In The News Today:1/3/2023.

US News, Politics, World News, Commentary.

US News:

NYC Mayor Adams calls out Biden, says migrant crisis ‘national embarrassment’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday called the migrant crisis that he says is overwhelming the Big Apple a “real embarrassment” on a national level as he claimed that there is “no more room at the inn” in the self-described sanctuary city.

Adams was asked about the migrant crisis that has reached into New York City as tens of thousands of migrants have made their way — including by bus — to the city in recent months. 

“It’s a real embarrassment, I believe, on a national level, and we must have an appropriate response. We have had conversations around the issues on migrants for decades. This is a national issue. It must have a national response,” he said on WABC’s “Sid & Friends in the Morning.”

Bryan Kohberger’s lawyer sends defense investigators to crime scene: source

Bryan Kohberger arrives at the Monroe County Courthouse in Pennsylvania for an extradition hearing, left, while investigators hired by his Idaho defense team tour the crime scene. (The Image Direct / Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)
Bryan Kohberger arrives at the Monroe County Courthouse in Pennsylvania for an extradition hearing, left, while investigators hired by his Idaho defense team tour the crime scene. (The Image Direct / Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

Three men and two women arrived at the King Road house at about noon Eastern time and spent 45 minutes taking video inside and outside the property.

Four of the investigators left after touring the home Tuesday, while a crime scene reconstruction analyst remained.

An Idaho State Police trooper accompanied the group. The Idaho lawyer who is representing the accused mass murderer hasn’t been publicly identified.

“The fact that Bryan Kohberger’s attorney has brought in private investigators to go throughout this crime scene leads me to believe that he is definitely going to mount a strong defense,” said Fox News contributor Ted Williams, a former homicide detective and attorney.

US companies offering record-high raises to retain workers, keeping pressure on inflation

Job seekers visit booths during the Spring Job Fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center Friday, April 15, 2022.  ((K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)  / Getty Images)
Job seekers visit booths during the Spring Job Fair at the Las Vegas Convention Center Friday, April 15, 2022.  ((K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal)  / Getty Images)

Wages for employees who remained in the same job climbed 5.5% in November from the previous year, according to new data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. That marks an increase from 3.7% in January 2022 and the highest increase since the bank began tracking wage data 25 years ago.

Meanwhile, workers who switched jobs saw even bigger gains of 7.7% in November, according to the Atlanta Fed. 

The extremely tight labor market has allowed workers to quit their jobs in favor of better wages, working conditions and hours – a new trend dubbed the “Great Resignation.” The Labor Department reported last month that employers had 10.3 million positions open at the end of October, meaning there are roughly 1.7 posted jobs for every unemployed worker. 

Economy preparing for a ‘Category 5 storm’ in 2023

Economy preparing for a ‘Category 5 storm’ in 2023: Dan Ives
Wedbush Securities managing director Dan Ives warns that many Big Tech companies still need to ‘rip the Band-Aid off’ in terms of layoffs.

WSJ: Covid Shots Appear to be Fueling New Covid Variants

From The Wall Street Journal, “Are Vaccines Fueling New Covid Variants?”:

Public-health experts are sounding the alarm about a new Omicron variant dubbed XBB that is rapidly spreading across the Northeast U.S. Some studies suggest it is as different from the original Covid strain from Wuhan as the 2003 SARS virus. Should Americans be worried?

It isn’t clear that XBB is any more lethal than other variants, but its mutations enable it to evade antibodies from prior infection and vaccines as well as existing monoclonal antibody treatments. Growing evidence also suggests that repeated vaccinations may make people more susceptible to XBB and could be fueling the virus’s rapid evolution.

[…] “Such rapid and simultaneous emergence of multiple variants with enormous growth advantages is unprecedented,” a Dec. 19 study in the journal Nature notes. Under selective evolutionary pressures, the virus appears to have developed mutations that enable it to transmit more easily and escape antibodies elicited by vaccines and prior infection.

Many jabbed are now catching covid again and again (along with other horrible “side-effects”) thanks to their weakened immune systems.

Watch: Doctor Explains Why Some Vaccinated People Suffer Severe Adverse Reactions and Others Don’t

Dr. Kevin Stillwagon warned Orange County board jabs’ effects are ‘cumulative,’ and said it’s only a matter of time until Covid ‘vaccine’ recipients suffer adverse side effects.

Stillwagon lists five reasons some people suffer adverse reactions while others don’t.

Speaking at an Orange County board of county commissioners meeting last month, Dr. Kevin Stillwagon warned the jabs’ effects are “cumulative,” and said it’s only a matter of time until vaccine recipients suffer adverse side effects.

“The Covid shot creates a toxic spike protein in your body that can cause adverse reactions including nervous system disorders, cancers and worst of all myocarditis that can lead to sudden death,” Dr. Stillwagon told the county panel.

220K Migrants Apprehended in December Along SW Border

The number of apprehended migrants sets a record for December and is the second-largest month since the Clinton administration. This brings the total apprehensions for the first quarter of FY23 to more than 631,000.

Border Patrol agents assigned to the nine southwest border sectors apprehended well over 220,000 migrants in December, according to unofficial numbers in a Border Patrol report reviewed by Breitbart Texas. This represents an increase of nearly 30 percent over the more than 170,000 migrants apprehended in December 2021. It also represents a 210 percent increase over December 2020, President Donald Trump’s last full month in office.

The report reviewed by Breitbart Texas shows December as the fourth straight record-setting month for apprehensions and the largest month for the new fiscal year. During the first quarter of FY23, which began on October 1, 2022, Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 632,000 migrants.

The 632,000 first-quarter apprehensions represent an increase of nearly 60 percent over the entire Fiscal Year 2020 when agents apprehended only 441,000 migrants — President Trump’s last full year in office.

Of the more than 220,000 migrants apprehended in December, only 46,000 were removed from the United States under the Title 42 program.

Police Find ‘Mummified’ Body In Donation Bin After Someone Detects Foul Odor

A man alerted police after noticing a strong odor emanating from the bin, and when they arrived at the scene, he reported he’d found what appeared to be a human leg inside, according to the Post and Courier.

Deputies used bolt cutters to remove the lock on the bin door and found what Kershaw County Coroner David West described as the “partially mummified” remains of an adult woman, the Post and Courier reported.

West told the outlet that due to the woman’s condition, it is possible she could have been in that storage bin for months, possibly since spring 2022.

West added that he would test the victim’s DNA to see if it matched that of a woman who was reported missing in the area, though he did not specify the name of the missing person, the Post and Courier reported.

The CDC — Yes, The Health Agency — Is Pushing Trans Activism On Teachers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging teachers to become transgender activists by encouraging them to participate Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs and using trans-inclusive language, according to its LGBTQ inclusivity guide.

The “LGBTQ Inclusivity in Schools: A Self-Assessment Tool,” which was published in October 2020 and recently made waves on social media, measures how participants incorporate practices that “address the needs of LGBTQ students who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.”

The assessment rates participants from “minimally inclusive” to “highly inclusive” and provides tips on how to improve score.

The health staff assessment encouraged that sexual health courses include “information on all types of sex, not centering on penis/vagina penetrative sex” and that staff members use the terms “a body with a penis” or “a body with a vagina” to avoid saying man/woman or boy/girl.


[CLIP] Dr. Robert Malone: Twitter Files, Fifth Generation Warfare, and the COVID Vaccine Psyops

“Is it 10 billion or 13 billion, in the United States alone, that was employed in this—what else can you call it—psyops campaign? …

The government felt that it was acceptable to deploy these military-grade technologies against all of us to coerce, compel, and mandate that we accept an unlicensed product that turns out to not be safe nor effective,” says mRNA vaccine pioneer Dr. Robert Malone, author of the new book, “Lies My Gov’t Told Me: And the Better Future Coming.”

In this episode, we dive into the Twitter Files, information warfare, and how we can make sense of the bewildering series of events we’ve witnessed in the last three years.

Glenn: THIS could be why suicide in America is SKYROCKETING

Our suicide rate continues to climb, and in this clip, Glenn shares his personal experience with how those statistics are affecting his family:

‘I wouldn’t want to be a kid today. I don’t know how they’re processing all the things they’re processing, because they’re processing way too much.’

But it’s not just kids. Suicide among ALL Americans is up 30 percent (and it’s even higher for black Americans).

And while Glenn says his position on why this may be happening hasn’t been completely solidified, he believes our lack of human connection likely is playing a big role:

‘Humans NEED human develop We have lost t ouch with each other physically…[so] of COURSE we’re suicidal.’

I’m Back, And So Is The Capitol Hill Drama (Ep. 1920) – The Dan Bongino Show

In this episode, I address the shocking medical emergency that occurred on live television, along with the rush to “explain” what happened. I also address the drama surrounding the race to replace Nancy Pelosi.

World News:

Migrant-fueled New Year mayhem turns Berlin into warzone

German youth in migrant-heavy neighborhoods once again turned Berlin and other German cities into war zones on New Year’s Day, but this year, news reports indicate that attacks were especially brutal and targeted rescue services, including ambulance workers.

In Berlin, police and firefighters responded to 3,943 incidents, with 15 firefighters and 18 police officers injured.

According to Bild newspaper, there were “particularly bad attacks in the hotspot neighborhoods of Kreuzberg and Neukölln with a high proportion of migrants.”

“There were dozens of attacks,” says Interior Senator Iris Spranger, of the Social Democrats (SPD).

In Kreuzberg, for example, after young men set fire to barricades, firefighters who arrived to extinguish the fire were attacked by 200 hooded men.

In Neukölln, which is one of the most multicultural neighborhoods in Germany, 50 perpetrators fired rockets at emergency force services.

In one disturbing scene, a group of men were filmed attacking an ambulance, hurling objects inside the vehicle’s open rear doors.

Qatargate: 2 Socialist MEPs to have their immunity lifted as EU corruption probe grows

Socialist lawmaker Eva Kaili in the Greek parliament. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Socialist lawmaker Eva Kaili in the Greek parliament. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The two MEPs are Italian Andrea Cozzolino and Belgian Marc Tarabella, both members of the European Social Democrats (S&D) group.

“Following a request from the Belgian judicial authorities, I have launched an urgent procedure for the waiver of immunity of two Members of the European Parliament. There will be no impunity. None,” promised European Parliament President Roberta Metsola on Twitter.

She called on “all services and committees to give priority to this procedure with a view to concluding it on 13 February,” when the European Parliament’s second plenary session starts this year.

The first plenary session will take place on January 16-19, but European bureaucratic mechanisms would not allow it to be completed at that time, hence Metsola’s deadline for the February session.

Several current and former EU officials and civil servants are charged in the case, which is linked to alleged money offered by Qatar and Morocco to promote a positive image of Qatar and influence EU institutions, including to allow visa-free travel for Qataris in the EU.

Russian outrage grows after strike kills dozens of troops in Ukraine

A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea. (AP Photo)
A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea. (AP Photo)

A growing number of Russians have begun lashing out at the country’s military leadership after dozens of Russian soldiers were killed in a strike against their position by Ukrainian forces.

“The Russian people are justifiably angry at the commanders and Moscow leaders as their young men and boys are dying by the thousands in this war,” Rebekah Koffler, a former DIA intelligence officer and the author of “Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America,” told Fox News Digital.

Koffler’s comments come as Russian nationalists and even some lawmakers have demanded punishment for military commanders, according to a Reuters report Tuesday, accusing military leaders of ignoring the dangers of hosting troops near a storage facility that was an obvious target for a Ukrainian strike.

The outrage began after a rare Russian Defense Ministry disclosure admitted that 63 Russian soldiers were killed in a New Year’s Eve attack on a temporary barracks in the Russian-occupied regional capital of Donetsk, one of the deadliest attacks on Russian troops since the war began over 10 months ago. 

US, South Korea In Talks To Cooperate On Nuclear Operations To Ward Off North Korean Threats

The U.S. and South Korea are discussing ways to cooperate on U.S. nuclear operations amid a perceived need to bolster deterrence against a rising North Korea, U.S. and South Korean officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

Confirmation of the plans follows South Korean President Yoon Suk-Yeol’s calls for “war preparations” with “overwhelming” capabilities published in a local newspaper Monday, where he mentioned plans to conduct joint nuclear and information sharing exercises, according to Reuters. Both countries see a need to reinforce “extended deterrence” as North Korea escalates military buildup and threatens Seoul’s sovereignty, spurring the need for cooperation on nuclear issues, the outlet reported.

“The nuclear weapons belong to the United States, but planning, information sharing, exercises and training should be jointly conducted by South Korea and the United States,” Yoon told the Chosun Ilbo newspaper on Monday, according to Reuters.

President Joe Biden denied the two countries planned to conduct joint nuclear exercises, and a senior administration official told Reuters doing so would be “extremely difficult” due to South Korea’s lack of nuclear capabilities.

However, teams from the U.S. and South Korea are discussing plans to conduct tabletop exercises and expand information sharing in preparation for a possible Pyongyang contingency, a National Security Council spokesperson confirmed to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

China, mass infections

Serbian Police Arrest 2 Wanted Terrorists Near Border

WATCH | People in Pakistan store cooking gas in plastic bags amid economic crisis


Visuals have emerged on social media that show people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province storing cooking gas in plastic bags due to shortage in supply of cooking gas cylinders.

Reports in the local media suggest that people in Hangu city of the province have been living without gas for the past two years. 

People can be seen storing cooking gas in plastic bags instead of gas cylinders. The viral videos from Pakistan, however, cannot be independently verified by WION.

The Pakistan government raised the prices of wheat flour, sugar, and ghee for sale through the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) with immediate effect, The Dawn reported.  The step was reportedly taken to mitigate the impact of untargeted subsidies.

DAILY | The terrible things Trudeau said in his year-end interviews

Rebel News DAILY Livestream’s are back! David Menzies and Sheila Gunn Reid kick off 2023 with a look at all of the terrible things Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in his various year-end interviews.


House speaker vote: Here are the 19 Republicans who sided against McCarthy in first vote

The House of Representatives came to a standstill on Tuesday as nearly 20 Republicans in the lower legislative chamber did not vote for GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for speaker, leaving the position vacant. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The House of Representatives came to a standstill on Tuesday as nearly 20 Republicans in the lower legislative chamber did not vote for GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for speaker, leaving the position vacant. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The House of Representatives came to a standstill on Tuesday as nearly 20 Republicans in the lower legislative chamber did not vote for GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy of California for speaker, ensuring the position couldn’t be filled after the first vote.

Nineteen Republicans voted for other candidates to take over the House speakership, siphoning critical votes away from McCarthy as the Democrats voted en bloc for Democrat Leader Hakeem Jeffries of New York.

The split resulted in neither McCarthy nor Jeffries having a majority vote to take the speakership, causing the House to grind to a halt and preventing each member from being sworn-in or do any official business for the first time in a century.

Ronna McDaniel slams House GOP over speaker vote: This makes the party look bad

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel questions why the House Republicans aren’t sticking together after no majority emerged in the vote for speaker.

Biden’s Sanctuary Country: Fewer than 30K Illegal Aliens Deported from American Communities in 2022

President Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the annual ICE report during the holiday weekend, showing significant cuts to interior immigration enforcement compared to prior years, such as 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In particular, ICE agents deported roughly 28,000 illegal aliens from the United States interior — less than 0.3 percent of the 11 to 22 million illegal aliens who are estimated to be living in American communities.

Put another way, ICE agents are deporting only 2,350 illegal aliens each month from the United States interior, whereas they once deported nearly 8,000 illegal aliens each month.

Of those deported from the United States interior, slightly more than 23,000 were convicted criminals. This figure indicates that ICE is deporting 68 percent fewer convicted criminal illegal aliens than the agency deported in FY 2018, when nearly 73,000 were deported.

Overall, Biden’s DHS has reduced deportations of illegal aliens living in American communities by more than 70 percent compared to FY 2018 when more than 95,300 illegal aliens were deported from the United States interior.

Migration 2022: Republicans Step Towards the Center as Democrats Open Borders

Republican legislators successfully killed multiple amnesties and job-outsourcing bills in Congress during 2021 and 2022, but Democrats used their power in federal agencies to maximize the inflow of legal, illegal, and quasi-legal migrants.

“All efforts in Congress to push past immigration limits failed [because of Republican legislators, and that] reinforced the administration’s commitment to creating their own immigration system through executive fiat,” without regard to Congress’s annual caps on immigration, said Mark Krikorian, the director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

Through the year, Democrats increasingly favored migrants above Americans — even though roughly six million working-age American men have fallen out of the workforce since 2000.

That partnership allowed at least 3.3 million legal, illegal, and quasi-legal migrants into the jobs, schools, careers, and housing that are needed by the 60 million adults and parents who earn less than $1,000 a week.

The inflow is so huge that it added roughly one migrant for every American birth during the year.

GORDON CHANG: China Must Be Shaking Its Head In Disbelief At The Biden Admin’s Stunningly Bad Decision-Making

“The fight is not over,” said Jodi Carlson, a Grand Forks resident, to Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post, referring to the Fufeng plant.

President Joe Biden can use his authority under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 to block the sale of the Grand Forks land and the building of the milling facility.

For future cases, Tonelson says, “either the law needs to be rewritten immediately to bring such cases under CFIUS purview or the President should issue an executive order mandating this change.”

There is a larger issue. As Weichert asks, “What other purchases by foreigners have slipped through the cracks?”

“As long as we’re talking about fixing things, we ought to start with the most serious problem: The Committee is chaired by Treasury, which never saw a foreign investment it did not approve,” Frank Gaffney, vice chair of the Committee on the Present Danger: China, told Gatestone. “This means, as a practical matter, that an agency that basically doesn’t give a damn about national security is entrusted with running a process that supposedly evaluates and protects national security.”

Red States To Crack Down On Woke Higher Education In 2023

Republicans secured a legislative majority in 28 states following the 2022 midterm elections, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. While lawmakers will continue to be sworn into office throughout the month, many have already pre-filed bills that will tackle issues such as transgender athletes, critical race theory (CRT) and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Several states have already filed bills which would ban men and boys from competing in women’s and girls’ sports.

If passed, the bills would add to the already 18 states which have enacted restrictions on transgender eligibility in athletics at either the K-12 or collegiate level.

Trump, bogged down by legal woes, demands Justice Department investigate Biden

Former President Donald Trump arrives for a New Years Eve party at Mar-a-Lago, in Palm Beach, Fla., Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Trump cited a Freedom of Information Act complaint lawsuit filed by Colorado attorney Kevin Evans against the DOJ in March. Evans told Fox Business that he originally filed a FOIA request “pertaining to any relationship, communication, gift(s), and/or remuneration in any form” regarding the overseas business dealings of Biden’s brother and son, James and Hunter Biden.

Evans claimed that the DOJ admitted in court to having 400 “potentially responsive” documents relating to his request but is now refusing to produce the documents.

“These records lead to, and implicate, Joe Biden and the many millions of dollars that have been stolen over the years. Why isn’t the Radical Left DOJ, and the Corrupt, Election Changing DBI (Democrat Bureau of Investigation), coming ‘CLEAN?'” Trump posted on his social media site, Truth Social, Tuesday morning. “After 7 years of investigations on me, and even Spying on my Campaign, they found NOTHING! How about spending some time and effort on Joe?”

McCarthy fails to secure first House speaker vote

Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram unpacks the vote for House speaker in the 118th Congress, which tees up a second vote for the first time in 100 years.

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