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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 […]

House Duo Target 3 Books Of ‘Poison’ On Navy’s Reading List For Sailors

March 17, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Two members of Congress are asking the Navy to pull three books promoting identity politics and wokeness from its official reading list. The books teach young sailors that they’re being asked to fight and possibly die for “a systemically racist country,” the lawmakers say. The books—“How to Be an Antiracist” by […]

2 New States Required For Democrats To Keep Power, Data Expert Says

March 13, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ To remain in power in 2022 and beyond, Democrats must change the electoral system, redraw congressional maps, and “add as many states as we can,” a former campaign operative for President Barack Obama says. Such systemic changes, similar to what Democrats are trying to enact through a bill known as HR, […]

‘People’s Alternative To Impeachment’: 4 Things To Know About Recalling Governors

March 2, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Angry Californians, fed up with some of the governor’s policies, started a petition to recall him, knowing that the incumbent had two more years in office until going before voters again. The 1968 push to recall Gov. Ronald Reagan fell on the ash heap of history, however. The effort failed to […]

8 Takeaways As Senate Again Fails To Convict Trump, This Time With 7 GOP Votes

February 14, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ With seven Republicans voting with all Democrats to convict, the Senate nevertheless voted Saturday afternoon to acquit former President Donald Trump, in his second impeachment trial, of a single charge of incitement of insurrection. Americans, and apparently most senators, were under the impression that the Saturday session would feature closing arguments […]

7 Highlights From Trump Team’s Defense In Impeachment Trial

February 13, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Lawyers for former President Donald Trump gave a significantly shorter presentation Friday in his defense than the Democrats’ House impeachment managers did the previous two days in acting as prosecutors. Day Four of Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial began around noon and Trump’s legal team yielded the balance of its 16 […]

GOP Attorneys General Set To Check Biden, Liberals

February 10, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As President Joe Biden issued more than 40 executive actions with less than a month in office and Democrats took control of Congress, Republican attorneys general in the states appear poised to be the strongest check on overreach by the federal government. “Everything is fair game. We are going to defend […]

Trump Lawyers Counter Democrats With These 4 Impeachment Arguments

February 3, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers have fired back against House Democrats’ charge that he incited an insurrection. Two Trump lawyers, David Schoen and Bruce Castor, filed a 14-page counterbrief Tuesday, the same day Democrats’ impeachment managers made an 80-page filing. The Trump brief denies that calling for supporters to “fight” is […]

Biden Vows To Cancel Oil And Gas Leases, But ‘Not Going To Ban Fracking’

January 28, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden signed three executive actions on Wednesday to tackle climate change, which he called an “existential threat” comparable to COVID-19. Biden, continuing a slew of executive actions in the opening days of his presidency, asserted: “Today is climate day at the White House, which means that today is jobs […]

Biden Orders End To Private Prisons In Package To Achieve ‘Racial Equity’

January 27, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Denouncing what he called “systemic racism that has plagued our nation for far, far too long,” President Joe Biden signed executive actions Tuesday aimed at “racial equity,” including a measure to end the use of private prisons to hold federal inmates. “We are in a battle for the soul of this […]

Will Biden’s Policies Lead To Job Losses? Here Are Possible Economic Impacts Of 4 Of Them.

January 24, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden’s policies, announced in the first days of his administration, potentially could kill millions of jobs, according to estimates from both government and private studies. Since taking office Jan. 20, Biden has announced a slew of policies, including executive actions to immediately take effect and legislative proposals. By his […]

11 Big Moves Biden Could Make On His First Day As President

January 20, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Joe Biden will have a busy day after taking the oath of office as president at noon Wednesday, as the Biden campaign promised and incoming chief of staff Ron Klain recently affirmed. Klain issued what has become a widely reported Jan. 16 memo on Biden’s first 10 days as president, aggressively […]

6 Key Points On Efforts To Oust Trump In Final Days

January 9, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ After the riot at the Capitol, congressional Democrats increasingly are calling for the removal of President Donald Trump before his term expires Jan. 20, either through a second impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Mass., an assistant House speaker, said  lawmakers could vote on impeachment within a […]

Did Dead Voters Tip The Election? 4 Things You Need To Know

January 2, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Dead voters—or at least votes recorded in the name of someone who has died—have drawn much attention in the disputed outcome of the presidential election. Ballots apparently cast by dead registered voters make up one of many fraud allegations lodged by President Donald Trump’s campaign legal team either in court or […]

15 House Republicans Push Georgia To Avoid Another ‘Disaster’ In January Senate Runoffs

December 21, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Fifteen House Republicans are seeking a briefing with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over suspected election irregularities in the state. The GOP members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, in a letter sent late Tuesday, raised concerns in the aftermath of the disputed 2020 presidential election, but also ahead […]

In Blow To Trump, Supreme Court Rejects Texas’ Election Lawsuit

December 12, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In a dramatic blow to President Donald Trump’s attempts to challenge the unofficial election results, the Supreme Court on Friday evening rejected a Texas lawsuit seeking to overturn the outcome in four battleground states. The high court’s one-page opinion said Texas did not have standing to sue over election procedures in […]

4 Highlights From Georgia Senate’s Election Fraud Hearing

December 4, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Trump campaign’s legal team described suitcases full of ballots Thursday in presentations to Georgia state lawmakers that included a video and a call for the legislators to appoint electors to vote for the president. Other Georgia state and local officials, meanwhile, said the Nov. 3 election ran smoothly in the Peach […]

4 Takeaways From The Michigan Senate’s Election Fraud Hearing

December 2, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Election workers and observers presented alarming accounts of voter fraud to the Michigan state Senate on Tuesday, with some calling on lawmakers to act and insisting on an audit of the vote in that state. The Michigan state Senate Oversight Committee held the hearing, which included testimony from a former senator […]

Illegal Votes From Noncitizens Likely Affected The 2020 Election, Study Says

November 25, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Noncitizens likely voted at a high enough rate to alter the 2020 Electoral College tally, potentially flipping the states of Arizona and Georgia in the presidential election, according to an analysis by Just Facts, a research group. That’s significant, and while it wouldn’t be enough to hand the election to President […]

John Kerry Would Return As Climate Czar In Biden Administration

November 24, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ John Kerry, a former secretary of state in the Obama administration and the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, will return to the federal government to oversee climate policy, former Vice President Joe Biden announced Monday. Biden, who several major news outlets have projected as president-elect, announced his national security team on Monday, […]

7 Ways The 2005 Carter-Baker Report Could Have Averted Problems With 2020 Election

November 21, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ They called on states to increase voter ID requirements; to be leery of mail-in voting; to halt ballot harvesting; to maintain voter lists, in part to ensure dead people are promptly removed from them; to allow election observers to monitor ballot counting; and to make sure voting machines are working properly. […]