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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.

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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 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,, 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 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!

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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?'

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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 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.

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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 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 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 authenticated it.  The Post had cyber forensics experts validate material on the abandoned laptop hard drive, using similar methods that experts hired by 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  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.

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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]

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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  '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  '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 stop reminding us that he is a deeply weird, creepy guy.  [Scroll down]  With that as background, you're now ready to appreciate Joe Biden announcing, "I bet everybody knows somebody, somewhere along the line, that in an intimate relationship, what happened was the guy takes a revealing picture of his naked friend, or whatever, in a comprising position and then literally, in a sense, blackmails [unintelligible]."  [Video clip]  I am not part of that everybody about whom he speaks and I don't know anybody to whom that has happened.  However, given both Biden's and his son's personal habits, I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that blackmail has crept into their lives.  I'd say that they deserve it but, depending on who's doing the blackmailing and for what, if Biden indeed is one of those somebodies affected by blackmail, that's very bad and dangerous for America.

Joe Biden Says Every American Knows Someone Blackmailed by Intimate, Naked and Sexually Explicit Pictures.  This is really weird folks, and not just the part I am highlighting here.  In a very creepy public presentation today by Joe Biden highlighting the extension of the 'violence against women act', Biden went through the stages of shouting then whispering as he delivered remarks about abuse and exploitation based on gender.  In part of his remarks, and trust me, the entire remarks were seriously disturbing, Joe Biden said, "I'll bet everybody knows someone, somewhere along the line, that in an intimate relationship what happened was the guy takes a revealing picture of a naked friend, or whatever, in a compromising position, and then literally in a sense blackmails them or mortifies them."  [Video clip]

Biden Makes Bizarre Comment About 'Naked' Blackmail That Has Everyone Talking.  There's a war going on in Europe.  Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented his case to Congress for more aid on Wednesday [3/16/2022]. There's crushing inflation that's at a 40-year high, spurred on by reckless Democratic spending at home.  You might think that those issues would be taking up all the time of the guy who occupies the White House. [...] But Joe Biden had another priority on Wednesday, and it just makes you wonder what the heck is going on in his mind with things like this.  Biden said he'd established a "new civil rights cause of action."  [Tweet]  "I bet everybody knows somebody... that in an intimate relationship, what happened was the guy takes a revealing picture of his naked friend, or whatever, in a compromising position and then... blackmails...," Biden declared.

Jill Biden's Latest Rescue of Her Bumbling Husband Isn't Cute — It's Dangerous.  Yesterday was another banner day for Joe Biden's cognitive inabilities.  As RedState reported, he managed to bungle the announcement of Kamala Harris' husband having COVID-19 no less than three different ways.  Here's what that looked like.  [Video clip]  Biden first says that the "First Lady's husband contracted COVID," apparently missing the fact that he's the First Lady's husband.  Not even realizing his glaring misstep, Jill Biden has to interject from the sidelines in an attempt to rescue him.  Yet, he then proclaims "She's fine," as if he had said the First Lady had contracted COVID.  He then corrects himself to say "I'm fine," before announcing the "Second Lady" has COVID.  It was just a bumbling mess of performance, and while the crowd kept laughing, there was nothing actually funny about it.

Secret Service says it doesn't have Hunter Biden emails from some years, his laptop says otherwise.  Days ahead of his trip to Mexico in spring 2011, Hunter Biden got an email from a Secret Service agent coordinating his protection detail.  "Hunter, when you have some free time, I would like to discuss the Monterrey trip with you," Secret Service agent Yvonne DiCristoforo wrote then-Vice President Joe Biden's son on April 28, 2011.  "I have some specific information to provide you that we received from our Mexico City office," she added.  "I know you are out of the office this evening, but if you could contact me at your convenience, I would appreciate it."  Secret Service records show Hunter Biden, in fact, took the trip with agents protecting him between May 15 to May 17, 2011.  The email, contained on a Hunter Biden laptop now in FBI custody and reviewed by Just the News, may not seem that significant at first blush.  But it has significant meaning to Senate investigators.

Biden refers to Kamala Harris as 'first lady' in latest gaffe.  President Biden committed another gaffe Tuesday [3/15/2022] — referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as "the first lady."  Biden made the mix-up while noting Harris wasn't with him at an event because her husband, second gentleman Doug Emhoff, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in the day.  "There's been a little change in arrangement of who is on the stage because of the first lady's husband contracting COVID," Biden said, according to a video of the snafu posted to Twitter.

Biden Promises Executive Action on Climate Change as Energy Costs Spike.  President Joe Biden reassured donors Monday that he would use his executive powers to act on climate change, even as energy prices are at record highs.  "The climate crisis is the existential threat.  That's not hyperbole; it's a fact," Biden said after taking the podium at a Democratic National Committee Fundraiser in Washington, DC.  Biden promised to take "aggressive" executive actions on climate regulations even if the Supreme Court overruled him.  He acknowledged that progress on the issue of climate change was difficult to achieve in Congress, hinting that donors could help him pressure lawmakers.

The Editor says...
There is no climate crisis.  The weather is not an existential threat.

Hunter Biden ex-partner tries to avoid starting prison sentence, prosecutors object strenuously.  Hunter Biden's ex-business partner was convicted nearly four years ago of securities fraud and still he has not spent a day in prison.  And now Devon Archer's lawyers are trying to delay his punishment yet again with a new appeal that did not amuse federal prosecutors.  Archer faces one year and one day in prison and was ordered last month to pay financial penalties of $15 million and over $43 million in restitution.  His arguments to appeal and postpone serving prison time have no merit, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan told the trial judge Monday.  "Archer falls far short of meeting his burden of establishing the necessary 'substantial question of law or fact' to justify bail pending appeal or a stay of forfeiture," the prosecutors wrote in their motion.

The Top Ten Scapegoats Biden Has Blamed for His Failures.  Since he started pretending to be president, Biden has blamed an endless series of scapegoats for his steadily spreading dumpster fire.  It's virtually everyone's fault but his, and he has consistently made sure that Americans have a steady and sober regard for the suffering of their noble, selfless, heroic president, constantly let down by venal, self-serving opportunists and worse.

Maria Bartiromo's Sources Are Right:  The Biden Administration Is Actively Partnering With Putin On Climate And Iran.  Judging by the reaction from peers in media, you might think Maria Bartiromo said something incorrect on Sunday when she noted, "Some people have told me over the weekend that they feel that at the end of the day this administration does not see Putin as the enemy, they see him as a partner on many issues."  It's hardly a stretch to imagine someone mentioning that to Bartiromo because it's true.  Viewers who watched the full clip would have heard Bartiromo specifically cite climate change and the Iran nuclear deal as the issues in question when she made the statement on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures."

High Energy Prices Are the Fruits of A Biden Sellout.  Every single bad move by Joe Biden, and every one of his moves has been bad, has largely benefited one entity, that being Communist China.  The red dragon is a crafty one and is working the system big-time.  It is in an unholy informal alliance with the World Economic Forum, the elites of which suppose they are running everything and look to China with envy for how to take over what they don't already control, but China, of course, is merely using them, too.  The Great Reset sought by the former is one where the latter sees itself as the new single superpower and the WEF is merely a useful facade.  High energy prices are integral to the entire strategy.

Democrats Urge Biden to Enact [Their] Agenda by Edict.  For a sense of how alarmed House Democrats are about the upcoming midterms, consider what they want President Biden to do about their failed legislative initiatives.  According to an Associated Press report, caucus leaders are "urging him to issue executive orders that could push their proposals forward without votes in the House and Senate."  Due to intraparty ideological disputes, the Democrats have been unable to pass important bills and therefore have very few accomplishments to talk about when they face their constituents in November.  Consequently, they want the President to bypass the Congress and impose their stalled agenda on the nation by fiat.  Even the Speaker of the House, who should be interested in protecting the constitutional prerogatives of Congress, made it clear that Biden should exceed his executive authority if the Democrats can't get their agenda passed.

New Rules on Extremism — DHS Will Target Anyone Who Believes Election Was Stolen or Who Challenged Fauci's Everchanging COVID Narrative.  In Joe Biden's first year in office over 2 million illegal aliens from dozens of countries walked into the United States across the southern border.  The numbers this year look even greater.  Joe Biden and DHS Secretary Mayorkas immediately opened up the US southern border after they came into office.  Biden also set another record.  Only 59,011 illegals were deported his first year in office.  This was the lowest number since 1995.

It Isn't Just Slow Joe.  The press has set the bar so low for Joe Biden that when he makes a public appearance, it is considered a triumph if he manages to stay upright.  No one expects anything he says to be coherent, and blatant disregard of the facts is overlooked.  But it isn't only Slow Joe:  the Democrats' policies have run head-on into reality, and none of their leaders can comment publicly without telling whoppers.

Joe Biden Gives Incoherent Speech About World War III.  This afternoon, Joe Biden spoke to the House Democrats about the state of the Russia-Ukraine conflict at the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference meeting in Philadelphia.  During his speech, Biden told the Dem lawmakers he is in constant contact with Ukraine President Zelensky and, in fact, spoke with him earlier in the day.  He told the dirty Dems who are more concerned with preventing President Trump from ever running for office again than the conflict in Ukraine that he plans to downgrade trade status with Russia as punishment for their continued war on Ukraine.  With the invasion in its 16th day, Biden admitted he had frustrated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with the slower speed of his actions supporting Ukraine.  But Biden said what was far more important than moving to support Ukraine was "making sure all of NATO is together" in confronting Russia.

Obama White House Doctor Calls For Immediate Biden Resignation: 'Not Cognitively Capable Of Leading'.  Former White House physician Ronny Jackson, who served in the role under the Obama and Trump administrations, said on Friday that Democrat President Joe Biden needed to immediately resign to spare putting the country through more suffering because Biden is not mentally fit to be president.  "Biden doesn't know what's going on with Ukraine," Jackson tweeted.  "He doesn't know what's going on with ANYTHING!  He's not cognitively capable of leading.  He needs to RESIGN before our country suffers any more."  Jackson's remarks come after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion into Ukraine late last month that threatens to throw the entire continent of Europe into war.

Warning: The Biden Administration Wants to Expand the War in Europe.  "Blinken Says U.S. Is Eyeing Ways for Poland to Supply Jets to Ukraine," reads March 6 headline in the Wall Street Journal. [...] Providing its jets and airfield space to Ukraine while that country is at war with Russia would be tantamount to an act of war.  You do not have to be a military expert to realize this. [...] Poland has not been threatened or attacked by Russia.  Poland has no reason or desire to commit an act that would almost certainly draw a military response from Russia.  That would be senseless and self-defeating.  The idea to give Polish jets to Ukraine clearly came from the American side.  The Biden administration tried to get Poland to do this both by back-room pressure and bribery, i.e., by offering them newer type American jets in exchange.  There can be little question that by urging Poland to supply jets to Ukraine, the United States was attempting to provoke Russia into launching some form of military response against Poland.  Thus, what the Biden administration is attempting to do is to deliberately expand the Ukrainian theatre of war into other eastern European countries.

Repairman who alerted FBI to Hunter Biden's laptop facing bankruptcy, suspects 'politically motivated attack'.  Hunter Biden's laptop repairman spoke out recently on damages he's suffered since the days leading up to the 2020 election, including harassment and financial ruin.  John Paul Mac Isaac was forced to close his shop in Wilmington, DE, and flee to reside with his family in Lakewood, CO just days after the election, he told the New York Post.  "I was getting a lot of death threats," Mac Isaac reported.  "I had to have a Wilmington trooper parked in front of my shop all the time." Mac Isaac was under severe scrutiny for alerting the FBI that he was in possession of Biden's laptop since April 2019 and that there were a number of communications and files that connected Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son to unscrupulous business arrangements.

Biden's America:  The inmates are running the asylum.  How does one sanely describe what has happened to the United States since Joe Biden was inaugurated?  The nation has been effectively ruined by the policies of Biden's band of incompetents; every Cabinet member is a disaster, promoted for his previous record of failure.  Not one of them is qualified for the jobs they've been given. [...] As evident to all by now, Biden is suffering from advancing dementia, so he is clearly not making any of the policy decisions that now bedevil America. [...] We can only guess who is making American policy since Biden was installed in the Oval Office.  Biden is a done deal, an empty suit, a front for whoever behind the scenes is pulling his strings, writing the speeches on his teleprompter that he can barely read.  Obama?  Eric Holder?  Susan Rice?  Valerie Jarrett?  Who knows?

Biden goes bonkers over inflation.  Joe Biden should be hopping mad about inflation, which rolled in at 7.9% and is destroying the purchasing power, wage gains, and savings of the citizenry even as he touts good economic times in his speeches.  Instead, he's going bonkers over the voter reaction to inflation, not the inflation itself.  [Tweet]  "I'm sick of this stuff!" he hollered.  "We have to talk about it because the American people think the reason for inflation is the government spending more money.  Simply.  Not.  True."  But of course, it is perfectly true.  He's wallowing in denial about it and now thinks he can yell his way into making Americans think differently.  In his wretched King Lear-like rant, brimming with rage and self-pity, Biden whimpered that Americans were just poor simpleton peasants who don't understand inflation and don't give Joe and all his "achievements" the credit they deserve:  [Tweet]

Biden Just Insulted Americans as Being Too Stupid to Understand His Greatness.  Joe Biden has shown[,] time and time again[,] that he has no compunction against lying if it means shifting the blame away from himself. [...] We've seen him blame everyone and everything else, rather than take the blame and take the right steps to address it.  His latest excuse is Vladimir Putin, despite the fact that inflation has been raging for several months, long before Putin invaded Ukraine at the end of February.  He was speaking at the House Democrats Conference in Philadelphia, and he repeated the lie, saying inflation was "largely the fault of Putin."  [Tweet]  Does he think that Americans have been asleep through all the prior months of raging inflation?  That he can just put one over on them?

The Madness of Slow Joe, Energy Edition.  Anyone who has followed President Biden's overlong career in American politics may be forgiven for wondering if he believes in anything other than the corrupt Biden family.  Speaking generally, he has been on every side of every issue since his election to the Senate in 1972.  Worse than that, he is a farcical poseur, as in his theft of Neil Kinnock's life and words for his own sorry purposes in the blowout of his run for the 1988 Democratic presidential nomination.  If shamelessness were a virtue, Biden might be the most virtuous man in American political history, though the competition would be intense.

Worst president ever?  The old saying goes that even a blind squirrel finds a nut occasionally.  So you might think that during a 50-year political career, the odds would dictate that Joe Biden would, once in a blue moon, make a correct decision — just based on the odds.  But you'd be mistaken.  Biden has stumbled and bumbled from one disastrous decision to the next.  Disastrous, that is, for America.  Biden himself has prospered handsomely in spite of his glaring incompetence and corruption.

Biden blames PUTIN for 7.9% inflation — the highest in 40 years.  President Joe Biden raised eyebrows after blaming soaring US inflation on Vladimir Putin, after the consumer price index hit another 40-year high of 7.9 percent in February.  Although the inflation data released on Thursday does not capture the full impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which occurred just days before the end of February, Biden in a statement chose to blame 'Putin's price hike.'  'A large contributor to inflation this month was an increase in gas and energy prices as markets reacted to Putin's aggressive actions,' said Biden.

Joe Biden Doesn't Want Your Gas To Be $4 A Gallon.  He Wants It To Cost Even More.  Gas prices in the United States hit a new all-time high under President Joe Biden's watch on Tuesday [3/8/2022], clocking in at an average of $4.17 per gallon, surpassing the previous record of $4.11 set in 2008. [...] The third week of February, before the Russian invasion of Ukraine started, the average price of U.S. gas was $3.53 per gallon, compared with $2.38 the week Biden took office:  a $1.15 difference.  (That fact hasn't stopped Press Secretary Jen Psaki from lying through her teeth to blame the spike entirely on Russia.)  But, bumbling though they are, the Biden administration did not just achieve rising gas prices through accidents and incompetence.  Your pain at the pump isn't just unforeseen collateral damage of the White House's policies — it's a very intentional result of it.  That's right:  Biden wants staggering gas prices to force you from being able to drive where you want, when you want, as much as you want to.  It's all a part of his green energy agenda, which panders to radicals on the far-left side of Biden's ever-further-left party.

Fact-checking President Biden's claim that his policies aren't holding back domestic energy production.  As a candidate, he [Biden] promised he was going to go after fossil fuels.  During the debates, he said he was going to "transition" from the oil industry — and "transition" is a word we're hearing a lot from the Biden administration recently when asked about rising gas prices; both Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm have mentioned the country being in a transition period to green energy.  President Biden has said that it's not true that his policies are holding back domestic energy production, and since we can't count on the mainstream fact-checkers to debunk that, we have Drew Holden with one of his great threads:  [Numerous tweets]

Even CNN Isn't Buying Biden's New Lie About Inflation.  We had a warning that the coming inflationary number was going to be bad from White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.  That's why you knew it was going to be bad — and she wasn't wrong.  The Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped 7.9 percent for February, year-over-year reaching yet another 40-year-high and a new record for Joe Biden.  In a statement released by the White House, first, Biden bragged about his economy even as it's crushing Americans.  Talk about out of touch.  But then, just like with the skyrocketing gas prices, Biden has a new excuse for why there's such a huge increase in the year-over-year inflation — blame that on Vladimir Putin and the Russian invasion as well.

Kamala Proves the Peter Principle.  The Peter Principle says that people rise to the level of their incompetence.  During Obama's presidency, everyone joked that he selected Biden for VP because Biden's incompetency insured that Obama would never be impeached.  Yes, Obama was bad, but Biden would be worse.  Now that Biden's the president, that joke was 100% correct.  Sadly, he's multiple times worse than anyone imagined.  Biden has more failures in one year than most presidents have in a lifetime — the Afghanistan debacle and surrender, huge crime spikes due to Democrat "defund the police" insanity, actively working to destroy the petroleum industry while supporting Russia's, soaring inflation, open support and deference to China, and his weakness being directly responsible for Putin's invasion of Ukraine — to name just a few epic failures.  As bad as Biden is as president, it's obvious he selected Harris for the same reason that Obama selected him — to insure he's never removed from office.

Poland's Move on MiGs Pretty Much Shows That Europe Doesn't Really Trust Biden with Anything.  Joe Biden declared that America was back when he got elected.  There was no underlying reason for the declaration other than 'I'm a Democrat, and I'm different.'  The world ate it up.  The liberals ate it up.  Everyone thought the norms, which many have erroneously thought were not followed, would return.  The adults were back in charge.  That all fell apart in less than a year.  Afghanistan showed what many of us already knew about Joe Biden and this administration.  They're appalling at foreign policy.  There's a forty-year track record of Joe Biden being utterly incorrect in this area.  The Afghan dash last August finally showed Europe that this guy really isn't some ace on international affairs.  His diminished mental capacity also doesn't help.

Biden has managed to drive both Israel and Saudi Arabia toward Russia.  Joe Biden canceled the Keystone Pipeline on his first day in office.  Since then, he's put a moratorium on numerous American oil and gas projects. [...] Be aware that the rocketing price of oil and gas is not due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  These price increases began the very month that Biden was inaugurated, and have continued nearly every month since.  But the Russian invasion certainly compounded and accelerated the problem.  The loss and threatened loss of Russian oil has sent gasoline prices toward $6/gallon in America and $9/gallon in Europe.  The Democrats cheered the high prices, until political polls showed that American don't like paying high prices for gas and the calendar showed that this is the year many of them have to get re-elected to their lucrative, favor-receiving, status-filled, Chardonnay-sipping gigs, or else get a real job.  So now they pretend to want lower gas prices.

Biden is waging a war on truckers and everyone will pay the price.  President Joe Biden rightly announced a ban on Russian energy imports Tuesday — though only after a bipartisan group in Congress twisted his arm.  Biden had resisted the move, despite the purchases funding Vladimir Putin's deadly Ukraine invasion, worried it would further boost gas prices (and further tank his polling).  But he's doing plenty to jack up prices through his policies here at home.  On Monday, his own Environmental Protection Agency announced it wants to slap new rules on tractor-trailers, buses, delivery vans and moving trucks.  The regs, aimed at cutting nitrogen oxide and carbon pollution, will make life harder not only for working-class truck and bus drivers, our essential backbone already exhausted by COVID fatigue — they'll hit all American shoppers hard.  As Climate Depot's Marc Morano put it, "US climate sanctions on Americans have more impact than US sanctions against Russia."

These Congressman Did Not Deserve What Joe Biden Said About Them During His Texas Visit.  [Scroll down]  [I]t's what Biden said about Reps.  Colin Allred (D-TX), Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Jake Ellzey (R-TX) is rather... problematic.  Biden said that two of the congressmen, Veasey and Allred, look like they can play basketball; both men are black.  He added that Congressman Ellzey looks like a dude who would bomb you.  Now, Ellzey was a Navy fighter pilot who fought in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  If this was a joke, it missed its target by several hundredmiles.

Hunter Biden still listed as part owner of Chinese firm despite divestment claim.  Chinese and American business records continue to list Hunter Biden as a 10% owner of the Chinese government-linked investment firm BHR Partners as of Tuesday, nearly four months after his lawyer said he had completely divested from the venture.  In November, Chris Clark, a lawyer for Biden, told the New York Times that his client "no longer holds any interest, directly or indirectly, in either BHR or Skaneateles," the LLC wholly owned by Biden that held his 10% ownership stake in the Chinese investment firm.

As Financial Markets Crash and Ukraine Burns, There's Nowhere Left to Hide for the Biden Administration.  Time, they say, is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.  If that's so, then maybe time has stopped because all of a sudden everything seems to be happening at once.  Three things, actually:  1) a Russian military operation in Ukraine that a lot of people in America want to turn into World War Three;  2) an epic crack-up of the world financial system; and  3) the breakdown of the fishy Covid-19 affair and especially the story behind its holy avatar:  the mRNA vaccine.  In a sane society, that might be enough to trip the institutional reality-test apparatus, but we are not a sane society these days, so we plunge ever-deeper into a hurly-burly of wrongful endeavor vectoring toward self-destruction.  The immediate problem is a nation (us) that is powerfully bamboozled, led by a figurehead nobody believes in, backed by a hidden coterie of actors who appear to hate our country enough to try to sink it.

The Biden admin foreign policy has two inviolable rules.  [Thread reader]  Rule #1:  get back into something that can be heralded as the Iran deal, no matter what.  This is less a policy idea than a matter of Democratic honor — refusing to admit the failure of Obama's major foreign policy goal, repudiating Trump, etc.  Rule #2:  cripple domestic energy production.  This is the foremost demand of the eco-activist base of the Dem Party.  No matter how much gas prices increase, the admin will not budge.  And so the admin is left begging bad regimes for oil.  It's morally appalling, it's nonsensical as a policy to reduce carbon emissions, but it pleases eco-activists.  So it is done.

Statement On Russian-Ukrainian Crisis by Archbishop Vigano.  [Scroll down]  Another issue that we tend not to analyze in depth is that related to Burisma, an oil and gas company operating on the Ukrainian market since 2002.  Recall that "during the American presidency of Barack Obama (from 2009 to 2017) his right hand man with a "delegation" to handle international politics was Joe Biden, and it is since then that the "protection" offered by the Democrat US leader was given to Ukrainian nationalists, a line that created the irreconcilable disagreement between Kiev and Moscow. [...] It was Joe Biden in those years who carried out the policy of bringing Ukraine closer to NATO. He wanted to take away political and economic power from Russia. [...] In recent years, Joe Biden's name has also been associated with a scandal over Ukraine that had also shaken his candidacy. [...] It was April 2014 when Burisma Holdings, the largest energy company in Ukraine (active in both gas and oil), hired Hunter Biden as a consultant [...] with a salary of $50,000 a month.
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Biden will ban imports of Russian oil, natural gas after relentless pressure.  Republican lawmakers are demanding on Tuesday [3/8/2022] that President Joe Biden restore American energy independence after he announced a ban on Russian oil and gas imports over its attack on Ukraine.  Biden announced on Tuesday the United States would target 'the main artery of Russia's economy' with a ban on energy imports from Moscow, while acknowledging the financial squeeze it would put on Americans already paying record-high prices at the pump.  'Americans have rallied support — have rallied to support the Ukrainian people and made it clear we will not be part of subsidizing Putin's war,' Biden said at the White House.  During his speech Biden also hit back at Republican accusations that his administration cut back US oil and gas production — pointing out that he actually pumped more oil than his predecessor Donald Trump did during his first year in office.

Joe Biden Has a Problem With Facts - We Produce LESS Oil Not More Than Under Trump.  The Biden Bunch has decided that the reason for rising gas prices should be blamed on their failure to help prevent Russia from invading Ukraine and should be blamed on Russia itself.  Oddly enough not on his lack of a coherent energy policy — this is not based on reality but on unicorn dreams.  Well, now, President Puddin Brain has decided that we shall no longer import that Russian crude a full 12 days after the invasion and right before the leaders in his party would have voted to do the same and embarrassed him.

Impeach Biden.  ithin MAGA circles, talk is turning increasingly to impeaching Joe Biden after the midterm elections — assuming, of course, the Republicans retake the House of Representatives (which appears likely).  Unfortunately, actual removal would require 60 votes in the Senate.  Even under the most favorable scenario, it's unlikely the GOP will pick up more than four Senate seats.  Nonetheless, with the strong likelihood the Republicans will take control of the House, impeaching Biden looks viable.  Why?  Well, for the same reason a Democrat-controlled House impeached Donald Trump — twice.  The Democrats used the impeachment process to persuade millions of middle-of-the-road and independent voters that Trump had done something terribly wrong.  Of course, the Democrats' two impeachment efforts were frivolous and did not comport with the constitutional requirements for impeachment, but no matter.  They used it to sow doubt in the minds of low-information voters and there's little doubt the narrative broke off some previous Trump voters.

The Horror Of Biden's Weakness.  Tyranny roams free.  People with a thirst for power and control are going to any lengths to possess them.  Useful idiots enable them to keep going and they hope to gaslight (or kill) anyone who questions it.  If you believe I'm speaking of Vladimir Putin, you wouldn't be wrong.  But the same applies to Joe Biden.  The *President took to the State of The Union speech and more or less declared the opposite on nearly every position and issue of the day than what his administration and party has held since he became *president.  Feigning a pretend toughness (which is whole cloth different than strength) Biden spoke so fast he rammed his words together, raised his voice and leveled shouted talking points about his admiration for the Ukrainian people.  Laughing at Biden a world away Putin began using indiscriminate vacuum and cluster bombs.  And while Biden had his morning jello and coffee the next day, more children and civilians died in Ukraine than were lost in the entire fighting in 2014.  Biden said and did nothing.

Biden claims he enjoyed 'teaching' and misses 'being a professor at Penn' — Except he never taught there.  President Joe Biden reaffirmed that he has lost touch with reality, taking shots at Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) before bulking up his resume with a job he's never held.  Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson recently released an interview with Biden that was conducted on February 25.  "I wanted to hear from a historic figure in a historic time about how he thinks about America in this pivotal moment," Richardson said of the conversation, "to put the specifics of what he does in a larger context."

Biden looks to Venezuela for a bailout.  Joe Biden is in a bind.  Like everything else, he's blown it.  Energy prices have gone through the roof, with gasoline prices at the pump pushing $6.00 a gallon in San Diego alone.  They're expected to get higher, and each tic upward takes Joe down another notch in the polls.  Biden has throttled U.S. capacity to produce its own energy by ending domestic drilling leases on federal lands.  He's also scuppered the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.  In place of that domestic and Canadian energy, we now buy Russian oil, some 600,000 barrels a day — which just happens to finance Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine.

Addict, Degenerate and Bagman of a Corrupt Family Enterprise Exposed.  It is hard to find words to describe the debauched and sleazy satyr that is Hunter Biden and how he used his family name and his father's status as an important American politician to become an extraordinary international grifter involved in multi-million dollar — sometimes billion — dollar deals with international entities that included corrupt criminal enterprises such as Burisma Holdings of the Ukraine and the government- and military-controlled companies of Russia and China, international enemies of the United States.  His business activities and lifestyle were revealed on the laptop he left in a Wilmington, Delaware Mac computer repair shop owned by a Mr. Isaac, who took possession after Hunter failed to pick it up after 90 days.  Mr. Isaac had already fixed the water damage and looked at the contents, found discussions about Burisma (the Ukrainian oil and gas company) so he arranged through his father, a retired Air Force Colonel, to turn the laptop over to the FBI in Arizona.  Mr. Isaac kept a hard drive copy to protect himself.  Then he made some inquiries after the FBI failed to do anything.

Here's Your Russian Collusion:  Biden [is] Working with Russia on [a] New Iran Nuke Deal.  Just when you think the Biden administration couldn't possibly get worse, it finds a way.  Gabriel Noronha, a former State Department official, tweeted Wednesday [3/2/2022] that State, NSC, and European Union officials are warning that "what's happening in Vienna," where Biden's handlers are negotiating a new nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, "is a total disaster," and that they're hoping that "Congress will act to stop the capitulation."  It's about as likely that Congress will stop this, of course, as it is that Biden's handlers will send Donald J. Trump himself to Vienna to handle the negotiations, but there are abundant signs that the new agreement will be far worse than the old one, and directly endanger America and its allies.  For one thing, even amidst ever-rising tensions with Russia and punitive sanctions, the administration has turned over leadership of the negotiations to a Russian diplomat, Mikhail Ulyanov.

As War Rages, Biden Has Weekend Plans.  As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues his unrelenting assault on Ukrainian citizens, committing war crimes through the use of cluster bombs and attacking nuclear sites in the country, President Joe Biden is headed home to Delaware for the weekend.  "In the evening, the President will travel to Wilmington, Delaware, where he will remain over the weekend," the White House daily schedule states.  Biden also went to Delaware last weekend for a family funeral.  He has spent 35 weekends at home since taking office in January 2021.

Confused Old Man Yells at Nation for an Hour.  A confused political hack from Delaware staged a one-man insurrection by invading the sacred precincts of the Capitol building, hijacking all the TV networks, and yelling that the planet would be destroyed unless we gave him all our money so he could burn it and turn it into green energy. [...] Like the star of a slasher movie sequel, Biden Jr., returned to ramble through a worse sequel, but kept it down to a mere hour and two minutes of torture.  The two minutes are significant because when you have to endure the Vogon poetry of word salads, non-sequiturs, mumbles, grumbles, malapropisms, and random interjections, 120 extra seconds is an eternity. [...] Biden, whose minions had met the threat of a Freedom Convoy of half a dozen trucks on their way to D.C. by summoning 800 National Guardsmen, began by asserting that, "freedom will always triumph over tyranny."  The best evidence of that was the complete collapse of mask mandates and the entire COVID public health security state that Biden had touted last year.

On Ukraine, Biden has painted himself into a corner.  [Scroll down]  Hunter [Biden], who had little or no experience in management and none in the oil industry, went to Ukraine and a Ukrainian oil company instantly hired him with a salary of eighty thousand dollars a month.  While Hunter was there, then-Vice President of the United States Joe Biden happened to notice that the Ukrainian government was investigating the oil company his son worked for.  Joe felt the investigation was unfair and brought pressure on the Ukrainians to stop the investigation and fire the investigators.  Next, Hunter happened to make friends with some Russians and meet the Moscow mayor's wife.  Hunter, who is an outgoing young man, impressed her.  She felt sorry for him having to struggle through life on eighty thousand dollars a month, so she reached in her purse and handed him three million dollars.  She didn't have any spools of thread in her purse, so there were no strings attached.

What Could Putin Possibly Have on Biden That Would Make Joe Keep Buying Russian Oil?  Putin has started what some people are referring to as WWIII.  Biden's response has been to join other nations in hitting Putin with some financial sanctions, which have thus far not changed Putin's game plan.  Biden is also sending, depending on your source, roughly $74 million to Russia EVERY DAY for oil.  Why hit Putin with sanctions if you're handing him mad stacks for oil?  Something is up.  Biden could open the Keystone XL pipeline.  He could "drill, baby, drill" in the States and tap into what might be billions of barrels of oil, but White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki refers to that idea as a "misdiagnosis."  So instead, Biden is helping to pay for Putin's war.

Ron Johnson: 'President Biden Is Dramatically, Seriously Compromised'.  During an appearance on FBN's "Mornings with Maria," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) warned the turmoil in the world, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine, was underway, there are still unresolved issues about President Joe Biden's business dealings with Russia and China.  Johnson described Biden as "dramatically, seriously compromised."  "That's my concern," he said.  "We don't know all of his foreign financial entanglements.  We've certainly shown the indication of the advanced web of them.  But I'll tell you who does know:  Russian intelligence, Chinese intelligence.  Is that why he lifted the sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which again was one of the factors emboldening and tempting Putin to invade Ukraine?  What does China know?  Is that why he canceled the China initiative, to make sure they don't steal our intellectual property from our university systems?"

"Didn't Have Time": Psaki's Horrific Reason Why Joe Didn't Honor Fallen Heroes.  You might have noticed something missing from Joe Biden's state of the union address on the 2nd of March, particularly during the Afghanistan portion of it. [...] Did you notice what was missing?  The whole part about our absolutely horrifying rout from Afghanistan, one that was utterly humiliating, emboldened our enemies (just look to Ukraine), and, worst of all, got 13 American heroes killed.  Congresswoman Lauren Boebert called out that commission, yelling "You put them in.  Thirteen of them." after Biden said "flag-draped coffin," but, were it not for her, the issue wouldn't have been brought up at all in Biden's speech; he meant to never mention the thirteen heroes that he got killed, to refuse to honor their sacrifice.  Well, Psaki went on the mainstream media to explain why. [...]

Biden's Bizarre SOTU Proves He's Unfit for Office.  Much has been written about President Biden's surreal State of the Union address, but the commentariat has studiously ignored the real problem with the speech.  The trouble with this unnerving oration isn't that much of it was fiction or that it revealed a vision of the nation that isn't shared by most Americans.  Its scariest feature is that it was filled with semi-coherent gibberish delivered by a man who is cognitively impaired and obviously unfit to carry out the duties of his office.  If Biden were your father, you would relieve him of his car keys, yet he possesses the authority to launch a thermonuclear strike and hit virtually any target on the planet.

White House Deploys Jill Biden to Reboot Joe Biden's Image.  First Lady Jill Biden joined President Joe Biden on Wednesday for a trip out of Washington, DC, taking the stage for an unusually defensive speech about her husband.  The First Lady began her speech recalling Inauguration Day when she watched Joe Biden take the oath of office just a year ago. [...] The first lady's speech appeared to be an attempt by the White House to reboot the president's image, as recent polling shows 54 percent of Americans do not think Biden has the mental sharpness to serve as president.  She painted a picture of Biden as a heroic historical figure who saved America from the "four years of chaos" of former President Donald Trump.

It's Time To Kill This Big Fat Biden Lie Once And For All.  If Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the rest of the Big Tech bullies insist on stopping "misinformation," why aren't they censoring President Joe Biden for his repeated flagrant lie about the economy?  You know, the one where he claims we were in a state of crisis when he came into office, from which he and his $2 trillion "American Rescue Plan" saved us.  Biden says it over and over again.  Here's a sampling over the past year:
  •   "We've turned the tide on a once-in-a-generation economic crisis.  And families are beginning to be able to breathe just a little bit easier."
  •   "Look, when we came to office, we knew we were facing a once-in-a-century pandemic and a once-in-a-generation economic crisis."
  •   "When I was sworn in as president, the nation was struggling to pull out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."
In his State of the Union, Biden claimed that his "American Rescue Plan" was one of the "few pieces of legislation" to have "done more at a critical moment in our history to lift us out of a crisis."  This is a lie.

Biden Buddy Very Lightly Slapped on Wrist, Gets One-Year and a Day Prison Sentence.  Hunter Biden's old Yale buddy and corrupt business partner Devon Archer was sentenced to just one year in prison for defrauding a Native American Tribe out of $60 million in bonds.  Archer got off light — the prosecution wanted him to serve at least 30 months jail time.  "Archer, 47, appeared for his sentencing hearing at the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse in Lower Manhattan, where Judge Ronnie Abrams also ordered him to forfeit $15,700,513 and pay $43,427,436 in restitution," the Daily Mail reports.

Joe Biden sure is eager to help Ukraine.  I wonder why.
Joe Biden Seeks $10 Billion More from Congress for Ukraine After Spending $1.4 Billion.  President Joe Biden wants Congress to send him $10 billion to help Ukraine fight Russia, according to a letter from his administration seen Thursday.  "[W]e are requesting $10 billion to deliver additional humanitarian, security, and economic assistance in Ukraine and the neighboring region in the coming days and weeks," Biden's acting budget director Shalanda Young wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Biden asks Congress for $10B in emergency aid for Ukraine.  President Biden is upping his request for humanitarian and military aid to Ukraine, calling on Congress to approve $10 billion to help bolster the nation in its fight against Russia.  Shalanda Young, acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, made the request in a letter to the congressional Democratic leadership on Tuesday.  The figure is significantly larger than the $6.4 billion that administration officials initially urged lawmakers to approve just last week.  "These resources will mean additional defense equipment for Ukraine, lifesaving humanitarian assistance — such as emergency food assistance — for the Ukrainian people, stronger sanctions enforcement, a dedicated task force led by the Department of Justice to go after the ill-gotten gains and other illicit activities of the Russian oligarchs, and additional support for U.S troop deployments to neighboring countries," said Mrs. Young.

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Ukraine is very important to Joe Biden.  It's a country that launders a lot of his money, allegedly.

Biden Won't ban Russian Oil.  The White House does not support a ban on Russian oil imports, according to press secretary Jen Psaki, despite even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joining in on the calls for the U.S. to cease buying Moscow's fuel.  'We don't have a strategic interest in reducing the global supply of energy, and that would raise prices at the gas pump for the American people,' Psaki told reporters Thursday [3/3/2022].  Asked what would need to happen 'on the ground' in Ukraine for the U.S. to stop buying Russian oil, the press secretary demurred.  'I don't know if we look at it exactly through that prism.  Obviously we have not held back in taking significant, historic steps that are crippling the Russian economy right now,' she said.

CNN Poll Finds Audience Reaction to Biden's SOTU Was the Worst on Record.  A CNN poll that the network proclaimed as showing a "mostly positive reaction" to President Joe Biden's State of the Union speech Tuesday showed that the speech actually hit a low point for those who had a "very positive reaction" to Biden's remarks.  The poll noted that 71 percent of those surveyed had a positive reaction to the speech, according to CNN. [...] When Biden addressed Congress in April, he had a 78 percent positive reaction that included 51 percent giving him a very positive reaction.  But on Tuesday night, only 41 percent gave Biden a very positive reaction, which even CNN acknowledged "matches the previous low in CNN's speech reaction polls dating back to 1998."  The poll had a margin of error of 5.5 percentage points.  The last time a president achieved this low a rating was in 2007 after a State of the Union speech from then-President George W. Bush.

Sorry, Mr. President, But Inflation Isn't Due To 'Greed'.  We listened carefully to President Joe Biden's Tuesday night [3/1/2022] State of the Union speech for what he plans to do about our growing inflation disaster.  We were not impressed. [...] To begin with, he blamed corporate "greed" for inflation, which is scapegoating of the worst sort.  To fix this, he proposed price controls and government subsidies on "computer chips, prescription drugs, health care premiums, weatherization projects, renewable energy, electric vehicles and child care" to get companies to boost output.  Corporations don't suddenly get "greedy."  And greed isn't the cause of inflation, as Nobel-winning economist Milton Friedman noted in perhaps his most famous pronouncement:  "Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon."  Many others have said the same thing.  Despite being in Washington when the last great inflation occurred, Biden is about to make the same mistakes made by multiple presidents that let the inflation problem go from being a brushfire to an all-out conflagration.

Democrats Live In A Different World.  I don't know how you can watch Joe Biden stumble and bumble his way through the State of the Union Address and think he is well.  Either he referred to the Ukrainian people as "Iranians" or "Urainians," with neither option being good because what's left of his brain didn't notice whatever it was that came out of his mouth.  A normal, healthy person will make mistakes, verbal gaffes, but our brains notice and we correct ourselves almost immediately.  That does not happen with Joe Biden.  He is so married to the teleprompter and going off script that he pays no attention to the words.  The media, naturally, ignored most of the gaffes because covering for their President is second nature to them.  But it wasn't just what he screwed up saying that was the problem, the parts of the speech he read accurately were just as disturbing.

Biden's Bombshell Back Story.  By suggesting that a "minor incursion" into Ukraine would be acceptable, Drew Allen notes, it looks like Joe Biden is colluding with Vladimir Putin.  Biden also has a record of collusion on the matter of nuclear weapons, a story that goes back to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Biden suggests Putin tried to divide the West after witnessing January 6.  President Joe Biden suggested the Capitol riot inspired Putin to invade Ukraine and divide the West and then falsely claimed rioters killed five cops on January 6.  'Vladimir Putin was counting on being able to split up the United States,' Biden said in a speech in Superior, Wisconsin.  'Look, how would you feel if you saw crowds storm and break down the doors of the British Parliament and kill five cops, injure 145?  Or the German Bundestag or the Italian Parliament?' he asked.  One Capitol cop died of a stroke a day after January 6 and four killed themselves in the aftermath of the riot.

Top 10 ways Biden deluded himself during his State of the Union.  It's hilarious that Joe Biden is embarking on a "Unity Agenda" tour.  After he spent the past year stigmatizing the unvaccinated, demonizing Trump voters as domestic terrorists and siccing the FBI on parents at school board meetings, now he wants unity?  Even his own party isn't unified.  No fewer than three party factions, including The Squad, have offered up contradictory rebuttals of his State of the Union address.  Not that his own speech wasn't chock full of contradictions and delusions.

Being "open" to it, and actually doing it, are two different things.  Biden is dragging his feet.
Joe Biden open to banning Russian oil imports as Ukraine war rages on.  President Biden said Wednesday [3/2/2022] that he's open to banning Russian oil imports as he accused Moscow's invading troops of intentionally targeting residential areas in Ukraine.  Biden, facing calls to sanction Russia's lucrative energy exports, indicated his willingness to go further after claiming Tuesday night in his first State of the Union address that "we prepared extensively and carefully" to respond to Russia's attack.  Critics slammed Biden last week for implementing initially limited sanctions as tanks rolled across Ukraine's borders and as Russian jets bombed targets across the former Soviet republic.

Fact check of Biden's State of the Union.  President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address on Tuesday evening where he called for unity, lauded his domestic wins and announced new action against Russia after Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.  Here is a fact check of some of the claims Biden made in his hour-long remarks. [...]

Psaki and her pink(o) hat
Psaki Says the Quiet Part Out Loud.  Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted on live TV that Putin makes his moves when we have weaklings in the Executive Office.  "You know I was at the State Department," Psaki told CNN.  "The president was the vice president the last time Russia invaded Ukraine.  This is a pattern of horror from President Putin and from the cronies around him." [...] A lot of us remember.  A lot of us remember you as the State Department's press secretary.  A lot of us remember Obama putting Biden in charge of America's role in helping Ukraine weed out corruption.  A lot of us remember Biden's angelic son Hunter sitting on the Burisma board during that time.  We remember this delightful photo of you with Putin's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.  Pink is not a flattering color on you, Psaki.  Same for me as well.  Lavrov is one of those cronies.

Who is Joe Biden?  In the wake of his 2022 State of the Union address, Joe Biden is beyond the butt of jokes; beyond the anger coming from Americans crippled by his catastrophic energy, immigration, and economic policies; beyond the bi-partisan outrage at his foreign policy disasters; beyond his declared war on parents.  Most of all Joe Biden is beyond sympathy for a senile, frail old man, too often lost in a cloud of neuron decay, with his bone density and brain mass shriveling daily.  Joe Biden is president.  Imagine that.  And nothing we can do about it.  That's the State of the Union.

Biden's SOTU reassured nobody.  Not surprisingly, President Biden's SOTU speech was a pack of lies from start to finish. [...] He talked a bit about supporting "made in America."  Those phony words out of his mouth seemed stolen from Trump; Biden never cared about "made in America."  He only cared about enriching his family by any means necessary.  Ukraine was his, and Hillary's, financial playground.  Long corrupt itself, Ukraine has been used and abused by our deep state operatives for decades.  Ukrainian oligarchs have always been happy to throw millions of dollars at our equally corrupt politicians to protect their own robber baron schemes.  Ukraine was the largest contributor to the Clinton Foundation while she was the sitting Secretary of State.  The wholly unscrupulous Hunter Biden still gets something like $50k a month from Burisma.

AP Fact Check:  Biden's State of Union is off on guns, EVs.  President Joe Biden related a faulty Democratic talking point about guns in his first State of the Union speech, made his plan on electric vehicles sound more advanced than it is and inflated the sweep of his infrastructure package.  On several fronts, he presented ambitions as achievements.

'A Pound of Ukrainian People'? 10 Brain Freezes in Joe Biden's State of the Union Delivery.  President Joe Biden stumbled through his State of the Union address on Tuesday [3/1/2022], flubbing several lines from his prepared text and ad-libbing lines that did not make sense.

A Malfunctioning Joe Biden Delivers an Incoherent Speech on a Dead Agenda.  Biden's speech was badly written, devoid of memorable moments, and came across as a rehash of everything he's been saying for the last two years.  The applause lines felt painfully manufactured, and the president often stumbled over his words — and that's when he wasn't coughing.  The first part of the speech focused on Ukraine in an obvious attempt to soften the audience with a topic most agree on.  But instead of delivering that moment of unity successfully, Biden started rambling about the Iranians and pounds of Ukrainians for some reason.

SOTU: After Flood of Migrants, Biden Calls on Congress to 'Secure the Border'.  President Joe Biden used his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to call on Congress to "secure the border," after his administration allowed roughly 1.5 million migrants to pour across the southern border in his first months in office. [...] As Breitbart News reported in December, the Biden administration imported about 1.5 million migrants in its first eight months.

Fact Check:  Biden Touts 'Buy American' Rules While Allowing Feds to Offshore U.S. Manufacturing.  CLAIM:  During his State of the Union (SOTU) address on Tuesday evening, President Joe Biden claimed his administration is "actually" ensuring that "taxpayers' dollars support American jobs and businesses."  VERDICT:  MOSTLY FALSE.  Biden's infrastructure bill signed into law last year provides giant federal carve-outs for industries to outsource and offshore American jobs.

The Editor says...
"Offshore" is not a verb.

State of the Union: Joe Biden Makes 12 Putin References, Mentions China only 3 Times.  President Joe Biden spent a significant amount of time during Tuesday's State of the Union address discussing the ongoing Russian military assault on Ukraine, mentioning Russian strongman Vladimir Putin 12 times and urging struggling Americans to "draw inspiration from the iron will of the Ukrainian people."  Notably absent, in contrast, from his remarks was the growing geopolitical threat posed to the United States by China.  Biden mentioned China three times, all in the context of economic competition.  Unlike the reported human rights abuses by Russia in Ukraine, the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people of East Turkistan was entirely absent from the State of the Union, as were abuses against Tibetans, Christians, Falun Gong practitioners, and the extensive abuses against pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong.

7 Major Failures of the Biden Presidency.  With President Joe Biden set to deliver his first State of the Union address on Tuesday night, it's a good time to ask:  How has Biden done as president and what is the actual state of our union?  According to the American people, things aren't going great.  A CNN poll in early February asked Americans what they thought of Biden's presidency and what he's done right since entering office Jan. 20, 2021.  The top answer by a wide margin, according to that poll — hardly likely to be skewed against Biden and Democrats — was nothing at all.  Over half of those surveyed couldn't come up with a single success during Biden's first year in office.

It's Time For Biden To Have a Cognitive Assessment.  Dear Joe Biden:  You are undoubtedly feeling the walls closing in now that Putin is invading Ukraine and bringing the world to the brink of all-out war.  Europe faces its worst crisis in 80 years.  You're wondering if this is too much for your brain to handle.  I know you care about America and want to do the right thing.  I love America, too.  So, I want to help you.  As a forensic psychiatrist and expert witness, with over 20 years of experience in hundreds of civil and criminal cases, I have done countless cognitive assessments to determine a person's competency — and I am offering my services to you.  I know that Dr. Ronny Jackson has already written to you asking that you take such a test.  I am writing to you now to explain why you need to take such a test — and even to offer to administer it to you myself.

Biden's Dismal State of the Union Address Prospects.  Most State of the Union speeches are forgettable events, where presidents simply lay out their laundry list of desired policies within a highly unedifying cliche-to-substance ratio.  But once in a while a State of the Union speech actually matters, and such is the case with President Biden's address tomorrow night.  First, most SotU speeches run an hour or more.  Can Biden actually make it that long?  But much more important is the substance of the speech.  Most SotU addresses start taking shape in the fall, around Thanksgiving.  I have previously speculated that the late date of Biden's first SotU (they are usually in late January or early February, when the president submits his proposed budget to Congress) was set in hopes COVID would have receded sufficiently for Biden to declare an end to the crisis, and I think chances are this will happen.  I wouldn't have said this two weeks ago, but Biden desperately needs some good news to pass along amidst the Ukraine crisis and our inflation-wracked economy.

Hunter Biden Associate Devon Archer Sentenced to One Year, One Day in Jail.  A longtime associate of President Joe Biden's son was sentenced on Feb. 28 to one year and one day in jail for defrauding a Native American tribe.  Devon Archer was convicted for participating in a scheme to bilk the Wakpamni Lake Community Corporation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of tens of millions of dollars.  The tribe didn't answer a phone call on Monday.  Archer was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, an Obama nominee who split the ground between prosecutorial and defense sentencing recommendations.  Prosecutors asked for 30 months in prison, arguing for the same sentence as the one handed down to Bevan Cooney, a co-defendant.  Prosecutors noted that there were 10 or more victims of the scheme, which caused a loss in excess of $25 million, and said guidelines would lead to a sentence of between 108 and 135 months, but decided not [to] push for a longer sentence because of a "need to avoid unwanted sentencing disparities."

Friend of Hunter Biden sent to jail for fraud.  A longtime friend and former business partner of Hunter Biden was sentenced to just over a year in prison Monday for a fraudulent bond scheme aimed at swindling a Native American tribe as a separate federal investigation into President Joe Biden's son's taxes and business dealings continues.  Devon Archer, who worked with Hunter Biden for the Rosemont Seneca Partners investment firm prior to both men joining the board of Ukrainian energy giant Burisma in 2014, was sentenced at the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse on Monday.  Archer was ordered to forfeit more than $15.7 million and join his co-defendants in paying $43.4 million in restitution to the victims.

Hunter Biden's pal sentenced to prison for [his] role in [a] fraud scheme.  A former business partner of Hunter Biden was sentenced Monday to more than a year in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe of some $60 million in bonds.  The defendant, Devon Archer, was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison by Manhattan Judge Ronnie Abrams, who said the crime was "too serious" to let him just walk.  "There's no dispute about the harm caused to real people," Abrams said, noting that the defrauded tribe, the Oglala Sioux, is one of the poorest in the nation.  Archer will also have to pay more than $15 million in forfeiture by himself and more than $43 million in restitution with his co-defendants in the case.

Nets Ignore Hunter Biden's Business Partner's Fraud Conviction.  On Monday, a former business partner of Hunter Biden named Devon Archer has been sentenced to over a year in prison for his involvement in a scheme to defraud a Native American tribe of over $60 billion in bonds.  Not surprisingly, all three evening newscasts completely ignored this news of the President's son's business partner going to federal prison.  While ignoring this report, ABC's World News Tonight, CBS Evening News & NBC Nightly News did all have time to hyperventilate over global warming, while CBS also had additional time to report on a mail truck that crashed off a bridge and fell into a river.  According to a report in the New York Post, Archer was sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison by Manhattan Judge Ronnie Abrams.  "There's no dispute about the harm caused to real people," Judge Abrams said.  In addition to jail time, Archer will have to pay back over $15 million in forfeiture as well as over $43 million in economic restitution.

Biden's war on fossil fuels has strengthened Putin and weakened America.  [Joe Biden] inherited a nation that was an energy superpower.  During his four years in office, President Donald Trump opened 100 million acres of public land and water, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to exploration.  He withdrew from the Paris climate accord, approved the Keystone XL pipeline between the United States and Canada, and rolled back Obama-era regulations such as the Clean Power Plan that held back domestic exploration and production.  Trump's policy was "drill, baby drill."  The result?  On his watch, the United States supplanted Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world's largest oil producer.  This newfound energy independence transformed the national security landscape, strengthening the United States vis-a-vis Russia and other revanchist powers.  But on taking office, Biden squandered the position of strength he inherited from Trump.  He prioritized climate change over energy independence and launched a policy of energy disarmament.  Biden rejoined the Paris agreement and canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, which by itself would have transported 830,000 barrels of oil per day from Alberta to refineries on the Gulf Coast of Texas — far more than the 538,000 barrels we import every day from Russia).  He suspended oil and gas leases in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and sought to deliver on his campaign promise to ban all "new oil and gas permitting on public lands and waters."  And he made clear his intention to tax and regulate the fossil fuel industry out of business, promising that his administration would "end fossil fuel."  These policies have backfired — undermining the United States in its confrontation with Russia today.

I'm Having a Problem Using "President" In Front Of "Biden".  It's not a matter of Republican disrespect for a Democrat.  I referred to both Barack Obama and Bill Clinton by their presidential titles.  It's a matter of legitimacy.  Over half of all Americans now believe that fraud affected the outcome of the last Presidential election.  The Arizona election audit didn't prove that the Donald won, as many hoped.  But it did prove that we don't really know who won that state.  Given the election shenanigans around the country in November 2020, there is certainly justification to question the outcome.  As Democrats are now learning, an inauguration does not bestow legitimacy.  Hence, I refuse to use the word combination "President" and "Biden" unless the election is fully investigated and litigated.

Cringe: Jill Biden Introduces Kamala Harris as 'President' Right in Front of Joe Biden.  Jill Biden has added another notch to her belt when it comes to claims that her time as First Lady has mostly consisted of "elder abuse."  On Monday [2/28/2022], Jill Biden introduced the "president" Kamala Harris right in front of Joe, as he stared off in a daze.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Mispronounces His Own Supreme Court Nominee's Name.  Remember when WaPo's Jennifer Rubin claimed Republicans would mispronounce Ketanji Brown Jackson's name?  It turns out Joe Biden and his Press Secretary Jen Psaki are the ones who are struggling with Ketanji Jackson's name.  Joe Biden on Monday delivered remarks during a Black History Month celebration at the White House.  He struggled to pronounce his own Supreme Court nominee's name.

Joe Biden Claims Inflation Is an Imaginary American Psychosis That Does Not Exist in Reality.  It's an easy disposable line to say Joe Biden is clueless about things.  He stumbles with cognitive thought, has trouble putting thoughts into understandable sentence structures using words, makes frequent gaffes and generally struggles to communicate issues that are simple and not complex.  When the issues are complex, the cognitive impairment gets worse.  These are easy truths to hit him with.  However, there's a more concerning aspect once you listen to how genuinely he has been led to believe in things that are fundamentally false.  That's where the danger comes from.  In this prompted segment on COVID and the economy, Joe Biden references a perspective, a belief in current events, that has been seeded into his brain by Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.  I know it's hard to listen to him, but in this segment pay close attention.  Joe Biden believes, really believes, that a COVID induced mental psychosis is responsible for people convincing themselves that prices have gone up, that inflation is extreme, and that economic pain is real.  He has been told that inflation does not exist, so he believes inflation is imaginary.  [Video clip]

Biden says he hopes his legacy 'is that I restored the soul of this country'.  President Biden said in an interview broadcast on Saturday [2/26/2022] that he hopes his legacy "is that I restored the soul of this country."  In a wide-ranging interview with progressive political host Brian Tyler Cohen, Biden said that he hoped he would be remembered for restoring "some decency and honor to the office" of the presidency, rebuilding America's middle class and repairing partnerships with other countries.

Joe Biden And Offensive Moments In Self-Regard.  Joe Biden capped off another rotten week of his sinking presidency saying he hopes his legacy "is that I restored the soul of this country."  His dementia might be relatively new, but he's been a raging narcissist throughout his public life.  Who does he think he is, Barack Obama?  Or maybe even the Almighty?  In an interview Saturday [2/26/2022], Biden also said that he wanted to be remembered for returning "some decency and honor to the office" and bringing "the middle class back to a place where they had real opportunity."  We might take on those delusions another time, but for now, we want to focus on his irksome comment about restoring the soul of America.  First of all, it's not the president's job to heal the nation's spirit. [...] Second, who says the country's soul needed to be restored anyway?

Biden Shows How Out-of-Touch He Is, Even in a Puff Piece Interview.  People used to talk about the narcissism of Barack Obama.  But in a way, Joe Biden's narcissism is far worse, because it's unhinged from reality.  Biden just did a softball interview with progressive podcaster Brian Tyler Cohen.  According to Biden, he hopes that his legacy will be "that I restored the soul of this country." [...] First, that isn't his job to "restore the soul of this country." His job is to put America first and defend the nation.  He's failed miserably at that.  It's also insulting that he thinks that Americans were somehow so lacking without him.  Imagine that he has such an over-inflated opinion about himself and his meager abilities.

GOP reps slam Joe Biden for spending another weekend in Delaware as war wages in Ukraine.  Two Republican Congressmen slammed President Joe Biden's return to Delaware this weekend as war waged in Ukraine, though White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki clarified that he was doing business in Wilmington while at a family funeral.  Representative Darrell Issa of California, 68, and Mark Green of Tennessee, 57, made the remarks on the sidelines of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  The two were specifically asked about the US response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to invade Ukraine.  'He's gone back to Delaware — there is no weakness in the White House, he abandoned the capital!' Issa said.  'One hundred per cent,' added Green.  Issa then mocked the US government's offer of an evacuation for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Biden in Delaware as Putin raises nuclear alert status.  President Biden remains at his private home in Delaware as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to escalate.  Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the alert status for his nuclear forces to "special regime of combat duty" as Russia and Ukraine battle for the fourth day.  Putin ordered the Russian defense minister and the chief of the military's General Staff to put the nuclear deterrent forces in a "special regime of combat duty."  The move signals tensions could boil over into a nuclear war.  At the same time, Biden remains at his private residence in Delaware and media communications with the commander-in-chief have slowed to a crawl.

CPAC Straw Poll: 59 Percent Support Donald Trump for President, Up 4 Points from 2021.  Sunday's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll revealed Donald Trump has grown his dominance in the Republican Party.  Fifty-nine percent of the CPAC participants voted for Trump, while just 28 percent checked DeSantis.  Two percent voted for Mike Pompeo. [...] When respondents were asked what the great threat is to America, 61 percent said Joe Biden, 35 percent said China, and three percent said Russia.
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Is Biden Colluding with Putin?  During a January 19 press conference, Joe Biden gave Putin what many perceived to be the "green light" to invade Ukraine.  Biden said, "I think what you're going to see is that Russia will be held accountable if it invades.  And it depends on what it does.  It's one thing if it's a minor incursion. ..."  Ukrainian President Zelensky immediately fired back, reminding Biden on Twitter that there was no such thing as "minor incursions." [...] Biden suggested that a "minor incursion" would be permissible.  Biden didn't condemn a Russian invasion absolutely; instead, he seemed to condone some unknown and highly subjective set of circumstances that he viewed as qualifying as a "minor incursion."  In the days and weeks that followed Biden's infamous "minor incursion" remark, Ukrainian President Zelensky urged for calm, while Biden insisted on creating panic.

The State of Joe Biden's Union Is Domestic and Worldwide Chaos.  This coming Tuesday [3/1/2022], His Fraudulency Joe Biden will make his State of the Union address, and do so after he has spent the last year plunging both America and the world into chaos.  How both he and the Misinformation Media will try to gaslight us into believing differently is now painfully obvious.  We're going to hear a lot about jobs created (when they were not) and how many people have been vaccinated (but not the fact that more died under Biden than under Trump).  We'll be told it's only a coincidence that the CDC suddenly realized The Science would allow us to unmask just days before this speech.  We'll be told the adults are back in charge.  We'll be told Biden is a True Statesman — and so on and so forth, and spin and lie and lie and spin.

Biden Finds A New Level Of Worthless.  Putin's power comes from money, most of Putin's money comes from oil and gas.  It stands to reason that if you're trying to punish him, hitting him in the wallet is the most effective way to do it.  So why would our idiot President specifically exempt what is the best, most effective, and really only significant way to hurt Putin in way that might impact his behavior?  Honestly, there is no good answer.  Aside from the "idiot" part, that is. [...] He's a wildly unpopular President, due in large part to his inflationary policies and spending.  He's attempting to look like a powerful, important leader of the free world, but knows polling has him less popular than a sharp stick in the eye.  If gas prices go higher, he such little faith in the American people that he fears his numbers would go even lower.  While an uptick in gas prices wouldn't be popular, Americans are able and willing to take a temporary hit for a good cause.  Biden has no faith in us.  He has such little faith, as a matter of fact, that he's letting a tyrant continue to sell that which helps keep him in power to avoid the risk of his poll numbers dropping even more.

Where did Joe Biden get $350 million?
Biden Administration Sending $350M in Military Assistance to Ukraine.  The Biden administration announced Saturday [2/26/2022] it is providing an additional $350 million in military assistance to Ukraine as it battles a Russian military offensive.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, "Today, as Ukraine fights with courage and pride against Russia's brutal and unprovoked assault, I have authorized, pursuant to a delegation by the President, an unprecedented third Presidential Drawdown of up to $350 million for immediate support to Ukraine's defense."

Biden orders up to $350M to be released for military aid for Ukraine.  President Biden late Friday ordered the release of up to $350 million for military aid for Ukraine.  Biden ordered for the money to be allocated from the Foreign Assistance Act "in defense articles and services of the Department of Defense, and military education and training, and to make the determinations required under such section to direct such a drawdown."  Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Saturday that it represented the country's third drawdown of money to Ukraine in the last year, totaling more than $1 billion.

Joe Biden is obviously incapacitated:  What is to be done?  A few days back, Texas GOP rep.  Ronny Jackson, who was the White House physician during the Obama and Trump administrations, dared to state the obvious, which is an act of bravery in current times.  Jackson called for Biden to take a cognitive test because Biden is "not fit to be our president right now" amid the Russia-Ukraine crisis. [...] Jackson said Biden's mental fitness for office, or a lack thereof, "was on full display during the debacle in Afghanistan" and that it could "get more Americans killed" and "ultimately get us in a war because of his lack of leadership."  This isn't a mean-spirited personal attack.  Jackson is merely stating facts.

Do Presidents Matter?  Why, yes, they do.  War has broken out in Europe, but Joe Biden is too weary — or something — to deal with it:  [Tweet]  As pretty much everyone has pointed out, Vladimir Putin annexed Crimea when Barack Obama was president (and Joe Biden was Vice President), did nothing while Donald Trump was president, and then invaded Ukraine while Joe Biden is ostensibly at the wheel.  Coincidence?  Funny how the Biden administration is a cascading series of unhappy coincidences.

Biden admin says it will keep working with Putin in 'important areas,' likely climate change.  President Joe Biden's State Department said on Friday that the administration will continue to work with Russia when it comes to areas that are of "overriding importance."  While the department did not say exactly what those areas include, the spokesman's comments come days after U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry said he hopes "President Putin will help us to stay on track with respect to what we need to do for the climate."  During a Friday [2/25/2022] press conference, State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters that while the U.S.'s relationship with Moscow is "very different" following Russia's attack on Ukraine, the Biden administration will continue to "engage" with Putin in certain areas.

Putin Sizes Up Biden, Invades Ukraine.  Russian troops are advancing briskly into Ukraine.  Vladimir Putin has brushed off Old Joe Biden's sanctions and made it abundantly clear that he is not afraid of Biden, as Democrat operatives and their propaganda arm, the establishment media, have long insisted.  This is what happens when America has a feeble president, an obvious figurehead, and our military is compromised by Leftist ideologues.  Clearly Putin is taking advantage of Biden's obvious weakness and the decimation of our Armed Forces by wokeness and Covid hysteria.  He knows that there is little likelihood that Biden will touch off World War III by committing American troops to the defense of Ukraine.  Putin also likely considers that even if the American military does end up confronting Russian forces, that the U.S. military's concentration on pushing Critical Race Theory and other Leftist agendas on the troops, as well as the culling that took place due to vaccine mandates, have left our military in such a weakened, distracted, and confused state that it will not pose any significant threat anyway.

'Big Mistake' for Biden Administration to Shut Down China Initiative:  Trump.  The recent move by the Biden administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) to terminate the China Initiative is a "big mistake," former President Donald Trump said at a Feb. 26 press conference prior to his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).  Trump also issued remarks on the current situation in Ukraine during the press conference.  The DOJ announced on Feb. 23 that it was ending the China Initiative program, which was spearheading an unprecedented crackdown against economic espionage, trade theft, and technology transfer by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) against the United States.  The program was launched in 2018 by the Trump administration.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Biden admin shared intel with China in order to prevent Ukraine invasion — China then shared that intel with Russia.  A new report reveals that the Biden administration attempted to stave off the Russian invasion of Ukraine as far back as last November.  They did so by trying to share intelligence with Beijing.  But the partnership between China and Russia was strong enough that the Chinese government informed the Kremlin as to what the US knew.

Biden heads to Delaware for weekend as Russians advance on Kyiv.  President Biden on Friday afternoon scrapped plans to stay at the White House and prepared to depart for his home in Delaware for the weekend.  He changed his plans as chaos reigned in Ukraine with Russian troops battling to take control of the country's capital, Kyiv.  The White House released a daily schedule confirming that Mr. Biden will travel to Wilmington in the evening.  He had no public events scheduled for Saturday or Sunday.

Report: Joe Biden Got Absolutely Played by China on Russia and Ukraine.  As intense fighting in Ukraine continues as a result of Russia's invasion, a new report offers some shocking details about how inept Joe Biden's strategy was in trying to prevent the current carnage.  Per The New York Times, the Biden administration actually gave classified intelligence to the Chinese communists in an effort to gain their support against Vladimir Putin.  Predictably, that completely backfired and only helped Russia in its march toward war.

Secret Service says it can't find Hunter Biden travel records for 2010, 2011, or 2013.  The Secret Service is telling Republican investigators that it cannot find communications related to Hunter Biden's travels for 2010, 2011, or 2013 — when President Joe Biden was the vice president.  Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin sent the Secret Service a letter last month seeking unredacted records tied to Hunter Biden's travels between January 2009 and January 2017.  They asked for full travel records and criticized the agency for years of "inappropriate redactions" — especially related to a controversial Kazakhstan trip in 2014.  The senators also lamented that three years of documents seemed to be missing entirely.

Joe Biden's Justice Department Shuts Down China-Focused Counterintelligence Programs Because Hurt Feelings Matter.  If you think Joe Biden is capable of exerting any image other than one of abject weakness, you can safely put that possibility out of your mind.  He isn't.  Not only has he shown a level of cravenness in dealing with Putin in Ukraine over the last year, he has demonstrated an equal lack of guts in dealing with our most important security challenge:  China.  China is a bad actor that we have coddled for way, way too long.  US companies operating in China were coerced into relinquishing intellectual property and subjected to predatory financial practices.  China's intelligence operations against the United States are not limited to US citizens and companies in China.

Report: Biden to Divert Agents from U.S. Southern Border, Send Them to 'Assist' with Russia-Ukraine Conflict.  President Joe Biden's administration is looking to divert United States Border Patrol agents from their mission at the U.S.-Mexico border to send them overseas "to assist" those fleeing from Ukraine amidst Russia's invasion, a new report states.  Even as illegal immigration continues pouring through the nation's southern border at record levels, Biden hopes to entice Border Patrol agents to sign up voluntarily to aid American citizens, green card-holders, and their immediate relatives fleeing Ukraine into Eastern Europe.

Border Agents [are being] Asked to Leave [the] Southern Border [and] Go to Poland for 'Operation Ukraine Support'.  The Southern border of the United States is in unimaginable crisis.  Border agents set a new record for arrests of people trying to enter the country illegally from Mexico:  1.9 million in 2021.  And 402,000 of those were released within the United States, with asylum hearings scheduled, for which some will never show up.  Biden has vilified and lied about border officials; they're clearly just obstacles in the way of his project to bring as many migrants into the country as possible, make sure they vote for the party that keeps their benefits flowing, and thereby secure the Democratic Party's hegemony for decades to come.  Now Biden's handlers have come up with a new idea for how border agents can keep occupied:  they want to send them to Eastern Europe for "Operation Ukraine Support."

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Joe Biden could send the Army to Ukraine, and the Army would be much better prepared for wartime conditions, but sending the Border Patrol almost guarantees failure, both at the southern U.S. border and the Russian front.  This will keep something in the newspapers to divert attention from Hunter Biden, gas prices, and January 6 prisoners being held indefinitely without trial.  Joe Biden's strings are being pulled by Barack H. Obama, who hates America and hates the military.

The White House Appears to Wave the White Flag on Russian Sanctions.  Thursday afternoon [2/24/2022], nearly a day after Russia began its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden finally addressed the public.  Whatever the reason for the delay, it certainly did nothing to dispel the notion that the administration had been caught flat-footed.  Yes, they had been "predicting" an invasion for the better part of a month, but that's a far cry away from having an actual strategy in place to deal with such one.  Regardless, Biden took the podium and delivered remarks in which he touted a new sanctions package that he claimed would be devastating for Vladimir Putin.  But, with the emergence of more details on exactly what is and isn't being targeted, it looks much more like the White House is waving the white flag.  Instead of hitting the Russians in the one area that could cripple them, their oil and gas industry is being left completely untouched.

ABC Goes All-in Being 'State Media,' Providing Cover for Joe Biden.  On Tuesday, Joe Biden was an hour-and-a-half late to the remarks he was supposed to make about Russia further invading Ukraine.  He slurred and stumbled his way through his speech.  He seemed to have enormous difficulty just reading the teleprompter coherently, and it was only a 10-minute address.  You would think that — given what Biden was calling an invasion that could affect so much — that he might think the American people deserved some greater explanation of what the Administration was going to do in response — beyond reciting his 10-minute, canned speech.  But no such luck.  At the end of the 10 minutes, Biden turned on his heel and beat it out of there.  [Tweet]  How much is the media in Biden's pocket?  The response from ABC News' David Muir on Biden's action gives us some clue.  [Tweet]

White House Hints at Another Release from Strategic Oil Reserves.  The White House hinted Tuesday that President Joe Biden is considering another release of oil from the Strategic Oil Reserves, as gas prices continue to rise.  White House Deputy National Security Advisor Daleep Singh said Biden would coordinate with major energy consumers to address higher energy prices, after the president announced a "first tranche" of sanctions against Russia after Vladimir Putin moved into Ukraine.  "We all have reserves at our disposal, and those reserves could help support the supply of energy worldwide," Singh said during the White House press briefing.

Joe Biden Sanctions Russia's Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Nine Months After Lifting Donald Trump's Sanctions.  President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he would level sanctions on Russia's proposed Nord Stream 2 Pipeline, after lifting sanctions on the project put in place by former President Donald Trump.  "Today, I have directed my administration to impose sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its corporate officers," Biden said in a statement detailing his decision.  In May 2021, Biden lifted sanctions for the pipeline, arguing it would be difficult, if not impossible, for him to block the project. [...] The pipeline project, once supported by the Germans, was considered a politically disastrous move for national security regions, allowing Russia to bypass Ukraine to provide natural gas to Europe.

Biden Touts Chinese-Backed Company at Made in America Event.  The White House on Tuesday featured a mining company partially owned by a Chinese mining conglomerate at an event dedicated to strengthening the domestic supply chain.  President Joe Biden announced at the event that the Pentagon would award $35 million to the Las Vegas-based MP Materials in an effort to boost U.S. rare mineral production.  But MP Materials has arguably allowed China to tighten its grip on the world's rare earth minerals supply chain.  Shenghe Resources Holding, which is partially owned by the Chinese government, owns 8 percent of the company.  Shenge spearheaded the deal in 2017 to help MP Materials purchase a mine at Mountain Pass, Calif., out of bankruptcy.  The Chinese company is also MP Materials's largest customer, accounting for nearly all of its $100 million annual revenue.

Why the Delaware U.S. Attorney is Still Calling People Before a Grand Jury on Hunter Biden.  From Hunter Biden's laptop to influence peddling to financial dealings, the media has presented a fairly unified front dismissing allegations and blacking out coverage. [...] Yet, it is becoming increasingly hard to spin out of this scandal as David Weiss, the U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware, continues to call people before a federal grand jury to testify on Hunter Biden.  For over two years, Weiss has been investigating tax and financial issues connected to Hunter Biden's foreign dealings.  Biden has engaged in some of the most open and raw influence peddling schemes in history.  That itself is "wrong," to use his father's standard, but not necessarily criminal.  The Biden family has long been accused of such influence peddling generating millions in windfall payments. [...] The problem is not that Hunter Biden allegedly shook down foreign countries and companies for millions.  The problem is that he may not have reported or paid taxes on all of that largess.

Doddering Biden volunteers America for higher energy prices to defend Ukraine's borders.  After failing to plan for the obvious contingenies, a doddering Joe Biden turned up late to his own press conference and announced that he's volunteering America for higher energy prices as a result of his feeble bid to defend Ukraine's borders. [...] So now that Russia has invaded, Biden's volunteering us for higher energy prices in the name of defending that unstable, unsustainable mess, which just happens to be a profit center for his son Hunter and some of his no-show jobs, acquired as he said, he would not have gotten "if my name wasn't Biden."  Joe, according to those messages from Hunter's abandoned computer, is "the big guy" who skims his "ten percent."

Psaki tells Rob Lowe's podcast that Biden's White House stage was turned into a set so events could look 'visually better' during COVID.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki appeared on actor Rob Lowe's podcast and said President Joe Biden's White House stage was turned into a set so events could look 'a little bit better visually' while he was cooped up during the COVID-19 pandemic. [...] The actor was curious about the to-do surrounding the South Court Auditorium, which has been given a glow-up since Biden took office with animated backdrops, video screens and pillars.  At one point Reuters had to run a fact-check about the venue because people were claiming on social media that a 'fake set' had been created for Biden to receive his COVID-19 booster shot.

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Someone should ask Ms. Psaki about the price tag for the Fake White House Set.

The net closes on Hunter Biden:  First son's ex-girlfriend, 28 testifies for five hours to grand jury in tax probe.  Hunter Biden's ex-girlfriend told a grand jury she was instructed by the president's son to withdraw thousands of dollars from ATMs and the two partied at lavish hotels from coast to coast while Hunter was in the throes of drug addiction.  Zoe Kestan, 28, who goes by the social media handle weed_slut_420, testified for five hours at a federal courthouse in Joe Biden's home state of Delaware last Tuesday morning in the investigation focused on the president's son for alleged tax crimes.  Kestan — a garment, lingerie and textile designer — faced a range of questions over what Hunter Biden was doing during his time with her and what his spending habits were like in 2018, when he admitted to learning to cook crack at the infamous Chateau Marmont in Beverly Hills.

Ex-girlfriend tells Hunter Biden grand jury about lavish spending.  The grand jury considering evidence in the Hunter Biden tax probe heard nearly five hours of secret testimony from an ex-girlfriend who's furious she got dumped after urging him to get off drugs, The [New York] Post has learned.  Zoe Kestan, 28, appeared before the panel in Wilmington, Del., on Tuesday, a source familiar with her testimony said.  Her turn on the witness stand came immediately after an appearance by the former stripper with whom Biden, 52, has an out-of-wedlock child, the source said.

Joe Biden Stumbles and Slurs His Way Through an Embarrassing Response to Putin's Ukraine Invasion.  On Monday, Vladimir Putin gave a speech in which he recognized the "sovereignty" of two separatist regions in Ukraine, and shortly after, Russian forces began to cross the border under the guise of being peacekeepers.  In one cunning move, Putin had managed to get exactly what he wanted without firing a shot, invading Ukraine while being able to deny he was invading Ukraine.  The big question then became what exactly the United States was going to do about the major incursion.  Previously, threats of the "greatest" sanctions had been made, most recently by Kamala Harris.  As to Joe Biden, he was nowhere to be found publicly, for a full day after Putin's move, only emerging Tuesday afternoon to finally address the matter.

Putin Gives a Bonkers Speech on Ukraine, Drops the Last Puzzle Piece in Place for War.  Following a meeting with his security council this morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a lengthy speech in which he dropped the last piece of the puzzle for war in place.  In what can only be described as surreal at times, Putin lamented the fall of the Soviet Union, proclaimed it "madness" that former subject nations were allowed to leave Russia, and claimed his nation has been "blackmailed" by Ukraine.  Here are a few clips of his ramblings courtesy of Curtis Houck from Newsbusters.  [Tweet with video clip]

WH Belatedly Declares Russian 'Invasion' [is] Underway, but Reaction Is a Day Late and a Dollar Short.  I wrote on Monday night how the "chickens of weakness had come home to roost for Joe Biden," when it came to Russia and Ukraine.  Joe Biden has done everything but physically bend over and say, "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" in his relationship with Vladimir Putin.  Even after Putin issued a declaration recognizing Donetsk and Luhansk, two regions of Ukraine, as independent nations — a prelude to invasion — Biden's response was weak in the extreme.  He said that they would prohibit Americans from trading in those two regions.  A senior administration official even said that units moving into the area might not be enough to trigger the threatened, severe sanctions.  [Tweet]

Liberals Overdose on Cope After Biden's Pathetic Weakness Is Laid Bare.  As RedState has reported, Russia has officially thumbed its nose at Joe Biden and invaded Ukraine.  That happened after Vladimir Putin formerly recognized regions of Eastern Ukraine as autonomous, setting up the pretext to move in troops across the border as a peacekeeping force.  The administration has responded by quibbling about the definition of "invasion," and signing a toothless executive order to sanction financial dealings in the Donbas and other regions now officially occupied by Russia.  Whether tougher measures are coming is still an open question.  Regardless, what we do know is that Biden, for his proclamations of Putin being afraid of him, has been thoroughly embarrassed, having a Russian invasion of Europe take place on his watch.  How has the left decided to cope with that?  By talking about Donald Trump, of course.

Joe Biden's Past Rhetoric on Putin Is an Absolute Joke Today.  Putin has been threatening war for some time, and Joe Biden has seemingly let him, undeterred.  Oh, there have been some verbal warnings, but this is Joe Biden we're talking about here.  Nothing he's said or done to dissuade Putin has been effective.  Of course, Joe Biden may simply be letting Putin do whatever he wants.  After all, he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline before waiving sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 — Russia's natural gas pipeline.  Russia seems to be able to do whatever it wants with Joe Biden in the White House.  Yet, Joe Biden once claimed that he would stand up to Putin.  "Vladimir Putin doesn't want me to be President," Biden tweeted in February 2020. "He doesn't want me to be our nominee.  If you're wondering why — it's because I'm the only person in this field who's ever gone toe-to-toe with him."

Joe Biden Allows Vladimir Putin to Send More Russian Troops into Ukraine Without Triggering Sanctions.  Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to send more troops into Ukraine would not trigger the sanctions prepared by the United States and European allies, the White House said Monday [2/21/2022].  A White House official explained President Joe Biden's position during a conference call with reporters Monday.  Biden officials reacted anonymously to Putin's decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions for "peacekeeping" after the two territories declared independence from Ukraine.

How fossil fuels have fared under Biden.  Domestic oil and gas production has recovered from the pandemic recession to near all-time highs under President Joe Biden despite his campaign pledges to crack down on fossil fuels.  Biden has taken several high-profile actions against fossil fuels, including blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and placing a moratorium on new leases for drilling for oil and gas on public lands.  The moratorium, though, has gotten tied up in courts.  And Biden's legislative efforts to boost clean energy have stalled, while his plans for implementing agency regulations to limit fossil fuel use have been slow to be realized.  The result so far is that Biden has gotten the worst of both worlds: high oil and gasoline prices that have weakened his standing with voters, and expanded production that has provoked liberal environmentalists.

White House Spox Can't Confirm If Biden Worked This Week.  During a gaggle aboard Air Force One on Thursday, White House Principal Deputy Press Security Karine Jean-Pierre offered an awkward answer to a question about President Biden's search for a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Breyer.  A reporter asked whether Biden had interviewed any potential SCOTUS nominees, to which Jean-Pierre wouldn't give an answer.  "So, has he just not been working for four days, or what's going on?" the reporter interjected.  "I just don't have anything to share or to confirm or not confirm on this," Jean-Pierre answered.  Huh?  She can't confirm whether President Biden worked this week?

White House [Plans] to Blame [the] Economic Collapse, Gas Prices and Inflation on Manufactured Russia-Ukraine Conflict.  Within the book of instructions for the ideological Chicago crew (Alinsky peeps), there are chapters on how to create off-ramps to cloud their agenda. [...] In the latest example, the White House is shifting blame for the collapsing economy, surging oil prices, massive gas price increases and overall U.S. inflation.  The manufactured crisis in Ukraine then takes on a geopolitical angle and a domestic angle.  The prior rate of inflation is now being blamed on Russia-Ukraine.  It is not coincidental that ABC (think George Stephanopolous) takes the lead in helping to push this narrative as a cover story for the problems in the economy that are specifically driven by U.S. energy policy (chasing Green New Deal objectives), environmental policy, regulatory policy and massive spending.  The politics are to blame for the inflation, so it is the deployment of politics used to create the cover.

Biden Declares 'National Emergency' Ahead of Freedom Convoy Heading Towards Washington D.C..  Joe Biden is extending the declaration of a Covid "national emergency" ahead of an expected People's Convoy heading towards Washington D.C.  The move echoes beleaguered Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's invocation of the Emergencies Act to carry out a police crackdown on Freedom Convoy protesters under the color of martial law. [...] The declaration of national emergency comes amid Justin Trudeau's brutal authoritarian crackdown on the peaceful Freedom Convoy protests in Ottawa, the capitol of Canada.  Police in riot gear with no nametag or unit identification violently suppressed the protest, and arrested over a 100 of the protesters.  Canadian Prime Minister has given the greenlight for the Ottawa Police to compile an "enemies list" to target anyone who was standing up for their basic human rights in the Freedom Convoy protests.

Joe Biden Makes a Big Announcement on Ukraine That Only Raises More Questions About His Competency.  Joe Biden arrived 55 minutes late today to give a short presser on the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine.  Following his comments, the president then took only three, pre-selected questions, before leaving for what I'd assume is another long weekend of naps and pudding.  Is that the kind of effort you'd expect from a man supposedly trying to defuse a major incursion into Europe?  Probably not, but it's what we've come to expect from Biden, perhaps the least hard-working president in American history.

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Joe Biden is doing the best he can.  That's the bad news.

Biden Administration Defies Court Ruling Again, Opts Against Holding Oil Drilling Sales.  The Biden administration missed another deadline to hold quarterly onshore oil drilling lease sales after a federal court ruled it was legally required to do so.  The Department of the Interior (DOI) defied the June 2021 court ruling which ordered the administration to halt its ban on new oil and gas leases, the Western Energy Alliance — a fossil fuel industry group that challenged the ban — said Wednesday.  In August 2021, the DOI vowed to publish notices of competitive sales in December and hold a lease sale 45 days later, two promises it failed to keep, in court filings.  "President Biden just told the American people he'll work like the devil to lower prices at the gas pump.  But the lack of progress on federal lease sales means he's not trying very hard," Kathleen Sgamma, president of the Western Energy Alliance, said in a statement.  "The department continues to miss deadlines, drag its feet, and ignore a judge's ruling to hold sales."

Biden Rejects Trump's Executive Privilege, Orders Release of White House Logs to January 6 Committee.  Joe Biden rejected Trump's claims of executive privilege and ordered the former president's White House logs to be released to the January 6 Committee.  The visitor logs will show who was allowed to enter the White House on January 6.  In a letter to the National Archives, White House counsel Dana Remus argued that Joe Biden "voluntarily discloses such visitor logs on a monthly basis."  Joe Biden however spends every weekend in Delaware where there is no record of visitors and Psaki refuses to disclose who Biden secretly meets with every weekend while he is away from DC.

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After taking this action, Mr. Biden can't expect that his own executive privilege will be respected by future presidents.

Joe Biden, the great peacemaker!  The Kremlin has correctly sized Biden up as a weak president who is desperate to distract attention from his many failures and collapsing poll numbers.  What the Russian strongman must do to get much of what he wants from the West is present a credible threat to a neighboring state and the specter of nuclear weapons at the ready if things go sideways. [...] What does Putin want, and what is he likely to get, from a befuddled president?
  •   A moratorium on admission of additional states to NATO.
  •   A reduction of U.S. troops in Eastern Europe
  •   Dismantling of missile defense batteries along Russia's borders
  •   Assurances that America's and Europe's dependence on Russian fossil fuels continues.
What does Biden get if Russia announces a troop pullback and really follows through?  Tensions ease.  Hosannas from all quarters flow to Biden the peacemaker, the master negotiator (though details of the "understanding" would not be made public). [...] COVID missteps?  Old news.  And who would dare question the cognitive state of the president who tamed the Russian bear?

Embracing a gas tax gimmick, Biden takes election-year vote-buying to a new low.  President Joe Biden's administration began with attacks on the fossil fuel industry.  Among his first acts in office were the cancellation of a key pipeline and a halt to new federal drilling leases. [...] Biden is an unmitigated embarrassment when it comes to energy.  Since taking office, he has repeatedly and obsequiously prostrated himself, begging every tinpot dictator and theocrat anywhere else in the world to make more oil — just so long as it isn't made by people in the U.S.  He has begged OPEC for more production even as he retards production at home.  Even worse, Biden is now jumping on board with a gimmicky election-year plan for a federal gas tax holiday through the end of 2022.  He thinks 18.4 cents a gallon is enough to buy off swing voters in spite of his administration's appalling performance so far.  Sure, this gas tax gimmick might save you up to $3 every time you fill up your car, but a gas tax holiday cuts into the funding that is supposed to be going toward infrastructure.  Biden could reduce gas prices by even more than that without sacrificing the revenue if he would only let American producers do their thing.

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Administration!  Witnessing events as the currently installed regime does its best to manage the mess it's made, I'm reminded of the 1963 movie, "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," [...] In my mind, that movie title aptly describes just about everything the current occupant of the Oval Office and his installed regime have done for over a year now, and they aren't slowing down.  Exceeding expectations for failure at every step, with every single scheme, and while facing real-world challenges that come to every president and his administration, the man and his minions have increasingly demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of cause-and-effect, logical outcomes, and the sound governance of our citizens.

A Biden Reader.  "Well, you're being a wise guy with me a little bit, and I understand that's your job."  That was Joe Biden in a response to Lester Holt on Thursday night.  As the NBC News anchor noted, inflation had surged 7.5 percent from January 2021 to January 2022.  Back in July, Holt recalled, Biden said "no serious economist" believed unchecked inflation was on the way.  Biden added that "our experts believe" the price increases were "expected to be temporary."  During his January 19 press conference, Biden fielded a question about his speech on "voting rights" and his suggestion that those who opposed the Democrats' bill in Congress can be compared to Bull Connor.  Biden told the reporter to "go back and read what I said."  As it turns out, that is good advice on other subjects Joe Biden has addressed.

US offers Ukraine $1 billion to stabilize economy, intends to make billions more available.  The United States has offered Ukraine a loan of $1 billion to help stabilize its economy, and it intends to make an additional $3 billion available through the Export-Import Bank.  President Volodymyr Zelensky previously said Ukraine needed $4 billion to $5 billion to help stabilize the country's economy.  The money from the U.S. will be used to support Ukraine's economic agenda and financial projects amid concerns about a Russian invasion.

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Where did Joe Biden get a billion dollars?  Isn't the Congress supposed to approve this expenditure?

Joe Biden Braces for Staff Exodus as Director of Broadcast Media Quits.  President Joe Biden and senior staff are preparing for departures, as White House director of broadcast media Mariel Saez has announced her decision to leave her position.  "It has been an honor to serve the President as Director of Broadcast Media, and I am grateful to my talented and dedicated colleagues at the White House and across the Administration who worked hand-in-hand with me to communicate the President's priorities across broadcast media," Saez said in a statement to CNN, quitting after just one year in the job.  Biden has only done a handful of broadcast interviews since taking office, usually embarrassing himself with lies, gaffes, and brain-freezes.

Biden's Popularity is Sinking Like the Titanic.  President Job Biden is beginning his second year in office.  Just over a year ago when he was elected, or selected, tears of joy flowed in blue cities.  Political experts, like Taylor Swift expressed, "Quiet, cautious elation and relief."  ABC News, a major player in the Biden campaign, proclaimed through their own tears of joy, "A new day of hope for America."  Is the rest of America thrilled that Biden is in the White House?  Was such optimism due Biden's election, or was this just a sense of relief that the tweeting orange man was on his way out the door?

Joe Biden:  Stupid Or Liar?  [Scroll down]  So what has me asking this?  The way Joe Biden answered a simple question from NBC News anchor Lester Holt on the President's failed, deadly retreat from Afghanistan.  NBC News had just run a devastating report on the failures of the Biden administration in that retreat.  Those failures were not the conclusion of NBC News, they'd never determine such a thing about a Democrat, this was the United States military.  An investigation by the Army concluded gross incompetence and indifference led to the disastrous scramble at the Kabul airport and the deaths of 13 Americans soldiers at the hands of terrorists.  This all could have been avoided, the report says, had the President's team listened to the military.  The report details repeated warnings sent up the chain of command in the Biden administration, all of which were ignored.

A Shocking New $800 Million Biden Scandal.  [Scroll down]  One of my friends and fans is a successful businessman who imports COVID-19 antigen tests from China.  The EXACT same ones Biden just bought by the millions from China, and from the EXACT same manufacturer.  But there's one big difference.  Based on what my friend pays directly from the manufacturer, it's possible Biden overpaid by $800 million of taxpayer money.  Is Biden an incompetent fool?  Or ... is this more Biden family corruption?  Did Biden, or Hunter Biden, or a Biden administration lackey purposely overpay by $800 million, so that Biden or his family could receive a $100 million bribe/kickback deposited into an offshore account?

Supreme Court Vacancy:  No White nor Male Folk Need Apply.  Our current president has promised (or was strongarmed by James Clyburn into promising, you might correctly say) that he would nominate a black woman as Supreme Court Justice before the formal selection process ever began.  As the Babylon Bee points out, Biden's desire for black representation in the Court should come as quite a shock to the esteemed Justice Clarence Thomas, against whom Biden attempted to carry out a "high-tech lynching" in order to prevent his selection just thirty years ago.  But, in general and in principle, there is so much wrong with this promise having been made that it's hard to imagine it ever occurred in the same country I was raised in.  Race doesn't matter in the slightest when it comes to the value one is able to provide in a free market of labor and ideas, after all.  If there was one central premise around the idea of race during most of my lifetime, that was it.

Afghanistan's Karzai calls on Biden to reverse decision to unfreeze $3.5B for 9/11 victims.  Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, urged President Biden on Sunday to reverse his decision to unfreeze $3.5 billion in Aghan assets held in the U.S. for families of 9/11 victims.  Karzai, who served as the country's president for 13 years after the Taliban were first ousted after the 9/11 attacks, told reporters in Kabul that the Afghan people are also victims of terrorism.

Declassified Pentagon report says Biden was dangerously indecisive about Afghan withdrawal - despite Psaki claiming on Friday report did not exist.  Joe Biden's dithering withdrawal from Afghanistan has been blamed for worsening the chaos on the ground and putting American lives at risk by a newly-declassified US intelligence report.  Newly-released papers compiled in the aftermath of the August withdrawal found that deadly chaos was only made worse due to indecisiveness among officials with the Biden administration officials in Washington D.C.  Their reluctance to close down the U.S. embassy in Kabul only added to the confusion and made the mission even more dangerous, according to the [...] documents.

Key State Department Email Detailing $7 Million Bribe Was Never Provided to Trump's Impeachment Defense.  A newly released email confirms that Burisma, the firm that gave Joe Biden's son Hunter a lucrative position on its board, paid a $7 million bribe to the Ukrainian prosecutor's office.  The email also confirms that Obama's State Department knew about the bribe.  Another email found on Hunter Biden's laptop in October 2020 suggested that he was later tasked by a top Burisma executive to shut down an investigation into Burisma.  At the time the bribe was paid, Hunter was not only a Burisma board member, he was the head of Burisma's legal unit.  The author of the newly released email, State Department official George Kent, testified at President Donald Trump's 2020 impeachment.  Kent never mentioned the explosive information from his email — information that would have cleared Trump.

Report: Jill Biden Hampered Afghanistan Evacuation With Special Requests.  The disaster that took place in Afghanistan in 2021 no longer dominates the headlines, but the after-effects are still being felt.  After the evacuation, which resulted in the murder of 13 American servicemembers and countless Afghans, the Biden administration is still trying to clean up the mess it created.  With women and children set to starve in incredible numbers because of the haphazard pull-out, the president is now moving to issue an executive order that will use frozen funds from the Afghan central bank for humanitarian relief.  [Tweet]  The problem with such an order is obvious.  The Taliban is a terrorist organization masquerading as a legitimate government.  Any money sent into the country is going to be misused and appropriated for nefarious activities.

CNN Poll Shows, Team Obama Have Pushed Disposable Joe Biden into the Political Furnace.  The people constructing the policies of the Biden administration are the same people who installed him, community activists from Team Obama.  In essence, Joe Biden's expressed policies unleashed, are Obama term 3 without care for the political fallout.  CNN reports on the results and show that exactly what has been discussed here for well over a year.  Obama's ideological crew have pushed disposable Joe Biden directly into the furnace of political consequence.  [Video clip]

State Department Impeding Investigation Into Hunter Biden, GOP Senators Claim.  Two Republican senators say the State Department impeded an investigation into Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings by "inappropriately" classifying emails about his work in Ukraine.  Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Ron Johnson (Wis.) in a letter exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon wrote that the department "improperly" classified an explosive document about Hunter Biden's work for Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian energy company whose owner was investigated for bribery.  "Recent records have come to light confirming that the State Department withheld records from our offices and improperly restrained us from making information public by inappropriately classifying information during our investigation into conflicts of interest involving Hunter Biden," they wrote to Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The Biden family is a criminal enterprise as defined in the RICO Act.  Although the 1970 Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) was initially targeted at gangsters, it equally applies to corrupt government practices involving low-level crooks led by the top players, linked together with a common purpose.  No organized crime or criminal enterprise, in or out of government, can exist for long without corrupt law enforcement.  Because of its corrosive impact on government, organized crime must be destroyed by prosecuting influence-peddling related crimes and those who aid or abet by concealing these crimes under the RICO Act.  The founding principle of our criminal justice system is equal justice for all and no one is above the law.  When organized crime occurs at the national level, billions of dollars are sucked away from the public treasury for fraudulent pay-to-play schemes, special legislative favors, and other influence-peddling.  As a result, policy decisions are made contrary to the country's best interest.

Joe Biden Leaves Nothing but Questions After Ditching His Presidential Duties Again.  Does the United State actually have a president?  The answer to that question largely depends on what day it is.  Sometimes, Joe Biden will show up to give a pre-written statement to the media, and once every three months or so, he'll actually answer questions from hand-selected reporters.  Other than that, though, he has a habit of making himself scarce while his handlers gaslight about how hard of a worker he is.  Biden has provided another example of that with an inexplicable decision to send Kamala Harris to the Munich Security Conference, where the President of the United States normally speaks.  [Tweet]  As far as I can tell, it's unusual to send a vice president to the Munich Security Conference.  But even if it's happened before, it hasn't happened in a moment where Europe is on the verge of war, and Germany is playing a key role in stopping diplomatic progress.  If there was ever a moment the president needs to show up for work, this is it, [...]

Biden Tells the World About His Multiple Aneurysms on Live TV.  Back in 2013 then vice president Joe Biden told a sometimes serious and sometimes jocular story about the two brain surgeries he needed in 1988 to deal with cranial aneurysms.  Biden told the White House audience "they take a saw and they cut your head off" and "they literally had to take the top of my head off."  He also recounted that as he was being wheeled into surgery he asked the neurosurgeon, "What are my chances of getting off this table completely normal?"  The surgeon told Biden he had a better chance of living — and that that chance was in the 35 to 50 percent range.

Joe Biden pushes dead $2T spending bill as cure for inflation woes.  President Biden claimed Thursday that Democrats are "close" to passing his sweeping social spending bill — just hours after official data revealed inflation hit a new 40-year high in January, stiffening opposition to the $2 trillion plan.  Biden gave the dubious spin about his agenda's status in a speech in Culpeper, Va., after annual inflation hit 7.5 percent, which centrist Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said was more reason to resist massive new spending.  "In my Build Back Better legislation that ... passed the House of Representatives, we can [lower drug prices].  Now we just have to get it through the United States Senate.  And we're close," Biden claimed.

Everything about Biden is worse than we're being told.
Turns Out, Biden's Awful Afghan Exit Was Actually Much Worse Than We Knew.  Most everyone knows Joe Biden's troop withdrawal from Afghanistan last summer was an unmitigated disaster of historic — and deadly — proportions.  Not the decision to remove the last 2,500 U.S. troops after 20 years of war.  That was inevitable and actually made two years ago by Donald Trump.  But there was continuous mismanagement of the withdrawal ordered by a 79-year-old who distrusts the military and can't remember the name of his Defense Secretary.  Biden had vowed a "safe and orderly" exit.  Now comes a devastating 2,000-page after-action report by the Army with new, previously unpublished details about the withdrawal and evacuation's shocking behind-the-scenes chaos and abysmal preparation by the State Department and Biden White House.  It shows that weeks before the Taliban victory, diplomats and White House officials resisted military advice that the situation was deteriorating rapidly and evacuation planning was necessary.  At the White House, the president and his posse of younger aides were so focused on the perceived political prize of finally getting all U.S. troops out that they ignored strategic advice from generals on how to do that safely.

I doubt if Joe Biden will ever see this letter.
38 Republican lawmakers write to Biden again to urge him to take a cognitive test.  More than three dozen House Republicans are demanding President Joe Biden submits to a cognitive test and outlined their concerns about his fitness for office in a searing letter sent on Wednesday [2/9/2022].  Thirty-seven GOP lawmakers signed onto the letter, written by former White House physician Rep. Ronny Jackson, and cited recent examples of the 79-year-old's 'mental decline' including forgetting numbers and names and hot mic moments.  'The American people should have absolute confidence in their President.  They deserve to know that he or she can perform the duties of Head of State and Commander-in-Chief,' the letter, obtained by, states.

And the Band Played On.  You don't need to pull hard on the thread to see that Joe Biden came to the Oval Office with infirmities carefully hidden during a campaign in absentia.  His verbal gaffes, stiffened gait, and distant stares are worrisome.  Aides offstage stand ready to cut the feed whenever he wanders off course.  By what authority and power, and over what fears, can a White House staffer abruptly stop an ongoing presidential conversation with his constituents?  Follow that string to Biden's rare East Room pressers, where he seeks questions and gives answers from crib sheets and photographs that prompt him to single out certain reporters.  When at wit's end, he takes a cue and walks away from or laughs off unsanctioned or challenging queries.

Hunter Biden tried to broker a $120 million oil deal between Chinese energy firm now under US sanctions.  Hunter Biden was working with a Chinese oil company in Kazakhstan that is now under US sanctions and a former Kazakh prime minister now accused of treason to broker a lucrative pipeline deal, can reveal.  Emails obtained by show the president's son teamed up with the former Kazakh prime minister Karim Massimov, now facing charges of high treason, to try to pull off a $120 million pipeline deal after similar ventures had faced opposition from Western energy firms.  There is no indication Massimov's charges are connected to Hunter's pipeline deal.

Hunter Biden sought 'forever' deal with China military-tied firm: emails.  Hunter Biden tried to strike an exceedingly lucrative, "forever" business deal with a state-owned Chinese energy company that's since been sanctioned by the US over its ties to the Chinese military, according to the latest emails unearthed from his infamous laptop.  The plan would have apparently also involved the then-prime minister of Kazakhstan, who was arrested on suspicion of treason last month following his ouster as head of the country's intelligence service.  The emails date to April 2014, when Biden's dad, President Joe Biden, was vice president and about a year before father and son apparently posed for a photo with the Kazakhstani official, Karim Massimov, in a Washington, DC, restaurant.  The correspondence shows Hunter Biden and then-business partner Devon Archer — who has since cooperated in a tax probe of the first son — discussing an offer to help find "investment opportunities" for the China National Offshore Oil Corp.

Biden Makes Huge Concession In Attempt To Get Iran Back Into Nuke Deal.  Well, it's time for weak-kneed Joe to make the United States look weak again.  This time he's capitulated to Iran.  In a bid to get Iran to move forward on talks, Biden restored the sanctions waiver for their nuclear program that allowed Russian, Chinese, and European companies to do "non-proliferation" work at Iranian sites.  According to Foreign Affairs, here's the problem:  Russia and China have already been helping Iran.  And the work may not necessarily be related to "non-proliferation."  In fact, if one believes that Iran will accept anything to do with "non-proliferation," I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.  Even the unexpected happens, and Iran agrees they won't follow what they agreed upon, just as they did with the Obama version[.]

Psaki Says it "Remains" Biden's Recommendation That Schools Force 2-Year-Olds to Wear Masks.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Monday went on the record and confirmed Joe Biden supports schools that abuse toddlers.  Delaware and New Jersey are the latest Democrat-run states to lift all school mask mandates.  The snakes in the liberal press pool are angry that Governors are ignoring the ridiculous CDC masking guidelines that recommend schools force 2-year-olds to wear masks (child abuse).  When asked about New Jersey's decision to lift the school mask mandate, Psaki said it remains Biden's recommendation that schools force 2-year-olds to wear masks.

Nikki Haley:  Putin, dictators know Biden is 'weakest president in history,' so they want to act now.  Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Monday [2/7/2022] that Russian President Vladimir Putin and other autocrats know Joe Biden is "the weakest president in history" and therefore understand that if they want to take drastic actions like invading Ukraine, "this is the time to do it."  Haley, a former South Carolina governor, told "Special Report" it was important for Biden to meet with Germany's new left-leaning chancellor, Olaf Scholz — as Berlin is in a sensitive diplomatic position given its place in NATO and Western democracy while also being reliant on Russian energy.  Observers have pointed to Germany's curtailment of domestic nuclear energy production combined with Biden's own nixing of American energy infrastructure like the Keystone XL pipeline as helping create this tense scenario.

Biden administration waives sanctions on Iranian civilian nuclear activities as deal talks hang in balance.  The Biden administration has waived sanctions related to Iran's civilian nuclear activities as part of its efforts to bring the regime back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal — while stressing that the waivers did not equal sanctions relief for Tehran.  Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a waiver that restored the ability of foreign companies and other countries to participate in civilian nuclear and safety projects in Iran without facing U.S. sanction.  The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the development on Friday, reported that the waivers are aimed at turning Iran's heavy-water Arak reactor into a less-dangerous light-water reactor, and also applies to the export of enriched uranium and heavy water outside of Iran.  The waivers would also allow fuel to be sent to two reactors used for civilian purposes.

Look with dawning horror at the presidential line of succession.  Clueless Joe may have once had a political fastball and the ability to put it where he wanted.  But as he turns eighty, Joe Biden's physically and mentally shot.  All he serves up now is slop.  Even the lying left-wing media are starting to admit what's been patently obvious to anyone with a working cerebrum: clueless Joe has run out of gas.  It's only a matter of time before America has to make that call to the bullpen.  And whom do we have warming up in the bullpen, you ask?  Why, that would be the crafty leftie from California, "Heels Up" Harris.  Harris earned her moniker by being Willie Brown's side piece as she, um, climbed the ladder of political success.

You Might Not Like It, but Hunter Biden's Shenanigans Are Real News.  Today's crime drama surrounding Hunter Biden evokes a different repeated utterance:  "Who did Hunter work for?"  The troubled presidential scion is in the news again and raising questions about his father, President Joe Biden.  This unwanted attention has also renewed questions about the media's relative lack of interest in the younger Biden's highly questionable business interests during the 2020 presidential election.  Earlier this week, Politico reported: "The New York Times is still digging into Hunter Biden's business relationships."  The Gray Lady sued the State Department to get emails about Hunter Biden that were sent or received by the US Embassy in Romania.  It will be interesting to see what, if anything, these new emails reveal.

Sen. Ron Johnson Asks 'Full Accounting' of Biden Family's Chinese Business Deals.  Americans need a "full accounting of Biden Inc.'s financial entanglements" with China, said Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., who helped lead an earlier probe into the international business deals of President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden.  A newly published book, "Red Handed:  How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win" by Peter Schweizer, asserts that five deals with China helped the Biden family make a total of $31 million.  In September 2020, Johnson, then-chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, then chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued a joint report on Hunter Biden's international business deals in China, Ukraine, and Russia.

America's crime spike goes much deeper than policing or the lack of it.  Joe Biden is a known liar and plagiarist.  The only reason that I'm not calling him a criminal is because he hasn't been convicted for the crimes that we all know he's committed.  People need to wake up and smell the swamp.  You can't steal right in front of your kids and then expect them to be law-abiding citizens when they grow up.  It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out.

Biden's False Gun Claims Are a Lousy Basis for Law.  President Joe Biden so frequently and willfully tells lies about firearms that, if he were a podcaster talking about anything other than guns, aging rockers would trip over their walkers in a rush to sever even the most tenuous ties to him.  Of course, we live in an age of misinformation and disinformation and probably should expect nothing better from the White House.  But Biden proposes to impose ever-tougher rules based on his repetitive malarkey, illustrating the problem of governments wielding their vast regulatory apparatus based on misunderstandings and malice.  "Congress needs to do its part too:  pass universal background checks, ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, close loopholes, and keep out of the hands of domestic abusers — weapons, repeal the liability shield for gun manufacturers," Biden huffed last week in New York.  "Imagine had we had a liability — they're the only industry in America that is exempted from being able to be sued by the public.  The only one."  Big, if true!  But it's not.  As it turns out, gun manufacturers are not immune from lawsuits for flaws in their products.

Why are triple-jabbed Joe and Jill still wearing their masks outside?  Joe and Jill Biden wore face masks to walk across the lawn at the White House on their return from Delaware on Sunday, despite there being no mandate, Omicron infection rates collapsing and the country trying to get back to normal.  The Bidens — who are vaccinated and boosted — covered their faces as they crossed the White House grounds surrounded by Secret Service agents and the press, even though the risk of an infection outdoors is negligible.  It is not clear who the President, 79, or the First Lady, 70, were protecting or who they felt they needed protection from as the only people walking across the grounds.

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The easiest and (to me) the most obvious explanation is that the injections given to the President and VP are just sterile water, offering no protection at all from contagious diseases.  The shots are just for propaganda purposes.  On the other hand, so are the masks.

Schweizer Hits Another Home Run on Biden-China Corruption.  [A review of Red-Handed:  How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win]  The book is the usual fare from Schweizer — based on well documented and researched financial records that support assertions of the author.  In this book, the focus is corruption in high places that results from cozy entanglements with China.  This book focuses on the Chinese communist connections for good reasons:  China has set about a long-term effort to compromise the political, business, cultural, academic, and scientific elements of America as a set up for creating global Chinese hegemonic control and dominance.

Biden [is] headed to Delaware this weekend.  President Joe Biden will return to his Greenville home on Friday night at around 6:30 p.m.  The White House schedule indicates that the president will depart from Andrews Air Force base and fly to New Castle Airport with Air Force One the likely aircraft, rather than the Marine One helicopter.

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Read between the lines:  The President will fly in a Boeing 747 jumbo jet to a destination about 100 miles away.  And the entire trip is unnecessary.  He has a residence at the White House, but prefers to spend the weekends at one of his other houses.  Where are the "carbon footprint" busybodies now?  They are all completely silent.  ["]Business Insider claims that per flight hour, Air Force One costs US citizens $206,337.  That estimate includes not just plane fuel — a cost that makes even the most innovative planes commercially impossible — but also the president's security detail and the aerial backup provided by the Air Force.["]  [Source]

Why is the New York Times suing for access to State Department correspondence on Hunter Biden and Romania?  In its lawsuit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, the NYT states that they had on two separate occasions placed requests, under the Freedom of Information Act.  The State Department had responded that the requested records would be provided only after April 15, 2023.  The law requires all federal agencies to respond to a FOIA request within 20 business days unless there are "unusual circumstances."  The NYT's suit is obviously an effort to expedite the State Department's timeline for the FOIA disclosures.  To be precise, The NYT had requested access to emails, memos, and other records from 2015 to 2019 from US embassy officials in Bucharest, including former US Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm, mentioning a number of individuals such as Hunter Biden and his former business associate Tony Bobulinski.  Politico reports that the goal behind the exercise was to investigate if embassy officials did any special favors on behalf of private businesses such as that of Hunter Biden.

Biden removes some Iran sanctions imposed by Trump, including unfreezing $29 Billion in bank accounts overseas.  The US State Department is waiving sanctions on Iran's civilian nuclear program in the hope that Tehran will return to the 2015 nuclear agreement, a senior official said Friday [2/4/2022].  As U.S. negotiators head back to Vienna for what could be a make-or-break session, Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed several sanctions waivers related to Iran's civilian nuclear activities.  The move reverses the Trump administration's decision to rescind them.  The resumption of the waiver, ended by Trump in 2020, 'would be essential to ensuring Iran's swift compliance' if a new deal on controlling Tehran's nuclear program can be reached in talks in Vienna, the State Department official said.

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This is exactly what Barack H. Obama would have done.  It is more evidence that we're living in Obama's third term.

Biden's Supreme Court Tradeoff.  President Biden ignited a political firestorm last month when he announced that he would fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Stephen Breyer's resignation with a Black woman.  This was reportedly the result of a deal (political quid pro quo) that candidate Biden struck with Representative James Clyburn (D-South Carolina) in return for delivering the Black vote in the South Carolina primary.  President Biden did a huge disservice to both the integrity of the selection process in nominating justices to the high court and to the candidate that is ultimately chosen.  The fact that Biden would enter into such a pact with Clyburn strongly suggests that these vacancies are for sale.  It is worth noting that a former governor of Illinois (Rod Blagojevich) was impeached, convicted, and removed from office by a unanimous vote of the Illinois Senate (59 - 0) and spent considerable time in federal prison for "selling" the Senate seat that was vacated when Barack Obama was elected president.  It matters not whether the bribe is denominated in dollars or votes.

Biden on gun control plan: 'There's no amendment that's absolute'.  President Joe Biden said Thursday that his gun violence prevention strategy is necessary to combat rising violent crime in cities across the country and that preventing the sale of certain firearms "doesn't violate anybody's Second Amendment rights."  "Making sure that people who are not allowed to have a gun, don't get the gun in the first place," the president said of his push to institute stricter background checks for firearm sales.  "This doesn't violate anybody's Second Amendment right.  There's no violation of the Second Amendment right to talk like there's no amendment that's absolute."

Just How Frail is Joe Biden?  [Scroll down]  One of the recent little political kerfuffles about Biden was that, despite his having spent an inordinate number of weekends at one of his Delaware homes, the White House is refusing to release the visitors' logs for those weekends.  One theory is that the visitors are nefarious people visiting to make sure that Biden, having been bought via the intermediary of his son Hunter, stays bought.  However, I have another theory.  It exists in the same universe as the theory saying Biden spends so much time in Delaware because people in early-stage dementia do best when they're in a familiar environment.  Building on that, I have a suspicion that the visitors' logs would reveal that physicians who specialize in geriatric care and dementia are making regular journeys to Delaware to pump Biden full of drugs that maintain his mental state.

Biden's war on American energy made us dependent, again.  There are few issues where Trump and President Joe Biden have differed more broadly on policy than on energy production.  Trump went full speed on fossil fuel production.  He lifted drilling restrictions, especially in states such as Alaska and on federal lands in the continental states.  He gave the green light to vitally needed pipelines.  He blocked new extreme environmental regulations that were intended to choke off our oil and gas supplies.  He recognized the shale oil and gas revolution as an unparalleled opportunity to reduce reliance on foreign oil.  The Trump energy policy was an astonishing economic success story.  By January 2021, exactly a year ago and Trump's last month in office, for the first time in nearly 50 years, the U.S. was producing more oil than we were consuming.  We imported no net oil from Saudi Arabia and the OPEC cartel nations.  We were also producing more oil and gas than the Russians and the Arabs.

Biden won't fire his all-powerful, Master of Disaster, Chief of Staff Ron Klain.  The biggest news President Biden made at his news conference wasn't about Ukraine.  It was his brief answer to the question:  'Are you satisfied with your team here at the White House, sir?'  Biden, to the consternation of observers in both parties, answered curtly: 'I am satisfied with the team.'  For Washington insiders, the decision to keep his current team into his second year as president is inexplicable.

This is exactly what Barack H. Obama would do:
Biden offers Putin access to NATO bases.  President Joe Biden has offered Russian President Vladimir Putin access to NATO bases so that Moscow can verify the US does not have Tomahawk cruise missiles in Romania or Poland in a bid to avoid war in Ukraine.  Sources close to Biden told Bloomberg on Tuesday the proposal would only come to fruition upon agreement with American allies, especially Poland and Romania.  Russia would also need to share similar information about a number of bases housing ground-launched weapons.  Biden's proposal reportedly aims to diminish the Kremlin's fears that the US could use the missiles to target Russia.

New York Times Sues To Get Hunter Biden Information.  We have repeatedly discussed the virtual news blackout on the influence peddling by the Biden family, particularly Hunter Biden.  Despite overwhelming evidence of millions given by foreign companies and officials, the media has preferred to cover literal scoops over a story of breathtaking levels of self-dealing and corruption by the Bidens.  Now, however, the New York Times has sued to force the Biden Administration to turn over information on Hunter Biden's Romanian dealings.  The lawsuit comes after another report that, in 2019, the FBI subpoenaed JP Morgan for records on Hunter Biden's Chinese dealings.

Colossal Incompetence:  Biden officials [were] completely unprepared for fall of Afghanistan, leaked memo shows.  It's not huge news that the Biden administration was a colossal failure on Afghanistan, or that Joe Biden still thinks there's nothing to apologize for.  What's news now is the colossal incompetence that went on inside that administration as Afghanistan was collapsing, according to a leaked memo that Axios got hold of: [...] The group involved here, known as the "deputies small group" of lower-level officials in charge of this operational planning, didn't know what they were doing.  Apparently, they hadn't even started thinking about evacuating Afghan translators and collaborators until the day the capital fell. [...] They were a little slow on the uptake, and in any case, didn't give this issue much attention at all.  They had no idea who they needed to get out of there.  They had no idea where to take them for stopovers.  In the end, they ended up transporting people who couldn't get visas the normal way, while the actual allies, and a lot of Americans, were simply left behind, out of sight, out of mind, no problematic 'optics' for Team Biden, which is the only thing they cared about.

Why Did Joe Biden Build His Hollywood Oval Office Set?  An Answer Emerges.  One year ago, Reuters and all the rest of the mainstreams released their minion fact-checkers to debunk the notion that Joe Biden had a fake Oval Office from which he was doing the American people's business. [...] While the White House hasn't officially commented about its rationale for the fake office, it is becoming clearer by the day.  The president doesn't get out much, in case you hadn't noticed.  He "calls a lid" early on most days, whereas Trump was up early and stayed up late.  During January in the second year of his presidency, where we are now with Joe Biden, Trump was mocked for getting to the Oval Office at eleven — though he'd begun his day sometimes as early as 4 a.m., judging from his tweets.  Barack Obama started at 10:00 in the morning.  Joe doesn't appear to work many weekends; he starts late and leaves early.  He doesn't travel much.

Revisiting the Keystone XL Pipeline and Joe Biden's False Promise of 'Green Jobs'.  Joe Biden began his train wreck of a presidency a year ago by putting America last and never looked back.  On his first day in office, he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have supported thousands of well-paying jobs while lowering energy prices.  If constructed, the 1,200 mile pipeline would have carried 830,000 barrels per day of oil from Alberta, Canada and North Dakota to Nebraska and from there converge with a completed portion of the pipeline that carries oil to the Gulf of Mexico.  Biden incessantly points to climate change as a rationale for canceling domestic energy initiatives that benefit average Americans.  But his arguments don't hold up under scrutiny.

Biden and His Clown Car Have Failed America!  President Biden's first year was the epic failure Republicans and conservatives warned it would be, showing why we supported President Trump's campaign against Biden.  The disasters seem too numerous to list.  On foreign policy, the Afghanistan withdrawal was a disaster, taking our military out before we evacuated civilians and allies, and leaving all our weapons to arm terrorists.  China and Russia see Biden's weakness and incompetence, with yet-unknown consequences.  On domestic policy, $2 trillion of unwarranted COVID socialism has given us horrible inflation, especially on gas and food.  Regulations are choking our businesses, with the Supreme Court saving some businesses but not others.  And Biden continues his failed attempts at socialist authoritarian power grabs labeled with Orwellian doublespeak, such as taking over elections but calling it "voting rights," destroying America's free market economy but calling it "build back better," creating two new Senate seats by unconstitutionally calling DC a "state," destroying the Senate's separate role from the House by calling the filibuster "racist," and destroying the Supreme Court as an independent branch of government but calling it "expanding."

If you wanted proof Biden isn't in charge of his own administration, here it is.  The same media establishment that colluded with the Democrats to cover up Joe Biden's dementia in order to get Donald Trump out of the White House are now providing cover for his obvious status as a puppet for unseen handlers.  This is an extraordinary moment in history, with the American people kept in the dark about who is actually in charge of the executive branch during a period of multiple grave crises in foreign affairs, the economy, and public health.  A mere 32 seconds' worth of video depicting the end of Biden's address to the nation's governors proves that he is not in charge of his presidency.  He indicates that the plan was for him to take questions, beginning with one from the Governor of Utah.  (The oddity of a POTUS planning in advance the questioners at the end of events, including press conferences, is a separate and disturbing issue.  Scripting so closely suggests an inability to handle spontaneity and stage management of Q&A that is unseemly.)  But, as you will see, someone else decided that Biden was not going to follow that plan.  My guess is that he was showing signs of incoherence, of the phenomenon known as "sundowning," where a dementia patient loses coherence as the day wears on.  But whatever the cause of the change of plans, it is crystal clear that Biden is not calling the shots at his own public event.

Joe Biden, enemy of America.  From the moment Joe Biden stepped into the Oval Office as president it became clear that he stole the job in order to destroy America from within.  He stopped the construction of the Keystone Pipeline on day one, costing thousands of good paying jobs.  He stopped the construction of the southern border wall, costing more jobs and leaving millions of dollars' worth of equipment rotting in the desert.  Biden would not even let Texas use the construction materials themselves; any wall would impede the Biden plan to import over two million migrants from around the world, to be given funds and to spread them throughout the nation into unsuspecting cities.  The Democrats voted unanimously that these illegal invaders would not be required to be vaccinated or even tested for Covid.  That should tell us everything we need to know about how seriously the left really takes this phony pandemic.  They know it is phony because it's wirked for their advantage from the outset.  They had to do something to derail President Trump.  So, with a stroke of Biden's pen, the energy independence Trump had achieved was gone.

You may have a solid racial discrimination claim against Joe Biden.  The White House last week leaked word of Justice Stephen Breyer's imminent retirement. [...] Attention has been diverted from Joe Biden's ongoing bungling of Ukraine, the economy, COVID, the border, Afghanistan and his plummeting poll numbers, by a renewed focus on his campaign promise to nominate a black woman for the next Supreme Court opening.  Indeed, the very next day Biden repeated that promise.  He explicitly stated that he would replace Breyer with a black woman.  Anyone not a black woman need not apply for the job.  Limiting the job applicants to black women, it should be noted, reduces the applicant pool considerably.  Black women are about 2% of American lawyers.  This is illegal racial discrimination under an array of federal and state civil rights laws.  Imagine if an employer announced in a job posting that they would refuse to even consider certain races for a job opening.

US Attorney Doc:  IRS Issued Grand Jury Subpoena to JPMorgan for Hunter, James Biden Bank Records.  A criminal IRS investigation into Hunter Biden — President Biden's son — appears to have convened a grand jury as far back as May 2019, a confidential subpoena served to JPMorgan Chase bank reveals.  The subpoena also seeks bank records of James Biden, the president's brother, which appears to be the first time another Biden family member has surfaced in connection with the investigation.  The document, obtained by Breitbart News, specifically demands information on related transactions between JPMorgan Chase Bank, which the document calls "correspondent bank," and the Bank of China, which the document calls the "originating or beneficiary bank."

Hunter Biden and associates received 2019 subpoena over business deals in China.  A grand jury subpoena was issued 17 months before the 2020 election for Hunter Biden's bank transactions involving the Bank of China, a corruption watchdog has found, raising concerns that damaging material about then-candidate Joe Biden was hidden from voters.  The order sent by the Department of Justice to JP Morgan Chase bank asked for the records of any international financial transactions for the past five years involving Hunter, his uncle James Biden and former business partners Devon Archer and Eric Schwerin, according to federal documents.  The anti-corruption nonprofit Marco Polo, founded by former Trump administration official Garrett Ziegler, obtained the filing, which targets the financial ties between the four men and the Bank of China.

Biden's 'Anger' Over High Insulin Prices Is Fake.  Here's Why.  On Friday, Joe Biden started yelling in anger during a speech in Pennsylvania while talking about the high price of insulin. [...] Biden isn't furious.  His rage is phony, clearly scripted, probably suggested by one of his handlers who thought that, if he appears more animated and invigorated, it will quell concerns that he cannot handle the presidency — which polls show is indeed a concern for most Americans.

Biden to Announce Black Female SCOTUS Nominee During Black History Month.  President Joe Biden announced on Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring after four decades, and his successor will be a black woman, which he will nominate by the end of February.  "Choosing someone to sit on the Supreme Court I believe is one of them most serious constitutional responsibility a president has.  Our process is going to be rigorous.  I will select a nominee worthy of Justice Breyer's legacy of excellence and decency.  While I've been studying candidates' backgrounds, I've made no decision except one," the president said.  "The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience and integrity, and that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.  It's long overdue, in my view.  I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment," he said.

When Biden visits, even the bridges collapse.  If you needed a metaphor for President Joe Biden's economic recovery, or even his presidency, you just got it on Friday.  The very day the president went to Pittsburgh to talk about infrastructure, a bridge collapsed.  If you have a bridge on your commute, you would do well to keep an eye on whether Biden has plans to visit your town.  [Video clip]  Yes, we are joking, of course.  But the bridge metaphor works because Biden has a track record of making everything he touches worse.  Between his staggeringly incompetent exit from Afghanistan and his deplorable conduct in handling the border crisis he created, Biden is really stinking up the joint.  But it is the economy where he is arguably doing the most damage.

Biden's Brain Turns to Confetti in Real Time During PA Remarks.  Joe Biden traveled to Pittsburgh today to talk about Build Back Better and infrastructure.  Hours before he got there, the Forbes Avenue bridge collapsed, injuring 10 people.  So, he used that as a talking point about the importance of infrastructure.  Infrastructure is desperately needed, but I wouldn't trust for a minute that money allocated by Democrats will go to the things that need infrastructure help.

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[#1] Blue states don't fix their own bridges; they wait for their problems to get severe, and they beg the federal government for help.  [#2] How often do bridges collapse without warning?  Usually, bridges are inspected regularly, and if there's any indication that a collapse is likely or imminent, the bridge will be closed pending repairs.  Now, what are the chances that an unexpected bridge collapse would happen on the day Joe Biden made a trip to the same city to make a speech about that very topic?  And at a time when the president's approval rating is at rock bottom, but still sinking?

The bridge was known to be potentially hazardous.
Pittsburgh bridge's 2016 infrastructure funding reportedly diverted to bike lanes and green energy programs.  Joe Biden and his Democrat allies wasted no time trying to make political hay out of a bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, a city Biden had just arrived in to discuss his infrastructure bill:  ["]The collapse happened just hours before President Biden traveled to the area to speak at a previously scheduled event about the $1 trillion infrastructure bill he signed into law last year.["] [...] One problem:  The bridge has already been to that infrastructure well earlier.  [Tweet]  Instead of repairing the bridge with what likely would have been the Obama-era shovel-ready 2009 infrastructure funds for "roads and bridges," known as the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act," the cash went to bike lanes and green boondoggles, and too bad about the actual structure that was decaying and deteriorating.  Transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg loves those bike lanes.  Bridges that stay up?  That is for someone else to take care of.  And of course, no one did.

Pittsburgh Bridge Conveniently Collapses Hours Before Fake Pres.  Biden Gives a Speech on his So-Called Infrastructure Bill.  Just hours before the election thief in the White House was scheduled to give a speech about an infrastructure bill that looks a lot more like payouts to friends and donors who helped him steal the 2020 election, a bridge collapsed, injuring at least 10 people.  Five cars and a Port Authority bus were on the bridge at the time of the collapse, which took place at about 6:39 a.m., city officials said.  Ten people reported minor injuries including the three victims who were hospitalized, Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones said.  [Video clip]

Ukraine President Zelensky Tells Joe Biden to Chill Out and Stop Trying to Create a War With Russia.  The dynamic between the Joe Biden administration and the government of Ukraine is very interesting and thoroughly corrupt.  President Volodymyr Zelensky is trying to avoid being the 2022 version of Libyan President Muammar Gadaffi, circa 2011. Meanwhile, the entirety of the corrupt and manipulative Joe Biden administration, the U.S. State Department, the CIA, the Pentagon and the U.S. Congress are all saying, "Nice country you got there, it'd be a shame if something happened to it", while simultaneously poking the Russian bear to attack.  Biden and the deepest state want them their proxy war, and they will not be denied.

[The] White House [is being] urged to release transcripts of call with Ukraine after Biden allegedly told to 'calm down' over Russian invasion remarks.  CNN's The Lead with Jake Tapper posted and later deleted a report on social media reporting on President Joe Biden's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which went poorly for the American leader according to a CNN reporter who reported on the call.  Per the report, Biden told Zelensky that a Russian invasion of Ukraine was virtually certain and that the country's capital city of Kyiv would be "sacked" and potentially even "occupied" by Russian forces within weeks.  Biden then reportedly informed his Ukrainian counterpart that the United States would not be sending any advanced military equipment or putting any boots on the ground to support Ukraine in the event of an invasion by Russian forces.  A portion of the Jake Tapper report on the subject ran live on CNN, detailing how poor the meeting was for Biden.  During the meeting, Zelensky allegedly told Biden to "calm down" when the US president insisted that a Russian invasion was "imminent."

Chinese elite have paid some $31 million to Hunter and the Bidens.  For those wondering why Joe Biden is soft on China, consider this never-before-reported revelation:  The Biden family has done five deals in China totaling some $31 million arranged by individuals with direct ties to Chinese intelligence — some reaching the very top of China's spy agency.  Indeed, every known deal that the Biden family enjoyed with Beijing was reached courtesy of individuals with spy ties.  And Joe Biden personally benefited from his family's foreign deals.  What are these deals?  And who are the individuals who made them happen for the Bidens?  Here, then, are a few key facts about the Biden family's $5 million-plus deals with individuals in bed with Chinese intelligence. [...]

Pennsylvania Democrats Ditch Biden Event As His Poll Numbers Tank.  Two leading Democrats running for statewide office in Pennsylvania will not appear alongside President Joe Biden at a Friday [1/28/2022] tour of a Pittsburgh-area tech development hub.  Biden will visit Mill 19, a tech hub developed by Carnegie Mellon University on the grounds of a former steel mill, to promote the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and discuss manufacturing and supply chains.  Joining him will be Democratic Rep. Conor Lamb, who is running to replace retiring Republican Sen. Pat Toomey.  Scientists and engineers working at Mill 19, located in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania, work primarily on robotics and artificial intelligence.  Friday's visit will be Biden's second to the Pittsburgh area as president.

In 2003, Joe Biden Filibustered and Voted Against Nomination of a Black Woman to the Federal Bench.  In 2003, then-President George W. Bush nominated Janice Rogers Brown, an associate justice on the California Supreme Court to serve as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  She was the first black woman nominated for the federal bench.  But Rogers Brown had a problem; she was a libertarian-conservative and refused to play ball with civil rights organizations.  One of her major decisions was a dissent in the case of forcing cigarette manufacturers to put warning labels on packs and cartons.  A truly libertarian decision.  She also attacked the New Deal, which gave us Social Security and other programs as "the triumph of our socialist revolution."  You can imagine the anger of her liberal colleagues over that one.

CNN: Biden told Ukraine's president a Russian invasion was virtually certain (but the White House denies it).  It's not clear if this is a misunderstanding, an attempt to make President Biden look bad or just a CNN screw up.  This afternoon a CNN national security correspondent claimed on Twitter that a fellow CNN correspondent had been given an account of President Biden's recent conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  According to an unnamed source, Biden had said a Russian invasion was virtually certain and that Kyiv could be 'sacked."

The Mystery of the Biden - Zelensky call.  [Scroll down]  For these ravenous warmongers, senile doddering perpetually listless and mercurial Joe Biden was their blank check upon which they can write whatever figure they pleased.  We are now seeing possible proof that Biden (or his handlers) may be pushing for an unnecessary conflict.  President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine and Joe Biden had a call yesterday evening to discuss the tense situation over the Russia-Ukraine border.  However, a Ukrainian official told CNN's Matthew Chance that the call between the two leaders 'did not go well.'  Earlier Jen Psaki had claimed that the Russian invasion of Ukraine remains imminent.  CNN claims that Biden, sticking to the narrative pushed earlier by Psaki, told Zelensky to brace his country for a certain Russian invasion; Biden also claimed that Kyiv could be 'sacked' (annexed) by Russian forces.  Ukrainian leaders alleged disagreed with that Biden's assessment, insisting that an invasion is not imminent.  They claimed that intelligence officials looking at satellite photos on an hourly basis do not see Russia moving any troops into combat mode or preparing for an attack[.]

Biden has forever stigmatized his Supreme Court nominee.  Joe Biden announced on the campaign trail a couple of years ago that he intended to nominate a black woman to the Supreme Court.  He re-affirmed that intention today in the wake of Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement announcement.  It's not that Biden has a particular nominee in mind who just happens to be a black woman.  No, it's that being a black woman is the main criteria.  This is not unprecedented for Biden.  In the Democrat primaries, he announced he intended to choose a woman for his running mate.  And then he did.  We got Kamala Harris, who is reasonably qualified for the job — if the only qualification is being a woman.  But it's not.  The job of vice president entails things other than being a woman.  On those other things, she's not up to the job according to polls of the American people.

Biden [goes] out for ice cream as Ukraine crisis, border crisis, inflation, and crime, spin out of control.  Joe Biden has a funny way of dealing with crises.  Instead of working the phones or discussing strategies with diplomats or military officials, he takes a jaunt outside for ice cream. [...] Ukraine is the most dramatic but far from the only crisis he needs to be dealing with.  In New York City, five police officers have been shot and at least some killed just since the first of the year in a frightful response from the criminal-American community to Democrat district attorneys' refusal to prosecute crime.  The garbage-strewn train tracks in California are a grotesque confluence of unpunished thievery and an attack on the already stressed supply chain, which also features docked ships stranded in the water off the West Coast.  In Canada, a huge mass movement of truckers opposed to vaccine mandates is building into a full-blown crisis, which will create both a supply chain stress there and here, and a political crisis over there — an ally right on our border.  Meanwhile, the U.S. border situation is out of control, with federal officials now seeking to conceal (with tarps) the march of unvetted, unvaccinated military-aged illegally present single men being marched through the NGOs with folders in hand, onward to bus stops, taxis, and airport terminals for "free flights" to their destinations of choice.  So much for "Remain in Mexico," which a judge recently ordered Biden to abide by based on all the phony asylum cases.  The lawlessness isn't just something the illegals are involved in; the Biden administration is also engaged in lawlessness of its own.  Let's not even get into inflation, which has brought soaring prices for consumers in addition to sparsely stocked store shelves.

Biden warns he will pull the plug on Nord Stream 2 if Putin invades Ukraine.  Joe Biden's administration has issued a dramatic warning to Vladimir Putin that if he invades Ukraine the key $11bn Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into Germany will be cancelled.  The Biden administration yesterday warned the Kremlin that it would halt the pipeline using sanctions if there was military action taken against Ukraine.  'I want to be very clear: if Russia invades Ukraine one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward,' State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters.  The spokesman refused to go 'into specifics', but added:  'We [The US] will work with Germany to ensure it does not move forward.'

Joe Biden's kindly uncle routine has always been a facade — he's dangerous.  For 50 years, Joe Biden cultivated an illusory image of being a kindly — if dimwitted — uncle: someone whose terrible politics and inappropriate malapropisms were tolerated because he said he meant well.  What a farce.  Uncle Joe — now firmly in grandfather territory — was never that guy.  Long a fantasist who recounts fake stories years after they've been debunked, Biden was always a hit-and-run liar.  He was also always a hack and a jerk, with an anger that betrays the arrogance of a corrupt elite.  This week, he called Fox News reporter Peter Doocy a "stupid [...]" for asking a straightforward question about rising prices.  He later "cleared the air," but if we had a dime for every time Biden acted viciously, we could afford his skyrocketing inflation.

WaPo's Article About Biden's Struggles Sure Does Drive a Dagger Into His Presidency.  Joe Biden's presidency is one year old — and it's a total nightmare.  The nation is still divided.  Omicron is sweeping the nation.  Inflation is through the roof.  The grocery store has bare shelves.  The supply chain crisis is ongoing.  The border crisis is out of control.  The Afghanistan withdrawal was a nightmare.  We might see another embassy evacuation in Ukraine.  The jobs reports are trash.  It's not going well.  The only person who thinks all is well is... Joe Biden.  That doesn't account for much since he's dementia-ridden.  He's old.  He's slow.  He's stupid.  Three things the president of the United States cannot be in this world.  The scent of weakness is present for all to see, which is why Russia and China are flexing big league right now.  As Russia prepares for a possible invasion of Ukraine, China is probably smiling looking at the Taiwan Strait.

Biden threatens to send troops to Eastern Europe.  President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the United States would deploy thousands of troops to Eastern Europe if Russia continues its military buildup along Ukraine's border or mounts a renewed invasion of the country.  But the American president also said he would not send troops into Ukraine, even as the White House warned that Russia was likely to move its forces across the border at any moment.

Why not appoint Hunter Biden as ambassador?  He has plenty of experience in Ukraine.  More than anyone will admit!
U.S. Still Doesn't Have an Ambassador to Ukraine, Is It a Problem Amid Russia Tensions?  After more than a year in office, President Joe Biden has still not nominated someone to be the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine.  The leadership gap has been highlighted amid growing concerns of a Russian invasion of the U.S. ally, but experts told Newsweek that not having a Senate-confirmed ambassador is more of a perception issue than a significant problem for the administration.  "Of course, we all agree there should be a full-time diplomat," said Rajan Menon, the director of the grand strategy program at Defense Priorities, a think tank focused on U.S. security.  "But I'm not of the opinion that this is somehow some catastrophic error.  There are many bigger things that are going to decide this crisis and having an ambassador there or not is not going to be one of them."

Experts say Biden's offer to replace Europe's gas supplies if Putin turns off the taps 'is just not physically possible'.  Experts have warned that President Joe Biden's plan to shore up Europe's supply of natural gas if Vladimir Putin cuts off supplies won't work because other nations can't make up the shortfall.  The Biden administration Tuesday [1/25/2022] said it is preparing to source gas from other countries in case Russia cuts off energy supplies — a scenario European allies fear will come to pass if Moscow invades the Ukraine.  However, Samantha Gross, the Director of Energy Security and Climate Initiative at the Brookings Institution, told that the imitative was doomed to failure.

Biden's personal Covid fears.  As Omicron began storming the country in December, the president and the vice president changed their own masking protocols.  At the advice of their personal health advisers, they largely ditched the black surgical masks they previously sported and began wearing KN95's weeks before the CDC updated their own masking guidance.  The change reflects a dynamic within this White House — one that's dictated everything from internal operations to the president's travel schedule and could very well scuttle his ambitions to criss cross the country more this year.  They're terrified of Joe Biden getting Covid.  Some current and former White House officials foresee a potential political and policy disaster if the president were to contract the virus, even though he is vaccinated and boosted.

Biden Family Scored $31 Million from Deals with Individuals with Direct Ties to the Highest Levels of Chinese Intelligence.  [In his new book, Peter] Schweizer explains that Beijing saw a financial relationship with the Bidens as an opening for "elite capture," which allowed Hunter Biden to secure meetings and score major deals with people in the highest levels of Chinese financial institutions and the Chinese Communist Party — and in return they would be able to leverage the Bidens' power for their interests.  One of the central early players in the Bidens' Chinese deals is a tycoon by the name of Che Feng, or "The Super Chairman," as Hunter and his partners referred to him.  Che, the son of a PLA soldier, has been described in Western media as "a shadowy and discreet investor," whose father-in-law was the governor of the People's Bank of China, and whose business partner was the Vice Minister of State Security, a man by the name of Ma Jian.  Schweizer writes that Ma was reportedly the director of the ministry's No. 8 Bureau, overseeing North American operations targeting foreigners with its counterintelligence apparatus.

Joe Biden Launches Into an Expletive-Laden Attack on Fox News' Peter Doocy.  Remember when we were all assured that Joe Biden was a paradigm of decency?  Unlike the bad orange man, he would never lose his temper and launch a gross attack on the free press.  Well, that's how the story went anyway.  In reality, Biden has continuously shown himself to be a thin-skinned man-child who can't take even the slightest hint of criticism.  Today, that boiled over into an expletive-laden attack on Fox News' Peter Doocy.  [This event] would have CNN's Jim Acosta in tears if it involved Donald Trump.

Biden to Staff in 2021: 'I Will Fire You on the Spot' if You Disrespect Others.  President Joe Biden may have to fire himself for calling Peter Doocy a "stupid son of a bitch" because he told his staff in 2021 that he had a zero-tolerance policy toward treating others with disrespect.

Biden's mask has slipped.  [Scroll down]  Biden can't have his decorum cake and eat it, too.  It is once again worth trying to imagine what might have happened if Trump had uttered such a phrase towards a journalist.  CNN would have made it a lead news item for a week.  Pundits would have said that he was 'threatening' journalists, endangering free speech and so on.  People in Washington do like Joe, it's true.  He has always been able to cultivate friends on Capitol Hill — until recently, anyway.  But Washington isn't a place where genuine and amiable people get on and Biden has always propped up his nice-guy persona with sometimes quite shocking rudeness — long before age made him the cranky near-octogenarian we see today.

Biden to Doocy:  It's not personal, sonny, it's strictly business.  "Mr. Unity strikes again," Sean Hannity quips, but he and Peter Doocy eventually laugh off Joe Biden's irritated riposte to Doocy's question on inflation.  Doocy revealed on Hannity that Biden tracked down Doocy to apologize ... kinda.  When pressed on that point, Doocy tells Hannity that they agreed to keep "moving forward," which amuses Hannity:  [Video clip] [...] If anything, this might have made Joe Biden look more coherent than usual, John Hinderaker posits.  The sarcasm and name-calling reflect that Biden really is worried about inflation and its effect on Democratic electoral prospects, a point that some missed in the exchange.

Poll finds 60 percent would vote against Biden if election was held now.  Six in 10 Americans would vote for someone other than President Biden if the 2024 presidential election was held today — a rate higher than his predecessors Barack Obama and Donald Trump, according to a poll released Sunday [1/23/2022]. [...] Asked about Biden's handling of the economy, 58 percent to 41 percent disapprove.  When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, 52 percent to 46 percent disapprove; 59 percent to 37 percent disapprove of his handling of border security; and 54 percent to 41 percent disapprove of his handling of foreign policy.

NBC's Chuck Todd:  "Biden No Longer Seen as Competent and Effective".  You know it's bad when Chuck Todd is trashing Joe Biden and admitting the Democrats are in trouble for the midterms.  After a disastrous first year, NBC's Chuck Todd said Joe Biden is "no longer seen as competent and effective.  He's no longer seen as a good commander-in-chief."  54% of adults disapprove of Joe Biden's performance, according to a new left-leaning NBC News poll.  72% say the country is on the wrong track.  "That kind of presidential approval rating leads to a shellacking for the party in power," Chuck Todd said on Sunday's "Meet the Press."  The polls are left-leaning so the numbers are a lot worse than what is being reported which is why Joe Biden and the Democrats are desperately trying to federalize elections.

The man in charge at the White House isn't Joe Biden.  Who, really, is in charge at the White House?  It sure doesn't look to be President Joe Biden.  The latest evidence came last week when Chief of Staff Ron Klain delivered a behind-the-scenes message to Democratic allies and staff, just hours after Biden's disastrous news conference:  The prez had failed to mention that his next Build Back Better bill would fund child and elder care, but Klain insisted it would.  As Axios reported, "Klain's private comments are yet another indication the White House has a core set of priorities it plans to fight for" ... even if the president doesn't know about it fully yet.  Klain's real message:  Don't worry, we staff will make sure Biden does what we say.  Yet some in Congress want the actual president to take charge:  Politico reports that moderate Democrats complain that Klain is "overly deferential to their liberal colleagues" and want him out.

The Voters Don't Care About 'Biden's Agenda'.  Unlike the media, the voters couldn't care less about Biden's agenda, except to the extent that it affects the challenges they face on a day-to-day basis.  And, for most of the electorate, the first year of Biden's presidency has been disastrous.  He has made no measurable progress on his pledge to get the pandemic under control, he is in denial about the state of the economy — including his administration's role in exacerbating inflation — and he refuses to acknowledge the adverse effects of his ill-conceived immigration policy.  Indeed, Biden genuinely seems to believe that his administration has "outperformed" expectations.

Sam Nunberg:  Biden Abandoned Ukraine for Cutting Off Hunter.  Former Trump aide Sam Nunberg believes that President Joe Biden essentially gave Vladimir Putin the green light to invade Ukraine because the Ukrainian energy company Burisma stopped bribing him after the 2016 election of former President Donald Trump.  Speaking with politics editor Matthew Boyle on Breitbart News Saturday, Nunberg expanded on a tweet he posted Friday suggesting that Biden abandoned Ukraine due to Hunter Biden's corruption.

Biden's regulatory bender is crushing the US economy.  By so many measures, Joe Biden's presidential administration falls at the bottom of the scale.  But there is one metric by which Biden is tops — in fact, the very tops in all of history.  That is the regulatory costs his administration has imposed on the nation in a single year.  The American Action Forum, a conservative think tank that tracks government regulation, has tallied up what government agencies estimate their regulations cost.  The Biden administration has now imposed $201 billion in regulation — more than three times the cost that President Barack Obama's very left-wing administration imposed on families and businesses in its first year.

Peter Schweizer:  No Question China Invested Financially In Biden Family Knowing His Influence.  Peter Schweizer on Life, Liberty and Levin: "the Biden family, while he was vice president and continuing when he became president, received some $31 million from Chinese individuals who we're linked to the highest levels of Chinese intelligence[.]"  [Video clip]

Must-see TV: Mark Levin interview with Peter Schweizer exposes $31 million in CCP money to the Biden family and much more.  Sunday's edition of Life, Liberty, and Levin, the one-hour long-form interview show hosted by Mark Levin on Fox News is essential viewing.  If you don't have just over a half hour to watch the almost-complete show (embedded below), I strongly recommend that you spend a mere 3 minutes and 20 seconds watching a summary off his research findings on the Biden family's gigantic payday "for no discernable work" from corporate entities controlled by members of the CCP elite.  [Video clip]

The Coming Dethronement of Joe Biden.  [Scroll down]  Biden clearly overpromised.  Just utter the word "normalcy" anywhere near the name "Biden" and watch the reaction.  But many people jumped all over the second bit.  Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), for example, quoted the word "outperformed" and tweeted:  "I'm not sure what planet he's inhabiting but on planet earth his record is a record of failure."  That is true.  It's a dismal record of failure, and we've only made it through one year.  Biden's even outdone his master, Barack Obama, who before Biden held the world record for worst president in the history of the United States.  Biden is far worse, in part, granted, because he continues to follow the blueprint set forth by his clean, elegantly clad predecessor.  But I have to cavil with the idea that Biden has not "outperformed" expectations.  He certainly outperformed mine.  I didn't think he would make it through his first year in the White House.

Our current leaders have outlived their usefulness.  Our esteemed media and "party leaders" created Biden the President.  There seems to be no clear path away from three more years of this torture.  It's a given that Kamala would be an equally awful choice.  Having her meaninglessly cackling to other world leaders, or unthinkingly directing our military towards rash actions, might be even worse for the American people than what Joe's being directed to do and say.  If this were the corporate world, our two "heads of state" would be relieved of their positions, pronto.  There wouldn't be mere whispers about incompetence but real consequences:  The company's stock would plunge and stockholders and the board would demand change.  Too bad government doesn't run that way.

Biden has the Reverse Midas Touch — just like Barack H. Obama!
Everything Biden Has Touched Has Fallen Apart.  In one year, everything that President Biden has touched has fallen apart.  The United States today is less secure, less prosperous and less free than it was on January 19, 2021.  Look no further than the record number of border crossings or the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan.  While he rolls out the welcome mat on the southern border, President Biden abandons the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and lets thousands of Taliban terrorists go free.  Taken alone, either of these disasters is a huge threat to Americans' security.  Taken together, we're facing the probability that terrorists — who believe that they were released from prison to extract revenge on the U.S. — could be smuggled across our border and into our cities.  My friends gave their lives for American security, and now, the commander-in-chief has shown zero commitment to our cause.

Emails Confirm Hunter Biden Invested in Chinese Government-Owned Companies.  A new report from Fox Business, sourcing emails obtained by the media company, shows that Hunter Biden's investments into Chinese companies lasted well into 2017, a fact that the Biden Administration has yet to acknowledge or admit.  The now-president's son has had a long history of using his father's influence to enrich himself, including real estate transactions, oil and gas consultant contracts, and even the effort to sell an American company that made technology for the US Joint Strike Fighter Program, to a Chinese defense company.

Biden Crosses the Rubicon.  Even the venerable Abraham Lincoln, in a presidency dragged down by the secession of half his domain, chose to separate the causes of the Confederacy from the character of the people settled upon it.  In that one and only American Civil War, Lincoln became the Great Unifier when the loss of 360,000 Union soldiers might easily have justified a heavy-handed approach to everyone south of the Mason-Dixon line.  More Orwellian than Lincolnian, Joe Biden has plotted a more calamitous course for his administration.  Aligning with progressive politicos who juxtapose January 6, the Civil War, September 11, and Pearl Harbor in a single talking point, Biden has now taken authoritarianism to excess, putting his political fate in the hands of woke boardrooms, big tech, and a doting media while forming an ideological front against the will of his own people, either by his own volition, or on behalf of his all-knowing, face-on teleprompter.  Last week's Morehouse University sales pitch for voting rights calling for the abolition of the filibuster rule was demagogic on its face and declared an intifada on Republicans.

Nobody insisted on "easily."  Or "quickly."  Just some sanity would be good.
'No Apologies': Biden Says There Was 'No Way' To Withdraw From Afghanistan Easily.  President Joe Biden stated Wednesday that there was no way for the U.S. military to withdraw from Afghanistan easily, an apparent contradiction to what he told Americans to expect ahead of the withdrawal.  Biden's botched withdrawal from Afghanistan remains among the lowest points of his first year in office, leading to the deaths of more than a dozen U.S. service members and abandoning more than 100 U.S. citizens under Taliban control alongside tens of thousands of Afghan allies.  Prior to the withdrawal, Biden told Americans the operation would be safe and orderly, but he told reporters during his Wednesday press briefing at the White House that his true belief was that it was never going to be easy.  "There was no way to get out of Afghanistan after 20 years easily — not possible, no matter when you did it," Biden said.

A Scandal For Every Month:  Joe Biden's First 12 Months In Office.  On his first day in office, President Joe Biden signed a list of radically left-wing executive orders, including an order requiring that schools must ignore the biological differences between male and female students from the athletic field to the bathroom if they wish to continue receiving federal funding.  In Biden's first week, Press Secretary Jen Psaki also signaled the administration's plans to reinstate federal funding for abortions around the world with the reversal of the Mexico City policy, and the new president canceled the Keystone XL pipeline.  As Tristan Justice reported at the time, "Biden's first 48 hours in office have launched the new administration with 17 executive orders, more than were issued in the first month of their presidencies by Donald Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton combined."

Psaki Says Biden Stands By 'Powerful Speech' Comparing Republicans to Segregationists: 'Not a Partisan Speech'.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday [1/18/2022] that President Biden stands by the speech he delivered in Atlanta last week comparing opponents of Democrats' voting bills to racists and segregationists, arguing that it "wasn't a partisan speech."  Psaki claimed Biden delivered a "powerful speech" about Americans' right to vote "for anyone they choose, whether it is him or someone else."  "It was not a partisan speech," she said.  "It was intended to lay out for the public exactly what's at stake and lay out for elected officials what's at stake and he stands by everything he said in that speech."

Biden's Attack On Voting Rights Far Surpasses Trump's Election Claims.  Democrats and the leftist media continue to champion the House's sham investigation into the events of January 6, 2021, with news breaking just yesterday that the illegally constituted committee had subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, Jenna Ellis, and others.  Yet, if these January 6 truthers genuinely believed that election-related rhetoric caused the capitol riots and represent a real threat to our republic, they would turn their attention to the current White House and to their own Grand Poohbah.  In one week alone, President Biden eclipsed everything Donald Trump and his supporters said about the validity of the 2020 election.  By framing his false claims of "voter suppression" and "election subversion" as Jim Crow 2.0, our commander in chief has guaranteed a divided America.  The only remaining question is whether he has also guaranteed a violent America.

Democrats Bemoan Biden Failures.  Joe Biden resides in the White House because the Democratic Party's warring factions declared a temporary truce in 2020, each expecting to dictate his agenda after the election.  And, while the party's left wing has exercised considerable sway over Biden's policies, its members obviously overestimated their ability to ameliorate the effects of his congenital incompetence.  After a year in office the Biden administration has produced precious few successes and a predictably long list of failures.  This has reopened hostilities between the radical and moderate wings of the Democratic Party, and their base is deeply demoralized as the November midterms loom ominously on the horizon.

Joe Biden spent a quarter of his first year as president in Delaware.  President Biden spent 28 percent of his first year as commander in chief back home in Delaware, worrying transparency advocates who note that he exempted his homes from visitor log disclosure.  Biden, who returns to the White House on Monday night [1/17/2022] from his house in Wilmington, simply likes being home, his press representatives say.  But critics are concerned about who may be seeking to influence public policy while paying Biden or his family a visit.  "Generally speaking, the American people have a right to know what the president is up to.  This president specifically changed policy to presumably disclose who's been visiting the White House," said Tom Fitton, president of conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which has for years battled for White House visitor log transparency.

Don't hate Joe for his senility; hate "doctor" Jill and his other handlers for their elder abuse.  [Scroll down]  The question is not why Biden reads this hateful nonsense off the teleprompter that he gets propped in front of — or rather misreads in his stumbling, incoherent fashion.  That question was answered long ago.  It's because he's always been stupid, shallow and eager to pander to an audience, and now he's demented to boot.  The question is, who writes this angry, self-important, sophomoric pablum?  I have two theories, one general and one specific.  The general theory is that it's written by his handlers. [...] Speculation abounds that Biden is largely controlled by some combination of Russians and Chinese who have Kompromat from Hunter's laptops and lap, Biden's intellectual superiors — a large group starting with Barack Obama — and the hard left such as the teachers unions to whom he owes favors and who play on Biden's vainglorious image of himself as Franklin Roosevelt.  Those are the people willing to further their own selfish or foreign or sometimes traitorous agenda by making a fool of this formerly stupid and currently senile old man.  These are not good people.

Psaki invokes Biden's dead wife, child while dodging question about Delaware visitor logs.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday [1/18/2022] invoked President Biden's dead wife and child in an unusual move to sidestep questions about why the administration won't release visitor logs from the president's Delaware residences.  "Well, the president goes to Delaware because it's his home.  It's also where his son and former wife are buried and it's a place that is close to his heart," Ms. Psaki said during the daily press briefing.  "A lot of presidents go visit their home when they are president." [...] The connection between Mr. Biden's deceased family members and the White House refusing to release visitor logs for his homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach is unclear.  Mr. Biden has spent more than 28% of his presidency in Delaware, according to data compiled by Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group.  Despite having pledged to build the most transparent administration in history, Mr. Biden has balked at releasing the visitor logs to his Delaware homes.

How to Counter Biden's National Security Incompetence in 2022.  From his disastrous withdrawal of U.S troops from Afghanistan, lack of coherent policies to deal with Russia and China, a stubborn determination to appease Iran to revive the deeply flawed 2015 nuclear deal, and an obsession with climate change as a national security issue, Biden in just one year severely undermined America's global reputation as a strong and principled nation.  Making this worse is a global perception that Joe Biden is not mentally competent to be the U.S. commander in chief.  America's enemies have been watching this unprecedented deterioration of American global leadership and are preparing to cash in.  This could include in 2022 China attacking Taiwan, Russia invading Ukraine, and increased provocations by Iran and North Korea, including possible nuclear tests by both nations.  There is also the threat to the United States directly by criminal and national security threats resulting from Biden's failure to secure our southern border.

Biden's Latest Rousing Speech: 'Uh, Uh, You Know, Ugh'.  In the course of a speech about the omicron variant Thursday, Old Joe Biden gave us yet another shining example of his razor-sharp mental acuity.  "Now, I don't like to, uh, uh, you know, ugh, outline the next steps we're taking against, uh, I'd, I'd like to outline the next steps we're taking against ova — uh, the omicron variant."  The spectacle of an aged man trying desperately to maintain his train of thought amid encroaching dementia would have been sad if it had been anyone other than this corrupt old kleptocrat, who is pretending to be president of the United States.  But it did render all the more urgent the inevitable question: how long is this going to go on?

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Joe Biden:  Deep State Puppet.  Animals somehow know when an earthquake is coming, even before the ground begins to tremble.  The far-left activist Stacey Abrams [...] had the good sense to know that Joe Biden on "voting rights" and the run-up to Martin Luther King Day was likely to be a redolent affair.  In the event, it was much worse than she, or anyone else for that matter, could have foreseen.  Powerline's Paul Mirengoff called it the "the worst presidential speech in modern history."  But Paul is a generous man.  There was really no need for that qualifying "modern."  Paul mentions Jimmy Carter's disastrous "malaise speech" of 1979 as a contender for the palm.  That speech was indeed horrible.  It was one of the things that lost Carter the election the next year.  But Biden's speech was far worse.  Carter's speech was a bizarre combination of cramped, hectoring moralism, much of it lifted from Christopher Lasch, and a repellent, cardigan-clad sentimentality and faux folksiness.  Carter's speech, however, was not mendacious.  It was simply wrong.  Biden's, on the contrary, was a veritable tissue of incontinent hyperbole, partisan posturing, and outright lies.

Biden's a dud man walking.  According to the election calendar, Joe Biden has three years remaining in his term.  According to political reality, his presidency is over, kaput, finished.  It ended last week because of an accumulation of serious wounds, most of them self-inflicted.  The final blow came from a boomerang after the president who campaigned as a decent man and uniter declared his opponents traitors and racists.  Included in that category were Democrats as well as Republicans, leading even members of his own party to concede Biden had gone too far.  The scene was Atlanta where he gave a speech filled with distortions and extremely nasty attacks, as when the president challenged those who refuse to break the Senate filibuster to pass federal election legislation:  "Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?  Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?"  He accused Georgia and other states of aiming to "subvert" elections and said they were acting like "totalitarian states."

Biden's Rhetoric Echoes the Fact That His Presidency Is Unraveling.  Just when you think Uncle Joe Biden can't fall any deeper into his own yogurt, he does.  His so-called 'election takeover' speech is yet another example.  Here's a bit:  "I will not yield, I will not flinch, I will defend the right to vote, our democracy, against all enemies — foreign and, yes, domestic. ... Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?  Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?"  I'd say that's pretty grotesque.  And for a guy who ran as a "unifier" that typifies the uber divisiveness that has characterized Joe Biden's presidency.  If you disagree with me, you're a racist, white supremacist, evil, bad person.  That's what he said.  As usual, Mr. Biden can't even get his facts right.

Joe Biden learns the hard way about the wisdom of declaring his fellow Democrats racists.  For a political hack supposedly steeped in the ways of politics dating from the days of the Partridge Family, Joe Biden sure hasn't learned much. [...] Joe's been incompetent in office since virtually the first day of his presidency.  This letter outlining Biden's incompetence on COVID tests is just one little festering thing in his presidency.  Biden's also been flamingly incompetent on the open border, the recrudescence of inflation, the Afghanistan pullout, the supply chain breakdown, and his many foreign policy failures on Iran, China, and Russia.  Nobody wrote a letter blasting Biden for those monster blunders.  But now that Biden's taken to insulting his party's allies, and inadvertently suggesting that his party is full of racists, (which if he believed it, he should resign over) now the criticisms are coming.  It's been a long time coming.

CBS/YouGov Poll Sweeps the Legs out From Under Biden.  The poll found that a huge majority of Americans believed he wasn't sufficiently focused on the economy (58 percent) and inflation (65 percent).  Only 38 percent approved of his handling of the economy, while a whopping 62 percent disapproved.  It's even worse when it comes to inflation — 30 percent approval, 70 percent disapproval.  He's about to dip into the twenties on the approval of his handling of inflation.  If he thinks their opinion is going to go up if he was able to raise the Build Back Better bill back up from the dead, the answer is no, it wouldn't.

The moment Joe Biden finally lost his credibility.  If President Joe Biden's disorderly and lethal Afghanistan withdrawal was the moment that fractured voters' regard for him, then his vicious Atlanta speech last week may be the moment that defines his presidency.  Speaking Tuesday at Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, Biden uttered venomous, brutal accusations lacking factual basis.  His shouting-in-the-wind delivery was inexplicable, and his decision to lash out at members of his own party — Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema — appears to have only strengthened their resolve not to give in to his demands.  Biden called those who disagree with his political views on legislation "domestic enemies."  He compared them to Confederate President Jefferson Davis and former Alabama Democratic Party Committeeman and ardent, violent segregationist Bull Connor.  In American politics, that is about as divisive as one can get — at least he didn't mention Hitler.

Biden to Hold First Formal Press Conference Since Last March As His Agenda Flops.  President Joe Biden will be in the hot seat next Wednesday during his first official press conference since March 2021, as Americans are demanding answers on numerous policy fronts.  "[W]e look forward to seeing you there and to — the President looks forward to speaking directly to the American people," Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters on Friday.  While Biden sometimes takes questions from journalists, he typically walks off the stage in hopes to avoid any scrutiny from the media.

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Unless I'm mistaken, the President* will only answer pre-arranged softball questions from pre-selected reporters.  Such an event is hardly worth watching.  When it's over, a dozen columnists will tell us how confused he seemed, and how he couldn't remember which way to go when he was finished speaking.

A taste of Southern lied in Georgia y'all.  Joe Biden's angry speech in the Peach State on Tuesday about so-called "voting rights" was stupid, divisive and full of lies, and it also exposed his impotence.  Inflation has hit a 40-year high, store shelves are empty, COVID numbers are at record levels with tests in scarce supply, violent crime is surging in blue cities and millions of illegal immigrants are still pouring over the southern border.  But all this flailing president can do in the face of cascading, mainly self-inflicted, crises is to gin up a fake political controversy to distract the peasants he imagines are out there hanging on his every word.  The man elected to unite the country coughed, shouted, lied, said "y'all," and railed obsessively against Donald Trump.  "I'm tired of being quiet!" he yelled.  All he has left is to demonize as "domestic enemies" millions of Americans who oppose the Democrats' cynical plan to federalize elections, ban voter ID, legalize ballot harvesting and ensure they never lose another election.

Biden Didn't Mean To Offend Senators By Likening Them To Racists, Psaki Says.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki claimed Friday that President Biden didn't intend to offend senators by likening them to George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis — but simply meant to compare their actions to those of the infamous white supremacists.  Psaki was pressed at her regular briefing about Biden's fiery rhetoric at a Tuesday speech in Atlanta, which unsuccessfully sought to convince Democratic senators to set aside the 60-vote legislative filibuster and pass election reforms with a bare majority.  "He is talking about Republicans that don't agree with voting rights [bills] — he's describing them as George Wallace, Bull Connor and Jefferson Davis," said Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy.

Never Trumpers Get Savaged by Americans After They Show Biden Remorse.  Joe Biden is getting justifiably beaten up by people for his disgusting speech in Atlanta comparing Republicans and frankly anyone who disagreed with his position on trying to federalize elections to racists.  Biden — who has previously been strongly against tossing aside the filibuster — said he was willing to do anything, including throwing away all principles, to get his way.  "To protect our democracy, I support changing the Senate rules, whichever way they need to be changed, to prevent a minority of senators from blocking action on voting rights," Biden ranted.  "The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation's history.... Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light over shadows, justice over injustice?  I know where I stand."  Biden continued, "Do you want to be on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?  Do you want to be on the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?  Do you want to be on the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?"  Now, those are all Democrats, we hasten to add.  But to compare wanting voter integrity bills to racists and segregationists is vile.

Joe Biden's Brain Shuts Down Multiple Times During 'Presser' Where He Takes No Questions.  Joe Biden got into a running gun battle with the teleprompter again today [1/13/2022] while giving public remarks on... well, on something.  The president was ostensibly there to announce the "deployment" of military medical teams to states that are seeing healthcare worker shortages.  Not surprisingly, all the states he's sending aid to — except one (Ohio) — are Democrat-led states that have pushed vaccine mandates.  It's almost like there's a connection there, but I digress because it was really Biden's physical and mental performance that stole the show, not so much anything he specifically said.

The View from the Cheat Seats.  For Joe Biden, the Atlanta speech checked all the boxes: a handful of out-of-context Bible verses (check), wild historical inaccuracies (check), gratuitous references to Jan. 6 (check), the abandonment of another decades-long political view (check), and a general shaming of any American who thinks consensus and honesty ought to be part of our governing structure.  Twelve months into this White House, the president's rambling attack on democracy was the move of a desperate man at the head of a desperate party.  It was also, as Rich Lowry put it succinctly, garbage.  Let's set aside for a minute that the Democrats' idea of subverting the Senate — and later, our entire election process — is a long shot.  As Politico points out, it's not just Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) who are worried about letting a simple majority make all of the decisions anymore, but also a handful of other Democrats who wonder if blowing up their own institution just might come back to haunt them.

Washington Post awards Biden 'Four Pinocchios' for false claim he was 'arrested' during civil rights protest.  The Washington Post awarded President Biden its harshest fact-check rating of "Four Pinocchios" over his false claim this week that he was "arrested" for the first time as a teenager while attending a civil rights protest in Delaware.  In a Thursday [1/13/2022] piece headlined, "Biden claims yet another arrest for which there's little evidence," Glenn Kessler, The Post's resident fact-checker, wrote that Biden was "not always a reliable source" when it came to his "exaggerated" stories, and that too many elements of his claim didn't add up.  "I did not walk in the shoes of generations of students who walked these grounds.  But I walked other grounds.  Because I'm so [...] old, I was there as well.  You think I'm kidding, man.  It seems like yesterday the first time I got arrested," Biden told the crowd at his Tuesday speech at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Biden Is Out Of Touch With Reality On Inflation.  hese days, when President Joe Biden isn't lying about being arrested during the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, he's telling equally large fibs about "making progress" on inflation and the economy.  Truth is, in the space of less than a year, he's turned a recovering economy into dross.  Thursday brought yet more disastrous news about the "transitory" upsurge in inflation the media shills and Biden administration economic advisers talk about.  After Wednesday's consumer price data showed a 7% rise in consumer prices for 2021, the highest since 1982, came worse news for producer prices:  They rose a record 9.7% last year, as supply-chain issues and a massive burst of money printing by the Fed created a classic case of too much money chasing too few goods.  Yet, in a statement Wednesday, Biden claimed "we are making progress in slowing the rate of price increases."

Senate panel approves LA mayor after attending Hunter Biden art show.  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti won approval from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Wednesday [1/12/2022] to be President Biden's ambassador to India — months after Garcetti controversially attended first son Hunter Biden's Hollywood art show.  The Garcetti pick was voted out of committee along with a larger batch of nominees and now goes before the full Senate.  Biden nominated Garcetti, 50, in July.  He drew negative headlines in October after promoting the novice art career of Biden's son, which ethics experts have slammed as a possible vehicle for influence-peddling.

Democrat Desperation Has Now Become Dangerous.  President Biden's "voting rights" speech in Atlanta has been widely criticized for dishonesty and demagoguery, but its real significance involves what it told us about the increasing panic that pervades the Democratic Party.  Biden's sudden pivot from the Build Back Better Act (BBB) to "election reform" betrays a very real fear that his party will lose its tiny majorities in Congress unless they seize control of our national elections.  For well over two centuries the states have played the primary role in the administration of congressional elections.  Yet Biden and the Democrats now insist that this time-tested system somehow constitutes a threat to democracy itself.  This is self-evidently false, considering that it is the same system that gave the Democrats their small but all-too-real majorities in the House and the Senate.

Biden Claims He Got Arrested During the Civil Rights Movement.  Who knew that the man who pretends to be president of the United States had such an arrest record?  Old Joe Biden has claimed that he was once arrested in South Africa while trying to visit Nelson Mandela, and on Tuesday, Biden revealed for the first time ever that he had been arrested during the civil rights movement.  The way Joe is going, pretty soon he will have kidnapped the Lindbergh baby.

Brandon Biden Tells Us Who He Really Is in Train Wreck of a Speech in Georgia.  As expected, President Biden and Vice President Harris visited the state of Georgia earlier today where a sometimes confused Biden gave a scripted, angry speech in which he did a complete 180 on his previous remarks from his decades as a Senator about preserving the filibuster, endorsing making whatever changes necessary to the Senate rules in order to, as he said it, "prevent a minority of Senators from blocking action on voting rights."

President Biden insists food and gas prices are going down compared to last month.  President Joe Biden has attempted to play down to a new annual inflation reading of 7 percent, the highest level in 40 years, by branding it a 'global' issue that his administration is making 'progress' with.  Persistent supply chain issues have left grocery shelves bare across the nation this week, drawing comparisons to conditions in the former Soviet Union and putting further upward pressure on prices.  The Labor Department said Wednesday that the consumer price index rose 0.5 percent last month after surging 0.8 percent in November, with Biden apparently trying to highlight that slowing rate of growth as an achievement.

Fact-Checking 6 Claims From Biden's Voting Rights Speech.  President Joe Biden made a plea Tuesday in Atlanta for Senate passage of two bills designed to expand the federal government's role in state and local election laws, looking for another legislative success — after passage of an infrastructure bill — as he approaches one year in office.  Biden and fellow Democrats have sought to frame the bills as "voting rights" legislation.  However, speaking Tuesday afternoon [1/11/2022] at the Atlanta University Center Consortium on the grounds of Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University, Biden made several claims that seemed at best to lack context, and in other cases seemed hyperbolic or untrue.

Biden calls Capitol riot 'coup' in Ga. speech, claims he was arrested in civil rights protest.  President Biden on Tuesday [1/11/2022] branded the Capitol riot a "coup" attempt and called on the Senate to scrap its usual 60-vote threshold to pass a pair of election reform bills — but his message was clouded by distracting gaffes.  Biden's sharpened attack on former President Donald Trump and his supporters was bracketed by Biden once again referring to Vice President Kamala Harris as "President Harris" and by his assertion that he was arrested multiple times while fighting for civil rights.

What Makes Riots, Conspiracies, Cabals, and Insurrections 'Good' or 'Bad'?  If the Republicans take the House or perhaps even the Senate, what new norms will they inherit from the Democratic majority of 2019-2021? [...] Will Republicans claim as reason to impeach Joe Biden that he failed to execute the laws as he swore to, by nullifying U.S immigration law?  Was he not also guilty of an "abuse of power" and "obstructing Congress," as he allowed 2 million aliens unlawfully to cross the southern border, during a pandemic without either testing or vaccinations, helping to spread the disease with reckless disregard?  Will the new Congress subpoena generals to investigate the surrender and flight from Afghanistan, and especially who ordered it and why?

Media ignored the lies in Biden's January 6 anniversary speech.  The unhinged and irascible manner in which President Biden delivered his viciously partisan speech on the anniversary of January 6 was unprecedented.  So, too, was the media's complicity in covering up his misrepresentations.  When matters devolve to this level of absurdity, the reactions are usually driven by emotions, precluding the possibility of any dispassionate scrutiny.  Predictably, the mainstream news media praised the speech with a devotion almost as if it were the word of God.  Most of the right-leaning media and the Republicans excoriated Biden for his divisive rhetoric.  Few fact-checked the contents of the speech.

Nets Ignore Hunter Biden's 'Close Friend' Being Charged With Treason.  A "close friend" of President Joe Biden's son Hunter was charged with treason in Kazakhstan according to a report in the Washington Examiner.  Despite this revelation, all three evening news broadcasts ignored the report, while One America News was the only cable television network to report on the incident at the time of publication.  Karim Massimov, who Hunter Biden once referred to as his "close friend" in a 2016 email, is a former Kazakhstan intelligence chief, and former chairman of the Kazakhstan National Security Committee before being fired and tried for treason during violent protests caused by a spike in gas prices in the region.  Massimov had a close business relationship with Hunter while serving on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma.  During this time Massimov was serving as Prime Minister of Kazakhstan.  During his stint as Prime Minister, Massimov met with Hunter to work on an energy deal for Burisma.  What makes this story even more worthy of network coverage is the fact that Joe Biden has been pictured with Massimov and Hunter while he was vice president.

The Sinking Ship of the Democratic-Media Alliance.  The Democrats, along with America and the world, are now stuck with the most incompetent administration in the country's history.  Biden clearly lacks the mental energy required of such a challenging position, and Kamala Harris seems simply to be a moron.  None of their policies attract majority support from the country and their great COVID ally of 2020 is now an albatross around their necks.  Inflation is eating the incomes of the middle- and working-classes, the southern U.S. border is open not only to millions of destitute people but to a large number of serious undesirables who are flooding in.  China, Russia, Iran, are all exploiting American weakness and the departure from Afghanistan was the greatest military fiasco in U.S. history.

The Hunter Connection?  Kazakh Security Chief Arrested For Treason Was "Close Friends" With [the] Bidens.  Among the boldest and eye-brow raising political moves by embattled Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev within the past days that grabbed international headlines was his ordering the arrest of Kazakhstan's powerful former intelligence chief, Karim Massimov, on the charge of high treason.  Indicating that amid widespread fuel price unrest which quickly became aimed squarely at toppling Tokayav's rule there's a simultaneous power struggle within the government, Massimov had headed the National Security Committee (KNB) up until his Thursday sudden removal and detention.  Massimov had served as the prior longtime strongman ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev's prime minister and has long been considered his "right hand man". Shortly after, a photo has resurfaced, currently subject of widespread speculation which shows Joe Biden and Hunter Biden posing with the now detained Kazakh security chief Karim Massimov, along with well-connected oligarch Kenes Rakishev.

Joe Biden's Potemkin presidency.  [Scroll down]  Beyond fixating on the former president, Biden also made a point of insulting all of Trump's supporters.  The unifier-in-chief had no qualms about depicting the 74 million Americans who voted for Trump in 2020 as akin to the deranged rioters who breached the Capitol.  "Instead of looking at election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, the former president and his supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections," he said.  This may come as a shock to Joe Biden, but Trump's 74 million supporters weren't all present at the Capitol on what the media dweebs are calling "J6."  Biden is implying that all of the law-abiding Americans who supported Trump in 2020 are trying to "subvert elections."  Why not just call all Republicans "armed insurrectionists" from here on out?  The man who ran on empathy and healing has proven to be an expert on scapegoating, dividing and vilifying scores of millions of Americans.

Biden's 'Fundamentally New Approach' to the Economy — Inflation.  A rare economic declaration from our president, Joe Biden, is herewith recorded:  "For too long Republicans have thrown around terms like pro-growth and supply-side economics to drive an economic agenda that didn't deliver enough growth and supplied more wealth to those who already were very well off.  From day one, my economic agenda has been different.  It's been about taking a fundamentally new approach to our economy."  That's right, Mr. President.  We have a brand new approach to our economy.  You have generated the first serious bout of inflation in four decades.  Nice going.  This could not have been easy.  The Federal Reserve has been trying to get inflation above its two percent target for years and years.  You did it in just nine months.  Nice going, Sir.

So-called moderate Biden cozies up to leftist Dem flank.  After Joe Biden was elected president, I had a conversation with a Wall Street banker friend who is deeply involved in Democratic politics.  He could see I was worried. [...] Yes, Biden had a record as a moderate and for working with Republicans.  But he was, let's say, not the guy he was even when he was Obama's veep.  He was weak and the left was ascendant in Democrats' policymaking.  Won't crazies like AOC and Bernie Sanders have a big say in how to run things, I asked.  His answer was assuring, at least for a few weeks.  He said the smart guys would be in charge — people who knew how to get things done, particularly on the economy. [...] Painfully, this is not what happened.  The Biden White House in policy and appointments is one that AOC would love more than Bill Clinton.  Barack Obama would appear to be too moderate for the apparatchiks who are being put in place, day after day, to maneuver a $25 trillion economy around inflation, COVID and who-knows-what's coming our way.

Biden [has] Held Fewer Pressers [and] Interviews Than [the] Last 5 Presidents:  Report.  Nearing his first full year in office, President Biden has conducted fewer news conferences than any of his five immediate predecessors at the same point in their time in the White House and has given fewer media interviews than six of them did, according to a story on Sunday [1/9/2022].  The president has done 22 interviews with the media and held nine formal news conferences — six solo and three with visiting foreign leaders — an analysis by Martha Joynt Kumar, a professor at Town University and director of the White House Transition Project, found, the Associated Press reported.  Former President Ronald Reagan held fewer press conferences than Biden but events in his first year in office were scaled back after he was shot and wounded during an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr. in March 1981 — just two months after he was sworn in.

House Speaker Pelosi invites President Biden to deliver his first State of the Union on March 1.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Biden to on March 1 deliver his first official State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress.  In a letter to the president, the speaker wrote, "Indeed, this past year has been historic:  with the life-saving American Rescue Plan, once-in-a-century Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and, soon, the truly transformational Build Back Better Act!  In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Tuesday, March 1, to share your vision of the State of the Union."  Biden has not yet formally accepted the invitation.

Joe Biden's most disgusting, dishonest speech.  If you like dishonesty, and dollop after dollop of general disgustingness, Joe Biden had the speech for you.  Here he was for his big Jan. 6 moment in front of Congress, denouncing his predecessor, President Trump, defending voter fraud, demanding more of it, and calling it "democracy."  His speech was ultimately an argument for his own right to power, by fair means or foul.  [Video clips, tweets]  Several things stick out, and none of them is pleasant.  One, he clearly hired a political consultant to profile which words would upset President Trump most, because he wanted to stick the knife in himself.  "Failure," "didn't win," "lost," all spoken with shouting-level emphasis, figured prominently, just as any good political profiler might recommend.  Those words were chosen carefully.  Well, now we know what his real aim was in that speech: to annoy President Trump and insult his voters, not "defend democracy" as he tried to market to the public.  When have we ever had a president of this kind of crumminess?

Biden's War on the Unvaccinated Is Un-American.  Political leaders from both parties share responsibility for our current predicament.  We may disagree on who or which side is to blame for more or less of it, but we should all agree that our political leaders have failed us miserably.  For the sake of this column, I want to concentrate on President Joe Biden.  I'm concerned that the president is slipping into a rhythm of pitting one group of Americans against another, something he vowed not to do as a candidate.  If you're wondering what I'm talking about, it's the president's relentless juxtaposition of the unvaccinated against the vaccinated.  While I appreciate that the president's first responsibility is to keep Americans safe, I think that this may be accomplished without further dividing our society.

Wrong, Joe:  You Are A Bigger Threat To Democracy Than January 6th.  I did not tune in for a nanosecond to the predictably boring, empty, wrong, and hyperventilating media coverage of the first anniversary of January 6th. [...] I was right and wrong about the speech.  As if the aforementioned gaslighting of the event weren't bad enough, this is the line CNN proclaimed to be the most important of the entire speech:  "You can't love your country only when you win."  For Brandon to pretend he loves this country is an affront to truth and common sense.  He absolutely hates this country and he certainly hates people like me in it.  From his first day in office he labeled me a white supremacist and during the massive psy-op stemming from George Floyd's death told me I had my "knee of injustice on the neck of black America."  And I am constantly chided like a child as he expresses his constant disdain for my decision to resist vaccination.  How about:  I love my country and hate to see what you're doing to it?  More generally speaking, it is impossible to think anyone on the political left and in the Democrat Party loves this country.  It seems pretty obvious they hate it.  Do you dismantle everything out of love?  Do you burn down and ransack out of compassion?  Do you imprison political opponents or label regular parents domestic terrorists out of heartfelt unity?  What has Brandon done that shows love of country?

Fear is the Mind Killer.  Witness the fearfulness engulfing Americans:
  •   Fear of the virus.
  •   Fear of being called a racist.
  •   Fear of being cancelled.
  •   Fear of the other.
  •   Fear of defending beliefs.
  •   Fear of our history.
  •   Fear of not being woke.
  •   Fear even of saying the truth.
Fear works. [...] Our Fearful Leader bangs his drum of fear incessantly, hammering a dent into our sense of free ill.  Nine days before Christmas, the President told us, "I want to send a direct message to the American people....  We are looking at a winter of severe illness and death for the unvaccinated — for themselves, their families and the hospitals they'll soon overwhelm." â€¯Prepare for your winter of death, he advises.  Never in American history has a president openly told Americans to be afraid:  death is coming for you.  Quite the opposite is the norm.

Biden [is] Mercilessly Mocked Over Goofy 'Fake Oval Office' and 'Playskool Desk'.  What if Donald Trump as president would have given fake Oval Office speeches from a TV studio across the street from the White House?  What would have been the reaction on CNN and MSNBC?  From the Washington Post and The New York Times?  And the geniuses of "The View"?  Even worse, what would have been the reaction from "all of the above" if Trump's fake windows showed a different fake Rose Garden scene during virtually every fake video?  Let alone what would have been the reaction of really crazy Trump-loathing left-wing clickbait media?  All rhetorical questions, of course. [...] Yet Joe Biden sits behind a fake rinky-dink desk in a fake office with fake "scenery" seen through his fake window, in what is nothing more than a desperate attempt by desperate handlers to keep the inept guy out of the White House and public view whenever possible.  Why?  A desperate attempt to shelter the inept president of the United States from interactions, questions, live public presentations, and even more speculation about his rapidly declining mental acuity.

Devastating Polling Provides a Window Into Why Democrats Are Trying to Change the 2022 Election Rules.  Joe Biden has been widely unpopular for many months now, with his average approval hovering in the low 40s since the late summer.  Yet, for a long time, Democrats have had one issue to hang their hat on.  That would be the COVID-19 pandemic.  While the president's ratings have long been terrible on the economy, immigration, and foreign policy (largely driven by his horrific evacuation from Afghanistan), he has mostly stayed above water in regards to his handling of the coronavirus.  Given his less-than-stellar results, you're probably asking yourself why that's the case.  The answer is because far too many people are naive and see doing "something" as better than doing "nothing" — even if that "something" is doing more harm than good.

Psaki: Biden has no 'time to think' despite frequent trips home.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday [1/5/2022] that President Biden thinks he needs more downtime — despite the fact that he's spent more than a quarter of his days in office at one of his Delaware homes.  "I know the president doesn't have public events today," Psaki told reporters during her regular briefing.  "He does have a number of meetings with policy teams and that's often what he's doing behind the scenes."  "If he were standing here today — which I know he's always invited, is what you guys will say, but he would say we never give him any free time or any time to think," the press secretary added.  "And that is probably true."  Biden, 79, is the oldest person to be president and returned Monday to the White House from his home in Wilmington, Del., where he routinely spends weekends.  He took no reporter questions on Monday or Tuesday amid record-high COVID-19 cases caused by the more contagious Omicron variant.

Joe Biden's Top 25 Worst Moments of 2021.  [#7] Joe Biden Describes Dr. Anthony Fauci as the President:  In December, President Biden joked that Dr. Fauci was the actual president, alluding to his complete surrender to Fauci's advice when it came to the pandemic.  I've seen more of Dr. Fauci than my wife," Biden said with a chuckle.  "We kid each other, but they look — who's President?  Fauci.  But all kidding aside, I sincerely mean it."  Despite his jocular approach, Biden did cede his leadership on the pandemic to Dr. Fauci.  "[Y]ou're going to hear a lot more from Dr. Fauci again," Biden said on January 21 after taking office.  "Not from the president, but from the real genuine experts and scientists."  Biden struggled throughout his first year as president to demonstrate leadership on the pandemic, repeating to Americans that if they trusted "science" and "scientists" and federal health officials he could end the pandemic.

Biden: I Have the 'Strongest First-Year Economic Track Record' of Any Recent President.  President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday that despite record inflation and a record trade deficit, he has the "strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years."  "We're ending 2021 with what one analyst described as the strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years," the president tweeted, adding, "Let's keep the progress going".

One third of Americans still believe Biden's election win was illegitimate.  One-third of Americans think more than a year after the 2020 election that Joe Biden did not legitimately win against Donald Trump, a new poll found.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst poll, taken December 14-20, shows 33 percent of the 1,000 respondents either definitely or probably think President Biden's win was illegitimate.  Forty-six percent think his win was definitely legitimate, another 12 percent think it was probably legitimate and 9 percent are unsure.

With Build Back Better stalled, the Left pushes Biden to act alone.  With the Build Back Better Act wounded, perhaps fatally, by the public defection of West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, liberals are calling on President Joe Biden to go solo in fulfilling his agenda.  But those calls are meeting resistance from opponents who say they're bad policy at best and illegal at worst.  Seattle-based Rep. Pramila Jayapal, leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, penned an op-ed in the Washington Post calling on Biden to enact portions of his Build Back Better plan via executive order.  "We are calling on the president to use executive action to immediately improve people's lives," Jayapal wrote, adding she'd keep working to push the legislation in Congress.

Biden is delusional.
Biden Says 2021 Was 'Strongest First-Year Economic Track Record' in 50 Years.  President Biden touted his economic record from his home in Delaware this week; claiming "one analyst" described 2021 as the "strongest first year economic track record" in the last half century.  "We're ending 2021 with what one analyst described as the strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years.  Let's keep the progress going," claimed the President.

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Apparently the "one analyst" has no name.  Or perhaps he doesn't exist.

Biden slammed for citing 'one analyst' in tweet touting the economy.  Critics blasted President Biden on Wednesday after he posted a tweet boasting about the state of the US economy and referencing "one analyst" who touted him as having the "strongest first-year economic track record" in half a century.  "We're ending 2021 with what one analyst described as the strongest first-year economic track record of any president in the last 50 years," read the message from the @POTUS account.  "Let's keep the progress going."  Biden did not name the analyst, causing many to question the president's sourcing after a year marred by soaring inflation, an ongoing supply chain crisis and the coronavirus pandemic.

A year of Biden's foreign policy failures.  President Joe Biden's inaugural address pledged to "repair our alliances and engage with the world once again."  The United States, Biden proclaimed, would "be a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress, and security."  This has not happened.  Instead, Biden's foreign policy has oscillated between chaos and weakness.  The Afghanistan debacle looms largest here.  In March, Biden said that when it came to withdrawing U.S. military forces, "We're going to do so in a safe and orderly way."  He explained, "We're in consultation ... with our allies and partners in how to proceed."  That did not happen.  Instead, Biden insisted, against military advice and basic logic, on withdrawing all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

Joe Biden Backtracks and Telegraphs His Next Tyrannical Move.  [Scroll down]  Fauci didn't even attempt to couch his support for a vaccine requirement for domestic travel in any scientific evidence.  Rather, he's just coming right out and admitting that it's about mindless coercion, serving not to reduce the spread of the virus, but simply to control people.  And when Biden says his "medical team" is going to make this decision, he's talking about Fauci, who leads that team.  There is simply no justification for this at all.  Omicron is already in all 50 states and is spreading rapidly, with the country seeing its highest caseload of the pandemic yesterday.  Limiting domestic travel to only the vaccinated is not only illegal and nakedly dictatorial, but it will do nothing to quell the spread of the virus.  Besides, as has been shown over and over, airliners are actually extremely low-risk environments because of their constant filtration of the air.  Yet, instead of being a leader, Biden is once again on vacation in Delaware, delegating the job he was ostensibly elected to do to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats.

Why are Joe and Jill wearing masks on the beach?  Joe and Jill Biden have worn masks to walk their dog alone on a beach while on their Delaware vacation.  The Bidens — who are booster vaccinated — covered their faces for no apparent reason as they took their German Shepherd puppy, Commander, for a walk along a deserted Rehoboth Beach on Tuesday evening [12/28/2021].  The President, 79, even continued to wear his mask after the First Lady, 70, took hers off.

Biden reverses course, declares COVID must be solved by states and not feds.  President Joe Biden campaigned for months that a robust federal response could vanquish the COVID-19 pandemic, but he reversed course Monday by telling the nation's governors that states are likely to be more successfully tailoring solutions for their citizens.  "There is no federal solution.  This gets solved at the state level," Biden declared during a call with the National Governors Association.  The president's response was a marked shift for America's 46th president, who campaigned last year that federal government under his direction could conquer the virus and who boasted just days ago that "federal emergency medical teams are ready to respond to surges nationwide."  Biden's declaration in July that the pandemic had been defeated was premature, as the Delta and omicron variants felled the nation in two successive waves.

Jim Jordan Says Brandon Has "Done Everything Wrong".  Jim Jordan, appearing on Fox News's "Sunday Morning Futures" program, had some harsh words for the Brandon Administration, which he said has "done everything wrong.["]  Beginning his remarks, he warned that "Elizabeth Warren seems to be hinting at price controls."  And what does that mean for the average American?  As he put it, "And we know what that will do.  That will only exacerbate the problems we see out there."  That is, of course, the opposite of what the average American wants.  As Jordan put it, "So, in simple words, I think the American people would like — they'd like safe streets, they'd like affordable gas, and they'd like freedom."  But, again, that's not what we're getting from Team Brandon.  "Instead," Jordan said, "what Biden's giving them is record crime, record inflation and Dr. Fauci."

Biden says 'there's no federal solution' to COVID after vowing to 'shut down the virus' last year.  Speaking to governor's today about Covid, President Joe Biden claimed that "there is no federal solution" to delivering more wide-spread testing.  It was last year that Biden vowed to "shut down the virus."  "We got to beat it back before we shut it down.  Look, it's going to take time worldwide.  In order to be COVID, we have to shut it down worldwide," he said as he announced new federal measures to beat back the scourge.  "Look, there is no federal solution," Biden said in response to a question from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.  "This gets solved at the state level."

Sowing Winds and Reaping Whirlwinds.  Joe Biden, first as a candidate and then in the White House, from the outset saw the COVID-19 pandemic mainly as a means of leveraging political support, from the manner in which the lockdowns allowed him to run a virtual campaign from his basement to equating Donald Trump with the COVID-19 virus.  Like many on the Left, Biden was overt in such cynicism. [...] Panic and lockdowns could help achieve single-payer health care, or a recalibrated capitalism, or the end of Donald Trump himself.  At the height of the last presidential campaign, Biden in September 2020 declared that Trump was responsible for the then-current 200,000 COVID deaths:  "If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive."  Biden felt no need to list details where Trump had lethally erred or had not "done his job."  He did not explain how any president should be able to prevent all deaths from a plague.  And in 2020, Biden certainly had no expectation that before his own first year as president was over the cumulative deaths from the pandemic would exceed 800,000.  He would have found it surreal to even imagine that soon there would be far more deaths under his own tenure than during Trump's presidency — despite being the beneficiary of ubiquitous vaccinations, new therapies, and antiviral drugs unavailable throughout most of 2020.

Joe Biden, Marionette.  Assume for a moment Biden actually honestly does not know the story behind, the context surrounding, and the meaning of "Let's Go, Brandon."  The first option, since he has heard it shouted at him before, is that it could mean he never thought to ask anyone about what crowds of people were yelling, what the signs emblazoned with the phrase meant.  True, most politicians do not go out of their way to find out what their opponents are saying about them but to have no interest — or what would be negative interest in, in this case — in what is going on in the world outside your bubble is simply epic myopic malfeasance. [...] The second option is that no one has told him about it, another terrifying thought.  If his staff is sycophantic to the point of keeping actual but difficult things from him, imagine what else they are not telling him about.

Six Political Predictions For 2022.  [Scroll down]  Joe Biden is an unmitigated disaster of a person, politician, and president.  He epitomizes self-service and for fifty years has grifted off the stupid people in Delaware. [...] Joe Biden, in less than a year, has gone from being the most popular president ever by sheer votes cast to the butt of every joke and chant among a gathering of more than two people. [...] The only way Biden leaves the Oval Office is via a hearse.  Other than Team Kamala, who benefits from his departure?  Certainly not the Biden clan, led by Her Eminence Dr. Jill Biden.  She ascended from babysitter to First Lady.  There's no way she's stopping the gravy train now.  And then there is the rest of the Establishment.  Fifty years of back-room handshakes and tail chasing among both domestic and international partners has created quite a syndicate for Bidenites.  Everyone with a corrupted soul wins by having the Big Guy nominally in charge.  And, of course, Biden's handlers and the Deep State operatives don't even have to ask permission to do things.  Having Joe at the helm is like leaving your 90-year-old narcoleptic grandfather to watch the kids.

Fake Unifier-In-Chief Ends First Year In Office The Same Way He Began.  President Joe Biden is closing out his first year in office the same way he opened it:  with a divisive message to two Americas under the guise of a crusade for unity because the messenger isn't Donald Trump.  After Biden wrote off a large portion of the nation as white supremacists at his inauguration, he's writing off the unvaccinated as responsible for the pandemic.  On Thursday [12/23/2021], the White House released a briefing with COVID response coordinator Jeff Zients thanking vaccinated Americans for having "done the right thing."  "For the unvaccinated," the White House said, "you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm."  Nothing says "Merry Christmas" like a message to scapegoat the unvaccinated as responsible for all the nation's pandemic ills regardless of natural immunity, which 140 studies affirm is just as good, if not better than vaccine-given immunity.

With Malice Toward All.  When it becomes necessary for a leader to relinquish trust in order to restore it, and devote himself to the duties of his office by not seeking another term in office, a leader honors the people.  We have Joe Biden instead, who has malice toward one-third or more of the American people.  To the unvaccinated, he forecasts a winter of severe illness and death. [...] Biden's message is the most ahistorical and antagonistic message of its kind, for it is without charity or kindness; and yet it is the most authentic message of its kind, for Biden has no charity or kindness for his fellow Americans.  His message is also a tell, that he cannot tell time, because no president with a sense of decency — no Catholic with the conscience of a Christian — would deliver this message.  No other president would offer nothing but fear and blood, or wear a mask while attempting to scare Americans to death.

More evidence that Biden has Covid:
Joe Biden Skips Church For Christmas; Attends Mass 'Virtually' From The White House.  President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden did not go to church on Christmas, choosing instead to view Mass virtually from the White House.  The White House did not explain why the Bidens skipped Church for Christmas, as the president typically attends Catholic Mass regularly.  Instead, the first couple watched Holy Trinity Catholic Church's Christmas Eve Mass "virtually" from the White House.

Here There Be Monsters.  Prior to 2020 Joe Biden barely rose to "also ran" status in U.S. presidential elections.  During his decades in public office his reputation became fixed as slow-witted, unprincipled, self-promoting, gaff-prone, and vindictive.  While such characteristics may extend one's term in a corrupt edifice, they do not otherwise enhance one's appeal.  Nonetheless, amid mountains of evidence of electoral fraud and skullduggery, we're told to believe that more Americans than ever voted for Biden.  This despite his hiding out in a basement rather than campaigning, while garnering meager crowds on those rare occasions where he was present.  We are assured by the dubious vote-counters that his opponent lost.  An opponent who precipitated tens of thousands of enthusiastic supporters on the mere rumor of his appearing, achieved economic and political results that had for decades been called impossible by the political establishment, all in the face of unparalleled invective and resistance from the "mainstream" media and our federal bureaucracy.  Bigfoot riding a unicorn was more credible.  Various polls suggest a big Republican majority, most independents, and as much as a third of Democrats believe the 2020 election was fraudulent.

Democrats Prepare To Dump Joe Biden Now That He's Served His Purpose.  When The New York Times begins publishing op-eds saying Joe Biden should not run again, and that he should announce it soon, then the gig is officially up.  Biden is a lame duck.  Perhaps someone should tell him.  Columnist Bret Stephens is right to note that the president would be 86 years old at the time of the next election cycle, and that he now "seems ... uneven.  Often cogent, but sometimes alarmingly incoherent."  More simply, Joe is old and tottering — and he's unpopular to a startling degree.

Prosecutors or Praetorian Guard:  Why is FBI investigating one missing diary in a sea of smash and grabs?  With smash and grabs raging across the country, prosecutors have struggled to assure the public that they are cracking down on the crime wave and using every possible means to deter the organized thefts.  One group notably missing in this effort has been the federal prosecutors.  While Attorney General Merrick Garland was criticized for launching a federal task force on threats against school boards (based on a handful of local cases), he has been largely silent on any federal effort to deal with this actual crime wave.  That is despite the fact that these attacks are organized on social media and experts think it's likely the stolen items are being sold on the internet.  That is all interstate conduct and would allow for federal enforcement.  There is, however, one allegedly stolen item that did bring a full-scale FBI investigation:  the missing diary of Ashley Biden, daughter of President Joe Biden.

Biden Remains Behind the COVID Curve.  Tuesday afternoon [12/21/2021], President Biden demonstrated why he has been no more successful than former President Trump in controlling the coronavirus, despite the advantage of vaccines and therapeutics that were not available to the latter.  Speaking at the White House, Biden outlined additions to his "COVID-19 Winter Plan" that illustrate his administration's inability to adapt to rapidly changing conditions.  He assured Americans that we are not going back to March 2020, but his strategy belies that claim.  It similarly emphasizes increased testing, deploying medical personnel to overcrowded hospitals, as well as rushing gloves, masks, and ventilators to Michigan, Wisconsin, Vermont, and other states currently enduring case surges.  Biden's administration was forced to revert to such measures because it clung desperately to a one-size-fits-all vaccine strategy that failed to anticipate multiple COVID-19 mutations.

Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, Psaki says.  President Biden intends to run for reelection in 2024, White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Monday [12/20/2021], following a flurry of reports on discussions among Democrats about whether he would follow through on a bid for a second term.  "That's his intention," Psaki told reporters, confirming reports that Biden has been telling advisers and staff he plans to run again in 2024.

Press Records Show Joe Biden Is The Least Accessible President In Modern History.  One of the most infuriating parts of Joe Biden's presidency — aside from his stupefyingly disastrous policies of open borders, unscientific tyrannical COVID vaccine mandates, energy job-killing executive orders, socialist inflationary spending, and a disgraceful exit from Afghanistan — is the mere fact that he is the least accessible president in modern history.  According to the American Presidency Project, a database compiled at the University of Santa Barbara that tracks presidential interactions with the media, Biden has had the fewest number of solo or joint press conferences of any president since Bill Clinton's lame-duck year in 2000, a year in which Clinton traveled to 22 different countries, including to India, Pakistan, Egypt, Japan, Germany, Russia, Nigeria, and Vietnam.  The only places Biden seems to travel to are his homes in Wilmington or Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where he's been at least 25 times (as of October 27) and where he can remain as invisible as possible.

The White House's Vaccine Threats Aren't To Keep You Safe.  They're To Keep You In Line.  By now, you've likely seen or heard the latest coronavirus messaging from the White House, which President Joe Biden is scheduled to talk about again later on Tuesday.  The president gave the first doomsday message for the unvaxxed, COVID response chief Jeff Zients repeated it, and chief of staff Ron Klain doubled down on it, so the comments were no slip of the tongue.  This is the administration's official line.  "We are intent on not letting omicron disrupt work and school for the vaccinated.  You've done the right thing, and we will get through this.  For the unvaccinated, you're looking at a winter of severe illness and death for yourselves, your families, and the hospitals you may soon overwhelm," Zients said, one day after Biden made nearly identical comments.  This messaging is problematic for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which is its remarkable ability to further harden 50 percent of the country against the so-called "unity" president, who has shaped up to be leagues more divisive than his predecessor.

Did Jen Psaki tell us a little more than she meant to about Joe Biden's COVID status?  Coughing all over the place during his rare public appearances, multi-vaxxed Joe Biden gives all appearances of having COVID. But if he does, he's got politics on his mind and therefore isn't about to be honest about it.  The latest nonsense then comes from White House spokesweasel Jen Psaki, who's making curious claims. [...] She claimed this:  [Quoting a Tweet] @PressSec says Biden is asymptomatic after his close contact last week with a staffer who later tested positive for COVID-19.  "He's asymptomatic.  I spent several hours with him this morning and he is feeling great," she said.  [End of Tweet]  Asymptomatic?  As in, has the disease, but isn't coughing all over the place?  That not only is dishonest based on the fact that he is coughing in public appearances, but also implies a positive test for COVID.  Asymptomatic people with COVID don't cough all over the place the way old Joe does.  It sounds as if she revealed more than she meant to with that remark, given that it appears quite realistic to suspect that Joe has COVID.

Biden 'Asymptomatic' as He Coughs Through Big Speech on COVID and Snaps at Reporters.  We reported earlier about the speech Joe Biden would make today and what it was likely to cover.  But when he finally gave his remarks today, it was bad.  He was coughing throughout his remarks.  [Video clip]  White House Press Psaki Jen Psaki told reporters he was "asymptomatic" after having been exposed to a staffer who had COVID but he's continued his regular schedule after only having one negative test.  "He's asymptomatic.  I spent several hours with him this morning and he is feeling great," she said.  He's supposed to get another test tomorrow.  That made a lot of people think he was positive because you usually don't use the term "asymptomatic" unless the person is positive, but Psaki subsequently denied it.  But despite all that, he didn't adhere to his own promoted rules — not wearing the mask as he then left the room, despite not yet having the second test.  And I don't know about you, but for someone who is "asymptomatic," he surely was coughing a lot — even more than usual.

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If Joe Biden gets Covid, and the White House officially denies it, how would anyone get to the bottom of it?  If Joe Biden disappears for a week, who would notice?

Joe Biden Spews Lies About the Unvaccinated During His Bumbling COVID Speech.  As RedState reported earlier, Joe Biden gave a speech today [12/21/2021] in which he outlined his "plan" to combat the Omicron variant of COVID-19. Included were outright lies about what is happening in South Africa, where the actual data shows dropping hospitalization rates despite the nation's heavy caseload.  That Biden would take such an approach is hardly surprising.  Like many others in positions of power, he sees the coronavirus as a perpetual crisis from which to benefit.  Because Omicron's apparent lack of virulence points toward a way out of the pandemic, the desperation in the president's rhetoric must escalate.  That's because he needs a scapegoat for his failed policies, and the continued existence of the pandemic affords him the perfect one:  The "unvaccinated."  And right on cue, Biden attacked the unvaccinated in his speech, managing to pack a number of false statements into just a couple of minutes.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's Omicron speech shows he's still not on top of COVID.  Credit President Joe Biden with not hitting the panic button in his speech on the Omicron wave — but that's about it.  The prez rightly noted this isn't March 2020, and no new lockdowns should be necessary.  But that was the closest he came to anything original.  And it serves his interests:  Declaring a new crisis would highlight how badly he's failed on his 2020 vow to "shut down the virus."  It's now clear that he thought then that all he'd need to do was continue distributing the vaccines developed before he took office, that's it.  (Hence his declaration in July that we'd achieved "independence from COVID-19" because vaccinations were going well.)

Devastating: 40% Of Democrats Say 'Biden Deserves to Be Impeached' - Poll.  Do you think President Joe Biden deserves to be impeached for his failure in Afghanistan?  A whopping 60 percent of voters do — including 40 percent of Democrats.  The startling numbers come from a new Rasmussen poll that indicates Biden's popularity is slipping not only overall but also among a key demographic, the very one that propelled him to the White House: the members of his own party.

Covid Hits.  Biden promised he would "not shut down America" but would instead "shut down the virus."  He's violated both of those promises, and is shutting down America again while also failing to shut down the virus.  So like any socialist, he needs some scapegoats — he needs counter-revolutionaries, subversives, and foreign spies to blame the failures of The State on.  He needs Hoarders and Wreckers.  He needs Enemies of the State who subvert all the good works of the state.  And of course that's you — Republicans.  People who don't get vaxed.  People who do get vaxed but oppose vaccine mandates.  People who do not engage in Mask Theater or engage in it to the minimum extent possible.

Joe Biden Releases His 'New' COVID Measures, Including One Mind-Boggling Provision.  Joe Biden is set to speak today on his "new" COVID measures. [...] Nothing listed here strikes me as making a difference, nor does the data support the need to battle Omicron in this way. [...] It's the same old stuff that may or may not be necessary.  But it's the last announcement in the measures that strikes me as mind-boggling.  Two weeks ago, the White House announced that sending out at-home tests was expensive and wasteful of resources.  Now, Biden is proclaiming that he is going to distribute 500 million rapid tests to American households.  I can't think of a dumber thing to do than this.  After all that we've learned, we are now going to go back to mass testing of asymptomatic individuals?  This is how you keep this pandemic going forever because case numbers represent a point of control for the government.  The more cases, the more justification they have for harsh "mitigation" and further power grabs.

For Biden, a day of COVID reckoning is coming.  President Joe Biden has come up with a new set of measures to deal with the surge in COVID cases.  The plan, which focuses mostly on assisting hospitals, home testing, and promoting vaccinations, is the latest evidence that Biden, who during the presidential campaign portrayed himself as an experienced leader who knew how to handle the pandemic, was not, in fact, prepared to handle the pandemic.  The simple fact is, Biden has failed to live up to his promises to control the pandemic.  During his second debate with then-President Donald Trump, Biden pledged to "shut down the virus."

Joe Biden's dog Major has been given away after biting incidents.  The White House welcomed a new puppy named Commander on Monday [12/20/2021], but also admitted that President Joe Biden's rescue dog Major had been sent to a new home after a biting scandal.

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The Biden White House and the news media are quick to publicize the family pets when it's a helpful distraction from Joe's incompetence, senility, and many scandalous failures, but when the dogs aren't cute and friendly any more, their status becomes a state secret. The Biden puppeteers know that if the dogs are never mentioned again, only one voter in a million will ever ask about them.

Review: 'Laptop from Hell:  Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide'.  In the spring of 2019, in between bouts of crack smoking and trysts with prostitutes, living out of hotels and stinking of smoke and booze, Hunter Biden made a strangely lucid decision.  He got in a car, drove to a computer service shop, and dropped off his laptop for repair.  The next day, he returned to give the clerk an external hard drive so that the contents could be extracted.  Then he never came back.  Why Hunter decided to take his computer to a repairman (and ultimately abandon it) two weeks before his father's presidential announcement, rather than just buy a new one, could be an interesting puzzle for Freudian theorists.  But out of that fateful decision comes Miranda Devine's fascinating book Laptop from Hell:  Hunter Biden, Big Tech, and the Dirty Secrets the President Tried to Hide.  Devine's gripping account of the Biden family's sleazy business dealings, gleaned from the contents of Hunter's hard drive, picks up where the New York Post's stellar pre-election reporting left off.

The madness of King Brandon.  Less than one year since he assumed office, Joe Biden has managed to turn his presidency into a deeply unpopular monarchy.  No longer is he the genial but generally harmless buffoon who entertained most of us while he was in Congress with his mispronunciations, misquotes, and embellished tales of dubious authenticity.  As a result of the 2020 presidential election that was, at best, questionable, Biden was elevated well past his ability, and he proceeded to wreck virtually everything he touched as leader of the free world. [...] Throughout his only career in his life, in which he lived on the taxpayer's dime, Biden's main skill seemed to be his ability to win re-election to the Senate by projecting the home-spun image of "Joe from Scranton," which bamboozled voters into believing he was a regular guy who was on their side in D.C.

What standard should we hold Joe Biden to on COVID deaths?  COVID is spreading as fast as it can everywhere it can.  You can blame each individual who spread it or you can blame the Chinese for not isolating it fast enough last year.  But what I don't think you can do is point at Joe Biden and say he's to blame for every death.  The problem is that a tremendous number of Democrats spent much of last year saying exactly that sort of thing about President Trump.  One of the people who explicitly made this argument was candidate Joe Biden.  [Tweet]  That wasn't the only time he made that argument.  He said the same thing in a presidential debate:  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Crashes and Burns During Remarks, 'This Is Fine'.  Joe Biden had a busy day today, and things went about as well as you'd expect, which is to say not well at all. [...] The fact that Biden can't remember the names of his own appointees speaks directly to not only his lack of mental acuity but also a lack of preparation.  We know the guy is senile, but can no one give the man a list of names beforehand?  In the responses, someone snarkily mentioned that Donald Trump once called Tim Cook by the wrong name.  But there's a large difference between messing up the name of someone not at all related to the administration and forgetting the name of the Defense Secretary, someone the president is supposed to be intimately involved with.  But is Biden actually intimately involved?  That's what's so concerning.  Does he actually even interact with his cabinet on a regular basis?

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Here's an idea for a Washington-based network TV reporter:  The next time you get a chance to ask the President a quesion, ask him if he knows the name of the Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary of Education, or the Secretary of Labor.  The President should only have to interface with about two dozen people on a daily basis, and by now he should know all their names.

Jill Biden Says Old Joe Biden is Sharp as a Tack.  She Wouldn't Lie, Would She?  [Scroll down]  When Americans look today to see if Joe Biden is mentally fit to be the president of the United States, figurehead that he is, they may see a video that began circulating Wednesday of Biden telling a story about a poor woman who had to park in a McDonald's parking lot so that her children could use the Internet to do their homework. [...] Maybe it's too harsh to take that as a sign of mental decay on Biden's part, although the calls for implementation of the 25th Amendment would be shrill and insistent right now if Trump had said exactly the same thing. [...] Biden is carefully scripted and tightly controlled, is fed canned answers to pre-planned softball questions, and still there comes a steady stream of videos that show him stumbling over his words or saying something absurd.  The American people aren't stupid and can see his mental decline with their own eyes.  Jill Biden, by contrast, has embarked upon yet another of the Left's many endeavors to convince you to believe them, rather than your lying eyes.

Biden blames Kentucky tornado damage on 'climate change' to score political points.  Like a broken-down vaudeville performer of old, Joe Biden has just a few acts in his repertoire and he's sticking to them.  One of those acts that he drags out as often as possible is climate change.  So it was that, after the terrible damage when a tornado devastated Mayfield, Kentucky, Biden immediately said that the tornado is proof of global warming.  (Other Democrats piled on with the same message.)  However, the reality is that extreme weather events are getting less frequent.

Biden uses tornado tragedy to push climate agenda, suggests storms are 'consequence of the warming'.  President Biden on Saturday addressed the fatal weather that ravaged parts of the South and Midwest and used the tragedy to further his own beliefs on climate change.  While speaking to reporters and virtually assessing the tornado damage from Wilmington, Delaware, Biden was asked whether he "could conclude that these storms and the intensity have to do with climate change."  "All I know is that the intensity of the weather across the board has some impacts as a consequence of the warming of the planet and climate change," Biden said.  "The specific impact on these specific storms, I can't say at this point."  "I'm going to be asking the EPA and others to take a look at that," Biden added.  "The fact is that we all know everything is more intense when the climate is warming.  Everything.  And obviously it has some impact here, but I can't give you a quantitative read on that."

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Democrats have no qualms about using weather-related tragedies for political gain.  The biggest recent example is Hurricane Katrina.

Cracked Icons.  Do we remember old Joe Biden from Scranton?  He was the media fiction who hid his dementia in his basement for a year, spouting that Trump had wrecked everything and he would bring about decency, prosperity, an end to the virus, and "healing."  The Biden candidacy was one of the most cynical in American history.  The unhinged far-Left adopted a befuddled Biden as the respectable veneer necessary to see their hard-core, but stealth socialist agenda finally enacted.  Key to a virtual presidency would be virtual voting, as 102 million mail-in and early votes were never subject to the previous standards of authentication and statistical rejection rates of the past — rendering Election Day voting mostly a memory.  Good Joe was billed as the antithesis to the tweeting Bad Trump.  Yet he clearly wasn't.  Even Joe's tweets (e.g., "We are with you, Jussie") were often more ridiculous.  Within days the "moderate" Joe Biden set in place policies that were guaranteed to begin wrecking the country, to send his polls down into the 30s, to ensure the likely wipe-out of his congressional majorities in 2022, and to make himself and the media who created his myth disliked, and the laughingstock of the country.

Joe Biden Snubs Army-Navy Football Game, Hides In Delaware Instead.  Joe Biden snubbed the Army-Navy football game on Saturday, opting instead to remain in his home state of Delaware.  The internet couldn't help but notice Biden's absence at the Army-Navy game at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford, New Jersey, which has been customarily attended by former U.S. presidents.  One of the likely reasons Biden snubbed the patriotic event is to avoid the risk of standing in a stadium in front of tens of thousands of people chanting "Let's Go Brandon!", a euphemism for [...]

The Six Most Disastrous Members Of The Biden Administration.  #1: White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain:  If Biden is merely a barely functioning figurehead, which it seems clear that he is, then who is really calling the shots?  Who's the one pulling Biden's marionette strings?  We can't know for sure, but for me the most obvious culprit would be Mr. Klain.  As Chief of Staff, we can safely assume no one interacts more with Biden than Ron Klain.  No matter the topic, no matter the crisis, a Chief of Staff is going to have his fingers in everything the president does.  Biden's ridiculous spending plans?  There is no doubt that Klain weighed in on each one of them; heavily.  The decision to pull the trigger on the catastrophic Afghanistan withdrawal?  Klain absolutely had input there as well.  And while there's no question that Dr. Anthony Fauci and other authoritarian bureaucrats were pushing Biden to implement vaccine mandates and to acquiesce to teachers' unions with school closings, we can rest assured that it was Ron Klain who advised Biden and orchestrated the policies.  If we also consider the calamitous supply chain crisis, the Administration's insistence on divisive identity politics, the repeated missteps with China and Russia, and the apparent strategy to have Biden become Bernie Sanders' political clone, the Biden Administration is in tatters.  And Ron Klain has his fingerprints everywhere we look.

Biden Megadonor Scores $500 Million Federal Loan for Solar Company.  A solar energy company owned by a Biden megadonor received a $500 million government loan to build a manufacturing facility in India, the Biden administration announced this week, raising questions about whether the company's political clout played any role in the financing decision.  The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation granted the loan to First Solar, which is owned by billionaire Walmart heir Lukas Walton, to build a solar module plant in India.  Walton contributed over $300,000 to President Joe Biden's campaign last year, and over $100,000 to the Democratic National Committee, according to campaign finance records.  The loan to First Solar is the "largest single debt financing transaction" issued by the DFC, the agency announced this week.

Joe Biden Tries to Preempt More Bad News on Inflation.  President Joe Biden tried to preempt more bad news on inflation Thursday as analysts are watching the release of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), scheduled for Friday.  "Tomorrow, we will get a report on consumer prices that experts expect to be elevated again," Biden acknowledged in a statement about the economy.  Economists are estimating consumer costs are expected to rise 0.7 percent from the previous month and hit a 6.7 percent jump from last year.  That would be higher than the jump in October, which hit a record high of 6.2 percent, the highest jump since 1990.

The 'cabal' that bragged of foisting Joe Biden on us must answer for his failed presidency.  It's time to admit it.  Less than a year in, Joe Biden's is a failed presidency.  Biden knows it, the press knows it, and voters know it.  And our foreign adversaries like China and Russia know it.  It's also time to look at the "cabal" of business, labor and political leaders who foisted the Biden administration on us.  That won't be hard, as they were openly bragging about their efforts less than a year ago.  The failure is obvious.  The administration is so desperate, it's begging the press for better coverage.  (What, they're supposed to lie about gas and food prices?  I guess so.)  The Chinese and Russians are moving aggressively against the United States and its allies, on the ground, on the seas and even in outer space, because they don't fear repercussions from a tired, incoherent president who presides over an administration of woke incompetents and Obama retreads.

Power struggle:  The White House bid to oust Kamala Harris.  Kamala Harris doesn't actually do anything in her job, and maybe that's more than just her laziness.  Actually, with her miserable performance, and her poll numbers bottoming even Joe Biden's, she seems to be in the throes of a power struggle with the White House to hold on to her job. [...] The Spectator believes that Jill Biden is the one who's behind this bid to oust Harris, and Harris is going to fight it. [...] The Spectator thinks Jill is positioning herself to become the replacement vice president, and after that, the president should something happen to Old Joe.  One wonders how ambitious she might be to make that happen.  The Ambitious Jill theory seems far-fetched, but this isn't a normal political age, so who knows?  Others, such as the Conservative Treehouse, have pointed out that the sudden recrudescence of Hillary Clinton, reading her presidential acceptance speech to the public, suggests that she too is in the market to replace the floundering Harris.

Biden's Remarks in Kansas City [were bad].  [Scroll down]  Biden also forgot the name of the Mayor of Kansas City.  All he had to do was read it off the teleprompter.  But he can't.  So the person's name became Mayor Our Mayor Here.  [Video clip]  Then he told the Angelo Negri story for the sixth time, his completely false story of meeting his friend, the Amtrak train conductor, on the train.  RNC Research shows all the variations that Biden has in the story over each of the times that he's told it.  But what's most aggravating about this story is I started debunking this in May, even CNN cited our fact check on it and admits it's false.  But Biden is still shamelessly telling the story, even saying "true story" when he tells it when it's demonstrably untrue.

Delaware Supreme Court Demands Answers on Biden's Hidden Senate Documents — 1850 Boxes of Records!  Judicial Watch this week announced that the Delaware Supreme Court ruled the University of Delaware must provide more answers on Joe Biden's hidden Senate documents.  The University of Delaware refuses to release Biden's records and said that the papers will not be released until two years after Biden retires.  "The collection of former Vice President Biden's senatorial papers is still being processed, with many items yet to be cataloged," an email from a school spokeswoman said.  "The entire collection will remain closed to the public until two years after Mr. Biden retires from public life."  Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation initially filed a FOIA lawsuit in 2020 for all of Biden's senate records — 1,850 boxes of records.

Joe Biden Shouts at The Audience, He Wants Americans To Pay Even More For Gasoline.  This is nuts.  The White House occupant doesn't have any idea what they are loading into his teleprompter at this point, he just shouts it at the audience as if it's supposed to make some kind of bizarre sense.  This doofus is totally off his rocker.  What does this even mean?  [Video clip]

Who is the autocratic president, again, overstepping his authority?  [Scroll down]  Obamacare, with all its mandates and taxes, took away freedom of choice and the price of insurance and co-pays skyrocketed.  Obamacare reduced competition and large insurance companies had a captive audience.  When day care and preschool providers know they have a captive audience and the government will take care of much of the bill, there will be no incentive to control costs and prices will skyrocket.  The middle class will be hammered.  Prices finally stabilized after Trump took away the individual mandates and allowed people the freedom of choice.  For four years, as Trump was transferring freedom and power back to the people as fast as possible, the media described Trump as a dictator and an autocrat to intentionally mislead the public.  As Biden rules by executive orders and mandates, the media pretends that he is not autocratic.

New York Post Reporter Draws Psaki's Ire Over Daring to Ask About Hunter's Laptop.  During Monday's [12/6/2021] episode of The Psaki Show, New York Post reporter Steven Nelson made the most of his infrequent opportunities to question Press Secretary Jen Psaki by invoking news about Hunter Biden's Chinese business dealings and Miranda Devine's new book about Hunter's laptop.  However, Psaki wanted nothing to do with either of them[.]  Nelson began by citing a new and "big report" out of the Biden administration concerning "corruption" as a way of asking "two quick and hopefully pretty easy questions about that" (which ironically cited art sales as a key vehicle for money laundering).

White House Flags Art Industry for Money Laundering While Permitting Hunter to Sell Art to Anonymous Buyers.  The White House flagged money laundering in the art industry on Monday [12/6/2021] as a point of corruption while allowing Hunter Biden to sell his artwork to anonymous buyers for as much as $500,000.  The first report of its kind named the United States Strategy on Countering Corruption is geared towards exploring the ways and means "government officials abuse public power for private gain."  Though the White House's report specifically focused on the art industry as a "market" where financial crimes occur, it did not mention the Biden family's involvement with corruption, such as Hunter's art selling scheme to investors while his father is president.

Hunter's artistic license!  Psaki says President's son doesn't have to reveal who he finally sold his Chinese investment to or how much he made.  White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki refused to say who'd bought Hunter Biden's recently-sold stake in a Chinese firm — and snubbed a question on whether she now believed the president's son's notorious stolen laptop was real.  Psaki visibly bridled when asked by the New York Post Monday about who'd bought Biden's share in Bohai Harvest RST (Shanghai) Equity Investment Fund Management Company, a private equity firm headquartered in Shanghai.  'The president's son is not an employee of the federal government,' Psaki replied.

Psaki declines 'basic transparency' about Hunter Biden Chinese divestment.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to commit to "basic transparency" about Hunter Biden's alleged divestment from an investment fund controlled by Chinese state-owned entities or confirm that the first son's infamous lost laptop is authentic when pressed by The [New York] Post.  Hunter Biden's attorney said last month — less than a week after President Biden's virtual summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping — that his client had finally divested his 10 percent stake in the firm, called BHR Partners, but offered no further details on the identity of the buyer or the transaction terms.  The Post asked Psaki at Monday's White House briefing if she would "commit to basic transparency about that transaction, including the name of the buyer, the dollar amount and the timing."

Jill Biden's Rocky Horror Christmas Show.  hat a difference a year makes — especially when there is a president in exile.  Those who publicly criticized the elegant Melania Trump for her White House Christmas decorations now owe her an abject apology.  Because, make no mistake, the White House decorations this year are underwhelming to say the least.  The entire process apparently took only a week to assemble, and it shows.  In many instances, the rooms are haphazardly outfitted.  In some instances, it is not even clear the decorations celebrate Christmas.  The theme this year, allegedly, is "Gifts from the Heart" and "small acts of kindness."  Regrettably, I must report that the gifts are few, the heart is unkind, and the acts are most definitely small.  We suppose these themes were chosen by Jill Biden, Ed.D.  It is abundantly clear in examining them that good taste was not an object of Dr. Biden's intensive study.

The Counterrevolution and the Republican Party.  For nearly a year the Biden "presidency" — whoever they are — has subjected the United States to a destructive revolutionary agenda of unprecedented scope and virulence, all of it arising out of an irrational civilizational death wish for which there is no historical parallel.  No more than a small minority of Americans knowingly voted for this.  Given safety from reprisal, large majorities of the electorate would reject both the underlying unhinged beliefs and the ruinous policies and goals that have been promoted since Biden and his opaque gang took office.

How the Biden Family Gets Away With an Enormous Amount of Sleaze.  [Scroll down]  Into this odd whiplash dropped a deceptively interesting new book by Ben Schreckinger, a Politico journalist who'd been covering Biden for several years. The Bidens:  Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power received little or no "buzz" upon its release this September, save for a minor flurry over one of its most newsworthy nuggets:  Schreckinger was able to confirm the authenticity of emails found on Hunter Biden's infamous "laptop from hell."  As you may recall, this was the same laptop that, before the 2020 election, we were all so confidently assured was nothing more than the fruits of yet another devious "Russian disinformation" operation.  Schreckinger got a partial copy of the laptop hard drive and did the straightforward journalistic work of confirming with email recipients that these emails were indeed real, rather than ghostwritten by Vladimir Putin.  Which makes the censorship of that story on social media last fall all the more egregious.

Bidens late for Christmas tree lighting, audience ordered to repeat welcoming applause.  The Bidens were on Biden time last night as they arrived at their designated spot for the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony.  They were late. [...] Last night was the 99th annual National Christmas Tree lighting.  Is it too much to ask that Biden's keepers get him outside on time to flip a switch?  Apparently so, and it turned out to be a moment more awkward than usual for Sleepy Joe.  The host, rapper and actor LL Cool J, teed up the president and Jill with an introduction.  His wording was odd but probably written by a White House staffer.  LL Cool J asked the audience to welcome "our literal host, our actual host to this very American celebration — President Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden."  The audience applauded and then there was nothing.  The walk-on music played.  And played.  Masked adults moved around in front of the staged outdoor setting.  The ASL interpreter just stands on stage.

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Why would the Bidens be introduced if they were not ready?  This shows an amateurish lack of preparation and coordination.

Death by Politics.  Foreign policy actions have already led to American deaths.  When Joe Biden decided to end the war in Afghanistan, a war that had already been won by the U.S. military, he chose to informally surrender to an enemy as an incompetent exit strategy.  In doing so, he abandoned hundreds of Americans and our loyal allies to a cruel fate.  They are now in the hands of a ruthless enemy that kills for the pleasure of killing.  Biden sacrificed thirteen of our brave military and endangered the lives of thousands more on the day of our unmilitary exit.  He has shown such weakness that he has endangered the entire nation.

Biden's Pandemic Death Toll:  It's Our Own Fault.  With the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus now the latest fashion accessory among the mask-lockdown-vaccine mandate crowd, President Joe Biden unveiled on Thursday his latest plan to keep us healthy.  But we've seen this before.  While running against President Donald Trump, he promised to "shut down the virus."  He failed.  But that's not his fault, says the Whites House press secretary.  We have only ourselves to blame.  We haven't been the pliant subjects Biden was relying on us to be.  We've disappointed our Dear Leader.  Multiple times during the 2020 campaign Biden swore that if the country would elect him, he would end the pandemic.  Yet it remains.  Through Jan. 20 of this year, there were 425,000 deaths attributed to COVID-19, according to Centers for Disease Control data.  The total now stands at 783,000 deaths, meaning that 358,000 have lost their lives to the disease under Biden.

We're being governed by imbeciles.  A few weeks into Joe Biden's presidency, I had the following thought:  How many articles, opinion pieces and stories can be written and/or reported about one person's utter stupidity?  At some point, the sheer repetition of pointing out Scranton Joe's uselessness as a leader, speaker, role model and human being would become background noise.  It's now just accepted that this man has no discernable virtues as a leader, no abilities that come to the fore, and is possibly the most annoying blowhard that has ever been in government.  None of this is a revelation to anyone who has been awake or had a television for the last 40 years.

Airhead or puppet?  You decide.
Joe Biden Compares The Shortage of Pet Food, Chemical and Raw Material Commodities to the Scarcity of Cabbage Patch Dolls.  At some point you have to wonder if the Obama team behind the scenes is intentionally putting words in Biden's teleprompter because they want him to be mocked in public.  Earlier today [12/1/2021] Joe Biden compared the shortage of essential products, pet foods, raw materials, petroleum products and chemicals in the U.S. (due to his self-inflicted energy policy) to the shortage of Cabbage Patch dolls in the 1980's.  Seriously, you really cannot make this stuff up.  [Video clip]

Biden Met With Protesters, Responds With Some Major Whoppers.  Joe Biden visited the heavy trucking program at the Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minnesota, to talk about his recently signed infrastructure law and to push his Build Back Better bill.  Biden was met by at least 100 protesters during his visit, according to a very expressive pool report. [...] Biden then went into full pitch mode.  Unfortunately, full pitch mode doesn't include full honesty mode.  He continues with the nonsensical narrative that somehow spending more will reduce inflation and the deficit.

Joe Biden sure does make a lot of good things happen for China.  I wonder why.
'Large Portion' of Oil Tapped from Strategic Reserves by Biden Will Go to China, India.  Supposedly aimed at lowering fuel prices for Americans who continue to struggle under inflation that has accompanied the Biden administration's economic policies, the president announced last week that he would be tapping into the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  It turns out, though, that some of the taxpayer-bought oil pulled from America's strategic stockpile won't even find its way to American refineries and eventually down the line to gas pumps in the United States.  As Bloomberg reported, a "large portion" of the 50 million barrels being released would likely go to China and India.  According to traders, that's because the released supplies "consist of sour crude, a type of oil that U.S. refiners are shunning due to its high sulfur content, which makes it more expensive to process."  Foreign buyers, on the other hand, don't mind paying less for lower-quality oil.

Get Ready for President Hillary Clinton.  Biden is finished.  He served his useful purpose.  He provided a white, experienced, grandfatherly, supposedly "moderate" face to serve at the top of the presidential ticket.  The mail-in ballot fraud got the Democrats 90% of the way home in rigging and stealing the 2020 election.  And Biden's "white moderate grandfather" routine did the rest:  He fooled just enough clueless and naive voters in a handful of battleground states to finish the job.  But the jig is up.  Biden's approval is now in the unimaginable 30% range.  That means he has no one left on his side but friends, family, campaign aides, Democratic Kool-Aid drinkers, welfare addicts and migrants.  Everyone with a brain, who isn't blind, deaf or really dumb, now understands Biden is brain-dead.  It's hard to miss the daily decline in Biden's ability to think and communicate.  Democratic puppet masters have no choice anymore but to throw grandpa from the train.  Biden's days are numbered before he will be forced to step down after admitting he can't do the job anymore due to rapidly advancing dementia.  Biden is as good as gone.

Hunter Biden's profiteering matters — even if the rest of the press ignore it.  Most of the media continue to ignore Hunter Biden like toddlers with their fingers in their ears.  His laptop is "unconfirmed."  "Unsubstantiated."  "It doesn't matter."  The first two are obviously false, a weak excuse to cover things up for the administration.  From the beginning, the laptop was substantiated:  Hunter's former business partner Tony Bobulinski confirmed his correspondence was real.  Hunter Biden never denied they were his files; in fact, his memoir confirms the pictures of the drug use, prostitutes and financial documents from the laptop.  [New York] Post columnist Miranda Devine's new book, "Laptop from Hell," details how the Chinese gave Hunter a 3-carat diamond and includes pictures from the computer of the diamond as well as a Hunter selfie showing his back tattoo of the Finger Lakes.  Were these all doctored?  Hunter himself confirmed in an interview with The New Yorker that he received the diamond but just waved it off as a nice gesture.  The Biden files have been confirmed and substantiated eight ways to Sunday.  Reporters just don't want to hear it.

The Biden Grift-and-Influence Machine Is Even Worse Than You Thought.  In her new book, Laptop from Hell, Miranda Devine describes a Biden grift-and-influence machine dirtier than most people could imagine — because the mainstream media sat on the story of Hunter Biden's juicy laptop until well after the election.  Due out on Tuesday, Devine's explosive revelations come from the very laptop that Biden had accidentally abandoned at a Delaware repair shop in 2019, apparently due to his drug use.  The press (with a big assist from social media) buried the story, slapping the Fake News banner on it and — during a heated election — prevented an open and honest discussion of the facts.

Joe Biden was involved in a deal with a Chinese giant — and was expecting a 10 percent cut.  Hunter Biden and his Uncle Jim were already waiting for Tony Bobulinski in the lobby bar of the Beverly Hilton when he arrived at 10 p.m. May 2, 2017.  The Bidens had chosen a discreet couch behind a thick marble column where they could see everyone who walked in the front entrance.  Joe Biden, who had left the vice president's office a little more than three months before, was flying into Los Angeles to speak at the prestigious Milken Institute Global Conference and would be joining them at the bar within the hour.  For Bobulinski, 48, a third-generation Navy veteran and Democratic donor, it would be his first meeting with Joe Biden, and he was conscious that he was being vetted for a trusted role orchestrating the Biden family's existing joint venture with Chinese energy conglomerate CEFC.

Media ignoring the utter weirdness of Biden's Nantucket stay at a billionaire's estate.  Normally, when going to stay at a friend's house, etiquette requires bringing a gift — say, flowers, some wine, or something to eat.  But what about the strange circumstances Joe and Dr. Jill Biden face while staying at the Nantucket estate of multi-billionaire hedge fund founder David Rubenstein?  It's a really, really long (since Tuesday night) weekend stay, so one might wonder if Benjamin Franklin's famous aphorism, that guests, like fish, start to smell after 3 days, comes into play.  But nope, not a chance.  You see, while "visiting" their "friend's" estate, Joe and Dr. Jill are not going to see the Rubensteins at all.  They've cleared out.  Traveling overseas, doncha know.  I very much doubt that they had booked a non-refundable airfare when Joe's staff called up and asked about "visiting" over Thanksgiving weekend.  They no doubt have at least one private jet at their disposal.  So, they cleared out of their estate to make room for Mr. and Dr. POTUS.  How thoughtful!

Chinese titan lavished Hunter Biden with 3-carat gem, offer of $30 million.  James Gilliar, a wiry, 56-year-old British ex-SAS officer, got to know Ye Jianming, the 40-year-old chairman of CEFC, when they were both working in the Czech Republic.  CEFC was a Chinese conglomerate, one of the largest energy companies in the world.  Ye's task at was to spend $1.5 billion as quickly as possible to ensure the Czech Republic would become China's "Gateway to the European Union," a priority of President Xi.  To that end, Ye bought everything from a football team and a brewery to an airline, before being named "special economic advisor" to Czech President Milos Zeman.  Now he was looking for an influential partner to help with acquisitions in other locations around the world that had strategic significance for the Chinese state.  Gilliar had an idea who could help:  The Biden family.

Former Obama Doctor:  Biden Wasn't Given Cognitive Test Because He Would've 'Failed Miserably'.  Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), who was the White House physician under former Presidents Obama and Trump, called President Biden's recent health report "six pages of superficial fluff" during an interview with Newsmax this week.  According to Jackson, "there was a lot missing" from the report.  "Honestly, there were six pages of stuff that most people just don't care about," Jackson said.  "I mean, you know, Dr. O'Connor spent six pages addressing like an occasional cough and some stiffness and things like that when the elephant in the room was the president's cognitive ability.  Over 50% of this country does not believe he's cognitively fit to be our Commander in Chief and our head of state, yet that wasn't addressed anywhere in there."  "We set the precedent when we did President Trump's physical," Jackson continued.  "I did.  The far-Left and the mainstream media were relentless in their pursuit of me to do something to address not only his physical capabilities, but his mental capabilities, which we did — we did a cognitive test.  As far as I'm concerned, we set the precedent. [...]"

Biden Is The Manchurian President For China.  China proved they own Biden and disciplined him.  China overthrew our election and put their guy in the White House to destroy America.  [Video clip]

Documents Show Hunter Biden Using Family Leverage in Prospective Deal to Sell Louisiana Natural Gas to Chinese Firm.  The Biden family was set to benefit from a deal to transfer American natural gas to Chinese energy company CEFC, through a prospective 2017 deal by Hunter and Jim Biden, according to newly uncovered documents — as the Biden administration now massively scales back United States energy production.  Documents never previously reported on, from the infamous "laptop from hell" belonging to Hunter, show the Biden scion was working on a deal in 2017 to transfer liquid natural gas from Louisiana to CEFC — the same Chinese firm with which Hunter also discussed a business venture that would have "10 [percent] held by H for the big guy" — but the deal never materialized.

The Media Again Buries A Hunter Biden Scandal on Foreign Deals During the Biden Vice Presidency.  I previously wrote a column on the one year anniversary of the Hunter Biden laptop story that marveled at the success of the Biden family in making the scandal vanish before that 2020 election. [...] Now, in an encore, a new major story on Biden's Chinese dealings has surfaced.  Once again, poof!  The media has made the story disappear except for a couple of the usual outlets.  Even with the New York Times reporting on the story, the disclosure of Biden's role in securing one of the world's largest cobalt mines for China (a key component to electric battery production) has been ignored by the major networks and many other print outlets.  Once again, ABC.  NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, and other media just cannot see the elephant.  What is most amazing about this continuing trick is that the story has all of the elements that the media longed to confirm during the Trump Administration on the financial dealings of the Trump children.

Biden Excludes Family Of Murdered U.S. Special Agent From Ceremony Signing Bill With Agent's Name:  Report.  Last week, President Biden signed into law the Jaime Zapata and Victor Avila Federal Officers and Employees Protection Act, named after two Special Agents who were targeted by the Los Zetas cartel in Mexico, with Zapata murdered and Avila seriously injured.  But neither Avila nor Zapata's family was invited to the ceremony, according to The Texan.

Keep digging, Joe.
The White House Manages to Double Down on Joe Biden's Defamation of Kyle Rittenhouse.  Following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse last week, a Joe Biden campaign ad from 2020 remerged and began to make the rounds.  In it, a picture of Rittenhouse is seen on the screen while soundbites in the background continually mention "white supremacy." That has led many to wonder if the president himself could be one of the first targets of the defamation lawsuits that Rittenhouse and his lawyers are likely to unleash soon.  Today [11/23/2021], the White House was finally asked directly about their view of the matter.  Fox News' Peter Doocy (because no other "journalist" in the room would ever bring it up) asked Jen Psaki if Biden would consider apologizing for smearing Rittenhouse with false allegations of racism.  Psaki's answer was so incoherent that it left me wondering whether they actually want to be sued.

Reporter Asks *the* Question of the Day at Conclusion of Joe Biden 'Presser,' Gets No Answer.  President Biden held what we were told was a "press conference" today in which he gaslit the country once again by telling struggling Americans that everything was going to be okay, portraying himself as a hero for all, and not shouldering one iota of the blame for the rising cost of everything including the food items people are buying in order to prepare their Thanksgiving dinners.  In addition to that was the usual generous helping of out and out incoherence, something that has become a staple at any public event where the current Oval Office occupant opens his mouth to speak.  Though this was ostensibly billed as a "press conference," Biden took no questions from the members of the press who were assembled to document what he said and who no doubt hoped they'd get the opportunity to ask some questions.

Joe Biden Addresses High Gas Prices:  Americans Can Save Money if They Buy Electric Cars.  President Joe Biden promoted his efforts to lower gas prices on Tuesday, but he reminded Americans they would save more money on gas if they owned electric cars.  "For the hundreds of thousands of folks who bought one of those electric cars, they're going to save $800 to $1000 in fuel costs this year," Biden said, referring to the $112,595 electric Hummer pickup he test drove at a General Motors factory in Detroit earlier this month.

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Brilliant!  Save $800 on fuel costs when you spend $112,000.  But you'll spend much more than $800 per year on electricity if you drive your new electric car as much as you would drive a gas-engine model.  You will also spend a lot of time charging your car (during which time the car can't move), as opposed to the five minutes a week that you'd spend at a gas station.

Taxpayers Subsidize Manhattan Gallery Showcasing Hunter Biden Art.  A Manhattan art gallery exhibiting and selling artwork from Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, received $580,000 in taxpayer-funded Covid-19 relief aid, about half of which came after Biden took office.  The Georges Berges Gallery only has two employees but it received a $150,000 "disaster assistance loan" from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records, the New York Post reported.

Hunter Biden's private equity firm helped Chinese conglomerate buy American-owned cobalt mine in $3.8 billion deal.  An investment firm founded by Hunter Biden assisted a Chinese company in purchasing one of the world's richest cobalt mines from an American company for $3.8 billion — helping the conglomerate gain a massive share of the key metal used to make electric car batteries.  The president's son was one of three Americans who joined Chinese partners in establishing the Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Company, or BHR, in 2013.  The Americans controlled 30 percent of the company and made successful investments that culminated in aiding China Molybdenum purchase the Tenke Fungurume cobalt mine in the Congo from the American company Freeport-McMoRan in 2016, the New York Times reported.

White House doctor is hiding Joe Biden's brain drain.  President Biden went for a colonoscopy Friday and his doctor pronounced his brain is fine.  So now he and his inner sanctum have let it be known he plans to run again in 2024, when he would be 82.  No one really believes any of it.  For one thing, where is his cognitive test?  That's the question increasingly on American minds.  It's clear, from his often bizarre or befuddled behavior, that something is not quite right with the president, which is why 59 percent of voters want him to take a cognitive test and release the results, according to a new McLaughlin & Associates survey published in the Washington Examiner.  But the six-page letter released by the White House Friday night, revealing the results of his first official physical, omitted any reference to Biden's cognitive faculties.

Brit Hume Of FOX News On Possibility Of Biden Running Again In 2024: 'He's Clearly Senile'.  The Biden White House is assuring people that Biden is going to run again, but lots of people have questions, mainly because of Biden's mental health.  When Brit Hume was asked about it, he suggested that Biden may not even make it through his first term.  He also said that Biden is senile.  [Video clip]

A Little Girl Just Karate Blocked Creepy Joe As Biden Creeps On Her.  The discussion around Biden's behavior has largely been fueled by a string of accusations by several women that he "inappropriately" touched them.  Most notably, back in March last year, the former senator's staffer Tara Reid publicly came forward saying he sexually assaulted her back in 1993.  The claims did not attract much media attention, even though they coincided with the rise of the highly publicized 'MeToo' movement, self-tasked with bringing powerful men to account for sexual misbehavior against women.  The organization's largest personalities did not seem to be interested in Reid's case, which led to infighting and accusations of partisanship.  Biden himself denied the allegations, saying that "nothing like this ever, ever happened," and even added that he doesn't remember the woman.

White House doc:  Biden's physical exam included "extremely detailed" neurological exam.  [Scroll down]  When asked about recent polling that shows most Americans do not think Biden is in good health, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki brushed concerns off as conspiracies pushed by his opponents. [...] It's not a conspiracy theory, though, because it is something that anyone can see.  We see his stiff-legged gait when he walks.  We see him with a dazed and confused look in his eyes each time he speaks.  None of that has anything to do with his history of stuttering.  It has to do with mental sharpness.  His gait is a sign of age, which isn't nearly as alarming as his state of confusion as projected when he speaks.  It is to be expected that most Americans are not feeling very comfortable with Biden's ability to handle the job, both physically and mentally, as president.  It is not to be brushed off that many Americans think that Biden isn't calling the shots in the White House.

Hunter Biden's firm helped China gain control of electric-car mineral: report.  Hunter Biden's investment firm helped broker a 2016 deal that gave a Chinese state-backed company control of a massive African mine rich in cobalt — a mineral essential for the production of electric car batteries.  The deal, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon during the 2020 presidential campaign, was spotlighted by the New York Times Saturday as Congress inches closer to approving President Biden's $2 trillion social spending plan, which earmarks billions of dollars to promote electric vehicles.  In 2016, an investment firm founded by Hunter Biden with several Chinese partners was cut into a complex $3.8 billion transaction that transferred 80 percent of Congo's Tenke Fungurum mine from an American company to Beijing-backed China Molybdenum.  President Joe Biden, Hunter Biden's father, was the sitting vice president when the deal was struck.

People should be angry about Joe Biden's Rittenhouse verdict twaddle.  So Joe Biden is "angry and concerned" that a 17-year-old who defended himself against armed adult criminals got acquitted by a Kenosha jury in a trial.  [Biden quote omitted for brevity.]  Biden says he's angry and concerned over Rittenhouse acquittal for Kenosha killings, but 'we have to abide by it.'  Prior to that, he tried to smear Rittenhouse as a white supremacist. [...] I've never heard Biden that he is "angry and concerned" about the following:  All the violent rioters and protesters in cities who killed and injured cops and others and committed arson and looted and never got charged.  All the career criminals who are let out of jail repeatedly, by lenient judges and politicians, and who go on to commit other violent crimes.  The cartels at the border who run drugs, humans and guns across his open border and are now getting very rich indeed from human-smuggling fees.

Joe Biden's Political Obituary.  Biden has profited from his own perfect storm of political pandering, a small-state electorate that easily is flattered, and Delaware's coteries of corporations and credit card companies.  A distinguishing characteristic of Biden's five decades in public life is the remarkable fact that the man never developed a national constituency, neither during his interminable presence on C-SPAN as a Senate committee inquisitor nor in quadrennial grasping after presidential nominations.  History will record that this political grifter succeeded, to the extent he has succeeded — that is to say, finally able to sit behind the Resolute desk — largely due to two factors not of his own design.  The first propellant is the stranglehold of the press on public discourse.  For two generations, the "national media" have shown their partisan fangs, running the gamut from liberal to radical.  Biden has been the recipient of this largess and was spared any reasonable examination of his spectacular subnormality.

Biden muzzled:  WH scraps presser with Canada, Mexico leaders amid prez blunders.  The White House has abandoned plans for President Biden to hold a press conference Thursday with the visiting leaders of Mexico and Canada after his aides were left scrambling to clean up a series of misstatements.  Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, is known for going off-script and on Tuesday made imprecise remarks on Taiwan, the 2020 Olympics and his selection of a Federal Reserve chairman, forcing a mop-up operation by his spokespeople.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said last week that there would be a press conference when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador visit DC, before the plan was scrapped.

That 'Joe Biden Scraps Press Conference' Story Just Got a Whole Lot Worse.  [Scroll down]  We should not be finding out what happened during a White House-hosted event with leaders from other countries from those leaders. We should be able to find out directly from the White House, specifically the President of the United States himself.  This is reminiscent of the cringe-inducing moment from a public appearance Biden made at the White House with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in September where Johnson actually took questions from UK reporters and Biden's handlers proceeded to cut Johnson off so the American press wouldn't get the idea they could ask Biden some questions, too.  When asked about the awkward moment later during a press briefing, Psaki actually had the nerve to blame Johnson and his staff for not "alerting" the White House that that's what he was going to do.  And in a similar incident a few days later, Biden actually urged India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to take questions from the American press because, in Biden's words, the Indian press were "much better behaved" and the American press "won't ask any questions on point."  Have I mentioned that none of this is normal?  If not, let me do so now.  None of this is normal.

Biden's Handlers Activate Hideout Plan for POTUS for Reason That Should Concern Everyone.  President Joe Biden has become infamous both here at home and on the world stage for being gaffe-prone during public appearances where cringe-inducing moments are standard fare, including the times when Biden makes up stories out of whole cloth, utters extremely inappropriate comments that no one can explain, seems to forget what he's supposed to say and/or forgets the names of world leaders as they're listening to him speak.  In many instances, his handlers have had to step in and take over, aggressively herding the media away like cattle during a roundup, awkwardly upstaging the leader of the free world at a time when this country needs a confident leader who can at the very least give off the appearance of being coherent, capable, and in control of his own thoughts when he appears before the cameras.

This Man Received 81 Million Votes?  You can go to your daughter's dance recital and hear more applause than the pretend President, Joe Biden received in New Hampshire yesterday.  [Video clip]

Only 40% of Americans believe Biden is in 'good health'.  Three days ahead of his 79th birthday, a new poll finds voters are split on whether Joe Biden is mentally fit enough and healthy enough for the presidency.  Only 40 percent of voters surveyed in a new Politico/Morning Consult poll agreed with the statement that Biden 'is in good health,' while 50 percent disagreed.  Biden, who was the oldest person to assume the presidency when he was sworn into office at the age of 78, got a tougher rating when it came to his mental health.

White House event - no masks, no US flags
Rules Are For Thee and Not For We.  Check out this picture.  As noted:  No masks, no social distancing, not much diversity [except for the black man strategically placed behind Biden], no American flags.

Biden bans Nicaragua officials from traveling to U.S. following 'sham' election.  President Joe Biden on Tuesday [11/16/2021] placed a travel ban on government officials from Nicaragua from entering the U.S. following Daniel Ortega's victory in what the White House called a "sham" election.  In a presidential proclamation, Biden suspended travel for people who "formulate, implement, or benefit from policies or actions that undermine or injure democratic institutions or impede the return to democracy in Nicaragua."  This ban includes anyone associated with Ortega's government, including local mayors, as well as their spouses and children.  Biden criticized Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo, for their crackdown on independent media, and the jailing of opposition leaders in the run-up to the presidential election.

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Joe Biden is in no position to criticize another country's "sham" election.

CBO Proves the Biden Administration Is Lying on Multiple Fronts.  The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has effectively declared that President Joe Biden, Co-President Ron Klain, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are liars.  Coincidentally avoiding discussion of catastrophes in the Middle East and along our southern border, Biden, Klain, and Pelosi have long insisted their Build Back Better social welfare boondoggle "costs nothing."  [Video clip]  Sane counter-arguments from sentient conservatives, explaining how the bill costs way more than nothing, have proven correct.  "The White House has begun bracing lawmakers for a disappointing estimate from the budget office, which is likely to find that the cost of the overall package will not be fully paid for with new tax revenue over the coming decade.  Senior administration officials are urging lawmakers to disregard the budget office assessment, saying it is being overly conservative in its calculations," the New York Times reported Tuesday [11/16/2021].  A formal score is expected Friday.

Biden Lies About His House Burning Down.  As I've frequently said about Joe Biden, he keeps topping himself in terms of how low he can go.  He was in Woodstock, New Hampshire talking about infrastructure, but slipping in some stuff that I think was also about climate change and how severe storms could be.  [Video clip]  "More fires in the West burned to the ground homes, businesses, and forests than the entire state of New Jersey," Biden said.  Then he seemed to completely lose his train of thought.  "Why is it happening?  Well, the severe storms that are knocking down all the wires, anyway, there's a lot going on," Biden said, seemingly unable to finish whatever he'd had in his head.  Biden then moved on to the importance of having bridges, Instead of saying, hey, you need it for your basic travel, he came up with a more extreme example.  [Video clip]

Low and Slow Joe.  Joe Biden's balance sheet coming into office was highly leveraged.  With only average charisma and without a notable record, the former VP, in order to obtain what he needed against Donald Trump, issued Green energy and social policy notes to the left that were not merely difficult but practically impossible to redeem.  When these nonproductive policies not only failed to pay off but created new liabilities (like the border crisis), Joe found moderate and conservative sources of support evaporating, forcing him to issue more promises on even more onerous terms to the only political lender remaining, the progressive left.  What we are watching is an administration getting deeper into hock just to keep aloft.  It needs energy desperately, but from where?  Although Biden was probably aware that his partnership with the progressives would eventually run things down, he underestimated the rate at which his foreign policy would fail and 'renewable' energy would underperform, and how deep the damage to the supply chain caused by COVID-19 restrictions would be.

Kamala Harris camp leaks to press about racism among the Bidenites.  As poll numbers sink for Joe Biden and fall even lower for Kamala Harris, it was only a matter of time before the fast-sinking USS Kamala started firing "racism" projectiles against the slightly less swiftly sinking USS Brandon. [...] That's about what one can expect of someone who's floundering in her job, has no sense of self-sufficiency outside the idea of winning the approval of older men, and is now whipping the "racism" stinger to coerce the approval she wants.  Joe Biden, of course, is a racist.  His latest ravings about Satchel Paige and his strange 1960s-style use of language declaring the man a "negro" pretty well sync with all his other racist statements about Indian gas station attendants, Barack Obama being "clean" and "articulate," and all that creepy stuff about being in a swimming pool full of black children discussing his leg hair.  There was also his funeral paean to his friend, the late Ku Klux Klansman turned senator, Robert Byrd.  Racism surrounds Biden like a miasma and has for decades.  Kamala said nothing about any of that obvious stuff when she signed on to be Biden's vice president, but the minute she starts running into trouble in her own job, brought on by her own missteps and phoniness, she suddenly notices all this Biden "racism" to the press.

Absolutely INSANE levels of lying, misinformation, and dishonesty from the Biden administration.  [Thread reader]  Since the corporate media has no real interest in pointing it out, here's a list:  Let's start with the lie that Biden wouldn't call for a federal vaxx mandate[.]  Then President Elect Biden said in December of 2020 "No — I don't think it should be mandatory.  I wouldn't demand it to be mandatory[.]"  We all saw how that turned out[.]  Going back to COVID response, we're also being sold a load of garbage over Biden's vaccine mandate:  To begin, while this mandate makes no consideration for natural immunity, a recent CDC admission points how effective it actually is vs a vaccine:  [Tweet]  Case in point, first we were told:  "You're not going to — you're not going to get COVID if you have these vaccinations."  Now we're being told that people have to get vaccinated to protect the already-vaccinated.  And yet, while there's a new push to vaccinate 5-11 year old kids (including Big Bird), there's very little discussion on the myocarditis risks.  [Tweet]  Then there was the massive whirlwind of lies about Ivermectin not being meant for human consumption.  Never mind that it received a nobel prize in 2015 for its applications in treating human disease.  Next, gain of function Fauci called Senator Paul a liar and said that they NIH did not fund dangerous gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab:  We now know that to be false.  But that's not all of the good doctor's dishonesty.  Here's a reminder on how Fauci went back and forth on masks, changing his advice to fit the political narrative of the moment.  This is CLEARLY not about science or your health.  It's about compliance.  [Tweet]

Jesse Watters predicts Joe Biden will be 'one of the worst' presidents of all time.  Joe Biden is a horrible president.  I've seen enough.  On pace to be one of the worst of all time.  Most of the country thinks he's incompetent, Democrats don't want him to run again; everyone's disappointed.  We didn't think it would be this bad this fast.  Everything — and I mean everything — he says he's going to do, he doesn't do.  And everything he says is true, isn't true.

Manhattan art gallery abruptly cancels public viewing of Hunter Biden's art.  Hunter Biden's latest grift, er, career as an artist is not exactly off to a strong start.  Besides the obvious ethical challenges for the son of a sitting president offering his artwork for sale, Hunter's gallery showings are under scrutiny.  Who is buying his artwork and are the purchases just meant to buy favor with the Big Guy?  Hunter's first art show in Los Angeles, where he lives, was attended by a few celebrities and people described as "conservatively wealthy".  Five pieces were sold for $75,000 each.  That's the low-end stuff.  His prices go up to $500,000.

When Ideologues Take Over, Life Gets Much Worse For Most People.  How unpopular is Joe Biden as of tonight?  Let's put it this way.  He's only 10 points above the single most despised person in the United States, which is his own vice president.  Jeffrey Epstein now has more admirers than Kamala Harris does, and that is the territory that Joe Biden now occupies. [...] Why are people so dissatisfied all of a sudden with Joe Biden?  Well, the obvious answer is you're going to hear a lot of people say this Joe Biden is senile and ineffective.  But if you think about it, that's not true.  It can't really be true because voters knew perfectly well all along that Biden was doddering.  They knew that when they elected him, it was obvious even then.  In fact, it was part of his appeal.  Biden was too slow to be threatening to anyone.  This was not a guy who was going to be making a lot of sudden moves.  If you secretly wished it was still 1985, Joe Biden was your man because he was under the impression that it actually was.  So no, senility is not Joe Biden's main problem.  Joe Biden's problem is weakness.

Biden's cobra presidency.  Have you noticed how Joe Biden says he wants to lower gas prices, so he cancels the Keystone pipeline?  He wants to lower unemployment, so he pays people not to work?  He wants to beat inflation, so the Fed prints more money?  Biden is President Perverse.  The Cobra Effect is economics slang for "perverse incentives."  If you give your kid money every time the kid misbehaves, that's a perverse incentive. [...] The resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave isn't just failing; he does the opposite of a competent president.  He's perverse.  Most of us are beginning to get that.  The Afghan withdrawal was a classic lesson in how not to conduct a competent military withdrawal.  This is perverse.  You tell Americans you support the military, and you make the military look like bumbling fools.  It's like the fat hippie admiral the left just created.  Look at the photo, and you see perversity, the opposite of honor.

The unsolvable Democrat dilemma.  It is becoming more obvious each day that Joe Biden cannot survive another 39 months in office.  Even the most conservative Republicans admit that Joseph Biden will probably live at least another 46 months.  However, Democrats, like everyone else, realize that Biden cannot now and never will be able to "execute the office of president of the United States," to quote the oath he took only nine months ago.  Unfortunately for all Americans, the Constitution mandates what happens on the day they finally wheel Biden out of the Oval Office and into the Delaware State Home for the Bewildered.  Kamala Harris becomes president.  D.C. Democrats privately admit that, even on her best day, Ms. Harris does not have a small fraction of the talent required to be president.  Her latest public appearance in Europe was a political and P.R. disaster. [...] The real problem is that Ms. Harris has neither the competency nor experience to hold 99% of any jobs available in American today.

Americans Want This President Out.  No one should be puzzled by the poll's results.  Americans are weary of Biden's inflation, his border crisis and unforced foreign policy errors, a supply chain and a COVID promise that have both been broken, his failed energy policies, his undermining of policing and law and order across the country, his divisiveness and hard-left swerve, his "woke" military, a shaky economy, and his vaccine mandate, to name but a handful of his more notable failures.  Count us as being among those who wish to see Biden leave the White House as soon as possible.  But his replacement would be no better.  There's a reason Vice President Kamala Harris has an approval rating of 28, 10 points lower than the approval rating of her boss, the man Americans want to be rid of.

Our Racist-In-Chief Biden Refers To Black Baseball Player Satchel Paige As 'The Great Negro At The Time' — No MSM Coverage.  Just a few moments ago our racist in President Joe Biden once again went off script and told a bizarre story during his Veterans Day speech about former Negro League baseball Satchel Paige.  "You know I've adopted the attitude of the great negro at the time, pitcher in the negro league, went on to become a great pitcher in the pros, Major League Baseball, after Jackie Robinson," Biden said.  "His name was Satchel Paige."  Paige played Major League Baseball for 6 years after a 20-year career in the leagues for black players, commonly known as the "Negro League".  Biden was referring to Paige's age at the time of his rookie season in Major League Baseball, basically that age is only a number.

We Must End the Biden Nightmare.  I'd take mean tweets any day over this clown show.  So far, we've had crisis after crisis engulf the country and Joe Biden is incapable of doing the job.  He either doesn't know what's going on or worse — he forgets.  Inflation is eating away at the paychecks of American workers.  We have a global supply chain crisis.  We have an anemic economy, and the southern border is still a total and complete fiasco with millions of illegals invading.  Biden seems to think that the media is at fault because they're not writing about these disasters in glowing terms, or something.  That's his top worry.  Yet, we can't waste time laughing at the Democrats' disasters.  Even if they're crashing into walls like brain-dead zombies, this party that hates America still controls the entire government and is destroying the country... for now.

Biden concedes that his stimulus checks fueled spike in inflation.  President Joe Biden [...] on Wednesday [11/10/2021] [...] in Baltimore also admitted that his decision to send out stimulus checks contributed to the current high inflation.  'The irony is people have more money now because of the first major piece of legislation I passed.  'You all got checks for $1,400.  You got checks for a whole range of things,' Biden said, referencing his COVID relief checks sent out in April.

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Printing money, and then passing that money around to everybody, is exactly what causes inflation.  The rapid inflation now being experienced in the United States is entirely the fault of the Harris-Biden-Obama administration, and is almost certainly intentional.

Biden's America:  Illegal Aliens [are] Worth More than U.S. Soldiers.  The Biden administration is considering payments of $450,000 to illegal aliens — per person — for "immigrant families that were separated during the Trump administration" after illegal entering into the United States.  The payments would be part of a settlement of a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of illegal alien families.  The total settlement amount is reported to be at least $1 billion of federal taxpayer funds.  On November 4, 2021, President Joe Biden told reporters that payments to families separated at the Mexico border are, "Not gonna' happen."  When pressed further concerning the likelihood such payments would actually encourage more migrants to try to cross into the United States, Biden said, "If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah.  But it's not true."  Within 24 hours, the White House reversed itself completely and claimed that Biden was "perfectly comfortable" making the settlement payments.  This situation raises, again, the question of whether Biden has any idea what administration officials around him are doing.  It appears that officials who actually run the government are making decisions and acting on major public policy issues without telling the president.

Kevin Hassett:  Biden is making policy errors never seen before by economists.  President Biden will sign the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill into law during a ceremony at the White House on Monday while Democrats try to muster enough votes to get another massive social spending bill to his desk.  Kevin Hassett, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and former senior economic adviser to President Trump, discussed Biden's ambition on "The Ingraham Angle."  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Said It:  He 'Should Not Remain As President'.  [At Joe Biden's last debate on Oct. 22, 2020, with then-President Donald Trump], Biden went on to proclaim that the only reason all those people died was that Trump had failed to do things such as test people and issue mask mandates.  "What I would do," he said, "is make sure we have everyone encouraged to wear a mask all the time.  I would make sure we move into the direction of rapid testing, investing in rapid testing.  I would make sure that we set up national standards as to how to open up schools and open up businesses so they can be safe and give them the wherewithal, the financial resources to be able to do that."  Then he declared:  "And so, folks, I will take care of this.  I will end this."  If you hear nothing else Biden said that night, hear this:  "I will end this."  That promise, more than anything else, got Biden into the White House.  Fast forward to today.  Biden has been in office nearly 10 months, and how has he done at "ending this"?  Over those months, more than 21 million people have contracted COVID-19.  More than 332,000 of them died from the disease.  Recently Biden's own (fully vaxxed) press secretary tested positive for COVID, as did an aide who'd been traveling abroad with the president.

When was the last time Joe Biden pumped gas?  How much did he pay — maybe 50 cents a gallon?
Joe Biden Marvels at $4.50 a Gallon Gas Prices: 'Did You Ever Think You'd Be Paying this Much?'  President Joe Biden marveled at the high cost of gas on Wednesday, without offering any solutions for lowering prices.  "Did you ever think you'd be paying this much for a gallon of gas?" Biden said.  "In some parts of California, they're paying $4.50 a gallon." [...] Biden did not mention his administration's actions to reduce domestic production of oil, such as suspending gas and oil leases on federal land and closing the Keystone XL pipeline.

Team Biden and its media apologists blame you for supply shortages the White House refuses to fix.  Worried about the shortages of goods due to the supply chain crisis?  You're right to be.  But instead of fixing the problem, President Joe Biden and his team are blaming you for it — and telling Americans to just suck it up.  It's outrageous.  And short-sighted.  The images of hundreds of cargo ships waiting to be unloaded isn't one of those economic issues ordinary people have a hard time understanding.  The inability of the transportation system to handle the flow of goods shipped from manufacturers is threatening to not only make it harder to get ordinary items consumers count on but also to short-circuit the annual end-of-year shopping season.  The shortages are feeding worries around kitchen tables across the country.  But according to the Biden administration and its apologists, the real villains aren't the people who are supposed to ensure things like this don't happen in the world's richest and freest nation; it's your fault for wanting to give gifts or buy new things.

Hunter Biden makes flashy NYC art scene debut at gallery show for his pricey paintings.  It was a family affair Wednesday when Hunter Biden finally showed up at the Manhattan art gallery where his novice paintings are being offered for up to $500,000 each amid concerns about influence-peddling by the president's son.  Biden, 51, carried his 1-1/2-year-old son Beau on his shoulders as he, wife Melissa Cohen and daughter Maisy Biden were escorted by owner George Berges into his eponymous Soho storefront for a party more than two weeks after the exhibition opened to a mere trickle of prospective buyers.  About 60 guests gathered for the belated event, including President Biden's younger sister, Valerie Biden Owens, and reality TV star Meghan King of The Real Housewives of Orange County.

White House Still Unclear When Joe Biden Will Get a Physical.  The White House remains elusive about the timing of a physical exam for President Joe Biden, as more Americans question his physical and mental health.  The White House previously said last May Biden would get a physical before the end of the year and in October, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it would be "soon."  Biden will turn 79 on November 20.  Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday [11/9/2021] she had no update about an upcoming physical for the president.

People Don't Want to be Cold.  The climate summit was expensive, energy-burning theater.  One hundred eighteen private jets flew into the airport, President Joe Biden's motorcade had 24 vehicles, including SUVs and vans, and Greta Thunberg was angry.  Demonstrators denounced Israel, which recycles and reuses 90 percent of its wastewater while ignoring the Palestinian pastime of burning tires containing multiple carcinogens.  Sustainability, less, new technologies, clean technologies, and more less (yes, more less) were the watchwords.  Use less, do with less.  The President should have touted America's successes in reducing emissions:  From 2005 to 2018, total U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 12% while global energy-related emissions increased nearly 24%.  Since 2005, national greenhouse gas emissions fell by 10%, and power sector emissions by 27% — as the US economy grew by 25%.  He should have compared that to China's announcement of 30 new, polluting coal-fired power plants and China being the world's biggest polluter.  Xi Jinping, naturally enough, was a no-show.  The president should have stood up for his people.  Our people.

Joe Biden just keeps on lying to the American public.  President Biden appears to be suffering from a bad case of malarkey syndrome.  A textbook example was presented last week when he was asked about his administration's proposal to pay up to $450,000 compensation per person to illegal migrant families that had been separated under the Trump administration.  It was "garbage," "not true" and "not gonna happen," he told Fox News' Peter Doocy at a White House press conference Wednesday [11/3/2021].  The president was so emphatic, it seemed to be an open-and-shut case.  The Wall Street Journal's story revealing the Department of Justice negotiations with migrant families must be wrong.  But not so fast.  If you are familiar enough with the president's blarney, you may have picked up the sleight of hand in his answer.  Doocy had asked about payments of "up to" $450,000.  Biden repeated the question back to him, without the qualifier, but with a sly smirk: "$450,000 per person, is that what you're saying?  That's not gonna happen."

Purposeful Crisis Keeps Unfolding as Biden's Irrelevant Polling Keeps Collapsing.  We are witnessing a very specific type of electoral frustration caused by officials within a system attempting to stop a communist style fundamental change by taking action within the same system simultaneously collapsing through the actions of the communists. [...] The Obama plan to use Biden as a disposable figure was designed for one specific four year term of maximum damage.  The polling is irrelevant.  Evidence of this purpose is found in the White House telling businesses to continue operating as if the vaccine mandate is legally authorized, despite a court ordered injunction against it.  We are in a post-constitutional system now where the traditional checks and balances are ignored.  This is a very Machiavellian approach being deployed against the American people.

Biden tells businesses to obey him, not court orders, on his vaccine mandate.  Joe Biden's insentience and incompetence are pretty obvious these days but he's also showing some delusions of grandeur.  Here's what he had the nerve to put out when he didn't like a judge's stay on his vaccine mandate:  ["]The White House on Monday said businesses should move forward with President Joe Biden's vaccine and testing requirements for private businesses, despite a federal appeals court ordering a temporary halt to the rules.["] [...] So everybody employed in a company with more than 100 people either gets vaxxed or gets fired as Biden's vax mandate insists.  Never mind if the judge moves to uphold the court challenge.

Biden's $450,000 'garbage'.  For Joe Biden, reports of $450,000 payouts to illegal border crossers are "garbage" — as is the suggestion that any such payouts would incentive more illegal border crossing.  Biden's [mendacious] response came as a result of a question from Fox News's Peter Doocy:  [Tweet with video clip.] [...] Never mind that the original report came not from some blog but from the Wall Street Journal.  It's "garbage," Joe says.  Move along.  Yet House Republicans are taking action to stop it.  And the left-wing lawyers crafting these payouts are protesting.

Biden's Response to a Question About Giving $450,000 to Illegal Aliens in DOJ Settlement Case Should Alarm Everyone.  During a press conference this afternoon, to promote vaccines for children 5 to 11 years old, Fox News journalist Peter Ducey [sic] asked Joe Biden about the DOJ settlement agreement with ACLU and immigration lawyers to pay illegal aliens $450,000 per person as compensation for their pain and suffering.  You need to watch Joe Biden's response carefully, because what he said should alarm everyone.  Within the response which includes "that's not going to happen", it is clear that Joe Biden has absolutely NO IDEA what the journalist was talking about.  From the position of Joe Biden, the Fox reporter was speaking 'fake news'.  [Video clip]

Biden labels report government to pay separated immigrants $450,000 'garbage'.  President Biden responded Wednesday to a report that suggested his administration was mulling whether to make $450,000 payments to immigrants who were separated from their families at the border under former President Trump's administration, calling the reporting "garbage" and saying that it is "not gonna happen."  Following remarks at the White House where he urged parents to get their children vaccinated, Biden was asked by Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy about the Wall Street Journal's report and whether he believes it "might incentivize" immigrants to attempt to enter America illegally.  Biden responded, "If you guys keep sending that garbage out, yeah, but it's not true."

Biden: $450K to illegal immigrants?  "Garbage report"! NYT, ACLU: *Ahem*.  "Garbage" in, garbage out, I suppose.  Joe Biden thought he'd scored a point on Fox News by telling Peter Doocy, and ended up with looking clueless about his own administration.  Biden tried to blame Fox for incentivizing illegal immigration by filing a "garbage" report that his administration would pay $450,000 per person in a settlement over separated families in the Trump administration.  There were only two problems with Biden's argument.  First, it got reported by the Wall Street Journal, not Fox.  And second, [...]

Joseph Biden - AKA President Gremlin.  I've been telling everyone I know that Joe Biden is the dumbest chief executive to ever occupy the office.  I thought that was obvious, but I've gotten an amazing amount of pushback from other writers, friends, and even complete strangers.  It seems there's a widely held opinion by many, that everything Joe has done to America has been by design.  Joe's performance has been quite competent if you look at it from his perspective.  He's a mastermind at transforming America into the left's vision of a socialist utopia.

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Joe Biden is still an incompetent doofus, whether he's completely senile or not.  His "transforming America" agenda is apparently being executed by Barack H. Obama and Company, with the understanding that Biden will take all the credit (and eventually, the blame).

Biden reaches for the cheat sheets again and calls on reporters from a pre-approved list.  President Joe Biden once again seemed to rely on a cheat sheet of 'pre-approved' reporters as he held a press conference at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Rome on Sunday [10/31/2021].  Biden spoke with various world leaders about climate change goals ahead of the COP26 summit United Nations Climate Change conference to be held this week in Glasgow, Scotland.  As he opened up the floor to questions, at the start of the the press conference, the president seemed to be using a pre-ordained list of correspondents to call on.

'Joe was not only wide awake, but on fire!' White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy reacts to footage showing the President 'nodding off'.  White House National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy said Tuesday morning [11/2/2021] that President Joe Biden was 'wide awake' after he was seemingly caught snoozing during a session at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow Monday afternoon.  'When I saw the president yesterday, he wasn't just wide awake, but he was really on fire,' she told Morning Joe's Mika Brzezinski without prompting.  'He's really excited to have the United States in action here in Glasgow.'  Brzezinski didn't ask McCarthy directly about the video of Biden that went viral, where he looked to be dozing off as one speaker underscored the importance of taking action on climate change.

Biden Claims He Was Late for G20 Meeting After "Playing with Elevators" — No One Believes Him.  It sounds like a Halloween horror flick — Joe Biden had problems on an elevator and that was why he was late to a meeting with the G20 leaders.  Unfortunately, no one believes him.  Joe Biden was late for another meeting, this time with the G20. He's notably late for every meeting he attends per FOX News: [...] This time Joe was late for the G20.  So he claimed the following:  I apologize to keep you waiting," said Biden, who showed up more than 20 minutes late.  "We were playing with elevators.  Long story, anyway."  Who really knows with Biden what's the truth.

Biden's accident.  The story starts with our president meeting the pope at the Vatican, presumably to discuss Jesus's thoughts about climate change and whether one can claim to be a good Catholic while facilitating the dismemberment of unborn babies.  Three things stood out about the meeting.  One is that the Vatican canned the traditional live footage of the event, instead providing only still shots and small snippets of conversation between the two pale, frail old men.  In one snippet, Biden told the pope he (Pope Francis) was now talking to the only Catholic who's never had a drink. [...] Odd thing #2 is that the Biden meeting was much longer than the pope's previous meetings with Orange Man Bad and the Lightbringer. [...] The third strange item is Vatican photos that appear to show Biden wearing a blue suit and later, in the same meeting, wearing a black one.  Now, why would an old, feeble man need to change his pants?

Biden's weird weekend in Rome.  Biden's weekend in Rome took on an increasingly surreal quality as the weekend progressed.  The weirdness started on Saturday when he arrived with an 85-car entourage to attend a G20 summit that was purportedly focused on "climate change" (or, more likely, focused on using climate change to increase political power), followed by Biden's marginalized status for the group photo op.  By Sunday, Biden missed an important photo op, claimed he was playing elevator games, used a reference to Mussolini while in Rome, may have been a COVID carrier when he met with the Pope, and had an ugly rumor following him.  After almost vanishing from Saturday's photo op, Biden vanished entirely from Sunday's photo op at Rome's famous Trevi fountain.

Two polls of interest.  A new NBC News poll shows that Joe Biden's approval among American adults has fallen to 42 percent.  54 percent disapprove.  This represents a remarkable shrinkage.  In August the same pollsters found America split 49-48 on Biden's performance, with the marginally larger percentage approving of it.  In April, they found that Americans approved of Biden's performance, 53-39.  Now, only 40 percent of adults approve of Biden's handling of the economy.

How Low Can Joe Biden's Polls Go Before Democrats Tap the Brakes?  As Democrats contemplate the potential for a stinging loss in the Virginia gubernatorial election, the party appears to remain utterly tone-deaf to the feedback it gets through public polling as they rush to pass President Joe Biden's spending bills.  New polling from NBC, ABC, and Rasmussen demonstrate just how badly Democrats misinterpreted their mandate in 2020.

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The country is suffering under Joe Biden like it never would have under Trump.  Inflation, immigration, vaccine mandates, school board tyranny, and other stuff — all of it was avoidable.  But the Democrats know they can still rig the elections every two years, so it doesn't matter if their policies are rough on the general public.  It doesn't matter if Joe Biden hides at Camp David three days a week, and can't speak a coherent sentence.  It doesn't matter if nobody shows up for a Joe Biden rally on behalf of himself or someone else.  It doesn't matter if nobody believes the news coverage of Biden's great "accomplishments."  If the elections are fixed, and the outcomes are pre-determined, none of that matters.  That's why the Democrats aren't worried about low approval ratings.  Poll numbers don't matter!

Biden And The US Are Laughing Stock For The Rest Of The World.  Sky News Australia had a good laugh at America's expense thanks to the mumbling, bumbling buffoon, [...] Joe Biden.  [Video clip]

Biden Tries to Explain Driving Cross-Country in an Electric Car, It Goes Horribly Wrong.  As gas prices soar across the country, President Joe Biden attempted to explain the benefits of electric cars.  Predictably, his explanation was more confusing than it was helpful.  Biden was giving a speech Thursday [10/28/2021] describing his two massive spending sprees, also known as the Build Back Better plan and infrastructure bill.  According to a White House transcript, Biden was describing the need to replace buses and cars with electric alternatives like rail and electric cars.  "When you buy an electric vehicle, you can go across America on a single tank of gas, figuratively speaking," Biden said.  "It's not gas.  You plug it in."  [Video clip]

The Only Thing Biden Has Left Is Trump.  Biden wants to talk about one person these days, and that person isn't Biden.  Then again, what does he possibly have to brag about?  Shutting down COVID? [...] Is Biden going to brag about overseeing what promises to be the weakest economic recovery since the last time he was put in charge of such things?  Rather than looking for ways to create more opportunities for American workers, the president has been clamoring to put millions of them on the dole.  Is the president going to talk about the border?  Is he once again going to explain how high inflation is actually a positive development for most consumers?  Is he going to brag about his foreign policy?  When was the last time an American president abandoned hundreds of U.S. citizens to a terror regime?  After 13 service members were murdered by terrorists in Kabul, due in part to his administration's stark incompetence, we proceeded to accidentally kill seven children in retaliation.  The terrorists disappeared only slightly faster than the media coverage.

Joe Biden is hopelessly out of touch with voters' priorities.  Inflation is at its highest level in decades.  Store shelves are empty.  The southern border is in chaos.  Hundreds of Americans are still trapped in Afghanistan.  China just tested a hypersonic missile.  Employers can't find workers to keep their businesses running.  No wonder more than 60% say the country is going in the wrong direction.  But don't worry:  President Joe Biden has a "National Gender Strategy" that will turn everything around.  The document, released on Oct. 22, is every bit as ridiculous as it sounds. [...] The agenda in the document is, at heart, the same tired laundry list of new government programs that the Left has been trying to force on the nation for decades using other specious justifications.  Nowhere does the "strategy" address inflation or the border crisis.  The only time COVID-19 is even mentioned is when the document asserts that no one has suffered more from the pandemic than "women and girls of color."  And that's not even true — the data indicate that men are more likely to die from COVID.

Let's Just Admit Why Biden Was Elected, America.  Joe Biden was elected — I will not relitigate the "stolen election" debate in this article — for one reason: to get rid of Donald Trump.  Period.  The Democrat Party could have nominated a blind, intellectually disabled squirrel, and the results of the 2020 election would not have changed.  But let's be clear:  No one loves Joe Biden.  Moreover, everyone from White House officials to members of Biden's cabinet to Democrat lawmakers on Capitol Hill to the sock puppets of the so-called "mainstream" media is terrified every time Corn Pop's pal opens his mouth — at which time he invariably mumbles something else stupid and/or incoherent.

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If all that is true, and the Democrat nominee couldn't possibly lose (because of Trump and/or because the election was stolen), the next question is why was Joe Biden, of all people ordained as the nominee, and not Robert F. "Beto" O'Rourke or Valerie Jarrett or Alfred E. Newman?

Biden Meets the Pope and Utters One of the Most Embarrassing Lines Ever Said by a President.  Now we know why the Pope canceled a live broadcast with Biden on Thursday.  When Joe Biden met with the Pope, he uttered a line that is so awkward that it defies belief. [...] Did the Pope take one look at the beleaguered U.S. president and decide that it wasn't worth the risk going live?  Was there a personal disagreement?  There were no reasons given.

Vatican Abruptly Cancels Live Broadcast of Biden Meeting with Pope without Explanation.  President Biden had dropped everything, including dealing with multiple crises at home, to jet abroad to Europe for summits in Rome, Italy and Glasgow, Scotland, where presumably would be more popular than he currently is at home.  But a strange thing happened on Thursday [10/28/2021] when the Pope suddenly canceled a live broadcast with the U.S. president without providing an explanation.  The Washington Post reported on the odd occurrence: [...] Did the Pope take one look at the beleaguered U.S. president and decide that it wasn't worth the risk going live?  Was there a personal disagreement?  There were no reasons given.  Biden has met Pope Francis three previous time, but this would be his first time as president.  Biden is also the second Catholic President, although one would not necessarily have guessed that from his progressive views on abortion and gay marriage.

D'oh Biden.  So much has gone wrong so quickly, it's hard to remember we are only nine months into Joe Biden's presidency.  Less than one-third of the country now thinks America is "on the right track," according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.  That's a dramatic deterioration since last spring, and a disturbing one, not only for the Biden and his party but for the country.  Three developments are driving this collapse in confidence.  First, Biden is pursuing a self-proclaimed strategy to "transform" America despite his campaign promises to bring the country together, stress bipartisanship, and restore comity and normality.  That's not what he's done.  He's tried to force big, progressive changes, a strategy that was bound to be divisive since he didn't campaign on that platform or win a congressional mandate to pursue it.  Second, all Biden's major policies so far have failed — some spectacularly.  He can point to no major triumphs to offset them.  Third, Biden himself has been unable to mount an effective, coherent defense of his administration and its priorities.

America Gone Mad.  After three weeks in Europe and extensive discussions with dozens of well-informed and highly placed individuals from most of the principal Western European countries, including leading members of the British government, I have the unpleasant duty of reporting complete incomprehension and incredulity at what Joe Biden and his collaborators encapsulate in the peppy but misleading phrase, "We're back."  As one eminent elected British government official put it, "They are not back in any conventional sense of that word.  We have worked closely with the Americans for many decades and we have never seen such a shambles of incompetent administration, diplomatic incoherence, and complete military ineptitude as we have seen in these nine months.  We were startled by Trump, but he clearly knew what he was doing, whatever we or anyone else thought about it.  This is just a disintegration of the authority of a great nation for no apparent reason."

Is Jill Biden asking about a 'process' for removing Kamala Harris?  [Scroll down]  If the report is true, that's some White House they've got there over in the Biden administration.  Not only is Biden struggling to hold his badly split Democrat Congress together to pass his signature porkulus infrastructure and reconciliation bill with progressives reportedly in a rage, but he's also beset by infighting in his own White House, with the two main players trying to get rid of one another.  Call it the White House of the long knives.  As a lagniappe, we already know that Harris and Jill Biden can't stand each other.

Psaki and Co.  Falsely Imply Biden Is Accessible to the Press.  It's been 102 days since President Joe Biden held a formal press conference from the White House.  Since July, he has regularly made major policy announcements from the lectern, only to turn his back and walk away as reporters shout questions.  [Video clips]  But Biden's lack of transparency isn't stopping his press team from saying he "answers questions" and implying he is available to the White House press corps.  During a briefing at the White House Tuesday [10/26/2021], Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed Biden regularly answers questions from reporters.

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Even "a formal press conference from the White House" is a choreographed charade, with the alleged President calling upon pre-ordained reporters to ask pre-arranged questions, in a predetermined order, for which the so-called President has prescribed answers.  The entire exercise is a sham.  It is all a performance, engineered to make the sock puppet appear to have just the right answer to any question.

Democrat Nightmare:  They Went to Bed with Obama, Woke Up with Biden.  On Wednesday [10/20/2021], President Biden traveled to Scranton, Pennsylvania, to sell his doomed "human infrastructure" bill, which smells more like an un-showered Green New Deal and quacks like another welfare boondoggle.  "The cost of the Build Back Better bill in terms of adding to the deficit is zero, zero, zero," he lied, lied, lied.  "Because we're going to pay for it all."  Well, yes, you better believe we are going to pay for it.  Just not in the way Mr. Biden claims.  This bill is "paid for" — just like every other dime of the $28 trillion in debt these dirty louts have racked up in your name over the past several decades.  While in Scranton, Mr. Biden ambled down memory lane.  And ambled and ambled and ambled.  Old stuttering nicknames.  Family lore.  Uncles in the kitchen.  Grandmas and laced doilies at the dining room table.  All fairly incomprehensible.

Hunter Biden's art dealer claims to be the only person to know the identity of president's son's art buyers.  Hunter Biden's art dealer was photographed wearing a Camp David hat after Joe Biden visited the presidential retreat — sparking questions whether the controversial gallerist joined the first family there.  The picture was shared on Instagram — two days before Hunter's long-anticipated exhibition made a surprise opening at Bergès gallery in SoHo on Saturday — by renowned gossip columnist and celebrity interviewer George Wayne, who claims to have introduced Hunter to the dealer, Georges Bergès.  'GB shows up wearing a fabulous cap emblazoned with the Presidential seal and the words Camp David Presidential Retreat 46 all over it,' Wayne wrote.

Nine months that shook the world:  A list of Biden's failures.  [For example,] Hunter Biden:  Just last week a New York art gallery began selling his paintings.  Influence peddling is a long tradition of the Biden family.  Who will buy Hunter's artwork?  Kamala Harris:  Biden's vice president, the Queen of Cackles, was put in charge of the southern border.  How is that working out?  Biden turns 79 next month and Harris is a heartbeat away from succeeding him.  He could have of course done worse with a running mate choice, but Biden also could have done so much better.  Cognitive decline.  The spin has been off of Joe Biden's fastball — and that pitch was never a commanding one — for a few years now.  On a mental level things will only get worse for him.  Is Biden running the White House?  If not then who is?  Or is no one in charge?  Why haven't we heard from Biden's doctor, Kevin C. O'Connor?

Biden Busts Out Some Whopping Personal Lies.  President Biden tells many lies.  I despair of listing all of them; nobody can. [...] I want to write here about four autobiographical lies that, despite previous public rebuttal, he keeps repeating. [...] Lies unravel when they are repeated and the details differ.  Such is the case here.  Why does Biden keep telling these lies when they are so easily fact-checked?

Hiding in plain sight:
Biden's Town Hall Did Really Poorly in the Ratings.  For some reason, the White House thought it would be a good idea to schedule President Joe Biden's town hall when millions of Americans were watching sports, including postseason baseball.  Sure enough, the CNN town hall performed terribly in the ratings, according to Joe Concha. [...] Besides containing tidbits even CNN had to fact-check, the town hall further revealed a lack of willingness from the administration to expand its horizons.  As was also highlighted, Biden has done a select amount of interviews an appearances, limited to certain networks.  Those the president did take questions from on Thursday were mostly Democrats.

Biden Holds "Invisible Ice Cream Cones" During CNN Town Hall Event, Gets Trolled Online.  During his train wreck of a town hall with CNN, President Joe Biden had a bizarre moment where he stood like a statue with his arms bent at 90 degrees.  The pose looked as if Biden was holding imaginary ice cream cones in both hands.

Articles of Impeachment Accusing President Biden of 'Treason' Have Been Introduced in the House of Representatives.  President Biden has been hit with formal impeachment charges and has been accused of "treason."  The Articles of Impeachment have been filed in the House of Representatives.  The impeachment charges were announced by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Friday [10/22/2021].  "I have introduced House Res. 57, these are Articles of Impeachment on President Biden," Rep. Greene said.  "For abuse of power in regards to his willingness to use his position of power to aid his son Hunter Biden in his business dealings."  "I have also introduced another Article of Impeachment on President Biden, which is H. Res 597," she continued.  "This has to do with the national security crisis that President Biden has created with regards to the extreme threat at the southern border."  "I have introduced House Res. 598, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden in regards to the failure in Afghanistan," Rep. Greene went on.  "And I have introduced House Res. 596, Articles of Impeachment on President Biden for the Covid eviction moratorium and his willingness to use his position to try to do what he shouldn't be doing.  We have three branches of power."

Report: Joe Biden Builds 'Wall' Around His Delaware Beach House, Makes America Pay for It.  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reportedly shelled out $456,548 to a construction company in Delaware to install a fence around President Biden's Delaware beach house, according to newly-released records.  A federal contract, reported by the local Cape Gazette on Thursday [10/21/2021] and by the New York Post on Friday, shows that DHS awarded $456,548 to the recipient, Turnstone Holdings, LLC, according to USA Spending, a website that tracks federal spending.

Bidens flying to Delaware for weekend visit.  President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will fly to Delaware on Friday night [10/22/2021] for a weekend visit to their home near Greenville.  According to the White House schedule, the Bidens will arrive at the National Guard base at New Castle Airport at 8:55 p.m. after departing from the South Lawn of the White House about an hour earlier.  Flight restrictions are in place in a portion of Delaware and adjacent areas into Monday.  Biden's visits to Delaware typically come with no public schedule.

Biden delays release of JFK assassination records, blaming COVID-19 pandemic.  The US will "unfortunately" continue to delay the public release of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and officials say the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame.  The move was announced in a memo signed by President Joe Biden and released by the White House Friday [10/22/2021].  "Temporary continued postponement is necessary to protect against identifiable harm to the military defense, intelligence operations, law enforcement, or the conduct of foreign relations that is of such gravity that it outweighs the public interest in immediate disclosure," Biden wrote.  In 1992, Congress ruled that "all Government records concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ... should be eventually disclosed to enable the public to become fully informed about the history surrounding the assassination," the missive said.

White House further postpones disclosure of JFK assassination documents, citing Covid.  The White House announced late Friday that it would further postpone the release of more documents related to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, pointing to the "significant impact" of the Covid-19 pandemic.  President Joe Biden issued a memo that said the national archivist recommended he "'direct two public releases of the information that has ultimately 'been determined to be appropriate for release to the public.'"  The first will be an "interim release" later this year, with a second, "more comprehensive release in late 2022," the memo said.  The memo said that the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed down the process of reviewing whether redactions continue to meet the "statutory standard."

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Pardon my perpetual skepticism:  Joe Biden — or whoever is running the Executive Branch — has decided to keep these documents up his or her sleeve until the next major Biden scandal.  Only then will they be released, for the purpose of pushing that scandal off the front pages of America's few remaining newspapers.  And if that doesn't work, a few days later, NASA will announce they're discovered life on Jupiter — which none of us can disprove.  But if no need arises for this future JFK document dump, and Covid is long gone, there will be a "computer glitch" or "Russian hacker" someday, and all the documents will conveniently disappear.  Think for a moment:  What decision cannot be made due to Covid?  The Kennedy assassination happened in 1963.  There has been plenty of time to review what is in the documents, and to come up with excuses to keep them secret.  Covid has nothing to do with it.

Psaki walks back Biden's town hall words:  President does not have the power to mobilize National Guard to fix shortages.  The White House has walked back a number of remarks President Biden made in a CNN town hall Thursday night [10/21/2021].  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday Biden is 'not actively pursuing' bringing in the National Guard to deal with product shortages.  'Any president has the ability to use the National Guard from the federal level.  Requesting the use of the National Guard at the state level, which is often how its done, is under the preview of governors and we're not actively asking them to do that and we're not actively pursuing the use of the National Guard on a federal level,' she said.

Biden Mocks Freedom in Twisted Train Wreck of a Town Hall.  Somehow, someone made the decision to let Joe Biden out and to go to a CNN town hall.  I'm not sure who thought this was a good idea.  But even within the friendly confines of CNN, it was a complete train wreck — even by Biden standards.  Naturally, most of the questions from folks in the audience were Democrats or softball questions.  But there were some highlights and it was disastrous.

Biden exposes himself on national TV.  Last night, CNN held an invitation-only "town hall" for Biden in Baltimore.  The audience was beyond friendly, the questions were obviously vetted, and Anderson Cooper was there to hold Biden's hand.  And still, as the RNC's Twitter feed reveals, Biden repeatedly showcased his weirdness, incipient dementia, inability to lead, and sheer heartlessness.

Biden says cops and emergency responders should be fired for not getting the vaccine.  President Joe Biden said police officers and emergency workers who refuse COVID-19 vaccination should stay home or be fired, as he answered questions during a CNN town hall on Thursday evening [10/21/2021].  'Yes and yes,' he said to a thunderous round of applause.  'By the way, I waited until July, to talk about mandating, because I tried everything else possible.  'Mandates are working.'  Biden traveled to Baltimore for the town hall, where he delivered his most wide-ranging update yet on talks to break the deadlock on his mammoth social spending plans.

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[#1] "Biden traveled to Baltimore" for the so-called Town Hall meeting.  That's not a lot of traveling, especially aboard a helicopter, and it's not as if Mr. Biden had to pay for the travel costs.  [#2] "Town Hall" is what CNN calls a shamelessly one-sided infomercial for some person or idea they want to promote, with an audience that's chock full of Democrat activists.  NBC and ABC have done the same for Biden.  Search for "town hall" on the Astroturf page for examples.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland Claims Conflict of Interest Ethics Rules Do Not Apply to Biden Administration.  Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) questioned U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland about his clear conflict of interest today surrounding the Attorney General's instructions for FBI agents to investigate parents who question school board curriculum.  Merrick Garland's daughter is married to the co-founder of the Critical Race Theory educational material being purchased by the school boards.  The exact CRT material being directly challenged by the parents Garland has instructed the FBI to investigate.  In a clear conflict of interest, Merrick Garland is using his office to protect the income and investments of his son-in-law's business.  However, when questioned about this conflict today, Merrick Garland says he will refuse to accept any ethical review of his conduct.

Biden family corruption is an elephant the media works to 'disappear'.  This week marked an anniversary of one of the greatest political tricks in history: the disappearance of Hunter Biden scandals.  One year after the New York Post broke the story, new emails were recently released that added new details to what was a raw influence-peddling operation which netted millions of dollars from foreign sources.  A new tranche of emails connecting President Joe Biden to key accounts prove just how this political sleight of hand was worthy of Harry Houdini. [...] The Bidens made a full-sized scandal disappear, with the help of media members who did not want the public to see it.  Twitter banned links to reports about the laptop until after Biden was elected president.  The media dismissed the story as a "conspiracy theory" with some mocking to boot. [...] The laptop is, of course, now recognized as genuine — even by some of the early deniers.  Hunter remains under criminal investigation for possible tax and money laundering violations.  But the greatest "reveal" is the person referred to as "the Big Guy" and "Celtic" in these emails:  President Joe Biden.

Hunter Biden pitched himself as expert in Russian oligarch targeted by FBI.  Hunter Biden boasted he could provide intelligence on the shady Russian oligarch whose Greenwich Village townhouse was raided by the FBI on Tuesday [10/19/2021].  The president's son said he could provide Alcoa, a giant US aluminium firm, with knowledge about the "elite networks" connected to Oleg Deripaska in a proposal from his company Rosemont Seneca, emails on Hunter's laptop show.  Federal agents carried out "law enforcement activity" on Tuesday at the Gay Street townhouse and a Washington mansion tied to Deripaska, a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  Deripaska was investigated for money laundering and extortion and sanctioned by the US in 2018.  A spokesperson for Deripaska told the Associated Press that the searches were "connected to U.S. sanctions" and that the homes didn't belong to him but belonged to relatives.

There's a Reason Why Most Don't Know About Joe Biden's Secret Flights.  We all know the border is a mess. [...] Of all the crises engulfing this White House, this one was avoidable.  Biden just decided to create a new one because a) he is a legitimate moron, and b) he wanted to show the Democratic base he wasn't Trump.  Well, Trump had it right on the border and nothing says failure than scurrying around a bunch of illegals in the dead of night to avoid the press.  For weeks, the Biden administration has been transporting illegal minors in the dead of night, but The New York Post did some digging around. [...] Send them home, Joe.  That's what you should do, but you won't.  You probably don't know what's going on, just like in Afghanistan, just like with your jobs plan, just like with spiking inflation, or the global supply chain crisis.  You don't know because you cannot do the job.  You're mentally too slow.  You're inept.  And you cannot do this from the basement.  Also, you need to answer questions.

Sometimes it pays to have a vacuum at the top.  The Democrat powers-that-be are not acting responsibly in their fiduciary duty to us citizens.  They relish having no responsible person at the helm.  That way, we can't really come after anyone who can answer the hard questions.  We know the stuff coming out of Biden's mouth is not first being processed by his brain, that he has no real comprehension of what he's saying, nor can he track his heavy-handed policies' real effects.  He is a face with a mouth, and just enough brain matter left to follow the prompter most of the time, or tell a rambling, part-true story on occasion.  They can hide behind him — and do so.  I wonder whether, if Joe understood the societal harm he's doing, he'd be horrified.  What would he say if he was aware he was being used so disrespectfully when he ought to be sitting by the fireside, telling stories about his glorious imagined past with Corn Pop and chains, civil rights marches, and Ukrainian presidents.

"The Bidens": Is the First Family Corrupt, or Merely Crazy?  If you want insight into how challenging life has become for reporters in the Trump era, take a glance at the author's note for The Bidens, the controversial new book about the president and his family by Politico reporter Ben Schreckinger.  No journalism is apolitical, but Schreckinger's approach to investigating the first family is as close as you'll find in the "moral clarity" era to old-school aspirations to objectivity.  This book initially won love from the conservative press because Schreckinger brought the mainstream imprimatur of Politico to confirmation of some of the key emails in the infamous Hunter Biden laptop story.  But that enthusiasm may have tailed off when reporters for those outlets read the book, which is also brutal in its treatment of figures like Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas, and Donald Trump; Schreckinger is an equal-opportunity offender.  In the author's note, however, it's clear Schreckinger is concerned about how the mere act of publishing damaging information about Joe Biden and his family members will be received.

There's Really Something Seriously Wrong With This Guy.  I used to be sympathetic to his neurological affliction; for about five minutes.  Until I realized that he's playing hardball at destroying America.  Or, the people controlling him and pulling his strings are.  He careens around haltingly, being told and directed where to go next or how to exit, and never seems to know where he is or what century it is.  He remembers few names, including his cabinet secretaries.  His live stream is regularly having "technical difficulties" and cut off to the rest of the free world.  He's "not allowed to answer press questions."  When this tragic shell of a man rejects the complicit media, and they, being the drooling poltroons that they are, don't even stand up for themselves or America, we all lose.  We all know what his back looks like better than his front.

Why I'm Betting Biden Goes the 4-Year Distance.  One common train of thought goes this way:  The Democrats will allow old, diminished Joe to stay in office only until the progressives have foisted as many ruinous policies on the country as they realistically can.  Then after a year or so, Joe will go, making way for President Harris, which is a two-fer for the Democrats:  It gives them the ability to deal with any public backlash against their mandates by blaming them in absentia on the mentally compromised #46 and it gives them bragging rights about being the party that has the first woman president.  Like many common trains of thought, the betting here is that this is wrong.  Firstly, no one in the progressive camp accurately and clearly saw what an unmitigated disaster Kamala Harris would be as vice president.  There are hardly adequate words to describe her.  Vapid, unintellectual, shallow, vacuous, inappropriate, cackling, ignorant, uninformed, clichéd, unimaginative, lazy... the list is endless.  Has there ever been a Vice President so blatantly unqualified to step into the presidency as Harris?  In a word, no.  To their credit, many progressives are coming to this inescapable conclusion as well.

'Moderate' Joe Biden Has Become a Socialist Tyrant.  As a U.S. Senator, Joe Biden was known as a political moderate.  When he ran for president in 2020, he portrayed himself as the Democrats' middle-of-the-road candidate — a man who could work with both sides of the aisle and unite Americans of all political persuasions.  However, when being a moderate wasn't helping his chances of winning the nomination, candidate Biden quickly switched horses in midstream, adopting the far-left platform of socialist Bernie Sanders.  This move won him the Democrats' nomination and made him beholden to the radical left-wing of the Democrat Party.  It also called into question Biden's judgment, a subject tackled quite capably by award-winning journalist Caroline Glick in her column "Joe Biden's catastrophic judgment."  For example, concerning his judgment in handling the U.S. exit from Afghanistan, Glick observed Biden's judgment "was never reasoned or fact-based" and he "was catastrophically wrong."  She also makes the equally valid point that once the president adopts a position, he "is unwilling to listen to counterargument" and "he will not rethink his choices or positions, even after they failed."

Biden Claims He "Got Involved" In Civil Rights Movement, But In 1987 He Said "I Was Not An Activist, I Wasn't Marching".  Another day, another lie from Joseph Robinette Biden.  For some reason, Biden keeps repeating the claim that he was "involved" in the civil rights movement of the 1960's.  Ironically enough, his own words from 1987 debunk these very claims.  While rambling off an incoherent story today at the White House, Joe said, "And he looked at me and said 'Joe, you should run.'  I said, but I'm — I feel strongly about all these issues, but I got involved in the civil rights movement, in the — he said 'Joe, you should do it.'"

Obama's Former Defense Secretary Slams Biden on Foreign Policy, Praises Trump on China.  China's been making some very bold moves as of late and there's little doubt that it has to do with President Joe Biden's milquetoast position when it comes to dealing with the communist nation.  It's a take that former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates thinks Biden is getting very wrong, and something that Trump got very right.  Gates appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" in an interview with Anderson Cooper where he had nice things to say about Biden's "integrity" but didn't softball it about the president's foreign policy decisions, especially on China.  "I think he's gotten a lot wrong," Gates said, making it clear he wasn't just talking about Biden's years as president either.

Biden Can't Even Honor America's Fallen Without Reducing Himself to Hyperbolic Political Nonsense.  President Biden in a Saturday speech at the U.S. Capitol, in which he honored law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020, said "being a cop today is [...] a lot harder than it's ever been," while also saluting the brave men and women who currently serve. [...] It should be noted that Biden's assertion that being a law enforcement officer in America today is not only a lot harder than it's ever been; it's also far more dangerous.  And, of course, Biden came nowhere near explaining why it's more dangerous and predominantly made more dangerous by whom.  But what Biden did make sure he said was nothing short of blatant political expediency: he busted out the Jan. 6 breach of the U.S. Capitol building with this hyperbolic stretch: [...]

Biden is about to drive us off an economic cliff.  It is difficult to imagine a worse time for massive increases in taxes and spending, yet that's exactly what Democrats in Washington, D.C. have in mind.  We are all aware that, as Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated this week, President Joe Biden views the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to "make fundamental changes in our economy."  But the changes he has in mind are about to drive us over an economic cliff.  Businesses of all sizes are already being buffeted by seemingly intractable supply chain constraints, along with labor shortages, and unusually high consumer demand — all driven by pandemic-lockdown conditions that are only going to cause prices to soar as we get closer to Christmas.  It doesn't take a Ph.D. in economics to recognize that restricted supply coupled with enhanced demand is a recipe for inflation, which has already been rising at a worrying rate for several months.

Hypocritical Joe Biden on 'Date Night'.  It's harder to get more hypocritical than [Joe] Biden, who has spent most of the past nine months preaching at Americans over wearing masks and getting vaccinated.  Even after he signed an executive order mandating wearing masks on federal property, he and his family violated it almost immediately, right after he signed it.  His wearing of a mask, while he demands it of others has often been hit or miss.  As we noted during his visit to Connecticut, he didn't have it on, put it on, and then took it off again.  But last night [10/16/2021], he got busted violating the D.C. mask mandate, which was put in place by his fellow Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser in July.  Since July 31, all people over age 2 are supposed to be wearing a mask indoors in any business open to the public, including restaurants.

Biden And His Wife Walk Through High Class DC Restaurant Without Masks, Breaking DC Mandates.  This is what it looks like when the elite laugh at the rules they give to the peasants.  Joe and Jill Biden showed up maskless at Fiola Mare in Georgetown Saturday evening [10/16/2021].  [Video clip]

You will never guess what's topping iTune's hip-hop chart.  In just a few months in office, this utterly incompetent man [Joe Biden] has already managed to harm America very badly.  He has opened the southern border to millions of immigrants, instituted "green" policies that have sent the price of gas skyrocketing, and presided over policies boosting inflation is at levels not seen in decades (and promising to rise higher).  Worse even than these practical steps towards damaging America, Biden is in the process of outlawing half the nation over both factual and ideological ideology about vaccines.  He is effectively overseeing America's balkanization.  Then, to top this all off, he has presided over the destruction of the supply chain so that shelves will probably be bare for Christmas.  Moreover, given that the supply chain is an immensely complicated, interconnected entity that stretches around the world and across the length and breadth of America, there's no reason to believe that shelves will be any fuller after Christmas.

The late show, with Joe Biden:  The president on average is more than 20 minutes tardy for his events.  Wednesday at 2:58 pm, President Biden took to the podium in the East Room and began remarks on supply chain bottlenecks that are causing shortages of consumer goods and threatening to make Christmas gifts late.  What Biden did not address is whatever bottleneck it was that caused him to be 38 minutes late for his 2:20 pm event.  Nor did he apologize for keeping everyone waiting.  Perhaps he felt there was no need, because this is to be expected.  From June 1 through the end of last week, Biden was an average of 22.4 minutes late for his publicly scheduled events, according to a Fox News tally.  He sometimes keeps his audiences waiting an hour or more.

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Chronic tardiness is a sure sign of dishonesty and deceptiveness.  It is a serious character flaw.

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Joe Biden Is a Threat to the Constitution.  As president, Joe Biden is who he was as a candidate, and who he was as a vice president, and who he was as a U.S. senator before that.  He's a fraud.  President Biden is not good ol' folksy Joe.  He's not a political moderate.  He's not a defender of the American system of government.  He's a chameleon, whose only loyalties are to himself, to his party, and to wherever the loudest voices on the American left happen to be at any given time.  We are now nine months into Joe Biden's presidency, and he has already revealed himself to represent a substantial threat to the Constitution.

President Biden Falls Asleep at Nephew's Wedding, Wakes Up and Demands a Sandwich.  According to conservative journalist Jack Posobiec, President Joe Biden allegedly fell asleep at his nephew's wedding with his "chin to chest."  After he was awaken, Biden then demanded a sandwich from Capriotti's.  "Biden fell completely asleep 'chin-to-chest' at his nephew's wedding on Monday and when staff woke him up he would only eat a sandwich from Capriotti's, per Pennsylvania worker at the event," Posobiec reported.  "Asleep thru entire ceremony, and kept nodding off during reception," the source told Posobiec.  "Jill takes a stern, caretaker tone with him when he's groggy.  He decided he wasn't going to eat what the chef had prepared and only wanted capriottis."

The Traits of the Authoritarians Among Us.  There are two irrefutable and intertwined realities of authoritarianism that the citizens of any democratic nation must recognize and understand.  First, any political party that espouses ever greater power for the central government, socialist-centric economic policies and continual erosion of individual freedom is an existential threat to the nation.  Second, the leaders of these political parties and their disciples will lie incessantly and, under no circumstances, will they alter their policies or tactics, as they can never be wrong in their pursuit of unbridled political power. [...] Joe Biden, a life-long pathological liar, will never acknowledge that his Afghanistan withdrawal was an unmitigated disaster because he sincerely believes that it was not, as he achieved his goal of getting out of Afghanistan.  Biden and the Democrats are unconcerned about the cratering economy brought about by unbridled government spending, money creation, and inflation, as they believe it is an inconvenient by-product of their unerring vision of a quasi-socialist economy.

Psaki says Biden owing $500K to IRS was 'debunked' — experts disagree.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Tuesday [10/12/2021] claimed allegations that President Biden owes as much as $500,000 in unpaid Medicare taxes have been "debunked" — despite experts saying otherwise.  The issue re-emerged last month when Republicans accused Biden of hypocritically pushing for other wealthy people to pay their "fair share" to fund new social spending.  Psaki grew visibly annoyed when asked about the issue by The [New York] Post at her daily press briefing and cut off the line of questioning after an expert was cited, who affirmed Biden might indeed owe taxes.  "This is a very long question.  I think I know what you're getting at.  This has been debunked, as you probably know.  Also he's released many, many years of his tax returns so people can check them out," Psaki said.

Hunter Biden Complicates White House Anti-Corruption Push.  [Scroll down]  Following the election, it seemed the whole Hunter Biden saga might fade away amid Trump's efforts to overturn the result, the storming of the Capitol and an ongoing pandemic.  Instead, he has remained in the headlines.  Most recently, news broke this summer that Hunter Biden would begin selling paintings, with initial prices as high as $500,000.  It was an extraordinary sum for a debut artist, and immediately invited concerns that people who wanted to ingratiate themselves with the president would overpay for his son's art. [...] Along with new evidence that at least some of the alleged laptop material is genuine — as well as other emerging evidence about the deals family members have sought or received from people with an interest in influencing Biden — the bipartisan outcry over the painting venture suggests that the Hunter Biden issue is not going away, and that liberals may increasingly tune in.

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Wow, there's a lot of left-wing propaganda in that article.  So tell me, if "some of the alleged laptop material is genuine," what material extracted from Hunter Biden's laptop is not genuine?  Is Politico still hanging on to the "Russian disinformation" claim?

So, where's The Post's Pulitzer for Hunter Biden exposé?  [Scroll down]  The fact that, on any given day, competing outlets highlight different stories and even draw different conclusions from the same facts reflect the personal element involved.  In many cases, those differences are admirable, but not always, and certainly were not admirable when The Post stood virtually alone a year ago.  On this, its first anniversary, the Hunter Biden saga remains an outrageous scandal for two reasons.  One for what it revealed about how Joe Biden's brothers and surviving son got big payments domestically and from foreign governments and nationals for years while he held public office.  The laptop that Hunter abandoned at a Delaware repair shop was bursting with emails and messages revealing a sordid pattern of deals with oligarchs, Chinese Communists and thugs that brought the family tens of millions of dollars.  Moreover, the laptop contained compelling evidence that contradicted Joe's risible claim he never discussed his son's businesses with him.  In fact, there was correspondence showing Joe aided Hunter by meeting with his foreign associates.

Joe Biden could become embroiled in the FBI's probe into Hunter's finances, experts say.  President Joe Biden could become embroiled in an FBI investigation of Hunter's finances, experts say, as emails reveal the father and son shared accounts and paid each other's bills.  Emails recovered by from Hunter's abandoned laptop between Hunter and Eric Schwerin, his business partner at consultancy Rosemont Seneca, show Schwerin was working on Joe's taxes, discussing the father and son paying each other's household bills, and even fielding requests for a book deal for the then-vice president, as well as managing the donation of Joe's senate papers to the University of Delaware.  It is unclear why Schwerin had this intimate role in the vice president's affairs rather than government officials in the Office of the Vice President.

Impeach Him!  The GOP should make the clear case for impeachment a central piece of their congressional election plan for 2022.  We already have a House resolution; now we need a sizable majority in the House of Representatives and Senate to convict and remove him.  The time is ripe.  The need is urgent.  If the weak-kneed Republican leadership will not do it, they should be replaced.  The Paul Ryanesque House Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is certainly not up to the job, never defended Trump, and has so many skeletons in his closet [...] that he is an unacceptable Speaker of the House come 2022.  Replace him now with someone like Steve Scalise (R-La.), who has a backbone, has taken one for the team, and is a patriot and populist of the first order.  Why wait?  He would impeach Biden.

Hunter Biden's oh so valuable artwork.  Hunter Biden's artwork may well have real financial value, not because his works have great intrinsic artistic value but because he himself has become both famous and notorious.  It wouldn't be the first time this has happened.  In the first decade of the 20th century the young, teen-aged Adolf Hitler left his hometown to journey to the big city of Vienna to seek his fortune there as an architect.  He failed miserably and wound up on the streets as a homeless bum. [...] One of Hitler's hustles was the watercolor postcards he painted and created and then sold on the street. [...] Today these cards are quite valuable.  Not because they are great artwork, but because of who their creator was.  I think the same thing may be true of Hunter Biden's artwork.

Am I a better artist than Hunter Biden?  You be the judge.  [Scroll down]  But then there's Hunter Biden.  Mr. Biden's paintings go for something like $75,000 to $500,000.  Each.  After the Big Guy's 10% cut, that's still a pretty penny for a pretty ugly picture.  But give the Big Guy's little guy credit.  He's a regular Renaissance Man.  According to the Ukrainians who hired him for a sweet 6-figure gig as an advisor, he's a shrewd oil tycoon.  According to the Chinese, he's an expert in Chinese business and other international trade.  According to his, um, female friends, he's an accomplished cinematographer who both acts and directs for fun and profit.  And this energetic man still finds time to get high on coke and lose his laptops. [...] Joe says he's very proud of Hunter.  Who wouldn't be?  Oh, Hunter's paintings?  They're on display at a gallery populated by patrons of the arts who want to give and receive political favors.

Why Are So Many People Still Dying from COVID?  COVID has been with us for more than a year and a half, along with masks and distancing, since last year, and vaccine mandates, passports, and booster shots have been added.  How many of us thought life would be back to normal by now?  Or if not back to normal, on an improving trajectory?  President Trump told us numerous times last year that it would soon be over.  President Biden, as a candidate, promised an end to COVID.  Promises, promises.  From Biden's campaign website:  "Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19 and get our country back on track."  Whether Biden had a 7- or 17-point plan, America is not back on track.

What Does Joe Biden's Health Have to Do with the Future of Taiwan?  The Chinese are making serious assessments about what they can expect from the U.S. and the Biden Administration if they invade Taiwan.  What are the plans and intentions of the Biden administration in regard to China and standing alongside the government of Taiwan?  And while many here may not be thinking about it, they are also assessing Biden's health and how that may impact U.S. response and timing.  In my experience as a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I can say we did focus on the health and wellbeing of key foreign leaders.  My committee was briefed multiple times on the likely death of Cuba's Fidel Castro in the 10 years I served on the Committee.  Highlighting how difficult this task was, let's just say they were wrong multiple times before they eventually got the assessment right.  After meetings with foreign leaders, I was often questioned about things I might have observed about them.  This was especially true after meetings with the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.

Biden's Presidency Is a Ticking Time Bomb.  Joe Biden's massive $4 trillion spending bills are in mortal danger of collapsing under their own weight as the gap between what the radicals want and what less-radical Democrats will vote for widens.  To make matters worse for ordinary Americans, Biden has come down decisively on the side of the radicals, leaving party moderates to wonder where the sanity went.  The $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, already passed by the Senate, is languishing in political purgatory with radical Democrats in the House threatening to kill it unless their $3.5 trillion social safety net bill is approved first.  Resentful moderates feel they've been lied to by the president and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who promised an up-or-down vote on the bipartisan bill before the end of September.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of business with China.  I wonder why.
Ex-Director Of National Intelligence Sounds Alarm On Biden Policy: 'This Makes Very Little Sense'.  Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe told Fox News host Maria Bartiromo on Sunday [10/10/2021] that the Biden administration's move to buy Chinese drones for federal law enforcement was perplexing and that the move jeopardized U.S. national security.  Ratcliffe noted that the Trump administration flagged the specific Chinese company in question over what it said was "moderate confidence" that the Chinese company was providing information on U.S. critical infrastructure to the Chinese Communist Party.  "Like so much that Biden administration has done on national security lately, this makes very little sense," Ratcliffe said.

Biden must apologize to the border agents he smeared.  Two weeks ago, the Biden administration assured the nation that swift action would be taken to punish the border agents on horseback who were falsely accused of whipping Hatian migrants.  Even after it was perfectly clear that no whips were used and that no whipping occurred a beleaguered President Joe Biden called the actions of the agents "outrageous," "horrible to see," and said that the agents would "pay."  This week, the Department of Homeland Security failed to meet its own deadline for finishing their investigation into this absurd episode.  Back on September 22nd, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas told Congress:  "I want to assure you that we are addressing this with tremendous speed and tremendous force.  The facts will drive the action we take."  He promised the investigation "will be completed in days — not weeks."  Ok.  So here we are.  What has been discovered in the mysterious case of the border agents not whipping migrants?  Are there any leads?  Or is it exactly what it looks like, a ridiculous reaction to misleading photos that were almost immediately shown not to support the idea that anyone was whipped.

Gallery selling Hunter Biden's paintings saw federal COVID-19 loan increased from $150k to $500k after his father Joe took office.  The art gallery selling Hunter Biden's paintings saw its federal COVID-19 loan increased from $150,000 to $500,000 after his father took office, it has been revealed.  Public records, seen by the New York Post, show the Georges Bergès Gallery in Soho, New York City, applied for and was granted a $150,000 COVID disaster assistance loan from the Small Business Administration last year.  In July 2021 — six months after Joe Biden took office — this figure was then revised, awarding the company another $350,000 and more than trebling the total value of the loan.

Today's deep question:  Why does Biden use a stage set instead of the White House?  The "fake set" question first came up a week ago, when a few critics speculated that Joe Biden's booster shot was as staged as the environs.  There's not a shred of evidence that Biden didn't get his third dose, and no good reason why he wouldn't have either.  But what is undeniably odd is the White House's continued use of the set, rather than ... y'know ... the White House.

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I suspect that Joe Biden's alleged "booster shot" was probably sterile water.  There's no way to know what it really was.  Why would he get injected with sterile water?  Because he knows what's in the so-called "vaccine," and it's highly toxic.  That's why healthy people are dying with a few days of getting the shot.

Biden Claims He's Created 'Five Million Jobs' Since Taking Office.  Joe Biden addressed the nation Friday afternoon after a series of disappointing reports on the economy; insisting "jobs up, wages up, unemployment down" since his first day in the Oval Office.  "In total, the job creation in the first eight months of my administration is nearly five million jobs.  Jobs up, wages up, unemployment down.  That's progress."

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Joe Biden is fully dependent on the teleprompter, perhaps to an even greater degree than Barack H. Obama.  Joe Biden will say whatever the teleprompter tells him to say.  The script on the teleprompter is written by persons unknown.  If the teleprompter says ten billion people are living in poverty, or U.S. astronauts are going to land on the moon next week, or trillions of dollars in pork barrel spending will cost nothing, or something equally ludicrous, that's what he will say.

Art gallery repping Hunter Biden received $500K federal COVID loan, records show.  A federal COVID loan to the art gallery repping Hunter Biden more than doubled after his father took office, records show.  The Georges Berges Gallery initially received a $150,000 COVID "disaster assistance loan" from the Small Business Administration last year, according to public records.  But the loan was recently "revised," with the SBA approving a further $350,000 to the SoHo gallery this summer, records show.  The approval came on July 26, in the lead-up to Berges' exclusive marketing of 15 paintings by the president's scandal-scarred son, public records show.

Joe Biden Will Become More Destructively Radical as His Poll Numbers Crater.  With his poll numbers cratering, we have only seen the beginning of His Fraudulency Joe Biden's dangerous and destructive radicalism.  And once we hit a recession, which is almost certainly imminent, Biden will become even more desperate and dangerous.  Biden is already flooding America with hundreds of thousands of unvaccinated illegal aliens, is already using his Gestapo FBI to terrorize parents opposed to Critical Race Theory as domestic terrorists, is already thrilling the Global Warming cult by wrist-flicking the horror of inflationary energy prices that threaten to pull the poor underwater this winter, and is already ordering fascist and unconstitutional vaccine mandates. [...] Granted, Biden probably doesn't know who or where he is half the time.  But his puppet masters certainly do, and there is no question they are looking at his catastrophic poll numbers with white-knuckled terror.  And that terror comes from knowing there is no going back.

Who Really Runs Joe Biden's White House?  Believe It or Not:  Joe Biden.  My fellow Republicans and conservatives have disappointed me lately.  Yet again, the Right is too nice.  While my free-market friends count themselves among the president's most fervent detractors, they nearly all make excuses for Biden.  I constantly hear reasons why he is the last person who deserves any blame for the Technicolor epic fail that is this administration: Someone else makes the decisions in the White House.  He has no idea what's going on.  Biden doesn't know what day it is.  Nonsense.  This is Joe Biden's White House, and he calls the shots — or at least goes along with what happens there and across the executive branch that he oversees.  This has been so since Day One of Biden's presidency.

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The article above is the end product of a number of dubious presuppositions with which The Editor disagrees.  Joe Biden is out to lunch.  There is a huge difference between calling the shots and "go[ing] along with what happens there."  Joe Biden is a pathetic shell of the mediocre, dishonest and venal politician he once was.  Anybody else with as much accumulated wealth and as many age-related mental problems as Joe Biden would be in a comfortable "assisted living" facility with a nice view of the ocean.  If the press had done its job a year ago, or longer, and if the National Review hadn't taken a "Never Trump" approach to journalism, the country might not be in this mess, with some anonymous left-wing puppet master running the U.S. into the ground.

Joe Biden Told a Big Whopper About the Vaccine This Week - so Where Are the 'Fact Checkers'?  In my personal opinion, people should not let what politicians say unduly influence their medical decisions, but it's a reality that many do.  There are no doubt people who listened to Biden's remarks yesterday or read about them later in the news and thought that if they go to the doctor or hospital that a healthcare worker couldn't transmit COVID to them.  So where are the fact-checkers out there on this who in the past have gotten online commentators censored or banned and the traffic of websites throttled for posting alleged misinformation about COVID and the vaccines?

The only reason to make note of a story like this is because it will very likely turn out to be a lie.
White House:  Joe Biden's Renewed Cough Is 'Allergies'.  The White House said Friday [10/8/2021] that President Joe Biden's renewed cough is the result of "allergies."  "He's doing great.  He's got some allergies," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said as she left the daily press briefing and a reporter shouted a question about the president's health.  Biden appeared twice in front of reporters on Friday, speaking with a raspy voice, repeatedly clearing his throat, coughing, and wiping his nose.

Report: Hunter Biden Sells 5 Pieces of Art for $75,000 Each in Los Angeles Show.  Hunter Biden, the president's son, reportedly sold at least five pieces of art for $75,000 each at his Los Angeles exhibit on October 1.  "The Georges Berges Gallery sold the prints before the Oct. 1 opening of a 'pop-up' presentation in Los Angeles, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday," the New York Post reported.  "It's unclear who purchased the reproductions — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece by President Biden's scandal-scarred son — or if any more were sold after the LA show opened."

Biden just bragged about helping a friend jump to the head of the line in an emergency room.  I don't want to live in a country where friends of powerful politicians get preference in receiving medical care, but Joe Biden evidently thinks that's an appealing vision of the future he is building.  He is actually so proud of doing his part to make that a reality in practice that he bragged about it in public.

Biden Has Mental Breakdown:  "The Ohio Pennsylvania, The Ohio Pennsylvania, I'm From Pennsylvania — the Illinois President".  On Thursday during a visit to Chicago at the Clayco Construction site in Elk Grove Village, President Joe Biden had a mental breakdown while trying to promote his vaccine mandates.  At one point during his speech, Biden forgot how to speak.  "The Ohio Pennsylvania, the Ohio Pennsylvania, I'm from Pennsylvania," Biden said as he gestured to himself.  "The Illinois president."  [Video clip]

Joe Biden Brags About Getting Americans Fired in Rambling Mess of a Speech.  The president appeared in public today [10/7/2021], and that always means the delivery of some really good material.  Sure enough, Joe Biden did not disappoint in a rambling mess of a speech he gave on the economy.  In it, he slammed the unvaccinated.  Worse, he actually bragged about getting people fired, claiming that it helped raise vaccination rates by subtraction.  When's the last time you heard a president brag about putting Americans out of a job?

Biden pushes employer-based vaccine mandates: 'Without them, we face endless months of chaos'.  President Biden visited the Chicago area Thursday [10/7/2021] to highlight vaccine mandates imposed by some of the biggest local companies, hoping to rally support for rules that are increasing vaccinations while sparking furious debate over the best way to reach the leery.  Mr. Biden said he is pushing employer-based mandates because companies saw their vaccination rates rise above 90% after imposing them.  He also believes the economic recovery depends on broad immunization.  "Here's the deal, these requirements are already proving that they work," the president said during a visit to a Clayco construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  "In the past few weeks, as more and more organizations have implemented their own requirements, they've seen their vaccination rates rise dramatically."

Biden appears to defend the unvaccinated losing their jobs and says Americans who haven't got the shot are damaging the economy.  Joe Biden said Thursday the 'bigger story' isn't that thousands of people are losing their jobs, but that the new mandates are increasing the percentage of Americans in the workforce who are vaccinated against COVID-19.  'These requirements work,' Biden lauded during a speech at a Clayco construction site in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.  The new Executive Order mandates that all businesses with at least 100 employees require those workers to provide proof of vaccination or be subject to compulsory weekly testing.

Biden admits he personally called a nurse's desk to try and get his friend's partner into a Pennsylvania ER this week.  President Biden admitted that he personally called a hospital desk on Wednesday night to see what was going on when a friend's wife could not bee seen at a Pennsylvania hospital overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients.  Biden said his friend's 'significant other' had fallen ill, with difficulty breathing and a high fever.  Biden said his friend called him after he'd rushed her to the hospital, where the emergency room told her she couldn't be seen because 'things were so crowded, so backed up.'  'I called the desk, received the nurse and asked what the situation was,' the president said in remarks on coronavirus vaccine requirements.

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Who was the beneficiary of this abuse of power?  Somebody's wife, same-sex spousal equivalent, or something else?  What would the news media do if Trump had done this?

Joe Biden's Potemkin White House starts getting literal.  [Scroll down]  Tucker Carlson has broadcast an important theory from former Trump administration advisor Stephen Miller, who knows his way around the White House:  [Video clip]  Miller believes that the phony set was constructed to enable Biden to read from a computer screen below him instead of a very visible teleprompter.  Which seems like a lot of expense for something they could just admit and adapt the White House to.  But they'd rather fool the public.  Biden, it seems, cannot talk off the cuff, or perhaps see well enough, or read well enough, without the words before him and up close, in a professionally lit setting.  Which points to the Potemkin reason — that he's not in charge, he's lost his faculties, his brain is a shambling, ravaged Crimean village nobody of importance should see, and he wants to fool the voters.  That's what the Potemkin set is for.  Tucker makes this point again and again in his full segment, pointing out that voters still don't quite know who is in charge.

George Orwell was Right.  One question must be asked of the regime that placed Biden in the White House.  Who is actually in charge?  Who is making the decisions?  Who is demanding these new Nazi-like rules/regulations/procedures?  Who is making the final call? [...] One thing seems without question, the figurehead in the White House is not making the final call.  He is incapable of doing this.  He does not have the mental stamina, the intellectual girth, nor the energy level needed to carry this out.  Nor the capacity to demand it get done.  Biden is not the puppetmaster, he's the puppet.  Whether it is Susan Rice or Barack Obama, or even Ms. Jill Biden, we don't know.  Whether it is the permanent Deep State apparatuses, or George Soros, or Dr. Anthony Fauci, or Bill Gates — we're not sure.  If it is China making the final call, (which should make Taiwan very nervous), it is unclear but possible.  It would not be hard to argue that the globalists in the New World Order are making the final call.

Biden falsely claims vaccinated people can't spread Covid in Illinois speech promoting vax mandates.  President Biden spread what the social media giants like to call "harmful misinformation" when censoring conservatives.  In the case of Biden's speech yesterday on Elk Grove Village, a Chicago suburb, the misinformation was downright dangerous, encouraging people to engage in hazardous conduct that could result in catching Covid.  As many on the left believe that Covid is a virtual death sentence despite a 99.5% recovery rate, the lack of a hysterical response from social media labeling this "harmful misinformation" is a notable example of partisan application of the rules they claim they follow.  Biden was in Illinois campaigning for private employers to fire people who don't get vaccinated.  In the course of doing so, he claimed that vaccinated people can't spread the virus, a total lie.

Biden Rambles On for 50 Seconds, Proclaims 'That's How We Beat COVID'.  President Biden confused countless Americans during a speaking event in Elk Grove Village, Illinois Thursday where he discussed his 'Build Back Better' plan and his efforts to "beat COVID-19."  "The Ohio Pennsylvania, Ohio Pennsylvania, I'm from Pennsylvania.  The Illinois President of the Don Harmon...  Um, we got great leadership too.  Where's Tim? ... Folks.  That's how we beat COVID-19," said the President.

Facebook 'whistleblower' worked for unit that censored Hunter Biden laptop story.  Facebook "whistleblower" Frances Haugen — who urged members of Congress this week to force the social-media giant to increase its policing of "misinformation" — worked for a unit at Facebook that censored the New York Post's blockbuster Hunter Biden laptop stories last fall.  Haugen testified this week that the Facebook's "civic integrity" unit was established for the 2020 election to combat "misinformation" and wound down when Biden won, Breitbart News reported.  A poll indicated the "laptop story" — which was about evidence that Joe Biden and his family cashed in on his position as vice president in business deals that potentially compromised national security — affected the outcome of the election.  The White House still insists that despite further confirmation that the messages on the laptop are authentic, the claims amount to "Russian disinformation."

Questions Abound over Biden's Use of Fake Oval Office.  It has been discovered that the Joe Biden administration has been using a set of the Oval Office to conduct video conferences and online broadcasts, BPR reported.  According to Fox News, the set "was constructed across from the White House in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building."  The most recent use of this farcical facility was Wednesday, when President Biden used it to hold a debt limit round table with business leaders.  The mere existence of the set is a mystery — and a concern — to many in and out of political circles.

Biden's Fake White House Set [is] Located Across The Street From Real White House.  Joe Biden's fake White House television set, on which he acts like he is conducting presidential business, is actually located across the street from the White House according to a firsthand press report and photographic evidence.  This revelation is especially disturbing as the political class in Washington attempts to pass a massive spending bill that would further loot the severely debt-ridden American government and the people who pay to prop up the whole system.

'Truman Show presidency': Biden ridiculed for using fake White House set.  Social media users shamed and mocked President Biden Wednesday [10/6/2021] after he spoke, once again, from a fake White House set that featured a digital monitor showing the Rose Garden in full bloom. [...] The video set, which was constructed across from the White House in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, is used by Biden for video conferences and events broadcast online.  Featuring professional monitors and lighting, it is the same set Biden used to show himself receiving a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. [...] "Why did the White House build a literal game show set complete with fake windows for Joe Biden," asked Abigail Marone, press secretary for Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley.  "So weird."  [Numerous tweets]

I would have left out "Brewing."
Biden is Brewing a National Crisis.  Have we ever had a president who in mere months made so many dumb, intemperate decisions, thereby precipitating major crises?  You'd think that the Afghanistan and border fiascos would suffice for one four-year term.  But the smart money is that we haven't seen the last of Biden-manufactured crises.  Biden is a nightmare version of Pig-Pen of the Peanuts comic strip.  A perpetual cloud of incompetence, conceits, corruption, and shabby political motives swirls around him.

Kerry: Biden 'Literally Had Not Been Aware of What Had Transpired' on Submarine Deal.  During an interview with France's BFMTV released on Monday [10/4/2021], Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry stated that President Joe Biden "literally had not been aware of what had transpired" with the submarine deal between the U.S. and Australia.

Biden refuses to answer foreign policy question after debt ceiling speech because it'll 'confuse' Americans.  President Biden dismissed a reporter's question about a foreign policy issue concerning Ethiopia during a briefing on Tuesday [10/5/2021] to discuss raising the debt ceiling because he said it would "confuse" Americans.  The reporter noted that he wanted to ask the president about raising the ceiling, in which Republican leaders have said they refuse to join Democrats in doing, but also wanted to ask Biden something about the east African country that borders, among other nations, Djibouti, where the U.S. and China have military bases in close proximity.  "I'm gonna answer one, I'm not gonna answer Ethiopia, let's stick on the debt so we don't confuse the American people," Biden chided the reporter.

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Who Are the Advisors Who Circle a Confused President?  And just who counsels President Joseph Biden?  The official White House list offers titles and names including chief of staff Ron Klain, deputy chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon, senior advisor Mike Donilon, and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese but who are the Washington personalities and power players behind the scenes who have the President's ear, and by extension, play an enormous role in shaping the fate of our nation?  To those currently anonymous individuals seeking to guide the President into advancing their own agenda, history has a very important message for you.  Things do not always go as planned.

Psaki won't say whether Hunter Biden has divested from Chinese private equity firm.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday refused to say whether President Biden's son Hunter had divested his 10% stake in a Chinese equity firm despite the president's pledge to prohibit family members from engaging in international business dealings.  Chinese business records reviewed by Fox News indicate Hunter Biden still holds a 10% stake in Chinese private equity firm Bohai Harvest RST Equity Investment Fund Management Co. through Skaneateles LLC.  Hunter Biden is the sole beneficial owner of Skaneateles, according to Washington corporate records.  "I'd point you to his representatives on that.  He doesn't work in the administration," Psaki told reporters on Monday.

A Dog Whistle?  Biden Calls Disgusting Harassment of Sinema and Manchin 'Part of the Process'.  Remember when Joe Biden called for calm and civility in politics when he was running for president?  Well, I guess that's out the window now.  In recent days, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have been targets of a harassment campaign.  Unhinged leftists have followed Sinema to her house and even into a public restroom.

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti among 200 people to attend Hunter Biden's art show.  Hunter Biden hosted an art show in Hollywood on Friday for several California elites, including Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  Garcetti was a national co-chairman of President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign and was nominated by the president to serve as the U.S. ambassador to India.  Also in attendance was Shepard Fairey, creator of the Obama /Hope poster, and the musician Moby.  Approximately 200 people reportedly attended the Hollywood event that took place in a large white room in Milk Studios, Mother Jones reports.  Hunter Biden's gallerist, George Bergès, is reportedly charging up to $500,000 per piece of artwork, the Atlantic reports.

Between Afghanistan and Immigration, Have We Ever Had a Less Competent President?  [Scroll down]  The second completely self-generated Biden crisis is immigration.  As with many other issues, it's now apparent that more than anything else, Biden's goal was to undo what former President Donald Trump had done on immigration.  The dominant far-left activist wing of his party had campaigned on open borders.  This is not a concept that sane people find comforting.  Countries need borders.  Biden claims to understand this, but his actions to date have destroyed the border security measures in place when he took office.  To recap, when Trump first took office, the southern border was in crisis.  Human smugglers and left-wing activists realized there was no need to sneak across our border; if a migrant showed up and claimed political asylum and a fear of persecution in their home country, we would release them to an American community until a hearing could be held.  The vast majority would then never show up for the hearing.  Our goodwill was abused by those seeking to game our system.

How does Biden stack up against a list of Alzheimer's symptoms?  It is tragic for the individual, family, and loved ones of an elderly person suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's.  It is a disaster for our nation if it is our president.  Is President Biden suffering from a disease that is robbing him of his cognitive abilities?  President Biden's longtime personal physician and now White House physician, Dr. Kevin O'Connor, has either not performed or not released the results of a cognitive test.  President Biden's staff shield him from view, and the media continue to protect the president from scrutiny.

Carter 2.0 — Joe Biden Falls Apart Just Like Jimmy Carter, This Time on Immigration.  This Baby Boomer author finds it easy to write about Joe Biden — because he remembers Jimmy Carter.  So when the 46th president does something, I need only to recall what the 39th president did (and what was done to him during his single term, 1977-1981), and the similarities become clear.  Indeed, just this year, I've written about five Biden-Carter parallels:  on the economy, national security, crime, inflation, and Iran.  So now here's a sixth parallel, which is the president's inability to manage a difficult issue, specifically the issue of immigration.  (We can save a seventh parallel, infrastructure and reconciliation, for another time.)

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I would prefer to think of Barack H. Obama as "Carter 2.0" and Biden as "Obama 2.0."  Carter was weak and ineffective, and to some extent he might have been somebody else's puppet, but at least he wasn't senile, malevolent, corrupt and venal like Joe Biden.

Pathetic: White House Dubs "We Love Joe!" Chant in Video of Congressional Ballgame Appearance to Make Biden Seem Popular.  In an apparent effort to counter the nationwide trend of "F*** Joe Biden!" chants at sporting events around the nation, the White House released a video Sunday morning of Joe Biden's visit to the Congressional baseball game in Washington, D.C. last Wednesday night that opens with overdubbed girlish voices chanting "We love Joe!" as Biden entered Nationals Park.  In contrast to the thunderous "We love Trump!" chants by thousands of supporters at President Trump's rallies, the Biden cheers sound like a handful of female White House staffers recorded in a studio.  Hear for yourself.  [Tweet with video clip]

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Biden's Handlers Need to Get Him Back in the Basement.  Joe Biden's handlers need to find a basement for him, and there's no time to waste.  Things went off the rails yesterday after he appeared on Capitol Hill and effectively blew up negotiations between his own party.  I'm not even sure how he did it, but Biden managed to undercut both Nancy Pelosi and Joe Manchin — despite those two being on opposite ends of the reconciliation issue. [...] After his excursion, when he was pressed on his ineptitude, he managed to joke about the various crises that have engulfed the nation over the last two months.  You know, because a collapsing nation is funny or something.  He couldn't be more tone-deaf if he tried.  [Video clip]

Joe Biden's Visit to the Capitol Was Much Worse Than Originally Thought.  [Scroll down]  While I'm always a skeptic when it comes to the government actually doing the right thing, which in this case would be not spending $3.5 trillion on broad entitlements that aren't needed, I'm not seeing how the two sides get together here.  Pelosi is already having a hard enough time rallying the moderates by herself.  Now, she has Biden and his White House actively rallying progressives to keep obstructing when they themselves have no leverage to speak of.  It's a recipe for nothing passing at all.  And that's great if you are a Republican, but it's still worth noting just how ineffective and impotent Joe Biden is.  This is a man who has no sense of his own ability or lack thereof.  He truly believes he's above it all, able to show up at Congress, say "c'mon man" a few times, and have his agenda rubber-stamped.  But he's learning quickly, to the extent he can process what's even happening, that he has no mandate.

And now, here's Joe's non sequitur of the week:
Joe Biden to Dems:  Vote for Trillions in Spending, or the Capitol Rioters Win.  President Joe Biden has sought to motivate Democrats on Capitol Hill to vote for his multi-trillion-dollar spending bills by warning them that if the bills fail, those who supported the Capitol riot on January 6 will celebrate a political victory.  One bill is a bipartisan $1.2 trillion "infrastructure" bill (most of which is not traditional infrastructure).  The other is a $3.5 trillion catch-all spending bill that includes Democrats' most radical priorities, and which Biden has recently linked to his "Build Back Better" policy agenda.  It can only pass the Senate through the so-called "reconciliation" process, which has been abused by recent Democratic administrations to evade the Senate's filibuster rule.

Biden Should Resign?  [Scroll down]  For what it is worth, I don't want Joe Biden to resign.  That would only give us Kamala Harris.  It is remarkable that Harris is no better than Biden, and in some respects worse, despite not suffering from dementia.  We need, not Biden's resignation, but rather a GOP sweep in next year's elections.  I think that will happen.  The great unknown is how much damage the Democrats, desperate and with their backs against the wall, will inflict via multi-trillion dollar spending and tax packages, designed mostly to fund lavishly and guarantee power to Democratic Party constituencies.

Anybody notice how often Joe Biden has empowered Putin?  Vladimir Putin of Russia, battered and diminished by the Trump years, is now in the catbird seat.  Joe Biden is the reason why.  In the midst of his incompetence, bad judgment, and quite possibly corrupt tradeoffs, he's enacted a string of bad decisions to empower the Russian autocrat.  Quite unlike President Trump, who was accused by a mendacious and maddened left of being 'Putin's puppet,' Joe Biden is the real thing.  Which is pretty ironic, really:  For a man who wrote the gushing book blurb to the most negative portrayal of Putin I've ever read, Fiona Hill's "Mr. Putin," which I wrote about [elsew]here, Biden's decisions to empower Putin are very strange indeed.  We often talk about China as being empowered and emboldened by Biden, but the less-noted Putin empowerment from Biden is clearly stronger.  Biden's latest is a jaw-dropper:  In the wake of his disastrous pullout from Afghanistan, he's now begging Putin for access to Russian bases from which to surveil for terror activity.

More 'Woke' Generals Need To Testify About Their Failures.  In August, President Joe Biden told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos that none of his military advisers suggested that he keep a residual force of 2,500 troops in the country to ensure that Afghanistan did not fall to the Taliban.  That was false.  The military brass told Congress that they had, indeed, presented that option to Biden.  [Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Mark] Milley went further:  he noted that in November 2020, then-President Donald Trump had ordered all troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, but that after the military warned him of a potential collapse, he rescinded the order.  Trump wanted to pull out of the country, but he listened to his military advisers.  Not so Joe Biden, who insisted on withdrawal — but on Sep. 11, not May 1, which ensured disaster.  Not only did the new date break the agreement Trump had reached with the Taliban — in negotiations started by Obama, by the way — but it also placed the withdrawal smack in the middle of the summer "fighting season," rather than the winter.

Hunter Biden and the Art of Corruption.  President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, has now plunged into the world of international art, with a New York gallery owner brokering art sales for the rare, emerging talent.  Apparently, Hunter's paintings might sell for as much as $500,000 to various anonymous aficionados, according to Hunter's new art dealer, Georges Bergès.  It is the latest in a string of scams Hunter Biden has undertaken.  First, it was his being named, with no expertise whatsoever in either Ukraine or the oil and gas business, to the board of directors of Burisma, a Ukrainian oil and gas company under investigation for fraud.  Then it was the deluxe payday in 2012 for his Rosemont-Seneca real estate investment partnership, which was bankrolled to the tune of more than $1.5 billion by Chinese investors with close ties to the Chinese Communist Party.  Hunter had little or no experience in private equity, either, but he had just arrived in Beijing aboard Air Force Two with his father the Vice President, just two weeks before that enormous deal was announced.

Biden Can't Help Himself, Traps Young Woman During Congressional Baseball Game.  During the Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden made an appearance and was booed by many in attendance.  At one point during the night while in the dugout, the maskless Joe Biden boxed in a young woman, putting his hands around where she was so she couldn't move.

Asked Why Joe Biden Is Better than Donald Trump, White House Repeats Bleach Hoax.  CLAIM:  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claimed that former President Donald Trump suggested "people inject bleach" to fight the coronavirus.  Psaki made the claim after a New York Times reporter asked her to respond to criticism that President Joe Biden was following many polices that Trump started.  VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE.  President Donald Trump questioned an expert during a press conference about the value of injecting disinfectant or Ultraviolet rays into the body to kill the coronavirus.  He did not tell Americans to inject bleach into their arms.

What if it was Jill Biden who ordered the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan?  Many Biden watchers have long observed Jill Biden's grasping obsession with becoming the First Lady.  Throughout the campaign as Joe Biden's failing mental abilities became more and more obvious, did she love him enough to end it?  Oh no, not Jill.  She continued on with her elder abuse.  One explanation may be her long fascination with Edith Wilson.  She admired and apparently coveted the role that Mrs. Wilson filled after President Woodrow had a stroke in October 1919.  Edith Wilson hid the seriousness of her husband's condition and took over the job of running the country until the end of his term in March, 1921.  While Edith claimed only to be a "steward" of her husband's presidency and that she took over with the full approval of his doctors, in truth she was quite a bit more controlling than she said.

Marsha Blackburn Calls for POTUS to Resign over Afghanistan Debacle.  Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) on Tuesday [9/28/2021] called on President Joe Biden to resign over his fatally botched withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Afghanistan, accusing the Commander-in-Chief of making false statements about advice he received on pulling out from the war-torn country.  Testifying publicly before the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley and head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie both said they recommended keeping some U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Dem Senator's Assessment of Biden Admin's Senate Testimony Is Searing: 'No One in Charge'.  [Scroll down]  But maybe no Democrat lit up the Biden team for their failures more than Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).  I have to say, he has, at least on this incident, seemed like a different person. [...] Blumenthal stressed it was a "moral imperative" that we had to evacuate the people left stranded, yet the State Department pointed at the Department of Defense.  The Department of Defense pointed at the White House.  No one seemed to be addressing the real and continuing question that is an imperative right now, he said.  His point was a critical one.  Even now, almost a month and a half after Kabul fell, almost a month since the withdrawal, we still have people stranded with no coordination and no answers from the Biden team, with rescues left up to private individuals and members of Congress to figure out on their own.

Most Americans no longer trust Biden's COVID information:  Poll.  Most Americans no longer trust President Biden to give accurate information about the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest Axios/Ipsos Coronavirus Index.  Conducted Sept. 24-27, the survey of 1,105 Americans over the age of 18 reported that only 45% trust President Biden "a great deal or a fair amount" to give them honest information about the virus, while 53% trust him "very little or not at all."  "Fewer than half now say they trust the president, a 13-percentage point decline from his high water mark right after his inauguration in January," wrote the survey's four authors.

President Biden Governs Through Obvious, Ham-Fisted Lies.  Hardly a day passes anymore that President Joe Biden or members of his administration do not stand before the American people and lie through their teeth.  The latest lie to be exposed came Tuesday [9/28/2021], when Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he advised Biden to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, and that withdrawing them "would lead inevitably to the collapse of the Afghan military forces and eventually, the Afghan government."  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Mark Milley said he told Biden the same thing.  The generals' testimony flatly contradicts Biden's claim in an August 19 interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News that none of his military advisors told him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, or ever warned him that withdrawing those troops would trigger the collapse of the Afghan military and government.

No Apology from Joe Biden After Falsely Accusing Border Agents of Hitting Haitian Migrants with Straps.  President Joe Biden has not apologized to border patrol officials after he accused them of hitting Haitian migrants with straps as they worked to secure the border while riding horses.  "It was horrible to see what you saw, to see people treated like they did," Biden said last week.  "Horses running them over, people being strapped.  It's outrageous.  I promise you those people will pay."  Biden accused the agents of hitting migrants even though there was no available evidence to back up his statement.  A photographer who took images even told Texas media that the images were "misconstrued" and that he never saw agents whip anyone.

"You Have My Word, as a Biden".  Joe offering his surname as his sword of fidelity is pretty rich.  Joe's fibs are legion.  I'm not sure there is anything in his falling upwards life that he hasn't lied about or inflated like a party balloon.  From his lifeguarding days to inflating his education, to the ugly and verifiably false claim that his daughter and first wife were killed by a drunk driver.  She was at fault and the other driver wasn't drunk.  Joe's brother Frank is part of the family grift circus.  Frank was part of the Chinese deal with the "Big Guy" and has his own sideshow of profiting off the family name.  Joe's son Hunter is in the grifting hall of fame.  Hunter has used the name Biden like a mugger uses a handgun.  That last name Biden brought him millions.  His wealth didn't come from a marketable talent.  He's a family name grifter and he's good at it.

Twitter Users Notice Massive Strange Detail Behind Biden in Photo of Him Getting Booster Shot.  Anyone who is already skeptical about the vaccine and the intentions of the Biden administration will by no means gain any confidence in its agenda in observing the president appear to be putting on a big show — literally — about getting his booster.  It would have seemed far more authentic — and a normal, presidential thing to do — for Biden to get the shot in the Oval Office.  The stage set just screams confirmation of phoniness to those who suspect the administration is just pandering to the public.  If hiring TikTok stars and bringing pop artists to the White House didn't seem performative enough, setting Biden up on a stage to get the vaccine certainly did it.

Biden Gets COVID-19 Booster Shot On Camera But Photos Reveal That It Was A Movie-Set With A Fake Background.  President Biden received his COVID-19 vaccine booster shot on Monday, after public health officials recommended boosters for many Americans, including those 65 and older.  Mr. Biden, 78, got his third shot on camera, and delivered brief remarks before his jab.  The Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency use authorization last week for booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine six months after the completion of the two-dose course for those 65 and older, those with some underlying conditions and those who work in high-risk environments.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommended a booster shot for these groups of people.

It Is All a Potemkin Village.  Every single scripted aspect of this administration is a staged pantomime.

Cornered Psaki can't say which advisers told Biden to pull everybody out, annoyed press won't relent.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki was asked by reporters on Tuesday [9/28/2021] to provide proof to substantiate President Joe Biden's dubious claim that "some" of his top generals had supported his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan.  But she failed to provide a single piece of evidence, and many are now suggesting that the president of the United States is a bold-faced liar.  The grilling occurred hours after all of the president's top generals testified to Congress that they'd, in fact, opposed the president's plan.  The grilling began with ABC News' Terry Moran, who asked Psaki to name the specific military advisors who'd "told him it'd' be fine to pull everybody out."

The left's three-pronged assault on America:  Covid, the border, submission to China.  Joe Biden allegedly got his third jab on live TV on Monday [9/27/2021].  He was already "fully vaccinated" and still wore a mask.  Does that give anyone confidence in the vaccine? [...] Biden, as surely everyone knows by now, even those who voted for him, is seriously cognitively challenged.  He was never a smart man but now he is non compos mentis.  He understands nothing about science, certainly not the science of virology or epidemiology.  He reads words from teleprompters others have scripted.  He has no grasp of the meaning of the words he is reading.

Biden's Vaccine Mandate Gets More Pointless Every Day.  Three weeks ago, President Joe Biden told America he'd ordered his regulators to draw up "emergency" workplace rules requiring vaccinations for everyone working for big companies.  Those rules have yet to emerge.  And they might not emerge for another month and a half.  Meanwhile, the Biden administration announced on Friday [9/24/2021] — which is the day politicians choose to release news when they want minimal coverage — that federal contractors will have until Dec. 8 to comply with that part of his mandate.  More than two months from now.  In other words, Biden hasn't managed to get his federal mandate implemented yet, and won't for some time.  What he has managed to achieve is dissension, confusion, lawsuits, and worker shortages — as well as a steady decline in daily vaccination rates.

Big Brother is bluffing.
White House Has No Idea When, or Even If, OSHA Will Ever Provide Rules to Support Legally Enforceable Worker Vaccine Mandate.  On September 9th, Joe Biden made the announcement that all employers with more than 100 workers would be required to enforce a national worker vaccine mandate.  The White House stated that OSHA would, "develop a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated."  However, following the announcement we noted OSHA was not taking any steps needed to engage with business interests to trigger the first-step in the organization of a process to initiate a rule-making process.  I'm only talking about the basic guidance aspect.  The labor discussions with internal and external customers of the DoL, OSHA, etc. to set a calendar for how to implement "guidance", just that part.  There was nothing, and there is nothing.

Impeachment fuel:
Does Biden Believe That Laws Should Only Be Observed Selectively?  Creaky Joe Biden's taste for lawlessness surfaced immediately in his administration.  Sean Higgens reported, "One of Joe Biden's first acts as President of the United States, the removal of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) general counsel Peter Robb, was probably unconstitutional.  It was certainly highly unethical.  Biden fired Robb despite the NLRB being an independent federal agency." [...] In dealing with Covid, Biden's various mask and vaccination mandates have been a direct challenge to the very Constitution he is sworn to uphold. [...] On another front, Biden's CDC decided in early August to extend for two months a federal eviction moratorium on renters who are behind in payments to their landlords, although the Supreme Court had already indicated the CDC lacked legal authority to do so. [...] This is a highly troubling aspect of a disintegrating presidency that appears to run on the premise that if you don't like the law, evade it or ignore it.  But what else could one expect from a man whose sleazy, drug-fueled, wannabe porn star son has apparently been peddling access to his father to the Chinese and other foreign interests?

Here's Why Biden Is so Desperate to Sell the Lie That His Plan Costs 'Zero Dollars'.  As we previously reported, Joe Biden is going all-in with this ridiculous claim, suddenly, that his $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill costs "zero dollars."  [Tweet]  He wasn't alone in trying to push this claim.  As we pointed out, he had Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) parroting the claim.  Now, other Democrats have jumped aboard the narrative train including Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the head of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.  [Tweet]  Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) signed on board as well.  [Tweet]  Here's White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki trying to sell the same claim.  [Tweet]

Biden Claims His $3.5 Trillion Spending Package Actually Costs $0.  According to [Joe] Biden, or whichever handler runs his Twitter account, his $3.5 trillion spending package actually costs "zero dollars."  "My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars," Biden claimed in a Twitter posts.  How does it cost "zero dollars" you may ask?  Because Biden just plans on robbing you, the American taxpayer, to pay for the package which in turn makes it "zero dollars."  Makes total sense!  "My Build Back Better Agenda costs zero dollars," he tweeted.  "Instead of wasting money on tax breaks, loopholes, and tax evasion for big corporations and the wealthy, we can make a once-in-a-generation investment in working America.  And it adds zero dollars to the national debt."

The Editor says...
Nobody is that stupid.  This guy is nuts.

The Collapse of Biden's World.  Despite his vow to "build back better," China is forcing all of Joe Biden's moves.  The Asian giant's decision to pursue its own climate policy, consisting largely of more industrialization with green trimmings, effectively kills the Paris accords, so long a part of the progressive platform.  How could it not?  Beijing produces more emissions than the EU and U.S. combined. [...] The fate of large parts of the U.S. economy consequently depends not on regulatory actions in Washington but on bureaucratic decisions in China.  The global world that Joe Biden had hoped to inherit is falling apart right under him, like a comedy car shedding its parts as it rattles down the road.

Joe Biden:  Tax Tyrant, Tax Cheat, Tax Hypocrite.  If there were any doubts that the Democrats are closeted authoritarians who sometimes crack the door and reveal their urge to rule like autocrats, all should have been removed last week when President Joe Biden yapped about federal tax policy.  "I'm running to change the dynamic of how the economy grows," he said.  "I'm tired of trickle-down.  Trillionaires and billionaires are doing very, very well." [...] Biden was elected to be the CEO of the federal government, and to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution, not to carry out his personal preferences.  Furthermore, Biden has neither the moral nor constitutional license to meddle in private affairs and employ authoritarian means to abolish something simply because he's tired of it.  He is not a king whose whims are law.

Biden White House's lies [are] a matter of life and death.  President Biden has gotten away his entire career with bending the truth and taking people for fools.  Now the habit has infected his entire administration.  So many lies are pumped out these days that it is impossible to keep up.  They aren't just the silly, self-aggrandizing exaggerations that used to send the Trump-hating media into paroxysms of outrage during the last administration.  They often are matters of life and death that have a profound impact on the future of this country.

Schadenfreude to start the week:  Biden and the Dems' plans are collapsing.  Only 8 months into the Biden presidency, disaster looms for the Democrats, and boy do they deserve every bit of humiliation and voter repudiation that looks to be in prospect.  Yes, it is almost 14 months until the midterm election gives the public a chance to correct the electoral results that were proclaimed as genuine, and that's an eternity in politics.  But two factors give me a fair degree of confidence that the trend we see now will continue and accelerate:
  [#1]   Biden is not going to get more coherent.  He is visibly declining, the victim of his pathologically status seeking wife who surely realized his ongoing dementia made him unsuitable for office.  And his potential replacement is so repulsive that Vice President Harris is kept hidden from the pubic as much as possible.  And
  [#2]   With the slimmest of Congressional vote margins, the Dems have committed themselves to a far-reaching transformation demanded by the far left faction of the party that would spell doom for the few remaining non-extremists in the party.
Biden's polls are collapsing.

Joe Biden sure does a lot of favors for China.  I wonder why.
Biden Admin Resolves Charges Against Huawei Executive, Hours Later China Releases the 'Hostages'.  China has been credited with practicing "successful hostage diplomacy" in a deal that saw two Canadian citizens freed.  To make that happen, the Biden administration's Justice Department cut a deal with Meng Wanzhou, 49, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, according to The Associated Press.  The fraud charges against Wanzhou will be officially dropped next year, and she was allowed to return to China.

Why Your Otherwise Smart Friends Think Stupid Things.  In October 2020, shortly before the election, the New York Post published a scoop about Hunter Biden's emails.  ["]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. [... "]  Neither Hunter nor Joe disputed the account.  Instead, as the Wall Street Journal reports this week, ["]Both men counted instead on the rest of the media to serve as a cordon sanitaire, and did they ever.  Twitter barred the Post's feed for a time lest Americans be able to read about the emails and their content.  A press that was interested in telling the truth about both candidates would have pressed to confirm the Post's story and examined the emails for themselves.  Instead they rose nearly as one to denounce the Post and claim without evidence that the emails might have been Russian disinformation.  That was a sorry repeat of the Russia collusion narrative from 2016, which the press flogged for more than two years but we now know was concocted by the Hillary Clinton campaign.["]

'Biden should have supported us before spouting off': Border Patrol agents blast president for false claim.  Border Patrol agents' outrage at Joe Biden is growing, with officers furious that the president has thrown them under the bus over the Haitian migrant debacle.  They are especially angry at the White House's rush to judgment over pictures of a mounted agent swinging the reins of his horse while confronting an immigrant, which were first believed to show him whipping the man.  That account has already been debunked with even the photographer saying his image showed no such thing.

Stolen Elections Have Consequences.  Progressives seem completely committed to the Cloward-Piven strategy, even those who have no idea what it is.  So here we are, stuck in the midst of a government induced labor shortage.  A completely man-made crisis either by design or stupidity or a lethal combination of the two.  Fast food joints can't hire burger flippers and fry droppers even at $16/hour, never mind the truly vital jobs of dock workers and long-haul truckers.  And still, Joey is "losing patience" with you dolts who refuse to get jabbed so he's going to mandate that you do if you want to keep your job.  That should help everything.  The evil geniuses in charge are starting to look less genius and a great deal more evil.  They have no idea how to turn things around much less fix what they broke.

Biden Isn't Facing 'Challenges.' Biden Is The Challenge.  Well-known Washington creature Amy Walters wrote this week on the "challenge" that Joe Biden is facing early in his presidency: "The former senator and vice president looks more like a helpless bystander than an experienced Capitol Hill deal maker..."  That, in a nutshell, is the national media's preferred framing of the absolute breakdown we're witnessing under Biden.  A collapse that he created and is wholly responsible for.  The media want Biden to look like a "helpless bystander," a victim of circumstances out of his control.  He's not.  He's the perpetrator of nearly every disaster anyone with eyes can see, from the obscenity at the southern border, to the loss of 13 service members (not fighting, but leaving a war zone), to the stratospheric inflation of household necessities.  We're led to believe these are simply "challenges" Biden is facing rather than the results of his own deliberate screw-ups.

The Hunter Biden e-mail coverup is the clearest evidence yet of media corruption.  The Hunter Biden e-mail coverup may not be the most contemptible example of the modern political media's corruption, but it is probably the most demonstrable.  Politico reports that Ben Schreckinger's new book, "The Bidens:  Inside the First Family's Fifty-Year Rise to Power," corroborates much of the New York Post's pre-election reporting on Hunter Biden's e-mails.  Two of them stick out:  The first is a 2015 missive from a Ukrainian businessman thanking Hunter for the chance to meet Joe Biden — then, still vice president.  The second is a 2017 e-mail in which a proposed equity breakdown of a venture with Chinese energy executives included the line, "10 held by H for the big guy?"  Of course, The Post story already had more substantiation than the histrionic and fallacious Russia-collusion scoops the nation had been subjected to for four years.  The Post had reported, in great detail, how it had physically obtained Hunter's laptop. [...]

Twitter and the 'Fact-Checkers' Line Up for Biden.  Twitter makes it easy to realize that the purpose of "fact-checkers" is most commonly rushing to defend President Joe Biden from misinterpretation ... and mockery.  On Sept. 20, Twitter warned, "A video of President Biden discussing hurricane preparedness has been edited out of context, according to fact-checkers."  Tweets aired this clip of Biden from Aug. 10:  "Let me be clear:  If you're in a state where hurricanes often strike — like Florida or the Gulf Coast or into Texas — a vital part of preparing for hurricane season is to get vaccinated now."  It's easy to see his point:  You may not want to be stuck in a shelter while you're unvaccinated.  But it does sound a little funny that your "vital preparations" would be to board up the house, batten down the hatches, and then get the shot.  It sounds like "insert a plea for vaccination in every public statement."

Biden opposes honorable discharge guarantee for troops who refuse COVID vaccine.  President Joe Biden came out this week in opposition to the military guaranteeing service members who refuse the mandatory COVID-19 vaccine will receive an honorable discharge.  On Tuesday [9/21/2021], the Biden White House submitted a Statement of Administration Policy voicing Biden's support and opposition for various provisions in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.  One key provision Biden voiced opposition to would guarantee U.S. military service members will be allowed to take an honorable discharge if they refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccines.  The provision of the 2022 defense budget, titled Section 716, was introduced by Rep. Mark Green (R-TN).  The provision states, "A member of an Armed Force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department subject to discharge on the basis of the member choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may only receive an honorable discharge."

HorseGate: Joe Biden Falsely Claims Mounted Border Patrol Agents Were "Strapping" and Whipping Illegal Border Crossers.  Earlier today [9/24/2021], Joe Biden claimed the mounted Texas Border Patrol officers were "strapping" and whipping Haitians who were attempting to illegally cross the Rio Grande river into Del Rio, Texas.  Biden declares to the nation:  "Those People will pay."  And now the rest of the administration and media will have to join with the Biden narrative and push the fake news.  Which is exactly what happened when DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked moments ago.  Now that Biden is pushing a transparently obvious lie; and now the administration and media are forced to support this transparently obvious lie; and now the leftist supporters in America will have to maintain support for this transparently obvious lie; and that only further divides the country.

Border Patrol Council head says Biden would be arrested for 'aiding and abetting' illegal immigrants if he wasn't president.  The President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon Judd, told Fox News on Thursday [9/23/2021] that he would arrest Joe Biden for "aiding and abetting" if he wasn't president.  Judd told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he's been patrolling the borders since Bill Clinton was president, and of all the border policies he's worked under, President Donald Trump's "were by far the best," but President Joe Biden "completely and totally dismantled all of those policies."  "And when you look at our Border Patrol agents, when they are sent down there to that job, and by the way, Mayorkas was down on the border, and he saw the horses, he knew the horses were out there, and now he's making, doing a 180," Judd added.  [Video clip]  "But when our agents are out there trying to patrol the border, do their job to the best of their ability, then they're vilified by the president," he continued.

Joe Biden Tells Indian Prime Minister Not to Answer Questions from U.S. Press.  President Joe Biden continued his conflict with American reporters Friday [9/24/2021], urging Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to take questions from them during a meeting in the Oval Office.  "I think, with your permission, you could not answer questions because they won't ask any questions on point," Biden told Modi, referring to the American press.

Biden Insults American Press and Shuts Down Indian PM From Taking Questions During Meeting.  We've reported about how Joe Biden's staff has gone to great lengths to prevent him from answering questions.  His meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the White House was a great example of this.  Johnson took some questions from the British press.  But as he was finishing up, the Biden staffers interrupted him, screaming at the top of their lungs at the press to get out, creating all kinds of chaos.  The press then filed a complaint with Whit