In The News Feed: Daily Update. News and Headlines.5/17/2023.

US News, World News, Politics, Commentary.

US News:

Video: Feds show up at pro-life activist’s childhood home, ask her mother for information on her

According to Ring security camera footage first obtained by The Daily Signal, the agents spoke to the mother of Elise Ketch, a pro-life activist with the group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU), and asked her for information on Ketch.

In another security video, Ketch’s mother is heard calling her daughter on speakerphone to let her know she has “two FBI agents at the front door.”

“FBI agents? Well, don’t tell them anything. Don’t let them in. Don’t talk to them,” Elise Ketch responds.

“While they reassured my mother that I was not in trouble, it’s also possible that they see me as a threat due to my pro-life activism and intended to investigate me,” Ketch added. “Yet to my knowledge, they never attempted to follow up with me or my attorney, so I believe the FBI’s true motive behind their visit to my parents’ home was to intimidate me and my team.”

Ketch said she is worried about her family’s safety in the wake of the surprise visit, but added, “I refuse to back down.”

6 Freshly Documented Instances Of Systemic Pro-Democrat FBI Corruption


Former FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann and others lied to the nation about the special counsel report released Monday that deeply documents years of systemic FBI corruption in favor of the Democratic Party.

That report reveals and adds detail to multiple instances in which FBI employees used high-level intelligence and law-enforcement positions to promote misinformation that affected at least two presidential elections, always on behalf of Democrats.

  1. Dismissing Foreign Funds Transfers for Clinton, Not for Trump:
    In contrast to the bureau’s full-scale rush to use its powers to smear Republicans with known falsehoods, the report shows that when the FBI knew the Democrat presidential campaign might be violating federal law, the FBI stood down. When an informant told the FBI the Clinton campaign was likely accepting illegal foreign campaign contributions, the FBI told the informant to drop it and did nothing further.
  2. Refusing Interviews With the Special Counsel Key FBI figures refused interviews with Durham’s team, including Comey, Strzok, the Clinton campaign’s Marc Elias, McCabe, Page, and Glenn Simpson of the opposition research firm that cooked up the Steele dossier for Clinton’s campaign.Add that to the many instances of “former” FBI and CIA figures being employed in social media companies to assist with government censorship demands, and going on TV to fuel the Russiagate hoax and other lies to Americans about crucial public issues. It adds up to yet another indication of an intelligence state using its vast — and unconstitutional — powers on behalf of the Democrat Party.

Ex-con sex offender charged with grooming, raping, infecting teenage boy with HIV: ‘Vile predator’

John Dushan Cole, 55, is facing 12 felony charges for alleged sexual assault of a teenager. (Genesee County Sheriff’s Office)

Michigan man who previously served prison time for knowingly transmitting HIV to sexual partners is under arrest again for allegedly transmitting the disease to a teenage boy after grooming him for sex.

In a Facebook post, the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office says that 55-year-old John Dushan Cole was arrested last week on 12 felony charges that include criminal sexual conduct, accosting a child for immoral purposes and knowingly engaging in intercourse with the intent to infect an uninformed partner with HIV.

Police say that Cole, who previously went by the name “Johnny Peters,” was previously convicted of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in 1987 and sentenced to prison eight years later for document fraud.

In 2013, Cole was sent to prison again for felony sexual penetration with an uninformed partner after officials investigated an increase in young men testing positive for HIV.

Couple arrested after 10-year-old son, weighing 36 pounds, found searching for food: report

Krista Schindley, 47, and Tyler Schindley, 46, were taken into custody Friday in Griffin, Georgia. (Krista Schindley / Facebook)

Jail records show Tyler Schindley, 46, and Krista Schindley, 47, are facing charges that include cruelty to children, attempted murder and false imprisonment, reports say. 

“It is my true belief that had he not gotten out of the home, this case would be a very different one,” Broder said Tuesday.

Following his discovery, the boy – whom police described as “thin with discolored skin and visible injuries” – was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for malnutrition and a low heart rate, according to WANF.

The station, citing an affidavit, reported that the couple intentionally kept food away from the child and locked him in his bedroom without access to lights, toilet paper and human interaction, among other basic needs.

Dr. Wolf: Evidence Reveals Women’s Reproductive Cycle TARGETED By Big Pharma with COVID Jab

EXCLUSIVE J6 FOOTAGE | Defense Attorney Exposes THE EXACT MOMENT the

24 Members of Congress Attending “Exit The WHO” Rally in DC Today

High interest rates are ‘cleaning out’ bad companies ‘quickly’: Ryan Payne

Payne Capital Management President Ryan Payne and the Head of U.S. Rates Group for AmeriVet Securities Greg Faranello discussed the regional bank crisis and the potential for a June rate hike.

Big Pharma’s ‘Rampant Corporate Lawlessness’ Cost Americans $40 Billion in 2019: Report

The new report — put out by the American Economic Liberties Project and the Initiative for Medicines, Access, and Knowledge (I-MAK) — focuses specifically on pharmaceutical companies’ antitrust law violations, which the groups say are a key reason why U.S. drug prices are astonishingly high compared to those of other rich nations.

Examining the 100 top-selling drug products in Medicare Part D — which covers prescription medicines — and Medicaid, the report estimates that Big Pharma‘s antitrust violations “increased Part D gross spending by 14.15%, or $14.82 billion, and increased Medicaid gross drug spending by 9.05%, or $3.15 billion, in 2019 for the top 100 drugs in each.”

Assuming that pharmaceutical companies’ antitrust violations similarly affected retail brand drug spending, the report estimates that “U.S. patients and payers spent an additional $40.07 billion on pharmaceuticals in 2019.”

The report highlights 10 illegal anticompetitive schemes that U.S. pharmaceutical companies deploy to juice their profits and keep prices high, including horizontal collusion, patent fraud, no-generics agreements and sham citizen petitions aimed at convincing regulators to delay approval of potential competitor drugs.

“This report documents the many ways Big Pharma is manipulating and breaking the law to expand corporate profits at the expense of patients and taxpayers,” said Peinert.

World News:

Massive Column Of US-Supplied Oshkosh M-ATVs Filmed Moving Toward The Frontline As Ukraine Prepares For Counteroffensive

As soon as the low-resolution video, recorded from a car moving adjacent to the convoy, surfaced online, it went viral and led analysts to claim that Ukraine has stepped up its activity along the frontlines.

Experts observed that it could particularly be aimed at encircling Russia and advancing into the flashpoint town of Bakhmut.

Some reports in the local Russian-language media suggested that an unknown number of tanks and the Oshkosh M-ATV were also sent to the battlefield.

In addition to reporting the development, the local Russian media report highlighted the vast number of vehicles moving to the frontline as evidence of the swelling of Western military aid for Kyiv.

Moreover, some pro-Russian netizens called the video a move at conducting ‘psychological warfare’ against Russia, with threats of a massive counteroffensive looming large.

Hong Kong removes hundreds of politically sensitive books from public libraries

In what some are calling it a “war on libraries,” the government audit office and its Leisure and Cultural Services Department recently ordered librarians to ensure nothing in their collections could run afoul of a draconian national security law banning public criticism of both the local government and the ruling Chinese Communist Party.

The number of books on offer at Hong Kong’s public libraries has fallen amid an ongoing cull of books that includes any titles referencing jailed media mogul Jimmy Lai and his now-shuttered Apple Daily newspaper, while compendiums of political cartoons by satirist Zunzi, whose column was recently axed by the Ming Pao newspaper, have also been taken off the shelves.

A survey of the Hong Kong public library catalog by RFA’s Cantonese Service found that around 250 titles had disappeared in the recent book cull, around three times as many as during a similar operation in 2021.

Just weeks ahead of the politically sensitive June 4 massacre anniversary, 146 titles about the massacre and the democracy movement that preceded it had been recently removed, compared with just 29 titles during the 2021 cull.

El Salvador sends troops to surround town after national police officer killed

Salvadoran soldiers stand by a road of Nueva Concepcion after El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele announced the deployment of more than 5,000 security forces to the area after a policeman was killed in a gang attack, in this handout distributed to Reuters, May 17, 2023. Secretaria de Prensa de la Presidencia/Handout via REUTERSREUTERS

More than 5,000 soldiers and 500 police encircled a small town in northern El Salvador after President Nayib Bukele said Wednesday gang members had killed a member of the national police there.

Bukele said via Twitter that the deployment in Nueva Concepción, about 43 miles, north of the capital, was “in search of those responsible for the homicide and the entire gang structure and collaborators still hiding in that place.”

“They will pay dearly for the murder of our hero,” Bukele said.

Bukele has been waging an all out war against the country’s powerful street gangs since March 2022. He requested the Congress grant him extraordinary powers after gangs were blamed for 62 killings on March 26. The measures include the suspension of some fundamental rights.

Britain baffled by shocking surge in death rates last year with no clear cause

Staff working on a Covid Intensive Care Unit at Kings College Hospital in south London. Picture date: Friday Jan. 7, 2022.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released figures on excess deaths, which are deaths of people who died above the five-year average, which excluded COVID in 2020 as a spiked death figure year. 

The excess deaths number for 2022 was 32,441 in England and Wales from May to December, the Express reported. Earlier in the year, the number for excess deaths had dipped much lower than the average level. 

Dr. Marc Siegel, professor of medicine at NYU-Langone Medical Center and a Fox News contributor, told Fox News Digital that the U.K. health authorities should recognize that even excluding direct deaths due to COVID-19 from the data does not exclude the indirect effects which are substantial. 

The Guardian in January similarly highlighted the excess death rate, noting it was “a fifth higher than the average from 2016 to 2019.” 

UK, Germany pressure US to decide on F-16 fighter jets for Ukraine

Boris Pistorius, German Minister of Defense, right, and his British counterpart Ben Wallace, make a statement after their meeting at the German Ministry of Defense, in Berlin, Wednesday May 17, 2023.  (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)

When pressed by reporters on why top NATO allies have not sent Ukraine F-16s, instead opting to allow allies like Poland to send Soviet era-MiG-29 fighter jets, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said ultimately the decision is “up to the White House.”

Standing alongside his British counterpart, Ben Wallace, Pistorius said that the highly coveted F-16s that Kyiv has long asked for are U.S.-made and therefore Washington has “to decide whether the F-16 fighter planes can be delivered,” reported German news outlet DW.

“We cannot play an active role in such an alliance, in such a coalition, because we have neither the training capacities, the competencies, or the planes,” he added. 

The comments came just one day after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and addressed the item at the top of Kyiv’s wish list — aerial combat support. 

Police brace for controversial Jerusalem Flag March

Dean Elsdunne of the Israeli Police breaks down the police’s preparations around the parade amid threats from multiple Palestinian terror groups.

Israel-Sweden rekindle ties; SA calls ICC to arrest IL leaders; US-Iran talks TV7 Israel News 17.05

1) Israel and Sweden rekindle their bilateral ties after almost two decades bad relations.

2) Israel braces itself for potential disturbances or acts of terror, ahead of its annual march of the flags, which is scheduled to take place in Jerusalem, tomorrow.

3) South African Foreign Minister calls on the ICC to arrest Israel’s leadership – as relations between the two countries remains extremely poor.

‘Mass Immigration is the Foreign Colonization of Our Land’

According to Daniele Scalea, the head of Italy’s Machiavelli Center, immigration is seen as a foreign colonization of European land, which raises concerns about cultural integration, social unrest, and the displacement of the working class.

Scalea emphasizes that the issue extends beyond radical Islam, as it also involves hatred against whites and Italians, requiring a comprehensive reevaluation of migration policies, cultural assimilation, and social issues.


C: Gript

43-year-old Saadallah Ghoumrassi, was imprisoned for two years and three months for having twice sexually attacked a 21-year old woman in Cork City on the same night.

The court had previously heard that the young woman was walking home alone in the City when she was approached “in a calculated manner” by Ghoumrassi.

The woman had been approached in a calculated matter and sexually assaulted her on two occasions on her way home, the court heard. 

The accused was seen interacting with the young woman who walked away and then fell. He then picked her up off the ground, and escorted her down a dark laneway a further 500m from there.

March of Nations: Christians march in support of Israel in Jerusalem

In an event sponsored by March of Life, an organization founded by descendants of Nazi perpetrators of crimes, Christians from over 30 countries gather in Jerusalem to show support for Israel.

Rapper Slowthai removed from Glastonbury and other festival line-ups after rape charges

The British rapper, 28, was scheduled to appear at major festivals this summer including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, and Parklife in Manchester.


Blistering DOJ watchdog report reveals why Biden-nominated US Attorney Rollins is resigning

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Details of Rollins’ misconduct – highlighted in the report released Wednesday by DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office – showed that Rollins attempted to swing an election by assisting “Ricardo Arroyo with his Democratic primary campaign for Suffolk D.A.”

Rollins, according to the report, went so far as to offer Arroyo advice on how to handle the sexual assault allegations levied against him during his campaign and also provided media outlets with “negative information” about his challenger, Kevin Hayden.

“We also found Rollins’s efforts to blame her staff for her own ethics failures deeply disturbing and contrary to her own independent responsibility as U.S. Attorney to hold herself to a high ethical standard and exercise sound judgment,” the report added.

Blinken backs down, will let Congress see Afghan dissent cable that warned of swift Taliban takeover

 (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

The State Department announced Wednesday that it would allow lawmakers to view the “dissent channel cable” that was signed by 23 staffers and diplomats in 2021 and warned about the possibility of a rapid Taliban advance as the U.S. left the country.

McCaul’s committee has repeatedly asked the State Department for access to the communication, which warned that the Taliban had made rapid territorial gains and urged the officials to commence an airlift operation immediately for Afghans who helped the U.S., The Wall Street Journal reported

The administration also left hundreds of Americans behind despite promises that troops would remain until “all” Americans had left safely. 

McCaul last week threatened a contempt vote against Blinken if he failed to provide access to the dissent channel cable.

Soros-backed prosecutor in St. Louis abruptly resigns after scandal-ridden tenure

(AP Photo/Jim Salter)

Bailey, a Republican, claims that nearly 12,000 criminal cases have been dismissed by what he calls Gardner’s failures. He also says more than 9,000 cases have been thrown out as they had been about to go to trial, forcing judges to dismiss more than 2,000 cases due to what Bailey described as a failure to provide defendants with evidence and speedy trials.

Earlier this month, when Gardner initially announced her resignation, Bailey called on her to leave office immediately rather than wait until the end of the month, arguing each day “she remains puts the city of St. Louis in more danger.”

Gardner had refused to leave office for months, calling Bailey’s efforts a political “witch hunt” and a form of “voter suppression.” She also suggested that racism and sexism are behind some of the criticism against her.

Gardner’s tenure was riddled with allegations of misconduct and mishandled cases long before her latest legal issues. In one case, she was publicly reprimanded and fined by the Missouri Supreme Court.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein signals no recollection of being absent for months in disquieting exchange with reporters: ‘No, I’ve been here’

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A recent exchange between the 89-year-old senator and reporters, detailed by liberal publications Slate and the Los Angeles Times, revealed that while the California Democrat may be counted present for consequential votes in body, she may not be fully present in mind.

Feinstein was freshly back from being carted over to vote against a Republican bill, which successfully blocked a radical District of Columbia policing law.

One reporter broached the subject of her May 10 return, asking about the well-wishes she received from her Senate colleagues.

“What have I heard about about what?” asked Feinstein, evidently confused.

“About your return,” responded the reporter.

“I haven’t been gone,” said Feinstein. “You should … I haven’t been gone. I’ve been working.”

Ostensibly giving her an out, one reporter asked, “You’ve been working from home is what you’re saying?”

“No, I’ve been here,” said Feinstein, becoming agitated. “I’ve been voting. Please, you either know or don’t know.”

Feinstein’s handlers promptly wheeled her away following this disquieting exchange.

Cruz Grills Biden Nominee Who Removed Ankle Monitor From Illegal Alien Who Shot Cop

Durham Report Condemns the FBI’s Russia Probe — But Don’t Expect It to Make a Difference

Even after the Mueller investigation found insufficient evidence of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign, Rep. Schiff assured the public in March 2018, that “I can certainly say with confidence that there is significant evidence of collusion between the campaign and Russia” and he repeatedly promised to reveal it in his committee.

He never did, of course. Instead, he regularly criticized Durham’s investigation and called for it to end, to prevent this report from ever being released.

Others on the intelligence committee, like Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), also insisted there was clear evidence of collusion. No less a figure than Obama’s former national intelligence director James Clapper suggested Trump was a Russian “asset.”

The “pee tape” story was repeated endlessly by the media and by Comey. Durham, however, eventually showed that the source of the story was a Clinton associate.

According to Durham, Comey — who later wrote and sold a book on “ethical leadership” — led the FBI to use “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence” to effectively tie up a duly elected president for three years.

Indeed, the same pattern and figures reemerged in 2020,

Mike Johnson Brings Receipts, DESTROYS AOC & Weak Dems for Past ‘Defund the Police’ INSANITY

The government is colluding to protect Hunter Biden: Clay Travis

OutKick founder Clay Travis joins ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss reports the IRS removed investigators from the Hunter Biden probe.


Uncovering China’s Secret Plan to Seize U.S. Military Data

Have you ever wondered what China’s secret plan to seize U.S. military data is?

Join us as we uncover the truth and explain why, Princeton Review and CCP are key players in this drama.

Victor Davis Hanson – Tyranny of the Evolutionaries

Historian-author Victor Davis Hanson describes the progressive movement to trample traditional American principles and permanently pervert the system to align with their partisan political ambitions.

Whatever Podcast – Lila Rose Best Moments!

Highlights from Lila Rose joining the Whatever dating podcast to spread the truth on s*x, dating, abortion, and more. Lila Rose is the president and founder of Live Action.

The Marxist Reparations Agenda

Enough already. California, a free state that never dealt with slavery, has embarked on a mission to disembowel its economy.

Under the guise of reparations for slavery, their committee is proposing to pay over $800 Billion dollars to black Americans who they say were disenfranchised by the slavery of past generations.

Now, Mark is asking, will they also be willing to pay reparations to the families of the brave Union soldiers who fought to end slavery during our nation’s civil war?

This Marxist effort to divide our country must come to an end.