News and Headlines: 3/24/2022.

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Man wanted by FBI for Jan. 6 Capitol storming granted asylum in Belarus

Demonstrators are tear gassed outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on, Jan. 6, 2021.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
Demonstrators are tear gassed outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on, Jan. 6, 2021.(Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Californian Evan Neumann, 49, fled the United States shortly after the storming of the Capitol last year. He spent four months in Ukraine before crossing the border into Belarus on foot.

His journey took him through swamps filled with snakes and wild boars near Chernobyl, Belarus state television said, as translated and reported by The Washington Post.

“I wouldn’t dare ask for asylum until the [Security Service of Ukraine] started following me in Ukraine, two weeks later. It’s horrible,” he told Belarus tv, according to The Daily Mail.

The state-owned television network BelTA shared video on Tuesday showing Neumann signing a migration document and shaking hands with Belarus authorities.

At least 5 people — including children — are shot after argument between 2 groups breaks out at Arizona mall

Witnesses inside the mall described the scene that saw people screaming and heading for the exit doors.
Fox 10
Witnesses inside the mall described the scene that saw people screaming and heading for the exit doors.
Fox 10

According to reports, the incident unfolded after two groups of people squared off against each other outside of Tanger Outlets in Glendale, Arizona, on Wednesday.

A male suspect armed with a handgun reportedly got into an altercation with a group of juveniles, and the confrontation, Glendale Police Officer Tiffany Ngalula said, eventually resulted in a shooting. Witnesses said that shoppers scurried to all corners of the property in order to avoid being hit with flying bullets as gunshots rang out.

A report from KTVK-TV stated that Ngalula said that the male was “with a woman and a small child when he got into a fight with a group of young people and it escalated into a shootout.”

2 Chicago teens facing charges after trying to steal 60-year-old man’s phone

Fred Wolfe (left) and Armonie Lewis. (Chicago Police Department)
Fred Wolfe (left) and Armonie Lewis. (Chicago Police Department)

Police say the victim was walking around 11:30 a.m. in the South Loop neighborhood when Fred Wolfe, 18, got out of a car and tried to take the man’s phone from his hand.

A struggle took place and Wolfe was unable to take the phone. The suspect then got back into the waiting car, which police said was being driven by 19-year-old Armonie Lewis.

As the man was flagging down nearby officers, the suspect’s car drove by again, police said. The man was able to identify the car and its occupants as the pair who tried to rob him, FOX 32 Chicago reports.  

Issa tells Psaki, Big Tech to preserve Hunter Biden-related records, as GOP eye investigations after midterms


“We already know for a fact that Big Tech colluded with some of the nation’s most powerful media and most influential Democrat partisans in the intelligence community to suppress the truth, censor fact-based journalism, and cover for the Biden family,” Issa told Fox News in a statement. “Now the full truth and complete accountability must follow.”

Issa is sending letters to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, White House chief of staff Ronald Klain, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, multiple former U.S. intelligence officials, and others, demanding that they preserve all Hunter Biden-related records.

“Material preservation is essential for Congress to conduct a comprehensive fact-finding investigation into actions by technology companies, media organization and political allies to suppress information and prevent public awareness of matters involving the Biden Family,” Issa wrote.

Supreme Court says official’s First Amendment rights not violated by censure

 (Patrick Semansky/AP)
 (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The proper response for elected officials censured by their colleagues for their public criticism is not to sue but to keep criticizing, the Supreme Court decided Thursday.

The court unanimously threw out a lawsuit by a member of a community college board in Texas who said the formal reprimand he received from his colleagues was the kind of retaliatory action by a government body that the First Amendment forbids.

But Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, writing for himself and his eight colleagues, said members of Houston Community College’s Board of Trustees were within their rights to censure member David Wilson, just as he had the right to criticize their past actions.

“In this country, we expect elected representatives to shoulder a degree of criticism about their public service from their constituents and their peers — and to continue exercising their free speech rights when the criticism comes,” Gorsuch wrote.

China eyes military base in Pacific under proposed pact with Solomon Islands

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says the Australian government views any expansion of Chinese military activity in the Pacific as concerning.(Reuters: Naohiko Hatta/File)
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews says the Australian government views any expansion of Chinese military activity in the Pacific as concerning.(Reuters: Naohiko Hatta/File)

The Solomon Islands and China are considering a security pact allowing Beijing to set up military bases and deploy troops in the Pacific island nation. The reported move drew immediate concern Thursday from close U.S. ally Australia.

Honiara has signed a policing deal with China and “will send a proposal for a broader security agreement covering the military to its cabinet for consideration,” a Solomon Islands government official was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying Thursday.

A leaked draft security cooperation agreement circulated on social media and later confirmed by Australian media as authentic says “China may, according to its own needs and with the consent of Solomon Islands, make ship visits to, carry out logistical replenishment in, and have stopover and transition in Solomon Islands.”

U.S. preconditions revocation of IRGC; UN warns of global unrest & instability TV7 Israel News 24.03

1) The United States prerequisites the IRGC’s removal from the list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations upon a public Iranian commitment that the IRGC de-escalate its malign behavior throughout the greater Middle East.

2) Upon his departure from Damascus, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian cites that process has been made in efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

3) A meeting of the U.N. Security Council, together with the League of Arab States, deliberated expected ramifications from the Russia-Ukraine war on global supply of essential commodities – especially among countries that are heavily reliant on Russia and Ukraine.

North Korea fires intercontinental ballistic missile

North Korean ballistic missile. (Stefan Krasowski, Wikimedia Commons/Released)
North Korean ballistic missile. (Stefan Krasowski, Wikimedia Commons/Released)

North Korea conducted what may be its first full intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) in over four years on Thursday.

Reuters reported the missile reached an altitude of 3,728 miles and flew 671 miles with a flight time of 71 minutes, before landing in the Sea of Japan. North Korea has conducted at least two ICBM component tests this year, but Thursday’s test appears to be the first full scale ICBM test since November 2017.

Thursday’s apparent full ICBM test comes after North Korea tested its Hwasong-15 ICBM on Nov. 28, 2017. Thursday’s launch may be an even more advanced ICBM, designated Hwasong-17, it’s largest ICBM to date.

Wake Up America on Newsmax TV: How Much Waste is in the $1.5 Trillion Spending Bill?

Congress had less than one day to read the new 2,700 page bill before they voted. President Biden has already signed off — a $1.5 trillion omnibus spending bill. Magic!

U.S. reinstates 352 product exclusions from China tariffs

U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai REUTERS/Rebecca Cook
U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

The reinstated product exclusions will be effective retroactively from Oct. 12, 2021, and extend through Dec. 31, 2022, USTR said.

They cover a wide range of the initially estimated $370 billion worth of Chinese imports that former president Donald Trump hit with punitive tariffs of 7.5% to 25%.

A spokeswoman at China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday the U.S. decision was beneficial to normalizing the trade flow of those products, and hoped bilateral trade relations would get back on a normal track.

WHO rules enshrined in EU Treaties is a Globalist Coup

MP Pepijn Van Houwelingen explains how the EU is moving to enshrine WHO rules on “pandemic prevention” in its treaties.

Any directives on this matter passed in the EU Parliament would legally bind them to these WHO rules.

It is worth noting that the WHO has changed the definition of “pandemic”, which now excludes any reference to new diseases that cause a disproportionately large amount of deaths. In other words, every future flu outbreak can now be considered a “pandemic”.

Bill 67 & Free Speech | Rex Murphy & Jordan Peterson | The JBP Podcast #238

Rex Murphy and I discuss Canadian bill 67, which purports to be nothing but an “anti-racist” bill but is in fact the most pernicious piece of legislation that Canadian governance has tried to push since bill C-16.

Rex Murphy is a Canadian commentator and author who deals primarily with Canadian political and social matters. He is best known for hosting CBC Radio 1’s Cross Country Checkup and writing for The National Post. Rex is a very well recognized and loved figure in Canada.

Glenn Greenwald – Privacy: Why It Matters

Glenn Greenwald delivers an insightful message about the nature of privacy and why it is fundamental to a free society.

Donald Trump Sues Hillary Clinton, Others Over Russian Collusion Allegations

REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File PhotoREUTERS
REUTERS/Octavio Jones/File PhotoREUTERS

“Acting in concert, the Defendants maliciously conspired to weave a false narrative that their Republican opponent, Donald J. Trump, was colluding with a hostile foreign sovereignty,” the former president alleged in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida.

According to Reuters, “Trump, who beat Democratic nominee Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, alleges ‘racketeering’ and a ‘conspiracy to commit injurious falsehood,’ among other claims.

“In the lawsuit, Trump is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. Trump said he was ‘forced to incur expenses in an amount to be determined at trial, but known to be in excess of twenty-four million dollars ($24,000,000) and continuing to accrue, in the form of defense costs, legal fees, and related expenses.’”

Rand Paul: Fauci won’t admit this to the public

Kentucky Republican gives his take on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation on ‘America Reports.’

‘Gutfeld!’ slams Judge Jackson for not defining ‘woman’

Gutfeld and guests discuss Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson refusing to answer Sen. Blackburn’s question about how to define the word ‘woman’ on ‘Gutfeld!’

Moderna to Seek Authorization for COVID Shots for Kids Despite No Proven Efficacy Against Omicron

Moderna released partial results from its two pediatric clinical trials in 6,900 children showing the mRNA shots were only about 44% effective at preventing symptomatic infection in children 6 months to 2 years old, and only 37% effective in children aged 2 to 5.

The company said its pediatric trials were designed to study safety and the immune response, not effectiveness.

Moderna did not report any details on types of side effects except for data on children who experienced fevers. The company said about 15% of children had fevers higher than 100.4 degrees, and 1 in 500 experienced a fever higher than 104 degrees.

Moderna did not disclose whether children required hospitalization as a result of the fevers or other side effects.

Eric Adams exempts athletes, performers from city vaccine mandate

NYC Mayor Eric Adams made the vaccine mandate exemption announcement at Citifield while flanked by Mets president Sandy Alderson, Yankees president Randy Levine, NYC deputy mayor Maria Torres-Springer, and dozens of stadium vendors and employees.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams made the vaccine mandate exemption announcement at Citifield while flanked by Mets president Sandy Alderson, Yankees president Randy Levine, NYC deputy mayor Maria Torres-Springer, and dozens of stadium vendors and employees.

Mayor Eric Adams exempted the city’s athletes and performers from the Big Apple’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Thursday following weeks of pressure after it kept Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving from playing in home games — and was expected to block some baseball players from taking the field next month.

Speaking at Citi Field and joined by executives of both the Mets and Yankees, Adams said Thursday that he has signed the order. The exemption was effective immediately.

“Being healthy is not just about being physically healthy, but being economically healthy,” he said.

Gavin Newsom’s wife celebrates Angela Davis, former fugitive Communist Party member, for Women’s History Month

(Mario Tama/Getty Images, File)
(Mario Tama/Getty Images, File)

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom, shared a video celebrating Women’s History Month early this month, a video celebrating a former Communist Party member and fugitive from the FBI, among others.

“5 Golden State trailblazers to celebrate this Women’s History Month,” her TikTok video began.

Also name-checked in Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s video: 43-year-old transgender activist Isa Noyola; 91-year-old labor leader Dolores Huerta; lesbian activist couple Del Martin (1921-2008) and Phyllis Lyon (1924-2020); and writer Joan Didion (1934-2021).

The video added the message “RIP” as Didion’s photos appeared.

State Dept sued by watchdog after withholding John Kerry docs until after next presidential election

 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT), a government watchdog, filed the transparency suit against the State Department on Wednesday after the department said they wouldn’t be able to fulfill the group’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Kerry’s office until Nov. 18, 2024.

PPT director Michael Chamberlain torched the Biden administration over their lack of transparency in a Wednesday statement to Fox News Digital. 

“The Biden administration promised to be the most transparent ever,” Chamberlain said. “But when the State Department is asked for records about John Kerry’s office – whose work touches on energy prices, international relations, many of the issues the American public cares about right now – they refuse to commit to anything until after the next presidential election.”

“It doesn’t take a huge cynic to believe politics may be a factor,” Chamberlain continued.

Taliban cancels girls’ higher education despite pledges

Many parts of the Afghan countryside are reluctant to send their daughters to school.
Felipe Dana/AP
Many parts of the Afghan countryside are reluctant to send their daughters to school.
Felipe Dana/AP

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers decided against opening schools to girls above the sixth grade, reneging on a previous promise and opting to appease their hardline base at the expense of further alienating the international community.

Girls have been banned from school beyond Grade 6 in most of the country since the Taliban’s return.

Universities opened up earlier this year in much of the country, but since taking power the Taliban edicts have been erratic and while a handful of provinces continued to provide education to all, most provinces closed educational institutions for girls and women.

Ukraine destroys Russian landing ship after state media revealed its location with propaganda footage:

The Ukrainian navy said early Thursday that it had scored a direct hit on the Orsk, a 370ft Russian Alligator-class tank carrier, as it was sitting at anchor in the captured port of Berdyansk, in the south of Ukraine.

Multiple photos and videos showed thick black smoke rising from the port as one ship sat at the harbour in flames, while another two sailed away – one of which also appeared to be damaged.

Just three days before the strike, Russian state media had filmed the Orsk at the port unloading armoured vehicles which it said would reinforce troops in nearby Mariupol – prompting speculation that Ukraine could use the video to target the vessel.

States pocketed millions in COVID-relief cash for pet projects

President Biden’s signature legislation, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, allocated $350 billion to assist struggling localities and states get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Instead, some states used hundreds of millions of dollars in COVID relief money for pet projects.

Broward County, Florida, dropped $140 million in American tax dollars on a new, 29-story luxury hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with 800 rooms and an 11,000-foot spa.

Dutchess County, New York, paid $12 million in federal funds to renovate a Yankees-affiliated minor league team’s stadium.

Massachusetts saw $5 million in taxpayer dollars pay off debts of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

Megyn Kelly Interviews RFK, Jr. on Fauci, Vaccines, Big Pharma and the Kennedy Family

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., chairman and chief legal counsel of Children’s Health Defense, joined journalist and attorney Megyn Kelly on “The Megyn Kelly Show” in what she calls her longest interview ever.

Kelly called the four-hour interview “an important conversation about public health, the agencies in charge and whether we have been getting the protection we deserve from those we fund with our tax dollars.”

Part 1 of the conversation — a two-hour segment titled “Fauci, Vaccines, and Big Pharma’s Power” — is a deep dive into Kennedy’s positions, achievements and personal history, and how these connect to his views on the environment and politics.

Kelly and Kennedy discussed Big Pharmatech censorshipBill GatesCOVID-19, Kennedy’s new book, “The Real Anthony Fauci” and what Kelly called “the global war on democracy and public health.”

Angle: What is causing teens to become so violent?

Pastor John MacArthur tells ‘The Ingraham Angle’ the young in this society have smashed every divine restraint down.

Examining China’s oil imports: Buying from the US; China militarizes South China Sea: US admiral

Rescuers announce one of two black boxes have been found—following the tragic Boeing plane crash in China. Relatives and other loved ones also arrive on the scene.

The United States deals another heavy blow to Chinese officials—this time, targeting their ability to get through the border.

A U.S. military admiral says China is arming man-made islands in the South China Sea, as the United States and allies in the region pursue a different goal: “a free and open Indo-Pacific.”

We examine China’s oil imports and look at how its purchases from the United States are changing.

Did China send weapons to Russia? For the first time, the United States makes an official statement.

China is facing a severe COVID-19 outbreak—one of the worst since it first emerged in Wuhan. But how long will Beijing hold onto its strict “zero-cases” policy?