News and Headlines 12/10/2021: Keeping you informed.

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Texas family awarded largest-ever compensation after drunk driving accident

A young girl was being driven home by her grandmother in Texas when a drunk driver suddenly crashed into them, killing them both. A jury this week decided the victims’ family were entitled to just over $301 billion in damages.

Tamra Kay Kindred was picking up her 16-year-old granddaughter Aujuni Tamay Anderson from her job at a Cici’s Pizza in November 2017. As she was driving home, a man ran a red light and hit her car. Both women died in the crash, along with the driver, Josuha Delbosque.

Authorities confirmed Delbosque was intoxicated and the family of Kindred and Anderson sued the bar that had served him, Beer Belly’s Sports Bar, along with its owner, arguing it’s bartenders overserved him. 

Glenn Beck Talks to Tucker Carlson About Schools and Vaccination

Appearing Wednesday on Tucker Carlson Tonight, radio host Glenn Beck broke down the astonishing revelations, claiming key members of the federal government quietly entered into a joint ownership of Moderna’s mRNA vaccine just as the pandemic was poised to hit the US. 

Texas abortion law case: Gorsuch responds to Sotomayor’s claims of ‘chilling effect’

(MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
(MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

She argued that the court should have provided relief to Texans facing the state’s abortion restrictions. “The chilling effect has been near total, depriving pregnant women in Texas of virtually all opportunity to seek abortion care within their home State after their sixth week of pregnancy,” she wrote.

“Some women have vindicated their rights by traveling out of State. For the many women who are unable to do so, their only alternatives are to carry unwanted pregnancies to term or attempt self-induced abortions outside of the medical system.”

Gorsuch responded by claiming that the court has considered that question and previously rejected it. “[Sotomayor] contends that S. B. 8 ‘chills’ the exercise of federal constitutional rights,” he wrote. 

“If nothing else, she says, this fact warrants allowing further relief in this case … Here again, however, it turns out that the Court has already and often confronted— and rejected—this very line of thinking. As our cases explain, the ‘chilling effect’ associated with a potentially unconstitutional law being ‘on the books’ is insufficient to ‘justify federal intervention’ in a pre-enforcement suit.”

Missing Long Island mother found dead, husband charged with murder

Missing person (Suffolk PD)
Missing person (Suffolk PD)

Melissa Molinari, 38, was last seen at her home in Centereach, New York, on Nov. 21, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Her vehicle was parked outside the family’s residence at 45 Lolly Lane. She was reported missing on Dec. 2 by a friend, police said.

After an extensive search for the young mother who missed Thanksgiving with her family, cops located her body about an hour from her home in the Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest, authorities said.

Shattered father Joseph Petito set aside his grief Sunday to help in the search for the missing woman.

His daughter Gabby Petito’s disappearance dominated national headlines for weeks before she was found slain in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

Joseph Petito tweeted out a plea to the public to help find Melissa Molinari.

Stunning: Facebook court filing admits ‘fact checks’ are just a matter of opinion

Surprisingly little attention is being paid to a bombshell admission made by the attorneys representing the corporation formerly known as Facebook, Inc., which has now transitioned into Meta Platforms, Inc.

In a court filing responding to a lawsuit filed by John Stossel claiming that he was defamed by a “fact check” Facebook used to label a video by him as “misleading,” Meta’s attorneys assert that the “fact check” was an “opinion,” not an actual check of facts and declaration of facts.  Under libel law, opinions are protected from liability for libel.

Technically speaking, Facebook farms out its “fact-checking” to outside organizations, usually left-wing groups.  In the case of Stossel’s video that was defamed, the outside website is called “Climate Feedback,” which is also named a defendant in the lawsuit.

So-called “fact-checking” is a fraud used to cover up the censorship of opinions that that differ from those of the powerful Silicon Valley oligarchy.  And now we have proof attested to in a court filing by one of the richest companies in the world, represented by some of the most elite lawyers in the world.

The White House Sicced Fact Checkers on Townhall…for Quoting Biden

Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Source: AP Photo/Susan Walsh

On Wednesday as President Biden spoke in Kansas City, Missouri, Townhall clipped and tweeted a portion of his remarks: 

After the clip picked up steam on Twitter and was covered by our friends at Twitchy, Mike Gwin — the White House’s rapid response director — lashed out and baselessly accused Townhall of “lazy, deceptive, editing” that Gwin claims was done “to omit that the President was noting falling gas prices.” Except of course, that isn’t what happened. 

In the clip Townhall tweeted, President Biden says “Nationally, prices are down seven cents a gallon,” meaning Gwin’s claim that the video was edited to omit the president noting falling gas prices is entirely false. 

A few questions PolitiFact should have addressed if their fact check of Townhall’s clip was to be nonpartisan, fair, or thorough:

Jussie Smollett verdict: City of Chicago will ‘continue to pursue its lawsuit’ against the ‘Empire’ actor

“The City filed a civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett to recover costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department investigating what the City believed to be Smollett’s false police reports that he was a victim of a hate crime,” read the statement.

“While using a different standard of proof, the jury’s finding of guilt convicting Jussie Smollett of criminal charges stemming from the incident confirms that the City was correct in bringing its civil lawsuit.”

“The City intends to continue to pursue its lawsuit to hold Smollett accountable for his unlawful actions and to demand that he compensate the City for costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department which took his false claims of harm seriously,” the statement added.

Following the guilty verdict, special prosecutor Dan Webb addressed the media and told reporters that his message to the jury was that Smollett “faked a hate crime and then lied to the police about it and then compounded his crimes by lying to the jury during the course of this trial and insulting their intelligence.”

Ryan Rogers murder: Documents suggest racial motive in teen’s Palm Beach Gardens stabbing

Semmie Williams, the 39-year-old Florida man accused of brutally killing 14-year-old Ryan Rogers in Palm Beach Gardens, allegedly used racially charged language during the intake process at a Palm Beach County jail. (Palm Beach Gardens Police)
Semmie Williams, the 39-year-old Florida man accused of brutally killing 14-year-old Ryan Rogers in Palm Beach Gardens, allegedly used racially charged language during the intake process at a Palm Beach County jail. (Palm Beach Gardens Police)

Jailhouse records obtained by Fox News Digital show that on Dec. 2, Williams allegedly fought with officers, called one a “White devil,” and suggested a motive behind the teen’s stabbing death.

“While fingerprinting his left hand, I asked him if he understood the charges,” Officer Michael McCabe wrote in an incident report. “He stated, ‘Yea, murder, because of what they did to Black people about giving them syphilis.'”

The suspect allegedly tried to break free from the officer’s grip but failed. McCabe slammed him to the ground and other jail guards helped hold him down until he complied with their orders. They placed him in handcuffs.

“If y’all didn’t help him, I was going to whoop his a–,” he said next, according to the incident reports. “White devil!”

Texas National Guard Says It Apprehended over 2,600 Illegal Migrants at the Border in One Week

The troops are stationed at the border as part of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star,” which has mobilized state assets to counter illegal activity.

Texas National Guard border public affairs officer Major Mike Perry told the DCNF that the Texas National Guard “is getting a lot of apprehensions right now.”

Since Dec. 1, the operation by Texas National Guard at the border has resulted in the apprehensions and referrals of 2,618 illegal migrants. The guard has apprehended and referred around 87,000 illegal migrants in total since March.

Perry told the DCNF that in recent weeks the guard has seen an uptick in “runners and turnbacks” attempting to evade apprehension. There was a total of 696 “turnbacks,” meaning illegal migrants attempting to evade apprehension, from Dec. 1 to Dec. 8. Since March, the operation has seen over 7,000.

Inflation soars as prices spike 6.8 percent, most in 39 years

It’s the highest year-over-year reading of the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index, which measures a basket of goods and services as well as energy and food costs, since 1982, when the country saw surging inflation that sparked year-over-year spikes as high as more than 14 percent.

That means inflation is now accelerating at the highest pace many Americans have seen in their lifetimes.

November’s 6.8 percent spike from the same time last year is up from October’s hotter-than-expected 6.2 percent jump.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in a statement that it saw “broad increases” across “most” indexes of goods. 

Top Cardiologist: Vaccine-Induced Myocarditis in Young People ‘Way More Serious’ Than COVID-Induced Myocarditis

Cases of myocarditis—inflammation of the heart muscle—have spiked dramatically among previously healthy people in heavily vaccinated countries. Health officials have maintained that vaccine-induced myocarditis is rare, and worth the risk because COVID-induced myocarditis is much more prevalent.

During a wide-ranging interview with Dr. Al Johnson of the Real News Communications Network, McCullough expressed an alternative viewpoint.

The doctor emphasized that usually “the myocarditis in COVID-19 is mild, it’s inconsequential, and it’s largely a component of elevation [of troponin].”

Conversely, he said, “there are pre-clinical studies suggesting the lipid nanoparticles [from the vaccines] actually go right into the heart.”

“The heart expresses the spike protein, the body attacks the heart. There are dramatic EKG changes,” he explained.


Biden Orders U.S. To Stop Financing Carbon-Intense Fossil Fuel Projects Abroad

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo
REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

The policy bans any U.S. government financing of overseas coal projects that do not capture or only partially capture carbon emissions, allowing federal agencies to engage on coal generation only if the project demonstrates full emissions capture or is part of an accelerated phaseout.

It exempts carbon-intensive projects for two reasons: they are deemed to be needed for national security or geostrategic reasons or they are crucial to deliver energy access to vulnerable areas.

The policy formalizes the goals set by the administration in earlier executive orders and policy guidances and reiterated in multilateral forums such as the G7 meeting in France in August and U.N. climate summit in Scotland in the fall.

Environmental groups said the policy, which they have long advocated for, is a step in the right direction but creates loopholes that could undermine its goals.

This is who Mitch McConnell truly is – Tucker

This is who Mitch McConnell truly is – Tucker.

Tucker Carlson explains how Mitch McConnell used his political powers to target a beloved Bob Dole event planner on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

Tucker: You cannot make these people federal prosecutors

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host exposes the ‘radical and incompetent’ Rachael Rollins.

Biden chooses ‘most unhinged’ person possible for DOJ position: Horace Cooper

Co-chairman of Project 21 reacts to narrow Senate confirmation of Rachael Rollins for U.S. attorney in Massachusetts and says President Joe Biden has poor taste in choosing staff on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’.

Massachusetts US Attorney Rachael Rollins’ left-wing track record under scrutiny

(Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)
(Sarah Reingewirtz/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

Rollins was voted in as the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts on Wednesday, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. Rollins’ past policies of refusing to prosecute minor offenses has been a source of concern for Republicans.

“We start with a presumption that, in most cases, these charges don’t need to be prosecuted,” District Attorney Rollins said in her 2019 policy report. “Dismissal, diversion, treatment, and services are much more often the appropriate outcomes.”

As district attorney, Rollins refused to pursue charges for a number of nonviolent charges, including: trespassing, shoplifting, disorderly conduct, receiving stolen property, minor motor vehicle offenses, breaking and entering a vacant property or for the purpose of sleeping or seeking refuge, threats excluding domestic violence, minor possession of alcohol, drug possession and resisting arrest in cases when the resistance is the only charge – according to cataloging by the Heritage Foundation.

“This is a roadmap to a criminal justice system that works equally for everyone, based on research, data, and input from across the spectrum of stakeholders,” Rollins said about the newly scrutinized policy report.

Border town declares local emergency over immigration crisis

Rep. Fred Keller, R-Pa., on surge of illegal migrants crossing into Yuma, Arizona, overwhelming Border Patrol.


Justice Michael Gableman, who is overseeing the 2020 Wisconsin election review investigation, claimed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave $8.8 million to five Democrat mayors in Wisconsin cities under the guise of a “Covid safety” plan. Gableman alleged the funds were then switched from their intended purpose to help defeat Donald Trump and elect Biden.

“It’s very clear that Mark Zuckerberg’s goal was to defeat Donald Trump and elect Joe Biden,” Gableman said at the hearing.

Former Ohio Attorney General Ken Blackwell claimed the money came with specific instructions on how it was to be spent, saying that it was spent to buy a specific amount of drop-boxes, which have been seen as problematic in the past, and bus people from Democrat-heavy areas to the polls.

The CTCL also requested that the state adopt universal mail-in voting forever instead of in-person voting, according to the New York Post.

Border agents crushed after Senate Democrats confirm controversial Biden CBP nominee: ‘He’s pretty much hated’

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Chris Magnus, formerly the police chief in Tuscon, Arizona, despite numerous controversies surrounding Magnus’ nomination, including his support for sanctuary cities. Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the lone Republican to vote for Magnus’ confirmation. 

Magnus “is pretty much hated, especially by those of us in the Tucson Sector since we know him,” one border agent told Fox News. “Somehow he has made a career off of hating law enforcement. He destroyed TPD [Tucson Police Department] and will do the same to CBP as a whole.” 

“Morale within Border Patrol is so low we expect absolutely nothing different than the elevation and appointments of people that are against a secure border,” another agent said. “Magnus is just par for the course under this administration.” 

“The confirmation of Chris Magnus completes the Biden Administration’s operational plan to destroy the most secure border we ever had under President Trump,” former Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director Tom Homan told Fox News. 

Gov. DeSantis Issues Order Aimed at Curtailing Migrant Relocation to Florida: Report

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis planned to issue an executive order Friday to block the issuance or renewal of state licenses to facilities housing migrant children relocated from the southern border, Breitbart reported.

DeSantis’ action, through the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF), is aimed at stopping the influx of unaccompanied children into the state as a result of President Joe Biden’s policy of relocating migrants, reported Breitbart, citing information from the governor’s team.

“DCF licenses facilities that house children whose families are unable to care for them,” Pushaw told Breitbart on Thursday night. “As a state agency, DCF serves the people of Florida.

Diverting resources away from kids in need in Florida, to illegal aliens being smuggled here by the Biden administration for clandestine resettlement, does not serve the people of our state.”

McCarthy to Newsmax: All Republicans United Around ‘Fire Pelosi’

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(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

“There’s enough items going on that is harming America when it comes to inflation, crime, the border, the wokeism, the movement of this presidency that we should focus upon,” McCarthy said on Thursday’s “Spicer & Co.” “We might have a few differences, but there’s more that unites us than divides us.

“I’ll tell you, our conference is a hundred percent united — different than the Democratic conference. The one thing I will tell you is, we’re all united around fire Pelosi.”

McCarthy encouraged people to visit to show support for the GOP’s mission.

Republicans hope to regain control of both the House and the Senate in next year’s midterms.

McCarthy said his party, upon taking control of Congress, would take steps to do the following: secure the border and help stop fentanyl from entering the country; stop the rise of inflation; curb the IRS; make the U.S. energy independent; increase funding for law enforcement; and devise a parents’ bill of rights.

Exclusive Whistleblower Video: Pennsylvania Election Workers Discuss Hiding ‘Derogatory’ Records

The video, surreptitiously recorded by whistleblower Regina Miller, is one of many Miller took while working as a contract employee for the county.

Miller began secretly recording the behind-the-scenes conduct after witnessing concerning behavior by several election officials, a person with knowledge of a lawsuit filed last month against county election officials, based in part on the recordings, told The Federalist.

In that lawsuit, Delaware County residents Ruth Moton, Leah Hoopes, and Gregory Stenstrom, as well as the Friends of Ruth Moton campaign, alleged former Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, Delaware County, the Delaware County Board of Elections, and more than a dozen individual election officials destroyed election records and conspired to do so, to hide violations of election law.

Leftism is a cult divorced from reality: Tammy Bruce

‘Fox News Primetime’ host Tammy Bruce shows how the left is a cult in her opening monologue.

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Angry Canada threatens to impose tariffs on U.S. goods over EV tax credit plan

REUTERS/Lars HagberG/File Photo
REUTERS/Lars HagberG/File Photo

OTTAWA, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Canada dramatically hardened its tone with Washington in a dispute over proposed U.S. credits for electric vehicles on Friday, threatening to slap tariffs on a range of American goods unless the matter was resolved.

In a letter to senior members of the U.S. Senate, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland and Trade Minister Mary Ng also said Canada was ready to launch a dispute settlement process under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal.

Canada fears the tax credit for American manufacturers will undermine its own efforts to produce electric vehicles in Ontario – the country’s industrial heartland – and also undermine the integrated North American auto industry.

Treasury hits China, Myanmar and North Korea with human rights sanctions

A total of 15 people and 10 groups with ties to North Korea, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury on Friday, over ties to human rights abuse. Friday also marked International Human Rights Day. File Photo KCNA/EPA-EFE
A total of 15 people and 10 groups with ties to North Korea, China, Bangladesh and Myanmar were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury on Friday, over ties to human rights abuse. Friday also marked International Human Rights Day. File Photo KCNA/EPA-EFE

The Treasury’s sanctions include individuals and organizations with ties to China, Myanmar, North Korea and Bangladesh.

Sanctions prohibit U.S. firms from doing business with those singled out by the Treasury as “perpetrators of corruption and serious human rights abuse.”

Canada and the United Kingdom joined the United States in enacting sanctions.

In a separate move, the Treasury also imposed investment restrictions on a Chinese tech company, adding it to the Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN).

It says SenseTime’s technology has been used to help target minorities, mainly Uyghur Muslims and members of other minorities, in China.

Also hit with sanctions on Friday were North Korea’s Central Public Prosecutors Office, a Bangladesh special police unit, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and a Russian university provost accused of exploiting North Korean foreign workers through student visas.

55 dead after truck smuggling migrants crashes in Mexico

Bodies in bodybags are placed on the side of the road after an accident in Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas state, Mexico, Dec. 9, 2021. Mexican authorities say at least 49 people were killed and dozens more injured when a cargo truck carrying Central American migrants rolled over on a highway in southern Mexico. (AP Photo )
(AP Photo )

TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AP) — Rescue workers arriving at a road accident in southern Mexico found a horrific scene: A tractor-trailer jammed with as many as 200 migrants crashed into the base of a steel pedestrian bridge, killing 55 and injuring dozens.

The migrants inside the tipped-over trailer were tossed and crushed in a pile of both the living and the dead.

In addition to the 55 killed Thursday evening, at least 52 were injured. It was one of the deadliest days for migrants in Mexico since the 2010 massacre of 72 people by the Zetas drug cartel in the northern state of Tamaulipas.

Volunteer rescuers removed the dead from the pile, while the living scrambled to get out of the twisted debris of the collapsed trailer.

Katie Hopkins: Boris Johnson: PR Disaster Management 101

Israel-US prepare to face Iran; EU says renewed sense of urgency in Vienna – TV7 Israel News 10.12

1) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian claims that the Islamic Republic is “trying to reach a serious and good agreement” – despite Western skepticism.

2) U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin reaffirms Washington’s unwavering commitment to Israel’s security in the face of Iranian threats.

3) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid dubs Israel-Egypt relations as vital for regional stability.

Amazon Hit with Massive $1.3 Billion Fine for Anti-Competitive Practices

The Italian Competition Authority issued the $1.3 billion penalty after the results of its investigation into Amazon concluded the online marketplace favored third-party vendors who use Amazon’s shipping and logistics services, the regulator announced in a press release Thursday.

The Authority alleged that Amazon boosted the presence of vendors that used its services on its site as a way to increase use of its own logistic service, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA).

“In so doing, Amazon harmed competing e-commerce logistics operators, preventing them from presenting themselves to online sellers as providers of services of comparable quality to Amazon’s FBA and thus capable of ensuring high visibility on (Amazon’s Italian version),” the Authority wrote.

The Italian regulator also argued that the practice harmed competing online marketplaces because sellers are incentivized to use Amazon’s platform.

Lithuania braces for China-led corporate boycott; Biden kicks off ‘Summit for Democracy’

More countries are joining a #DiplomaticBoycott of the Beijing Olympics, and mixed messages are coming out of Beijing. On one hand, it accuses the nations of politicizing the Games. On the other, Beijing says it doesn’t care if they attend.

But that’s not the only boycott happening. China is now snubbing Lithuania for strengthening its ties to Taiwan. The European Union responds, saying it’s ready to stand up against all types of political pressure from China’s communist regime.

Members of China’s Communist Party have a new personal obligation: to have three kids. That’s according to a state media editorial, requiring party members to help boost the country’s birth rate and relieve its population crisis.

Chinese authorities are disqualifying independent candidates from running in an election, as Beijing claims it embraces a better style of democracy than the United States.


Ex-press Sec: Fauci Has Been Exposed for What He Is (Pt. 3)| Kayleigh McEnany | MEDIA | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to former Trump White House Press Secretary and host of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” Kayleigh McEnany about why Jen Psaki doesn’t get called out for her lies, the only fake news story that got under Donald Trump’s skin, and how COVID has exposed Dr. Fauci for what he always was.

In this clip Kayleigh describes what was really going on in the White House at the very beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic.
She describes why lockdowns bothered Trump so much and what Jared Kushner was most afraid of happening.

She also describes what the White House Coronavirus Task Force was really like behind closed doors.

She also explains her issues with Dr. Fauci and why the revelations about gain of function research have been so damning to his reputation.

Gutfeld: Jussie Smollett couldn’t act his way out of this one

‘Gutfeld!’ panel reacts to the trial of Smollett who was found guilty on multiple felony counts of disorderly conduct in what prosecutors said amounted to false reporting to police about a hate crime.

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