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House Panel Probes Biden Family’s ‘Suspicious’ Finances, Twitter’s Suppression Of Scandal

January 12, 2023 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The House Oversight and Reform Committee has asked three former Twitter executives to answer questions about suppressing negative news of Hunter Biden before the 2020 election. The committee, now under Republican control, also seeks more information about financial transactions by President Joe Biden’s son as well as the president’s brother, Jim […]

House Republicans Call For Ban On Big Tech Private Funding Of Election Administration

January 11, 2023 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Some House Republicans are urging federal action to bar private money from bankrolling election administration after a Big Tech-aligned group that made controversial grants in 2020 is issuing another round of grants aimed at the 2024 elections. “Private money has no place in public election infrastructure,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., told […]

Fact-Checking 4 Claims In Biden’s Jan. 6 Anniversary Speech

January 7, 2023 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Marking the second anniversary of the Capitol riot that occurred Jan. 6, 2021, President Joe Biden struck a mostly unifying tone Friday by recognizing law enforcement officers with the Presidential Citizens Medal. The White House event, held in the East Room, was a significant departure from the president’s more partisan, red […]

House GOP To Investigate Biden’s Secretive Order On Voting

December 24, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The House’s new Republican majority is poised to investigate the Biden administration’s secretive, all-of-government effort to get out the vote. President Joe Biden’s executive order of March 2021 calls for every federal agency, in partnership with private organizations, to “consider ways to expand citizens’ opportunities to register to vote and to […]

Arizona GOP Seeks Investigation Of Katie Hobbs For Pushing For Twitter Censorship

December 9, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Two days after the Arizona Republican Party requested an investigation, the state’s GOP attorney general isn’t saying whether his office will look into specific actions of Gov.-elect Katie Hobbs, a Democrat. Hobbs, Arizona’s outgoing secretary of state, flagged certain tweets last year in her official capacity that Twitter then removed. Her […]

GOP Senators Press Homeland Security Chief On Why 63,500 Cases Against Illegal Aliens Were Dropped

December 8, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The failure of the Biden administration’s Department of Homeland Security to carry out the most basic enforcement of U.S. immigration laws has led to skyrocketing crime and drug deaths, a Republican senator told The Daily Signal. “While illegal immigration and the resulting fentanyl overdose deaths and violent crime continue to skyrocket, […]

4 Keys To Understanding Why This Arizona County Still Has Election Problems

November 11, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ On Election Day, Cathi Herrod received calls and emails about problems in Arizona’s Maricopa County about voting machines not accepting ballots, ballot tabulators being broken, and other questions regarding paper ballots. “Voters are skittish in Maricopa County about election integrity,” Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, a conservative think […]

Martha’s Vineyard, While Touting ‘Humanitarian’ Response, Quickly Decided To Ship Illegal Aliens To Mainland

November 2, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Immediately after the arrival of about 50 illegal immigrants from Venezuela, Martha’s Vineyard officials pushed a public image of a humanitarian response from the affluent island resort off the coast of Massachusetts. However, internal emails reveal officials’ intent to ship the migrants off the island to a military base on the […]

Fact-Checking 4 Biden Claims On His Student Loan Bailout

October 22, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Joe Biden used his home state of Delaware on Friday to promote his “forgiveness” of student loan debt, which he did through executive action in August rather than through Congress. Some of Biden’s assertions during 24 minutes of remarks at Delaware State University in Dover were factual, and some less […]

4 Takeaways As House Jan. 6 Panel Subpoenas Trump

October 14, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The House committee investigating the Capitol riot of January 2021 voted unanimously Thursday to subpoena former President Donald Trump. The panel’s nine members sought to make a case that Trump knew he lost the 2020 election and planned before the election to claim that he really won. Less than a month […]

Congresswoman Seeks DOJ Review Of Missing Data For 3.1M New York Voters

October 7, 2022 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ As New York state struggles with allegations of election fraud, a new review of its voter lists shows that basic personal identification information is missing for 3.1 million registered voters, in apparent violation of federal law. States vary, but the general standard for voter registration information is to include either a […]

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. […]