, Europeans want no new wars.  Their boys are not ready to die for Luhansk. -- But an accidental conflict is always close and growing nearer.

Jan 05 12:32

China Calls on US and Russia to Reduce Their Nuclear Arsenals

A Chinese arms control official on Tuesday called on the US and Russia to reduce their nuclear arsenals. The comments came a day after the three powers, along with Britain and France, released a joint statement that said a nuclear war must never happen.

Including retired warheads awaiting dismantlement, the US currently has approximately 5,750 nuclear warheads and Russia has about 6,375. China’s arsenal is just a fraction of what the US and Russia possess. Current estimates put Beijing’s nuclear stockpile somewhere around 300 warheads.

Fu Cong, director-general of the Chinese Foreign Ministry’s arms control department, said Beijing would join arms control talks with the US and Russia once their stockpiles were at a similar level.

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Good luck with that one!

Jan 05 12:31

The Specter of World War III – Handiwork of Washington’s Busy-Bodies and Hegemonists

One of the worst aspects of the internet enabled 24/7 news cycle is the giant memory hole embedded within it. That is to say, if the latest information content is “breaking news”, no matter how incidental, trivial, misleading or flat-out untruthful, it makes the cut.

But more often than not, that’s all she wrote. Context and history get minimized at best and downright obliterated most of the time. That’s clearly the case with the ongoing saga of the alleged Russian threat to America’s security and especially the manifestation of that threat in the Ukrainian theater of confrontation.

Jan 05 09:58

Fighting the impulse for national divorce with spousal abuse

On December 19, 2021—less than a week before Christmas—the Biden White House issued a statement containing the following extraordinary sentence, which astonished even the Administration’s harshest critics and alarmed many inclined to give it the benefit of the doubt:

For the unvaccinated, you’re looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm.

It’s rare to employ this kind of undiplomatic language even against America’s global adversaries. Against American citizens? Hence so many shocked and angry responses.

Jan 05 09:33

NATO preparing for war, Russia claims

Speaking during a briefing for military attachés and other foreign diplomats, in Moscow, on Monday, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin accused NATO of readying up for an all-out war with Russia.

“The military development of the bloc has been redirected in full to prepare for a large-scale, high-intensity armed conflict with Russia,” Fomin stated.

The preparation comes with the expansion of the bloc’s military capabilities, and is also reflected in NATO’s program documents where Moscow has been unequivocally named “as the main source of threats to coalition security,” Fomin noted. At the same time, older documents, including the 2002 Rome declaration, establishing that Russia and NATO do not regard each other as adversaries, remain in force, he added.

Jan 05 08:26

Watch: Arkansas Gov SLAMS Biden's 'No Federal Solution'

GOP Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Sunday doubled down on his opposition to vaccine mandates, even as he acknowledged schools may have to institute them for the coronavirus in the future.

In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Hutchinson announced he's optimistic regarding getting through the surge of infection from the Omicron variant.

Jan 05 08:24

National Debt To Blow Up In Biden's Face

Unconstrained domestic spending and 20 years of wars have created a $29 trillion national debt that surpasses our country's entire $23 trillion gross domestic product (GDP). That sum threatens to implode the country's ability to project power and protect itself.

President Joe Biden's spending has contributed insult to injury. Since January 2020, he had spent no less than $6.82 trillion, which is larger than the whole U.S. GDP in 1993 when Bill Clinton became President. It is larger than the total national debt on September 11, 2001, which stood at $5.8 trillion. One of Osama bin Laden's plans on that day was to bankrupt the U.S. "We are continuing this policy in bleeding America to the point of bankruptcy. Allah willing, and nothing is too great for Allah," he announced in 2004. Consider that since it began, the War on Terror has cost $8 trillion — slightly above the President's nine-month total.

Jan 05 08:03

‘America First’ Has Answers for U.S. Crisis Of Confidence

A majority Americans begin 2022 full of worry and dread. During President Biden’s first year in the White House, societal anxiety surged, including among voters who identify as independents and Democrats. In the newest Axios/Momentive year-end survey, 2021 saw a 50% increase in fear about what 2022 will bring among independents. Democrats weren’t much more sanguine. They began last year with refreshing optimism as their party took control of the White House and Congress, with only 19% of Democratic voters declaring themselves fearful about 2021. By year’s end, that number had surged to 45%.

Reflecting this dour assessment, the RealClearPolitics polling average of Joe Biden’s approve/disapprove ratio also receded sharply for the last year, from a stellar 20-percentage-point surplus in his favor on Inauguration Day, to a minus- 10-point rating.

Jan 05 07:56

U.S. SUPREME COURT TO HOLD SPECIAL SESSION ON JANUARY 7, 2022 TO REVIEW FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATES

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order (found here) that it would hold a special session to hear arguments on OSHA’s vaccine-or-test rule that mandates employers with 100 or more employees require its employees to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be subject to weekly tests. The Court issued its order in response to emergency applications for an administrative stay in response to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit’s 2-1 decision lifting the stay on OSHA’s emergency temporary standard issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit back on November 6th.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s one-page order simply reads:

Consideration of the applications (21A244 and 21A247) for stay presented to Justice Kavanaugh and by him referred to the Court is deferred pending oral argument. The applications are consolidated, and a total of one hour is allotted for oral argument. The applications are set for oral argument on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Jan 05 07:50

Biden Administration to Increase Supply of ‘Game Changer’ Pfizer Pill

The United States government doubled its order for Pfizer’s Covid pills on Tuesday, a move that will modestly increase the nation’s very limited supply of the treatment in the short term amid a record-setting surge in coronavirus cases.

The new order will eventually provide enough pills for an additional 10 million Americans, bringing the government’s total order of the drug to 20 million treatment courses. But they will not all be available right away. Only 35,000 of the additional courses will be delivered this month, and 50,000 more in February, supplementing 350,000 treatment courses that were already expected over the next two months, according to a senior administration official.

The order underscored how urgently health providers need alternatives to vaccines, as roughly 35 million adults remain without a shot and more vulnerable to severe outcomes from Covid-19. Tens of millions more have been vaccinated but have risk factors that also make them especially vulnerable.

Jan 05 07:44

The United States Should Avoid Waging A Two-Front Cold War

The Biden administration appears to be heading in the direction of waging a two-front Cold War over Ukraine in Eastern Europe and Taiwan in East Asia, both of which could turn "hot" any day. The imprudence of such an approach should be obvious, but the great danger is that such "crises" could get out of hand before the leaders involved step back from the brink.

Russia's Vladimir Putin may want to extend Russia's rule to Ukraine and other former Soviet republics, but he definitely wants to ensure the end of NATO expansion. China's Xi Jinping, like all of his predecessors, wants Taiwan unified with the mainland, and while he would prefer to do it peacefully, he may be willing to risk war with the United States to achieve his goal--especially if he believes he can win such a war at an acceptable cost.

Jan 05 07:42

Biden To Invest $1 Billion In Producers After Blaming Inflation On Greedy Meat Mongers

Two weeks ago, the White House pinned the blame for rampant, not-so-transitory inflation felt by consumers across the board on the 'greed of meat conglomerates.'

An absurdity which came just four weeks after the world's largest meat producer, Brazil's JBS SA, warned that labor shortages are in fact holding back production.

Meanwhile, Kamala Harris - the woman who's just one heartbeat away from the Oval Office - has no clue what's going on.

"We have to address the fact that we have got to deal with the fact that folks are paying for gas, paying for groceries, and… need solutions to it. So let's talk about that."

Jan 05 07:16

Biden and China Are Partners in a New Wuhan Lab, EcoHealth Hunt for ‘Recombinant’ Rodent Coronaviruses.

Researchers from the COVID-19-linked Wuhan Institute of Virology and disgraced researcher Peter Daszak’s EcoHealth Alliance have carried out new research on “recombinant” coronaviruses in rodents, a recently published paper reveals. The paper lists the Chinese regime as well as Joe Biden’s International Development department as funders and supporters of the dangerous work.

The October document – “A Novel Potentially Recombinant Rodent Coronavirus with a Polybasic Cleavage Site in the Spike Protein” – describes how researchers sampled rodents and shrews collected from the wild for coronavirus prevalence. In the years preceding COVID-19, the Wuhan Institute of Virology carried out similar expeditions to gather data on bats.

Using the samples collected, researchers from the Wuhan lab in collaboration with the American non-profit EcoHealth Alliance discovered “killer” viruses that they bragged were capable of “direct human infection.”

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