In The News Today:12/27/2022.

US News, World News, Politics and Commentary.

US. News:

EXCLUSIVE: 1100 Migrants Cross West Texas Border in Five Hours

U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector
U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

Between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, agents apprehended approximately 1,000 migrants who crossed the border from Piedras Negras, Mexico, into the U.S., according to a source operating under the umbrella of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The source reported the largest group to be more than 400 migrants who crossed at the same time.

In addition, agents apprehended more than 200 migrants in a single group further north but still on the south side of Eagle Pass.

The source said the migrants consisted mainly of Cuban migrants. The groups also included migrants from Ecuador and Nicaragua.

The Del Rio Sector leads the nation in large migrant group apprehensions, Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens previously tweeted.

During the first two months of Fiscal Year 23, Del Rio Sector agents apprehended more than 90,000 migrants, according to the November Southwest Land Border Encounters report published by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Report late on the Friday night before Christmas.

This is second only to the El Paso Sector where agents apprehended more than 106,000 migrants during this period.

Group of 400 Migrants Cross Border into Southeast Texas

Rio Grande Valley Station Chief Patrol Agent Glori I. Chavez tweeted photos of Brownsville Station agents apprehending yet another large migrant group.

The group crossed the border on Dec. 22 shortly after other large groups crossed.

Chavez reported the large group consisted of families and single adults. She added that the agents identified the migrants as citizens of Chile, Panama, and Peru, in addition to other nations.

The crossing of large migrant groups is a new tactic for human smugglers moving migrants to the Brownsville Station area of operations.

This tactic has been utilized extensively in the McAllen area and points further to the west.

Chief Chavez tweeted photos of large groups of migrants being apprehended during the previous two days by Brownsville Station agents. “So far, a total of 258 migrants have been encountered near (the) Fort Brown Golf Course in Brownsville, Texas,” the chief reported.

This is more than China just sending a message

On Tuesday’s “Wake Up America,” Gordon Chang and Brigadier Gen. Blaine Holt (Ret.) react to China sending planes and warships near Taiwan.

Knoxville Mayor Attends All-Ages, Christmas Themed Drag Show

Democrat Mayor Indya Kincannon bragged on Facebook that she attended a “Drag Queen Christmas” in Knoxville. In a post on Facebook, Kincannon remarked “So glad to be at ‘A Drag Queen Christmas’ with so many merry Knoxville folks! It’s going to be a festive night.” She added the hashtag “#Knoxvilleforall.”

The show, which went on a national tour, featured sexual gestures, independent reporter Tayler Hansen explained.

Hansen, who attended and reported on the show in Austin, Texas captured video of the event. 

In Hansen’s video, a drag queen can be seen talking to a nine year old and praising a mom for bringing her child before saying “Hello are you reaching for my titties are you hungry?”

The drag performer was wearing an extremely inappropriate costume that revealed fake breasts. 

DOT To Probe Southwest Cancellations That Stranded Flyers

Southwest Airlines canceled 2,900 flights Monday, according to FlightAware. Nearly 2,500 more flights had already been canceled as of Tuesday morning.

Exclusive: Watchdog Group Finds over $1 Billion in Possible Telework-Related Government Waste, Pushes for More Oversight

T_A_P/Getty Images
T_A_P/Getty Images

The Functional Government Initiative (FGI), a “new organization dedicated to improving the American public’s awareness about the officials, decisions, and priorities of their government,” conducted an examination, first reported by Breitbart News, of leave data from federal agencies and service centers that process payroll for multiple agencies, which shows that federal employees’ use of sick days and paid time off steeply declined during the telework expansion following the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

Ultimately, employees taking time off but not using leave days have cost taxpayers over $1 billion in waste over the last few years.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the report noted, “virtually all federal agencies moved to fulltime telework, attempting to limit the spread of [Chinese coronavirus].”

FGI’s investigation into federal employees’ reduced use of leave time, which they typically accrue during each pay period, came after a leaked internal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) report showed that on any given day, 20 to 25 percent of the workforce, according to VPN login data, was failing to log on for work or even check their email.

FGI also noted this report comes roughly one year after the Biden administration doubled down on expanded telework. Under the Biden administration, in November 2021, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management released guidance on telework policies, which stated that the federal government would be transitioning to a “new work environment” and that the ability to telework is here to stay.

“The most basic features of a functional government should include employees showing up to work, being paid for time while actually working, and taking leave as required,” FGI’s communications director Peter McGinnis told Breitbart News.

Government delegated its ‘dirty work’ to Twitter: Ramaswamy

Strive Asset Management founder Vivek Ramaswamy joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to react to the latest revelations from the Twitter files.

Fauci to step down this weekend

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marty Makary on the release of ‘Twitter Files’ part 10 and Dr. Anthony Fauci’s intent to step down as NIAID director.

CNN’s Top 10 Fake News Moments of 2022

Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Following the midterm elections, during which CNN constantly pointed to particular Republican candidates as “election deniers,” CNN failed to hold election denier Hakeem Jeffries to the same standard.

CNN ignored Jeffries’ record of denying the legitimacy of American elections. Over 100 times, election denier Jeffries attacked democracy by questioning the integrity of American elections.

“The more we learn about 2016 election the more ILLEGITIMATE it becomes. America deserves to know whether we have a FAKE President in the Oval Office #RussianInterference,” he tweeted in 2018.

“Keep pouting. History will never accept you as a legitimate President,” he tweeted at Trump in 2020.

2) CNN’s former Brian Stelter Refuses to Walk Back His False Claims Hunter’s Laptop Emails Were ‘Russian Disinformation’

9) White House Contradicts CNN’s Reporting about Joe Biden’s Conversation with Zelensky

Get a Streaming Device This Holiday? Change These Settings Right Now

Sarah Tew/CNET
Sarah Tew/CNET

This year, AppleRokuGoogle Chromecast and Amazon have all released new models. But if you just got a new streaming device for yourself or someone else, you should also know that they have a downside:

Their software platforms are often tracking what you watch behind the scenes.

While we’ve previously covered privacy settings for the TVs themselves, for this story we checked out all of the latest software on streaming devices from Amazon, Roku, Google and Apple. 

Here’s what we found and what you can do about it on your respective new streaming players.

Farmer predicts worse food shortages, higher prices in 2023 amid inflation, drought, interests rate hikes

Food prices have been outpacing overall inflation in 2022 as November food prices showed a 10.6% increase compared to last year, while overall inflation hit 7.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A number of factors have contributed to rising food prices, including fertilizer and fuel shortages, extreme weather conditions and rising interest rates in an industry that relies on debt financing, Nash said. 

Most U.S. farmers take out short-term, variable-rate loans each year to pay for everything from seeds and fertilizer to livestock and machinery, according to the Department of Agriculture. As a result, the Federal Reserve’s aggressive interest rate increases from as low as 0% to as high as 4.25% has raised the cost of farm operations. 

The farming sector’s total interest expense is forecast to hit nearly $26.5 billion this year, nearly 32% higher than last year, according to USDA data.

Due to higher fertilizer, fuel and land costs, farmers must decide whether they’ll reduce their crops and cattle or endure as they struggle to repay larger loans, according to two dozen farmers and bankers interviewed by Reuters. 

Tennessee woman carried out armed carjackings using 5-year-old child as shield: police

Police said Bethany Wilson, 24, committed three carjackings over the course of a few hours on Thursday before crashing one of the stolen vehicles on an interstate. (Clarksville Police Department)
Police said Bethany Wilson, 24, committed three carjackings over the course of a few hours on Thursday before crashing one of the stolen vehicles on an interstate. (Clarksville Police Department)

Bethany Wilson, 24, committed three carjackings over the course of a few hours on Thursday before crashing one of the stolen vehicles on an interstate. She was taken into police custody that same night.

According to the Clarksville Police Department, Wilson first stole a Nissan Juke from a 51-year-old woman pumping gas at around 4:42 p.m. on Thursday. Wilson approached the victim who was filling her car and pointed a gun at her before taking off in the vehicle.

About 30 minutes later, officers responded to a call of shots fired at an intersection and arrived to find a man who claimed a white female took his Mercedes-Benz.

The victim said the woman fired a shot and used her 5-year-old child as a shield.

Woman arrested in South Carolina airport after attacking husband over ‘indecent’ photos on his phone: police

Paula Barbour, 55, was charged with one count of third degree domestic violence. (Al Cannon Detention Center)
Paula Barbour, 55, was charged with one count of third degree domestic violence. (Al Cannon Detention Center)

Paula Barbour, 55, was charged with one count of third degree domestic violence after police say she kicked her husband twice in the legs during an argument at Charleston International Airport, WCSC-TV reported.

“The suspect stated that she just wanted to get away from the victim and fly back home,” the incident report states.

The husband and wife had reportedly been traveling to South Carolina on vacation.

Airport police say the husband denied being kicked by Barbour, but surveillance video showed him being kicked twice in addition to Barbour throwing his cell phone and attempting to strike him in the face.

[CLIP] Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Aseem Malhotra: How the COVID-19 Vaccines Impact the Heart

“If doctors are not aware of a possible diagnosis, they’ll never diagnose it.

Many doctors still unfortunately, including cardiologists, are not even conceiving of the possibility that the mRNA vaccine can cause these problems. But the list is there.”

Full Episode: PART 2: Dr. Peter McCullough on Omicron Realities; VAERS Reports

Previously, in part one of our interview with Dr. Peter McCullough, an internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist, we discussed the full body of evidence on COVID-19 treatment, including a preventative method that may have stamped out COVID-19 in Bangladesh. Dr. McCullough was the principal author of the first paper on early COVID-19 outpatient treatment involving multidrug regimens.

Now in part two of our interview, we discuss Omicron, why asymptomatic transmission is exceedingly rare, and what Dr. McCullough is seeing in the CDC’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). How accurate is the VAERS system and how many reports of injury or death are directly attributable to the COVID-19 vaccines?

De-transitioned teen TELLS ALL: ‘Affirming delusions is NOT LOVE’

18-year-old Chloe Cole was 11-years-old when she began to think she was a boy born into the wrong body.

And, thanks to therapists who convinced her parents there were no other options available, she began to fully transition as a young teen.

Cole joins Glenn in this clip to not only detail her story but to explain why she’s choosing to take a stand against gender surgery for children today.

‘I wasn’t shown love,’ Cole says. ‘I was just pushed onto this path…And, I mean, it’s affected the overall picture of my health and my life. And I’ve just been trying to pick up the pieces of my life since then.’

[CLIP] Ashley Yablon: How I Exposed a CCP Tech Giant’s Elaborate Scheme to Evade U.S. Sanctions

“I knew my life would never be the same after that, and certainly that’s what happened.

The moment that hit, we jumped up. My wife said to me, we have 30 minutes to get out of this house or we’re going to be killed.” – Ashley Yablon, author of “Standing Up to China: How a Whistleblower Risked Everything for His Country”

World News:

US military families sue French company that pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS

A site of cement maker Lafarge is pictured in Paris, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
A site of cement maker Lafarge is pictured in Paris, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The families of some U.S. service members who were killed in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria are suing French cement giant Lafarge after the company pleaded guilty to making payments to the terrorist group.

“Defendants’ payments to and business partnership with ISIS provided ISIS the seed capital it needed to transform from a fledgling militia in the early 2010s into a brutal terroristic behemoth with the capability and intent to kill Americans,” states a lawsuit that was brought by the families of three U.S. military members who were killed in attacks blamed on ISIS, according to a report from ABC Sunday.

Lafarge, a French company which at the time was among the largest in the world, pleaded guilty and were ordered to pay a nearly $800-million fine in October after the company was subject to the U.S. government’s first-ever prosecution of a company for supporting terrorism.

The Justice Department said the company paid close to $6 million to militant groups in a bid to keep the plant running, depending on the militants to protect its employees and ensure the safety of shipments of materials from the plant. Lafarge later pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, resulting in hundreds of millions of fines.

Melbourne records hottest day of 2022

Suspected Ukrainian drone pierces deep into Russia

A drone believed to be Ukrainian penetrated hundreds of miles through Russian airspace, causing a deadly explosion at the main base for Moscow’s strategic bombers in the latest attack to expose gaps in its air defenses. Angela Johnston reports.

Site of Jesus’ Miracles & Birthplace of Peter FOUND? Inside Biblical Bethsaida | Watchman Newscast

On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck travels to the shores of the Sea of Galilee, to an active archaeological dig that many believe was once home to the ancient town of Bethsaida: hometown of the apostles Peter, Andrew and Philip and the site of some of Jesus’ greatest miracles 2,000 years ago.

The two men who are leading the dig—one an American Christian and the other an Israeli Jew—join Erick to explain they believe they’ve found the correct site. Watch now on the Watchman Newscast!


Biden Abandoning American Marines – Dana Loesch

President Biden has continued his streak of abandoning our service members.

Dana reacts to the Biden administration trading WNBA’s Brittney Griner for the “Merchant of Death,” while leaving 13 service members killed at the HKI Airport.

Noem: Biden Is ‘Destroying Our Border’ to ‘Remake America’

Noem said, “It’s not a governor’s job. It’s the federal government’s job to secure our border.

Greg Abbott is doing what he needs to do down there, spending billions of dollars a year to secure the border because of the failure of the Biden Administration.

So, you talk about them building a tent down there on the border. I think that that is just showing the agenda that the federal government has. This isn’t unexpected. This isn’t something that they didn’t foresee happening. This is on purpose.

This is on purpose that they are destroying our border because they want to remake this country into something that is not built on the trust that our Founders gave people themselves.

Listen, personal responsibility was something that our Founders wanted to give to the people of this country.

They wanted them to be able to defend themselves, to make choices for their families, to be able to have liberty and freedom. They didn’t envision what Joe Biden wants for this country.”

Exclusive — Trump Rips Biden Making Citizenship Tests Easier: ‘I Don’t Think We Should Make Citizenship Easy’

Brandon Bell/Getty Images
Brandon Bell/Getty Images

“I don’t like making it easier,” Trump told Breitbart News when asked about this Biden initiative. “I think people should go through a process. I’m all for legal immigration, but what’s happened in the last two years has probably never happened in any country in history. I think you have over 12 million people who will have come in in a very short period of time—not to mention the drugs and the human trafficking and all the other things that come with it. No, I don’t think we should make citizenship easy. We should make citizenship responsible—you have to be responsible if you come in to be a citizen. I would disagree with it.”

One of the major changes to the citizenship test that Biden’s team is exploring is switching open-ended questions to multiple choice questions—or “multiple guess,” as Trump called it during his Breitbart News interview.

“The trial civics portion is expected to be redesigned in a multiple-choice format, instead of it being fill in the blank,” Alvarez wrote. “Currently, applicants study 100 civics test items and are required to answer six of 10 civics questions correctly to pass.”

Trump’s opposition to making it easier to pass a citizenship test—he does not want it to be more difficult, he just wants it to be “responsible”—is in line with his long held views that the nation needs to get tougher on immigration. 

Border crisis will force Democrats to ‘admit’ that they’re a ‘complete failure’

Border crisis will force Democrats to ‘admit’ that they’re a ‘complete failure’: Rep. Tim Burchett
Rep. Tim Burchett, R-Tenn., discusses the ongoing border crisis ahead of Title 42’s end, the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill and Rep. Matt Gaetz pressing Rep. Jim Jordan to run for House speaker.

Social Security Reform Set For Debate In New Congress

More lawmakers are sounding the alarm about the Social Security program’s financial stability.

The country is getting invaded by illegal aliens while Biden is out on vacation

New York Rep.-elect George Santos confesses to lies about his resumé: Report

George Santos on the campaign trail.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
George Santos on the campaign trail.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Santos, who will represent a portion of Long Island in the House of Representatives, made the confession during an interview with the New York Post, though he insisted the lies would not stop him from serving his full two-year term as a congressman.

“This [controversy] will not deter me from having good legislative success. I will be effective. I will be good.”

While speaking with the Post on Monday, Santos confessed that he “never worked directly” for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, suggesting that he probably could have used a better choice of words.

Santos also told the Post he never graduated from college, despite saying he received a degree in 2010 from Baruch.

As an openly gay man, Santos was accused of not being gay because he was married to a woman until 2020.

Santos addressed those claims with the Post on Monday as well, saying he was married to a woman for five years but is now married to a gay man.

What Biden’s woke military has wrought

The U.S. military should be the ultimate meritocracy – nothing matters on the battlefield other than training, leadership, and the trust between fellow soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines.

Unfortunately, recent Democrat administrations – and Joe Biden’s is no exception – have made race, gender, and controversial political teachings an integral part of military training and values, from the Pentagon to our service academies.

A similar story is unfolding at our military academies with the number of applications last year tumbling by 12 percent at West Point, over 20 percent at both Annapolis and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and by 25 percent at the Virginia Military Institute. During the same period, the number of college applicants nationwide rose over 20 percent.

The Biden administration’s politicization of the armed forces has contributed to this disturbing collapse in morale.

Soon after Joe Biden became president, the Pentagon ordered an unprecedented military-wide “stand down” of service members to root out right wing domestic extremists, wasting 5.8 million man hours.

The Pentagon then hired Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officers at salaries as high as $200,000. For the past two years, the Department of Defense rigidly enforced vaccine requirements, cutting off tens of thousands of service members from benefits, even when many have legitimate objections and are young, healthy adults.

In recent years, the academies have also taught radical doctrines like Critical Race Theory under the label of “diversity and inclusion.”

This ‘superstar loser’ tops the list of 2022’s biggest losers in politics

Stacey Abrams, former President Trump, Beto O'Rourke and Herschel Walker (Getty Images)
Stacey Abrams, former President Trump, Beto O’Rourke and Herschel Walker (Getty Images)

This year’s midterm election cycle provided stories of success and failure for both Democrats and Republicans who witnessed impressive turnout across the country amid troubling times for the American economy.

From the reversal of Roe v. Wade to the “red wave” that never was, the 2022 election cycle was undoubtedly full of big wins and losses for both parties. Fox News Digital breaks down the biggest losers of 2022 in this year’s midterm elections. 

1. Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams, who ran a second unsuccessful bid for governor of Georgia this year, has earned the top spot of 2022s biggest political losers, even earning the moniker “superstar loser” from The Atlantic. 

Abrams is well-known as an all-star political fundraiser and has frequently traveled the country to stump on behalf of fellow Democratic candidates. Despite raising more than $100 million throughout her second gubernatorial bid, the Abrams campaign still owes over $1 million to vendors, according to a recent Axios report.

DEROY MURDOCK: Mitch McConnell Transformed The Senate GOP Into A Wishing Well For Democrats

Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Voters hired a Republican House to tell President Joe Biden: “No DHS money until you seal the border. No HHS funds until you demand China’s answers on COVID-19’s origins. No Pentagon budget until it stops its newfangled, gender-bending ways. No FBI outlays until it sings about pressuring Twitter to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story.”

McConnell is helping Democrats castrate House Republicans for 10 months.

If they took control on say, Aug. 1, waiting two months might be tolerable. But they take the gavel 13 days from this writing!

Democrats screamed all Fall about “democracy!” Now — along with their jumped-up bootblack, McConnell — they grind the popular will into the garbage disposal.

Rather than scream, “Bloody murder!” McConnell laughs with Democrats as the Republican House’s fiscal-restraint tools slide into the sewer for half of its two-year mandate.

McConnell could’ve led 40 other GOP senators, filibustered this trash and demanded a short-term continuing resolution until the GOP House arrived. But that would’ve taken courage.

McConnell has turned the Senate GOP minority into the Make a Wish Foundation for Democrats.

From helping to raise the national debt limit twice (in exchange for nothing), pass a $1 trillion infrastructure bill, and adopt the $52 billion CHIPS corporate-welfare extravaganza, McConnell repeatedly recruits enough gelatinous Republicans to help Democrat dreams come true.

McConnell rarely gets anything in return. When he trades horses, Schumer scores two stallions and McConnell wins a wheelbarrow of fertilizer.

This is revolting, repugnant and reprehensible.


LOL: Dave Rubin Reacts to the Most Hilariously Insane Clips of 2022 | DIRECT MESSAGE | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” reacts to the most insane must-see clips of 2022, featuring AOC being protested by her followers; Don Lemon telling Stephen Colbert that CNN doesn’t have a liberal bias; Sam Harris supporting the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story;

Justin Trudeau joining Gavin Newsom for a scary video; Joy Behar of “The View” expressing her real concerns about the Ukraine war;

Elizabeth Warren making her most insane demand yet; Joe Biden getting ignored by Barack Obama; Dylan Mulvaney’s trip to the White House;

Joy Reid’s stupidest hot take of the year; Brian Stelter getting fired from CNN; John Fetterman’s ridiculous debate gaffes; and Ketanji Brown Jackson being asked by Marsha Blackburn, “What is a woman?”

The FULL Megyn Kelly: On NBC, Fox, Trump and Her Life in Media

I got to know Megyn Kelly when we worked together at Fox.

We, and our families, became friends. Then I watched, sometimes in shock, as strange and nasty things happened to her.

A few weeks ago we finally sat down to talk about that. It’s easier to speak freely now that we’re both our own bosses. Here’s my full interview.

LibsOfTikTok Revealed For The First Time: LGBTQ Has Become A Cult

Chaya Raichik: “The LGBTQ community has become this cult and it’s so captivating … They brainwash people to join and they convince them of all these things, and it’s really, really hard to get out of it … They’re just evil people.”