In The News Feed:Daily Update.3/20/2023.

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US News:

Former SVB risk officer left company last year with over $7.1million

Laura Izurieta’s unexplained exit from Silicon Valley Bank in April 2022, leaving it without a chief risk officer for eight months, has raised suspicions among financial analysts conducting a postmortem on the failed financial institution.

Izurieta, 62, presided over a spree of bond-buying in 2020 and 2021 that left the bank vulnerable to just the kind of frenzied bank run which toppled it last week.

But she managed to exit the company unscathed before it all came crashing down – and even made out with $7,151,136.

Border Patrol encountered 16 people on FBI’s terror watch list last month

The agency has encountered 214 people on the Terrorist Screening Database at ports of entry at both the northern and southern border this fiscal year
The agency has encountered 214 people on the Terrorist Screening Database at ports of entry at both the northern and southern border this fiscal year

New data released by Customs and Border Protection revealed that Border Patrol agents apprehended 16 people on the FBI’s terror watch list last month. The individuals on the agency’s Terrorist Screening Database were arrested while attempting to illegally cross the Mexico border into the United States in February.

Since the start of CBP’s fiscal year 2023, which started in October, 69 people on the FBI’s terror watch list have been captured at the southern border. So far this year, CBP’s Office of Field Operations has encountered 214 terror watch list individuals at the northern and southern ports of entry.

The terror watch list encounters at the southern border are on track to outpace last year’s 98 apprehensions.

Def Leppard drummer attacked outside FL hotel

Allen was scheduled to play a show at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, co-headlining with rock-and-roll peers Motley Crue. 

According to Channel 7 News Miami, which obtained a copy of the police report related to the incident, Hartley was arrested and refused comment when released on bail. The police report details the attack, noting both Allen and an unidentified woman were assaulted.

Hartley reportedly ran at Allen at full speed, causing him to be knocked over and hit his head. The unidentified woman attempted to aid Allen but was then attacked by Hartley. 

“While she is on the ground, the defendant continues to batter her by striking her. [She] attempts to escape by running into the hotel. The defendant then grabs (her) by her hair and drags her out of the lobby and back onto the sidewalk before fleeing the area,” the report reads. 

On this day in history, March 20, 1854, Republican Party founded to oppose expansion of slaver

“The Republican Party grew out of resistance to the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, which overrode the Missouri Compromise and allowed slavery to spread into Western territory by popular sovereignty,” writes PBS American Experience in its history of political parties in the United States

“Cries of ‘Repeal! Repeal!’ resounded throughout the nation, following the Ripon, Wisconsin meeting of March 20, 1854 in demonstration against the ‘Kansas-Nebraska Swindle,’” The Jefferson Banner of Jefferson Co., Wisconsin wrote years later of the transformative moment in American political history. 

Bovay was reportedly the first to call the assembly the “Republican” party.

Republicans after the war pushed through in rapid order the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Collectively known as the Reconstruction Amendments, they abolished slavery, provided equal protection under the law and guaranteed voting rights. 

The Civil Rights Act passed despite a ferocious 72-day filibuster in the Senate led by a collection of Democrat icons.

Among those senators who staunchly opposed the Civil Rights Act: Al Gore Sr. of Tennessee (father of the future vice president), J. William Fulbright of Arkansas (mentor of future president Bill Clinton), Strom Thurmond of South Carolina and Robert Byrd of West Virginia. 

“The Republican Party has a rich history of fighting for the rights of all Americans, from opposing slavery to giving women the right to vote to fostering individual rights across every group in our nation today,” A.J. Catsimatidis, vice chairperson of the New York State Republican Party, told Fox News Digital.

Bruce Willis joined by Demi Moore, Emma Heming and five daughters for first birthday after dementia diagnosis

Bruce Willis was surrounded by his family to celebrate his 68th birthday. (Demi Moore Instagram)
Bruce Willis was surrounded by his family to celebrate his 68th birthday. (Demi Moore Instagram)

Ex-wife Demi Moore shared a video of the group to her Instagram, which included his five daughters, serenading Willis with a song before presenting him with a pie.

Willis, wrapped in a gray scarf, seemed joyful and animated in Moore’s video, as he got ready to blow out the candles in his apple pie. 

Tallulah posted a series of photos from the gathering in which she donned a T-shirt with her father’s name and face on it. 

In a separate post, the 29-year-old honored her father, writing, “Happy birthday to my numero uno Bruno !! Feeling awash with all the good energies and love headed this Willis way! I love him and he loves me – what a delight.”

2 California sex predators accused of raping girls at motel in homeless voucher scandal

(El Cajon Police Department)

 Police arrested a pair of California sex offenders over the weekend after they allegedly admitted to raping an underage girl, recording part of the encounter on video and claimed to have attacked other girls in recent days, according to police in El Cajon.

Lawrence “Larry” Cantrell, 34, and Michael Inman, 70, are accused of raping a girl, believed to be between 13 and 16, in Cantrell’s Motel 6 bedroom last week, where he was staying as part of a voucher program for the homeless.

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells told Fox News Digital that two of the girls were believed to be as young as 13.

Separately, Wells said Monday, another voucher recipient was arrested after allegedly fleeing police and tossing a bag of meth. The accused drug dealer had previously been paying for his own room and board when a county-aligned contractor offered to enroll him in the voucher program for 18 months, according to authorities.

“The overconcentration of individuals experiencing homelessness in motels without supervision is a bad formula,” City Manager Graham Mitchell said in a statement Monday.

For months, city officials, including Wells and Mitchell, have been sounding the alarm over the voucher program, which grew out of a dispute over a homeless encampment just outside the city limits.

Houston teens arrested in caught-on-camera ‘jugging’ robbery that left woman paralyzed

Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy'Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, have been charged with aggravated robbery in the "jugging" incident on Nhung Truong last month. (Houston Police Dept.)
Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy’Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, have been charged with aggravated robbery in the “jugging” incident on Nhung Truong last month. (Houston Police Dept.)

The arrests of Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy’Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, were announced at a press conference Friday, more than a month after Nhung Truong was brutalized the day before Valentine’s Day.

Surveillance video showed a Black male suspect wearing a red, white and black sweatshirt with an Air Jordan “Jumpman” logo, dark shorts and sneakers grab Truong, who had withdrawn an estimated $4,300 in cash from a Bank of America for a planned trip to see family in Vietnam.

WATCH IT: Fauci, DC mayor Bowser rejected as they sell COVID vaccine door-to-door

The exchange was documented by PBS for an upcoming program on Fauci as part of their “American Masters” series, which aims to help viewers “discover insightful profiles of important figures in America’s artistic and cultural life.”

In a clip from the program titled “Dr. Fauci visits D.C. to battle vaccine hesitancy,” Fauci and Bowser are pictured in June 2021 walking the streets of Ward 8 of Anacostia in Southeast, D.C. – a historic African American neighborhood, that Fauci labled as “disenfranchised” with low vaccination levels.

One man challenged the 80-year-old doctor and the Democratic mayor by saying “the people in America are not settled with the information that’s been given to us right now.”

Report: Federal government preparing litigation blitz against Amazon

The Biden administration is nearing launch of a multi-pronged litigation blitz against Amazon, Politico reported Monday.

Mergers, antitrust issues, and privacy concerns are reportedly all on the table as the Federal Trade Commission prepares to take on one of American’s most formidable tech titans.

The agency has been investigating Amazon since late in the Trump administration with respect to possible violations of consumers’ privacy via the company’s Ring security products and its Alexa digital assistant.

Suspect Gets Shot After Pulling Gun on Seal Beach Officers

When officers arrived, they located 47-year-old Michael Bernard Emch Jr. within the fenced-off patio area of one of the homes.

The person who called the police to the home identified Emch as her ex-partner, who she had a restraining order against.

The Tyranny of the DEI Bureaucracy

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Jay Greene of the Heritage Foundation reports that the average major university now has 45 DEI personnel. The University of Michigan has 163 DEI officers. Ohio State and the University of Virginia each have 94. Georgia Tech has 41 DEI personnel but only 13 history professors.

All of this has understandably produced a political backlash. Texas lawmakers this month introduced a bill to eliminate DEI offices on public university campuses, except those working solely to ensure compliance with state and federal anti-discrimination law.

The bill also seeks to remove the ideological loyalty oaths that many schools now demand of faculty. A similar policy recently passed at the University of North Carolina. The Texas bill says universities should also incorporate into their bylaws the University of Chicago’s principles on freedom of expression.

Border Crisis | Full Measure

After two years of inaction, the Biden Administration recently proposed plans to try to force asylum seekers to apply for asylum in the countries they hit before the U.S. More changes are coming.

The Covid-19 national health order ends in less than two months. That will also mean an automatic end to a big border flashpoint: something called Title 42.

Today we explain what that is and what comes next — as the number of illegal southwest border crossers is on pace to beat last year’s record, 2.4 million.

Dangerous Journey | Full Measure

As America’s border crisis continues, we recently reported from the Darien Gap in Central America.

That’s where hundreds of thousands of people pass through on their way to illegally cross into the U.S. It’s a dangerous and sometimes deadly journey.

Today we visit a hotel in San Antonio that’s been turned into a Catholic Charities shelter to help the illegal border crossers.

Marshals Service | Full Measure

You may have never run into a U.S. Marshal, but the U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement body in the United States, started under George Washington.

There have been legendary marshals, like Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday, and epic arrests, like that of famed mob boss Whitey Bulger.

Today we examine a different side to the Marshals Service — a darker side. Lisa Fletcher hears from two former marshals who put their careers on the line, when they fought the law, and the law almost won.


Chris Rock ROASTS Nancy Pelosi & Democrats To Their Face Telling Them Arresting Trump Is Stupid!

The Wuhan Lab: We Were Right Again

There has been mounting evidence that the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a research facility in China’s Hubei province, was responsible for the outbreak.

This theory was dismissed as a ‘conspiracy theory’ and its supporters labeled racists, but now the mainstream media and government officials are conceding…. as quietly as possible.

How to Make Our Cities Safer

Crime has become a major issue in America again. People don’t feel safe, and for good reason.

Homicides are at levels not seen for decades. How do we reverse this dangerous trend?

Former prosecutor Tom Hogan has some street-tested solutions that can be implemented immediately.

World News:

Inflation soars in Sweden as increase in food prices unmatched in 70 years

The European Commission recently gave Sweden the worst economic forecast of the 27 member states, with the Scandinavian country expected to see its gross domestic product (GDP) shrink by almost 1 percent this year.

The country, which is heading for recession, is currently facing its sharpest increase in food prices since records started being kept in the 1950s. The situation has been a major burden on households.

Butter, dairy products, coffee, cheese, eggs and pasta are quickly becoming luxury items.

Finance Minister Elisabeth Svantesson said she would call Sweden’s food retail giants to the table to discuss the figures, which are the highest in 70 years, according to Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet. She wants to discuss how to bring prices down while ensuring that producers and retailers do not unnecessarily raise the price of individual products.

Germany: Nearly 300 gang rapes recorded in Berlin since 2020, and more than half were committed by foreigners

Suspects by nationality (Graphic: Senate)

The data was provided by Berlin’s government after a request for information from Alternative for Germany MP Marc Vallendar.

The data shows that for 2020, there were 98 rapes involving more than one perpetrator, 106 in 2021, and 89 in 2022.

The data also shows there has been a dramatic increase in recent years, with only 38 such cases recorded in 2018.

Of the 302 suspects that were identified, more than half do not have German citizenship.

Germany does not keep data on the racial or ethnic background of suspects, so it is unclear how many of the German citizens arrested for this crime are ethnic Germans.

Vaccine makers ‘standing ready’ for human bird flu pandemic

Vaccine makers GSK, Moderna, and CSL Seqirus have begun developing new human shots to target the rapidly spreading strain of the virus. Others such as Sanofi have vaccines for H5N1 virus in stock that could serve as a base for producing shots tailored to the currently circulating strain. 

The strain currently tearing through bird populations – H5N1 clade – has not evolved to infect humans, but it has started spreading at an unprecedented rate in mammals after causing record deaths in birds – raising the prospect of the stain acquiring dangerous mutations.

An 11-year-old Cambodian girl made headlines recently when she became the first human to die of bird flu this year.

But Cambodian scientists who sequenced the genomic makeup of the virus have confirmed that the clade that killed her – – is not the one causing mass deaths in wild and domestic birds globally. 

Algerian woman stabs her French host to death, 3rd such murder in months

(AP Photo/Francois Mori)

France has been hit with another case of a foreigner killing their host, this time with an Algerian woman being accused of stabbing her French host to death on March 18 in a town outside Paris.

It marks what appears to be a worrying trend. Just last month, Remix News reported that an Albanian was accused of killing his French host after they became involved in an argument about religion. The suspect reportedly sent photos of the victim’s naked body to a neighbor in the building over Snapchat.

In November last year, an Afghan national was arrested for stabbing his 73-year-old host 30 times inside their shared apartment in Paris.

The suspect had a long history of sexual assault, although it is unclear if the host was aware of this. Police say the victim, whose body was found inside the apartment, was trying to be a good samaritan and provide shelter to the Afghan male.

Israel to prevent another Holocaust; Terror and rocket-fire directed at Israel TV7 Israel News 20.03

1) Repeated acts of terror plagued the state of Israel, over the weekend – with repeated attacks directed toward civilians and IDF soldiers – as well as indiscriminate rocket fire from the Gaza Strip toward Israeli territory.

2) The Iranian-proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad accuses Israel of assassinating one of its most prominent rocket-engineers in Syria’s capital, Damascus.

3) Progress has been reported on de-escalating the situation in Judea, Samaria and the Jordan Valley – following an Egyptian-brokered summit that included delegations from Israel, the Palestinian Authority, the U.S. and Jordan.

EU gives Ukraine €2bn of ammunition after shell plea

Ukraine had told the EU it needed 350,000 shells a month to hold back advancing Russian troops and launch a counter-offensive this year.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba hailed the “game-changing decision” from the EU.

“Exactly what is needed,” he wrote on Twitter. “Urgent delivery and sustainable joint procurement.”

The deal comes as Russia grows concerned at a Ukrainian counter-offensive near Bakhmut or in southern Ukraine, according to a report from think tank Institute for the Study of War.

China’s Ukraine ‘peace plan’ can be discussed, says Russia’s Putin | Latest English News | WION

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday that China’s Ukraine “peace plan” could be discussed and that Moscow is always open for dialogue. Watch the video to know more.

Phone call ‘scheduled’ between Xi Jinping and Zelensky

Ukrainians are “realistic” about China’s role as a phone call has been “scheduled” between Xi Jinping and Ukrainian President Zelensky, says The Kyiv Post’s Pete Shmigel.

His comments come as the Chinese President is currently visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

“Let’s reinforce the fact that China has to date had an informal policy of neutrality in this war,” Mr Shmigel told Sky News host Chris Kenny.

“It has not directly provided a military support to Russia. There are still open lines of communication between Ukraine and China.”

Is the Middle East changing in front of our eyes?

After years of hostility, Iran and Saudi Arabia, the region’s most prominent Shia and Sunni Muslim powers, agreed to re-establish relations.

Will these be just symbolic ties or will there be strong cooperation between both countries?

Proposed legislation would outlaw talk about Jesus in Israel | Daniel Cohen

On Monday’s “Wake Up America,” lawmakers introduced a new bill in Israel that would punish believers for sharing the gospel of Jesus with prison time.

Jerusalem Correspondent Daniel Cohen gave the details.

Israel soars to fourth place in Global Happines report

The World Happiness rankings have been released and show Israelis are the happest they have been in over a decade as they raise from 9th pace to 4th. 


New York AG appealing ruling that prevented Democratic governor from throwing Americans in quarantine camps for indefinite periods without review

Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

Democratic New York Attorney General Letitia James is appealing a 2022 court ruling throwing out a state regulation over its glaring illegality.

If successful, James’ appeal will restore the power to Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration to arbitrarily detain American citizens for indefinite periods and force them into quarantine camps.

“For the purposes of isolation orders, isolation locations may include home isolation or such other residential or temporary housing location that the public health authority issuing the order determines appropriate,” read the regulation.

Those detained at home or in a New York concentration camp without trial or proof of infection were to be monitored “to ensure compliance with the order.”

The Brownstone Institute reported that on March 13, 2023, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) formally submitted an appeal to overturn Ploetz’s ruling and restore the illegal quarantine regulation.

Rather than file an appeal before the November elections, during which Hochul and James were on the ballot, the Brownstone Institute noted James waited until the January 2023 deadline came around.

Biden issues first veto of his presidency over influence from ‘MAGA Republicans’

President Biden singled out Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., when he announced his first-ever veto on Monday. (Win McNamee / Getty Images / File)

The Republican-led legislation prevented Biden’s administration from taking environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into account when making investment decisions. GOP lawmakers argue ESG is a measure of a corporation’s loyalty to “woke” cultural movements and should not be taken into account.

“I just vetoed my first bill. This bill would risk your retirement savings by making it illegal to consider risk factors MAGA House Republicans don’t like. Your plan manager should be able to protect your hard-earned savings — whether Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene likes it or not,” Biden announced in a Monday tweet.

The bill specifically ended enforcement of a new Labor Department rule that urged private retirement plan fiduciaries to consider ESG in their investment decisions.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., blasted Biden for the veto on Monday, saying Biden was placing “radical” social agendas over the American people.

Taiwan incapable of fighting their own war if invaded: Rep. Michael McCaul

Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, discusses the surge in Chinese nationals coming through the U.S. southern border, China’s rising aggression, President Xi Jinping meeting Vladimir Putin in Russia and the fate of Taiwan.

House GOP Chairs Seek Manhattan DA Bragg’s Testimony

His fellow Republicans including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., have accused Bragg, a Democrat, of abuse of power and using his office to pursue a political agenda.

McCarthy had also said he would direct House committees to determine whether federal funds have been used in the district attorney’s probe.

“You are reportedly about to engage in an unprecedented abuse of prosecutorial authority: the indictment of a former president of the United States,” the Republican chairmen said in the letter to Bragg.

“This indictment comes after years of your office searching for a basis – any basis – on which to bring charges,” they added.

DeSantis DESTROYS Bias DA Over Potential Trump Arrest

Jordan Peterson Interviews Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramaswamy | EP 341

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Vivek Ramaswamy discuss ESG investing, the culture wars, the upcoming US presidential election, and Vivek’s recently announced candidacy.

BOMBSHELL: Chinese Communist Cash for Biden Family

Judicial Watch President @TomFitton discusses the latest Biden family corruption, this time surrounding how the Biden’s accepted cash from the Chinese Communist Party.

Why a Trump indictment would make America a BANANA REPUBLIC

What is the far-left accusing Donald Trump of NOW? And will the former president truly be indicted? If so, what does this mean for America’s future?

Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and author of ‘Get Trump,’ joins Glenn to explain why this latest move from the far-left is ‘destroying the rule of law in America.’

He explains the exact charges the left intends to pit against Trump this time around, and why — if they’re successful — it could send our nation towards becoming a banana republic…

Sen. Kennedy: This is an ‘activist’ DA going after Trump

Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy joins ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss former President Trump’s possible arrest.


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  1. Please Pray for the USA and Israel where JESUS was Born, Died and AROSE again on the THIRD DAY!! “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING.” ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17 KJV )!!

    Love Always and Shalom, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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