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US News:

Video shows psycho pushing man onto subway tracks in NYC

The NYPD is hunting a deranged thug who pushed a man in front of an oncoming train at random on Saturday morning, leaving Good Samaritans to rescue him with just seconds to spare. 

Surveillance footage shows the terrifying incident at 149th Street in the Bronx on at 11.50am, while millions of New Yorkers were going about a normal Saturday morning. 

The pusher, wide-eyed and with unkempt hair, stalked the 26-year-old man for several seconds first, then ran behind him and pushed him in to the path of the oncoming train. 

He then fled the station as other, shocked onlookers rushed to the victim’s aid. They were able to pull him to safety before the train rushed through the station. He was uninjured in the attack. 

Durham wraps Danchenko case, but not before admonishing FBI in closing arguments

The federal case against Steele dossier primary source Igor Danchenko concluded Monday with closing arguments, then went to jury — but not before Special Counsel John Durham blasted the FBI for its handling of the informant and its entire Russia collusion probe, saying the bureau had a “certain mindset” and clearly didn’t do things as it should have.

The judge in the case told Durham to end his criticism of the bureau and conclude his closing argument.

Danchenko was indicted on five federal charges of lying to the FBI about his connections to sources whom he used to contribute to the dossier,

 On Friday, District Judge Anthony Trenga dropped the charge that Danchenko lied to the FBI about speaking with source Charles Dolan, a Democrat operative.

FBI whistleblower says bureau using excessive tactics to ensure ‘process is the punishment’

Friend’s security clearance has been suspended, leaving him sidelined on the job without pay after he filed a whistleblower complaint with Congress, the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the Justice Department inspector general.

The complaint obtained by Just the News alleges the FBI is violating the 6th and 8th Amendment rights of Jan. 6 defendants and inflating the statistics for domestic extremism in the country by sending Jan. 6 Capitol riot cases to field offices instead of keeping them in Washington.

Friend, who served for five years on an FBI SWAT team in Omaha before transferring to Florida last year, said he also raised concerns about the use of tactical teams to arrest Jan. 6 defendants when there were less instrusive and less dangerous methods available.

Boston University researchers claim to have developed new, more lethal COVID strain in lab

Researchers at Boston University say they have developed a new COVID strain capable of that has an 80% kill rate following a series of experiments first thought to have started the global pandemic that began in China. 

The variant, a combination of Omicron and the original virus in Wuhan, killed 80% of the mice infected with it, the university said. When mice were only exposed to Omicron, they experienced mild symptoms.

The research was conducted by a team of scientists from Florida and Boston at the school’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories. 

“In…mice, while Omicron causes mild, non-fatal infection, the Omicron S-carrying virus inflicts severe disease with a mortality rate of 80 percent,” they wrote in a research paper. 

The new strain has five times more infectious virus particles than the Omicron variant, researchers said.

Influencer Oli London explains why he detransitioned back to male, blasts ‘hypocritical’ haters

Upon his personal announcement to his fans, London received immense hate, which he explained he’s used to. He also spoke out against what he calls the hypocrisy of his detractors. 

“I’m so used to them,” London tells Fox News Digital. “Who are they to say to an individual they can’t be who they want to be? They aren’t living through my personal experience. I get vilified by the media and left-wing people. It’s a double standard. Last year, when I came out as transracial, people attacked me. But then I became trans, and people started celebrating me; they criticized me for wanting to look like a Korean pop star, but praised me for being trans. It’s so hypocritical. When I became a woman, they were suddenly loving me. It’s a confusing world.”

London shares that even as a transgender woman, he would not use women’s restrooms, out of his “respect” for women.

Fox 26 News: Covid Aid – PPP Loans & Student Loan Forgiveness

$800 BILLION in taxpayer money was used to help save the economy during the pandemic, all in the form of loans.

Now, two years later, 90% of PPP loans has been forgiven, and student loan forgiveness applications are available.

Joe Biden ‘was aware’ and potentially ‘involved’ in son Hunter’s crony business dealings: Whistleblowers

New whistleblower documents reveal that President Biden “was aware of Hunter Biden’s business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them,” Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday, suggesting that the FBI has “voluminous evidence” related to the potential criminality of those ventures.

Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter Monday morning to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss detailing new whistleblower allegations that the bureau is in possession of “significant, impactful and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden.” Weiss has oversight of the Hunter Biden investigation.

Grassley said the FBI has a series of documents in its possession related to information on Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings. Hunter Biden sat on the board of that company.

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked emails reveal Hunter Biden’s real estate company received a $40MILLION investment from Russian oligarch Yelena Baturina, the billionaire widow of corrupt Moscow mayor, who also paid president’s son $3.5million consulting fee

Hunter Biden‘s real estate company received a $40million investment from a Russian oligarch, new emails reveal.

The relationship between the president’s son and Yelena Baturina, the billionaire widow of a corrupt Moscow mayor, has already been flagged as alarming by a Senate report after she mysteriously wired $3.5million to a company linked to Hunter.

Baturina’s brother Viktor Baturin told the money was ‘a payment to enter the American market.’

But can now reveal that Hunter’s  financial relationship with Baturina was far more extensive, with her firm investing $40million in a real estate venture by Hunter’s company Rosemont Realty.

In 2012 Hunter’s firm had a $69.7million plan to invest in 2.15million sq ft of office space in seven US cities.

Chicago weekend violence sees dozens shot, including 13-year-old boy found on park bench

No arrests have been made in the death of the 13-year-old boy. (FOX32 Chicago WFLD)
No arrests have been made in the death of the 13-year-old boy. (FOX32 Chicago WFLD)

Chicago recorded another bloody weekend in which more than two dozen people were shot and nine murdered, including a 13-year-old boy at a park and an 87-year-old woman in a wheelchair, authorities said.

The eruption of violence occurred throughout the city between 6 p.m. Friday and 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Chicago police said Monday morning.

In total, there were 26 shooting incidents and 31 shooting victims. Police said that of the nine people murdered over the weekend, eight were fatally shot.

Kanye West to buy Parler social media platform

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves,” West said, per a statement released about the sale by Parler, CNBC reports.

Parlement Technologies CEO George Farmer said the sale “will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech.” 

“Ye is making a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again,” Farmer said.

“Once again, Ye proves that he is one step ahead of the legacy media narrative. Parlement will be honored to help him achieve his goals.”


Rep. Cori Bush Spends Nearly $500,000 on Private Security While Pushing to Defund the Police

Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

FOX News Digital noted, “Bush has now directed over $490,000 into private security for the 2022 election cycle.”

The Daily Mail reported that Bush spent this money “despite…openly calling for defunding the police, a movement which exploded following the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis officer and the deaths of other Black people at the hands of law enforcement.”

FOX News Digital pointed out that Bush recently told Good Morning America,

“The thing about defund the police is we have to tell the entire narrative. People hear ‘defund the police.’ But you know what they’ll say? Say ‘reallocate,’ say ‘divest,’ say ‘move.’ But it’s still the same thing.”

She added, “We can’t get caught up on the words. People spend more time focusing on the word ‘defund’ than they spend on caring and addressing the problem of police in this country.”

CNN’s Don Lemon talked to Bush about how the push to defund police may hurt Democrats in the coming midterm elections. He then asked Bush if she would support defunding police again, knowing the political consequences for her party.

The Constitution: Presidential Powers

Americans fought a long and bloody war to get rid of one tyrant, the English King, George III. They didn’t want to install a new one of their own making.

So how did the Framers ensure that the President would have enough power to be an effective chief executive, without making him a dictator?

John Yoo, Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, has the answer.

1st day of early voting in Georgia as Kemp, Abrams to debate

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in-person voting began in Georgia on Monday, hours before the candidates for governor meet in the first of two scheduled debates. Democrats in particular are trying to push their supporters to cast ballots early in races that include a pivotal U.S. Senate seat.

Republican incumbent Brian Kemp, who has been touting his record of reopening Georgia’s economy during the COVID-19 pandemic and assailing Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams as soft on crime, rolled out a batch of crime proposals Monday, signaling that could be a major theme of the debate.

Kemp is proposing to increase the prison sentence for recruiting youths under 18 into a gang to a minimum of 10 years from the current minimum of five years. He’s also proposing to make it harder for judges to release people who have been arrested without cash bail, saying judges should have to consider a person’s criminal history and to prohibit release without cash bail for people with a history of failing to appear in court.

REALLY, JOE? Biden says OTHER nations to blame for inflation

While munching on an ice cream cone over the weekend, President Biden was asked if he’s concerned about the strength of the U.S. dollar as inflation continues to rise.

No he’s not, Joe told a reporter. Rather, he’s concerned about the rest of the world. Internally, he added, the U.S. economy is ‘strong as hell.’

In this clip, Glenn explains why that’s NOT the case. In fact, Glenn says, Biden’s policies are to blame for why nations around the world are facing terrible economic situations too…

Congress investigates how Mississippi spent federal funds amid Jackson water crisis

Brad Vest / Getty Images
Brad Vest / Getty Images

Reps. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., and Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., sent the request in a letter to Reeves on Monday as part of an investigation by the Homeland Security and the Oversight and Reform committees into a safe drinking water crisis that at its height left thousands of Jackson residents without running water this summer.

In an interview on Monday, he said that withholding the funds Jackson needs to ensure safe drinking water puts lives at risk. 

“Mississippi is one of several states that absolutely rely on the generosity of the federal government,” Thompson said. “That means we can’t really do anything for ourself without federal help. In return, the only thing the federal government asks is that you spend those monies in a nondiscriminatory fashion.”

Charlie Hurt warns Dems ahead of midterms: ‘This misery affects everybody’

‘The Big Sunday Show’ panel breaks down the Democrats’ strategy as several key races appear to be tightening ahead of November’s midterm elections.

Top House Dems continue paying family members thousands of dollars using campaign funds

Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations to bolster her mother’s re-election since 2003, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1.2 million from Waters’ campaign over the past nearly two decades.

A Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing this week by Citizens for Waters shows that Karen Waters received a total of $16,000 from the committee this quarter for “slate mailer management fees.”

Slate-mailing is an uncommon practice in federal elections, when a consulting firm is hired to create a pamphlet of sorts that contains a list of candidates or policy measures and advises voters how to cast their ballots.

According to South Carolina business records, Walter A. Reed, who is married to Clyburn’s daughter, Jennifer Clyburn Reed, is the registered agent of the limited liability company. LittleSis lists her as the co-owner of the property investment company.

Clyburn has paid nearly $80,000 in campaign funds to the company since March 2020.

Steve Hilton: Something sickening has infected today’s Democrats

Fox News host Steve Hilton blasts Los Angeles councilwoman Nury Martinez after a leaked audio recording exposed racist and offensive comments directed at other leaders and residents on ‘The Next Revolution.’

Benjamin Netanyahu: US must reinstate ‘credible military threat’ against Iran

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks on Iran and his relationships with former President Obama and President Biden on ‘Life, Liberty & Levin.

World News:

Video: Ukrainian Soldiers Unleash Czech ‘Vampire’ Rocket System On Russian Forces

Ukrainian soldiers are using heavy weapons supplied by the West to push back against Russian forces in intense battles in the Donbas.

The Czech RM-70 Vampire rocket system has been deployed by Ukrainian troops in front-line battles in the Donetsk region, a hotly contested territory in Russia’s war against Ukraine.

Ukraine Announces Release Of 108 Women In First All-Female Prisoner Exchange With Russia

The exchange freed 108 women from Russian captivity on October 17.
The exchange freed 108 women from Russian captivity on October 17.

Ukraine says another “large-scale” prisoner swap has taken place with Russia, describing it as the first all-female exchange since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

Andriy Yermak, head of the president’s office, said on Telegram that the exchange took place on October 17 and freed 108 women.

“Mothers and daughters were in captivity, and their relatives were waiting for them,” Yermak said.

Among the freed prisoners were 37 who held out in the Azovstal steel works in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol through weeks of fighting in the city until Russian forces seized it in May.

Uganda Orders 21-Day Ebola Lockdowns

AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda
(AP Photo/Hajarah Nalwadda)

Museveni said there have been 58 confirmed cases and 19 fatalities since the outbreak began on September 20.

“These are temporary measures to control the spread of Ebola. We should all cooperate with authorities so we bring this outbreak to an end in the shortest possible time,” Museveni said in a televised address to the nation.

The lockdown prevents travel to or from Mubende and Kassanda, although cargo shipments are still permitted to pass through the affected districts.

Entertainment venues and houses of worship were closed, and a nighttime curfew was imposed. The police have been instructed to arrest anyone who refuses to comply with isolation orders.

Israel faces terror uptick; Fears over Beirut Power vacuum; EU sanctions Iran TV7 Israel News 17.10

1) Tensions continue to run high throughout the West Bank territories and East Jerusalem.

2) France urges Lebanon to avoid power vacuum after failing a Parliamentary quorum to elect a new President.

3) The European Union sanctions Iran over its brutal crackdown of protesters.

Last few hours / days of Liz Truss as PM. THREE questions not being asked…

U.S. to penalize Iran, third parties for missile sales to Russia

A Russian warship launches a cruise missile at a target in Ukraine. | Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Photo
A Russian warship launches a cruise missile at a target in Ukraine. | Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Photo

The United States intends to further crack down on Iran for helping Russia in the war on Ukraine, a U.S. official said Monday following reports that Tehran plans to send Moscow missiles to use on the battlefield.

The penalties — likely to include economic sanctions and possibly some export controls — would also target third parties that help Tehran and Moscow.

The Washington Post reported over the weekend that Iran — in addition to continuing to sell Russia drones, some of which are used kamikaze style to crash into targets — plans to send Moscow surface-to-surface missiles. Those could include Fateh-110 and Zolfaghar missiles, two Iranian short-range ballistic missiles, according to the Post.

Iran has denied selling any weapons to Russia for use in Ukraine.

Xi Jinping Threatens ‘All Measures Necessary’ Against Taiwan

Yao Dawei/Xinhua via Getty
Yao Dawei/Xinhua via Getty

The Communist Party Congress occurs every five years and is meant to present a blueprint for governance and leadership for the following five years.

In the past, the Congress was used to choose a president and assign other high-ranking titles to Politburo members, but for the past decade Xi Jinping has firmly entrenched himself at the helm of the party, turning the Congress into a sort of coronation ceremony rather than an authentic ritual to choose a leader.

Xi’s speech on Sunday was about an hour and a half shorter than his address to the Congress in 2017 – and markedly more reserved in its promises of prosperity and supremacy for China. Xi falsely claimed that his regime had “eradicated absolute poverty,” a claim the Communist Party began making in 2020 and repeated as new a year later.

On Taiwan, Xi offered more clarity: the country must accept conquest by China or face war.

Russian Kamikazi Drones, Made in Iran, Have Allegedly Struck Kiev


Ayn Rand: So You Think Money is the Root of All Evil?

Francisco D’Anconica’s classic remarks about money, from Ayn Rand’s masterwork, “Atlas Shrugged.” Narrated by Scott Brick.