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Introduction by The Editor:
The news media declared Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 presidential election on November 4th, long before any state had so certified.  Then the Biden handlers set up the fictitious "Office of the President Elect" for his television appearances, to promote the perception that he actually won fair and square.  Officially, there is no such office.  There is nothing magical about any president's "First 100 Days" in office, yet that's all the news media could talk about in January.  One might be tempted to ask, What's the rush?  Indeed, Joe Biden is now acting like a dictator, just like Barack H. Obama, issuing dozens of unilateral decrees, in the form of executive orders, the purpose of which is to legislate from the White House all the policies that the Congress wouldn't be able to pass, and immediately implement the Democrats' socialist platform.  But Joe Biden is just a puppet:  He is a senile old man who will sign anything his handlers tell him to sign.  He will read whatever words come up on the teleprompter, just like Barack H. Obama.  He is apparently trying to weaken America's economy, just like Barack H. Obama.  The national news media are doing everything possible to portray Joe Biden in a positive light, just as they did for Barack H. Obama.  The Biden presidency is starting to look like Obama's third term.

The biggest mystery in America today is this:  Who is running the Executive Branch of the federal government? This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2021 by Andrew K. Dart




Yet another note from The Editor:
Perhaps I should apologize, or boast, that this page has turned into a four-megabyte heap of text related directly to Joe Biden.  Unlike the multiple pages of news and commentary about Barack H. Obama, no attempt has (yet) been made to sub-categorize articles about Biden's unwise decisions, mental state, cloud of corruption, or other topics — with the exception of his favorable treatment by the press, and his long list of objectionable appointments.  Use the "Find" function in your browser to get to a specific subject.


Joe Biden is unfit to be president.  Why didn't anyone stop him?  President Biden is a man of mediocre intellect who, over almost five decades in national public office, accomplished little to nothing, other than his election to federal offices and becoming rich off the federal teat and various side hustles.  He is a thin-skinned, chip-on-the-shoulder, macho swaggerer who, in a Tucker Carlson phrase, "kisses up and spits down."  He is a prevaricator, plagiarist, teller-of-tall-tales narcissist who has no respect for the truth, only narratives that advance his interests or portray him favorably.  If not a racist, he still sees only through the lens of race and panders, prejudges, or pounces accordingly.  Finally, when it comes to young children and women, he just cannot, as my mother used to put it, keep his hands to himself; he may be guilty of much, much worse.  Sadly, as a result of advanced age and cognitive decline, his skills, such as a quick wit, adroit speech, and pleasant countenance, have eroded as his less desirable traits, such as anger, mendacity, and lack of self-control, have worsened.  No wonder people are discovering the real Joe Biden.  Senators who served with him always knew.  Nonetheless, none said to another, "Joe's a nice enough guy, but he must never be president."

White House Can't Get Its Story Straight on Biden's Role in Railroad Union Negotiations.  With just one week left until the deadline for railroad companies to reach a deal with 12 rail unions or else a nationwide strike will kick off, the White House doesn't seem to know what it's actually doing to help avert a strike — a strike that Biden already took a victory lap for supposedly averting in September.  The confusion may have gotten buried over the long Thanksgiving weekend, but President Joe Biden contradicted his own press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre and her claims about what Biden and his administration have been doing to try and prevent a strike that would cost the U.S. economy as much as $2 billion per day and grind roughly one-third of freight to a halt.

Biden Says He Wants to 'Get Rid' of 20 Million 'Assault Rifles'.  Joe Biden has been running for president for 40 years, which has to be some kind of record.  His ambition to be president has perhaps only been surpassed by former Minnesota governor Harold Stassen. [...] Biden was also elected to high office at a young age.  He was 30 when he was sworn in as a Delaware senator and was pegged, like Stassen, as the future of his party.  But like Stassen, Biden allowed his ambition to dictate his career.  He ran unsuccessfully for president in 1988, and despite being mentioned prominently as a candidate in later years, it wasn't until 2008 that Biden made another serious run for the nomination.  Despite his failure, Barack Obama needed a "moderate" to "balance the ticket" and ended up choosing Biden.

Children Inside Nantucket Restaurant Take Selfies With Joe Biden Who's Trapped Behind Sniff-Proof Glass.  Joe Biden is spending the long weekend in a $22 million house on Nantucket owned by a billionaire who doesn't pay his fair share of taxes.  Joe and Jill Biden went shopping in Nantucket for Small Business Saturday.  Biden didn't actually buy anything.  He just blocked the streets with his security detail and shuffled around Main Street.  Social media users roasted Joe Biden over "creepy" selfies with kids where the president is seen lurking in the background of children's selfies with his face up against a window.  Biden gave kids sitting in the Lemon Press Juice Shop on Nantucket an up-close and personal look when he approached the store window and smiled for some photos, a social media post from the Nantucket Current shows.

Biden [is] Protected By [the] Same Guns He Says Have 'No Redeeming Value' and Wants to Ban.  Joe Biden said semiautomatic firearms have "no redeeming social value" and yet hie is protected by the very same guns.  Ironically, Biden is protected by the very same semiautomatic handguns he wants to ban ordinary people from owning.  Biden said, "The idea we still allow semiautomatic weapons to be purchased is sick.  It has no social redeeming value."  The U.S Secret Service transitioned from Glock handguns to Sig Sauer pistols recently, and both Glock and Sig are semiautomatic pistols.  It's one rule for thee and another for me.

Biden sure does push a lot of money into Ukraine.  I wonder why.
EU accuses US of profiteering from Ukraine war through sales of guns and gas.  The EU has accused the US of profiteering from the Ukraine war by selling guns and gas at ramped up prices.  Several high-ranking officials within the Bloc accused Joe Biden of capitalizing on the brutal Russian invasion by marking up the cost to import the vital products.  One senior official told Politico they believe America was standing to gain the most from the continuation of the fighting, nine months after soldiers first invaded.

Turns out Joe Biden was the shadowy hand behind Justin Trudeau's tyrannical acts against Canadian truckers.  When Justin Trudeau shut down Canada's spectacular 3,000-strong convoy of "freedom" truckers opposed to Canada's COVID vaccine mandates, most were appalled at the tyrannical steps taken to stop it.  After all, the country was Canada, not Cuba.  Son-of-Castro invoked Canada's "Emergencies Act," on "Freedom Convoy 2022," on February 14, freezing trucker bank accounts, imprisoning their leaders, shutting down a GoFundMe account for truckers, banning travel to the protests, which had attracted 15,000 people, hauling off and termininating parental rights of truckers to their own children, and expropriating their trucks.  All that, over a peaceful trucker protest over a vaccine mandate.  We know it was outrageous.  We know it was something Castro would do.  But now as Trudeau is called to Canada's parliament to testify about what [...] he thought it was doing, word has gotten out about who was really calling the shots on this lunacy.

The Editor says...
Joe Biden is incapable of "calling the shots" in his own day-to-day life, and he's certainly not telling Castro Junior what to do.

Biden Regime Bans World's Largest Sugar Producer from Exporting to the U.S. Amid Forced Labor Claims — But China Gets a Pass.  On Wednesday, the Biden regime banned the world's largest sugar producer from exporting its product to the United States due to allegations that it was produced using forced labor.  "Effective November 23, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel at all U.S. ports of entry will detain raw sugar and sugar-based products produced in the Dominican Republic by Central Romana Corporation Limited (Central Romana)," US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement.  Although Central Romana is headquartered in the Dominican Republic, it is owned by the Fanjul family, who are influential sugar barons based in West Palm Beach, Florida, according to UPI.  Due to information suggesting that forced labor is being used by Central Romana, CBP issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO).  According to CBP, they have identified five of the International Labour Organization's 11 indicators of forced labor during its investigation:  abuse of vulnerability, isolation, withholding of wages, abusive working and living conditions, and excessive overtime.

The Editor says...
[#1] Perhaps the Customs and Border Protection people should enforce the international boundary with Mexico instead of worrying about what goes on in the Dominican Republic.  [#2] Aren't grocery prices high enough already without cutting off the sugar supply?  [#3] Notice that the announcement of this bone-headed decision was made on the day before a four-day weekend, to produce the minimum coverage in the press.  [#4] Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.

Biden's Not So Subtle Lurch Toward Dictatorship.  In the wake of the midterm elections, President Joe Biden was asked during a rare press conference — in reference to Twitter's new owner — whether he thought Elon Musk was a threat to national security.  With a pause and a smirk, the president said that topic was "worthy of being looked at."&n bsp;With those words, Biden made it clear that if you even seem to oppose his politics, your private life will be under the direct scrutiny of the state.  Despite his constant prattle about saving our democracy, Biden seems to think he's running an authoritarian police state.  In truth, the federal government already maintains entities that review acquisitions such as Musk's for anything from foreign influence to anti-competitive business practices.  After many months in which Musk's negotiations to purchase Twitter happened in full public view, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said last week that she sees no basis for the government to investigate that purchase.

Biden, in a call to NBC, made a reporter wait 17 Seconds for a reply after saying hello to the president.  Joe and Jill Biden suffered awkward technical difficulties while calling in to NBC's Today show during its annual Thanksgiving Day parade broadcast in NYC.  Reporter Dylan Dreyer was forced to wait an excruciating 17 seconds for a reply to her excited 'Hello Mr President' while reporting from Manhattan Thursday morning.  Before Biden addressed her, the 80 year-old could be heard talking to First Lady Jill, with the pair apparently expressing confusion over the connection issues.

The Editor says...
Any technical issues should have been predicted, intercepted, and prevented by the White House Communications Agency, hours (or days!) ahead of this interview.  That leaves only non-technical explanations, like senility, hearing loss, and unnecessary distractions in the room, such as Jill Biden.

Joe Biden's Abuse of Power.  On Monday, a federal appeals court blocked the implementation of Joe Biden's scheme to transfer the debt burden held by student-loan borrowers onto the shoulders of taxpayers.  The suit against the administration, which was brought by six Republican-led states, argued that the order threatens local tax revenues and exceeds the president's constitutional authority, and the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed.  This court's decision against the Biden administration follows a similar ruling from a U.S. district court in Texas.  That court also blocked Biden's debt-transference plot on the grounds that the post-9/11 HEROES Act, which provided loan assistance to military personnel, doesn't grant the White House statutory authority to erase the debt burdens held by civilians.  That, you might think, would be that.  But the White House never gave the law its due when it crafted its patently lawless subversion of congressional authority in the first place, so why start now?  The administration is reportedly looking for ways to circumvent the courts' rulings.  The most attractive option, according to early reporting, is to further erode the public's confidence in elected officials by abusing the emergency powers supposedly necessitated by the pandemic.

Time is running out for Joe and Hunter Biden as GOP prepares investigation.  We are reliably informed that "elections have consequences," and House Republicans are eager to prove it by using their new majority to reveal Biden family corruption.  Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, incoming chairman of the Oversight Committee, was blunt about his goal.  "The president's participation in enriching his family is, in a word, abuse of the highest order," Comer said.  "I want to be clear: This is an investigation of Joe Biden, and that's where our focus will be next Congress."  That's a very big idea, which guarantees he will face very big resistance in trying to reveal the evidence and shape public opinion.  The White House is lining up a social-media defense operation and Democrats in Congress will rally to the cause, but the biggest hurdle for Republicans will be the lefty overlords who control Big Media and Big Tech.

White House access is for sale:
Wedding betrayal might wake press up that they're being used by Biden.  President Biden's granddaughter Naomi's White House wedding was "a private affair," and off-limits to the press.  Well, except for Vogue.  The White House press pool wasn't allowed into The People's House, but the fashion magazine got the full spread, the private pics, the kisses, the cake cutting, and all the pomp and circumstance.  The media is furious, but they shouldn't be surprised.  This is a president who rarely does a press conference, who prefers TikTok and Instagram influencers to "60 Minutes."  Of course, they pulled a bait-and-switch to only get the pictures they want published.  Why didn't the press realize they were going to get rolled?  Because they thought they'd earned the right to be there.  They've earned the access by spending countless hours in the press briefing room, waiting for Biden officials to come out to the podium and spin their propagandist yarns.

WH Flails Desperately Over Joe Biden's Involvement in Hunter's Foreign Biz Dealings.  We've been covering the questions regarding Hunter Biden, the laptop, the foreign business dealings, and what it all has to do with Joe Biden for more than two years now.  We saw CBS finally get around to acknowledging that the laptop was real, catching up to us after two years.  But as we noted, it means it's getting harder for them to spin away from the truth now.  My colleague Streiff thinks that it might be an intentional effort to let Joe Biden know what he's going to be hit with if he doesn't step aside for another Democrat in 2024.  Could be, you know that there has to be furious jockeying behind the scenes as to "how to solve a problem like Joe."  It's pretty hard to argue away the pictures of Joe Biden meeting with Hunter's business associates, Tony Bobulinski outlining Joe's proposed 10 percent to the Chinese-connected company, the millions that the Biden family got through the foreign business dealings, and the conflation on monies between Hunter and Joe Biden.

The GOP's Hunter Biden Probe Is Legit.  As a tactical concern, the House GOP's decision to open an investigation into Biden family corruption is questionable.  It promises limited political return.  It would serve Republicans, and the country, far better if the House focused on a hyper-politicized Justice Department that targets the political opposition, labels concerned parents "domestic terrorists," and ignores violence aimed at pregnancy centers, for starters.  None of that, however, means there isn't sufficient circumstantial evidence suggesting Joe Biden not only lied about knowing his son was favor-trading on the family name with corrupt autocracies, but that he was a beneficiary of those business dealings.  Indeed, precedent says we Republicans have a duty to "democracy" to investigate.  Yet, Greg Sargent over at The Washington Post warns:  "If Republicans can obliterate the distinction between congressional investigations done in good faith and ones that weaponize the process in bad faith they win."  You see, only Democrats can launch investigations in "good faith."

My $.02 on Hunter Biden laptop.  As Ed noted earlier, CBS News has stumbled onto a big scoop: Hunter Biden left a laptop behind at a computer repair shop, and it has a bunch of salacious and potentially damning documents on it.  They even verified that the laptop is Hunter's!  What a scoop!  I wonder if other media outlets will pick up the story and run with it?  This could be Joe Biden's downfall, since the rumor is that there are lots of documents stored on the laptop that make it appear that Hunter was influence peddling, and Joe was collecting money through the back door for making policy decisions!  Not to mention tax evasion, drugs, hookers, lots of nudity, and even evidence of human trafficking.  This story could be huge! [...] CBS News is of course over 2 years behind The New York Post, and even behind The New York Times, which only took more than a year to grudgingly acknowledge the facts deep inside a story on another topic.  The interesting point is not that they "discovered" the story, but why they decided to report on it now.

Free America: We're already dealing with a fascist regime.  Where does the Democrat Party want to be in five years, or ten or twenty?  We saw that very clearly on September 1, 2022, when Joe Biden made his infamous speech with the red and black background.  Biden gave a speech that was without parallel in American history.  It was an extraordinary departure from 200 years of American political tradition, and it was extremely important.  It reveals what the Left is trying ultimately to do. [...] In his red and black speech on September 1, 2022, the 83rd anniversary of the beginning of World War II, Biden said that Trump and his supporters represented a grave threat to the Republic itself.  That was what was so unprecedented in American life, and why his speech was more like Hitler's Reichstag speech than any speech of an American president.  Biden was saying that essentially half of the electorate was a threat to the Republic and outside the bounds of acceptable political discourse.  Do you think that they are going to peacefully allow those whom they have thus branded to recapture the White House or the House or the Senate?  This is an effort to rule Trump supporters, that is, America First patriots, out of the bounds of acceptable discourse, and to criminalize their perspective.

CBS Authenticates Hunter Biden's Laptop and Signals the Wheels on the Bus Are Coming for Joe.  On October 14, 2020, in the heat of the 2020 presidential contest, the New York Post published a blockbuster.  They had in their possession a laptop computer that Joe Biden's dissolute and degenerate git, Hunter, had abandoned in a Delaware computer repair store.  The contents were damning.  They showed conclusively that Joe Biden was not merely an arm's length recipient of payoffs from the  opportunities for graft and corruption  business opportunities he'd placed in Hunter's path.  Joe Biden was an active part of the Biden Crime Family.  Almost immediately, the leftist media and tech corporations locked dainty little arms and refused to admit that anything even existed.  The New York Times reviewed the laptop, found no evidence that it had been tampered with, but claimed they couldn't verify the emails because they couldn't review the sent emails of sending accounts or some such [nonsense] that they never use as a standard before hammering conservatives.  Shortly after the original New York Post reporting, "a group of 51 former senior intelligence officials" signed a letter saying that this had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."

Media still trying to trick Americans about Hunter Biden.  The Biden family's influence peddling has always been a scandal left to the eye of the beholder.  For some, it was dismissed as Russian disinformation or, more recently, simply the result of a drug addicted son of the president.  Neither is true, but Hunter Biden has always been an example of motivated perception, or perceptual bias, where we tend to see what we want to see and turn a "blind eye" to what we do not want to see.  That phenomenon was on full display this week in an Associated Press article that made an extraordinary claim: that there is no evidence even suggesting that President Joe Biden ever spoke to his son about his foreign dealings.  I previously discussed how the Bidens have succeeded in a Houdini-like trick in making this elephant of a scandal disappear from the public stage.  They did so by enlisting the media in the illusion.  However, this level of audience participation in the trick truly defies belief.

Joe Biden's Delaware Vacations Have Cost Taxpayers at Least $11 Million.  Joe Biden is the ultimate government parasite.  Biden has been in government for nearly 50 years and he's still leeching off the American taxpayer.  According to analysis by Fox News, Biden's frequent Delaware vacations have cost taxpayers at least $11 million.  Marine One costs approximately $20,000 per hour and Air Force One costs $177,843 per hour, according to Department of Defense documents.  Fox News reported that Joe Biden has taken 101 flights between Delaware and DC since he was installed in January 2021. [...] According to the New York Post, since being installed in January 2021, Joe Biden has spent more than 40% of his presidency on vacation.  There are no visitor logs at Biden's Delaware compound so the American people have no idea who Biden is meeting with off-the-record.  We have no idea who is visiting Joe Biden every weekend in Delaware.

Biden's White House literally could not be 'more political'.  Biden's already run the most political White House in recent memory, where the larger public good is brutally ignored in favor of the immediate interests of the president and his party.  Look at his disastrous border policy.  It's caused untold human misery and has now spread to cities — like New York — nowhere near the southern border, all while pouring money into the pockets of fentanyl-peddling cartels and human traffickers.  But it made his base of rich blue-staters happy because it ups the supply of cheap labor on which their lifestyles depend and lets them playact as humanitarians.  Or his student-loan abomination.  He knew he lacked the authority to unilaterally forgive student debt (with money extracted from the less well-off); Biden and Nancy Pelosi both said as much.

Media's Latest Defense: Joe Biden's Judgement Unaffected by Hunter's Business Deals.  The establishment media has shifted its position at least four times on the significance of Hunter Biden's laptop story after more than two years since Breitbart News's Political Editor Emma-Jo Morris broke the story at the New York Post.  On Thursday, Politico's Heidi Przybyla and Jordan Carney claimed: "no evidence has publicly emerged that his [Joe Biden] decisions were affected by his son's business."

The Editor says...
That's your defense?  "No evidence has publicly emerged" most likely means that evidence exists but it's being successfully hidden.  What is meant by "Hunter's business deals?"  What is Hunter's business?  With whom is he conducting his business?  What service does he render?

James Comer [is] 95% Sure Hunter's Artwork Sold to Chinese, Compromising Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer (R-TN), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, told Breitbart News Saturday he strongly suspects that Hunter Biden's artwork was sold to Chinese oligarchs, potentially implicating president Joe Biden.  "With respect to China, since Joe Biden's been president, that we didn't even talk about in the press conference, was the fact that Hunter became an artist for a week, if you'll remember, and he sold some very expensive artwork," Comer prefaced, noting his Thursday press conference in which he said the Biden family will be investigated for nine potential violations.  Hunter has reportedly sold five paintings worth $75,000 each to an anonymous buyer.  Hunter's art dealer, Georges Bergès, has previously boasted he had strong ties to businessmen in Communist China, which has concerned many due to the Biden family's business ventures abroad.

The Manchurian President.  In our opinion [...] President Biden is not only compromised but exemplifies the ultimate Manchurian President.  His actions and deeds, controlled by those we do not see (but know who they are), are purposefully destroying our democracy, our legal system, our freedoms, independence, and our republic. [...] It is obvious that Biden is but a simple puppet, a marionette catering to the global elites (some call it the "Global Shadow Government").  After seeing details about the "Big Guy" getting his take from various deals that were arranged by Hunter, the selling to foreign adversaries access to power, the son who has a multitude of issues related to substance abuse, shady deals, and sexual perversion, is there any doubt that Joe Biden is ripe for extortion by Russia, China or any enemy of the United States?  What kind of president says to the press "I'm not supposed to answer any questions.  I'll get in trouble."  The same press acts/pretends as if it's perfectly normal.

Why is Hunter Biden's daughter living at the White House?  There is a wedding taking place at the White House today and it involves Joe Biden's granddaughter (and Hunter Biden's oldest legitimate child) Naomi.  There's nothing really all that unusual about this event.  White House weddings are in high demand and when one member of the couple is a blood relative of the President, well... that's just one of the perks of being related to the power base in Washington, I suppose.  To read CNN's upbeat spin on this, the wedding of two twentysomethings will give an "air of youthfulness" to these events, even though Biden turns 80 tomorrow.  That's a growing concern for the Democrats, particularly when Biden's "senior moments" seem to be growing more frequent and severe these days.  But there is one question CNN doesn't seem interested in and it's tackled by the Free Beacon this week.  Naomi Biden has reportedly been living at the White House for some time now along with her fiance.  Why?

The Editor says...
Michelle Obama's mother lived at the White House for years, and nobody asked why.

A Little Learning on Methane and Climate Change.  Before leaving for a week of virtue-signaling at the COP27 climate conference with other world elites, President Joe Biden would have done well to reread Hans Christian Anderson's story "The Emperor's New Clothes." [...] In Biden's case, the new clothes are the nonsense that there is a climate emergency.  But who would want to be considered "unfit for his office" or "unusually stupid" by questioning whether there really is an emergency?  So, resplendent in his new regalia, President Biden has proposed regulations on methane emissions by the U.S. oil and gas industry, at a direct cost of more than $1 billion annually, to deal with a nonexistent problem.

Lazy Voters Enable Democratic Fraud.  First, let's take a step back and lay down some background info: Anyone with any semblance of either lucid observational powers or intellectual honesty/courage knows that Joe Biden is not the president.  He never has been.  Biden has been nothing more than a figurehead, a placeholder, ever since the astonishing fraud of the 2020 election was perpetrated upon the American electorate.  The Democrats successfully orchestrated their deception and left the naïve Republicans twiddling their thumbs and crying foul.  No amount of outright lying from the liberal media can even remotely explain how Republican poll watchers were forced out of several tabulation areas, the filmed evidence of Democratic mules stuffing ballot boxes late at night, how so many precincts had over 100% voter participation, how thousands of new ballots mysteriously appeared out of nowhere, always to the Democrats' advantage, and how state voting laws and deadlines were illegally changed, again, always to the Democrats' advantage.  None of this has been explained, much less "debunked," to use the liberal media's favorite word.  The fraud was simply ignored and swept under the rug, and if you bring up any logical counterarguments, protected by the 1st Amendment, you're somehow a threat to national security.

Ex-Hunter Biden Business Partner Hopes GOP Probe Will Prove Joe Biden Lied and Is 'The Big Guy'.  Tony Bobulinski, the former business partner of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, said he welcomes the recently announced GOP investigation into the First Family's business endeavors, hoping it will corroborate his long-running claim that the president lied when he said he had no role in his son's foreign business dealings.  Bobulinski, a Navy veteran and former CEO of SinoHawk holdings, a business in which Hunter Biden was involved, said in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that the probe is "good news" because it stands to lend credence to his earlier allegations that, when the president denied involvement in his son's business operations, it was a "blatant lie."  Shortly before the 2020 presidential election, Bobulinski came forward with a series of explosive disclosures prompted by messages discovered on Hunter Biden's laptop.  Among them was correspondence involving Hunter Biden where a 10-percent cut from a Chinese business deal would be "held by H for the Big Guy."

Top Republican on House Oversight Committee: Hunter Biden Is Guilty of Committing "Seven or Eight Very Serious Crimes".  House Republicans announced on Thursday that they will investigate serial liar and crook Joe Biden.  Rep. James Comer (R-KY) announced the investigation this morning. [...] House Republicans have been investigating the Biden Crime Family since at least as far back as 2020.  Republicans took control of the US House in the midterm elections and now Republicans are going on offense against one of the most corrupt crime families in US history.

Cheat Sheet Joe Strikes Again, Needs Help With Sitting, Speaking.  Cheat sheet Joe strikes again.  During his recent trip to Indonesia, President Biden was once again caught with a cheat sheet in his hand that provided simple instructions for the President to follow — including where to sit and when to speak.  Twitter account RNC Research posted the details:  [Tweet]

Jordan rips media, intel experts for dismissing Hunter Biden emails as 'Russian disinformation'.  Rep. Jim Jordan tore into the media and Washington intelligence experts Thursday for accepting the explanation that Hunter Biden's controversial emails were nothing more than a Russian disinformation plot hatched days before the 2020 presidential election.  Jordan, R-Ohio, and his Republican colleagues announced that partly because of those emails from Biden's abandoned laptop, they have assembled a broad range of evidence showing that Biden and then-Vice President Joe Biden were involved in influence peddling in dozens of countries around the world.  Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., said the Bidens got rich by "offering access to the family," and said this raises serious national security issues that need to be investigated.  After Comer described the evidence collected so far, Jordan ripped the dozens of intelligence officials who told the world that information found on Hunter Biden's laptop was most likely fake news from Russia.

America is back!.  President Biden has reassured me that America is back!  He said so on Twitter from his vacation in Bali, Indonesia.  Oops.  Not vacation, very serious G20 meeting in Bali, where he met with President Xi of China and hobnobbed with world leaders like PM Trudeau and uber-villain Klaus Schwab.  And fell asleep a lot.  He is not quite so hobnobby as he used to be.  Milk and cookies are more his speed these days, not scotch and cigars.  [Tweet]  The evidence that "America is Back" is very thin on the ground.  It is a boast, not a reality.  Biden himself dodders, rambles, and shakes hands with phantoms.  Everything he touches internationally turns to fool's gold: lifeless and worthless as well.  Millions of Afghanis, especially women, are under the hobnailed boots of the Taliban.  Europe is in the midst of war and crisis.  Inflation rages around the world.  Energy is short, people will be cold and shivering in the dark in Europe.  And China is on the rise militarily, if not exactly stable politically — a bad combination.  If this is America being "back," give me more of that hatred and isolation Trump brought on.

No kidding.
House Republicans allege Biden [was] directly involved in business dealings with son Hunter Biden.  Republican Reps.  James Comer and Jim Jordan alleged at a press conference Thursday [11/17/2022] that President Biden was actively involved in overseas business dealings alongside his son Hunter.  Comer, citing whistleblowers, asserted that the Biden family "flourished and became millionaires by simply offering access to the family."  "Was Joe Biden directly involved with Hunter Biden's business deals, and is he compromised?  That's our investigation," Comer said.

Key Takeaways from the FBI Whistleblowers Report.  On November 4, 2022, the Republican staff of the House Judiciary Committee published a report based primarily on whistleblower testimony, describing how the FBI and the Justice Department have become politically weaponized against conservatives.  I strongly urge every AT reader to download the report and spend 30 to 60 minutes reading the first 50 pages.  Here are a few of the salient points. [...] [#2] The FBI downplayed and sought to reduce the spread of the serious allegations of wrongdoing leveled against Hunter Biden.  Despite having had possession of Hunter Biden's laptop for several years and a report released by Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley in September 2020 detailing "potential criminal activity relating to transactions among and between Hunter Biden, his family, and his associates with Ukrainian, Russian, Kazakh, and Chinese nationals," the FBI has shown no interest in going after him.  Contrast the kid glove treatment that Hunter Biden has received with the super-aggressive treatment meted out by the FBI when going after conservatives.  There is also evidence that the FBI sought to limit negative stories about Hunter Biden on social media.  Mark Zuckerberg has stated that FBI agents visited Facebook HQ before the 2020 election and said they believed that many of the stories about Hunter Biden were "Russian disinformation."

Biden Asks Lame Duck Congress to Quickly Expedite Another $38 Billion for Ukraine Plus $9 Billion for Big Pharma.  The White House is urging Nancy Pelosi to utilize the lame duck congressional session and construct a massive omnibus spending bill that will wrap Ukraine funding, COVID spending and a federal budget extension via continuous resolution.  The request for Ukraine funding is an additional $38 billion.  Federal funds to support FEMA and hurricane recovery efforts will likely be part of the bargaining chips.  Essentially, the sausage ingredients are:  if congress doesn't give Zelenskyy more money, then DeSantis will not get federal financial assistance.  If you don't support Ukraine, you're a Russian operative.

Catholic Bishops Gave Biden A Pass In 2020 And Now Christians Are Paying For It.  The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meets this week to elect a new president.  Relations with Washington top the agenda.  Stalking those relations is the reality that the USCCB compromised itself two years ago to facilitate the presidential candidacy of Joe Biden.  Now it is caught in the repercussions of its own priorities in 2020.  Biden's appointees in the Department of Health and Human Services would eliminate freedom of conscience in the name of health care.  They propose to revise Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act to add mandates about abortion, "gender identity," and sexual orientation to existing protections against "discrimination on the basis of sex."  Revision will subvert the right of hospitals and medical practitioners to claim exemption from participating in procedures that violate their religious convictions.

Treason without consequences — Joe Biden's open border policy.  The Biden administration is getting away with a massive outrage against our nation and its citizens.  Illegal immigration, which poses an existential threat to the U.S., is being enabled by our government and no one seems the least bit interested in putting an end to it.  Millions of unvetted migrants are streaming across the border and being shipped to secret destinations in direct violation of U.S. immigration law.  This is nothing short of treasonous.  Mass illegal immigration, if unchecked, will eventually lead to the destruction of the two-party system and the forced implementation of socialism by the left wing of the Democratic Party.  When millions of aliens are permitted to enter the U.S. illegally and sanctuary cities and states can deliberately disregard federal statutes, the rule of law becomes a thing of the past and we no longer have a country.

Joe Biden Sparks Concern After Bowing out of G20 'Leaders' Event, White House Won't Explain Why.  As we previously reported, President Joe Biden has been on an overseas tour of sorts over the course of the last several days.  As per the norm, there has been one embarrassment after another with perhaps the most notable one being his shameless kowtowing to Chinese "leaders" ahead of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia at a time when the United States should be projecting strength and competency on a world stage.  But in a far more concerning moment, multiple news outlets are reporting that Biden unexpectedly bowed out of the G20 leaders' dinner Monday night [11/14/2022] without explanation, calling an "early lid" — something his handlers are notorious for doing here in the U.S. in an effort to keep him from going off script and saying something they'll have to clean up later.  [Tweet]

Biden Hands China's Xi Propaganda Victory at G-20.  If Biden wants to set the U.S.-China relationship on a more favorable track, he must engage Beijing from a position of strength.  That's not what happened Monday [11/14/2022].  The timing of the summit couldn't have been worse.  Xi arrived in Bali fresh from the 20th Chinese Communist Party Congress, where he won a precedent-breaking third term and consolidated his power to an extent not seen since the Mao Zedong era.  Video footage of the president excitedly prancing across a stage to shake hands with a patiently waiting Xi left no doubt who was the dominant of the two.

Sen. Ron Johnson Suggests Biden [is] 'Highly Compromised' by China.  President Joe Biden is "highly compromised" by the Chinese government, according to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) who argued that that must be the case given the scrapping of the United States Justice Department's effort to combat Chinese economic espionage.  Appearing on Fox News's Sunday Morning Futures, the Wisconsin senator — who won a third term in last week's midterms, defeating Democrat Mandela Barnes — was asked by host Maria Bartiromo about his expectations for President Biden's Monday meeting with Chinese dictator Xi Jinping.

Biden Says He's 'Making Sure' Trump Will Not Become President Again.  Old Joe Biden, the ostensible president of the United States, on Wednesday held one of his Potemkin press conferences before the gathering of sycophants and propagandists known as the White House press corps.  When a reporter said that Trump's movement was "still very strong," Biden laughed derisively and said, "Oh yeah?"  He added, "Well, we just have to demonstrate that he will not take power by — if we — if he does run.  I'm making sure he, under legitimate efforts of our Constitution, does not become the next President again."  How can he make sure of that?  He didn't say, and of course the sycophants didn't ask.

America's Death Wish.  Let's get real: The American people are electing the pols they deserve, demagogues who mirror the woke prejudices of an increasingly propagandized people.  According to the media, "threats to democracy" constituted one of the top concerns of the people.  How lame.  Large segments of the American public clearly swallowed Joe Biden's self-serving malarkey on that subject whole.  Never mind that Biden was clearly referring not to authentic threats to democracy but challenges to regnant liberalism.  Biden is not afraid for democracy but afraid of it.  He desires a one-party state.  The relative success of the Democrats on Tuesday is a measure not of the public's rationality but of its submission to wokeness.  Those in the 18 [to] 29 demographic voted for the Democrats overwhelmingly — a tribute not to their wisdom but to their lack of it.  These voters entered the booth after receiving a warped education at colleges and universities swimming in wokeness.  It is nearly impossible to impress upon this generation the dangers of liberalism.  They simply shrug at any description of them.

Joe Biden Is Done — Get Ready for President Harris After Election Day.  You may have noticed that Democrats only sent President Joe Biden to deep blue states leading up to Election Day.  Despite these relatively safe assignments, he still managed to tell Americans he planned to shut down all coal plants and stop all drilling for oil.  In between ranting about "Ultra MAGA" Republicans and threats to "our democracy," Doddering Joe sounded like he had marbles in his mouth, told HBCU students their school was just as good as any other college, and wrestled with his biggest enemy, the teleprompter.  Meanwhile, the Democrats' stenographers in the legacy media have been issuing brutal fact-checks on Biden's closing message. [...] It can only mean one thing:  Joe Biden will be the fall guy for the Democrats' poor performance, assuming election results surpass the margin of cheating.  Here is how it will go.  Sometime after the first of the year, Biden will resign for health reasons so that Democrats can claim the first minority female president before they get trounced in 2024.  Nothing substantial will change policy-wise because Harris will not run the government any more than Biden has.

Report on the Biden Laptop.  For the past thirteen months, Marco Polo — a nonprofit research group comprised of six men from across the U.S. dedicated to exposing corruption and blackmail — has been writing a comprehensive Report on the Biden Laptop and the crimes thereon.  Our motives and budget were transparent; thousands of Americans financed its production.  We neither sought nor received any institutional/corporate backing.  We were delayed for various reasons, but finished the dossier for 35k under budget.  At long last, the Report is complete.  It has been sent to members of the U.S. House & U.S. Senate, U.S. attorneys for the jurisdictions in which the Bidens (and their associates) committed crimes, state and local law enforcement, and — for good measure — every contact on the Biden Laptop, which includes all of Hunter's classmates at Archmere Academy and a portion of the current White House staff.

Biden Vows to Legalize Nationwide Killing of Unborn Babies.  Thirty-five years ago, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware, who was then serving as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, gave a speech explaining why he was going to vote against confirming Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. [...] But last Sunday in New York, the man who cited his recognition of God-given rights in explaining his opposition to the confirmation of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court declared once again that he intends to sign legislation declaring a nationwide right to abort unborn babies.  "Look, here's the bottom line:  If Republicans gain control of Congress and pass a nationwide ban on abortion, I will veto it," said Biden.  "And if we elect — they give me two more Democrats in the Senate and we keep control of the House, we're going to codify Roe v.  Wade in January and make it the law of the land."  This is Biden's commitment:  to sign a law that legalizes the mass killing of innocent human beings.

Report: Biden Boys Involved in Gambling South of the Border.  Yet another scandal might engulf the already-disgraced Biden administration if the latest from the Daily Mail is true.  Joe Biden was up to his wattles in an offshore gambling operation from which he stood to earn millions in profits — while he was vice president under President Barack Hussein Obama.  Involved in the get-rich-quick scheme, which involved the government of Peru, were the late Senator Harry Reid of Nevada and his son, Key.  The project never took off, the Mail reported, but Gamblin' Joe was involved nonetheless.  The gambling operation was be at least the third major business scandal involving Biden and his son.  [Tweet]

The Democrats' 'Chicken Little' Closing Argument.  It is fitting, somehow, that President Joe Biden gave his final pitch at a nearly-deserted train station near the White House, a once-thriving venue now gutted by crime and homelessness.  It is telling that no candidates wanted to be seen anywhere near him, fearing his unpopularity would slop over onto them.  It is fitting that the station was surrounded by a homeless camp, finally cleared only because Biden was coming.  Most telling of all is the speech's content, which focused exclusively on threats to democracy.  Like his earlier prime-time speech in Philadelphia, it simply ignored all the kitchen-table issues driving voters into the Republican column this year:  inflation, falling real wages, rising crime, a surge of illegal immigrants, and a major drug crisis, fueled by Mexican drug cartels coming across the open border.

Washington Post fact checks Biden and his lies: 'bottomless Pinocchio' of misleading claims.  The Washington Post has its own "fact-checker" rating system using "Pinocchios." During the Trump administration, the Post created a new rating, the "bottomless Pinocchio," for claims given three Pinocchios.  Glenn Kessler writes that President Joe Biden has "earned his own Bottomless Pinocchio" for statements about Social Security, gas prices and the Second Amendment, among others.  The analysis also fact-checked the president's claim that seniors were getting an increase in their Social Security checks for the first time in 10 years.  The White House also included this claim in a tweet that was deleted.  "The reason Social Security payments are going up is because Social Security benefits, under a law passed in 1972, are adjusted every year to keep pace with inflation," the Post's analysis said.

Biden yells 'There is no more drilling!' just months after claiming he never shut down energy production.  Is there any lie that's just too brazen for old Joe Biden?  Seems not. [...] Biden has blamed Vladimir Putin, OPEC's barons, Big Oil, global warming, Republicans, and all other things he could think of for high prices at the pump.  The one thing he won't do is consider what Americans can see with their own eyes: that before President Trump left office, gas prices were about $2 a gallon.  Now they are $5 and $6 a gallon in California, and well above $3 a gallon in the rest of America.  That's "lived experience."  The clearest reason for that is Biden's policies to halt drilling.  Back in January 2021, Biden signed off on an executive order dictating a ban of oil and gas drilling on federal lands.  Fox News has a string of other bans and hamperings he's done to stop energy production and drive pump prices sky-high.

Biden Keeps Promising To Make Energy More Expensive.  Believe HimYes, we're going to make energy more expensive.  That's Joe Biden's closing message for 2022.  "We're going to be shutting these [coal] plants down all across America and having wind and solar," Biden told a crowd in deep blue California on Friday, arguing that it was "cheaper" to generate electricity from wind and solar.  Is it?  In California, which not only leads the nation in "clean energy" production but is leading the rest of us into rolling blackouts, residents pay 24.62 cents per kilowatt-hour for energy, around double the national average.  There are only three other states where residents fork 20 or more cents over, the isolated Hawaii and Alaska and the frack-banning New York.  The price of a gallon of gas in California is around two dollars over the national average, at $5.458.  In Texas, it's $3.173.  The president also forgot to mention that affordable natural gas, propelled by technological efficiencies like fracking, is as much a reason for the struggles of coal.

Joe Biden: Historic Black Universities Are 'Just as Smart' as Other Colleges.  President Joe Biden concluded his political rallies for the midterms at a historically black university in Maryland, telling students they were "just as smart" as other colleges in the United States.  Biden defended the "historic" $5.8 billion in funding he budgeted for HBCUs as president.  "HBCUs don't have the endowments others have, but guess what, you're just as smart, you're just as bright, you're just as good as any college in America," Biden said.

Biden Freaks out on Stage for Mysterious Reasons, Steps in It Big-Time Over Energy Policy.  I feel like I say this in every piece I write on a Biden public appearance, but I'm at a loss.  Did he get scared by his own shadow?  I'm only half joking because even though we can't see the stage, it doesn't appear there was actually anything in his way.  Later he walks in the same spot without issue.  He seems genuinely startled at that moment, shouting "it's black" without any further explanation.  It was weird, even by Biden's standards.  "Great.  Now we're getting 6 more weeks of recession," one Twitter user quipped in response, and I think that wins the day.  The fact that the President of the United States has become a running punchline due to his senility is probably not a good thing, but we can at least have some fun in the meantime.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Goes Under the Bus Ahead of Schedule, and a New Contender Emerges.  I've long made fun of CNN's Daniel Dale for his tepid fact-checks of Biden.  Before this, they were few and far between and always loaded with qualifiers to try to explain away the president's falsehoods.  This is something completely different, though, being a total takedown in a mold we haven't seen before.  If you read the piece, it has no less than nine different, extensive corrections of Biden's recent lies, covering gas prices to social security.  Dale's sudden turn isn't the only one taking place in the press either.  Over the last week, we've seen both The New York Times and The Washington Post publish articles essentially saying that Biden can't be the 2024 nominee, something I've been suggesting for a long time.  That all this is happening prior to election day is genuinely surprising.

It isn't a "failed presidency" if all this destruction is intentional.
Biden is gaslighting Americans about his failed presidency.  The Biden Administration will be known to history for many things:  an open border and its deadly consequences, the abandonment of Afghanistan, weakness that led to catastrophe in Europe, skyrocketing inflation, and the use of federal law enforcement to target political opponents.  The catalog of infamy goes on.  Above all, though, this administration may be remembered for its duplicity — its continual, shameless "gaslighting" of the American people.  Biden, his team, and his sycophantic media supporters repeatedly tell us that "all is well" where it manifestly is not.  No matter how bad things become in the nation, no matter how many people suffer, reality has no purchase on the ideological bubble of this White House.  That is why, in these midterm elections, the American people must deliver to Joe Biden an unequivocal message:  that they refuse to be gaslit, that they are not buying what he is selling.

Thank God For These Horrible Democrats.  A fish rots from the head down, but in the case of Democrats that head is empty, or at least has forgotten where it is.  Naturally, that head is on the scrawny neck of Joe Biden, a man so untrustworthy that it says "hello" you have to suspect he's leaving.  What kind of person thinks claiming "Ultra MAGA is a threat to the country" is a good strategy?  "MAGA" stands for "Make America Great Again," which if you're pretending to like the country is rather difficult to demonize.  Then again, Biden leads the party that has "America was never great" as a guaranteed applause line on the campaign trail, so nothing should surprise us.  In a last-ditch effort to save his worthless presidency, Biden declared the act of engaging in democracy to be a threat to it should the public dare vote against the wishes of Democrats. [...] The idea of declaring one of the two possible election outcomes to be invalid before any votes are counted should bother the people who claim to wake up screaming about "threats to democracy."

Is Biden's Real Problem, Senility or Leftism?  The Biden administration disaster can be put down to 1 part senility and 4 parts leftist insanity.  What else could explain doing this before a crucial election in a coal state where the Dems are struggling on energy issues?  ["]Biden made the comments on Friday when discussing energy, stating that coal plants cost too much to operate and advocated for renewables as an eventual replacement.  'No one is building new coal plants because they can't rely on it,' Biden said.  "Even if they have all the coal guaranteed for the rest of the existence of the plant.'  'So it's going to become a wind generation,' Biden added.  'And all they're doing is, it's going to save them [...] a lot of money and using the same transmission line that they transmitted the coal-fired electric on.  We're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar power.'["]  Why?  That's the obvious question that comes to mind.  The message isn't new, but the timing is spectacularly bad.

Biden Says the Quiet Part Out Loud About Climate Change And His Handlers Are Trying To Save The Situation.  In a move that surely had his tapioca dealers talking themselves back from the ledge, the President stated that they would be shutting down coal-fired power plants 'across America'.  West Virginia may be the first state that comes to mind when one thinks of coal country, but Pennsylvania is a close second and is home to one of the key senate races of this election.  Democrat senate hopeful, Fetterman, was likely stunned by Biden's recklessness ... and her husband probably was too.

Senator Joe Manchin Pretends to be Surprised That Joe Biden is Banning Coal Powered Energy.  Yesterday, Joe Biden declared that all coal-fired electricity plants in the U.S would be shut down, saying, "we're going to be shutting these plants down all across America and having wind and solar."  Today, West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin, the senator who gave Joe Biden the vote he needed for the 'inflation reduction act' also known as the climate change investment act that will eliminate all oil, coal and natural gas development, pretends to act surprised that Joe Biden will destroy the West Virginia coal mining industry.

This kind of back-pedaling might have worked before videotape was invented, but not today.
KJP Claims Biden's Exact Words on Coal Are Being 'Twisted'.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement Saturday afternoon in an effort to walk back President Joe Biden's remarks Friday.  During a campaign stop in California, Biden said, "We're gonna be shutting these plants down all across America, and having wind and solar."  Jean-Pierre claims Biden's words, which have simply been quoted and replayed, are being "twisted."

The Editor says...
Biden said what he said.  A quote is not a twist.

Fact check: Biden's midterms message includes false and misleading claims.  President Joe Biden has been back on the campaign trail, traveling in October and early November to deliver his pitch for electing Democrats in the midterm elections on Tuesday.  Biden's pitch has included claims that are false, misleading or lacking important context. [...]

Angry, Creepy, Cowardly Joe.  Wow.  Angry, creepy, sleepy Dementia Joe gave another one of his atrocious Sieg heil! speeches on Wednesday blaming MAGA Republicans for his failures, and the wannabe tyrant could not have come off more revolting.  If his imbecilic ranting had any strategic objective, it got lost (much like Biden) in the disgustingly un-American backwash frothing from his vitriol.  He sounded like some mad-hatted, off-kilter offspring of Stalin, Hillary Clinton, and a caca-throwing howler monkey.  It is a wonder that he refrained from calling for public MAGA executions right then and there!  Our mentally-challenged, child-grooming, puppet dictator was clearly going for the dumb, pervy, pro-gulag vote with a mindless diatribe meant to do nothing but threaten and divide Americans.  As has evidently become official U.S. government policy, Slow-Joe's speech consisted of nothing but vilification, calumny, and lies.  He tried to paint the hammer-wielding commie Castro nudist who Houdini-ed his way past security to invade Paul Pelosi's personal space as a card-carrying member of Team Trump, yet the absurdity of turning a far-left, drug-addled hippy into a MAGA mascot was far too removed from reality to resemble anything but flagrant propaganda.  The speech (such as it was) went downhill from there.  It was evil MAGA did this, insurrection that, democracy is hanging by a thread, Oceania must defeat Eurasia — regurgitated gibberish all!

Who has really been running our country?  On the day that Joe Biden was sworn into office, he signed dozens of extensively radical executive orders.  Then the Biden administration began populating the federal government and the federal Judiciary — including the new Supreme Court vacancy — with hundreds (probably thousands) of the most extreme anti-American people imaginable. [...] All of this destruction is being attributed by our political establishment to a man with obvious dementia who can barely read through a single sentence on a teleprompter, can't remember names, and cannot discuss anything of substance.  Republicans and conservatives love to beat up on Joe Biden.  It makes great campaign fundraising rhetoric.  But nobody can possibly believe that Biden in his perpetual mental fog actually planned any of this, wrote any of it, ordered it, or even knows any details about it.

Biden's Rhetoric is a Threat to the Republic.  The only good thing about this speech is that it didn't have a color scheme out of V for Vendetta and didn't feature Marines in the background.  Whoever runs these things at least learned from that attempt at looking like Biden was about to declare martial law, suspend habeas corpus and make everyone read Gender Queer and How To Be An Anti-Racist at gunpoint in a gulag.  The bad news is no one cared about that speech except conservatives.  They care even less about this one.  With the countdown underway, voters have made it clear that they care about the economy and crime.  Anyone who finds the "threat to democracy" routine persuasive is already a solid blue voter and ActBlue donor who probably showed up for at least one D.C. protest.  This isn't just pandering to the base, it's pandering to the Elizabeth Warren base.

Democrats Turn 2022 Into '1984'.  Politicians dissemble without shame — which, ironically, is why they constantly invoke their own honor and allegiance to the truth.  Still, Biden's latest string of whoppers — that gas prices were sky high and the economy was in the tank when he took office, that he convinced the Congress to pass student loan relief, that he's a deficit hawk who has secured the border, that his son, Beau, died in Iraq — are so obviously false that it's hard to believe even a politician in his right mind would make such claims.  That he is the president of the United States, leader of the free world, makes this behavior especially troubling.  And yet, those relatively small deceptions, so easily fact-checked and debunked, are the least of our problems because they do not simply reveal the partisan instincts of one softening mind.  They also reflect the freedom Democrats and their leftist allies now feel to redefine reality itself by advancing their own array of Big Lies which are dividing and inflaming our country.

Fact-Checking 5 Biden Warnings About Dangers to Democracy.  President Joe Biden warned that democracy was in peril and on the ballot during a primetime speech Wednesday from Union Station in Washington, D.C., near Capitol Hill.  Biden referenced the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol riot, and talked several times about former President Donald Trump.  He also said that political violence is on the rise.

Biden: saying the same thing louder.  What do you do when nobody cares what you are saying?  When they even hate the sound of your voice?  If you are an attention starved brat — or a Democrat these days — you scream louder and louder and hope that screeching sound will make the crowd turn around and listen.  Joe Biden did his share of (metaphorical) screaming last night in what was a repetitive, poorly written, and clearly panicked speech last night.

Biden ridiculed for 'despicable' speech on 'threat' to democracy: 'What delusion looks like'.  Conservatives ridiculed President Biden's "despicable" Wednesday speech in which he warned midterm voters of the threats to democracy ahead of Election Day.  During his last address before the balance of power would be decided in Washington D.C., Biden pleaded with Americans to vote against Republicans, accusing them of being election deniers and MAGA extremists who have encouraged political violence, promoted former President Donald Trump's "Big Lie" about the 2020 election and engaged in voter intimidation.  Rather than focusing on the main issues voters are most concerned about, namely rampant inflation and other economic woes, Biden's speech pointed the finger at his political opponents.  He noted the assault against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband, Paul Pelosi, decrying the violence and misinformation supposedly fostered by extremist Republicans.

Biden Says We Won't Know the Results of the Midterm Election Until Days After Polls Close November 8th.  It would appear that national democrats are setting the stage for fraudulent ballot collection again.  During his insufferable remarks today about Democracy vs. Autocracy, a speech fraught with cognitive dissonance, Joe Biden proactively warns Americans that the results from the midterm election will not be known until days after the election takes place.  [Video clip]

Biden's riot act falls flat.  Joe Biden wanted to give a stirring speech to rouse Americans to angry purpose about the threats to democracy represented by "election deniers" running for office across the country.  He was, according to CNN's reporting, spurred to action by the horrible attack last week on the husband of the speaker of the House, which Biden believes is a direct result of Donald Trump's effect on the United States over the past seven years.  So ... that's what he wanted.  But, as the great philosopher Mick Jagger once said, you can't always get what you want.  The address he delivered Wednesday night wasn't a forceful speech.  It was a forceless speech.  Biden didn't appeal passionately to the better angels of our nature because there was no energy behind his words.

Is a 25th Amendment removal in Joe Biden's future?  Claims that President Trump was not mentally fit for the job and needed to be removed from office began in earnest right after his inauguration in 2017. By January 2018, questions about Trump's "mental fitness for the heavy duties of the presidency" nudged him to ask his doctor to administer a cognitive test.  Members of Congress even requested the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service to provide an overview of the 25th Amendment's history, purpose and process for removing a president.  In December 2019, 350 psychiatrists and other mental health professionals signed a petition during the Democrats' first impeachment fiasco claiming Trump's mental health was rapidly deteriorating. [...] Biden's issues are substantively different.  We frequently see him, after he has delivered a speech, wander off as if he doesn't know where he is or where he's supposed to go.  Someone hurries over and takes his arm and points him in the right direction.  At times he's lucid and in control, but at other times he seems baffled and confused. [...] If that is indeed mental decline we're seeing, it will likely get worse.  So how would a 25th Amendment removal work?

Biden Ignores Issues People Care About in Primetime Speech, Focuses on January 6 and 'Election Deniers'.  Instead of focusing on something, anything, that the vast majority of Americans care about, Joe Biden delivered a primetime speech Wednesday night that was yet another disgusting display of using his office to characterize those who disagree with him politically as a "threat to democracy" and to tell voters that they must vote for the Democrat party in the upcoming election or our very existence as a country is in peril.  Of course, the major focus of Biden's remarks was January 6 and the 2020 election.  You've heard his comments ad nauseam, and that's probably why they were included in this speech — they're comments his people can count on him to pretty reliably deliver.

Biden urges voters to rebuke political violence by backing Democrats.  President Biden urged Democrats on Wednesday [11/2/2022] to show up at the polls during next week's midterm elections or "allow the dark forces that thirst for power" to chip away at American democracy.  Biden urged a crowd of supporters at a Democratic National Committee event inside Union Station in Washington, D.C. not to take the election for granted.  The president argued that Democrats had to show up at the polls because Republicans could not be entrusted with political power.  "We're facing a defining moment," said Biden.  "We must with one overwhelming, unified voice speak, as a country and say there's no place for voter intimidation or political violence in America."

Biden Gives Tired, Lie Filled Closing Argument as Dems Stare Down a Red Wave.  President Joe Biden made his way to crime ridden Union Station in Washington D.C. Wednesday night.  It was a previously unscheduled trip put on the Democratic National Committee and a last ditch effort to convince voters Trump Republicans and democracy are "on the ballot" next Tuesday.  [Tweet]  "In our bones we know democracy is at risk," Biden claimed. [Tweet] During his remarks, which were made without glaring communist red lights and U.S. Marines standing the background, Biden made a number of references to January 6 and the nudist attack on Paul Pelosi.  He then oddly attempted to portray himself and Democrats as unifiers interested in getting along with their political opponents.  [Tweet]

The Fix Is In: Joe Bidens Warns Americans Several Races Will Not Be Called for Several Days After the Election So "Be Patient".  In an unprecedented move, Joe Biden used the Office of the President to smear Republicans just days before the 2022 midterm election.  It was 25 straight minutes of attacks on President Trump, Republicans, MAGA supporters, and the American people.  This was Joe Biden's attempt to move the needle before the elections next week.  At one point during his speech, Joe Biden warned Americans that it will take several days to call the elections.

Reaction to Biden's Speech About 'Democracy'.  Dear Mr. President,   First of all, the United States of America is not a democracy.  [Indeed], that is Civics 101.  America is a republic.  It was designed as a republic because the framers knew that democracies could easily descend into mob rule.  That includes mobs you like.  More on that later.  Secondly, the man who attacked Paul Pelosi is a mentally ill drug addict whose interests and intentions were all over the map.  I don't see you shedding any tears for the people who face these lunatics every single day on city streets.  But your people found enough to get back on the MAGA horse.  Speaking of that, and mobs...  Third, no one is buying "MAGA Republicans" anymore.  You've ridden said horse into the ground.  It's dead.  Leave it be.  It was not the vast majority of Republicans who stormed the Capitol on January 6.  It wasn't even the majority of people at the rally.  But you just can't leave it alone. [...]

Joe Biden: Democracy Itself at Stake if You Vote for Republicans in the Midterms.  President Joe Biden again warned on Wednesday of Republicans taking power in the midterm elections, arguing the "very soul of America itself" was in danger.  "We the people must decide whether the rule of law will prevail or whether we will allow the dark forces and ... thirst for power put ahead of the principles that have long guided us," Biden said during a speech delivered inside Union Station.

Joe Biden Said 'Democracy' 37 Times in [a] 20-Minute Address.  President Joe Biden uttered the word "democracy" 37 times in a 20-minute speech on Wednesday that seemed to be his final pitch to American voters to vote for Democrats in next week's midterm elections.  Biden's speech cautioned against letting Republicans take power after the midterm election, arguing that the "very soul of America itself" is on the line.  Biden's speech came amid projections from analysts who expect Republicans to regain the majority in the House and U.S. Senate.  Additionally, Democrats are playing defense in several districts Biden carried by significant margins in 2020.

Joe Biden is decomposing right before our eyes.  Currently, Democrat hopes of retaining the House and gaining in the Senate are circling the drain.  Therefore, party leaders have apparently decided that trotting Biden out now for campaign appearances can't cause any more harm and might even help some candidates.  That's probably a miscalculation.  The last couple of days has revealed that Biden's brain is decomposing even as his body lives on.  On the mic, in real-time, he's telling lies, fictionalizing his own life, and spewing unintelligible nonsense.  Meanwhile, his White House put out an economic tweet so vile that, thanks to Elon Musk's new Twitter policies, the White House was quickly forced to pull it.  I quickly realized when traversing the internet today that there was no single Biden gaffe, lie, or rambling that deserved its own post.  Instead, it's the collective weight of all those moments that deserves attention.  Biden is no longer capable of performing in public.

America Is On The Cusp Of A Fundamental Transformation.  No matter how bad Obama's actions while in office, nothing he did compares to Joe Biden.  Since being installed as president, Biden has done an insane number of things that simply make no sense from a rational perspective.  Literally the first thing Biden did was reduce the amount of energy available to Americans.  He canceled completing the Keystone XL Pipeline which would have brought more Canadian oil.  Soon thereafter, the administration threw up roadblocks to domestic oil production both offshore and on federal lands.  First, they curtailed new leases and "reviewed" existing ones.  Later, when they backed off from a complete ban, they instituted a virtual ban, which included increasing fees and other elements to make extraction more expensive for energy companies and everything more expensive for Americans.

Biden to deliver unscheduled DNC speech at Union Station near Capitol.  President Biden will deliver remarks on "preserving and protecting our democracy" at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, D.C., White House officials and the DNC said Wednesday.  The president is scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. ET at the Columbus Club in Union Station, where he will address "the threat of election deniers and those who seek to undermine faith in voting and democracy," according to a DNC advisory.

Back to the Carter economy.  The latest edition of "Joe Biden: Bad Ideas" came yesterday when Biden stepped up his attacks on Big Oil and suggested that unless they lower prices he would push to implement a Windfall Profits Tax on the companies, essentially seizing their profits as a punishment for making money.  Such taxes are notoriously idiotic, and even the dimwits in the White House must know that.  It seems like Biden is trying to ruin the economy, and we have hit the point where we have to actually consider that to be a possibility.  Everything he has done to the economy has made things worse, and after a while you have to consider whether it is intentional.

Remember, Joe Biden claims to be a devout Catholic.
Joe Biden Gives Planned Parenthood $17 Million to Kill Babies in Abortions.  Joe Biden's administration awarded almost $17 million in taxpayer-funded grants this year to the billion-dollar abortion chain Planned Parenthood.  According to Live Action News, the nation's largest abortion company received the money through the Title X family planning program under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Another $25.5 million from the program went to other pro-abortion groups, the news outlet discovered.  Title X funds are not supposed to be used for abortions.  The program provides family planning services to low-income individuals, and the law states that Title X grants may not be used "where abortion is a method of family planning."  However, Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in the U.S., has been one of the biggest recipients of Title X for years.

Biden Isn't A Gaffe Machine — He's A Malfunctioning Machine.  The issues abound — a stiff, rigid forearmed, gait, literally blanking out during interviews, clear spatial disorientation, whispering to tell audiences "a secret" as you would with a four-year-old nephew before you gave them a quarter (or asked them to pull your finger,) inappropriate flashes of anger, utter dependence upon others for help walking, let alone while chewing gum, and talking, and the wandering off and the slurring and the incomprehensibility and the off-topic references to events from years ago and the eyes and the forgetting and the fog.  It all adds up not to "oops!" but to a mentally and physically disabled person being propped up by a coterie of handlers for their own benefit.  It all adds up to elder abuse.  But I'm not a doctor you say?  I don't need a weatherman to know it's raining out.

Joe Biden Claims He Personally Spoke to the Man Who Invented Insulin.  Joe Biden traveled to Hollandale, Florida to talk about Social Security, Medicare and lowering prescription drug prices.  Biden claimed he personally spoke to the man who invented insulin.

81 Million Votes! Joe Biden Can't Fill Up Small College Gym at Florida Rally.  Joe Biden traveled to Florida Memorial University on Tuesday for a rally with Democrats Charlie Crist and Val Demings. [...] Basement Joe Biden can't fill a small college gym. [...] The FMU student-athletes are excited for Joe Biden for some reason.  Apparently, they don't buy their own gas.

Joe Biden Gives Florida Democrats Nightmares During Disastrous 'Rally the Troops' Speech.  Very early on during the rally, it was clear that the Democrats in attendance were about as enthusiastic as a wet mop.  Below, we see Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a former DNC chair, begging the crowd to show some spirit ahead of Biden's arrival.  She wasn't very successful:  [Video clips] [...] Not only was this speech a classic Joe Biden fail, it was also a handler fail.  What sane aide in his administration would send a guy to a state where he is not only deeply unpopular, but which has a state party that can't get it together — to the point that not even national Democratic groups want to spend a lot of money on any type of meaningful broadcast, digital, and ground games for any of its candidates?

Biden Tells Black College Students He 'Got His Start' at 'Historically Black College' Delaware State University.  He Didn't.  He Went to University of Delaware.  Joe Biden on Tuesday evening campaigned for Democrat duds Charlie Crist and Val Demings at Florida Memorial University in Miami.  Biden told the black students at Florida Memorial University, a HBCU (Historically Black College) that he 'got his start' at HBCU Delaware State University.  Joe Biden went to the University of Delaware.

What's Going on With Joe Biden's Hand?  Joe Biden was at a reception for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist in Golden Beach, Florida, on Tuesday.  That followed a nightmare rally with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), which had all kinds of issues — as we reported [...] — in a festival of confusion, including saying his son died in Iraq, forgetting what FEMA stands for, confusing Iraq and Ukraine, and claiming he spoke with the "inventor of insulin." [...] There's been a lot of speculation in the past about Biden getting medicine to help him.  But Joe Biden has not said anything in that regard.  Joe Biden and John Fetterman seem to have a lot in common.  They both have cognition issues (for different reasons), and they both aren't forthcoming about what is involved in those issues.  But this is — once again — raising those questions, and now many are calling on the Biden team to explain what the marks are.  Some have speculated that it was related to medicine for Biden's cognitive problems.

Few Democratic Candidates Want Biden Or Harris To Campaign With Them.  Usually, the final month of a midterm election is a hectic one for the president of the United States.  Barack Obama, for instance, made 22 campaign-related trips in October 2010 in a futile effort to stem losses in his first midterm election — Democrats lost 63 House seats and control of the chamber.  President Joe Biden, in comparison, made just eight last month and has little on his schedule for the final week of campaigning.  The problem: Next to nobody wants Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris to appear on stage with them.

Brilliant incentive, Joe.  Cheap gas is sure to follow.
Biden threatens higher taxes on oil companies if they do not work to lower gas prices.  President Joe Biden threatened Monday to pursue higher taxes on oil company profits if industry giants do not work to cut gas prices.  Biden has criticized oil companies that have made record-high profits as consumers struggle to keep up with high gas prices.  The price of a gallon of gas was $3.76 on Monday, according to AAA, down from a record of over $5 in June but still higher than a year ago.  "Their profits are a windfall of war," Biden said, referring to Russia's war in Ukraine, which prompted Western sanctions that reduced oil supply.  "It's time for these companies to stop their war profiteering."  "If they don't they're going to pay a higher tax on their excess profits," he said.

The Editor says...
When was the last time Joe Biden bought a tank of gas?

See no evil on Joe Biden's China links.  To announce charges in three cases against foreign operatives working in the United States, Justice Department officials held a press conference last week that recalled the Red Scare days of the 1950s.  This time, the alleged Communist evil doers are Chinese, not Russians.  Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI director Christopher Wray and others adopted a striking anti-China tone in describing a level of venality.  They are willing to "lie, cheat and steal their way to dominance," Wray said, pointing to criminal cases involving agriculture, academia, green technology and governments.  Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, citing evidence that bribes were offered to obtain inside information about Justice's investigation of Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications giant, said the case "shows the interconnection between ... intelligence officers and Chinese companies."

Jill Biden campaigns for struggling Dems as Joe spends weekend at home.  Jill Biden is pounding the pavement in two different states this weekend to boost embattled Dems days before the crucial Nov. 8 midterm elections — while her husband, President Biden, takes it easy at their Delaware home.  The first lady's role as a campaign surrogate has grown this election season as some Democrats seek to keep the president, and his poor 43% approval rating, at arm's length.  On Saturday, the first lady was in New Hampshire, where she's assisting Sen. Maggie Hassan, a first-term Democrat sweating out an increasingly competitive race against GOP challenger Don Bolduc.

Citizens call on D.C. police to investigate Biden's pedophilia.  (Natural News) Joe Biden just cannot stop sniffing underage children and making highly inappropriate comments about them in front of reporters, prompting calls for an investigation into the fake "president."  Police in Washington, D.C., say they are receiving increasingly more calls requesting a probe into Biden, who has an extensive history of pedophilic behavior and statements throughout his career.  At a recent campaign event in Irvine, Calif., for instance, Biden was seen creeping up on a visibly uncomfortable young girl from behind while whispering to her his favorite line:  "Now, a very important thing I told my daughters and granddaughters — no serious guys until you're 30!"  The child, who clearly did not want the Pedophile-in-Chief groping and whispering his rambles into her ear, responded with:  "Okay, I'll keep that in mind."  As this was happening, Biden was visibly seen intoxicating himself with her smell, which he has done to many young women over the years — most of them underage.

Biden falsely says the price of gas was more than $5 when he took office (when it was $2.39).  President Joe Biden touted U.S. manufacturing gains Thursday on a trip to Syracuse — where he claimed gas prices were down compared to when he took office, when in fact they are higher.  'We're down $1.25 Since the peak this summer, and they've been falling for the last three weeks as well as well, and adding up real savings for families today,' Biden said.  'The most common price of gas in America is $3.39 down from over $5 When I took office,' he continued.  The average cost of a gallon of gas on the AAA site was $3.76 Thursday.  When he took office, it was averaging $2.39 — or about half what he said it was then — according to the Energy Information Institute.

Joe Biden [is] implicated in [a] half-dozen white collar crimes, including tax evasion.  (Natural News) For years we have suspected that Joe Biden was intricately wrapped up in his debased son's criminal activities, and now a new report has confirmed those suspicions.  A lengthy report issued by Marco Polo, a watchdog group founded by a former Trump administration official, stated that the current president of the United States is implicated in at least a half-dozen crimes, including tax evasion.  The report "details accusations of 459 crimes allegedly committed by Hunter including prostitution offenses, distribution and possession of drugs, defrauding government agencies, illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering," the UK's Daily Mail reported.

This has been obvious for at least a year:
Joe Biden's Wife Jill [is] Secretly Working Behind The Scenes At [the] White House.  President Joe Biden's bossy wife Jill is playing "puppet master" behind the scenes at the White House and has taken a more commanding role in his administration as his cognitive abilities continue to decline, RadarOnline.com has learned.  "Jill's always been totally protective of Joe since the earliest days of his presidency helping to vet White House staffers before they're hired and lending advice and counsel when it's needed," said one political insider.  "But lately she's obviously been running the show with her husband's mental state in greater and greater question.  Key presidential duties are falling to Jill, and she's been stepping up and taking more on her plate.  Sometimes, she even acts in her husband's stead when it seems he is unable to!"

Biden Gets Blasted for Racist Comment About Airline Seats.  We're just under two weeks to the midterm election.  You would think that Joe Biden — as the alleged "leader" of the Democratic Party would be going all-in for all of the Democratic candidates.  However, most of the candidates — wisely — don't seem to want him to be anywhere near them as they struggle to distance themselves from the failed policies of Biden and the Democratic Party, particularly when it comes to inflation, the most important issue for most Americans.

The 634-page report on Hunter Biden's laptop — and 459 alleged crimes.  Right-wing nonprofit research group Marco Polo finally has published its Hunter Biden laptop opus, a thorough forensic examination of every document on the first son's notorious MacBook computer that he abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019.  The 634-page report (plus 2,020 footnotes) lists six alleged crimes committed by Joe Biden — including tax evasion and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — alongside 459 crimes it alleges were committed by Hunter, including illegal foreign lobbying and money laundering.  The group's firebrand founder Garrett Ziegler, a 26-year-old former deputy to Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro, has sent the report to more than 4,000 people, including every member of the House and Senate, White House staff, US Attorney offices and every contact on the laptop.  He also sent a copy to every one of Hunter's former classmates in the class of 1988 at the tony Archmere Academy in Delaware.

Biden Wants Your Kids to Be Gender-Transitioned Whether You Like It or Not.  President Joe Biden wants your children to make life-changing gender transitions, and the only reason you want to stop him is bigotry and fear.  At least, so he says.  In a NowThis media roundtable aired Sunday, Biden discussed issues of the day with progressive activists and social media personalities.  Most notable was his interview with transgender TikTok celebrity Dylan Mulvaney, a biological male who is transitioning to "girlhood."  In the interview, Biden said state attempts to restrict gender transitions are immoral and based on "fear."  He was asked if states had the right to place restrictions on "gender-affirming care," as the Left likes to call hormone therapy and reconstructive surgeries.  "I don't think any state or anybody should have the right to do that.  As a moral question or as a legal question, I just think it's wrong," the president said in response.

Hunter Biden's 'flirty' Chinese secretary who urged 'Uncle Joe' to run is new GOP focus.  First son Hunter Biden's "flirty" former secretary JiaQi "Jackie" Bao, who pushed for "Uncle Joe" Biden to run for president and has been linked to the Chinese government, is the focus of a new House Republican inquiry into the first family's extensive overseas business dealings.  Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, demanded information Wednesday from FBI Director Christopher Wray on the Biden family's links to Bao while Hunter and his uncle James Biden raked in $4.8 million from Chinese government-linked CEFC China Energy in 2017 and 2018.

Joe Biden's Senility Is Getting Worse.  Joe's downfall may seem like it's been a long time coming, but it really hasn't been.  If you think back on his career in politics, he's always been a liar and he's always lied about his own life.  For someone with all the opportunities in the world to create a large footprint in history for himself, Joe Biden hasn't done anything worth noting.  Honestly, his Senate career was almost completely devoid of accomplishments.  The 1994 crime bill is about it, and he barely played a role in that.  You really have to wonder what the people of Delaware were thinking when they kept sending Forrest Gump back to Washington.  The only things he was known for in the Senate were being on the Judiciary Committee and trying to smear Clarence Thomas (and failing) and being on the Foreign Relations Committee and being on the exact wrong side of every foreign policy issue in his lifetime.  You couldn't be more worthless than Joe if you tried.  His main problem was that he's dumb.  But, like AOC now, he is also incredibly arrogant, so there's no telling him anything since he knows it all.  Ignorance coupled with arrogance leads to a Mr. Magoo mentality of simply walking through life without ever noticing the destruction caused by you in your wake.  This is Joe Biden.

How Do You Successfully Lie To 300 Million People.  Joe Biden is a pathological liar.  That's easy to prove.  Just about every public statement that he's made is an outright lie.  His claims about his law school career and standing were false.  He claimed to have marched during the civil rights movement — a lie.  He's lied repeatedly, boldly about Hunter's corrupt business dealings, and his intimate relationship to them.  He's spent 47 years stacking lie upon lie, building a colossal monument to his depravity and to the public's gullibility.  Biden lied about COVID, the efficacy of the "vaccine," the necessity of lockdowns, and the utility of masks.  He's lying about the border crisis, and how it will deform our Republic.  He and his administration are lying about inflation — a trip to the grocery store or gas pump will prove that lie.  He and his stooges continue to lie about January 6th, in particular about three police officers who were killed that day — a tragedy that never actually occurred.  Recently, he lied about how his son Beau died, claiming he was killed in Iraq when, in fact, he died of brain cancer at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in 2009. You may be tempted to give Biden a pass on that bizarre statement, but Biden is speaking out of the dark and twisted lair that is his soul — a lifetime of lies is now manifesting itself through his dementia.

Our President[!] Explains.  President Biden's daycare minders in the White House had a project with high degree of difficulty to complete yesterday.  They were required to put their heads together and come up with an explanation of Biden's belief that Congress had enacted the student loan giveaway he promulgated by royal decree.  You see, Biden doesn't know what he is saying or doing.  How could his minders explain it?  It wasn't easy.  Someone running the show slipped a note to Jacqui Heinrich of FOX News.  Hey, he was thinking of the fraudulently titled Inflation Reduction Act when he referred to his loan giveaway.  It could happen to anyone.  And the note slipped to Heinrich required a killer correction.  For "millions" read "billions."  [Tweet]

Biden's Destroying the Economy.  Is It Intentional?  Everywhere I go, people are mystified about President Joe Biden's economic agenda.  So few of the policies comport with basic common sense that I'm asked the same question over and over: Is Biden intentionally trying to take a wrecking ball to the economy?  Is this all part of some diabolical plan, the "great reset," to end our system of free market capitalism and replace it with some form of big government socialism?  Biden keeps saying that he wants to be a historic president who will "transition" the country into a new worker's paradise where no one uses fossil fuels or electricity or cars and equality is paramount, ahead of growth and prosperity.  Is he taking us there with no regard for the collateral damage to America?

Biden Embraces America's Fiercest Enemies: Whose Side Is He On?  Saudi Arabia was once considered America's No. 1 friend and ally in the Arab world.  Since President Joe Biden came to power, however, US-Saudi relations have rapidly deteriorated.  The recent OPEC+ decision to cut oil production and the Biden administration's subsequent verbal attack on Saudi Arabia have seen the crisis between Washington and Riyadh reach new heights, with many Saudis launching unprecedented criticism of the Biden administration and its foreign policies.  The Saudis believe that the Biden administration's hostility towards Saudi Arabia is the result of the influence of far-left US politicians who have infiltrated the Democratic Party.

Joe Biden Pushing to Limit Gun Owners to 'Eight Bullets in a Round'.  President Joe Biden told NowThis News during a Sunday interview that he is pushing to limit gun owners to having no more than "eight bullets in a round."  Natalie Barden, whose brother was killed in the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School attack, urged Biden to "address 'high capacity' magazines" and asked what he is currently do to limit those magazines.  Biden responded by saying he is going to push to ban 'assault weapons' after the midterm elections and urged people to vote for Democrats in order to secure the ban.

Hunter Biden's Laptop Documents At Least 459 Legal Violations, Watchdog Group Says.  A year-long exploration of Hunter Biden's laptop has yielded a 630-page report that its authors say document 459 violations of state and federal laws and regulations by President Joe Biden's son and his business partners.  Marco Polo, a nonprofit formed by a one-time aide to former President Trump to enable a team of cyber gumshoes to take a deep dive into the laptop that the crack-addled Biden left at a Delaware repair store, claims the report is a road map for local, state, or federal prosecutors to pursue charges.  The group also sent its report to each member of Congress.  The timing of the report's release, coming two weeks before the midterm elections, has a certain symmetry to the laptop's initial introduction to the public.  In 2020, days before the election, the New York Post published news of the laptop's existence, as well as bombshells from it, but social media suppressed the story after the FBI had warned companies of so-called misinformation.  This time around, the timing is similar, but other factors are reversed.

Here's proof Biden knows his student loan bailout is illegal.  Basically, in order to sue, you have to have been directly harmed by the program.  And, on paper, it's hard to see who is harmed by the bailout because, unfortunately, just generally being a taxpayer whose money is being illegally wasted is not considered sufficient justification to bring a lawsuit.  So, for a while, it seemed that even though Biden's plan was glaringly constitutionally suspect, nobody would be able to challenge it in court, meaning it wouldn't be struck down even if it was unconstitutional.  Thankfully, various right-of-center plaintiffs have come up with creative ways to challenge the plan in court.  One such lawsuit that has emerged is a suit by six states claiming that their finances would be harmed by Biden's bailout because they're heavily invested in private companies that service loans and will take a big hit from the president's cancellation initiative.

Cancel This.  President Biden premised his cancelation or forgiveness of student loans of up to $20,000 per person on "the financial harms of the pandemic."  However, a Wall Street Journal editorial duly noted that "the government had halted student loan payments since 2020, holding borrowers harmless.  A month before he declared the pandemic 'over,' Biden extended that student loan pause through Dec. 31."  Biden's "plan," as he calls it, is blatantly unconstitutional.  It's not unfair to say that everything about it is wrong.  The only question is whether any party has legal standing to challenge it.  Indeed, Biden has altered the "plan" since the original announcement to exacerbate the standing issue for possible challengers.  At last word, the estimated cost of the plan was $400 billion.

Joe Biden Accidentally Reveals That He Doesn't Have A Clue About Guns.  The Biden administration's plans on gun control are really bad and instead of addressing the real underlying problems when it comes to gun violence, President Biden is pushing politically divisive measures that could seriously damage our right to keep and bear arms without making the nation any safer. [...] Remember, Biden is a lawyer, as he's so often reminded us.  He's supposed to have some basic understanding of the law and how to address it.  For the life of me, I don't understand why the White House staffers who control Biden continue to put him in these kinds of positions.  I suspect the president is stubborn enough to demand his voice be heard, but when being heard constantly leads to stuff like this, it's best to be quiet.  That's a lesson Biden has not and obviously will not learn — before he finally heads to his Delaware beach house for good instead of just four days a week.

In a Zone.  Is President Biden running for reelection? "I have not made that formal decision but it's my intention ... to run again and we'll have time to make that decision," Biden told MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart in an "exclusive interview" that must have been premised on an agreement not to ask difficult questions.  "Dr. Biden is for it?" Capehart asked.  Patrick Reilly observes in his New York Post story — "Earth to Joe" — that Capehart's follow-up question "was met with a long, awkward silence as Biden appeared to glance toward the floor in the sit-down interview that aired Friday night."  I would say "as Biden appeared to zone out."  Maybe it was the difficulty of processing "Dr. Biden."

Long knives are out for Joe Biden post-midterms, but Biden says Jill and dead son Beau want him to run again.  If Joe Biden disgusts us with stubborn willingness to sacrifice the entire economy for the sake of his greenie, open-borders, big-spending, agenda, note that Democrats have it in for him, too.  For Democrats, their logic is that Joe has sacrificed their political power for the sake of his greenie, open-borders, big-spending agenda.  They cite 'inflation,' forgetting that they were the ones who enacted the big spending that triggered the inflation and Joe embraced, and somehow, Joe hasn't magically stopped it.  For them, this is simple:&Nbsp; angry voters at midterms about to destroy their party's majority in the House and Senate, so Joe is going to pay for it.  Several news stories suggest that Biden is being set up to become the fall guy in the aftermath of the midterm wipeout that's coming for their party, he may well know it.

Biden: 'I Don't Know Where I'm Going... I Get Told'.  President Joe Biden was asked several times on Thursday about his limited appearances with Democrat candidates, who apparently don't see Biden as a campaign asset.  One reporter asked Biden if he has any plans to campaign in Nevada or Georgia in the coming weeks:  "Both the congressmen asked me to go out," Biden said.  (He apparently was referring to Democrat Senators Raphael Warnock of Georgia and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, who find themselves in close races.)  "I don't know if I'm going to be able to get out in Nevada.  And in Georgia, they asked me to come down.  We're trying to work it out now," Biden said.

Biden's Diesel Fuel Supply Crisis Could Soon Cripple America in Ways Never Before Seen.  Oil prices and President Joe Biden's continued draining of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks, but analysts say a more impactful and serious crisis on the energy front looms:  a diesel fuel shortage.  Diesel doesn't get as much of the limelight as oil and gas, but it should because diesel fuel is the industrial lifeblood of the United States, and the price of diesel alone probably has a more significant impact on inflation and the prices you're paying at the grocery store over any other factor.  Without ample amounts of diesel, semi-trucks don't move, farms are shut down, and critical manufacturing sectors are crippled.

Unmitigated gall of Joe Biden claiming that he 'lowered' debt.  In a remarkable feat of gaslighting, the president held a press conference Friday bragging about directing the "largest one-year [deficit] drop in American history."  But Biden did nothing to reduce the deficit.  In fact, his policies have added a deluge of red ink.  Between 2017 and 2019, the budget deficit averaged $810 billion annually.  The pandemic then put millions of people out of work and brought trillions of dollars in temporary federal benefits, pushing deficits past $3 trillion in 2020 and $2 trillion in 2021.  As the pandemic receded, however, the expiration of this temporary spending was scheduled to return deficits to the pre-pandemic levels of $900 billion to $1 trillion for the next six years.  Instead, Biden's spending pushed up the 2022 deficit to $1.4 trillion — $400 billion higher than the baseline and far above pre-pandemic levels.  And this was despite shattering peacetime records for tax revenues.

Chinese businesses in America certainly have benefitted from Biden's presidemcy.  I wonder why.
The Commie Train's A'Comin'.  Several large American cities have contracted with a Chinese state-owned rail car manufacturer to design and manufacture subway cars for their subway systems, raising serious cybersecurity and human-rights concerns.  Over the past eight years, China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) has secured more than $2.6 billion in federal transit contracts to provide passenger railcars in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, and Philadelphia.  Lawmakers from both parties have taken notice, and are now demanding that the Biden Administration take action to prevent a company that has links to the Chinese military from dominating the railcar market in the United States.

John Kennedy: 'Media Has Turned Biden Into Caricature Of a Nice Elderly Gentleman'.  Everything President Joe Biden touches turns to dust.  He was handed a country with a recovering economy, cities where crime was under control, a secure border, and a time when people can afford to live.  All he had to do was nothing.  But he didn't, and now the U.S. is at one of its worst times in history.  Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has had enough of the Democratic Party making excuses and covering up Biden's many bluffs and mistakes.  Talking to Jesse Watters during his Fox News Primetime show, Kennedy said that Americans no longer believe Biden's lies when he says his policies are improving the state of the country.  "The American people have learned over the past 20 months that if you want something screwed up, President Biden is your man," Kennedy said, adding "it has been 20 months of misery and vexation and Homer Simpson goes to Washington.  I mean, pick your issue.  The infrastructure bill, COVID, crime, the border, Congress, the economy, inflation, gas prices, Afghanistan, baby formula, [indeed]."

A Controlled Peasantry.  [Scroll down] After the election, we find that the [Hunter Biden] laptop was real, not Russian disinformation.  We also now find ourselves treated to the highest inflation in 40 years, 13 military service members blown to bits in Afghanistan with a president who says that was a great job, crime spiking across the country, Russia invading a sovereign country with mass murder of civilians, China humiliating us and threatening Taiwan, North Korea resuming firing ballistic missiles over Japanese territory, the southern border in chaos (with record numbers of dead people), and a president who shakes hands with people who aren't there and blames everybody else for what he has deliberately visited on the nation.  Are the puppet masters in government or the "news" media embarrassed?  Not in the least!  Why should they be?  If you ask too many questions, you will be censored, or worse.  You are told what to think.  You don't want to be an "election denier," do you?  There is nothing worse than murderers, rapists and election deniers.  You don't want any trouble.  We used to think we knew what "woman" means but now we have a woman appointed to SCOTUS who doesn't know that.  Actually she does know but we are expected to play along.  Everything is play-acting now.

When Was the Last Time That the Democrats Told the Truth About Anything?  [Scroll down] The Democrats and the Democrat FBI and other agencies suppressed news about the Hunter Biden laptop because it exposed and documented the Biden family's international influence-peddling scheme and threatened the election of Democrat Joe Biden to the Presidency.  Fifty Democrat members of the intelligence community signed a letter claiming that the laptop was Russian disinformation.  The Democrat big tech, cable news, and mainstream newspapers all suppressed the story in order to ensure that it would not influence voters against Biden.  Once again, outright lies to benefit the Democrat Party at the expense of American citizens.  With Biden finally elected, the media could finally admit that the story was true all along.

It's been two years since 51 intelligence agents interfered with an election — they still won't apologize.  Exactly two years ago, on October 19, 2020, one of the dirtiest tricks in electoral history was played on the American people by 51 former intelligence officials, who used the false alarm of "Russian interference" to stop Donald Trump winning a second term as president.  Using the institutional weight of their former esteemed roles, they signed a dishonest letter to mislead voters 15 days before the election, claiming that material from Hunter Biden's laptop published by the New York Post "has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  In their expert opinion, "the Russians are involved in the Hunter Biden email issue."  Russia was "trying to influence how Americans vote in this election ... Moscow [will] pull out the stops to do anything possible to help Trump win and/or to weaken Biden should he win.  "A 'laptop op' fits the bill, as the publication of the emails are [sic] clearly designed to discredit Biden ... It is high time that Russia stops interfering in our democracy."  It was all a lie.  Their letter was the culprit "interfering with democracy" in broad daylight.  Not one of the 51 had seen any material from the laptop or bothered asking for it, [...]

Biden taken aback by multiple reporters suggesting oil reserve release is meant to help Democrats.  President Biden appeared taken aback Wednesday at multiple reporters suggesting that his tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was politically motivated with the midterms three weeks away.  Biden announced the release of 15 million more barrels of oil from the emergency reserve, saying it would lower gas prices and bolster domestic oil production.  As he concluded his remarks at the White House, a reporter shouted out at him, leading him to sarcastically ask her to "speak louder."  "What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?" the reporter asked.  "Where have they been the last four months?  That's my response," Biden said, scoffing.

Biden Visibly Irritated By Reporters Asking if Releasing Oil From Reserves Ahead of Midterms is Politically Motivated.  Biden's handlers trotted him out for few minutes Wednesday afternoon to deliver remarks on his plans to lower energy costs.  Joe Biden on Wednesday announced the release of 15 million barrels of oil from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  Of course this is a political ploy ahead of the midterm elections to help Democrats.  Biden is artificially reducing the price of gas while he drains the SPR.  "What is your response to Republicans who say you are only doing this SPR release to help Democrats in the midterms?" a reporter asked Biden.  A visibly irritated Biden responded, "Where have they been the last four months?  That's my response!"  Joe Biden doesn't even know where he has been the last four months.

Who's in Charge of Joe Biden?  It's safe to assume at this point that the facts that Joe Biden is not running the White House and that his mental acuity is evaporating are not state secrets.  Some say signs of a problem were evident even during his term as Obama's VP. [...] Biden's rapid descent from president to trademark and his cognitive decline are not news, which is sad because they should have been news long ago.  And I would argue that part of the problem is not that Joe Biden needs a surrogate; it's that Joe Biden is a surrogate.  He is practically a character in a modern-day melodrama.  We have been conditioned to shrug off the Commander-in-Chief's inability to function and merely accept it as a fact of doing business, without asking who is setting policy and who is making the decisions that affect the nation and the world.  The Surrogate-in-Chief is obviously not doing it, so who exactly is accountable, if not him?  Theories have ranged from Barack Obama to Biden's chief of staff.  Whoever it is, in addition to being unknown, they are unelected.

Top 10 Scapegoats If Democrats Lose the Midterms.  We don't know how the election is going to play out, but at least one thing is guaranteed:  If Democrats lose, they are going to blame everyone but themselves for the outcome.  Here are the top 10 scapegoats Democrats are likely to blame for the party's poor performance at the ballot box in November. [...] [#6] President Joe Biden:  If Democrats get wiped out in November, expect more calls for Biden to leave office after one term.  The president will turn 80 on Nov. 20, and a poor showing in the midterms will increase the likelihood that some ambitious young Democrats will start gunning for the party's nomination in 2024.  That doesn't mean nominating someone like Pete Buttigieg, Gavin Newsom, or Kamala Harris would give them a better chance of winning, but Biden is too old and forcing him to run again would be a cruel form of elder abuse.

Report: Jill Biden Vets White House Staff, Tears Into Joe's Aides.  First lady Jill Biden has reportedly wielded influence over President Joe Biden's decisions, directly participated in vetting White House officials, and worked to protect her husband from lengthy press conferences.  Jill Biden confronted senior members of the president's staff after Joe Biden spoke at a conference in January, demanding to know who was supposed to end the conference, The New York Times reported Monday, citing a witness to the confrontation.  Joe Biden answered questions for nearly two hours at the press conference, starting from a list of pre-selected reporters, and then opening it up to the floor, with one reporter asking about Americans being concerned about his mental health.

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As First Lady Hillary Clinton used to say, "We are the president."

Hunter Biden-linked real estate firm got at least $100M from Russian oligarch: sources.  A real estate company with ties to first son Hunter Biden received more than $100 million from a Russian billionaire for property investments across the US that date back a decade, sources have told The [New York] Post.  The hefty cash injections into Rosemont Realty came from Elena Baturina — one of Russia's wealthiest women, the widow of the former mayor of Moscow, and a close ally of Moscow tyrant Vladimir Putin, the sources said.  In one portfolio deal, Baturina paid at least $40 million to Rosemont to invest in office buildings across the country, according to a source with knowledge of the transactions.  That money went toward the 2012 purchase of seven office buildings in Texas, Colorado, Alabama, New Mexico and Oklahoma, according to deal-related emails obtained by DailyMail.com.

FBI has 'voluminous evidence' of Hunter Biden's 'potential criminal conduct': Whistleblowers.  The FBI is in possession of "voluminous evidence" of "potential criminal conduct" by President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden related to his overseas business dealings with China and Ukraine, according to new whistleblower disclosures.  Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who previously released whistleblower claims alleging that evidence on Hunter Biden's criminality was wrongly labeled "disinformation" within the bureau, made the revelations in a Thursday letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.  It was sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss — who is running the criminal investigation into Hunter Biden.

Biden Shows Just How Far Gone He Is With New Ron Burgundy Incident.  I have to confess, it is often hard to cover Joe Biden day after day with some of the crazy things he says, knowing that the country is in the hands of this man and knowing he is so frequently incoherent and unable to understand what's going on around him. [...] The reason that the Republicans have a problem with Biden is that he doesn't have the power just to declare people's debt bailed out.  The PPP loans that went out to people had a lot of problems, including fraud, but they were approved by Congress, so they were legal, unlike Biden's move with student debt relief.  Another problem that Republicans and many other Americans have is that the money for the bailout doesn't just come out of the air, it's going to come from all the rest of us.  So he has the nerve to claim that he's helping the middle class when he's actually going to lay the bill for it on them and the other Americans who aren't getting this deal.

Leak: Hunter Biden Attained $40M Real Estate Deal with Russian Billionaire While Joe Biden Was VP.  Hunter Biden reached a $40 million real estate deal in 2012 with Russian billionaire and wife of the former mayor of Moscow, Yelena Baturina, while President Joe Biden was vice president.  The massive deal is connected to a previously reported $3.5 million fee Baturina paid Hunter's real estate entity to access the American business market, the Daily Mail reported Monday from documents obtained by an anti-corruption group, the Kazakhstani Initiative on Asset Recovery.

Paging the FBI: You Might Want to Check This Info on Hunter Biden.  We've reported previously about the $3.5 million that the firm, Rosemont Seneca Thornton, got from Yelena Baturina, the widow of the former Moscow mayor, as a "consultancy fee."  Rosemont Seneca Thornton is a consortium formed between Hunter's investment company, Rosemont Seneca, and the Boston-based Thornton Group according to the NY Post. [...] It's not clear where the $3.5 million went.  The Senate report said the company was co-founded by Hunter Biden.  Now there are new emails detailing that there was much more involved.  Namely, a $40 million investment in Hunter's company, Rosemont Realty.  Baturina's brother, Viktor Baturin said it was "a payment to enter the American market."

Disturbing New Report Reveals Depths of Jill Biden's Control Over Joe, His Handlers.  That Jill Biden frequently plays director and shover in chief for supposed leader of the free world Joe Biden when he appears lost and/or confused during public speaking engagements is not new news.  But a new report from the New York Times which detailed how the First Lady was stepping in for her husband in key battleground races contained new information as to the depths she goes through to control not just Biden but also his infamous handlers, the ones who are charged with aggressively herding the press away from him, cleaning up his rhetorical messes, and who also work hard at limiting his public appearances so as to avoid any more embarrassing gaffes.

Biden's family got 'interest-free,' 'forgivable' loan from China, new evidence reveals.  President Joe Biden has made waves this fall with his plan to forgive hundreds of billions of dollars of student loans, shifting the burden to taxpayers.  Five years earlier, his family cashed in on a zero-interest, forgivable loan of its own from an energy company in communist China, according to evidence in the possession of the FBI.  The loan arrangement, confirmed in documents obtained by Just the News and also new information released by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), shows the Chinese energy firm CEFC Beijing International Energy Company Limited understood the transaction would benefit Joe Biden's family (referred to as "BD family" in the emails), but it also was creating heartburn with its own compliance/risk management officers.

Joe Biden 'was aware' and potentially 'involved' in son Hunter's crony business dealings: Whistleblowers.  New whistleblower documents reveal that President Biden "was aware of Hunter Biden's business arrangements and may have been involved in some of them," Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday, suggesting that the FBI has "voluminous evidence" related to the potential criminality of those ventures.  Grassley, R-Iowa, sent a letter Monday morning to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss detailing new whistleblower allegations that the bureau is in possession of "significant, impactful and voluminous evidence with respect to potential criminal conduct by Hunter Biden and James Biden."  Weiss has oversight of the Hunter Biden investigation.  Grassley said the FBI has a series of documents in its possession related to information on Mykola Zlochevsky, the owner of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings.

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Biden has spent more than one-fourth of his time in office in Delaware.  President Joe Biden has logged more than one-quarter of his first 20 months in office away from the White House.  Since January 2021, Biden has spent 236 days on unofficial rest and relaxation.  He has traveled to his homes in Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington, Delaware, 55 times for a grand total of 174 days, and spent 64 days at the official presidential retreat at Camp David, spread across 19 individual trips.  Every president dating back to Ronald Reagan has frequently spent weekends at vacation locations, and both former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump received heavy criticism from political opponents for their frequent golf outings on the weekends.  The White House has maintained that Biden is constantly "working from home" while staying in Delaware.

Jill Biden's Appearance At Cowboys / Eagles Game Inspires Perfect Meme Summing Up The Trump vs.  Biden Economy — The Meme Is Now Removed From Every Social Media.  First lady Jill Biden was an honorary captain for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday as the team looked to stay undefeated against NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys in Week 6.  Like several Eagles players and Santa Claus before her, fans of the only unbeaten team left in NFL reportedly booed Biden when she stepped onto Lincoln Financial Field.  Several people in attendance for the Eagles game tweeted about the apparent loud boos she received.  [Numerous tweets]  And that leads us to a meme that's directed more toward FLOTUS's husband and the Democrats who support him!  Social media giants also removed the meme from everywhere but we managed to download the meme which could be the most accurate economic depiction of the last few years.

Jill Biden Gets Mercilessly Booed at Eagles Game During Coin Toss.  Jill Biden was in Philadephia on Sunday and she went to the Eagles game with Dallas at Lincoln Financial Field.  Biden was designated the honorary captain for the night and was standing at midfield during the coin toss when they flashed her picture on the big screen.  [Tweet]  That's when the booing erupted and let her have it.  It must have been pretty substantial from what the people were saying.  [More tweets]

Biden Executive Order Abolishes Constitutional Safeguards Against Spying on Americans.  Joe Biden unilaterally abolished protections preventing the federal government from spying on Americans without a warrant.  A presidential memorandum on an executive order issued on October 7, entitled "Enhancing Safeguards for United States Signals Intelligence Activities," admits that the EO removes the "the safeguards for personal information collected through signals intelligence established by Presidential Policy Directive 28 of January 17, 2014 (Signals Intelligence Activities) (PPD-28)...."  After expressly revoking the previously enacted protections against collection of domestic surveillance data without a warrant, the Biden order declares that "Signals intelligence activities shall be authorized by statute or by Executive Order, proclamation, or other Presidential directive and undertaken in accordance with the Constitution and with applicable statutes and Executive Orders, proclamations, and other Presidential directives."  Only two of the items in that list — statutes and the Constitution — have the force of law in the United States.  The latter of those two legal documents explicitly declares in fact that "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States...."  That very clear language not only grants exclusive power to Congress to make laws for the union, but by implication denies such authority to the president of the United States!  Therefore, Mr. Biden, your executive orders, proclamations, and directives are of no legal effect in the union.

Dirty money, dirty politics, and Hunter Biden.  There might finally be enough pieces of the Hunter Biden puzzle for the authorities and Congress to put together the full picture of the legal case against the president's son.  And the next few weeks will play a crucial role in how this convoluted and salacious story ends.  The federal agents who have been investigating Hunter Biden believe that they have unearthed enough evidence to charge him with crimes related to tax fraud and lying during his purchase of a handgun, according to numerous reports.  Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, seek to recapture the majority in early November and turn the investigative committees' attention from the previous president to the current one.  The midterm elections will determine whether Republicans get the chance to uncover wider Biden family corruption to go along with possible indictments against Hunter.

To State The Obvious, Biden Is A Remarkably Bad Negotiator And Doesn't Understand How The World Works.  In case you have not noticed, the entire globe is in disarray under Biden.  The president's lack of deal-making skills seems to be one of the main culprits behind the international disorder.  Consider the following: Biden asked Saudi Arabia to postpone petroleum production cuts until after the U.S. midterm elections, warned Russia not to invade Ukraine, and requested that oil companies lower the cost of high gas prices.  None of the three occurred, and it's no surprise why.  Why would any of those entities go along with what Biden says if they weren't given any incentives or genuine threats?  This week, it was reported that Biden asked Saudi Arabia to postpone cutting petroleum production until after the midterms.  OPEC+ declined.  Now, Biden is looking at all options, and his Democratic colleagues are calling upon the U.S. to block arms sales with the Middle Eastern nation as payback.  "Quid pro quo" legalities aside, why wouldn't Biden threaten to cut off military support prior to the Saudis' decision?  It's like this president does everything backward.

We're in the Climate Army Now.  During the Global War on Terror, when the United States was engaged battling terrorists and insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Left routinely lied to young voters that President George W. Bush in particular, and Republicans in general, were going to reinstitute the draft and send them to these active military theaters.  The Left's message was less than subtle:  vote for Democrats or else the GOP will make sure you're drafted and/or dead. [...] Heading into the 2022 midterm elections, the Democrats and their media cohorts are now using the prospect of nuclear war to try and prop up Joe Biden's sagging poll numbers, which threaten to drag his party's federal and state candidates down to defeat. [...] Yes, if the Democrats' stoking of "civil war" rhetoric isn't enough to get their voters to the polls for the 2022 midterm elections, why not toss in the prospect of nuclear annihilation — along a path they and their minions have helped cement — even as they taunt the enemy to try to look like a tough guy?  What could possibly go wrong?  Nonetheless, after Biden raised the prospect of nuclear Armageddon, it should come as no surprise the Democrats have been mum about his administration reinstituting the draft.

Biden Attacks the Very Legitimacy of SCOTUS.  Democrats have constantly attacked Republicans because some raised questions about the 2020 election, even though the Democrats have questioned elections and challenged electors in the past.  Democrats have termed this "election denialism" and termed it a "threat to democracy."  Yet the Democrats have also been attacking the Supreme Court.  They've incited protesters against the Court.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi encouraged protesters to pressure the Court to change its upcoming decision in Dobbs v.  Jackson, the case that ultimately overturned Roe v. Wade.  One person tried to assassinate Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the abortion question.  Now, Joe Biden himself tried to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Supreme Court during a virtual fundraiser for Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) this week.

Fire Department Drops Joe Biden With Some Facts About the Fire at His Home.  Joe Biden has exaggerated and lied about so many things in his political career, frankly, it's hard to keep up with them all.  But one of the things that he has frequently exaggerated about in the past year has been a fire that occurred in his home in 2004.  His story has changed every time he tells it, as is typical with Joe Biden's stories.  When you're not telling the truth, you can't keep up with the lie that you told before.  So it's been an ever-evolving story.  When we first covered it in November of last year, Biden claimed his house had burnt down "with my wife in it," and that a "significant portion" of it burned.  He then added that she had gotten out safely, which would be hard if it burnt down with her in it.  Then when he was in Florida to survey Hurricane Ian's damage, Biden claimed that he "lost an awful lot of" his home.

The Democrat Party Is Crumbling.  [Scroll down] Let's take a look at what was and what is, and how the truth is oozing out and killing the Democrats: [...] Hunter Biden's laptop was "Russian disinformation," according to 51 former "intel specialists."  Now it's real and full of evidence that the Biden family is corrupt and filthy, perhaps to the point of treason.  Even better, everyone knows that the Bidens are in the crosshairs of angry GOPers like Marjorie Taylor-Greene, Matt Gaetz, etc., and that the red wave in November is looking more like a crimson tsunami.  The New Republicans know that the Democrats must be punished and are eager to break out the paddle.  Joe Biden has some 'splainin' to do, and he needs to be the first Democrat investigated.  Once the "big guy" has been sent to the cornfield, the other scoundrels will be easy pickin's.

Serial Child Molester, Joe Biden Is At It Again, This Time Creeping On A Young Girl At A Community College.  President Joe Biden grabs a young girl by the shoulder and tells her "no serious guys till your [sic] 30" as she looks back appearing uncomfortable, the secret service appears to try to stop me from filming it after Biden spoke at Irvine Valley Community College[.]  [Video clip]

Biden renews COVID "emergency" for another 90 daysNever let a crisis go to waste, Rahm Emanuel once advised.  Add to that this new axiom:  Never let your emergency powers expire.  As incompetent as Joe Biden might otherwise be, he's proven adept at following both. [...] In his 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley less than four weeks ago, Biden walked around the Detroit auto show without a mask, and remarked about how normal it seemed, and how "everybody seems to be in pretty good shape":  [Tweet]  That was just three weeks ago.  What makes this an "emergency" now?  Even with the CDC still reporting correlative data rather than causative, ER visits with COVID diagnoses are near a year-long low and dropping.  Reported cases are bottoming out as well, as are correlated deaths (still no breakout for causation), as are correlated hospital admissions.  Even wastewater surveillance — which would take place regardless of emergency status — shows a decline in prevalence despite the addition of many new sites in the mix.  So why is the pandemic over but not the emergency?  For one thing, Biden still wants emergency cash from Congress.

The Biden Family Could Be In Serious Legal Jeopardy, Former Prosecutor Says.  A former federal prosecutor told Fox News host Mike Emanuel that the Biden family faces serious legal jeopardy from Hunter Biden's alleged business dealings.  "[President Joe Biden] should be worried, I think, obviously should be worried about his son who has had a very troubled past, but in terms of the investigation, I think the talk that we are hearing now about the possibility of a disposition of the case with tax charges and maybe the full statement that you refer to, could be a choreographed event, what is swept under the rug is the thing that is of consequence to the country, which is the fact that foreign regimes... such as China, poured millions of dollars, millions into the coffers of the Biden family," Andrew McCarthy, a former federal prosecutor, said.  Federal agents reportedly believe there is sufficient evidence to indict Hunter Biden on tax charges and on violations of federal firearms laws.

Joe Biden: $7 a Gallon Gas in California 'Always Been the Case'.  President Joe Biden during a visit to Los Angeles on Thursday dismissed gas prices in California reaching nearly seven dollars a gallon.  The president spoke with reporters briefly after getting tacos with local Democrats in Los Angeles.  When asked to react to prices reaching nearly seven dollars a gallon in California, Biden replied, "Well, that's always been the case here."  Biden argued that gas prices were still down nationwide from the previous highs in the summer, even though they have gone back up as much as 30 cents a gallon in some areas.

Biden claims inflation 'averaged 2%' — after data shows 8.2% annual jump.  President Biden tried to fudge the numbers Thursday after newly released data revealed that consumer prices jumped by 8.2% year-over-year last month — with Biden insisting he's made "progress" and that inflation really is on a 2% trajectory.  "Today's report shows some progress in the fight against higher prices, even as we have more work to do," Biden said in a written statement.  "Inflation over the last three months has averaged 2%, at an annualized rate."  "A lot of people are hurting these days.  But today's report shows, though, some progress," Biden added during a speech in Los Angeles.  "Overall inflation was 2% over the last three months, that's down from 11% over the prior three months.  That's progress," he insisted.

Joe Biden Plays the Old Ugly American.  The Left used to accuse imperialist, resource-hungry Yanquis in Washington of cutting selfish deals with illiberal dictatorships in Latin America to grab their natural resources.  How odd then that Joe Biden is now begging the despicable Maduro regime in Venezuela — corrupt, murderous, and anti-American — to produce more of its oil solely to send northward to America.  Biden is quite willing to ease sanctions and condone the human rights abuses of Maduro — if his dictatorship will just open its oil spigots before the November midterm elections.

Utter proof the FBI framed Trump and shielded Hunter Biden.  Igor Danchenko is on trial, but so is the FBI. That is the theme of Russiagate special counsel John Durham's prosecution of Danchenko, heading into its third day of trial in Alexandria, Va., federal court.  Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the FBI about two of his sources for what became the infamous "Steele dossier" — a compilation of faux intelligence reports, mainly authored by former British spy Christopher Steele, that portrayed the GOP's then-presidential candidate, Donald Trump, as a clandestine agent of Russia.  Danchenko was Steele's principal source.  In essence, Durham accuses him of (a) concealing from the FBI that he was getting some information about the Trump campaign from Clinton political ally Charles Dolan and (b) falsely claiming he received explosive information from Sergei Millian, a Belarusian American tangentially associated with Trump, alleging the GOP candidate was in a "conspiracy of cooperation" with the Kremlin.

Joe Biden Drops Something From His Hands That The Camera Tried To Hide During His Interview With CNN's Jake Tapper.  During an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper that was broadcast on Tuesday night, Biden said he would add a federal ban on assault weapons to his list of legislative accomplishments.  He also vowed to impose "consequences" on Saudi Arabia for its decision to cut oil production as part of an agreement with Russia.  But it was a moment when the president, mid-sentence, dropped something that looked like notes that were resting on his knee that lit up social media.  What is even more interesting is the fact that the camera tried to hide the fact that Biden was using notes and Biden reacted strangely after the incident, he saw the words 'Rescue Plan' and blubbered out the rest.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
The U.S. Government Developed A Key Green Technology.  The Biden Admin Gave It To China.  The Department of Energy's Inspector General is reviewing why the Joe Biden administration gave promising battery technology, developed by taxpayer dollars, to a Chinese company instead of making the batteries in the U.S.  China is now reportedly building one of the largest battery grids in the world using the technology, which could store huge amounts of solar energy without degrading over time or requiring lithium, mitigating a major environmental impact of current green technology that ends up in landfills.  In 2021, there was an "illicit Department of Energy (DOE) transfer of a fifteen million dollar, taxpayer-funded advanced battery technology to China," Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) wrote in a letter to the DOE's internal watchdog.  The company that received the license "plainly stated on their official website that they planned to manufacture the batteries in China," even though the license included "a requirement that the batteries be 'substantially manufactured' in the U.S.  As these stipulations were continuously violated, DOE never raised any concern," they wrote.

NY Times Suddenly Discovers That Biden Is a Liar.  Good heavens, the CDC better check the water supply at the New York Times.  First, as noted here over the weekend, the Times discovered the farce of California's high speed rail.  Now they've discovered (also decades later than sensate people, but still) that Joe Biden makes things up. [...] Of course the Times labors mightily to reassure its tender readers that Trump was worse, and place it in the "context" that all presidents lie, and maybe Biden isn't really any worse than others, like Bill Clinton.

Why Are They Teasing A Hunter Indictment Right Now?  Perhaps the Department of Justice has taken to heart the conservative critique of its manifest dual-track approach to law enforcement and will actually charge the manifestly guilty Hunter Biden with lying about being a dirty, degenerate junkie on his gun background check form.  And perhaps Brian Stelter, who is a potato, will get that headlining gig at the Las Vegas Chippendales.  If you are reading this that means we have not been nuked into oblivion. [...] Sorry kids, Hunter's not getting indicted for nothing. [...] But let's get real — it's a bluff.  There's no way they will ever pull the trigger on a gun charge against the meth-addled scion.  The power is in the threat; the damage to Biden, if he is dumb enough to press on and run — which he clearly is — would be too great.  Actually charging Hunter makes a bad candidate an exponentially worse candidate.  He would be even more likely to lose the general, so it is self-defeating.

Is A Joe Biden-Appointed Prosecutor Letting James Biden Skate In Federal Criminal Probe?  U.S. Attorney Cindy K. Chung is still overseeing the criminal investigation into the bankrupt health care business from which James Biden allegedly siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars to finance repairs to his beach house, even after President Joe Biden nominated the top prosecutor for a lifetime appointment as a federal appellate judge.  And the assistant U.S. attorney leading the criminal investigation into the James Biden-connected business has now been tapped to replace Chung, according to sources.  Attorney General Merrick Garland has ignored these blatant conflicts of interest just as he has spurned demands that he appoint a special counsel for the Delaware criminal investigation into the Biden family business dealings that implicate not just Hunter and James Biden, but the president of the United States.

Everybody Asks: Who Is Really Controlling Joe Biden?  Joe Biden is surrounded by ten current and former members of the Trilateral Commission.  They have become like a personal guard and policy controllers for virtually everything that Biden has pursued since his inauguration.  Since the Trilateral Commission membership is global — only one third are Americans — these ten interlopers collectively represent the interests of the global hegemony that is trying to destroy America.  First, foreign policy is locked down by Secretary of State Tony Blinken and his Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.  Then there is Biden's National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.  The NSA is the gatekeeper of what reaches the President's attention.

How Different Would America Be Today if Trump was Still President?  This is the easiest column I've ever written.  It's so simple to imagine what America would be like today if Trump was still President.  What a tragedy that we allowed a brain-dead, feeble, confused, old man with dementia and diapers, and his radical, anti-American, globalist, communist handlers to destroy the greatest country in world history — in only 22 months.  Let's start with the obvious.  How did this happen?  The 2020 election was stolen.  That's how they removed Trump from office and installed a man who doesn't know who he is, where he is, or what he's doing.  A man who can't put 2 sentences together, and who can't attract more than 20 people in concentric circles to his speeches, yet they want us to suspend reality and believe he got 81 million votes — the most in history.  Bizarre.

If not now, when?  If not Biden, who?
Time To Consider The 25th Amendment For Biden.  He's only been senile in the last few years, he's been stupid his whole life.  But there's something else that has been a factor in Joe Biden's whole life that is even more dangerous than his stupidity of senility: his insecurity.  Joe Biden's whole life has been an act of fiction of his own making.  You have to ask yourself why he lies about so many things, most of which are insignificant — "I used to drive a truck" "My great-grandpa was a coal miner," etc.  He's wildly insecure and trying to get the people he's talking to — truck drivers, coal miners — to like him.  In 1987, before being forced out of his first run for president, and before his series of brain aneurysms, he lied about literally everything related to his academic career simply because he was asked a question about his grades.  The question was not confrontation but met with Joe's quick temper and a flurry of lies.  He didn't receive a scholarship for academics, he didn't win awards, and he didn't graduate anywhere near the top of his class — he graduated 76th out of 85 students.

Biden: Exit Stage Lost.  "Exit Stage Lost" must be the final command regularly displayed on Joe Biden's teleprompter because the senile old stooge always wanders around aimlessly after mumbling through any public remarks.  I'm guessing it's his speechwriters' way of gently prodding:  "Now go along and play with your toys while the adults take care of important business." [...] Obama couldn't speak coherently without a teleprompter, and Biden can't speak coherently even with a teleprompter.  Had our enemies just made a concerted effort to destroy the world's supply of functioning teleprompters, the Obama-Biden presidencies would have consisted of nothing but strings of um-um-ums, regular urrs, a whole lot of uhhhs, mindless slobbering from Dementia Joe, and an occasional self-righteous "That's not who we are."

Did Tucker Carlson's Bobulinski Home Run Crack the Media Protection Racket of the Bidens?  Uh-oh.  Reports on news of investigations involving Hunter Biden in The Washington Post, CBS and NBC? After Tucker Carlson's Bobulinski sit-down?  One would be justified in thinking that maybe, just maybe, the liberal media Biden protection racket may finally be cracking.  The bottom line, as expressed this week by Fox's Jesse Watters is clear:  "This isn't a Hunter Biden story," said Jesse.  "This is a Joe Biden story."  Bingo.

White House spending $265K on staff to deflect Hunter Biden probe.  The White House is gearing up for a growing army of staff to fend off potential Republican-led probes on everything from Hunter Biden to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan — and taxpayers are footing the bill.  Battening down the hatches should the GOP regain control of the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, the White House is shelling out $265,000 a year in salary for staff whose primary portfolio will be to run comms and defense for the administration from an approaching blizzard of subpoenas.  In May, the White House poached Richard A. Sauber, the top attorney for the Department of Veterans Affairs, to serve as a "deputy counsel to the president" tasked with handling House oversight probes.  Ian Sams, a veteran of Vice President Harris' failed 2020 presidential campaign, was hired to run official comms for the team.  White House records show the two men will take home $155,000 and $110,000 respectively.

Biden burns 3,866 pounds of jet fuel flying 72 miles to deliver speech.  President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider.  Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.  Biden produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions calculator.  A 72-mile journey in the average passenger road vehicle would emit only 58 lbs of carbon emissions as the average car has a fuel efficiency of 24.2 miles per gallon, according to a DCNF analysis.  Biden declared on Thursday that radical changes were needed in order to "literally save the planet" from climate change during a speech in New York.

Biden Burns 3,866 Pounds Of Jet Fuel Flying 72 Miles To Deliver Speech.  President Joe Biden on Friday burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Hagerstown, Maryland.  Biden's 40-minute flight to Hagerstown burned about 3,886 lbs of jet fuel as he traveled in a Boeing 757 aircraft, which burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 ft, according to Aviation Insider.  Biden's trip to Maryland produced over 12,000 lbs of carbon dioxide (CO2), according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis.

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[#1] How did Mr. Biden fly in a Boeing 757 for 40 minutes in exclusive straight-line air space and only cover 72 miles?  That's an average of 108 mph.  The plane has to go faster than that to get off the ground.  [#2] Did they really climb to 35,000 feet on such a short trip?  [#3] Why not fly a smaller plane for those short trips?  Why not take The Beast out on the freeway and see if it'll go 108 mph?  (Paint it gray and call it the Silver Bullet.)  Why not make a statement by riding in an electric car?

Hunter Biden begged Hallie for cash to go to rehab before gun buy.  Hunter Biden begged his sister-in-law-turned-lover Hallie Biden for cash to check himself into rehab just six weeks before purchasing a handgun — and attesting on federal forms that he had never used or been addicted to drugs.  A shocking, 4-minute, 30-second recording was discovered by The [New York] Post on a copy of the infamous hard drive Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer repair shop, and emerges the same week federal agents said they believe they have enough evidence to charge him for making false statements in order to buy the .38-caliber pistol.  In the contentious Aug. 31, 2018 phone call, the future first son can be heard pleading with Hallie to hand over his credit card points to pay for "rehab."  Hallie Biden — who began dating her brother-in-law after the death of husband Beau Biden in 2015 — didn't buy it, repeatedly refusing to give him his credit card points unless he told her where he was going and allowed her to book it.

OPEC Humiliates Biden While the UK Increases Domestic Oil Production.  It hasn't been a good week for Joe Biden. [...] OPEC+ announced that it would be cutting oil production in the weeks leading up to the 2022 midterm elections, despite his repeated pleas for them to boost production.  It was the latest in a long line of humiliations for Joe Biden — and, of course, entirely his own doing.  He's the one who put the brakes on domestic oil production and drilling, outsourcing our energy to foreign nations — including our enemies.  Now, gas prices are going to shoot up just before the midterm elections because of Biden's war on domestic energy.  For sure, increasing domestic energy production would go a long way toward fixing this problem, but Biden either hasn't figured that out yet or just doesn't care.

Trust the Justice Department on the Hunter Biden investigation?  No way.  As prosecutors weigh charges against Hunter Biden, don't forget the many reasons to think the Joe Biden Justice Department shouldn't be making these calls.  The most recent evidence is the fact that sources close to the investigation felt the need to leak news that the feds have enough to bring tax- and gun-related charges.  No way that happens unless people within Justice are seriously worried about even those puny charges getting squelched.  They have reason to worry: Former Hunter associate Tony Bobulinski years ago corroborated to the FBI that indeed, the laptop emails said exactly what they seemed to.  I.e. that millions of dollars flowed from Hunter's corrupt foreign dealing not only to him but his wider family, including his uncle James.  And that a 10% slice of those dollars was reserved for the "big guy", plainly Hunter's dad Joe.  The result?  Agent Tim Thibault seemingly kiboshed any real inquiry into the matter and then left the building for a free-and-easy-retirement.

The Price of Biden's Winter.  Biden's Inaugural Day declaration of war on domestic energy — obviously a non-negotiable condition to his arranged ascension to the Democrat nomination — handed Vladimir Putin (and other U.S. enemies/adversaries) a weapon against us and our allies every bit as potent as the sophisticated systems we're rolling into Ukraine to oppose his forces.  It's pointless to reiterate the utter idiocy of such a strategic error at a time when Putin's threats to Ukraine and his willingness to weaponize natural gas deliveries to Europe were already open and notorious.  Let it suffice to say that insofar as Biden participated in the decision at all, it was necessitated by forces out of his control.  He was obliged to yield to the prevailing priorities of the Democrat Party, no matter their effect upon the nation's fortunes.  We look at Joe Biden's obvious vacancy and try to divine his mental state, his possible infirmities, and who in the final analysis is pulling his strings.  But when it counted — before the election — many neglected to assess how such a man made it to the front of the line in the first place.  Alas, it was those very defects:  his malleability and controllability, when combined with the unbridled ambitions of those around him, which got him there.

Take a look at the size of Joe Biden's carbon footprint.  Back in April 2021, three months after being sworn in, Joe Biden promised to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, compared to 2005 levels, by the end of 2030. [...] So do his actions match his words?  Obviously not.  He is a Democrat.  The Daily Caller reported that on Friday, a day after his alarmist speech, Biden burned 3,866 lbs of jet fuel to fly 72 miles aboard Air Force One to deliver a speech in Maryland.  According to Aviation Inside, Air Force One burns roughly 5,800 lbs of fuel per hour if the aircraft is traveling at the average speed of 598 miles per hour at 35,000 feet.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency's emissions calculator, Air Force One produced CO2 emissions equivalent to driving 13,678 miles in an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle.  Fox News reported in September that Biden flew Air Force One to Delaware solely to vote in a Democratic primary, emitting roughly 16,641 lbs of CO2 emissions.  The average cost of travel for Biden is roughly $2,614 per minute.

FBI Team Involved in Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story Identified.  The FBI team that was in communication with Facebook before the social media company censored the original Hunter Biden laptop story has been identified, according to a new court filing.  Meta, Facebook's parent company, identified the team as the FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), according to an updated complaint entered late on Oct. 6.  Meta named the team after receiving a subpoena in a case alleging the federal government pressured Big Tech firms to censor users.  "Pursuant to the third-party subpoena, Meta has identified the FBI's FITF, as supervised by Laura Dehmlow, and Elvis Chan as involved in the communications between the FBI and Meta that led to Facebook's suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story," the updated complaint states.  Mark Zuckberg, Meta's CEO, said in August that Facebook reduced the reach of posts about Hunter Biden's laptop in response to advice from the FBI.

This is the laptop evidence feds could use in Hunter Biden tax fraud case.  Hunter Biden's financial dealings and overseas exploits uncovered on the infamous laptop exposed by The Post could possibly be used by prosecutors in their reported tax crimes case against him.  When federal authorities kicked off their probe in 2018, investigators were initially looking at whether Hunter and his associates had violated various tax and money laundering laws amid their dealings in China and other foreign countries.  While it's not clear exactly what evidence the feds have, the exploits of President Biden's 52-year-old son are also in the scope of the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  Emails and other records related to Hunter's various overseas deals, which point to his alleged scheme to sell his father's influence for millions of dollars to American adversaries, came to light when they were discovered on his abandoned laptop.

Hunter Biden's end game: It's about far more than him.  How does the Hunter Biden probe end?  That question is stirring now that anonymous people connected to the case are leaking to the Washington Post — leaks of investigative information and prosecutorial deliberations that are about as surprising as the fact that the Washington Post somehow manages to make its report as much about Donald Trump as about the story's putative subject, the incumbent president's ne'er-do-well son.  It's not a new question because it's not a new story.  Indeed, the reporting is only "new" in the sense that people supposedly in the know are talking about things that have been known for years — certainly known to readers of the New York Post.  Indeed, the mildly hilarious aspect of the report is that the Washington Post wants you to know that, in March 2022, it reported that a couple of "computer security experts" reviewed the thousands of emails "purportedly" from Hunter's infamous laptop and "found they were authentic communications."

Letter on Hunter Biden's Laptop Shows 2017 Deal with Qatar Undermining [the] Trump Administration.  A letter on Hunter Biden's infamous abandoned laptop shows the Biden family pursuing a deal with Qatar, undermining the Trump Administration and appearing like an effort at a shadow foreign policy.  The letter — retrieved from the "Laptop from Hell" by Congressman Darrell Issa's (R-CA) office after being in a previously unreadable format — shows James Biden, President Biden's brother, making an overture to an associate of Qatari Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al Thani.

Joe Biden Is a Lawless Rogue Who Has Yet Again Violated His Oath of Office.  At 11:47 a.m. on January 20, 2021, Joe Biden swore an oath before his God and his country:  "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."  At the heart of the duties imposed by that oath is Article II, Section 3, of that Constitution, which requires of the president that he "shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed."  Not some of the laws, but all of them.  He is not charged with making those laws:  He can veto bad laws that are presented to him by Congress, and he can recommend that bad laws be repealed or reformed, but so long as the laws made by Congress are on the books, it is his sworn, solemn, constitutional duty to take care that they be faithfully executed.  This is why Americans used to refer to the president as the country's "chief magistrate."

The Biden Coverup.  The Hunter Biden case is not the Hunter Biden case.  It's the Joe Biden case.  All the rest is the saga of a corrupt and degraded reprobate.  Yesterday someone somewhere leaked to the Washington Post that the years-long investigation of Hunter may warrant a prosecution on tax and gun charges.  He may even have to pay a fine.  It is impossible to be too cynical about the Post story.  Reading between the lines, one can only see the coverup of the Biden family corruption at work.

Hunter To Be Prosecuted?  Ho Hum.  [Scroll down] It would be deeply ironic if we finally saw a crackdown on Justice Department leaks in Hunter Biden's case.  In any event, forgive me if I fail to celebrate whatever indictment of Hunter may be forthcoming.  The real story here is that Joe Biden is a corrupt politician who sold his influence as vice president to foreign powers.  The fact that Hunter failed to pay taxes on his share of the swag is an almost irrelevant detail.  It would be much like prosecuting Al Capone for tax evasion — only not Al, but rather his son.  Moreover, prosecuting Hunter would give Merrick Garland's Department of Justice an undeserved veneer of nonpartisanship.  With the real crimes not charged, let alone proved, it will come off as a political prosecution that likely will engender sympathy for both Bidens.

Fox Panel Questions Potential Charges Against Hunter Biden.  A former U.S. Attorney said reports of potential federal charges against Hunter Biden didn't "make sense" on Fox's "The Story" Thursday.  "So much of it doesn't make sense, Martha, and I will tell you why," Brett Tolman, the executive director of Right on Crime, told host Martha MacCallum. "Let's take, for example, the alleged leaking and potential felony charges.  The only time that would apply is if they were leaking actual material or information that was conveyed to the grand jury.  Federal agents reportedly believe that sufficient evidence exists to charge Hunter Biden with violations of federal tax and gun laws, according to the Washington Post.  Fox News host Bret Baier noted the absence of discussion about Biden's business dealings with foreign governments.

The Democrats Wrecked My Retirement.  [Scroll down] Biden is a weak, befuddled old man, clearly not in any semblance of control of his rapidly diminishing faculties.  You can practically hear our overseas adversaries licking their chops as they run roughshod over the remaining elements of proper international behavior and decorum, totally confident that the frighteningly senile Biden will not do anything to oppose them.  Would Putin have invaded Ukraine and be threatening the world with nuclear war were President Trump still in office?  Would Communist China be saber-rattling over Taiwan?  Would North Korea have resumed test-firing ballistic missiles?  Would Iran be shamelessly flaunting its nuclear progress?  Of course not.  All of the above has so rattled the investment markets (the Democrats can't fool the markets with their bogus smoke and mirrors) that the major indices have lost trillions (with a "T") of dollars in value.

Fears of only a weak wrist slap for scandal-scarred first son Hunter Biden.  Leaks from the Department of Justice that charges are imminent against Hunter Biden over tax and gun offenses suggest he is getting a sweet deal after a four-year investigation by Delaware US Attorney David Weiss.  Missing from The Washington Post account of the DOJ case against the president's son is any mention of previously mooted charges over money laundering and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), both of which could lead prosecutors to inspect the president's involvement in an influence-peddling scheme run by his son and brother Jim Biden during Joe's time as vice president.  But a source close to the president's son alleges the leaks have come from "rogue investigators" in the DOJ who are concerned that Weiss is not going to indict Hunter.

Biden's Finger Pointing At Gas Stations Shows His Policies Aren't Rooted In Reality.  In a baffling series of remarks this week, President Joe Biden admonished gas station owners to slash prices and to "do it now," blaming the latest gasoline price increase on greed.  The president's comments came as the average price per gallon hovers around $3.80 and as millions of Americans are worried about the rising cost of heating their homes.  Amid global instability, wildly fluctuating energy markets and rampant inflation, the president fails to realize that government policies and regulations have made matters worse.  There's even more proof of this at the state level, where policy decisions have caused energy prices to vary significantly state by state.

Investigators Believe They Have Enough Evidence to Charge Hunter Biden with Tax, Gun Crimes: Report.  Federal investigators believe they have gathered enough evidence to charge President Joe Biden's son Hunter "with tax crimes and a false statement related to a gun purchase," according to a bombshell new report from the Washington Post.  Federal investigators associated with the FBI and IRS determined months ago that they had sufficient evidence to indict the younger Biden but it is now up to the U.S. attorney in Delaware, who was appointed by former president Trump, to determine whether to charge him, per the Post.

Report: Federal Agents Have 'Sufficient Evidence' to Charge Hunter Biden with Tax Crimes, False Gun Statement.  Federal agents reportedly have "sufficient evidence" to charge Hunter Biden with tax crimes and making false statements regarding a gun purchase.  The decision of whether Hunter will ultimately be charged is up to Trump-appointed United States Attorney David Weiss, individuals with knowledge of the probe told the Washington Post in a Thursday report.  Weiss was appointed to the position in 2017.  Hunter is reportedly under investigation for tax fraud, money laundering, and gun and foreign lobbying violations.  Hunter has reportedly tried to settle the case out of court and has paid $1 million to the IRS to evade conviction or a long sentence.

Feds May Have 'Sufficient Evidence' to Charge Hunter Biden.  According to fresh reporting in The Washington Post on Thursday [10/6/2022], federal investigators "believe" they have "sufficient evidence to charge" President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden with crimes related to his taxes and falsifying information related to a gun purchase.  Citing "people familiar with the case," WaPo says the "next step is for the U.S. Attorney in Delaware, a Trump administration holdover, to decide on whether to file such charges."  As Townhall has previously reported, Hunter Biden's taxes have been the subject of significant scrutiny since the president's son discovered his finances were being investigated in December 2020.  At the time, then-President-Elect Biden characterized the situation as "vicious personal attacks."  Not quite.  When he was made aware of the investigation into his finances, Hunter Biden said he was taking the matter "very seriously" but maintained his confidence "that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors."  Apparently that hasn't been the case.

An Epidemic of Cognitive Impairment?  Joe Biden, the nominal head of the Democratic Party, is 79.  But he increasingly acts and sounds 89.  Recently, Biden has pivoted repeatedly on stage with his arm outstretched to shake the hand — of someone not there. [...] Biden slurs his words.  He truncates sentences.  He speaks in a muddled voice that often makes comprehension impossible.  When questioned, he grows irate, growls, and stutters.  He habitually lies about everything from COVID-19 vaccinations being unavailable until his presidency to the nature of his son's military service.

Tony Bobulinski: Biden Clan 'Stole' Millions 'From Me and My Other Partners,' FBI Ignored Multiple Felonies.  Tony Bobulinski, the Biden family's former business partner, shared documents with Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tuesday night that showed how Hunter and Jim Biden "defrauded" him and two other partners of at least $5 million from the Chinese energy firm CEFC and "took the money for themselves."  He also revealed for the first time that Jim Biden, Joe's brother, attempted to contact him by phone while he was being interviewed by the FBI in October of 2020.  The phone call, which Bobulinski missed, came at 1:37 p.m. on October 23, 2020, as he was telling two FBI agents about Joe Biden's 10 percent cut in the family's lucrative business deal with CEFC, a Chinese Communist government-linked energy firm.

"He's Compromised": Rep. Comer Drops Big News about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden Investigation.  Voting for the GOP can be painful, well, generally is quite painful, because they rarely wield power once they get it.  After being voted into office, Republicans starting with Eisenhower have refused to demolish the vast, far-left administrative state the Democrats have built up and instead just fiddle around with tax cuts and boosting military spending while the country drifts to the left.  Their doing so was particularly egregious in 2016-18, when they held the presidency and both houses of the legislature yet refused to do anything with it other than a tax cut that mainly helped the mostly woke corporations.  But, in what's probably shocking or startling news, it's looking increasingly likely that the GOP might actually do something about the Hunter Biden problem if they retake power.

No records are being kept of visitors to Joe Biden's Delaware homes.  After complaining for years about the amount of time Donald Trump spent on the golf course, thus far, President Joe Biden has spent roughly one-quarter of his entire time in office at his palatial homes in Delaware.  But he doesn't spend all of that time alone.  He has many visitors, including congressional leaders and other officials.  But specifically who has been visiting?  We don't know because no visitor logs or other records have been released to the press.  The New York Post has been doggedly trying to track down those records from the Secret Service, finally resorting to filing FOIA requests to obtain them.  This week, their most recent appeal of the denial of the release of such records was rejected yet again so we're still in the dark.

'Bunch of malarkey': Secret Service claims no record of visitors at Biden's Delaware properties.  The U.S. president is one of the most well-protected, closely monitored personages in the world.  And that extends to those coming in and out of his orbit.  Yet, the U.S. Secret Service, the agency in charge of President Joe Biden's personal security, claims it double-checked and found no records of who is visiting the incumbent POTUS in Delaware where he spends a lot of his time, a determination that defies common sense.  In an appeal of an initial denial, the New York Post unsuccessfully attempted to access visitor log information, which should be public, through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Secret Service Response on Biden Visitor Logs Defies Belief.  Joe Biden has spent about a quarter of his time in office at his two homes in Delaware.  But he's refused to provide any transparency about who he has been meeting with when he's been in Delaware.  That's concerning, particularly when as Vice President he met with business associates of his son Hunter, in what appeared to be influence peddling to advance his son's deals and because some of those deals involved people connected to foreign governments like China.

In [a] stunning interview with Tucker Carlson last night, Tony Bobulinski explained how the FBI fixed the 2020 election.  Most readers already know that Tony Bobulinski was the business partner of Hunter Biden and his uncle, Jim Biden, the president's brother, as they attempted to put together deals with foreign actors.  That partnership broke up, and Bobulinski has become a whistleblower.  But his efforts to interest the FBI in multiple Biden family felonies, including against him, have come to naught.  Last night, in a second sit-down interview with Tucker Carlson, Bobulinski laid out stunning details on how the FBI deep-sixed any public revelations, much less indictments, based on what Bobulinski says are thousands of pages of proof, including emails, text messages, recorded phone calls, and actual business documents.  Despite having possession of abundant evidence, the FBI sat on the investigation through the 2020 election, thereby depriving the public of information that almost certainly would have swayed enough votes to change the outcome and re-elect Donald Trump.

Bobulinski: I Would Have Verified Hunter Laptop Story 'Within Five Minutes'.  During an interview aired on Tuesday's [10/4/2022] broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," former Hunter Biden business associate Tony Bobulinski [...] said, "[W]hen The New York Post ran their article, an individual named Andy Stone stepped in. ... And throttled down the fact pattern.  The interesting thing with that, Tucker, is Andy Stone never reached out to me.  He never called my lawyers.  My email address was there.  I'm easy to get ahold of.  Facebook never reached out to me and said, hey, Tony we see this email that The New York Post just published to you, is it real?  Can you produce the email to us?  Within five minutes, if Twitter, Facebook, anybody else had reached out, I would have produced the email with — everyone wants to talk about the metadata, oh, the emails that are being produced don't have any metadata — I would have given them the metadata that's pages long on that email that The New York Post published."

Some Helpful Ideas For Biden's Impeachment.  In his conduct while president of the United States, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has shown a habitual contempt for the rule of law, on numerous occasions willfully violating his constitutional oath by corrupting and manipulating the power of the executive branch. [...] Not every investigation leads to impeachment, sadly.  But that doesn't mean the GOP shouldn't scrutinize whether the president benefited financially from his brother's and son Hunter's leveraging of the family name and the United States government to extract millions from Chinese and Ukrainian energy concerns — for which there is plenty of circumstantial evidence.  We already know Biden lied about the extent of his knowledge regarding Hunter's "work."  And, in a functioning democracy, it is imperative we know everything about the president's finances.

'Senile' Joe Biden is bringing shame to the United States.  Joe Biden's cognitive deficits are increasingly apparent, even to the most amateur observer.  Whether he has dementia at this point is immaterial.  Half the world thinks he does and that weakens the United States and imperils us all.  Whether he is falling up the stairs of Air Force One or falling off a stationary bike, whether he is wandering around on stage in a fog or clutching cheat sheets designed for a 4-year-old, whether he is shouting incoherently or whispering creepily, the optics are shocking.  With his 80th birthday approaching next month, even if most Americans are too polite or willfully unobservant to say so, it's clear that Biden is not up to the world's most difficult job.  He projects weakness and folly at a time of international turmoil.  Disrespect for the president echoes around the world, among allies and enemies alike.

The Reckless Inauthenticity of Joe Biden.  As the Biden administration's progressive agenda rages on, shell-shocked Americans are asking themselves, "How could so much go so wrong so fast?"  From inflation to energy, immigration to crime, Afghanistan to fentanyl, President Biden has kept America lurching from crisis to crisis, failed policy to failed policy, debacle to debacle — obsessed with dismantling the Trump legacy and deliberately charting a radical course that is proving ruinous to the country.  America is burning, and Joe Biden doesn't seem to care. [...] In truth, Joe Biden's nearly 50-year tenure on the political stage reveals an astonishing lack of authenticity.  Like electricity, he steadfastly seeks the path of least resistance.  His record of about-faces on a whole range of policy issues is legendary:  the filibuster, redefining marriage, mask and vaccine mandates, Saudi Arabia, the Hyde Amendment, fracking, and of course "China is going to eat our lunch?  C'mon, man."  The list is as long as his time in office.

White House Report Card: 'Where's Jackie' is a problem.  The highlights of the week were continued increasing inflation, a surprise decision to rip 770,000 students out of the college loan forgiveness program, Russia's annexation of four Ukrainian territories, and Biden's shocking decision to call out for the late Jackie Walorski, an Indiana Republican congresswoman who died in a car crash in August, during a speech.  Followed by a bumbling explanation by the White House press secretary on why the president forgot about Walorski's death, the incident fueled concerns about Biden's mental state.

Past Statements Come Back With a Vengeance to Haunt Joe Biden and Ron Klain.  On Friday, stocks closed sharply down again, with the DOW Jones coming to rest at 28,725.  The S&P and Nasdaq fared even worse, with the latter being over 31 percent off its high since Joe Biden took office.  What makes all this especially stupid, though, is that less than a year ago, the White House took a victory lap over the stock market.  Biden's Chief of Staff, Ron Klain, went on social media to slap Donald Trump around over the former president's prediction of a "crash."  To put it lightly, Klain's take did not age well.

Analysts: U.S. Weapons Stockpiles at 'Dangerously Low Levels' as DOD Sends Weapons to Ukraine.  Bank of America analysts issued a report on Friday warning that America's military support for Ukraine in the conflict with Russia has pushed United States military stockpiles to "dangerously low levels" not seen for decades.  As part of $16.2 billion in support committed to Ukraine since Russia invaded in February, the Department of Defense (DoD) has sent approximately $8.4 billion worth of military equipment from its own weapons stockpiles through an authority known as "presidential drawdown."

There's a major reason why the world in 2022 is like the world in 1939.  [Scroll down] At the very moment when a fragile peace could have been worked out and negotiators begun to solve the differences between Russia and Ukraine, Joe Biden steps in and does what he does best, mess things up.  The timeline here is interesting.  Even though, on March 10, the US promised Ukraine $13 billion and, on March 26, Biden told the world that Putin "cannot remain in power," the Russian and Ukrainian negotiators were still able to come to an agreement on a peace deal.  And staggeringly, Joe Biden scuttled it.  Here we are in September, and much of the world is in recession, prices for everything are up dramatically, the US has provided Ukraine with upwards of $60 billion in aid, and Europe is facing energy shortages and skyrocketing prices just as winter approaches.  And now nuclear war is in the air.  All of this because Joe Biden wants revenge on Russia for something it didn't even do.

The Dam Breaks.  How many senior moments have we seen the president of the United States struggle through?  There was the time Joe Biden tried to shake hands with no one in particular.  We saw him keel over on what was at the time a stationary bicycle.  Americans watch Joe Biden deliver prepared remarks as they would watch a tightrope walker — through the gaps in between their fingers and with gritted teeth.  And no presidential speechwriter ever compelled the president to describe anything as "cumalidefasredsulc."  Such is the cult of the presidency that the first reaction to these and many, many similar episodes is often to dismiss their significance.  If that fails to shame those who notice Biden's apparent cognitive impairments into silence, the observant are subjected to calumny. [...] With some fleeting exceptions, this strategy has worked.  But the cumulative weight of Biden's malapropisms and malfunctions seem to have broken the backs of even the stoutest water carriers.

Why some polls show a dead heat for a generic ballot.  The Afghanistan withdrawal was perhaps the most serious foreign policy mistake in U.S. history.  It left the Taliban billions of dollars of state-of-the-art military equipment and the Bagram air base which is in spitting distance from China.  Joe Biden's ill-conceived spending kicked off the inflation that is currently sullying the lives of millions of Americans.  Drunk with power, Biden gleefully imposed mask and vaccine mandates on millions of Americans — law enforcement, military, federal employees, etc.  Those who were wisely skeptical and refused the experimental jab lost their jobs.  As it turns out, they were the smart ones; the vaccines were ineffective and have caused countless deaths and vaccine injuries far more devastating than COVID.  The mortality rate among young people is up by forty percent.  Biden gleefully put an end to our energy independence that President Trump had won.  He cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada and ended drilling on most federal lands.  He has drained our strategic oil reserves at a most inopportune time.  This can only be a purposeful plan to destroy America as founded.

Analysis: Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotaged, and Only One Country Benefits.  Three deep-water explosions destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea on Monday.  While the MSM and governments reported "leaks" in the pipelines following sudden pressure drops to zero, Swedish seismologists knew better. [...] First, the US became the number one exporter of liquified natural gas to Europe once Russia cut off the flow.  German dependence on US LNG is a carrot to keep German in the sanction alliance.  With winter approaching and German unrest on the rise, the State Department would have been concerned the Germans would go wobbly, reduce sanctions, cut off arms to Ukraine, and beg Putin for energy.  The loss of the Nord Stream pipelines eliminates that path to renewed gas imports to Germany.  Second, the Biden family has long been tangled up in natural gas and Ukraine.  Hunter Biden was on the board of Ukraine's largest natural gas company — a position that provided Ukrainian oligarchs with access to Joe Biden.  Hunter, who has no experience in energy, made millions from the deal, and Ukraine got a bought-and-paid-for President of the United States.  Third, the Democrat Biden needs to stanch the popularity bleeding that threatens to kill Democrat control of Congress come November.  So, only the United States has a compelling reason to destroy Europe's energy lifeline from Russia.  Only the United States has both the means and the motive.

Why Is No One Discussing the 25th Amendment for Joe Biden?  President Joe Biden called for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to appear during a live event on hunger and nutrition Wednesday.  Walorski was killed in a car accident last month, and Biden had previously called her family to offer condolences.  Though the White House attempted to spin his faux pas as a mere sign that Walorski was "top of mind," describing it as the kind of mistake that anyone could make, the embarrassing error was the latest evidence that Biden may not be mentally competent to hold the office of president.  And yet there is no talk about removing him from office, using the 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, under which the Vice President and the Cabinet submit a written statement to the leaders of Congress that the President is unable to discharge his duties.  When President Donald Trump was in office, the media talked constantly about the 25th Amendment.

Biden mindlessly yells at gas station owners to slash prices at the pump: 'Do it now'.  President Biden once again shirked any responsibility for skyrocketing gas prices and instead demanded that gas stations cut prices at the pump for drivers despite their costs to stay in business being dictated by the market.  [Video clip]  His flawed economic reasoning is that oil prices are dropping.  Oil prices are not the only factor in the price of a gallon of gasoline.  Taxation and crushing regulation as well as progressive policies have a lot to do with it.  It's almost as if Biden and the left want to drive gas stations out of business.

Joe and Hunter's Fang Fang Problem.  It was worse than we thought.  It turns out that Hunter Biden's drug enslavement, sex addiction, and penchant for Russkie hookers didn't stop there.  It was probably worse than his hinky "big guy" business deals, diamond "gifts," and unearned Ukrainian paydays.  There was a Chinese spy involved.  Just like Democrat Eric Swalwell's Fang Fang.

The Elephant in the Room Roars to Life.  Though the signs of decline have been obvious since well before he was inaugurated, this week — over a year and a half into Joe Biden's time in office — the mainstream media have finally taken off the kid gloves on the issue of Joe Biden's mental fitness after the elephant in the room finally roared to life.  As we previously reported, a clearly unprepared press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was peppered with a barrage of questions Wednesday about President Joe Biden calling out and searching for Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) during a White House conference on hunger, apparently forgetting that she'd passed away nearly two months ago in a car accident along with two aides.  "Jackie, are you here?  Where's Jackie?" a befuddled-looking Joe Biden said as he looked around the room for Walorski.  [Video clip]

Did the US (or its agents) blow up the Nordstream pipelines?  Thanks to an open threat issued by President Biden, the question must be asked: Is the United States behind the two explosions that caused a massive natural gas leak into the Baltic Sea?  The incident has cut off Russia's ability to deliver methane gas to Germany and other European nations.  The release of methane into the water and atmosphere is killing marine life and delivering a greenhouse gas pollutant into the atmosphere that would be gravely feared by believers in man-made global warming.  The word "eco-terrorism" comes to mind the describe the act of sabotage, if that's what the explosions were. [...] What raises intense suspicion on the United States is the very specific threat that President Biden issued against Nordstream last February 7: [...]

When do we see President Biden wearing a sweater?  You think the price of everything is up?  Wait until the seasons change up north and your electricity bill shows up in the mailbox.  Talk about sticker shock.  Talk about people rediscovering their fireplaces to keep their homes warm, not just to share a glass of wine with their favorite person. [...] The Democrats may get lucky because most of these big bills will get mailed out after Thanksgiving.  Nevertheless, this is a great opportunity to remind the voters that our energy cost crisis was largely self-inflicted.  We have all the energy we need to keep our costs down.  We are not Europe, having to depend on Putin for energy.  We have our own and could flood the market with oil and natural gas to keep prices down.  We did it under President Trump.  Are you ready for a presidential speech about wearing a sweater and controlling your thermostat?

The Case for Impeachment Gets Stronger.  Not only has more information come to light about Biden's illegal conduct, but he also has pushed a number of new policies that are constitutionally suspect at best and deserve intensive congressional scrutiny — assuming the Republicans don't blow the midterms in November.  I argued that the impeachment effort should be about educating moderate voters, independent voters, and even working-class Democrats about the stunning number of unconstitutional actions undertaken by the Biden Administration.  It doesn't matter if the GOP doesn't have the two-thirds vote necessary in the Senate to convict and remove Biden from office.  That's not the point.  After all, a successful impeachment and removal would put Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, and she may be even worse.  Some pundits claim that impeaching Biden would hurt the GOP politically.  That's nuts.  The Democrats impeached Trump twice and used those hearings to convince many former Trump voters to abandon him in 2020. Along with all the "2000 Mules"-type cheating, it worked.  Similarly, the GOP should drag out the impeachment hearings for a year while they feature an array of credible witnesses to testify how this man has declared war on the American middle class and brought our country to the brink of economic collapse.  Try as they might, such political theater would be difficult for the media to ignore.

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Great idea, but the Republicans don't have the collective backbone to follow through with it.

Xi Whiz.  Aren't we lucky that both the mainstream and social media blocked the news about Hunter's laptop?  Aside from all the disgusting images found on it of Hunter's drug and orgy-filled days and nights, the "Big Guy's" take from the Chinese bribery was kept from the voters when it surely would have made a difference. [...] Bought Biden stays bought.  Here's his payback to Xi:  Energy policies that hamstring domestic energy production, fueling inflated prices, and shortages of everything including food.  Policies which benefit China, which is presently spewing more carbon-dioxide emissions into the world's atmosphere than any other country on the planet — 30%.  And this will probably rise as the U.S. and Europe stupidly abandon fossil fuels before there are any viable alternatives.  Now we learn that in addition to China's long-known industrial espionage, the administration has made it easy for China to steal our nuclear secrets.

Creepy Joe strikes again.  He's not even trying anymore.  Instead of putting on his best face as Mr. Devout Catholic, Creepy Joe Biden seems to be positively advertising his pervy attraction to children, throwing them in everyone's face, based on a speech he gave before a teachers' union group, which laughed merrily at old Joe's brand of "humor." [...] There are plenty of cases of where Joe Biden's relationships with children has been significantly questionable.  His relationship with his own daughter, for one, Ashley Biden, who complained in her purloined diary about being forced to shower with Joe, is Exhibit A. [...] There are also creepy, inchoate accounts from him about kids and his leg hair in a swimming pool, as well as reports of his swimming naked as uncomfortable Secret Service guards were forced to watch.  Besides this, there's the curious hypersexualized behavior of two of his kids — Hunter and Ashley, which in Hunter's case, based on his abandoned laptop contents, may include activity with underage girls, something he might have picked up as 'normal' growing up in the Biden home.  These are all real instances of Joe's creepy proclivities.

Who's our real president?  Joe Biden — or the staffers who keep walking back his comments?  Is Joe Biden President?  That's the question to ask after staffers walked back Biden's latest remarks on Taiwan.  During his rather uneven "60 Minutes" interview with Scott Pelley last weekend, Biden firmly and clearly announced that the United States would defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.  This was a dramatic statement, and a substantial shift from America's traditional policy of "strategic ambiguity" on Taiwan, in which our response to Chinese saber-rattling over the island nation was essentially "fool around and find out."  Biden was not at all ambiguous: If China went to war with Taiwan, it would be war with the United States and its allies.  That departure made some sense.  Back in February, Biden seemed to grant Vladimir Putin a green light to invade Ukraine.  White House spokesmen quickly walked that back, but the green light, coming directly from Biden's lips, apparently convinced Putin that he could launch an invasion without blowback.

This should have been done about a month ago:
Republicans Send Preservation Notice to Ex-FBI Official Accused of Shutting Down Hunter Biden Investigation.  Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee sent a preservation notice Friday to former FBI official Timothy Thibault, warning Thibault to save records related to the multiple whistleblower allegations he is facing in the event Republicans take the majority and are able to conduct a formal investigation.  The Republicans referenced in their letter Breitbart News's report from July revealing an FBI whistleblower had accused Thibault, a former assistant special agent in charge, of pressuring agents to reclassify cases as "domestic violent extremism" despite limited evidence supporting reclassification.

White House corrects inaccurate Biden boast about gas prices.  During a campaign-style Friday speech at a Democratic National Committee event in Washington, President Joe Biden boasted about the three-month decline in gas prices and about the unemployment rate.  But he used inaccurate figures on both subjects.

Biden Shock The Crowd — He Appeared To Implicate Himself In A Romantic Relationship With A Minor.  President Brain-Dead Biden raised some eyebrows on Friday when he made a comment that likely did not come across the way he intended.  While speaking at the National Education Association, the president spoke about a variety of issues, including schooling across America, something that has become a top issue going into November's midterms.  At one point, Biden looked at someone in the crowd and said: "You gotta say high to me.  We go back a long way.  She was 12 and I was 30, but anyway, this woman helped me get a lot done."  [Video clip]

'She was 12, I was 30': Biden leaves viewers stunned in teachers speech.  President Biden shocked viewers of his Friday speech to teachers when he recognized an audience member and told the crowd, "She was 12, I was 30."  Biden lit up social media with the confounding and seemingly inappropriate aside.  He did not say what he did when he was 30 and the woman was a preteen.  "You gotta say hi to me," Biden said mid-speech at the National Education Association headquarters in DC.  "We go back a long way.  She was 12, I was 30.  But anyway, this woman helped me get an awful lot done."  The audience of teachers and union members laughed and cheered at the bawdy remark.

Key congressman says Hunter Biden was 'operative for foreign influence,' belongs in jail.  Alleging that Hunter Biden "clearly" acted as "an operative for foreign influence" who failed to disclose foreign earnings and clients, an influential congressman is questioning why it has taken four years to decide whether to prosecute President Joe Biden's son.  "It's surprising that he didn't go to jail," California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday on the "Just the News, Not Noise" TV show.  Before the 2020 presidential election, damaging revelations from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop began surfacing in independent media outlets, leading to allegations of wide-ranging misconduct by the president's son, including alleged tax evasion, money laundering, business dealings with entities tied to China's ruling communist regime, undisclosed lobbying for foreign clients and trading on his father's name and foreign policy clout to secure overseas business.  Establishment media outlets and major social media platforms attempted to ignore, censor or discredit the laptop story during the 2020 campaign, while, according to recent whistleblower reports, the FBI's Washington Field Office sought to block criminal investigation of the allegations.

Why is Joe Biden covering for Venezuela's dictator, Nicolas Maduro?  Just as news leaks out about Venezuela's socialist dictator emptying his prisons to fuel Biden's border surge, Joe Biden has announced that sending these particular foreign criminals back is "not rational." [...] It didn't get very much press attention, but what Biden's actually saying is that as Venezuelan murderers, robbers, rapists, extortionists, fraudsters, motorcycle thugs, kidnappers, traffickers, and other plagues on society get through to the American side of the border, they should have no fear of being sent back.  Joe's going to keep them here.  As with all things Biden, it was an inchoate policy mumbled on the fly with zero consideration of the implications.  The backstory here is that not only has Nicolás Maduro emptied his prisons, but he's refusing to take the Venezuelan criminals back, so any Venezuelan thug who makes it to another country such as the U.S. is ours to keep forever.  Joe Biden is actually going along with that dictated term, and the result has been thousands of Venezuelan criminals unleashed onto the law-abiding in the U.S., with no fear of deportation.

Biden and DC Sure Know How to Put America Last.  Joe Biden spoke today at the United Nations and delivered a swan song for globalism and climate change alarmism, while imagining that the United States was still enjoying a unipolar moment of unparalleled wealth and power that his ilk frittered away.  What else can explain Joe Biden's de facto "Europe First" foreign policy, and his inability to call out the wealthy moochers of Europe who talk a good game about Russia and Ukraine but have reneged on their promises to pay for more defense.  Also in the weakness department, Biden said nothing about the Mexican and Latin American governments sitting before him that do nothing to stem the tide of illegals invading America, or the criminal networks that facilitate them.  The icing on the cake was telling the Chinese government most of what it wanted to hear.

Are Democrats Deliberately Choosing Impaired Candidates?  [Scroll down] My observation leads me places I would rather not go.  With Joe Biden in the White House, he is clearly doing what he is told by others.  This much is clear; he simply does not have the stamina, the wisdom, or the political acumen necessary to be an effective President of the United States.  His gaffes, his verbal dyslexia, his delusional prevarications, his garbled verbiage, and his ability to reliably make statements his handlers have to mop up afterward, are all deeply troubling.  No political party would run such a candidate unless two things were happening:  One, the election would be guaranteed to affect a win for the candidate, and two, the candidate would simply be a figurehead for the real powers behind the throne.  Biden would have to know that others would be running his presidency.  Were he and Jill that easy to roll?  If someone offered a Democrat the most powerful position on the planet and told him, "Don't worry, we will do all the hard work, you just relax and sign the papers," wouldn't most Democrats close the space between them and a pen at the speed of light?  Biden would have to have assumed that his old buddy, Barack Obama (and his underlings) would be doing the heavy lifting, allowing Lunchbucket Joe to cruise, basking in the reflected glory without lifting a finger.

House Democrats Kill Resolution to Investigate Hunter Biden.  House Democrats on the Oversight Committee on Tuesday voted against a Republican resolution that would have ordered President Joe Biden's administration to turn over documents about Hunter Biden's business deals.  The "resolution of inquiry," led by Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the top Republican on the Oversight Committee, would have ordered Biden's administration to provide a plethora of documents about the Biden family's overseas business deals, including those involving the president's son, Hunter.  Although all 19 Republicans voted in favor of the resolution, 23 Democrats voted to kill the resolution after just two hours of debate, according to CNN.

Man Charged With Killing Teen Echoed Biden's 'Republican Extremism' Rhetoric To Justify His Act.  The man charged with fatally hitting and running over a North Dakota teen justified the act by echoing the same "extremism" rhetoric President Joe Biden wielded against Republicans during his most recent address.  Shannon Brandt, 41, mowed down 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson early Sunday morning over what he later claimed was a "political argument" over whether "the teen was part of a Republican extremist group."  That language strongly resembles the description used by Biden just a few weeks ago to describe Trump and "MAGA Republicans" as being "a threat to the very soul of this country."  In that speech, Biden claimed it was Republicans who had "blind loyalty to a single leader and a willingness to engage in political violence[.]"  Ellingson was reportedly participating in a street dance before the incident occurred.

A Figurehead Fiddles While America Burns.  Joe Biden has ruled against the will of the people for almost two years as a straw boss who has earned the title of capo di tutti capo of human traffickers.  Often exceeding his constitutional authority to circumvent congressional lawmaking, he has brought insufferable hardship to the lives of millions of illegal aliens, not to mention the deterioration of America's southwestern border towns and urban destinations.  Taking Democrat mayors and governors to task for their all-talk sanctuary policies, Republican border governors are busing willing migrants to Democrat strongholds.  In the liberal bastion of Martha's Vineyard, where visitors arrive only by plane or boat, the arrival of fifty illegal border crossers by charter airline from Florida immediately became the rage at patio fundraisers, caused the chatty Obamas to fall silent, prompted the National Guard to mobilize, and precipitated a crisis not seen since Edgartown ran out of men's pastels.  In September, the tourists are mostly gone from Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven.

As Biden Closes in on 100 Executive Orders, He's Costing Taxpayers an Astronomical Amount of Money.  Biden is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat who's lived in the pretend world of D.C. politics for nearly 50 years, has no concept of life in the real world, has never seen a wealth redistribution scam he didn't wholeheartedly embrace, and has become a multimillionaire in the process.  It doesn't take a proverbial rocket scientist to figure out that disastrous combination.

Biden's '60 Minutes' Interview Proved Once Again He Isn't Running The Country, So Who Is?  Factoring in his numerous incoherent statements and ramblings about getting "in trouble" with his staff for engaging with the press, Biden's Taiwan blunders and the White House's repeated walk backs reveal what many Americans have suspected for the past year and a half, which is that Biden is not running the U.S. government.  As has long been held throughout American history, it is the president that heads up and steers U.S. foreign policy, not unelected bureaucrats.  Yet that is exactly the situation the country finds itself in today.  At every turn of his presidency, Biden has abdicated his responsibilities to unknown White House staffers, who direct and carry out the government's major policy initiatives while America's commander in chief slinks away to his Delaware beach house at every available opportunity.  In essence, Biden has become nothing more than a puppet, whose strings are being controlled by unnamed, high-level White House officials to shape America and her foreign policy through whatever means necessary.  Whether it's getting lost on stage after giving a public speech or having his wife prevent him from answering press questions, Biden has demonstrated time and again that he isn't remotely capable of handling the most basic tasks of a fully functioning human being, let alone those of a U.S. president.

MTG introduces Articles of Impeachment over Biden's dangerous oil reserves game.  Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) officially introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Biden on Monday for selling off our Strategic Oil Reservices to the highest bidder which will almost certainly include our enemies.  Greene's move follows the Department of Energy announcing on Monday that it is auctioning off 10 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).  "I just introduced Articles of Impeachment on President Joe Biden.  Joe Biden is selling our strategic petroleum reserves.  This should never happen.  He is draining our reserves and selling our oil.  American's oil to foreign countries and China is a top buyer," Greene stated in a video released on Twitter.

White House spurs speculation when it overrules Biden on pandemic being over: 'He is not in charge'.  President Joe Biden's declaration of victory over COVID when he said that the pandemic was over triggered leftist dead-enders who bitterly cling to their masks and mandates and brought yet another correction from the White House that contradicted him while further confirming suspicions that he isn't the one running the show.  During a "60 Minutes" interview with CBS anchor Scott Pelley that aired on Sunday, Biden clearly stated, "the pandemic is over," while strolling through the Detroit Auto Show where he made another pitch for the forced conversion to electric vehicles last week.  "We still have a problem with COVID.  We're still doing a lot of work on it.  But the pandemic is over," Biden added, drawing howls of protest from angry leftists on Twitter as well as the White House quickly walking back what he said.

Rick Scott: Biden 'Incoherent,' 'Incapacitated' — 'I Do Hope He Runs Again'.  During an appearance on Monday's [9/19/2022] broadcast of Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL), the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, criticized President Joe Biden for what appears to be a deteriorating mental condition.  However, he said he hoped Biden would run for president again in 2024 because it could better the chance of a GOP victory.

Joe Biden Puts Humpty Dumpty To Shame.  Last week, the Biden administration tried to convince the public that inflation was a thing of the past and the southern border was secure.  Before that, the president attempted to redefine inflation.  It's been a running theme of this administration, one Joe Biden never gets called on because the press is too busy accepting whatever meaning he chooses.  So here, as a reader service, is a collection of how Humpty Dumpty Biden is choosing what words will mean. [...]

Biden nears 100 executive orders estimated to cost taxpayers almost $1.5 trillion.  President Biden has issued nearly 100 executive orders, which will cost taxpayers up to $1.5 trillion, as the national debt nears $31 trillion, according to an expert.  Biden currently sits at 99 executive orders since taking office.  His torrent pace came primarily within his first year, when he issued more than any president since the 1970s.  Memos show at least one outside left-wing group financed by millions from liberal billionaire George Soros has influenced some of Biden's orders and regulatory items.  A budgetary impact analysis, meanwhile, accompanies each order but does not include actual monetary costs.  Instead, they contain vague language such as whether an order will have no impact, increase or decrease federal costs.  This makes it difficult to pinpoint the actual price tag of Biden's actions.

On 60 Minutes, President Biden Admits His Student-Loan Order Is Illegal.  On 60 Minutes this evening [9/18/2022], President admitted aloud that his decision to transfer up to a trillion dollars in student-loan debt to taxpayers without congressional approval is flatly unconstitutional:  [Quoting from a tweet:]  "The pandemic is over.  We still have a problem with COVID. We're still doing a lot of work on it.  But the pandemic is over," President Biden tells 60 Minutes in an interview in Detroit.  [End of tweet]  Why does Biden's statement matter so much?  I'll tell you: It matters because the memo that the Biden administration released to justify his order rested entirely upon there being an ongoing emergency, and because, as Biden has just confirmed, there is no ongoing emergency.

As Biden Leaves London He's Is Given a "Proper" English Goodbye by the Locals — No MSM Coverage.  During the funeral, it was Joe Biden himself who managed to seize that moment to embarrass the U.S. with Joe being typical Joe.  One thing you really shouldn't be late for is a funeral.  It starts on time and they're not waiting for you, particularly when it's the Queen and every moment is highly choreographed.  However, that didn't stop Joe Biden.  According to The Guardian, Biden was late to the funeral.  [Video clip]  I can't think of a President who has been ridiculed so much when he travels overseas, as Joe Biden has.  Now, I know all leaders get ribbed and whatnot, but it's different with Joe.  This guy is heckled and disrespected everywhere he goes.  Even to a Royal funeral, for crying out loud.  He's a total joke and nobody takes him seriously, and I really hope he knows that.  Well, I am sure he heard those hecklers on Downing Street in London.  They were so close to his car.  There was no way he couldn't hear it.

Joe Biden Delivers a Mess of a 60 Minutes Interview, Leaves His Handlers Scrambling.  Joe Biden appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, and it was an absolute disaster of an interview.  As I type this, stories are already coming out about how he blindsided officials in his administration and how his handlers are scrambling to clean up the mess.  In fact, within an hour of the interview premiering, the first clarification had already dropped regarding comments the president made about defending Taiwan from a Chinese attack.  That was the second time in the last few months that the administration has had to walk back Biden's comments on the subject.  Things didn't get better as the topics changed.  When asked about inflation, Biden gave perhaps the worst answer imaginable.  [Tweet]

Cleanup on Aisle 46: Joe Biden makes a mess of his 60 Minutes interview.  [Joe Biden] has no idea where inflation comes from, he fails to understand that 8.3% inflation is very expensive for workers, and he has no serious plan to get rid of it.  He instead spun the matter as "energy prices are down" even as other prices are up, signaling that he doesn't understand that inflation is a monetary, not an energy, phenomenon, as Milton Friedman noted.  And since he has no idea where inflation comes from, he believes that if he can gain control of the economy and dictate price cuts to special interests on some items, such as medical paraphernalia, inflation will go away.  Doesn't work that way. and now the public can see for itself how little Joe knows.  This is wretched stuff, and a strong signal to the markets to keep the selloff going.

Equal Justice, They Said.  [Scroll down] Donald Trump is continually audited for possible tax violations.  Fine, but, given Hunter Biden's laptop and the testimony of the Biden family co-grifters, has any Biden ever been under serious investigation for not reporting tens of millions of dollars in shake-down money, or gifting millions to Biden children?  How about lying under oath or to federal investigators?  Are those activities still crimes?

Laptop from hell revisited.  Brendan O'Neill interviews Miranda Devine on the laptop from hell — as O'Neill notes, Devine wrote the book on it — and related subjects in the terrific Spiked podcast below.  Spiked has posted the podcast [elsew]here with this précis:  "Miranda discusses her role in the groundbreaking investigation into Hunter Biden's laptop, the FBI and Big Tech's attempt to kill the story, and how the cover-up is now falling to pieces."  I think I know the story, but I learned from the podcast.  It draws out the deep meaning and totalitarian implications of the story's suppression.  [Podcast]

Biden Sold a Million Barrels From US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China-Owned Gas Giant.  The Biden administration sold roughly one million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese state-controlled gas giant that continues to purchase Russian oil, a move the Energy Department said would "support American consumers" and combat "Putin's price hike."  Biden's Energy Department in April announced the sale of 950,000 Strategic Petroleum Reserve barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of the China Petrochemical Corporation.  That company, which is commonly known as Sinopec, is wholly owned by the Chinese government.  The Biden administration claimed the move would "address the pain Americans are feeling at the pump" and "help lower energy costs."  More than five million barrels of oil released from the U.S. emergency reserves, however, were sent overseas last month, according to a Wednesday Reuters report.  At least one shipment of American crude went to China, the report said.

Media's Top Eight Hunter Biden Laptop Deniers — And Many, Many Honorable Mentions.  In commemoration of the launch of our first movie, My Son Hunter, I have attempted to find the origins of the contagion that is Hunter Biden laptop denial.  It was one of the biggest stories of the century, broken in one of the country's oldest papers (the New York Post), and by a terrific reporter (Breitbart's own Emma-Jo Morris).  In an era of endless spin and fake news, this story was 100% factual.  Yet it was almost instantly dismissed as Russian disinformation and censored from the Internet.  Who was behind this massive hoax?  How did they pull it off?

The Biden Family Is an American Disgrace.  We all sin and fall short of the glory of God.  Scripture tells us that clearly, and we can see it manifestly all around us.  But when we find yet more evidence that America's First Family is little other than rejects from a Jerry Springer episode, we have to admit it makes our blood boil, especially given that Joe Biden won by being touted by far too many Americans as the moral superior of Donald Trump. [Mitigating anecdotes omitted for brevity.]  However, that's no excuse for the lies Biden tells about his family or the ways he's enriched himself by exploiting his alcohol- and drug-addicted son Hunter for pay-to-play schemes in Ukraine and China.  Moreover, the whole family's history is sordid.  Joe and Jill Biden likely began their relationship with Jill being unfaithful to her first husband.  Jill has mistreated her cognitively impaired husband in order to reach the top of the power ladder.  If their drug-addict daughter Ashley's diary is to be believed, Creepy Joe behaved at a minimum extremely inappropriately by showering with her as a kid.  No wonder she struggles with drug addiction.  Hunter blames his own addictions on the trauma of his mother and brother's deaths, and, to be sure, that laptop of his reveals a repulsively degenerate lifestyle that is obviously a cry for help, not exploitation.

Biden Falsely Claims He Was "Teaching" Before He Ran For President in 2020 — Biden Has Never Taught a Single Class.  Joe Biden on Thursday falsely claimed he was "teaching" before he ran for president in 2020.  Over the years Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed he was a professor at UPenn.  Joe Biden was paid $1 million by UPenn but he never taught a single class.  This is one of Joe Biden's favorite lies.

Official says Biden made hasty, expensive trip to vote in Delaware because 'it was important'.  The White House on Wednesday said President Biden's abrupt trip to Delaware to vote in person, which cost taxpayers thousands of dollars, was justified by his busy schedule.  Critics said Mr. Biden could have used an absentee ballot or participated in early in-person voting when he was in Delaware over the weekend.  Taxpayers had to pick up the tab for the extra Air Force One trip, plus the presidential motorcade and police escort to the polls.  "The president has a very heavy schedule.  He's the president of the United States.  It worked out best for him to vote yesterday, to vote on Tuesday," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One.  "He thought it was important to exercise his constitutional right to vote, as I just mentioned, and set an example by showing the importance of voting."

A Leaking Ship of Fools.  This win/lose confusion however goes way beyond athletics and the transgender mess.  We can't even determine the outcomes of what are supposed to be free and fair elections.  Despite the clear logic and solid evidence to the contrary, we're stuck struggling along with a president who clearly did not win the 2020 election.  That's an uncertainty we can ill afford.  Speaking of that, we seem to conflate image with reality.  If a plurality of the population can be convinced that something is true, that means it is true.  Really?  If the people surrounding our illegal president say he's on top of his game, we're obliged to believe that is so.  If no one admits to running the country behind the scenes, then we're to assume that all is well.  This problem doubles back into the transgender kerfuffle in that we're all supposed to play dress-up with those who want to pretend they are something they're not.  Distinctions are not to be made.

A Time of Evil.  What we have seen the last two years, and especially the last few months can only be explained in one word.  Evil.  For this is a time of evil.  There should be no doubt of this in anyone's mind after the Biden speech in Philadelphia.  Biden's speech was evil.  He looked as if he was the keynote speaker at Dante's Inferno.  Biden looked like he was giving a sermon supporting Baal.  Biden looked part Hitler and part Nero in his sinister bloody-minded speech in which he called half of America "enemies of the state."  Imagine calling half of the American people an enemy to the homeland.  Never has an American president declared war on half of the citizenry.  But Biden did just that as he declared MAGA, America First, and all Trump supporters as enemies of democracy as well as treasonous and seditious felons.  This was the most evil speech ever given by a president in American history.

Hunter Biden cries poverty in trying to slash child support for 4-year-old.  Hunter Biden is trying to get his child support payments for his 4-year-old love child lowered by claiming a substantial change to his "financial circumstances," according to court documents.  President Biden's son, 52, has asked an Arkansas judge to recalculate the child support payments he makes to Lunden Roberts, 31 — the mother of the daughter he's never met, according to a Monday court filing obtained by the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.  Hunter cited "a substantial material change" in his "financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income," for the reason behind his request.  It wasn't immediately clear what the change in Hunter's income was.  Brent Langdon, his Texas-based attorney who signed the motion, said reforms to the child support guidelines in Arkansas in 2020 were behind Hunter's push to review his payments.

Why Joe Biden can't change course on greenie madness.  In many ways, Joe Biden's presidency is a baffling one.  He's down in the polls, and his policies are disasters, but unlike, say, Bill Clinton, he can't change course, or moderate his direction, not even to save his presidency.  He's particularly rigid on some of these policies, such as the green agenda, even as the voters say "no" and the obvious political consequences of that are coming for him.  So what gives?  Is he simply too old to change?  That doesn't explain it, because he's been a political weathervane for the duration of his career. [...] Biden is a cash- and prestige-obsessed nobody of zero accomplishments and ideas, which makes him the perfect palimpsest for a foreign manipulator such as Wyss to get his hands on America and remake it his way.  His money animates the policy, and since he's got no obligation to the American people, he can be as rigid as he pleases.  Billionaires insist on value for their money, after all.  That's why Biden can't change course.

Former Rolling Stone Editor: Biden's 'Menacing Manifesto' Against MAGA Republicans Created a Bigger Problem.  It may seem like ages ago, but only ten days have passed since President Joe Biden decided to use Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to declare war on half the country.  Mr. Unity is dead — never having any chance to bring together a nation with an agenda that only favors the 'woke,' educated, and wealthy.  In other words, people who live on the coasts and in cities.  The other side is that he could never articulate his intentions since he's dementia ridden.  When Biden can enunciate with the help of drugs, it consistently demonizes people who didn't vote for him.  That reached a boiling point with this September 3 address.  I thought it had a throwback feeling to a Nuremberg rally c. 1938.  Former Rolling Stone contributing editor Matt Taibbi said it reminded him of a Rammstein concert.  Taibbi focused on a critical portion of the address, where Biden spoke about how MAGA Republicans threaten the republic and what he plans to do.  Will there be consequences for merely voting differently than the Democratic Party because it sure seems that way with a second reading of the address?

Everyone Around Biden Is an Election Denier, Including Him.  If you watched Joe Biden's primetime speech on Thursday, you would have seen him insist that anyone who questions the results of an election is a "threat to our democracy."  "Democracy cannot survive when one side believes that there are only two outcomes to an election: either they win or they were cheated," he claimed.  "And that's where MAGA Republicans are today."  Conveniently absent from his speech was the acknowledgment that Democrats have a long history of believing that the only two outcomes of an election are when they win or the election was stolen — including himself.  In 2020, when a supporter of his told him she thought Trump was an illegitimate president, he agreed.  In 2013, he also said he believed that Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election that he actually lost.  Biden's vice president, Kamala Harris, also said that Trump was an illegitimate president.  Biden's press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, also believes the 2016 election was stolen from Hillary.  On top of that his own chief of staff, Ron Klain, still believes that the 2000 election was "stolen" from Al Gore.

Americans are fed up with Biden and a majority want him impeached.  In terms of strong political feelings, Democrats and Republicans are pretty evenly divided in America.  It's the independents who shift political outcomes in America.  That's why it matters that a Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 50 percent of Independents would like to see Joe Biden impeached.  When you add that to the Republicans and, believe it or not, the Democrats who want him out of office, there's a majority dreaming of a Biden impeachment.

KJP attempts to justify Biden's many vacations as struggling Americans cancel plans.  President Joe Biden has spent one out of every three days on vacation since moving into the White House and his press secretary told reporters that he deserves that time "just as every American does."  During Thursday's press briefing, a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre if the president would be curbing the many trips to his Wilmington, Delaware beach home, Kiawah Island, South Carolina, Nantucket, Massachusetts and Camp David.  Citing a recent Gallup poll that said 24% of Americans are spending less, 17% are driving less and 17% are canceling vacations in response to unprecedented inflation, the reporter asked if Biden would be tightening his vacation belt.

Joe Biden's Latest Definition of "Ultra MAGA" Pushes Into Absurdity.  In early September, Joe Biden delivered what has now been dubbed his "red speech."  Somehow, the content managed to be worse than the presentation.  The president railed against "MAGA Republicans," declaring them enemies of the state and a threat to the republic.  Truly, it was the most obscene speech a president has given since the popularization of modern national addresses.  Far from being a unifying figure, Biden chose to drive a knife through the heart of the country, and it didn't take long for the walk-backs to begin.  Pretty soon, the president began insisting that he wasn't talking about "mainstream Republicans" and that the "ultra MAGA" represented a smaller proportion of the public.

Facebook — not the FBI — is to blame for blocking the Hunter Biden laptop story.  As the Mar-a-Lago raid clearly demonstrated, the Biden administration has militarized the FBI to go after Joe Biden's political opponents. "The FBI is now an organization solely focused on destroying the domestic enemies of the Democratic Party," said radio host Jesse Kelly.  But is the FBI responsible for suppressing the New York Post story about Hunter Biden's laptop two weeks before the 2020 election?  Based on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent confession, the majority of the media say yes — the FBI did it.  A closer examination of Zuckerberg's comments suggests that the correct answer is no.  Zuckerberg himself bears the responsibility.  Weeks before the 2020 election, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media companies decided to kill the October 14, 2020, New York Post article that confirmed the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop and exposed Joe Biden's corrupt activities in Ukraine.  According to a new poll by Technometrica, nearly four out of five Americans believe that truthful media coverage of the laptop story would have prevented Joe Biden from becoming president.

How Joe Biden Lost My Vote.  Joe Biden emerged from his speech last week "on the continued battle for the soul of our nation" like a squalling infant birthed from the loins of blue-check Twitter, bathed in the blood-red light of militant fascism.  He was finally their guy.  Gone was the empathy guy.  Gone was the unity guy.  Gone was the moderate guy.  Be mean, Joe.  Get them, Joe.  Get tough, Joe.  Tell them their participation in Democracy is a threat to ... Democracy!  Yes, tell them, Joe.  Tell the "MAGA Republicans" they're not welcome in their own country.  Tell them their participation is a threat to a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Tell them that Democracy means they have to sit down and shut up.  Tell the truck driver who travels coast to coast, working the graveyard shift, to bring freshly cut meat to supermarket shelves.  Tell the police officer, the waitress, the bartender, the cable guy, the grocery store clerk, the grandmother, the garage mechanic, the veteran who served in Afghanistan who now has been kicked out of the military for not taking the vaccine, the mother of two who now must home school her children -- that they are the violent extremists posing the biggest threat to the country they call home.

Sen. Hawley Shreds Biden for Criminalizing the Political Opposition.  It wasn't just the DOJ and its attempts to boost Biden by raiding Trump that Hannity discussed on his show yesterday, though he did a good job discussing that with Trump's lawyer.  He also had on Sen. Josh Hawley, who ripped into Biden for wielding law enforcement like a political club and attempting to intimidate the political opposition with it.  Speaking on that, Hawley used examples of the criminal chaos spreading around the country to show that Team Biden and the other leftist hacks running things care not about law and order, but rather just about using LEOs to enforce their political agenda and wield power.

Dems want the midterms to be a referendum on Trump, not bungling Biden — and the media are compliant.  Teddy Roosevelt's daughter Alice once said that he was "the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral."  No matter what was going on, he always wound up the center of attention.  The same could be said for former President Donald Trump.  No matter what's going on, he somehow seems to wind up driving the conversation.  And today's news almost seems calculated to bring Trump to the forefront.  You have the FBI's questionable raid on Mar-a-Lago, where the same agency that covered up Hunter Biden's laptop sent G-men to run their fingers through Melania's underwear.  You have President Joe Biden's positively Mephistophelean red-lit speech in Philadelphia following his declaration that his opponents are "semi-fascists."  You have Democratic officeholders in New York and Georgia trying to prosecute Trump.  All generating steady Trump-related headlines.  Well, if it seems calculated to bring Trump to the forefront, it's because it is calculated to bring Trump to the forefront.  The truth is, the Biden people would rather this election be a referendum on Trump than a referendum on Biden.  That's because if it's a referendum on Biden, the Democrats will lose, hands-down.  And the press knows this, which is why it's cooperating.

Why 'Educated' Liberal Women Are the Real Threat to Our Republic.  When last Thursday night Joe Biden told America, "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans" threaten "the very foundations of our republic," he missed the mark.  The real threat comes from the unlikeliest of suspects:  educated liberal females, or "ELFs" for short.  These are the women who will proudly vote Democrat regardless of soaring inflation, rising gas prices, rampant crime in the streets, the unchecked flood of illegal aliens, and oppressive COVID policies that have irreparably damaged all children, the poor most notably.  If NBC's polling from April is to be believed, this is the only demographic cohort more favorably inclined to Democrats in 2022 than in 2018.  Unable to sell these women on his accomplishments — there are none — Biden last week appealed to their paranoia.  What made this pitch strategic is his target audience's proven susceptibility to fear-based propaganda.

So the Obamas and the Bidens are just talking 'nostalgia' at the White House?  [Scroll down] More likely, the meeting is about the midterms, and the Democrats' problem of having a leader who's senile, doddering and incompetent on the economy, a leader so incompetent he's losing the party its black, Latino, Asian, youth and suburban women voter base, as inflation, crime, an open border, the disastrous Afghanistan pullout and other problems take over the economy, and only the most extremist position on abortion up until the day of birth is in the Democrats' offerings.  Apparently filling the White House with Obama operatives such as Susan Rice has not been enough.  Democrats across the board, including in the Obama camp, know that Joe Biden is a liability and they don't want him to run for president again.  These thing spell instant legacy erasure for Obama, and Obama has got to be letting Joe know it.

Biden took a booming economy without inflation and turned it into a high-inflation bust.  There's a growing view inside the mainstream media that Joe Biden's recent legislative victories and his recent speeches that MAGA Republicans are a threat to democracy and are "semi-fascists" are going to give the Democrats some midterm momentum and they're going to overtake the GOP by snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.  I'm not buying it and here's why you shouldn't either.  First of all, the new legislation is not popular.  By 36% to 12%, an Economist-YouGov poll shows that voters believe the IRA legislation will actually increase inflation.  As for the student loan cancellation, a poll from another network shows by 59% to 38% that voters believe that too will increase inflation.  By the way, the latest inflation report for July was 8.5% year-on-year and the inflation tracker from the Cleveland Fed predicts an 8.2% CPI for both August and September.

Report: Palace Intrigue Hits Fever Pitch as WH Knows Joe Blew It With 'Dark Brandon' Speech.  The aftermath of President Joe Biden's viciously partisan primetime address dubbed by conservatives as the "Dark Brandon speech" has not been kind to the White House, with Republicans and even some Democrats alike slamming various facets of the speech, and with even some in the Biden-friendly mainstream media coming down hard on the grotesque optics of it all.  Not even 24 hours after his address and perhaps already sensing he went too far, Biden started walking it back when pressed by reporters on his labeling of so-called "MAGA Republicans" as representative of "an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic."  In response to a reporter's question, Biden said, "I don't consider any Trump supporter a threat to the country."  Oh really?

What is the Conservative plan to deal with Biden's fourth reich?  The time has come for a coalition of governors, attorneys general, and state legislators to demonstrate the power of broad-based federalism to interpose against extreme federal tyranny.  Many conservative commentators have finally woken up to smell the stench of the Fourth Reich following Biden's speech targeting political opposition, reminiscent of the authoritarian language of past dictators.  However, they should have been awake since March 2020, when our government declared de facto martial law on our lives, liberty, and property and used our bodies as lab rats with an ever-growing list of experimental therapies.  They should have awoken from their slumber after Americans were targeted with solitary confinement and disproportionate punishment for zero or nebulous crimes at the Capitol on January 6, after months of killing, rioting, and looting by BLM with impunity.  If Biden's speech is really to be a turning point in this one-sided cold war that is heating up, conservatives should resolve to use the power they already wield over Republican governors and demand united action for states to protect constitutional rights from this thuggish Biden administration and national security deep state apparatus that threatens our liberties more than any foreign enemy in our history.  Rather than making idle promises of winning back the House with RINOs or winning back the presidency years from now when it's too late, we should be demanding action now from 20 or so GOP trifecta-controlled state governments.  If they fail to take action now, then the entire point of federal elections with divided government is moot.

Democrats Dangerously Copy The Tactics Of Famous Fascists.  These are not just idle words:  It's Joe Biden, the head of the American government, with all the resources at its disposal, telling 70+ million Americans they are a threat to the nation.  And in case anyone missed the point, after having just passed a law to hire 87,000 armed IRS agents, the administration hired Nikole Flax, who worked with Lois Lerner at the IRS when it was targeting conservatives during the Obama administration, to run the new division.  Joe Biden and the Democrats have just created the largest armed police force in the nation and set as its leader someone associated with the targeting of their political opponents.  Joe Biden's words are not just words... they're threats.  The leader of the government paints his political opponents as extremists and then exhorts his supporters to "confront" them.  "We're all called by duty and conscience to confront extremists who put their own pursuit of power above all else."

Ever wonder how big Joe Biden's Social Security check is?  According to President Biden's tax return for last year, the first couple received a whopping $4,555 a month in Social Security benefits alone which put them well above what the average retired American brings home each month.  And that doesn't include all of their other streams of income.  Social Security just celebrated its 87th birthday.  It was signed into law in August 1935 and payouts began on Jan. 1, 1940.  It has become the safety net for more than 48 million retired Americans and many depend on a monthly check from the agency to survive.  The average Social Security check is $1,670.95, according to The Motley Fool.  A Gallup poll reports that 89 percent of surveyed retirees count on Social Security as a "major" or "minor" source of income.  That means only one in 10 Americans aren't reliant on Social Security income to get by during retirement.  The Bidens are in that group.

How Old Bad Ideas Become Wonderful.  Our Tail Gunner Joe (of semi-truck driving expertise and brilliant legal training fame) in a single week smeared roughly half the country as un-American "semi-fascists."  Then in one of the creepiest speeches and background sets in American political history, Joe Biden railed that "Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans are a threat to the very soul of this country."  Franklin Roosevelt declared war on Japan in careful, sober, and exacting presidential tones; Joe Biden all but declared war against half his own people like a raving lunatic.  All that was missing from the rant was Biden waving to the crowd a purported list of names of prominent MAGA threats to our collective soul and screaming, "I have here in my hand a list of 205 members of the MAGA Party!" Yet Biden never quite told us what was subversive about the "MAGA Scare" or wanting to "Make America Great Again."

Cover-Up: Biden Treasury Makes Move to Stop GOP From Getting Hunter Biden Records.  The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been trying for months to get the Suspicious Activity Reports — anti-money laundering reports that flag suspicious transactions — that have been filed by banks against Hunter Biden.  Now, the word is in from Biden's Treasury Department that they have formally rejected his request for the information because the Democrats aren't part of the request.  Comer blasted the decision as "unacceptable."

Joe Biden Attempts to Change Shape in Deranged Public Display.  Unsurprisingly, the Democrat Party remains in denial about what it has become over the last several years.  Once upon a time, a liberal could loudly proclaim themselves as standing for the "working man" without receiving four Pinocchios.  That period has passed, though, and Joe Biden has apparently not gotten the message.  On Monday, he gave a series of Labor Day speeches in which he came across as deranged, both because of how he appeared and what he said.  Things got so bad that he had what some are describing as a Howard Dean moment, and I think agree.  Take a look for yourself.  [Video clip]

Why Republicans Shouldn't Take the Bait and Make the Midterms a Referendum on Trump.  President Biden's address in Philadelphia underscored the attempt to put Trump in the middle of the November ballot.  Politico reports that President Biden's speech was months in the making.  According to their sources, Biden started planning to give a speech about threats to our democracy in June.  As if a man who can barely get out a coherent sentence and shakes hands with people who are not there is capable of that kind of pre-planning.  Whenever Biden's staff began to plan the event, it appears the speech will go down in history as the most divisive in modern politics.  One of the worst aspects of the event was the visuals.  After reviewing the photos several times to ensure the visuals were as bad as he first thought, [Mark] Meckler concluded that he had never seen an American president look more dictatorial and fascistic.  While he thinks the visuals may be an unfortunate error, they aligned with what he calls an incredibly fascist speech. "Whoever on his [Biden's] team thought that black and red and making him look like a Nazi dictator was a good idea, that person ought to be removed," observed Meckler.

Laurence Fox: 'My Son Hunter' Is 'a Gangster Comedy' About the 'Corrupt' and 'Powerful' Biden Family.  Actor Laurence Fox, who portrayed Hunter Biden in the forthcoming film My Son Hunter, described the movie profiling President Joe Biden's youngest son as "a gangster comedy about the Biden family" in an interview [...] He remarked, "You want your average Democrat to be able to watch it and not see it as this sort of very partisan political film.  It's actually not particularly partisan. ... It's a gangster comedy about the Biden family, who seem, from what I can tell, to be amongst the most corrupt of the powerful families in America."

Film Review: 'My Son Hunter': Director Robert Davi's Brilliant Biden Satire.  Less than a minute after the start of the hotly anticipated "My Son Hunter," director Robert Davi and screenwriter Brian Godawa include an 11-word text scroll (with tongue firmly in cheek) that both downsizes and heightens the expectations of what we're about to see:  "This is not a true story ... except for all the facts."  By doing this, the filmmakers somewhat defuse what is sure to be an onslaught of negative reactions from the mainstream media, its minions, and the dozen or so people who still think Joe Biden is the greatest thing since sliced bread.  Had this movie been presented as a straight-out drama with a chronological narrative, it simply wouldn't have worked.  The sheer jaw-dropping, truth-is-stranger-than-fiction nature of the depicted events is so brazen, so self-aggrandizing, so outrageous, and so self-parodying, it all but begs for a satirical treatment.

So Joe Biden was behind the FBI's Mar-a-Lago raid all along.  Joe Biden has made his obsession with President Trump known, most recently through his hellishly lit Mussolini-meltdown speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia last week, manically painting Trump and all his voters as "threats to the republic."  He may be doddering and insentient, but he still burns bright against his potential opponent in the 2024 presidential race, which even Democrats don't want him to get involved with.  On Trump, Biden's as obsessed with Trump as Stalin was with Trotsky.  So it comes to light that not only has Biden tried to smear Trump as a danger to democracy and "threat to the republic," in a sorry public relations campaign that isn't working, he's also trying to eliminate President Trump from the entire 2024 presidential race by probably the gamiest maneuvers ever played by a politician in U.S. history.  It turns out that Biden was behind the raid on Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago on August 4.

As in 2020, Trump speaks to tens of thousands and Biden speaks to tens.  In 2016, Trump spoke to tens of thousands, and Hillary spoke to hundreds...and Trump won.  In 2020, despite COVID, Trump spoke to tens of thousands, and Biden spoke to... well, not even tens.  Maybe to fives, all of whom sat in little marked circles far away from each other.  And yet it's Biden who's in the White House.  Now it's 2022, and once again, Trump is speaking to tens of thousands, and Biden is speaking to tens.  What can and should we take away from that?  The head-to-head comparison comes from Benny Johnson, who put together a video showing Trump's and Biden's appearances in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Biden Has a Labor Day Festival of Fail With Remarks in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  Joe Biden keeps digging himself and his fellow Democrats a big hole with his continuing attacks on millions of Americans who support America being great.  I get that's a tough concept for Joe and the folks on the left who are used to hating America.  But it's not going over well with most Americans that he's taken that tactic.  As we saw from the Reuters poll at the end of last week, he's at close to his lowest polling numbers for that poll at 38 percent approval.  He also just hit his lowest numbers with independents in the YouGov poll.  So if he thinks he's appealing to anyone other than rabid Democrats with these ridiculous attacks, it's not working and it may be hurting him.  However, that's not stopping Biden from still doing it and lying his head off in the process.

Will the person or persons who wrote that vile speech please step forward?  While pathetic old Joe Biden delivered his "soul of the nation" speech on Thursday with the fury and rage of a demented man, everyone knows he did not write the words he spewed with such venom.  So, who did write it?  And exactly who thought staging the event like Hitler's Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl was a good idea and that parroting Hitler's gestures would win over supporters?  The Nazi-like staging could only be lost on the very young.  Are the writer (or writers) and stage designers so contemptuous of America, as Obama surely was, that they thought presenting Biden as some third world dictator would be well-received?  From Independence Hall where our Founders signed the Declaration of Independence?

Poll: Voters See Biden's Philadelphia Speech As 'Dangerous' and 'Designed to Incite Conflict'.  According to a new poll of 1,000 likely voters from Convention of States Action, in partnership with The Trafalgar Group, a majority of voters believe the White House designed Biden's primetime speech to attack his political opponents.  They also viewed it as dangerous and believe the president intended to create conflict between Americans.

I'm A Democrat Who Thinks Biden's Anti-Democratic Rhetoric Has Gone Too Far.  [Scroll down] After all, while the president warns about fascism (or "semi-fascism," whatever that is) in America, his administration is the one censoring people who disagree with it and trying to prosecute its political opponents, both flagrant violations of democratic norms.  His administration is the one that, while claiming to crack down on Big Tech, works with it to punish dissenting voices and stifle debate.  His administration is one that attacks its critics as terrorists, and which compares speech to violence.  His administration is the one that felt bold enough to create a "disinformation" board within the Department of Homeland Security, an Orwellian concept that the world has not seen on such a large scale since those 1930s regimes that Biden says he hates.  These are not signs of a healthy democracy.  They are not what Biden promised to deliver during his 2020 campaign or his inaugural address.  Voters have noticed.

Biden Barely Draws a Few Dozen Supporters at Labor Day Rally in Pennsylvania Two Days After Trump Drew Over Ten Thousand at Wilkes-Barre.  Joe Biden was greeted by a few dozen supporters at a Labor Day rally a steelworkers union hall in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania late Monday afternoon, according to videos and photos posted by press from the rally, including this screen image and photo by TribLive's Ryan Deto.  [Photo]  The sparse turnout for Biden in his homes state comes two days after President Trump packed the 10,000 seat Mohegan Sun Arena at a rally in Wilke-Barre.  The crowd in West Mifflin for Biden is even smaller than the one for his own Wilkes-Barre rally that preceded Trump's that drew a few hundred.

Biden Puts the 'Total' in Totalitarianism.  The visual similarity between Joe Biden's event and some nighttime events at Nuremberg are just too striking to be coincidental.  Leni Riefenstahl, as someone noted, would have been proud.  Those who point out that Biden's speech took place on September 1, a fraught day on the Polish border anno domini 1939, may be too ingenious for this historically illiterate age, but who knows?  Often these things are, as our Marxists friends like to say, no accident.  There are wheels within wheels.  Which brings me to the question of the intent behind the theatrics.  Was this exercise in garish, totalitarian kitsch a "gaffe," as some are saying — an aesthetic miscalculation for which that blinking inarticulate muppet who is Biden's press secretary will have to apologize?  Apparently not, since she just said that the speech was "not political."

Was it presidential historian Jon Meacham who wrote Biden's Mussolini Meltdown speech?  Joe Biden's Mussolini meltdown moment in Philadelphia, which was summed up to voters with the image below, left a lot of people on both sides of the political aisle scratching their heads.  After all, as the meme says, "If you're going to dedicate an entire speech to 'my opponents are Nazis' don't specifically go for this visual".  Just days earlier, Joe Biden had been denouncing Republicans as "semi-fascists."  In the wake of the Philly speech, voters learned that apparently, it was the "semi" part that upset him.  Why settle for "semi-fascist" when what he was offering was full-blown fascist?  It didn't help him any politically, and internal polls must have been horrific.  Politico reported that the remarks had been three months in preparation, so they were hardly unintentional gaffes.  Biden's desperate walkback of them the following morning exposed him for a clown, a boob, and a phony.

Joe Biden's Hateful Attack on Half the Country.  It's a good thing Joe Biden is such a mediocre public speaker, because his political beliefs are positively dangerous.  In a primetime address Thursday in front of Independence Hall — complete with ominous red mood lighting and the occasional blaring of police sirens and hecklers — Biden effectively declared war on half the country.  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution," he said.  "They do not believe in the rule of law.  They do not recognize the will of the people.  They refuse to accept the results of a free election ... They embrace anger.  They thrive on chaos.  They live not in the light of truth but in the shadow of lies."  While he qualified his remarks by saying "not every Republican is a MAGA Republican," he does not mean it.  He knows that a strong majority of Republicans have a favorable view of Trump and will support him if he runs again.

Could Biden's Divisive Rhetoric Cost Democrats Congress?  In President Joe Biden's 2007 memoir, Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics, he wrote that the late Sen. Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) gave him the best advice he ever received: "Joe, never attack another man's motive, because you don't know his motive."  Judging from Biden's increasingly belligerent speeches, he has forgotten Mansfield's eminently wise counsel.  This was rendered abundantly clear during his Thursday speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Standing before a backdrop that looked as if it had been designed by Leni Riefenstahl, he attacked the motives of half the electorate.  After declaring, "I'm an American President — not the President of red America or blue America, but of all America," Biden nonetheless insisted that "MAGA Republicans" don't quite make the cut.

CNN questioned after altering blood-red background of Biden's speech.  CNN is facing questions from critics after the network was busted altering the lighting for President Biden's Thursday address, softening the blood-red hues to calmer shades of pink.  The president came in for withering mockery online for the harsh black and red backdrop, with many comparing the optics to "Star Wars" and "V for Vendetta."  While networks like CNN, MSNBC, CBS and C-SPAN carrying the speech all originally appeared consistent, CNN noticeably altered the color of the background from red to pink in real-time.

More Mush From the Wimp.  Partisan leftists who watched Joe Biden's speech Thursday night in Philadelphia saw a vibrant defense of democracy, a rousing call to action, and a blueprint for progress in a new America.  I saw a feeble old man babbling about the supposed accomplishments of his failing administration and making a pathetic attempt to convince his own fellow Democrats that he deserves to be nominated as the party's presidential candidate in 2024.  I also heard echoes of Benito Mussolini.  Well, if Mussolini were a doddering octogenarian who spoke English. "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic," Biden proclaimed.  In the original Italian, it went something like "the enemies of fascism are extremists who threaten our state and our power."  Biden is literally calling us "enemies of the state."  For him and the Democrats, to vote for the political opposition is a criminal act, to oppose the Biden agenda is treason.  In all my 61 years, I've never heard an American president speak in such language.  But as a student of history, I have read such words employed by demagogues from Trotsky to Stalin to Mussolini to Goebbels.  But such rhetoric is now so common that it sounds banal.

When Must a Good Citizen Become a Dissident?  After Facebook's Zuckerberg recently confessed to censoring the New York Post's explosive Hunter Biden "laptop from Hell" story (evidencing a compromised and most likely criminally culpable Biden family) before the 2020 election in response to FBI pressure that the social media giant treat real news as "Russian disinformation" (thereby corroborating that the national security Deep State helped rig the presidential election), the FBI superciliously responded with the equivalent of a teenaged shoulder shrug and a haughty "so what?"  According to the FBI, our domestic spy agency regularly encourages censorship and secretive control over the free flow of information.  No big deal!  Except it is a very big deal.  Recent polling shows that nearly 80% of Americans believe that President Trump would have won re-election had voters "known the truth about Hunter Biden's laptop."  In other words, the Deep State stole an election.

I Am a 'Clear and Present Danger' to the Biden Regime (And So Are You).  "Clear and present danger" aren't words any president should use lightly because that's when the big guns used to come out against the First Amendment — and might again.  Set aside for a few minutes the vaguely Nurembergesque optics of Thursday night's historically divisive speech by Presidentish Joe Biden so we can concentrate on the content. [...] Ben Shapiro called it "the most demagogic, outrageous, and divisive speech" he's ever seen from an American president because Biden "essentially declared all those who oppose him and his agenda enemies of the republic."  Biden's speech came just two days after he not-so-implicitly threatened [VIP link] millions of law-abiding Americans with military action.  "For those brave right-wing Americans," he sneered, "if you want to fight against the country, you need an F-15.  You need something little more than a gun."  Ricochet's Jon Gabriel said that Biden's word choice was as "deliberate as it was divisive," reminding readers that the C&PD doctrine was "created by the Woodrow Wilson-era Supreme Court to curtail the free speech of Americans."

Biden Has Spent 40% of His Presidency on Vacation.  Joe Biden on Friday refused to take questions as he left for another vacation.  The Bidens headed to Camp David, the presidential retreat located in western Maryland, for Labor Day weekend. [...] Biden has spent 23 of the last 32 days on vacation, the RNC said on Friday.  According to the New York Post, since being installed in January 2021, Joe Biden has spent more than 40% of his presidency on vacation.

Joe Biden Hates Your Guts, And He Doesn't Hide It.  You've all probably seen and heard scores of adjectives used to describe Biden's speech in Philadelphia this week, one that was laughably supposed to promote unity and reflect on what it means to be an American.  On the left, we heard the typical, fawning type of language, with the media and politicians proclaiming the speech: majestic, courageous, and patriotic.  On the right, the speech has been described as inflammatory, authoritarian, and disturbing.  But perhaps the most suitable word we should use in classifying Biden's speech is this: idiotic.  One of the more striking, and moronic, aspects of Biden's speech was the setting.  There's nothing wrong with a president making a speech in Philadelphia with Independence Hall as a backdrop, but it's a bad idea to do so when the subject matter of the speech is so hyper-partisan.  But what was particularly curious about the speech's setting was the visuals.

Leftwing Guardian Triggered by 'My Son Hunter': 'Stop Trying to Make Hunter Biden Conspiracy Theories Happen'.  Britain's left-wing The Guardian has attacked the upcoming movie My Son Hunter in a column claiming the movie is trying to elevate the Hunter Biden laptop scandal beyond a fringe conspiracy theory.  But the article ignores the fact that the laptop and its contents have been authenticated as real by multiple mainstream news outlets, including the New York Times and CNN.  Guardian columnist Emma Brockes describes My Son Hunter as a "piece of political porn dedicated to animating the wildest fringes of Trump chat-room banter."  She also offers a snide piece of advice: "guys, stop trying to make Hunter Biden conspiracy theories happen."  It remains unclear if Brockes even saw My Son Hunter before she wrote the article, since the movie is not yet publicly available.  It is only available now for pre-order until its release on September 7.  The article is vague about whether or not she has seen it, though she clearly has seen the trailer.

'Full Monty Mussolini': Biden's Primetime Speech Mocked, Slammed On Social Media.  President Joe Biden's Thursday evening speech targeting supporters of former President Donald Trump was mocked on social media, with many users poking fun at the stage.  The speech, held in Philadelphia, marked continued attacks on supporters of Trump, reiterating earlier attacks in which he claimed Republicans embraced "semi-fascism" at an Aug. 25 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Maryland, and also attacked "MAGA Republicans" during a Tuesday speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Biden called "MAGA Republicans" a threat to democracy and doubled down on his rhetoric calling supporters of former President Donald trump "extremists."  WMAL talk show host Larry O'Connor threw the epithet Biden directed at Republicans back at the president.  "Dude... This isn't even 'semi' fascist," O'Connor posted on Twitter.  "This is full monty Mussolini."

Biden is in desperate damage control less than 24-hours after the most toxic presidential speech in the modern era.  Less than 24-hours after delivering the darkest, most toxic presidential speech of the modern era, the Commander in Chief is trying to gaslight America to believe he didn't say what it just heard him say. [...] Let's roll the tape back.  Here's what the president asserted Thursday evening outside Philadelphia's Independence Hall, which the White House advance team transformed into a scene straight out of Hostel — complete with blood-red uplighting and shadowed figures in the background.  The stage's backdrop looked more like the demonic spawn pool of Satan rather than the patriotic birthplace of our republic.  'Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic.'  He continued, 'MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards -backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love.'

GOP Rep. Palmer: Biden, Dems Heading in 'One of the Most Dangerous Directions We've Ever Been'.  During an appearance on Mobile, AL radio [...] on Friday, Rep. Gary Palmer (R-AL), chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, reacted to President Joe Biden's primetime address a night early from Independence Hall in Philadelphia.  Although Palmer said he did not watch the televised event, he warned the efforts to change the narrative by Democrats and Biden were taking the country in a "dangerous" direction.

Mainstream Media Reporters Target Biden for Giving Polarizing Speech Flanked by US Marines.  President Joe Biden received backlash from corporate news reporters on Thursday night after he delivered a polarizing campaign-style speech flanked by two U.S. Marines.  During the speech, the president attacked tens of millions of people who voted for former President Donald Trump, describing them as extremists.  "Whatever you think of this speech the military is supposed to be apolitical," CNN host Brianna Keilar, whose husband serves in U.S. Army, wrote on Twitter.  "Positioning Marines in uniform behind President Biden for a political speech flies in the face of that.  It's wrong when Democrats do it.  It's wrong when Republicans do it."  CNN Chief National Affairs Correspondent Jeff Zeleny wrote that "there's nothing unusual or wrong with a President delivering a political speech — it's inherent in the job description — but doing it against a backdrop of two Marines standing at attention and the Marine Band is a break with White House traditions."

In Speech Walkback, Biden Now Admits He's The Real Threat To Democracy.  President Joe Biden attempted to walk back his divisive rhetoric delivered Thursday night, when the commander-in-chief stood before Independence Hall flanked by Marines illuminated by blood-red lights like stormtroopers.  Two months before the November midterms, Biden went on a 25-minute tirade in which he branded his political opposition as an existential threat to democracy and the "soul of this nation."  "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic," Biden said.  "There's no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven, and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans.  And that is a threat to this country."

Visibly shaken Tucker Carlson calls dangerous, outrageous Biden speech 'truly nuts'.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson ripped into President Biden's "immoral" speech given in Philadelphia where he railed against MAGA Republicans in front of a "blood-red Nazi background" and called it "truly nuts."  Biden gave the explosive speech on Thursday night at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with Marines standing in the background.  Carlson compared it to something straight out of Nazi Germany.  The divisive president warned those in attendance that "MAGA Republicans" are a danger to democracy, the country, and freedom.  He painted them as a threat and as the enemy.

Who is the audience for Biden's speech on 'MAGA' GOP threatening democracy?  President Joe Biden will once again denounce the political forces former President Donald Trump has unleashed as a threat to democracy on Thursday night.  The question is who the target audience is for this pitch three months out from the midterm elections, with public opinion on Trump settled and surprisingly stable after two presidential elections, two impeachments, a Capitol riot, the Mar-a-Lago raid, and myriad controversies.  Democrats already fear Trump's return to the White House, though he will not be on the ballot anywhere this fall.  And Republicans have remained strikingly loyal to the former president, with the few wavering outliers more than outweighed by conservatives who will reject Biden's attempt to paint a substantial wing of the GOP as broadly anti-democratic.

Biden's Teetering House of Cards.  [Scroll down] Unlike the fictional Urquhart and Underwood, the Bidens, who are wholly owned by China and Ukraine, the two countries that made their family fabulously wealthy via illegal and underhanded arrangements, are destroying America and the damage is so great, one can only assume it is by design.  They have opened the southern border to all comers, over five million of them in the last eighteen months.  These migrants simply walk across the border, unvetted, unvaxxed (lucky for them), and are ushered to various cities across the country at taxpayer expense.  There are of course terrorists among them and more than enough fentanyl to kill every American several times over.  Human and child sex trafficking is rampant.  Does Biden care?  Not one bit. [...] Joe Biden is at the core of his being a very nasty man.  He is virulently racist at heart as evidenced throughout his career.  Watch some clips from the confirmation hearings of Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas and prepare to be horrified by Biden's malevolence.  He has always been corrupt.  He has always been inappropriate with women and young girls.  His own daughter's diary attests to that fact.  He is a known plagiarist, a chronic liar and a bully; his recent speeches are a testament to that.  He is an authoritarian at heart, doing the bidding of the WEF.  He viciously demonizes the millions of voters who support Trump.  He is an authoritarian, a wanna-be dictator.

Joe Biden Calls on Americans to 'Stop' MAGA Republicans.  President Joe Biden called on Americans to "stop" MAGA Republicans, whom he consistently cast as a dark force against democracy in his "Soul of the Nation" prime-time speech on Thursday [9/1/2022].  While much of the president's dark and brooding speech focused on demonizing MAGA Republicans, one particular moment took the demonization a step further when the president appeared to suggest that Americans take up the mantle of isolating Trump supporters.  The president said this after portraying MAGA Republicans as direct threats to American democracy.  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the constitution," he said.  "They do not believe in the rule of law, they do not believe in the rule of law, they do not recognize the will of the people."  "MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards," he added.  "Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose.  No right to privacy.  No right to contraception.  No right to marry who you love.  They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence."

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If Republicans "do not believe in the rule of law," why were they all upset about Hillary Clinton's secret email server, Anthony Weiner's laptop, Hunter Biden's laptop, and Sandy Berger's socks?  Why were they all upset about BLM riots, unprecedented quarantines for healthy citizens, Jeffrey Epstein's murder, mandatory vaccinations, and the stolen presidential election in 2020? Why are they now upset about the political prisoners from the January 6th (2021) protest, the wide-open international border, and the noisy protests in front of the Supreme Court justices' homes? If the rule of law doesn't matter, why does anyone even mention the murder rate in Chicago, violent crime in the New York City subways, or the homeless bums defecating in the streets in San Francisco?

Who Is the Real Fascist?  President Joe Biden thinks millions of Americans are part fascist and borderline terrorists.  It would be laughable if it weren't so disturbing. [...] Let's be clear:  The White House isn't calling lawmakers fascists and extremists — which is troubling enough — they're talking about American citizens.  This is appalling.  No wonder 43% of US adults believe a civil war is likely within the next 10 years.  Our president is essentially telling Americans that their neighbor may be the enemy.  This is clearly intentional.  Why?  Well, having campaigned for president in 2020 as a uniter to 'restore the soul of America,' the politically floundering Biden has moved on to Phase Two — campaign for re-election in 2024 as a divider.  Remember when Biden tweeted, 'It's time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, and listen to each other again.  To make progress, we must stop treating our opponents as our enemy.  We are not enemies.  We are Americans.'  We can laugh at this now — or cry.  Accusing opponents of fascism is just the latest and kookiest claim progressives have attempted to avoid disaster in congressional elections this November.

Dishonest 'journalism' rules the airwaves.  It should be a huge story that the FBI essentially told Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden story.  Could it be that other media outlets were also warned because they also censored the story?  How did fifty former intelligence officers determine that the laptop was Russian disinformation, given the fact they never saw it or examined it?  Did the FBI give them that false information to bury the story?  Whistleblowers are coming forward at the FBI to say how politicized and corrupt the Justice Department is.  Normally, the media like whistleblowers, yet this story is buried.  Can anyone imagine the wall-to-wall coverage if whistleblowers said the Trump Justice Department was politicized and corrupt?  One whistleblower even alleges that higher-ups directed agents not to examine the Hunter Biden laptop until after the election.

Two Minutes Hate: Biden Rails Against His Fellow Americans in Dark, Threatening Prime-Time Speech.  Joe Biden harangued and threatened the nation for 20 minutes on national TV on Thursday in a speech that will be remembered for its vicious rhetoric and blood-red lighting.  In the highly partisan speech, Biden railed against MAGA America like there was no tomorrow — he used the words "MAGA Republicans" 11 times in the first 12 minutes.  Some of the most-used words in the speech were: violence, darkness, threat, and politics.  The most-used word was "democracy," the Marxist-leaning crowd's favorite term of derision for our republic.  But that's all Joe Biden's got right now.  By nearly every metric, America is worse off than it was during the Trump years, so Biden can only resort to fearmongering and demagoguery.

Joe Biden Has Always Been a Bad Person; No Wonder He's a Bad President.  Back in the 90s, at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, the establishment media hammered home the proposition that the individual character of a chief executive didn't matter.  He could be a cheerful rogue and serial philanderer like Bill Clinton, but the Left insisted that was a private matter and that the only thing Americans should care about was that he was a competent and capable president (which he wasn't, but that's another story).  These assertions have become the conventional wisdom since then, but Old Joe Biden is now putting them to the test.  On Tuesday, Fox News' Lisa Boothe enunciated a simple truth that shows that this Lewinsky-era conventional wisdom is wrong and has always been wrong: "One of the biggest lies we were ever told is that Joe Biden is a good man.  He is a terrible president.  Even worse human being."

How Bad Was Biden's Oppressive Stage Presence?  CNN Altered the Video Feed to Soften the Dire Visuals.  Here in the aftermath of Joe Biden's bold, forceful, authoritative, badgering, hectoring, screeching, off-the-rails unPresidential speech on Thursday evening, there are a number of ways to see how poorly received this was.  On content alone, this was quite the disturbing delivery, as we watched our president devolve into a hysteric, carping and complaining about Republicans and leveling accusatory hyperbole like we have not seen from the White House prior.  Another indicator that this thing jumped the trestle and plunged into a PR ravine is that the man once hailed by the media as The Great Uniter now needs this performance to be cleaned up by the media immediately following his display.

CNN Blasts Biden for Using Military As Backdrop for 'Battle' Speech.  It didn't take long after Biden finished his rancid, combative remarks in Philadelphia for the reviews of the latest divisive screed from "Mr. Unity" to come in, and they predictably were not favorable from those among the 70 million Americans he declared were hatefully working to bring about the end of democracy:  [Numerous tweets]  In addition to the caustic content of Biden's message — vote for the people I say or you're a fascist — the staging was also of note, and not just the ominous red hue that bathed the sides of Independence Hall.  No, the two Marines standing at attention behind the president grabbed viewers' eyes.  [Tweets]

Who Are You Calling a Fascist, Mr. President?  The other day, President Joe Biden accused voters of the opposition party of turning to "semi-fascism."  This is probably the first time in American history a president has openly attacked the opposing party's constituents in this way.  Then again, Biden, who once alleged that the chaste Mitt Romney was harboring a desire to bring back chattel slavery, is prone to stupid hyperbole.  And it's true that most people who throw around the word "fascist" fail to do so with much precision.  These days, the word "democracy," like "fascism," has lost all meaning.  According to Democrats, asking someone to show ID before voting is an attack on "democracy," but so is the Supreme Court's handing back power to voters on the abortion issue.  When you have no limiting principles of governance, anything that inhibits your exertion of power is seen as anti-"democracy."  If students have loans to be paid, "forgive" them.  If you can't pass a bill, the executive branch should do it by fiat.  If the court stops it, pack it.  Power is only to be limited when the opposition holds it.  A microcosm of this confused thinking can be found in the recent spate of hysterical media pieces about alleged Republican "book banning."  The use of "ban" by the media is more than a category error; it's an effort to paint parents who use the very same exact democratic powers the left has relied on for decades as book burners.  Public school curricula and book selection are political questions decided by school and library boards.  Neither have a duty to carry every single volume on racial identitarianism or sexually explicit material simply demanded by some busybody at the American Library Association.

Disgraced Former FBI Official Andrew McCabe Says Joe Biden Didn't Go Far Enough Threatening MAGA Republicans.  Joe Biden on Thursday evening declared war on Trump supporters in a divisive primetime speech on the 'battle for the soul of America' from Philadelphia.  Joe Biden called 75+ million Trump supporters "a clear and present danger to our democracy."  "MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution, they do not believe in the rule of law ... They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence," said Biden.  "Too much of what's happening in our country today is not normal.  Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our Republic," Biden said.

Joe Biden Crosses Lines in Grotesque National Address.  As RedState reported, excerpts from Joe Biden's "MAGA speech" previewed a gross abuse of the Executive Office of the President.  Sure enough, that's exactly what was delivered as the president appeared in Philidelphia, standing in front of a blood-red background, flanked by Marines.  Lines were crossed that can't be uncrossed, from the use of the military as props in a blatantly political speech to Biden suggesting that nearly half the country is a "danger" to the republic.  This was a speech that went far beyond anything seen in the modern era of presidential addresses.  Of course, because we are dealing with a decrepit, senile old man, things didn't start off well.  The president couldn't stop coughing as he tried to get into his remarks.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden, Lout, Liar, And Lunatic.  When candidate Joe Biden promised that if elected president he would unite the country, did he think he could do it alienating roughly half the population?  Or did he mean he would unite the Democrats and independents against the "MAGA Republicans"?  Thursday's speech clearly indicates what he had in mind was the latter.  Last week, Biden smeared Donald Trump supporters, calling them semi-fascists who practice "burn-it-all-down politics" and face "backwards full of anger, violence, hate and division." [...] Biden followed up his "semi-fascist" rant with Thursday's prime-time "soul of a nation" speech, in which he spoke of the 74.2 million who voted for Donald Trump in 2020 as white supremacists, extremists, rearward-looking deplorables, and wild-haired bogeymen who pose an existential threat to the country.

The Optics Created by Joe Biden Communication Team for a National Address Were Off the Charts Creepy.  I usually prefer to stay away from the ancillary stuff, but the remarks by Joe Biden today were not normal, not even close.  Every national address by a president has a massive advance team checking every detail of a venue before broadcast.  The optics they put together for Biden's "battle for the soul of a nation" speech tonight, was just plain creepy and weird.  I mean think about it, what does this imagery present when discussing the theme of battling for the soul of a nation?  [Photo]  These are not modified images or changes in presentation; they are exactly what was broadcast to the nation.  It looks straight up evil.  Like something out of a hellscape theatrical production intended to showcase Baal as the "soul of the nation."  On one hand, this is the realistic tone of the Biden administration.  But on the other hand, you would not expect to see this harsh dictatorship enhanced with the backdrop to give it such angered imagery.  I have never seen anything even close to this in a presidential address.

Tyrannical old Joe's secret police state.  It would be easy to laugh it off as the blathering of a spiteful, increasingly incoherent, angry old man.  But what Biden and the puppeteers who guide him are doing is very sinister.  They appear to be preparing the ground for an even harsher crackdown on his political opponents by the security state, which has become, to all appearances, his secret police.  The president's intemperate attacks on Republicans as "semi-fascist," "ultra-MAGA" "white supremacists" and "domestic terrorists" have escalated as a midterm wipeout looms and Biden's deadly polls have solidified, despite hagiographic media lauding the comeback of "Aviator Joe."  Yeah, sure, his polls have "bounced back" — just like gas prices, from unbelievably bad to really bad.  Clearly, two weeks in the basement with double COVID and a month on vacation has done wonders for his popularity.  In Biden's case, absence makes the heart grow slightly less scornful.

Gingrich: Biden [is] Committing Greatest-Ever 'Act of Aggression by an American President Against His Own People'.  As President Joe Biden excoriates millions of Americans as "MAGA Republicans" "extremists," "semi-fascists" and threats to democracy — something he's likely to do again tonight in his so-called "soul of the nation" speech — former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says Biden's sneering insults stem from "terror."  Gingrich, speaking to Fox News Wednesday night, noted that more than 70 million Americans voted for Donald Trump in the last election.  "To have a president of the United States characterize half of his country in the way that Joe Biden does is the greatest act of aggression by an American president against his own people that we have ever seen.  It's truly an astonishing moment.  It doesn't fit any of our prior history," Gingrich said.

Rise & Fall of the Biden Bump.  President Biden's approval rating recently bumped up into the low 40's.  My working theory is that Biden is well served by his time out of the public eye and poorly served by his public appearances and remarks.  Biden's minders in the White House don't seem to agree with me, however, as they continue to send him on the road to peddle the fabrications, fabulations, and grotesqueries of his Wilkes-Barre remarks, to take only the most recent example.

Joe Biden, the little man who wasn't there.  President Joe Biden has enjoyed a summer revival of sorts, meaning a rise in his public job approval number from a grotesquely low 36.8% in the RealClearPolitics average to a still lamentable 42%.  In parallel, his disapproval fell from 57.4% to 54.7%.  This is enough for Democratic congressional candidates to rethink shunning the president on the campaign trail but is hardly a ringing endorsement. [...] More significant is that he was in hiding during midsummer, "strictly" isolating because he had COVID. This removed him from the public eye for weeks, and it is remarkable how much better he looks when you can't see him.  Biden is no hero, but if he has a superpower, it is invisibility.  Being an empty suit has taken him to the top.  His absence made voters' hearts grow fonder in 2020.  He won the presidency, remember, by retiring to his Delaware basement, avoiding the public gaze, and limiting his visible weirdness and blunders to occasional video appearances.

Here's the Reason They Don't Show the Wide Shot at Biden's Events.  [Scroll down] There was that tiny group of people set up with the signs behind him.  Other than a few police officers who were there, the people behind him looked like they were probably union people who were told to come out.  They looked mostly like they wished they were anywhere else.  There was a bigger group of folks in front of Biden.  But nothing like the thousands that come out for President Donald Trump, so the attempt to make it look like that fell pretty flat.

'Dr.' Jill Has Cringe, 'Very Doctoral' Response When Confronted on Student Debt Relief Plan Specs.  Fresh off of testing negative for COVID-19 after her "rebound" case, First Lady Jill Biden headed up a "Meeting to Strengthen the Teaching Profession" at the White House Wednesday, where she was hit very early on with a query about President Biden's student loan relief plan, which he unilaterally implemented last week.  At some point prior to handing over the meeting to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, Jill Biden was confronted by a Daily Mail reporter who asked her to explain how Biden's plan, which was heavily pushed by Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Raphael Warnock in part on grounds it would help them come election time, would lower the costs of higher education as the President himself has repeatedly asserted will happen.  "Dr." Jill was clearly surprised by the question, as evidenced by the bumbling answer she gave.  "He said he was going to have loan forgiveness during the campaign," she stated.  "I heard him say it over and over again and he followed up on his promise and he kept to it."  [Video clip]

Semi-moronic.  The White House thinks they have struck gold with their attack on "MAGA Republicans" as "semi-fascist" and all the rest.  President Biden's minders in the daycare operation at the White House are wheeling him out for a primetime campaign speech addressing "the soul of the nation" tomorrow night.  The speech is to take place outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia. [...] My working theory is that Biden is not a compelling advocate for the Democrats.  Dems in competitive races avoid him.  He is a lying phony.  The theme is sickening.  Biden gave it a workout in Wilkes-Barre yesterday.

Lying Joe Biden is unfit to save the 'soul of the nation'.  President Biden is going to deliver a prime-time speech Thursday on what the White House calls the "battle for the soul of the nation."  It's a timely topic with rich possibilities, but none richer than the notion that the Big Guy is qualified to address America's soul.  Unless he's going to confess how his family made millions by selling access to foreign governments and Communist oligarchs, Biden will be stuck spinning a web of fiction.  No problem there because fiction is what he's good at.  He has a gift for playing make-believe.  All politicians lie, but Biden doesn't stop there.  He's a proven plagiarist, a fabulist, always the hero of his own stories, the Walter Mitty of American politics!

Joe Biden Screams, 'I Am Determined to Ban Assault Weapons!' During PA Speech.  President Joe Biden screamed, "I am determined to ban assault weapons in this country!" during a Tuesday speech in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  Biden segued to "assault weapons" by talking about passing Sen. John Cornyn's (R-TX) gun control package this summer.  He built toward a crescendo as he claimed "the vast majority" of Republican members of Congress could not support Cornyn's gun control because the NRA was against it.

Biden's New Slur to Tar His Political Opponents.  This week, President Joe Biden — in search of a new label to pin on his political opponents after the failure of his "ultra-MAGA" branding, which prompted peals of laughter rather than shudders of horror — landed on a new slur with which to tar those who don't support his agenda:  they are, he said, semi-fascists.  Speaking with a crowd of Democratic donors in Maryland, Biden reportedly said, "What we're seeing now is either the beginning or the death knell of an extreme MAGA philosophy.  It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's semi-fascism."  Now, Democratic politicians painting half of Americans as beneath contempt is old hat.  Former President Barack Obama, of course, said that Americans who didn't support him in 2008 were merely bitter bigots, clinging to "guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren't like them."  Hillary Clinton was more pithy:  she called them a "basket of deplorables."  So, "semi-fascist" shouldn't come as much of a shock.  But that smear is particularly galling coming from Biden the same week in which he announced, without any constitutional authority whatsoever, that he was erasing some $500 billion in student loan debts — the single largest executive action in American history.  Biden justified that action on the basis of a nonexistent COVID-19 emergency.

Biden's plum job reward for ex-intel officer who protected his scandal-laden son stinks.  If Jeremy Bash's appointment last week to the President's Intelligence Advisory Board is any guide to how the White House picks its top intel folks, the nation can forget about getting reliable intel.  Bash exposed himself as a political hack eager to exploit his authority for partisan purposes back in October 2020, when he joined 50 other former intelligence officials and signed an open letter pretending that The [New York] Post's reporting off Hunter Biden's laptop was likely Russian disinformation.  It has "has the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation," the 51 claimed — without actually explaining how, because it didn't.  It was just info they didn't want voters seeing in advance of the election.  With the same motive, The New York Times, Washington Post, NPR and other outlets used the letter as an excuse to ignore and deny our scoops. "We don't want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don't want to waste the listener's and readers' time on stories that are just pure distractions," huffed NPR managing editor Terence Samuels.  Oops:  The Times, WaPo and so on have now admitted The Post's reports were 100% accurate.  So the "experts" were actually the ones pushing disinformation.

Biden takes heat for spending 40 percent of his days in office 'on vacation'.  President Biden is taking heat for spending 40% of his days in office "on vacation" after he was away from the White House for two-thirds of August.  Biden's weekend jaunts and vacations spanned 234 days — with seven in 10 of them spent at his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware — out of 589 days in office.  RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told The Post that Republicans believe it's a winning campaign issue — alongside concerns over the effects of Biden-era spending, including Democrats' $1.9 trillion stimulus package last year and this year's $437 billion environmental and health care bill.  "Voters want Republicans, who actually show up to work, to dig America out of Biden's recession, secure the southern border, and put an end to reckless spending of taxpayer dollars," McDaniel said.

Joe Biden Claims 'Brave Right-Wing Americans' Are Shooting Law Enforcement.  President Joe Biden indicated Tuesday that "right-wing" Americans who support the Second Amendment are shooting at law enforcement.  The president detailed his frustrations with Americans who supported the right to own semi-automatic weapons during a speech on fighting crime in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.  "For those brave right-wing Americans who say it's all about keeping America independent and safe, if you want to fight against the country you need an F-15, you need something a little more than a gun," he said and added, "No.  I'm not joking."  "Who are they shooting at?  They're shooting at these guys behind me," he continued, referring to law enforcement, who were securing the president.

Biden Says the Military Can Obliterate the Second Amendment.  President Joe Biden said Tuesday while in Pennsylvania that "brave right wing Americans" who claim the Second Amendment is meant to fight back against a tyrannical government would be obliterated by the military.  Biden was speaking in Wilkes-Barre while promoting gun control and bolstering police forces across the nation.  Biden pushed for a federal ban on so-called "assault weapons" and took aim at Republicans during his speech, invoking the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.  "As one of the most — one of the most conservative justices in history, Justice Scalia, once wrote like, quote, 'like most rights, the rights granted by the Second Amendment are not unlimited'," Biden said. "They're not unlimited right now."

Biden can't decide whether or not we're still in a pandemic.  President Joe Biden made a campaign promise to "shut the virus down."  He made this claim repeatedly because his advisers thought he had stumbled into a clever saying about not shutting down the country again.  Now, almost two full years into his term, Biden is using presidential authority he believes he has under the 2003 HEROES Act to suspend student loan payments once again and, on top of that, attempt unilaterally to waive up to $20,000 in Pell Grant student loans or $10,000 in other loans.  It was on March 13, 2020, that President Donald Trump declared a nationwide emergency pursuant to Sec. 501(b) of the Stafford Act, making the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency.  Biden, in abusing this power, is going against his own administration's legal arguments concerning the declaration from earlier this year.

We All Know That Biden Is Not In Charge — It's Actually Three Women, And We Have Their Names.  The next two years is going to be a wild ride, as Joe Biden isn't calling the shots, believe me on this.  He's got the title of president of the United States but none of the authority because the government is being run by Biden's Chief of Staff Ron Klain & Company under the absolute control and direction of Sen. Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.  The left knew when they chose Biden to be the Democratic presidential nominee that he didn't have the stamina or cognitive abilities to handle the job of president.  That's why the left chose him, they needed a person, just a warm body, living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue who would just do as he's told and not ask questions. [...] It seems that Obama's third term is not just a wish for the former POTUS.  There are actually three women inside Joe's admin who are working together to operate this show for Obama, and we identify who they are.

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The headline says, "It's Actually Three Women," but the article names two men and eight women, in addition to Barack H. Obama and Vice-President Harris.

This Has Got To Be A First In History, A First Lady Physically Moving The President Backwards While He's Speaking To The Press.  The media may think their clever reporting is hiding Biden's decline from the world, but the world is well aware of it.  Particularly in Australia.  Sky News Australia host Andrew Bolt spoke with psychiatrist Tanveer Ahmed on his show and discussed Ahmed's take on the cognitive condition of the leader of the free world.  They weren't the only ones who noticed this strange behavior from Biden and things are just getting worse.

Biden's Senior Moment of the Week Vol. 8.  This week President Joe Biden appeased the radical liberals in his party by unilaterally canceling up to $40,000 worth of student debt for households earning $249,000 a year.  Former Obama adviser Jason Furman called it "reckless" and "indefensible."  Legal experts echoed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D., Calif.) assessment that Biden lacks the authority to forgive student loans without an act of Congress.  Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, the president touted the "cumalidefasredsulc" benefits of debt forgiveness and kept coughing directly into his hand in blatant violation of accepted health and safety protocols.  Meanwhile, his ability to speak in coherent sentences showed no signs of improvement.

"Doctor" Jill's trillion-dollar gift to the educational-industrial complex.  First Lady Jill Biden asked to be called "Doctor" after her husband was elected president.  She's not actually a doctor.  She's also not nearly as smart as one and so she thought the title made her look like she was, at least to stupid people who don't know better.  The justification for "Doctor" Jill's request to be called a doctor was she has an EdD. That's a doctoral degree in education.  It's a little like a PhD but much easier to obtain.  No EdD in the entire universe could pass an introductory college chemistry or physics course.  I suppose I could ask to be called a "doctor" too, since my law degree is a J.D., a Juris Doctor, but my friends would laugh at that request, and rightly so.  They don't teach you anything in EdD programs.  After all, they don't know anything themselves.  Their qualification for teaching in an EdD program is their own EdD. They don't even teach grammar or proofreading. "Doctor" Jill's written thesis for her EdD contains a typo in the first paragraph.

Biden Calls on the Mob.  The Dems decided they needed a little presidential revival before the midterms to fire up their base — which isn't looking very motivated at the moment.  They gave President Gremlin a few days of vacation to rest up, a couple of shots of Adderall to switch on long-dormant brain cells, and a few hits of oxygen so he could walk out onto the stage without collapsing.  They trotted Biden out to a friendly audience in a suburb of Washington, D.C., and he gave a real barn-burner of a speech.  He was angrier than an old coot screaming at the neighborhood kids to get off of his yard.  Apparently, the Democrats think that is a good look for them.  I wonder if they've considered that this speech may come to define the Biden presidency?  The speech was about those that voted for Donald Trump, but it revealed a great deal more about our presidential sock-puppet himself.  We learned that Joe has an advanced case of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Video: Joe Biden's Walk is Getting Stranger, What's With His Leg?  Who is really in charge?  Joe Biden on Friday 'dropped by' a meeting with state and local officials on Women's Equality Day to discuss 'abortion access' for women following the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v Wade.  Biden decided to take a few softball questions from sycophantic reporters.  Then he dropped this gem as he called on a reporter:  "I'm sorry, I took control.  I shouldn't do that.  I'm not allowed to do that," said Biden as his handlers kicked out the press.

79% say 'truthful' coverage of Hunter Biden's laptop would have changed 2020 election.  Nearly four of five Americans who've been following the Hunter Biden laptop scandal believe that "truthful" coverage would have changed the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.  A similar percentage also said they're convinced that information on the computer is real, with just 11% saying they thought it was "created by Russia," according to the survey conducted by the New Jersey-based Technometrica Institute of Policy and Politics.  And an even higher number — 81% — said US Attorney General Merrick Garland should appoint a special counsel to investigate matters related to the first son's infamous laptop, the existence of which was exclusively revealed by The Post in October 2020.

Mark Zuckerberg Admits On Joe Rogan That Facebook Censored The Hunter Laptop Story At The Request Of The FBI.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that before the New York Post broke the Hunter Biden laptop story, the social media giant received a warning from the FBI which prompted Facebook to limit the story's reach on the platform ahead of the 2020 presidential election.  The billionaire tech mogul said the FBI approached Facebook and warned it "be vigilant" before the New York Post story on the contents in Joe Biden's son's laptop.  [Video clip]

Did Biden Just Call for Warfare Against Republicans?  There it is.  He said it out loud.  Joe Biden thinks you're a fascist.  And the difference between this and the last epithet conservatives were called around election time is that this time Biden has an armed FBI and Antifa to act as his punishing squad.  Gladly.  Here's what the president told a Democratic Party fundraiser near the White House on Thursday.  "What we're seeing now is either the beginning of the death knell of the extreme MAGA philosophy.  It's not just Trump, it's the entire philosophy that underpins the — I'm going to say something — it's like semi-fascism," he said, according to a pool reporter.  "This is not your father's Republican Party.  This is a different deal."

Biden Makes Eyebrow-Raising Comment About 'Stealing' Elections.  Joe Biden is on a roll.  It's just not the kind of roll anyone should want him to be on.  After returning from his multi-week vacation in the middle of multiple crises, the president held a rally in Rockville, MD because no one else outside of a hundred-mile radius of the beltway can stand him.  Despite not filling the school gym he was speaking in, Biden launched into a multi-pronged attack against his political enemies.  He labeled Republicans as "semi-fascist" just a day after he declared himself king to force middle-class Americans to pay for the student loans of a small, mostly well-off minority of the country.  As RedState reported, his comments were couched in total incoherence, but it was one understandable part of his diatribe that had eyebrows raising.  According to Biden, if Democrats retain Congress, they will pass legislation to ensure "no one has the opportunity to steal an election again."  [Video clip]  That's certainly a "mask-off" moment from a guy who is clearly out of control and throwing all caution to the wind.  But the question is exactly what he means.

FBI agents behind controversial Hunter Biden briefing in 2020 [have been] ordered to talk.  Two top Senate Republicans want to interview the FBI officials behind a controversial summer 2020 FBI briefing on Russia.  Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to the two FBI employees on Thursday, alleging the August 2020 briefing was "unnecessary and was only done because of pressure from our Democratic colleagues, including Democratic Leadership, to falsely attack our Biden investigation as advancing Russian disinformation."  The senators named Nikki Floris, the intelligence analyst in charge of the FBI Washington Field Office's intelligence division, and Bradley Benavides, the deputy assistant director of the FBI Washington Field Office's counterintelligence division, as being the officials who provided the Russia-related briefing on Aug. 6, 2020.  The senators want the duo to appear for a transcribed interview in September.

Zuckerberg Revelation Shows FBI Interfered for Biden in 2020 Election.  Surprise, surprise.  It wasn't the social media platforms alone that censored the Hunter Biden laptop story before the election.  No, the FBI asked Facebook to censor the Hunter Biden laptop story before the 2020 election, calling it Russian disinformation.  Indeed, FBI investigators knew the laptop and its disgusting contents were all too real because they'd held possession of the laptop since 2019.  The laptop contained the disgusting details of Hunter's sex and drug life, business dealings, and evidence of big paydays from Ukraine and China — all of which presented a national security risk to the U.S.  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told podcaster Joe Rogan on Thursday that the FBI put Facebook "on high alert" to, wink, censor the Biden laptop story, wink, before the 2020 election.

Ashley Biden's Shocking Diary Is Real, Confirming Creepy Joe Biden Allegations.  Two Florida residents pleaded guilty to stealing President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden's diary; and then selling it to the conservative group Project Veritas.  Aimee Harris and Robert Kurlander admitted in a New York City federal court to conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property involving the theft of personal belongings of an immediate family member of a then-former government official who was a candidate for national political office.  "Harris and Kurlander stole personal property from an immediate family member of a candidate for national political office... they sold the property to an organization in New York for $40,000 and even returned to take more of the victim's property when asked to do so.  Harris and Kurlander sought to profit from their theft of another person's personal property, and they now stand convicted of a federal felony as a result," Damian Williams, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement.

Joe Biden Wakes up to Democratic Mutiny on Student Loan Forgiveness Plan.  President Joe Biden's unilateral move to implement a student loan forgiveness plan that "will include at least $10,000 in loan forgiveness for borrowers who make less than $125,000 annually, as well as another payment freeze for roughly four months" has understandably set off a firestorm nationwide, with Republicans lining up to express their outrage over Biden's actions.  But Republicans aren't the only ones ripping Biden.  He's also faced intense criticism from some surprising corners, including from Rep. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) who as we previously reported said on Wednesday that "This announcement by President Biden is no way to make policy and sidesteps Congress and our oversight and fiscal responsibilities."  "Any plan to address student debt should go through the legislative process, and it should be more targeted and paid for so it doesn't add to the deficit," Pappas, who is said to be in a tough reelection battle, also stated.

Biden [Claims] That the "Emergency" Powers He Has Due to Covid Allow Him to Act As a Tyrant, Apparently Forever.  Note that Biden already declared an end to the covid emergency when he canceled Trump's Remain in Mexico policy, and his CDC just announced that we're effectively back to normal.  But Biden won't formally say the "emergency" is over — so he can continue acting as tyrant when he finds it politically useful to do so. [...] [D]idn't this Republic used to require Congress to pass laws?  Didn't NeverTrump used to caution about the "authoritarian" Trump assuming the powers of a tyrant?  And yet... they're all supportive of this, or silent about it.

Biden Announces His Illegal Student Loan Move With Senility and Casual Racism.  Joe Biden made it official on Wednesday, confirming reports that he was going to "forgive" tens of thousands of dollars of student debt for federal borrowers, many of which are the most privileged and well-off in our society.  As I wrote previously, I think the move is morally reprehensible, forcing an electrician who paid for their technical training to now pay for the gender studies degree of some far-left kook making $100K a year in an academic position.  For his part, Biden took to the podium to announce his move while taking a precious few questions.  Those he did field received some of the most non-sensical answers of his presidency.  Before we get there, though, here was the president attempting to set things up in a way absolutely no one understood.  Really, what in the world is he talking about here?  [Tweet]

Biden's Student Loan 'Forgiveness' Is An Unjust, Cynical Abuse Of Power.  "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law."  That's what it says right there in the Constitution.  And yet, without any legislation, Joe Biden now promises to "cancel" up to $10,000 in student loans per borrower ($20,000 for Pell Grant borrowers), limited to those with annual incomes of less than $125,000.  Let's start by pointing out that President Joe Biden isn't "canceling" or "forgiving" any student loans.  Those are preposterous euphemisms favored by Democrats and the media.  The debt in question already exists, it has been lent and spent, and those who borrowed the money of their own volition have already received services.  This debt isn't cancelable.  The president hasn't "forgiven" loans, he's unilaterally broken existing contracts and transferred the responsibility of payment to taxpayers — many of whom have either repaid their own student loans or never borrowed any money to begin with.  Now, if you're opposed to repaying some stranger's loan, that's too bad.  A new batch of IRS agents will be there to ensure that you do.

Majority of White House Staffers Eligible for Biden's Student-Loan 'Forgiveness'.  Many White House staffers will likely be eligible for President Biden's newly unveiled student-loan "forgiveness" plan, which will transfer up to $10,000 in student debt from individuals making less than $125,000 to the American public.  A White House report that detailed the pay of more than 470 staffers last month showed that roughly half of current White House employees make $90,000 or less per year, with the other half making more than $100,000.  More than 300 staffers on the list earn less than the $125,000 threshold.

Or maybe they just want to keep her out of sight, too.
Jill Biden tests positive for Covid again in a rebound case after taking Paxlovid.  First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 again Wednesday, suffering a rebound case of the coronavirus after taking the antiviral drug, Paxlovid.  The East Wing said Wednesday afternoon that the first lady would return to isolation in Delaware.  Dr. Biden's symptoms have not returned, Deputy Communications Director Kelsey Donohue said in a statement.

FBI whistleblower claims bureau leaders ordered staff NOT to investigate Hunter Biden laptop.  The FBI deliberately dragged its feet on the Hunter Biden investigation and told agents not to look into the Hunter Biden laptop, according to new whistleblowers who spoke with Sen. Ron Johnson.  Johnson, R-Wisc., sent a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday bringing forth the new whistleblower claims.  'Recently, my office heard from individuals with knowledge of the FBI's apparent corruption,' Johnson said.  'After the FBI obtained the Hunter Biden laptop from the Wilmington, DE computer shop, these whistleblowers stated that local FBI leadership told employees, "you will not look at that Hunter Biden laptop" and that the FBI is "not going to change the outcome of the election again,"' Johnson wrote to Horowitz.  Johnson is demanding Horowitz look into the FBI's handling of the Hunter Biden laptop.

Biden [will]] Return to [the] White House Wednesday for [a] DNC Event, Then Leave For Another Delaware Vacation.  They're really going to try to hide Dementia Joe until the midterm elections.  Joe Biden will briefly return to the White House on Wednesday do to a DNC event in Maryland before returning to Delaware for another vacation.  Today [8/22/2022] marks Biden's 93rd day on vacation just this year.  Biden has spent 228 days on vacation since he was installed in January 2021.

Biden takes two-week break as vacation time outstrips Trump, Obama, Bush.  President Biden will wrap up a two-week vacation at his beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Wednesday as one unofficial count indicates he has spent more time away from the White House than his three immediate predecessors at the same point in their terms.  The president and his family, including disgraced first son Hunter Biden, left Washington for their latest getaway on Aug. 10, spending almost a week at a $20 million mansion on South Carolina's exclusive Kiawah Island.  As The [New York] Post reported earlier this month, the first family stayed for free at the nine-bedroom oceanfront estate owned by Democratic donor Maria Allwin, the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin.

Joe Biden uses $500,000 federal funds to construct himself a personal border wall.  Border walls? Who needs border walls?  Apparently, only Joe Biden does.  The rest of us can go without. [...] It comes on the heels of news that some five million illegal migrants have crossed into the U.S.  on Joe Biden's watch, which is almost a couple of Los Angeleses' worth.  About a tenth of those, according to news reports, are known as "gotaways," foreigners with criminal records, or ongoing criminal business for the most part, who have good reasons from their own point of view, to avoid any contact with the Border Patrol, even with its easy, sure-thing "catch and release" policies.  Characters from the terrorist watch lists have been sporadically apprehended, with gotaways on that front unknown, so that's some protection these Bidenites are offering.

It Turns Out Most Democrats Don't Want Joe Biden Anywhere Near Their Campaigns.  In a piece titled "As Biden turns toward midterms, he may not be the top surrogate," the [Washington] Post surveyed dozens of Democrats, scoured their ads, social media, and websites, and realized that Joe Biden seems to be deeply unpopular this midterm cycle.  Of the 60 or so Democrats they asked, very few said they wanted Biden (or anyone from his administration, actually) to come campaign with them.

Ron Klain and Susan Rice Take the Lead as Joe Biden Disappears on Vacation.  President Joe Biden's staff continue trumpeting the president's legislative victories but have allowed the president to disappear into his August vacation.  Earlier this week, Biden appeared at the White House briefly to sign his massive green energy and health care bill but has not taken questions from reporters at the White House or appeared for any interviews to promote his agenda.  He has spent most of August out of sight, as he spent a week at Kiawah Island before returning to Delaware for another week off.

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Did you vote for Ron Klain or Susan Rice, for the office of President?  No, you didn't.  This is a high-stakes bait-and-switch scam.

Think the FBI Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt?  [Scroll down]In July, [Senator] Grassley's office published a blockbuster whistleblower report wherein senior agency officials alleged that the bureau is actively trying to sabotage Trump and provide cover for President Joe Biden's son, Hunter.  "Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions," Grassley's office wrote in a press release, "are raising the alarm about tampering by senior FBI and Justice Department officials in politically sensitive investigations ranging from election and campaign finance probes across multiple election cycles."  Washington Field Office Assistant Special Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault and Director of Election Crimes Branch Richard Pilger, the whistleblowers alleged, coordinated to amplify defamatory information against Trump while giving cover to Hunter Biden, dismissing Biden intelligence as disinformation.  The agency reportedly knew of Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop full of incriminating information on the first family as early as 2019, and Grassley's whistleblower report highlights how officials may have undermined DOJ investigations into Hunter Biden's finances in Delaware and Pittsburgh.  In March, FBI Assistant Director of the Cyber Division Bryan Vorndran told lawmakers he did not know the whereabouts of Hunter Biden's laptop.

The "Lie of the Year" frontrunner.  It's a bit early for the "Lie of the Year" awards to come out, particularly since we're in a midterm election year and there will be many politicians flapping their gums between now and November.  But at least over at The Hill, they've decided that we need to start narrowing the field a bit. [...] With so many choices to pick from, you might think that they'd have had trouble narrowing this down, but in the end, the choice came down to one claim.  Or more correctly, perhaps we should say one series of claims in a short period of time.  And they stemmed from Biden's recent comments about inflation being at "zero" in July.

Joe Biden Plans to Extend Vacation in Delaware After Kiawah Island Trip.  President Joe Biden is planning to extend his vacation this week after he wraps up his time on Kiawah Island in South Carolina.  According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data cited by the Associated Press, Biden plans to be in Wilmington, Delaware, from Tuesday until Friday after he leaves Kiawah Island.  The White House has not released a schedule of the president's vacation but announced that Biden will return to Washington, DC, on Tuesday to sign the so-called "Inflation Reduction Act of 2022" before leaving again.  The $430 billion bill raises taxes to spend more on government-controlled health care and subsidizes green energy.

Hunter Biden met with dad immediately after Romanian business meetings.  Hunter Biden met with his father multiple times while working for a Romanian real estate tycoon accused of corruption — an effort that netted Joe Biden's second son and associates "millions" of dollars, a source close to the arrangement told The [New york] Post.  The timing of the meetings between the then-vice president and his son have raised questions about the "full truth" of the involvement with Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings, critics said.  The calendared gabfests between father and son were found during a search of a laptop hard drive which Hunter Biden abandoned in a Delaware repair shop in April 2019, and fly in the face of past denials from President Biden that he had no part in his son's overseas business dealings.

The Destroyer of the Republic.  It strains credulity, but given Old Joe Biden's deteriorating mental state, it doesn't really strain credulity all that much:  the Biden White House insists that it only found out about the twilight-of-the-republic raid on Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home when the establishment media did, and not a moment before.  So if the alleged president didn't order this banana-republic raid, who did?  On Thursday, Biden's hyper-partisan Attorney General Merrick Garland, who has done so much to turn the Justice Department and the FBI into weapons of partisan politics, admitted that it was he who "personally approved" the raid, and as he surveys what he hath wrought, the heightened distrust of the authorities among ordinary Americans, and the growing fear of an out-of-control Leftist authoritarian federal government, he isn't one bit sorry, either.  Apparently destroying the republic and imposing upon the American people a Leftist autocracy that is above the law was what he wanted to do all along.

When are Biden Voters Going to Get Angry?  We must all take a close look at the abuse we have suffered at the hands of the leftist Democrat Party, and their never-ending litany of lies trying to cover their failures.  What I want to know is, after 19 months of predictable results for their failed policies, when are Biden voters going to get angry?  I do not blame them for thinking, "Things can only get better now," after bad actors deposed President Trump, and Sleepy, basement-dwelling Joe ascended to the Oval Office.  The abuse the Democrat faithful endured during the Trump presidency was relentless:  every hoax imaginable about Russia, every night a lying, conspiratorial, gaslighting grift of "evidence will show," and all manners of character assassination.  By January 2020, we were all worn out from the non-stop barrage of bad news, while the narrative they crafted ignored or falsified the rays of hope.  However, what Biden voters were sold has not been delivered — Biden has not governed as the refreshingly wonderfully moderate he was made out to be.  Instead, he and the Democrat Party are beholden to radical leftists.

The FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago home highlights the alarming double standard that gives Dems a pass.  "We believe in the rule of law.  That's what our country is about, and no person is above the law," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie during a TV interview Tuesday [8/9/2022] in an attempt to justify the unprecedented FBI raid of former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach home.  If that's the case — that we're all "equal" under the law, as Pelosi says — what penalties will her husband, Paul Pelosi, face for allegedly drunk driving? [...] And what about President Joe Biden's wayward son Hunter?  The FBI has been in possession of his "laptop from hell" for years, but despite reported evidence of alleged crimes the first son may have committed, he hasn't been arrested or subjected to unannounced pre-dawn intimidation raids by dozens of armed FBI agents like what shockingly took place to Trump and his family.

Hunter Biden laptop repairman John Paul Mac Isaac says FBI agent threatened him to hush up.  The computer repair shop owner who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop claims in a new book that an FBI agent threatened him to stay silent.  John Paul Mac Isaac said two federal agents came to his Mac Shop in Wilmington, Del. in December 2019 to recoup the laptop following a subpoena, he details in his new book "American Injustice:  My Battle to Expose the Truth."  The repairman, who had volunteered to hand the laptop over to the feds two months earlier, said the alleged threat came after he made a joke, telling them:  "Hey, lads, I'll remember to change your names when I write the book."  "Agent Wilson kept walking but Agent DeMeo paused and turned to face me," Paul Mac writes of the encounter.  Isaac said the agent then told him:  "It is our experience that nothing ever happens to people that don't talk about these things."

FBI Gone Wild:  Federal Agent Threatened Hunter Biden Laptop Repair Guy.  The trail of corruption and abuse stretches the length of the Great Wall of China by this point.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is out of control.  Has the Russian collusion hoax not exposed how far agents and employees at the Department of Justice will go to undermine a duly elected president?  There was election interference in 2016 and 2020, but the source was domestic, not foreign.  It wasn't the Russians but those working in the J. Edgar Hoover Building.  Trump being smeared as a Kremlin agent was the first salvo, but in 2020, the Hunter Biden laptop came out in October of that year — threatening Joe Biden's election chances.  The FBI ran interference by reportedly labeling any allegations stemming from Hunter's laptop as Russian disinformation without a thorough review.  The bureau has been doing this for months with regard to making sure nothing about Hunter becomes a national news story that could damage the Biden presidency.

FBI, R.I.P?  The FBI has devolved into a personal retrieval service for the incorrigible Biden family.  It suppressed, for political purposes, information surrounding Hunter Biden's missing laptop on the eve of the 2020 election.  Previously, the FBI never pursued Hunter's fraudulently registered firearm, his mysterious foreign income, his felonious crack cocaine use, or his regular employment of foreign prostitutes.

Joe, Hunter Biden staying for free at $20 million South Carolina mansion.  President Biden and his family, including disgraced first son Hunter, are spending their summer vacation at a $20 million beachfront mansion in South Carolina, The Post has learned — and they're not paying a dime.  The president recently asked prominent Democratic donor Maria Allwin — the widow of hedge fund founder James Allwin — if he could stay at her nine-bedroom Kiawah Island estate, a source close to the family told The [New York] Post.  "They stayed here before and they're not paying," the source said.  "They've never paid.  They're just friends."  The property features a large swimming pool on two acres and is surrounded by palm trees and other lush vegetation for privacy.

Biden sure is coughing a lot for someone 'recovered' from COVID.  President Biden has been ill with China virus.  We all know that.  Twice within the past half-month Biden has been kept in China virus isolation.  During isolation, his public affairs have been limited, and when he does take part in events, he's been doing them remotely.  Supposedly, his handlers allow him to circulate in public after two successive days of being tested negative, when he is supposed to be in normal health, but you sure wouldn't have known that from the performance he put on last Tuesday at the outdoor signing ceremony on the White House South Lawn for the passage of the CHIPS in Science Act of 2022 — which Brandon consistently misnamed as "the CHIPS and Science Act."  The signing ceremony was one prolonged cough-a-thon.  It was 45 minutes long, and under tropical conditions of heat and humidity approaching that of the Amazon rain forest, which certainly didn't help the obviously still sick president.  His handlers should never have allowed this ceremony to go forth.

'We had Zero percent inflation': Biden dazed and confused after July 8.5% inflation rate announced.  The Labor Department released the inflation report Wednesday and while any fair-minded person can tell the economy is far from looking up, President Joe Biden has well and truly embraced Orwellian dystopian doublethink and, instead of saying "2+2=5," declared 8.5 equals zero.  While holding a ceremony Wednesday to sign the PACT Act that, in part, addresses the healthcare needs of veterans who suffered illness or injury from exposure to burn pits, Biden attempted to draw a win on the consumer price index (CPI) coming in at 8.5 percent for the month of July.  That number was indeed a drop from the year-to-year metric that marked a 40-year high in June at 9.1 percent, but it was also a far cry from what the president claimed.

Biden Schedule Is Heavy on Delaware, Light on Interviews.  President Biden's schedule shows he has a fondness for travel to Delaware and the occasional game of golf — and a cautious approach to formal interviews and press conferences.  As the summer draws to a close, Mr. Biden is planning to spend some time away in August, starting later this week with a trip to Kiawah Island, S.C. In his first 18 months in office, he traveled to Delaware 46 times and to Camp David 18 times.  He played 15 rounds of golf, conducted 17 formal press conferences and gave 20 sit-down interviews, according to former CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who tracks presidential data.

Probably true, only because Biden isn't really in charge.
Team Biden Claims 'No Advance Knowledge' of FBI Raid on Donald Trump's House at Mar-A-Lago.  President Joe Biden's staff claimed Monday they did not know about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump's house at Mar-A-Lago.  "No advance knowledge.  Some learned from old media some from social media," a senior White House official told CBS reporter Ed O'Keefe when asked about the raid.  Fox News journalist Pat Ward also cited a comment from a White House official denying they did not receive notice of the raid and referred reporters to the Justice Department.

This assertion is also probably true, only because Joe Biden isn't really in charge.
White House Claims Biden Was Not Briefed on FBI Raid at Mar-a-Lago.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that President Biden was not made aware that the FBI planned to search former president Donald Trump's personal residence at Mar-a-Lago before the action was carried out on Monday.  "What I can tell you definitively and for sure, he was not aware of this," Jean-Pierre said of Biden.  "Nobody at the White House was.  Nobody was given a heads up and we did not know about what happened yesterday."  Asked if the president is concerned about the potential for politically fueled violence in the wake of the raid, she said:  "We would ask Americans to remain peaceful at this time."

GOP to Go on Offense Against Intel Officials in Hunter Biden Probe.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says that the House Republicans will demand answers from intelligence officials on what they knew about Hunter Biden's shady foreign business dealings while Joe Biden was vice president, according to a report from the New York Post.  McCarthy says that if they don't come in voluntarily, they will be subpoenaed.  "They should come in and talk to us," McCarthy told the Post.  "You'd want to ask these individuals what did they know and when.

When the Biden White House calls on "experts" to support its agenda, watch your wallet.  When the discovery of the Hunter Biden laptop was revealed by the New York Post nearly two years ago — the mainstream media, social media, and of course the Biden campaign immediately moved to denounce it.  The casus belli for journalists, Facebook, Twitter, and the like — Biden brought this up in a presidential debate — was that its emergence three weeks before Election Day in 2020 had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation," according to 51 former national security experts, led by James Clapper, a director of National Intelligence under Barack Obama.  Every one of these "experts" either lied, signed on to something they knew little about, or just simply wanted to do whatever it took to prevent the reelection of Donald J. Trump.  Eighteen months later, the New York Times admitted Hunter's laptop, which provided voluminous evidence of his influence peddling centered on his being the son of a powerful politician, was authentic.

It's the worst case of Covid ever!  Or maybe he never had Covid and the whole thing is a ruse to keep him out of sight.
Basement Biden still testing positive after 15 days and 4 Pfizer shots.  Hmmm?  COVID-stricken President Joe Biden will remain in isolation after testing positive for a seventh straight day, keeping the gaffe-prone career politician in a controlled environment as narrative engineers work on shifting public opinion about the deeply unpopular leader in the run-up to the critical midterm elections.  On Friday, Biden's physician Kevin O'Connor reported that the twice-jabbed and multiple-boosted 79-year-old has run his streak of positive results to a full week but said that the patient is showing signs of improvement and that his cough is "almost completely resolved."  "His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation remain entirely normal," O'Connor added.  "This morning, his SARS-CoV-2 antigen testing remained positive."

Biden's Naked.  Biden's troops have been out claiming that the recession we're in, defined as two consecutive quarters or GDP decline, is not really a recession.  The definition of a recession, they say, is more complex, and so, "technically," we're not in one.  It doesn't take a truthful young boy to point out that this is ridiculous.  On Thursday, the Commerce Department reported a decline of 0.9% in the second quarter following a decline of 1.6% in the first quarter.  That's two consecutive quarters of GDP decline, so we're in a recession.  Why does Biden choose to parade around naked in spite of the economic data?  Not just because he doesn't want to take responsibility for his mistakes, which caused the recession, but because he wants to continue with them.  Admitting the truth would mean he has to examine his policies and begin correcting them.  But Biden has never reversed a single one of his failed economic policy decisions.

Joe Biden signs a blatantly illegal executive order to fund abortion.  On Wednesday [8/3/2022], Joe Biden signed an executive order that would see Medicaid pay for women to cross state lines to get abortions.  While the money ostensibly funds travel, the fact that money is fungible and funnels directly to abortion should mean that this executive order is stricken for violating the Hyde Amendment.  In today's political environment, though, it's hard to imagine anyone with power and legal standing making the point that the order must be stricken.  The Hyde Amendment is very simple:  It says that federal money — which really means taxpayer money — cannot be used to fund abortions.  Of course, the Hyde Amendment is violated just about every day in America and has been for decades because of the billions of taxpayer dollars sent to Planned Parenthood via Title X grants and Medicaid reimbursements.

Hunter Biden [was] involved in 2018 deal to send grain from Ukraine to China.  Hunter Biden was involved in a 2018 project by Burisma Holdings to export grain from Ukraine to China, a document from his abandoned laptop shows.  The scandal-scarred first son's signature was among those on a Burisma board resolution dated July 27, 2018 that concerned the "Sino Ukraine Silk Road Grain Port" project.  In addition to Hunter, seven other members of Burisma's board of directors authorized their adviser, Vadym Pozharskyi, to "represent with all Chinese Potential Shareholders for development, negotiation, and contracting issues as well as operation management of the project 'Sino Ukraine Silk Road Grain Port'."  Former CIA officer Joseph Cofer Black, a fellow Burisma board member, was also among those who signed off on the project, the document shows.  There is no further mention of the project on Hunter's laptop — and it wasn't immediately clear if the grain was ever shipped.

All FBI Agents Must Blow Their Whistles Or They'll Be Complicit In Bureau's Politicization.  Sen. Chuck Grassley's office confirmed to The Federalist that the multiple FBI whistleblowers charging misconduct related to the Hunter Biden investigation only came forward in the last two months.  While the existence of these new whistleblowers proves promising, other FBI agents with knowledge of misconduct or political bias must stop hiding behind the chain of command and start blowing their own whistles.  "Multiple FBI whistleblowers, including those in senior positions" informed the Iowa Republican senator that "Washington Field Office assistant special agent in charge Timothy Thibault and other FBI officials ... 'falsely portray[ed] as disinformation evidence acquired from multiple sources that provided the FBI derogatory information related to Hunter Biden's financial and foreign business activities, even though some of that information had already been or could be verified.'"  The whistleblowers further charged that "in August of 2020, FBI supervisory intelligence analyst Brian Auten opened an assessment, which was used by a team of agents at FBI headquarters to improperly discredit and falsely claim that derogatory information about Biden's activities was disinformation, causing investigative activity and sourcing to be shut down."

Climate Emergency? What A Crock, Part 1.  Joe Biden did not declare a climate emergency last week, as many in his party urged him to do.  One Democratic senator claimed that the changing climate required "bold, intense executive action" from the president.  Another said Biden needed to move because "the climate crisis is a threat to national security."  But there's no emergency.  It's a wholly manufactured charade.  Though he put off an executive action, Biden said last Wednesday that he has "a responsibility to act with urgency and resolve when our nation faces clear and present danger.  And that's what climate change is about.  It is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger.  The health of our citizens and our communities is literally at stake."  His non-COVID fever continued:  "Climate change is literally an existential threat to our nation and to the world. ... Right now, 100 million Americans are under heat alert — 100 million Americans.  Ninety communities across America set records for high temperatures just this year, including here in New England as we speak."

"Green" Is Unsustainable.  Is the Biden administration deliberately trying to sell us out?  Is Joe Biden a paid agent of the Communist Chinese, or perhaps of the Putin regime?  I have always assumed that the answer is no, but the troubling question is, if Biden were a Chinese agent, what, exactly, would he be doing differently?  The answer:  nothing.

WH Delivers More Confusion About Biden's COVID Symptoms.  Joe Biden was diagnosed with COVID on July 21. He had negative tests last week, but then tested positive again on Saturday [7/30/2022].  Both his doctor, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, and Joe Biden himself said he had no reemergence of symptoms. [Tweet]  But then on Monday, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden had no "reoccurring symptoms" and then in the next breath suggested he had lingering symptoms.  The doctor's letter from Monday morning never mentioned that.  [Tweet]

Our Hollow Leaders.  Throughout his political career, Joe Biden said that he was personally opposed to abortion because good Catholics like himself believe life begins at conception and, therefore, he supported the Hyde Amendment that prohibited the use of federal funds for abortion.  In 2019, when he ran for president in a strongly pro-abortion Democratic Party, he suddenly discovered that he opposed the Hyde Amendment and now believes in using federal funds to violate his sacred religious views on the sanctity of life.  Similarly, in 2015, Biden stated that, as a good Catholic, he believes that life begins at conception, but in 2021, as president, paralysed by the crowd of radical pro-abortionists in his party, he discovered that he no longer believes that.

FBI, Director Christopher Wray are in for a rude wake-up call over Hunter Biden investigation.  FBI Director Christopher Wray always seems a little too pleased with himself.  But on Thursday the smirk may be wiped off his pretty face when Republican members of the House oversight committee start grilling him on the mounting evidence that something is very rotten inside the agency Wray runs.  Top of the list is the curious question of why the FBI apparently did nothing with Hunter Biden's laptop, which was handed to two agents on Dec. 9, 2019, by John Paul Mac Isaac, the alarmed owner of the computer repair shop near the Biden family homes in Greenville, Del., where Hunter had dropped off his MacBook eight months earlier.  Among other potential crimes to be found on the abandoned laptop, you would expect the FBI to be interested, on national security grounds, in the incriminating evidence of a corrupt foreign influence-peddling scheme run by the Biden family throughout Joe Biden's vice presidency.  Equally curious is why the FBI apparently did nothing with another voluminous trove of corroborating material, given to them in October 2020 by Hunter's former business partner, Navy veteran Tony Bobulinski, including emails and other documents which replicate those on Hunter's laptop.

Why this Democrat thinks Biden must resign before the midterms.  On March 9, 2020, Joe Biden — then the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee — described himself as "a bridge" to a new generation of Democratic leaders who are "the future of this country."  As we approach the halfway point in President Biden's first term, it's clear the time has come for him to embrace his place in history as a transitional president and resign gracefully.  Biden faces record-low approval ratings, an impending red-wave midterm election, renewed concerns about his physical health and cognitive fitness, a failed domestic agenda with no path forward and glaring foreign-policy mistakes.  If Republicans capture Congress, he'll also face questions he can't answer on his involvement in his son Hunter's lucrative foreign business.

Sen. Ron Johnson expects 'deal' to conceal Hunter Biden indictment.  Hunter Biden may be indicted, but the public likely will never know the whole story, according to a prediction by a Republican senator.  Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), who has led the charge in Congress to investigate the business dealings of President Joe Biden's son, made the assertion to Fox News host Dan Bongino, who asked if Johnson believes the "mainstream media" will turn on the commander in chief now because of his low poll numbers.  "That's my prediction," Johnson said before sharing his "other" forecast.  "My other prediction is they may indict Hunter Biden, but they'll probably seal — they'll do a deal — they'll seal all the information.  The American public will never get the full truth," the senator said.

Don't hold your breath.
Republicans Prepare Biden Family Business Investigation Storm.  Republicans are preparing to investigate Hunter, James, and President Joe Biden's history of shady business deals after the GOP likely reclaims the House in the midterm elections.  Plans have already begun to investigate the Biden family business.  Demand letters are being written and strategies developed to ensure Hunter, Joe, and James Biden are held accountable for the misdeeds and falsehoods perpetrated on American citizens, which includes the establishment media's suppression of the "Laptop From Hell" leading up to the 2020 presidential election.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson accuses FBI of 'tipping the scales of justice' in Hunter Biden probe.  Senator Ron Johnson on Sunday accused the FBI of major bias over whistleblower claims that the bureau suppressed negative information about Hunter Biden.  The Wisconsin Republican told Fox & Friends that he has 'no faith' in FBI Director Christopher Wray, who was appointed by Donald Trump, to oversee anything related to President Joe Biden's son.  Meanwhile the Justice Department is currently pursuing an unrelated tax investigation into Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings.

Biden tests positive for COVID in 'rebound' case, doctor says.  President Biden tested positive for COVID-19 in a "rebound" case on Saturday, according to the White House.  "As described last week, acknowledging the potential for so-called 'rebound' COVID positivity observed in a small percentage of patients treated with PAXLOVID the President increased his testing cadence, both to protect people around him and to assure early detection of any return of viral replication," White House Doctor Dr. Kevin O'Connor said.  O'Connor said in the letter that Biden tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning, and Friday morning, but tested positive on Saturday morning by an antigen test.

Biden tests positive for COVID again and goes back into White House isolation.  President Joe Biden says he's 'feeling fine' after he joined the growing number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 days after finishing their course of Paxlovid, a powerful anti-viral treatment.  At least one prominent physician has warned that up to 40 percent of those who take a course of Paxlovid, end up testing positive for the virus again within 30 days.  Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a prominent cardiologist and professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University Hospital, tweeted: 'I think this was predictable.'  The doctor continued: 'The prior data suggesting 'rebound' Paxlovid positivity in the low single digits is outdates and with BA.5 is likely 20-40% or even higher.'

The last major media holdout still shilling for Joe Biden.  By all accounts — by every economic indicator, every political poll, every overseas interaction, every lie at the presidential podium — Joe Biden is a miserable failure as president.  Inflation brought on by government spending has now tipped the economy into recession and there is no end in sight.  The border lies open, with the Border Patrol converted into a de facto valet and escort service for literally millions of unvetted illegal border crossers.  Crime is out of control.  America is a laughingstock abroad, with Biden's name on the most humiliating military pullout in U.S. history.  He's a man utterly unfit for the office, a man whose very placement in office demonstrates the horrific consequences of electoral fraud.

17 Times Joe Biden Got Involved in the Family Business.  President Joe Biden was involved in his son Hunter Biden's business dealings at least 17 times over ten years, records from Hunter's "laptop from hell" and reports show.  Though Joe Biden and his staff have claimed at least seven times that the president has not been involved in the family business, 17 pieces of evidence suggest Joe Biden has played an influential role in his son Hunter and brother James's activities.  Fifty-eight percent of voters believe that Joe Biden has played a role in his family's business.  Sixty percent say Hunter Biden has sold "influence and access" to the president.

We've finally got confirmation that Joe was 'the Big Guy' all along.  Currently, Merrick Garland is seriously contemplating indicting Donald Trump for daring to do what Democrats did in 2000 and 2016:  question an election's validity.  That is a dangerous ideological turn.  Meanwhile, in the land of actual facts, Miranda Devine has unearthed compelling evidence that, when Hunter's business partners were planning to have "H" hold "10%" for "the Big Guy" as part of a massive deal with a CCP-backed Chinese energy company, "the Big Guy" was Joe Biden, who had just left the vice president's office.  The background to this story is that Hunter Biden, in a drugged out haze, dropped his computer off in a Delaware repair shop and never returned to pay for the repair and pick up the computer.  And so it was that Hunter Biden's hard drive entered the public domain right before the 2020 election.  In addition to his exceptionally disgusting, debauched, and definitely illegal habits (illicit drugs, prostitutes, and possibly much worse), the laptop was also overflowing with information about Hunter's business dealings.

Hunter Biden Associate's Panicked Message About Info Coming out and the 'Big Guy'.  We found out in October 2020 from a message on Hunter Biden's laptop that Hunter was supposed to be holding 10 percent of the joint venture with CEFC for the "Big Guy."  Tony Bobulinski — who was involved in the deal — identified Joe Biden as the "Big Guy."  Now, there's more information about the "Big Guy."  According to the NY Post, when the laptop story broke back in October 2020, James Gilliar, who was also involved in the CEFC deal, sent a panicked email to an unnamed person to talk about the "Big Guy," when it became clear that some of this was going to come out.

Biden allies:  Where is Absent Joe?  [Scroll down]  In other words, Absent Joe has all but checked out and is now just going through the motions.  He's either not interested in or up to doing the job of a modern president, preferring demagoguery and crankery to competence and real engagement.  He may be the first president who lame-ducked himself before the first midterms.

FBI Whistleblowers Allege FBI Scheme to Protect Hunter Biden and Joe Biden.  Yesterday [7/25/2022], Senator Chuck Grassley sent [a] letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding allegations from "highly credible whistleblowers" about the FBI's "false portrayal" of derogatory Hunter Biden materials as "disinformation."  If these allegations are true, it's a damning depiction of FBI leadership and it proves their efforts to influence the 2020 election.  This is the second (if not third) straight election the FBI has meddled in, given the influence the Trump/Russia investigation — and its unlawful origins with the FBI — had over the 2018 midterms.  Grassley's whistleblowers allege that in August 2020, FBI Headquarters "improperly discredit[ed] negative Hunter Biden information as disinformation and caused investigative activity to cease."  In fact, it was a scheme of top FBI officials.  As Grassley explains:  "the allegations provided to my office appear to indicate that there was a scheme in place among certain FBI officials to undermine derogatory information connected to Hunter Biden by falsely suggesting it was disinformation."  The context and timing is important, as this was leading up to the 2020 election.  Who benefited from this scheme?  Democrat candidate Joe Biden.

Whistleblower allegations raise prospect FBI misled Senate's Hunter Biden probe, Ron Johnson says.  ecent revelations from FBI whistleblowers raise the strong prospect that the bureau engaged in a "targeted effort to intentionally undermine" the Senate's pre-election probe into Hunter Biden's business deals, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) declares in a stinging letter to the nation's top law enforcement and intelligence officials.  "Unfortunately, the FBI can no longer be trusted to investigate Hunter Biden with integrity and the equal application of law," Johnson said in a letter sent late Tuesday to FBI Director Chris Wray, Attorney General Merrick Garland, and Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.  Johnson's missive came a day after his colleague, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, divulged that multiple FBI whistleblowers have come forward to allege political manipulation and other wrongdoing inside the FBI, including falsely portraying negative information about Hunter Biden as disinformation back in 2020 when in fact it was true.

The National Tragedy of Hunter Biden's Laptop.  The recent release of more gigabytes of images and information from Hunter Biden's laptop adds to the evidence that the all-out elite effort to bury the scandal before the 2020 election wasn't just to protect Joe Biden, the preferred candidate of the American oligarchy.  Sure, the 50-plus senior U.S. intelligence professionals who signed a letter claiming the laptop's contents were "Russian disinformation" wanted to stop Donald Trump from sending angry tweets at them, but the laptop suggests there was much more at stake.  The U.S. spy chiefs who signed that infamously misleading letter — including John Brennan, Leon Panetta, Michael Hayden, and James Clapper — had directed America's foreign intelligence services while Biden was vice president and before that chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.  They knew what his son Hunter was doing abroad, because it was their job to know what foreign services know about leading U.S. officials and their families, and how it might affect U.S. national security.  But none of these powerful and experienced men, presumably dedicated to defending the national interest, lifted a finger to stop Hunter Biden — and really, how could they?  He was Joe Biden's son, after all.  And by doing nothing about him, the pillars of America's intelligence community became the curators of the Biden family's scandal.

Hunter Biden's biz partner called Joe Biden 'the Big Guy' in panicked message after Post's laptop story.  One of Hunter Biden's former business partners referred to Joe Biden as "the Big Guy" in a panicked message the same day The [New York] Post broke news of the infamous laptop from hell left behind by the president's son, The Post has learned.  James Gilliar, a former British Special Forces officer with ties to UK intelligence services, discussed The Post's exclusive report with an unnamed person on Oct. 14, 2020, according to the message provided by a whistleblower to GOP congressional investigators probing the laptop.  In the message, Gilliar, 58, reassured the person that the revelations about Biden's apparent involvement in his son's foreign deals would not be damaging — regardless of the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.

FBI whistleblowers claim the agency lied about Hunter Biden's laptop.  In late summer 2020, the mother of all October surprises emerged:  An abandoned Hunter Biden laptop filled to the brim with information about Hunter's drug and sex addictions (scurrilous but arguably irrelevant to Joe) plus massive amounts of information about Hunter's shady business deals with America's geopolitical enemies, all of which he obtained thanks to the Biden family business (aka Joe Biden using his office to sell out America).  The tech companies immediately censored the story but, even more tellingly, the FBI claimed that the manifestly real material was, in fact, "disinformation."  Now, though, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) says that FBI whistleblowers have emerged to say that the FBI lied.

The Editor says...
Suppose you were a laptop repairman and Hunter Biden had abandoned his computer in your shop, and you found it was teeming with evidence of serious felonies, and you then turned the whole thing over to the FBI, and then the FBI pretended not to see anything incriminating on the laptop.  What is the lesson you would learn from this experience?  The lesson is:  You can't trust the FBI.  Here is another case where another group of people learned the same lesson:  [1] [2] [3] [4]

Dozens of Republicans Call on Biden to Take Cognitive Test as Dems Sound Alarm on His Age.  Dozens of Republicans are sounding the alarm on President Joe Biden's mental capabilities, stressing that he is not fit to run the country.  Led by Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), more than 50 GOP members wrote a letter to Biden urging him to take a cognitive test.  "We again write to you to express concern with your current cognitive state and to urge you to submit to a cognitive test immediately.  We believe that, regardless of gender, age, or political party, all Presidents should follow the example set by former President Trump to document and demonstrate sound mental abilities," the letter reads.  The letter continues to argue that Biden's cognitive skills have largely been ignored, despite several Democrats questioning his ability to be in office.

Biden Unblinking.  According to the White House, President Biden has tested negative and recovered from his bout with Covid.  This according to the announcement of of Biden's personal physician today.  Precautions will be taken to protect him from a "rebound" infection.  Where is Kevin O'Connor, the president's personal physician?  He appears to have adopted his own basement strategy a la the Biden 2020 presidential campaign.  He has remained away from the press and issued daily written reports in lieu of any briefings where he might be asked uncomfortable questions such as what medications the president is on.

Ri-i-i-ight.  He's 79 years old and got over Covid in only a few days.  Or maybe he never had Covid.
Biden tests negative for COVID-19 five days after diagnosis.  President Joe Biden is free to emerge from isolation after twice testing negative for COVID-19.  On Wednesday morning [7/27/2022], White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor sent a letter announcing that Biden completed his Paxlovid course on Monday night and that antigen tests given Tuesday evening and early Wednesday both came back negative.  Biden has stopped taking Tylenol, and his symptoms "are almost completely resolved," giving him the green light to discontinue isolation.  Along with the negative test announcement, the White House told reporters that Biden would make a speech at 11:30 a.m. in the Rose Garden.  The subject of the talk wasn't mentioned.

Wide-Eyed Clip of Joe Biden Ranting About 'Insurrection' Raises Eyebrows.  Don't get me wrong, there's never really a good time to have Biden out in front of people, but the rush to push out recordings of him after he contracted COVID-19 has led to some really uncomfortable scenes.  Almost immediately, the White House released a picture that left nothing but questions.  Biden then did a live stream (which cut off suddenly) in which he looked like he was about keel over.  Then, on Monday, the president's comms team put together a clip of him ranting about "insurrection," and they really shouldn't have.  Watch the entire thing and see if you can figure out why he looks so weird.  [Video clip] [...] For some reason, though, the White House feels like they have to prove Biden is up for the job.  Yet, their attempts to do so only continually show he isn't up for the job.  It'd be better to just isolate the president than continue to show his weakness so often.

Biden's Behavior Abruptly Changes in Spliced Video Speech Released by The White House; From Sleepy-Eyed to Bug-Eyed and Not Blinking.  A bug-eyed Joe Biden barely blinked, perhaps twice, toward the end of a choppily spliced video of an 11 minute long speech released by the White House on Monday that featured a subdued, sleepy-eyed Biden blinking normally at the beginning but ended with a suddenly changed, agitated, bug-eyed Biden after an abrupt edit.  There are at least ten spliced edits in the video, some coming seconds apart, others minutes apart.  Tucker Carlson recently reported a source told him Biden was fed pills by his staff, overseen by wife Jill, during the 2020 campaign that changed him from acting "like a small child" so he could perform at speeches and events. [...] Monday's was the first standing speech for Biden since taking ill, however it appears he was not able to make the eleven minute speech in one take, nor it would appear without getting amped up by meds.

Doocy, Portnoy Torch WH Over Biden's Doctor Hiding From Press.  For the second press briefing in a row, the White House took a beating from reporters due to President Joe Biden's personal physician hiding from hungry reporters' questions on the state of Biden's COVID treatment, recovery, and overall health.  You know it's bad when reporters from CBS News, The New York Times, and NewsMax all grilled the White House COVID-19 response coordinator Ashish Jha on the administration's lack of transparency.  Due to Biden's bout of COVID, and the fact that White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre can't take questions from the media without stepping on rakes, Jha was trotted out to handle all questions related to Biden's illness and other public health-related topics.  CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy was the first to take on Jha over Biden's personal physician Kevin O'Connor's absence.

GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley alleges 'scheme' among FBI officials to bury negative information about Hunter Biden.  Republican Senator Chuck Grassley is holding the FBI and Justice Department's feet to the fire on Hunter Biden, demanding the agencies answer claims from a whistleblower they downplayed negative information on Hunter Biden in the lead up to the 2020 election.  Grassley revealed on Monday [7/25/2022] that 'highly credible' whistleblowers have come forward alleging a widespread effort within the FBI to discredit negative information about President Joe Biden's son.  'The information provided to my office involves concerns about the FBI's receipt and use of derogatory information relating to Hunter Biden, and the FBI's false portrayal of acquired evidence as disinformation,' Grassley wrote FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Biden Pats Himself on the Back about Gas Prices as Americans Pay at the Pump.  Brandon just got back from his trip to beg the sheiks of Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to keep prices lower for American consumers, a trip made more ridiculous even than it sounds at first glance thanks to Biden's heated, anti-Saudi rhetoric, his administration's hostility to American energy producers, and the lack of any reason for the Saudi's to go along with what Biden wants given his attempts to strike a deal with Iran and the fact that they make more money when prices are higher.  And, unsurprisingly, it doesn't really appear to have worked.  The Saudis will do as they please, particularly when Biden is the dimwitted American they're dealing with.  But that didn't stop Biden from using his Twitter account to start patting himself on the back about the recent dip in gas prices, making a small price correction in the still sky-high price of gas sound like a major victory for the American consumer and his administration.

FBI, DOJ accused of burying Hunter Biden dirt:  Sen. Chuck Grassley.  The FBI and Justice Department have been accused by "highly-credible whistleblowers" of burying "verified and verifiable" dirt on President Biden's troubled son Hunter by incorrectly dismissing the intelligence as "disinformation," according to Sen. Chuck Grassley.  The ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee made the explosive claims Monday in an official Senate letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland.  He insisted the allegations were so serious they would prove — if confirmed — that both offices were "institutionally corrupted to their very core."

Is the clock finally running out on Hunter Biden?  Hunter [Biden] has always had impeccable timing and, like Blanche DuBois, "always depended on the kindness of strangers."  He went to law school after his father became a powerful U.S. senator with a long line of influence-seekers eager to help him and his family.  After graduating, Hunter was given a high-paying job with MBNA, the bank holding company, which supported key credit card legislation being pushed by his father in the Senate.  Later, Hunter was given a ridiculous appointment to the board of Amtrak and became its vice chair, despite an utter lack of credentials.  His father, however, was a critical advocate for Amtrak in the Senate.  When his father became vice president, Hunter and an uncle allegedly cashed in on a long line of foreign entities seeking influence with his father.

Experts: Hunter Biden's Failure to Register as Foreign Agent Could Mean Prison.  Hunter Biden reportedly did not register as a foreign agent while making business deals overseas, according to the New York Post.  Experts said recently it was a possible crime that could result in him being sent to prison.  The report noted Biden was registered as a lobbyist for domestic interests but not under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).  In addition, Biden could reportedly face charges regarding tax violations and lying about illegally buying a firearm.

Even Reliable CNN Commentator Turns On Biden, Admits The Undeniable.  For a football team, when your hometown fans boo at you as you take the field in your own stadium, you know you've been playing poorly. [...] And for a Democratic president, if the pundits on CNN and/or MSNBC start trashing your performance, you know you're in a world of hurt.  Such is the case with President Joe Biden who received a thorough beatdown from far-left, ultra-loyal Democrat and CNN commentator and former Obama Administration official Van Jones recently.  Add to the equation the fact that Jones' negativity comes in regarding Biden's specific results in relation to the black community, and things really start to look ugly.

Bidenvilles: America's New Emblem of Decay.  I've seen plenty of shantytowns in cities from India to Togo; they are an unfortunate consequence of rapid urbanization.  What surprised me when I came home to Washington, D.C., a few months ago was seeing shantytowns both outside the State Department, where my old office was, and Union Station, near my new office.  In America under President Joe Biden, the word "Bidenville" is beginning to gain traction as a term for a waste-filled, insalubrious tent city inhabited by what the left calls "people experiencing homelessness," who often suffer from an unfortunate combination of drug addiction and mental illness.

Hunter Biden was considered victim by Delaware police in controversial gun incident.  Delaware State Police considered Hunter Biden the victim in an October 2018 incident in which his handgun was discarded in a grocery store trashcan near a Delaware high school, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation into the incident.  No arrests were made as a result of the incident because Hunter declined to press charges against his sister-in-law, Hallie Biden, the source said.  Hallie, who was in a tumultuous relationship with Hunter at the time, took Hunter's gun from his car on Oct. 23, 2018, wrapped it in a shopping bag, and threw it in a trashcan outside a Janssen's Market grocery store because she said she was scared for his life.  "He was technically a victim of a theft of a firearm.  But in Delaware, we don't prosecute unless a victim is willing to pursue prosecution, so that incident was cleared out with no victim cooperation," the source said.  "Which means the victim does not want prosecution."

AG Merrick Garland's kid gloves vs. Hunter Biden.  Yet another anonymously sourced report claims the long-running federal probe into Hunter Biden has reached a "critical stage" as prosecutors decide whether to charge the president's son.  This time the breathless story came from CNN. In March, it was The New York Times and The Washington Post insisting the probe over taxes, lobbying and other potential crimes was approaching the finish line.  Sooner or later, somebody's scoop will be true and the case actually will conclude.  But count me skeptical that the ending will be worth the wait.  That's because I don't believe there is a snowball's chance in hell that Hunter Biden will face serious criminal charges.  You've heard of too big to fail?  The president's son is too big to indict.

WH Loses It on Reporters, Video of Biden Cuts out When They Ask Him How He Is.  As we noted earlier, we're not hearing from Joe Biden's doctor personally during the White House briefings.  We're getting translations of what he's saying or written statements from the doctor.  What this does is prevent reporters from being able to thoroughly question the doctor on any concerns about Biden.  Meanwhile, we're being told embarrassing things that make it sounds like we have a toddler in the office — including that Biden "cleaned his plate" and ate all his dinner.  I wanted to share this additional video from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who insisted to the reporters that they have heard "directly" from the doctor because they got a letter from him, while the reporters insisted that's not hearing directly from him.  [Video clip]

Is The Joe Biden Crime Family Finally Breaking Apart?  The news these days for President Joe Biden and his errant son Hunter is almost all bad.  As the Justice Department investigates Hunter Biden for tax and weapons charges, it's become increasingly obvious over the years that Joe Biden has far more to answer for than Hunter does. [...] Yes, Joe Biden has been revealed to be a grifter who tolerated his own very compromised son's illegal escapades in order to build his family's wealth.  And then he lied about it, repeatedly.  What's shocking is how long it's gone on.  Many of the recent revelations come from Hunter Biden's misplaced laptop, whose contents are now being spilled on the Internet as the mainstream media do their best to ignore the lost PC's politically disastrous contents.

Is the Hunter Biden probe delay to protect Dems in the midterms?  Word is that the Biden Justice Department is finally getting set to press charges against first son Hunter after long dragging its feet on the probe.  But it looks likely the feds will shy from the key issues exposed in The [New York] Post's reporting on Hunter's laptop to spare Democrats in advance of this year's midterm elections.  The probe began way back in 2018; Hunter himself admitted prosecutors were "investigating my tax affairs" back in December 2020.  (G-men are said to have expanded the investigation to include potential money-laundering, lobbying and firearms violations.)  A federal grand jury has been meeting since at least February, when — as The Post reported exclusively at the time — at least two witnesses testified, including an ex-girlfriend who detailed Hunter's extravagant spending habits and faced questions about his income.

WH Response to Why Biden's Schedule Has Been Empty for Two Days Is Pretty Pathetic.  [Scroll down]  Sometimes, the media presses and asks some good questions.  They did that on Tuesday, asking why wasn't there anything on Joe Biden's public schedule for the past two days.  The scramble from first, National Security Council coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby and then, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, to try to cover for Biden was something to behold.  [Tweet]  Kirby claimed that just because there weren't things listed on the public schedule didn't mean there wasn't a lot of work going on.  Then he passed the buck to explain things to Jean-Pierre.  That didn't go any better.

Biden Is Seriously Ill.  [Scroll down]  There's a reason that all leftist policy is about transferring responsibility from individuals to groups.  Biden may be the least popular president in history — but that's good for Democrats.  Just as it's good that he thinks he has cancer (or asthma or whatever).  If the Democrats can force him not to run for a second term, they can make him the scapegoat for all the suffering wrought intentionally by the leftist agenda.  It gives them a clean slate.  As long as America is willing to buy it.  I don't mean, of course, that America might be willing to buy into wrapping this trainwreck around Biden's neck.  They have known from the start, even Biden's voters have known, that he was never really in charge.  They knew that other people were standing in the shadows and pulling the strings.  Some Democrats voted for a third term of Barack Obama.  Some Democrats voted for a first term of Obama consigliere Susan Rice, et al.  But no one, or almost no one, really voted for Biden, who, remember, largely ran his campaign from his basement.

Joe Biden Breaks Mask Habit After Coronavirus Infection — Even in Close Proximity to Photographer.  President Joe Biden broke CDC guidelines on Thursday by refusing to wear a mask around others while infected with the coronavirus.  The CDC website states, "It is important to wear a mask or respirator when you are sick or caring for someone who is sick with COVID-19."  Biden shared a photo and video of himself, seemingly alone, on social media.  In order to capture those images, he had to be in close proximity to an individual holding a camera — and chose to go maskless:  [Tweet]

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Aren't we all expected to stay home from the office if we know we've got Covid?  Apparently there is a certain level of VIP above which that's not true.

On Cue, Biden Gets the COVID Pre-Election Panic Ball Rolling.  The buzz around conservative circles for weeks has been about just when and how the Democrats would start ramping up the COVID panic porn in order to lay the groundwork for a sequel to 2020's election "irregularities."  Who knew that the guy at the top would kick things into high gear?  In this era of casual conspiracy theories, it's not difficult to imagine that the Democrats have been doing everything but making Biden lick doorknobs and kiss hobos to get some pre-election Bat Flu. [...] They're hoping that COVID can once again be the shiny object that distracts voters from what they're actually peddling.  The odds that it will work again aren't that good.  But, bless their rotten little hearts, they're gonna keep trying.

Obviously the Covid claim is a cover story, if it won't stand up to the slightest scrutiny.
Karine Jean-Pierre on how Biden caught COVID: 'I don't think that matters'.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stunned reporters Thursday [7/21/2022] when she brushed off an inquiry about how President Biden caught COVID-19, saying:  "I don't think that matters."  Biden developed symptoms Wednesday evening — less than four days after he returned to Washington from a trip to Saudi Arabia — and tested positive Thursday morning, according to the White House.  "Where exactly was the president infected?" a journalist asked Jean-Pierre and White House coronavirus coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha at a briefing focused on the 79-year-old president's health.  "I don't think we know," Jha said, before turning over the podium to Jean-Pierre.

White House-Issued Photo of Joe Biden After COVID Diagnosis Raises Some Questions.  [Scroll down]  In a statement issued earlier announcing Biden had COVID, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre noted that the President "will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time."  Indeed, Biden appears to be "carrying out" some "duties" in the photo below (which Fox News reporter Jacqui Heinrich confirmed was taken today).  But it's what Biden isn't doing that has raised questions:  [Tweet]  Though thankfully he is reportedly only experiencing "mild symptoms," he still has COVID.  So, like, where is his mask?  According to the CDC, if you're diagnosed with COVID you should not only isolate but you should also wear a mask while you're indoors and especially if you're going to be around other people.

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Obviously the Covid claim is a cover story.  Biden's puppeteers want him to stay out of sight for a while.  In this case, "a while" will last until after the mid-term election.  That means that after a few weeks, when the Covid claim is no longer even remotely believable, he will get some other disease — perhaps monkeypox — that will keep him locked up "in his office."

Biden Has No Right To Declare a National Climate Emergency.  The Washington Post reported Monday night [7/18/2022] that President Joe Biden is "considering whether to declare a national climate emergency" to "salvage his stalled environmental agenda and satisfy Democrats on Capitol Hill."  A few hours later, the Associated Press reported that the administration would "hold off" on the announcement as he, presumably, lays the political groundwork to move forward.  There's no "It's Summer" clause in the Constitution empowering the president to ignore the will of Congress and unilaterally govern when it gets hot.  The rejection of the president's "agenda" by the lawmaking branch of government isn't a justification for executive action; it's the opposite.  The Senate has unambiguously declined to implement Biden's climate plan.  Though you have to marvel at the utter shamelessness of Democrats, incessantly warning that "democracy" is on the precipice of extinction, now urging the president to act like a petty dictator.

Biden Blasts Republicans for Failing to Recognize Climate 'Emergency,' Vows to Use Executive Action.  President Joe Biden called climate change an "emergency" during a Wednesday speech and vowed to use executive powers to bypass Congress, days after Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) dealt a death blow to his sweeping legislative agenda.  "Since Congress is not acting as it should, and these guys here are, but we're not getting any Republican votes, this is an emergency," Biden said from the podium in Somerset, Mass., apparently gesturing at Democrats around him.  The president stopped short of issuing a national climate emergency, but said he would use executive powers to address the issue.  "As president I'll use my executive powers to combat climate crisis in the absence of Congressional action," Biden added.

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There is no climate emergency.  There is no climate crisis.  Long-range weather forecasts are impossible.  Changing the weather through legislation is also impossible.

Joe Biden Announces He Has 'Cancer' in Series of 25th Amendment-Worthy Moments.  Joe Biden just dropped the biggest bombshell in presidential history.  Either that or he dropped the biggest gaffe.  It's probably the latter, as we'll discuss, but I'm not sure that makes things any better.  While speaking in Massachusetts on Wednesday, the president claimed to have "cancer," citing supposed oil slicks on the windows of cars.  Apparently, being exposed to oil residue as a child gives you cancer later in life?  I don't know.  None of what he says in the following clip makes sense, and it's best to just take it for what it is. [...] I mean, come on, what is he talking about?  Even the claim that oil was so prevalent in the air during his childhood that they used windshield wipers to get it off strikes me as fanciful.  Was that really a common thing back then?  And what medical science says that exposure to oil residue as a kid causes cancer over half a century later?

Bye-bye, Biden.  Joe Biden has done more to drop-kick America back to the political, fiscal, and energy Stone Age than any president in memory.  Under Biden, our social and economic infrastructure has been all but decimated.  It is almost as if he has signed on to an America-last agenda.  For that matter, does he even know what his agenda is?  Or has he delegated his presidency to pre-Trump power brokers?  Worst of all, Joe Biden's policies regarding racial matters have reignited a previously placid racial state.  He is now exacerbating a simmering situation between white and black that hasn't been seen since the '60s.  While doing this, he has turned our once illustrious military into a race-based adversarial social experiment, pitting our fighting forces against one another instead of against our enemies abroad.  How can the American military defend our country against a vicious socialist, communist, or radical Islamic threat if our own fighting forces are pitted against each other by color?  This is treasonous because what he has not directly promoted, he has allowed.  If Biden does not remove himself, he should be removed for terminal gross incompetence.  The people who are actually running this administration need to be removed as well.

"This is absolutely treason and impeachable": Biden poised to send over $1 trillion to Iran in next six years.  In the same week when we learned the terrorist country of Iran is allegedly planning assassination plots against former President Trump and other officials, we now learn that the Brandon... er Biden administration is proposing a deal which would net that country over $1 trillion dollars over the next half-dozen years, according to Gateway Pundit.  According to Richard Goldberg, senior advisor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a proposal would give Iran $1.075 trillion.  It looks like being one of the chief state sponsors of terrorism has its perks.  "Under the deal, Iran gets a financial package worth up to $275 billion in the first year and as much as $800 billion over the next five," Goldberg writes.

New Lawsuit Levies Major Accusation Against DOJ Concerning Hunter Biden And Durham Probes.  A government ethics watchdog is now filing a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, accusing the department of "hiding" information from the public concerning the withholding of records about potential bias and conflicts of interest involving high-profile cases such as the Durham investigations and the probe into Hunter Biden and his business dealings.  Just the News is reporting that in June 2021, Protect the Public's Trust filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the DOJ in order to obtain records from the agency's Justice Management Division.  It's now been over a year and the department has not bothered to inform the watchdog whether or not it will comply with the request.

Dear Dems: You did that!  It seems that a day doesn't go by without another update on Democrats having second thoughts about President Biden.  Do you recall the last time that 81 million voters soured so fast on a president?  The problem is that the Democrats made this possible because it was all about beating Trump.  Yes, they beat Trump, but they are now desperately dealing with a failed presidency.

The Left's Blackmailing of Biden has Unleashed National Chaos, Stagflation and Systemic Uncertainty.  In the spring/early summer of 2020, it appeared that once again Bernie Sanders would seize the Democrat party nomination for president.  Panic among the ruling elites set in as they rightly feared that Donald Trump would easily defeat the radical left-wing Bernie Sanders regardless of the unconstitutional voting changes they imposed in various swing states.  There was no other candidate to turn to except Joe Biden whom they knew was perhaps the most corrupt and compromised politician of his generation.  Nonetheless, the nation be damned as nothing was more important than defeating Trump.  Thus, a malleable Joe Biden served the purpose of someone they could endlessly promote as a so-called "moderate".  They were aware that the litany of allegations swirling around Joe Biden and his family and his long history of fabrications and corruption made him susceptible to political blackmail.  Yet, in their profound arrogance in believing they could control the American Marxists, they chose him anyway.

Enduring Biden's corruption and incompetence.  It's Weekend at Biden's now that Dementia Joe is back in the USA after what will likely be one of his last visits to anywhere other than his second assisted-living facility on the Delaware Shore.  Brandon's junket this week to the Mideast was so catastrophic that even state-run media could no longer ignore his senile babbling.  After stumbling off Air Force One, he vowed to "keep alive the truth and honor of the Holocaust."  He meant to say, "horror."  Just as he was supposed to read "hallowed" when he slurred out "hollowed ground."  But there was so much more, and as usual, all dialogue guaranteed verbatim.  At least twice he called the Israeli prime minister "Mr. President."  He referred to "Palestinian counties."  He discussed the "United Avrab Ememirates."

Resign, Joe.  It is difficult, perhaps impossible, to describe just how bad President Joe Biden is at his job.  Comparisons to Jimmy Carter are pervasive, but trite — and too flattering to Carter. [...] These are not mere frivolous "gaffes," the sort of thing one can laugh off.  These are horrific misstatements with harrowing diplomatic and geopolitical implications, at best, and indications of a palpable senility, at worst.  There is something very, very clearly wrong with the president of the United States.  Even the New York Times, which for former Biden boss Barack Obama functioned as Democratic Party Pravda, ran a recent piece entitled, "At 79, Biden Is Testing the Boundaries of Age and the Presidency."

What is Joe Biden's Life Expectancy?  President Joe Biden is suffering from dementia, and it's worsening before our eyes.  You know it, I know it, everyone knows it.  His handlers know it.  Why else would they issue him absurdly detailed cue cards telling him when to stand and sit?  His vice president knows it.  Kamala Harris explicitly noted her future running mate's cognitive problems during the 2020 Democratic debates.  Even the president's drug-addicted, prostitute-frequenting, influence-peddling son knows it. [...] The notion of a second Biden term raises another question about the man, one even more existential than his undeniable cognitive dysfunction.  The question is, would Joe Biden even live through a second term as president?

Biden's Collapse Exposes Rot in the Establishment.  Democrats used every dirty trick in the book to push Biden past the finish line and remove the Bad Orange Man from power, but they never had a plan for what would come after the election.  Everything about Biden's campaign was a cynical sham.  To the undeceived, the signs of Biden's incapacity were obvious even then.  Biden spent much of the campaign sequestered at home.  An irresponsible, overtly political media campaigned on his behalf.  They refused to cover his mental decline, covered up his family's treacherous, salacious dealings with China, the evidence of which is now undeniable, and portrayed Biden as a saint, the John Paul II of "democracy."  Of course, this was all a load of poppycock.  Americans are well-acquainted now with the real Biden.  He is a nasty, corrupt, tired old man.  But the establishment rallied behind Biden for lack of alternatives, and this factor hasn't really changed.

Hunter and Joe Biden Often Met After First Son Traveled Abroad:  Report.  Hunter Biden held dozens of talks with his father from 2008 to 2016, often shortly after returning home from trips abroad on business, according to data from the first son's abandoned laptop.  At least 30 such talks took place, the New York Post reported on July 16, based on a personal calendar on the laptop.  The meetings took place at either the White House or the vice president's residence at the U.S. Naval Observatory.  The latest revelation comes amid President Joe Biden's continued claim that the two have never spoken about Hunter Biden's business dealings, which included transactions with entities and individuals in countries such as Russia and China.  One of the talks occurred in February 2012, when the young Biden met with his father at the Naval Observatory.  The meeting came four days after Hunter Biden was wined and dined by billionaire oligarchs in Moscow.

Biden Visits Saudi Arabia, Returns with an Empty Tin Cup and Urgent Need for More Windmills.  Joe Biden is heading back from an embarrassing trip to Saudi Arabia and the middle east.  Putting aside the fact that physically and mentally Biden looked weak, foolish, and generally incoherent, in an odd way he was appropriately representative of the current of U.S. influence on the global stage.  Before getting to detail, first it is important to emphasize a point that doesn't get attention domestically.  Democrats are exceptionally weak on all aspects of foreign policy, specifically because their modern ideology is based on hypocrisy of a stunning magnitude.  Domestically, the U.S. media protect democrats by spinning everything into the best light possible.  However, on the world stage the non-western leaders like Putin, Xi and MbS use that hypocrisy like geopolitical ammunition.

Hunter Biden laptop shows dozens of meetings with dad, business partners.  Hunter Biden met with his father at least 30 times at the White House or the vice president's residence, often just days after he returned home from overseas business jaunts.  The breakfasts, lunches and other gabfests between 2008 and 2016 raise questions about whether Hunter was relaying messages to his father on behalf of foreign clients, and cast new doubt on the president's repeated denials that he had any role in his son's shady overseas business dealings.  The meetings were found in a review of the personal calendar on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop.  Eric Schwerin, the president of Hunter Biden's investment company Rosemont Seneca Partners, is named as a calendar invite recipient on 21 of 30 listed meetings, with a green check frequently indicating his confirmed receipt of the invite for meetings with the vice president.  Schwerin was a longtime Hunter Biden business confidante, and had access to the elder Biden's personal financial information.

America's First Lady Leads A Biden Family Trifecta Of Buffoonery.  [Scroll down]  The real damage that the First Lady caused was much more than just vocalizing a clumsy ethnic stereotype and the temporary annoyance it caused with Latinos.  There's no doubt that her speechwriters thought the wording was a good idea, but Jill Biden had to approve the verbiage.  She's the one who spoke it, and in doing so showed how out of touch she, her staff, and the entire Democratic leadership are with everyday Americans.  They don't value the various Hispanic cultures, they value power.  And their identity politics approach to attaining and retaining that power is utterly insincere.

Tucker Carlson claims that witness from 2020 campaign says Biden took 'pills' under wife Jill's supervision before every public appearance.  Fox News host Tucker Carlson has claimed that President Joe Biden takes 'pills' to boost his cognitive performance before public appearances.  Biden, 79, has strenuously rejected similar allegations in the past, but Carlson claimed on his Friday evening [7/15/2022] show that he had spoken 'directly' to a witness who saw the alleged medication on the 2020 campaign trail.  'His staff, supervised by Dr. Jill, his wife, was giving him pills before every public appearance.  Checking the time, and at the certain hour giving him a dose of something,' said Carlson. 'Before taking the medications, this person said Biden was 'Like a small child.'  You could not communicate with him, he changed completely because he was on drugs and he clearly still is on drugs,' the pundit alleged.

Forget Jill Biden's Stupid Taco Quip — There's Much Worse.  I'd say producing a tourism commercial to boost the income of the terror-sponsoring regime whose lifelong obsession is the destruction of the nation Jill Biden presides over as First Lady is much worse than the taco quip — especially when this tourism commercial was co-produced with a KGB-trained spy who was booted from the U.S. for espionage.  To wit:  "Dr. Jill Biden in Cuba to study Cuba's achievements in health and education," read a headline in Stalinist Cuba's media, Oct. 6, 2016.  More interestingly, during Jill Biden's co-production with communist apparatchiks of her Potemkin tourism commercial to boost the income of Castro's military and secret police who majority own Cuba's tourism industry[,] her frequent escort was a Cuban lady named Josefina Vidal.  The KGB-trained Vidal was expelled from the U.S. in October 2003 for her suspected operational links to Cuban spy Ana Belen Montes, responsible for the deepest and most damaging penetration of the U.S. Department of Defense in recent history.

Biden Claims Inflation Numbers 'Out of Date' Because of Lower Gas Prices the Last Two Weeks.  This is a good example of a desperate man reaching for a life preserver that turns out to be a shark fin.  Joe Biden is in the Middle East, where the Muslims don't like him or the country he leads very much at all.  No American flags greeted Biden as his motorcade made its way through Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's capital.  Biden spent the better part of his first year in office blasting Saudi Arabia and its leader, Mohammed bin Salman, for his part in the death of a Washington Post writer.  Now, he's coming to the Saudis on his knees, begging them to increase oil production.

Biden Lied About Hunter.  In the early days of the 2020 Democrat race for the nomination, when most journalists were backing Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders, the conventional wisdom was that Joe Biden was too old, too out of touch, and oh-by-the-way, that Hunter Biden thing makes him a non-starter.  The New Yorker wrote a blistering expose on the former Veep's son with the hopeful title, "Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father's Campaign?"  But, by the time Spring of 2020 rolled around, and Biden looked to be a lock for the nomination, thereby making him the one person who could stop Trump, there was a virtual news blackout on all things Hunter.  The legacy, corporate media, and their partners in Big Tech went so far as to ignore, censor, and even punish any promotion of the New York Post's astounding work on the infamous "Laptop from Hell" story just two weeks before election day.

Twitter Is Suppressing Hunter Information to Protect 'The Big Guy'.  In 2019, when The New York Post broke the Hunter Biden story, Twitter dutifully turned into the information KGB.  The second any news of Hunter appeared, it disappeared like a dissident with a sign in Red Square.  For information distribution Twitter was Pravda.  It amplified propaganda disparaging the Hunter news as "classic Russian disinformation."  So did MSNBC and CNN and their cadre of faithful DNC mouthpieces.  The irony was not lost on anyone.  Twitter hid the story and the DNC hid Joe in a basement.

Of the 18 percent, how many are Republicans?
Survey: Only 18% of Americans Want Joe Biden to Run Again.  One in five Americans want President Joe Biden to run for reelection while the vast majority say it is time for Biden to call it quits, a Yahoo News/YouGov survey released Thursday [7/14/2022] found.  While he is not even halfway into his presidency, Biden is struggling to find mass support for reelection come 2024.  According to the survey, just 18 percent, overall, believe Biden should run again.  Yahoo! describes the figure as "the lowest number to date."  Further, it reflects a seven point drop from the number who said he should run in May.

We Now Know Who 'Pedo Peter' on Hunter Biden's iPad Is, and I Have Serious Questions.  Last weekend, anonymous 4chan users claimed to have cracked the password of Hunter Biden's iCloud account and leaked data from his iPhone and iPad to the site.  In addition to disturbing videos and chats that have since been leaked, it was revealed that Hunter Biden had tagged someone in his contact list with the name "Pedo Peter."  At the time, it was not clear who "Pedo Peter" was, but that question has now been answered.  Breitbart News has learned that Pedo Peter is the name assigned to his 17-year-old niece, Natalie Biden — the daughter of his late brother Beau, and of Hallie Biden, Beau's widow, with whom Hunter had a romantic relationship after Beau's passing.  So, yeah, I have some questions.  Serious questions.

Biden's Real Problem Isn't Age.  It's Biden.  I've had as much fun cracking senility jokes as anyone else, but tracking Biden's career, he spent his Senate era telling crazy lies, spewing word salads, rambling inanely and generally embarrassing himself and everyone around him.  This isn't a recent development.  Talking about Biden's age is a copout.  The real issue with Biden isn't that he's old, it's who he is and who he's always been, corrupt, egotistical and utterly over his head.  Biden has no principles and so he panders to whatever the current sentiment is.  That's how he's gone from anti to pro-busing and abortion.  He's a creature of his staffers, manipulated by his family, and yet is convinced of his own genius and sense of rightness.  Age has no doubt worsened Biden's functionality, but the issue with his administration isn't age.  We're not in this mess because Biden is in his late 70s.  We would have been in this mess if he were in his forties.

Twelve Serious Questions for the Next Twelve Months.  [#2]  Are aspects of U.S. foreign policy being influenced by Hunter Biden?  This is a scary thought.  This goes back to Hunter's appointment to the board of directors of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  When Burisma was being investigated by Ukrainian authorities, Vice President Joe Biden famously threatened to withhold one billion dollars of foreign aid to get the Ukrainian chief prosecutor fired.  This action protected Hunter's position and his salary of $1 million per year.  Hunter later bragged that his father would talk about anything he wanted, including working Hunter's suggestions into his political platform.  Considering Hunter's previous ties to China, does this influence extend to disbanding an initiative to combat Chinese espionage?  What about removing restrictions on TikTok, a Chinese social media platform whose managers can access U.S. users' personal data, or possibly eliminating tariffs on Chinese imports?

Biden Backs Canada Helping Restart Russian Pipeline After Killing US Pipeline Projects.  President Joe Biden's administration is supporting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to ship natural gas pipeline equipment to Germany, which will lead to the European economic hub importing more Russian natural gas.  State Department spokesman Ned Price expressed Washington's support for the move in a statement Monday.  Trudeau's government plans to ship the equipment for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline back to Germany after it had been kept in Montreal due to sanctions on Russian gas, according to Bloomberg.  The decision is aimed at preventing serious economic turmoil in Germany due to high energy prices.

The coming word-salad bar in the Oval Office.  [Scroll down]  I remember thinking, one morning, that my senile mother seemed pretty alert and upbeat.  Then I found her pocketbook in the fridge, and when I gave it back to her, she angrily asked who [...] I was.  So, I'm unfortunately well aware of the stages of dementia.  And poor Joe Biden is far along that sad path.  He can't really speak extemporaneously anymore, too many moving mental parts for him to make sense.  Of late, even his ability to read has gone downhill, he's having problems making sense even while staring at a large-font teleprompter.  It won't be long before he can no longer read at all.  Biden's increasingly frail, stooped, and unsteady on his feet.  When he's not falling up the stairs to Air Force One, he's falling off his bike.  He'll need a walker or a wheelchair before long, maybe sooner if he takes a bad tumble, a common occurrence in elderly dementia sufferers.  Emotionally, Biden's entered the phase of dementia where little things — like softball questions from the Democrat-boot-licking press — make him angry.

At least she did not call us 'burritos'.  As you know, Jill Biden was in San Antonio doing a little "outreach" to the Hispanic community.  Here's what she thinks of as outreach:  "Raul helped build this organization with the understanding that the diversity of this community, as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength..."  Jill thinks of Latins as "tacos."  By the way, Raul is UnidosUS President Raul Yzaguirre.  I should add that I debated a member of that group on TV earlier this year.  I don't think that UnidosUS represents the diversity in the Hispanic community.  It is a left-wing group.  Was recently elected Representative Mayra Flores invited to speak?  How about our Hispanic U.S. senator Ted Cruz?  Did any speaker make a case for school choice?  What about the Biden border crisis?  So the First Lady was speaking to a left wing group and decided to get cute or pander with a joke that only a liberal would laugh at.

As Democrats And The Press Turn On Biden, Remember:  They Are The Regime That Empowered Him.  "Biden, At 79, Shows Signs Of Age And Aides Fret About His Image," reads a headline on the front page of Sunday's New York Times.  It's a goofy article; one that reluctantly tries to tackle the president's publicly deteriorating mental faculties while claiming he's still more fit than either Presidents Ronald Reagan or Donald Trump (Republicans).  At one point, the reporter even cites "experts" who "put Mr. Biden in a category of 'super-agers' who remain unusually fit as they advance in years."  But foolishness aside, there it sits: an article questioning Biden's fitness for office on the front page of the Sunday Times.  And they weren't done:  "Democrats Sour on Biden, Citing Age and Economy," the top headline read in Monday's New York Times.  "Poll Shows Most Want New '24 Candidate as Pessimism Becomes Pervasive."

Democrats Must Jettison Joe Biden BEFORE the Midterm Season Heats Up.  As the Hunter Biden story continues to explode in scandal and scope, it's becoming impossible to hide. [...] I previously predicted that party handlers would keep Biden in place until after the midterm elections, then use him as a sop for all the Democrat's failure vibes before jettisoning him ahead of the 2024 election season.  But now, I don't think they can wait that long:  Hunter's laptop and iPhone disaster is ballooning out of control.  Ordinarily, we on the right would disregard a story like Hunter Biden's leaked videos and communications because it's too perfect.  It's got everything: hookers, drugs, dysfunction, and massive Biden family corruption straight up to the top.  It validates everything the right has been saying so perfectly, it simply has to be fake.  But, no:  it's real.

Hunter Biden payments to Eastern European escort ring were flagged by bank:  Report.  Hunter Biden's payments to a Ukrainian woman linked to an Eastern European escort ring were flagged by JPMorgan Chase in late 2018 and early 2019 in a report filed with the federal government, according to a new report.  Hunter spent over $30,000 on escorts, many of them linked to ".ru" Russian email addresses, who worked with a "model agency" called UberGFE between November 2018 and March 2019, the Washington Examiner previously reported.  Biden claimed to members of his family that he was broke during that time, but he was able to make payments to the escorts thanks in part to President Joe Biden committing to wiring him a total of $100,000 to help pay his bills from December 2018 through January 2019.  The release of the suspicious activity report, or SAR, comes after top Republican senators demanded that the Department of Justice in a letter Thursday investigate Joe Biden's apparently unwitting financing of his son's participation in the Eastern European escort ring.

Hopelessness is all the Democrats have left.  It looks like President Gremlin may be done.  The Dems are starting to turn on him.  Both the New York Times and The Atlantic have run stories that Democrat party leaders are questioning old Joe's ability to do the job.  Duh!  In fact, according to the Daily Mail, one anonymous Democrat lawmaker called the Biden administration, "rudderless, aimless, and hopeless."  And that was from somebody on his own team — ouch.  But I have to disagree with whoever coined that term.  They're more wrong than right.  There has been nothing aimless or rudderless about anything Biden has done.  The Biden administration has been misguided, not unguided. [...] You've got to give the man credit.  He knows what his base wants.  Unfortunately, he foolishly decided to serve his base, and not all Americans.  That's going to cost him.

Why Biden Is Putting Us In Danger.  There is no evidence that DOE went out of its way to sell American oil to Unipec, and little reason to believe that the U.S. could have refined that oil into gasoline, diesel, and other products had it remained in the U.S.  After all, U.S. oil refineries are operating at 94% capacity. [...] But the reason our refineries are at maximum capacity is because Biden revoked a permit for a massive refinery expansion in the U.S. Virgin Islands in March and halted its operations entirely in May.  And where the U.S. released 50 million barrels of oil in 2021 and 180 million barrels of oil in 2022 so far, China has only released 7.4 million barrels of oil, which is just a half day's consumption.  Is that because China is oil-poor?  No.  It has equal-sized petroleum reserves to the U.S.  In fact, despite promises in November and again in January to release oil from its reserves, China has instead been increasing its reserves.  And there is no evidence that any non-Chinese firms, much less American firms, bought any of its released reserve oil, which undercuts the Biden Administration's claim that the SPR release was being reciprocated.

Jill Biden mocked for comparing Hispanics to tacos at 'Latinx Incluxion' conference.  First lady Jill Biden faced some mockery and ridicule after she spoke at a "Latinx Incluxion" conference and compared Hispanics to tacos.  Biden was the keynote speaker at the Latinx IncluXion Luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday [7/11/2022].  While addressing the mostly Hispanic audience, the first lady mispronounced "bodegas" as "bogedas," and then compared the Hispanic community to breakfast tacos.  "The diversity of this community as distinct at the bogedas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength!"

Hispanic Journalists Drag Jill Biden for Comparing Them to 'Breakfast Tacos'.  No, that headline isn't satire.  Jill Biden did actually compare Hispanics to "breakfast tacos" on Monday while speaking in San Antonio.  She also apparently can't pronounce the word "bodega," instead going with "bo-gah-da."  Was she trying to cop a faux-Spanish pronunciation to up her street cred?  The First Lady has a history of such, including her infamous "si-se-podway" gaffe during the 2020 campaign.  As RedState reported, these latest flubs came during something called a "LatinX IncluXion" conference, which can be translated to "Democrats want to lose Hispanic voters."  And while the right has had a good time with the "breakfast tacos" comment, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists didn't find it funny at all.  They released a statement dragging Jill Biden and her speech writers for coming up with such a line.

Biden Family Sought To Make Money By Giving China 'Preferential Access' To US Energy.  Relatives of President Joe Biden worked to give China "preferential access" to American gas following a Chinese energy magnate's pledge to lend millions of dollars to the Biden "family," materials on Hunter Biden's laptop reviewed by The Daily Wire show.  The shocking bid to transfer American liquid natural gas (LNG) to an adversarial communist nation came in 2017, when Hunter and James Biden — the now-president's son and brother — and their business partners sought to help build an LNG facility in Louisiana called Monkey Island using Chinese materials, then sell the gas to China.  In May of that year, Hunter Biden met with Ye Jianming, the founder of corrupt Chinese energy giant CEFC Energy, who gave Hunter Biden a large diamond, the New York Times reported in 2018.  A document sent to Hunter Biden by JiaQi Bao, who advised the future president's son on energy deals, said the cooperation set up to run Monkey Island wanted a Biden-linked firm called Hudson West to invest between $350 million and $1.5 billion in the project, but that onerous U.S. government review process made the investment less attractive.

What's it gonna take for Hunter Biden's pervy, corrupt, doings to matter?  It probably shouldn't surprise anyone that denizens of the 4Chan anonymous bulletin board claim to have hacked into Hunter Biden's cellphone cloud account and are busy posting its pervy pictures. [...] Hunter, recall, is Joe Biden's closest advisor.  He "earns" as much as $500,000 a pop for his "paintings" which even top gallery artists don't pull in, and nobody's allowed to know who his buyers are.  He hasn't dumped his China holdings, yet has admitted that he's dealing with top Chinese spies in some of his previously disclosed laptop disclosures.  He's clearly unstable, engages in illegal drug and gun activity, has been in trouble for tax evasion, owes money to hookers and strippers throughout the narrative, and takes big payments from the world's gamiest regimes, who would have to know all his "secrets."  Worse still, Biden's closest advisor does seem to be having an impact on foreign policy.

You'll Never Believe the Contacts on Hunter's iPhone.  Hunter's iPhone has been the source of the most prurient interest since 4Chan users this weekend began releasing data reportedly hacked from the backup stored on his Laptop from Hell.  Presidentish Joe Biden's son's phone was apparently loaded with sex, drugs, and... FBI cyber specialists? Among Hunter Biden's contacts is the FBI's Cyber Division Section Chief Michael Harrington.  Did you catch Hunter's note at the bottom?  "Only contact if absolutely necessary."  By his own admission, Biden lost not one but three laptops during his various crack binges, so I'm guessing that "absolutely necessary" might have come more often than anyone would have guessed.

Biden's Mental Decay.  The President of the sole global superpower is confounded by a teleprompter.  The Commander in Chief of the most powerful military in the world, with 700+ military spanning the globe and nearly 4,000 nuclear warheads, can barely make it through public appearances. [...] Apparently he goes nowhere without the paper crutch prepared by his handlers.  Issues relating to Russia — from the war in Ukraine to the expansion of NATO, etc. — are certainly briefed to the President on a daily basis.  And his memory is so bad, his intellect is so defeated, that he cannot recall his constant briefing.  If you need further proof of his mental state, there's this "cheat sheet," where he is instructed on how and when to enter the room and leave the room. [...] Make no mistake, Biden's senility is one of the biggest stories in the world.  The media's silence on this matter is telling.  Never before has the press tried to so hard to ignore so big a story (I venture this is bigger than Hunter's laptop), as they're afraid of what a correct assessment of Biden's facilities might reveal.

Amid Hunter's ongoing scandals, Biden is going soft on China.  It took a certain bloodless chutzpah for the president to place his scandal-ridden son front and center at a White House function last week.  Hunter Biden, 52, popped up at Thursday's Medal of Freedom ceremony, to glad-hand and network from his front-row perch even as he awaits indictment by a grand jury in Delaware over his shady foreign business dealings, most lucratively in China.  Just one day earlier, FBI Director Christopher Wray and his British MI5 counterpart made a rare joint public appearance in London to sound the alarm over the growing "serious security and economic threat" posed by China, which aims to steal our intellectual property and corrupt our politics.

White House Goes Weapons Hot on the Democrat Base as Divisions Explode Into the Open.  For my money, the Biden administration has been the most incoherent and disjointed of the modern era, and that qualifier is only included due to a lack of recorded detail prior.  Press consternation over the "chaos" inside the former Trump administration seems laughably quaint now, as the current White House sets records for staff turnover.  No one seems to know what's going on, and that includes the president himself.  Every public appearance just accentuates the dysfunction.

13 Times Joe Biden Was Involved in Family Business Corruption.  President Joe Biden was involved in his corrupt family business at least 13 times over nine years.  While Joe Biden and his staff have claimed seven times the president has had no part in the family business, overwhelming evidence suggests Joe Biden has not just been involved in the family business but has played a key role with his son Hunter and brother James.  The evidence includes photos of Joe Biden meeting family business partners, Hunter's former business partner's testimony about Joe Biden's involvement, Joe Biden flying to foreign countries to meet with Hunter's business partners, and a voice recording of Joe Biden calling Hunter about a Chinese business deal.

Shock As 4chan Allegedly Cracks Hunter Biden's iCloud Account And Leaks Everything.  Rumours circulating on social media on Sunday, July 10 suggest that 4chan, an anonymous English-language imageboard website, has apparently cracked Hunter Biden's iPhone backup password and has begun leaking everything on the site.

4Chan Users Claim to Have Cracked Backup of Hunter Biden's iPhone and Are Leaking Info.  4Chan users claim to have cracked the password for a backup of Hunter Biden's iPhone and then were also able to access an iPad that he used.  They also claim to have accessed iCloud notes.  The password was alleged to be a woman's name with an age after it.  They announced that they had 450 gigabytes of data and then began leaking some of the information onto 4Chan.

An Intriguing Exchange Between Jill and Joe Biden.  Over the time that Joe Biden has been in office, we've seen him continue to deteriorate, until now, he can barely get through remarks on abortion without descending into incoherence and a "Ron Burgundy" moment.  They've even had to give him note cards with step-by-step instructions on how to handle a brief meeting.  The cards read like instructions for a five-year-old.  His chief handler, most of the time, seems to be his wife, Jill.  She's pulled him away from reporters in the past, no doubt to prevent him from gaffing.  We saw, on July 4th, how Jill tried to prompt Joe Biden to say 'God Bless America" at the end of his remarks, but Joe just was unable to grasp what she was trying to get him to do.

The Look On Kamala's Face Says It All.  With Vice President Kamala Harris and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra standing behind him, President Joe Biden stumbled and bumbled his way through remarks before signing an executive order on abortion on Friday.  The occasional Biden gaffe has given way to at least one gaffe during every public appearance.  His last performance was marked by several.

Biden Declared Illegitimate in Langland County.  Republicans in Langland County, WI, passed a resolution that declares Joe Biden an illegitimately elected president based on solid evidence that suggests rampant voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. [...] In an effort to bring awareness and justice to widespread election fraud, Langland County Republicans joined Maricopa County in AZ and the Texas GOP in rejecting the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, which claims Biden won by a landslide 81 million votes.  And we all know this is ridiculous for a man who campaigned from his basement.

Biden to sign executive action on abortion access to circumvent court.  President Joe Biden is expected to announce that he will sign an executive order on abortion Friday in an attempt to circumvent the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade after getting intense pressure from Democrats who are demanding he "do something."  Three sources have reportedly told the Associated Press that Biden will speak "on protecting access to reproductive health care services."  The president will allegedly outline actions he intends to take to prevent women seeking an abortion from being slapped with penalties following the SCOTUS ruling.  Rumored actions involve military bases, the use of federal lands, and the mailing of abortion pills nationwide.  It's anticipated that Biden will instruct the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services to hamper state efforts to limit a woman's ability to cross state lines in order to terminate a pregnancy or to receive abortion medication.

Biden Will Sign Meaningless Executive Orders on Abortion After Massive Pressure by Democrats.  Joe Biden wants and needs to satisfy his rabid, ravenous base of pro-abortion fanatics by expanding access to the procedure and allowing more women to kill their unborn babies.  Unfortunately for him, there's a little thing called the Constitution of the United States that's standing in his way.  Try explaining that to the faces contorted with rage marching in the streets demanding Biden do something about abortion.  The entire radical left of the Democratic Party has become unhinged.  They have suggested all kinds of ludicrous alternatives, like building abortion clinics on federal lands or allowing a "carveout" for the filibuster to force a vote on making abortion legal nationwide.

Hunter Biden tied to Chinese company that bought oil Joe released.  There really seems to be no limit to the convolutions that develop when the Biden family works on its international business schemes.  Probably one of the most famous was when Joe Biden was vice president and traveled to Ukraine for Barack Obama.  At that time Hunter Biden was taking in tens of thousands of dollars a month from a Ukrainian company under investigation for corruption.  Joe came to the rescue, ordering officials there to fire the prosecutor, threatening to withhold $1 billion in scheduled U.S. aid if they didn't.  They did.  And he came home to brag about it.

Top Oversight Republican in Congress Demands Testimony, Documents from Biden Officials on Oil Reserve Sale to Hunter-Linked Chinese Firm.  House Oversight and Reform Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY) told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement that when Republicans take control of the House, they plan on investigating reports that President Joe Biden sold nearly one million barrels from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to a Chinese state-owned gas company that has financial ties to a private equity firm cofounded by Hunter Biden.  The Washington Free Beacon's Collin Anderson released a bombshell report that Biden's Department of Energy sold one million barrels to Unipec, the trading arm of Sinopec.  Sinopec is wholly owned and operated by the Chinese Communist Party.

Report: Joe Biden Sold Nearly One Million Barrels from U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to CCP-Owned Oil Company Linked to Hunter Biden Firm.  President Joe Biden's administration sold 950,000 barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese state-owned gas company that has financial ties to a private equity firm cofounded by Hunter Biden, according to a Washington Free Beacon report.  In April, Biden's Department of Energy announced the nearly one million barrel sale to Unipec, which is the trading arm of Sinopec.  Sinopec is wholly owned and operated by the Chinese Communist Party.  Unipec reportedly purchases oil across the globe and then apparently sells it through its Sinopec Marketing subsidiary.

Treasury Dept. blocking probe into Hunter Biden's business dealings, says top GOP lawmaker.  The Treasury Department has been accused of stonewalling lawmakers' requests into the business dealings of President Biden's son Hunter Biden.  Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Treasury officials refused to hand over suspicious activity reports, or SARs, unless the committee's Democratic leaders signed off on the request.  "Despite Treasury's assertion in the press that it 'provides SARs to Congress in a manner that enables robust oversight,' Treasury is refusing to release SARs connected with Hunter Biden or his family and associates — including the President," Mr. Comer wrote in a letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Two more reasons to be mad at Joe Biden.  [#1] Biden is selling our petroleum reserves to China.  Biden is selling off 180 million barrels (one third of the total) from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  The stated goal:  softening the pain on American citizens from higher gas prices.  Releasing the oil should have reduced the price at the pump.  Why isn't that happening?  Because the oil being released is going to Europe, India, and China.  "The Biden administration is selling off our emergency oil reserves to China," said Tucker Carlson on Fox's Tucker Carlson Tonight.  "An impeachable offense.  Selling off our most valuable asset to a government whose goal is to crush us."  The irony, Carlson points out, is that there is no reason to sell the reserves "when we can produce the energy here."  Biden could end inflation and fix the entire economy TODAY.  Hidden a thousand feet beneath the surface of the Rocky Mountains lies the largest untapped oil reserve in the world — more than 2 trillion barrels.  This is more than all the other proven reserves of crude oil on Earth.  Why are we not extracting this?  Because Biden, the Democrats, and environmentalists have blocked all efforts to help America become independent of foreign oil.

Treasury Dept. blocking probe into Hunter Biden's business dealings, says top GOP lawmaker.  The Treasury Department has been accused of stonewalling lawmakers' requests into the business dealings of President Biden's son Hunter Biden.  Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, the top Republican on the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said Treasury officials refused to hand over suspicious activity reports, or SARs, unless the committee's Democratic leaders signed off on the request.  "Despite Treasury's assertion in the press that it 'provides SARs to Congress in a manner that enables robust oversight,' Treasury is refusing to release SARs connected with Hunter Biden or his family and associates — including the President," Mr. Comer wrote in a letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Biden Faces Open Rebellion From His Own Party.  The Democrats are fully aware that the lay of the land is not in their favor come November.  They are now willing (some of them on the record) to blast the Biden administration as inefficient, rudderless, etc., and in dire need of some energy at the very least.  And they are absolutely correct on that note, by the way.  Biden gives public statements and just sounds like a tired old man.  His statements, as well as those from his administration officials, are a mix of blame-shifting or claims of ignorance.  They aren't addressing any of the issues facing Americans, and they are losing not just independent voters, but large swaths of their base to the Republican Party.  But that isn't even the biggest reason why the Democrats are mad.  You can expect shifts in voter allegiance in midterm elections.  It's a historic trend.  No, the biggest reason so many Democrats are mad right now is Biden's inability to even keep his own base energized.  They lost on abortion as a constitutional right, they lost on gun control, and they lost on environmental activism from the bureaucracy.  They know that their most active base voters are going to be depressed to the point that they just stay home in November and there is nothing they can do about it.

Four Photos Appear To Show "Sad-Looking" Joe Suffering Elder Abuse By Jill.  [W]e're living in a time when the seemingly pervasive mainstream media keeps insisting that what we can plainly see with our eyes and hear with our ears isn't really happening.  We knew during the 2020 presidential campaign that Joe Biden was in decline.  It was difficult to get a bead on exactly how mushy his brain had gotten for a couple of reasons.  The first is that even at the peak of his mental acuity when he was younger, Joe Biden was far from being the sharpest tool in the shed.  The second is that the pandemic gave his handlers and his nakedly ambitious wife an opportunity to hide him in his basement for most of the campaign.

Dem Lawmakers Are Blowing the Whistle on Biden: 'Rudderless, Aimless, Hopeless'.  Democrats are in a desperate state, knowing they're about to get wiped out in November and they're looking to cast blame.  Many, including more than two dozen lawmakers and political operatives, are talking and blowing the whistle on how bad they think Joe Biden is.  They don't feel that Biden is doing enough to reflect their anger and concerns about things; they want strength and action.  But they're not seeing it.

Democrats — and the media — are giving up on Biden.  "The giant sucking sound you're hearing is the panicked divestment of elected Democratic politicians, progressive activists, and the mainstream media from the Biden administration," Michael Brendan Dougherty wrote today.  "The word is definitely out that the president's stock is going to zero — and it's time to get out while you still can."  I agree, and so should you if you've been reading the site over the past 48 hours as political media is suddenly awash in stories about liberal apparatchiks furious with Biden for not showing more "urgency" in addressing the many crises bedeviling the left and the country more broadly.

Biden falsely claims GOP is blocking 'efforts to lower your gas taxes'.  President Biden took aim at the opposing party Wednesday by falsely claiming that Republicans — rather than members of his own party — are preventing Congress from implementing his proposed federal gas tax holiday to blunt fuel costs.  "All Republicans do nothing [and] obstruct our efforts to lower your gas taxes," Mr. Biden said in Cleveland, Ohio, during remarks about the economy and employer pension plans.  "I proposed that, and I've asked the Congress to eliminate the federal gas tax for as long as this crisis goes on."  Last month, the president called on Congress to temporarily suspend the 18.4-cent-per-gallon federal tax that drivers pay at the pump for regular fuel and the 24-cent-per-gallon tax on diesel for three months.

Those US Oil Reserves Joe Biden's Tapping to Lower Our Gas Prices Are Going Overseas.  The nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve was created in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo caused fear and angry gas-station lines across the country.  The underground reservoirs, believed to be the world's largest, were intended as an emergency oil-savings account for an actual energy crisis threatening national security.  The SPR was not intended for a political crisis when Joe Biden's Democrats face midterm election annihilation over inflation and outrageous gasoline prices above $6 a gallon caused by the same president's ideological war on fossil fuels.  Biden's announced "plan," which drew considerable criticism, is to draw down a million barrels a day for 180 days from the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve stored in vast underground salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana. [...] But it turns out, contrary to what you might have thought and hoped with all the Biden administration hype about easing gas prices for his countrymen, the consumers who will directly benefit from using up American reserves are not Americans.

Joe Biden Ships U.S. Oil Reserves to Foreign Countries.  Because he hates Americans, President Joe Biden is shipping much-needed American oil to foreign countries, including... China.  The whole idea of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), which is owned by the U.S. government, specifically the U.S. Department of Energy, is to hold on to about 700 million barrels of oil in the event of an emergency or disruption.  But now, because His Fraudulency Joe Biden has closed pipelines, killed oil and gas leases, refused to allow refining to expand, and has gone to war with affordable energy; the SPR is releasing about a million gallons a day into the U.S. economy.  Instead of doing something permanent and useful; instead of solving the crisis he created (that put a gallon of gas over five dollars), he's looking to steady  gas prices  his collapsing poll numbers by squandering our reserves. [...] Why would Biden do something like this?  Why would Biden okay this when 1) this oil is about protecting America's national security, and 2) this oil can help bring down American gas prices?

Who benefits?  Your first guess should be China!
Joe Biden has allowed five million barrels of oil from US national supply to be shipped abroad.  Joe Biden has shipped five million barrels from the United States' Strategic Oil Reserve abroad, after claiming that releasing them would help ease Americans' pain at the pumps.  The president faces accusations of a sneaky sleight of hand as it was revealed that between a fifth and a sixth of the reserve oil he bragged about releasing to boost supply made its way offshore to Europe and Asia in June.  Biden authorized the release of a million barrels a day from April onwards.  But his action has done little to combat soaring gas prices, with the national average sitting at $4.74 as of Tuesday — still far above the $2.28-a-gallon average from just before he took office.

Biden releases U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserves ... to China.  [Scroll down]  The American Energy Alliance points out that it's actually worse than it looks — China isn't even using the oil — it's stockpiling it for its own strategic petroleum reserves, meaning, the U.S. oil taken off the market is not helping to lower the price of crude even on a worldwide basis. [...] Our SPR energy is being drained by the Chicoms to fill their SPR, and the group notes that China is hoping to clean up on expanding refinery capacity, too, as Biden stymies America's.  China, unlike Biden, always plans ahead.  The whole disaster is Biden-made and all we are getting out of it is the same high fuel prices, a lost stockpile of energy intended for emergencies, and the beefing up of the reserves of our competitors and enemies.  This is incompetence in the extreme.

The Editor says...
Yes, it could be "incompetence in the extreme," or it could be corruption in the extreme.

Now That Fake Media Want Biden Gone in 2024, They Protest Press Restrictions.  For the past 18 months His Fraudulency Joe Biden has been in office, the corporate media have said nothing about Biden using the China Flu to restrict access to big press avails.  Worse still, for 18 months, Biden has almost always called on "reporters" based on a pre-screening process from his staff.  He uses an actual list from his staff, something I have never seen before. [...] Nevertheless, for 18 months, the fake media rolled over like the good, little lapdogs they are and took it.  Until now. [...] Put another way; the corporate media want Joe Biden out.  They want to force him out.  They want another Democrat at the top of the 2024 ticket, someone who has a chance at holding on to the White House.  That's all that's going on with this protest.  This is just more left-wing activism from a left-wing media that was more than happy to roll over like dogs when rolling over aided The Cause.

The LGBT Hostile Work Environment.  On May 31, 2022, President Biden delivered to the American people "A Proclamation on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, And Intersex Pride Month 2022."  A presidential proclamation is a directive that grants to the chief executive of the United States certain powers of mandatory ceremony and observance.  The power of presidential proclamations is especially operative in enforcing mandatory observances in the federal military and civilian workplaces, as those are the domains over which the president holds direct constitutional authority. [...] Biden rages:  "An onslaught of dangerous anti-LGBTQI+ legislation has been introduced and passed in States across the country, targeting transgender children and their parents, and interfering with their access to health care.  The unconscionable attacks have left countless LGBTQI+ families in fear and pain."  The unconscionable attackers whom Biden's proclamation vilifies are otherwise known as the American people.  He is outraged at the diversity of viewpoint about the needs of children, and he attacks the American people in the strongest terms for resisting sexuality indoctrination of children.

Biden Plan to Cap Russian Oil Prices Could Seriously Backfire, Which Means It's Likely to Happen.  The G7 plan to create another economic sanction against Russia by capping the price anyone could pay for Russian oil has a serious downside.  If Russia slows down the export of oil, global oil prices will jump dramatically.  That policy outcome would mean a massive increase in the price of gasoline for U.S. consumers.  Because the consequences are horrible, that's precisely the reason Joe Biden might push to have the Russian price cap.  Every policy Joe Biden has historically supported, has been the exact opposite of what should have been done.

Joe Says No:  Biden White House Blocks New Atlantic, Pacific Oceans Drilling as Global Energy Demand Soars.  U.S. President Joe Biden has proposed blocking all new drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans as the world cries out for more energy from more sources far from Russia, the Middle East, and the OPEC oil cartel.  Biden is also moving to shut down exploration and production of oil and gas on onshore federal lands while acknowledging the importance of fossil fuels in the U.S. energy landscape, as Breitbart News reported.

Biden: 'I Don't Count Drunk Driving as a Felony' for Illegal Immigrants.  A recently rediscovered video shows Joe Biden as a 2020 presidential candidate inexplicably declaring, "I don't count drunk driving as a felony," to the astonishment of his stunned interviewers.  To put his statement in context, Biden's baffling declaration of the insignificance of DUI for illegal immigrants came during a VICE news town hall on minority issues.  He was asked about his stance on illegal immigration and deportation of immigrants who have been convicted or charged with felony law-breaking while in the United States.  The Democratic candidate promised listeners that if he was elected to the White House in 2020, he would waste no time issuing an executive order (EO) that would prohibit U.S. Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents from deporting any illegal immigrant who had not committed a felony.  In essence, Biden said he would decide the seriousness of a crime, not law enforcement.

Pincer Movement to Dump Biden Taking Shape.  It's pretty clear that the left is organizing to dump Joe Biden when it becomes evident that he's a certain loser in 2024.  Rather that waiting for a Ted Kennedy-like figure to challenge him in the 2024 primaries, which would likely doom Democrats to certain defeat, the left will need to push him out early, and clear the calendar for one or more Democrats to organize a serious presidential campaign.  (It goes without saying the Democratic Party intelligentsia knows that Kamala Harris is a hopeless candidate.)  There really isn't a towering Ted Kennedy-like figure in the Democratic Party today.

Joe Biden has a new scapegoat:  Your local gas station.  President Joe Biden is proving that patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels.  Recall that over the last couple of months, Biden has been desperately trying to explain away the high cost of gasoline.  When people didn't buy Democrats' scapegoating of oil companies, he claimed it was Vladimir Putin's fault.  Never mind how far gas prices had risen before Putin invaded Ukraine.  But people were not fooled, and so last week, Biden began appealing to our sense of patriotism.  The new message was that when you pay $7 for gas, you are paying for the "liberal world order."  Big surprise — even that message isn't getting the desired results.  So this weekend, Biden's team has found a new scapegoat:  your local gas station.

Yes, You CAN Blame Biden For High Energy Prices.  [O]n May 12, Biden's Interior Department blocked a proposal to open up more than one million acres of land in Alaska for oil and gas drilling.  Two days later, Biden's Environmental Protection Agency blocked plans to expand an oil refinery in the US Virgin Islands.  Biden and his defenders said he had to block the expansion of the Virgin Islands refinery, given how polluting it was.  But had Biden's EPA allowed the Virgin Island refinery to expand, the owners would have poured nearly $3 billion into retrofitting the plant so it produced gasoline and other products more cleanly, while significantly increasing production at the same time.  Furthermore, anybody who cares about air pollution and climate change should want more oil and gas drilling, not less.  US emissions declined 22% between 2005 and 2020, mostly because cheap natural gas has replaced coal.

Biden Is Going Green, Even if It Kills Us.  Hubris can get us all killed.  The Biden administration's determination to make its climate agenda a central factor in U.S. foreign policy could be the greatest threat to human survival in our times.  This leap into the climate-change rabbit hole has distracted the White House from the old-fashioned — but painfully present — task of making sure Americans are not devastated by a major war.  By stirring partisan politics and dubious science into their recipe for national security, this administration risks getting the single most important responsibility of the federal government horribly wrong.  For starters, their climate agenda lacks legitimacy.  Declaring that it is validated by "settled" science neither settles the science nor validates their agenda.

David Axelrod Says the Really, Really Scary Part Out Loud.  David Axelrod, the man who masterminded the winning presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, believes that no one is in charge in the White House.  Discussing the filibuster "carve-out" for an abortion vote in the Senate that Biden has proposed, David Axelrod dismissed the idea, saying "I mean, this is the lot that Biden finds himself in.  There is this sense that things are kind of out of control and he's not in command.  And this lends to that."  This from a Democrat?  Axelrod isn't saying there's a "hidden hand" at work behind the throne.  He's not claiming Obama or anyone else is actually running the show.  His point is even scarier:  no one is in command.

Hunter Biden's laptop had contacts for Google execs, US officials for China policy.  Hunter Biden's hard drive contained an enviable lineup of contacts for top US officials tasked with overseeing the US-China relationship, and at least 10 senior Google executives — raising new questions about the extent to which Joe Biden's well-connected son could have leveraged his connections for personal profit, The [New York] Post has learned.  Many of the top-level government officials would have been in position to help Hunter Biden's business aspirations in China during father's term as vice president from 2008 to 2016.  Throughout that period, he infamously looked to capitalize from his family name and connections — often while his father conducted sensitive state business.  As for the Google braintrust, one former exec there told The Post that Hunter Biden sought the tech giant's cash for Chinese ventures, and that several of the company's bigwigs wound up working for the Obama-Biden administration during his father's vice presidency.

Other than the Biden family, name an American who has any financial stake in Ukraine.
U.S. pledges $820M in new military aid to help Ukraine repel Russian invasion.  The U.S. announced $820 million in new military aid to Ukraine to help it repel the Russian invasion, including a sophisticated Norwegian anti-aircraft system that is used to protect the White House and Capitol.  The latest tranche of arms for Kyiv announced Friday includes sophisticated new surface-to-air missile systems and counter-artillery radar that the Pentagon hopes will limit Russia's ability to strike Ukrainian cities with long-range missiles.

Who's In Charge?  People notice.  Every time I speak to a conservative audience, I am asked who is really in charge in the White House.  My answer has been that the president is in command.  After all, institutions take on the character of their leaders.  If all the White House has to offer is excuses, if decisions are made either slowly or randomly, if the communications team and the president and vice president seem to live on different planets, if incompetence and mismanagement appear throughout the government, it is because the chief executive allows it.  No conspiracy is required to explain the ineptitude.  This is Joe Biden we are talking about.  Lately, though, I have been having second thoughts.  Not that Barack Obama or Ron Klain or Dr. Jill are running the show in secret.  What I have been wondering, instead, is whether anyone is leading the government at all.

Which Crisis Will Be The Next To Catch Biden 'Off Guard'?  little over 500 days into his presidency, Joe Biden has an unblemished record — of being "caught off guard" by every major crisis that has engulfed the country since January 2021.  The question now is, what's the next crisis that will catch Biden flat-footed and for which he will have no solutions?  Search for "Biden caught off guard" and see for yourself how often this has made news over the past year and a half.  To save you the effort, here are just a few examples:
  •   Even Biden caught off guard by his administration's foreign policy crises
  •   Coronavirus resurgence catches Biden off guard
  •   How the border problem caught the Biden team off guard
  •   Biden Caught Off Guard By Reporter's Question On The Baby Formula Crisis
  •   Joe Biden caught off guard by ruling to scrap facemasks
Biden was caught off guard by the Taliban's rush to victory in Afghanistan.  Caught off guard by inflation.  Caught off guard by the supply chain crisis.  And remember, this is the guy who, we were told repeatedly, would surround himself with experienced pros.

White House press corps demands end to Biden event restrictions.  Yesterday [6/30/2022], the New York Post reported that 68 journalists from the White House press corps sent a letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre urging the Biden administration to open press events to all journalists. [...] The 'selection process' mentioned in the letter became apparent in August 2021, the last time Biden held a solo presser.  The exchange was held in the 3,000-square-foot White House East Room, yet Biden aides permitted only specific reporters to attend citing "spacing constraints."  Individual reporters claim to have received an array of conflicting explanations about the selection criteria that left them baffled.  White House press secretary Jean-Pierre claimed ignorance about the selection criteria during a briefing in June, and so did her predecessor Jen Psaki in October 2021.  Since they are all struggling, the obvious deserves to be stated — only pliable reporters who are either willing to share questions in advance or perhaps ask questions that are written by the White House staff, are allowed in.  Calling it a 'selection process' is a euphemism; what the Biden administration is doing is the blacklisting of outlets and reporters who intend to challenge Biden for his myriad catastrophes.

Joe Biden Attacks Reporters For Trying To Ask Him Questions — His Easter Bunny Comes To The Rescue Yet Again.  Biden's handlers came up with a new way to deflect when Joe has one of his "cognitive spells," he simply fluffs it off with a self-deprecating joke, and the audience awkwardly laughs.  The entire "Alzheimer's moment" is just laughed off, and brushed aside as if it's some normal, everyday occurrence.  However when he needs to face reporters his handlers are doing everything they can to remove the reporters or to keep them quiet!

A Recipe for Biden Authoritarianism.  [Scroll down]  Biden on Saturday signed what some call the most significant gun control measure in decades, a bipartisan compromise that includes a provision to help states put in place red flag laws making it easier for authorities to confiscate weapons from those adjudged as dangerous.  Despite the Supreme Court's ruling Friday upholding the Second Amendment, we know that the Biden administration will unfairly use anything and everything at its disposal to drive its narrative and silence political opponents.  That's part of the reason the Department of Homeland Security's short-lived "disinformation" board received such deserved pushback from many Americans.  Although DHS officially paused its Disinformation Governance Board, let's not be so naïve as to believe the board was the be-all, end-all of the Biden administration's thought control efforts.

Biden Is the Economy's Supply Chain Problem.  Joe Biden has become America's "it's not my fault" president.  Whether it's the inflation, the border, the crime, the gas prices, the Afghanistan exit fiasco or the stock market collapse, Biden has become an expert at pointing the finger at someone else. [...] Why is it just now that we are confronted with the goblins of supply chain disruptions?  Biden says it is because we had the economy shut down, and then Trump left him with an economy in miserable shape.  According to this narrative, Biden had to "build back better" and solve bottlenecks with cargo ships, airlines, warehouses and factories.  But that's not even close to the truth.  The economy soared out of the COVID shutdowns that had paralyzed the economy in early 2020.  In the second half of 2020, the economy snapped back with a rapid rebound.  These were the last six months of the Trump presidency.  There were few shortages or delays (except when companies couldn't get workers back because of sky-high welfare and unemployment benefits). Prices were stable in the first six months of the COVID recovery.  When Trump left office, inflation was 1.5%, even though the economy grew by about 20% in the six months before Biden left office.  But then, when Biden took over, right from the get-go, here, there and everywhere "supply chain" problems emerged.

Joe Biden spoke with Hunter about his business dealings with a Chinese criminal.  President Joe Biden spoke with Hunter about his business dealings with a Chinese criminal his son dubbed the 'spy chief of China,' a voicemail to his son reveals.  The president has repeatedly denied personally and through his press secretary that he ever talked about Hunter's foreign business with his Hunter — despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.  Now, in a voicemail left on Hunter's iPhone, the evidence has come from POTUS' own mouth.

The Supreme Court Just Did Exactly What Joe Biden Voted for in 1982.  One thing that Old Joe Biden wants to make sure you know about the Supreme Court's Dobbs v. Jackson decision is that it's "extreme."  In his statement on the decision, he calls it "extreme" seven times.  This is in line with the Democrats' general strategy of portraying all opponents of their radical far-Left agenda as violent racist rednecks who pose an imminent threat to "our democracy," by which they mean "Leftist hegemony."  But who is really extreme here?  What the Supreme Court did Friday is exactly what Senator Joe Biden himself voted for in 1982:  overturning Roe and leaving the authority to legalize or outlaw abortion with the states.  So which side has really moved to the extreme?

Joe Biden's "Easter Bunny" Spotted At G7 Summit — Listen to The Panic In Her Voice When a Reporter Asks Biden a Question.  Something is wrong with President Joe Biden, and everyone knows it.  But it would at least be nice if the president knew what he was talking about. [...] However when he needs to face reporters his handlers are doing everything they can to remove the reporters or to keep them quiet!  Their failed attempt to put a handler into an Easter bunny was a really stupid way to take Joe away from reporters! [...] Well, it seems that his "Easter Bunny" was in action again today at the G7 summit!

Joe Biden Sets His Sights on Little Girl as Soon as He Arrives in Germany.  Joe Biden on Saturday traveled to Munich, Germany to meet with G7 leaders and NATO allies.  Biden set his sights on a young girl as soon as he deplaned.  Joe Biden raced down the steps after exiting Air Force One and chatted with a little girl in traditional dress.  Biden asked the child her age — of course he did.  He just can't help himself.

Video Surfaces Of Joe Biden Saying Abortion Is Not A Right, Should Be Limited.  A video has surfaced of President Joe Biden in a 2006 interview explaining that he did not view abortion as "a right" after he strongly criticized the controversial Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.  In a Friday ruling, the Supreme Court in a 6 to 3 decision overturned nearly five decades of precedent and ended abortion rights in states across the country with its majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson.  Biden and other leading Democrats condemned the ruling from the conservative justices, warning that it undermined women's freedom and health care.  Later on Friday afternoon, the RNC Research Twitter account resurfaced a clip of Biden sharing a different view of abortion in 2006.  The video came from a March 2006 interview with Texas Monthly.  [Video clip]

Hunter Biden met with Russian oligarch now wanted for murder.  When his father was the second most powerful man in the world, Hunter Biden met in Russia with at least four oligarchs closely aligned with Vladimir Putin — including one who is now wanted for murder in the country, The [New York] Post has learned.  The meeting with Telman Ismailov took place on Feb. 17, 2012 at the Moscow headquarters of AST Group, his vast holding company which once owned a publishing house, a tour company, and had a telecom division, according to the Moscow Times.  Ismailov was accused in 2017 by Russian authorities of paying $2 million for the murder of two entrepreneurs a year earlier, Agence France-Presse reported.  Vladimir Savkin, a shopping mall magnate and Yury Brilev, founder of Lyublino Motors, were both bumped off on the Novorizhskoye highway in Moscow, allegedly over a business dispute with Ismailov, according to the Investigative Committee of Russia, the country's primary federal investigations agency.

Joe Biden Just Told Us Who He Really Is.  [Scroll down]  What the Biden administration has done, however, since the draft majority SCOTUS opinion leak in early May is to fan the flames of outrage by encouraging radical activists on the left to continue "protesting" outside the homes of the Justices. [...] Further, in the speech Biden gave earlier, he noted his administration was going to use every tool in their power to do an end-run around the SCOTUS ruling, something also confirmed by DOJ Attorney General Merrick Garland.  As all of this sinks in, keep in mind that Biden and other Democrats (and their allies in the mainstream press) have been lecturing Republicans for the last year and a half since the Capitol riot about the need to "respect the courts" and to not "undermine democratic norms" in our society.  And yet what do they do in response to today's 6-3 decision?  Exactly what they've said their political opponents shouldn't — this from the same people who once gloated after the Supreme Court voted to uphold Obamacare that it was "settled law" so "deal with it."

White House Press Secretary Won't Say Whether They'll Respect SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe as 'Legitimate'.  Although the U.S. Supreme Court handed down many noteworthy cases on Thursday, including one further protecting the Second Amendment, it still has yet to hand down Dobbs v. Jackson.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was still asked about it during the day's briefing, though, in preparation for when the decision does come down.  A reporter had asked "just to be clear, will the president accept this decision as legitimate even if he disagrees with it," speaking about about Dobbs overturning Roe v Wade.  [Video clip]  As one can see from Jean-Pierre's response, though, she didn't provide any clarity at all.  "It's going to come from the Supreme Court, so it's going to be a decision that, uh, we're certainly going to respond to, so I'll leave it at that."

Kamala Harris Needs To Spend Some Time At Toastmasters.  [Scroll down]  Certainly, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the two leaders of the Free World, should be able to speak coherently in public.  Some observers give Joe Biden a pass on his frequent ludicrous ramblings believing that he suffers from dementia or another mental acuity issue.  Others wonder if Doctor Jill Biden ignores Joe's obvious mental issues because being First Nurse (aka First Lady) is more important than protecting her husband's dignity.  Of course, this ignores the fact that the frail and mentally challenged Biden sits in the Oval Office with his finger on the nuclear button.

'YOU take YOUR seat': Very specific cheat sheet reminds Biden how to act.  President Biden on Thursday inadvertently held up a comically detailed cheat sheet prepared by his staff instructing the gaffe-prone leader of the free world to "take YOUR seat" and to limit his remarks to "2 minutes."  A photographer snapped an image of the document when Biden held it up backward at a meeting with wind industry executives, which he attended after skipping his administration's morning meeting with oil companies about combating record gas prices.  The prepared instructions for Biden — titled "Offshore Wind Drop-By Sequence of Events" — tell Biden to "enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants."  Then, the paper says, "YOU take YOUR seat."  The typed-up note says that after reporters arrive, "YOU give brief comments (2 minutes)."

Why the Left Will Cut Biden Loose.  Republican pundits and conservative activists are debating whether they can win in 2024 with the successful Trump agenda, but without the controversial former President Donald Trump as their nominee.  The Democrats have a similar, but far more serious dilemma with President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party's nominee in 2024.  Unlike the Trump Administration's successful four years, Biden's tenure has been an utter disaster.  There are no policy offsets to the personal liabilities and unpopularity of Biden himself.  Biden's liabilities transcend his physical infirmities, his advanced age, and his seeming geometric rather than arithmetic rate of mental decline.  Biden, moreover, proves daily that he is not a nice guy.  His excesses, past and present, are precisely those the Left considers mortal sins.

And the babies to go with it.
Biden Admin will Import Baby Formula from Mexico.  Did you ever think you'd live to see American parents relying on Mexico for their baby's survival?  Back in May The Gateway Pundit reported that American parents were traveling to Tijuana to purchase baby formula.  The out-of-stock rate hit 70% in May nearly double the rate from April.  The country is still facing shortages of the critical food product.

Operation Fly Formula flops as White House intervention fails to fill store shelves.  A month after President Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to import emergency supplies of infant formula, store shelves are still half empty and brands shipped on U.S. military planes from other countries are not yet helping many families struggling to find critical specialty brands.  The U.S. government began importing infant formula from Switzerland, the United Kingdom and elsewhere one month ago.  It launched Operation Fly Formula to address a shortage that was triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, a major formula recall and a decision by the FDA to shutter one of the nation's top formula-producing plants for several months citing health violations.  Despite government intervention, many families with infants are still desperately searching for their next formula can.  They have had to rely on social media groups to learn when store shelves are restocked or to buy from people who are selling or trading a can or two.

Biden Confidant:  Start Firing People or Pack Your Bags.  One of President Joe Biden's closest friends and staunchest supporters has a simple message:  Big changes need to happen at the White House or Democrats will want a different nominee in 2024.  For South Carolina Democratic state senator and longtime Biden adviser Dick Harpootlian, voters are awaiting any evidence that the president is making a meaningful effort to turn the economy around.  An easy first step?  A staffing overhaul.  "If I had any advice to Joe Biden, it would be to fire someone," Harpootlian told the Washington Free Beacon in a wide-ranging interview.  "The people who are supposed to be serving you are not serving you.  I'm not saying they're malicious, I'm not saying they're lazy — I'm just saying whatever they're doing, it's not working."

Biden Is Doomed and Has Nowhere to Run.  Yesterday's Rasmussen survey of likely voters finds that 57% consider Joe Biden's performance on the economy to be "poor."  That strikes me as a death knell: there is no way a president viewed in such a negative light on the economy can be re-elected.  No matter how unappetizing their alternatives — Kamala Harris?  Pete Buttigieg? — the Democrats have no choice but to put Biden out to pasture and find someone else for 2024.  The voters' antipathy toward Biden is driven in large part by the fact that 52% say he is mostly responsible for sky-high fuel prices.  The majority is right, but the real problem for Democrats is that there isn't much they can do (or are willing to do) to get out from under the fuel price fiasco.  In truth, various Democrats have admitted off and on for some years that their policies are intended to raise the price of energy, which they see as a good thing.

Biden Says White House Needs More Money for Next Pandemic.  Earlier today, touting vaccines for babies and children 6months through 5 years of age, Joe Biden explained they needed more taxpayer money to give to pharmaceutical lobbyists to pay for vaccines and organize the next pandemic.  [Video clip]

Biden Celebrates His Green Policies that Will "Take Millions of Cars Off the Road".  Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered remarks on soaring gas prices from his fake White House set in the South Court Auditorium.  Biden repeated the same lies in his speech and blamed Vladimir Putin for high gas prices.  "Let's remember how we got here:  Putin invaded Ukraine," said Biden.  This is a lie.  Gas prices spiked before Putin invaded Ukraine.

Joe Biden's New Best Friends.  It's hard to say there is anything really new about Joe Biden's friendship with a growing list of despots such as Iran's Khamenei, Venezuela's Maduro, Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman, China's Xi, and Russia's Putin.  All those oil potentates must have celebrated their good luck on day one of his administration when Biden signaled his obeisance to the reactionary (yes, that's what they are in real-world terms) green crowd by putting the kibosh on the Keystone XL pipeline.  (Oil importer Xi had his own reasons to celebrate.)  It's been all downhill for homegrown U.S. energy from there.  But, in the case of Iran, at least this behavior was nothing new.  The mullahs have known that the Democrats were secretly on their side — desperate to make almost any nuclear deal — for over a decade.  That's when Obama didn't respond — at least at first and then very weakly — to the democracy demonstrators in the streets of Tehran who cried out in the night, "Obama, Obama, are you with us or are you with them?"

Biden Admin Quietly Nukes Trump-Era 'Transparency' Initiative Tracking Settlements And Payouts To Left-Wing Activists.  President Joe Biden's Department of the Interior (DOI) has quietly rolled back a Trump-era "transparency and accountability" order creating a public litigation website so people can track details pertaining to lawsuits from outside interest groups that Republicans argue cost taxpayers unwieldy sums.  Interior Secretary Deb Haaland revoked the order, which was issued in September 2018, on Friday.  The order made details concerning settlements and consent decrees, as well as cash amounts paid to lawyers of private entities, accessible online.  The website was scrubbed following the Biden revocation order and sought to "alleviate" any concerns by the public that it may not have a voice in "policymaking."  It made the Office of the Solicitor and the Office of the Chief Information Officer "post" a "searchable list" of final decrees and settlements "that continue to govern departmental actions," according to the Trump order.

Five Reasons to Impeach Joe Biden.  [#1] Biden's corrupt activities constitute treason.  Evidence exists that during Joe Biden's tenure as vice president, access to his office was sold by Biden's son Hunter to China, Russia, Ukraine, and others willing to cough up huge sums of money.  American foreign policy was impacted by those transactions.  Biden himself bragged openly that he stopped Ukraine from investigating Hunter in return for a billion dollars in U.S. aid.  Where is the evidence of Biden's corruption?  First there is the New York Post article that broke the story.  Then there is Peter Schweizer's well-researched book, Secret Empires, that traces the Biden Crime Family's complicity with the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  Next, we have the incriminating emails from Hunter Biden's laptop.  Let's not forget the video where Biden brags about extorting favors from Ukraine.  And finally, there is the testimony of former Biden business partner, Tony Bobulinski.  Bobulinski's testimony refuted Joe Biden's denial that he was aware of Hunter's slimy business ventures.  Joe knew about his son's dealings, participated in them, profited from them, and lied to the American people about it.

Biden Lets Cat out of the Bag About the 'Second Pandemic'.  Joe Biden seems to be saying the quiet part out loud a lot lately, raising a lot of questions.  He made a telling comment the other day about who is making up his mind when he was asked about China tariffs.  He replied, "We are in the process of making up my mind."  He implied he was waiting for the go-ahead from someone else, saying he was "prepared to sign it and I'm ready to go."  That of course raised questions about who is controlling him and who's making the decision there.  Then when he was pressed on gas prices his response was this was good because "we have a chance here to make a fundamental turn toward renewable energy, electric vehicles, and not just luxury vehicles, but across the board."  So if you suffer, just remember it's for the common good of Our Dear Leader's climate goals.  I don't know what he's on lately but he let more out of the bag today — and the way that he said it added to the creepiness of it all.

Biden Denies Likelihood of Recession Hours After Talking to Larry Summers who Warned Him Recession is Certain.  Joe Biden gave an impromptu interview with media at the beach in Delaware early this morning.  There is a lot going on in the video of the interview below.  First, Joe Biden's daughter, Ashley Biden (jean shorts and green shirt), is obviously on alert and assigned to the role of Joe's handler during this outing. [...] Secondly, if you have watched the video, you will notice Joe Biden said he talked to Larry Summers this morning.  Yesterday on Meet the Press, Summers stated a recession was a certainty given the status of the economic conditions.  However, creepy Joe says today he doesn't believe a recession is likely.  [Video clip]

Buyer remorse growing in Democrat ranks.  Last week, I lunched with a longtime friend, in a popular Orange County, Florida restaurant.  He is a 68-year-old professed JFK Democrat who had predicted a return to 1990's moderation at the time of Joe Biden's election.  The optimism of 18 months ago had disappeared.  "Yes, things are looking a bit grim," he admitted.  "My son is trying to find a new home for his growing family.  But there are none to be found in Fort Lauderdale, or anyplace close to his office in Broward County.  When I recommended Weston, he said, 'come on, Dad! have you seen the gas prices recently?'  He has a point."

Joe Biden Admits 'We're In the Process of Making up My Mind' on China Tariffs.  President Joe Biden was asked about the issue of tariffs on China during his calamitous bike trip on Saturday.  This is when he gave a soundbite that has to be seen to be believed:  [Video clip] [...] The president's response to the reporter's question is a glaring admission that he is not the one in charge.  It reveals that Biden is merely signing whatever his administration puts on his desk.  The Biden administration is reviewing the removal of some Chinese tariffs and a potential pause on federal gas tax as a way to bring down soaring gasoline prices and curb inflation, two top officials said on Sunday.  U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said that some tariffs on China inherited from the administration of former President Trump served "no strategic purpose" and added that Biden may remove them as a way to tame rampant inflation.

The Mysteries of Hunter Biden's Laptop.  The whole world knows that Old Joe Biden is not really the man in charge.  Biden himself has made this clear on numerous occasions, with his many oblique references to getting in trouble if he deviated from the instructions he was given.  But it has never been fully clear who is running this dumpster fire known as the Biden administration; speculation has run to chief of staff Ron Klain, Barack Obama, and others.  Now, however, another name must be added to the mix: that of none other than Hunter Biden. [...] Is Hunter Biden calling the shots in the White House?  Someone is.  Joe Biden has many times intimated that he is not the one who is doing so and that he knows this.  [Examples omitted for brevity.]  There is also evidence, provided by Joe Biden himself, that his press conferences are scripted and carefully directed.  On June 19, 2021, he said, "I'll take your questions, and as usual, folks, they gave me a list of the people I'm going to call on."  Who gave him the list?  No one asked.  He has referred to his list of reporters on other occasions as well; apparently, he knows what questions he is going to be asked, and has prepared answers ready.

Biden and Oil:  Destroy America in Order to Save It.  Try to follow the Joe Biden energy plan of frantically trying to get his hands on more of something that his own party despises.  During the Democratic primaries, Biden ran on the premise that he would end all fossil fuels during his tenure.  In 2019-2020 that bluster seemed easy demagoguery at a time of near-record low gas and diesel prices.  The American people shrugged at such utopianism since they often were filling up their cars for less than $50.  Biden's video clips from the primary campaign now seem surreal, as he tried to out-green Bernie Sanders in boasting about what has now become his own self-created energy disaster.  Biden monotonously promised at rallies, such as they were, that he would cancel pipelines, stop new federal leasing to oil and gas companies, persuade lenders to restrict loans to them, put the Alaska National Wildlife Reserve off limits, and embrace the green new deal.  Those were certainly campaign boasts that he has followed up on.

The O'Keefe Project:  Tucker goes to town.  We have covered the FBI's investigation of the case of Ashley Biden's diary in a series of 17 posts under the heading of "The O'Keefe Project."  This is the eighteenth.  I don't think anyone has devoted as much attention to the story as we have.  The collaboration of the FBI with the New York Times attracted my interest, but my judgment is that every aspect of the story merits attention.  Something's happening here.  Tucker Carlson opened his FOX News show on Friday evening [6/17/2022] with an 18-minute segment on Ashley Biden's diary. [...] If Biden were a Republican, the diary would have been authenticated and we would have been tortured with the contents in loving detail before voters went to the polls in 2020.  As it turns out, the FBI investigation and the Times's coverage have inadvertently authenticated the diary after the fact.

Joe Biden has nothing to offer.  Of the many crises America faces, the most serious one sits in the Oval Office.  We have a president who doesn't even pretend to be working night and day to beat back inflation, save the economy from a recession or tackle rampant crime and growing political violence.  He looks to be on automatic pilot when the nation desperately needs strong leadership.

Tucker Carlson Exposes Ashley Biden's Diary and the President's Politicization of the FBI.  On Friday evening, Tucker Carlson brought up an issue most other conservative outlets and commentators won't touch.  Namely, the fact that Joe Biden is accused of some extremely disturbing things in a diary written by his daughter.  The saga broke into the open last November, after the FBI raided the homes of Project Veritas journalists, including James O'Keefe, looking for information regarding the diary.  Accusations that it was stolen were made, but as Harmeet Dhillon explained on Carlson's show, that's not only false but completely irrelevant. [...] Imagine that Ivanka Trump had written a diary entry accusing Donald Trump of what seems awfully close to molestation.  Don't you think reporters might be asking questions about that?  Don't you think there'd be further investigations into the matter to see if the claims are true and how far the inappropriate behavior went?  Yet, the media, including the hard news side of Fox News, has completely blacked out the story, pretending the revelations never happened.

DOJ Blocks GOP Effort To Get Answers In Hunter Biden Probe.  What is the DOJ hiding?  GOP Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson sent a letter to U.S. Attorney David Weiss regarding the probe into Hunter Biden.  They wanted to know if Nicholas McQuaid, the acting assistant attorney general in the Justice Department's Criminal Division had recused himself from the investigation into Hunter Biden.  McQuaid formerly worked with Hunter Biden's lawyer Chris Clark.

GOP Effort to Get Answers on Hunter Biden Probe Blocked by DOJ.  The Justice Department appears to have stymied efforts by two GOP senators to get answers about the Hunter Biden tax probe from the U.S. attorney's office in Delaware, according to the Washington Examiner.  Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, had sent a letter in May to U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who is handling the investigation involving the president's son.  In their letter, the two senators pressed Weiss to divulge if a senior Department of Justice [DOJ] official with links to Hunter Biden recused himself from the tax investigation.

Biden, 79, falls off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home.  President Joe Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Saturday morning, where he and his wife are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary weekend.  'I'm good,' the president told the press who saw him take the tumble, which transpired around 9:30am.  Biden told reporters that he had trouble removing his shoes from the bikes' pedals, causing the fall.

Joe Biden Yells, Points, And Says Really Stupid Stuff.  [Scroll down]  During an interview on Thursday, Biden "If it's my fault, why is it the case in every other major industrial country in the world that inflation is higher?  You ask yourself that?  I'm not being a wise guy."  No, you're certainly not wise.  First of all, that's not true, and in fact America, unsurprisingly, has one of the highest inflation rates right now amongst industrialized nations.  But more importantly, Biden is also largely responsible for global inflation as well, thanks to his policies clobbering supply, particularly petroleum supply.

Tucker Carlson blasts Biden over daughter Ashley's diary admission that taking showers with him as a girl may have contributed to her sex addiction.  Tucker Carlson slated Joe Biden over claims the president shared a shower with his sex addict daughter when she was young — and slammed the FBI for probing a woman who found and sold a diary containing the revelation.  Carlson shared his horror at the detail contained within Ashley Biden's diary on his Fox News show Friday night, branding it 'sick' and 'horrifying' and questioning whether it was child molestation worthy of a visit from police.  He also said the president was effectively using the Feds as his secret police force, after we revealed that Aimee Harris is being investigated over Ashley Biden's journal, which details her sex addiction and showers she had with her president father.

Did Ashley Biden reveal her father, Joe, is a creep to the point of pedophilia?  It's no secret to anybody paying attention that Joe Biden has an unwholesome obsession with little children, especially little girls.  He can't seem to keep his eyes, his hands, or his nose off them.  The Daily Mail has also released text from a diary kept by Ashley Biden, Joe's drug-addicted, sex-addicted daughter, mentioning inappropriate showers with her father at a young age that may have led to her unhealthy sexual obsessions.  Tucker Carlson, upon learning of this, launched an incendiary attack against Biden, the system that's long protected him from closer scrutiny, and the DOJ and FBI harassing journalists for investigating the story.  Both of Biden's living children — Hunter and Ashley — have substance abuse problems.  What's less well known is that they both suffer from sex addictions.  Hunter has never admitted to this addiction but the contents of his hard drive make it patently clear that sex (and his own genitals) are obsessions with him.

The Editor says...
The FBI and its Chinese equivalent probably know all about Joe Biden's darkest secrets, which would explain a lot of his seemingly irrational behavior.

The incredible expanding lies of Joe Biden.  President Biden blamed congressional Republicans for record-high inflation while addressing the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in a recent speech in Philadelphia.  Biden pathetically argued that his economic agenda, which relies on massive government spending, would help tame inflation.  He also lamely — and falsely — blamed Republican obstruction of that agenda for the country's current economic woes.  (It seems Biden is an alumnus of the Hillary Clinton Institute for Excellence in Blame-Shifting and Denouncement.)  Biden boldly — if comically — stated, "Under my plan for the economy we made extraordinary progress and put America in a position to tackle a worldwide problem that's worse everywhere but here: inflation." [...] If Biden's "plan" is to fight inflation by dramatically increasing the already drunken-sailor rate of federal spending, he will make us all pine for the halcyon days of the Carter Era.  That is akin to bloodletting for the sick.  It would be like fighting obesity by ramping up your caloric intake or fighting STDs by engaging in more frequent anonymous sexual encounters.  In a word, it is preposterous.

Biden gets testy, falsely claims inflation in 'every other major industrialized country' higher than US.  President Biden appeared to get defensive during an interview Thursday when asked if his energy policies were to blame for inflation.  In his first interview with The Associated Press, the president — running contrary to what many economists are forecasting after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates — said a recession was "not inevitable."  "We're in a stronger position than any nation in the world to overcome this inflation," Biden said, pointing to 3.6% unemployment rate and America's relatively strong standing in the world.  At the notion that his administration's policies were responsible for the worst inflation in 40 years and record-high gas prices, the president reportedly bristled.

It's all over but the shouting.  "I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending," President Biden yelled into the microphone at the AFL-CIO gathering on Tuesday.  "We're changing people's lives!" [...] Biden's target was as wrong as his tone.  The kind of spending voters are talking about this year isn't the public kind.  It's the private kind.  With less than five months before Election Day, Biden and other Democrats face two central nightmares:  At least once a week, nearly every American household fills up a gas tank or a grocery cart and gets hit with a sickening sticker shock.  Their wallets are shrinking — fast — and they have only one party to blame for the horrible feeling.

Biden Attacks Oil Industry Even as He Demands More Production.  "I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending," President Joe Biden shouted out in remarks that he delivered to AFL-CIO union members in Philadelphia on June 14th.  "We're changing people's lives."  President Biden sure has changed Americans' lives since he took office.  Americans are far worse off today on his watch.  As Republican Senator John Kennedy from Louisiana put it, "Forty-year-high inflation, [baby] formula shortages, and $5 gas are changing lives."  President Biden promoted his green energy proposals during his AFL-CIO conference remarks.  He claimed, for example, that a "tax credit for modernizing the homes... would help finally make America truly energy independent."  America was already energy independent when former President Donald Trump left office.  President Biden's war on the fossil fuel industry changed all that, helping to bring about record high gasoline prices at the pump.

Biden tells AP he's unpopular because Americans are mentally unwell.  Joe Biden, as his party propaganda and media enablers say, is a man of compassion.  And he's now loaded with such compassion with remarks like this, addressing his own unpopularity with the American people.  [Tweet]  See, it's not that we're bad people or anything.  It's not that we're depraved deplorables, or terrorists, as Democrats have said in the past.  We're just sick in the head.  And for Biden, that makes sense, given that his unpopularity stretches across party lines and includes traditionally Democrat constituencies such as black, Hispanic, Asian-American, and young voters now.

Biden May Declare 'National Public Health Emergency' If Roe v Wade Is Overturned.  Joe Biden is considering announcing a "national public health emergency" if Roe v Wade is overturned by the US Supreme Court in the coming days.  This authoritarian move by the Biden regime would allegedly help women in red states obtain abortions despite the court ruling and the laws of the state. [...] Since a draft opinion was leaked last month indicating that the Supreme Court was prepared to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision — an action that would prompt at least 20 states to prohibit or severely curtail access to abortion — abortion rights advocates have been lobbying the White House to take extraordinary steps to mitigate the effect.

Ridiculous: Biden Blames Republicans, Putin for Inflation after Bragging about Spending Billions.  Someone needs to tell slow Joe that it doesn't look good if he brags about spending billions upon billions of dollars and then shortly afterward blames Putin and the GOP for inflation.  That's exactly what he did during a recent speech at the 29th AFL-CIO Quadrennial Constitutional Convention. [...] Ignored by Biden is that it was already rising precipitously before Putin got involved, or that the Biden regime has been spending not just billions, but trillions of freshly printed dollars[.]

Joe Biden Makes Pathetic Threat to Oil Companies, Exxon-Mobil Drops Him in Response.  Amidst record prices, the White House has been desperately searching for a way to bring down costs without actually having to change its policy direction.  That means lots of whining about supposed "price gouging" and threatening oil companies.  On Tuesday, the threats escalated to the use of emergency powers, specifically the Defense Production Act, to force oil companies to refine more gasoline. [...] While the president apparently believes he's a king, refining capacity doesn't care about emergency powers.  As CNBC notes, refineries are already running over 90 percent of capacity, and no new ones have been built in decades, largely because of stringent federal regulations and inconsistent energy policies.  Who would invest in a new refinery when you've got one party saying they want to shut it down in five to ten years?  Then there's the fact that the White House has pushed refineries to make environmentally-unfriendly, engine-damaging biofuel as part of its "climate" agenda.

Debunking 10 of Joe Biden's lies about the state of the US economy.  CLAIM:  Biden on Wednesday accused US oil companies of making excessive profits.  He ordered them to "take immediate actions to increase the supply" of gasoline and diesel fuels.  REALITY:  Biden's own policies have disrupted energy markets.  The American Petroleum Institute issued a list of 10 steps Biden could take to reduce supply disruptions, including ending obstruction of permitting on natural gas projects, lifting development restrictions on federal lands and waters and ending Trump-era steel tariffs.  CLAIM:  Biden apparently thinks that public raving can restore confidence in his leadership.  He literally screamed at the AFL-CIO audience:  "I don't want to hear any more of these lies about reckless spending.  We're changing people's lives!"  REALITY:  Federal Reserve analysts estimated that Biden's deluge of handouts added 3% to the inflation rate by late last year.  The Federal Reserve has boosted the money supply by 40% since the start of the pandemic, helping fuel price surges across the board.

Biden goes into cloud cuckoo land on inflation.  Joe Biden either is stupid or thinks you're stupid.  Because how else does anyone explain a speech like this, to the supposed working stiffs of the AFL-CIO Tuesday?  [Tweet]  There's plenty to dislike about this, from the 1940s proletarian vernacular to the heaping helping of old hokey Irish Catholic gesturing, as if the abortion president were actually Catholic and not a guy who plays one on TV for political benefit.  The worst thing about it though was his incessant mockery of his runaway federal spending, which is the root of the current inflation.  He wants more of it.  More spending, more inflation, it doesn't get more obvious than that.

Biden Is Sleepwalking U.S. into Nuclear War with Russia.  Since Russia initiated its brutal and illegal invasion of Ukraine, the West has responded with a hearty bellow of "Cry Havoc!  And let slip the dogs of war!" Since February 24, NATO has poured nearly all its otherwise limited surplus of weapons and diplomatic capital — as well as economic capital, especially from the United States — into propping up the Ukrainian resistance front.  Due to this unprecedented level of support for Ukraine, Kiev's forces have successfully rebuffed a Russian invasion of their historic capital and shifted the fighting over to the Russian-controlled eastern portion and the contested southern area of Ukraine.  The Ukraine War has exacerbated the ongoing food and gas crises.  The Biden Administration ignored the concerns of those who said that a war in Ukraine, and the subsequent onerous sanctions imposed upon Russia, the world's largest exporter of fossil fuels, would increase costs for ordinary Americans and make life harder for people everywhere.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Biden is 'leaning toward' lifting some of the tariffs that Trump slapped on China.  President Biden is eyeing up a lift on some Trump-era Chinese tariffs, in a move to tackle red-hot inflation that risks angering the labor movement and making him appear weak on China.  Desperate to demonstrate action to drive down 8.6 percent inflation, Biden and his top officials are considering shedding some of the up to 25 percent tariffs that now cover $350 million worth of goods imported from China.  Biden is expected to exempt some products covered by Trump's Section 301 tariffs on consumer items like bicycles but is likely to leave in place the tax on commercial items like steel and aluminum, White House sources told Axios.

Biden Sticks His Foot in His Mouth, Acknowledges Sad Truth About His Intelligence.  [Scroll down]  He also didn't even seem to understand what he was talking about when he talked about releasing oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to deal with rising gas prices — he called it the "global fund."  It isn't a "global fund" that is supposed to be for the world — it's an American fund that's only supposed to be used for our country's emergencies.  "Emergencies" aren't when Biden has to do something to make up for his anti-energy policies and try to improve his low polls before the midterms.  It's a crisis of his own making and he still isn't doing the one thing that would help the situation — taking the restrictions off energy.  As we noted, he's still canceling oil leases and stopping drilling.  Plus, the release that he's done so far hasn't lowered the prices, they've gone up to their highest ever — over $5.00 since he initiated the releases.

Joe Biden is Yelling at Everyone Again.  Earlier today, angry Joe was channeling his inner thug as he harkened back to the good old days when labor unions were cracking skulls on behalf of the communists and socialists.  Giving the pretense of connection to the working class is a performance technique Biden has used throughout his career, but it holds absolutely no basis in reality.  Appearing at the AFL-CIO convention today, Biden began yelling at the brotherhood.  In his mind anger, violence and conflict is what he believes organized labor is all about, so his performance is designed to convey that connection.  It's more than a little weird, it's creepy.

Joe Biden and the Powerless Presidency.  There's no doubt inflation is the nation's most pressing concern.  All the polls show it.  All the data shows it.  And everyone just personally knows it.  President Joe Biden will not admit that his policies, and his party's policies, have made inflation worse — and that, if Biden and congressional Democrats had their way, they would make it worse still.  He just can't say that.  Instead, the president's reaction has been a mixture of denial, finger pointing, ineffective gestures and, perhaps most of all, the argument that he, as president, is virtually powerless to address the nation's most pressing concern.

Biden makes series of false claims as he addresses labor unions.  President Joe Biden told the largest federation of labor unions on Tuesday that he's working to rebuild the U.S. economy around workers - while at one point falsely declaring that families have less debt and more savings than when he took office.  The speech before the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia was the president's attempt to reset the terms of the debate on the economy as his own approval ratings have slid while consumer prices — and the cost of gasoline — have surged.  'Since I took office, with your help, families are carrying less debt nationwide.  They have more savings nationwide,' Biden said.

No record found of 'unlikely' claim Biden made to Naval Academy graduates that he had been 'appointed to the Academy in 1965'.  A records search didn't turn up evidence for a claim President Joe Biden made last month when he told graduates of the U.S. Naval Academy he almost was one of them.  The New York Post reported Tuesday that curators for the Delaware Historical Association in Wilmington went 'box-by-box' searching for Naval Academy nominations made by the late Delaware Sen. J. Caleb Boggs in the early to mid-1960s.  During the May 27 ceremony in Annapolis, Biden told the crowd he had been 'appointed to the Academy in 1965 by a senator who I was running against in 1972,' which the chief curator Leigh Rifenburg told the paper was 'unlikely.'

CNN Decimates Biden and Dems' Hopes in the Midterms With Devastating Facts.  One of the few people at CNN who has been fairly honest about how badly Joe Biden has been doing in the polls with Americans is Harry Enten, their senior data reporter.  But what's interesting is that lately, they are featuring him more and more, which means that CNN is putting out some honesty that is just decimating Biden.  If Democrats lose CNN, you know they are in big trouble, and the network seems unafraid about airing negative news on the Dems now. [...] But the biggest takeaway from all this, Enten explains, is how Republicans are doing on the generic congressional ballot.  He looked at it going back to 1938 and it's "the best Republican position on the generic congressional ballot basically of all time."  In other words, the Republican position is even better than it was in the years there were huge waves in 1994 and 2010, sweeping Republicans in.  You know Democrats are going to throw all kinds of dirt against the wall to try to win.  But it's clear people are tired of the nonsense, tired of the Democrats, tired of Joe Biden, tired of inflation and the tsunami is on the way.

Biden's Deathly Presidency.  Under Trump, America was in so many senses vibrant and "alive" with pride in our country and hope for its future.  Now we have regular mass shootings in which citizens disarmed by the State have no way to defend themselves.  Overseas, we have a war in Ukraine, the threat of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan, and Iran developing nuclear weapons with the encouragement of the Biden administration.  The common thread is death and the fear that goes with it.  And this does not even include Biden's aggressive defense of abortion on demand. [...] Long-term death rates are more a matter of demographics than policy, and they have been rising ever since Obama took office in 2008.  But murder rates, deaths in war and civil unrest, drug overdose deaths, and accidental deaths are attributable to policy, and they have been rising under Biden, even during his short time in office.  Under Biden, the U.S. murder rate, which had been declining under President Trump, is the highest in 25 years. [...] As a citizen, it is difficult to watch my country besieged by violence.  Biden's presidency has been deadly in every respect: turning off economic growth and imposing environmental restrictions, proposing inflation-adjusted cuts in national defense while paying off student loans, and putting citizens at risk with his anti-police rhetoric.  There is little chance of a second Biden term, but just another two and a half years is painful to imagine.  How many thousands will lose their lives because of one incompetent and wrong-headed leader?

It is time to admit that the American left is malevolent.  The Biden administration has brought this country to a historically and frightening new low, domestically and internationally.  Our President and our nation are now laughingstocks, perceived as weak and vulnerable.  Biden has made it clear to the rest of the world, beginning with his shuttering of our energy independence and his disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, that America is free for the taking.  China, Iran and Russia, even North Korea, have all sized up this president up and found him to be not only ridiculous but easily rolled.  Each of those enemies of America, enemies of freedom, are planning their takeover of America, thanks to Biden and his pathetic cabinet's fecklessness.  The US is now a vulnerable target of each of our enemies.  The US has never been more at risk than it is now, thanks to this President.  Obama began the seeds of our destruction and is most likely the Svengali who is running the Biden administration.  Obama loathes this country and planted the seeds of what he hoped to be our eventual demise.

Florida Sen. Rick Scott Calls on Biden to Resign in Scathing New Ad.  Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is hitting President Joe Biden hard in a new television ad that will air nationwide.  "Joe Biden has destroyed America's economy," Scott, who is the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in the advertisement funded by his own campaign, Fox News reported.  "It's time to be honest with the American people.  Joe Biden is unfit for office and should resign," he added.  The ad is an effort to promote his "Rescue America" agenda, which has been a frequent target of the president.  In fact, Biden's criticism of the plan is where the phrase "ultra-MAGA" originated.

Recovered Data Reveals Depth of Hunter Biden's Control of His Father.  Hunter Biden's laptop continues to provide interesting and arguably disturbing information regarding the troubled son's relationship with his father.  Joe Biden has long maintained a separation existed and exists between himself and his son's various dealings, but a newly recovered video paints a different picture.  According to the Washington Examiner, Hunter Biden brags in the video about having control over what his dad talks about, noting that the now-president "thinks I'm a god." [...] Apparently, the drug use has completely fried Hunter Biden's ability to perceive reality.  I mean, Joe Biden isn't the sharpest tool in the shed, but I'm pretty sure the crack-addled, Navy flunkie who has made his living grifting off his father's name isn't "better" at anything but making amateur porn (of which his laptop was full of). That the president thinks so highly of Hunter Biden is more evidence of his horrific judgment.

Hunter Biden says his father will do anything he tells him to.  Hunter Biden recorded himself boasting that his father will adopt political positions at his command, footage obtained from a copy of his abandoned laptop shows.  "He'll talk about anything that I want him to, that he believes in," Biden said in reference to his father, Joe Biden, in the Dec. 3, 2018, recording.  "If I say it's important to me, then he will work a way in which to make it a part of his platform.  My dad respects me more than he respects anyone in the world, and I know that to be certain, so it's not going to be about whether it affects his politics."

Joe Biden Mocks Gun Owners During California Fundraiser: 'You're a Danger to Yourself'.  President Joe Biden ridiculed lawful gun owners on Friday evening [6/10/2022] during a fundraiser with Democrat elites in California.  The president spoke at an event in Beverly Hills, California, raising the issue of gun control as a major priority for his administration.

Keywords: Senile, sock puppet, living in a fog, empty suit.
Biden says he hasn't decided to go to Saudi Arabia - seconds before confirming he IS going.  President Joe Biden told reporters that he hadn't decided whether to visit Saudi Arabia to beg for more oil before seconds later saying he was indeed planning a trip there.  'Have you decided whether or not to go to Saudi Arabia,' Biden is asked by a reporter.  'No, not yet,' the president replies on camera.  But moments later as Biden spoke on the tarmac in Los Angeles at the foot of Air Force One, the president said that he was in fact going.  'What would be holding up the decision at this point?  Are there commitments from the Saudi's you're waiting for?'  'It happens to be a larger meeting taking place in Saudi Arabia.  That's the reason I'm going', he said.

Summit of the Americas:  Joe Biden turns America into a beggar.  [Scroll down]  Start with the earliest controversy — the invitation list.  The past practice, and it's not a good one, but it is the precedent, is to allow socialist hellholes to attend what the 2001 Lima Declaration calls a club for democracies.  As a result, Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua were not invited.  Two of those dumps became dumps based on election fraud.  The third is led by a brutal longtime military oligarchy that shot its way to power.  Perhaps the election fraud issue is just a little sensitive for Old Joe?  The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, prior to the summit, pointed that uncomfortable detail out.  If Venezuela and Nicaragua are not democracies owing to election fraud, how is the U.S. is all that different?  The hypocrisy was obvious.  It wasn't just Bolsonaro who pointed this out.  In the past, Mexico's socialist president, Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador, has also cast a jaded eye on the legitmacy of Joe's election, because he, too, was once on the receiving end of what he was sure was electoral fraud, too, complete with ballot machines stopping in the middle of the night and changing directions.

Biden once again shows contempt for Trump, nixes design for Air Force One for laughable reason.  Boeing is in the midst of modifying two Boeing 747-800 aircraft that will display the Air Force One callsign when the president is on board to replace the existing fleet of two aging Boeing 747-200 aircraft.  In 2018, Trump ordered that the new jumbo jets ditch the Kennedy-era robin's egg blue and white design for a deeper navy and a streak of dark red reflecting the nation's colors.  The reason for the cancelation is lame at best.  The Biden administration, which evidently has an aversion to cutting costs on just about anything, claimed via an anonymous source that the proposed color change could add engineering, time, and costs to the delivery of the planes, according to Politico.

Signs of Dem Preparations to Dump Biden in '24.  An incumbent president's own party dumping him without taking the party to rack and ruin would be unprecedented and would require an extraordinarily light touch.  It goes without saying that it has to look like leaving was the president's idea or else his partisans — and Biden has more than a few — would scream bloody murder and rip the party to shreds.  Yet there is a consensus growing around the idea that Biden needs to go.  The debate over how that's done is happening very quietly.  And it hasn't involved any of the party leadership or party influencers — at least not yet.

Biden's WHO Takeover.  The Biden administration's bid to surrender American control over public health emergencies in the United States to the World Health Organization fell short at the UN's 75th World Health Assembly in Geneva last month, but there is no reason to believe Biden won't try again.  This drive is part of our illegitimate placeholder president's effort to undo all the good things that former President Donald Trump accomplished.  Trump slashed U.S. funding of WHO and served notice the country would pull out of the Communist Chinese-influenced agency, but Joe Biden aims to super-charge WHO's authority in world affairs by amending an international pandemic treaty known as the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005.  Of course, WHO is a bureaucratic monstrosity, a purveyor of leftist horror propaganda that, like its parent, the United Nations, should not exist.

With inflation at historic highs, Biden is still trying to make it worse.  All he had to do was end the COVID-19 lockdowns and let the economy recover on its own.  Instead, President Joe Biden spent trillions trying to "transform" the country, and now, everyone, especially the nation's poorest, is paying the price for his hubris. [...] But Biden still refuses to stop pouring spending fuel on the inflation fire.  His administration is reportedly scheduled to cancel $10,000 worth of higher education debt for millions of overwhelmingly wealthy borrowers later this summer.  Not only would this debt amnesty be no different than sending millions of $10,000 checks into an economy already overheating with demand, but these checks would also disproportionately go to the wealthiest families.  According to data compiled by the Brookings Institution, the top 40% of income earners owe over two-thirds of all student debt, and the richest 20% owe 35%.

Biden says nations 'need to halt the dangerous ways people are migrating' and announces plan to send refugees to Spain.  President Joe Biden tore into unlawful immigration in a speech at the Summit of the Americas where he and other leaders vowed to crack down on human smuggling as they announced a new accord.  Biden laced his remarks with tough talk amid record immigration, addressing an issue that has caused his administration political problems from his first days in office.  'We need to halt the dangerous and unlawful ways people are migrating,' he said.  Biden intoned in Los Angeles, where he is hosting the summit.

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[#1] Instead of flying people to Spain, presumably by the thousands, would it not be easier and cheaper to build the border wall and repel the invasion there?  [#2] What did Spain do to deserve an influx of Mexican freeloaders and deadbeats?

Biden Is Weighing Executive Orders on Abortion Rights.  On Wednesday [6/8/2022], President Joe Biden told television host Jimmy Kimmel in an interview that he is considering signing an executive order to protect abortion in the event the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.  This comes after a leaked draft opinion from the Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization showed the Justices poised to overturn Roe. "I think if the Court overrules Roe v Wade and does what its draft -"  "Well, we fear they will," Kimmel interjected.  "Well, if that occurs, I think we have to, we have to legislate it.  We have to make sure we pass legislation making it a law, that is, the federal government says 'this is how it works,'" Biden said.  He then argued that the right to birth control would be next.  "This is just going to be the beginning, by the way," Biden continued.  "There's a whole range of things that are at stake here if when we talk about eliminating Roe v Wade."

Biden threatens oil companies over record gas prices, tells them to pay their taxes.  President Joe Biden said Exxon made 'more money than God last year' as he attacked oil companies for not 'drilling' or paying taxes while gas prices are breaking records in a speech Thursday where he continued to blame 'Putin's price hike' on 41-year high inflation.  Biden spoke at the Port of Los Angeles just hours after a report was released showing annual inflation in the US has jumped 8.6 percent, blowing past expectations and dashing any hopes that consumer price increases had peaked.  'Today's inflation report confirms what Americans already know — Putin's price hike is hitting America hard,' he said and conceded that prices need to come down further.

Is Joe Biden's most important and closest advisor... Hunter Biden?  Hunter Biden is one of the most deeply disturbed, even revolting, people known to the American public.  Yet Miranda Devine, at the New York Post, says there's evidence that the person on whom Joe Biden is relying for political advice isn't his wife, chief of staff, or former boss, despite what everyone thinks.  Instead, it's Hunter Biden.  That would certainly explain both why and how our country is going so quickly to Hell in a handbasket.  It's almost impossible to exaggerate just what an appalling man Hunter Biden is. [...] Given Biden's manifest mental degeneration, there's been a lot of speculation about who's running the White House.  Jill?  Chief of staff Ron Klain?  Susan Rice?  Obama?  According to Miranda Devine, all of those guesses are wrong.  The person closest to Joe and the one giving him the most political coaching is Hunter!

Insiders — and Hunter himself — say scandal-clad first son is Joe Biden's 'closest adviser'.  As our aged president appears to be slipping cognitively, as well as slipping literally on the stairs of Air Force One, as he did again Wednesday, the whole world is wondering who really is in charge at the White House.  Is it exhausted chief of staff Ron Klain calling the shots behind the scenes?  Is it Biden's "Sherpa," White House counselor Steve Ricchetti?  Is it first lady Jill Biden?  But there is another alarming prospect:  the "smartest man" Joe Biden knows, his son, the crack addict-turned-blowpipe artist Hunter Biden.  Friends of Hunter say he discusses the finer points of Ukraine policy and other matters of state around the dinner table with his father on his regular weekend visits home to Delaware or Camp David.

If Biden Intended To Destroy America, What Would He Be Doing Differently?  [Scroll down]  He set off a 40-decade-high inflation spiral with his $2 trillion "rescue" plan.  He exacerbated supply-chain problems by paying people not to work.  He threw open the borders to millions of illegal immigrants.  He needlessly kept COVID mandates and restrictions in place.  He worsened shortages of baby formula and spiking gasoline prices.  He encouraged foreign adversaries with his disastrous Afghanistan retreat.  In every instance, Biden has said he and his top officials were "caught off guard."  In other words, his is pleading incompetence.  The public has picked up on this, which is why most Americans now believe that "incompetent" is the word that best describes this president.  But incompetence doesn't do Biden justice.  In every case, Biden knew, or should have known, what would happen if he pushed his policies.  Yet he did so anyway.  On inflation, even liberal economists were warning that Biden's reckless $2 trillion "rescue" plan — which he signed after the economy had already roared back to life — would set off a '70s-style inflationary spiral.

The Biden Administration's Five Stages of Grief.  Here are the Biden administration's five stages:
  [#1]   It's not really a problem.  You just think it is.
  [#2]   It's only a problem for some people, especially rich people.  It doesn't affect ordinary folks.
  [#3]   It's only a temporary problem.  Although folks may be feeling some pain right now, it will go away soon, thanks to our policies.
  [#4]   The problem is lasting a little longer than expected, but none of the experts anticipated that.  The president himself is working hard to fix everything.
  [#5]   It's not our fault, and there's nothing we can do to fix the problem.  Who is to blame?  (In 2021, it was Trump; in 2022, it is Putin.)
Voters aren't buying it.  They elect presidents to solve problems, and they hold them responsible when they fail.  Polls show only about one-fifth of the country thinks we are "on the right track," a catastrophic number for the party in power.  They don't blame Republicans, either, because Democrats control the White House, Senate and the House of Representatives.  They point directly at Biden and his flailing party.

Joe Biden Is Not A Victim.  He Is The Aggressor.  A spate of news articles came out in recent days hilariously attempting to do two things for Joe Biden.  The first is to paint his dumpster presidency as though he's a victim of circumstance rather than the rotting root of all of our nation's woes.  Politico's version on Sunday [6/5/2022] went like this:  "President Joe Biden and his aides have grown increasingly frustrated by their inability to turn the tide against a cascade of challenges threatening to overwhelm the administration."  The story also declared that, "In crisis after crisis, the White House has found itself either limited or helpless in its efforts to combat the forces pummeling them[.]"  Similarly, an online article by NBC News last week said Biden is "Faced with a worsening political predicament."  Biden is not "faced" with a "predicament" and there is not a "cascade of challenged" that's "threatening" his administration.  Biden is the predicament.  He is the challenge.

Moonlighting Joe, the part-time president.  If you listen to conservative media, you get the impression that the Biden administration is "hands down" the worst since our first, and perhaps greatest, president, George Washington, was inaugurated in 1789.  Biden's gaffes, creepy whispering, rest home shuffling, and empty gazes make many of us wonder how we got to this sorry state.  Many of us wonder why this man is not confined to an elder care facility.  It is not fair, however, to claim he has no accomplishments.  While we scream and shout about the demise of the country we love, he is busy accomplishing the bidding of the Democrat party and his patrons in Communist China.  Joe Biden collects $400,000 a year in salary as president.  According to the New York Post, Biden and his family have collected $31 million from China.  Jesus said we cannot serve two masters.  If Biden has collected $31 million from China, that raises the question: what do the Chinese want in return?  Does that $31 million make China his biggest concern?  Could it be that his primary job is serving the interests of China, while his role as president is a moonlighting gig?

Brazil's President Bolsonaro raises doubts that Biden won the 2020 election just two days before their meeting.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro raised doubs that President Joe Biden won the 2020 election two days before their first in-person meeting at the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles.  Bolsonaro, nicknamed the 'Trump of the Tropics,' said in a television interview Tuesday that he is still suspicious of Biden's win, echoing complaints made by former President Donald Trump, who still falsely claims he was robbed a second term due to widespread voter fraud.  'The American people are the ones who talk about [election fraud,],' he said, according to Reuters.  'I will not discuss the sovereignty of another country.  But Trump was doing really well.'  'We don't want that to happen in Brazil,' said Bolsonaro, who is on the ballot in October.

Biden throws last-minute nod to D-Day as disgust for second-year snub grows.  An increasingly unpopular President Joe Biden gave a last-minute nod to the 78th anniversary of D-Day on Monday, after whiffing on it last year spurring national outrage and disgust.  He issued a statement to honor the historic day at 8:45 pm ET which is actually early morning on June 7 in Normandy, France.  Last year, the Biden administration failed to acknowledge the anniversary in any way, shape, or form, and this year's recognition of the day was perceived as merely perfunctory during an election year.

Hunter Biden's Favorite Las Vegas Hooker Got $20,000 Federal PPP Loan for 'Female-Owned Sole Proprietorship' After Joe Biden Took Office.  A Las Vegas prostitute who bought crack for and had orgies with Hunter Biden got a $20,000 federal PPP loan right after Joe Biden took office.  Cheryl Deboves received $20,207 in a PPP loan for a 'female-owned sole proprietorship,' according to the Daily Wire.  The hooker's loan was listed under "Independent Artists, Writers and Performers."

He's dragging his feet in order to move the dramatic announcement closer to the mid-term election:
Biden 'now won't make a decision on wiping student loans until July or August'.  President Joe Biden is delaying his decision on whether to cancel a substantial amount of federal student loan debt until July or August, it was reported on Monday [6/6/2022].  The president promised on April 28 to have an answer ready in 'the next couple of weeks.'  Earlier that month, Biden had extended a moratorium on student loan payments and interest that was in place since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But now he's choosing to move his announcement closer to when that extension expires at the end of August, officials told the Wall Street Journal.

Biden snubs D-Day's 77th anniversary, angering veterans.  A Homeland Security source told Fox News that service members and veterans are upset after President Biden failed to acknowledge the 77th anniversary of D-Day on Sunday [6/5/2022].  The source tells Fox News the fact that Vice President Harris tweeted about D-Day while Biden tweeted about the 1921 Tulsa Massacre on Sunday clearly underscores the administration's priorities.  Roughly 2,500 Americans died on D-Day.  "As a veteran I find it reprehensible that the president ends his speeches with 'God bless the troops,' which now seems to be in words only.  He blatantly forgot to acknowledge the tremendous sacrifice of our greatest generation," an Afghanistan and Iraq wars veteran told Fox News on Monday.

Joe Biden couldn't plan a two-car parade.  Somebody else is doing the planning.
Rep. Kat Cammack on Latest Migrant Caravan Traveling Through Mexico — Biden Regime "Has Been Planning This and Holding Formula for Months".  74% of baby formula products are out of stock in the US today.  Several states have over 87% shortage of baby formula.  [Tweet]  Joe Biden admitted he was warned about the current baby formula shortage and its seriousness months ago.  Last month Rep. Kat Cammock revealed the Biden regime was shipping pallets of baby formula to the border to take care of the babies of illegal aliens while American babies and mothers were struggling to find the formula.

Why Donald Trump Should Not Run for President in 2024.  Nothing exemplifies the importance of the Trump presidency more than the chaos, mismanagement, ignorance and unmitigated failures of the fraudulently-elected Biden administration as the vast majority of the American people can see for themselves the stark differences between the two administrations.  Because of Trump's success during his term, the citizenry is primed to soundly defeat the Democrats in November of 2022 and reject their nominee in 2024.  Considering the paucity of viable candidates to replace Joe Biden, the Democrats and the left in 2024 will have to turn to either Bernie Sanders, Michelle Obama, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren or clones thereof or possibly a "woke" billionaire business luminary or even a puerile Hollywood celebrity.  All of whom, after four years of Joe Biden, cannot win a national election that is not beset with fraud and rampant cheating.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Team Biden ready to hand Russia and China vaccine technology — free of charge.  The Biden administration is about to give one of the biggest US technological breakthroughs of the 21st century to Russia and China — free of charge.  That's not the administration's goal, of course.  But it's the inevitable result of a proposed deal that US negotiators recently struck in Geneva, Switzerland, at the World Trade Organization.  The pact would effectively nullify intellectual-property protections on COVID-19 vaccines, including the next-generation mRNA shots from US companies Moderna and Pfizer.  These mRNA platforms represent decades of research backed by billions of dollars in public and private investment.  But if the WTO votes in favor at its summit starting June 12, our strategic and economic competitors — who contributed nothing to the effort — will enjoy the greatest free ride of all time.

Biden's at the Beach Again, Has Taken More Vacation Time Than Any Other President at This Point in Their Term.  President Joe Biden saw fit to head to one of his two Delaware beach homes this weekend, adding to the 188 full or partial days away from the White House spent vacationing since he took office.  It's not as if there's much going on, right?  At the rate he's going, he could become the most highly-vacationed president in US history.  When he's not vacationing in Delaware, he also likes to visit Camp David and Nantucket.  His sojourns break down thusly:  130 days in either Rehoboth or Wilmington, Delaware, 52 days at the presidential retreat at Camp David in Frederick, Maryland, and six days on the luxury island of Nantucket.

Hurricane Joe — A Category Five Economic Calamity.  Hurricane season is officially underway, beginning June 1, extending to November 30.  Expect the usual stories about hurricanes becoming more frequent and severe due to global warming, despite contrary evidence.  What about a new type of hurricane?  Not rain and wind, but an economic hurricane of stagflation, a toxic combination of high inflation and stagnant economic growth.  This hurricane is so miserable that a term was coined to measure the misery, aptly named the misery index, the sum of the inflation and unemployment rates.  The misery index is currently in double digits, near 12, and if economic malaise continues, expect this number to creep closer to 20, territory last seen during the Jimmy Carter presidency, the last time both the misery index and malaise were commonly discussed.

Of course it's intentional, but Biden is only doing what he's told.
GOP sharpens a new attack line:  What Biden is doing to America is 'intentional'.  Rep. Jim Jordan is never one to mince words.  So when asked why President Joe Biden was willing to risk children losing their federally subsidized school lunches just to force schools to adopt new LGBTQ-plus agendas, the Ohio Republican gave a razor sharp answer.  "It makes no sense," Jordan told Just the News during an interview Friday on the John Solomon Reports podcast.  "That tells you this is intentional."  After more than a year of attacking Biden as a commander in chief who is bumbling, incompetent, prone to foot-in-mouth, rambling until he is lost, and mentally challenged, Republicans have changed tack as they head into crucial midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.  Now, the most unpopular features of the current American scene — high gas and food prices, transgender mandates and the open border among them — are relentlessly painted as part of the president's and Democrats' deliberate policies.

The Sovietization of American Life.  Entire professions have now nearly been lost to radical progressive ideology. [...] Or how about the 50 retired intelligence "experts" who swore that Hunter Biden's laptop was not genuine but likely Russian disinformation?  Did they really rely on hundreds of years of collective expertise to adjudicate the laptop or did they simply wish to be rewarded with something comparable to a "Hero of Woke America" award?

DeSantis puts 'Brandon' on blast for '100% intentional and man-made' economic crisis in America.  At a signing of the Freedom First Budget, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis tore into President Joe Biden for the economic crisis now hitting already struggling Americans.  "We have to look at what we're doing against the backdrop of what's going on in Washington, D.C. and particularly, there's a fella by the name of 'Brandon' that people talk about that we have to contend with," he said, sparking laughter from those in attendance.  "I see this news report where Biden is so frustrated that his approval ratings are in the toilet," DeSantis continued.  "He can't understand.  He's lashing out at his staff.  He's blaming other people.  He's blaming the media, even though he gets the most sycophantic media coverage that any president has ever gotten.  Compare how they treated Trump with how they treat Biden.  It's night and day."

Are the Wheels Coming Off the Biden Presidency?  The Biden Administration has reached the "you can't fool all of the people all of the time" stage," and the evidence shows Americans aren't buying Biden's excuses and blame-shifting. [...] The problem here [... is] that no one thought it necessary to check the accuracy of the claim as the article was being written for President Biden.  (No one thinks he wrote it himself.)  The Reagan White House was always meticulous in checking facts for Reagan's speeches and articles precisely because Reagan sometimes let fly in casual remarks with something that wasn't factual or not properly qualified.  More than once stories or claims Reagan wanted to use in a speech were struck, even though it turned out later that he was correct.  The Biden team have no such scruples.

Troubling questions about Biden's vacation days.  The Washington Examiner recently reported that Joe Biden is on course to spend more time away from the White House than any of his recent predecessors.  Biden has spent more than a quarter of his first year in office in Delaware, typically on weekends, and has continued that trend in year two.  Biden has spent an estimated 188 full or partial days away from the White House, with 130 spent at his Delaware properties, 52 at Camp David, and six in Nantucket.  If that pace holds, Biden will spend roughly 553 days away from the White House over his first term.  How does this record compare to previous US Presidents?  President Donald Trump spent 381 days away from the White House while in office.  Obama spent 328 days away during his tenure while George W. Bush spent 1,020 days away from the White House for his two terms.  Bill Clinton was away for 345 days during his tenure.

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The article goes on to say that vacation days are important for someone with a high-stress job.  But in Mr. Biden's case, the key metric — which we will never know — is how many hours per week does Joe Biden sleep?  My guess is well over 100.

Joe Biden Says Gun Violence is a National Emergency, But He's Off to the Beach.  During Thursday's White House Press Conference, Fox News' Peter Doocy had a simple question for Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre:  if gun violence is such an emergency, why is Biden off to the beach?

Biden says Second Amendment is 'not absolute' in call to reinstate assault weapons ban.  President Biden said the Second Amendment is "not absolute" in a speech Thursday following a wave of mass shootings across the nation, pleading with to Congress to pass what he called "commonsense" gun control legislation, including reinstating an assault weapons ban, requiring background checks, and limiting magazine capacity.  The president, speaking from the Cross Hall of the White House, told Americans that the issue of restricting access to guns "is one of conscience and common sense."  "For so many of you at home, I want to be very clear — this is not about taking away anyone's guns," the president said.  "It is not about vilifying gun owners.  In fact, we believe we should be treating responsible gun owners as an example of how every gun owner should behave."

Biden can't run the country if he can't even manage his own staff.
Absolute Chaos Inside the White House Ensues, as the Backstabbing Begins.  Over the last several days, a deluge of insider stories dropped about the inner workings of the White House.  Needless to say, none of them have painted a positive picture.  On Wednesday, news of infighting between Joe Biden and his staff broke, leaving the obvious question of who is actually in charge.  One complaint revolved around the president's handlers constantly coming behind him to change his statements.  Another centered on Biden being so ill-informed about the various, mostly self-inflicted crises that have plagued his tenure.  Now, another report via CNN is offering more details about just how chaotic things are.

Biden Vacation Numbers Are as High as His Approval Numbers Are Low.  There's a reason that Americans don't approve of Joe Biden and his poll numbers are in the cellar.  They see his team not able to answer simple questions about why they've messed up on the baby formula shortage.  They see him and his team as unable or uninterested in dealing with skyrocketing gas prices and inflation.  Even CNN is predicting a wipeout in the midterms because Biden's numbers are so awful.  This is what Biden looked like during the baby formula meeting he had two days ago.  He looks completely disengaged and like he's about to fall asleep.  [Video clip]

Our Economic Misery Isn't an Accident, It's the Plan.  Picking a dementia patient for the presidency was always a suicide mission.  Republicans are somewhat right in that Biden really isn't paying attention to the economy or much of anything else.  On a good day he can mumble his way through a teleprompter and then go back down to the basement for some ice cream.  It's the radical leftists around him who call the shots.  Putting Senator Elizabeth Warren in the White House would have led to the same programs, but the blame would have been directed at the Left.  This way, the Left gets its agendas through while the blame falls on the most out-of-it leader of a major world power since King George III.  The Left is wearing Biden like a skin suit and will casually discard him when it's done.  That's why the media is suddenly interested in that "Russian disinformation" about Hunter's laptop.  Biden was dumb enough to think he had finally made it, when he was just the Left's fall guy.

Reporters [ask] why Biden wasn't told about baby formula crisis for months.  White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre wouldn't say on Thursday [6/2/2022] why President Joe Biden wasn't informed about the baby formula shortage until April as she again struggled to answer question about the administration's response to the crisis.  Jean-Pierre was quizzed repeatedly during her daily press briefing on what the president knew, when he knew it, and who exactly told him.  And she gave evasive answers, saying it was 'senior staff' who went through 'regular channels' to deliver the information.

Help! The (Pretend) President's Fallen and Can't Get Up!  In as sure a sign of a disloyal White House staff as any, reports have leaked that Joe Biden is "rattled" by cratering public approval polls and is desperately "pressing aides for a more compelling message."  (Remember, folks:  only the fairytale "narrative" matters, not Biden's real-world dumpster fire of a presidency.)  High-level staff have been leaving the White House in droves.  Biden's chief of staff, Ron Klain, is reportedly planning to skedaddle soon after the midterms.  A massive exodus of black staffers is undermining morale.  Old Joe is so "frustrated" with his advisers' regular "clean-up campaign" of his public comments that he has begun reprimanding them that it is he who is president. [...] I've been waiting for this freak-out — the moment when either a temporarily lucid Joe or his nurse-wife Jill finally comes to the realization that this administration is on a path to being remembered as the most incompetent, corrupt, or evil (or maybe all three) in American history.  At some point, the Bidens' wounded pride was bound to clash with Barack Obama's maneuverings to use "ah shucks" Joe as a stalking horse for "fundamentally transforming" America into a Marxist theocracy.

The Biden administration tiptoes around the Chinese.  I wonder why.
U.S. spy agencies warned not to discriminate against Chinese Americans.  The FBI, CIA and other intelligence agencies are not permitted to consider Chinese-Americans as a greater security threat despite their targeting by China's intelligence service for recruitment, according to a report made public Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  "While continuing to combat the significant national security threat posed by the [People's Republic of China], IC agencies and components must ensure that their intelligence activities and security clearance processes protect the privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights of Americans of Chinese descent and all other Americans," the report concludes.  The report appears to be based on unfounded allegations of Chinese-American racism by intelligence and security agencies.

Biden's 9mm Gaffe Is Comedic Gold — Until It Isn't.  Joe Biden once again opened his mouth to speak on what he calls "rational" gun laws — and once again, it would have been far better had he physically inserted his foot instead.  There was the old classic, of course:  You couldn't buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed.  But he also shocked us with a new fact:  Apparently, a 9mm bullet can blow your lung right out of your body.  It has long been evident that Democrats, in general, are often not experts on the subject matter of firearms — but that one demonstrates a lack of even a shred of the common sense the left loves to boast of in their gun-grabbing policies.  The 9mm:  When You Absolutely Must Remove an Entire Lung.  The golden nugget in this question-and-answer session, however, came in the form of a classic Biden story — the kind that almost certainly never happened.

Joe Biden Creates 'Office of Environmental Justice' for 'Communities of Color'.  President Joe Biden's administration announced Tuesday a new Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) to preserve "communities of color" from zoning restrictions and pollution, among other objectives.  The OEJ will report to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will sit within the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity at HHS, according to Xavier Becerra, secretary of HHS.  Biden created the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity in 2021 to stop the warming of the globe.

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Does Joe Biden believe he can stop global warming by setting up another layer of bureaucracy?

Trumpology.  The disaster that is the Biden Administration has been a godsend for Trump.  Had President Joe Biden simply plagiarized the successful Trump agenda, there would have followed no border disaster, no energy crisis, no hyperinflation, and no disastrous flight from Afghanistan.  Had Biden followed through on his "unity" rhetoric, he could have lorded over Trump's successful record as his own, while contrasting his Uncle-Joe ecumenicalism with supposed Trump's polarization.  Of course, serious people knew from the start that was utterly impossible.  A cognitively challenged Biden was a captive of ideologues.  Thus, he was bound to pursue an extremist agenda that could only end as it now has — in disaster and record low polls. [...] Even if he manages to last another two years in office, Democratic grandees know his cognitive faculties are eroding rapidly.  They read polls and know what his non compos mentis optics have done to their party.  These same interests are just as terrified of Senators Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.  Those two believe that the Biden disaster was not due to his embrace of hard socialism, but to his insufficient embrace of socialism.

Joe Biden Is Too Old to Be President.  I realize that is age-ist, but the presidency is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and executing the duties of the presidency well requires someone who is in good physical and mental health, ideally with a lot of vigor and an ability to handle off-the-charts stress and a relentless workload.  Joe Biden was not the most verbally or mentally disciplined guy back when he was vice president, and his advancing age is worsening his problems.  The president really can't speak off-script anymore without blurting out something that undermines the case he was trying to make.  Republicans may not mind having a president who is so ineffective, but over the long term, it isn't good for the country to have a commander in chief who can't handle portions of the job.

Who Really Is the President?  In its detailed report, NBC News paints a picture of a President who has little to no control over the office and a staff dead set on making sure its agenda is the President's focus rather than the other way around.  As my colleague Bonchie mentioned earlier this morning, part of the news report seems fixated on absolving Biden of the mistakes of his administration.  However, it could be that something much more nefarious is afoot.  It's not that Biden isn't at fault, but that Biden isn't in control of his own policies, having shopped most of the work out to staffers from among the far left.

Wait — Doesn't Joe Biden Know He's a Puppet?  Old Joe Biden has been pretending to be president of the United States for a year and a half now.  While it has never been entirely certain who exactly is in charge (Barack Obama and White House chief of staff Ron Klain are two of the candidates most commonly bruited about), Old Joe himself has made it clear many times that it he isn't, saying on numerous occasions that he is going to "get in trouble" with unnamed people if he departs from the instructions they have given him.  That's why it was all the more surprising on Tuesday when NBC News revealed that Biden is angry about White House aides constantly walking back his statements when they're wacky, inaccurate, incendiary, or dangerous.  Does he actually think he is president of the United States after all?  Biden has many times intimated that he is not the man who is calling the shots, and knows it.

From Senseless Trauma to Predictable Hackery.  As revolting a spectacle as it was, it was scarcely surprising (considering the source) that in the immediate aftermath of the horrific killings at Uvalde, the "President" hobbled to a microphone to rehash stale partisan lies designed to defame half the nation and to scapegoat his political adversaries — even sinking so low as to repeatedly enlist God as his partner in this disgraceful, transparently self-serving stunt.  In his screed, Biden delivered a litany of angrily couched, divisive lies.  While the trotting out of these recycled, cheap falsehoods is galling, one of the most offensive aspects of Biden's hateful little rant was its subtext.  Biden's falsehoods were delivered in a tone that implied the Uvalde tragedy gives Biden and his political allies a license to gloat over the victims and to proclaim accusatorily "See!  We told you so!  You wouldn't let us have our way, and now this happened!"

Biden Crime Family to reap massive profits from monkeypox vaccines.  As you might expect, the current White House occupant is about to rake in boatloads of cash from the new monkeypox "vaccines" that are currently under development.  The Penn Biden Center, a globalist think tank at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, is receiving a flood of cash, we now know, to create the next wave of plandemic injections at warp speed.  And as its name suggests, the Penn Biden Center is directly tied to the Biden Crime Family.  Patrick Howley told Owen Shroyer during a recent live transmission of "War Room" that the pharmaceutical-industrial complex is greasing the skids for the Biden Crime Family to profit heavily from the monkeypox false flag event that is now unfolding.

Biden's Weekend of Lies:  Lying About Naval Appointment, More Falsehoods at U of Delaware.  On Saturday, Joe Biden spoke at his alma mater, the University of Delaware, for their 2022 graduation ceremony.  The day before, he spoke at the U.S. Naval Academy and told some despicable lies.  He claimed he had received an appointment to the Academy in 1965, when in fact he was graduating from the University of Delaware in 1965, so that couldn't possibly be true.  He also claimed that he didn't go to the Academy but chose to go to Delaware instead because the Academy had "Staubach and Bellino" there.  "I didn't come to the Academy because I wanted to be a football star.  And you had a guy named Staubach and Bellino here.  So I went to Delaware." Except Roger Staubach graduated in 1965 and Joe Bellino in 1961. So even that part didn't add up.  How do you lie about receiving a Naval appointment to Navy graduates?  What kind of a person does that?

Joe Biden's loose lips could sink ships.  Is Joe Biden crazy like a fox, or just crazy?  That's the question careening around the world after the president said last week that the United States would respond militarily if China invades Taiwan.  The shocking remark in Tokyo came just two months after Biden, on a visit to Poland, insisted Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power" because of Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine.  Both bombshells sent the White House into DEFCON damage control as aides rushed out "clarifications" to insist there was no change in longstanding policies.  They said the United States is still only committed to selling Taiwan military equipment to defend itself and claimed Biden was definitely not talking about "regime change" in Russia.  In both cases, their attempts amounted to denials the president said what he clearly said.  That set off a round of accusations that the unelected staff was subverting the commander in chief and added fresh impetus to questions of whether Biden is really running the White House.

Biden's Football Fib:  Roger Staubach Blocked His Path At Navy.  President Joe Biden seems to have told a football fib during a speech Friday at the U.S. Naval Academy, claiming he was accepted to the vaunted military institution back in 1965, but declined because future NFL Hall of Fame Roger Staubach blocked his path to playing for the Midshipmen.  Biden said he instead went to the University of Delaware, which is true.  But he never played varsity football there, and there's no evidence he ever declined a spot at Navy.  The years don't come close to matching up, either.  It appears to be the latest example of Biden trying to fit in with a crowd of people he's addressing by saying he's been in their shoes.

Daily Beast releases apology to Hunter Biden's laptop repairman.  The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden's laptop for wrongly claiming in a past story that the computer was "stolen."  The apology to John Paul Mac Isaac appeared in a Wednesday [5/25/2022] editor's note attached to a story the Daily Beast published in Dec. 2020 alleging the laptop was pilfered, Fox News reported.  "An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden's laptop as 'stolen.'  We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error," the editor's note reads.  Isaac, 45, was left with the infamous laptop after Hunter Biden abandoned it at his shop in 2019.  The repairman came to legally own the laptop after the president's son neglected to ever pick it up.

Biden Hits New Heights With Festival of Lies During Navy Graduation Speech.  I'm convinced that someone told Joe Biden once upon a time that the way to give good speeches is to try to relate to your audience.  That's certainly true.  But it doesn't mean just to make things up that never happened to make you sound more like your audience. [...] Joe Biden was at the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday to address the graduating class of 2022.  So what did he do?  If you guessed that he claimed that he received an appointment to the Naval Academy — congratulations, you win.

Joe Biden Says The 'Protests' In The Summer Of 2020 'Unified' People Of Every Generation.  During recent prepared remarks, President Joe Biden said the the 'protests' in the summer of 2020 unified people of every generation.  First of all, they were more like riots than protests.  Secondly, the only people they united were the far left radicals doing the rioting.  Most people were repulsed by the left's behavior.  Parts of cities were burned or destroyed in other ways.  Biden thinks this was unifying?

What's Really Behind Biden's Repeated and Dangerous Gaffes:  Senility or Strategy?  President Joe Biden's regular gaffes during speeches are a source of both national embarrassment for America, and international amusement.  However, with his latest supposedly "erroneous" pledge to defend Taiwan from attack by the Chinese regime, it seems there were some who were not laughing.  As Biden prepared to wrap up his Asia tour, two bomber aircraft, one Russian and one Chinese, were detected "patrolling" in the area.  Japan called the action by the loosely allied autocracies a provocation.

Jill Biden Stages Airport Baby Formula Photo-Op as Shelves Remain Empty.  First Lady Jill Biden staged a media photo-op with pallets of baby formula on Wednesday, as store shelves remain empty.  "I've always said that food is love, but food is life too," the First Lady said, appearing with the U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.

Hunter Biden's laptop is 100% authentic, forensic examination concludes.  A copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive obtained by the Washington Examiner is indisputably authentic, and there is no evidence of any hacking or file manipulation, according to an examination conducted by a former Secret Service agent who has testified as a cyberforensics expert in over 100 classified, criminal, and civil matters at the state, federal, and international levels.  The Washington Examiner commissioned Konstantinos "Gus" Dimitrelos to conduct a full forensic examination to determine the drive's authenticity and whether there were any signs of tampering.  Using a technique he developed called "digital sandwiching," Dimitrelos cross-referenced thousands of emails, documents, business records, text messages, Apple Notes, photos, geolocation data, travel records, and other information on the drive to conclude that Biden is the only person capable of producing the data.

Hunter Biden Made Most of His Money From China.  [Scroll down]  The underlying question is what was Hunter Biden and the larger clan doing to make all that money from these guys?  It's implausible that Hunter Biden, an unstable crackhead with no self-control, was getting paid a fortune for any skill other than his political connections.  If Joe Biden had been a retired Senate member, it's unlikely that Hunter would have gotten this kind of payday.  There's no scenario in which this was anything except an attempt to use Joe Biden's crackhead son for his political connections.  And those connections all go through Joe.

Hunter Biden swiped personal info from his family's phones, laptop data suggest.  Records located on a copy of Hunter Biden's laptop suggest he took personal data from his sister-in-law's cellphones over a dozen times between 2017 and 2018 without her consent, according to a former Secret Service agent who has testified in over 100 classified, criminal, and civil matters at the state, federal, and international level as a cyberforensics expert.  The data Biden extracted from iPhones owned by Hallie Biden, the widow of his deceased brother, Beau Biden, included her text messages, photos, notes, call logs, calendar, and over 120 voicemails.  Hallie Biden's texts and voicemails that were located on Hunter Biden's laptop were mostly personal in nature, but some indicate she was aware of his foreign business dealings in China.

Biden Wants To Drain Another Emergency Fuel Supply.  President Joe Biden is mulling taking action to release federal diesel stockpiles in an attempt to curb the worsening supply shortage of the key fuel in New England, CNN reported Monday [5/23/2022].  Biden recently asked officials to begin preparing a plan to order a release of fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve (NEHHOR), a government stockpile of ultra-low-sulfur diesel last tapped in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, a senior administration official told CNN.  The move reportedly reflected the president and White House officials' concerns about surging diesel fuel prices and declining private-sector inventories in the northeast.  "The system is definitely under strain," the senior administration official told CNN.  "We think this looks like the exact circumstance where consideration of the release should be done and that's what the president has directed," the official continued.

'Republicans For Biden' Owe The Nation An Apology.  In the run-up to the 2020 election, the Biden campaign was gleeful about the flood of prominent Republicans who'd crossed the aisle to support Joe's candidacy.  These Never-Trumpers weren't just expressing their disdain for President Donald Trump, they were heartily, lovingly, making the case for Joe Biden.  Back then, they were lauded as heroes by the establishment.  Today, everyone knows the truth.  These Biden-supporting Republicans were utterly, embarrassingly, dangerously wrong about the man they were touting for president.  And we are all now paying an enormous and rapidly increasing price for their arrogant stupidity.  Nothing better encapsulates the "Republicans for Biden" mindset than the statement issued by nearly 500 former national security officials in the fall of 2020 backing Biden.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Biden kowtows to China by flirting with ending tariffs.  President Joe Biden implied Monday [5/23/2022] that he may soon cut tariffs on imports from China, noting, "We did not impose any of those tariffs — they were imposed by the last administration."  Reducing tariffs now would be a mistake because of timing and because cutting them does not simply return things to the way they were before the duties were imposed.  The signal it sends is different from that.  Most economists believe cutting tariffs would provide a negligible benefit in reducing inflation.  Supply chain shortages in China, some due to its COVID lockdown policies, reinforce this fact.  In setting policy, the question of who started it should also be irrelevant, although Biden seems incapable of leaving a Trump policy in place, whether or not it works.  What matters is whether the tariffs are beneficial or detrimental to U.S. interests overall.

Did the Biden Administration Just Give a Boost To the Hunter Biden Defense?  The Justice Department this week sued former casino mogul Steve Wynn for allegedly working as an agent for China.  The lawsuit under the Foreign Agents Registration Act is bad news for Wynn, but it may be a win for another potential target:  Hunter Biden.  By bringing this action as a civil lawsuit, the Justice Department may have undercut the ongoing investigation by David Weiss, the US attorney for Delaware, into Hunter Biden's foreign dealings.  This civil suit doesn't necessarily bar Weiss, but Biden's team can now argue that criminally charging him with a FARA violation would be inconsistent with contemporary investigations. [...] Some in the administration may be hoping that this charge will compel a consistent approach that would effectively decriminalize any violations under investigation in Delaware.

Joe Biden and Racial Demagoguery.  Joe Biden has had a long history of racist outbursts.  Can we even remember them all?  The "put y'all back in chains" insults to an audience of black professionals, his dismissal of black interviewers variously as "you ain't black" or "junkie," his he-man racialist Corn Pop mythologies, his recent condescending reference to a black professional as "boy," and on and on.  The Left has always contextualized his racial outbursts in the same fashion his decades-long creepy touching, sexual harassment, grabbing, and blowing into the hair and ears of young women and teens were always "just Joe being Joe."  So it was ironic but predictable that Biden went to Buffalo on Tuesday [5/17/2022] to leverage the recent carnage from the deranged, eco-fascist, racist, and insane lethal mass shooter of 11 African-Americans. [...] For Biden, as his midterm rendezvous looms ominously, the Buffalo shooter was useful in smearing his own political opponents.  So Biden saw a trip to Buffalo as an opportunity, in a way other mass shootings were not, and made a rare excursion out of his secluded compound.

Biden Was Asked By CNN Reporter If He Had A Message For Kim Jong-un But There Was Nothing In The Teleprompter So He "Improvised".  Biden's trip to South Korea has been a disaster so far!  Footage of Biden landing in South Korea raised even more controversies.  Watch as he descends the steps of Air Force One wearing a mask, and then takes off the mask as soon as he comes into contact with other people.  It's science.  [Video clip]

It Sure Looks Like Joe Biden Is Trying to Purposely Destroy the Country.  The last several weeks in the United States have been a wild ride.  Everything that could go wrong, short of a full-blown apocalyptic situation, has gone wrong.  The stock market is currently in the midst of a collapse, with the Dow Jones losing nearly 5,000 points over the last 30 days.  Inflation clocked in at 8.3% for April, representing another crushing blow to Americans.  Of course, gas prices continue to break milestones on a daily basis. [...] If the Biden administration were actually purposely trying to destroy the country, what would they be doing differently?  That's a question everyone should ask themselves at this point.  At every turn, on every issue, the president and his team are moving to do exactly the opposite of what has to happen to help, and they are doing so with blatant arrogance.

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Aha!  I think I know what they're up to.  Joe Biden is creating a series of preventable crises.  Someday soon, the Democrats will throw out Mr. Biden on the basis of his obvious senility, and replace him with Kamala Harris, who is as dumb as a box of rocks.  The news media will celebrate the coronation of the First Female President for a couple of weeks, and then... TA-DAAA all the country's problems will get fixed, one by one:  The Mexican border will be sealed up, the oil companies will be given every possible incentive to produce, ship, import and sell gas as cheaply as possible, the money supply will be tightened, career criminals will be locked up for life, and baby formula will be flowing in the streets.  After a year of Reaganesque improvements — which is really just un-doing everything Biden did — Harris will be absolutely unbeatable in 2024.  You couldn't possibly vote against her with such a record of "achievements" unless you're some kind of racist.  And don't you dare question her citizenship, you truther!  Do you hate women, or something?  It's an enormous plot to make old white men look like the last people you should ever elect as president.  And, as Biden has proven, a Democrat president is just a figurehead anyway — the real power is behind the curtain — so it doesn't matter if the ostensible president is competent or not.  That's your cue, Michelle!

Joe Biden is a one-man wrecking ball.  On Issue after issue — potential violence against the Supreme Court, the attempt to nationalize the voting system, and even the baby formula shortage — Joe Biden is an 'Ultra Moron' and we're all paying the price.  If we don't win in 2024, this country is gone.  [Video clip]

When it comes to energy production, the midterm elections matter.  The day before Joe Biden entered the Oval Office, America was a net energy exporter with a rapidly growing economy, despite the effects of the Democrat-demand lockdowns.  On his first day in the Oval Office, Biden immediately took steps to cut America's energy production and, by vetoing the Keystone Pipeline, its access to energy.  America instantly began an inflationary climb that accelerated with the War in Ukraine.  What a Senate Energy Committee hearing revealed is that the Biden administration is only just getting started.  If America is to survive, Biden's wings must be clipped and that can only be done with a veto-proof majority in Congress.

First World Countries Don't Have Baby Formula Shortages.  When Joe Biden became president, the United States was coming out of the worst pandemic in more than a century.  The country needed a steady hand who could unify everyone.  Biden promised to be that kind of president.  But instead of implementing sound policies, Biden trashed the country.  He declared open war on the U.S. energy industry on day one.  He also pushed plans to print trillions more dollars and pump them into the ailing economy.  It doesn't take Warren Buffet to predict the impact of just those two decisions.  It doesn't take Jeff Bezos to recognize where this would end up, but belatedly Bezos has.  Biden now finds himself lashing out at someone who is merely observing reality.

Keywords:  Jet fuel, carbon footprint, Berlin airlift in reverse.
US military jets from air base in Germany will fly Nestle Alfamina baby formula to Indianapolis.  The first flights of infant formula from Europe, authorized by President Joe Biden to relieve a deepening U.S. shortage, will arrive in Indiana aboard military aircraft this weekend, the White House announced Friday.  The White House says 132 pallets of Nestlé Health Science Alfamino Infant and Alfamino Junior formula will leave Ramstein Air Base in Germany and arrive in the U.S. this weekend.  Specifically the formula will be taken to Indianapolis.  Another 114 pallets of Gerber Good Start Extensive HA formula are expected to arrive in the coming days.

Biden's America Rots from the Head Down.  Not only is Joe's walking corpse a fitting symbol for a country that has never looked more debilitated, but the reality (ignored by the State's slavishly devoted press corps) that his cognitive acuity is plummeting so fast that terminal velocity was reached long ago drives the point home that the head of our head of state is rotting, too.  When Biden's handlers sent him to Buffalo, New York, to exploit a mass murder by blaming conservatives, liberty-lovers, Trump Republicans, Fox News, and just about anybody to the right of Karl Marx for a crime whose perpetrator didn't even merit the faux-president's direct condemnation, angry, spiteful Joe Biden showed just what a miserable, acidic, revolting excuse for a human being he's always been.  A real president would have mourned the dead, comforted the survivors, consoled the grieving, and united Americans through the common bonds of their humanity.  But Joe Biden is no real president, so he both dishonored the solemnity of the occasion and betrayed his sacred duty to elevate the nation's welfare over the interests of his party's political power.

Hunter Biden's Finances And Orgiastic Binges [were] Worse Than Imagined, New NBC Report Shows.  According to NBC News, based on findings from content found on the younger Biden's infamous laptop, between the years 2013 and 2018 Hunter Biden "brought in about $11 million via his roles as an attorney and a board member with a Ukrainian firm accused of bribery and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud."  Let's first consider that amount for a moment.  That's an 8-figure haul for Biden over the course of six years working for the corrupt Ukrainian firm Burisma and the equally corrupt Ye Jianming, who was CEO of the Chinese oil and natural gas company CEFC and who was charged with "economic crimes" by Chinese officials in 2018.  Receiving $11 million from two highly questionable sources such as Burisma and Jianming is eyebrow-raising enough, and should be cause for DOJ and Congressional investigations.  Yet somehow Hunter Biden is currently only being investigated for tax evasion.

Biden hits 100 days without a media interview.  President Joe Biden on Friday reached a milestone not seen in the recent history of the presidency — 100 consecutive days without conducting a sit-down interview with the media.  The president was last interviewed by a member of the press on Feb. 10, when NBC's Lester Holt spoke to him ahead of Super Bowl LVI.  Since then, Biden has held press conferences and taken questions from individual reporters but has not conducted any extended interviews.

Sen. Sullivan Lists What Biden Has Done Just in Last Three Weeks to Block Oil Production.  I've previously reported how Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) took Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm apart when she tried to blame rising gas prices on Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.  Then there was Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) who exposed an insane announcement from the Interior Department about stopping all new oil leases.  Interior Secretary Haaland also refused to tell Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) whether it was environmentally better to produce oil in Venezuela or the U.S. — his point being if this is about what's better for the environment, you'd want to produce it here.  Yet the Biden team is hindering production here, while reaching out to Venezuela.  How can the Biden team claim that they are doing everything they can to bring down gas prices, if they continue on the path they have been on since Joe Biden came in — being anti-energy?  Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK), who comes from the oil-rich state of Alaska, blew the whistle on that by listing what the Biden Administration has done, just in the last three weeks that has impeded oil and gas production during his questioning of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.  [Tweet with video clip]

Biden Claus:  U.S. lifts sanctions on Putin's strongest allies.  With Joe Biden's foreign policy, there's always a lot of confusion, a lot of 'the right hand knows not what the left hand is groping.'  It doesn't help that Biden's point people at the State Department have been identified as "the three stooges" by a senior U.S. diplomat.  Which brings us to the Biden administration's latest lame-brained idea — lifting sanctions on the Castroites in Cuba, and the thugs running Venezuela, in exchange for ... nothing in return.

Why Is Joe Biden Still President?  The U.S. recently passed the 1 million mark for COVID-19 deaths, a grim milestone recognized with the lowering of flags to half staff around the country.  More than 60% of those deaths have come during the bungling tenure of President Joe Biden, who said in a late-October 2020 debate with Donald Trump that the president should be kicked out of the White House because of how many had died from the virus on his watch.  Based on his own standard, Biden should be back in his Delaware basement. [...] Though the Democrats and the press ghoulishly held Trump directly responsible for COVID deaths during his last year in office, we think it's distasteful, and careless, to blame Biden for lives lost to the virus while he's been president.  There's only so much a White House can do during a pandemic.  But it's nevertheless important to point out that Biden not only set a standard that he then should have been required to live by, he also promised the American people that "I will take care of this.  I will end this."  It was a lie no one should have believed, a promise impossible to keep.

Hunter Biden and his firm raked in $11 million between 2013 and 2018 for his work with Burisma and a Chinese businessman accused of fraud.  Hunter Biden and his firm raked in $11 million over a matter of five years from his work as an attorney and a board member of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma and his work with a Chinese businessman now accused of fraud.  The findings raise questions of national security and corruption and also possible legal issues, as some wonder why the president's son was accepting work with energy firms despite no experience in the field.  Documents indicate that Biden blew through the money even faster than it was coming in — expenditures found on his hard drive show that the president's son was spending an eye-popping $200,000 per month on things like luxury hotel rooms, Porsche payments, dental work and cash withdrawals from February 2017 to October 2018, according to an analysis of Hunter Biden's abandoned hard drive by NBC News.

Almost half of President Biden's Twitter followers are fake, audit reveals.  Nearly half of President Joe Biden's 22.3 million Twitter followers are fake, a new analysis revealed on Wednesday [5/18/2022].  The report comes as Tesla founder Elon Musk pumped the breaks [sic] on his $44 billion purchase of the social media platform over concerns about the amount of bots active on the site.  Inauthentic Twitter accounts, known colloquially as bots, operate to mimic human interaction on the platform in order to achieve a specific goal.

Just like the people who voted for him:
Audit finds half of Joe Biden's Twitter followers are fake.  At least half of President Biden's 22.2 million Twitter followers are bogus, a new audit revealed.  The audit, which was done for the social media giant by software firm SparkToro, found that 49.3% of the president's followers are "fake followers," according to Newsweek.  SparkToro has defined "fake followers" as "accounts that are unreachable and will not see the account's tweets (either because they're spam, bots, propaganda, etc. or because they're no longer active on Twitter)."  Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is currently attempting to buy Twitter, has expressed concern over the growing number of fake accounts and proposed a potential crackdown on the sham accounts.

Dinesh D'Souza says 'Our Film Proves Joe Biden is Not the President'.  Dinesh D'Souza of 2000mules.com joined "The Alex Jones Show" Tuesday [5/17/2022] to break down the evidence presented in his new documentary film proving Joe Biden's election was illegitimate.  In this explosive interview, D'Souza said, "Joe Biden is a usurper to the degree that it's illegal fraud organized by the left and by the Democrats to put him in office."  [Video clip]

Joe Biden, Mouth-Gaping, Shuffles to Meeting with Officials, Glassy-Eyed and Mumbling to Himself after 15 Minute Flight.  Joe Biden flew to Joint Base Andrews on Thursday to hold a meeting with his senior leadership on the dangers of seasonal hurricanes.  It was a 15 minute flight.  Joe left the White House at 1:15 PM and arrived at Joint Base Andrews at 1:30 PM.  When he arrived Joe looked shot.  He shuffled over to a meeting with his senior leadership to discuss the dangers of hurricanes.

Hunter Biden-Connected Firm Given a Pass for Same FARA 'Violations' Trump Associates Paul Manafort and General Mike Flynn Were Indicted On.  Corrupt Hunter Biden connected firm, Blue Star Strategies, given a pass on FARA violations however, Trump confidants Paul Manafort and General Mike Flynn were sent to prison for the same. [...] This is today's justice system.  All Americans know that the Justice System Barack Obama created is corrupt and biased.  This is a great example.

Biden's Department of Justice CLEARS lobbying firm linked to Hunter Biden and who worked for Burisma over its foreign dealings.  The Justice Department has closed a probe into a public affairs firm that did work on behalf of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma which had Hunter Biden serving in a lucrative post on its board of directors, according to a new report.  The firm, Blue Star Strategies, was not found to have committed wrongdoing, the Washington Post reported.  However it did submit a filing that acknowledged it had done work on behalf of Burisma and owner Mykola Zlochevsky back in 2015 and 2016, although its earlier forms did not report it.

Joe Biden, as expected, was despicable in Buffalo.  Dementia sloughs away all the nuances of personality, leaving behind and magnifying, a few core traits.  Joe Biden has a documented history of being dumb, self-centered, and mean, so those traits are now worse.  Add in his neo-Marxism and the result is someone who goes to Buffalo, where a mentally ill man slaughtered ten innocent people, and Biden, instead of trying to heal wounds, spouted falsehoods and calumnies to score political points.  Biden is despicable.  The speech was vintage Biden:  squinting at the TelePrompter; weird inflections untethered to the content of his words; clownlike grimaces; and a generally creepy vibe.  It's easier to read the transcript.  Biden copies his mentor, Obama, by making sure he's the central topic of any speech.

Hunter Biden laptop repairman says FBI 'didn't seem interested' in reviewing hard drive.  John Paul Mac Isaac, the laptop repair shop owner who serviced Hunter Biden's laptop in April 2019, is speaking out about the treatment his father received from the FBI when he attempted to inform the agency of the findings on the laptop.  In an excerpt provided to Fox News Digital from his forthcoming book, "American Injustice:  My Battle to Expose the Truth," Isaac describes his father's encounter with a "two-tiered justice system" that "didn't seem interested" in reviewing the laptop's contents and advised him to "lawyer up" and not discuss his findings with anyone.

Justice coming for the 'Dirty 51' Hunter Biden laptop liars.  One of the most galling aspects of the Hunter Biden laptop saga is that the 51 former intelligence officials who played such a critical role in suppressing The [New York] Post's stories and giving Joe Biden cover before the 2020 election have never been brought to account.  The "Dirty 51" lied by painting our stories as Russian disinformation in an Oct. 19, 2020, letter they signed and delivered to Politico five days after The Post exposé and three days before the final presidential debate of the election campaign.  They used the institutional weight of their powerful former roles to legitimize partisan political propaganda designed to smear The Post and everyone associated with the story and dissuade the rest of the media from looking deeper into the laptop.

Biden's Department of Justice clears lobbying firm linked to Hunter Biden over its foreign dealings.  The Justice Department has closed a probe into a public affairs firm that did work on behalf of the Ukrainian energy firm Burisma which had Hunter Biden serving in a lucrative post on its board of directors, according to a new report.  The firm, Blue Star Strategies, was not found to have committed wrongdoing, the Washington Post reported.  However it did submit a filing that acknowledged it had done work on behalf of Burisma and owner Mykola Zlochevsky back in 2015 and 2016, although its earlier forms did not report it.

Elon Musk slams Biden: 'The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter'.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk, whose purchase of Twitter remains ongoing, slammed President Biden in a podcast interview Monday and warned that if the government continues printing money, inflation will get worse and the U.S. might follow the path of Venezuela.  Musk, who said he has voted "overwhelmingly for Democrats," slammed the Democratic Party and Biden in particular.  He suggested that Biden is something of an empty suit.  "The real president is whoever controls the teleprompter," the Tesla CEO said.  "The path to power is the path to the teleprompter."

Joe Biden Connects Buffalo Mass Shooting to January 6.  President Joe Biden connected the racist mass shooting in Buffalo on Saturday to the protests of Trump supporters on January 6.  The president cited January 6th riots after calling all Americans to "reject white supremacy" because they were making the country look bad.  "We can't allow them to distort America.  The real America," Biden said, referring to the white supremacists.  "We can't allow them to destroy the soul of the nation."  Biden then immediately referred to January 6th.  "As president of the United States, I travel the world all the time.  And other nations ask me, heads of state in other countries ask me, what's going on?  What [...] happened on January 6th?  What happened in Buffalo," Biden said.

The Editor says...
No, Joe Biden does not "travel the world all the time."  With only rare exceptions, he stays within 200 miles of the White House.  When he does visit other countries, he is ignored, because the leaders of other powerful countries know what's up:  Biden only thinks he's in charge.

Former Trump aide posts online a searchable database containing a huge trove of more than 120,000 emails from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop.  More than 120,000 emails found on Hunter Biden's discarded laptop have been posted online by a former Trump White House staffer.  Garrett Ziegler, a former aide to Peter Navarro in Donald Trump's Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, uploaded 128,775 emails to a searchable database this week through his organization Marco Polo.  The site, BidenLaptopEmails.com, also allows users to download all the emails for Mac or Windows computers.

The Editor says...
If my laptop contained some of the photos and videos that Hunter Biden apparently had on his laptop, I would quickly end up in prison.

White House Claims Baby Formula Shortage a Top Priority Since February After Joe Biden Claimed Ignorance of Problem.  The White House claimed President Joe Biden's administration made the baby formula shortage crisis a top priority as early as February, even though the president claimed ignorance of the problem on Thursday.  "This is something he is focusing on very acutely and again I said 24/7 we've been working on this since we have learned about this back in February," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during the daily briefing about Biden, calling the issue "one of the presidents top priorities."  Biden bristled when asked by reporters on Friday if he could have acted sooner to fix the crisis.

Report: Joe Biden Instructing Staff to Shift to Campaign Mode.  President Joe Biden has advised his White House aides to shift into campaign mode for the midterm elections, according to a report.  The president privately asked his aides to start highlighting differences between his policies and those of the Republican Party, according to Axios, citing "people familiar with the conversations."  Biden himself has ratcheted up the political rhetoric, accusing Republicans of having a radical agenda that is out of touch with the middle class.

Why Are We In Ukraine?  By now, it's a commonplace to observe that, in accordance with Conquest's Third Law of Politics, our country is ruled by a cabal of her enemies. [...] As Mark Antony observes during Caesar's funeral oration:  "The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones."  Welcome to the boneyard of America.  This is, alas, true regardless of whether the men themselves were of good character.  Clinton wasn't, Bush more or less was, Obama isn't, and Biden is one of the worst men ever to assume the presidency:  a bully, a liar, a plagiarist, a mediocrity and, at this stage of his senescence, a clear and present danger.

Inflation proves Biden has done everything wrong all at once.  Our increasingly ugly inflation problem is a perfect illustration of the Biden administration's uncanny ability to get everything everywhere wrong all at once.  The Biden administration's first response to any problem is to pretend that it isn't a problem.  That's how inflation went from a minor problem to a major one.  Unwilling to take the necessary steps to rein in inflation early — pushing the Fed to raise interest rates and slowing down the torrent of money going out the Treasury's doors — Biden and congressional Democrats at first insisted that inflation wasn't a real problem:  "Transitory," they called it.  And then when inflation turned out not to be transitory, they thought they could just pin it on the Russians.  Jen Psaki sniffed smugly at the "Putin price hike," as though Americans were too stupid to understand that inflation at home had started long before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  That gambit fizzled, too.

Tucker Carlson Explains the Govt Created Subsidized Baby Formula Monopoly and Current Shortages.  Tucker Carlson did a pretty decent job tonight [5/13/2022] outlining the current issues with shortages of baby formula and why it is specifically galling for the Joe Biden administration to claim they don't know anything about the problem they helped create.  [Video clip]

Biden's FDA Has Reportedly Not Proven Any Babies Died From Baby Formula.  President Joe Biden's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may have directly contributed to the ongoing nationwide baby formula shortage without proving any babies died from baby formula.  The FDA announced Feb. 17 that a major Abbott Nutrition plant in Michigan, responsible for producing massive quantities of baby formula, was under investigation for links to bacterial outbreaks, including salmonella.  The agency helped Abbott initiate a recall of its baby formula.  Yet neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor the FDA have been able to prove that any babies got sick from Abbott's formula, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Abbott Fires Back After Alarming Psaki Claim About Their Baby Formula.  The White House has been blaming the baby formula shortage on an FDA recall in February that caused the closing of an Abbott facility that made the formula.  They have been doing that largely to avoid recognizing that there have been ongoing supply chain issues affecting formula supply since last year.  But additionally, there have been questions about how the FDA has dealt with the alleged issues regarding the Abbott facility.  A whistleblower identified concerns to the FDA in October, but the FDA didn't inspect the plant until January.  In February, after four babies were hospitalized and two died, the plant was shut down out of contamination concerns.  Since then, there seems to have been no rush to facilitate a process for reopening safely.  It's now May, and the plant still isn't open.

Food Shortages in America?  Biden Blames a War America Isn't Fighting.  Did you ever believe that a day would come when an American president would be asking farmers to boost production due to food shortages?  In America.  Food shortages.  Somehow, there's a disconnect between those words.  The mind rejects them because it's a preposterous idea that a nation that grows and produces enough food to feed 10% of the planet is actually experiencing food shortages.  It's the war, don't you know, claims Biden.  The president, who fancies himself a wartime leader, said to a group of farmers in Kankakee, Ill., "Right now, America is fighting on two fronts.  At home, it's inflation and rising prices.  Abroad, it's helping Ukrainians defend their democracy, and feeding those who are left hungry."  Ukraine is not America's war and America is not fighting it.  Someone should whisper that in the old man's ear.

FDA, Biden 'dropped the ball' on baby formula crisis, experts say.  The FDA "dropped the ball" on the country's baby-formula crisis[,] shutting down a crucial plant on top of product recalls and then not warning parents of the ramifications, experts told The [New York] Post on Friday [5/13/2022].  Desperate moms and dads have been trawling stores across the country in search of baby formula ever since mega-manufacturer Abbott issued a safety recall in February for products made at its plant in Sturgis, Mich., over contamination concerns.  The Food and Drug Administration later closed the plant after federal inspectors found Abbott failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures there — sparking a cascade of crippling effects on the supply chain.  "Somebody, whether it be Abbott or the FDA, should have realized, 'We're stopping production at one of a handful of plants that produces baby formula and what are the repercussions,'" said William Marler, a lawyer specializing in food-safety cases, to The Post.

Pop Goes the Presidency.  Nice-sounding growth, job, and wage numbers do not count for much when the American standard of living is in decline.  Inflation has outpaced income gains since last year.  It remains at a 40-year high.  Gas costs more than four dollars per gallon — sometimes much more — in every state.  Americans under 40 years old are experiencing consumer delays, shortages, and scarce necessities, including baby formula, for the first time in their lives.  According to the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of Americans say that inflation is "a very big problem."

Biden Maladministration Cancels Oil & Gas Lease Sales, While Demanding More Oil Production.  [Scroll down]  At $106/bbl and natural gas at $7.70/mcf, US oil companies are producing as much oil & gas as we can.  No amount of compelling can quickly increase production.  It takes years of investment to significantly increase production.

NYT Report:  Hunter Biden Tries to Settle Justice Department Probe into Tax Fraud, Money Laundering.  Hunter Biden is trying to settle the Justice Department's probe into potential tax fraud, money laundering, and violation of lobbying laws, the New York Times reported Tuesday [5/10/2022].  Trump-appointed U.S. prosecutor David Weiss has been weighing for months whether there is sufficient evidence to indict Hunter.  But time is running short.  The probe is wrapping up after years of investigation.  Hunter is hoping to settle the investigation without criminal or civil charges, the Times outlined: [...]

Is President Biden Trying to Boost Inflation?  After several months of uncomfortably high inflation in 2021 deflated summertime hopes that price gains would be "transitory", the Federal Reserve earlier this year began raising interest rates and just recently signaled that it will not only increase the magnitude of future rate increases (from a quarter point to half a point) but will also begin reducing its "mammoth" $9 trillion portfolio of Treasury and mortgage securities (acquired to implement "quantitative easing").  They're meeting today to confirm these plans, the goal of which is to temper domestic demand while avoiding a "hard landing" that pushes the U.S. economy into a recession.  The balancing act will not be easy.  Inflation figures like the consumer price index (CPI) and personal consumption expenditures price index (PCE), meanwhile, are still pretty high — especially when including volatile food and energy supplies affected by the Russia-Ukraine conflict — but they do show some signs of moderating when you strip out the noise.

Biden isn't fooling anyone — inflation is his fault and he has no solution to fix it.  If you like your inflation, you can keep your inflation.  Okay, Joe Biden didn't say that.  But he would have if he were being honest.  The president set himself an easy task Tuesday — to show a dispirited public he cares about their painful straits.  As he put it, "I want every American to know that I'm taking inflation very seriously and it's my top domestic priority."  Just not seriously enough to bring a single new idea to the table.  Instead he fell back on tired tropes about how none of the historic increase in prices is his fault.  With Biden, the buck always stops somewhere else.  The two straw men he trotted out were familiar — the pandemic and the Putin Price Hike.  The latter coined phrase is as ridiculous as President Gerald Ford's WIN gambit, for Whip Inflation Now, and will no doubt be just as effective economically and politically.

Slouching towards war with Russia:  Biden's drift is getting dangerous.  Joe Biden, the man who has been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades," as former defense secretary Bob Gates wrote, has nebulously put the U.S. on a path to war with Russia.  Not because he wants to.  But because he doesn't know what he's doing.  That's the consensus of foreign policy experts as diverse as Thomas Friedman, golf buddy to President Obama, and Mark Wauck, the decorated former FBI official from its pre-wokedom era.

Joe Biden Blames Everything but Himself for Inflation in Speech Offering No New Solutions.  President Joe Biden delivered another speech at the White House about inflation on Tuesday, blaming everyone but himself for skyrocketing prices.  The president refused to take responsibility for inflation, arguing his trillions in dollars in government spending in 2021 were only trying to help people.  "I think our policies help.  Not hurt," he said to reporters when asked if he accepted responsibility for the problem.

Jill Biden's secret trip to Ukraine — going where the president refuses to go.  Jill Biden made an unannounced trip across the Ukraine border today for a Mother's Day visit with Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelensky.  It was the first time Mrs. Zelensky has appeared in public since Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24.  Jill's trip into Ukraine makes her the highest-profile member of the Biden administration to go into the war zone.  Credit when credit is due.  Biden went into Ukraine, something that her husband, the President of the United States, did not do when he was in the region recently.  In other words, the first lady is doing what the leader of the free world refuses to do.

The Editor says...
[#1] Jill Biden is not an elected official, so it is not accurate to describe her as a "member of the Biden administration."  [#2] Perhaps part of the reason for her low-risk overseas junket is that she has a new book that isn't selling, and she needs the publicity.

The Exasperated American.  A large majority of Americans now have no confidence in Joe Biden and his administration, which often polls below 40 percent, with negatives nearing 60 percent.  Despite the 15-month catastrophe of his regime, the level of his own unpopularity remains understandable but still remarkable.  After all, in 2020 voters already knew well of his cognitive deficits and the radicalism of his agenda.  They saw both clearly starting in 2019 and during the 2020 Democratic primaries, the primary debates, and the general election.  So what did Biden's voters imagine would happen when a cognitively challenged president, controlled by hard-Left subordinates, entered office — other than what he has done?

The Ruling Elites Redefined Character in order to Elect Joe Biden.  On August 20, 2020 Joe Biden accepted the Democrat party's nomination for president by fatuously declaring, "Character and decency are on the ballot."  Thus, directly proclaiming himself and the Democrat party as the paragons of character and decency as compared to the "vile" Donald Trump and the "racialist" Make America Great Again movement.  A claim which is an unfathomable stretch of the imagination, considering Joe Biden's long and well-known history of corruption and his uncontrollable penchant for being a serial fabulist and compulsive liar.  To run on this platform required not only unbridled audacity but also lockstep conformity in the regime media's coverage of Biden but also a requisite redefinition of character and decency by the entirety of the ruling class.  Wallowing in their ever-growing abandonment of integrity, the regime media and the rest of the ruling elites were well aware of Biden's history of duplicity and dishonesty as well as his current mental deficiencies.

Joe Biden Pictured at Beverly Hilton the Day After Reported Meeting with Tony Bobulinski in Same Hotel.  Back on October 22, 2020, Tony Bobulinski held a press conference that has since been viewed over 2 million times.  Bobulinski is the CEO of Sinohawk Holdings which was a partnership between the Chinese operating through CEFC/Chairman Ye and the Biden family.  In his press conference, Bobulinski claimed he met with Joe Biden at the Beverly Hilton on May 2, 2017.  Tony Bobulinski was joined by Hunter Biden, Jim Biden and Joe Biden and they discussed the Biden family's business plans with the Chinese.  It was also during this press conference that Tony Bobulinski shared the infamous email that described the payment schedule including 10% held for the Big Guy, who is Joe Biden.

Report: Kamala Harris Listed as 'Key Contact' for Biden Family Business Venture in China.  Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was reportedly listed as one of several "key domestic contacts" for a Chinese business venture proposed in 2017 by Hunter Biden and James Biden, the son and brother of former Vice President Joe Biden, respectively. [...] Last week, the New York Post revealed Hunter Biden's venture in China, citing emails in which he said that a deal could be "interesting for me and my family" and that 10% of the equity in a new firm would be "held ... for the big guy."  On Wednesday evening, Breitbart News reported that one of the recipients of Hunter Biden's emails, Tony Bobulinski, confirmed that "the big guy" was a reference to Joe Biden himself.

Hollywood lawyer paid off over $2M of Hunter Biden's delinquent taxes.  A big-shot Hollywood lawyer reportedly paid off Hunter Biden's delinquent taxes — which a source told The Post amounted to more than $2 million — as President Biden's notoriously troubled son awaits the results of a Delaware grand jury's investigation into his personal finances.  Kevin Morris, an entertainment attorney and novelist who earned a fortune representing the co-creators of "South Park" and won a Tony Award as the co-producer of "The Book of Mormon," footed Hunter Biden's overdue taxes totaling over $2 million — more than twice what was previously reported, a source familiar with conversations between the two told The [New York] Post.  Morris, whom Hunter Biden's friends call his latest "sugar brother," has also been funding the 52-year-old's lifestyle in Los Angeles — including his rent and living expenses, the source said.

When Biden's own people don't trust him to speak, we have no real president.  There is nothing more symbolic of American political power than a president of the United States holding court in the Oval Office.  Ensconced in that intimidating room, countless leaders have browbeaten, charmed, and cracked wise with the powerful and the press for generations.  But not Joe Biden.  And now we know why.  According to new reporting, the reason we don't see Joe in the Oval very often is that his team can't install a teleprompter to keep the gaffer-in-chief on script.  So yeah, that's where we are regarding the leader of the free world.  If one really stops and thinks about this it is simply shocking.  The primary job of any politician, but especially a president, is to communicate a vision of policy and competency to the American people and the people of the world.

GOP Rep. James Comer says Biden's son is a 'national security risk' and a top issue for voters.  The Kentucky congressman who will lead Republican investigations if the GOP takes back the House in 2022 is lining up Hunter Biden and the 'Biden crime family' as one of the main targets.  Rep. James Comer, who is primed to take over as chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, says the president's son and his business associates have many questions to answer over his foreign deals and taxes.  He says the White House will also be pressed on whether the president knew about any of the transactions and believes American voters are now coming around to the fact the Hunter scandal isn't a 'conspiracy theory' and are questioning the administration's ethics and transparency.

Joe Biden to Skate on Possible Tax Evasion After His Extreme Hypocrisy Is Revealed.  In news that will surprise absolutely no one, it is being reported that Joe Biden is not going to be held accountable for possibly evading taxes.  That comes after the IRS rejected a whistleblower complaint alleging the president owes at least $127,000 in back taxes, with others suggesting it's as much as $500,000.

Never gets old:  Biden tells false 'Joey, baby' Amtrak story for 7th time as prez.  President Biden on Friday [5/6/2022] told a story involving an Amtrak conductor who supposedly grabbed his cheeks and shouted "Joey, baby!" — despite facts contradicting the tale, which Biden has told on at least six prior occasions as president.  The amusing anecdote — in which Biden apes former Amtrak conductor Angelo Negri's Italian-American accent — was declared "False" last year by CNN "Facts First" journalist Daniel Dale.  In some tellings, the encounter happened at the end of Biden's eight years as vice president after he crossed 1 million miles on Air Force Two.  But that version is impossible because Negri, who retired in 1992, died in May 2014.

Meghan McCain and Jill Biden Together Sell Less than 500 Books in First Week of Release Date.  Combined — First Lady Jill Biden and Meghan McCain didn't sell more than 500 books in their first few days being offered, proving no one cares what they think.  Two abrasive women who represent the Biden gang and RINO supporters are receiving the kind of support that is expected.  Combined Jill Biden and Meghan McCain haven't sold 500 books between them in their recent releases.

The night I met Hunter Biden:  Mac Shop owner John Mac Isaac.  It was a Friday night, 10 minutes before the shop's closing time.  I was checking out a website about CNC machines and woodworking.  I had no intention of working late; I was ready to go out after a long and busy week.  But then bright, cool LED headlights bounced off the counter from the front window.  I leaned back in my chair and closed my eyes.  My vision of leaving the shop quickly faded as the door chime sounded.  As was usual for this time of day, I thought:  "What kind of person expects quality service right before closing time?"  I struggled not to roll my eyes when in stumbled a man clutching three MacBook Pros.  He was about my height, six feet tall, but a little heavier.  He wore casual clothing — dark blue and gray.  Alcohol fumes preceded him.  He slid the three laptops onto the bar counter as he fumbled for a seat.

Biden likely to avoid IRS audit that could've revealed if he made money from Hunter's deals.  President Biden is likely to avoid an audit that could reveal whether he made money from his son Hunter Biden's overseas business dealings — because the Internal Revenue Service has rejected a whistleblower complaint that alleged he owes at least $127,000 in taxes, The [New York] Post has learned.  The IRS allows people to inform on fellow taxpayers and win a slice of the proceeds — prompting Chris Jacobs, a former Republican staffer on Capitol Hill, to submit complaints against Biden and his accountant, though he said he didn't want any financial reward.  Jacobs shared with The Post a reply from the IRS titled "denial" that explained that the government didn't use his information.

Joe Biden is So Senile That Nurse Jill Has to Point Out his Granddaughter.  Joe and Jill Biden on Thursday [5/5/2022] hosted a Cinco de Mayo reception with Beatriz Gutiérrez Mueller de López Obrador, the wife of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.  As usual, Joe Biden's speech was full of gaffes.  Biden insulted Latinos at the end of his Cinco de Mayo speech by saying this about Mexico:  "It's not our backyard, it's our front yard[.]"  "US speechwriters should avoid any reference to a "yard" when talking about Mexico/LatAm.  The metaphor in Spanish isn't flattering." Editor of Mexico Today said.

Report: White House "panicked" at lack of tools to keep abortion legal.  How do you end up caught off-guard, as WaPo says Team Biden was, by a Supreme Court ruling?  Did they somehow miss the news that hearings were held in the Dobbs case six months ago?  Did they ... not anticipate that a 6-3 conservative Court might seize the opportunity to overturn Roe?  The Biden White House seems forever late in responding to events.  They were still pushing Build Back Better last fall after public anxiety over inflation had begun to rise.  Stephen Breyer's retirement seemed all but assured this year given the electoral reality of the midterms yet it still took Biden and his crew weeks to interview candidates before settling on Ketanji Brown Jackson.  Why didn't they have someone in mind and ready to go for the likely vacancy?

Spoiler:  It's because the giant teleprompter is essential in the quest to make Biden look coherent.
The Real Reason Why President Biden Use[s] the Fake White House Stage Instead Of the Oval Office.  For months now, the president has drawn a lot of attention to his choice of location for public events, which many believed was "fake".  Reports say the White House has built a Hollywood-style set for the president to use inside the Old Executive Office Building, complete with large-screen computers and lights, and even multiple "fake" windows.  The mainstream media so far debunked these stories as false but for the first time, far-left Politico accidentally reveal the reason why President Biden use the fake White House set.

Joe Biden Makes Disgusting Statement About Trump Supporters, Lies About Possible Abortion Ruling.  Following all the lunacy of the last two days revolving around the leaked draft decision overturning Roe v. Wade, the White House let the president out of the basement on Wednesday.  What transpired was a despicable, lie-filled speech in which Joe Biden dishonestly spoke of the Supreme Court, Trump supporters, and the economy.  Let's start with the clip that is currently going viral in which Biden claimed the "MAGA crowd" is the "most extreme political organization that's existed in American history."  [Video clip]

Here's The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President: 152 And Counting.  More than one year into President Joe Biden's time in the White House and the end to his lies is nowhere in sight.  Here is part three of The Federalist's rigorous coverage keeping the Biden administration accountable with substantive fact-checking throughout the president's tenure.

Biden Says Right To Abortion Comes From Being A 'Child Of God'.  President Joe Biden said that the right to an abortion comes from being a "child of God" during press remarks Wednesday [5/4/2022].  "This is about a lot more than abortion ... this reminds me of the debate with Robert Bork ... [who] believed the only reason you had any inherent rights was because the government gave them to you," he said.  "I believe I have the rights that I have, not because the government gave them to me ... but because I am just a child of God, I exist," he continued.  "I delegated by joining this union here to delegate some rights I have to the government for social good."  [Video clip]

Man who discovered Hunter Biden's laptop announces legal action against CNN and Adam Schiff.  With his livelihood poisoned by the venom of liberal politics, the computer shop owner who found Hunter Biden's former laptop computer is fighting back against those he says ruined his reputation.  John Paul Mac Isaac is filing suit against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California, CNN, The Daily Beast and Politico, claiming that false statements about him led to the destruction of a business he had worked hard to build, according to the New York Post.  Mac Isaac said he was accused variously of stealing the computer or spewing Russian disinformation.  The accusations came during the heat of the 2020 presidential election when the contents of the computer first became public and when the emails that were on the computer were denounced as false.  Since that time, the contents of the laptop have been accepted as authentic — even by media outlets that denounced them as false at the time.

Biden Pledges To Protect Roe After Once Supporting Constitutional Amendment To Overturn It.  Hours after a draft opinion of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision was leaked, showing that the overturning of Roe v. Wade is likely imminent, President Joe Biden threatened that his administration was prepared to undo the high court's ruling.  "I directed my Gender Policy Council and White House Counsel's Office to prepare options for an Administration response to the continued attack on abortion and reproductive rights, under a variety of possible outcomes in the cases pending before the Supreme Court," Biden said in a statement Tuesday morning.  "We will be ready when any ruling is issued."

Repairman who revealed Hunter Biden laptop sues Schiff, CNN, Politico and The Daily Beast.  The Delaware computer repairman who blew the whistle on Hunter Biden's laptop — filed a multi-million-dollar defamation suit Tuesday [5/3/2022] against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, CNN, The Daily Beast and Politico, saying they falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation.  The former shop owner, John Paul Mac Isaac, decided to fight back after losing his business and being harassed for 18 months by Big Tech, the media and Delaware locals in President Biden's home state.  "After fighting to reveal the truth, all I want now is for the rest of the country to know that there was a collective and orchestrated effort by social and mainstream media to block a real story with real consequences for the nation," the 45-year-old Mac Isaac told The [New York] Post.

Government by Punchline.  It has taken just a year and a half for Joe Biden to mature into a caricature attached to a teleprompter.  It is a sad state of affairs that our allies and enemies have learned not to take Biden at his word, instead withholding judgement until White House adjutants have issued clarifications, walk-backs, or reversals.  Whether off on road trips or at 1600 Pennsylvania, cleaning up the fumbles and missteps is the price tag attached to a high maintenance head-of-state in constant need of memory care and a full body harness.  Off the leash and detached from script, Joe Biden is much like that itinerant toddler at a church service, prone to temper tantrums and unintelligible outbursts.

"Devout Catholic" Biden on Supreme Court leak:  Roe should not be overturned, 'A woman's right to choose is fundamental'.  President Biden on Tuesday [5/3/2022] reacted to the leaked draft of the Supreme Court's opinion striking down Roe v. Wade, saying he believes that "a woman's right to choose is fundamental," and arguing that "basic fairness and the stability of our law demand that it not be overturned," while saying any potential final decision on the case by the high court should push voters "to elect pro-choice officials" during November's midterm elections.  The high court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, according to a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito, in an unprecedented and stunning leak from the high court.  "We do not know whether this draft is genuine, or whether it reflects the final decision of the Court," the president said Tuesday morning, before the Supreme Court confirmed the authenticity of the draft.  "With that critical caveat, I want to be clear on three points about the cases before the Supreme Court."

Biden warns Israel against 'freedom of worship'.  The Biden administration has announced that its titular head will be visiting Israel within a few months.  Biden's last high-profile visit to the Jewish State in 2010 ended with him staging a diplomatic incident and refusing to leave his hotel room for an hour to attend an event with Benjamin Netanyahu.  The Israelis have little reason to be optimistic about this Biden expedition.  After Muslim rioters disrupted Passover by engaging in violence at the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, the administration urged "all sides to exercise restraint, avoid provocative actions and rhetoric and preserve the historic status quo on the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount."  The "provocation action" in this case is Jewish prayer.  It's 2022 and the White House is warning Jews that their prayers are "provocative."

Biden's Evolving Views on Abortion:  Joe Biden entered the senate in 1973, the same year the Supreme Court legalized abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision.  He has evolved from being strongly pro-life to rabidly pro-abortion.  Here is a list of his changing positions.
1974: A year after Roe v. Wade was decided, he said the ruling had gone "too far" and that a woman seeking an abortion should not have the "sole right to say what should happen to her body."
1976: He votes for the "Hyde Amendment" which bans federal funding of abortions.
1981: He introduces the "Biden Amendment" which prohibits foreign-aid funding of biomedical research involving abortion.
1982: He votes for a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade.
1983: He votes against a constitutional amendment allowing states to overturn Roe v. Wade.
1984: He votes for the Mexico City Policy which bans federal funding for abortions.
1987: He becomes chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and leads the fight against Supreme Court nominee Judge Robert Bork, whom he said was opposed to Roe v. Wade.
1994: He says, "Those of us who are opposed to abortion should not be compelled to pay for them."
1995: He votes to ban partial-birth abortion.

Biden mixes up job title, says he's nation's first senator from Delaware.  President Biden on Monday [5/2/2022] mixed up his job title, telling a crowd at the White House that he was the nation's first senator from Delaware when he meant to say president.  Biden, who turns 80 this year, is the oldest-ever US president and Republican critics routinely accuse him of being in mental decline, citing gaffes and instances where he appears to lose his train of thought.  "There have not been many of the senators from Delaware.  It's a small state.  As a matter of fact, there has never been one.  And so I want to take advantage of making sure I introduce [a fellow Delaware native]," Biden said at a White House event marking the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month.

Ranking Oversight Republican Says GOPers are 'Having Discussions' About Impeaching Joe Biden, Calls Hunter a 'National Security Threat'.  The ranking Republican on the House oversight Committee said Thursday that Hunter Biden is a "national security threat" amid mounting evidence that Joe Biden was complicit in his son's corrupt foreign business dealings.  Amid concerns that the president is dangerously compromised, Rep. James Comer (R-Ky.) told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that Republicans are "having discussions" about impeaching him if they win the House majority in November.  The New York Post last week reported that Biden met with his son's business partner, Eric Schwerin, in the West Wing of the White House on November 17, 2010. Schwerin was then the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.  Schwerin reportedly made at least 19 visits to the Obama White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015.  In addition to Biden, Schwerin also met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden while Hunter was "striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China," Obama White House visitor logs show.

Schweizer calls for Hunter Biden independent counsel, says Garland can otherwise 'direct' DE prosecutor.  Author and investigative journalist Peter Schweizer called for an independent counsel to be appointed in Hunter Biden's federal probe being litigated in Delaware.  Schweizer warned that U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, a Trump appointee, can ultimately be "directed" in certain ways by Attorney General Merrick Garland.  "This is a tailor-made case for an independent counsel," he told former Reagan Justice Department chief of staff Mark Levin on "Life, Liberty & Levin."  "It's an investigation involving the family of the president.  The attorney general is, of course, appointed by the president.  And he's the one who's going to direct this U.S. attorney that has this grand jury in Delaware — so you need an independent counsel."

An uninteresting First Lady makes for a biography in which no one is interested.  Here is Jill's bio in a nutshell:  She dropped out of junior college, got married, and went to the University of Delaware to be an English major.  She and her husband separated and she began dating Biden, then a Senator and widower with two children.  Her divorce came through, she graduated with an English degree, and started working as a teacher.  She and Joe married but she never adopted his boys.  She got a Master of Education.  And then she got another Master of Education.  She taught English classes.  She got her Ed.D., based on a badly written thesis (almost as bad as Michelle Obama's Bachelor's thesis), which is bizarre considering her English language background.  She wants people to call her "Dr.," which is the height of narcissism.  And that's it, except for the fact that she's clearly Joe's minder now, telling him when to speak and when to stay silent, and when to walk and where.  That's just in front of the cameras.  Who knows what goes on behind closed doors?

Joe Biden [is] Taking His Knuckleheadedness To New Levels.  Joe Biden is a gaffe machine and with every day that passes, his incompetence and dishonesty become ever clearer.  To list every one of his missteps, even over a seven-day period, would be incredibly arduous and would require thousands of words.  Therefore, we're going to limit our detailing to two specific episodes this week.  First, we have the matter of Biden's financial shenanigans and his inept attempt at hiding them.  The news first broke on Tuesday morning when the Daily Mail reported a $5.2 million gap between what Mr. and Mrs. Biden reported on their income tax filings and what they disclosed in their government transparency reports. [...] The mainstream media tried their best to ignore this story, but make no mistake:  This was big news and an even bigger problem for Joe Biden.

Joe Biden Stares, Slurs, And Almost Falls Asleep In Latest Live Address.  If Hillary Clinton deserves to be locked up, then Joe Biden deserves to be retired to a long-term care facility.  What other human being would still be in charge of his own house, let alone an entire nation?  I feel no pity for Joe, who spent his entire life chasing money and power, and has now been reduced to a soulless tool of the globalist machine. [...] Although I was resistant to the idea at first, I have come around to the idea of a Kamala presidency.  Detractors point out that it will be a trainwreck, but the obvious reply to that concern is that this entire administration has been nothing except one giant and unmitigated disaster.  We are past worrying about trainwrecks.  Instead, a Kamala presidency will only further expose Democrats and their entirely devoid agenda.  She will sound as clueless as Joe, but won't have senility to blame.

Jill Biden Biography [is] a Total Flop, Sells 250 Copies in First Week.  Jill Biden's biography was a total flop and only sold 250 copies in its first week on the market.  According to far-left Politico, the dulling of the Biden White House isn't due to lack of talent in the press briefing room, but rather due to fulfillment of a central Biden promise: to beat Trump and make DC news boring again.  And because DC is boring, sales of Dr. Jill's biography:  "Jill:  A Biography of the First Lady" have been a little slow.  It has nothing to do with the fact that Jill Biden is tacky, uninspiring, cheated on her first husband with Joe Biden and now abuses Biden, an elderly man who is clearly suffering from dementia.

Joe Biden:  "I Got Involved in Politics Because I think the Greatest Sin Anyone Can Commit is the Abuse of Power".  You just can't make this stuff up.  Joe Biden, the head of the Biden Crime Family, AKA, "The Big Guy" actually said he got involved in politics because he thinks the greatest sin anyone can commit is the abuse of power.  Joe and Jill Biden on Wednesday [4/27/2022] hosted the Council of Chief State School Officers' 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year in the East Room of the White House.  Biden told the room of teachers that he got into politics because he was sick of politicians abusing their power.

Biden Unites The Country!  Nobody Wants Him As President Any More.  Last December, the I&I/TIPP poll asked registered voters who they'd like to see on the Democratic ticket in 2024.  A shockingly low 37% of Democrats named President Joe Biden.  If Biden didn't run for reelection, only 16% wanted Vice President Kamala Harris to be on the ballot.  The findings, we said at the time, are "a devastating sign of Biden's weakening support within his own party."  (Google's content police found the results so upsetting that they labeled our article accurately reporting the poll results as "unreliable and harmful.")  In the months following that poll, Biden gave his State of the Union speech, Russia invaded Ukraine, and COVID receded as a threat.  Under normal circumstances, these events, along with ginned-up positive news from corporate media, would boost a president's approval rating.

Biden asks Congress for $33 billion in military, economic and humanitarian aid to help Ukraine fight Russia.  President Joe Biden on Thursday asked Congress for an additional $33 billion in military and humanitarian assistance for the Ukraine, which officials say could fund the war there for the next five months.  Biden said the previous money allocated for the Ukrainians has been spent.  'Basically we're out of money,' he said in remarks at the White House.

What Biden Said About Kids in School Will Make Parents Shiver.  Joe and Jill Biden on Wednesday [4/27/2022] hosted the Council of Chief State School Officers' 2022 National and State Teachers of the Year in the East Room of the White House.  As usual, Joe Biden's speech was full of gaffes as he struggled to read his teleprompter.  At one point Biden called his Secretary of Education, Miguel Cardona, "Senator Cardona."  Then Biden told the room of teachers that the children they are teaching are "not somebody else's children."  Biden just blurted it out and said the quiet part out loud.  "They're not somebody else's children.  They're yours when you're in the classroom," Biden said.  [Video clip]

Here [are] the 5 laptop [revelations] the GOP will want Joe and Hunter Biden to explain.  Congressional Republicans plan to open up five avenues of investigation into Hunter Biden and his infamous laptop — and they zeroed in Wednesday on one of the first son's former business partners.  The minority members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform are laying the groundwork for a probe that would get underway if the GOP gains subpoena power by wresting control from Democrats in the November elections, as many political experts expect.  Topping the list are the first son's controversial overseas business dealings — some of which involved the state-controlled Bank of China and other companies tied to the Chinese government — and their potential impact on national security, a spokesperson said.

On Hunter Biden, White House can run but it cannot hide much longer.  As the old saying goes, the chickens are finally coming home to roost.  The revelation that a close business associate of Hunter Biden's was granted access to the Obama-Biden White House on nearly 20 occasions is the just latest shoe to drop in a Pulitzer Prize-worthy story of power and corruption that's becoming known simply as "Biden, Inc."  This new disclosure is part of the shady operation that the mainstream media ignored for years to cover for Joe Biden — is now picking up steam at the worst possible time for the president.  It's a textbook case of the Washington swamp at its worst and how the politically connected cash in on family members who are elected to high office year after year.  And it's high time for the Biden White House to finally start answering questions.

WH pick for Big Brother-like disinformation board spread lie about Hunter Biden laptop.  President Biden's pick to lead his Department of Homeland Security's Big Brother-like Disinformation Governance Board has her own history of posting disinformation online.  Nina Jankowicz, who was a disinformation fellow at the Wilson Center, has repeatedly cast doubt on The Post's reporting about Hunter Biden's laptop.  During a series of live tweets during the presidential debate between Biden and Donald Trump in October 2020, Jankowicz had referenced the laptop.  "Back on the 'laptop from hell,' apparently — Biden notes 50 former natsec officials and 5 former CIA heads that believe the laptop is a Russian influence op," Jankowicz tweeted.

The terrible unintended consequences of the Biden presidency (unless they were intended).  Biden's cabinet is the most incompetent in history.  The nation may never recover and the criminal cabal that put him in office is responsible.  Thanks to investigative journalists Peter Schweizer and Miranda Devine, we know that Biden and his son Hunter are congenitally corrupt and are virtually owned by the Communist Party of China.  They also used Ukraine as a financial playground as did the Clintons.  Under the circumstances, it is not beyond the possibility that covid was part of a plan to see Trump ousted from office, to make mail-in ballots seem necessary and to destroy the Trump economy in one fell swoop.  We know that Fauci and his evil pals obsessed with making viruses more dangerous have long-term ties to China, as does Biden and as do numerous other never-Trumpers in Congress.

Is Joe Biden about to get Al Caponed?  Al Capone was one of the early 20th century's most infamous gangsters but that wasn't why he ended up in Alcatraz.  Instead, what the feds finally got him on was tax evasion.  In Joe Biden's case, although the facts are a bit different because the problem isn't one of tax evasion but one of mysteriously reported taxable income, it does appear that we may finally be getting proof that Joe was deeply involved in Hunter's overseas dealings and may have been doing influence peddling from the White House. [...] It's very clear that Biden was rolling in dough — so much so that, as some of the documents show, he was able to pay Hunter's legal bills in 2018, which totaled $737,130.61.  Of that gigantic sum, $28,000 was attributed to "restructuring" Hunter's joint venture with the Bank of China, owned by the Chinese government (aka the Chinese Communist Party).

Joe Biden agreed to pay Hunter's legal bills tied to Chinese firm deal: email.  President Joe Biden agreed to cover more than $800,000 in bills racked up by his son — including legal fees tied to the winding down of his controversial overseas business dealings — ahead of the 2020 election, according to an email that surfaced Tuesday [4/26/2022].  The email — and an attached spreadsheet detailing the debts — call into question Biden's repeated claim that he's never discussed son Hunter Biden's business with him.  The Jan. 17, 2019, message was written by Hunter Biden's then-personal assistant, Katie Dodge, and sent to accountant Linda Shapero, founder of the Global DEEZ firm in Leesburg, Va.  "I spoke with Hunter today regarding his bills," Dodge wrote.  "It is my understanding that Hunt's dad will cover these bills in the short-term as Hunter transitions in his career."

Wikipedia and the media [are] suppressing info about Hunter Biden's shady business dealings.  Last week, the New York Post reported that Wikipedia had deleted its page dedicated to Rosemont Seneca Partners claiming it was "not notable".  A Wiki Editor told the Post that Hunter's firm is only mentioned in relation to its famous founders, Hunter Biden, Christopher Heinz, stepson of John Kerry, and Devon Archer.  But "keeping it around" would cause the page to be "a magnet for conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden."  The brief page was already scant in details.  It mentioned the names of the founders and states that Heinz ended his business relationship with the firm in 2014 after Biden and Archer joined the board of Burisma.  The article stated that in 2015, Rosemont Seneca Technology Partners lead a $30 million Series A funding round for Metabiota.

White House Dismisses Joe Biden's Meetings with Hunter's Business Partner.  The White House declined to provide any explanations about President Joe Biden's meetings with his son Hunter Biden's business partner Eric Schwerin, despite the president's claim he never spoke to his son about his business dealings.  Eric Schwerin, the former president of Hunter Biden's firm Rosemont Seneca, made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015 for meetings with Biden staff or the Vice President himself, according to the New York Post's examination of visitor logs from former President Barack Obama's administration.

Joe's missing millions!  Financial records reveal Biden had $5.2 million in unexplained income.  Joe Biden agreed to pay son Hunter's legal fees for his deal with a Chinese government-controlled company, emails reveal.  The revelation ties the president even closer to Hunter's overseas business dealings — and makes his previous claims that he never discussed them with his son, even less plausible.  Joe was able to pay the bills after earning millions of dollars through his and his wife's companies after he left office as vice president.  Some of the wave of cash came from their book deals and speaking engagements.  But the president's financial filings reveal that he declared almost $7 million more income on his tax returns than he did on his government transparency reports, an analysis by DailyMail.com of the president's financial records shows.

AG Garland: 'There Will Not Be Interference' in DOJ's Hunter Biden Investigation.  Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday said there will "not be interference of any political or improper kind" in the Justice Department's investigation into Hunter Biden's business dealings.  Senator Bill Hagerty (R., Tenn.) questioned the attorney general about the investigation into President Biden's son during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, asking whether Garland himself had been briefed on the investigation.  Garland replied that the probe is being led by David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Wilmington, Delaware who was appointed by former President Donald Trump.  "I'm aware of that, but he reports to you," Hagerty said.  "He is supervising the investigation and I'm not at liberty to talk about internal Justice Department deliberations, but he is in charge of that investigation," Garland replied.  "There will not be interference of any political or improper kind."

Biden's decline is obvious to everyone but the press.  Something is wrong with President Joe Biden, and everyone knows it. [...] Is the president OK?  He doesn't seem like it.  On Easter Monday, a reporter at the White House asked Biden about Afghanistan.  As he started answering the question, a staffer in an Easter bunny costume appeared, waving her arms in front of Biden's face and ushering him along to a different part of the event.  It's funny, sure, but it's also kind of scary.  Who is really running the show at the White House?  The president often makes comments about what he's "allowed" to say, how many press questions he's permitted to take and which specific reporters he can call on.  Who is making these decisions?  Is Joe Biden the president or not?

I guess it depends what the meaning of the word 'meeting' is.  For as long as I can remember, people in positions of authority have had to deal with family members who wants to exploit the name for gain.  It's a huge problem in Latin America where a son or brother usually ends up with a mansion or large bank account.  The latest such public figure is President Biden, who apparently never had the courage to tell his son Hunter to get a real job, or the common sense to tell him that appearances matter, i.e. don't introduce me to your business partners on public property.  We just learned that the dad-son connection may have been more active that we were told. [...] Why does all this matter?  First, President Biden denied knowing what his son was doing.  Second, voters can forgive you for having a crazy offspring but allowing him to get rich on your name or position is another matter.  Third, it is indeed possible that President Biden does not remember details given his public performances over the last few weeks.

The 25th Amendment Won't Fix Our Biden Problem.  Despite widespread concern about his cognitive health, President Biden won't be removed from office pursuant to the 25th Amendment.  It would require an unlikely display of integrity from his Vice President and Cabinet, plus an implausible level of bipartisanship in Congress.  Moreover, the claims of politicians and pundits aside, the involuntary ouster of an unfit president isn't the purpose of the amendment.  Its principal function is to guarantee that the executive branch of the government is at all times led by an official who is conscious and able to communicate.

Who Is Running This Show, Anyway?  [Scroll down]  Who or what is a quockerwodger?  It is, my friend observed, the perfect word to describe the current president of the United States, Joe Biden, to wit, "a puppet figure or individual whose strings are pulled entirely by someone else."  Everyone knows this.  Who or what that "someone else" is remains something of a mystery.  As I have had occasion to observe in this space and elsewhere, I am wont to refer to this puppet magisterium as "The Committee."  I do not know who populates this agency or even whether it is a deliberate body or merely an anonymous aggregation of shared sentiment. [...] The puppeteer could be more adroit, but no one can doubt his presence, whoever or whatever he is.

Joe Biden and his staff met with Hunter's top business partner at the White House throughout his vice presidency, visitor logs reveal.  Hunter Biden's top business partner had met with then-vice President Joe Biden in one of 19 visits he made to the White House between 2009 and 2015, according to visitor logs from the Obama administration.  Eric Schwerin, former president of Hunter's now-dissolved firm Rosemont Seneca, met with Biden on November 17, 2010, just as Hunter was striking multi-million dollar deals abroad, the New York Post reported.  The logs revealed that Schwerin made a total of 19 visits to the White House during Biden's vice presidency, with nine of those visits including meetings with Biden, members of his staff and members of Jill Biden's staff.

Wikipedia Removes Entry for Hunter Biden's Firm "Rosemont Seneca" Because It Risked Becoming a "Magnet for Conspiracy Theories About Hunter Biden".  [Scroll down]  Maybe Wikipedia doesn't want their readers to know that Rosemont Seneca invested in Ukrainian biolabs.  These labs were recently identified in Ukraine and are very suspicious because labs like this were laced around the world.  It hasn't been publicly reported what the labs in Ukraine were specifically doing and who was profiting from these actions.

Schweizer: Joe Biden [is] 'at the Center' of Hunter Biden Legal Issues.  Breitbart News senior contributor and Government Accountability Institute (GAI) President Peter Schweizer said on this week's broadcast of FNC's "Sunday Morning Futures" that President Joe Biden was at the center of his son Hunter Biden's legal troubles.  Schweizer, the author of Red-Handed:  How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, said, "This started out as a Hunter Biden story and is now with Joe Biden story.  He is at the center.  He is the planet which the moons in the family Hunter Biden and James Biden revolve."

Yes, Joe Biden met with Hunter's business partner as Veep.  On the rare occasions when anyone in the press has dared to ask Joe Biden about his relationships with his son Hunter's dodgy business partners, the elder Biden has assured us that he was never involved with them and he didn't really discuss such things with his son.  But more evidence has emerged showing that that was a load of malarkey.  The New York Post has obtained some of the visitor logs from the Obama presidency and the documents reveal that Eric Schwerin, president of Rosemont Seneca Partners at that time, made at least nineteen trips to the White House during the Obama-Biden administration.  And at least one of those trips included a sit-down meeting with Vice President Biden.  For someone who didn't know anything about Hunter's business affairs, "the Big Guy" was certainly rather chatty with them.

White House Logs Show Hunter Biden's Business Partner Met With VP Biden, Senior Staff.  Continuing a series of damning reports following leads revealed from the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop from hell, The New York Post's Miranda Devine and Jon Levine are out with another doozie looking at how often the now-first son's closest business partner was lurking around the White House while Biden was VP during the Obama administration.  The Post's look at White House visitor logs between 2009 and 2015 found that Eric Schwerin, "Hunter Biden's closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing" when Schwerin was "president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners."  This fact, of course, makes President Biden's claims that he was unaware of Hunter Biden's business dealings increasingly dubious.

Wikipedia deletes entry for Hunter Biden investment firm Rosemont Seneca Partners.  Wikipedia editors removed the entry for Rosemont Seneca Partners earlier this week on the ground that it was "not notable," archived comments from its Talk Page reveal.  The deletion happened Wednesday.  The investment company co-founded by Hunter Biden has been at the heart of numerous questions surrounding his overseas business dealings.  "This organization is only mentioned in connection with its famous founders, Hunter Biden and Christopher Heinz," said a Wiki editor identified only as Alex who additionally warned that "keeping it around" ran the risk of the page becoming "a magnet for conspiracy theories about Hunter Biden."  Arguments to merge the story with Hunter Biden's official wikipedia page were also overruled.

Biden surpasses Jimmy Carter as the most incompetent steward of the American economy.  President Joe Biden has accomplished in just 14 months what many thought was impossible — surpassing President Jimmy Carter as the most incompetent steward of the American economy.  Biden just broke another record, leaving Americans saddled with 8.5 percent inflation — energy alone is up 32 percent since last year. [...] President Biden's actions to date appear to be directly taken from President Carter's playbook.  Excessive spending and anti-supply-side policies have contributed to the worst inflation since the Carter era.

Maybe she likes being first lady too much.  It's nice to see that I am not the only one in the country who is talking about First Lady Jill Biden and elder abuse.  It's hard for me to see the president of the U.S., and that's what he is, without wondering what his wife must think about all this. [...] I guess Air Force One must be really nice.  A normal lady would have said something to the Democrats who focused on Joe after the early debates proved that President Trump would easily defeat the likes of Beto, Warren, and Kamala.  Yes, she would have reminded them that Joe is not up to it, that he is old, not a man up to the pressures of the office.  She would have opposed the whole thing because she loved her husband too much to see the humiliating scenes we are watching on TV.

Jordan: 'There Are 4.8 Million Reasons' Why Biden [is] Not Being Upfront About His Family's Wealth.  Wednesday on FNC's "The Ingraham Angle," Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) discussed President Joe Biden and the Biden administration downplaying allegations his family profit off of his office.  Jordan referred to money the younger Biden allegedly received from foreign interests.  "Well, particularly that statement where he said, I don't think you should get wealthy just because you're in high office," he continued.  "Well, there are 4.8 million reasons why that statement's not true, not accurate because that's what his son got paid.  And we now know based on these text messages and emails that it was a family enterprise."  "That's what Hunter Biden got paid from this Chinese energy company, CEFC, $4.8 million, hundreds of thousands of dollars each and every month coming to him and his uncle part of the family enterprise," Jordan continued. "

Joe Biden met with Hunter Biden business partner at the White House.  Hunter Biden's closest business partner made at least 19 visits to the White House and other official locations between 2009 and 2015, including a sitdown with then-Vice President Joe Biden in the West Wing.  Visitor logs from the White House of former President Barack Obama reviewed by The Post cast further doubt over Joe Biden's claims that he knew nothing of his son's dealings.  Eric Schwerin met with Vice President Biden on November 17, 2010 in the West Wing, when he was the president of the since-dissolved investment fund Rosemont Seneca Partners.  The logs also reveal that Schwerin met with various close aides of both Joe and Jill Biden at key moments in Hunter's life when he was striking multi-million dollar deals in foreign countries, including China.  Yet President Biden has long insisted he had no involvement in his son's foreign affairs.  "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings," he said in 2019.

Biden Flew Across the Country to Talk About Climate Change.  President Joe Biden made a special trip from Washington D.C. to Seattle on Friday to mark Earth Day and to tout his climate change agenda.  [Tweets]  Air Force One emits 8.75 pounds of carbon per mile.  The distance between D.C. and Seattle is approximately 2700 miles, clocking in a round trip at 23,625 pounds of carbon emissions.  During his remarks, Biden said his administration plans to transform the military and turn U.S. forces away from fossil fuels.  "We're gonna start the process for every vehicle in the United States military, Every vehicle is going to be climate friendly," Biden said.  [Tweet]  Earlier this week Climate Czar John Kerry expressed the importance of not allowing fossil fuel use to grow.  He did not mention his regular use of a private jet or dozens of trips across the ocean to discuss climate change with foreign leaders.

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Airplanes do not emit carbon.  They may emit carbon dioxide, but that's not carbon.

Biden's Earth Day Remarks Show Just How Much He Is Deteriorating.  First, we'll note that it took Biden's [Seattle] visit to do something about the homeless problem near the Westin Hotel where Biden was staying.  Local media reported they removed two homeless camps nearby.  According to the mayor's office, the camps were cleared "to ensure safety" for Joe Biden.  Oh.  How nice.  It would be nice if they would care about the safety of the residents of Seattle, as the problem has burgeoned out of control.  This is just a face-saving temporary measure, unfortunately, as the camps will likely be back.  But that was the good part.  Then came Biden's remarks.  He went into word salad on our "natural wonders."  But his word salad is different from that of Kamala Harris, because his brain seems to break mid-sentence, while she just goes on and on, saying essentially the same thing.

Jill Biden's Criminal Elder Abuse Is Going to Ruin Us All.  We knew during the 2020 presidential campaign that Joe Biden was in decline.  It was difficult to get a bead on exactly how mushy his brain had gotten for a couple of reasons.  The first is that even at the peak of his mental acuity when he was younger, Joe Biden was far from being the sharpest tool in the shed.  The second is that the pandemic gave his handlers and his nakedly ambitious wife an opportunity to hide him in his basement for most of the campaign.  Once he was installed in the Oval Office it wasn't that easy to keep Ol' Gropes away from the eyes of the public anymore.  There are two kinds of eyes that have been watching him for the past 15 months:  those that are greatly disturbed by what we see and those that keep deluding themselves into thinking Grandpa Joe is just fine.

Secret Service:  No idea who visits Biden in Delaware.  As we learned earlier this year, Joe Biden spent 28% of the days of his first year in office at his two mansions in Delaware.  On top of that, he exempted his Delaware homes from being listed in the White House visitor logs, so there was no way for the media to know precisely who might have been visiting him or what may have been discussed.  The New York Post wasn't very happy with that state of affairs and decided to see if there might be some other way to obtain the information, keeping with the spirit (if not the letter) of the Presidential Records Act.  Surely there was somebody who had a record of the comings and going's at Biden's luxurious homes, right?  That's when they came up with the idea of submitting a FOIA request to the Secret Service.  They had to know the identity of everyone who made it past the gates.  Well, the Secret Service has responded, but they say they don't have any such records.

Secret Service claims it has 'no records' of who visits Biden in Delaware.  The US Secret Service has dubiously claimed to The [New York] Post that it has "no records" of visitors to President Biden's two Delaware residences and therefore cannot divulge that information in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.  Biden was at his residences in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach on about one-quarter of all days during his first year in office, but little is known about who stopped by for official meetings or less formal lobbying efforts — such as by members of his family and their associates.  The Post sought more than one year of visitor log records, including for Biden's first year in office, but Secret Service Freedom of Information Act officer Kevin Tyrrell wrote in a response dated Monday that "[t]he Secret Service FOIA Office searched all Program Offices that were likely to contain potentially responsive records, and no records were located."

Who exactly was Biden talking to during his many stays in Delaware?  When a man becomes president, he suddenly gains a new appendage: the Secret Service.  Wherever he goes and whatever he does, members of the Secret Service are there, keeping an eye on him.  And, like all bureaucracies, you can be sure that the agents are required to document everything on their watch.  That's why it's truly peculiar that, in response to a FOIA request from the New York Post to see documents identifying Joe Biden's visitors during his regular stays in Delaware in 2021, the Secret Service is claiming that it has no records with that information.  The New York Post was curious about what goes on at Biden's Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach residences in Delaware because he spent roughly 25% of his first year not in the White House, but at those residences.  For that reason, the Post asked for documents recording all visitors during more than a year of Biden's time in office.  And that's when the Secret Service provided a bizarre response: [...]

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Who is most likely to have visited Joe Biden in Delaware?  The White House team wouldn't keep this information secret unless the most frequent visitors were somebody with a lot of influence, but not officially a part of the "Biden" administration, whose frequent presence would be an embarrassment if it were known:  e.g., Valerie Jarrett, Barack H. Obama, Bill Gates, Klaus Schwab, George Soros, Hillary Clinton.

Joe Biden Doesn't Know How Long He's Been President, Claims he Wrote the Infrastructure Law.  Joe Biden on Thursday traveled to Portland, Oregon to talk about infrastructure and improvements.  Biden is underwater in Oregon, a state he supposedly won in 2020.  63% have a negative opinion about Joe Biden according to a new Oregon Public Broadcasting poll.  Biden's speech was full of lies and gaffes, as usual.

The Former Intel Officials Who Claimed Hunter Biden's Laptop Was 'Disinformation' Are At It Again.  Former national security officials who claimed the reported contents of Hunter Biden's laptop during the 2020 presidential election appeared to be "Russian disinformation" announced opposition Monday to legislation targeting Big Tech, claiming it would facilitate the propagation of Russian "lies."  Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta, and former CIA Director Michael Morell were among those who said in a Monday open letter that bipartisan antitrust legislation targeting tech companies would cripple efforts to counter Russian disinformation.  Several antitrust bills proposed in both chambers of Congress last year are designed to limit alleged anticompetitive conduct by tech companies, including by preventing online platforms from "discriminating" against users, which the former intelligence officials argue would allow "foreign adversaries to gain access to the software and hardware of American technology companies."

Top Oversight Republican Demands Twitter Preserve Communications About Hunter Biden's Laptop.  The top Republican on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is demanding that Twitter preserve all communications related to its October 2020 decision to ban a New York Post story based on materials from Hunter Biden's laptop.  The New York Post published a story on Oct. 14, 2020, reporting a meeting between Hunter Biden, a top Burisma Energy executive, and Joe Biden based off of emails from Hunter Biden's laptop.  Twitter locked the New York Post out of its account and refused to reinstate the outlet unless it deleted tweets promoting the story.  The social media giant cited its hacked materials policy, despite no proof that the laptop was hacked by any entity.

How did Biden get a ghost gun to the White House?  President Biden showed off a ghost gun kit at the White House on April 11 for his new regulations for these pieces of metal.  Ghost guns are illegal to possess in the District of Columbia.  While the White House is federal property, how did the kit get into the president's hands?

Listen To Biden's Staff As They Scream In Desperation For Reporters To Leave Biden's Presence While He Refuses To Take Questions.  President Biden met with senior defense advisers on Wednesday, including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.  The meeting with the high-ranking defense officials comes amidst escalating tensions with China over a potential invasion of Taiwan.  As the meeting closed, reporters tried to question President Biden about the volatile situation, but his staff shouted them down.  [Video clip]

Biden Refuses to Take Questions as Staff Scream at Reporters to Leave the President Alone.  President Biden met with senior defense advisers on Wednesday [4/20/2022], including Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.  The meeting with the high-ranking defense officials comes amidst escalating tensions with China over a potential invasion of Taiwan.  As the meeting closed, reporters tried to question President Biden about the volatile situation, but his staff shouted them down.  [Video clip]

Democrats are in dreamland if they think Biden can run and win again in 2024.  President Joe Biden has reportedly told former President Barack Obama that he intends to run for re-election in 2024.  He wanted to be president for decades, so his desire to keep the Oval Office is unsurprising.  But the case for a second term is quite weak — and voters know it even if Democrats in dreamland don't.  Inflation is at its worst in 40 years, erasing wage growth.  Crime is surging in many major cities.  Employers are struggling with labor shortages.  Illegal immigration could top 2 million encounters this year, amid a border crisis that has been spiraling out of control since virtually the moment Biden took office.  The last time a Democrat ran for re-election under similar circumstances, he lost 44 states and the party didn't sniff the White House for 12 years.

The Democrat Plan to Stop Joe Biden.  The Democrat Party is much more worried about stopping Joe Biden than whatever Republican he might end up facing in 2024.  Everyone expects Biden not to run, but no one told him that.  Biden keeps talking about running again and it's not a joke.  After spending two generations clawing his way to power, the guy who would have been one of the youngest presidents when he first tried to make a dash at the big job, is not about to just walk away whistling to Delaware.  The Democrats have become a gerontocracy of dementia patients with the party trying to push Senator Dianne Feinstein, 88 years old, and Rep. David Scott, 76, to the exit after reports that they appear out of it.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, has vowed to run again and so have her number two and three, Steny Hoyer, 82, and James Clyburn, 81, who got Biden the party's nomination, making it rather difficult to dump Biden on account of being old or out of it.  The real issue comes from the poll numbers which are catastrophic for Biden and the Dems.

It's Not Just Joe Biden.  The United States Has A Potemkin Government.  Joe Biden's shameful performance at the White House Easter egg roll Sunday was another strong visual indicator that he is not really governing this country.  And he's not the only sham authority in this country — our nation is replete with them. [...] This is not just in the symbolic farce of regime actions such as placing a man who claims to be a woman in charge of what is supposed to be a health agency, and installing into the presidency a man whose incompetence is so dangerous to national security and international order he is prevented from speaking publicly by a fierce Easter bunny.

The Regime Media's Quandary:  By Exposing Joe Biden They Exonerate Donald Trump.  In August of 2019, Politico International, in a lengthy article, traced the beginning of the "Biden Family Enterprise" back to 1973, Joe's first year in the Senate.  Freshman Senator Biden adamantly demanded and was appointed to a seat on the Senate Banking Committee.  Soon thereafter, his brother James, then a 23-year-old business neophyte with a net worth of less than $10,000, decided to open a nightclub.  Per a bank officer, James used the Biden family "connection" to obtain $165,000 ($1.1 million in 2022 dollars) in mostly unsecured loans from a failing Delaware bank.  Within less than 18 months the venture started to unravel, and James was unable to make the loan payments.  Joe intervened with the bank's Chairman to make certain the bank did not harass James for payment or foreclose on the nightclub.  Miraculously, James was able to find another bank, which was on the Federal Reserve watch list, that gave him a $500,000 ($2.6 million in 2022 dollars) loan.  Around the same time Joe Biden met with that bank's senior vice-president on "other matters" — no doubt a coincidence.  The nightclub venture soon failed, leaving behind a trail of lawsuits and unpaid loans and debts.  The Bidens sanctimoniously proclaimed that Joe and his status as a U.S. Senator had nothing to do with James getting the loans.  The fact that Joe served on the Senate Banking Committee (which oversees bank regulatory agencies) and his 23-year-old brother with no business experience received extraordinary — actually, unheard-of — loans from two banks under scrutiny by the government was, no doubt, also a mere coincidence.

McEnany: How Can Biden Run For A Second Term If He Needs The Easter Bunny To Save Him From Reporters?  Fox News host Kayleigh McEnany questioned how President Joe Biden can run for a second term if he can be so easily led by someone dressed in an Easter Bunny costume.  McEnany's comments on Tuesday's [4/19/2022] episode of Fox's "Outnumbered" come as footage of Biden shows him being "whisked away" after a crowd asked about Afghanistan during the White House's Easter Egg roll on Monday.  Biden can be seen and heard saying, "Pakistan should not... and Afghanistan should be..." before the Easter Bunny promptly draws him away from the reporters.

Study: How Big Tech Tried to Kill the Hunter Biden Story.  Twitter and Facebook worked in lockstep to restrict the flow of the Hunter Biden laptop story just before the 2020 presidential election.  These platforms stifled the spread of that story at the same time that Big Media did, as MRC research found.  Facebook's suppression broke the platform's own fact-checking policy, and Twitter's attempt to cancel the story so outrageously violated content moderation norms that it drew criticism from the likes of leftist Poynter Institute fact-checkers.  Even then-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticized his platform after the fact.  Facebook spokesperson Andy Stone announced the platform had preempted third-party fact-checks on the Hunter Biden story the day it broke on Oct. 14, 2020, and limited its spread moving forward.  Stone has a long history working directly for Democrats, and Facebook's hair-trigger, broad-brush blackout blatantly broke the platform's content moderation policy.

Biden and Putin Are in Business Together, Thanks to the Iran Deal.  In 2016, the Hillary Clinton campaign devised a plan to smear her rival and deflect attention away from her self-sabotaging use of a private email server — they got the press and FBI to say that Donald Trump had been compromised by Putin.  In 2020, the media and former U.S. spy chiefs protected Biden's campaign by loudly and falsely claiming that [condemnatory] evidence of his family's ties to corrupt foreign enterprises and officials found on Hunter Biden's laptop was "disinformation" leaked by Putin's spy services.  Both attempts to blame Putin for the Democratic Party's own messes were false.  And now the White House claims that the historic levels of inflation and surging food and energy prices that have turned voters against Biden are Putin's fault.  Never mind the insane amounts of money the U.S. government has been printing since the outbreak of COVID, or Biden's decision to kill the Keystone pipeline on day one of his term and tell domestic energy producers to go jump off a bridge.  These are Putin's price hikes!

The Most Popular President in US History Speaks to Paltry Crowd in New Hampshire.  Joe Biden, the most popular president in US history, spoke to a paltry crowd in New Hampshire on Tuesday [4/19/2022].  79-year-old Joe Biden traveled to New Hampshire and visited the Port Authority at Portsmouth Harbor.  The Democrat-media complex claims Biden got 81 million votes in 2020, yet virtually no one turned out to see him speak in a state he supposedly won.  Joey delivered remarks on his infrastructure law that funded a project to widen the Harbor's turning basin and as usual his speech was a total disaster.  Biden blamed Vladimir Putin for high inflation rates and falsely claimed the price of gasoline was a "discussion at the kitchen table" when he was a child.

Biden draws a crowd of maybe ten people
Around 10 People Came To See The President Who Won "80 Million Votes".  President Joe Biden visited New Hampshire on Tuesday [4/19/2022] to discuss the infrastructure law.  The president visited the New Hampshire Port Authority along Portsmouth Harbor, where he talked about investing in ports and waterways. [...] We can count at least 25 from the picture but at least 15 of them are press corp!  Even after lifting most of the covid restrictions Biden's crowd remains embarrassing!

The Editor says...
Look at the picture again.  Everybody's white!  If Donald Trump spoke to an all-white crowd, would that not be front-page news?


Trump Supporters Line the Street to Greet Joe Biden in New Hampshire.  Slow Joe, the most popular president in US history on Tuesday traveled to New Hampshire and visited the Port Authority at Portsmouth Harbor.  81 million vote recipient Joe Biden was greeted by Trump supporters in a state he supposedly won in 2020.  Joe Biden has virtually no supporters.  Trump supporters held signs that read 'Let's Go Brandon' and 'Who put Cornpop in charge of infrastructure?'

The Editor says...
Which is more likely:  [#1] Joe Biden got 81 million votes, and only ten of those voters have any desire to see him in person, or [#2] Joe Biden didn't really get 81 million legitimate votes?  Events like this go a long way toward proving that the 2020 election was stolen.

Biden's Family Scandal:  Never Underestimate the Power of Blackmail.  The Hunter Biden coverup continues to unravel and, as it does, questions about the president's involvement become harder to dodge.  Hunter's nefarious dealings with what at the time was China's largest energy company, CEFC, are well-documented, as are his questionable activities in Russia and Ukraine.  The concept is known as influence peddling, a smarmy practice refined to an art form in "the swamp."  Hunter Biden's "take" from Russia while his father was vice president was reportedly at least $3.5 million, for which he did nothing but be Joe Biden's son.  Now, Joe Biden is president of the United States and is directly accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of war crimes and genocide in Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  The possibility of blackmail is undeniable.  Hunter Biden never provided any substantive service to his foreign patrons.  He was widely known to be a spoiled, profligate son of privilege.  All Hunter Biden ever peddled to China, Russia and Ukraine was access to his father, then vice president of the U.S. Hunter not only compromised his father but set him up for blackmail.

With Around $20 Billion in Aid to Ukraine — How Much Was Provided to Ukraine and How Much Went to "The Big Guy"?  This is what happens when corrupt politicians steal the White House.  The American people have no idea who is running the show behind the scenes of the Biden regime.  Americans know that the Bidens were involved in Ukraine in financial deals in the past so does this still continue?  We know that Hunter Biden was on the Board of a Ukrainian company along with his friend connected to John Kerry.  They made millions being on the Burisma Board despite knowing nothing about oil and gas.  They did not even speak the native Ukrainian language.  When a local prosecutor began looking into Hunter's arrangement, Joe Biden had the prosecutor removed and fired.  Then he bragged about it later in front of an audience.  Well [...], now Biden is back in the business of sending billions to Ukraine.  After his previous corruption in the country, how can any American trust that the dollars Biden is awarding to Ukraine will ever get there?  This is a serious question.

Joe Biden Directly Confirms He's Running for a Second Term.  To this point, Joe Biden has danced around the idea of running for a second term.  His handlers have indicated that he plans to while leaving the door open for other circumstances to arise.  When the president himself has spoken on it, he's been even vaguer, mentioning his health and suggesting that Donald Trump possibly running again would be a deciding factor.  A firm commitment has been largely elusive.  According to The Hill, though, Biden has committed to staying in the game.  The president made those comments to Barack Obama during the latter's recent White House comeback tour. [...] What if Trump isn't the GOP nominee, though?  Will Biden bow out gracefully?  The problem is that he can't know who the nominee will be until the primary season is over, which means he will have already committed himself to the general election.  Given that, all this obsession over Trump is bonkers.

Report: Joe Biden Told Barack Obama He Will Run in 2024 to Defeat Trump.  President Joe Biden reportedly told Barack Obama he will run for reelection in 2024 to defeat Donald Trump.  Despite his low approval rating, Biden believes he is the only Democrat who can defeat Donald Trump if he also decides to run, two sources told the Hill.  Biden's plans to campaign for a second term confirm his previous statements.  If Biden does run, he will be in his early 80s, an old age for a tough presidential campaign.  "I believe he thinks he's the only one who can beat Trump.  I don't think he thinks there's anyone in the Democratic party who can beat Trump and that's the biggest factor," a source familiar with the Biden and Obama conversation said.

Smoking guns:  Joe Biden referred business and mingled finances with son Hunter, messages show.  President Joe Biden was more involved in Hunter Biden's financial and business dealings than previously acknowledged, allowing his son to pay some of his bills, diverting one of his tax refunds to his son, rubbing elbows with the first son's foreign clients and even directly referring a friend who wanted to "do some work" with his son, according to email and text messages reviewed by Just the News.  Jeff Cooper "asked for you," Joe Biden texted his son, sending along the phone number of a well-to-do trial lawyer and longtime Joe Biden donor.  "Wants to do some work with you.  Love Dad."  The summer 2018 message is one of the clearest pieces of evidence gathered by FBI and congressional investigators that Joe Biden was not simply a passive bystander in his son's globe-trotting business pursuits, but rather at times assisting and benefiting financially, the messages show.

Democrats Are Blocking Republican Efforts To Digitally Upload Hunter Biden's Laptop.  Democrats are blocking Republican efforts to upload the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop in a searchable digital format into the congressional record, the Daily Caller has confirmed.  House Judiciary Committee Democratic staff, which is responsible for entering documents into the record, is refusing to upload the laptop by citing technological limitations.  Instead, they're forcing Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz's office to print hard copies and PDF-form documents of pages.  Democrats maintained the stonewall even after Gaetz's office offered to provide the proper equipment to enable the digital file transfer, the Daily Caller has learned.  Gaetz initially moved to enter the laptop during a March 29 hearing, but committee chairman Jerry Nadler of New York prepared to object to Gaetz's request.  Nadler ultimately relented after conferring with a committee lawyer.  However, staffers he appointed are refusing to facilitate a file transfer.

Rep. Andy Biggs: Without information, Hunter Biden scandal looks like a 'cover-up' Video.  House Oversight Committee member Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., discusses the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and the latest on the Durham Investigation.  [Video clip]

Biden Whines About What 'They' Won't Let Him Do and Then It Gets Worse.  It was a tough day for Joe Biden at the Easter Egg roll on Monday.  As we saw, he was ordered around both by the Easter Bunny — who turned out to be one of the people from the Comms department, Meghan Hays — and by his own wife, Jill, who was instructing him to "stay" after they were done reading and to "wave" from the balcony with the two Easter Bunnies. [...] The deal seemed to be that Jill Biden was going to read the story to the kids but he was just going to sit there.  But then Joe groused about not being allowed to read by the powers that be, "They're not going to let me read," he whined, like a five-year-old not getting the toy he wanted at the store.  Then Jill relented and allowed him to read the first page, handing him the book, where he then talked about "reading it backward."  After reading the first page, he then turned it back over to her.

Joe and Jill Biden Paid Less Taxes in 2021 than 2020 Despite Earning More Income.  President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill paid less federal taxes in 2021 than in 2020, despite the couple earning more income in 2021.  In 2021, Joe and Jill Biden reported $610,702 in earned income and paid 24.6 percent in federal taxes.  In the year prior, they reported $607,336 in earnings.  Despite the nearly $4,000 increase in income, the Biden family paid almost $7,000 less in federal income tax for 2021.  The Bidens paid a $157,414 tax bill in 2020, compared to $150,439 in federal taxes for 2021. The couple also paid $30,765 in Delaware state taxes, and Jill Biden paid $2,721 in Virginia state taxes, according to the couple's joint tax return.

Caught at Last?! Texts Show Hunter, Joe Discussed Hunter's Business.  Biden famously (or infamously, depending on how you look at it) claimed that he never discussed business with his son, Hunter Biden, saying in 2019 that "I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings."  Psaki backed him up on that and affirmed his message that he didn't discuss what Hunter was up to with Hunter, something as unbelievable as the claim that Biden is mentally fit for the presidency.  She, responding to a question about it during a press conference, said:  "The president does not discuss business dealings with family members and otherwise I'm not going to respond to Rudy Giuliani's lawyer"  Well, those lies have been exposed yet again, this time by text messages obtained and reviewed by Just the News.

Hunter Biden's Laptops Scandal Exposes How Communist Influence Operations Work.  To understand China's influence campaigns on foreign soil, one has to get familiar with a secretive Chinese government agency, the United Front Work Department (UFWD), or United Front.  The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) established UFWD in the 1930s, aiming to recruit famous intellectuals, writers, teachers, students, publishers, and business leaders who were not necessarily Communists. [...] UFWD workers are assigned to many government branches inside and outside China, including almost all Chinese embassies, which now include staff formally working with United Front.  The UFWD is tasked with helping the CCP aggressively and yet covertly dictate its messages and narratives about China.  UFWD's goal is to gather information and either win over or co-opt support for the CCP.  It is to attack and neutralize potential dissent and opposition inside and outside China.

Will Biden Even Finish His 1st Term?  One In Five Say 'No' — I&I/TIPP Poll.  As President Biden's approval rating continues to plumb new depths, even some members of his own Democratic Party have begun to ask the once unthinkable:  Will Joe Biden last through his first term in office?  Such a question might have seemed a bit over the top, as Biden only entered office in January of 2021.  But, after a year of record inflation and gasoline price hikes, devastating COVID lockdowns, a surge of illegal immigration, the botched departure from Afghanistan, and growing questions over the 79-year-old president's mental fitness, a surprising number of Americans now think Biden won't last even another two and a half years in office, according to the latest I&I/TIPP Poll.  The poll asked adults:  "In your opinion, how likely is it that Joe Biden will complete his first term in office?"  Predictably, most Americans (71%) said Biden was likely to last through his four years.  But 21%, or one in five, said it was "not likely" he would last.

'Horrific Pedophilic Images' Found On Hunter Biden Laptop — Forensic Analyst Reveals Images Of Child Abuse of 'Worst Kind'.  Hunter Biden's laptop from hell contains child abuse images and video of the "worst kind", according to Kim Dotcom who revealed a forensic analyst has to take "frequent breaks because of how disgusting the evidence is."  Dotcom teamed up with Wikileaks and a DNC whistleblower he claims was Seth Rich to play a major role in ensuring Hillary Clinton and the Democrats did not seize power in the 2016 election.  Now he has set his sights on exposing what he describes as "the crimes of the Biden family."

How History Will View the Biden Years.  Whether due to age, cognitive decline or general ineptitude, Joe Biden has not been able to lead America.  Nobody wants a weak president.  People can smell weakness, and Biden reeks of it.  The president put himself in a further hole by surrounding himself with a young staff driven more by a rigid, left-wing ideology than a desire to help the lives of everyday Americans.  With a leader seemingly too weak to temper his team's radical ideas, the results have been catastrophic.  Even with a corporate media desperate to keep propping him up, Biden's approval ratings are at all-time lows.

Our Geriatric Political Class Needs To Go.  Yesterday [4/14/2022] Joe Biden gave a speech that ended like this.  He is a frail, elderly man obviously suffering from dementia:  [Video clip]  Joe Biden had been, for decades, a corrupt and incompetent pol.  Today, he is either an extreme left-winger or an empty vessel through which the extreme left is exerting control over America.  Nevertheless, I feel sorry for him.  It is hard to understand how those close to him, starting with his wife, can allow him to be so constantly humiliated.  It is nothing less than elder abuse.

One Million Dollars for the leaker of Joe's cognitive test.  Joe Biden is cognitively impaired.  He gets confused as to where he is, who he is, and what he is.  He forgets the names and circumstances around him.  He refuses to keep to his teleprompter script, and refuses to recognize how much he should.  Truculently and combatively, he blames reporters and calls them "stupid" — even friendly ones — for merely asking good questions to which he has no intelligible answers.  If I didn't despise Biden's policies, personality, greed, girl-fondling, criminal son, ethics, dishonesty, hair plugs, and ladder-climbing "doctor" wife, I'd feel sorry for him.  But I do, and so I don't.  The president of the United States gets good medical care.  Joe's weird outbursts point obviously to a medical condition.  Any doctor — OK, maybe not an Ed.D. but certainly any real one — would say his condition suggests a decline in cognitive ability consistent with senility, dementia or Alzheimer's disease.

Quinnipiac poll shows Biden approval at -37 among young adults.  These numbers are so gruesome that some professional pollsters simply refuse to believe them.  "Young people simply did not get 40 points more Republican relative to the nation as a whole over the span of 2 years," tweeted G. Elliott Morris about the new Quinnipiac survey, pointing to the fact that Biden is -37 here among young adults but +2 among senior citizens.

Biden Does It Again — Falsely Claims He Was A 'Full Professor' At [an] Ivy League University.  We all remember when Biden told us that he had been a truck driver in his youth, only to find out that it was a lie.  Then there was that time he said his family had almost died in a house fire, and that was also [false].  We can also remember when Biden had to drop out of the 1988 presidential race because of plagiarism and lying about his academic record, wrongfully claiming he had graduated near the top of his class at the University of Delaware when in reality he was in the bottom half.  And then yesterday, we had this lulu: [...]

Banking With the Bidens:  Texts, Emails Reveal Hunter's Hands in Everyone's Money.  President Biden's sister, Valerie Biden Owens, is currently making the mainstream media rounds to sell her new book (and a fresh line of bull).  The Growing Up Biden author said in a recent interview that she "assumed from the beginning that the former president and his entourage would attack my brother by going and attacking the family."  Blame Trump.  A Biden-family, Democratic Party go-to.  But how much longer can Owens and those like her pivot when stories like this are dropping daily, reaffirming what Peter Schweizer and members of the New York Post have been saying for years.  Messages off The Laptop From Hell™ show that the Biden family finances were incredibly entangled, with Hunter Biden at the helm and Joe in the know.

Whitey Bulger's nephew played key role in Hunter Biden's Chinese business ventures.  James "Whitey" Bulger's nephew, Jim Bulger, was a business associate of Hunter Biden, and according to emails obtained and reviewed by Fox News Digital, appears to have played a key role in a number of his Chinese business ventures.  Whitey Bulger was a notorious Boston crime boss, who became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in late 1994.  He was captured in 2011.  Bulger was serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes when he died in prison in October 2018.  In addition to being Whitey's nephew, Jim Bulger is the son of William "Billy" Bulger, who served as president of the Massachusetts State Senate for eight years.  Billy Bulger was an ally of John Kerry when he served in the Senate.  Kerry's stepson, Christopher Heinz, co-founded Rosemont Seneca with Hunter Biden and Devon Archer.

Biden's Gaffes Are Becoming a Crisis.  Do a president's words count, or not?  If a president keeps making declarations that bear no relationship whatsoever to actual administration policy, he is at best irrelevant.  But President Biden's many verbal slip-ups and ad-libs can be expected to enrage Vladimir Putin and make him redouble his efforts when the United States should be exerting effort in the other direction, to encourage Putin to de-escalate.  We've just learned that when President Biden called Vladimir Putin's acts "genocide" the remark didn't really count, any more than it counted when Biden called Putin "a war criminal," (never mind, said his staff).

Chinese Partners Financed Bidens' Spending Spree While Bidens Sought Visa Help for Them.  On the same day their China-regime-connected partners transferred $99,000 for a Biden family spending spree, the Biden family pressed a former Obama administration official to help their Chinese partners obtain U.S. visas.  The Justice Department is investigating the mutual back-scratching and its context.  Indications are that what is commonly referred to as the Justice Department's "Hunter Biden tax investigation" — now that such references are no longer taboo — is about more than potential tax violations and, for that matter, more than Hunter Biden.  President Biden's brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Sara Biden, were also deeply involved in the family's lucrative relationship with CEFC — a now-defunct conglomerate headed by a one-time protégé of Xi Jinping, the now-"disappeared" Ye Jianming.  Moreover, Joe Biden himself is implicated by evidence that he may have been a 10 percent stakeholder.

WSJ: Biden's lying about inflation — and workers know it.  Nothing paints Joe Biden and fellow Democrats so out of touch as their lame rhetoric about inflation being "Putin's price hike."  The editorial board of the Wall Street Journal brings the receipts on the true origins of the inflationary wave, and not just the origins but the impacts felt in every American household.  While the recent global effects have had an impact, rapid inflation began a year ago — and so did the erosion of American income.

Jim Jordan vows to expose Joe's role in corrupt Biden 'family enterprise'.  Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) joined Fox News' "Fox and Friends" Tuesday and said he believes President Joe Biden was most certainly involved in his son Hunter's business dealings with foreign entities though the president predictably continues to deny it.  His statement comes on the heels of a House Oversight Committee's call for further investigation into the text messages allegedly stored on Hunter Biden's infamous laptop that was abandoned to a Wilmington, DE, repair shop in 2019. Also of interest are emails in which the 52-year-old complained of having to spend half of his salary to cover his father's bills and other expenses.  Both discoveries are among many instances noted by Republicans and conservative media that exposed the lie of Joe Biden's claims he and his son have never talked about matters of business.  "Well, it sure looks like now it is a family enterprise based on the recent text messages we have seen," Jordan said of the emerging evidence related to the laptop.  "I'm just amazed at how this story has changed because it initially started out that it wasn't his laptop.  Then quickly, it was his laptop but it was Russian disinformation."

Senator Ron Johnson SLAMS President's son for running up Secret Service costs.  Senator Ron Johnson has slammed Hunter Biden for his Secret Service detail's $30,000-per-month Malibu mansion and the agency's costs for his wife's trip to Brazil.  This week DailyMail.com revealed exclusive pictures of a $6.2 million mansion next door to Hunter's Malibu sea-view home currently housing his USSS detail — who are reportedly paying $30,000 per month in rent.  The news followed Hunter's wife Melissa Cohen's solo trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last month where she was photographed on Ipanema Beach with a full Secret Service escort consisting of six SUVS, six Secret Service agents and seven Brazilian federal officers, costing thousands.

White House fails to explain why Biden vacations in Delaware while UK's PM visits Zelenskyy in Kyiv.  President Joe Biden has no plans to visit Kyiv as his British counterpart Boris Johnson did over the weekend, drawing raves for his surprise appearance and the message that his stroll through the streets of Kyiv with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sent to Moscow.  Instead, Biden will sit in Washington, D.C. where he will monitor the situation on a daily basis, according to a top White House aide.

Grassley [says he has] 'Enough Evidence' to Legitimately Question if Joe Biden Is Compromised by Chinese.  Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said on FNC's "Jesse Watters Primetime" that he had "enough evidence" to warrant an investigation into if President Joe Biden is compromised by his son Hunter Biden's business dealings in China.  Watters said, "Do you have evidence, senator, that would lead to you believe that Joe is potentially compromised by the Chinese?"  Grassley said, "I only have enough evidence that that's a legitimate question.  I do not have evidence that goes as far as you would like to have me say it goes.  If I could say it, I would say it."

Another suspicious pile of cash from China turns up where the Bidens just happened to host a 'diplomacy' center.  Joe Biden is an influential man.  And sure enough, the University of Pennsylvania, which runs something called the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, has been the recipient of $54 million in anonymous donations from China.  You know, anonymous, like Hunter Biden's art buyers. [...] Maybe there is no link, none whatsoever, between those Chinese donations, and the fact that the university hosts the Penn Biden center.  Maybe China was just excited about Penn.  The university itself has refused to say if any of the cash went to the center itself, or how the king-sized donations were used at all.  But we know that money went there, the donations to Penn went up as Joe got closer to public office, and someone from China was buying, (or laundering) something for its money.

Hunter Biden Firm Invested In VR 'Metaverse' Used by Child Sex Groomers, And His Laptop Shows He Had an Account.  An investment firm directed by President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden was a financial backer of the online virtual reality game "IMVU," which has faced repeated controversies over child predators exploiting the app to find and connect with minors.  The President's son, Hunter, also appears to have established an account on the website, according to details confirmed by The National Pulse from his laptop.  Founded in 2004, the virtual world and social networking site 'IMVU' allows players to create a personalized avatar and interact with others users via public and private chat rooms.

Yes, We Absolutely Should Impeach President Biden.  Democrats shouldn't have dished it out if they couldn't take it.  As it appears more likely that Republicans will retake the House of Representatives and possibly the Senate, discussions of impeaching President Joe Biden are becoming more prevalent on the right.  However, not everyone is keen on the idea.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) recently warned against impeaching President Biden when they retake the House.  As calls for Biden's impeachment are increasing on the right, it appears the lawmaker is signaling that he would not lend his support to such an endeavor.  He might want to rethink this one.

There are some things you can question and some things you can't.  In today's America, there are some things one can question... and some things one cannot.  You can question the existence of God. [...] You can question your own gender, but you can't question the LGBTQ agenda in any way, shape or form — for any reason.  Nor can you question the process or results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in any way, whether on a national, state, or local level.  If you do, you will promptly be cancelled, disappeared, or otherized.  Seriously questioning how COVID-19 was loosed upon the globe is also strictly verboten.  As is asking questions about the Biden family's ties to — and relations with — China or Ukraine.  In fact, you can't ask a pertinent question of Biden at all.

The Leader Who Never Was.  [Scroll down]  But the sequential disasters Biden's struggled to manage in the last few months are not mere accidents of fate; they're cumulative, with progressive policy blunders setting the stage for the next failure.  Appeasing the green new deal fanatics in their war on American fossil fuel production even before his Oval Office chair was warm, predictably pushed energy prices sharply higher, lighting a fuse to runaway inflation that's won't be easily stamped out.  Opening the human floodgates on our now notional southern border — aside from the exploding crime and youth-poisoning fentanyl implications — signaled to the world a lack of commitment to the basic defense of the nation that goes beyond mere incompetence, to near self-immolation.  The Taliban quite understandably recognized a propitious moment, so their offensive operations intensified, leading to our horribly ill-considered, disgracefully botched flight from Afghanistan — for which no one has as yet been called to account.  Such incomprehensible malfeasance was not lost on the covetous Vladimir Putin, convincing him his time had arrived.  And so his bloody grab for Ukraine began.  The "presidential" bearing that was the major selling point of Biden's campaign pitch is decomposing before our eyes.

The Biden family scheme unravels.  If the grand jury in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden's business ventures does its job properly, it will be pulling on the threads that lead to the president, and already there are signs that is happening.  Regardless of the extraordinary statement last week by White House chief of staff Ron Klain, that the president is confident his son has done nothing wrong, and that the inquiry has nothing to do with Joe Biden or anyone else in the White House, publicly available evidence says otherwise.  It is not just the e-mails and other material on Hunter's abandoned laptop which point to Joe Biden's involvement in his family's multimillion-dollar global influence-peddling schemes when he was vice president.  There is also the six-hour interview Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski gave to the FBI last year, along with a trove of documents, e-mails and encrypted messages.

Investigating Hunter Biden.  Sometimes breaking news has a long lag time, apparently.  A year and a half after Hunter Biden's laptop emerged, the mainstream press has begun to report on its contents.  That should have been the story all along.  The new interest in the story brings home, once again, that President Biden owes the American people a full accounting of his knowledge of, and participation in, his family members' embarrassingly blatant and lucrative practice of monetizing his political influence.  This is especially true with respect to Hunter, who has acknowledged that he is the subject of a criminal investigation.  The president's Justice Department is investigating the president's son over money generated by his proximity to government power that his father has wielded, under circumstances where his father himself has been credibly implicated.

The World Wonders Where Is Joe Biden.  Saturday, the world found out that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in Ukraine. [...] Most of the attention was focused on the presents Johnson brought with him.  He promised 120 Mastiff armored vehicles (read Ukraine Has Joined NATO Whether Russia Likes It or Not, and More Are Yet to Follow), anti-ship missiles (these are widely speculated to be Harpoon missiles with an over-the-horizon capability that will make life very interesting for the Russian Navy), more anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, and non-lethal aid like helmets and body armor. [...] The obvious question in all of this is, where is Joe Biden?  Ordinarily, one would expect the American president to lead because of resources, prestige, and neutrality on intro-EU scuffles.

Hunter Biden [lives] 'like the president' at Malibu pad, guarded 24/7 by Secret Service.  Hunter Biden's partying days appear to be in the rearview mirror as he lives a quiet homebody-style life, rarely venturing out of his $6 million Malibu home while being guarded 24/7 by the Secret Service.  "He never goes anywhere other than an art studio," a source with direct knowledge of the situation told the Washington Examiner.  "You won't ever see Hunter Biden in a grocery store buying bologna and bread for a sandwich."  But on the off chance that Biden does want to venture out, he doesn't drive himself but rather gets into a Secret Service car.  "He is like the president.  He never goes anywhere without a big team," the source said.

We might want to be wary about purported new info from Hunter's hard drive.  On April 7, I wrote a post about the fact that Jack Maxey, a man who once worked with Steve Bannon at the latter's War Room, was contending that he had successfully recovered 450 gigabytes of deleted documents and photos from Hunter Biden's infamous hard drive.  Maxey promised that he would soon be making this information available to the public.  However, Yaacov Apelbaum, a writer whose work a highly reputable friend of mine recommends, suggests that Maxey's assertions should be taken with a very large grain of salt.  In a post entitled "My Name is Jack Maxey, and I'm a Fabricator," Apelbaum describes a "fabricator" as "an intelligence agent or officer that generates disinformation, falsehoods, or bogus information often without access to authentic sources." [...] Most recently, as noted above, Maxey reported to the Daily Mail the news that he's recovered 80,000 images and videos from Hunter's hard drive, along with 120,000 archived emails, all totaling 450 GBs of data.  Abelbaum believes this isn't true and that it is, instead a way to discredit the actual data on Hunter's hard drive by "lac[ing] it with disinformation...."

11 Times Joe Biden Was Involved in Family's Corrupt Business Dealings.  President Joe Biden has brazenly claimed over and over again to have no knowledge of his family's corrupt business dealings for which his son Hunter is under investigation by the FBI for tax fraud, money laundering, and the violation of lobbying laws.  The White House has also insisted Biden never spoke to Hunter about his intertwined business dealings, though evidence of the Biden family business suggests otherwise.  [Tweet]  According to former Utah U.S. attorney Brett Tolman, the Biden family business may reveal the core of an entrenched business enterprise, which could involve legal "predicates" for racketeering charges.  Here are 11 times Joe Biden played a role in the Biden family business over six years: [...]

New Emails Provide Smoking Gun Evidence that Joe Biden Was Directly Involved in Hunter's Corrupt Business Dealings.  Smoking gun evidence of Joe Biden's involvement in his son's shady business ventures has emerged in the form of a college recommendation letter for the son of a Chinese executive. [...] The string of emails directly tie Joe Biden to to his son's corrupt influence operation.  The man who initially released the incriminating and explicit contents of Hunter Biden's laptop to the media, told the Daily Mail earlier this week that he has an additional 450 gigabytes of deleted material he plans to make public.  Jack Maxey says this includes 80,000 images and videos and more than 120,000 archives emails from the computer.  Maxey came into possession of the hard drive after he was asked by former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, and New York City police chief Bernie Kerik, to access the contents.  He told the Daily Mail he fled from the United States to Switzerland out of fear that the Biden administration would retaliate against him.

Will Joe Biden Bring the U.S. Down With Him?  Joe Biden does not seem steady on his feet or clear in his mind, and at this stage the same might be said for the country he nominally governs.  His unforced errors, some of which have an oddly deliberate ring to them, may have rendered the November midterms and the 2024 presidential election entirely moot.  Whether the nation can remain socially, politically, and economically intact even for the next few months is an open question.  Biden is a fool, but there is cunning in his folly. [...] There are two sorts of gaffes or blunders which Biden is prone to make:  the kind that are plainly indicative of cognitive decline, and those that dovetail neatly into Democrat, neo-Liberal policy to being in a new world order associated with the Great Reset.  This entails the extension of NATO, regime change in Russia, the collapse of the American middle class, and the installation of oligarchic rule in the U.S.

Primary Witness to Material Within Hunter Biden Laptop Says Active Two-Star General Has Warned Him About Pending U.S. Government Retaliation.  Emerald Robinson has a great interview with Jack Maxey from Switzerland.  Maxey was the first person to receive a full hard drive copy of the Hunter Biden laptop from Rudy Guliani.  After media, Senate and U.S. government officials refused to take action, Maxey went to Switzerland in order to complete a full forensic audit of the laptop content in a neutral jurisdiction.  Previously, Maxey outlined his intent to share the full contents of the original files, and all of the retrieved deleted files, with the public so that people can see the scale of depravity and Biden family corruption within the evidence.  In this interview with Emerald Robinson, Maxey states the full and searchable email archive will likely be completed early next week.  [Video clip]

$54M in Chinese gifts donated to UPenn, home of Biden Center.  A government watchdog is demanding the US Attorney probing Hunter Biden in Delaware investigate tens of millions in anonymous donations from China to the University of Pennsylvania, where an academic center is named for his father, President Biden.  The Ivy League college raked in a total of $54.6 million from 2014 through June 2019 in donations from China, including $23.1 million in anonymous gifts starting in 2016, according to public records.  Most of the anonymous donations came after the university announced in February 2017 that it would create the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.  Joe Biden, whose term as vice president had just ended, was to lead the center and was also named a professor at the university.  The center, which is located in Washington, DC., opened its doors in February 2018.  Antony Blinken, whom Biden named as Secretary of State, briefly served as its managing director.

Hunter Biden frequently covered family expenses, texts reveal.  Hunter Biden's access to lucrative financial opportunities also came with expectations — including kicking back as much as 50% of his earnings to his dad, text messages on his old laptop show.  "I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years," Hunter Biden groused to daughter Naomi in January 2019.  "It's really hard.  But don't worry, unlike pop, I won't make you give me half your salary."  Pop is Joe Biden.  The laptop — infamously abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 — does not contain any direct evidence of such money transfers, but does show that Hunter was routinely on the hook for his father's household expenses while Joe Biden was vice president.  The expenses are spelled out in an email to Hunter from business partner Eric Schwerin from June 5, 2010, entitled "JRB Bills."

A Pure Hypothetical.  [Scroll down]  On the laptop, among other unsavory matters, is enough information about your family's grifting to sink your candidacy and maybe land you all in the pokey.  But an unholy combination of the corporate media, Big Tech, and old intel community cronies ride to your rescue by falsely claiming your son's laptop is "Russian disinformation."  These allies censor and silence any and all references to the laptop and its contents as "mis- and disinformation" and foreign election interference.  In the end, by roughly 17,000 votes spread over three states, you are elevated to the presidency.  Wither the grift?  Closing in on 80 years-old, you are tempted to let it go, perhaps more so now that your erstwhile campaign allies in the corporate media have fessed up that the laptop was, in fact, your troubled son's.  Your presidency has been beset by problems; and your party's fortunes heading into the midterm elections appear bleak.  Thus, the question:  Does your hand-picked attorney general appoint a special prosecutor to investigate you and your family's overseas influence-peddling grift?  I'm guessing . . . no.

Joe Biden gives us the most awkward moment we've ever seen from a president.  For some reason, the White House Communications Department apparently thought it would be a good idea to have former president Barack Obama, Sleepy Joe's old boss, make a grand return to the executive mansion to help boost Biden's disastrous approval ratings.  Their plan failed miserably.  As usual, Obama couldn't help but make the event about himself, and tried to be funny by referring to Biden as "Vice-President."  It was humiliating.  Obama then went on to tout his own accomplishments, or what we would call failures, and in doing so only illustrated what a complete imbecile Biden is.  Say what you want about Obama, but the man is as adept at self-promotion as anyone we've ever seen.  And then when the speeches were over, we were left with this pathetic moment we see on the video.  Joe Biden during this footage reminds us of that kid in high school who sat alone on the bus, ate by himself at lunchtime, and would rather pick his nose than pay attention to the goings-on in gym class.  [Video clip]

Has Biden become expendable?  [Scroll down]  Before the 2020 election, a story broke regarding Hunter Biden's laptop, which was abandoned at John Paul Mac Isaac's Delaware repair shop.  Along with reports that Biden's laptop contained disturbing images of a sexual nature, there were allegations that presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son had compromising financial dealings with Ukraine worth millions of dollars.  Tony Bobulinski, a former business associate of Hunter, confirmed on Fox's The Tucker Carlson Show that Hunter's troubling emails were legitimate.  The New York Post confirmed the authenticity of the laptop and published articles regarding some of its shady contents.  That's when the formidable socialist propaganda apparatus went into full cover-up mode.  The New York Times and Washington Post dismissed the laptop story.  Democrats attacked anyone discussing the laptop and labeled the entire subject a Russian disinformation scheme.  Social media banned The New York Post from sharing the story, and countless bloggers sharing the story saw their social media accounts suspended.  Now, 18 months after Biden became president, the corrupt media have come out to say Hunter's laptop is genuine.

The Charade to Portray Biden as Competent and Qualified Comes Crashing Down.  For well over a year, Americans have observed Joe Biden's undeniable mental and physical decline. [...] On Tuesday, the curtain was pulled back to reveal an old, dithering, insecure Biden, humiliated by his own party.  At a White House event celebrating the 12th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Democrats competed for the attention of the former president, Barack Obama, while they ignored the current president, Joe Biden.  At one point a lonesome, meandering Biden even clasped hopefully onto Obama's right shoulder to get his attention.  But Obama ignored the president as he reached out to shake the hand of one of his adoring Democratic admirers instead.  The former president couldn't be bothered to turn his attention to the current president; not while his own fans were waiting.  When Obama spoke, he referred to Biden as his vice president.  Moments later, Obama added, "That was a joke."  But it wasn't a joke and it certainly wasn't funny.  Nor was it humorous when Biden said it, introducing himself as "Barack Obama's vice president."

More Hunter Biden Dirt:  Jack Maxey Threatens to Post 450 Gigabytes of Deleted Data From Infamous Laptop.  The identity of a whistleblower, who had previously shared shocking details about Hunter Biden through his laptop, has been revealed.  Jack Maxey, a former co-host of ex-Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon's podcast the War Room, had shared stunning revelations about Hunter Biden to congressmen and media.  Maxey left the US fearing any action from the top administration and currently he is in Zurich, Switzerland.  In 2021, He had given copies of the hard drive of Hunter Biden's laptop to Senator Chuck Grassley, the Washington Post and the New York Times but Maxey claimed that they all did not disclose any details for months.  He has been in Zurich for the past two weeks and is working with IT professionals to receive more data from the abandoned laptop.  Maxey has claimed that has found nearly 450 gigabytes of deleted material from the laptop and this material includes 80,000 images and videos and more than 1,20,000 [sic] archived emails.

Many articles about the Hunter Biden Laptop start with a recap — like this:
Hunter Biden, the Invisible Government, and the Laptop.  In the Oct. 22, 2020, presidential debate, President Donald Trump confronted former Vice President Joe Biden about corrupt Biden family foreign business dealings to the moderator:  "If this stuff is true about Russia, Ukraine, China, other countries, then he's a corrupt politician. ... It's the laptop from hell."  Trump was referring to a laptop replete with criminal evidence that was nevertheless successfully discredited by Joe Biden, the intelligence community, and the media as "Russian disinformation."  Biden's response in the debate:  "There are 50 former national intelligence folks who said that what this, he's accusing me of is a Russian plan."  Well over a year later, the mainstream media has just grudgingly acknowledged the laptop and its contents reflect a plan, but not a Russian one.  Two recent guests on my "Armstrong Williams Show" — former Attorney General William Barr and the retired chief of the CIA Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism Unit, Charles Faddis — took issue with the lies told to suppress the important revelations on the laptop that would have otherwise derailed Biden's path to the presidency.

Another recap:
Media Collusion Defused Bombshell Story About Hunter and Joe Biden.  About three weeks before the 2020 election, the New York Post published a bombshell, election-changing story about presidential candidate Joe Biden's son, Hunter, that, if true, derailed Joe Biden's claim to know nothing about his son's multimillion-dollar influence peddling.  The Post claimed:  "Hunter Biden introduced his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, to a top executive at a Ukrainian energy firm less than a year before the elder Biden pressured government officials in Ukraine into firing a prosecutor who was investigating the company, according to emails obtained by the Post.  "The never-before-revealed meeting is mentioned in a message of appreciation that Vadym Pozharskyi, an adviser to the board of Burisma, allegedly sent Hunter Biden on April 17, 2015, about a year after Hunter joined the Burisma board at a reported salary of up to $50,000 a month. ... The blockbuster correspondence — which flies in the face of Joe Biden's claim that he's 'never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings' — is contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer.

GOP probe of Hunter Biden's business dealings turns to president's brother James.  While conservative heat has for three years focused on the past business activities of President Biden's son Hunter, a key Senate Republican told CBS News this week that newly obtained banking records raise similar concerns about first brother James Biden.  "We have people with the Biden name, dealing with Chinese business people that have a relationship to the Communist Party," Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, told CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge.  "I think James Biden was very much a part of this."  Bank records released by Republican senators this week indicate James Biden's company, the Lion Hall Group, received payments from a Chinese-financed consulting group in 2018, before his brother Joe announced he was running for president.  Grassley says that same year James Biden and the president's son, Hunter, received monthly retainers totaling $165,000 — $100,000 to Hunter and $65,000 to James.

Joe Biden is The Doomsday Scenario We Were Warned About.  I have a new name for the current occupant of the White House:  Doomsday Joe. [...] Doomsday Joe has done nothing that follows either the spirit or the letter of the Constitution.  Instead, he has supported every cultural or deep-state initiative to avoid its appointed limits, if not just pull it out by the roots.  Doomsday Joe's vaccine mandates were unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court said so.  The White House Chief of Staff, Ron Klain openly admitted on one of the Sunday talk shows that having OSHA issue the mandate was intended to be a "work-around" of both Congress and the Constitution.  So much for that oath of office, right, Joe?  Doomsday Joe has nominated another leftist activist who will (when, inevitably, confirmed) spend the next 30 years or more attacking the Constitution.

The Legacy Media Have Not Conceded the Laptop Reporting — And They Don't Deserve Credit.  In the last two weeks, the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post all came forward to admit that the Hunter Biden hard drive — which I originally reported a year and a half ago in the lead-up to the 2020 election and saw those outlets dismiss and smear the stories as "baroque mythology," "made up," "Soviet tradecraft," and "disparaging Biden" — was authentic.  However, despite initial admissions, the media are now stopping short of acknowledging the reporting on the information the hard drive contained — namely, that Joe Biden was a direct beneficiary of Hunter's deals.  Instead, they are inviting the people who come from the very institutions that outright lied and purposely misrepresented the laptop and its contents in the first place to continue lying and misrepresenting the laptop and its contents.

Nancy Pelosi Flips Out After House Republicans Actually Subpoena Hunter Biden to Testify Before Congress.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi has led the House Democratic troops to shut down a subpoena that would have have put President Joe Biden's beleaguered son Hunter Biden on the Congressional witness stand.  The Republican-backed subpoena came after mounting evidence that Hunter Biden is involved in international crimes that implicate the president.  As reported earlier, there is evidence that his father, the believed "Big Guy" in a Hunter Biden email, took at least "ten percent" of his cut, and potentially as much as "half" his salary.  Peter Schweizer, who details the presidential son's Chinese activities in his book "Red Handed," believes now that all signs point to Hunter Biden's federal indictment.

CBS: Federal Authorities Flagged More Than 150 Biden Family Transactions as 'Suspicious Activity'.  The Hunter Biden investigation has turned up evidence of corruption so blatant that not even mainstream outlets like CBS News can ignore it any more.  Veteran journalist Catherine Herridge, formerly of Fox News, has turned up evidence that federal authorities flagged more than 150 bank transactions from Hunter Biden and James Biden as suspicious activity.

Hunter Biden Whistleblower Flees to Switzerland, Claims to Have Mountain of Data Coming.  The Hunter Biden scandal has exploded back onto the national scene over the last few weeks, with even leftwing media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post finally reporting on the details.  Much of that sudden interest is being driven by an expanding FBI investigation into the president's son, and as I said in a prior article, there's every reason to believe something big is coming.  Why?  Because mainstream media outlets rarely publish stories harmful to Democrats unless they are trying to get out in front to control the narrative.  We saw that occur with John Durham's most recent indictments, where the DOJ selectively leaked to the Times in order to whitewash the situation.  In short, we almost certainly haven't seen the worst yet.

Primary Witness to Material in Hunter Biden Laptop Flees to Switzerland Fearing Retaliation and U.S. Government.  Jack Maxey was the first person to receive a full hard drive copy of the Hunter Biden laptop from Rudy Guliani.  Maxey has fled to Switzerland in order to complete a full forensic audit of the laptop content in a neutral jurisdiction.  In recent interviews Maxey has started to discuss the buried information that was contained in the deleted files from the laptop — the things Hunter Biden did not want anyone to see.  That deleted material, now retrieved and archived, is alleged to contain 450 gigabytes of images, pictures and videos that are very disturbing.  Maxey is stating he will share the contents of the original files and all of the retrieved deleted files with the public so that people can see the scale of depravity and Biden family corruption within the evidence.  Additionally, Maxey is revealing to The Daily Mail the background of how he gave the original material to media, the Senate and law enforcement, and yet no one took any action.
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Hundreds of Biden Bank Transactions [were] Marked 'Concerning'.  After ignoring the scandal during the 2020 presidential election and with possible indictments looming, the mainstream media is finally covering Hunter Biden's shady foreign dealings.  In a report broadcast Wednesday night [4/6/2022] on CBS News it was revealed hundreds of Hunter and James Biden bank transactions were marked as suspicious.  [Tweet]  The White House continues to claim that because Hunter Biden isn't an official government employee, they have no comment.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki also insists President Biden has never spoken to Hunter about his foreign business dealings.  [Tweet]

Joe Biden Struggles with Anger Issues Especially When Questioned About Family Corruption.  President Joe Biden has consistently struggled with anger outbursts when peppered with unwanted questions — especially questions about the Biden family corruption.  All throughout the presidential campaign and into his presidency, Biden has consistently used anger in an attempt to dispel questions he does not want to answer.  According the Republican National Committee's research team on Monday [4/4/2022], Biden has leveraged his defensive anger at least five times when questioned about his family's business dealings.

The Rules About Corruption Just Don't Apply To The Bidens.  About two weeks ago, the New York Times published an article finally conceding that the Hunter Biden laptop and many of the emails on it are authentic.  Yesterday (March 30), the Washington Post followed suit.  The laptop in question is the one that Hunter left at a Delaware computer repair shop, and whose contents the New York Post revealed in a series of explosive October 2020 articles.  Those articles got the NY Post banned from Twitter in the run-up to the 2020 election, while some 51 ex-intelligence officials denounced the laptop as likely "Russian disinformation."  Meanwhile, the Times and the WaPo never breathed a word about the laptop's existence or its contents for the intervening year and a half.  Both the recent Times and Washington Post articles mention the laptop in the context of reporting on a federal criminal investigation into Hunter Biden's tax liabilities and business dealings in foreign countries including Ukraine and China.  Clearly the newspapers are trying to get out in front of a likely impending indictment of the President's son.  After all, it would be quite embarrassing for them if the President's son were to get indicted based on events that have long been public but which events have never been mentioned in either of those two papers.

Joe Biden's Released Tax Returns Don't Explain Millions In Income.  Where Did It Come From?  In the week prior to the presidential election, I wrote a piece that asked the question, "Where Is Hunter Biden's Money?"  It was an important question then, even more so now.  Given the legacy media's recent validation of Hunter's laptop that discussed a slice of equity planned for the "Big Guy" in a deal that involved an entity controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), we should know if any money from it (or other foreign sources) ended up in Joe Biden's pocket, but we don't.  Recall that despite then-presidential candidate Biden having bragged that he had released his tax returns with what his team called "a historic level of transparency," the truth is that he only released his individual returns.  Those returns provided no detail regarding the source of most of his income, dollars that flowed to him and his wife Jill by way of S-corporations they set up shortly after his departure from the office of vice president.  Those entities, CelticCapri Corp (his) and Giacoppa Corp (hers), contained more than $13 million of the $17 million the couple had reported in income after Biden left office, most of it in the first year (2017).

Report: Ron Klain Emailed Hunter Biden About 'Unpleasant Business' of Raising Money for Vice President.  President Joe Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain allegedly emailed Hunter Biden in 2012 to ask him for money for his father.  "Hey, I have to tackle a piece of unpleasant business," he wrote in an September 2012 email to Hunter Biden now revealed by Fox News.  Klain explained to Hunter his father needed to raise $20,000 in a week to keep up the "VP Residence Foundation" as a public charity.  "I'm hitting up a few very close friends on a very confidential basis to write checks of $2,000 each," he reportedly wrote.

Is 'The Big Guy' In Big Trouble?  So far, the lurid news reports of global influence peddling, sex and drugs emanating from Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop and its thousands upon thousands of damning emails have been treated solely as the risqué escapades of President Joe Biden's ne'er-do-well son.  However sad this episode might be, we've been told it has nothing to do with the president himself.  Oh, really?  In fact, based on what we know so far, President Biden could be in a world of legal trouble.  Ordinarily, influence peddling involves a middleman with access to someone powerful.  The middleman uses his access to a powerful politician or official to obtain money and/or favors from a third party, who in turn wants favors or access from the powerful official. [...] President Biden's claim of not knowing about Hunter's business dealings simply doesn't hold water.

Obama's bloodless coup.  [Scroll down]  But, have you ever watched any politician, or ex-president no less, more narcissist than Obama's televised bloodless coup at the White House?  Clearly the overthrow was devised, written, directed, and implemented by the former president.  His sycophants couldn't betray and abandon President Biden fast enough.  Obviously, the Democrats don't believe that hapless Joe is destroying America fast enough.  And clearly, with fangs unfurled, Obama has messaged that being a puppet master is not a proper second act for a past president of his Machiavellian genius.  No more behind the scenes act for him.  Our First Lady, Jill Biden, is the spouse from the dark side.  She allowed this circus side show to travel, succeed, and expose her husband's weakness as he allowed the extreme left to accelerate America's decline.  Just where was she as her husband was deliberately humiliated, abandoned, and destroyed?

Here's a dozen times Joe Biden played a role in son Hunter's business dealings.  President Biden and the White House have repeatedly denied that he and Hunter Biden ever discussed the first son's controversial overseas business dealings — yet there are at least a dozen times where Joe Biden had to know what his son was doing.

Hunter Biden grand jury witness was asked who is the 'big guy' in Chinese deal.  A witness who testified before the Hunter Biden grand jury was asked to identify the "big guy" in the first son's planned deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate — as calls ramped up to have President Biden included in a conspiracy probe.  The question arose after the witness was shown a piece of evidence while appearing in secret before the panel in Wilmington, Del., a source familiar with the proceedings told The [New York] Post.  A bombshell email exclusively reported by The Post in October 2020 showed that one of Hunter Biden's business partners, James Gilliar, outlined the proposed percentage distribution of equity in a company created for a joint venture with CEFC China Energy Co.  The March 13, 2017, plan included "10 held by H for the big guy?"

Censorship of Hunter Biden's Laptop Confirms [the] Need to Rein in Big Tech or Cease to Be Free People.  On the precipice of the regime-defining 2020 presidential election, Facebook and Twitter committed their "Pearl Harbor attack" against the incumbent president, Donald Trump, and in dutiful favor of the regnant regime's favored candidate, Joe Biden.  In an October move that would presage the collapse of the "public"-"private" distinction during the Biden presidency — as seen in press secretary Jen Psaki's open bragging last summer of collusion with Mark Zuckerberg to censor COVID-19 "misinformation," and Eric Schmidt's recently revealed role helping shape administration science policy — Big Tech oligarchs dropped the hammer on the New York Post, a high-circulation newspaper, for its reporting on Hunter Biden's now-infamous "laptop from hell."  The laptop's files demonstrated the notoriously troubled Hunter's venality, abuses of power, and general sketchiness of his foreign dealings.  He and some of his cronies remain under federal investigation for possible tax and money laundering violations.  In response to the New York Post's reportage, Twitter locked the paper out of its own account for more than two weeks.  Both Facebook and Twitter, moreover, heavily limited or outright blocked disseminating the Post's URL for the laptop story.

Whistleblower who handed Hunter's abandoned laptop to congressmen and DailyMail.com reveals he has 450 gigabytes of deleted material.  The source who distributed Hunter Biden's laptop to congressmen and media has fled the US to Switzerland, saying he fears retaliation from the Biden administration.  Jack Maxey gave DailyMail.com a copy of the hard drive from Hunter's abandoned laptop in the spring of 2021.  He also gave copies and material from it to the Washington Post, New York Times, and Senator Chuck Grassley in his role as ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee — but he claims they all sat on it for months.  For the past two weeks, Maxey has been in hiding in Zurich, working with IT experts to dig out more data from the 'laptop from hell'.

Emails Found on Laptop From Hell Reveal Joe Biden Wrote College Recommendation Letter For Son of Hunter's Chinese Business Partner.  Remember when Joe Biden repeatedly told us he has never engaged in any conversations with Hunter about his son's international business dealings?  It turns out "The Big Guy" wrote a college recommendation letter for the son of Hunter Biden's Chinese business partner, according to emails exclusively obtained by Fox Digital.  The emails were found on Hunter Biden's abandoned laptop from hell.  Joe Biden's recommendation letter for the Chinese businessman's son was sent directly to Brown University's president, Fox News reported.

Peter Schweizer: 'This is a Biden family scandal and it involves Joe Biden'.  Suspicions surrounding the identity of the "big guy" mentioned in a Hunter Biden email are ramping up, and author Peter Schweizer said Tuesday other members of the Biden family deserve to be scrutinized.  The "Red-Handed" author joined host Pete Hegseth on "Fox & Friends" to discuss the implications behind the Bidens' ties to China.  "This is a Biden family scandal, and it involves Joe Biden," Schweizer began.  "The way to think about it is Hunter Biden, James Biden and the other family members who are profiting off of Joe Biden's position — they're kind of like moons circling a planet and that planet is Joe Biden."

Ron Klain solicited funds from Hunter Biden in 2012: report.  Current White House chief of staff Ron Klain approached Hunter Biden in September 2012 for help raising $20,000 for a foundation that looks after the vice president's residence, but told the now-first son to "keep it low key" to prevent "bad PR," according to emails obtained by The [New York] Post[.]  In a Sept. 21, 2012 message to Hunter Biden, first reported by Fox News, Klain said he needed to "tackle a piece of unpleasant business."  "The tax lawyers for the VP Residence Foundation have concluded that since the Cheney folks last raised money in 2007 and not 2008, we actually have to have some incoming funds before the end of this fiscal year (i.e., before 9/30/12 — next week) to remain eligible to be a 'public charity,'" wrote Klain, referring to former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Psaki Insists Joe Biden Has Never Spoken to Son Hunter About His Overseas Business Dealings.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday insisted that Joe Biden has NEVER spoken to his son Hunter about his overseas business dealings.  This is a flat out lie.  Grassley and Johnson produced records showing Hunter Biden and James Biden (Joe's slimy brother) received hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies linked to the Communist Chinese Government.  Hunter Biden worked with Gongwen Dong and Ye Jianming, both men are linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

Latest From the Hunter Biden Grand Jury Is Going to Make Joe Sweat.  Liberal media has finally been forced to admit the truth of the Hunter Biden laptop.  But some are still holding out, with the new talking point from some of the media being that there's no evidence involving Joe Biden.  That excuse is false as there is all kinds of information that involved Joe Biden, including pictures and emails of him meeting with Hunter's business partners.  But that excuse may be getting blown up in a very important place — the grand jury investigating Hunter Biden, according to the NY Post.  They are reporting that the grand jury asked a witness to identify who "the big guy" was in Hunter's planned deal with a Chinese energy conglomerate.

We Need to Talk About Kamala Harris.  Who knows if this will actually go anywhere, given the partisan rot infesting the Department of Justice, but "the Big Guy" has reemerged in the Hunter Biden grand jury.  As Christopher Tremoglie quipped on Monday, "Biden once denied knowledge of Hunter's business dealings; now, he's certain they were not illegal."  While it's difficult on some days for Biden pére to discern anything, how is it at all possible for even the most cogent person to determine the nature of something about which they possess no knowledge?

Throwing Hunter Biden under the bus won't be enough to clear Joe.  Hunter Biden won't like the interview his father's chief of staff Ron Klain did with ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday [4/3/2022].  Asked about the Delaware investigation into the president's son's business affairs, Klain threw Hunter and his uncle Jim Biden under the bus.  "The president is confident that his family did the right thing.  But, again, I want to just be really clear, these are actions by Hunter and his brother.  They're private matters.  They don't involve the president.  And they certainly are something that no one at the White House is involved in."  This is the party line, parroted by the Washington Post and CNN in their belated coverage of the story last week.  Sure, they say, it looks bad for Hunter, but, gosh, Joe Biden had nothing to do with it.  Unfortunately, this line of defense does not sustain scrutiny.

'Big guy' reemerges in Hunter Biden grand jury:  Report.  A grand jury witness was asked to identify the infamous "big guy" mentioned in discussions regarding a Chinese business deal involving the president's son Hunter Biden, according to a new report.  The question came up after this person, who was not identified, was shown a piece of evidence before the grand jury, located in Wilmington, Delaware, a source told the New York Post.  The answer that was given was not reported, though some have claimed the "big guy" is President Joe Biden, raising the prospect that the commander in chief could be drawn into a federal criminal investigation.  So far, the White House has been adamant in asserting that the president is not involved and that Hunter Biden, 52, did not commit any crimes.

Why is a "study" necessary to prove that which is obvious?
New Fed study shows Biden owns our economic disaster.  President Joe Biden loves to blame our sky-high inflation on corporate greed and Vladimir Putin.  But a new study from the San Francisco Fed shows it was Biden himself who put America on this grim trajectory.  Specifically, it was the massive $1.9 trillion stimulus dumped into the US economy in early 2021 by the president's American Rescue Plan.  As the nearby chart demonstrates, the nation began heading into the inflationary stratosphere in early 2021, while other advanced economies, the other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, haven't seen anything like the soaring prices now punishing workers across America.  Which means that the spike is due to something US-specific, rather than global prevailing conditions.  That policy, was, of course, Biden's signature economic "achievement."

Blackmail Biden? No way.  Rumor has it that there is a laptop out there containing some data that could be considered incriminating to Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D-Geritol), POTUS*.  Assuming that this is true, then what?  (Full disclosure:  I believe that it is true.) [...] When your enemy is making unforced errors, let him.  There are times when it is best to sit back and shut up.  Nope, no one outside the USA is going to blackmail Biden.  He is already doing what any enemy would have had him do.

[The] Secret Service [is] paying over $30K per month for [a] Malibu mansion to protect Hunter Biden.  Hunter Biden is apparently spending his father's presidency living in luxury in Malibu — and so is his taxpayer-funded security detail.  The Secret Service detail protecting the president's controversial son has been paying more than $30,000 a month to rent out a swanky Malibu, California, mansion for nearly a year, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.  The agency responsible for protecting the president and his family — among other ranking government officials — selected the property in order to be located as close as possible to Biden's own rented mansion where he is paying about $20,000 a month according to property listings, sources told ABC News.

Ex-intel officer:  Spy agency sought Hunter Biden laptop back in 2020 to see if [the Biden] family [was] compromised.  A retired intelligence officer says a U.S. spy agency asked for his help in fall 2020 to try to acquire a copy of the Hunter Biden laptop contents ahead of the presidential election.  Retired Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer's account to Just the News was confirmed by three other people who were approached by Shaffer or the agency or were involved in the approach.  They said the agency's interest was to analyze the hard drive contents for any evidence or patterns of how foreign adversaries were seeking to compromise prominent Americans or their families.

'Bombshell' Hunter Biden Text Reveals Joe Biden Made Him Give Him 'Half' His Salary for Over 30 Years.  A 'bombshell' Hunter Biden text that was first discussed on air prior to the 2020 election has been verified.  And it has explosive implications regarding the current President of the United States, Joe Biden, and the Biden family.  It regards a text conversation between Hunter Biden and his daughter Naomi, who is the president's granddaughter.  A copy of that text from December 26, 2018 has been provided to Becker News.

Washington Post Editorial Board Admits Its Complicity In Covering Up Hunter Biden Laptop Story.  Last month, the mainstream media finally admitted that the contents of Hunter Biden's laptops were accurate after sitting on the story for nearly a year and a half and discrediting it as 'Russian disinformation.'  The Washington Post is allegedly one of the outlets that was given a copy of Hunter Biden's hard drive roughly a year ago and just chose to 'verify' its contents less than a week ago.  This morning [4/3/2022], the Washington Post released an article saying that the mainstream media's admission that Hunter Biden's laptop was real is an opportunity for a 'reckoning.'

NBC Exposes Joe Biden Taking Hunter on China Trip in 2013 So He Could Meet Business Associates.  On Friday morning, the broadcast news network unveiled a damaging report exposing the president for having taken his son Hunter Biden on a China trip in 2013.  [Video clip]  "A 2013 trip to China getting new attention this morning, not for what Joe Biden did, but for who he brought with him, his son Hunter, joining the then vice president on the official visit to Beijing," NBC News reported.  "Along with Hunter's daughter Finnigan, unknown to the press back then, Hunter Biden was forming a Chinese private equity fund planning to raise money, including from Chinese investors."  This is odd framing:  'Unknown to the press.'  The sitting vice president's family finances and business affairs are not obscure private matters of anonymous citizens, but should be public record for one of the most powerful politicians in the world.  NBC News thus [condemns] itself and the rest of the U.S. mainstream press for ignoring such a business trip, which took place in the land of America's nemesis.

Turley: Special Counsel Must Be Appointed to Investigate Hunter Biden.  Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley has written that a special counsel must be appointed to investigate the Hunter Biden case because President Joe Biden has denied any wrongdoing by his son, and has taken steps to influence investigations. [...] Turley wrote at The Hill that the Biden administration and the media are now attempting to claim that while Hunter Biden sold access to his father, his father was not, in fact, involved, despite ample evidence to the contrary.  That, he says, suggests the need for a special counsel, free of political influence.

Let's hear it from Joe himself.  Under oath.
Joe Biden 'confident' Hunter didn't break law in dealings with Ukraine, China:  Klain.  President Biden believes his son Hunter did nothing illegal while involved in controversial and highly lucrative business dealings in Ukraine and China and is allowing the Justice Department to carry out its investigation unimpeded, the White House chief of staff said Sunday [4/3/2022].  "Of course the president's confident that his son didn't break the law.  But, most importantly, as I said, that's a matter that's going to be decided by the Justice Department, by the legal process," Ron Klain said on ABC News' "This Week."  "It's something that no one at the White House has involvement in."  But ABC's George Stephanopoulos pressed Klain on a report in the Washington Post last week that said a Chinese energy conglomerate paid Hunter Biden and the president's brother, James, $4.8 million over a 14-month period.

Laptop scandal recap:
Compromised Biden Cannot Lead America or the World.  As you may know, in 2019 Hunter Biden carelessly abandoned his laptop at a computer repair shop in Delaware.  This was an act of astounding recklessness, since the emails, text messages, files, photos, and videos contained on that computer provided extensive record of greed, corruption, bribery and graft, not only on his part but also on the part of his father and other members of their family.  When the New York Post tried to report on the hard drive in October 2020, the America mainstream media and law enforcement authorities refused to acknowledge it or take appropriate action.  Rather than commencing an investigation, the establishment falsely claimed that the hard drive was a product of "Russian disinformation."  They did this even though they knew it was real.  The staff of the New York Post conducted an extensive, multi-level authentication process to ensure that the hard drive was genuine, and they made the details of this process available to anyone who cared to check.  The establishment, however, banded together and refused to act.  Instead of investigating the guilty party, they attacked the messenger and went into overdrive to censor the incriminating information under the cover of the "Russian disinformation" canard.

Federal tax investigation of Hunter Biden moves forward.  A federal grand jury has heard testimony in recent months about Hunter Biden's income and payments he received while serving on the board of a Ukraine energy company, according to two people familiar with the probe.  It remains unclear whether he might be charged.  But the grand jury activity underscores that a federal tax investigation into President Joe Biden's son that began in 2018 remains active as prosecutors continue to examine foreign payments and other aspects of his finances.  A lawyer for Hunter Biden did not return a phone message and email seeking comment on Friday [4/1/2022].  A Justice Department spokesman deferred a request for comment to the U.S. attorney's office in Delaware, which is handling the investigation.  A spokesperson for the office did not return a phone message seeking comment.

Why Is Creepy Joe Biden Pretending To Be President From A Fake White House Stage?  Remember when creepy Joe was busted getting a booster shot from a fake White House sound stage?  Well it seems now the cat is out of the bag and Biden goes to this fake set more often.  Biden recently made his pre-recorded Martin Luthur King Jr. speech from this secret location.  He also was filmed with business leaders on this sound stage.  [Video clip]

Biden at the Bat.  For the supporters of then-candidate Joe Biden, hope soared that he would put "adults" back in charge of American public policy; and, moreover, usher in a new progressive era akin to the New Deal.  Of course, in his near half-century serving in federal office, both as a senator and vice president, there was little to justify such faith in Biden.  Indeed, as Biden's "spring training" during the 2020 presidential contest played out, there was little to suggest that the septuagenarian back-slapper was the savior of the republic: he was facilitated by COVID restrictions preventing him from having to endure the full physical rigors of campaigning; extra-constitutional "emergency" changes in election laws and rules that tilted the playing field in his favor; and a compliant regime media aided by Big Tech oligarchs deliberately misinforming the public about the true state of his mental acuity and his and family's associates and finances.

Biden's 'absolute' defense of Hunter leaves media and Justice Department in a muddle.  "We absolutely stand by the president's comment."  With those words, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield reaffirmed that President Biden maintains his son Hunter Biden did "nothing [that] was unethical" and never "made money" in China.  Those claims appear demonstrably false — and they make the positions of both the media and Attorney General Merrick Garland absolutely untenable.  For the media, the ongoing investigation of Hunter Biden by U.S. Attorney David Weiss in Delaware has presented a growing danger of self-indictment over its prior coverage (or noncoverage). Weiss has called a long line of witnesses before a grand jury, and there is growing expectation of criminal charges against Hunter Biden.  Nothing concentrates the mind as much as a looming indictment.

What else could he possibly say?
Ron Klain says Biden is 'confident' Hunter Biden 'did the right thing' as federal investigation heats up.  President Biden is confident that his son, Hunter Biden, didn't break the law or cross any ethical lines as investigations into his overseas dealings continue, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday [4/3/2022].  The longtime Biden adviser appeared on ABC's "This Week" to address multiple crises the Biden administration is facing, from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to rising gas prices and the scandals swirling around Hunter Biden.  Hunter Biden is under federal investigation for potential violations of tax, money laundering and foreign lobbying laws through his business relationships abroad.  "Of course, the president is confident that his son didn't break the law," Klain said, "but most importantly, as I said, that's a matter that's going to be decided by the Justice Department, by the legal process.  It's something that no one at the White House has involvement in."

Joe Biden Managed to Fall Asleep Standing Up, Mix Himself Up with Michelle Obama All at One Event.  It's getting increasingly anxiety-inducing to watch President Joe Biden give these public addresses.  This Saturday, the president and first lady spoke at the commissioning commemoration ceremony of the USS Delaware.  The remarks weren't exactly memorable because either of them said something groundbreaking.  The president, however, did mix himself up with former First Lady Michelle Obama, with "Michelle Obama" trending on Twitter for Saturday night.  [Tweet]

Joe Biden Forgets He Was Vice President — but He's Totally Fine, You Guys.  On Saturday morning, the president spoke to members of the US Navy, and in doing so, he not only seemed to forget he was vice president, but he bestowed the title on his wife, Jill Biden.  Again, though, he's totally fine, you guys.  Nothing to worry about.  [Video clip]  [...] It is not normal for a president to continue to make these kinds of mistakes.  I've honestly lost count of how many times Biden has forgotten what administration he served as vice president in, forgotten the names of his current cabinet members, forgotten how many grandchildren he has, and even forgotten what year it is.  Once is an understandable mistake.  Even a few flubs are perhaps worthy of being explained away.  But we are talking about dozens and dozens of brain-breaking instances over the course of just a few years in which the president appears to be completely out of it.  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
The abject senility of the President of the U.S. is neither funny nor cute.  It is a genuine national security concern.  The leaders of foreign countries — frinedly or otherwise — can see what Joe Biden's condition is, just as well as we can.  It is obvious to all of them (and us) that someone other than Joe Biden is making the decisions attributed to Mr. Biden.  That puts the U.S. government in a precarious leaderless position.

Biden [is] Telling Staffers He Wants the Justice Department to Prosecute Trump.  Joe Biden is telling staffers that he wants the Justice Department to prosecute former President Trump and other political opponents.  In an article about Attorney General Merrick Garland 'facing pressure as the January 6 investigation widens,' The New York Times claimed Biden wants Garland to prosecute Trump.  The New York Times reported:  "As recently as late last year, Mr. Biden confided to his inner circle that he believed former President Donald J. Trump was a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted, according to two people familiar with his comments."

Joe Biden [will] Open the Border on May 23.  President Joe Biden's deputies have announced they will lift the Title 42 barrier at the southern border on May 23, allowing a vast wave of wage-cutting, rent-spiking migrants into America's job and housing markets.  "We are increasing our capacity to process new arrivals, evaluate asylum requests," said a statement from Alejandro Mayorkas, who heads Biden's Department of Homeland Security and is trying to build an extra immigration system that operates alongside annual limits set by Congress.  The formal announcement implies that the president will not block the border-opening plan by his deputies.

The Editor says...
Who came up with the plan — the "deputies," or the alleged President?  Who is really in charge of the Executive Branch?

Intel official who signed Hunter Biden letter picked for Afghanistan commission.  The newest Democratic selection for the Afghanistan War Commission is an MSNBC pundit who was among dozens of former intelligence officials who signed a letter in October 2020 claiming without evidence that the Hunter Biden laptop story was part of a Russian operation.  The Democratic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Washington Rep. Adam Smith, announced he had picked Jeremy Bash for the Afghanistan investigation Friday, with the biography for Bash noting he served as chief of staff at the Pentagon and chief of staff at the CIA during the Obama administration.  Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, for whom Bash worked, also signed the letter.

Ron Johnson Is Asking All The Hunter Biden Questions The Media Should Be.  Although the media are finally acknowledging, way too little too late, that the Hunter Biden laptop and its incriminating contents are actually legitimate, it is largely burying the lede, neglecting to give the scandal the attention it deserves and refusing to ask important questions.  Two GOP senators, Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, are the only lawmakers who seem much to care.  Over the last week, they've released a series of reports including bank receipts showing that the president's son received payments from foreign oligarchs that show "the extent to which President Biden might be — and almost certainly is — compromised."  For its part, the media should take a cue from Johnson, who is asking all the questions they should be.

AP slammed over claim Biden 'misspoke,' rather than 'lied' about green energy savings for Americans.  The Associated Press (AP) was slammed by critics this week for a fact-check in which it claimed President Biden "misspoke," rather than "lied," about how much money Americans would save on average by switching to renewable energy sources for their homes.  "If you're home is powered by safer, cheaper, cleaner electricity like solar or heat pumps, you can save about $500 a month on average," Biden falsely claimed Thursday while announcing plans to release 1 million barrels of oil a day for the next six months from the strategic oil reserve.  [Tweet]  In a tweet later that evening, the AP claimed its fact-check found that Biden "misspoke," and pointed to a White House statement saying people using green energy might save $500 a year, not per month.

Democrats Have Painted Themselves into a Corner.  The New York Post published the Hunter Biden laptop story a few weeks before the presidential election, and most people never heard about it because the Masters of The Universe deplatformed anyone who dared to post it.  Various Russian assets in the "Intelligence" Community loudly declared that it was "Russian disinformation." Drive-by Media talking heads called it "stolen."  Every effort was taken to bury it.  And, for a while, "Hunter Biden" disappeared from public view.  And his father assumed residence in the White House.  A few reports that the DOJ was questioning Hunter's compliance with tax laws slipped out, but those were lost in the noise.  Now something has changed.

White House Refuses to Rule out Joe Biden Pardon for Hunter Biden.  The White House refused to rule out President Joe Biden issuing a presidential pardon for his son Hunter Biden or for his brother James Biden as federal investigations continue over their foreign business dealings.  "That's not a hypothetical I'm going to entertain," White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said during the daily press briefing when asked about a potential pardon "I don't have anything to add from this podium."  Bedingfield was reluctant to address any aspect of the Hunter Biden story, after CNN, The Washington Post, and the New York Times recently published stories about the federal tax probe into Hunter Biden and his foreign business deals.

Of course Biden backs Ukraine: it's ground zero for his family's dirty business, including the biolabs.  Emails obtained from Hunter Biden's laptop show that his dad, Joe, helped secure funding for Metabiota, the Pentagon contractor involved in disease research at high-security biolaboratories in Ukraine.  Joe, Hunter and Hunter's brother James, the email trove shows, were all entangled in various overseas business ventures not only in Ukraine but also in Qatar, China and Russia.  "Hunter Biden ... was actually talking about his ties to one of these labs in Ukraine that was, in fact, developing pathogens that could cause pandemics," explained Joshua Philipp during a recent Crossroads Q&A session he held.  The DailyMail Online (U.K.) reported that the Russian government held a press conference about the issue, showing that Hunter helped finance United States military "bioweapons" research programs in Ukraine, which probably explains why the Biden regime is up in arms over Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Hunter Biden would've been indicted before 2020 election if he were 'anybody else,' ex-fed says.  Hunter Biden would likely have been indicted before the 2020 presidential election if he were "anybody else," a former high-ranking federal prosecutor said Friday [4/1/2022] — after a report said a probe into the first son's overseas business dealings was far from over.  Ex-Utah US Attorney Brett Tolman told "Fox & Friends" that "the US attorney in Delaware ... has had this case for a long time."  "Anybody else in this country, we would have seen these indictments probably before the election," Tolman said.  Tolman also said testimony from former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinksi and various emails raised the possibility that President Biden, first lady Jill Biden, first brother James Biden and others "facilitated their ability to take large amounts of money from countries ... and to be able to hide that from the government and to hide what they were buying."

Lawmakers Demand Hunter Biden's Communications With Obama White House.  Several GOP lawmakers sent more letters to the Biden administration demanding records of any communication between Hunter Biden and the White House.  "Hunter Biden's connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine," the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee said in their letters to the White House, dated Thursday, March 31.  They argued that "if the Russian government is attempting to influence American policy in Ukraine by exploiting Hunter Biden's connection with his father — the President of the United States — the American people deserve to know it," according to their letter.  The Republicans are seeking "documents and communications" between the White House and "members or associates of the Biden family" from Jan. 20, 2021, to now, the letter said.  They're also seeking a list of "past and ongoing foreign business interests and past and ongoing foreign relations for members of the Biden family."

Democrats have a silly double standard for Clarence Thomas and Joe Biden.  If we're going to create transparently idiotic, partisan standards on the fly, they should be applied to everyone in government.  If Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has an ethical obligation to recuse himself from all cases related to the Jan. 6 riots because his wife Ginni has opinions on the matter, as most Democrats contend, it's clear that President Joe Biden has a moral responsibility to step back from any more decisions concerning Ukraine and China.  Now that The New York Times and Washington Post have both authenticated the Hunter Biden e-mails — a story the media and tech conglomerates suppressed on the flimsiest of pretexts to help Joe win the 2020 election — it's also what's right for democracy.  That's how this works, right?  The Biden case is potentially worse because Hunter, under criminal investigation, implicates his father as fiscal beneficiary in his dealings with corrupt Eastern European energy interests and the ChiComs.

Suddenly The Media Desperately Wants You To Know The Hunter Biden Laptop Story Is Real.  After calling it a fake Russian disinformation plot or just ignoring it altogether for over a year, the media is suddenly desperate for Americans to know that the Hunter Biden laptop from hell story is totally real.  Why?  The Washington Post covered the story, admitting that documents which were first reported on by The New York Post in October 2020 "illustrate the ways in which his family profited from relationships built over Joe Biden's decades in public service."  [Tweet]  At the time, the Post's 'fact checkers' dismissed the revelations as disinformation, calling it "laptop stuff."  The New York Times has also done a complete about face, admitting that the story is real and not disinformation.  [Tweet]

The Weakest Presidential Line Of Succession Ever.  As Vladimir Putin floats terrifying hints of Russia's willingness to use nuclear weapons against countries that assist in Ukraine's defense against Moscow's brutal invasion, the United States is saddled with a president teetering on the brink of senility, and a woman one heartbeat away from the presidency who is as dependably incompetent as she is undependable in prepping herself on national and international issues.  Polling makes clear that the public is fully aware of, and disconcerted by, the alarming shortcomings of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris alike; but at the same time, there is little if any appreciation of the unprecedented vulnerability to the United States due to those further down in the line of succession.  Old age, timidity, and lack of qualification abound among those who might be thrust into the job of most powerful individual on earth, charged with leading the free world.

Biden, the Ersatz President.  The United States does not have a real president right now.  There is an individual named Joe Biden who shows up occasionally and sits in the Oval Office, but in no way can he be considered to be "President" in the traditional understanding of that term.  Biden is an ersatz president. [...] Trump was a Results president.  Biden is a Process president.  Biden and the Democrats embark on a flurry of meaningless activity that plays well to the media and to their supporters, but which amounts to nothing of positive significance.  To the extent that Biden's empty activity subtracts from or negates President Trump's actual beneficial results, what Biden and the Democrats are doing is incredibly harmful to this country and detrimental to a smooth-running world order.  Unlike President Trump's clearly-stated, very specific intentions of how to improve the quality of daily life in America, Biden and the Democrats seem intent only on currying favor with special-interest groups and their accomplices, the adoring liberal media.

GOP reps demand White House docs concerning Hunter Biden's foreign dealings.  Republican members of a House panel sent letters on Thursday to the White House and the National Archives demanding records of any communication between Hunter Biden and the White House during the two terms of the Obama administration, when his father was vice president.  "Hunter Biden's connections throughout the Russian sphere of influence have now become especially relevant in the fast-moving and developing Russian war in Ukraine," the Republicans on the House Oversight Committee write in the letters, which were obtained by The [New York] Post.  "If the Russian government is attempting to influence American policy in Ukraine by exploiting Hunter Biden's connection with his father — the President of the United States — the American people deserve to know it," the letters said.

White House stands by Biden's 2020 claim there was nothing unethical about Hunter's deals in China and Ukraine.  The White House Thursday said it stood by President Joe Biden's comments when he said in 2020 there had been nothing unethical in his son's foreign business dealings and that he never made money from China, following fresh reporting about how Hunter Biden profited from his famous father.  This week it emerged that Chinese company CEFC China Energy paid $4.8 million to entities controlled by Hunter and his uncle James five years ago.  Although the Washington Post did not allege that Biden was personally involved, it reported that Hunter Biden used his father's influence and contacts to secure the payments.

Even The Big Media Can No Longer Ignore Biden Family's Corruption.  At long last, the mainstream media are paying some attention to the obvious corruption of President Joe Biden's family and its many business partners, which include the Chinese government and Russian oligarchs.  These things have been known for years.  Why are the Big Media only now looking into them?  And why, not really knowing anything at all about what was going on, do Twitter and Facebook still censor those who report on the Bidens' questionable overseas business activities?  Finally, both the New York Times and Washington Post have been forced to admit that Hunter Biden's lost laptop is real, not a "fake" or a Russian fabrication, and that it contains a trove of damning evidence (22,000 emails "authenticated") of Biden family corruption.  The family's dealings with the communist Chinese government and powerful officials in both Russia and Ukraine are so numerous and so byzantine it's not possible to describe them all in this limited space.

Biden administration to release 1M barrels of oil daily from US reserves.  The Biden administration will release 1 million barrels of oil each day for the next six months from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum reserve in an effort to combat soaring gasoline prices.  Biden formally announced the move at a White House event Thursday afternoon, saying that his plan would release around 180 million additional barrels from the reserve.  That would leave the already-depleted SPR down to around 388 million barrels, the lowest level since March 1984.  The White House said ahead of the president's remarks that "This record release will provide a historic amount of supply to serve as a bridge until the end of the year when domestic production ramps up."

The Editor says...
The Keystone XL pipeline, which Biden killed, would have delivered almost the same amount of oil per day.  Biden, or whoever makes his decisions, is systematically dismantling this country.

Rudy Giuliani:  "Evidence Against Joe Biden on the Hard Drive is Stronger than Against Hunter Biden".  The Washington Post and NY Times finally confirmed the authenticity of the Hunter Biden laptop sixteen months after the 2020 election.  They felt it was safe now to tell the truth on Hunter's laptop now that the election is over and their man Joe Biden is in office.  The corruption of the Democrat-Media complex has no limit.

Were You Better Off with Trump?  [President Trump] won over ten million more voters than in his previous 2016 victory, won almost every traditional bellwether county in the country by double digits, and expanded his share of the electorate with women and minorities.  But for Biden being declared the winner by the press after four days of counting in a handful of battleground states, Trump's impressive gains in 2020 would have been heralded as a resounding endorsement from the American people.  That is the part of the 2020 election story that has always bothered me most.  If it were stolen, and I obviously believe it was (sorry, thought police), then the theft not only denied the American people their say in their own governance and saddled the country with a dangerous, corrupt, and cognitively declining stooge, but also unfairly recast widely successful Trump policies as having been rejected by the people.  That rewriting of history is as dangerous and consequential as the election fraud itself.  In tort law, there's a doctrine known as res ipsa loquitur — "the thing speaks for itself" — which permits the inference of a negligent act even without direct evidence because no other plausible explanation exists.  The thing speaks for itself is how I've felt about the 2020 election.

Biden Administration Said He Watched Ketanji Brown Jackson Hearings — Biden Says He Didn't.  It is getting so bad that now seemingly every day Joe Biden and his Administration are caught in another lie.  It's bad.  Last week it seemed that every day Joe Biden was caught saying one or more things that were shocking and needed to be addressed by the gang running his Administration. [...] In a video in a tweet released yesterday as reported at Twitchy, Biden says that he never watched the Katanji Brown Jackson hearings.  But his staff claimed that Biden did watch the hearings and claimed he:  ["]...watched portions of judge Jackson's hearings yesterday and today... Her dedication to following the facts, the law, and our Constitution, as an independent judge is clear.  He was also moved by the grace and dignity she has shown...["]

Watch: Biden Denies Making His Gaffes From Last Week.  Last week, Joe Biden made three serious gaffes, forcing the White House to "clarify" or walk back his statements.  But when he was called out on them on Monday by Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy, he denied that any of his remarks were ever walked back.  "Are you worried that other leaders in the world are going to start to doubt that America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back?" Doocy asked?  "What getting walked back?" Biden demanded, apparently seriously.  "It may sound like, just in the last couple days — it sounded like you told U.S. troops they were going Ukraine.  It sounded like you said it was possible the U.S. would use a chemical weapon.  And it sounded like you were calling for regime change in Russia and we know — "  "None of the three occurred," Biden insisted.

Gaetz Lights up FBI Official on Hunter Laptop, Makes Move Leaving Nadler Speechless.  Looks like the story of the Hunter Biden laptop is heating up again as Republicans in Congress are pushing to finally get answers.  On Monday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) dropped receipts with bank records showing that a Hunter Biden firm received $100,000 from a company that Grassley said was effectively an arm of the Chinese Communist government.  Grassley and Johnson said they had more records that they would be dropping.  On Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz was questioning the assistant director of the FBI Cyber Division, Bryan Vorndran, about the laptop.  The FBI had taken the laptop after the repair shop owner called them and turned the laptop over to them in Dec. 2019.  But when Gaetz was questioning him, Vorndran claimed that he didn't know where the laptop was or what had happened to it.

How does the FBI 'lose' a laptop like Hunter Biden's?  Some things don't make sense.  That brings us to some testimony from the FBI's assistant director for cyber-security, who told Congress's Rep. Matt Gaetz that he had no idea where Hunter Biden's laptop, entrusted to FBI custody, actually is. [...] "I don't know who has it," said [FBI Assistant Director for the Cyber Division Bryan] Vorndran. [...] Vorndran should be embarrassed.  The whereabouts of this laptop are something he should know.  Even if he doesn't have it, he should know who does have it because it's a computer matter that likely affects his job of protecting the country from cyber-attacks.

The FBI 'Doesn't Know' Where Hunter's Laptop Is.  "So where is it?  The Laptop?" Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) clown-slapped the assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, Bryan A. Vorndran, on Tuesday [3/29/2022] when Vorndran admitted he didn't have "any information" on the whereabouts of Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell."  [Tweet with video clip]  Vorndran told Congress he didn't know where the laptop is, nor does he even know who SHOULD know the whereabouts of the laptop.  Weird, considering he IS the assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division.  Gaetz mentioned the laptop's "international business deals, kickbacks, and shakedowns" that might potentially hurt the Biden family.

GOP Rep. Jake Ellzey from Texas Asks If Biden Is "Colluding with the Media?".  GOP Representative Jake Ellzey from Texas was on with Tucker last night and he asked whether Joe Biden is colluding with the media.  This is something that has been going on for months.  After putting his foot in his mouth for days and almost starting World War III, Joe Biden was prevented from speaking at yesterday's presser in DC.  He was asked only one question as we reported yesterday. [...] The Democrats collude with Big Tech and the Mainstream Media and have for years.  This is a key reason that the US is in such a terrible state with a senile old man being led by people we don't even know who they are.

Biden promises Zelenskyy $500M more aid to Ukraine as Russia steps up attacks.  President Biden told Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Wednesday that the U.S. will send an additional $500 million in direct aid to his embattled country as Russia steps up attacks on its neighbor.  In a 56-minute telephone call, Biden told Zelenskyy that the U.S. is "working around the clock" to deliver aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel the Russian invasion.  "Biden spoke today with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine about the ongoing work by the United States and its allies and partners to deliver military, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and to impose severe costs on Russia for its brutal aggression against Ukraine," the White House said in a statement.

Lunden Roberts finally breaks silence on Hunter Biden.  The mother of Hunter Biden's love child has finally broken her silence — to disavow her lawyer's prediction that President Biden's scandal-scarred son will be charged with tax fraud.  "I never said that I thought Hunter would be indicted — my attorney did," Lunden Roberts exclusively told The [New York] Post this week.  "His comment to media was without my authorization I might add," she wrote in a text message.  "I have never opined on Hunter's financial affairs to anyone and do not anticipate doing so."

Biden planning to tap oil reserve to control gas prices.  President Joe Biden is preparing to order the release of up to 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve, according to two people familiar with the decision, in a bid to control energy prices that have spiked as the U.S. and allies have imposed steep sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine[.]

Now Washington Post reverses course!  Paper joins NYT in finally admitting Hunter Biden's laptop is real.  The Washington Post has finally admitted Hunter Biden's laptop is real, nine months after first receiving a copy and a full year after DailyMail.com authenticated it.  The Post had cyber forensics experts validate material on the abandoned laptop hard drive, using similar methods that experts hired by DailyMail.com used back in March 2021.  After months of publishing articles suggesting the laptop could be Russian disinformation, the analysis published by the newspaper on Wednesday marks a startling u-turn.  Its admission also follows the New York Times, which quietly noted 1,200 words into a long story published earlier this month that it had also validated material from the laptop.

Bank records show Hunter Biden received $100,000 in 2017 from Chinese firm.  Sens. Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson have revealed financial records showing how an arm of the Chinese government transferred $100,000 to President Biden's son Hunter Biden.  Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Monday night, Mr. Grassley, Iowa Republican, cited an Aug. 4, 2017, Wells Fargo wire transaction from CEFC, a Chinese energy conglomerate, that sent $100,000 to an account controlled by Hunter Biden.  "Now there is no middleman in this transaction.  This is $100,000 from what is effectively an arm of the communist Chinese government direct to Hunter Biden," the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said.  "To the liberal media and my Democratic colleagues:  Is this official bank document Russian disinformation?"

Trump asks Putin to hand over dirt on Hunter Biden.  In the middle of Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine, Donald Trump's priority on Tuesday was urging Vladimir Putin to hand over any documents he may have about Hunter Biden's dealings with Russian oligarchs.  The ex-president said he was particularly interested in an alleged $3.5 million payment from the former mayor of Moscow's widow to a company co-founded by Hunter Biden, according to an excerpt from a new interview with Just The News.  'Why did the mayor of Moscow's wife give the Bidens — both of them — $3.5 million?  That's a lot of money,' Trump in a 30-second clip on the Voice of America program.

Matt Gaetz enters Hunter Biden laptop into congressional record.  Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz entered contents from the laptop believed to belong to Hunter Biden into the congressional record during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday [3/29/2022].  The move followed a heated exchange between Gaetz and Bryan Vorndran, assistant director of the FBI's Cyber Division, who informed the congressman that he had no information about the status of the copy of the laptop hard drive the FBI has had in its possession since 2019 as the president's son faces a federal investigation into his financial and foreign business affairs.

Senators bring receipts to the Senate floor of Hunter's payment from 'arm of Chinese government'.  Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson delivered floor speeches Monday [3/28/2022] focused on a September 2020 report that they are now releasing showing details of the financial connections between Hunter Biden, China, Ukraine, and other countries.  Democrats describe the report as Russian disinformation but the two Republican senators claim they have the receipts and will be providing evidence over the next few days.  The corruption of Biden, Inc. has generally been ignored.  Hunter Biden and James Biden, brother of Joe, have traded on the Biden name and Joe Biden's political position for years.  Democrats and their partners in the press have conveniently brushed off concern that Joe Biden is compromised, even after an email on Hunter Biden's laptop stated that the Big Guy always gets ten percent.

Angry Biden Explodes on Press for Grilling Him on Remark 'Putin Cannot Remain in Power'.  President Joe Biden was visibly angry at a press conference on Monday when he was reminded of many egregious misstatements the White House has had to 'walk back' in the last week; paramount among them being his remark "Putin cannot remain in power."  When a reporter even couched her question in sycophantic phrasing to soothe the damaged ego of the president, Biden nonetheless lashed out at the press for grilling him on his dangerous misstatement.

Biden's Either Wrong When He Says We're Training Ukrainian Troops or He Revealed Classified Information.  On Monday's broadcast of the Fox News Channel's "Hannity," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that President Joe Biden's declaration that he was referring to helping train Ukrainian troops while trying to fix previous statements he's made was either an untrue statement or Biden revealing classified information, and the situation is "like Mr. Magoo as president, where every time he explains one thing, it gets worse and worse and worse and we've got nuclear weapons pointed at each other."

Lies, Lies, And Biden's Budget.  The first line in President Joe Biden's budget statement, released Monday, is "Budgets are statements of values, and the budget I am releasing today sends a clear message."  Biden's right that his $5.8 trillion budget sends a clear message.  The message is that he will say and do anything, no matter how disconnected from reality it is.  The rest of his statement is itself full of lies and half-truths. [...] Under Biden's budget, federal spending in 2030 will account for 23.9% of the nation's GDP.  Under Trump's last budget, it would have been 18.4%.  From 2022 through 2030, Biden proposes to spend $38.8 trillion on entitlements such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare.  That's $5 trillion more than Trump proposed over those same years.

Biden stands by his comment that Putin 'cannot remain in power' but insists he was 'expressing moral outrage not policy change'.  President Joe Biden on Monday [3/28/2022] tried to clarify his comments about not allowing President Vladimir Putin to stay in power, insisting he was expressing his outrage at the Russian leader's brutality in Ukraine rather that unveiling a new U.S. policy.  The U.S. president alarmed allies and partners on Saturday when he said at the end of a speech in Warsaw: 'For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power.'  The White House quickly tried to walk back the comments, saying the president meant Putin could not continue to wield power over neighbors.

Biden, 79, uses 'cheat sheets' to answer press questions on his 'unscripted' call for Putin to be ousted in Russia.  Joe Biden was mocked online on Monday for using a printed 'cheat sheet' of answers to expected questions when he faced the media to discuss the Ukraine war.  Biden was in Poland on Saturday and declared in Warsaw that Vladimir Putin 'cannot remain in power' before flying back to Washington, DC.  Asked on Monday about his remarks, which many saw as advocating for regime change, the 79-year-old president referred to a typed cue card for hints.  He said he made 'no apologies' for his remarks, made off the cuff and not part of his prepared speech.

Biden cheat sheet
Biden's Handheld Notecard at Press Conference Reveals Humiliating Instructions for Handling 'Tough' Questions.  President Biden had a meltdown at his press conference on Monday.  He continuously denied the reality of his numerous recent misstatements that the White House had to embarrassingly 'walk back,' and lashed out after repeated grilling.  But one of the most humiliating things to come out of his press conference is a glimpse at the handheld notecard his White House handlers gave him to handle "tough" Putin Q&A talking points.  It looks like the White House had had enough of Biden's continuous gaffes and gave him a 'cheat sheet' so that he wouldn't 'screw it up.'  Spoiler alert:  He screwed it up.


Biden Takes One Question from Hand-Picked Reporter — Embarrassingly Suggests He Had 'Meeting' with Leader of U.S..  President Biden and the Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a joint statement at the White House on Tuesday.  Biden also agreed to take only a single question from a hand-picked reporter.  [Video clip]  "Now, we each agreed we take one question," Biden said.  "And, I'll recognize someone first, Darlene Superville, Associated Press."  Biden's agreement with the press to 'take one question' comes amid major international developments, particularly, Russian and Ukrainian overtures towards potentially coming to a peace agreement.

Concha marvels at the '259 days' media has ignored Hunter Biden story, says blackout days are numbered.  Despite The New York Times finally admitting that Hunter Biden's laptop is real and the emails that have surfaced from it are authentic, the media has been silent on the whole suppressed story for 259 days and counting, according to Fox News contributor Joe Concha.  On Tuesday's [3/29/2022] airing of "Fox & Friends First," co-host Todd Piro kicked things off by addressing Concha on the subject, saying, "259 days since ABC, CBS, and NBC morning and evening newscasts mentioned Hunter Biden.  What has to happen, Joe, in the investigation of Hunter for the media to eventually touch the story?"  "Wow, Todd, Carly... it's the eleventh commandment of journalism, 'Thou shall not broach anything about Hunter Biden unless it's to talk about his artwork or overcoming drug addiction.'  But as this investigation intensifies, as Cheryl was just describing, this story will be impossible to ignore, particularly if indictments start getting handed down," he pointed out.

Donald Trump To Vladimir Putin:  Release The 'Dirt' On President's Son Hunter Biden.  Former President Donald Trump has called on Russia's Vladimir Putin to release any information on supposedly illicit business deals by President Joe Biden's son.  In an interview published on Tuesday [3/29/2022] by the "Just the News" show on the right-wing Real America's Voice network, Trump said that Putin should share the details of any business activities in Russia of Hunter Biden.  The ex-president, referring to findings of a controversial report by Senate Republicans into the Biden family published in September 2020, said that Hunter received millions from the wife of former Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov in the past.

White House Clarifies Joe Biden's Claim U.S. Troops Training Ukrainians in Poland.  The White House on Monday [3/28/2022] attempted to clarify what President Joe Biden said to reporters about Americans training Ukrainian troops in Poland.  During a question and answer session with members of the media at the White House, Biden responded to a question concerning his remark last week about what U.S. service members would see in Ukraine, "when you're there."

Here's Why Biden's Putin-Regime Change 'Gaffe' Was So Egregious.  In the days following Joe Biden's call for regime change in Russia, a comment that was walked back by the White House before Biden managed to reassert it, there have been lots of different takes regarding whether he was "correct" to say what he said or not.  The foreign policy establishment, because they can never think more than one step ahead, absolutely loved it.  It was Biden's "tear down this wall" moment they asserted without a second thought for what it actually meant to call for Vladimir Putin's ouster without any viable plan to bring that about.  From there, accusations of being pro-Putin if one didn't agree with Biden predictably emerged.  Bill Kristol recently provided a perfect example of that.  [Video clip]

[The] U.S. [is] training Ukrainian troops in Poland, Biden seems to reveal.  President Joe Biden appeared to reveal that the U.S. is training Ukrainian forces in Poland — stating for the first time since the war began that American troops are actively teaching Ukrainians to fight and kill Russians.  The United States has been providing billions of dollars in weapons and other assistance to Ukraine, with much of that aid going through Poland.  The president spent part of last week in the country, meeting with U.S. troops stationed in the southeast and delivering a speech about the West's unity in the face of Russian aggression.

Biden apparently doesn't understand what 'recuse' means.  For someone who is a member of the bar and was a longtime chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, President Biden demonstrated a shocking lack of understanding of what it means for a Justice of the Supreme Court to recuse him- or herself.  It almost has to be his dementia, which is now so self-evident in his public appearances.  He was asked in his press conference yesterday (all 12 minutes and 46 seconds of it) if Justice Thomas should recuse himself from any case involving the January 6 "insurrection" (the word that the reporter used) because of something his wife texted.  He said that he would leave that to "two entities," the January 6 committee of Congress and the Justice Department.  [Video clip]

Hunter Biden's $142K Fisker sports car scrutinized in tax probe: report.  Prosecutors leading the Hunter Biden tax probe are investigating his purchase of a $142,000 plug-in hybrid sports car whose manufacturer defaulted on a massive Obama administration loan touted by his father, according to a report Monday [3/28/2022].  Some of the testimony presented to a Delaware grand jury also appears to be intended to prevent the first son from mounting a defense based on his admittedly sordid history of drug and alcohol abuse, the Wall Street Journal said.  That testimony came from a former girlfriend, Zoe Kestan, 28, who last month testified about shacking up with Biden, 52, in swanky hotels in New York City and Los Angeles and making lavish purchases during 2018, a source familiar with the matter told The [New York] Post.

Biden Promises Us a 'New World Order'.  How often do we need new world orders?  As often as oil changes?  Speaking on Monday at Business Roundtable's CEO Quarterly Meeting in Washington, Old Joe Biden said portentously:  "And now is a time when things are shifting.  We're going to — there's going to be a new world order out there, and we've got to lead it.  And we've got to unite the rest of the free world in doing it."  It has been just thirty years since George H. W. Bush promised a new world order, and apparently, that one is already gotten stale.  So Old Joe is going to bring us a still newer one, and once again the question must be asked: what could possibly go wrong?

Did Joe Biden's Chief of Staff Just Throw Him Under the Bus?  Sometimes, things are so bad that you have to latch onto anything to even try to produce a positive thought.  That's apparently where White House Chief of Staff Ronald Klain is.  Klain, an avid user of social media and noted fan of Jennifer Rubin, has long been known for retweeting the most ridiculous media takes imaginable.  And while he can usually find some form of lavish praise to push, that's been in short supply lately.  That led to this really awkward moment on Monday morning where Klain shared a tweet from the day before proclaiming Biden's "significant lapse in discipline."

Did Biden Just Commit Us to World War III?  Did World War III start on Friday in Warsaw?  Or did Old Joe Biden just announce its imminent arrival?  The faux-president met with American troops from the 82nd Airborne Division for a photo-op; he tried to project an image of comfortable, genial command as he greeted troops getting their hair cut and joined a group eating pizza in a cafeteria.  He told the troops that they were "the finest fighting force in the history of the world," and dropped a broad hint that they might soon be fighting the biggest war in the history of the world:  Old Joe started describing to them what they would see when they got to Ukraine.  Wait.  They're going to Ukraine?  Biden said to the troops:  "And you're gonna see when you're there, suh- suh- some of you have been there, you're gonna see, you're gonna see women, young people standin', standin' in the middle, in the front of a damn tank, just sayin' 'I'm not leavin'. I'm holdin' my ground.  They're incredible.'"

Hunting Hunter:  GOP Readies Probes of the Laptop and the Election-Eve Cover-up.  The story of Hunter Biden's Laptop from Hell — which was known to officials and the media months before the 2020 presidential election but was suppressed and covered up by government, media, and tech operatives — is the absolute worst example of election interference in most Americans' lifetimes.  This is the sort of thing we mean when we talk about a "rigged" election.  It cannot be allowed to go unpunished.  The contents of the laptop detailed international wheeling and dealing undertaken by Hunter Biden during the Obama administration, with the understanding that his father, then-Vice President Joe Biden, would get his 10% for "the big guy."  Hunter apparently received massive payments from both Ukrainian and Russian intermediaries, meaning that now-President Biden is a compromised leader and a national security threat.

Hunter Biden's Laptop Contained Defense Department 'Encryption Keys'.  Old Joe Biden's chip off the old block, Hunter Biden, has been many things:  board member of the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma; vice chairman of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation; sought-after artist; and international bon vivant, but he has never been known to have served in the Department of Defense.  So why does his infamous laptop contain, on top of everything else that is incriminating on it, Defense Department encryption keys that are not available to private citizens?  Sam Faddis, a retired CIA Operations Officer who served in the Near East and South Asia, disclosed on Sunday that "the ongoing analysis of the hard drive of Hunter Biden's laptop" revealed the Defense Department encryption keys, and this was not an insignificant find:  "These keys allow access to DOD email accounts and databases." As is characteristic of Hunter Biden from what we know of him already, he didn't just dabble; he went all in.  "The exact number of these keys is still unknown.  There may be dozens."

The Embarrassment In Chief.  [Scroll down]  After Biden's speech it was time to eat and upon entering the mess hall, he wandered over to a table, saw a box of pizza, proclaimed "hey look the pizza's here."  He then opened it, his shaky grip waving a piece back and forth he lifted it to his lips and scarfed it.  The only problem being that in the military the officers eat last and the higher the rank the longer you wait.  And as the commander in chief no one out-ranked him.  The shock and dismay by the troops in the room was captured on video and in pictures that flooded social media.

Chaos In The White House.  I wrote yesterday about Joe Biden's Warsaw speech in which, at the end, he called for regime change in Russia:  "For [indeed], this man cannot remain in power."  Predictably, that seemingly unscripted outburst has provoked a crisis in international relations.  The Washington Post headlines:  "How Biden sparked a global uproar with nine ad-libbed words about Putin." [...] The Post assumes that Biden is a sentient being whose intentions are worth discussing.  Many would think, on the contrary, that this kind of imprudent outburst is merely a symptom of his dementia.  Ann [Althouse] makes a comment that occurred to me as well:  ["]AA: Watching the video, I can't understand the basis for labeling the statement 'ad-libbed.'  Biden seems to be reading a speech, a bit robotically and on the edge of stumbling, and he slows down a bit and gets quite emphatic.  He seems to build up toward that conclusion and fully intend it as a conclusion.  I don't see how it's 'an unwanted distraction to... otherwise forceful remarks.' It's delivered in a manner that is more forceful than the surrounding remarks.["]  That is true.  Is it possible that someone wrote a speech for Biden that included a significant change in American foreign policy, and he read it off the teleprompter?  One of Ann's commenters writes, "Release the teleprompter script!"

Walking it Back:  Joe Biden Now Says He Was Not Calling for Regime Change in Russia.  President Joe Biden said Sunday he was not calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be removed from office, in a speech he delivered Saturday in Poland.  Back in the United States, reporters shouted a question to the president about his speech as he attended church Sunday evening [3/27/2022] in Washington, DC.  "Mr. President, do you want Putin removed?  Mr. President, were you calling for regime change?" a reporter shouted.  "No," Biden replied before entering his presidential limousine and motorcading back to the White House.

The Editor says...
Yeah, that one-word denial should be plenty!  Way to "walk it back," Joe.

Biden's silent as son's former friend and business partner faces jail, financial ruin.  Hunter Biden's former best friend, Devon Archer, has been betrayed and abandoned by the Biden family — and who could blame him for feeling aggrieved?  The president's son, who once told Archer he was "part of a great family — not a sideshow, not deserted by them even in your darkest moments," won't return calls to his former business partner.  Now, barring a last-ditch appeal by his lawyer, Archer has less than five weeks left before he has to go to jail to serve a one-year, one-month sentence over a fraud he says he had no knowledge his then-partners were committing, and which cost him his life's savings.  Friends who attended the sentencing in Manhattan last month say that the father of three has mentally prepared himself for prison, and that his hopes for a presidential pardon have faded.

The Editor says...
Loyalty only goes in one direction in the Biden Crime Family.

Secretary of State Blinken is forced to walk back Biden's unscripted declaration that Putin 'cannot remain in power'.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that the United States is not looking for 'regime change' in Moscow or anywhere else in the world after President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin 'cannot remain in power.'  Biden went directly after the Russian autocrat in an emotional speech on Saturday, warning if Putin's ambitions went unchecked it could lead to decades of war in Europe.  Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem the next day, Blinken explained that his boss was likely referring to Putin's influence outside of his country — including Moscow's bloody and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine which has now spanned over a month.  'I think the president, the White House, made the point last night that, quite simply, President Putin cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone else,' Blinken said according to multiple reports.

Six New Photos Of Soldiers Looking At Biden With Disgust Have Emerged.  Joe Biden's trip overseas has been a disaster!  Biden has dramatically escalated his rhetoric against Vladimir Putin, calling for the Russian leader to be removed because of his brutal invasion of Ukraine.  "[...], this man cannot remain in power," Biden's said at the very end of a speech in Poland's capital that served as the capstone on a four-day trip to Europe.  Biden has frequently talked about ensuring that the Kremlin's now two-month invasion becomes a "strategic failure" for Putin and has described the Russian leader as a "war criminal."  But until his remarks in Warsaw, the American leader had not said that Putin should not run Russia.

Could Biden gaffe us into world war three?  The White House, in what is now a familiar routine, issued a quick clarification.  The President was not demanding 'regime change' in Moscow.  It just sounded a lot like he did.  'The President's point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbours or the region,' said the statement.  Ah.  Yet this was Biden's third potentially world war three-triggering blunder in as many days.  On Thursday, at the G7 summit, he told the press that if Russia used chemical weapons, his country would 'respond in kind'.  Did he really mean the US would breach international law if Russia did?  We just have to hope he didn't.  On Friday [3/25/2022], speaking to the 82nd Airborne about Ukraine, Biden said: 'You're gonna see when you're there — some of you have been there'.  This one was a Biden special:  a gaffe that fails on two levels, since the Commander-in-Chief not only suggested that US troops were about to be sent in to the war zone — in direct contradiction to his government's policy — he also managed to imply that his forces had already been secretly operating there.

Chatter Of 25th Amendment Erupts After Biden Ramps Up Escalation Talk On Russia, White House Bats Cleanup.  Chatter concerning the possible removal of President Joe Biden, 79, from the White House erupted online this weekend after the president on multiple occasions seemed to blurt out escalation talk regarding Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all in contrast with White House messaging.  The Daily Wire highlighted that Biden's seemingly off-the-cuff remarks had to quickly be addressed and walked-back by the administration.  In one instance, Biden told a group of American troops in Poland that they were going to see the "backbone" and "guts" of the Ukrainian people "when you're there," suggesting the U.S. was putting boots on the ground in Ukraine, in contrast with White House statements and talking points.

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
White House Rushes to Clarify Joe Biden Call to Remove Vladimir Putin from Power.  The White House on Saturday moved quickly to clarify President Joe Biden's comment about removing Russian President Vladimir Putin from power in a dramatic speech in Warsaw, Poland.  "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power," Biden cried out as he finished his speech.  "God bless you all and may God defend our freedom."  It was unclear whether or not Biden's comment was part of his prepared text.  But the White House soon released a statement to reporters questioning Biden's apparent call for regime change.  "The President's point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region," a statement attributed to a senior White House official read.  "He was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change."

The Editor says...
Of course, that's a lie.  When Joe Biden said, "this man cannot remain in power," he was referring to Vladimir Putin.  Biden said what he said.  One can debate what he might have meant by his words, but his team can't clean up the mess by denying what he actually said.

Kremlin says it's not for Biden to say if Putin stays in power.  The Kremlin dismissed a remark by U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday that Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power," saying it was up to Russians to choose their own president.  Asked about Biden's comment, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told Reuters:  "That's not for Biden to decide.  The president of Russia is elected by Russians."  A White House official said Biden, who was speaking in Warsaw, had not been calling for "regime change" in Russia but his point was that "Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region".

President Biden's Putin speech in Poland is a catastrophe.  Joe Biden's call-to-arms speech in Poland was long on soaring rhetoric about the virtues of democracy but woefully short on what more the West will do to help Ukraine defeat the Russian invasion.  But by the time he got to the finish, most of that was forgotten.  What mattered most and what will be remembered for a long time was a single line the president of the United States said about the president of Russia:  "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."  In the context of the speech and the slaughter of Ukrainian civilians, it's impossible to understand that line as anything other than a call for regime change, a move that would dramatically raise the stakes with Russia at a time when Biden has been at pains to lower them.

Almost 1/4 of Democrat Voters Believe Biden Would Not Be President Today if The Media Had Fully Reported About Hunter's Laptop.  Following the New York Times' recent acknowledgment that the infamous Hunter Biden laptop is actually 100% legit, new polling released this week by Rasmussen Reports shows that a growing number of Democrat voters are waking up to the fact that the 2020 election was, at the very least, rigged, if not outright stolen.  In other words, the narrative is crumbling — it's impossible to hide the fact that Biden is an illegitimate and incompetent president.  According to the poll from March 24th, nearly a quarter of registered Democrat voters now believe that Joe would not be president today if the media had done their jobs and fully reported the story about Hunter's laptop when the contents were released in the lead up to the 2020 election.

White House Rushes to Clarify Joe Biden Call to Remove Vladimir Putin from Power.  The White House on Saturday moved quickly to clarify President Joe Biden's comment about removing Russian President Vladimir Putin from power in a dramatic speech in Warsaw, Poland.  "[...], this man cannot remain in power," Biden cried out as he finished his speech.  "God bless you all and may God defend our freedom."  It was unclear whether or not Biden's comment was part of his prepared text.  But the White House soon released a statement to reporters questioning Biden's apparent call for regime change.

How Biden sparked a global uproar with nine ad-libbed words about Putin.  During his presidential campaign, President Biden often reminded his audience about the heavy weight that the words of a president can carry.  "The words of a president matter," he said more than once.  "They can move markets.  They can send our brave men and women to war.  They can bring peace."  They can also, as Biden discovered on Saturday, spark a global uproar in the middle of a war.  With nine ad-libbed words at the end of a 27-minute speech, Biden created an unwanted distraction to his otherwise forceful remarks by calling for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be pushed out of office.

Beau Biden Foundation rakes in millions, spends fraction on kid programs.  The Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children raked in $3.9 million in 2020, but spent only a fraction of that on its purported mission to help kids, The [New York] Post has learned.  The Delaware-based charity, which was started in honor of President Biden's late son, got an infusion of $1.8 million from the Biden Foundation before that group shut down in 2020, according to the charities' latest tax filings.  The Biden Foundation was started by Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, to champion "progress and prosperity for American families."  The Beau Biden charity also took in $225,000 from entities tied to a top political donor and bundler to President Biden.  Despite the $2 million-plus windfall, the organization put only $544,961 in 2020 toward its stated purpose of protecting children from abuse, according to tax filings.

4 Big Takeaways From The New York Times's Attempt To Control The Hunter Biden Narrative.  [#1] If the Laptop Is Legit, So Are the Scandals the Laptop Exposed:  The first key takeaway from The New York Times article concerns what it means for the scandals spawned by the October 2020 release of the emails and text messages contained on Hunter Biden's MacBook.  The supposed standard-bearers of journalism ignored those scandals for the last year-and-a-half by framing the material "Russian disinformation."  Now that the Times has acknowledged that the Biden-related emails and other documents recovered from the abandoned laptop are authentic, that means the scandals they exposed are also legitimate.  As summarized at The Federalist [elsew]here, there are eight Joe Biden scandals that deserve investigation.

A Broken Country Buries a Broken Laptop.  There has been a lot of ink spilled over Hunter Biden's broken laptop and the way it was treated in the weeks leading up to the 2020 election, but not nearly enough.  Now The New York Times has admitted, almost two years too late, that materials in the laptop were in fact authentic.  There is no more perfect encapsulation of the problems in American media and tech than this tragic story.  To recap, on Oct. 14, 2020, just weeks before the presidential election, the New York Post broke a huge story about emails found on a Hunter Biden laptop recovered from a computer repair shop.  The corporate media reacted to this story by: 1. calling into question the authenticity of the materials and raising the prospect, without evidence, that it could be Russian disinformation; 2. dismissing the relevance of the information, even if accurate; and 3. based on the first two points, mostly ignoring the report altogether.

Biden Just Stuck His Foot Straight in His Mouth in a Way That Could Set off WWIII.  Joe Biden arrived in Poland on Friday to meet with the Polish president.  While there, he also met with the U.S. military members who are stationed there as part of the NATO defense of Poland.  He met with some of the 82nd Airborne.  Some of what he said during the visit was very concerning and is likely to excite all kinds of comments.  Biden frequently says embarrassing things and it's bad.  But this time, what he said is even worse and could blow back on us big time.  First, let's deal with what I would term the "normal" bad embarrassing stuff from Biden.  When he was talking about his Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, he referred to him as "Secretary of State."  [Tweet]

Joe Biden sure is friendly with Iran.  I wonder why.
Biden Administration May Allow Russia To Buy Iran's Excess Enriched Uranium Under New Nuclear Deal.  The Biden administration is considering allowing Russia to buy Iran's excess enriched uranium under the terms of a new nuclear deal, U.S. officials said this week.  Under the original Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPO) in 2015, Russia agreed to buy Iran's excess uranium so that the regime could not build a nuclear weapon, a role that may be revived in the new deal.  "Would it be a practical role for Russia to play the same role that it did in the JCPOA prior to the decision to withdraw from it, essentially to accept and to pay for the highly enriched uranium to get it out of Iran's hands so that Iran cannot obtain a nuclear weapon?  I think that's a role we'd be willing to entertain.  Yes," State Department spokesperson Ned Price said Wednesday [3/23/2022].

Biden says he'd be 'very fortunate' to face Trump in 2024 — and Euro allies think he's 'up to the job'.  President Biden said Thursday [3/24/2022] he would welcome a 2024 rematch against former President Donald Trump while insisting that European leaders have confidence in his leadership.  Biden gave the rare commentary on his re-election chances during a press conference that lasted less than 20 minutes in Brussels after a foreign journalist asked about concern among US allies that Trump could return to office.  "The next election, I'd be very fortunate if I had that same man running against me," Biden insisted after attending NATO and G7 meetings to discuss Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Rep. Darrell Issa Hits Twelve Individuals Involved in 'Laptop From Hell' Election Interference with Document Preservation Notices.  Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has submitted document preservation notices to twelve individuals from the intelligence community, White House, Facebook, and Twitter — as Republicans in Congress are gearing up to take back majorities and investigate election interference with regard to the suppression of the "Laptop From Hell" series in October 2020.  Rep. Issa is demanding former DNI boss James Clapper, former CIA boss Micheal Hayden, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, former CIA head John Brennan, former top CIA aide Nick Shapiro, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain, White House Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Meta Communications Director Andy Stone, former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, and current Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal all preserve documents relating to their involvement in suppressing the New York Post's bombshell exposé on the Hunter Biden laptop in the lead up to the 2020 presidential election, according to letters obtained exclusively by Breitbart News.

Jim Jordan Says the House of Representatives Should Consider Impeaching Joe Biden.  GOP Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) said Friday that House Republicans should weigh the possibility of impeaching President Joe Biden over the president's poor job performance, particularly his administration's inability to curb the surge of illegal immigration at the southern border.  "I think that's definitely a discussion we have to have," Jordan told The Washington Times at a Republican planning retreat in Florida.  He explained that every House Republican would need to support impeaching the commander-in-chief.  "The conference has to decide," Jordan said.  "You have to have complete buy-in from the entire conference and the leadership of our conference."

Hunter Biden DID help secure millions in funding for US contractor in Ukraine specializing in deadly pathogen research, laptop emails reveal.  Moscow's claim that Hunter Biden helped finance a US military 'bioweapons' research program in Ukraine is at least partially true, according to new emails obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.  The commander of the Russian Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Forces, claimed there was a 'scheme of interaction between US government agencies and Ukrainian biological objects' and pointed to the 'financing of such activities by structures close to the current US leadership, in particular the investment fund Rosemont Seneca, which is headed by Hunter Biden.'  Intelligence experts say the Russian military leader's allegations were a brazen propaganda ploy to justify president Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and sow discord in the US.

The White House can't just wash away the stink of Hunter Biden's laptop.  The White House at some point is going to have to address Hunter Biden's laptop.  For 17 months, Joe Biden and his aides have ignored the scandal, broken by The [New York] Post three weeks before the 2020 election.  They have denied our revelations, refused to respond to our questions, told lies, and relied on their media and Big Tech allies to censor and cover up credible allegations of corruption involving the president and his family.  But the dam is about to burst, as more Americans learn about the scandal and draw negative conclusions about Biden's integrity.  An exclusive Rasmussen poll obtained by The Post shows a staggering 65% of voters believe it is "likely" that Joe Biden was involved in — and may have profited from — his son Hunter's overseas business deals; 48% say it is "very likely."

Why did the president tweet out a fake photo of himself leaving for Europe?  Alright, I know President Biden is heading to Europe.  I do.  But why does he have to go and tweet this absolutely fake photo alongside his travel announcement?  [Tweet]  I mean, the photo is nice and everything, but it's obviously not real — or possibly it's from last year or something.

Did The New York Times Admits Joe Biden Is Corrupt So Democrats Can Get Rid Of Him?  It is painfully obvious, as was predictable, that Joe Biden's presidency is a dumpster fire.  As demonstrated by the party's destructive callousness towards children, the elderly, and the poor during their Covid lockdown frenzy, Democrats care about none of these real-world results of their policies.  But they do care about polling, and Joe Biden's is abysmal.  According to even heavily politicized polls, Biden is at least performing as badly as Donald Trump.  Biden is between the third- and fifth-most ratings-underwater president ever in American history at this point in his first term.

Joe Biden Shows up at NATO Grinning Like a Cheshire Cat — But Does He Even Know Where He Is?  I've got good news and bad news.  The good news is that Biden won't be spending his umpteenth weekend vacationing at his beach house in Delaware over the next few days.  The bad news is that he's spending that time in Europe attempting to diffuse a possible world war.  So yeah, that's not preferable for the rest of us given his track record.  A promotional video of the president's arrival at NATO in Brussels has been released, and there are several noteworthy things about it.  Here's what that looked like.  [Tweet] [...] Does he know why he's there?  In case he missed it, Russia has invaded Europe.  Again, Russia has invaded Europe.  Given that, why is the President of the United states preening for the cameras like he's doing a red carpet walk?  People are dying, partly because of his impotence as a leader, and he's out here enjoying the view.

Democrats' Kamala Harris problem.  The Democratic Party has a unique problem when it considers the 2024 presidential election.  Joe Biden, the oldest president in U.S. history, will be 82 at the end of his first term.  There is widespread speculation he will not run for reelection, although he insists he will.  The suspicion among many in the political world that Biden will not run again threatens to turn him into a first-term lame duck.  Or perhaps it already has.

AG Barr Zeroes in on the Real Interference That Occurred in the Last Presidential Election.  Former Attorney General William Barr has a new book out, so he's making the rounds.  He's rehashing some of the controversies of the 2020 election.  Specifically, he's commenting on the Hunter Biden laptop story that has finally been realized as authentic by the liberal media.  Now, we knew this already back when it was originally reported by The New York Post in October of 2020.  The Post was censored by big tech over this piece of journalism that made Joe Biden look awful.  It wasn't Russian disinformation, though every intelligence official came out of the woodwork to say so without evidence.  They signed a letter.  Joe even lied about his son's laptop during the debates which disturbed Barr immensely.  The former DOJ chief now says this story was weaponized to tilt the election, and it very well could be responsible for Biden's win.

Biden Donor Awarded White House Post, Millions in Fed Contracts.  One of President Joe Biden's top donors and "closest friends" has scored millions of dollars in federal contracts and a prestigious job in the White House, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of government records.  Biden in September of last year placed close confidant Joe Kiani, the founder and CEO of the medical technology company Masimo Corporation, on the influential President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.  Kiani's company, which manufactures various medical devices, has received almost $3 million in federal government contracts since Biden took office in 2021.  Its contracts include funding from the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services.

Did The New York Times Admit Joe Biden Is Corrupt So Democrats Can Get Rid Of Him?  It is painfully obvious, as was predictable, that Joe Biden's presidency is a dumpster fire.  As demonstrated by the party's destructive callousness towards children, the elderly, and the poor during their Covid lockdown frenzy, Democrats care about none of these real-world results of their policies.  But they do care about polling, and Joe Biden's is abysmal. [...] Biden of course also has the advantage of a wildly favorable press and social media monopoly while Trump had the strong headwind of a wildly negative one.  That factor obscured for a great many of American voters actions that easily demonstrated long before his election that Biden was unfit for the presidency.  Now that he's president, however, and very publicly bungling essentially every major issue all the way up to U.S. national security, Biden's weakness and incompetence have been impossible for the corrupt media to entirely cover up.

Barr: Biden flat-out lied about Hunter's laptop — and so did the media.  "I was shocked by that," Bill Barr told Fox News' John Roberts.  Really?  No one who's watched Joe Biden for any length of time could be surprised by Biden lying, especially in self-promotion.  Even before becoming president, Biden has made a lifelong hobby of collecting Pinocchios.  Nevertheless, Barr declares Biden's lie about Hunter Biden's laptop being nothing but "Russian disinformation" a particularly noxious example, and he's right ... at least about the media's complicity in it:  [Video clip]

8 Joe Biden Scandals Inside Hunter Biden's MacBook That Corporate Media Just Admitted Is Legit.  Last week, The New York Times quietly acknowledged that the emails recovered from the MacBook Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer store were authentic.  The admission came nearly a year-and-a-half late, after the corrupt media — legacy and social — buried the scandal the New York Post broke just weeks before the November election.  Merely admitting the laptop is legitimate is not enough.  Rather, by concurring in the authenticity of the laptop and the emails, the supposed standard-bearers of journalism have also implicitly acknowledged the validity of the scandals spawn by the porn-filled MacBook.  And notwithstanding the salacious source of the documentary evidence of the scandals, the scandals are not about Hunter Biden:  They are about now-President Biden.

Controversy brews after video shows Norco preschoolers chanting against Biden.  A President's Day lesson turned controversial when a Norco parent saw video of her daughter among students chanting "we want him out" after her teacher asked the class who the president is and "what do we want to do with him?"  Video of the 4 and 5 year olds chanting the political statement about Joe Biden was posted on an internal app for parents of students at Turning Point Christian School, and that's how Christina McFadden saw it.  She said she watched the video several times in horror.

The Editor says...
I got the impression that stuff like this was fairly routine when Trump was president.  Now it's supposed to be outrageous.  Don't forget that many public schools were used as Obama indoctrination centers before Trump was elected.

Liberal Parents Get Triggered After Learning Their Preschoolers Joined In An Anti-Biden Chant.  A Southern California private school apologized to parents after a teacher shared a video last month of her leading preschool students in a chant denouncing President Joe Biden.  The video obtained by ABC 7 News in Los Angeles shows the unnamed teacher at Turning Point Christian School in Norco asking the 4- and 5-year-olds, "Who's our president?"  When they answer in unison, "Biden," the teacher then asks, "What do we want to do with him?"  The students shout back, "We want him out!"  [Video clip]

The Editor says...
Most Americans would be happier with someone else in the White House.  Even a lot of Democrats want Biden removed.  The New York Times turned its back on Joe Biden a few days ago, after protecting him for years.  The school kids are chanting in agreement with an idea that's not far from the mainstream.

The Hidden Truth About Joe Biden's Brother Involvement In Iraq.  The phrase, the 'Biden Crime Family' has been trending on Twitter lately and some may think it's just rhetoric, but if one was to just take a quick look at Biden's family they would see that there is corruption all around them.  For starters, while Joe Biden was Vice President, his son Hunter was doing shady business deals in Ukraine, Choja, and Kazakhstan.  Hunter's shady business dealings have been under fire for the last year, but what hasn't been widely reported is Joe Biden's brother, James Biden's corrupt business dealing in Iraq.  In 2011 while Joe Biden was Vice President his brother James Biden was rewarded a 1.2 Billion dollar contract to build affordable residential homes in Iraq.  Many residential housing developments companies were shocked James Biden got the [deal,] considering at the time he was awarded the contract he was not a big name in the industry at all.  According to the New York Post, James Biden only got the contract due to his last name[.]

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Crony capitalism & Joe Biden's brother.  James Biden isn't a big name in the business of residential housing development, so what exactly qualifies him to work at a construction company and share in the winnings of a $1.5 billion project to build affordable homes in Iraq?  If you said it has something to do with his last name, the one shared by his older brother Vice President Joe Biden, you wouldn't be far off.  At least that's the guess of some Wall Street analysts who cover the Marlton, NJ-based company Hill International and think they've seen yet another sordid tale of crony capitalism. [...] Hill chief Irv Richter called Biden a "good salesman" and the firm's Web site describes "40 years of experience dealing with principals in business, political, legal and financial circles across the nation and internationally." [...] Richter assures me that James' ties to Joe played no part in landing the plum assignment in Iraq or any of the other government-related jobs Hill has received recently.  Really?  Connect these dots:  Both the Iraqi government and the Obama State Department played roles in helping Hill win the assignment, Richter concedes.  And Joe Biden is President Obama's point man on Iraq — a country where people expect politicians' families to be "taken care of."

Joe Biden, Ukraine, and a Reign of Error.  Biden may jaw about how the buck stops at his desk, but he rarely assumes responsibility for what's going on here or abroad — unless, of course, the news is favorable.  During his ignominious retreat from Afghanistan, he shrugged off queries about the recent deaths of Afghans desperately clinging to the wings of departing aircraft, regarding it as old news.  Another discouraging parallel between the Biden administration's handling of the Afghan and Ukraine crises is the fact that in both events, "conventional wisdom" — based on our "intelligence" — proved dead wrong.  Before America's leave-taking from Afghanistan, Biden assured us that the Afghan air force was more than up to the task.

Schweizer: Laptop Not Just a Hunter Biden Story, President Biden is Compromised.  Best selling author and Government Accountability Institute President Peter Schweizer stopped by Sunday Morning Futures to break down the latest developments on the now infamous — New York Times approved — Hunter Biden laptop from hell.  Schweizer says the story goes straight to the Oval.  "There's a couple of things that people have to keep in mind," Schweizer tells host Maria Bartiromo.  "The first is if you look at the three big flashpoints in American foreign policy today — Ukraine, Russia and China — the Biden's family has received funds, millions of dollars — in some cases and tens of millions of dollars from powerful individuals connected to the government in each of those countries.  That's the first factor."  "The second factor is this is not just a Hunter Biden story," Schweizer continues.

Because of suppression and censorship by the media and social networks, the 2020 presidential election was not free and fair.  With the over-reliance on early voting, drop-off ballot boxes, and ballot harvesting, Election Day is almost an afterthought, we now have Election Season.  And the '20 surprise was a shocker, as the New York Post revealed that it had obtained a copy of the hard drive of a MacBook Pro laptop computer that Hunter dropped off at the aforementioned repair shop and then apparently forgot about it, like an old suit left behind with a dry cleaner.  Besides embarrassing photos, emails discovered on the hard drive by the Post revealed what intelligent people with an open mind long suspected, that Hunter Biden was the head of an influence peddling ring that profited from the political career of his lifetime politician father.  Or perhaps Joe Biden, "the Big Guy," who might have been the recipient of 10 percent of a never-realized financial deal with a Chinese energy firm, was in charge, was the CEO of a Chicago-style political racketeering operation, a bit like this one.  Twitter, Facebook, and the mainstream media — Fox News was a major exception — immediately went on attack mode to block and suppress the Hunter Biden laptop story.

Biden says the quiet part out loud.  I sort of sympathize with puppet masters using Joe Biden as their front man in the Oval Office.  He doesn't know his limitations, he's headstrong, and he's garrulous.  So, he is prone to spilling the beans when he's been briefed about the plans for the schemes they are implementing.  That happened Monday [3/21/2022] when he made a brief speech to the Business Roundtable — a group of powerful executives, just the sort of people Biden loves to schmooze and (he thinks) impress.  Toward the end, as his voice and demeanor were weakening, he blurted out the real agenda.  Ryan Saavedra of The Daily Wire spotted the classic Kinsley gaffe (accidentally telling the truth).  You see, the invasion of Ukraine is a great excuse to impose a "new world order."

Joe Biden Just Let the Cat out of the Bag:  A 'New World Order' Is Coming.  While Joe Biden doesn't do much in the way of solving any problems, I do have to say that he's certainly is active — along with his administration — in spreading propaganda and the Democratic narrative on a variety of issues.  We saw how his White House reached out to "brief" about 30 TikTok "influencers" on the Russian war against Ukraine.  We later saw the result of that "briefing", which was about selling why it was Vladimir Putin's fault that the gas prices were going up, not Joe Biden.  On Monday [3/21/2022], according to the White House, Biden met with "16 CEOs of major companies across several industries including energy, food, and manufacturing to provide a briefing on the latest developments on Putin's unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine."  Can there be any doubt that they did the same thing they did with the TikTokers and handed out the talking points for the CEOs?  But while he was talking with the CEOs, Joe Biden said something that has a lot of people talking — he said the quiet part out loud.

The Democrats' radical, undemocratic agenda.  For all their talk about protecting democracy, Democrats sure are proving quick to abandon it by sidelining Congress and pushing President Joe Biden to enact a far-left agenda unilaterally through executive action.  Last week, the Congressional Progressive Caucus released "Recommendations for Executive Action," a six-page document outlining policies that left-wing Democrats failed to persuade even a Democratic-controlled Congress to pass.  They now want Biden to use presidential power alone to implement what has been rejected by the representatives of the wider public.  Can there be a more crystalline example of elitism over equality?

Do Impeachments Really Make a Difference?  [Scroll down]  Then we come to Donald Trump.  I can't exactly remember how many times he was impeached in the House.  But it didn't matter, because somehow, in the small hours of November 4, 2020, the votes were there to get rid of him.  A miracle.  Now, of course the window washers are coming for Joe Biden.  We hear that his son and heir is likely to be indicted and that, well, maybe — but still it's probably a Russian plot after all — that maybe the laptop of which you've heard tell really did belong to Hunter Biden.  According to the New York Times even!  Okay.  So the only question is how to get rid of Kamala Harris, vice-president of Cackle, and don't dare mispronounce her name or you are a racist.  Then the president can nominate a replacement vice president, per the 25th Amendment, and the nominee only needs a majority in both houses of Congress.  Then the president can resign in disgrace because Ukrainian corruption and a glorious new era will dawn.

Hunter Biden laptop recap and overview:
Conspirators in Their Own Words.  When Hunter Biden's laptop turned up just days before the 2020 election with incriminating emails outlining how the Biden family had been shaking down foreign governments using Joe Biden prominence as a past senator and vice president, the Left screamed "conspiracy"!  Joe Biden swore it was "Russian disinformation."  He attacked Trump for "collusion."  Fifty former "intelligence officers" signed on to a public letter blasting the mysteriously appearing laptop as a likely Russian disinformation plot.  We should have been suspicious for a variety of reasons.  The two chief signees were John Brennan, former CIA director, and James Clapper, former director of national intelligence.  Both were infamous for two reasons.  One, they were loud, paid cable-TV pundits, hired to vent their hatred of Donald Trump.  And two, both had been previously caught lying under oath to Congress about intelligence matters.  Anyone who read the communications, listened to confirmations of Hunter's onetime partner Tony Bobulinski, knew anything about Hunter's serial drug addictions and propensities for losing drug paraphernalia, cell phones, and laptops, and digested the left-wing outrage, knew the laptop was genuine.  No matter — the New York Times and other media blasted them as "conspiracists."  And those smears worked.

The Foreign Policy Ramifications of Hunter's Emails.  On April 12, 2019, Hunter Biden took his damaged laptop to a computer repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware.  It was the beginning of a series of fateful events that would culminate in The New York Times finally admitting on March 17, 2022, that Biden's laptop and its contents were real.  Previous reporting by the New York Post detailed emails that were found on Hunter Biden's laptop that showed that then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, his brother James, and son Hunter Biden were all deeply entangled in various overseas business ventures, including Qatar, Ukraine, Russia, and China.  The emails also showed that Hunter Biden was directed by the head of a Ukrainian energy company's board to find a way to stop the investigation into the company.  While the authenticity of his laptop had been confirmed earlier, it unfortunately took verification by The New York Times to allow the story to enter the mainstream.

Hunter Biden and the media's feedback loop.  Well over a year after the presidential election, long after all mainstream media outlets killed a legitimate story about Hunter Biden's infamous laptop, the New York Times finally announced it had "authenticated" the computer and its messages. [...] It's still unclear how deeply and directly Hunter's father, Joe, is implicated in this sleazy business, which went on for years.  Not that the Times wanted to know any of this when it mattered most, before the 2020 election. [...] NPR and the Times were hardly alone in killing the story.  The Post was the only major paper that investigated and ran the [bad] news.  Fox News was the only TV source that reported on it.  For that investigative work, the Post deserved a roomful of journalistic prizes but, predictably, it received none.  Why "predictably"?  Because the folks who award prizes are the same hall monitors who try to control public discussion.  They were the ones who suppressed the laptop story.  The media malfeasance doesn't end there. [...]

A Warning for the Gatekeepers in the Liberal Media.  On Thursday, the New York Times confirmed that Hunter Biden's laptop, which was full of illicit material and damaging information on the Bidens, was indeed authentic.  In a report on a Justice Department investigation of Hunter Biden's business dealings, they cited emails from the very laptop the mainstream media previously dismissed as Russian disinformation.  "Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.  The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation," the newspaper admitted.  Is that so?  That's funny because I remember when 50 former senior intelligence officials signed on to a letter claiming that the Hunter Biden laptop story had "all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  Their letter gave Joe Biden cover to pretend it didn't exist, gave the media an excuse not to cover the story, and provided social media the pretense to censor any discussion about it.  But we knew the truth.  And we refused to be bullied into silence.

Glenn Greenwald Blows Up Media's Collusion To Shield Hunter Biden.  Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald laid into corporate media in a Twitter thread on Saturday morning, detailing how government officials and media outlets had effectively colluded to protect President Joe Biden's embattled son Hunter — particularly during the 2020 presidential election.  Greenwald ultimately left The Intercept, the outlet he cofounded, when he was asked to sanitize an article he was writing about then-candidate Joe Biden, his son Hunter, and their past dealings with both China and Ukraine — and he argued Saturday that multiple media outlets had been drawn into the coordinated effort to protect the Bidens.  His comments come in the wake of a report from The New York Times — which, in addition to confirming that Hunter Biden remains under a federal investigation, let slip that the emails found on the laptop he reportedly abandoned at a Delaware repair shop were, in fact, authentic.

Republicans demand new probe into Hunter Biden laptop, coverup.  A growing number of Republicans around the country are demanding a new investigation into Hunter Biden after the New York Times confirmed the authenticity of a laptop whose contents were published by The [New York] Post 17 months ago.  Though The Post exclusively revealed in September 2020 the existence of Hunter Biden's laptop and the potentially compromising material contained there, the story was censored by social media companies at the behest of the Democratic Party.  Mainstream media outlets — including The Times — attacked or ignored The Post revelations, while the Biden administration falsely suggested it was part of a Russian disinformation campaign.  More than 50 intelligence agency officials publicly attempted to discredit the coverage saying it had "the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation" — and none offered any apology when contacted by The Post this week.  Upstate Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney said Saturday that the episode demanded congressional action.

What Happened to the 51 Intel Agents Who Assured Us Hunter's Laptop was Russian Disinformation?  The whole world knows now that Hunter Biden's legendary laptop is real, and as Matt Margolis noted Friday, "all that's left is anger — anger at how the media and Big Tech deliberately suppressed this damaging story about Hunter Biden to protect Joe Biden in the waning weeks of the presidential campaign."  Foremost among those protecting Old Joe were 51 senior American intelligence officials who on Oct. 19, 2020, published a statement asserting that "the arrival on the US political scene of emails purportedly belonging to Vice President Biden's son Hunter, much of it related to his time serving on the Board of the Ukrainian gas company Burisma, has all the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  It wasn't.  None of these alleged intel agents, however, have come clean and admitted that they lied and that Hunter's laptop was genuine.  Not a single one.

White House ignores its Hunter problem.  It is hardly vindication of The Post's flawless reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop that 17 months late, the New York Times has admitted the laptop is real.  It is an indictment of the Times and a betrayal of their readers who were kept in the dark about the true nature of Joe Biden before the 2020 election.  But now that we are all on the same page, there are some serious questions the administration needs to answer, which go to America's national security at a time of international peril. [...] The refusal of the Times and the rest of the media to cover this story amounted to election interference.  Polls show that about 10% of Biden voters would have changed their vote if they had known about the scandal.  That would have had a material effect on the result.  Which, of course, was the point.

There's A Critical Vacancy In The Oval Office.  Biden set himself up for the fall.  On day one of his administration, he shut down the Keystone pipeline.  From that day forward, his White House did all in its power to limit the domestic production of fossil fuels.  Russia's Vladimir Putin had to watch in wonder as the world's one energy-independent superpower rendered itself as vulnerable to Putin's energy whims as its weak sisters in the European Union.  Putin had to watch in wonder, too, as the world's mightiest military focused not on improving its fighting strength, but on making life more comfortable for transgender recruits, on hectoring the existing troops with divisive critical race theory, and terminating those troops who refused to sacrifice their bodies to unproven science.

Biden Administration and Biden's DOJ Blatantly Ignore Real and Perceived Conflicts of Interest in the Administration.  The Biden Administration and the Biden Justice Department continue to ignore actual and perceived conflicts of interest with the Biden family.  There are no efforts to address any of this.  This coverup is a crime by the DOJ.  In most all professions there are rules governing conflicts of interest.  If an auditor, for example, is hired for an engagement, he or she cannot have any real or perceived conflicts of interest.  If there are any, the auditor must recuse himself or herself from the engagement.

Psaki: We have no idea if Hunter Biden got a ton of money from China and Russia.  We recently learned that the huge group of "intel experts" who signed a 2020 letter essentially declaring the Hunter Biden laptop story to be Russian disinformation have all come down with a sudden case of either amnesia or laryngitis.  Not even an admission by the venerable New York Times that the story was legit seems to have helped jog their memories or loosen their tongues.  The New York Post, who first validated and broke the Hunter Biden laptop story 17 months earlier, has been taking a well-deserved victory lap and they're not done yet.  A reporter for the Post brought a series of related and quite relevant questions to White House spokesperson Jen Psaki this week.  They specifically wanted to know what she had learned about potential conflicts of interest for Joe Biden, given his son's lucrative business dealings with China and Russia.  Strangely, despite these stories showing up all across the media spectrum, Psaki didn't appear to have any idea what the reporter was talking about.

Biden's Handlers Are Preparing to Eject Him (and Kamala).  The last several days have been full of wonder at the New York Time[s]'s admission that, guess what, Hunter Biden's "laptop from hell" was not — as Joe Biden claimed — "Russian disinformation."  Nope, everything that Donald Trump said to Leslie Stahl about it was true.  Everything the New York Post said about it was true.  Twitter and the rest of the regime media pronounced a damnatio memoriae on the Post and anyone who dared publicize the scurrilous story.  The poor computer repair chap who found and publicized the dirt, political as well as sexual, on Hunter's laptop was hounded and driven into bankruptcy.  (Remember Jonah Goldberg on that poor fellow?  I do.  "Wait you believe the computer repair shop story?  Like at face value?") [...] The issue is never the issue.  I suspect that Joe Biden is being prepped for ejection.  Exactly how it will happen I do not yet know.  But he is on the threshold, or possibly has even passed the threshold, where he could appear to govern.  His minders understand this.  They must be the ones to replace him, otherwise they themselves risk being replaced, which would be intolerable.  As I say, it's not entirely clear yet how the defenestration will take place.  Obviously, Kamala will have to be dealt with first, and she will be.  Look for some ground softening stories such as the Times just served up about the laptop.

White House Feed Cut After Biden Confronted on Call with Xi Jinping — The Look On Biden's Face Speaks Volumes.  [Scroll down]  While the White House did not detail what those consequences could be, or how the U.S. would define "material support", press secretary Jen Psaki indicated China's massive trade flows could be impacted. [...] Speaking after a nearly two-hour video call between Biden and Xi, Psaki said the United States would communicate any consequences directly to Beijing "with our European partners and counterparts."  However, the cruel reality is that Bdeen probably did nothing!  After President Biden ignored reporters confronting him with questions about his phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping the White House feed was cut and Biden's face did tell us the truth!

WH Gets Grilling on Hunter Related Conflicts and Joe's Meeting With Russian Billionaire.  I asked this question on Thursday — now that you had the New York Times admitting that the Hunter Biden laptop was authentic, something that should have been done long ago, back in 2020 when the NY Post broke the story — would the media step up and press the Biden Administration about all the problems and issues that were laid out in the laptop, particularly all the potential conflicts of interest because of the connections to China, Russia, and Ukraine?  The White House did all they could to deflect when the news hit on Thursday, so I wasn't holding out a lot of hope that anyone would continue to grill the White House on some of the serious conflicts that the issue posed.  But lo and behold, on Friday, there were even more pointed questions about the conflicts of interest.  Tucked in there was a fascinating piece of information involving Joe Biden himself.

White House Spokesperson Jen Psaki Gets Very Nervous When Questioned About Joe Biden Financial Conflicts of Interest in Russia, Ukraine and China.  Joe Biden's press secretary was questioned today about the Biden family's well documented dealing with Russian Billionaires, Ukraine officials and Hunter Biden's deals with China.  The specific question was asking how the White House handles the conflicts of interest when engaging with policy decisions over Russia, Ukraine and China.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki nervously attempted to avoid the questions, but her responses shouted guilt.

Will the real US President please stand up?  Presidential Impersonator Biden does not have the authority either to choose a question or to answer it without a script.  Jen Psaki does have both of those authorities.  So it is obvious that Psaki is above Biden in the non Biden white house administration.  It is equally obvious the Joe Biden is not the true President of the US.  It is apparent, from his many senior moments, that he does not have the intellectual capacity to be the commander in chief of the US armed forces.  If he cannot fend off a question from a journalist, then neither can he repel a military adversary.  This is the most obvious democratic fraud I have seen in my life and nobody treats it as such.  I am not talking about the vote rigging fraud of the 2020 US election.  I am talking about a hidden president who did not get one vote.  The true President of the United States, whoever he or she is, is the most obvious electoral fraud in the history of democracy.

Report: Hunter Biden Paid IRS $1M in 2021, Attempting to Evade Conviction or Long Sentence.  Hunter Biden in 2021 paid an outstanding $1 million IRS tax bill to evade conviction or a long sentence, the New York Times reported Wednesday [3/16/2022].  Hunter reportedly paid the massive tax bill by taking out a loan.  The tax payment does not protect Hunter from any potential incoming charges.  As a grand jury continues the probe into Hunter's corrupt international business dealings, Hunter's taxes are just one potential crime among many.  Working with his family, including his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, the probe into Hunter may include his business dealings with Ukrainian Energy company Burisma Holdings and a Chinese energy conglomerate.

'The cover-up may be an even bigger crime than the contents of Hunter's laptop'.  Former President Trump's office and Republicans expressed vindication and slammed Big Tech for censoring reports on Hunter Biden's laptop after the New York Times confirmed authenticity of emails from the device.  'The Fake News covered it all up during a presidential election, which may be an even bigger crime than the contents of the laptop.  It's well past time time for the truth!' Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told DailyMail.com.  'The New York Times admits what we've known for years: the Hunter Biden laptop story was true.  Big tech's censorship of this story was a disgrace,' Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote on Twitter.  'For decades, the Biden family has cashed in on Joe's government service.  Even today, Hunter Biden is getting paid millions for his 'artwork' in a corrupt arrangement blessed by the White House.'

FBN's Bartiromo:  Then-DNI Ratcliffe Rebutted Claims Hunter's Laptop Was Russian Disinformation in 2020.  On Friday's broadcast of the Fox Business Network's "Mornings with Maria," host Maria Bartiromo reacted to The New York Times admitting that the Hunter Biden laptop is authentic by pointing out that then-Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe pushed back on assertions that the laptop was Russian misinformation back in October 2020.  Bartiromo played a clip of Ratcliffe on the October 19, 2020 edition of her show.  At the time, Ratcliffe said, "This is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign."  During the appearance, Ratcliffe also reacted to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) assertion that the laptop was part of a Russian disinformation campaign by stating, "The intelligence community doesn't believe that.  Because there's no intelligence that supports that."  And said, "Hunter Biden's laptop is not part of some Russian disinformation campaign, and I think it's clear that the American people know that."  Ratcliffe's assertions were defended by then-Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who said he had "every reason to believe [Ratcliffe's] got it exactly right."  And FBI Assistant Director for Congressional Affairs Jill C. Tyson wrote that the FBI had "nothing to add at this time to the October 19th public statement by the Director of National Intelligence about the available actionable intelligence."

Spies who lie: 51 'intelligence' experts refuse to apologize for discrediting true Hunter Biden story.  They are the supposed nonpartisan group of top spies looking out for the best interest of the nation.  But the 51 former "intelligence" officials who cast doubt on The [New York] Post's Hunter Biden laptop stories in a public letter really were just desperate to get Joe Biden elected president.  And more than a year later, even after their Deep State sabotage has been shown again and again to be a lie, they refuse to own up to how they undermined an election.  The officials, including CNN pundit and professional fabricator James Clapper — a man who was nearly charged for perjury for lying to Congress — signed a letter saying that the laptop "has the classic earmarks of a Russian information operation."  What proof did they have?  By their own admission, none.  "We do not know if the emails ... are genuine or not," the letter said.  They're just "suspicious."  Why?  Because they hurt Biden's campaign, that's evidence enough.  Keep in mind this was written Oct. 19, 2020, five days after The Post published its first story.  Neither Joe Biden nor Hunter Biden had denied the story, they simply deflected questions.  Didn't these security experts think that if this was disinformation, the Biden campaign would have yelled to the heavens that the story was false?

Biden lays down the double standard during call with China's Xi Jinping.  How can Biden get on his high horse to order China away from helping Russia in the current Russia-Ukraine conflict when we're going all out to help Ukraine in the same conflict?  The big news from yesterday was that Biden spent two hours on a conference call with China.  During the call, he warned China that things would go badly if it helped Russia.

Stuttering Psaki plays clean-up on Biden's call with Chinese leader over 'consequences' for helping Putin.  President Joe Biden spoke with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping by phone on Friday and laid down the law, vowing that there will be "consequences" for the communist regime if it acts to assist Russia which is facing international condemnation after it invaded neighboring Ukraine. [...] During the daily White House press briefing, Biden's top flack Jen Psaki was evasive when asked about what a "red line" would be regarding China's lending a helping hand to Putin when a reporter tried to pin her down.  [Tweet]  The normally glib Psaki struggled to provide a definitive answer, instead vomiting up a nearly incomprehensible word salad.

Hunter Biden Isn't a Government Employee, But There's a Catch.  During the daily briefing at the White House Thursday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked about the New York Times finally reporting what we already knew to be true:  Hunter Biden's laptop is real and the information contained within it raises a number of serious questions.  In her response, Psaki said because Hunter Biden is not a government employee, she has no comment.  She also deferred to the Department of Justice, which is conducting an investigation into Hunter Biden's foreign dealings and tax affairs.  [Tweet]  But while Hunter Biden isn't technically a government employee, the White House is using taxpayer resources to manage his "art career."

Psaki dodges questions on past dismissal of Hunter Biden laptop as 'Russian disinformation'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to comment multiple times when asked about her past comments that reporting on Hunter Biden's laptop in 2020 were part of a "Russian disinformation" campaign.  "I'd point you to the Department of Justice and also to Hunter Biden's representatives," Psaki told a reporter Wednesday when asked about the White House's previous dismissal of the laptop reporting which was originally published by the New York Post in October of 2020 and confirmed by the New York Times on Wednesday, well over a year later.  "He doesn't work in government."  Later in the press conference, Psaki was asked about the subject again and was specifically questioned about her past comments that the laptop was "Russian disinformation."

'The cover-up may be an even bigger crime than the contents of Hunter's laptop'.  Former President Trump's office and Republicans expressed vindication and slammed Big Tech for censoring reports on Hunter Biden's laptop after the New York Times confirmed authenticity of emails from the device.  'The Fake News covered it all up during a presidential election, which may be an even bigger crime than the contents of the laptop.  It's well past time time for the truth!' Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich told DailyMail.com.  'The New York Times admits what we've known for years: the Hunter Biden laptop story was true.  Big tech's censorship of this story was a disgrace,' Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote on Twitter. 'For decades, the Biden family has cashed in on Joe's government service.  Even today, Hunter Biden is getting paid millions for his 'artwork' in a corrupt arrangement blessed by the White House.'

Lesley Stahl Told President Trump in Her October 2020 Interview Before the Election the Hunter Biden Laptop "Can't Be Verified" — She Lied.  Lesley Stahl has quite a career of lies.  Her most famous interview to date was when she lied repeatedly to the American public in her interview with President Trump in October 2020 before the presidential election.  Stahl was carrying water for the Biden crime family.  She must be very proud.  The country is doing so well.  You can thank the far left hacks in the fake news media for doing their best to lie to the American public about Joe Biden and his family's crimes.  To this day the mainstream media still won't report on Joe's obvious dementia that is obvious to everyone else in the world.  Back in October 2020 President Trump defended himself in his interview with Stahl saying there was proof of Joe Biden's criminal actions in Hunter Biden's laptop.  Lesley Stahl shut him down.

Lawyer for mother of Hunter Biden's baby expects indictment.  The lawyer for the mother of one of Hunter Biden's children predicted that the president's son will be indicted on charges related to his financial dealings.  Clint Lancaster, the attorney for Lunden Roberts of Arkansas, told CNBC that his client recently testified before a federal grand jury and said he provided to investigators "a significant amount of Hunter's financial records" in compliance with a subpoena.

The New York Times Suddenly Discovers Hunter Biden Laptop and Corruption Investigations Are Real.  If you are really industrious, you can dig 20 pages into the A section of today's New York Times and find a 1,700-word news story by three of its top reporters, relating that the Justice Department's investigation of President Biden's son, Hunter, is not merely a tax matter.  Turns out that prosecutors are probing his penchant for cashing in on his father's political influence, through payments by overseas entities for which he did not register as a foreign agent. [...] Even better, if you wade 23 paragraphs into the story, you will learn that prosecutors are examining emails between Biden and his business associates that come from "a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. [Hunter] Biden in a Delaware repair shop."  You don't say.  You may recall that the laptop was reported on extensively by the New York Post because the emails showed that Hunter provided access to his father, then the vice president of the United States, for a corrupt Ukrainian energy firm that was paying Hunter goo-gobs of money to sit on its board — even though Hunter had no relevant experience.

WH Does Everything It Can to Deflect When Asked About Hunter's Laptop.  We've known since 2020 that the Hunter Biden laptop was real.  But liberal media did all they could to downplay the reality of it, even when you had video of Hunter on the laptop engaged in all kinds of disreputable things, because it was October 2020, just before the election and they wanted Joe Biden to win.  You even had Twitter doing all they could to bury the story and block the URL of the NY Post story being spread on the platform.  They variously tried to claim they were doing it because it was "hacked" material (it wasn't) and/or that it was "Russian disinformation."  As I wrote at the time, they even locked then-White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany out of her Twitter account for daring to share the story.  It should be noted that one aspect of the story at the time was that it proved that Joe Biden had lied about knowing nothing about his son's business because one of the emails showed that Hunter had introduced a Ukrainian businessman, an adviser on the board of Burisma, to his father.

Yes, they lied about Hunter Biden's laptop.  So what are they lying about now?  When the New York Post published information about the tawdry access-peddling business dealings of President Joe Biden's son a month before the 2020 election, much of the major media refused to cover it.  Some of them even called it (without any evidence) Russian disinformation.  Big Tech's social media platforms took the unprecedented step of throttling access to the stories.  Hunter Biden's laptop included details about his foreign business dealings.  These were dealings in which Biden traded on his father's name — dealings that his father has said were perfectly fine.  This story was highly relevant to the presidential election going on that year.  It showed how Joe Biden's family used his power to gain riches, and how Biden thought there was nothing wrong with it.

Report: Hunter Biden Paid IRS $1M in 2021, Attempting to Evade Conviction or Long Sentence.  Hunter Biden in 2021 paid an outstanding $1 million IRS tax bill to evade conviction or a long sentence, the New York Times reported Wednesday [3/16/2022].  Hunter reportedly paid the massive tax bill by taking out a loan.  The tax payment does not protect Hunter from any potential incoming charges.  As a grand jury continues the probe into Hunter's corrupt international business dealings, Hunter's taxes are just one potential crime among many.  Working with his family, including his father, former Vice President Joe Biden, the probe into Hunter may include his business dealings with Ukrainian Energy company Burisma Holdings and a Chinese energy conglomerate.

DOJ investigating Hunter Biden for foreign lobbying violations:  Report.  The Justice Department is investigating Hunter Biden for foreign lobbying violations related to his overseas business dealings — likely in places such as China, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan — in addition to scrutinizing his taxes, according to a new report.  Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss is known to be leading a federal investigation into President Joe Biden's adult son, who denies any wrongdoing, and the New York Times reported Wednesday that the investigation, which began as "a tax inquiry" during the Obama administration, then "widened" in 2018 to encompass "possible criminal violations of tax laws, as well as foreign lobbying and money laundering rules, according to the people familiar with the inquiry."

Biden is to blame for inflation and driving America off an economic cliff.  Since the first day of his presidency, Joe Biden has waged all-out war on our domestic energy industry, crippling our nation's ability to provide the needed resources to sustain our own economy.  It was a grievous mistake that has caused prices to soar and left consumers struggling financially.  Americans are smart.  They know that Biden is responsible.  70 percent disapprove of his handling of inflation and gas prices, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll.  It is a damning indictment of Biden's policies, if not his incompetence.  Instead of having the fortitude to admit that his misguided green agenda badly damaged the U.S. economy, Biden blames Putin.  And our nation's oil companies.  And OPEC.  And bankers on Wall Street.  And transportation companies.  And COVID.  And the kid who kicked the cat.  Never once has Biden looked in the mirror for a moment of self-reflection.  He is incapable of recognizing that he was wrong in his decision to reverse our nation's energy independence.

Networks Punt on Massive Hunter Biden Story as NYT Confirms Laptop Emails.  In a story posted Wednesday night [3/167/2022], The New York Times finally came around to implicitly admitting to what many knew in 2020 but, like the intrepid New York Post, were censored for saying:  The emails on Hunter Biden's laptop are indeed real.  And, worse yet, the specific e-mails that The Times confirmed involved Burisma.  Worse yet for Hunter, it was revealed he took out a loan to pay millions in back taxes while a "broad federal investigation" of his life has expanded, including testimony from the woman who's alleged he fathered a child with.  Of course, this was of no interest to Thursday's broadcast network morning newscasts on ABC, CBS, and NBC.  The exposure came on the heels of stories from earlier in the week that revealed the State Department would begin handing over any communications involving or referencing Hunter to The Times following a lawsuit over a Freedom of Information Act request.

NYT Confirms Hunter Biden Laptop, Catches Up to Literally Everyone Else.  The New York Times is finally ready to talk about Hunter Biden's laptop.  A little late to the party, but it's nice they decided to show up.  According to the New York Post, who has been covering the story for almost 3 years, a report about the ongoing Biden federal probe published by the New York Times on Wednesday night "confirmed the existence of the first son's infamous laptop."  "People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity, NYT reported.  "Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.  The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation."

Emails from Hunter Biden's laptop contain records the Secret Service did not hand over to lawmakers.  For years, Republican lawmakers have sought Hunter Biden's travel records as part of a larger review of Biden's use of Secret Service protection while his father was vice president.  But the Secret Service claimed it was unable to identify any such communications for several years during which Biden received Secret Service protection, frustrating those efforts.  However, emails from Hunter Biden's laptop confirm that the Secret Service did coordinate Biden's travel during the years for which the Secret Service told Republican senators they could not find such communications.  On Jan. 18, 2022, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) wrote to the director of the Secret Service, requesting that the agency produce records "involving Hunter Biden and his use of government-sponsored travel while he conducted private business."  Their letter complained that records previously provided to Congress contained inappropriate redactions and asked for unredacted copies of those documents.  The lawmakers also demanded an explanation for why the Secret Service "did not provide any communication records for the years of 2010, 2011, and 2013."

Jen Psaki Repeatedly Spread Disinformation About Hunter Biden's Laptop.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki repeatedly spread disinformation about Hunter Biden's laptop — before and after the 2020 presidential election.  Psaki's public statements on the laptop are receiving more scrutiny after the New York Times finally reported Wednesday [3/16/2022] that emails from the laptop as authentic, after leading the charge to dismiss them during the 2020 election.

WH: Hunter Biden "Doesn't Work In The Government".  RCP White House correspondent Phil Wegmann asked at Thursday's briefing about a New York Times report that seems to confirm the existence of the "laptop from hell," a Macbook that President Biden's son Hunter allegedly never picked up from a Delaware repair shop.  The alleged contents of this laptop were at the center of President Trump's first impeachment and U.S. relations with Ukraine in March 2020 and then dismissed as "Russian disinformation" and censored from social media during the final weeks of the 2020 presidential election.  "I'd point you to the Department of Justice and also to Hunter Biden's representatives," press secretary Jen Psaki said.  "He doesn't work in the government."

Biden Administration Handicapped Domestic Energy Production on First Day in Office, Memos Reveal.  Contrary to President Biden's recent claims that his administration is pulling out all the stops to alleviate America's inflation woes, since its early days it has fostered a policy environment that is hostile to domestic energy production, fueling price hikes at the gas pump long before Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to memos obtained by National Review. [...] He assured Americans last week, "It's simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production.  That's simply not true."  But these memos, obtained by National Review, appear to show that the Biden administration intentionally handicapped the domestic oil industry from day one as part of its mission to transition the U.S. to a green economy.  Now that gas prices and inflation are reaching record heights, Biden has pinned a large chunk of responsibility on Russian president Vladimir Putin, whose attack on Ukraine has created tumult in energy markets, given that much of the West, particularly Europe, is dependent on Russia for oil.

Biden: Everybody Knows Someone Whose Friend Has Taken Naked Pictures of Them and Blackmailed Them.  President Joe Biden struggled mightily when speaking at a Wednesday press conference.  Biden was speaking at an event in which the Violence Against Women Act was being reauthorized.  The act provides resources for the federal government to prosecute domestic violence.  Biden claimed that every American knows somebody who has been the victim of revenge porn, to the extent that they were "blackmailed" on the internet. [...] Biden's claim that every American knows someone who's been the victim of intimate internet blackmail is highly questionable.  While the crime is far from unheard of, it's a bit of a stretch to assume it's common enough to have affected every person in the country.

Biden can't