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In Pennsylvania, Cleaner Elections Hinge On 3 Court Cases

September 24, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Litigation in Pennsylvania could change election procedures in one of the most closely watched battleground states in the country. In 2020, Joe Biden won Pennsylvania by about 80,000 votes statewide, beating Donald Trump’s 2016 victory margin in the state by about 45,000 votes. This year, the seats of outgoing Pennsylvania Gov. […]

House Democrats Block Probe Of Biden Family Business Deals, Ask: What About Trump?

September 21, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ House Democrats on Tuesday blocked an inquiry into 150 reports of suspicious financial activity surrounding the international business dealings of Hunter Biden and other Biden family members, which Republicans said could compromise President Joe Biden. Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee generally had a disciplined message in opposing oversight […]

IRS To Set Up ‘Centralized Office’ For 87,000 New Agents

August 23, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Internal Revenue Service will establish a centralized office to implement elements of the tax and spending bill that President Joe Biden signed last week, including almost 87,000 new IRS agents, the agency’s chief says. Democrats’ bill, which passed the Senate and House without a single Republican vote, provides $80 billion […]

After Marathon ‘Vote-a-Rama,’ Senate Democrats Ram Through ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Tax And Spending Bill

August 8, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Pulling an all-night “vote-a-rama” Saturday that extended through the middle of the afternoon on Sunday, Senate Democrats defeated a slew of Republican amendments en route to passing a massive spending and taxing bill. In her role as president of the Senate, Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on the […]

4 Takeaways From Senate Panel’s Hearing On Gain-Of-Function Research, COVID-19

August 4, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Congress held its first hearing Wednesday investigating whether gain-of-function research financed by U.S. taxpayers could have led to the spread of COVID-19. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., chaired the hearing held by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee on emerging threats and spending oversight. “Gain-of-function research has the potential to […]

How The Left Hopes To Seize Control Of Local Election Offices

July 19, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Two big money liberal operations, ready to spend $80 million each, are trying to determine who controls elections and how in the years ahead. “The overall objective of the political left is to change the way you conduct overall elections,” Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project, which advocates […]

The Numbers Behind Pennsylvania’s Turmoil Over Transgender Women In Prison

July 5, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Almost 200 biological males behind bars in Pennsylvania’s state prisons say they identify as women. A small number of them are seeking a transfer to a women’s prison. But the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections says it doesn’t have information on how many of these biological males who identify as women were […]

House Republicans Call For Accountability On ‘Bidenflation’ And Energy Crisis

June 22, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Americans are paying about $2,500 more for energy because of Biden administration policies, says former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. “We became the No. 1 producer of oil and natural gas and become a net energy exporter for the first time in 70 years,” Perry told a panel of House Republicans Tuesday […]

6 Points To Know Before Jan. 6 Panel’s Prime-Time Hearing

June 8, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The House panel investigating the Capitol riot is going prime time Thursday night with a nationally televised hearing packaged as if it were a slick network special. It’s been about 500 days since the riot on Jan. 6, 2021, that saw hundreds enter the Capitol building after others forced their way […]

Study Raises New Questions About 2020 Election Results In 6 States

March 29, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ At least 255,000 excess votes were cast in the 2020 presidential election across six battleground states, according to a new study that examined individual voting precincts. Economist John Lott, president of the Crime Research Prevention Center, is the author of the peer-reviewed study, which looked at precincts in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, […]

6 Things You Need To Know About Left’s Arabella Network

March 28, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Over the past week, several Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee may have stumped viewers by mentioning something called Arabella Advisors during a televised Supreme Court confirmation hearing. Take the line of questioning used by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on the second day of the hearing for the nominee, D.C. […]

5 Key Highlights From Day 4 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 25, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The Senate Judiciary Committee held a final day of testimony Thursday in its confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson—this time without Jackson present. Advocates for and against the judge’s nomination expressed their endorsement and opposition before the Senate committee. One panel included three members of the American Bar […]

6 Takeaways From Day 3 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 24, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ On the third day of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Senate confirmation hearing to serve on the Supreme Court, the judge faced more questions about her rulings in child pornography cases as well as the First Amendment and other matters. On Feb. 25, President Joe Biden nominated Jackson, a judge on the D.C. […]

7 Big Moments From Day 2 Of Judge Jackson’s Confirmation Hearing

March 23, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Senators on the Judiciary Committee got their first chance Tuesday to ask questions of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Joe Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Jackson, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals since June, fielded questions about her prison sentences for sex offenders, her defense of terrorism […]

Fact-Checking 3 Biden Claims On Gas Prices

March 13, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden has insisted that rising gas prices are not a result of his administration’s policies. This week, he announced the United States would ban oil imports from Russia because of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s full-scale invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Biden also has suggested that U.S. oil companies are responsible […]

Fact-Checking Biden’s First State Of The Union Address

March 2, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas and Jarrett Stepman and Douglas Blair and Virginia Allen ~ In his first official State of the Union speech, President Joe Biden on Tuesday night addressed the Russian invasion of Ukraine, rising inflation at home, an ongoing border crisis, plummeting approval numbers and a fading pandemic. Biden, who also spoke to a joint […]

Trump: Putin Would Not Have Invaded Ukraine If I Was President

February 28, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Former President Donald Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded Ukraine if he were still in office–a statement backed up by broad public opinion. “As everyone understands, this horrific disaster would never have happened if our election was not rigged, and if I was the president,” Trump […]

Pompeo: Russia Invaded Ukraine Because Biden Didn’t Show Trump’s Resolve

February 27, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As an Army officer, Mike Pompeo was part of a unit guarding a European ally against Russian forces—a circumstance he says is reoccurring with U.S. troops stationed in the Baltic states and Germany now. “We see on our TV the bombs, the missiles, the Soviet tanks—the Russian tanks—moving across Ukraine,” Pompeo, […]

America’s Best Move Against Putin, Russia Would Be Energy Revival, Sen. Josh Hawley Says

February 25, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said the best way to stand up to Russian President Vladimir Putin is to reinvigorate American energy production, which has dropped dramatically under the Biden administration. “If you want to send a message to Vladimr Putin, here’s a message to send him: We are going to be […]

Sen. Ron Johnson Asks ‘Full Accounting’ Of Biden Family’s Chinese Business Deals

February 5, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Americans need a “full accounting of Biden Inc.’s financial entanglements” with China, said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who helped lead an earlier probe into the international business deals of President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. A newly published book, “Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win” by Peter […]

8 Takeaways From Biden’s First Press Conference Of 2022

January 20, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ In a press conference stretching nearly two hours Wednesday, President Joe Biden appeared to go off his prepared list of reporters, taking questions on the legitimacy of the upcoming midterm elections, his cognitive ability, China, Russia, and his son Hunter Biden. On the eve of completing one year in office, Biden […]

Fact-Checking 6 Claims From Biden’s Voting Rights Speech

January 12, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden made a plea Tuesday in Atlanta for Senate passage of two bills designed to expand the federal government’s role in state and local election laws, looking for another legislative success—after passage of an infrastructure bill—as he approaches one year in office. Biden and fellow Democrats have sought to […]

Texas 1836 Project To Examine State’s History, Future

January 6, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The 1836 Project Advisory Committee will examine the glories of Texas history, as well as its “warts,” members said Wednesday at the first meeting of its nine-member advisory board. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation creating the committee in June. Texas won its independence from Mexico in 1836. In September, the […]

Hunter Biden’s Cobalt Deal With China Increases Cost Of His Father’s Push For Electric Cars

November 24, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Presidential son Hunter Biden’s most recent controversy—assisting a Chinese company’s purchase of a large cobalt mine—is linked directly to a top Biden administration policy of promoting electric vehicles. Cobalt, a relatively rare and expensive mineral, is an essential part of batteries used to power electric automobiles. The COVID-19 pandemic also made […]