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US News:

Elon fires Twitter’s general counsel James Baker

‘In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,’ Musk wrote in a tweet on Tuesday.

Musk added that Baker’s explanation of the events surrounding the laptop saga were ‘unconvincing.’ 

Also on Tuesday, Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, sent Baker a letter requesting his appearance before the House Oversight Committee next year, when the GOP is set to take control of the House. 

Before joining Twitter, Baker was former FBI general counsel under Director James Comey, and played a key role in the saga surrounding the Bureau’s controversial probe into possible collusion between Russia and Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign. 

Maj Toure–Black Guns Matter

Maj Toure, founder of “Black Guns Matter,” wants to arm more people in America. “Criminals should be deathly afraid,” he tells me.

Toure carries a gun with him everywhere he goes, and he encourages others to do the same.

His group trains people, especially black communities, how to safely use firearms.

Why black communities?

“Gun control is racist,” he tells me.

Citizen Journalist Arrested and Prosecuted for His Reporting

This was not the first time that Justin had problems with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office. In July 2021, Justin was excluded from a press conference at Sheriff Eric Fagan’s explicit direction.

The First Amendment prohibits government officials from unreasonably restricting an individual’s right to record the police, and it doesn’t let them decide who is or isn’t a journalist.

Today, Justin filed a federal lawsuit against the Sheriff and his deputies with the Institute for Justice (IJ), a non-profit public interest law firm that defends free speech nationwide.

“Arresting and prosecuting Justin is a violation of his First Amendment rights, and it can’t stand,” said IJ Attorney Tori Clark. “The Sheriff may not like Justin’s style, but the government doesn’t have the power to single out journalists because they don’t like their viewpoint.”

Virginia Beach Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Pointed Gun at Him

Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) officer received an Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) hit on a stolen vehicle.

The officer initiated a stop in the parking lot of 665 Newtown Road. The officer attempted to detain 28-year-old Deshawn Whitaker who subsequently escaped his grip and fled on foot.

The officer then attempted to detain the front seat passenger, a female later identified as Jacqueline Ortiz, F/20, of Norfolk, who had exited the stolen car and was walking away.

The officer attempted to take Ortiz into custody, but she immediately resisted and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Ortiz repeatedly reached for a handgun she had concealed on her person.

Far-left goal in Colorado SCOTUS case is FORCED COMPLIANCE

The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to hear arguments in a new First Amendment case involving a Christian graphic artist who does not want to be forced to design wedding websites for same-sex couples.

This case — coming from Colorado — marks the second time in five years that SCOTUS will grapple with religious business owners vs. gay weddings.

But the far-left’s goal in this case seems to be much more sinister than hoping the two sides can conduct business peacefully. Rather, Glenn predicts, this case is about forced compliance:

‘It’s about forcing everyone to do exactly what they say, when they say it, and [to] have you profess a belief that you don’t have.’

THIS Is The Guy Who Drove Censorship At Twitter

PayPal Is Waging War Against This Veteran-Owned Conservative Business (Again)


It appears PayPal is yet again targeting Proof Products USA, a veteran-owned conservative e-commerce company.

According to the company’s owner, Dana Peters, the mega financial technology corporation is withholding funds from Proof Products USA’s subsidiary metal fabric shop, “Milspin,” until the online store removes several listings of brass knuckles.

In a press release, Proof Products USA stated that it “will not comply.”

This isn’t the first time PayPal has allegedly withheld funds from Proof Products USA. In 2021, Peters said that PayPal kept $90,000 from “Fake Masks Worldwide,” a different subsidiary online store of Proof Products USA, for selling “breathable masks.”

Raymond Arroyo: This is what we said would happen

Fox News contributor Raymond Arroyo joined ‘The Faulkner Focus’ to discuss the new IRS policies and how they will impact working Americans.

Video: McConnell, McCarthy snubbed in handshake line at ceremony for Jan. 6 police

Police officers who responded to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and some of their family members pointedly declined to shake the hands of Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy as they accepted Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday.

Officers shook hands with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as they accepted the medals, but quickly moved past the House and Senate Republican leaders — despite McConnell outstretching his hand.

All senior congressional leaders were participating in the event to honor U.S. Capitol Police officers, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police and others who responded during the riot.

‘Obsolete, Misguided’: Critics Call Out Pfizer’s Plan for Bivalent Booster for Kids Under 5

Nass told The Defender:

“There was never anything to recommend the bivalent boosters before they were given an EUA for adults on August 31.

“It is unconscionable, given what we know about the poor performance of the existing vaccines and their very concerning side effects, that FDA [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] and CDC went along with the new ‘boosters’ without a single human trial — and now the manufacturers want to give these untested vaccines to children as young as 6 months of age.”

Without human trials for the “boosters,” said Nass, an internist with special interests in vaccine-induced illnesses, it was “guaranteed that no one would know what their safety issues were — making the whole process of informed consent, which is legally needed for unlicensed vaccines — a charade.”

Perro, a pediatrician, pointed out that by continuing to administer the original COVID-19 vaccines to children, children are receiving a vaccine “for a virus that is no longer in circulation.”

Perro told The Defender, “There are key factors to take into consideration as to why the FDA authorization for the Omicron ‘retooled’ vaccine would be not only misguided, but malignant for children.”

She added:

Kirstie Alley’s ex-husband Parker Stevenson posts tribute after her death

The late actress is survived by son William “True” and daughter Lillie. kirstiealley/Instagram
The late actress is survived by son William “True” and daughter Lillie. kirstiealley/Instagram

The former couple tied the knot in 1983, six years after Alley finalized her divorce from first husband Bob Alley.

She and Stevenson welcomed son William “True,” 30, and daughter Lillie, 28, before calling it quits in 1997.

The exes’ children broke the news of Alley’s death in a lengthy social media statement on Monday.

“We are sad to inform you that our incredible, fierce and loving mother has passed away after a battle with cancer, only recently discovered,” William and Lillie wrote. “She was surrounded by her closest friends and family and fought with great strength.

“As iconic as she was on screen, she was an even more amazing mother and grandmother,” the siblings continued.

Many celebrities have posted tributes to the “Masked Singer” alum, including her “Look Who’s Talking” co-star John Travolta.

“Kirstie was one of the most special relationships I’ve ever had,” the actor and fellow Scientologist, 68, gushed. “I love you Kirstie.”

Florida cop ‘jokingly’ pulled trigger twice before killing ‘Call of Duty’ pal

Florida Deputy Andrew Lawson, 23, appears in court Monday to face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of his best friend and roommate.
Florida Deputy Andrew Lawson, 23, appears in court Monday to face a manslaughter charge in the shooting death of his best friend and roommate.

An affidavit obtained by the station ClickOrlando stated that Lawson and Walsh had taken a break from playing the popular shooting game “Call of Duty” and were chatting when Lawson grabbed a Glock 34 9mm semi-automatic pistol.

Lawson said he believed that the gun was unloaded when he “jokingly” first pointed it at Walsh and pulled the trigger. The weapon did not fire.

Lawson then manipulated the gun by pulling the slide back and pulled the trigger again, claiming he also was joking, according to the sheriff’s office

This time, the Glock fired a single shot that struck Walsh in the head, killing him.

Lawson called 911 shortly before 1 a.m., telling a dispatcher that he had just shot his best friend.

Meta threatens to remove all news from Facebook

‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host Will Cain responds to Meta threatening to remove news content from its platforms if Congress passes a bill allowing news organizations to bargain for compensation.

WHO, Big Tech Join Forces to ‘Combat Misinformation’ Online

And it’s working closely, “on a weekly basis,” in fact, with master manipulators in their own right, including YouTube, Google, Facebook and “several other partners such as NewsGuard.”

 NewsGuard, another self-appointed internet watchdog that sells a browser plugin to rate websites on nine criteria of credibility and transparency.

NewsGuard  received much of its startup funds from Publicis Groupe, a giant global communications group with divisions that brand imaging, design of digital business platforms, media relations and healthcare.

Publicis Groupe’s health subsidiary, Publicis Health, names Lilly, Abbot, Roche, Amgen, Genentech, Celgene, Gilead, Biogen, AstraZeneca, Sanofi, Bayer and other Big Pharma giants as clients. In fact, the PR firm that created and ran Purdue Pharma’s deceptive marketing campaigns for the opioid Oxycontin is none other than Publicis.

Biden Spikes Foreign-Born Voting Population by Over 900K in 2022

Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

Federal data analyzed by Pew Research Center finds that the U.S. will likely see about 940,000 legal immigrants secure naturalized American citizenship by the end of the year in part due to the Biden administration’s push to massively boost naturalizations.

The massive uptick indicates that the foreign-born voting population in the U.S. now stands at about 24.5 million — the largest in American history — or about 10 percent of the total eligible voting population. Compare that to less than three decades ago when the naturalized American citizen population was just 7.6 million.

The 2022 numbers come as Biden has consistently spiked naturalizations as president.

Almost immediately after taking office, Biden signed an executive order to specifically increase naturalization rates through a series of federal agency measures by eliminating “barriers in and otherwise improve the existing naturalization process … [and] substantially reduce current naturalization processing times…”

The annual number of naturalizations is significant because it represents permanent changes to the American electorate.


Fmr Rep. Mike Rogers warns of China’s Nuclear Expansion

Officials and lawmakers continue to raise concerns about China’s ambitions, especially with regard to nuclear expansion.

One America’s Stephanie Myers speaks with former Representative Mike Rogers, who used to chair the House Intelligence Committee, about the issue and the risks it poses to the U.S. and its allies.

Mitt Romney, Susan Collins Dismiss the Idea of Impeaching DHS Chief Mayorkas

Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Ting Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images

“Someone has to commit a high crime or misdemeanor for that to be a valid inquiry,” Romney told Politico about impeachment standards. “I haven’t seen any accusation of that nature whatsoever.”

“There are a lot of things I disagree with … but that doesn’t rise to impeachment,” he said about Mayorkas.

Collins, a pro-Donald Trump impeachment vote and McConnell ally, brushed off the question of whether Mayorkas should be impeached.“That’s not something I’ve heard discussed over here,” Collins replied.

Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the second highest ranking GOP senator, said an investigation of Mayorkas’s open border should ensue before rushing to impeachment.

“I think there is a legitimate need for oversight … but, I mean, I think it needs to be focused on some specific areas,” Thune said.

If impeachment proceedings were launched against Mayorkas, they would be first initiated in the House and then conveyed to the Senate. It is unlikely Republicans have enough votes in the Senate to follow through on impeaching Mayorkas, even if the House successfully voted to impeach.

Tulsi Gabbard: This is absolute madness

Fox News contributor Tulsi Gabbard joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the Navy lowering its test scores to hit recruiting goals and the 81st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Group of 10 GOP Patriots Push Back on McConnell, Democrat Push to Include JCPA in NDAA

Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

GOP senate leader Mitch McConnell is the primary antagonist, using two routes to help the Democrats ram through the bailout for their cronies in the media, something even their own supporters on the left oppose.

One route is to attach the bill to the NDAA, a vital defense spending bill seen as a “must-pass,” which is rapidly evolving into a Christmas tree with all sorts of Democrat hobby horses, wholly unrelated to defense, attached to it.

McConnell and the Democrats are also attempting a process known as a “hotwire,” which would pass the JCPA without any debate if no Senator objects to it.

But they have a problem — the number of Senators opposing it has only grown since the push began, with sources on the hill telling Breitbart News that the number of opposing Senators is now up to ten.

Biden slammed for not visiting border during trip to Arizona

Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the latest on the border crisis and what is at stake with the looming end of Title 42.

Tucker Carlson: What we learned from ‘The Twitter Files’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson breaks down what was really learned from Elon Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ on the Hunter Biden laptop story on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.

Feds arrest ex-Florida Rep. David Rivera on charges connected to Venezuela

The former Miami congressman was arrested Monday in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. | Alan Diaz/AP Photo
The former Miami congressman was arrested Monday in connection to an ongoing federal criminal investigation. | Alan Diaz/AP Photo

Rivera, who represented a Miami-area district from 2011 to 2013, was detained in Georgia on Wednesday in connection with a Miami grand jury indictment issued last month. His arrest was first reported by The Associated Press.

According to the indictment unsealed on Monday night, Rivera and his former political consultant, Esther Nuhfer, are facing charges of conspiring against the U.S., failing to register as foreign agents and engaging in illegal financial transactions including money laundering.

“It was the purpose of the conspiracy for the defendants to unlawfully enrich themselves by engaging in political activities in the United States on behalf of the government of Venezuela, and by representing the interests of the government of Venezuela before officials of the of the United States government and in an effort to influence United States foreign policy,” states the 34-page indictment.

World News:

Saudi Arabia Confirms Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping to Visit this Week

Lintao Zhang/Getty Images;
Lintao Zhang/Getty Images;

According to the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Xi will meet with senior Saudi leaders and attend two summits, a pan-Arab summit and Gulf state summit, meant to expand cooperation in economics and development.

The Saudi announcement of Xi’s visit emphasized economic cooperation. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Xi would visit “to strengthen the historical relations and the distinguished strategic partnership that unites the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the People’s Republic of China.” It noted that King Salman invited Xi to visit.

“Xi will attend Riyadh Gulf-China Summit for Cooperation and Development and Riyadh Arab-China Summit for Cooperation and Development,” the ministry asserted, two summits where the parties “will discuss ways to enhance joint relations in all fields, and discuss prospects for economic and development cooperation.”

While the Chinese government has not addressed Xi’s attendance at the two summits in Saudi Arabia, Chinese state media published two articles this week promoting the events as a chance for China to expand its influence in the Middle East.

Mongolian protesters try to storm State Palace, alleging corrupt officials sold coal to China

Protesters in Mongolia tried to force their way into the State Palace over the weekend in response to allegations of corruption with officials involved in the country’s coal trade.

The demonstrators chanted and sang while stamping their feet to stay warm. They were demanding that the government hold officials accountable for the alleged theft of 385,000 tons of coal from stockpiles on Mongolia’s border with China.

The allegations center on coal from the Tavan Tolgoi region in the south Gobi Desert that is being mined by state-owned Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi (ETT) and two other companies.

Local media reports said ETT, which is listed on Mongolia’s stock exchange, has been placed under state supervision as the government’s Independent Authority Against Corruption investigates.

Royal Melbourne Hospital considers reducing elective surgery

It is the third Melbourne hospital to pause elective surgeries after the Alfred Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital.

‘It’s a pity you are beautiful,’ Russians told Ukrainian police officer as they tortured her

Ukrainian police officer Olha Honcharevska was tortured by Russian forces during the occupation of Kherson. Handout
Ukrainian police officer Olha Honcharevska was tortured by Russian forces during the occupation of Kherson. Handout

Putting Honchevskaya and her husband Stanislav in separate rooms, the Russians questioned them and then took them to a detention centre.

Detainees had to recite the Russian anthem and pledge allegiance to President Vladimir Putin and his defence minister, Sergei Shoigu.

“Glory to Russia, glory to Putin, glory to Shoigu,” they were forced to say.

During one interrogation, the Russians poured water down Honchevskaya’s throat and zapped her with a stun gun, while telling her she was beautiful, she said.

Since Kherson was liberated three weeks ago, nine such detention centres have been discovered. More than 400 bodies have been recovered.

Ukraine’s prosecution office has opened a war crimes investigation following witness reports that Russian authorities used the centres to torture locals into cooperating with the occupation forces.

Like her husband, Honchevskaya was a police officer in Kherson when Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Unable to evacuate, they were trapped in the city when Russian forces arrived.


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Democrats are concerned about President Trump’s calls to terminate parts of the Constitution. Meanwhile, they are actually subverting the Constitution.

Plus, Liz breaks down the battle for RNC Chair, why Ronna Romney McDaniel has got to go, who is challenging her, and what questions we should ask of them.

Who’s Funding The Move To Crush The Biden Crime Family Story (Ep. 1908) – The Dan Bongino Show

In this episode, I address the money behind the deep-state effort to crush the ongoing Biden crime family scandal.