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Watchdog Group Finds Billions in Fraud With Covid Relief Programs

Watchdog Group Finds Billions in Fraud With Covid Relief Programs

on February 1, 2023, 9:06 AM / in National News

by David Kelly The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) released a report on Monday that identified $5.4 billion in potential identity fraud associated with 69,323 questionable and unverified Social Security numbers (SSN) used in disbursing funds for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) payments. These programs provided nearly $1.2 trillion in assistance to small businesses and their employees affected by […]

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FBI searching Biden’s beach home for classified documents: report

FBI searching Biden’s beach home for classified documents: report

on February 1, 2023, 8:57 AM / in National News

The FBI is searching President Biden’s Delaware vacation home for classified documents, CBS reported Wednesday morning. Biden’s legal team said this month it had searched the Rehoboth Beach home and found no mishandled papers. However, similar assurances were given about the president’s Wilmington home before more records were found there by the FBI on Jan. 20. Special counsel Robert Hur […]

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GM Fights the Fed, Wage Gains Soften Again

GM Fights the Fed, Wage Gains Soften Again

on February 1, 2023, 8:53 AM / in National News

Softer labor costs and a better-than-expected outlook from General Motors appear to have convinced markets that the crash test dummies of the U.S. economy might emerge relatively unscathed from what until recently looked to be a pretty serious collision with monetary policy. The employment cost index (ECI), a broad barometer of wages and benefits produced every three months by the […]

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Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter, told cops he fired weapon: docs By Olivia Land and Priscilla DeGregory

Alec Baldwin formally charged with involuntary manslaughter, told cops he fired weapon: docs By Olivia Land and Priscilla DeGregory

on February 1, 2023, 8:40 AM / in State News

Alec Baldwin had not been fully trained with firearms ahead of the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust,” and shortly after admitted to officers he had fired the weapon, New Mexico prosecutors said Tuesday. The Santa Fe County district attorney called his actions during the fatal shooting a “reckless deviation from known standards and practice,” as […]

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If ‘Independent’ were a party, it could dominate American politics

If ‘Independent’ were a party, it could dominate American politics

on February 1, 2023, 8:34 AM / in National News

BY DANIEL DE VISÉ | THE HILL If the nation’s political independents somehow formed a party, polls suggest, they could dominate American politics. Two-fifths of Americans identified as independent in 2022, far more than stood with either party, according to Gallup. As a political identity, “independent” has polled better than Democrat or Republican since 2009. It wasn’t always so. Going back to […]

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Washington Gov. Inslee open to drug, police pursuit law changes; defends vax mandate; Bill pushes hiring, retention bonuses for state troopers, aims to improve traffic safety

Washington Gov. Inslee open to drug, police pursuit law changes; defends vax mandate; Bill pushes hiring, retention bonuses for state troopers, aims to improve traffic safety

on February 1, 2023, 8:30 AM / in State News

BUSINESS, ECONOMY & LABOR Boeing to set up a new 737 MAX assembly line in Everett (The Seattle Times) Noncompete agreements cost Seattle-area man a new job, lawsuit says (The Seattle Times) Movies set, but not filmed, in Washington are common. That might start changing. (KNKX Radio) CORONAVIRUS President Biden to end COVID-19 emergencies on May 11 (AP) Do rapid […]

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‘Disgraceful’: Biden avoids migrant crisis during Hudson River Tunnel visit in NYC

on February 1, 2023, 8:27 AM / in National News

By Bernadette Hogan, Desheania Andrews and Bruce Golding So close … and yet so far away. President Biden ignored the Big Apple’s spiraling, $2 billion migrant crisis during a Tuesday afternoon visit to tout $292 million in federal spending on a new rail tunnel. Biden toured the Manhattan side of the Hudson River Tunnel project in Chelsea, just a mile or so south of ongoing […]

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Dems Are Desperate to Prebunk Durham

on February 1, 2023, 8:23 AM / in National News

Taking their lead from a dubious New York Times story, the Democrats are trying to smear John Durham and thereby discredit his pending report. Patriot Post Was the Democrats’ years-long investigation into Donald Trump for colluding with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election a legitimate endeavor, or was it an illegal and utterly illegitimate deep state conspiracy to frame […]

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MSNBC Anchor Hospitalized With Severe Myocarditis, Pericarditis

MSNBC Anchor Hospitalized With Severe Myocarditis, Pericarditis

on February 1, 2023, 6:46 AM / in National News

By Jack Phillips | Epoch Times An MSNBC anchor revealed in a recent segment that she was hospitalized with heart inflammation in December, leading her to miss work for about a month. Yasmin Vossoughian said that the health scare started on Dec. 20 when she started to experience chest pains that “waxed and waned over a period of 10 days.” Those pains “continued to get worse” over […]

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House Passes Bills Ending COVID-19 Emergency, Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

House Passes Bills Ending COVID-19 Emergency, Health Care Worker Vaccine Mandate

on February 1, 2023, 6:43 AM / in National News

By Joseph Lord | Epoch Times With Republicans back in the majority, the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 31 passed a series of bills related to the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccines. The GOP majority in the lower chamber took up two COVID-19 bills on Tuesday, with many others still on the docket for possible consideration later this year. The first bill would officially declare an end […]

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Seventh Memphis police officer punished in Tyre Nichols’ death

on January 31, 2023, 7:46 AM / in State News

A seventh Memphis cop has been relieved of duty over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols – and the beleaguered department said additional charges are expected in the sickening caught-on-video beatdown. The agency didn’t specify what role the officer, who has not been identified, played in the incident or say whether the person would face criminal or departmental charges. Earlier, it announced […]

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Tennessee sex cop Maegan Hall admits she ‘got stupid, desperate’ with randy male officers amid divorce

Tennessee sex cop Maegan Hall admits she ‘got stupid, desperate’ with randy male officers amid divorce

on January 31, 2023, 7:40 AM / in State News

By David Propper | New York Post The Tennessee cop fired for having sex with multiple officers while on duty told investigators she “cracked” while going through a difficult divorce — leading to affairs with randy male colleagues who would “stick their d— in anything.” When confronted by an internal investigator, 26-year-old Maegan Hall came clean about the sordid affairs and explained how things […]

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Governor Bill Lee is setting examples but are they for Tennessee or for the globalist agenda?

on January 31, 2023, 7:28 AM / in State News

American Policy Center When did promoting the drive to communism become the flagship of the Right? Governor Bill Lee of Tennessee may not be driving that train, but he’s on it and giving directions. He’s right on and righteous when he brags about “Tennessee’s status as the “lowest tax rate per capita in the nation, the lowest debt rate per […]

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Fact Check: Ilhan Omar Claims She Never Compared Israel, US to the Taliban

on January 31, 2023, 7:23 AM / in National News

Ilhan Omar, during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday, pleaded ignorance when it came to her history of anti-Semitic comments and flatly denied comparing Israel to the Taliban. Dana Bash, the show’s host, confronted Omar (D-MN) in noting that she was being considered for removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for a history of incendiary statements. […]

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Biden moves to toss out Trump contraception restriction

on January 31, 2023, 7:13 AM / in National News

You may have heard of the face on Mars, now get ready for the bear on Mars! Last month, a NASA orbiter made out what appears to be the face of a cartoon-ish bear on the surface of the red planet.   Today in health, the Biden administration took another step to improve access to contraception, proposing to eliminate certain […]

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Biden administration plans to end COVID public health emergency in May

on January 31, 2023, 7:08 AM / in National News

BY JOSEPH CHOI The Biden administration on Monday announced that the COVID-19 public health emergency, which has been in place since January 2020, is set to end on May 11. “The COVID-19 national emergency and public health emergency (PHE) were declared by the Trump Administration in 2020.  They are currently set to expire on March 1 and April 11, respectively.  At present, the […]

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Border Police Dealing with New Smuggling Problem: Eggs

Border Police Dealing with New Smuggling Problem: Eggs

on January 31, 2023, 6:51 AM / in National News

by Cameron Arcand | Arizona Sun Times The United States Customs and Border Protection is asking Americans to stop trying to smuggle in raw eggs from Mexico. As avian flu is causing the price of eggs and poultry to rise, along with the current inflation rate, people are purchasing the products in Mexico instead of shelling out the extra cash […]

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Father Raided By FBI Found Not Guilty Of Federal Charges Alleging He Assaulted Abortion Worker

on January 31, 2023, 6:45 AM / in National News

Catholic pro-life activist Mark Houck was found not guilty Monday of federal charges alleging he violated the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act. A Pennsylvania federal grand jury indicted Houck for allegations that he assaulted an abortion clinic volunteer, Bruce Love, in Philadelphia in September 2022. Federal officials claimed that Houck violated the FACE Act by using “force with the intent to […]

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Texas Republicans Ask All School Districts To Immediately Leave Texas Association Of School Boards

on January 31, 2023, 6:17 AM / in State News

Several members of the Texas legislature sent a letter to every school district in the state asking them to immediately leave the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB). Texas state Representatives, led by GOP Rep. Brian Harrison, are asking school districts to leave the TASB, claiming recent decisions the association made regarding school board protests and transgender students prove to Texas parents that the […]

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Shrinking the Nashville council vs. cutting convention center funding? Or could it be both?

Shrinking the Nashville council vs. cutting convention center funding? Or could it be both?

on January 31, 2023, 6:04 AM / in News

By Erik Schelzig | TNJ Nashville is in the crosshairs of state lawmakers for refusing to authorize an agreement to host the Republican presidential convention in 2024. But the House and Senate appear to be taking different tacks toward meting out revenge. House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Portland) earlier this month filed a bill to slash the size of the Metro Nashville Council […]

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