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Pfizer recalls Chantix smoking cessation drug over high levels of cancer-causing agents

According to a Thursday Reuters report, the company announced it would be recalling all lots of Chantix, and asked all wholesalers and distributors to immediately stop the use and distribution of the drug.

A communication from the company read that wholesalers and distributors should “quarantine the product immediately.”

The FDA approved Chantix — also known as varenacline — in 2006. The FDA has yet to issue a recall or any statement on Chantix at the the time of this reporting.

Amazon Blocks Ad for Book Critical of Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter riots in Atlanta in July 2020 / Getty Images
Black Lives Matter riots in Atlanta in July 2020 / Getty Images

Amazon blocked an ad for a book critical of the Black Lives Matter movement, the latest example of the retail giant censoring conservative voices.

The online retailer prevented the Heritage Foundation from purchasing ads to promote Mike Gonzalez’s BLM: The Making of a New Marxist Revolution. Amazon told Heritage that the ad “contains book/s or content that is not allowed,” specifically “content that revolves around controversial or highly debated social topics is not permitted.”

Amazon later reversed its decision and posted the ad, telling the Washington Free Beacon that its “policies were not enforced correctly in this case” and that the employees responsible would receive “additional training.”

Amazon refused to explain the nature of the error. But in recent months, the company has used its policies to suppress conservative books. 

REVEALED: Two Fed presidents with insider knowledge of US monetary policy sold millions of dollars of stock in blue-chip firms including Amazon, Apple, and Google last year, prompting ethics review

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell has ordered a sweeping review of the ethics rules governing financial holdings and dealings by senior officials at the US central bank after two presidents sold millions in stock options last year.

Powell ordered the review late last week, the spokesperson said in an emailed statement, following recent reports that two of the Fed system’s 12 regional reserve bank presidents had been active investors during 2020, a notably volatile year for asset prices as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Last year, Robert Kaplan, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank traded millions of dollars in stock in companies such as Apple, Amazon, and Google.

Eric Rosengren, president of the Boston Fed, traded in stocks and real estate investment trusts, according to financial disclosure forms. 

Pfizer to Seek FDA EUA for COVID Vaccine for 5- to 11-Year-Olds in Coming Weeks + More

Children as young as five years old may soon get the COVID-19 vaccine. Friday, Pfizer announced that it would submit its clinical trials for their 5 to 11-year-olds to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the coming weeks.

This March, Pfizer began testing 4,500 children in a three-age group trial for their COVID-19 vaccine.

The groups include school-age children from five to eleven, preschool age children from two to five, and infants from six months to two years old.

The shots haven’t been proven to work safely for youngsters, and child volunteers in later-stage trials may get a placebo, rather than the vaccine. Yet parents said they were willing to take the chance and submit their children to the trials’ blood draws, COVID-19 tests and appointments to safeguard them, as well as their family and classmates.

American BABIES could be given low-dose of Pfizer’s jab this winter

Pfizer‘s Covid vaccine could be rolled out to babies as young as six months in the US this winter, under plans being drawn up by the pharmaceutical giant.

In a move likely to cause international controversy, the company intends to apply for authorisation to immunise American infants within the next two months.

The timeline will depend on the findings of in-house trials looking into whether the vaccines are safe and effective in youngsters aged six months to five years.

Frank D’Amelio, chief financial officer at Pfizer, told an industry conference yesterday that the firm plans to ‘go file’ by November, the Financial Times reports.

Thousands of Illegal Immigrants Amass Under Bridge in Texas

Thousands of illegal immigrants amass in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)
Thousands of illegal immigrants amass in Del Rio, Texas on Sept. 16, 2021. (Charlotte Cuthbertson/The Epoch Times)

DEL RIO, Texas—Thousands of illegal immigrantsmostly from Haiti, are congregating under a bridge in Texas while they wait to turn themselves in to the U.S. Border Patrol.

Immigrants were spread out over a span of dirt, many sitting or lying on blankets. Others stood, chatting with companions.

Some 8,000 illegal immigrants, including Haitian, Cuban, and Venezuelan nationals, are in the area, a Border Patrol source told The Epoch Times.

The number increased by about 2,000 overnight, sources said.Other immigrants are on making their way towards Del Rio through Mexico.

US-Mexico Border Arrests Top 200,000 for Second Straight Month

Illegal migrants, who were detained trying to cross into the United States undetected, wait to be searched by United States Border Patrol agents in Sunland Park, N.M., on Sept. 1, 2021. (Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images)
Illegal migrants, who were detained trying to cross into the United States undetected, wait to be searched by United States Border Patrol agents in Sunland Park, N.M., on Sept. 1, 2021. (Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images)

Border agents apprehended 208,887 people, a slight dip from July but up over four times from August 2020 and three times from August 2019, the data from Customs and Border Protection (CBP) show.

Most of the illegal immigrants caught were single adults, nearly 100,000, while approximately 80,000 people who were arrested were part of a family unit. About 18,500 unaccompanied minors, or illegal immigrant children without a responsible adult, were apprehended.

The number of border arrests had gone up for 16 straight months, starting during the Trump administration, after hitting a low of just 17,106 in April 2020, shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic started.

Inspector general says the DHS is putting staff and border towns at risk by not screening migrants for Covid when they arrive in the country

‘Without stronger COVID-19 prevention measures in place, DHS is putting its workforce, support staff, communities, and migrants at greater risk of contracting the virus,’ the DHS Office of Inspector General wrote in a report released Wednesday. 

The report specifically investigated a lack of Covid-19 testing at DHS facilities. It found that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not have the resources to test migrants who enter their custody and relies on public health systems in surrounding towns to do so. 

The report reviewed how law enforcement arrest and detain migrants at the southern border from March through May after being tipped off by a DHS employee complaint about the lack of Covid-19 testing. 

South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh surrenders on charges connected to insurance fraud scheme

Murdaugh was shot in the head on a roadway on Sept. 4 but survived. A family spokesperson had previously blamed the shooting on an unidentified man in a blue truck.

However, Murdaugh admitted to authorities Monday that he had conspired with a man — identified by police as Curtis Edward Smith — to kill him as part of the scheme, according to an affidavit to support charges against Smith.

Smith went before a judge to face the charges Thursday morning. Read more about that court appearance here and watch the entire hearing below:

Additionally, state investigators have announced the opening of two other investigations regarding the 2015 unsolved death of a teen as well as the 2018 death of the Murdaugh family’s housekeeper.

The killings of his wife and son have not been solved, and Murdaugh has denied responsibility.

Talks of possible plea deal involving Brashear High School graduate accused of plotting terror attack at local church

A federal court document reveals potential plea bargain talks for a Northview Heights man, Mustafa Alowemer, charged with plotting a potential terror attack against a local church. Alowemer is a Syrian refugee who graduated from Pittsburgh Brashear High School in 2019.

He’s accused of plotting to blow up a church in Pittsburgh’s North Side neighborhood.

The people he was communicating with were actually part of an undercover FBI team.

Alowemer is charged with one count of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, ISIS, and two counts of distribution of information relating to explosives devices or weapons of mass destruction.

American Airlines Flight Turns Around and Kicks Off Mother and Her Asthmatic 2-Year-Old Baby Over Mask Policy — Police Meet Them at the Gate

On Monday, American Airlines flight 1284 turned around and kicked off a two-year-old asthmatic boy, his mother, and his grandmother because the child was suffering from an asthma attack during mid-flight and could not wear the mask properly.

Amanda Pendarvis, the mother, posted on her Instagram story a video of her son who was having an asthma attack and was refusing to put on his mask due to his inability to breathe properly.

Pendarvis described it on her IG story as the “most humiliating/traumatizing experience. Here is an excerpt from her post:

Nearly 7,000 migrants waiting at the border to be apprehended

National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd says it feels like CBP has fewer resources ‘every single day’ to handle the crisis.

FBI complicit in sex crimes of pedophile rapist

The brave testimony given by Simone Biles and other victims before the US Senate was devastating and sickening.

The FBI chose to turn a blind eye to the abhorrent crimes Larry Nassar committed, and protect this rapist and pedophile who repeatedly molested hundreds of girls.


America’s Tiananmen Square Moment

Now, what many of us suspected is out in the open – the reason the Democrats have aggressively attacked protesting citizens and tried to inflate the 1/6 events far beyond what they really were is because they needed cover for the real insurrection they were conducting behind the scenes.

We have entered an extra-constitutional period where those in power play the “catch me if you can/try and stop me” end-arounds because they know that by the time our legal systems catch up with them, the deeds will already be done.

The American left has destroyed our national sovereignty through de facto open borders, engineered losses in wars and created international embarrassments for and of America. They have brought us low in the eyes of the world.

What we assumed “could never happen here” has happened here – and not while we slept, but while we watched – and that is perhaps the most depressing and galling thought.

Court Docs Suggest Repeat of Obama/Copenhagen, Biden EPA Plans to Spring Unprecedented “Back Door” Climate Rule, One Obama’s EPA Chief Called “Not Advisable”, in Glasgow

A letter sent the same day to the White House by Congressional Republicans helps make the connection between this plan and the upcoming climate conference.

This development also appears to lie behind the mystery promise the Biden White House made to the world and is set to at long last add some detail to at the annual Conference of the Parties to the series of climate treaties including Kyoto Protocol and Paris agreement, being held this year in Glasgow“COP26” beginning on November 1.

Republican Senators have been demanding detail for the radical vow of a 50-plus percent reduction in GHGs by 2030, a demand they repeated in a new letter to the White House, sent on Thursday.

McFarland on Pelosi, Milley phone call claims: ‘It all needs to be investigated’

Former Trump Deputy National Security Advisor KT McFarland reacts to House Speaker Pelosi and Gen. Milley’s phone call claims in new book.

Retired general rips Milley: Actions fall between treason and dereliction of duty

Retired Gen. Don Bolduc calls for Gen. Mark Milley to resign amid allegations he overstepped his power during the end of Trump’s presidency.

Ep. 1606 Was Pelosi Involved In A Coup? – The Dan Bongino Show

The Mark Milley scandal explodes. Three questions that must be answered. The rebellion has begun. In this episode I also show video of people fighting back against leftist tyranny.

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Tucker: Why does no one in Washington consider this a crisis

Fox News host slams Mark Milley over his alleged collaboration with China on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

Democratic Officials Continue to Threaten Tech Companies to Censor More

Over the last year, Democratic Party members of Congress have become increasingly explicit that Silicon Valley giants must either censor the material Democrats dislike or suffer legal and regulatory reprisals.

The most recent example is one of the most egregious yet: Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Adam Schiff demanded that Amazon stop promoting books on COVID they find offensive.

The consequences — both political and legal — are grave.

World News:

China threatens to sail its navy into Hawaiian waters as US and Australia announce defence pact – days after flotilla of four Chinese vessels sail past Alaska

China today threatened to send its Navy into Hawaiian waters in the latest round of sabre rattling in the Pacific after Australia, the US and Britain announced a new naval alliance in the region. 

Four Chinese vessels have already been spotted sailing off the coast of Alaska this week in a display of naval power amid increasing tensions as a global nuclear submarine pact was signed to take on Beijing. 

A  Chinese guided-missile cruiser, guided-missile destroyer, general intelligence vessel, and an auxiliary vessel were spotted off the coast of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands during surveillance operations in the Bering Sea.

The provocation came as China‘s state-run newspaper threatened to send warships to Hawaii and Guam in response to US moves in the South China Sea.

Car Explosion Kills Local Emergencies Service’s Spokeswoman, Companion In Ukraine’s Dnipro

A memorial to Darya Hrechyshcheva
A memorial to Darya Hrechyshcheva

DNIPRO, Ukraine — A car explosion killed the spokeswoman of a regional emergencies service and her companion in Ukraine’s southeastern city of Dnipro, the country’s National Police said on September 15.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear, but the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) said it has launched a probe into a terrorist act over the deadly blast, which took place on Bohdan Khmelnitskiy Avenue in Ukraine’s fourth-largest city.

The State Emergency Service in the Dnipropetrovsk region identified the victims of the explosion as its 35-year-old spokeswoman, Darya Hrechyshcheva, and a member of the Ukrainian Legion public group, a paramedic Oleksiy Kavlak.

Taiwan to Boost Arms Spending by $8.7 Billion, Warns ‘Severe Threat’ From China

FILE PHOTO: Soldiers march to position during an anti-invasion drill on the beach during the annual Han Kuang military drill in Tainan, Taiwan, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang
FILE PHOTO: Soldiers march to position during an anti-invasion drill on the beach during the annual Han Kuang military drill in Tainan, Taiwan, September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Ann Wang

The Taiwanese government announced on Thursday it proposed to bolster its defense spendings by $8.69 billion ($240 billion Taiwan dollars) over the next five years, citing an urgent need to improve military equipment in the face of “severe threats” coming from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, reelected by a landslide last year on a pledge to stand up to the CCP, has made modernizing Taiwan’s mainly U.S.-equipped military a priority, turning it into a “porcupine,” both highly mobile and hard to attack.

Deputy Defence Minister Wang Shin-lung told reporters the new arms would all be made domestically and will include cruise missiles and warships.

Leaders Of Russia, China-Led Security Blocs Meet To Discuss Afghanistan

Leaders of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) met for a summit in the Tajik capital on September 16, to be followed a day later by a gathering of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which includes China.

The talks come as Moscow and Beijing move to assert themselves as key players in the region following the rapid collapse of the Western-backed government in Kabul at the end of a 20-year-old U.S.-led military mission in Afghanistan.

Both regional security blocs have been viewed as Moscow’s and Beijing’s counters to U.S. geopolitical dominance.

Video Azerbaijani Forces Reportedly Set Up Checkpoints On Road Connecting Armenia Cities

Azerbaijani forces have reportedly set up checkpoints on a strategic road connecting Armenia to Iran.

The highway passes through areas handed over to Azerbaijan by Armenia as a condition of a Russian-brokered cease-fire last year which guaranteed a free flow of traffic.

Witnesses said the forces have been collecting money from Iranian truckers for use of the road in violation of the terms of the cease-fire.


This Is Why Newsom Won | Ep. 50

As Newsom programs his GPS for “revenge“ in the wake of his recall election, the question on everyone’s mind is—what’s next for California?

Liz unpacks the not-so-pretty picture of what’s coming in the near future (vaccine mandates all around!) and how California’s little tyrant is still standing in the first place.

On the cultural front, universities have become a breeding ground for Marxism, and the proof is in this video of students throwing flags from a 9/11 memorial in the trash (yes, you read that right).

Plus, here’s everything you need to know about air travel safety and COVID. This is The Liz Wheeler Show.

Sharyl Talks the Joy Reid-Nicki Minaj Beef on Fox’s Gutfeld!

Sharyl comes on Gutfeld to talk about the recent twitter controversy surrounding Minaj’s take on vaccines.

Funding the BLM Movement Helps Push Communism to the Forefront

Bill was joined on Wednesday by author Mike Gonzalez, whose new book investigates the financial and ideological underpinnings of the very well-funded Black Lives Matter, which wants nothing less than a total overthrow of the entire American system.