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Marine Faces Court Martial for Not Taking COVID-19 Vaccine, Refuses to Be Sent Back to US for Trial

Marine Faces Court Martial for Not Taking COVID-19 Vaccine, Refuses to Be Sent Back to US for Trial

on August 18, 2022, 7:19 AM / in National News

By J.M. Phelps | Epoch Times Lance Corporal Catherine Arnett is on the brink of court martial for decisions made in opposition to what she considers an “unlawful order” to take a COVID-19 vaccination shot. Immediately following the secretary of defense’s order to vaccinate against COVID-19 on Aug. 24, 2021, Arnett sought religious exemption—which was denied the following month. Having submitted […]

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Markets Doubt Fed Resolve After Reading July Minutes

Markets Doubt Fed Resolve After Reading July Minutes

on August 18, 2022, 6:58 AM / in National News

The Federal Reserve released the minutes from its meeting in July at 2:00 p.m. today. The reaction of the market was more skepticism about the Fed’s commitment to keep raising rates to fight inflation. The Fed hiked its target for the overnight Federal Funds borrowing rate three-quarters of a percentage point at the July meeting, but the markets interpreted the Fed chairman’s […]

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Air Force Special Operations Command grounds fleet of Ospreys

Air Force Special Operations Command grounds fleet of Ospreys

on August 18, 2022, 6:56 AM / in National News

The Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has grounded its fleet of 52 CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft after it was discovered the aircraft’s clutch was causing safety issues. The standdown of the Ospreys, first reported by Breaking Defense, was ordered by AFSOC Commander Lt. Gen. Jim Slife on Tuesday. What’s wrong?: The decision stems from an “increased number of safety incidents” involving the Ospreys, including […]

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Yellen eyes $80B boost as ‘monumental opportunity’ to ‘transform’ IRS

Yellen eyes $80B boost as ‘monumental opportunity’ to ‘transform’ IRS

on August 18, 2022, 6:44 AM / in National News

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is preparing the IRS for an overhaul of the U.S. tax collection system made possible by an $80 billion funding boost for the agency included in Democrats’ Inflation Reduction Act. In a Wednesday memo from Yellen to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig obtained by The Hill, Yellen said she’s giving the IRS six months to deliver an […]

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Appeals court axes ruling against Biden oil leasing pause, sends back for further proceedings

on August 18, 2022, 6:40 AM / in National News

An appeals court on Wednesday tossed an injunction that halted the Biden administration’s pause on new oil and gas leasing and sent the case back to a lower court for further proceedings. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the injunction didn’t make clear what exactly the Biden administration is and isn’t allowed to do. What are the specifics? […]

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Pence is pushing back…

Pence is pushing back…

on August 18, 2022, 6:25 AM / in National News

As some Republicans threaten law enforcement officials after the Mar-a-Lago search, it gives others an opportunity to differentiate themselves from Trump, including his former No. 2. Former Vice President Mike Pence is not amused by the threats against the FBI, telling members of the GOP on Wednesday that “the Republican Party is the party of law and order.” It’s another dig against Trump […]

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Trump cementing his grip on the GOP

on August 18, 2022, 6:22 AM / in National News

By Elizabeth Crisp and Kelsey Carolan Just over a week since the FBI’s search of former President Trump’s estate in Florida, his grip on the Republican Party hasn’t weakened — in fact, it seems to be growing stronger. As new details emerge about why the search was conducted, including how federal officers suspected Trump violated the Espionage Act and other laws, the path to […]

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Report: 10 More People On Terror Watchlist Have Been Arrested At The Border

on August 18, 2022, 6:13 AM / in National News

Border Patrol arrested another 10 individuals on the terror watchlist at the southern border in July, bringing the total so far for Fiscal Year 2022 to 66. A new report that details actions taken by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the current year points to over 1.8 million total encounters at the border. That number is almost four times the […]

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Tim Kaine’s role on abortion bill sparks progressive concerns

Tim Kaine’s role on abortion bill sparks progressive concerns

on August 18, 2022, 5:53 AM / in National News

Progressive Democrats are expressing growing concern about having Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as the face in the Senate of restoring abortion rights, particularly after voters in Kansas struck down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have eliminated abortions in the state. They see Kaine, who is personally opposes abortion, as too much of a centrist on the issue, and they argue the […]

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Judge Avoids Immediate Decision on Trump FBI Search Warrant Affidavit, Schedules Hearing

Judge Avoids Immediate Decision on Trump FBI Search Warrant Affidavit, Schedules Hearing

on August 17, 2022, 8:27 AM / in National News

By Zachary Stieber | Epoch Times A federal judge in Florida has avoided ruling on whether to unseal a key document related to the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s resort, instead scheduling a hearing to hear arguments from parties in person. Judicial Watch’s motion to unseal the search warrant affidavit and other materials, backed by a number of other businesses and groups, will […]

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Walls close in on Alec Baldwin as his gun lie falls apart

Walls close in on Alec Baldwin as his gun lie falls apart

on August 16, 2022, 7:52 AM / in National News

Alec Baldwin has always insisted, despite all evidence to the contrary, that he didn’t pull that trigger. The FBI now says that he did. That finding, released over the weekend, comes just after the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office announced it’s only waiting for Baldwin’s phone records before sending its investigative file to the DA’s office. Are the walls closing in yet, […]

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Biden Administration Urges Court to Keep Trump Search Affidavit Sealed

Biden Administration Urges Court to Keep Trump Search Affidavit Sealed

on August 16, 2022, 7:45 AM / in National News

By Zachary Stieber | Epoch Times President Joe Biden’s administration on Aug. 15 urged a federal court to keep the affidavit that led to the approval of a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s resort shielded from the public. U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers said unsealing the affidavit would “irreparably harm the government’s ongoing criminal investigation.” “Even when the public […]

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Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

Oklahoma Plan to Open D.C. Office Illustrates Mistake of the 17th Amendment

on August 16, 2022, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, State News

Steve Byas is a university history instructor and author of History’s Greatest Libels. He can be contacted at byassteve@yahoo.com Governor Kevin Stitt, an Oklahoma Republican, announced on Tuesday that he intends to open an office in Washington, D.C., and pick someone to be his liaison to the federal government. Governor Stitt’s spokeswoman, Donelle Harder, said, “Our hope is to have interviews done […]

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Roy Moore Wins Libel Suit Against Political Action Committee

Roy Moore Wins Libel Suit Against Political Action Committee

on August 16, 2022, 5:50 AM / in National News

The Senate Majority PAC, a group aligned with the Democratic Party, was found to have libeled Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore during the 2017 special election for the United States Senate in heavily Republican Alabama. A federal jury awarded Moore, a former state judge in Alabama, $8.2 million in damages, deciding that the PAC lied and defamed Moore when […]

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U.S.-funded New Battery Tech Handed Over to China

U.S.-funded New Battery Tech Handed Over to China

on August 16, 2022, 5:45 AM / in National News

Story by David Kelly In 2012, UniEnergy Technologies, an American company based in Mukilteo, Washington, began building a battery — a vanadium redox flow battery — based on a design created by U.S. scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Ten years later, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) inexplicably gave this tech to China while preventing American companies from manufacturing these batteries. The […]

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Man crashes car near US Capitol barricade, opens fire and kills himself

Man crashes car near US Capitol barricade, opens fire and kills himself

on August 15, 2022, 8:55 AM / in National News

Original Post A man drove a vehicle into a barricade near the US Capitol early on Sunday and opened fire in the street before fatally turning the gun on himself as his car burst into flames, authorities said. Nobody else was injured in the 4 a.m. incident, which started when the man, identified as Richard A. York III, 29, of […]

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I.R.S. Jurisdiction according to the Law

on August 15, 2022, 8:43 AM / in National News

“The Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are successors of the Bureau of Internal Revenue, Puerto Rico, the BIR to IRS name change being effected by T.D.O. 150-29, in 1953; BATF was split from IRS in 1972 by administrative order, not by Congress’ statutory authority. No new governmental entity was created. These agencies, which are […]

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Trump, Biden could reap political rewards after FBI search

Trump, Biden could reap political rewards after FBI search

on August 15, 2022, 8:16 AM / in National News

by Alexis Simendinger & Al Weaver Fans backed Trump before and after the FBI retrieved some super-secret material that he removed from the White House in 2021. They accept his objections, accusations and political assertions and embrace many of the GOP candidates he’s endorsed this year. The former president is unlikely to lose the backing of far-right conservatives based on […]

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Trump Says FBI Seized ‘Privileged’ Records in Raid, Wants Them ‘Immediately Returned’

on August 15, 2022, 8:09 AM / in National News

Epoch Times Former President Donald Trump said Sunday that privileged material was taken during the FBI raid on his Mar-a-Lago property and demanded it back. “Oh great! It has just been learned that the FBI, in its now famous raid of Mar-a-Lago, took boxes of privileged ‘attorney-client’ material, and also ‘executive’ privileged material, which they knowingly should not have taken,” the former president wrote on Truth […]

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‘Isn’t It Almost Orwellian?’ Karine Jean-Pierre Fumbles Trying To Explain Misleading Inflation Bill

on August 15, 2022, 7:56 AM / in National News

By KAY SMYTHE | Daily Caller White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fumbled Sunday when asked about the “Orwellian” nature of the Inflation Reduction Act by “This Week” host Jon Karl. An ABC News/Ipsos poll from early August found only 37% of Americans approve of President Joe Biden’s handling of the economy, Karl explained to Jean-Pierre, and asked her why, if things are getting […]

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