News and Headlines.6/14/2021

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In The News:

No Sentence Reduction for Low-Level Crack Offenders: Supreme Court


In 2018, then president Donald Trump signed the “First Step Act” which would apply the lesser sentences to those convicted between 1986 and 2010.

But it was not clear whether the relief applied to low-level offenders such as Tarahrick Terry, a Black man whose case went before the Supreme Court.

Terry, 33, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2008 for possession of 3.9 grams of crack cocaine.

He asked for a reduced sentence under the First Step Act but the court ruled that the law did not apply to his situation.

“Unfortunately, the text will not bear that reading,” said Justice Sonia Sotomayor in a separate opinion. “Fortunately, Congress has numerous tools to right this injustice.”

Newsom says California will officially reopen its economy June 15

The state had previously been opening slowly in a series of phases. However, the entire state is now opening at once and those vaccinated no longer have to wear masks indoors. 

Other lifted restrictions include: physical distancing requirements, capacity limits and group sizes.

Events with an audience of more than 5,000 people indoors will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, The Washington Post reports. 

Michigan only Midwest state with COVID-19 restrictions

A Rite Aid store in Coloma, Mich., posts a sign of COVID-19 capacity restrictions on April 23, 2020.
A Rite Aid store in Coloma, Mich., posts a sign of COVID-19 capacity restrictions on April 23, 2020. 

That’s likely not surprising to Michiganders who’ve watched their state government enact unprecedented and the most severe COVID-19 restrictions in the Midwest.

Whitmer banned stores larger than 50,000 square feet from selling paint, advertising for “nonessential” goods, and home improvement supplies.

Operating a motorboat could bring criminal charges, as could traveling to a secondary home.

Continuing restrictions resulted in a 51st ranking for Michigan in nationwide COVID-19 economic recovery, WalletHub found.

Indiana essential workers can get early child care grants

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MikeDotta /

The state will use $101 million in federal COVID-19 money to fund Build, Learn, Grow scholarships that will go to families working in essential industries with incomes 127% of the federal poverty level or below. The scholarships run from May through October and cover 80% of the early care and education programs’ tuition.

The state plans to offer 50,000 scholarships through the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

“By connecting families with quality education programs for their children close to home, and covering a majority of the cost, parents can get back to work more easily,” Rep. Don Lehe, R-Brookston, said.

“Providing kids new learning opportunities is critical to keeping our state moving in the right direction.”

North Korean defector says ‘even North Korea was not this nuts’ after attending Ivy League school

Yeonmi Park
Yeonmi Park 

“I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think,” Park said in an interview with Fox News. “I realized, wow, this is insane.

After getting into a number of arguments with professors and students, eventually Yeonmi “learned how to just shut up” in order to maintain a good GPA and graduate.

“Because I have seen oppression, I know what it looks like,” said Yeonmi, who by the age of 13 had witnessed people drop dead of starvation right before her eyes.

“The people here are just dying to give their rights and power to the government. That is what scares me the most,” the human right activist said.

She accused American higher education institutions of stripping people’s ability to think critically.

“That is what is happening in America,” she continued. “People see things but they’ve just completely lost the ability to think critically.”

Mother unloads on school board over young children being taught about masturbation, anal sex, transgenderism

Image Source: Facebook screenshot
Image Source: Facebook screenshot

Swan’s statement came in response to a new bill, S.B. 0818, which mandates that schools teaching sex education in the state must comply with the National Sex Education Standards. The bill has passed both chambers of the Illinois legislature and now awaits signing by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

By the time children reach grades 6-8, they are expected to be able to “define vaginal, oral, and anal sex” and are bombarded with information about the influence of substances in “sexual decision-making” and the nitty-gritty of sexually transmitted diseases.

The book, “It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health,” has been the subject of controversy and outrage before. It includes illustrated depictions of naked teens and adults, sexual intercourse, different types of birth control, homosexuality, and masturbation.

Police: Vehicle plows into Minnesota protesters, killing 1

Police said protesters pulled the driver from his vehicle and witnesses told police that demonstrators began striking him. The driver was taken into custody and was being treated for injuries at a hospital.

A witness told Minnesota Public Radio that the SUV was going very fast and appeared to accelerate as it got closer to demonstrators who had blocked off a street. D.J. Hooker said the driver struck a car parked across one of the traffic lanes, sending that car flying.

“There was one line of barriers and then a second barrier, and he sped up. He sped up. He went even faster as he approached us. You could hear it … start going even faster as he got close to us,” Hooker said. 

He told Minnesota Public Radio, “the car went through the air and it hit a young woman.”

Another witness, Brett Williams, said the woman was thrown into a stop light.

Full Measure: June 13, 2021

During the Cold War there was the nuclear arms race. Today, a lesser known race that’s taking us to the bottom of the ocean.

We’ll tell you why we need the rare minerals that lie beneath, and the boost they provide for our technology and weapons.

Billions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on coronavirus relief. And with big spending comes a big chance for fraud. We follow the money and the criminal charges spreading from the pandemic.

And some of today’s news media seems to love censorship and hate journalism… even bending the facts to fit a specific narrative.

A look at Sharyl’s book, “Slanted,” and the disturbing trend to silence the truth and push narratives.

Video: Army Celebrates 246th Birthday

The Army, the United States’ largest military branch, is celebrating its 246th birthday.

Trump’s 75th birthday marked by his supporters at Trumparilla boat parade, San Diego

Supporters of former US president Donald Trump sailed on yachts and other vessels at the Trumparilla boat parade in San Diego, while Trump flags and MAGA merchandise filled the area.


Trump pushes for Pennsylvania election audit, attacks GOP state lawmakers

“Why is State Senator Jake Corman of Pennsylvania fighting so hard that there not be a Forensic Audit of the 2020 Presidential Election Scam?

Corman is fighting as though he were a Radical Left Democrat, saying that a Forensic Audit of Pennsylvania not take place. Why is Senator David Argall playing the same game? Are they stupid, corrupt, or naive? What is going on?

Other State Senators want this Forensic Audit to take place—immediately. I feel certain that if Corman continues along this path of resistance, with its lack of transparency, he will be primaried and lose by big numbers.

What went on in Philadelphia and other areas of the State must be properly and legally exposed. If it is not, just like with open Borders, we won’t have a Country anymore!” Trump said in the statement.

These World Leaders Are Hypocrites! You Won’t Believe This! (Or Maybe You Will)

The G7 Summit happened this weekend and these world leaders are hypocrites!

Donald Trump celebrates 75th Birthday

Historian and author Doug Wead is joined by constitutional attorney and noted Trump ally Jenna Ellis to discuss the former president’s 75th Birthday on June 14th, and both the current and historical impact ‘The Donald’ has had and will have on the United States. – via Wake Up America with Rob Finnerty,

Here are The GREAT RESET hints within Biden’s G7 presser

President Biden has made several remarks about autocratic governments and whether or not democracies will be able to compete with them in the 21st Century.

Glenn breaks down Biden’s recent statement on the same topic from Sunday’s G7 presser, explaining how the president is planting the seeds for the Great Reset.

And when the world’s biggest superpowers have a ‘monopoly of governments,’ Glenn says, no longer will YOU have the freedom to live how you choose.

‘They’re making a world where you cannot escape.’

Sen Kennedy GRILLS Biden Court Nominee Who REFUSES to Answer Clearly

 It couldn’t be more clear that Biden’s court nominees are judicial activists, but they will say ANYTHING they can to never admit it.

Jon Voight Slams “Racist” Hunter Biden and the Media’s Double Standard

(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Famous actor Jon Voight has released a video slamming the mainstream media for the way they’ve essentially given Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, a pass for using the N-word multiple times in a series of texts with his attorney.

Jon Voight makes an excellent point.

How is it that Donald Trump can be endlessly accused of racism and people like Paula Deen, Megyn Kelly & Morgan Wallen can be smeared as racists for doing less than Hunter Biden, while Joe Biden’s son gets a complete pass for the sort of behavior that would destroy anyone the Left didn’t want to protect? Why is there such a double standard?

There is an easy answer to that.

DOJ Top National Security Official Resigning Amid Outcry of Records Seizures

Demers’ imminent departure comes as the DOJ is under fire for searching electronic records of reporters at major national news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN, and those of some Democratic lawmakers as part of investigations into the leaks of classified information.

The lawmakers included Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Demers oversaw those investigations, which occurred during the administration of President Donald Trump.

Rep. Jerry Carl supports removing Rep. Ilhan Omar from committee assignments

Steve Hilton: This is surely the death of elitism

‘The Next Revolution’ host slams elites and corporations saying it’s time for Americans to ‘take back power.’

World News:

NATO Designates China as a ‘Systemic’ Security Challenge


“China’s stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas relevant to alliance security,” NATO leaders said in a communique after their summit.

In a sign of a common position emerging on China, no longer seen as a benign trading partner, the European Union has already designated Beijing a “systemic rival.”

Allied leaders are also concerned about Russia’s military build-up near Ukraine, as well as its covert and cyber attacks to undermine Western states.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said China’s growing military presence from the Baltics to Africa meant nuclear-armed NATO had to be prepared.

Novel coronavirus has a ‘signature’ never ‘seen in this virus class before’

The coronavirus sweeping the globe bears a “signature” that’s never been seen in this virus class before and came “completely pre-adapted to humans,” according to Atossa Therapeutics CEO Dr Steven Quay.

Dr Quay’s remarks came after he asked what it was about the coronavirus that makes him think it may have been the result of experimentation.

“There is a signature in the virus that’s not present in any other virus that SARS-COV-2 could have come from in terms of recombination,” he told Sky News Australia.

“So it’s something that’s never been seen in this virus class before.”

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Footage proves bats were kept in Wuhan lab

The Wuhan Institute of Virology kept live bats in cages, new footage from inside the facility has revealed, disproving denials from World Health Organisation investigators who claimed the suggestion was a “conspiracy”.

A member of the World Health Organisation team investigating the origin of the pandemic in Wuhan, zoologist Peter Daszak said it was a conspiracy to suggest bats were held at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences video was discovered by researchers investigating the origin of the pandemic who call themselves DRASTIC.

Scientists Sound Alarm on ‘Imminent Radiological Threat’ at Chinese Nuclear Plant

A containment building at Taishan nuclear power plant.
A containment building at Taishan nuclear power plant. Photo: FactWire.

Framatome took the highly unusual step of warning the U.S. government about an “imminent radiological threat” from the plant, located in Guangdong province near Hong Kong.

Framatome and its parent company EDF said on Monday that according to available data, “the plant is operating within safety parameters,” but a troubling “increase in the concentration of certain noble gases” was detected in the primary circuit of the cooling system at one of the plant’s two nuclear reactors.

The French energy giant, which owns 30 percent of the Taishan plant, said it has called an “extraordinary meeting” with its Chinese partners to review data from the reactor.

Israel’s 36th Government sworn-in;PM Naftali Bennett pledges continuity vs Iran-TV7 IsraelNews 14.06

1) Israel has a new sworn-in’ government – the 36th in Number since the establishment of the Jewish State.

2) Israeli Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu pledges to replace the new Israeli government sooner than expected.

3) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett gives thanks to the Lord God for the new government and asks for divine guidance.

Brexit tensions overshadow final day of G7

Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit’s conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of “offensive” remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom.

Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

Putin says Russia is ready to hand over cybercriminals, but only if US does the same

(Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS/Abaca Press/TNS)
(Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS/Abaca Press/TNS)

Putin made the comments in an interview aired in excerpts on state television on June 13 ahead of a June 16 summit with U.S. President Joe Biden in Geneva. Ties between the powers are badly strained over an array of issues.

That issue is in the spotlight after a cybercriminal group that U.S. authorities said operates from Russia penetrated a pipeline operator on the U.S. East Coast, locking its systems and demanding a ransom.

The hack last month caused a shutdown lasting several days and led to a spike in gas prices, panic buying, and localized fuel shortages in the southeast.


Tomi Lahren Has a Message for People Who Disrespect the American Flag

Joe Concha rips NPR for ‘anti-racist’ op-ed on Tom Hanks

Fox News contributor Joe Concha discusses Nancy Pelosi downplaying Ilhan Omar controversy and an NPR writer’s criticism of actor Tom Hanks.

The Truth About Competing Against Trans Athletes (Pt. 1) | Chelsea Mitchell | WOMEN | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to track athlete Chelsea Mitchell and her lawyer Kristen Waggoner from the Alliance Defending Freedom about transgender athletes in girls sports, the editing of her op-ed piece in USA Today to remove the phrase “biological males”, and her lawsuit against Connecticut and the Connecticut Association of Schools regarding transgender women competing in girls sports.

In this clip Chelsea shares her first hand experience of being one the fastest girls in her state, but constantly losing to transgender girls. She explains how this has cost her numerous state championships and medals.

They discuss the reason for the separation of boys and girls sports and the unfair advantage that trans women in sports have over females. They also discuss the unprecedented censoring of Chelsea’s op-ed in USA Today, after trans activists objected to her using the phrase “biological males”.

Overmedicated America

Americans spend a fortune on healthcare, but it doesn’t seem to be making us any healthier.

In fact, all the trend lines point to an increasingly obese, overmedicated, comorbid population.

Why is this happening, and what can we do to reverse it?

Johns Hopkins Medical School professor Dr. Marty Makary prescribes a remedy.

Many in Scientific Community Fell Into Communist China’s Trap—Laura Harth on Wuhan Lab Leak Theory

Much of Europe and North America has become dependent on China for critical products, from rare earths to pharmaceuticals. Europe’s “green transition” is intimately linked to human rights atrocities in China, says human rights advocate Laura Harth.

How could the Chinese regime exploit these strategic dependencies? And if the lab leak theory turns out to be true, what will that mean for Beijing?

In this episode, we discuss how the Chinese regime has strangled freedom in Hong Kong, expanded its encroachments and censorship globally, and is working to rewrite the international corpus on human rights.

Laura Harth is the Campaign Director for Safeguard Defenders and the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China’s regional liaison for Italy.