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Heritage’s Index Of US Military Strength Finds Marines ‘Strong,’ Air Force ‘Weak,’ Army And Navy ‘Marginal’

October 21, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The U.S. military is only “marginally” prepared to defend America’s interests at a time when adversaries are ramping up military capabilities, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength released Wednesday. Heritage’s analysis examined each branch of the military, as well as America’s nuclear capability. (The Daily Signal […]

Lawsuit Alleges Cronyism At Biden EPA To ‘Rubber-Stamp’ Green Agenda

October 13, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Biden administration’s Environmental Protection Agency is violating the law in a “purge” of advisory committees in order to “rubber-stamp” regulations, a lawsuit alleges, and in the process sweeping away a Trump administration policy against conflicts of interest. The lead plaintiff in the case is Stanley Young, who in March was […]

Biden Exempts Some Crimes By Illegal Immigrants As Basis For Deportation

October 9, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Federal immigration officials no longer will view unlawful entry into the country as the sole basis for detaining and deporting illegal immigrants, under a new Biden administration policy. The policy will limit deportation to what immigration officials call aggravated felons, such as violent gang members and others who commit violent crimes. […]

Biden’s Vaccine Mandate Depends On OSHA Emergency Regulation. Here’s How That’s Fared In Court.

October 8, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden is using what one court opinion called “the most dramatic weapon in OSHA’s enforcement arsenal” to back up his COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more workers. But relying on this bureaucratic weapon could be a risky strategy in the face of litigation threats, since courts […]

4 Takeaways From Biden’s First UN Speech

September 22, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ An embattled President Joe Biden arrived Tuesday for his first address to the United Nations General Assembly with the recent rebuke of allies for his botched exit from Afghanistan, a security crisis at the southern U.S. border, and his domestic agenda in stalemate largely because of his own party’s infighting. In […]

Biden: Vaccine Mandates ‘Not About Freedom Or Personal Choice’

September 10, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden announced a string of mandates requiring federal employees and a sizable number of private sector workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “This is not about freedom or personal choice,” Biden said in formal remarks Thursday evening. “It’s about protecting yourself and those around you, the people you work […]

Biden Depends On Taliban For Safety Of Americans Stranded In Afghanistan

September 3, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Biden administration is completely reliant on the Taliban to evacuate hundreds of Americans stranded in Afghanistan after the U.S. military pulled out, two experts on the long war there told The Daily Signal. At the same time, Senate Republicans are pressing President Joe Biden for precise figures on how many Americans […]

4 Keys To What’s Next In Afghanistan As 13 US Service Members Die In Attacks

August 27, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Deadly terrorist bombings Thursday at Kabul’s international airport demonstrate that U.S. evacuation efforts there, as well as the general situation in Afghanistan, are deteriorating. Here’s a look at what lies ahead in the hastily executed U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years there to prevent more terrorist attacks like those […]

Harris Assails China’s Bid To ‘Coerce,’ ‘Intimidate’ South China Sea Neighbors

August 25, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In Singapore on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris scolded China for trying to bully its neighbors in the South China Sea region. The vice president said that China “continues to coerce, to intimidate, and to make claims to the vast majority of the South China Sea.” “Beijing’s actions continue to undermine […]

Senate Intelligence Chairman Intends To Probe Calamitous Afghan Exit

August 18, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Democrat chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has called for an investigation into the Biden administration’s execution of a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the rapid collapse of that country’s government. “Intelligence officials have anticipated for years that in the absence of the U.S. military the Taliban would […]

Fall Of Afghanistan Seen As Historic Failure For Biden

August 17, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ When candidate Joe Biden was asked if he would bear some responsibility for the outcome of a U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan if the Taliban took control of that country, he answered, “No, I don’t.” “Do I bear responsibility? Zero responsibility,” Biden added during the CBS News interview in February 2020. “The […]

Amid Union Pushback, Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Rules Face Legal Challenge Over Coercion

July 31, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden touts the support of the business community for his COVID-19 vaccine policy, but leaders of organized labor, which the president identifies as his political base, aren’t happy. Requirements that both federal employees and the employees of federal contractors “attest” to their vaccination status and regularly submit to testing […]

What To Expect From House’s Partisan Probe Of Capitol Riot

July 27, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Amid partisan acrimony, the first hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the Jan. 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol will convene Tuesday. The panel investigating the Capitol riot has seven Democrats and two Republicans—all appointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The original plan was that Pelosi would name eight […]

Democrats Openly Assault Honest Elections, Ohio’s Top Election Official Says

July 17, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The partisan divide in Washington is clear on a bill in Congress to eliminate most state voter ID laws while nationalizing election laws, but bipartisan consensus exists among local election officials, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose says. “I can tell you in Ohio, as I talked to election officials—men and […]

China’s Secrecy Affects US

June 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates why a lack of knowledge about China’s problems can become the world’s problems, says Rep. Steve Chabot, regarding one of the world’s most powerful, yet also most secretive and oppressive regimes. “No one fully understands what is happening in China. On the one hand, China seems to […]

Biden Calls For Billions To Close Racial Wealth Gap, Hits 2 Senate Democrats For Stymieing His Agenda

June 2, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a plan to push for the government to buy from black-owned businesses and for infrastructure targeted at minority-majority areas to help close the “racial wealth gap” between black and white Americans. He said his administration also wants to increase enforcement of the Fair Housing Act […]

Biden Advisers Link Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants With ‘Environmental Justice’

May 22, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ An advisory panel to President Joe Biden is trying to marry the issue of amnesty for illegal immigrants with what it calls “environmental justice,” the federal effort to confront climate change. The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council last week released a report with about 90 pages of recommendations, including adopting […]

7 Ways Biden Wants To Make America More Like California

May 4, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Dr. Marilyn Singleton of Redondo Beach, California, says she plans to stick around her home state despite seeing so many others leave amid what she considers a tough climate for business, including fellow medical doctors. “It would be terrible for California—or as they call it here, Taxifornia—went national,” Singleton told The […]

Florida Senate Advances Voter ID, Other Election Reforms

April 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Florida, the nation’s third-most populous state, could join scores of other states in enacting election reforms as the state Senate advanced a bill Monday to apply the same voter ID requirements to absentee balloting as in-person voting. The proposal, which awaits action in the Florida House of Representatives, is similar to […]

Wealthiest Cities In Bluest States Reap Windfall From Democrats’ COVID-19 ‘Stimulus’

April 27, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The website of the Beverly Hills city government touts the home of Hollywood celebrities as having “exceptional dining, entertainment, shopping and cultural experiences,” plus an “international reputation as a premier destination in which to live, work and play.” But Mayor Lester Friedman complained in a March letter that Beverly Hills faces […]

Biden ‘Environmental Justice’ Appointees Equate Energy Production, Fossil Fuels With Racism

April 12, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In February, Beverly Wright linked the legacy of slavery and the Jim Crow era with energy development. In March, President Joe Biden appointed Wright to his White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council. Wright, the founder of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, is joined on the council by Jade Begay […]

Pennsylvania Agrees To Exhume Dead From Its Voter Rolls

April 9, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Pennsylvania, one of the top battlegrounds of the 2020 election, has agreed to remove the names of about 21,000 dead people from voter registration rolls before the general elections this year. The agreement was reached last week, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election-integrity watchdog group that first identified […]

6 Takeaways From Biden’s First Press Conference

March 26, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden on Thursday spoke of going to the Senate “120 years ago,” claimed nothing has changed on the border regarding illegal immigration, and outlined more ambitious goals for COVID-19 vaccinations and the reopening of schools. On Day 65 of his presidency, Biden held his first press conference, fielding questions […]

9 Highlights From Senate Hearing On Federal Takeover Of Elections

March 25, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Lawmakers listened to ominous references to the South’s Jim Crow era and Maoist China as the Senate held its first hearing on Democrats’ legislation to nationalize elections while eliminating voter ID and most other state election safeguards. “This bill has rightly been called the Corrupt Politicians Act because it is designed […]