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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 […]

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 […]