‘Kill, Rape, Control’: Illegal MS-13 Immigrant Arrested for Raping and Killing Autistic Woman Months After Biden Admin Allowed Him In

BY KEVIN DOWNEY, JR.

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/01/26/kill-rape-control-illegal-ms-13-immigrant-arrested-for-raping-and-killing-autistic-woman-months-after-biden-admin-allowed-him-in-n1665253;

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The Biden administration should have seen this coming.

A 17-year-old unidentified male from El Salvador was arrested for the brutal robbery, rape, and murder of 20-year-old Kayla Hamilton last July. He is known to be a member of La Mara Salvatrucha 13 gang (MS-13), considered to be one of the most violent gangs in the world.

The rapist and killer was allowed into the country early last year as an unaccompanied alien child (UAC) mere months before he robbed, raped, and murdered Hamilton.

FACT-O-RAMA! MS-13 originated in Los Angeles as a gang to protect El Salvadorans from other street gangs. La Mara Salvatrucha is a combination of Spanish slang terms and translates roughly into “La Mara” (“the gang”), “Salva” (for Salvadorans), and “trucha” (for “alert” or “street smart”). The number 13 stands for the letter “M” and means they are dedicated to the Mexican mafia. Their motto is “kill, rape, control.” They are known to murder people with machetes.

Hamilton had recently moved to Aberdeen, Md., with her 22-year-old boyfriend.

Aberdeen police used DNA to link the suspect to the crime. The suspect had been a person of interest since Hamilton’s murder in July 2022.

HECHO-RAMA! In 2019, then-President Trump waged war against MS-13 on Long Island, and eventually, 96 gang members were arrested.

The suspect was busted in an early morning raid on Jan. 15, 2023.

The Biden administration needs to answer some questions, including:

  • Why was this animal allowed in the country?
  • Did the administration know of this person’s gang affiliations? If not, why not?
  • How many more rapes and murders will we see until Biden and his “border czar,” Kamala Harris, actually do something about the steady flood of illegal immigrants pouring into the U.S.?

Feminist groups seem to be silent. An email sent to the National Organization of Women went unanswered, but we will post a response if we get one.

Biden Makes First Move Toward a Radical National Rent Control

Tenant activists from around the country rally outside the White House on Nov. 16. They want the Biden administration to regulate rent increases on federally-backed housing.

BY RICK MORAN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/rick-moran/2023/01/26/biden-makes-first-move-toward-a-radical-national-rent-control-law-n1665210;

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Responding to a letter sent earlier this month by congressional radicals like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urging the president to take executive action to prevent evictions and lower rent prices,  Joe Biden has initiated a series of actions that will eventually lead to a national rent control law.

Under the Biden plan, the president is directing the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) to look at limits “for future investments and actions promoting renter protections,” according to a report in Yahoo Finance.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) have been enlisted to “root out practices that unfairly prevent applicants and tenants from accessing or staying in housing,” according to the report.

Please define “unfairly.” I don’t think that Senator Warren or AOC define the term the same way that you, I, or most landlords would define it.

Related: AOC Humiliated by GOP Congressman in Gas Stove Dispute

“In the absence of robust investments in fair and affordable housing, it is clear that additional timely executive action is needed to address the urgent issue of historically high rental costs and housing instability,” the lawmakers wrote. “We urge your Administration to pursue all possible strategies to end corporate price gouging in the real estate sector.”

Specifically, lawmakers had called on the president to direct the FTC to issue new regulations defining excessive rent increases and enforce actions against rent gouging, suggestions that are [morel ] aggressive than what the administration has so far put forth. The letter also asked to have FHFA put in place rent protection for tenants living in properties financed with government-backed mortgage properties, which is more closely aligned with what the president outlined on Wednesday.

In Wednesday’s announcement, the administration also sought to rally state and local governments — as well as the private sector — to protect renters.

Since the beginning of the republic, laws governing rent and leases have been local matters. If a landlord is cheating renters, local and state governments have the authority and the tools to punish the landlord. And being much closer to the problems of renters and landlords than anyone in Washington, local and state governments have a much better handle on the local rental housing situation.

But now, the federal government doesn’t believe that landlords should be compensated for owning rental property. They’re “gouging” renters. This is after more than two years of preventing landlords from evicting renters for non-payment of rent. And in a period of rapidly rising inflation, landlords are being accused of “profiteering” at the expense of renters.

“We believe that the administration can go significantly further to help tenants struggling to pay rent as soon as next week,” Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) said. “We need actions that will urgently address skyrocketing housing costs, keep people housed, and rein in corporate profiteering…I look forward to continuing to work with the Biden Administration on this issue.”

It’s a ridiculous charge given that 98 percent of all rental property owners, or 80 percent of all rental properties, are owned by small business entrepreneurs who own five units or fewer, according to a study in Business Wire.

These rules, and any legislation supported by AOC, would destroy the rental housing market and make it much harder to find affordable housing. What small business owner wants to be beholden to Washington for their business? Rental housing will disappear — perhaps the intended purpose of the new rules.

The narrative of corporate greed being responsible for rent increases is a far easier sell than small businesses struggling to keep their properties during an inflationary economy that Warren, AOC, and Biden are mostly responsible for.

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SEE ALSO: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2023/01/25/fact-sheet-biden-harris-administration-announces-new-actions-to-protect-renters-and-promote-rental-affordability/

Biden Immigration Policy Brings Border City to Brink of Collapse

Biden Immigration Policy Brings Border City to Brink of Collapse

BY DAVID KELLY

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/biden-immigration-policy-brings-border-city-to-brink-of-collapse/;

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The self-proclaimed “sunniest city on Earth,” Yuma, Arizona, is reaching its breaking point due to the overwhelming number of illegal immigrants crossing the nearby border and overloading hospitals and food banks. The once-winter paradise is now nothing more than just another major “hotspot” point of entry for thousands of illegals coming into the United States. 

Medical facilities in the area are being pushed to the brink of collapse due to the increasing number of illegal immigrants, with residents reportedly unable to access the only hospital in the city. Yuma has a population of 100,000. The city sees thousands of illegal aliens crossing its border every week, including “getaways.” It currently ranks third in illegal immigrant apprehensions behind El Paso and Del Rio, Texas. Yuma County’s Border Patrol reportedly has seen a 171-percent increase in migrant crossings between 2021 and 2022. 

The border crisis, or what some have called an invasion, is due to President Biden’s lack of any meaningful enforcement of immigration laws and the creation of his new immigration parole system. His policies are an open invitation for illegals to cross into the United States at all costs, to gain what many hope to be a new start for their families. But in reality, Biden’s immigration policies have only caused stress on border communities and legal citizens all along the southern border.  

“Policies need to be changed when you see an unprecedented amount of people coming across the border that even supersedes what we saw under any of the other presidents for the past 30 years,” Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News. “And they’re coming because they said that Biden told them to come, that we have an open border.” 

Many illegal aliens have chosen Yuma as their gateway into America because of the relative ease of crossing the border. The Daily Mail shared that “according to Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls, there are 50 breaks in the border wall along the 126-mile Yuma sector, including the infamous ‘Gap’.” Nicholls added, “Huge container-sized gaps in the 30ft border wall allow migrants to walk right through, aided by a thinly-spread Border Patrol. However, construction is currently underway to fill some of the gaps.” 

In addition to the strain on hospitals and support services, Yuma’s agriculture community is at risk as many illegal immigrants are walking across fields, potentially destroying farmers’ crops and hurting the local economy.  

“Yuma is the winter lettuce capital of the US due to its famed all-year-round sun. It produces 93 percent of the country’s lettuce during the winter months,” said the Daily Mail. Local farmer Alex Muller told Fox News, “Our fields are monitored and audited and tested for different pathogens. You can’t have people walking through the field.” 

Lines has repeatedly called on the Biden administration to act to relieve the pressure on border counties and to visit Yuma to witness the strain that has been placed on the community. 

The Daily Mail reported that earlier this month, a bipartisan group from Washington, D.C., led by Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) visited Yuma. What they saw was not the border crisis in action, but a “sanitized” version of the border crisis. 

Lines stated, “After the visit … border crossings had dropped to almost nothing amid tighter activity on the Mexican side, while discarded shoes, medicine bottles and other evidence of illegal crossings had been removed from along the US side.” 

“Everything’s been 100% sanitized here as well. Even more so than they’ve ever done before. And we’re actually not even seeing people coming across the border right now,” he said, adding, “It’s interesting because I’ve had several congressional delegations come to Yuma and the unannounced delegations always see the real border challenge, not the publicized ones.” 

Yuma wasn’t the only recently “sanitized” border city that was staged to downplay the border crisis for visiting elected officials. When Biden stopped in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Texas Governor Abbott handed him a letter accusing his administration of cleaning up El Paso prior to his visit.  

Abbott wrote, “Your visit avoids the sites where mass illegal immigration occurs and sidesteps the thousands of angry Texas property owners whose lives have been destroyed by your border policies. Even the city you visit has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso because your Administration wants to shield you from the chaos that Texans experience on a daily basis. This chaos is the direct result of your failure to enforce the immigration laws that Congress enacted.” 

The narrative the federal government seems to want us and the media to follow in regard to the mass of illegals crossing our southern border is nothing more than an illusion and a facade hiding the ugly truth that the border communities are being overrun.  

Supervisor Lines clearly understands the sanitization process when he said, “It’s a lie. They’re misrepresenting what’s actually happening at the border. Every single time there’s a high-profile visit, this is par for the course, so that people never get to see what it looks like.” 

President Biden and his administration have no desire to secure the southern border; that has been proven time and time again. The border cities such as Yuma will have to continue to stand tall and do what they can to survive the border invasion, while Biden watches from afar willfully ignoring his sworn duty to protect our borders and sovereignty.  

Putin Wants to Buy U.S. Weapons Left in Afghanistan — But There’s Even More

REPORT: Putin Wants to Buy U.S. Weapons Biden Left in Afghanistan — But There's Even More

BY STEPHEN GREEN

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/vodkapundit/2023/01/25/report-putin-wants-to-buy-u-s-weapons-biden-left-in-afghanistan-but-theres-even-more-n1664501;

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Billions of dollars worth of U.S. weapons are on the negotiating table between Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and Afghanistan’s Taliban government, according to at least one insider.

Presidentish Joe Biden’s bungled bugout from Afghanistan resulted in a windfall for the new radical Islamic government, including artillery, attack helicopters, and thousands of HUMVEES, machine guns, and radios — all left behind as our orderly withdrawal degenerated into a rout.

The Department of Defense estimates the total value of the gear Biden left behind at a whopping $7.12 billion, and now Putin is reportedly offering to buy whatever he and the battered Russian Army need.

According to The Sun, a report on Telegram (a social media platform popular with Russian mil bloggers) claims:

Putin is overseeing negotiations with the Taliban to recognise the Taliban government. In return, the Russian leadership is offering a major arms and military equipment swap,” General SVR channel wrote.

“Putin reported that the Taliban possess weapons and equipment including those seized after coming to power in Afghanistan, that are scarce for the Russian Army at the front,” it further stated.

The Russian Ministry of Defense hasn’t commented on the rumor.

If I’m reading this correctly, this would be more of a weapons swap than a cash deal. The Taliban would give up its Western gear in exchange for diplomatic recognition and Russian weapons. Undoubtedly, ammo, spares, and replacements for Russian equipment would be easier for the Taliban to get hold of than for the Western stuff they have now.

Exactly how much effective use the Russian Army would get out of Biden’s haul is debatable. They’d face the same problem the Taliban has: Lack of spares and proper ammo.

Still, given Russia’s massive losses — including up to 3,000 frontline and reserve main battle tanks — every little bit probably helps.

If the deal goes through, there’s the added bonus of a diplomatic coup against the Biden Administration’s ineptitude — not to mention the further embarrassment of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians being killed by American weapons.

The headline to my story promised more, and here it is:

US Weapons Everywhere

U.S. Southern Command chief General Laura Richardson told the Atlantic Council this week that the Biden Administration has offered Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua — all trouble spots for us — and six other Latin American nations used U.S. military equipment if they’d send their old Russian and Soviet gear to Ukraine.

This report stands on much firmer ground than the rumor about Putin and the Taliban, having been confirmed by Gen. Richardson herself.

Meanwhile, the U.S., Germany, Poland, and the U.K. are in the process of sending modern main battle tanks like the M1 Abrams, Leopard II, and Challenger 2 to Ukraine.

There’s a deeper realignment going on here, and both these stories are indicative of it.

Communist China’s rise and Russia’s reckless invasion of Ukraine — and the West’s response to both — have effectively blunted globalization. The world is bifurcating once more, with China and Russia on one side, and NATO plus the westernized Pacific Rim nations (Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand) on the other. The rest of the world will be pressured to take sides in Cold War II.

Assuming Ukraine survives Putin’s invasion, they will adopt Western gear whether or not they join NATO. Now that the West is their supplier, it makes little sense for Kyiv to stick with weapons designed and built by their sworn enemy.

Weaning anti-American countries like Cuba and Venezuela off Russian weapons makes a callous kind of sense, as part of an (ill-fated?) effort to realign them westward.

Both sides made a lot of stupid and/or self-defeating plays during the Cold War, and Cold War II is lining up to be just as messy.

Four Illegal Immigrants Bused to NYC, Caught Shoplifting $12,000 Worth of Swag

Four Illegal Immigrants Bused to NYC, Caught Shoplifting $12,000 Worth of Swag

Migrants bused to NYC arrested after stealing $12K from Macy's

BY KEVIN DOWNEY, JR

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/kevindowneyjr/2023/01/24/four-illegal-immigrants-bused-to-nyc-caught-shoplifting-12000-worth-of-swag-n1664472;

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Despite being allowed into the country, given a free cell phone, food, a bus ticket to New York City, and a free room in a midtown Manhattan hotel, four lads from south of the border decided they need more free booty.Related: Hold on to Your Huddled Masses: New York City Doesn’t Want Any More Illegal ImmigrantsFour illegal immigrants were busted stealing more than $12,000 worth of goods from Macy’s at the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, N.Y.

FACT-O-RAMA! The Roosevelt Field Mall is located where the Roosevelt Field airport once stood. Charles Lindbergh took off from Roosevelt Field when he made his iconic trans-Atlantic flight in 1927.

The greedy purloiners must have thought that Democrats run Macy’s and helped themselves to $12,489 worth of plunder.

The grab four made their escape in a four-door BMW. The driver was observed driving erratically and was quickly pulled over by Nassau County police.

The scroungers are:

  • 19-year-old Wrallan Cabezas Meza
  • 21-year-old Miguel Angel Rojas
  • 27-year-old Rafael Rojas
  • 30-year-old Jose Garcia Escobar

Two of the scavengers were released. The driver was issued numerous citations.

Angel and Rafael Rojas have been living rent-free at NYC’s Westin Hotel, where rooms go for $80 per night, plus “tax recovery charges and service fees” of $43.86.

Hotel workers have complained the immigrants physically fight with the staff, drink all day, consume drugs, and have sex in public.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been whining that the Big Apple — a self-proclaimed sanctuary city — has had its fill of illegal immigrants. Texas has hilariously bused roughly 41,000 illegal immigrants to New York City. Adams claims he can’t house anymore. Then why did he close down the homeless shelter he had built on New York’s Randall’s Island?

 

Enthusiasm Fading for Electric Vehicles

Enthusiasm Fading for Electric Vehicles

BY BOB ADELMANN

SEE: https://thenewamerican.com/enthusiasm-fading-for-electric-vehicles/;

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The recent announcement that electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla has cut its prices by between six and 20 percent just to maintain its production goals and market share is the latest manifestation of the fading enthusiasm for electric vehicles.

In essence, the result of government meddling in the private market is now showing up in such moves.

In 2021, for example, auto executives were “very optimistic” about EVs, expecting them to capture as much as 70 percent of the total automotive market by 2030. A year later that optimism had subsided considerably, with those same executives cutting their expectations to 40 percent.

The latest report from international accounting firm KPMG reveals that car dealers expect EVs to capture just over 20 percent of the total automotive market by 2030.

The initial enthusiasm was generated by the belief that somehow EVs would save the planet. Governments got on board with the fraud, allowing massive tax credits to be given to purchasers of them to stimulate demand and hasten the transition.

That demand is now causing consternation, especially in California, where the far-Left interventionist governor and his Democratic sycophants in the state’s Legislature have deemed that 100 percent of vehicles sold in the state by 2035 be electric. The only problem, of course, is that making the demand and providing the supply are separate issues. As Ram Rajagopal, a professor at Stanford University, pointed out, a complete transition to electric vehicles in the state would require at least 15 times more charging stations than the 80,000 that presently exist.

And the demand on the state’s existing energy grid would be highly unlikely to be met. For instance, during a heat wave last September, just days after Governor Gavin Newsom announced that his state was going 100 percent “green” by 2035, the California Independent System Operator (which runs the state’s power grid) asked residents owning EVs to avoiding charging them during peak usage hours.

There are other issues as well. As inflation impacts the cost of building EVs, the so-called “cost advantage” of owning one over the traditional internal-combustion vehicle has narrowed to almost zero. An analysis by The Wall Street Journal in December showed that drivers of Tesla’s Model 3 had to pay the same to drive 100 miles as did the owner of a Honda Civic.

And there are political issues as well. Geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan wrote:

The lithium comes from one place, and it’s all processed in China. So, just building the alternate processing infrastructure … and by the way, we [would] have to invade Russia too … just to get the materials to do EVs at scale is just laughable for the next decade.

There are reliability issues, too. Consumer Reports noted in its 2022 Annual Auto Reliability survey that just four of the 11 EVs in that survey had “average or better than predicted” reliability.

Plus, there are battery issues — they are expensive to replace. Consumer Affairs reported that “all EV batteries will eventually fail to hold a charge and require replacement.” In its survey of auto mechanics, the company reported that the total cost to replace a battery in a nearly 10-year-old Toyota Prius was $4,489, while the cost to replace the lithium battery in a 2014 Nissan Leaf was an astounding $17,657. A quick check on the price of a used 2014 Nissan Leaf reveals sellers are currently asking around $10,000 or so to get rid of them.

Then there are supply-chain issues. Last February the Felicity Ace — a cargo ship carrying hundreds of EVs — caught fire and sank in 10,000 feet of water off the shores of the Azores, Portugal. As Captain Rahul Khanna, global head of the marine insurance firm Allianze Global Corporate & Specialty (KGCS), noted, a single fire, from whatever cause, could (and did) incinerate an entire ship. In an interview with Autoweek, he said:

There have been quite a few, let’s say, near misses that the industry has seen over the years. And we … recognize the fact that EVs can be problematic, especially when it comes to fire….

The problem with EVs is that the lithium-ion batteries can actually propagate the fire. In fact, they can actually encourage a fire if a fire has already started and you have lithium-ion batteries — they can ignite a lot more vigorously as compared to any other cars.

Just last Friday a Norwegian shipping company banned EVs on its ferries, explaining that if an EV catches fire, the fire cannot be extinguished.

The bloom appears to be off the rose for EVs now that the reality of government interference for political reasons is becoming increasingly obvious. The cost of “going green” continues to escalate, and consumers are reacting accordingly. 

Evidence of Biden Family Influence-peddling Schemes Is ‘Everywhere,’ Says Comer~Has Biden Been Hoarding Classified Docs for Decades?

Evidence of Biden Family Influence-peddling Schemes Is 'Everywhere,' Says Comer

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/01/23/evidence-of-biden-family-influence-peddling-schemes-is-everywhere-says-comer-n1664116;

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Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the chair of the House Oversight Committee, says that there is “evidence everywhere” pointing to Joe Biden’s family being “involved in influence-peddling schemes for decades.”Comer appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Fox News host Maria Bartiromo to discuss the latest revelations in Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal and how it fits the “pattern of an influence operation.”

On Saturday, more classified documents were discovered at Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del., house despite claims by the White House that the search for documents had concluded.

“​It’s very startling. And with respect to the documents, Maria, I took the president at his word when the first set of documents was found at the Biden Center for Diplomacy that he had just ended verbally misplaced those documents. But now this is gone from just simply being irresponsible to downright scary,” Comer said. “This has all the pattern of an influence-peddling scheme. And it also has the makings of a potential cover-up​.”

Comer argued that this raises significant questions about what the Biden administration is trying to hide from Americans.

“The White House isn’t being truthful with the American people,” Comer said. “We need to know now who had access to those documents because our national security could be at risk.”​

Bartiromo then asked if it amounts to treason, but Comer wasn’t ready to go that far… yet.

​”It’s very concerning. We’re not going to let up. I think that we have got plenty of information to move forward. This would be a lot easier if the White House would work with us.”

Reports of Hunter Biden’s shady foreign business dealings, and the potential influence peddling that may have been a part of it, were exposed before the 2020 election but went uninvestigated by the Democrat majorities in the House and Senate. It took the GOP winning the House majority in November for investigations to finally take place, and according to Comer, the evidence of corruption is “everywhere.”

“You know, investigating Hunter and the Biden family is about like tracking a bleeding bear through a snowstorm. There is evidence everywhere that would point out that this family has been involved in influence-peddling schemes for decades. And this is very concerning.”

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Has Biden Been Hoarding Classified Docs for Decades?
BY MATT MARGOLIS
SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/01/22/has-biden-been-hoarding-classified-docs-for-decades-n1664021;

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It seemed clear from the beginning that Biden’s classified documents scandal was worse than Trump’s, and yet in the two weeks since it just keeps getting worse. Not only have more documents been found on more than one occasion, some of the classified documents that were among those most recently discovered date back to when he was a U.S. senator.

According to Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal lawyer, on Friday, “DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President” (emphasis added).

Joe Biden served in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009, and until we get further information, we don’t know how old the documents are. This means that he’s had classified documents in his possession for as little as six years, or as long as fifty years.

The Justice Department is now considering expanding its search to more locations linked to Joe Biden. Just what will they find, and where?

And what has Joe Biden been doing with these classified documents all these years?

New York Times Signals That the Left Is Through with Biden~Ron Klain, Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff, Reportedly to Step Down

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2023/01/21/its-over-joe-new-york-times-throws-joe-biden-under-the-bus-n1663747;

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The New York Times has long ago abandoned any pretense of being an actual news source and has settled into its role as the foremost propaganda arm of the hard Left, capitalizing upon the fact that there is still a considerable number of people in the U.S. and around the world who still think that the Times can be trusted to report events impartially and accurately. In reality, the only thing the Times is good for is revealing what the political and media elites are thinking, and a Friday opinion piece dropped a bombshell, in the Times’ muted, bloodless Voice-of-the-Ages manner: the Leftist establishment is through with Old Joe Biden. Watch for him to be replaced as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024, and he could be gone even sooner.

The author of the “Guest Essay” was Jonathan Alter, a respected far-Left intellectual who has written hagiographic biographies of some of the Left’s foremost saints, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter, and Barack Obama. But don’t expect Old Joe to take his place as the fourth member of Alter’s personal woke Mount Rushmore anytime soon: Alter once admired the serial liar who is currently pretending to be president but no more. The classified documents scandal has the Leftist “historian” searching for a new hero.

Alter begins by lamenting past glories: “Remember the iconic image of a smiling Joe Biden in his 1967 Corvette Stingray? It conjured charming Uncle Joe, a retro-cool guy who’d been around the track and knew how to handle it.” But all that is gone now: “Four months after President Biden called Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified documents ‘irresponsible,’ that vintage car — parked at the president’s home in Delaware next to his own boxes containing classified material — has been transformed into a shiny symbol of hypocrisy. If you went into a G.O.P. whataboutism lab and asked for a perfect gaffe, you’d come out with the president snapping last week to a Fox News reporter, ‘My Corvette is in a locked garage.’ Well, the storage room at Mar-a-Lago is locked, too.” Ouch!

Alter quickly takes pains to reassure his easy marks, that is, New York Times readers, that he is certain that Biden’s classified documents scandal is trivial compared to Trump’s but laments that the general public is too stupid to recognize this: “Many voters with better things to do with their time than parse the nuances of presidential record keeping may casually conclude that both men are careless, lying politicians.” Or even, perish the thought, that one of them is the target of a relentless and now eight-year-long witch hunt, while the other gets protection from compromised, corrupt, relentlessly politicized government agencies.

But the real problem with Biden’s documents scandal, according to Alter, is that it torpedoes the faux president’s chances of reelection. Alter may be looking for a side hustle as a stand-up comedian, as he writes, presumably with a straight face, that the astonishingly corrupt, morally compromised, venal, cheerfully mendacious individual who postures as president in his Potemkin Oval Office has now harmed his “core political brand of honor and decency.” And so Old Joe has to go: Biden’s “sharp ethical contrast” (stop laughing!) “with Mr. Trump has been dulled,” and this “complicates the president’s expected re-election campaign — and could even short-circuit it.”

Related: Midterm Results Obscured Just How Weak a 2024 Candidate Joe Biden Is

Alter tells us this despite the fact that he obligingly avows that Biden’s core constituency is made up of people who are so gullible that they still fall for Old Joe’s act: “Most Democrats still think Mr. Biden is honest, and they view his accomplishments on the economy, climate, infrastructure and defending democracy as far more significant than this lapse.” Skyrocketing inflation? Rapidly creeping authoritarianism and sinister efforts, unprecedented in American history, to frame his principal opponent for a crime and criminalize political dissent? A fictional Southern border? Forget it all! Old Joe has “accomplishments”!

Of course, Jonathan Alter would also have you believe that “the Obama-Biden administration set an exceptionally high ethical standard and usually met it,” and postures about “Mr. Obama’s scandal-less White House” without mentioning the fact that the Chicago Saint had a “wingman” for an attorney general and a cachet as the first black president that meant that he would never be prosecuted no matter what he did, even supply weapons to drug cartels. Alter’s shoddy reasoning and reflexive partisanship aside, however, the real significance of his op-ed is that it signals that the curtain is closing on Biden’s clownish and disastrous star turn as the presidential figurehead. Whether his replacement will be The Cackler or some other socialist ideologue remains to be seen.

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Ron Klain, Joe Biden's Chief of Staff, Reportedly to Step Down

BY MATT MARGOLIS

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Ron Klain is reportedly planning to leave his position as Joe Biden’s chief of staff in the coming weeks. According to the New York Times, Klain has been quietly informing colleagues of his intention to retire since the midterm elections, claiming he is ready to move on.

Klain’s retirement is likely to be announced soon after Biden delivers his State of the Union address next month, but there is currently no word of a potential replacement. Klain’s tenure as Biden’s chief of staff has been a rocky one.

He has repeatedly come under fire for his tweeting. One tweet likely doomed Biden’s vaccine mandate, and others have been mocked for being out of touch. For example, last year, he retweeted an op-ed that insisted 2021 wasn’t “all bad,” and then he retweeted a poll showing Biden underwater, apparently thinking it was a good poll. As Joe Biden’s poll numbers failed to improve, even the media began scrutinizing Klain’s job performance. Honestly, Klain should have been fired a long time ago, and I suspect the only reason he wasn’t is that Klain has been a loyal Bidenista for many years now.

When things get tough for a sitting president, the Chief of Staff is a common scapegoat, and Klain’s departure would be a significant step for the White House to change course in the hopes of salvaging Joe Biden’s troubled presidency.

Biden Hosted Meetings of Inner Circle at His Home Where Classified Docs Were Found

Biden Hosted Meetings of Inner Circle at His Home Where Classified Docs Were Found

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/01/20/biden-hosted-meetings-of-inner-circle-at-his-home-where-classified-docs-were-found-n1663484;

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Mere days after leaving the vice presidency in 2017, Joe Biden was hosting a meeting with his inner circle at his Wilmington, Del., residence, where a trove of classified documents were recently been discovered.

Though there are no visitor logs, the existence of these meetings is confirmed due to emails found on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop.

According to a review from Fox News Digital, “Just three days after leaving office, then-Biden aide Kathy Chung invited Biden’s son, Hunter Biden; Biden’s sister, Valerie Biden Owens; and several others to a ‘UDEL meeting at the Lake house’ on Feb. 7, 2017.”

The “lake house” refers to Biden’s lakeside home in Wilmington, and “UDEL” likely stands for the University of Delaware.

Others copied on the email were

  • Kate Bedingfield, the current White House Communications Director
  • Mike Donilon, Biden’s senior adviser
  • Brian Mosteller, who is currently a senior advisor to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo
  • Mel Monzack, Biden’s longtime friend
  • Don Graves, the current Deputy Secretary of Commerce
  • Richard Ruffner, a former Biden aide
  • Steve Ricchetti, Biden’s chief of staff while he was vice president, and now an official at the Penn Biden Center, where classified documents were found.

It is not clear who ended up attending the meeting that took place on February 7, 2017—which coincidentally was the same day it was announced that Biden would be leading the Penn Biden Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the Biden Institute at the University of Delaware.

The existence of this and other meetings, combined with the connection to the Penn Biden Center—where classified documents were originally found, certainly raises questions about the security of the documents at the house, whether any of the materials brought to Biden’s home after leaving the White House were part of any meetings, or if any of the meetings resulted in classified documents being transferred from the home to the Penn Biden Center.

Robert Spencer: Left Fomenting Civil War in America

There is a multi-pronged, concentrated effort by the Biden administration and the Democratic party to push the most extreme policies and ideologies into American public life, while simultaneously labeling any opposition to their overreach as a "threat to the Republic," argues Robert Spencer, a political analyst, Islam expert, historian, and the director of the Jihad Watch. In this interview with The New American, Mr. Spencer discusses his latest book, The Sumter Gambit: How the Left Is Trying to Foment a Civil War, and describes how the leftist forces are trying to provoke patriots to resort to violence in order to justify the establishment of authoritarianism in America. Reflecting on this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF), Mr. Spencer noted how the national governments in the West and beyond are tied in with the organization that is seeking to establish a socialist, internationalist megastate, which would be impossible to achieve without destroying our national sovereignty first. To learn more about Robert Spencer and Jihad Watch, please click here: www.jihadwatch.org For more great content, visit www.TheNewAmerican.com 🇺🇸 The New American: http://www.thenewamerican.com/

Bongino Video: EVERYTHING You Need to Know About Biden’s Classified Docs~C’mon, man, they were in a locked garage!

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/bongino-video-everything-you-need-to-know-about-bidens-classified-docs/;

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In his new video, Dan Bongino takes you on a deep dive into the scandal surrounding President Biden’s unsecured cache of classified documents, exposing everything you need to know about it.

Check out the informative, must-watch video below:

 

Photos Show Hunter Biden Joyriding in Joe’s Corvette Near Where Classified Docs Were Found

Photos Show Hunter Biden Joyriding in Joe's Corvette Near Where Classified Docs Were Found

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/01/19/photos-show-hunter-biden-joyriding-in-joes-corvette-near-where-classified-docs-were-found-n1663172;

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Remember when Joe Biden said that the classified documents at his house weren’t a big deal because his garage was locked? Cute story, right? Well, obviously, Biden’s locked garage doesn’t meet the National Archives’ standards for the storage of classified documents, but the bigger problem is that we don’t know who has visited Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., where the documents were found, or whether he was using those documents, some of which were classified as top secret, for illicit purposes.

But Biden’s “locked garage” standard is also laughable because it turns out that his crackhead son Hunter Biden was living in the house for a period of time while the documents were there and had access to the garage and other parts of the house where these documents were kept. How do we know this? Well, photos found of Hunter Biden’s laptop show him driving his dad’s cherished Corvette Stingray.

The Washington Free Beacon found four photographs of Hunter Biden taken in 2017 driving the Corvette that was in his dad’s “locked” garage.

“GPS metadata embedded in the photos indicate they were taken within a minute of each other at 6:49 p.m. on July 30 of that year, just outside the president’s Wilmington, Del., residence,” the Free Beacon reports. “The photos show Hunter Biden posing in the vehicle beside two young girls. One appears to be his then-12-year-old niece, Natalie Biden. The other could not be identified.”

So it appears that Hunter Biden may have had access to the classified documents — which raises significant national security concerns. Hunter has already been accused of exploiting his father’s powerful position as vice president in his business deals, and it is widely believed that his high-priced artwork is a front for selling access to his now-president father.

Oops: Biden Torpedoes the Left’s Entire Jan. 6 ‘Insurrection’ Narrative~When you just can’t keep the story straight.

BY ROBERT SPENCER

SEE: https://www.frontpagemag.com/oops-biden-torpedoes-the-lefts-entire-jan-6-insurrection-narrative/;

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As Rick Moran noted on Tuesday, Old Joe Biden just boasted again about how powerless patriots are against his all-powerful and increasingly authoritarian federal behemoth. Biden practically thumped his chest as he declared: “I love my right-wing friends who talk about” – and here he mockingly imitated their dramatic tones – “‘the tree of liberty is the water of the blood of patriots.’ If you need to work on taking on the federal government, you need some F-15s. You don’t need an R– AR-15.”

Has any president in American history so delighted in taunting his citizens? And has anyone noticed how Biden, in a single mangled quip, just destroyed two years of the Left’s painstaking work in constructing the Jan. 6 “insurrection” narrative?

Biden’s quote from his “right-wing friends,” “the tree of liberty is the water of the blood of patriots,” was, as Rick noted, a garbled version of Thomas Jefferson’s adage: “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” Biden was saying, of course, that in our age, such sacrifices were fruitless: the federal government is so powerful that it is unassailable, and so as its tyranny grows, unless patriots can somehow get hold of some fighter jets, they were out luck.

All right, Joe. Point taken. But wait a minute here. On Jan. 6, 2022, Biden stood in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and said solemnly: “One year ago today, in this sacred place, democracy was attacked — simply attacked. The will of the people was under assault. The Constitution — our Constitution — faced the gravest of threats.”

Then on Jan. 6, 2023, he said it again: “Two years ago, on January the 6th, our democracy was attacked. There’s no other way of saying it. The U.S. Capitol was breached, which had never happened before in the history of the United States of America, even during the Civil War. A violent mob of insurrectionists assaulted law enforcement, vandalized sacred halls, hunted down elected officials — all for the purpose of an attempt to overthrow the will of the people and usurp the peaceful transfer of power.”

As we have come to expect from Joe Biden, none of this was true, not even the bit about how the U.S. Capitol had never before been breached in American history. Back in 1814, just before Old Joe entered the Senate, the British burned the Capitol building. Then in 2007, Biden told David Letterman that he himself had breached it, accidentally, at age 21 (which was in 1963, kids, 59 years ago).

Biden claimed fancifully that he wandered into the Senate chamber: “In those days, no guards stopping you everywhere. And they just got out of session. I walked into the back, and all of the sudden I found myself in the chamber. I was stunned. I walked up, sat down in the presiding officer’s seat, a guy grabbed by the shoulder, said: ‘you’re under arrest.’” Joe is well-established as a serial liar, so this story is best taken with a massive amount of sodium and serves as a reminder that the alleged president can by no means be taken at his word.

That’s doubly true for his nonsense about how the defenders of “our democracy” on Jan. 6, 2021, were “outnumbered and in the face of a brutal attack,” but nonetheless, “our democracy held. We the people endured. And we the people prevailed.” The Jan. 6 protesters were not armed. Was there ever really any possibility that they would actually overcome the combined force of, as Joe enumerates them, “the Capitol Police, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the National Guard, and other brave law enforcement officials”? They had no leader (with the highly questionable exception of Ray Epps), no plan, no goal, and no weapons. They were let into the Capitol by police officers who held the doors open for them.

If Joe Biden were consistent and honest, and of course, those ships have sailed a long, long time ago, he would admit that there was absolutely no danger of the government falling on Jan. 6, 2021. The protesters didn’t have F-15s, or AR-15s either, for that matter, and now Old Joe has stated openly that without that kind of firepower, patriots don’t stand a chance against tyranny. But if that’s true, then the Jan. 6 “insurrectionists” never had a chance.

In reality, of course, there was no insurrection at all. The whole thing is a massive lie that the Left has constructed in order to discredit, marginalize, and destroy the America-First faction in American politics. Biden, in the grip of dementia, can’t keep the story straight, and now he has inadvertently torpedoed the entire Leftist narrative.

Moderna Withheld Data From FDA Regulators to Get Bivalent Booster Approved

Moderna Withheld Data From FDA Regulators to Get Bivalent Booster Approved

BY BEN BARTEE

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/benbartee/2023/01/15/moderna-withheld-data-from-fda-regulators-to-get-bivalent-booster-approved-n1661950;

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How many times have we been treated, in the era of the New Normal, to exasperated corporate media hacks complaining about “misinformation” pushed by “conspiracy theorists” regarding the COVID-19 mRNA gene therapies deceptively marketed as “vaccines”?

As it turns out, the biggest purveyor of misinformation is the pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by the government and corporate media.

Via CNN:

The pharmaceutical company Moderna didn’t present a set of infection data on the company’s new Covid-19 booster during meetings last year when [FDA] advisers discussed whether the shot should be authorized and made available to the public…
That data suggested the possibility that the updated booster might not be any more effective at preventing Covid-19 infections than the original shots.

Specifically, Moderna hid data on actual infection rates among patients who were administered the original booster and those who got the bivalent “vaccine.” The reason is obvious: The data showed that the original booster resulted in fewer infections than the bivalent version, which clearly wouldn’t be good news for sales.

Related: Judicial Watch Releases Damning New Information on the Moderna Vaccine

1.9% of the study participants who received the original booster became infected. Among those who got the updated bivalent vaccine – the one that scientists hoped would work better – a higher percentage, 3.2%, became infected.

Research released by the New England Journal of Medicine found that “boosting with new bivalent mRNA vaccines targeting both the BA.4–BA.5 variant and the D614G strain did not elicit a discernibly superior virus-neutralizing peak antibody response as compared with boosting with the original monovalent vaccines.”

In English, that means they don’t work as promised.

So…

When will Moderna get its Twitter account suspended for promulgating dangerous misinformation?

When will the White House collude to censor Moderna’s free speech?

When will Moderna’s licenses to create drugs get suspended, the way doctors were threatened with having their medical licenses suspended for spreading COVID “misinformation”?

When will CNN begin conducting ambush interviews of Moderna executives, as they do with defenseless independent practitioners like Dr. Mercola who challenge big pharma orthodoxy?

Andrew McCabe Calls on Biden’s DOJ to Obstruct GOP’s Classified Documents Probe

Andrew McCabe Calls on Biden's DOJ to Obstruct GOP's Classified Documents Probe

BY MATT MARGOLIS

SEE: https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2023/01/15/andrew-mccabe-calls-on-bidens-doj-to-obstruct-gops-classified-documents-probe-n1661962;

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On Friday afternoon, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)  announced an investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, some of which were labeled top secret. Andrew McCabe, the disgraced former FBI deputy director, and current CNN senior law enforcement analyst, promptly urged the Biden Justice Department to obstruct that investigation.

“Chairman Jim Jordan announced this House Judiciary Committee investigation into the DOJ actions related to the President’s handling of the classified documents today,” explained CNN anchor Anderson Cooper on Friday night. “How much does that impact the DOJ's ongoing investigation?”

“I certainly would advise them — if they were willing to listen to my advice — I would advise them to take a very hard line against that,” McCabe said. “There is a clear precedent here of not sharing information from an ongoing criminal investigation with Congress. And I think the DOJ is in a very strong position to resist on those grounds.”

“Who knows what comes of that resistance?” McCabe continued. “Maybe DOJ leadership starts getting subpoenaed. And ultimately, that fight will end up in the courts. And that could drag things out. That’s going to be an additional distraction to DOJ. But it shouldn’t disrupt the actual conduct of the investigation. So, that’s a — it’ll be a separate but related set of stressors the DOJ has to deal with.”

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Of course, there’s no reason to believe the Biden administration wasn’t going to obstruct this investigation anyway since they’ve already been obstructing investigations. But, boy, what chutzpah for McCabe to suggest that the administration’s investigation of Biden should supersede the GOP’s.

Obama and his administration fought and obstructed every investigation into its scandals, and the Biden administration will do the same. They’ve been using Obama’s playbook from the start, and they will make the Obama administration’s constant attempts to block the inquests look like child’s play.

The Biden DOJ can’t be trusted to conduct a fair investigation of Joe Biden. But the Obama administration pulled that stunt too — several times — and always vindicated itself. McCabe knows the Biden administration won’t hold Biden or anyone else accountable, which is why he wants the administration to block the GOP’s investigation — because he knows Jim Jordan will.

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