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CBS Earns Blistering Ratio For Trying To Blame US Inflation On Ukraine Situation

In a late Tuesday tweet, CBS asserted that “The U.S. economy has been hit with increased gas prices, inflation, and supply-chain issues due to the Ukraine crisis.

Prior to the Ukraine conflict, Jen Psaki and President Biden said it was caused by ‘transitory’ price increases (blaming Covid and climate change, among other things).

The price of oil and CPI have been increasing for the last 18 months.

CBS’s tweet was widely mocked, and earned a blistering ‘ratio’ (when comments far outweigh ‘likes’ – suggesting a tweet is way off base).

Fourteen Attorneys General Demand Homeland Secretary Mayorkas Resign

'Secretary Mayorkas has failed to deliver on the core function of the agency he runs:,' The attorneys wrote
‘Secretary Mayorkas has failed to deliver on the core function of the agency he runs:,’ The attorneys wrote

“We, the Attorneys General of 14 States, write to demand your immediate resignation,” the group, led by Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, wrote.

Joining Moody are the attorneys general of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

The fact that being in the U.S. illegally is a federal crime, that DHS will no longer enforce, is a dereliction of duty, those who’ve called on him to resign and be impeached argue, including U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Arizona, and Texas Congressmen Chip Roy and Michael Cloud, among others.

As each of the attorneys general have been combating escalating crimes related to illegal immigration and have seen a wave of illicit drugs pour into their states, they point to Mayorkas’ failed leadership as a contributing factor.

Pete Buttigieg awarded $33M in city contracts to donors as mayor

Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg’s top political donors received millions of dollars in city contracts after giving thousands to his campaigns while he was mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

Buttigieg’s political action committees took money from 23 companies who then got jobs from South Bend’s Board of Public Works whose members he appointed, documents obtained by reveal.

On two occasions, the former presidential candidate received donations the same day the companies were awarded contracts.

Other city contractors gifted the mayor cigars, alcohol and golf trips worth hundreds of dollars.

CDC: 4 Vaccine Doses in 6 Months for Some

The CDC has recently updated its COVID-19 vaccine schedule for people with weak immune systems. They now recommend four doses in less than six months.

Protester Allegedly Shoved Off Ledge by Officer on Jan. 6 Comes Forward, Plans to Sue Police

Derrick Vargo falls some 20 feet after being allegedly pushed off a landing that leads to the Upper West Terrace at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Video Stills/ParlerVideos)
Derrick Vargo falls some 20 feet after being allegedly pushed off a landing that leads to the Upper West Terrace at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Video Stills/ParlerVideos)

Before Feb. 22, Derrick Vargo was the unnamed subject of a video in which a police officer appears to push him off a 20-foot-high ledge, plunging to what many assumed was a tragic death.

Nearly 14 months later, Vargo and his attorney announced a forthcoming civil suit against the U.S. Capitol Police for his serious injuries and mental trauma caused by the push and fall.

Vargo, 32, who works as a yacht builder in Tennessee, said he has no doubt the motorcycle officer who pushed him did it with the intention of hurting or killing him.

2 Prosecutors Leading N.Y. Trump Inquiry Resign, Clouding Case’s Future

Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney’s office have been examining former President Donald J. Trump and his business dealings since 2018. Credit...Meridith Kohut for The New York Times
Prosecutors with the Manhattan district attorney’s office have been examining former President Donald J. Trump and his business dealings since 2018. Credit…Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

The prosecutors, Carey R. Dunne and Mark F. Pomerantz, submitted their resignations after the new Manhattan district attorney, Alvin Bragg, indicated to them that he had doubts about moving forward with a case against Mr. Trump, the people said.

Mr. Pomerantz confirmed in a brief interview that he had resigned, but declined to elaborate. Mr. Dunne declined to comment.

Without Mr. Bragg’s commitment to move forward, the prosecutors late last month postponed a plan to question at least one witness before the grand jury, one of the people said. They have not questioned any witnesses in front of the grand jury for more than a month, essentially pausing their investigation into whether Mr. Trump inflated the value of his assets to obtain favorable loan terms from banks.

Truth Social Has Arrived – What’s Next?

Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes reveals what’s happening on the new platform and what we can expect next.

‘It could happen to anyone’: Woman shares warning after spending 2 weeks in jail for mistaken identity


At each juncture she protested, thinking the terrible mistake would be discovered, and she would be set free. But Farber spent almost two weeks behind bars. 

She described frightening conditions in jail, instances of inmates “trying to touch her person, her hair and asking for favors she couldn’t fulfill.” 

Her family hired attorneys in Texas and LA and finally were able to show through Farber’s cell phone GPS that Farber was in California on the day prosecutors alleged the crime took place in Texas.

“The fact no one checked her middle name, her birth date. No information representing her person… they didn’t even check basic information that Bethany was not the other Bethany Farber. “

US Trucker Convoy Protest Heading Out

A U.S. trucker convoy is heading out today from California. They’re planning to drive more than 2,500 miles to Washington DC, to protest COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.

Americans say they back US truck convoy – with conditions

Trucks parked in Ottawa on the 19th day of the Freedom Convoy protest (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)
Trucks parked in Ottawa on the 19th day of the Freedom Convoy protest (Fox News Digital/Lisa Bennatan)

“As long as they are being peaceful, as long as they’re not getting violent with counter-protesters … or the police,” one man, Patrick, said.

“We have freedom of assembly guaranteed in the Constitution,” he continued. “So, therefore, they need to be allowed to assemble. We have freedom of speech, so, therefore, they need to be able to voice their opinions.”

Howard, of Alabama, told Fox News: “Sometimes you need to take extra measures to get your point across and do things that need to be done.”

One woman told Fox News she disagrees with the convoy because she supports COVID-19 mandates.

Brandon Irlbeck Has Solution For Funding the Truckers

Democrat Demands Feds Seize Trucks of American Freedom Convoy

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) is calling for American truckers to have they trucks seized
Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) is calling for American truckers to have they trucks seized

Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) called for the trucks of protesters to be confiscated and then given away to businesses looking to grow.

Gallego made the call in response to a news headline that reads: “Trucker convoy could shut down DC Beltway tomorrow.” 

“Perfect time to impound and give the trucks to small trucking companies looking to expand their business,” Gallego tweeted alongside the news report.

DC mayor calls in National Guard ahead of People’s Convoy protests

FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo, IMF Center for economic opportunity director Patrice Lee Onwuka and National Taxpayers Union Executive Vice President Brandon Arnold discuss D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser being accused of overreacting after calling in the National Guard ahead of the People’s Convoy protests.

Hunter Biden’s ex-lovers could come back to haunt him as federal grand jury investigates his tax affairs

(Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Hunter Biden’s women issues could come back to haunt him, as reports have indicated that at least two of his ex-lovers have testified before the federal grand jury investigating President Biden’s son. 

The Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senate Finance Committee conducted an investigation in 2020 into Hunter’s foreign business dealings during his father’s tenure as vice president and discovered that there were at least four large transactions that banks flagged as “potential criminal activity” to the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Hunter’s ex-girlfriend, lingerie entrepreneur Zoe Kestan, testified before the grand jury in Delaware for five hours on Tuesday, the New York Post reported. Kestan reportedly told the grand jury about Hunter’s lavish spending habits at luxury hotels in New York and California. 

EXPOSED: ‘The Great Narrative’ names CAPITALISTS as enemies

Klaus Schwab, head of the World Economic Forum, has a new addition to his Great Reset series.

This one, called ‘The Great Narrative,’ is every bit as terrifying as Schwab’s previous writings. In this clip, Glenn reads from reporter Jordan Schachtel’s break down of what’s inside The Great Narrative — like, for example, how supporters of the free market are deemed ‘enemies’ to Schwab’s ultimate goals.

Philosophies like Schwab’s are sweeping the globe, Glenn says, and Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau just proved global elite can squash YOUR freedoms in the blink of an eye.

Seattle removes helmet law for bikes because it was ‘racist’: Jason Rantz

Seattle Radio talkshow host Jason Rantz discusses how Seattle removed the law requiring cyclers to wear helmets while on their bikes because it was ‘racist’ on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’


Ronald Reagan – Cure Inflation: Say No to Government Spending

From the Johnny Carson show (1975), Ronald Reagan understands that inflation is caused by too much money (as a result of government spending programs) chasing too few goods.

His cure straight from the Milton Friedman school of economics.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup on US Companies Influenced by China

 With the State of the Union just a week away and the United States seeming to face crisis after crisis—from the southern border, to supply chain and inflation—NTD spoke with Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) about what he thinks is the state of our union.

Sen. Josh Hawley Presses Military Official On Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Tucker: How will this conflict affect you?

Since the day that Donald Trump became president, Democrats in Washington have told you it’s your patriotic duty to hate Vladimir Putin. It’s not a suggestion. It’s a mandate. Anything less than hatred for Putin is treason. 

Tucker: Tulsi Gabbard reveals who Biden’s sanctions really punish

Former Hawaii congresswoman tells ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ how Biden’s sanctions plan hurts America.

Everyone Is Wrong About Russia | Ep. 111

With a Russian Ukrainian conflict on the horizon, there are many foreign policy takes circulating social media, the mainstream media, and even the branches of government.

Liz examines why nearly all of these takes—the interventionists, the isolationists, and the ‘I don’t cares’—are very wrong about America’s role in this fight and breaks down how the U.S. should actually respond.

World News:

Ukraine Crisis: Satellite imagery shows Russian military build-up

Satellite imagery obtained by Sky News shows how the Russian military has built up on Ukraine’s borders over the last few weeks.

The pictures show new troop deployments, an airport runway being built, special combat markings on military vehicles and the construction a new field hospital just over 10 miles from the border.

Ukraine Crisis: Russian security an ‘indisputable priority’

Vladimir Putin says Russia is ready for “open and honest dialogue” but has warned that the security of the country and its citizens was an “indisputable priority'”.

The Russian leader was speaking as the country marked Defender of the Fatherland day. Diana Magnay travelled to the one event to ask Russians who they thought was responsible for the crisis.

Ukraine live updates: Military convoys ‘seen moving towards Ukrainian city’ from Russia and invasion fears grow after cyber attack hits government and bank websites

Ukraine latest as US says Russia could invade today; military convoys seen heading to Ukrainian city from border; Biden-Putin meeting called off over growing tensions.

Key points

‘No Place To Live Now’: Shelling Destroys Homes In Eastern Ukraine

Civilians in government-controlled areas of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region are experiencing intensified shelling from Russia-backed separatists. Olha Omelyanchuk, a reporter from RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service, visited two towns to survey the damage and talk to shaken residents.

It comes amid fears of an invasion by Russian forces who have been massing along Ukraine’s borders. Shelling intensified after Moscow recognized separatist-held areas as independent states and ordered Russian troops to the territory.

Trudeau ends use of Emergencies Act, says ‘situation is no longer an emergency’

 (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)
 (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press)

“The situation is no longer an emergency,” Trudeau told a news conference.

“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe.”

Trudeau said the Governor General will officially sign off on the revocation in the coming hours, ending the state of emergency.

MPs in the House of Commons voted to affirm use of the act on Monday. The Senate was in the midst of debating the act on Wednesday but withdrew the motion shortly after Trudeau made his announcement.

FULL SPEECH: Simone Kerseboom on the European Digital Identity

Simone Kerseboom’s keynote speech at the conference on the Superiority of National Constitutions over European Bureaucracy in Bucharest, Romania.

IDF allegedly strikes Syria; Gantz urges pressure on Iran irrespective of JCPOA TV7Israel News 23.02

1) Israel urges “all parties involved” in the Ukraine-Russia crisis to “do whatever it takes to prevent bloodshed.”

2) Damascus blames Israel for allegedly launching a surface-to-surface strike on reported Iranian targets in southern Syria.

3) Iran continues to demands American assurances that a revival of the 2015 nuclear agreement would not be abolished by future U.S. Administration.

Ontario Freedom Convoy Donors Published on Google Maps

Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Google Maps link contains thousands of pins pointing to locations of donors throughout the Canadian province, with each pin listing their names, donor ID, email address, and the amount they donated, including those as low as $10.

Who published the donors and how the list was obtained from GiveSendGo still remains unknown. Last week, the Christian crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo had its data reportedly hacked to reveal the names of donors supporting the truckers protesting the vaccine mandate. Once the names were publicly leaked, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) reportedly began to harass people on this list.

Many other Canadians reported receiving similar emails as various Canadian journalists began to publicly share the list, with the Washington Post writing a “lengthy thread singling out the biggest donor and a map showing where the donations came from in the U.S,” according to Fox News.


Why I Care More About Canada Than Ukraine

What’s happening next door is more urgent than what’s happening several blocks away.

Why I Believed So Deeply That Republicans Were Evil (Pt. 2)| Dennis Prager | POLITICS | Rubin Report

In this clip Dennis shares a GK Chesterton quote that explains why a secular society may not be as good as it sounds and how secularism can lead to new religions like wokeness.

He explains how the left no longer believes in science and how he was mocked on “Real Time with Bill Maher” for pointing out that the left now believes men can menstruate.

Now only two years later, Bill Maher is attacking things like the pregnant man emoji.

Dennis also explains how successful liberals have been at creating the myth of evil Republicans and why his first Republican vote was one of the hardest things he ever did.

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