From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Eight
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved

    This file is attached to from “Beast That Came Out Of The Sea” - Chapter Eight by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved.
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12/31/2020 Witnesses In Ga. Say Democrats Altered Military Ballots by OAN Newsroom
DOVER, DELAWARE – JANUARY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump salutes while joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R)
as a military carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of Scott A. Wirtz during a dignified
transfer at Dover Air Force Base, January 19, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    New investigations reveal military ballots were major targets of Democrat voter fraud in November.
    According to reports on Thursday, thousands of military ballots were potentially tampered with at polling stations during the general election.
    On Wednesday, several witnesses came forward during a hearing.    They presented both photo and video evidence of rampant fraud.    Republican poll watchers also claim they got locked out of the counting stations when it came time to look over military ballots, which typically lean red.
    “I estimated that somewhere between 80 and 90 percent were going to Joe Biden,” a poll watcher stated.    “Throughout the day it kept making me sicker and sicker every time I saw another Biden… and then I’m going through batches, 100% of the batches were Biden.    I find that statistically impossible.”
    Despite mountains of evidence of wrongdoing, Georgia state officials still refuse to take action.
    In the meantime, military members have long supported President Trump and his America first policies, with more than 60 percent of the military vote going to President Trump in 2016.

12/31/2020 Ariz. Citizens Hold Press Conference On Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    Concerned citizens rallied outside the Arizona state capitol building, seeking to expose growing evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
    The Wednesday event was organized by a group called ‘We the People.’    It featured testimony that detailed numerous irregularities found by privately-conducted investigations into voter registries in the Grand Canyon State.
    The group estimates 160,000 to 400,000 fraudulent ballots were cast in the November 3 election.    They are calling for the recall of the four Maricopa County supervisors who refused Arizona state legislators’ request to audit the state’s election software, as well.
    After evidence began to surface of voting irregularities, a group of residents canvassed neighborhoods around the state.    Many of these concerned voters spoke at the press conference to detail their explosive findings.
    According to the volunteers’ testimonies, voters used commercial properties as their home addresses, felons were registered to vote and non-residents even cast ballots in the state.
    “I have 13 addresses that I visited that were vacant lots or abandoned homes,” a volunteer stated.    “And when I say abandoned–not just boarded up, but nothing but the foundation was standing at one of them.”
    The concerned voter also noted that she has photographs of all of the mentioned locations to prove that she was there.
    While the majority of Arizona citizens voted honestly, the ‘We the People’ suggests that 1 in 5 voters in a data set of 15,000 were found to be fraudulent.
    Lead citizen investigator Liz Harris found thousands of voter registration entries with slight variations of the same name, which she said suggests some individuals voted multiple times.    Citizen investigators also claimed they found instances of residents switching their middle names with their last names in order to obtain multiple ballots.
    Additionally, Harris detailed a suspicious rise in voter registration, which she said does not match up with the state’s population growth trends.
    “First, while Arizona has grown by approximately 44 percent over the last two decades, our voter registration has increased by over 200 percent,” Harris stated.    “That means that everyone who moved here–including those under 18, plus another 166,000–would have had to register to vote.”
    During the press conference, Harris also called out the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for failing to defend the rights of Americans.    She said they’ve made Arizona citizens suffer through 10 months of unconstitutional lockdown orders and mask mandates, but continue to ignore the blatant evidence of voter fraud.

12/31/2020 McConnell Moves To Vote On Override Of President Trump’s Veto Of NDAA by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican
and Democrat members of Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    The Senate is preparing to debate whether or not to override the President’s recent veto of the massive ‘National Defense Authorization Act.’
    Immediately following Wednesday’s vote queuing up the impending discussion, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a cloture motion, which placed a time limit on arguments.
    Among the many reasons for the President’s veto is a provision that calls to rename military bases that are named after confederate leaders.    He also denounced the bill for upholding Section 230 rather than repealing it.
    On Tuesday, however, McConnell asked his colleagues to continue to support the defense bill by saying it is vital for U.S. defense interests.    President Trump called GOP lawmakers “weak,” and said the attempt to defy his veto was an act of cowardice.
    Meanwhile, the House already voted to dismiss the veto earlier this week, but some members of the Republican party are backing the President’s play.
    Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) stood by the decision to veto the NDAA because the bill serves foreign interests, not American interests.    Sen. Rand Paul also urged his colleagues on both sides of the aisle to think about the bill, to stop sending money to countries who hate America and to vote for change.
    The upper chamber will need two-thirds of the vote to move ahead.    If the Senate does move to strike down the veto, it will mark the first dismissal of a presidential veto during President Trump’s time in office.
    The veto override vote could take place as early as Friday.

12/31/2020 Hacked Documents Detail China’s Effort To Control Narrative Surrounding Coronavirus Outbreak by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 25, 2020 file photo, released by Xinhua News Agency, a staff member inspects syringes of COVID-19 inactivated vaccine products at a
packaging plant of the Beijing Biological Products Institute Co., Ltd, a unit of state-owned Sinopharm in Beijing. (Zhang Yuwei/Xinhua via AP, File)
    China’s ruling Communist Party took extensive steps in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak to control the narrative surrounding the virus and fight public opinion.
    This comes amid reports by Pro-Publica and the New York Times, which detail documents leaked by a hacker group that calls itself “CCP Unmasked.”
    These documents show thousands of directives and memos reportedly from the country’s internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China, working to make the virus appear less threatening and authorities seem as if they were competently handling the situation.
    This included using specialized software, which allowed the government to track online trends, coordinate censorship activity and manage fake social media accounts.    These directives date back as far as early January.    This also included ordering news sites to use only government-published reports and not to compare the virus with the SARS outbreak of 2002.
    At the beginning of February, Chinese President Xi Xinping himself called for tighter control of digital media with a directive stating regulators should work to “influence international opinion.”
    Much of this came to a head on February 7, 2020 with the death of coronavirus whistleblower Dr. Li Wenliang who had warned of a new viral outbreak before succumbing to the virus himself.
    Authorities began an immediate crackdown by warning expressions of grief would be allowed, but anyone “sensationalizing” the story would be dealt with “severely.”    Following Li’s death, online memorials vanished and police detained people working to archive deleted posts.
    By late May, authorities were alerted to confidential opinion analysis reports being published online and ordered cyber administration offices to get rid of internal reports.
    Researchers said hundreds of thousands of people work part-time in China to help shape the country’s online narrative, including low level government employees as well as university students and teachers.     This is not the first report to show China’s effort to censor its own people.    Reports dating back to early 2020 show the Chinese messenger app WeChat, owned by Tencent Holdings, blocked keyword combinations that criticized President Xi, local officials and policies linked to the outbreak.
    The U.S. and other nations have long accused China of suppressing information about the coronavirus that could have potentially changed the tide of the outbreak.

12/31/2020 America Braces For Possible Eviction by OAN Newsroom
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 30: Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez removes a pet carrier from a home while evicting
a family for non-payment of rent on September 30, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    Renters in America are bracing to head to housing court due to rampant job loss amid the pandemic combined with the expiration of a nationwide eviction moratorium.
    According to a report from the ‘National Council of State Housing Agencies‘ released earlier this year, an estimated 20.1 million U.S. renters are at risk of being ousted from their homes when the CDC’s eviction moratorium expires in January 2021.
    Without proper counsel, some legal analysts worry renters may not know their rights or could lose their housing without due cause.
    The CDC’s eviction moratorium was supposed to expire at the end of December, but when President Trump signed the COVID relief bill last week, the moratorium was extended to the end of January.    Despite temporary relief from the extension, tenants said they are still on the hook for everything and some are even months late on paying their rent.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – SEPTEMBER 30: Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez escorts a family out of their apartment after serving
an eviction order for non-payment on September 30, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. Thousands of court-ordered evictions continue nationwide
despite a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) moratorium for renters impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Although state and county officials say
they have tried to educate the public on the protections, many renters remain unaware and fail to complete the necessary forms to remain
in their homes. With millions of Americans still unemployed due to the pandemic and federal rental assistance proposals gridlocked in Congress,
the expiry of the CDC moratorium at year’s end looms large for renters and landlords alike. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    “I sold everything I could think of from clothing to furniture to records, to you name it,” unemployed renter Mike Grisby-Lane said.    “I used savings, I used all my retirement, I cut back on absolutely everything, medicine, food.    I’m now a couple months behind and I’m not sure what I’m going to do here.”
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 1: A banner reading “Cancel rent Cuomo” hangs on a building on May 1, 2020 in the Crown Heights neighborhood
in the Brooklyn borough in New York City. Tenants rights groups trying to persuade the government to halt rent and
mortgage payments for as long as the economy is battered by the coronavirus. (Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images)
    According to the Associated Press, fewer than 10 cities and counties in the U.S. guarantee tenants the right to a lawyer in housing-related disputes, which prompts concern the already-struggling renters won’t be able to afford the legal help they need and could be at a disadvantage in court.
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 07: Maricopa County constable Darlene Martinez knocks on an RV to evict Hector Medrano
and his family from their RV park on October 07, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    While the federal coronavirus relief package provides $25 billion for rental assistance, some housing advocates say it isn’t enough.
    Experts predict more cities across the country will push “to give tenants the right to an attorney,” as the looming eviction crisis represents a significant threat to dismantling the housing industry as a whole.

12/31/2020 Venezuela Supreme Court Rules Against Extending Parliamentary Term By Another Year by OAN Newsroom
    Shamans step on a photo of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro and say he should be punished for leading
what they called a bad government and for the departure of many Venezuelans from their homeland, during a year-end ritual where
they predict political and social issues to occur in the next year, in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
    Venezuela’s Supreme Court, packed with loyalists of self-proclaimed President Nicolas Maduro, shot down the opposition’s attempt to remain in power.
    On Wednesday, the nation’s highest court ruled against opposition leader Juan Guaido’s push to extend the National Assembly’s term for another year.
    This came after Maduro’s Unified Socialist Party won a majority of the parliamentary seats during it’s December 6 elections.    Guiado has rejected the election results while claiming it was rife with voter fraud.
    Following the elections, the opposition party held a popular consultation with 6.4 million citizens tuning in.    They suggested votes in favor of the opposition were suppressed.
    This comes as the number of people who attended the consultation in support of the opposition was far more than what they received on December 6.
    “The popular consultation compared to the December 6th vote is the manifestation of the will of Venezuelans exercising not only the rejection of fraud, not only the rejection of Maduro’s dictatorship, but the iron will to advance freedom in Venezuela,” Guiado stated.
    The European Union and the U.S. have also rejected the election results.    In a recent statement, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responded to the race.    He said it was a “political farce intended to look like legislative elections.”
    The U.S. has designated the members of the illegitimate Maduro regime who unjustly tried and convicted the Citgo 6 in Venezuela. Reports of the proceedings depict only theater for Maduro’s political purposes, not justice. — Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) December 30, 2020
    In the meantime, Venezuela’s Supreme Court decision will pave the way for Maduro allies to take over the governing body next month.

12/31/2020 Police Evict Antifa Who Bum-Rushed Motel In Tacoma, Wash. by OAN Newsroom
File – An Antifa flag is seen during a gathering near City Hall in Portland, Ore., on February 8, 2020. (John Rudoff / Sipa USA via AP Images)
    According to authorities in Tacoma, Washington, homeless Antifa members have been removed from a local motel that was swarmed the night before.    Tacoma Police said on Wednesday, they have evicted Antifa groups who occupied rooms at the Travelodge motel for five nights and refused to pay.
    Authorities said local Antifa booked 16 rooms at the motel last week and then delivered 40 homeless people to the premises.    The occupants and their handlers demanded that the city pay for their stay, which resulted in a tense standoff with the motel’s management.
    The police had refused to intervene at first, but then sided with the motel’s owners.
    “This is an occupation by the homeless of an establishment that is a private establishment to raise money,” explained Pamela Roach, a council member for Pierce County.    “They came in here fraudulently, they are stealing from the man on a daily basis, but we still must take care of the homeless …they cannot be out on the street in freezing weather.”
    The unlawful occupation was reportedly staged by an Antifa-affiliate called Tacoma Housing Now who demand free accommodation for everyone.

12/31/2020 Hostile Crowd Gathers In Minneapolis After Felony Suspect Shot, Killed In Exchange Of Gunfire With Police by OAN Newsroom
A community member tries to calm tensions between community members and police after police shot and killed a man
during a traffic stop Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Police said the man died in an exchange of gunfire,
and Chief Medaria Arradondo said witnesses said the man fired first. (Jeff Wheeler/Star Tribune via AP)
    Officials in Minneapolis are urging the public to remain calm following reports that a man died after exchanging gunfire with police.
    On Wednesday night, hundreds of protesters reportedly began “chanting and taunting” the officers who were trying to secure the scene of the shooting.
    Protesters were quick to link the incident to the death of George Floyd, which happened months earlier, with authorities worried demonstrations may escalate.
    “We cannot allow for destructive criminal behavior, our city has gone through too much,” stated Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo.    “And so, if in fact those demonstrations or protests should evolve into civil unrest, then I will make the decisions in terms of how we can try to peacefully resolve that.”
    Initial reports from investigators noted the suspect shot first at the officers before the officers returned fire.    The suspect was reported dead at the scene, while the responding officers and a bystander were all uninjured.
    So far, the protests have remained peaceful.

1/1/2021 Tech Expert Reveals Ga. Voting Machines Connected To Chinese Vendor by OAN Newsroom
Voters cast their ballots at Centreville High School in Clifton, Virginia. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Just days ahead of the Senate runoff elections in Georgia, a tech expert unveiled key vulnerabilities in the peach state’s voting machines.
    During a Thursday livestream, inventor Jovan Pulitzer revealed dominion machines set to be used in the key election seem to be connected to a vendor in China.
    This followed Pulitzer’s Wednesday testimony before the Georgia Senate Judiciary subcommittee when he demonstrated his ability to connect a dominion voting machine to the internet.    This came despite claims by state election officials that the electronic voting machines do not connect to the web.
    “At this very moment at a polling location in the county, not only do we now have access through the devices to the poll pad, the system, but we are in,” Pulitzer stated.
    The inventor noted this as a key design flaw which opens up the machines to tampering efforts by malicious actors.     Pulitzer announced he will bring forward two reports on his findings in the coming days.

1/1/2021 Md. State Comptroller Proposes State-Level Stimulus Plan by OAN Newsroom
Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
    A Maryland state official has been pushing for a state-level stimulus package aimed at helping state residents and businesses.    State comptroller Peter Franchot (D-Md.) detailed a plan this week which would take around $1 billion from the state’s rainy-day fund, reserve funds or a line of credit.
    Franchot suggested using around $750 million of that to provide funding to families making less than $50 thousand a year, stating he’s willing to make it happen as soon as possible.    Another $250 million in grants would go toward small businesses and restaurants.
    “We can put a thousand or more in their pockets immediately if the governor and the legislative leadership simply give me an oral ‘it’s the right thing to do, go ahead and do it,'” Franchot said.
    Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) has indicated his plans to introduce a state-level stimulus package when the General Assembly begins meeting this year.    He has already authorized $600 million toward relief plans across the state.

1/1/2021 VP Pence: Election Results Are Not Up To Me by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks off the stage after speaking at the Turning Point USA Student
Action Summit, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
    Vice President Mike Pence asked a federal court to dismiss a case claiming he has the authority to discount electoral votes. On Thursday, U.S. Department of Justice attorneys representing the Vice President asked a Texas federal court to throw out the lawsuit led by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert.
    The lawsuit cited Pence’s constitutional duty to oversee the Electoral College votes and perform a tally to declare the winner as the presiding senior officer.    Despite Pence’s opposition to the suit, he has stood firm in his calls for the American people to stop the steal.
    “So, I don’t think I have to tell you this for all we’ve done, for all we have to do,” the Vice President stated.    “Stay in the fight.    Stay in the fight in our election, stay in the fight in Georgia’s election.”
    Gohmert’s lawyers requested the ruling to be handed down by Monday to allow time for an appeal.

1/1/2021 Demonstration Turns Into Demolition In Portland, Ore. by OAN Newsroom
A protester flies an American flag while walking through tear gas fired by federal
officers during a protest in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    Portland police declared a riot after a reportedly peaceful protest turned violent.    Thursday night, demonstrators threw a barrage of commercial grade fireworks and firebombs at the Portland Federal Courthouse.
    The demonstration turned into a demolition when the crowd of roughly 100 people reportedly began smashing local business windows, throwing Molotov cocktails and spray painting graffiti.
    Police dispensed pepper spray and rubber bullets were reportedly heard being fired to quell the uproar.
    “Much less than the October incident when of course many of our windows were broken, a flare was thrown into the pavilion.    This was still vandalism but much less than the last incident,” Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society Kerry Tymchuk said.
    The Portland Police Bureau said officers across the city were wrested from responding to emergency calls to assist with the riot.

1/1/2021 More GOP Senators Object Vote On $2K Stimulus Checks by OAN Newsroom
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
    More GOP senators have blocked the vote for $2,000 stimulus checks.    Friday, Republican lawmakers John Cornyn (R-Texas) and John Thune (R-S.D.) both objected to the proposal.
    Cornyn said he blocked the vote on behalf of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) who was absent from the Senate floor.
    Thune rejected the motion, saying that it was not targeted specifically for those in need.    He added that some Americans who are financially secure would receive stimulus checks as well.
    “If you really want to help people who need this the most in a time where we are running this trillion dollar debt, borrowing every penny that we are making available to do this, we ought to sit down and figure out how to do it the most efficient, effective, and targeted way possible,” Thune stated.    “This absolutely does not do that.”
    Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reiterated his opposition toward the bill, saying it was not the right approach.
    Lawmakers have until the legislation expires to vote on the issue as Congress will have to start from scratch once the new Congress is sworn in on Sunday.

1/1/2021 N.Y. Restaurants Sue To Reopen, Point To Low Infection Risk From Indoor Dining by OAN Newsroom
An empty restaurant is seen in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
    New York restaurant owners have filed multiple lawsuits in recent weeks aiming to restore their businesses, which have been largely shuttered during the pandemic.
    The most recent suits were filed this week as restaurant owners said they’re frustrated by the frequent rule changes that keep them from offering indoor dining.    Many of these restaurants are operating in the state’s orange zones, which limits the businesses to outdoor dining, takeout or delivery.
    With forecasts for the state putting temperatures just above freezing, outdoor dining is fading as an option.
    Owners have argued the standards for orange zone restrictions continue to change, basing closures on positive COVID-19 cases one day and then to available hospital beds the next.    They also said data shows less than 1.5 percent of COVID-19 spread is due to restaurants, with a majority of the spread being blamed on private gatherings.
    “So the question is, these extreme actions of shutting down, basically shutting down these restaurants for in-service dining, in-house dining, is it reasonable under these circumstances?    The economic impact upon the business owner and all the employees, is that reasonable in light of the extremely low rate of transmission occurring,” Attorney Adam Gee asked.
    A group of around 40 restaurant owners in the northern part of New York have sued to allow their businesses to reopen.    Reports said a judge is telling the state to reach a compromise, or provide the scientific evidence to support the restrictions.
    “It takes a toll personally, with my family, with my children.    You know Christmas this year was extremely difficult, almost embarrassing. I felt shame like I can almost not, you know, afford to take care of my family,” Brandon Carr, owner of the Quarter said.    “We still have to find a way to replenish all of our food, find new staff, come up with new payroll systems and everything.”
    In New York City, the hospitality alliance has argued an indoor dining ban is doing more harm than good, saying around one thousand restaurants have closed and tens of thousands of industry jobs have been lost.
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-N.Y.) office has reportedly indicated the state is facing multiple lawsuits regarding the restrictions.

1/1/2021 President Trump Extends Restrictions On Foreign Work Visas by OAN Newsroom
Donald Trump gives two thumbs up to the crowd during an evening session at the Republican National Convention. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump decided to renew restrictions on work visas for immigrants trying to enter the United States.    In a White House statement Thursday, the President named the ongoing effects of the pandemic as a reason for the move.    He also reminded Americans of the great work done over the last year.
    “Whenever America is challenged, we always rise to the occasion.    We are bringing critical medical manufacturing back home to America,” President Trump stated.    “We have secured our borders and paused immigration to protect American workers.    We lowered drug prices for the first time in 51 years.”
    The President’s original order, dating back to April 2020, was set to expire just ahead of the extension.    It restricted some temporary and student visas as well as H1-B work visas, which allow specialized workers to seek employment with American companies.
    Supporters of the decision argued that limiting entry shields Americans from foreign competition and protects their jobs.
    The President recently touted the U.S.’s recovering economy, highlighting the strong decrease in unemployment.
    “We have slashed the unemployment rate from 14.7 percent to 6.7 percent, and a lot of people thought the 14.7 percent could be 32 or 40 or 45 percent.    Now we’re down to 6.7 percent and heading a lot lower,” President Trump said.
    The President’s extension also affected the Diversity Visa lottery, which allows immigrants from underrepresented countries to move to the U.S.    The order will stay in effect until March 31, or until it is ended by the President.

1/2/2021 House Dems Propose New Rules For Upcoming Year In Congress by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 30: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly news conference
on Capitol Hill on December 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    Congressional Democrats are rolling out a set of new rule proposals for the incoming 117th Congress.
    On Friday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rules Committee Chairman James McGovern released a slew of proposed regulations addressing ethical concerns in Congress.
    Part of the new governance would mandate the elimination of gendered terms, such as “he” and “i>she.”    These would be replaced with gender-neutral terms like “they.”
[What about "its? or like the horror movie"THEM" or better "IDIOT"]
    The proposed rules would also include the revocation of privileges for House members convicted of a crime as well as a penalty for identifying whistleblowers.
    Additionally, House members would be barred from knowingly sharing “deep-fake” or manipulated images.    However, many Republicans–including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy–have voiced opposition to the rules proposal.
    McCarthy called the proposed measure “stupid” and accused the House Speaker of trying to solidify her party’s power in addition to attempting to stifle the stance of House minorities.
    The legislation is slated to be voted on shortly after the new Congress is sworn in on Sunday.

1/2/2021 Senate Votes To Override The President’s Veto On Defense Bill by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 13: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol
November 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. McConnell was re-elected as leader of the Senate Republican caucus earlier in the day. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The Senate voted to override the President’s veto of the sweeping defense bill, the ‘National Defense Authorization Act.’
    On Friday, Senators voted 81-to-13 to approve the $740 billion bill, which met the two-thirds majority requirement needed.    The move was the first-time lawmakers overruled the President in his four years in office.
    The bill outlines the military budget for 2021, which includes pay rates for service members and weapons spending.    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stressed the NDAA is traditionally passed with little to no debate for decades.
    “We passed this legislation 59 years in a row,” McConnell said.    “And one way or another, we’re going to complete the 60th annual NDAA and pass it into law before this Congress concludes on Sunday.”
    When the legislation originally reached the President’s desk, he condemned the act for failing to repeal Section 230, which offers liability protection to tech giants like Facebook and Twitter.    He also objected to language that would allow the military to rename nearly a dozen major bases that are named after Confederate military commanders.
    However, the President’s remarks came as Congress faced a time crunch to get necessary legislation passed before the new Congress is sworn in.
    Meanwhile, lawmakers take pride in passing the legislation every year with bipartisan support.    McConnell said the measure is owed to members of the U.S. military.
    “Over the past year, our colleagues on the Armed Services Committee have made sure that the legislation delivers for our troops and for our nation,” McConnell stated.    “Now it’s time for us to deliver this bill.”
    In the meantime, Congress will convene to open the 117th Congress on January 3.    They could address outstanding issues like raising the stimulus and the electoral certification.

1/2/2021 President Trump: Fox News Is Not Watchable by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    President Trump laid into Fox News, rejecting the station he has now called unwatchable.
    The President tweeted on Friday that Fox’s weekend daytime is “not watchable,” and that he’s switching over to One America News Network.
    This came following his tweet on Wednesday which asserted watching Fox News is “almost as bad as watching fake news CNN.”
    Fox has reportedly received lower ratings post-election as its viewers have been shifting to alternative news outlets.
    The President has slammed the station before, commenting they forgot the “Golden Goose” that made them successful.
    “Despite what you hear, look at all of them up there, look at all of that fake news, it’s unbelievable,” President Trump stated.    “Unfortunately Fox has become fake news too, I don’t know what happens to these people.”
    Earlier this month, former Fox personality Eric Bolling estimated that Fox News lost 40 percent of its viewership on November 3 when it declared Joe Biden the Arizona winner during the disputed 2020 election.

1/2/2021 Portland, Ore. Mayor Vows To End Antifa Violence by OAN Newsroom
A protester wielding a hockey stick runs toward a tear gas canister while clashing with federal officers near
the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse on July 24, 2020 in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler assured law enforcement will push back harder against antifa anarchists following a riot that shook downtown Portland on New Years Eve.
    In a news conference Friday, Wheeler called for tougher penalties against antifa radicals after members of the group attacked the city’s federal courthouse once again.
    “My good faith efforts at de-escalation have been met with ongoing violence and even scorn from radical antifa and anarchists,” Wheeler stated.     “In response it will be necessary to use additional tools and to push the limits of the tools we already have to bring the criminal destruction and violence to an end.”
    Rioters allegedly caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage as they rampaged throughout downtown with graffiti, window breaking and fireworks.
    Police said at least two Molotov cocktail-style firebombs were thrown as well as several commercial-grade fireworks launched at both the federal courthouse and justice center.    Objects including bricks, large rocks and frozen water bottles were also thrown at officers.
    “It was absolutely criminal in nature what was happening in the streets and even though a riot had been declared and people were ordered to disperse, it didn’t appear that anyone headed that direction,” Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese said.
    Portland authorities have grappled with violent protesters and almost daily protests since March, only briefly subsiding when federal troops arrived in July.
    “To the people who commit acts of vandalism or violence, I have this to say, please stop,” Portland City Council Commissioner Mingus Mapps said.
    The mayor said he is calling on federal, state, county and local law enforcement to develop better plans against anarchist violence, adding he’s calling on state legislature to increase penalties for repeat offenders.    Wheeler said all involved should take responsibility for their actions.
    “I believe people convicted of criminal destruction be required to meet with the employees and owners of the businesses that they damage,” Wheeler said.    “These people need to hear and to understand the social and human consequences of their irresponsible actions.”

1/2/2021 Rep.-Elect Lauren Boebert: I Am My Own Security by OAN Newsroom
Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert addresses supporters during a campaign rally in
Colona, Colorado on October 10, 2020. (Photo by JASON CONNOLLY/AFP via Getty Images)
    Washington D.C. has 158 times the national average violent crime rate, which is too high for an incoming member of Congress.
    In a tweet Friday, Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert shared a letter to Congress, backed by 82 of its members, asking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to support the “lawful and current” gun regulations.
    The letter came as a response to another letter supported by 21 Democrats which Boebert claimed asked Pelosi to prevent Boebert from carrying a firearm.
    Since 1967, lawmakers have been allowed to carry licensed firearms on Capitol Hill.
    “I am 5’0", 100 pounds, and I need an equalizer to protect myself against a potential stronger aggressor,” Boebert stated.    “I am my own security, and if I am not able to carry my firearm on Capitol Hill, then I’m not able to protect myself to and from work each day when I’m walking from my home.”
    Boebert has completed requirements for a Washington D.C. concealed carry permit and is awaiting its arrival.    She plans to conceal on her way to the Capitol and in Capitol chambers.

1/2/2021 New Puerto Rico Gov. Sworn In, Vows To Push Statehood by OAN Newsroom
New Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Puerto Rico’s new Governor Pedro Pierluisi affirmed he will seek statehood for the U.S. territory as he is sworn-in as the island’s new leader.
    “It is time to put aside the crisis and get on with the pending recovery projects, demand equal rights and fair treatment as American citizens,” Pierluisi stated.
    Pierluisi took the oath of office in a ceremony on Saturday and said statehood is “just dignified and possible.”    This came after voters approved the idea of Puerto Rico being admitted to the union in a non-binding referendum back in November.
    The new governor said he will work hard to look for what unites Puerto Ricans, rather than what divides them.
    “I need everyone to battle our common enemies, the pandemic, poverty and crime, lack of access to good education and healthcare, economic stagnation, corruption and inequality,” Pierluisi said.    “Those are the battles we need to fight together, those are the battles we must win to put Puerto Rico on a path of recovery and progress.”
    Pierluisi also urged citizens to work together against the COVID-19 pandemic so they can ultimately resume their lives, work and education.

1/2/2021 Report: Chicago Homicides And Shootings Surged In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
Chicago Police secure the area around a residence of a suspected murderer in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Chicago wrapped up a particularly violent year with a near record number of homicides and shootings.    According to police on Friday, 2020 ended with 769 homicides.    This is up from 274 in 2019.
    There were also over 4,000 shooting victims compared to around 2,600 the year before.    Police officers themselves were not spared from the violence either.    79 officers were shot at throughout 2020, compared to 22 in 2019.
Experts put much of the blame on the pandemic, citing record unemployment rates and high rates of mental health and substance abuse.
    “This is an unprecedented rise in shootings and homicides in Chicago,” Loyola University Professor David Olsen said.    “But we’ve also had an unprecedented situation with the pandemic.”
    At least two people were reportedly killed and eight were wounded on the first day of the year.    This includes two people who were injured in their own living room when someone fired from outside.
    Car jackings also spiked in the city, with more than 1,300 in 2020 compared to around 600 the year before.

1/2/2021 Texas Supreme Court Sides With AG In Fight To Keep Restaurants Open by OAN Newsroom
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sits down to talk with Andrew Wilkow on his show “The Wilkow Majority.” (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
    The Texas Supreme Court handed a win to state Attorney General Ken Paxton–and to the restaurants and bars in the city of Austin–by allowing establishments to remain open into the late evening.
    The decision came late Friday after Paxton previously filed legal action at both the county and appellate court levels.    He filed against an order issued by the city’s mayor ahead of New Year’s Eve.
    On Thursday, the courts upheld the order, which prompted Paxton to take his fight to the state Supreme Court.    The order stopped dine-in services in restaurants and bars from 10:30 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Thursday through Sunday.
    Both Paxton and Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) opposed the order, saying it openly challenged an executive order by Abbott that allowed restaurants to remain open.
    Restaurant officials backed owners who chose to stay open despite the order.    They emphasized the action was not a political statement, but a matter of survival.
    “Why can’t we use all of those resources to make sure that if and when there are bad actors, we are handling that appropriately?” Kelsey Erickson Streufert of the Texas Restaurant Association questioned.    “And not punishing everyone else?
    Austin’s mayor said around two dozen citations would be issued come Monday for the establishments that decided to remain open. It’s unclear what will happen with the citations in light of the new Supreme Court order.
    While the ruling is likely good news to businesses, owners said the damage is already done after losing so much business over New Year’s Eve.
    “It’s done, nobody is going out this weekend,” Travis Tober, owner of Nickel City bar, stated.    “We’ll stay til 10:30 anyways, [but] the vibe is done, the weekend is gone [and] we’re going into a very slow January and February.    People don’t have a reason to go out anymore.”
    The Texas Restaurant Association previously thanked Paxton and Abbott for defending Austin’s restaurants.    They said closing indoor dining would not prevent holiday celebrations, but instead move them from regulated businesses to unregulated spaces during this critical time.

1/2/2021 Mayor Bill De Blasio Gives Tone Deaf NYE Song, Dance by OAN Newsroom
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke during the New Hampshire Democratic Party Convention
at the SNHU Arena on in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) came under fire for dancing the night away with his wife in the Big Apple on New Years Eve.
    On Friday, critics responded to a video of de Blasio dancing in Times Square that was posted to his official Twitter page.    This video came after he told the public to watch the New Years Eve event “from home.”
    TV personality Meghan McCain slammed the mayor in a tweet on Friday for shutting down New York and hosting a private party, saying “everyone hates you DeBlasio.”
    On Thursday, the Democratic mayor had advised New Yorkers to watch the “most special” event on TV and said “don’t go down there.”
    “Don’t believe any doubting Thomases who are saying it’s not going to be special because there won’t be a million people in Times Square,” the mayor stated.    “Actually, it’s going to be the most special, poignant and moving New Year’s Eve.    Everyone watch from home on TV, don’t go down there.    It’s going to be powerful.”
    Some described the mayor’s post as “tone deaf” while others said it openly mocked the citizens of New York.

1/2/2021 Democrat State Rep. Jones Supports Ga. Republican Senate Candidates by OAN Newsroom
Vernon Jones. (AP Photo/Todd Bennett)
    Georgia State Rep. Vernon Jones (D-Ga.) said he does not agree with what the Democrat Georgia Senate candidates stand for, despite being a Democrat himself.
    In an interview Saturday, Jones said he supports Senators Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.).    He noted Republicans need to take the win to prevent socialism in the nation and to ensure the police are not defunded.     Jones also said he backs President Trump in his fight against election fraud in the state of Georgia.
    Jones said mail-in ballots have been abused in this election, urging Georgians to go to the polls in overwhelming numbers for Tuesday’s election.
    “This whole thing has been riddled with irregularities,” Jones stated, regarding the election.
    The Georgia Senate runoffs are now just days away.

1/2/2021 President Trump Continues To Push For A Deeper Look Into 2020 Election by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 31: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office while arriving back at the White House
on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. President Trump and the First Lady returned to Washington, DC early and will not be in
attendance at the annual New Years Eve party at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    President Trump and many Republican lawmakers are continuing the fight for a free and fair election by demanding a closer look at the fraud and corruption that took place on November 3.
    The President took to Twitter on Friday to voice his frustration.    He emphasized that the whole “State election is not legal or constitutional.”
[Twitter is disputed because the State Legislature did not approve voting changes]

    Additionally, President Trump pointed out Georgia’s consent decree is unconstitutional, which adds another layer of illegality and invalidity to the November election while threatening senatorial elections, as well.
    He praised Herschel Walker, a former Dallas Cowboys running back and avid supporter of the President, for continuing to shine a spotlight on the corruption.
    “I love the state of Georgia, I love the United States of America,” Walker said.    “How can we certify something that we know is not right?    Unless you’re part of the problem, we gotta do what’s right…and not certify this here.”
    President Trump also discussed the situation in Wisconsin. He said the fact that voters were not asking for applications invalidates the election.    The President noted, “all of this without even discussing the millions of fraudulent votes that were cast or altered,” which would give him far more votes than necessary to win all of the swing states, of which he only needed three.
    The Commander in Chief also thanked Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) for leading the charge for Republicans to object to the electoral college results on January 6.
    On Friday, the President said, “America is proud of Josh and the many others who are joining him.”    Hawley received backlash for his decision on social media, but he is expected to move forward with his decision to ensure congressional debate.
    Lastly, President Trump reiterated, “The U.S. cannot have fraudulent elections.”

1/3/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - State reports 8,739 cases over 3 days by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported more than 8,700 new cases of the coronavirus and 75 additional deaths as it released data from the past three days.
    Gov. Andy Beshear also reported the test positivity rate reached 10.79% Saturday but explained it was likely due to some labs and public testing sites being closed during the holidays.
    With fewer testing sites open, there’s an increase in percentage of tests conducted in medical settings where patients are experiencing symptoms and suspect they have the virus, Beshear said.
    Kentucky has now seen 273,971 cases of the coronavirus and 2,698 deaths [0.009% mortality rate].
    “Every day we are reminded how fragile the progress we have made in defeating this virus really is,” Beshear said in a statement.    “We will wait and watch closely over the coming days and weeks to gauge the impact the holidays may have had on our recent success in slowing new case growth.”
    As of Wednesday, there have been 34,376 vaccine doses administered in Kentucky.
    The state has received 120,900 doses.
    “With more vaccines arriving in 2021, we have a new sense of hope but right now we must all continue to do our part to stop this virus, including wearing a mask and avoiding large in-person gatherings,” Beshear said.
    Here is the latest case information by day:
New cases: 1,470
New deaths: 22
Positivity rate: 10.79%
Total deaths: 2,698
Hospitalized: 1,635
In an intensive care unit: 428
On a ventilator: 211
New cases: 3,124 New deaths: 14
Positivity rate: 10.32%
Total deaths: 2,676
Hospitalized: 1,671
In an ICU: 423
On a ventilator: 216
New cases: 4,145
New deaths: 39
Positivity rate: 9.89%
Total deaths: 2,662
Hospitalized: 1,627
In an ICU: 432
    On a ventilator: 224 Indiana on Saturday reported 5,429 new cases and 39 related deaths, bringing the state’s case total above 523,000 and the total confirmed deaths to 8,055.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmac austin.
[75 deaths / 8,739 cases = 0.008% for 3 days and the mortality rate is still below 1% so keep Kentucky open and lets us live and kids back to school Beshear.].

1/3/2021 Cruz-led faction intends to challenge Biden’s win by Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    WASHINGTON – A coalition of 11 Republican senators announced Saturday it will challenge the outcome of the presidential election by voting to reject electors from some states when Congress meets to certify the Electoral College results that confirmed President-elect Joe Biden won.
    President Donald Trump’s extraordinary refusal to accept his election defeat and the effort to subvert the will of the voters has become a defining moment for Republicans and is tearing the party apart.    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Republican not to try to overturn the election.
    The 11 senators, led by Ted Cruz of Texas, said they will vote against certain state electors unless Congress appoints an electoral commission to conduct an audit of the election results.    They acknowledged they are unlikely to change the results of the election.
    “We intend to vote on January 6 to reject the electors from disputed states as not ‘regularly given’ and ‘lawfully certified’ (the statutory requisite), unless and until that emergency 10-day audit is completed,” they wrote in the statement.     “We do not take this action lightly,” they added.     In response to Trump’s claims of voter fraud, bipartisan election officials and Trump’s then-Attorney General William Barr have said there was no evidence of widespread fraud and that the election ran smoothly.     The days ahead are expected to do little to change the outcome.    Biden is set to be inaugurated Jan. 20 based on an Electoral College vote of 306-232.
    Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri was the first to defy McConnell by announcing he would join House Republicans in objecting to the state tallies during Wednesday’s joint session of Congress.
    On the other side of the party’s split, Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska warned such challenges are a “dangerous ploy” threatening the nation’s civic norms.
    The issue is forcing Republicans to make choices that will set the contours of the post-Trump era and an evolving GOP.
    Caught in the middle is Vice President Mike Pence.
    “I will not be participating in a project to overturn the election,” Sasse wrote in a lengthy social media post.    Sasse, a potential 2024 presidential contender, said he was “urging my colleagues also to reject this dangerous ploy.”
    Trump, the first president to lose a reelection bid in almost 30 years, has attributed his defeat to vast voter fraud, despite the consensus of nonpartisan election officials that there wasn’t any.
    Of the roughly 50 lawsuits the president and his allies have filed challenging election results, nearly all have been dismissed or dropped.     He’s also lost twice at the U.S. Supreme Court.
    Still, the president has pushed Republican senators to pursue his charges even though the Electoral College has cemented Biden’s victory and all that’s left is Congress’ formal recognition of the count before the new president is sworn in.

1/3/2021 Ronna McDaniel: Hold The Line Against Dem Anti-Police Agenda by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 09: RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel speaks during a press conference at the Republican
National Committee headquarters on November 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel is speaking out in support of the Republican candidates in the Georgia Senate run-off elections.
    McDaniel took to Twitter on Saturday to urge Georgians to vote for incumbent Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.). She slammed their Democrat opponents — Raphael Warnock and John Ossoff — by criticizing their anti-police policies.
    The Republican leader asserted electing Loeffler and Perdue on January 5 is essential to “holding the line” against Democrats’ anti-police agenda.
    As support for the candidates pours in, Loeffler continues to campaign ahead of the pivotal run-off elections.
    “We’re going to stop socialism right here in America,” Loeffler stated.    “We’re going to save this country and we’re going to protect the American dream.”
    Just days before the Georgia Senate runoff elections, Loeffler held an event to solidify support.    On Saturday, she gathered with voters in Cumming and told them to remind their friends and family to head to the polls on January 5.
    Loeffler pointed to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments about changing Georgia and then the country.    She said a Democrat-victory would lead to higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine, and defunding the police as well as the military.
    "The very fabric of this country would be shred apart,” Loeffler reiterated.    “The American dream would be impossible and our country would be unrecognizable.”
    Loeffler also promised voters she would not let Washington’s politics come to Georgia.
    “We went to Washington to work for you, we don’t owe the swamp anything,” said Loeffler.    “We will never bring Washington to Georgia.    We’re going to take Georgia to Washington.”
    The senator is running to keep her seat and to help secure a Republican majority in 2021.    She also continues to fight alongside the President for free and fair elections.
    Early voting closed on Thursday.    More than three million Georgia residents have already cast votes, which makes the race one of the biggest in the state.

1/3/2021 20 States Raise Minimum Wage At Start Of New Year by OAN Newsroom
MERRICK, NEW YORK – MAY 10: Elizabeth Mcginn works the cashier stand outside the Flowers by
Voegler store on May 10, 2020 in Merrick, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
    The beginning of the new year brings new minimum wages.    Workers in 20 states are seeing bumps from a few cents to more than a dollar an hour.
    On Sunday, reports detailed the raises.    New Mexico will see the biggest rise of an additional $1.50 per hour, which brings the state’s minimum wage to $10.50. Minnesota will see the lowest reported bump at only eight cents.
    Multiple localities are doing their own wage hikes, as well, with cities in Arizona and California increasing wages from $13 to $15.
    Some raises will also depend on how many workers a business employ.
    Advocates for wage increases said the bumps will help reduce poverty and offer much-needed pay raises to essential workers.    However, critics said the increases will raise labor costs for employers and slow job growth, especially as the economy tries to recover during the pandemic.
    “There’s good and bad in something like this and you’ve got to be careful,” Independent Wealth Management Advisor Mike Reeves said.    “If you go too far with raising the minimum wage, you’re going to lose jobs and the move to technology will be sped up.    However, on the other side, if somebody’s doing a good job, they need to be paid fairly and you want to maintain a certain standard of living.”
    According to reports, the pandemic has already hurt minimum wage efforts in certain areas.    In Michigan, for example, state law prohibits a scheduled minimum wage hike when the state’s annual unemployment rate is above 8.5 percent. The rate has reportedly been above 10 percent for most of 2020.
    In 2019, a non-partisan report projected that a $15 minimum wage would lead to more than one million jobless workers in an average week.
    Additionally, business interest groups said they’re opposed to the wage increases because businesses are already facing the pressure to cut workers during the pandemic.    Experts also argue that consumers will face higher prices amid a bump in wages.
    “Businesses always have to provide a profit, so they are going to do what’s in their best interest to provide that profit,” Josh Smith of Strategic Wealth Designers said.    “So one way they may do it is to raise prices or raise costs, but there’s only so much consumers will take of that.”
    Back in 2019, House Democrats passed a bill to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, but it didn’t pass the Republican-controlled Senate.
    However, Democrat candidates in Georgia said the federal minimum wage will increase if they win.    John Ossoff even claimed it should be higher than $15.

1/3/2021 FBI Investigating Nashville Bombing Suspect’s Contacts Before Attack by OAN Newsroom
NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 31: MNPD officers stand next to an invcinerated vehicle and observe damage down to the historic buildings
on Second Avenue on Decemeber 31, 2020 in Nashville, TN. On Christmas morning, suspect Anthony Warner detonated an R.V. packed with
explosives in Downtown Nashville damaging over forty buildings in Nashville’s Historic District. (Photo by Alex Kent/Getty Images)
    As the investigation continues into downtown Nashville’s Christmas Day bombing, the FBI uncovers new information linked to the suspect.
    On Saturday, federal investigators discovered that prior to the attack, 63-year-old Anthony Warner sent packages to multiple people he knew.    These packages possibly exposed his plans for the bombing.
    FBI Special Agent Jason Pack released a statement, which said authorities are “aware the suspect sent materials, which espoused his viewpoints to several acquaintances throughout the country.”
    This finding came after a recent police report revealed Warner’s former girlfriend had warned police that he was making bombs out of his R.V. almost two years ago.
This undated image posted on social media by the FBI shows Anthony Quinn Warner. Warner, the man accused of exploding a bomb in Nashville,
Tenn., on Christmas Day, told a neighbor days earlier that “Nashville and the world is never going to forget me.” (Courtesy of FBI via AP)
    “At no time was there evidence or reasonable suspicion that a crime was being committed,” Metro Nashville Police Department Chief John Drake said.    “And officers had no legal basis to go into Warner’s fenced-in backyard or home during August 2019.”
    The FBI said they assessed the allegations at that time as best as they could.
    “I believe the officers did everything they could legally,” Drake noted.    “Maybe we could have followed up more, [but] hindsight is 20/20.”
    Moving forward, the FBI urged anyone who may have received anything from Warner to contact authorities.

1/3/2021 Report: U.S. Sees Highest Surge In Homicides During 2020 by OAN Newsroom
A Los Angeles Police Department officer stands with armed members of the National Guard facing protesters
marching over the death of George Floyd. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Experts say that 2020 ended as the most violent year in U.S. history.
    According to reports, the U.S. saw the single largest one-year increase in homicides.    The country experienced nearly a 21 percent rise in killings throughout the first nine months.
    The surge was seen across the board from Cleveland to Memphis to Phoenix to New Orleans.    Cities large and small saw the spike.
    In Minneapolis, a reported 81 people were killed as of late December, which marked a 72 percent increase from 2019.    Additionally, St. Louis marked its highest homicide rate in five decades with 262 killings.
    In New York City, 477 homicides were reported, which is a 41 percent increase over the previous year as well as the highest number since 2011.    Even the nation’s capital wasn’t spared as reports said Washington D.C. saw 198 homicides.    This is Washington’s highest number since 2004.
    The city of Chicago carried the highest death toll with 769 people killed over the course of 2020, compared to 495 in 2019.
    “This is an unprecedented rise in shootings and homicides in Chicago,” Loyola University Professor David Olson said.    “But we’ve also had an unprecedented situation with the pandemic.”
    Cities also reported a spike in shootings.    For example, nearly 4,000 shootings occurred in Philadelphia, which left 2,000 people wounded.    Los Angeles reported 2,700 more shootings this year with around 1,200 victims.
    According to researchers, the surge in violence in nearly every city occurred around the end of May and the beginning of June, which is the time nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd kicked off.    This was then followed by the push to defund the police.
    Experts also said the pandemic played a large role in the spike.
    “There’s a sense that the criminal justice system has been so adversely impacted by this pandemic,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said.    “That the deterrent value of being captured or being arrested and brought before the criminal justice system just simply is not there.”
    Reports noted the pandemic led to a drop in non-violent crimes, but police numbers were reduced due to officers calling out sick.    Additionally, officers were limited in their interactions with the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.

1/3/2021 GOP Senators Coordinate Electoral Objection by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump presides over a meeting about immigration with Republican and Democrat members
of Congress in the Cabinet Room at the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    On Saturday, President Trump reportedly joined a call with 50 Congress members led by Reps. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) and Jim Jordan (R-OH.) to discuss their objection to the disputed 2020 election.
    Mo Brooks announced his letter to Congress in December, seeking election fraud hearings due to undeniable examples of voter fraud at congressional and judicial levels.
    “On January 6, 2021, I have a choice.    I can ignore truth, surrender to socialism, and accept Electoral College submissions from states with election systems so badly flawed as to render their vote submissions unreliable, untrustworthy, and unworthy of acceptance,” Brooks stated.    “Or I can fight for America and move to reject them.”
    Mo Brooks and over 140 GOP Congress members reportedly plan to object at Wednesday’s vote.

1/3/2021 President Trump Pushes Ga. Secy Of State To Reexamine Election Results by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 28: U.S. President Donald Trump awaited the arrival of Finnish President Sauli Niinisto
to the White House August 28, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump reportedly pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to dig deeper into the state’s election results.
    This is according to a phone call released on Sunday in which Raffensperger and his legal counsel rejected claims of election irregularities.
    The President pointed to stories of ballots being shredded and voting machines being moved, accusing Raffensperger of knowing what happened but not reporting it.
    In the call, the President claimed he won the election and said it’s not fair to take it away.
    “You should want to have an accurate election,” President Trump told the secretary of state.    “And you’re a Republican.”
    Raffensperger responded by saying, “We believe that we do have an accurate election.”
    Raffensperger continued to stand by the numbers, claiming he believes they are correct.    President Trump countered, telling Raffensperger that he’s providing faulty election results and the people of Georgia know it’s a scam.
[Of coure he is going to say that because he is part of the Stacy Abrams-George Soros corruption to change the voting laws without letting the Legislature vote for changes and also is ignoring the corruption of illegal voting after polls were close on election night who is seen on video.].

1/3/2021 Californians Take To Streets For ‘Patriots Rose Parade’ After Traditional Event Was Cancelled by OAN Newsroom
Supporters of President Donald Trump stood on the side of a road as Trump’s motorcade
passed by, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Over a thousand vehicles in support of the President came together in California for the traditional Rose Parade route after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-Calif.) strict pandemic regulations shut down the annual event.
    On Friday, protesters drove the path on Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, chanting “Trump 2020,” with many holding American flags.    Members of the congregation expressed their die-hard support for the President and desire to see the election results overturned.
    “This is like a freedom, this is opening up our country, celebrating our country, our freedoms and hopefully the truth of the election,” a President Trump supporter stated.
    The event, which was organized by Trump Unity Bridge, was also reportedly in protest of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s strict lockdown orders, which they said have drastically hurt local businesses.
    Some caravaners called the governor’s orders “illegal,” pointing to Newsom’s hypocritical antics and the blatant examples showing his disregard for his own rules.
    Participants reportedly came from all over the state to take part in what was dubbed the "Patriot’s Rose Parade.”
    The Rose Bowl game was recently moved to Texas due to California’s continued ban on spectators attending sporting events.
    Reports said the traditional Rose Parade festivities bring in as much as $200 million for the Pasadena community, crucial funds which businesses struggling during the pandemic reportedly desperately need.
    The largely GOP supported event came as a new measure to recall Gov. Newsom has garnered support, with the petition reaching nearly a million signatures as of this week.

1/3/2021 Reports: 10 Wealthiest People Grow Fortunes By $347B In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 18: founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presented the company’s first smartphone,
the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
    The world’s wealthiest individuals are continuing to grow their fortunes while major economies remain shut down.
    According to latest corporate earnings reports, 10 of the wealthiest men in the world have increased their net worth by $347 billion in the past 12 months.
    These reports included Amazon’s Jeff Bezos who added $75 billion to his fortune, as well as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.
    Critics have said COVID-19 lockdowns benefited large corporations and online retailers while millions of small businesses have collapsed.
    “Would you like to be told you can’t leave your own home, told what you can and can’t do, and told that you can’t celebrate Christmas?    Well, this year you are being told these things!    And you can do all your holiday shopping nationally with Amazon, as all local businesses have been exterminated,” YouTuber JP Sears said in a recent video.
    Meanwhile, the Trump Administration is working to reduce poverty and unemployment caused by economic lockdowns in individual states.

1/3/2021 Dr. Slaoui: Third Vaccine Approval Possibly In 4-6 Weeks by OAN Newsroom
    WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 15: Moncef Slaoui, the former head of GlaxoSmithKlines vaccines division, listened as U.S. President Donald Trump
delivered remarks about coronavirus vaccine development in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Operation Warp Speed Chief Moncef Slaoui said a new COVID-19 vaccine could be approved in the coming weeks.
    In an interview Sunday, Dr. Slaoui said more than 17 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine have already been shipped.    He also added that five vaccines are currently in Phase 3 trials and a third vaccine could see FDA approval in the next four to six weeks.
    He mentioned it will be some time before experts know how long after vaccination a person can pass the virus to others.
    “Those studies, frankly, are going to be based on observational data into the population,” Dr. Slaoui stated.    “I don’t think we will have data before late in the spring. But I can’t give you an exact date.”
    He said the new coronavirus variant, first detected in the U.K., should be under control with the current vaccines.    He reassured the COVID-19 variant is not more deadly to the population than the current virus.

1/3/2021 Loeffler Makes Final Campaign Push Ahead Of Runoffs by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) reacts to her supporters during an Election Night party at the Grand Hyatt
Atlanta In Buckhead on November 03, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
    Just days before the Georgia Senate runoff election, Republican candidate Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) held an event to solidify support.
    On Saturday, Loeffler gathered with voters in Cumming, Georgia and told them to remind their friends and family to head to the polls on January 5.
    She pointed to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s comments on changing Georgia and then the country, stating a Democrat victory would lead to higher taxes, open borders, socialized medicine and defunding police and military.
    Loeffler promised voters she would not let Washington’s politics come to Georgia.
    “We went to Washington to work for you,” Loeffler stated.    “We don’t owe the swamp anything.    That’s right, and we’re going to keep doing that every day.    We will never bring Washington to Georgia.    We’re going to take Georgia to Washington.”
    The senator is running to keep her seat, help secure a Republican majority in 2021 and continue to fight alongside the President for free and fair elections.
    “We’re going to keep fighting for President Trump every day,” Loeffler said.
    Early voting closed on Thursday and more than 3 million Georgia residents have already cast votes, making the race one of the biggest in the state.

1/3/2021 McConnell And Pelosi’s Homes Tagged Over $2K Stimulus Checks by OAN Newsroom
The home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is shown as it was vandalized
overnight in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    Gov. Andy Beshear (D-Ky.) condemns the vandalism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s home, calling it “unacceptable.”
    In a tweet on Saturday, Beshear denounced the incident. He emphasized that vandalism is never acceptable.
    McConnell’s and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s homes were both vandalized after the Senate failed to increase the stimulus checks to $2,000.    They graffitied several statements on the front of McConnell’s house, including “where’s my money” and “Mitch kills poor people.”
The home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is shown as it was vandalized
overnight in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    Earlier this week, McConnell and a number of senators blocked a law allowing the federal government to dish out $2,000 stimulus checks, which is something the President also pushed for.    This would’ve replaced the previously agreed to $600 checks.
    “A bipartisan common-sense caucus in both chambers is not keen to let Speaker Pelosi and Senator Sanders have universal cash giveaways regardless of need,” McConnell said.    “A huge chunk would be socialism for rich people, money flowing to households well into six figures, who did not lose any jobs or income last year.”
    This came after Pelosi’s San Francisco home was vandalized in a similar fashion to McConnell’s.    The suspect reportedly wrote “cancel rent” and “we want everything” on her garage door.
    Additionally, they left a pig’s head in the middle of her driveway, which was seeped in red paint.    This is leaving many political analysts scratching their heads because Pelosi rallied both aisles in the House to support the $2,000 checks.
    “The President of the United States has expressed his support for the $2,000,” Pelosi stated.    “The Democrats and Republicans in the House have passed that legislation, [but] who is holding up that distribution to the American people? Mitch McConnell.”
    McConnell issued a statement shortly after the incident.    He said he’s spent his life defending the First Amendment and the right to protest peacefully.    However, he added, “vandalism and the politics of fear have no place in society.”
    In the meantime, local authorities in San Francisco and Louisville are investigating both instances.
[Mitch I voted for you in Kentucky but now I see you are not supporting the Republicans who will be defending our constitution on Jan. 6 by forcing a vote for illegal election fraud committed by 6 Democrate controlled swing states who violated their constitution by making changes to the voting laws without going through the Legislature as the constitution requires.    So you need to vote for righteousness not tyranny which is why our founders put it their to protect us from that.].

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1/4/2021 Beshear: Explanation on positivity rate coming by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky saw another increase in its coronavirus test positivity rate Sunday, when it reached 11.1% after rising over the holiday weekend.
    Gov. Andy Beshear reiterated the increase is likely due to some labs and public testing sites being closed over the holiday, 'which increases the percentage of tests conducted in medical settings where patients are experiencing symptoms and suspect they have the virus,' he said in a tweet.
    'We will have a full explanation of the positivity rate during tomorrow’s update,' the governor said.
    Kentucky had seen a steady decrease in its positivity rate in the final weeks of December, hovering around 8% at the end of the month before it jumped to 9.89% on New Year’s Eve.
    Beshear also announced 2,860 new cases of the coronavirus and 25 related deaths on Sunday.
    Kentucky has now seen 276,826 positive cases and 2,723 deaths linked to the virus [0.01% mortality rate].
    Indiana on Sunday reported 3,002 new COVID-19 cases and 56 more deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 526,071 and the total number of related deaths to 8,111 .
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[25 deaths / 2,860 cases = 0.008% mortality rate which is the same as it has been for the last 4 days.].

1/4/2021 UK Judge Rejects Extradition Of ‘Suicide Risk’ Assange To United States by Michael Holden
People celebrate after a judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States,
outside the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court, in London, Britain, January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
    LONDON (Reuters) – A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.
    The United States said it would continue to seek the extradition of Australian-born Assange and U.S. prosecutors are set to appeal Monday’s decision to London’s High Court.
    The U.S. authorities accuse the 49-year-old of 18 offences relating to the release by WikiLeaks of vast troves of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which they say put lives in danger.
    Assange’s lawyers will seek bail on Wednesday for their client, who has spent most of the last decade either in prison or self-imposed confinement.
    “We will continue to seek Mr. Assange’s extradition,” a U.S. Department of Justice statement said, adding that the United States had won on all the legal points, including arguments relating to freedom of speech and political motivation.
    Assange’s legal team had argued the entire prosecution was brought on by pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, and that Assange’s extradition would pose a severe threat to press freedom.
    But it was only the real risk he would commit suicide if he were held in a U.S. maximum security jail that led Judge Vanessa Baraitser to reject the extradition request.
    Assange, she said, suffered at times from severe depression and had been diagnosed with autism.    Half a razor blade was found in his London prison cell in May 2019, and he had told medical staff of suicidal thoughts and made plans to end his life.
    “I find that Mr Assange’s risk of committing suicide, if an extradition order were to be made, to be substantial,” Baraitser said in her ruling, delivered at London’s Old Bailey court.
    “The overall impression is of a depressed and sometimes despairing man, who is genuinely fearful about his future.”
    She said Assange had made regular calls from jail to the Samaritans charity.
    Wearing a navy suit and a mask, Assange showed little emotion at the ruling.    Outside court, his partner Stella Moris, with whom he had two children while seeking asylum in London’s Ecuadorean Embassy, said the decision was a victory but the threat of extradition was still hanging over him.
    “I call on the president of the United States to end this now: Mr President, tear down these prison walls, let our little boys have their father.    Free Julian, free the press, free us all,” she said.
    U.S. prosecutors and Western security officials regard the WikiLeaks founder as a reckless and dangerous enemy of the state whose actions imperilled the lives of agents whose names were in the leaked material.
    The U.S. authorities say more than 100 people were put at risk by the disclosures and about 50 had received assistance, with some fleeing their home countries with their spouses and families to move to the United States or another safe country.
    Supporters regard him as an anti-establishment hero who has been victimised because he exposed U.S. wrongdoing in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and say his prosecution is a politically motivated assault on journalism and free speech.
    Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said his country would now offer Assange political asylum.
    “Assange is a journalist and deserves a chance, I am in favor of pardoning him,” he said.    “We’ll give him protection.”
    WikiLeaks came to prominence when it published a U.S. military video in 2010 showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.    It then released thousands of secret classified files and diplomatic cables.
    The legal saga began soon afterwards when Sweden sought Assange’s extradition from Britain over allegations of sex crimes.    When he lost that case in 2012, he fled to the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he spent seven years.
    When he was finally dragged out in April 2019, he was jailed for breaching British bail conditions although the Swedish case against him had been dropped.    Last June, the U.S. Justice Department formally asked Britain to extradite him.
    Baraitser rejected his lawyers’ arguments that the case was political and an assault on journalism and freedom of speech, saying there was insufficient evidence that prosecutors had been pressured by Trump’s team and little evidence of hostility from the U.S. president.
    She said there was no evidence that Assange would not get a fair trial in the United States and that his actions had gone beyond investigative journalism.
    But she said there was a real risk that, if found guilty, he would be held in the ADX Florence maximum security prison (SAM) in almost total isolation, and that he would find a way around their suicide prevention measures.
    “I am satisfied that, if he is subjected to the extreme conditions of SAMs, Mr. Assange’s mental health will deteriorate to the point where he will commit suicide,” Baraitser said.
(Editing by Catherine Evans)

1/4/2021 UK Judge Rules WikiLeaks’ Assange Should Not Be Extradited To United States
FILE PHOTO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the
Ecuadorian Embassy, in central London, Britain February 5, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
    LONDON (Reuters) – A British judge ruled on Monday that WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States to face charges of breaking a spying law and conspiring to hack government computers.
    Judge Vanessa Baraitser said she had refused his extradition to the United States because of fears that he could commit suicide.
(Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Kate Holton)

1/4/2021 England To Go Back Into COVID-19 Lockdown From Midnight – BBC by William Schomberg, Alistair Smout and Guy Faulconbridge
A government public health information message is seen on a roadside sign, amidst the spread of the
coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in London, Britain January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Toby Melville
    LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce later on Monday a new coronavirus lockdown for all of England similar to the one imposed when the pandemic hit the country in March, the BBC reported.
    The measures would include school closures for most pupils and people would be asked to work from home unless they are unable to do their jobs remotely or are key workers, the BBC said, adding the measures would come into effect from midnight.
    Johnson is due to deliver a televised address to the nation at 2000 GMT.
    Earlier on Monday, his government touted a scientific “triumph” as Britain became the first country in the world to start vaccinating its population with Oxford University and AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 shot.
    Dialysis patient Brian Pinker, 82, received the first Oxford/AstraZeneca shot outside of a trial.
    “I am so pleased to be getting the COVID vaccine today and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford,” said Pinker, a retired maintenance manager, just a few hundred metres from where the vaccine was developed.
    Britain is grappling with the world’s sixth highest death toll and one of the worst economic hits from the COVID-19 crisis.    More than 75,000 people in the United Kingdom have died from COVID-19 within 28 days of a positive test.
    It was the first country to roll out the vaccine developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech almost a month ago, and is prioritising getting a first dose of vaccines to as many people as possible over giving second doses.
    Some experts say they are worried about such an approach.
    Two new variants of the coronavirus are complicating the COVID-19 response and Britain has seen a resurgence in cases to new daily highs.
    UK scientists have expressed concern that the vaccines being rolled out may not be able to protect against a new variant of the coronavirus that emerged in South Africa and has spread internationally.
    Britain’s parliament will be recalled on Wednesday to debate the lockdown measures.
    Moving ahead of Johnson, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon earlier on Monday imposed the most stringent lockdown for Scotland since last spring.
(Additional reporting by Elizabeth Piper, Writing by William James, Guy Faulconbridge and Alistair Smout; Editing by Kate Holton, Nick Macfie, Mike Collett-White and Gareth Jones)

1/4/2021 Germany Heading Towards Extension Of Hard Lockdown
FILE PHOTO: Police officers block the boulevard 'Strasse des 17. Juni' on which the New Year's Eve celebrations with thousands of people have usually taken place
in previous years, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
    BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government and the country’s 16 federal states have agreed to extend a strict lockdown until Jan. 31 in an effort to bring coronavirus infections under control, Bild newspaper reported on Monday, without providing a source.
    Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state premiers are scheduled on Tuesday to discuss a possible extension of the lockdown beyond Jan. 10.    Some, including Bavaria’s premier Markus Soeder, have already spoken in favour of an extension.
    Speaking after the Bild report, a government source told Reuters: “All but two federal states support (a lockdown extension until) Jan. 31.    However, the formal decision will be made on Tuesday.”
    Germany was more successful than many European countries in keeping the coronavirus in check during the first wave in the spring but has seen a surge in new infections since the autumn.
    It imposed a second hard lockdown on Dec. 16, closing schools, shops and restaurants after a partial lockdown introduced in early November did not bring the hoped-for reduction in new infections.
    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany, which has a total population of around 83 million, increased by 9,847 to 1.76 million in a day, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.    The reported death toll rose by 302 to 34,574.
    The situation in Germany’s hospitals has become “extremely difficult,” a government spokesman told a news conference on Monday.
    The federal states will take the decision on when and how schools will reopen, the education ministers agreed on Monday.
    They recommend a three-step procedure, which would see the first six grades return first, flexible teaching times for pupils from the seventh grade in a second step and a broad return to classrooms in a third step.
    Like other European Union countries, Germany started vaccinating its population against COVID-19 in late December, but officials and media have expressed frustration with the slow rate of progress.
    Only 265,986 people had received a first shot by Monday, according to the RKI.    This compares with more than a million people in Britain, which approved the vaccine developed by Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech earlier than the EU and also began innoculating with Oxford University and Astrazeneca’s vaccine on Monday.
(Reporting by Andreas Rinke, Kirsti Knolle; editing by Thomas Seythal, Maria Sheahan and Gareth Jones)

1/4/2021 Canary Islands Sees More Than Eight-Fold Increase In Migrants In 2020
A health worker takes the temperature of a migrant child, in the port of Arguineguin, in the
south part of the island of Gran Canaria, Spain January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Borja Suarez
    MADRID (Reuters) – The number of undocumented migrants arriving in Spain’s Canary Islands on rickety boats was more than eight times higher in 2020 than the previous year, the Spanish Interior Ministry said on Monday.
    As north and sub-Saharan Africans grew desperate after losing incomes from tourism and other industries because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 23,023 migrants arrived in the archipelago last year, up from 2,687 in 2019, the ministry said.
    Hundreds of people died last year making the perilous crossing to the Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean, often in overcrowded boats with unreliable engines, the International Organization for Migration said.
    The migrants tend to see the Canary Islands as a staging post to get to mainland Europe, but the islands are still more than 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from continental Spain.
    Overall, the number of illegal migrants intercepted by Spanish authorities across the country in 2020 rose by 29% to 41,861, as fewer people sailed to continental Spain and the Balearic Islands or crossed the land border between Morocco and the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla.
(This story corrects figure in last paragraph to 41,861).
(Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Ingrid Melander and Barbara Lewis)

1/4/2021 In Mexico, Shuttered Shelters Hit Migrants As Pandemic Rages by Laura Gottesdiener and Lizbeth Diaz
FILE PHOTO: Migrants rest in an improvised shelter set up outside the Posada Belen migrant shelter, which is closed due to an outbreak
of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Saltillo, Mexico December 27, 2020. Picture taken December 27, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril
    SALTILLO, Mexico (Reuters) – Dozens of migrant refuges in Mexico have closed their doors or scaled back operations in recent weeks to curb the ravages of coronavirus, exposing people to greater peril just as migration from Central America to the United States is on the rise again.
    Reuters spoke to people responsible for over 40 shelters that had offered refuge to thousands on a route where illegal immigrants often face assaults, robberies and kidnappings – before the pandemic forced them to shut or limit capacity.
    The closures are a fresh headache for migrants already coping with reductions to the southern routes of a Mexican cargo train known as “La Bestia” (The Beast) that has long helped them get north.
    Fewer shelters mean fewer safe places for Central Americans to take cover, even as many walk hundreds more miles than before, over a dozen migrants told Reuters.
    When the main shelter in the northern city of Saltillo, a busy staging post on the road to Texas, shut before Christmas due to a COVID-19 outbreak that killed its founder, dozens of migrants were left to camp on the sidewalk outside.
    Alarmed by the prospect of gangsters who often prey on migrants in the city, an important transit point for violent drug gangs, they organized their own night patrol.
    “At night, suspicious cars park nearby or circle the area with two or three men inside,” said Honduran migrant Michael Castaneda, 27, who helped organize the sentry.    “We know the gangs are watching us, and they know we’re watching them.”
    A network of privately funded shelters provides food, legal and medical aid to tens of thousands of migrants traversing Mexico each year. Run by non-governmental agencies or religious organizations, they are subject to government rules, including health laws that have forced some to close in the pandemic.
    Castaneda wants to reach the United States to work and send money back to his parents and three younger siblings to rebuild their family home, which was hammered by two devastating hurricanes that hit Central America in November.
    But his journey across Mexico has been slow, he said, after he injured his leg en route and could not access medical care or rest properly because of shuttered shelters.
    Estimates vary over how many refuges there are, but a 2020 study by bank BBVA Bancomer identified 96 shelters, rest houses and canteens for migrants on Mexico’s main migration routes.
    The mounting risks Castaneda and other migrants face could complicate Mexican-U.S. efforts to improve their lot under the incoming U.S. president, Joe Biden, who has pledged to pursue more humane policies than the incumbent, Donald Trump.
    Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 and the two hurricanes have already encouraged some Central Americans to head north.    Social media chats used by migrants say a major migrant caravan is organizing to depart Honduras on Jan. 15.
    The number of Hondurans, Guatemalans and Salvadorans caught trying to cross the U.S. border rose more than three-fold between July and November, U.S. official data show.
    In the southern town of Tenosique, a gathering point for migrants entering Mexico from Guatemala, an influential shelter known as “The 72” had to close its doors to new arrivals after a coronavirus outbreak there at the end of November.
    “It’s a shame not to allow people into the shelter because that’s what we’re here for, especially in such a difficult moment,” said director Fray Gabriel Romero.
    Before he began turning migrants away, Romero said he had been taking in Central Americans who had lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricanes Eta and Iota in November.    Even now, dozens of migrants continue arriving every day, he says.
    In Saltillo, concerned residents shared hot plates of tamales with migrants on Christmas Eve, and the city has improvised to cope with the loss of shelter accommodation.
    Longtime resident Glenda Troches, a Honduran, has opened her modest wooden home to migrants, well aware of the dangers they face, having once been kidnapped by a gang herself.
    Troches is offering refuge to compatriots like Sara Servellon, a 32-year-old who left Honduras for the United States with her husband just as Eta was closing in.
    By then, gang violence, a lack of work and the pandemic had convinced them they had no future in Honduras, Servellon said.
    Still, she was so tired from the trek across southern Mexico that upon trying to climb aboard the “La Bestia” en route to Saltillo, she fell face first and passed out, she recalled.
    “I was so weak,” she said.
    They pressed on quickly though.
    Before reaching Troches’ makeshift migrant refuge, Servellon said she had not slept safely in a shelter since the southern town of Palenque, more than 1,000 miles away.
    “We’d walked across practically all of Mexico,” she said, “and we hadn’t eaten all day or night.”
(Reporting by Laura Gottesdiener in Saltillo, Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico City; Additional reporting by Daniel Becerril in Saltillo; Editing by Dave Graham, Christian Plumb and Alistair Bell)

1/4/2021 VP Mike Pence: We’ll Have Our Day In Congress On Jan. 6 by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence during a swearing-in ceremony for senators in the Old Senate Chamber
at the Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
    Vice President Mike Pence said Republicans will have their day in Congress on January 6 and objections “will be heard.”    He made these comments while speaking at an event in Georgia on Monday.
    During that speech, he also urged voters to be confident in the election process and to get out and vote for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) tomorrow.
    Pence warned about what’s at stake for the country if Republicans don’t win the Georgia Senate runoff elections.    However, he assured that he and other officials from his party will be making sure polls and drop boxes are secure. He added they’re watching closely to ensure voting integrity is upheld.
    “Tomorrow is Georgia’s day,” Pence stated.
    Pence went on to urge Georgians to vote on Tuesday in order to protect conservative values.

1/4/2021 Facebook Bans GOP Account, Allows Inflammatory DNC Ads by OAN Newsroom
FILE- A Facebook logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)
    With the Georgia runoffs just a day away, the GOP is facing a battle on two fronts: the Democrat challengers in the polls and the bias of social media giants online.
    Over the weekend, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) posted a screenshot of emails they had received from Facebook explaining their account was “disabled” for an “unacceptable business policy violation.”
    While the emails do not specifically address what content posted by the NRSC was a violation, the committee posted the following ad the day before on Twitter.
    After fierce backlash from conservatives, Facebook responded by claiming the ban was part of an automatic process and was done so in error.    It also added that the account had been restored.
    Facebook did not say which part of the video, or any other content posted by the NRSC, was cause for an automatic flag.
    Reviewing Facebook’s policy regarding “information on ads about social issues, elections or politics in the United States during the 2020 election” clears up nothing as their wording leaves room for interpretation and the potential for inconsistent application.
    While conservative content faces undue scrutiny, the left seems to be able to post anything it pleases.    This includes an August 27 ad from the DNC accusing the President of “creating orphans” and an August 20 ad claiming the President was working to prevent Americans from voting.
    The video featuring California Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Nenson aired before the election, and was dramatically misleading.    The secretaries attempted to argue that mail-in voting and absentee voting are the same, and therefore mail-in voting is just as safe as absentee.
    While all absentee ballots are cast by mail, however, not all mail-in ballots in 2020 met the various requirements set out by each state in previous elections, many of which were suspended due to Democrat pressure amid the pandemic.
    Furthermore, Democrats were not arguing for an extension to absentee ballots, but instead a universal mail balloting system.    This is fundamentally different in application as seen by the overwhelming wave of ballots the United States Postal Service had to sort long after Election Day and, therefore, no valid prediction could be made in regard to its security.
    False equivalency issues aside, the advertisement is still available on the DNC Facebook page because the claims do not technically violate the site’s guidelines.    The terms state content will only be removed if it negatively discusses mail-in voting.
    The policies also outline bias within the site’s programming itself.    While Facebook supposedly disallows any candidate from prematurely claiming victory, the site sent an alert the morning after Election Day to users calling Joe Biden the winner before key battleground states Wisconisn, Michigan, Pennsylvania or Nevada were called for either candidate.
    However, post-election political bias is not a new phenomena as reports from the President’s first election show a surge in the creation of “fake fact-checkers” that push a left-leaning bias.
    An archived page from shortly after the President’s inauguration in 2017 on the news aggregator site WND News listed a number of “fact-check sites” that were reportedly run by Democrats claiming to be unbiased.
    Despite the internet gatekeepers slowing the flow of information from conservatives, campaign leaders have said they will not give up and will “hold the line” in Georgia and on social media.

1/4/2021 House Minority Leader McCarthy Touts Large GOP Freshman Class In House Of Reps. by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., welcomes freshman Republican members at the Capitol in Washington,
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. He is joined at right by Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently took a jab at Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the number of incoming new Republican lawmakers.    The U.S. House of Representatives has welcomed new members of Congress with a swarm of Republicans shrinking the majority.
    On Sunday, re-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially swore in the 117th Congress into office.    Republicans found success with new candidates in the 2020 general election, while bringing in 45 first-term representatives compared to 15 Democrats.
    Additionally, Republicans have, so far, picked up 10 seats in the House with Democrats losing nine.    House Minority McCarthy touted this Republican wave by posting a video in which he took aim at Speaker Pelosi.
    Reports have noted this is also the most diverse Congress in history with 121 women and 124 people of color taking office.    The House is not yet whole as New York’s 22nd Congressional District and Louisiana’s Fifth District still has to fill their seats.

1/4/2020 Ga. GOP Sen. David Perdue In Runoff Battle With Democrat Jon Ossoff by OAN Newsroom
Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Milton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    GOP Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia native, father and grandfather, has shown time and time again his ability to bounce back in the face of adversity.
    As president and CEO of Reebok, Perdue was credited with rejuvenating the sneaker brand, which led to a contract with the National Football League.
    As the CEO of Dollar General, he overhauled the company’s marketing strategy while opening 2,600 new stores across the U.S. This gave Perdue a reputation as a “turnaround specialist” who helped to revive brands.
    His repeated success took him to his 2016 run for the Senate, where he defeated the Democrat nominee by nearly eight points.
    Perdue’s taken strong stances on issues like the pandemic, where he said the safety and security of all Georgians is his number one focus.    He’s supported the phased reopening of the economy, allowing thousands of residents to return to work, and supported a commonsense plan to help teachers as well as students return to school.
    The Republican lawmaker has rolled back regulations on Georgia’s energy industry as well as community and regional banks.    He has also secured billions of dollars in relief to small businesses through the Paycheck Protection Program.
    Perdue has supported protecting Americans with pre-existing conditions, while working on streamlining regulations to get life-saving drugs to market faster.
    Additionally, he supports law and order while opposing efforts to defund the police by ensuring law enforcement have the resources they need to protect and serve.
    This comes in stark comparison to his opponent, Jon Ossoff, who Perdue has called a “rubber stamp” for liberal wishes.    Ossoff has supported defunding the police, packing the Supreme Court and overriding Georgia’s “right to work” laws in favor of unions.
    Perdue has also shown Ossoff has accepted money from a Chinese Communist Party-tied media company, whose CEO expressed opposition to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.    This even led to a heated exchange between the two during a debate in late October.
    Recent polls put Perdue at a 50-to-46 lead over Ossoff.    If you want to contribute to Perdue’s Senate re-election effort, head over to and click on “contribute” in the upper right hand corner.

1/4/2021 Kenosha, Wis. Prepares For Possible Unrest After Upcoming Decision In Jacob Blake Case by OAN Newsroom
File – Jacob Blake is pictured. (Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP)
    The city of Kenosha, Wisconsin is preparing for potential riots following an upcoming charging decision in the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
    On Sunday, Mayor John Antaramian and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced precautions will include road closures, curfews and limits on bus routes.    This comes as District Attorney Michael Graveley are set to release his charging decision in the case in coming weeks.
    Blake was shot seven times last August by officer Rusten Sheskey who was attempting to detain him alongside two other officers.    All officers involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave pending the district attorney’s investigation.
    The particular incident further fueled left-wing protests and riots sweeping the nation since the death of George Floyd last May.    Following the shooting, rioters tore through the streets of Kenosha, where they destroed many local businesses and set fire to multiple cars.    The Kenosha riots ultimately lead to two deaths.
Police try to secure businesses after protesters set fire to an office in the background
late on August 24, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. David Goldman / AP Photo)
    Throughout the probe, Graveley has taken extensive steps to remain impartial, including requesting an outside consultant to work on the case in order to make sure the public can trust his office’s final decision.
    “I actually asked that I not be a part of the selection process and I did that because I wanted the maximum confidence for whatever decision results in this case,” he explained.
    Graveley is set to make a decision within the next couple of weeks.

1/4/2021 Ga. Voters Swarm MAGA Victory Rally In Dalton by OAN Newsroom
    CHATTANOOGA, TN – NOVEMBER 4: A supporter of President Trump waved flags outside of McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tennessee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Thousands of supporters of President Trump arrived at the MAGA Victory Rally in Dalton, Georgia to denounce voter fraud and demand four more years of the Trump administration.
    “Most Americans know what’s really going on here with Raffensperger and the rest,” Georgia voter Rose Dybel said.    “They’re all culpable, they’re all complicit in the biggest fraud in American history.”
    Republican voters have said Dominion Voting Systems cannot be trusted, along with Democrat election officials who tried to blatantly steal the election for Joe Biden.
    Citizens added that Democrat elites may think they are stupid, but they’re not.
    “I don’t have 100 percent confidence that the results tomorrow are going to be accurate.    In fact, we shouldn’t even be having this vote if the election on November 3 was held properly,” Georgia voter Jim Digiorgio said.    “Along with stealing the presidential results, I think the the Senate would have ended up being a little bit different.    I don’t know that David Perdue would have even had to have an election tomorrow if things were done properly on November 3.”
    President Trump said federal authorities have secured enough evidence of election fraud, along with the “real 2020 results,” to overturn the results on January 6.

1/4/2021 Democrat Congressman Ends Opening Prayer With ‘Amen And Awoman’ by OAN Newsroom
CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 05: U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) spoke as U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) stood on stage during day two of the
Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) was chastised for ending his opening congressional prayer with “amen and awoman.”
    Conservative critics were quick to slam the Missouri representative for assigning a gender to the word “amen,” with many saying the action is another example of “progressive ideology” being pushed on Capitol Hill.
    “We ask it in the name of the monotheistic God, Brahma, and God known by many names, by many different faiths.    Amen and awoman,” Cleaver stated.
    Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.) claimed the Hebrew definition of the word “amen” is “so be it,” adding that it is not a gendered word.
    Cleaver, an ordained Methodist preacher, supposedly disregarded conservative judgment.    He tweeted that he was "honored” to deliver the prayer, and asked God to bless the representatives with the courage to “defend our democracy and liberties.”
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich also chastised Cleaver and the progressives, saying “the radical madness has begun.”
    The prayer followed legislation pushed by newly re-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.    She introduced a bill banning the use of gender specific pronouns in the House such as mother, brother and woman.
    The measure is reportedly an attempt to be more inclusive, with Pelosi calling the package “future-focused.”    It has faced heavy criticism from conservatives.

1/5/2021 Oil down $1.12 to $47.30, DOW down 383 to 30,224.

1/5/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Beshear reveals vaccine phases - ‘This has got to move faster,’ governor says by Sarah Ladd and Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration on Monday unveiled its list of COVID- 19 vaccine phases and also promised to rapidly speed up the pace of inoculations across the commonwealth.
    “No question, this has got to move faster,” Beshear said. “And we’re going to make it happen.”
    Here are the state’s planned vaccination phases, listed in order:
1A: Health care personnel; people in long-term care facilities, as well those in as assisted living facilities.
1B: First responders; anyone who is at least 70 years old; K-12 school personnel.
1C: Anyone who’s at least 60 years old; anyone who’s at least 16 years old and has a particularly high-risk condition associated with COVID-19 (as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); all essential workers.
2: Anyone who’s at least 40 years old.
3: Anyone who’s at least 16 years old.
4: Children under 16 years old if the vaccines eventually are approved for their age group.
    The “essential workers” category, as defined by the CDC, includes but is not limited to people employed in these fields: corrections, transportation and logistics, manufacturing, grocery stores, U.S. Postal Service, food and agriculture, finance, information technology and communication, water and wastewater, energy, media, legal, and public transit.
    People working in those areas generally would fall under Phase 1C, while other essential workers like health care professionals, teachers and first responders are covered by earlier phases.
    High-risk conditions that fall under Phase 1C include cancer, chronic kidney disease, Down syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, various heart conditions, obesity and severe obesity, an immunocompromised state due to a solid organ transplant, pregnancy, smoking, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, and sickle cell disease.
    Dr. Steven Stack, the state’s public health commissioner, said the hope is to begin vaccinations for Phase 1B by Feb. 1.     Beshear’s administration also announced a major statewide goal Monday: to administer 90% of all vaccines received in Kentucky within seven days of the doses’ arrival.
    To hit that benchmark, Stack said that may mean a vaccination site will inoculate people in a lower-priority category if the number of doses it receives in a particular week exceeds the number of individuals in the higher-priority categories who are scheduled to get inoculated during that period.
    “The goal is to not have vaccines sitting in a freezer,” Stack said.    “The goal is to have vaccine administered to willing recipients who want to have the vaccine.”
    The pandemic is far from over in Kentucky, as well as in the U.S.    The virus has been linked to the deaths of more than 350,000 people nationwide.
    Beshear announced 2,319 new coronavirus cases and 26 more deaths from COVID-19 on Monday.    That brings the commonwealth’s total of confirmed cases up to 279,143 and its death toll up to 2,749, with a positivity rate of 11.2%.
    Kentucky and other states are working to ramp up their distribution of the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccines. Both treatments have been vetted and shown to be highly effective in immunizing people against the coronavirus.
    But the vaccines’ distribution has gotten off to a slower start than anticipated after the federal government started shipping batches of the vaccines to states in December.
    Beshear said the latest data shows Kentucky has received about 174,750 vaccine doses for the health care worker and long-term care programs, and doses have been provided to a little over 60,400 people.    That means about 34.5% of the received doses have been doled out.
[ 26 deaths / 2,319 cases = 0.01% mortality rate and as seen below it is only 0.02% for the U.S..].
    As seen in the image above if you look at the areas where more cases are located they are where the International Airports are in the U.S. and just about all those cities are Democrat controlled and these were where the original coronavirus cases originally developed before spreading out from flights to other areas.

1/5/2021 Republicans Warn Of ‘One Party Rule’ If Democrats Win Ga. Runoffs by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., takes the stage to speak during a rally with President Donald Trump in support of Senate
candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    The fight for control of the Senate is running straight through Georgia this week.    For some Republicans, it’s about protecting conservative values by upholding a system of checks of balances in the nation’s capitol.
    Former former Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway joined others in Savannah, Georgia on Monday to pitch that message to voters.    She and fellow allies of President Trump believe Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue will uphold the MAGA agenda in the Peach State.
    “This is a divided and diverse country,” Conway stated.    “And having one party control in Washington D.C. would be a disaster for many people.”
    During her speech, Sen. Loeffler made it clear that the importance of a GOP victory in her state has broad implications.
    “We have to have Georgians come out and vote because we know that Chuck Schumer, his radical agents of change are Rafael Warnock and Jon Ossoff,” said the GOP senator.    “They would defund the police, they would lock down our economy and we have to make sure that we hold the line.”
David Perdue, seen on a video monitor, speaks before President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign rally in support of Senate
candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    The state’s senior senator, David Perdue, couldn’t attend the event in person as he continues to self-isolate due to a COVID-19 scare.    However, he called in while his cousin, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, was at the lectern.
    “Honestly the people of Georgia will determine if our children will live under a socialist government or continue to enjoy the freedom that we all cherish so deeply,” said the senior senator.    “We save Georgia, we save America — that’s really what’s on the line.”
    Both Loeffler and Perdue doubled down on calls for Georgia residents to get out and vote red in the runoffs.    Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time and it appears that Republicans are fired up.

1/5/2021 2020 Trump Campaign Attorney Says Pence May Ask State Lawmakers To Decide Election by OAN Newsroom
Jenna Ellis, a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, speaks during a news conference at the Republican
National Committee headquarters, Thursday Nov. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    According to Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis, Vice President Mike Pence can overturn fraudulent election results without setting a bad precedent.
    “He (Pence) can ask that question to the states and say, ‘well, state legislators, you know, I have an oath to the Constitution to uphold the Constitution as written in Article II Section 1.2,” explained the attorney.    “Which says the state legislatures direct the manner in which electoral delegates are selected.”
    Ellis pointed out that several key states have competing slates of electors and only state lawmakers can decide which one of them casts votes for U.S. president.    She added, if Pence asks state legislatures that question then he would avoid exercising discretion or establishing new precedent.
    “That’s actually returning the authority to the constitutionally vested entity and just simply directing that question, I think would then require a response from these very timid, to put it lightly, state legislators that haven’t been willing to act,” the attorney continued.    “And it would, in fact, then give a very clean outcome to this election.”
    Ellis added, Pence could give state lawmakers the deadline of January 17 to appoint electors and then Congress would have two days to finalize election results before the inauguration.
[The Democrats are scared to let the American public see the corruption that will be presented in the upcoming information to be aired unless the Fake News and Big Tech refuses to show them because it would make them liars after it is presented to the public and if done right it may lead in forcing the results to go back to Congress and let each state have 1 vote to decide on who is president as the Constitution states to do.].

1/5/2020 Kenosha, Wis. Under Emergency Declaration Ahead Of Decision In Jacob Blake Case by OAN Newsroom
File – Jacob Blake is pictured. (Courtesy Adria-Joi Watkins via AP)
    Authorities in Kenosha, Wisconsin have declared a state of emergency ahead of a decision on whether to charge officers involved in Jacob Blake’s shooting.    Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth made that announcement in anticipation of “rioting, looting and civil unrest.”
    According to reports, it’s not a typical declaration as it only allows department employees to work longer hours in preparation of violent protests    . Some small businesses in the area have begun boarding up their windows despite the pleas for non-violence.
    Meanwhile, demonstrators gathered on Monday night in anticipation while asking their community to gather in support and urge authorities to take action.    A county-wide curfew and other traditional state of emergency measures have not yet been imposed.
Justin Blake, uncle of Jacob Blake, leads a march Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Kenosha, Wis. Kenosha Police Officer
Rusten Sheskey opened fire on Jacob Blake in August after responding to a domestic dispute. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
    Blake was shot seven times last August by officer Rusten Sheskey who was attempting to detain him alongside two other officers. All officers involved in the incident were placed on administrative leave pending the district attorney’s investigation.
    The particular incident further fueled left-wing protests and riots sweeping the nation since the death of George Floyd last May.    Following the shooting, rioters tore through the streets of Kenosha, where they destroyed many local businesses and set fire to multiple cars.    The Kenosha riots ultimately lead to two deaths.

1/5/2020 21-Year-Old Man Charged With Murder Of Texas Pastor by OAN Newsroom
This photo provided by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 4, 2021, shows Mytrez Deunte Woolen. Law enforcement officials said the 21-year-old was on the run
from authorities late Saturday, Jan 2 and had hidden in the Starrville Methodist Church near Winona, Texas, where he shot and killed the 62-year-old
pastor and wounded another person. Woolen faces capital murder and felony assault charges. (Smith County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
    A community in East Texas is mourning the death of a local pastor.
    “Mark McWilliams and Rosemary, his wife, yeah, we knew them pretty well, and they were just a super good couple,” friend of the couple Tom Pritchard said.
    Pastor Mark McWilliams was shot and killed Sunday. His wife and one other person were injured inside the Starrville Methodist Church about 100 miles east of Dallas.
    21-year-old Mytrez Woolen was hiding from police in the church’s bathroom when the pastor discovered him and confronted him with a gun.    Allegedly, Woolen grabbed the pastor’s weapon and killed the 62-year-old man.
    “The pastor got distracted talking to his wife, the suspect lunged at him, was able to take the firearm out of his hand,” Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said.
    The suspect broke a window to enter the church as he was being pursued by authorities.    Police believe Woolen was a suspect in a shooting the night before and spotted his vehicle at a local convenience store.    The discovery of his car prompted a 20 minute high-speed chase.
    “He was a suspect in two.    A drive-by shooting of a residence, and then shot at another victim with the shotgun we believe to be the shotgun that we have recovered,” Sheriff Smith explained.
    The chase ended near the church, where Woolen’s car crashed and he ran from the scene.    Police searched the area for two hours, but could not find the suspect.    Woolen was not discovered until the next morning.
    Authorities said he does not have any affiliation with the church.    He is being charged with felony assault and capital murder.    His bail is set at $3.5 million.

1/5/2021 U.S. Hits Iran With Fresh Sanctions As Trump Term Nears End
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, U.S., on the eve of
the run-off election to decide both of Georgia's Senate seats January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The United States on Tuesday blacklisted a Chinese company that makes elements for steel production, 12 Iranian steel and metals makers and three foreign-based sales agents of a major Iranian metals and mining holding company, seeking to deprive Iran of revenues as U.S. President Donald Trump’s term winds down.
    In a statement, the U.S. Treasury Department named the China-based company as Kaifeng Pingmei New Carbon Materials Technology Co Ltd. (KFCC), saying it specialized in the manufacture of carbon materials and provided thousands of metric tonnes of materials to Iranian steel companies between December 2019 and June 2020.
    Among the 12 Iranian companies blacklisted are the Pasargad Steel Complex and the Gilan Steel Complex Co, both of which were designated under Executive Order 13871 for operating in the Iranian steel sector.
    The others are: Iran-based Middle East Mines and Mineral Industries Development Holding Co (MIDHCO), Khazar Steel Co, Vian Steel Complex, South Rouhina Steel Complex, Yazd Industrial Constructional Steel Rolling Mill, West Alborz Steel Complex, Esfarayen Industrial Complex, Bonab Steel Industry Complex, Sirjan Iranian Steel and Zarand Iranian Steel Co.
    The Treasury said it was also designating MIDHCO’s Germany-based subsidiary GMI Projects Hamburg GmbH, its China-based World Mining Industry Co Ltd and U.K.-based GMI Projects Ltd for being owned or controlled by MIDHCO.
    “The Trump Administration remains committed to denying revenue flowing to the Iranian regime as it continues to sponsor terrorist groups, support oppressive regimes, and seek weapons of mass destruction,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in the statement.    Trump’s term ends on Jan. 20, when Democrat President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn in to succeed him.
(Reporting by Arshad Mohammed, Daphne Psaledakis and Doina Chiacu; writiing by Arshad Mohammed; editing by Doina Chiacu and Jonathan Oatis)

1/5/2021 WHO Recommends Two Doses Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Within 21-28 Days
FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO) during an executive board meeting
on update on the coronavirus outbreak, in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
    GENEVA (Reuters) – COVID-19 patients should take two doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine within a period of 21-28 days, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday as many countries grappled with a more highly infectious coronavirus variant.
    “We deliberated and came out with the following recommendation: two 2 doses of this vaccine within 21-28 days,”     Alejandro Cravioto, chairman of WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), told an online news briefing.
    He said SAGE did not recommend the Pfizer jab for travellers unless they were in a very high-risk group due to the very limited supply of anti-COVID drugs at present.
    “While we acknowledge the absence of data on safety and efficacy after one dose beyond the three-four weeks studied in the clinical trials, SAGE made a provision for countries in exceptional circumstances of (Pfizer) vaccine supply constraints to delay the administration of the second dose for a few weeks in order to maximise the number of individuals benefiting from a first dose,” Cravioto said.
    He added: “I think we have to be a bit open to these types of decisions which countries have to make according to their own epidemiological situations.”
    Kate O’Brien, a WHO immunization expert, said there was no outside limit for receiving a second vaccine dose.    Alluding to delays in rolling out inoculations, she added: “Nobody expected this to be easy and we are starting to see where the road bumps are and where we need to make adjustments.”
    The WHO’s technical chief on COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, said there is no indication that the coronavirus variant identified in South Africa is more transmissible than the one spreading fast in Britain.
    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director-general, said he was “very disappointed” that China had not authorised entry of an international mission to examine the origins of the global coronavirus pandemic.
    “Today, we learned that Chinese officials have not yet finalised the necessary permissions for the team’s arrival in China,” Tedros said.    “I have been in contact with senior Chinese officials and I have once again made it clear the mission is a priority for the WHO.”
    China reported the first cases of a pneumonia of unknown cause in the city of Wuhan to the WHO on Dec. 31, 2019 and closed a market where the novel coronavirus was believed to have emerged.
    Health ministers called on the WHO in May to identify the source of the virus and how it crossed the species barrier.
    The United States, which has accused China of having hidden the outbreak’s extent, has called for a “transparent” WHO-led investigation and criticised its terms, which allowed Chinese scientists to do the first phase of preliminary research.
(Reporting by Michael Shields, Emma Farge and John Revill; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

1/5/2021 Bleak Start To New Year For Britain As It Enters Third Lockdown by Estelle Shirbon and Natalie Thomas
A view of the deserted High Street amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown
in St Albans, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Matthew Childs
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday with the government calling for one last major national effort to defeat the spread of a virus that has infected an estimated one in 50 citizens before mass vaccinations turn the tide.
    Finance minister Rishi Sunak announced a new package of business grants worth 4.6 billion pounds ($6.2 billion) to help keep people in jobs and firms afloat until measures are relaxed gradually, at the earliest from mid-February but likely later.
    Britain has been among the countries worst-hit by COVID-19, with the second highest death toll in Europe and an economy that suffered the sharpest contraction of any in the Group of Seven during the first wave of infections last spring.
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the latest data showed 2% of the population were currently infected – more than a million people in England.
    “When everybody looks at the position, people understand overwhelmingly that we have no choice,” he told a news conference.
    More than 1.3 million people in Britain have already received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination, but this is not enough to have an impact on transmission yet.
    Johnson announced the new lockdown late on Monday, saying the highly contagious new coronavirus variant first identified in Britain was spreading so fast the National Health Service risked being overwhelmed within 21 days.
    In England alone, some 27,000 people are in hospital with COVID, 40% more than during the first peak in April, with infection numbers expected to rise further after increased socialising during the Christmas period.
    Since the start of the pandemic, more than 75,000 people have died in the United Kingdom within 28 days of testing positive for coronavirus, according to official figures.    The number of daily new infections passed 60,000 for the first time on Tuesday.
    A Savanta-ComRes poll taken just after Johnson’s address suggested four in five adults in England supported the lockdown.
    “I definitely think it was the right decision to make,” said Londoner Kaitlin Colucci, 28.    “I just hope that everyone doesn’t struggle too much with having to be indoors again.”
    Downing Street said Johnson had cancelled a visit to India later this month to focus on the response to the virus, and Buckingham Palace called off its traditional summer garden parties this year.
    Under the new rules in England, schools are closed to most pupils, people should work from home if possible, and all hospitality and non-essential shops are closed.    Semi-autonomous executives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have imposed similar measures.
    As infection rates soar across Europe, other countries are also clamping down on public life. Germany is set to extend its strict lockdown until the end of the month, and Italy will keep nationwide restrictions in place this weekend while relaxing curbs on weekdays.
    Sunak’s latest package of grants adds to the eye-watering 280 billion pounds in UK government support already announced for this financial year to stave off total economic collapse.
    The new lockdown is likely to cause the economy to shrink again, though not as much as during the first lockdown last spring.    JP Morgan economist Allan Monks said he expected the economy to shrink by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2021 — compared with almost 20% in the second quarter of 2020.
    To end the cycle of lockdowns, the government is pinning its hopes on vaccines.    It aims to vaccinate all elderly care home residents and their carers, everyone over the age of 70, all frontline health and social care workers, and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable by mid-February.
    But senior minister Michael Gove urged caution in terms of when that might translate into an easing of restrictions.
    “We’ll be able to review the progress that we’ve made on the 15th of February … and we hope that we’ll be able to progressively lift restrictions after that, but what I can’t do is predict, nobody can predict with accuracy what we will be able to relax and when,” he said on Sky News.
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(Additional reporting by Sarah Young, Michael Holden, Andy Bruce, William Schomberg, Ben Makori and William James; writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Guy Faulconbridge, Raissa Kasolowsky and Jonathan Oatis)

1/5/2021 Britons Ordered To Stay At Home As Third National Lockdown Begins by Sarah Young and Estelle Shirbon
An information board is pictured at Waterloo station during morning rush hour, amid the coronavirus
disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain began its third COVID-19 lockdown on Tuesday with citizens under orders to stay at home and the government calling for one last major national effort to contain the virus before mass vaccinations turn the tide.
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the lockdown late on Monday saying the highly contagious new coronavirus variant first identified in Britain was spreading so fast it risked overwhelming the National Health Service (NHS) within 21 days.
    In England alone, some 27,000 people are in hospital with COVID, a number 40 percent higher than during the first peak of infections in April.
    “The weeks ahead will be the hardest yet but I really do believe that we are entering the last phase of the struggle, because with every jab that goes into our arms, we are tilting the odds against COVID and in favour of the British people,” said Johnson.
    Britain has begun rolling out two vaccines against COVID, one made by Pfizer and BioNTech and the other by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, and more than a million people have already received their first dose.
    The government says the aim is to vaccinate all elderly care home residents and their carers, everyone over the age of 70, all frontline health and social care workers, and everyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable, by the middle of February.
    Senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday that the pace of inoculations would accelerate in the coming weeks, and that while the target was challenging it was achievable.
    Gove also said that the government would soon announce new measures aimed at international travellers in order make Britain’s borders more secure against COVID.
    Under the new lockdown in England, which is expected to last until at least the middle of February and will only be relaxed gradually after that, all schools are closed except for vulnerable children and those whose parents are key workers.
    People are instructed to work from home unless it is impossible for them to do so.    All hospitality must remain closed as well as non-essential shops.    Organised sports, both indoors and outdoors, are cancelled except for elite athletes.
    The specific measures announced by Johnson apply to England, but the semi-autonomous executives in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have imposed similar measures there too.
    Gove said finance minister Rishi Sunak would announce further support for businesses on Tuesday, after a series of eye-wateringly costly programmes have been deployed since March to stave off total economic collapse.
    In total since the start of the pandemic, more than 75,000 people have died from COVID in the United Kingdom within 28 days of testing positive.
(Writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

1/5/2021 Assange ‘Free To Return Home’ Once Legal Challenges Over, Australia PM Says
FILE PHOTO: A demonstrator ties banners displaying WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, as Mexico's government is ready to offer
political asylum to Assange and supports the decision of a British judge to deny extradition of the WikiLeaks founder
to the United States, during a protest outside the U.K. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico January 4, 2021. REUTERS/Luis Cortes
    SYDNEY (Reuters) – Julian Assange is “free to return home” to Australia once legal challenges against him are dealt with, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Tuesday, after a UK court denied a request to extradite the Wikileaks founder to the United States.
    A British judge on Monday blocked the extradition request by the United States, where Assange was set to face criminal charges including breaking a spying law, saying his mental health problems meant he would be at risk of suicide.
    U.S. justice department said it would continue to seek Assange’s extradition with prosecutors set to appeal the ruling to London’s High Court.
    “Well, the justice system is making its way and we’re not a party to that.    And like any Australian, they’re offered consular support and should, you know, the appeal fail, obviously he would be able to return to Australia like any other Australian,” Morrison told local radio station 2GB.
    “So, yes, it’s just a straightforward process of the legal system in the UK working its way through.”
    Assange, 49, is accused by the United States of 18 offences during the administration of former President Barack Obama relating to the release by WikiLeaks of confidential U.S. military records and diplomatic cables which they say put lives at risk.
    Assange’s supporters, however, see him as an anti-establishment hero who has been victimised because he exposed U.S. wrongdoing in Afghanistan and Iraq and say his prosecution is a politically motivated assault on journalism and free speech.
    WikiLeaks came to prominence when it published a U.S. military video in 2010 showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.    It then released thousands of secret classified files and diplomatic cables.
    Mexico on Monday offered political asylum to Assange, a move that could anger the United States.
(Reporting by Renju Jose)

1/5/2021 Speaker Pelosi’s New House Rules Package Silences The Voice Of Republican Minority by OAN Newsroom
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi waves the gavel during opening day of the 117th Congress
at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)
    As newly re-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi looks forward to the Democrats slim chances of retaining the House again in 2022, she’s using her most powerful weapon as speaker.    The move comes with majority influence over the House Rules Committee to weaken the power of Republicans who make up the chamber’s minority.
    On Monday, Democrat House Rules Committee chairman Jim McGovern and Speaker Pelosi watched as the House passed the new rules package for the 117th Congress.    The bill passed in a 217-to-206 vote and has taken heavy criticism from Republican lawmakers, who have gone so as far as to call provisions in the bill “Soviet style.”
    Two of the most criticized aspects of the package include alterations to the MTR or Motion to Recommit, which is a tool minority parties can use to push last minute changes to bills on the House floor before passage.
    Republicans will now have to send bills back to committees before passage, which will greatly limit Republican lawmakers abilities to advance the interests of their constituents on specific bills.    It’s something that was highlighted by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on the House floor Monday.
    “You cannot pass a motion to recommit on the floor unless you have a majority of the people in the body to vote for it,” he stated.    “Are you so afraid that you can’t hold people that you oughta’ take it away?
    Another rule change is new exemptions from PAYGO, or Pay As You Go, provisions.    The rule previously kept lawmakers from spending more than the budget allowed by requiring spending cuts in other parts of the overall budget.
    However, the new rules offer an exception for PAYGO, but only for programs related to public health and climate change.    This is specifically consequential as Democrat proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal come with very large price tags.
    Republicans have said it’s a clear indication Democrats are trying to push through the Green New Deal and Medicare for all regardless of the cost.
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also took aim at Speaker Pelosi by stating the new rules package is an assault on open debate in the chambers of Congress, one in which he will not forget.
    “I will promise you this, two years from today when you are no longer in the majority, we will correct the course of history,” he stated.    “Because we are not afraid of debate, we are not afraid of ideas, we believe it makes us stronger.”

1/5/2021 President Trump Vows To Campaign Against Ga. Gov., Secy. Of State by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25: U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the Rose Garden
at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump called out Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.) and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger over their approach to Democrat voting rights activist Stacey Abrams.
    During his rally Monday, the President blasted them for signing a “consent decree,” a legal settlement regarding the absentee ballot process made with the state’s Democrat party.
    “You know, your governor, your governor and your secretary of state, they’re petrified of Stacey Abrams,” the President said during the Georgia rally.
    He questioned if the two are truly Republicans considering their persistent defiance of his calls to take action over the election.
    “They say they’re Republicans, I really don’t think they are.    They can’t be,” President Trump stated.    “Like, if we want to have a special session because your legislature is excellent, they want to have us, why wouldn’t they let us have a special session?
    The President also vowed to campaign against Kemp and Raffensperger when they are up for re-election in 2022.

1/5/2021 Report: Ga. Voter Turnout Low On Election Day by OAN Newsroom
Election workers at the Fulton County Georgia elections warehouse check voting machine memory cards that store ballots following
the Senate runoff election in Atlanta on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday will
determine which party controls the U.S. Senate. Republican Kelly Loeffler is going up against Democrat Raphael Warnock, while
Republican David Perdue is challenging Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats must win both seats to take control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
    Georgians are biting their nails as they await the results of the dual Senate runoff elections.
    On Tuesday, residents voted throughout the state, but several election officials said foot traffic at the polls was light.    This contrasts the historic early voting turnout reported last week, where over 3 million residents cast their ballots.
    However, election officials in some counties, including Floyd County, said they are happy with voter turnout.
    “This morning, we saw lines at the precinct.    For Republicans on Election Day, that’s a good thing because we need to turn out today to fight against the turnout for absentee ballots and early voting, which was lower than we wanted it to be,” Luke Martin, chairman of the Floyd County Republican Party said.    “So the turnout’s been pretty good so far today.    It’s higher than it was on Election Day in general.”
    Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are fighting to keep GOP control of the Senate.    Results are expected to be finalized in the coming days.

1/5/2021 Latest Updates In Ga. Senate Runoff Elections by OAN Newsroom
Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta
on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. Georgia’s two Senate runoff elections on Tuesday will determine which party controls
the U.S. Senate.; Republican Kelly Loeffler is going up against Democrat Raphael Warnock, while Republican David Perdue
is challenging Democrat Jon Ossoff. Democrats must win both seats to take control of the Senate. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
    Tonight’s two crucial Georgia runoff elections will determine which party controls the Senate.    We are keeping a close eye on the state’s Senate runoff elections as the numbers continue to roll in.
    Here is where things stand with 87 percent of the precincts in.
    In the race between Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Raphael Warnock, Loeffler is taking a close lead with 51.1 percent of the votes.
    In the race between Sen. David Perdue and Jon Ossoff, Perdue is taking a close lead with 51.5 percent of the votes.
    We will continue to update the numbers coming out of the peach state as they become available.    Results are expected to be finalized in the coming days.

1/5/2021 GOP Chairwoman Ward Wants Decertification Of Ariz. Election Results by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, held a press conference at the Maricopa County
Elections Department as she reported the progress of the a post-election logic and accuracy test for the general
election as an observer of the test process Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
    Chairwoman Kelli Ward (R-Ariz) called for the decertification of the presidential election results in Arizona.
    In a video posted Tuesday by the Arizona Republican Party, Ward criticized Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.), saying it was wrong for Ducey to certify results despite many Arizonians feeling the election was unfair.
    Ward added the results should be decertified until “a full, fair and transparent audit of this election can be completed.”
    Arizona has been red for the past five presidential elections, raising concerns for the results this year.
    “I hope you’ll join with me, call your legislature in Arizona and in the United States of America, we have election integrity,” Ward stated.
    She further criticized Ducey for not calling the legislature into session early.

1/5/2021 D.C. Police: Firearms Will Not Be Tolerated by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – JUNE 5: The U.S. Capitol is shown June 5, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
    Washington D.C. police and the National Guard warned the public that anyone wielding a firearm at Wednesday’s “Save America” rally will be arrested.
    In an update Monday, acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee made it clear that those intent on bringing a firearm into the city will “not be tolerated.”
    Mayor Muriel Bowser announced emergency no-parking restrictions around the pro-Trump demonstration, asking residents to check for detours before traveling “over those several days.”
    Chief Contee asked residents to “please stay home.”
    “In the demonstration area, there are signs that are posted.    Anyone in violation of the posted signs, anyone in violation of District of Columbia law will be arrested,” Chief Contee stated.    “So I want to be very clear about that because we have received some information that there are some individuals intent on bringing firearms into our city and that just will not be tolerated.”
    The Democrat mayor said she expects some disregard of their guidelines by “out-of-towner’s looking for a confrontation.”

1/5/2021 GOP Senators Under Fire For Rejecting Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump gestures at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler,
R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Rob Portman — Tom Cotton — Mitt Romney — Pat Toomey — Mike Lee — Roy Blunt — Susan Collins — John Thune — Ben Sasse
    These are the names of the lawmakers who have vowed to certify the Electoral College results on January 6.    Some have also condemned the efforts of their colleagues to object to the certification.
    They have all come under fire for their position, especially by President Trump who called them RINO’s in a tweet Monday.
    In a separate tweet, the President noted, “the ‘Surrender Caucus’ within the Republican Party will go down in infamy as weak and ineffective guardians of our nation who were willing to accept the certification of fraudulent presidential numbers.”
    Meanwhile, the faction of opposing lawmakers said they have faith in the country’s election officials, vote recounts and courts.
    “Americans voted in this year’s general election, the legal and constitutional processes have continued to play out since then,” stated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).    “Many millions of us had hoped the presidential election would yield a different result, but our system of government has processes to determine who will be sworn in on January the 20th.    The Electoral College has spoken.”
    Either way, their actions will go down in history this January 6 when it comes time for Congress to hold their joint session.    President Trump said Americans can expect to see the real numbers that day and the true colors of GOP lawmakers.

1/5/2021 Proposed Bill Would Give N.Y. Gov. Power To Detain Citizens Deemed A ‘Public Health Hazard’ by OAN Newsroom
Police Officers wear protective masks during the coronavirus pandemic in Times Square
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
    A Democrat sponsored state bill is looking to give Gov. Andrew Cuomo power to imprison those deemed “a public health hazard.”    The bill, which is set to be discussed by the New York State Assembly on Wednesday, has recently received major backlash for its ambiguous language.
    Many have criticized the bill, which, if passed, would allow the governor to send individuals to a medical facility for up to 60 days without due process.    This would occur in the event the governor declares a state of health emergency.
    The legislation was originally proposed in 2015 following an Ebola diagnosis in the U.S. and was reintroduced amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    Republican state assemblyman Kieran Lalor (R) objected to the bill, while stating it’s an overreach of power.
    “At the time we were debating against giving Cuomo these advanced powers, a few of us said Cuomo is going to abuse these powers,” he explained.    “The governor is going to abuse those powers and now we know he has.”
    Lalor continued by saying Al-Qaeda terrorists get better due process than this bill proposes for New Yorkers.
    Jenna Ellis, President Trump’s lawyer, called the bill unconstitutional in a Twitter post Sunday.
    Meanwhile, Republican assemblyman Steve Hawley said although protecting the health of citizens is important, he will not allow the bill to force individuals to “forfeit constitutional liberty.”
    State lawmakers are gearing up to hold a hearing regarding the bill on Wednesday.

1/5/2021 Rep. McCarthy Says New Congress Rules Deny Freedom Of Speech by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks on House floor during the first session of the 117th
Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy recently condemned the new Congress rules, while claiming they violate free speech.    While speaking on the House floor Monday, he alerted Congress to the glaring constitutional threats concealed in the new Congress regulations.
    The rules, which passed Monday, include provisions to end the minority party’s ability to use Motion to Commit.    The move stifles what is often the majority party’s only chance to object.
    Minority leader McCarthy was dismayed by the new “socialist” regulations.
    “The right to speak your mind and question your leaders are often the first casualties of socialist governments throughout history,” he stated.    “Not far behind are other important freedoms, including the right to defend yourself and the right to earn a living, which are impossible to protect without the freedom of speech.”
    The rules would also ban the use of gender-specific pronouns.

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1/6/2021 Citizens Gather In Washington, D.C. For ‘Save America Rally’ by OAN Newsroom
Trump supporters gather on the Washington Monument grounds in advance of a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Thousands of patriots have arrived in Washington, D.C. to participate in the ‘Save America Rally’ as citizens across the country continue to demand a full investigation into election fraud.
    Rally participants have called on Congress to decertify fraudulent election results in contested states.    Many have asserted Joe Biden’s purported victory is illegal and Democrat attempts to impose their far-left rule will fail.
    This thing’s going to turn out right.    I declare unto you that Donald Trump is going to remain the President of the United States of America.    We’re not going to fall to socialism.    We’re not going to fall to communism.    We’re not going to fall to Antifa.    We’re not going to bow to Black Lives Matter.    We’re going to bow to the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords, the Alpha, the Omega, the beginning and the end.    You hear me and you hear me well.    God is still God in America.    Can I get a witness?    Amen.” – Greg Locke, pastor – Global Vision Bible Church
    President Trump has responded to the out-pour of support by assuring demonstrators he recognizes all their sentiments.    He said, “Americans have had enough of radical left Democrats trying to steal the election.”
    On Tuesday, the President claimed the nation’s capitol is being inundated with people who won’t take it anymore.
    Additionally, he warned Antifa members to stay out of Washington, D.C. This comes as President Trump continues his push to designate Antifa as a terrorist group.
    Washington is being inundated with people who don’t want to see an election victory stolen by emboldened Radical Left Democrats.    Our Country has had enough, they won’t take it anymore!    We hear you (and love you) from the Oval Office. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2021
    Meanwhile, he’s slated to address the crowd of supporters while Congress convenes to vote on the electoral vote count.    One America News will provide full coverage of the President’s remarks.

1/6/2021 President Trump Addresses Supporters At ‘Save America March’ by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification
of Joe Biden as President, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    President Trump joined tens of thousands of Americans rallying in the nations’ capitol for election integrity.    He addressed the crowd gathered just outside the White House Wednesday, where he said his team will never concede and they will uphold democracy.
    The President went on to say it was not a close election and that he won by a landslide.    He asked the crowd if anyone believed Joe Biden had 80 million votes to which the crowd responded with resounding “no!
    During his remarks he expressed hopes that Vice President Mike Pence would do the right thing by upholding the Constitution during the vote on election certification.    However, he later sent a tweet stating that Pence “didn’t have the courage” to do so.
    The Commander-in-Chief thanked his supporters for traveling from all over the country and reassured them he would never let anyone silence their voices.

1/6/2021 Senate Runoffs In Ga. Still Too Close To Call by OAN Newsroom
Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)
The two crucial Georgia runoff elections will determine which party controls the Senate. As the numbers continue to roll in, One America News is keeping a close eye on the results.
    Currently, both races are too close to call, but early reports show Sen. David Perdue (R) behind by only 0.2 percent while Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) is down just over 1 percent.
    Georgia’s secretary of state has said it’s unlikely results will be available until later Wednesday afternoon at the latest.
    Meanwhile, reports from Dekalb County, Georgia show a massive effort to hand-count thousands of ballots.    More than 19,000 votes reportedly had to be manually recounted due to unexplained technical issues.
    There has not been further information disclosed regarding why the ballots needed to be manually tabulated or how that recount was being carried out.    About 16,000 ballots still need to be manually scanned.
    The Perdue campaign posted this statement regarding the election count:

1/6/2021 GOP Pa. State Senators Remove Lt. Gov. From Chamber After Refusing To Unseat Contested Dem Out Of Session by OAN Newsroom
First term legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
    Tensions are running high in the Pennsylvania state capitol amid a partisan fight over state Senate election results.    On Tuesday, GOP state senators refused to allow Democrat Lt. Gov. John Fetterman to preside over the proceedings.
    This came after Fetterman refused to accept a motion from the Republican side to not to seat Democrat incumbent Jim Brewster in the chamber.    Brewster’s recent election is currently being audited amid a challenge from Republican candidate Nicole Ziccarelli.
    This was the body’s first meeting since the 2020 general election when new members were expected to be sworn in.    Brewster was declared the winner of Pennsylvania’s 45th District by state election officials, beating out Ziccarelli by nearly 70 votes.
    Ziccarelli challenged the results in federal court while claiming the dates on more than 300 mail-in ballots were not filled out.    She believes she would have taken the lead if officials didn’t accept the contested ballots.
    GOP state senators said the Pennsylvania Constitution gives them the authority to not seat members if they deem them unqualified for office.
    In the meantime, Republican state senators said they will keep the seat empty until they review the election results.    They did not disclose how long it will take to go over the challenge.

1/6/2021 Rep. Gohmert Says The Vice President Has The Power To Reject Fraudulent Electors by OAN Newsroom
GOP congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) speaks out on his push to get Vice President Mike Pence
to overturn the Electoral College results.    One America’s John Hines has more from Washington.

1/6/2021 Rep. Hice: Open To ‘Small Things’ Federal Govt. Can Do To Address Election Issues by OAN Newsroom
Poll officials line up to turn in their election ballots at the Beauty P. Baldwin Voter Registrations and Elections
Building, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Lawrenceville, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
    Georgia Rep. Jody Hice (R) suggested he would be open to a possible federal fix to issues in our elections system.    He made those comments to One America News on Tuesday while discussing the Senate runoffs.
    Hice said some steps are being taken to try to eliminate election fraud and give confidence to Americans that their votes will count.    He noted 8,000 additional people, such as observers and poll watchers, were added for the runoffs in an effort to make fraud less likely to happen.
    The Georgia Republican thinks more reform is needed and while it’s up to states to decide how to run their elections, he could consider other options.
    “There’s a degree of concern as to the federal government becoming the overseer, the manager of how elections take place in the country,” he stated.    “Are there some small things that federal government can do to try to prevent states from having the disaster that we saw in Georgia and other states?    Perhaps.    I’d be interested in entertaining some ideas.”
    Hice said there’s no doubt the General Assembly will deal with many of the election issues when state lawmakers come back into session in the coming weeks.

1/6/2021 President Trump Addresses Comments On Potential 2024 Run By Ivanka by OAN Newsroom
Ivanka Trump comes onto stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate candidates
Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    President Trump said his daughter Ivanka does not appear interested in running for president in 2024.    While speaking from a rally in Dalton, Georgia on Monday, the President said she doesn’t really like the concept.
    The first daughter and Donald Trump Jr. have both been floated as potential candidates in the next presidential election.
    While joining her father on stage at the rally, Ivanka, who has served as a presidential adviser, called her father “the people’s president.”
    “And it’s so great to be back in Georgia with this warrior, my father – the people’s president,” she told the crowd.    “He is a tireless, a tireless champion for all of you and he will never stop fighting.”
    Meanwhile, President Trump has referred to his daughter as someone people “want and like very much.”

1/6/2021 Neb. Gov. Ricketts Says Only Documented Workers Will Receive Vaccine by OAN Newsroom
File -Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts wears a face mask during a tour of a new DMV service
center in west Omaha, Neb., Monday, July 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
    Nebraska’s governor recently gave an update on the state’s plans to continue rolling out the coronavirus vaccine.
    During a press conference on Monday, Pete Ricketts (R) announced workers at meat packing plants would be at the top of the list for the next phase of vaccinations.    These employees will follow frontline workers, educators and residents of long-term care facilities.
    However, many are worried illegal immigrants would be included in this round of inoculations.    This is a concern Rickett’s quickly dispelled.
    “The question was, do you leave a gap if you’re not inoculate people who are not here illegally?    And you have to be here legally to be working in those plants, so there should be no question about,” he stated.    “If you’re here illegally, you’re forking the plants — that’s when you get the vaccination.”
    The state’s Department of Health and Human Services expects this next round of vaccines to roll out sometime this month.

1/6/2021 U.S. Capitol On Lockdown Amid Protests by OAN Newsroom
Demonstrators protest in the US Capitol’s Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Protests in Washington D.C. turned hectic after a handful of unidentified demonstrators breached the capitol building.
    On Wednesday afternoon, the D.C. National Guard was called after protesters broke into the U.S. Capitol, which prompted lawmakers to be escorted to safety.    Congress was deliberating on the electoral college vote count at the time of the breach.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A demonstrator takes a photo of other protesters who climbed a media platform after breaking through
barriers onto the grounds of the Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    However, the demonstrations were overwhelmingly peaceful.    Thousands of President Trump’s supporters took to the streets to protest the certification of the elections amid widespread claims of voting fraud.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    The breach occurred after the President hosted an event outside the White House, in which he spoke out against the election process.
    According to reports, at least one woman died after being shot by law enforcement while she was inside the Capitol.
    In the meantime, the mayor of D.C. mandated a citywide curfew.    Mayor Muriel Bowser announced Washington D.C. would be under curfew starting at 6 p.m. Eastern time.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the U.S. Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    No one will be allowed on the streets except for those designated by the mayor.    Essential workers and the press are exempt from the curfew. The curfew is expected to last until 6 a.m. on Thursday.
    President Trump issued a statement, which called for protesters to go home.    He emphasized things have gotten out of hand, but added he understands his supporters’ pain.
    Police on the ground deployed flash bangs and tear gas to disperse protestors.
    Eventually, the Capitol was declared as secure three hours after the initial breach.    At about 8 p.m., lawmakers were able to return to their chambers to resume the electoral vote count process.

1/6/2021 Lawmakers And Officials Condemn Attack On U.S. Capitol by OAN Newsroom
Riot police prepare to move demonstrators away from the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6, 2021. – (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Vice President Mike Pence condemned the attack on the Capitol building, calling on the violence and destruction caused by protesters to stop.
    On Wednesday, thousands of demonstrators broke through police lines to storm the Capitol Building while lawmakers debated the Electoral College votes.    During the breach, the vice president took to Twitter to say anyone involved in storming the Capitol Building must respect law enforcement and leave.
    Pence affirmed peaceful protests are the right of every American, but added this attack on our Capitol will not be tolerated.    The vice president also asserted those involved in the attack will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
    President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, also called for peace as protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol.    In a tweet, he said the President wants them to express their opinions peacefully.
    The former New York City mayor urged President Trump’s supporters to act with respect for all, reminding demonstrators they are part of the “law and order party.”
    Additionally, former White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway called for demonstrators breaching the Capitol to end the violence.    In an interview on Wednesday, Conway said protesters in front of the Capitol should heed President Trump’s advice to go home.
    She added that anyone who condemned the far-left riots last summer should also condemn the protesters who stormed the Capitol Building.
    Meanwhile, protests are erupting in a number of other cities across the nation.    According to reports on Wednesday, thousands of demonstrators in Georgia, Michigan and California stormed their state Capitol buildings.
Demonstrators pray during a pro-Trump rally outside of City Hall Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
    A number of protesters rallied at the Golden State’s Capitol building.    They called for election integrity and to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.).    The Kansas Statehouse was also breached by hundreds of demonstrators.

1/6/2021 Calif. Medical Experts Concerned Over Slow Vaccine Roll Out by OAN Newsroom
POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA – JANUARY 06: A healthcare worker with American Medical Response, Inc working with the Florida
Department of Health in Broward administers a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Medical leaders in California said they’re getting frustrated with the slow rollout of vaccinations.
    According to reports out of Los Angeles on Wednesday, officials administering vaccines allowed ineligible people–who are not healthcare workers–to receive immunizations.
    Meanwhile, in the state’s capital of Sacramento, officials want to take more time to set up clinics and to register them with the state.    Public health experts said they’re not hitting their vaccination quotas due to a lack of planning.
APPLE VALLEY, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 05: Emergency Department Manager Andrea Davisson (R) speaks during a
‘shift huddle’ at shift change at Providence St. Mary Medical Center amid a surge in COVID-19 patients in
Southern California on January 5, 2021 in Apple Valley, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    “I don’t even believe all of our healthcare workers have been vaccinated yet,” Dr. James Kyle, the medical director of L.A. Care Health Plan, said.    “The rollout is going slower than we want, and it has us concerned that we’re going to fall way behind, [but] I think we can catch up.”
    On Monday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) said California has received around 1.3 million doses, but has vaccinated less than half a million people. but has vaccinated less than 500,000 people.
    In the meantime, around 17 million doses have been distributed across the country with around five million shots administered.

1/6/2021 Calif. Lawsuit Demands Officials Decertify State Election Results by OAN Newsroom
A woman draped in an American flag walks past a banner supporting President Donald Trump during
a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Huntington Beach, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    California’s 55 electoral votes are being called into question as the fight for election integrity continues throughout the country.
    On Monday, several Republican congressional candidates along with the ‘Election Integrity Project of California’ filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
    The plaintiffs claim California’s elections have been plagued by regulations and unconstitutional executive orders, which caused voting irregularities and manipulation to persist in the state’s elections.
    The ‘Election Integrity Project’ also noted they have been investigating flaws in California’s election system for 10 years.    They maintained that government officials have refused to correct the situation.
    Meanwhile, the organization alleges over 700 affidavits were signed by individuals claiming election codes were violated during the Golden State’s 2020 elections.    In some of the allegations, state poll watchers were required to stand far away, which made it difficult to view election officials as they counted ballots.    Another witness claimed votes had been changed by machines in Los Angeles County.
    Additionally, in Ventura County, a Dominion employee was allegedly seen inserting a flash drive into a Dominion voting machine as votes were tabulated.    He then reportedly inserted the flash drive into his own computer to perform unknown operations.
    The lawsuit demands that several of Newsom’s executive orders be deemed unconstitutional and for the invalidation of the electoral college results.

1/6/2021 Republicans Vow To Challenge Electoral College Votes Over Evidence Of Massive Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
    Over 100 Republicans in the House and the Senate have vowed to vote against certification of the Electoral College vote Wednesday.    One America’s Pearson Sharp has more as GOP lawmakers cite evidence of wide-scale election fraud.

    Hypocrisy definition, a pretense of having a virtuous character, moral or religious beliefs or principles, etc., that one does not really possess.

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    Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior; unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate (Romans 1:21-32).
    God hates seven things, These six things does the Lord hate, yes, seven are an abomination unto Him:
a proud look,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked imaginations,
feet that are swift in running to mischief,
a false witness that speaks lies
and he that sows discord among brethren

Proverbs 6:16-19.

1/7/2021 Don Jr. Issues Warning To GOP Reps. Unsupportive Of President Trump by OAN Newsroom
Donald Trump Jr. speaks Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, at a rally in support of
President Donald Trump called the “Save America Rally.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    According to President Trump’s eldest son, Republicans who refused to stand behind the President are likely to face primary challenges.
    Donald Trump Jr. issued this warning during his speech at Wednesday’s ‘Save America March’ in Washington, D.C.    He said, “you can be a hero or you can be zero.”
    Trump Jr. also added, GOP lawmakers better fight for the President if they wish to retain the support of Republican voters.    He noted that this is not a time for indecision and it’s the duty of every lawmaker to pick a side in the fight for election integrity.
    This comes one day after Eric Trump vowed to personally defeat every Republican member of Congress that doesn’t stand up against voter fraud.

1/72021 President Trump Pledges Orderly Transition Of Power by OAN Newsroom
A banner left by supporter of President Donald Trump stands in front on the East Front of
the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    President Trump recently commented on the congressional certification of the electoral vote.    In a statement shared by White House officials Thursday, the President pledged an “orderly” transition of power.    This came just minutes after Congress voted to certify the electoral slates of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    President Trump said, “even though I disagree with the outcome of the election, there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.”    He went on to assure supporters that this is only the beginning of his fight to “Make America Great Again.”
    Meanwhile, Republicans have banded together to condemn the recent violence that ensued on Capitol Hill.    Vice President Mike Pence made remarks Wednesday evening as the Senate reconvened to debate the Electoral College results.
    “…a dark day in the history of the United States Capitol,” he stated.    “But thanks to the swift efforts of U.S. Capitol Police, federal, state and local law enforcement, the violence was quelled, the Capitol is secured and the people’s work continues.”
    While speaking before Congress, Pence lamented the death of a woman and the dozens of others who were injured during the incident.    He then addressed the demonstrators who breached the Capitol Building.
    “To those who wreaked havoc in our Capitol today (Wednesday), you did not win,” said the Vice President.    “Violence never wins…freedom wins and this is still the people’s house.”
Vice President Mike Pence listens after reading the final certification of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election
during a joint session of Congress after working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Violent protesters
loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Wednesday, disrupting the process. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
    In his opening remarks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asserted the U.S. will not bow to lawlessness or intimidation.
    “They tried to disrupt our democracy, they failed,” he stated.    “Failed to attempt to obstruct the Congress…this failed insurrection only underscores how crucial the task before us is for our republic.”
    While taking to Twitter, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) responded to the demonstrations by noting violence is always wrong.
    The office of Sen. Josh Hawley also issued a statement, thanking law enforcement officials for putting their lives on the line.    The senators’ office added, “those who attacked police and broke the law must be prosecuted.”

1/7/2021 More Than 100 Immigrants Deported To Guatemala by OAN Newsroom
Relatives of deportees from the U.S. wait for their loved ones outside the Migration Offices at
Aurora International Airport, Guatemala City, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Santiago Billy)
    The U.S. has continued to carry out deportations into the new year with more than 100 undocumented immigrants being returned to Guatemala.
    On Wednesday, roughly 110 immigrants arrived by plane in Guatemala City.    This is part of a greater plan to crack down on arrivals from Central America to the U.S.
    According to the Guatemalan government, more than 45,000 nationals were deported from the U.S. in 2020.    However, deportation operations have been slower in recent months when compared to 2019 due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
    “All come wearing their face masks, and following the protection and hygiene measures.    This is the first flight we receive in the new airport facilities,” explained Stuart Rodriguez, Guatemalan Migration Institute Director.    “The good news is that they are going home, they will not have to comply with the quarantine since the new protocols tell us that they can go home.”
    The country is regarded as one of the most violent countries in Latin America due to gangs and drug traffickers.

1/7/2021 N.J. Rep. Van Drew Calls Capitol Violence ‘Disrespectful Of Democracy’ by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, Rep. Jeff Van Drew, R-N.J., speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral
College vote from Pennsylvania, at the U.S. Capitol early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (House Television via AP)
    Republican Rep. Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey called Wednesday’s events in the U.S. Capitol unacceptable and un-American.    In a Wednesday interview, he stated that while he sympathizes with protesters, they should not allow demonstrations to get violent.
    The representative added that due to the incident in the U.S. Capitol, the very debate demonstrators have been asking Congress to hold was interrupted. Moreover, Van Drew stressed the fight for election integrity is a battle in favor of the rule of law and this is harmed by engaging in violence.
    “It’s not the America we know or the America we love and we don’t want to see that, and that does not represent most of the people who are involved in that organization,” he stated.    “But evidently there were some people there that were violent, and that’s something that is not and should not ever be accepted.”
    Van Drew also encouraged all protesters to go to areas officially designated for them to express their views peacefully.

1/7/2021 By about 3:15 p. m. EST on January 6, 2021, it was reported that the majority of the demonstration had disbanded outside of the Georgia Capitol.    Protests took place inside the Kansas state capitol.    A capitol security guard stated that protesters were allowed in the rotunda, as they had a permit to protest there.

1/7/2021 Trump Supporters Take Protests to Statehouses Across U.S. by Reuters, Wire Service Content - Jan. 6, 2021 by Steve Gorman and Daniel Trotta
Members of the Proud Boys stand in front of police at a rally in support of U.S. President Donald Trump at
the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon, U.S. January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Terray SylvesterReuters
    (Reuters) - Supporters of President Donald Trump staged rallies at statehouses across the United States on Wednesday, disrupting some official functions but remaining decidedly more subdued than protesters in Washington who stormed the U.S. Capitol to demand that Trump's election loss be overturned.
    From Atlanta to Salem, Oregon, and points in between, Trump backers repeated the outgoing president's false claims that his victory was stolen by massive voter fraud, officials and local media reported.
    In Oregon's capital, where crowds protesting in favor of Trump and against state COVID-19 restrictions burned an effigy of the Democratic governor, Kate Brown, police declared an unlawful assembly and ordered protesters to disperse.    Oregon state police reported at least one person was arrested in Salem on suspicion of harassment and disorderly conduct.
    There were no immediate reports of serious violence, although a news photographer was sprayed with mace or pepper spray at a rally in Salt Lake City, Utah's capital, police said.
    Protesters entered the Kansas statehouse in Topeka and assembled inside the first floor of the Capitol rotunda, though they remained orderly, television station KSNT reported. State police later said the demonstrators had obtained a permit in advance.
    In Denver, the Colorado capital, Mayor Michael Hancock instructed city agencies to close early "out of an abundance of caution" after about 700 demonstrators gathered at the statehouse.
    In Georgia, a major courthouse complex and two other government buildings in Atlanta were ordered closed due to protests near the statehouse.    Among those disrupted were aides to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, the Republican election official pressured by Trump in a weekend telephone call to "find" enough additional votes for Trump to win the state.
    Georgia is among the states won by Democratic President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office in two weeks.
    Staff left their offices early out of an abundance of caution, but Raffensperger was not there, spokesman Walter Jones.
    Some state workers also went home early in Salt Lake City, in part because of the demonstration of about 400 people outside, Lieutenant Nick Street of the Utah Highway Patrol said.    The event was mostly peaceful but for the assault on the news photographer, Street said.
    Demonstrators posted signs on the Capitol building reading "Stop the steal!" and "Trump won!" the Salt Lake Tribune reported.
    Several hundred Trump supporters also staged a "Stop the Steal" rally at the Arizona state Capitol in Phoenix, cheering and jeering while exhibiting a guillotine.
    Media reported rallies in other state capitals including Little Rock, Arkansas; Tallahassee, Florida; Madison, Wisconsin; Columbia, South Carolina; and Santa Fe, New Mexico.
(Reporting by Nathan Layne, Rich McKay, David Schwartz, Daniel Trotta and Steve Gorman; Writing by Steve Gorman and Daniel Trotta; Editing by Howard Goller and Leslie Adler) Copyright 2021 Thomson Reuters.

1/7/2021 Protesters Swarm Statehouses Across US; Some Evacuated - Protesters who back President Donald Trump have massed at statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico by Wire Service Content Jan. 6, 2021 by MORGAN LEE AND BEN NADLER, Associated Press
A counter demonstrator, center, yells after getting maced in the face by far-right demonstrators outside of City Hall Wednesday,
Jan. 6, 2021, in Los Angeles. Demonstrators supporting President Donald Trump are gathering in various parts of Southern California as
Congress debates to affirm President-elect Joe Biden's electoral college victory. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) The Associated Press
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters backing President Donald Trump massed outside statehouses from Georgia to New Mexico on Wednesday, leading some officials to evacuate while cheers rang out at several demonstrations as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.
    Hundreds of people gathered in state capitals nationwide to oppose President-elect Joe Biden's win, waving signs saying “Stop the steal” and “Four more years.”    Most of them didn't wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, and some carried guns in places like Oklahoma, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and Washington>     There were some scuffles in states like Ohio and California, with some instances of journalists or counter protesters being pepper-sprayed or punched, but most demonstrations were peaceful — some of them quite small — and only a few arrests were reported.
    New Mexico police evacuated staff as a precaution from a Statehouse building that includes the governor’s office and the secretary of state’s office, shortly after hundreds of flag-waving supporters arrived in a vehicle caravan and on horseback.
    Demonstrators sang “God Bless America,” honked horns and wrongly announced on a megaphone that Trump was the rightful election winner — though Biden won the vote in New Mexico by a margin of roughly 11%.
    “It's the first time in the history of the United States that the peaceful transfer of power has been slowed by an act of violence," Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf said.    “It is a shameful moment, and I hope that the Congress can recover soon.”
    Violent protests in Washington, D.C., came as Congress tried to affirm Biden’s Electoral College victory. News that protesters had breached the U.S. Capitol set off cheers at pro-Trump protests in Minnesota, Nevada and Arizona, where armed protesters marched at the Capitol in Phoenix and several men displayed a guillotine.
    Georgia’s secretary of state and his staff evacuated their offices at the Capitol as about 100 protesters gathered outside, some armed with long guns.
    Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and his team decided to leave, according to Gabriel Sterling, a top official with Raffensperger’s office.
    “We saw stuff happening at the Georgia Capitol and said we should not be around here, we should not be a spark,” Sterling told The Associated Press.
    Trump has focused much of his ire on Raffensperger in the weeks following his loss by about 12,000 votes.
    Republican Gov. Brian Kemp slammed the storming of the U.S. Capitol, calling it “a disgrace and quite honestly un-American.”    Kemp said he was extending an executive order from protests over the summer activating the National Guard in case they are needed to protect the state Capitol on Monday when the legislative session begins.
    In Washington state, protesters broke through a gate at the governor’s mansion and dozens of people gathered on the lawn for about 30 minutes before being cleared from the area.    The crowd, some of whom were armed, repeated baseless allegations of election fraud.    The State Patrol said that Gov. Jay Inslee “and his family are in a safe location.”
    Earlier, dozens of people gathered at the state Capitol, demanding a recount of the U.S. presidential election and Washington’s gubernatorial election, which Inslee, a Democrat, won by more than 500,000 votes.    The Statehouse has been closed to the public for nearly a year due to the pandemic.
    In Utah, the staff of Gov. Spencer Cox was sent home as several hundred people gathered in Salt Lake City, Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson tweeted.    Salt Lake Tribune photographer Rick Egan said he was pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator who taunted him for wearing a mask and shoved him as he was shooting video of the protest.    It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was arrested.
    At least one person was arrested at the Oregon Capitol in Salem on suspicion of harassment and disorderly conduct as police in riot gear tried to get people — many of them armed — to leave.
    Video showed protesters and counterprotesters clashing and riot police moving in.    But by midafternoon, only a few dozen people remained, their American flags and Trump banners drooping in the rain.
    In Topeka, Kansas, chants of “Stop the steal” and “No more masks” faded as a rally ended and Trump supporters filed peacefully into the Statehouse building through security checkpoints, milling around historical exhibits.
    In Honolulu, about 100 protesters lined the road outside the state Capitol waving American and Trump 2020 flags at passing cars.    Sheryl Bieler, a retiree in the blue state, said she came out to “support our president and support the integrity of the elections.”
    Trump supporters circled the state Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin, in cars and trucks adorned with Trump and U.S. flags for several hours Wednesday, blaring their horns.
    In Colorado, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock ordered city agencies to close buildings after hundreds gathered in front of the Capitol building for a protest against the election results.
    In South Carolina, protesters supporting Trump came to the Statehouse but left before the U.S. Capitol was breached.
    Associated Press writers John Hanna in Topeka, Kansas; Rachel La Corte in Olympia, Washington; Andrew Selsky in Salem, Oregon; Sophia Eppolito in Salt Lake City; Audrey McAvoy in Honolulu; Jonathan J. Cooper in Phoenix; Patty Nieberg in Denver; Todd Richmond in Madison, Wisconsin; and Sam Metz in Carson City, Nevada, contributed to this report.
    Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.    This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1/7/2021 Twitter Deletes President Trump’s Tweets, Threatens Permanent Suspension by OAN Newsroom
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely during a hearing before the Senate Commerce
Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP)
    Twitter has taken their censorship to a whole new level by locking the President’s personal account.    On Wednesday, the social media giant announced their plan to permanently ban President Trump from the platform unless he deletes three of his tweets from January 6, which called attention to blatant voter fraud and addressed demonstrators on Capitol Hill.
    In one tweet, President Trump claimed violence on Capitol Hill was backlash from a “viciously stripped away” landslide election victory.    He then urged demonstrators to “go home with love and in peace,” and to remember January 6 forever.
    In the final suspended tweet, the President claimed the U.S. demands the truth, adding the states had not been given a proper chance to certify legitimate election results.
    The tweets have since been suspended and are unavailable for viewing.    Twitter cited so-called violence liability concerns as their reason for censoring the President’s tweets despite the President’s call for supporters to peacefully disperse and respect law enforcement.
    Prior to the suspension, Twitter initially sought to prevent users from liking or replying to his tweets.    This is not the first time Twitter has faced controversy in the 2020 election cycle with allegations of targeted censorship against conservatives.
    In a panel about Section 230 with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in attendance, Republicans pointed out the company appeared to unfairly censor the President’s tweets.    Specifically, they pointed to comments that called attention to security concerns with mail-in voting and China’s handling of the coronavirus.
    Dorsey went on and admitted to mass censorship in an effort to avoid liability for violence.
    “As we think about enforcement, we consider severity of potential offline harm and we act as quickly as we can, he stated."    “We saw the confusion it might encourage and we labeled it accordingly.”
    This all comes in spite of Section 230’s protection of Twitter from being held responsible for digital content that could potentially spark violence.
    In the meantime, Facebook has also moved to censor the President by locking his account for 24-hours and deleting a video.    Likewise, they cited violence liability concerns despite legal exemption from being held responsible for this.
    In the past, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckberberg has responded to backlash against his company’s apparent censorship.
    “We do prohibit content that will lead to imminent risk of harm, stating that there’s a proven cure for COVID when there is in fact none,” he stated.    “…might encourage someone to go take something that could have some adverse effects.    so we do take that down.”
    Though past censorship of conservatives by social media giants has been frequent, Facebook and Twitter’s recent move is alarmingly unprecedented.

1/7/2021 Rep. Gaetz Highlights Possibility Antifa Infiltrated Trump March by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral
College vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (House Television via AP)
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) suggests Antifa could have been responsible for the recent events on Capitol Hill.    While debating election certification Wednesday, he highlighted President Trump’s explicit calls for his supporters to take part in peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
    I certainly hope and pray Congressman Matt Gaetz will be recognized by his party for the leader he is, for the leader he could be in the years ahead for our deeply troubled nation. #MAGA #AmericaFirst #Dobbs — Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) January 7, 2021
    Gaetz went on to bring up reports stating a facial recognition company used their software to identify two Philadelphia-based Antifa members in the crowd.
    “I don’t know if the reports are true, but The Washington Times just reported some compelling evidence from a facial recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters,” he explained.    “They were masquerading as Trump supporters and, in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group Antifa.”
    Gaetz said the way Democrats have been handling politics is partially to blame for the breach.    The Florida Republican added, “it’s time to build America up, not tear her down and destroy her.”

1/7/2021 Electoral College Finalizes Certification Of Votes by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stand after to reading the final certification
of Electoral College votes cast in November’s presidential election during a joint session of Congress after
working through the night, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, Pool)
    After protesters stormed the nation’s capital, Congress later reconvened to debate the 2020 Electoral College certification.    The congressional joint session was held late Wednesday to tally the presidential votes of all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
    The process took longer than usual as Republican lawmakers objected to the certification of results from several states with the first objection arising over the vote tally in Arizona.    In a 93-to-six vote, however, senators overwhelmingly rejected the objection to the Electoral College votes from the state.    The measure was also dismissed in the House.
    “On this vote the yeas are six, the nays are 93: the objection is not sustained,” stated Vice President Mike Pence.    “The secretary will notify the House of the action of the Senate informing that body that the Senate is now ready to proceed to joint session with further counting of the electoral vote for president and vice president.”
    Objections were also raised over the certification of electoral votes in Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.    The chambers voted against the Arizona and Pennsylvania objections, while the Georgia, Wisconsin and Nevada objections were defeated on procedural grounds due to the lack of a senator joining the effort. Among them was Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.).
    “When I arrived in Washington this morning I fully intended to object to the certification of the electoral votes, however, the events that have transpired today have forced me to reconsider and I cannot now in good conscious object to certification of these electors,” she stated.    “The violence, the lawlessness and siege of the halls of Congress are abhorrent and stand as a direct attack on the very institution my objection was intended to protect.”
    Objections must be presented in writing and signed by one senator and one member of the House.    Meanwhile, in the midst of the count, several lawmakers took to the podium to highlight the chaos experienced earlier that day while thanking those who held the line.
    “I’d like to recognize the members now who helped to hold the line: Markwayne Mullin, Tony Gonzales, Jason Crow, Pat Fallon and Troy Nehls,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.    “Working with the Capitol Police, they ensured the floor of this chamber was never breached…these are the heroes among us.”
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) went on to say he was grateful to experience one day where his Democrat colleagues did not call to “defund the police.”

1/7/2021 Trump Admin. Officials Resign Following Protest At Capitol Building, Which Left 4 People Dead by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham listens as President Donald Trump speaks to the media on
the South Lawn of the White House, Oct. 3, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Andrew Harnik/AP Photo)
    Multiple White House aides and administration officials have resigned after at least four people were killed during a protest at the Capitol Building.
    According to reports Wednesday, the First Lady’s Chief of Staff, Stephanie Grisham, was the first to step down hours after the demonstration.    In a statement, Grisham said it was an “honor to serve the country in the White House.”
    While Grisham did not specifically mention the protest, others did.    This included Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews who released a statement noting, “as someone who worked in the halls of Congress, I was deeply disturbed by what I saw today.    She added, “our nation needs a peaceful transfer of power.”
    This was followed with the resignation of White House Social Secretary Rickie Niceta and Deputy National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger on Wednesday.
    On Thursday morning, former chief of staff and Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney also resigned.    In an interview, he put it simply by stating he “can’t stay.”
    “I wouldn’t be surprised to see more of my friends resign over the course of the next 24-48 hours,” he stated.    “It would be completely understandable if they did.”
    While reports speculate additional officials are considering stepping down before January 20, the President has vowed “there will be an orderly transition.”

1/7/2021 Washington, D.C. Mayor Extends Emergency Declaration For 15 Days by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2020 file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference in Washington. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP, File)
    The nation’s capital has extended its emergency declaration following violent protests that overtook the Capitol Building on Wednesday.
    While speaking at a press conference, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she was increasing the citywide public emergency order she declared earlier in the day for an additional 15 days.
    “Today I signed an extension of the public emergency that I declared today for 15 days, so that we can continue to ensure peace and security,” she stated.
    Law enforcement gained control of the situation in the evening with authorities using chemical irritants to clear the area.    According to D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee, a total of four people died on the grounds of the Capitol Building and more than 50 protesters were arrested.
    “We have made in excess of 52 arrests,” he announced.    “Four arrests, for carrying pistols without licenses, one arrest for possession of prohibited weapons, 47 arrests related to curfew violations and unlawful entry."
    Police said they also found weapons and an array of explosives around different parts of the D.C. area.
    “Two pipe bombs have been recovered: one pipe bomb from the DNC (Democratic National Committee), another pipe bomb from the RNC (Republican National Committee),” announced Chief Contee.    “A cooler from a vehicle with a long gun that also included Molotov cocktails. This also was on the grounds of the United States Capitol.”
    Additionally, authorities said 14 police officers were injured during the demonstrations and two had to be hospitalized.
    The mayor’s public emergency is set to expire on January 21, unless an additional order is issued.

1/7/2021 U.S. Corporations Consider Blocking Monetary Support To GOP by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, pedestrians pass the New York Stock Exchange in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
    Executives of major industry giants are threatening to pull public and financial support for GOP lawmakers who challenged the congressional certification of Electoral College votes.
    In an interview Tuesday, Yale School of Management’s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld said more than two dozen CEOs are considering the move.
    Thirty-three chief executives of top companies confirmed they would “100 percent” tell lobbyists to no longer to support those who raised objections to the certification.
    Sonnenfeld noted that this is the first time such a group of executives has threatened to withhold campaign funding.
    “Some of them said it’s important for CEOs to speak up, it’s a moment for you to lead,” he stated.    “This is not business as usual.    They’re top titans, everything from finance to farming to transportation, manufacturing…quite a number of them were the leaders of the business roundtable.”
    Sonnenfeld has noted business leaders are growing concerned push-back from Republicans regarding the certification could lead to possible legislative retaliation from the left.

1/7/2021 Evidence Emerges Of Antifa Infiltrating Capitol Hill Protests by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral
College vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (House Television via AP)
    Evidence continues to emerge showing far-left instigators infiltrated protests on Capitol Hill.
    As the world looks to Capitol Hill following unprecedented events, multiple Republican lawmakers are asking their fellow Americans to stay calm and wait for evidence of what happened before jumping to conclusions.
    Representative Mo Brooks is among a number of members of Congress who allege ‘fascist Antifa’ is responsible for the violence at the U.S. Capitol.    The Alabama Republican took to Twitter on Thursday to warn the public to refrain from being like the “fake news media.”    He also presented his evidence.
    In several follow-up tweets, Brooks said a congressman warned him on Monday about a growing Antifa threat.    This source even advised him to sleep in his office.    The congressman then told him, on Tuesday, that he was warned by Capitol Police that ‘fascist Antifa’ was going to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like the President’s supporters.
    Brooks continued by saying, “time will reveal the truth.”    He added all those responsible should be fully prosecuted.
    Many Trump supporters who gathered on the steps shared videos of these events as they unfolded.    They yelled, “no Antifa!” at the people trying to break in through windows.    Others jumped in to stop some of the violators.
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) also suggests Antifa could have been responsible for the recent events on Capitol Hill.    While debating election certification Wednesday, he highlighted President Trump’s explicit calls for his supporters to take part in peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C.
    Gaetz went on to bring up reports stating a facial recognition company used their software to identify two Philadelphia-based Antifa members in the crowd.
    “I don’t know if the reports are true, but The Washington Times just reported some compelling evidence from a facial recognition company showing that some of the people who breached the Capitol today were not Trump supporters,” he explained.    “They were masquerading as Trump supporters and, in fact, were members of the violent terrorist group Antifa.”
    Gaetz said the way Democrats have been handling politics is partially to blame for the breach.    The Florida Republican added, “it’s time to build America up, not tear her down and destroy her.”

1/7/2021 BLM-Linked Activist Found Inside Capitol During Protest by OAN Newsroom
Protesters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber after breaching
the halls of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    A prominent member of ‘Insurrection USA,’ which is reportedly aligned with ‘Black Lives Matter,’ was found to have been among the protesters who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday.
    John Sullivan of Utah admitted he was inside the Capitol following its takeover, but he claimed he was only “reporting” from the scene.
    “Those protesters, they got angry and they busted through those officers really quickly,” Sullivan said of the attack on the Capitol.    “You could really freely move around, you could go in any room and look out the window, so it’s pretty surreal to see.”
    However, reports found Sullivan was previously making threats against President Trump and his supporters, which suggests clashes at the Capitol were a possible Antifa provocation.
    According to further reports, Sullivan was arrested during BLM riots in Salt Lake City last year.    He was arrested for felony rioting, criminal mischief and threats of violence.    Sullivan has also called for attacks on government institutions, which raises many questions in connection to his presence at the Capitol Hill protest.

1/7/2021 Ken Cuccinelli: Fence Being Built Around U.S. Capitol by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 07: Members of the D.C. National Guard are seen outside the U.S. Capitol Building
as workers construct a fence a day after a mob broke into the building on January 07, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    The Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Director Ken Cuccinelli announces plans to increase security measures at the U.S. Capitol.
    In an interview on Thursday, Cuccinelli said the department is erecting a fence around the building Thursday and Friday.
    This comes as a part of efforts to move to a “fully aggressive posture” following the Capitol Hill protests that took place Wednesday.    Demonstrators pushed through the fence previously built surrounding the Capitol.
    Officials are calling for a stronger barricade to be established in the future.

1/7/2021 D.C. Mayor: Congress Must Open A Probe Into Security Failures At U.S. Capitol by OAN Newsroom
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser speaks during a news conference. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin-Pool/Getty Images)
    The mayor of D.C. calls on Congress to investigate the security failures during demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol.
    During a press conference on Thursday, Mayor Muriel Bowser said a congressional panel should be formed to look into the matter.    The mayor’s push came as the Capitol Police chief resigned amid backlash over the lapses in security during Wednesday’s protests.
    Bowser went on to contrast the lack of federal response to the nationwide protests following the death of George Floyd over the summer.
    “Congress must create a non-partisan commission to understand the catastrophic security failures that happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021–both to hold people accountable and to ensure that it never happens again,” Bowser said.    “We must also understand why the federal law enforcement’s response was much stronger to protests over the summer than during yesterday’s attack on Congress.”
    Before resigning, Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said officers “responded valiantly” to the demonstrations.

1/7/2021 Joe Biden Faces Backlash Over Pro-Abortion Pick For HHS Secy by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks at the Queen Theater on January 6, 2021, in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is facing pushback over his pick for Secretary of Health and Human Services.
    On Monday, Biden announced his nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. However, critics are questioning the decision by citing Becerra’s lack of qualifications for the job.
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 18: California attorney general Xavier Becerra. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Becerra, who previously served Congress, has no medical background or work experience with the HHS.    He is also pro-abortion.
    In 2017, Becerra filed criminal charges against a pro-life activist who uncovered Planned Parenthood’s involvement in selling aborted fetuses to biotech companies.    Some Republican lawmakers said they will not vote to confirm Becerra and are urging others to do the same.

1/7/2021 Officials Calling For Investigation Into Capitol Protest by OAN Newsroom
Members of U.S. Capitol Police inspect a damaged entrance of the U.S. Capitol January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the Capitol police’s response to Wednesday’s protest at the U.S. Capitol was a “colossal failure.”
    In an interview on Thursday, Bratton said a lack of coordination between law enforcement agencies contributed to the chaos, which suggests there needs to be an investigation into “what happened and what did not happen.”
    Many lawmakers across the country have also called for an investigation, with some saying the Capitol Police “weren’t prepared” and “took way too long” to respond to the scene.
    “This was an awful day for America and one of the worst days for American law enforcement,” Bratton said.    “And going forward one of the good things coming out of this [is] there’s so much video, so much [to] analyze on social media.    What was the organization in this crowd, in this mob, with the many factions that are working here?
    The United States Capitol Police Department is reeling following the protests that broke out in Washington D.C.
    Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund released a statement on the demonstrations Thursday morning.    He said more than 50 USCP and Metropolitan Police officers were injured.
    Officers were overpowered by the mob that pushed past barricades, doors and even windows to make their way into the Capitol.    While lawmakers were in session working to certify the presidential election results, Sund said law enforcement scrambled to quickly get them into safety and to fend off the mob.
    Amid the chaos, dozens of police officers were injured.    The chief of police reports that while the mob was storming the Capitol, police were also responding to reports of suspicious packages delivered on Capitol grounds and more.
    “Additionally, two pipe bombs have been recovered, one pipe bomb from the DNC, another pipe bomb from the RNC,” Bratton noted.    “[And] a cooler from a vehicle with a long gun in it that also included Molotov cocktails.”
Both explosives were located by police and safely detonated.     Police Chief Sund said the violent attack on the Capitol was “unlike any” he had ever experienced in his career and condemned it as “criminal riotous behavior.”
    He also touted his department’s response by saying the actions of USCP officers were heroic.    Several others rallied in support of the police, including Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), who said officers practiced great restraint throughout the demonstrations.
    “I just can’t say enough of these men and women in uniform–these police officers that were willing to put their life on the line and be greatly outnumbered by the protesters,” Mullin said.    “There wasn’t many law enforcement in the chambers with us and they were willing to hold the line as long as they could to make sure the members could get out.”
    Meanwhile, lawmakers have vowed to conduct an investigation into the actions by Capitol Police.    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said the city plans to look into improving security on Capitol Hill to prevent incidents such as this in the future.
    According to reports, approximately 70 arrests were made from Wednesday through early Thursday morning, largely for violating the 6 p.m. curfew set by Mayor Bowser.
    “We still have a significant amount of work ahead of us to identify and hold each and every one of the violent mob accountable for their actions,” D.C. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Robert Contee stated.    “We have collected numerous images of persons of interests that we are asking the community to help us identify.”
    The FBI has confirmed they are involved in ongoing investigations into the demonstrations.    They are setting up a tip-line website for information and to help to identify those who entered the U.S. Capitol.

1/8/2021 Oil up $0.44 to $50.96, DOW up 212 to 31,041 even on Trump's way out it keeps climing but when Biden does its policies watch it drop like a bomb.

1/8/2021 Kentucky reports second highest day for COVID-19 infections, Beshear says - 4,911 cases, 37 deaths is a ‘dangerous place’ by Ayana Archie Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky on Thursday reported its second highest number of single-day coronavirus cases, with 4,911, according to Gov. Andy Beshear, as well as 37 coronavirus-related deaths.
    'We are in a dangerous place,' Beshear said.    'It is now clear that we are seeing an escalation related to holiday gatherings.    This is not the time to make it harder to react to this virus when it may be surging again.    We have to have the tools to fight back.'
    Thursday’s update brings the total number of cases Kentucky has recorded since the start of the pandemic to 291,430, with 2,843 deaths.    The positivity rate is now 11.9%.
    The state reported its highest day of new cases Wednesday, with more than 5,700.
    There are 1,744 people hospitalized due to the coronavirus, 424 in intensive care units and 217 on ventilators as of Thursday.
    As of Wednesday, Kentucky has received approximately 227,850 doses of coronavirus vaccine and administered 77,349 doses.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 7,344 new cases and 82 deaths Thursday, bringing state’s totals to 546,499 cases and 8,452 deaths.     The positivity rate is 20.2%, according to the Indiana health department.
    Contact Ayana Archie at or follow her on Twitter.
[37 deaths / 4,911 cases = 0.007% mortality rate this was for Wednesday and Thursday which was lower than the day before and not the second highest day Beshear so do not try to pull the wool over Kentuckians eyes or did you just forget to report it on Wednesday.].

1/8/2021 President Trump Calls For Healing, Reconciliation by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald Trump is pictured. (AP Photo)
    President Trump addressed the American people in his first message since the reactivation of some of his social media accounts.    In the recorded video shared on Twitter Thursday, the President condemned the “heinous attack” against the nation’s capitol while suggesting the violent protestors should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
    “Like all Americans, I am outraged by the violence, lawlessness and mayhem…America is and must always be a nation of law and order,” he stated.    “The demonstrators who infiltrated the Capitol have defiled the seat of American democracy.    To those who engaged in the acts of violence and destruction, you do not represent our country.”
    President Trump then highlighted his campaign’s efforts to counter election fraud in the 2020 presidential election and said he was fighting to “defend American democracy.”
    “I continue to strongly believe that we must reform our election laws to verify the identity and eligibility of all voters and to ensure faith and confidence in all future elections,” he explained.
    The President then commented on Congress certifying the electoral count early Thursday morning with lawmakers vowing to finish what they had originally started before being interrupted by the protestors.     “Congress has certified the results and new administration will be inaugurated on January 20th,” he stated.    “My focus now turns to ensuring a smooth, orderly and seamless transition of power.    This moment calls for healing and reconciliation.”
    President Trump finished his remarks by reflecting on his time in the Oval Office and thanking the American people for an incredible first term.    He also teased his movement’s journey has only just begun.
    “We must revitalize the sacred bonds of love and loyalty that bind us together as one national family to the citizens of our country,” said President Trump.    “Serving as your president has been the honor of my lifetime.”

1/8/2021 Additional Security Measures Implemented After Capitol Hill Protest by OAN Newsroom
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, a member of the District of Columbia National Guard
stands near newly-placed fencing around the Capitol grounds.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
    The National Guard and other law enforcement agencies have taken additional security measures to protect the Capitol Building as protesters continue to gather in Washington, D.C.
    On Thursday morning, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser lifted the curfew imposed following events at the Capitol, but maintained the curfew could be re-imposed at any time in the next 15 days.
    In response to the calamitous events on Wednesday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced that a “7 foot unscalable fence” is being erected around the entire Capitol grounds and will be in place for at least the next 30 days.
    Additionally, many airports are increasing the amount of security following the events on Capitol Hill.    Airlines have said they will work with law enforcement to identify those who participated in breaching the Capitol.
    Some of Thursday’s protesters commented on the incident that unfolded the day before, noting “it was blown out of proportion.”    Many demonstrators suggested the people who stormed the Capitol were frustrated with their voices not being heard by lawmakers in Congress, who refused to take allegations of voter fraud seriously.
    Meanwhile, more than 6,000 National Guard troops are being deployed to Washington, D.C. this weekend ahead of the January 20 inauguration.
DC National Guard walk around the Capitol grounds, Thursday morning, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    This comes as nearby states, including Maryland, New Jersey and New York sent more than 1,000 members of their states’ National Guard to help secure the Capitol.    Many of the troops have been authorized to remain in the Capitol for up to two weeks to assist with maintaining the security of the city and the mall.

1/8/2021 Pence Opposes Invoking 25th Amendment by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence officiates as a joint session of the House and Senate reconvenes to confirm the Electoral
College votes at the Capitol, Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
    Vice President Mike Pence has opposed using the 25th Amendment against President Trump to remove him from office. That’s according to a report by Business Insider, which cited remarks from Pence’s advisors.
    A growing number of Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have called on the Vice President to take action.    At least one Republican, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), has joined in on those calls.
    Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has even drafted articles of impeachment against the President.
    For his part, however, President Trump has vowed to bring about a peaceful transition of power.    Meanwhile, he noted his movement’s journey has only just begun.

1/8/2021 D.C. Police Identify Calif. Woman Killed During Demonstration by OAN Newsroom
This driver’s license photo from the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA), provided to AP by the Calvert County
Sheriff’s Office, shows Ashli Babbitt who was fatally shot by an employee of the Capitol Police on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
    Five people have been confirmed dead and dozens of other were arrested after demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
    One woman was shot and killed inside the building. She has been identified as a California native who previously served the country.    35-year-old Ashli Babbitt was from San Diego and traveled to D.C. to join thousands in protests.
    U.S. Capitol Police said Babbit was shot after a group started moving towards the House chamber.    She was taken to the hospital, where she later died from the injury.
    Babbitt was a 14-year veteran who served four tours with the U.S. Air Force and was deemed a senior official amongst her colleagues.    Her husband said Babbitt was a strong supporter of President Trump and went to D.C. to “do what she thought was right to support the country.”
    Three other people died from “medical emergencies” that were not firearm related.    All three of those people were on Capitol grounds when they died.    55-year-old Kevin Greeson of Georgia, 50-year-old Benjamin Phillips of Pennsylvania and 34-year-old Roseanne Boyland of Alabama were those identified.
    In addition to the four civilians, U.S. Capitol Police confirmed Officer Brian D. Sicknick died due to injuries her sustained on-duty.
    Sicknick served with the Capitol Police for 12-years and was currently working with the department’s first responder’s unit.    Capitol Police are requesting privacy for other injured officers and their families.
    In the meantime, it’s unclear if an investigation will be opened into the Babbitt’s shooting.

1/8/2021 UK Sees Record Daily COVID Deaths, London Hospitals On Brink by Michael Holden and Alistair Smout
FILE PHOTO: Vials labelled "COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine" are placed on dry ice in this
illustration taken, December 5, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
    LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom recorded its highest daily death toll on Friday since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic as London declared a major incident, warning that its hospitals were at risk of being overwhelmed.
    With a highly transmissable new variant of the virus surging across Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shuttered the economy and is rushing out vaccines faster than the country’s European neighbours in a bid to stem the pandemic.
    Britain has the world’s fifth-highest official death toll from COVID-19 at nearly 80,000, and the 1,325 deaths reported within 28 days of a positive test on Friday surpassed the previous daily record from last April.
    “Our hospitals are under more pressure than at any other time since the start of the pandemic, and infection rates across the entire country continue to soar at an alarming rate,” Johnson said in a statement.
    “The NHS (National Health Service) is under severe strain and we must take action to protect it, both so our doctors and nurses can continue to save lives and so they can vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as we can.”
    A further 68,053 COVID-19 cases were reported – also a new daily high – meaning almost three million people have now tested positive for the disease in the United Kingdom, which has a total population of around 67 million.
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan, from the opposition Labour Party, said hospital beds in the capital would run out within the next few weeks because the spread of the virus was “out of control.”
    “We are declaring a major incident because the threat this virus poses to our city is at crisis point,” Khan said.
    The designation of “major incident” is usually reserved for attacks or grave accidents, notably those likely to involve “serious harm, damage, disruption or risk to human life or welfare, essential services, the environment or national security.”
    London’s last “major incident” was the Grenfell Tower fire in a high-rise residential block in 2017, when 72 people died.
    Khan said there were parts of London where 1 in 20 people had the virus.    The pressure on the ambulance service, which was now dealing with up to 9,000 emergency calls a day, meant firefighters were being drafted in to drive vehicles, and police officers would follow.
    London, which vies with Paris for the status of Europe’s richest city, has a population of more than nine million.
    The Office for National Statistics estimated that 1.1 million people in England had the coronavirus in the week to Jan. 2, the equivalent of one person in 50.
    Britain, the first country to approve vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca, on Friday approved Moderna’s shot, which it hopes to begin administering this spring.    It also agreed to purchase an additional 10 million Moderna doses.
    However, transport minister Grant Shapps said there were fears that some vaccines might not work properly against a highly contagious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in South Africa.
    “This is a very big concern for the scientists,” he told LBC radio.
    A laboratory study by the U.S. drugmaker Pfizer, not yet peer-reviewed, indicated that the vaccine it is making, developed by Germany’s BioNTech, does work against one key mutation in the new variants found in Britain and South Africa.
(Reporting by Michael Holden, Alistair Smout, Andy Bruce and Kate Holton; writing by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Kevin Liffey and Gareth Jones)

1/8/2021 Canada PM Trudeau Says There Could Well Be An Election Soon, Doesn’t Want One
FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at Rideau Cottage, as efforts continue to help
slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada January 5, 2021. REUTERS/Blair Gable
    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made clear for the first time on Friday there could well be an election this year, indicating his government is preparing for a vote he insists he does not want.
    Trudeau’s Liberal Party only controls a minority of seats in the House of Commons, which means he needs the support of opposition parties to govern and can be brought down if they unite against him.
    Trudeau, who says his priority is tackling the coronavirus epidemic, has previously sidestepped questions about an election, saying merely that one was theoretically possible.
    “Obviously, we are in a minority government, and that could well happen,” he told Montreal’s CHOU 1450 AM radio station when asked about the chances of a vote in the coming months.
    “Our priority as a government is going to be helping people get through this pandemic … it’s not in our interests to have an election,” he added.    The last election was in October 2019.
    Asked about the prime minister’s comments, a government official said Trudeau had made clear many times that he “doesn’t necessarily get to chose when an election is going to come.    Canadians want to see their government there for them and that’s what we’re focused on.”
    The official requested anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the situation.
    A string of recent opinion polls suggests that the Liberals, while ahead of their Conservative rivals, would most likely fall short of winning a majority.
    Liberal insiders told Reuters last month that a snap election was likely at some point in 2021 rather than at the scheduled end of Trudeau’s four-year term in 2023.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and Nick Zieminski)

1/8/2021 Canada’s Trudeau Says Trump, Other Politicians Incited Capitol Hill Violence
FILE PHOTO: Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attends a news conference at the Dominion
Arboretum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada December 11, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo
    OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday said that U.S. President Donald Trump and other politicians incited the violent attack on Capitol Hill earlier this week.
    “What we witnessed was an assault on democracy by violent rioters, incited by the current President and other politicians,” Trudeau said in a news conference.    They are the most critical comments Trudeau has ever aimed at the Trump administration.
    “As shocking, deeply disturbing, and frankly saddening as that event remains — we have also seen this week that democracy is resilient in America, our closest ally and neighbor.”
(Reporting by Steve Scherer)

1/8/2021 Reporters Walk Out On Portuguese, French Far-Right Leaders Over COVID-19 Fears by Catarina Demony
Marine Le Pen, leader of France's National Rally party and Portugal's far-right presidential candidate Andre Ventura
visit a monument to fallen soldiers in Lisbon, Portugal, January 8, 2021. REUTERS/Pedro Nunes
    LISBON (Reuters) – The election campaign launch by Portugal’s far-right presidential candidate, Andre Ventura, got off to a shaky start on Friday when reporters walked out on his joint news conference with visiting French counterpart Marine Le Pen due to a lack of social distancing.
    Invited to a small, windowless conference room in a hotel basement in Lisbon, most of the several dozen reporters decided to leave over fears of coronavirus contagion, just as Portugal reported record daily infections and deaths.
    But the incident did not appear to upset Ventura of the Chega party, whose political rise has troubled rights groups.
    The two far-right leaders ended up speaking to the media outdoors before laying a wreath at the monument to fallen soldiers on Lisbon’s main thoroughfare.
    “We want another political system, we want another constitution, a different way to do justice,” said Ventura, who is known for his derogatory remarks against ethnic minorities, especially Roma communities.
    Although there is little doubt current President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will comfortably win a second term in the Jan. 24 election, Ventura, who in 2019 grabbed the far-right’s first parliamentary seat since the end of dictatorship in 1974, could get around 10% of the vote, according to opinion polls.
    Le Pen said it seemed “incongruous” Portugal had until now “remained on the sidelines of this great world movement.”
    In 2019, Chega, which means “enough” in Portuguese, only received 1.3% of the vote so prospects of his increasing that to 10% are worrying rights groups who say he is fuelling racism and xenophobia in a country where the far-right is not as present as in other European nations.
    “Ventura getting a good result (in the presidential election) will be touted as a sign he will get an excellent result in parliamentary elections,” said political scientist Marina Costa Lobo.
    Ventura, a former soccer commentator and active social media user, last year called for a Black fellow MP with dual Portuguese-Guinean citizenship to be “returned to her own country” and has recently been fined for discriminatory remarks about Roma.
    “This is normalising extreme-right groups,” anti-fascism activist Jonathan Costa said.    “This is the most dangerous thing.”
(Reporting by Catarina Demony; Editing by Andrei Khalip and Cynthia Osterman)

1/8/2021 WHO Tells Rich Countries: Stop Cutting The Vaccines Queue by Emma Farge and Matthias Blamont
FILE PHOTO: World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
attends a news conference in Geneva Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The head of the World Health Organization said on Friday there is a “clear problem” that low-and- middle-income countries are not yet receiving supplies of COVID-19 vaccines and urged countries to stop striking bilateral deals with manufacturers.
    “Rich countries have the majority of the supply,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in strongly-worded comments on vaccine nationalism at a Geneva news briefing.
    “No country is exceptional and should cut the queue and vaccinate all their population while some remain with no supply of the vaccine,” he added.
    He asked countries and manufacturers to stop making bilateral deals and called on those who have ordered excess doses to immediately hand them over to the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility.
    While Tedros did not name countries, the European Union said it reached a deal with Pfizer and BioNTech for 300 million additional doses of their COVID-19 vaccine in a move that would give the EU nearly half of the firms’ global output for 2021.
    The scramble for shots has accelerated as governments also struggle to tame more infectious variants identified in Britain and South Africa, which are threatening to overwhelm healthcare systems.
    Emergencies chief Mike Ryan echoed comments from Tedros, stressing the need to give doses to vulnerable groups and frontline healthcare workers first, no matter where they live.
    “Are we going to allow those people who are vulnerable and those people who are most at risk to get sick and die from this virus?” he asked.
    WHO officials also urged vaccine manufacturers to provide it with data in real-time in order to expedite the rollout.
    Earlier this week, the WHO said the COVAX facility had raised $6 billion of the $7 billion that it has sought in 2021 to help finance deliveries to 92 developing nations with limited or no means to buy vaccines on their own.
    Until now, wealthier nations including Britain, European Union members, the United States, Switzerland and Israel have been at the front of the queue for vaccine deliveries from companies including Pfizer and partner BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.
    Nearly 88 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and around 1.9 million have died since it first emerged in China in December 2019, according to a Reuters tally.
    Cases have been surging in many countries in recent weeks with not enough vaccines distributed yet to slow transmission, WHO officials said.
    “The virus is spreading at alarming rates in some countries,” Tedros said.    “The problem is that not complying a bit becomes a habit.    Not complying gives the virus opportunities to spread.”
(Reporting by Emma Farge and Matthias Blamont; Editing by Nick Macfie and Alex Richardson)

1/8/2021 Power Struggle Leaves U.N. Rights Body Without Leader by Emma Farge
FILE PHOTO: Overview of the session of the Human Rights Council during the speech of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights
Michelle Bachelet at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
    GENEVA (Reuters) – Russia and China have opposed a candidate from Fiji seen as a staunch human rights defender to lead the top U.N. rights body, diplomats and observers say, creating a deadlock just as Washington may seek to rejoin the forum it quit in 2018.
    The Human Rights Council presidency rotates annually between regions and is usually agreed by consensus, with any contests typically resolved quickly and cordially, diplomats say.
    The impasse means the council, the only intergovernmental global body to promote and protect human rights worldwide, is set to resume work in Geneva next week with no leader for the first time in its 15-year history.
    While its decisions are not legally binding, they carry political weight and can authorise probes into violations.
    The infighting points to a high-stakes game where powers are seeking to pre-emptively counter future influence of the United States, which could rejoin the body under President-elect Joe Biden, Marc Limon of the Universal Rights Group think-tank said.
    “Neither China nor Russia want a human rights-friendly country to hold the presidency in a year where the U.S. will probably re-engage with the council,” he said.
    Russia, China and Saudi Arabia — sometimes acting through proxies — have opposed the selection of Fiji’s ambassador, Nazhat Shameem Khan, or thrown their weight behind other last-minute candidates, observers and two diplomats said.
    “It’s understood that Saudi Arabia, China and Russia were all supportive of a Bahraini candidacy and opposed to a Fijian candidacy,” said Phil Lynch, director of the International Service for Human Rights, citing Fiji’s record, with Khan backing probes into abuses in Belarus and Yemen last year.
    The NGO is accredited to the council and takes part in debates.
    A Chinese diplomat said on Friday he would be “happy to see any of these candidates as president.”
    The diplomatic missions for Fiji, Russia and Saudi Arabia did not respond to requests for comment.
    Khan has not stepped aside and alternative candidates from Bahrain and Uzbekistan put forward since December have also faced opposition, diplomats said.
    “This mess potentially strengthens those voices that argue HRC is anti-democratic, dysfunctional etc, and U.S. should not re-engage (or insist on big reforms as price for doing so),” said the International Crisis Group’s Richard Gowan.
    A review that could prompt reforms of the forum is pending.
    Currently, members have to be elected onto the 47-member council to vote in it – but that may be one of the subjects considered in any reform.     China and Russia both return to the council this year.
    The council president has limited powers although some say the role has become increasingly political.
    The president does however appoint independent experts, such as the one who led an inquiry into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    Attempts by Oman, last year’s Asia-Pacific group coordinator, to resolve the matter via secret ballot hit Qatari opposition, creating a deadlock one diplomat called “a mess.”
    One way to resolve the impasse might be a vote at the council next week, diplomats say.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Stephanie Nebehay and Alison Williams)

1/8/2021 Chicago Police Union President: Far-Left Infiltrated Capitol Protests by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06 (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    The president of the Chicago police union believes the Capitol protests were infiltrated by the far-left.
    The leader of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police John Catanzara spoke out this week about the crowds at the Capitol.    He said it was largely pro-Trump demonstrators who were frustrated the election was stolen.
    However, the union leader said people should be ashamed if they believe the crowd was 100 percent supporters of the President.
    “To think there’s not a possibility that Antifa did infiltrate–even a handful of them in that crowd,” Catanzara said.    “To make the optics look bad.”
    He also compared the protests to demonstrations in Democrat-led cities over the summer.    The union leader claimed out there was no arson, looting and very little destruction of property at the Capitol protests.

1/8/2021 OAN Call To Action: How To Donate To Lawmakers Who Stayed True To President Trump
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1/8/2021 Twitter Permanently Bans President Trump’s Account by OAN Newsroom
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an
iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Big Tech companies are targeting the President and his supporters following Wednesday’s events in Washington D.C.
    On Friday, Twitter permanently removed President Trump’s account.    The Big Tech giant said he poses a “risk of further incitement of violence.”
    The social media giant also banned former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and lawyer Sidney Powell.    Twitter claims it is taking strong action against online content that could lead to harm offline.
    “I think Twitter has some feeling they’re operating in one of their favorite countries, which is China [or] possibly Venezuela – they certainly show no respect to the right of free speech,” President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, stated.    “I understand their argument — they are a private company — but beyond just the constitutional guarantee of free speech, those of us who’re     Americans value the right of free speech.”
    Several supporters of President Trump took aim at Twitter and blasted officials for the decision.
    The former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said silencing people happens in countries like China, but not in the United States.
    Donald Trump Jr. likened the move to George Orwell’s iconic novel ‘1984’ and said the late Chinese Communist Dictator Mao Tse-Tung would be proud.    He called out a double-standard and said many dictators, including Iran’s Ayatollah, can have working Twitter accounts.
    Several other social media outlets, such as Facebook and Snapchat, also deleted the President’s accounts from their services.
    Additionally, Google removed the free-speech alternative to Twitter, ‘Parler,’ from its Google Play store.    The platform — largely adopted by conservatives — is being threatened by Apple to revise its policies and to moderate “objectionable content” moving forward.
    Apple is giving the platform a 24-hour window to change its policies before they pull them off of the Apple App Store.

1/8/2021 Reports: House Speaker Pelosi’s Laptop Missing & W. Va. Delegate Charged For His Role In Capitol Breach by OAN Newsroom
A protester leaves a note in the office of US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi at the protest inside the
US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. – Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress
debated the 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    According to reports, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop was stolen during the protests that transpired on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
A protester sits inside the office of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi after breach inside the
US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    On Friday, one of Pelosi’s aides reportedly told ‘Reuters’ the laptop belonged to a conference room and was used by Pelosi for presentations.    Her aide offered no further details on the computer.
    Officials have not stated if they know who took it.
    Meanwhile, a West Virginia lawmaker is facing federal charges in connection with the protest at the Capitol.    On Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Delegate Derricks Evans was being charged with entering a restricted area.
West Virginia House of Delegates member Derrick Evans, left, is given the oath of office Dec. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the state Capitol
in Charleston, W.Va. Evans recorded video of himself and protesters storming the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 prompting
calls for his resignation and thousands of signatures on an online petition advocating his removal. (Perry Bennett/West Virginia Legislature via AP)
    Reports said the legislator live-streamed a video of himself storming the U.S. Capitol, but has since deleted the footage from his Facebook page.
    Evans claimed he was only there to film history and did not have any negative interaction with law enforcement or participate in any destruction.    Evans case is one of the dozens of cases the U.S. Attorney’s Office is pursuing following the demonstration.

1/8/2021 Reports: Red Flag Laws Result In 66 Firearm Confiscations by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    It’s been one year since Colorado implemented red flag laws.    A recent report shows the impact it has already had on residents.
    According to the report released on Thursday, over 100 red flag protection orders were filed in 2020.
    Police reportedly removed firearms from the homes of 66 people who were flagged by family members, legal guardians or law enforcement officers.    Under the new law, a judge can approve firearm confiscation if there is a belief a person could be a threat to themselves or others.
    One of the most recent instances of the order in action is in the case of Bryce Shelby, a man accused of making threats against the state’s attorney general and several other government officials.
    Denver Police alleged Shelby’s behavior was escalating and through the red flag laws, they forced him to surrender his two rifles.    Though the state’s attorney general chose not to press charges against Shelby, he will not regain possession of his firearms for a total of 364 days.
    Several of the year’s emergency Extreme Risk Protection Orders were placed against law enforcement, but were shut down by the courts.
    For example, early on in 2020, an inmate tried to claim Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams was a threat.    The order request was sent to a judge who quickly threw it out for lack of evidence, which allowed some to say the law worked.    However, Reams argues it showed the law can be used frivolously.
    “I think people who support the red flag law will say, ‘Well you weren’t actually red-flagged.    The system worked, the judge didn’t go to a hearing,'” Reams said.    “My problem is that this inmate was able to at least petition the courts and provide that he has standing.”
    Reams is among those who are the most skeptical of the new law due to its vague guidelines, which allow weapons to be confiscated even without criminal charges.
    “But to go in and conduct a search warrant on someone’s home based on the word of a third party, I think that’s a huge overreach of the Constitution,” Reams stated.    “And that’s where I’d have to draw the line.”
    There has been a lot of debate over the constitutionality of red flag laws.    The President has said he supports them at the federal level, but gun advocates argue the orders contradict the Second Amendment.
    Andrew Napolitano, who served as a New Jersey Superior Court judge from 1987 to 1995, said: “The concept of a red flag law violates both the presumption of innocence and the due process requirement of proof of criminal behavior before liberty can be infringed.”
    Heading into the New Year with an incoming Democrat majority in the new Congress, many proponents of the right to bear arms worry about future restrictive gun laws.

1/8/2021 Protesters Defend Protests, Say Protection Around Capitol Building Was Inadequate by OAN Newsroom
Capitol police in riot gear guard as protesters try to open a door of the U.S.
Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
    Security forces have been amped-up surrounding Capitol Hill since a large group of protesters stormed the building earlier this week.    Reports Thursday said National Guard troops could be seen patrolling around the Capitol with protective fences set up around the building.
Fencing is placed around the exterior of the Capitol grounds, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
    Some who participated in the protest noted the majority of the demonstrators were peaceful and were only there to voice their objection to allegations of an improper election.
    “But what we saw in the bulk of the group of people was a very peaceful group that were very courteous to each other,” Washington state resident Brian Carr said.    “There wasn’t any pushing, shoving, anything like that.    They were very professional people who really just wanted to be here to take a stand as far as corruption in our government.”
    Tourists and residents said they were surprised how quickly the situation escalated, with some saying it was odd the building was not better protected.    One attendee said not a single officer could be seen in front of the building, adding security forces should have been better prepared knowing a large gathering was scheduled near the Capitol that day.
    Some in law enforcement have come out in support of the actions of the protesters, including the president of Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police, John Catanzara.
    Catanzara explained even though protesters entered the building, there was no burning or looting and little destruction of property.    He added all he saw were people voicing their frustrations.    Catanzara also said he believed there were likely some bad actors who had gotten into the group.
    “To think there’s not a possibility that Antifa did not infiltrate, even a handful of them in that crowd to make the optics look bad,” Catanzara said.
    Reports Friday said several dozen people have been arrested in the aftermath of the incident and likely face a litany of federal charges for their actions.

1/8/2021 Businessman Kevin O’Leary Defends Free Speech Online by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 23: Kevin O’Leary attended the Tribeca Talks Panel: 10 Years Of “Shark Tank” during the 2018
Tribeca TV Festival at Spring Studios on September 23, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
    Businessman and Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary defended free speech in light of President Trump’s suspension from multiple social media platforms.
    During an interview Friday, O’Leary spoke about the importance of social media in current time, adding “we cannot shut down Facebook, we’d be shutting down America.”
    His comments came as the President faces censorship on multiple social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram following Wednesday’s violent protest at the Capitol building.
    O’Leary suggested CEOs of big tech companies shouldn’t have the power to censor.
    “The whole point is there’s a cost to free speech.    It’s the lunatic fringe, it’s the one percent, they have a voice too.    For generations and hundreds of years, you’ve had to deal with that,” O’Leary explained.    “There’s always going to be the haters, there’s always going to be the lunatics, but would you in any way impede free speech? I personally do not want a CEO of a company telling me what I can read or hear.”
    The President is banned from Facebook’s platforms until at least January 20, but has since been allowed to post to Twitter again.

1/8/2021 Officials Launch Murder Probe Into Death Of Officer Following D.C. Protests by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Protestors clash with police and security forces as they try to storm the US Capitol
in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
    Officials launch a murder probe into the death of law enforcement officer Brian Sicknick.
    In a statement Thursday, the U.S. Capitol Police announced the Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Unit and federal partners will work alongside Capitol Police to investigate the incident.
    Officer Sicknick died Thursday night after succumbing to injuries inflicted while engaging with protesters on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
    Some reports allege Sicknick was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher as demonstrators breached police lines and stormed the Capitol Building.    However, the official statement did not specify what caused the injuries that resulted in Sicknick’s death.    It only mentioned that he collapsed after returning to the Division office.
    Meanwhile, dozens of officers are reportedly injured following the violent breach on Capitol Hill.    In a press briefing Thursday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany condemned the violent actions and emphasized the administration’s support of law enforcement officers.
    “We thank our valiant law enforcement officers who are true American heroes,” McEnany said.    “What we saw yesterday was a group of violent rioters undermining the legitimate first amendment rights of the many thousands who came to peacefully have their voices heard in our nation’s capital.    Those who violently besieged our Capitol are the opposite of everything this administration stands for.”
    In the meantime, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered the flag on Capitol Hill to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Sicknick.
    Sicknick joined the U.S. Capitol Police in 2008 and most recently served the department’s first responder’s unit.    His family, as well as other officers in the Capitol Police force, are asking for their privacy to be respected during this time.

1/8/2021 Acting Deputy Secy. Comments On Response To Breach On Capitol Building by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 12: Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli spoke about immigration policy
at the White House during a briefing August 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    In an interview Friday, Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli said his department is focused on supporting D.C. Capitol Police.
    Cuccinelli reassured that he authorized hundreds of reinforcements to the Capitol on Wednesday when protesters breached the police lines and stormed inside the building.    He explained the Capitol is under the jurisdiction of Capitol Police, but that DHS responded to requests for backup even before the violence began.
    He also emphasized that the federal government is seeking justice against people who broke the law, unlike government officials in other states where no action has been taken to hold violent demonstrators accountable.
    “Unlike the prosecutor in Portland, who lets lots of rioters go without charges, that is not happening here.    The FBI is fully pursuing anyone they can find who was involved in this criminal activity, and we at DHS are assisting them in that,” Cuccinelli explained.    “They have the point and there’s no restraint on that.    We are fully, across the administration, pursing every avenue of justice available.”
    He noted that going forward, Capitol Police need to address why there was no immediate backup in position once protesters broke through the initial lines of law enforcement.

1/8/2021 ABC Political Director Rick Klein Calls For ‘Cleansing’ Pro-Trump Movement by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump waved to supporters during a campaign event at the Berglund Center
on September 24, 2016 in Roanoke, Virginia. (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)
    Republicans expressed outrage with the mainstream media for suggesting a “cleansing” of the 75 million voters who supported President Trump.
    During an interview on Thursday, ABC’s Political Director Rick Klein expressed concern about threats against the media as violent protesters overwhelmed the Capitol building earlier this week.
    “I was aghast, I was saddened, I was disgusted by the violence that I saw,” Rick Klein stated.    “Yes, a part of it was at least the violence inflicted on the equipment of the media and the threats that were scrawled on walls.    I find it enormously distressing.”
    While many have condemned the violence, some are saying Klein took his frustrations too far.
    In a since deleted tweet posted Thursday, Klein shared an article and wrote, “Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days.    The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part.    Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else.”
    His comments were met with immediate backlash, with many pointing out the mainstream media’s hypocrisy for defending the same type of violence at BLM protests all summer long.
    Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to the President, fired back against Klein’s Twitter post, calling him a fascist and asking why ABC is ok with targeting Republicans.
    Klein has since re-posted the article with a different comment, but has not recanted his original statement.

1/8/2021 Kamala Harris Condemns D.C. Demonstrators Despite Past Encouragement Of Violent BLM Mobs by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) spoke at the National Forum on Wages and Working People
on April 27, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) attempted to condemn the violence on Capitol Hill despite her history of praising Black Lives Matter protests.
    On Thursday, Harris kicked her speech off by attacking the violent protestors on Capitol Hill following the lead of many Republicans who also denounced the demonstration.
    “The challenge we’re facing in our country is about more than the actions of the few we watched yesterday,” Harris stated.    “It’s about how to reform, how to transform a justice system that does not work equally for all.”
    While many lawmakers delivered statements from a non-partisan perspective, Harris made her argument politically charged, claiming if Black Lives Matter protestors had also stormed the Capitol, they would have been treated much worse.
    In 2020, these so-called “peaceful protests,” which involved Antifa rioters and radical left-wing activists, inflicted over $2 billion in damage.
    In an interview over the summer when the protests had reached peak intensity, she advocated for citizens to take action, arguing for the “power of the protest.”
    “The greatest movements that we have seen in recent history, have been born out of protest,” Harris said.    “Have been born out of understanding the power of the people, to take to the streets and force their government to address what is wrong.”
    Despite the damage done in America’s cities and the increasing national unrest, she urged the mobs to not let up.
    “They’re not gonna stop.    This is a movement, I’m telling you, they’re not gonna stop,” Harris said.    “Everyone beware, because they’re not gonna stop before election day in November, and they’re not gonna stop after.    Everyone should take note of that.    On both levels, that they’re not gonna let up, and they should not.”
    According to Harris, protesting evidence of voter fraud and a potential mass media cover-up by gathering at the nation’s Capitol is unacceptable.    However, if you’re rioting, looting and setting buildings on fire all in the name of radical left-wing causes, then you’re simply part of a “movement.”

1/9/2021 Oil up $1.61 to $52.53, DOW up 57 to 31,098.

1/9/2021 Bills to limit governor advance - GOP supermajority could override Beshear vetoes by Joe Sonka, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    FRANKFORT — The Republican supermajority of the Kentucky General Assembly on Friday sped through more bills aimed at shifting power away from Gov. Andy Beshear.
    That includes the Senate’s top priority bill, which could be one of several given final passage and sent to the governor’s desk Saturday — just five days into the 2021 session.
    Senate Bill 1, which would limit a governor’s powers under a declared emergency — such as Beshear’s many COVID- 19 orders — to 30 days unless authorized by the legislature, was amended Thursday to go even further, requiring the governor to receive the permission of the attorney general to suspend any statute during an emergency.
    “We agree with calls for consultation between the legislative and executive branches.    That did not occur here, but we hope it will be going forward.”    Miranda Combs, Secretary of state’s spokeswoman.
    The Senate’s top bill was also amended to strike the ability of the governor and secretary of state to agree on an emergency order to change the manner of an election — which was used by Beshear and Republican Secretary of State Michael Adams to allow unprecedented access to early and mail-in voting in the primary and general elections last year due to the pandemic.
    Senate Bill 1 passed the full Senate on Thursday along a nearly party-line vote and cleared a House committee Friday, meaning the House could pass the bill Saturday and send it to the governor’s desk.    Up to eight GOP priority bills cleared committees Friday and could be given final passage and sent to the governor as early as Saturday or early next week.    Those that limit the governor’s power in some way include:
    House Bill 1, allowing businesses, schools and other organizations the authority to stay open if they comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on COVID-19, even if prohibited by the governor’s orders.
    House Bill 2, giving Republican Attorney General Daniel Cameron new power to regulate Kentucky abortion clinics.
    House Bill 5, prohibiting a governor from temporarily organizing state boards to stack them with his own members.
    Senate Bill 2, allowing legislative committees to strike down a governor’s emergency administrative regulations.
    Senate Bill 3, moving the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund from the governor’s office to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
    If passed and then vetoed by Beshear, the Republican supermajority could easily override those vetoes when it returns the first week of February, and the emergency bills would become law.
    The amendments to SB 1 on Thursday before its Senate passage drew additional criticism from Sen. Morgan McGarvey, D-Louisville, on the Senate floor as a partisan move to hamstring a governor’s ability to protect public health during the pandemic.
    A new amendment to SB1 now indicates any emergency executive order by the governor must specify any statute it suspends and receive written approval to do so by the attorney general in advance.
    McGarvey alleged the Republican supermajority only started targeting the governor’s powers once a Democrat took the office, while pushing to give power to the attorney general’s office in several bills now that it is led by a Republican.
    A statement from the secretary of state’s spokeswoman, Miranda Combs, also suggested Kentucky’s top election official, a Republican, was not consulted on the SB1 amendment striking Adams’ ability to change the manner of an election in an emergency with the governor.
    “We agree with calls for consultation between the legislative and executive branches,” Combs stated.    “That did not occur here, but we hope it will going forward."
    “The legislature’s prerogative to make our election laws is clear.    We are hopeful they will use that authority to enact reforms to our election system that Secretary Adams created and voters across the spectrum embrace.”
‘Rube Goldberg bill’
    However, one top priority bill designed to divert cases away from Franklin Circuit Court faced a speed bump Friday, after withering testimony from Kentucky Supreme Court Justice John Minton Jr., who called it “an unconstitutional invasion.”
    While most litigation dealing with state government and the constitution must be filed in the Franklin Circuit, House Bill 3 of Rep. C. Ed Massey, R-Ft. Thomas, would create a new panel of three judges from around the state randomly selected by Minton to take each case.
    The legislation breezed through the House on Thursday with little Republican dissent, outside of Rep. Jason Nemes, R-Louisville, who said in the House Judiciary Committee it could only be enacted through a constitutional amendment and was sure to be struck down in court.
Three Kentucky State Police cars are parked in front of state Capitol on Thursday, the
day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. MATT STONE/ COURIER JOURNAL
[13 deaths / 4,750 cases = 0.003% mortality rate lower than ever and whatever they are doing above I am for it after what I am seeing the Democrats are doing to Trump we Kentuckians will not put up with that crap in Kentucky for a governor to violate our constitution and Beshear you should be scared if you follow what the Democrats are doing to our country and you do not have that power in Kentucky so you better back off because no Governor or Judge is going to bypass our Legislature as the corruption was done in 6 swing states.].

1/9/2021 Big Tech To Ban Parler Over Lack Of Content Moderation by OAN Newsroom
This picture shows the social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with
its website in the background on July 2, 2020. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
    A social networking service known as Parler is facing immense pressure from big tech companies to strengthen its content moderation policies.
    On Friday, Google and Apple both suspended Parler from their app stores, claiming some of the political posts on the platform incite violence and need to be regulated.    A spokesperson for Google said the suspension will remain in place until developers submit a detailed content moderation plan and address what he called a “public safety threat.”
    The company noted that the measure will not impact Parler’s availability on the web, nor will it remove the app from the devices of existing users.
    Meanwhile, Apple has taken a more aggressive approach, giving Parler 24 hours to improve its content moderation or be removed indefinitely from the app store.
    Though founded in 2018, Parler recently made a name for itself as the social media alternative for those who have been banned from or silenced on the major social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
    Some noteworthy users include Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who turned to the platform earlier this year after their voices were largely silenced elsewhere.
    In the midst of the recent ban, many agree Silicon Valley has gone too far.
    “We can’t just revoke someone’s voice because we don’t agree with what they say,” University of Buffalo Professor Monica Stephens said.
    Despite the threats, Parler CEO John Matze is standing his ground, assuring he will not comply with Apple and Google’s demands.    He went on to accuse the companies of applying standards to Parler that they don’t apply to their own services.
    He added that America “already lost if speech has to be restricted or censored in order to keep the country safe.”

1/9/2021 Giuliani: President Trump Should Declassify More Documents by OAN Newsroom
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani gave a thumbs up as he walked on stage to deliver a speech on the first day of the
Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Rudy Giuliani is urging the President to declassify government documents.
    Giuliani made the statement on Friday while appearing as a guest on former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s “War Room” podcast.    Giuliani alluded to the Hunter Biden laptop scandal and the Russia probe while discussing the possible declassification effort.
    The former mayor refuted claims that declassifying documents would pose a threat to national security.
    “So far there have been a lot of declassifications,” Giuliani said.    “Again I say, fascist tactics.”
    In October, President Trump declassified documents related to the Russia investigation last year.
    Revelation 3:10, KJV: "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.".].

1/9/2021 Ark. Man Confesses To Breaching Capitol by OAN Newsroom
Police stand guard after a day of riots at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    A man from Arkansas is in police custody for his role in Wednesday’s Capitol Hill protests.
    According to federal prosecutors on Friday, 60-year-old Richard Barnett turned himself over to agents at the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.
This undated photo provided by the Washington County, Arl., Sheriff’s Office shows Arkansas resident Richard Barnett,
who was taken into custody Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, and is being held in the county jail after he was charged by federal prosecutors
with three counts for storming the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington. Barnett was in a viral photo where he could
be seen inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. (Washington County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
    This came after photos of Barnett sitting in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office began to circulate online.    Federal authorities have been given permission to search his residence, hoping to find a letter stolen from Pelosi’s desk.
    “We are currently executing a court authorized search warrant on Mr. Barnett’s residence,” FBI Special Agent Diane Upchurch stated.    “Hopefully this won’t take long.    But, you know, we are very thorough and meticulous in our searches and this will be no different.    This investigation is ongoing.”
    Authorities are also searching for a laptop was that stolen in the midst of the unrest.    The device belonging to one of Pelosi’s aides reportedly was in a conference room and was used by the House speaker for presentations.
    Barnett is facing multiple charges for his alleged crimes, including knowingly entering and remaining on restricted grounds, violent entry and theft of public property.
    Prosecutors said they applaud Barnett for turning himself in, while urging others involved to follow in his steps.
    “The one thing that Mr. Barnett has done right so far is to peacefully turn himself in to law enforcement,” Upchurch said.    “The FBI urges others who may be involved to do the same.”
    If found guilty, Barnett could face a maximum penalty of up to one year in prison.

1/9/2021 Sen. Hawley Condemns Biden For Comparing Lawmakers To Nazis by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., spoke to reporters as he returned to the Senate Chamber at the
Capitol, early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    In a statement Friday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) expressed his shock that Joe Biden would liken himself and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to Nazi propagandists for raising questions about the election.
    He went on to say Biden’s comments were undignified, immature and intemperate for a man trying to be the president.    Biden made the comparison during a conference to announce members for his economic and jobs teams.
    He was asked if Hawley and Cruz should resign, to which he said they should be flat out beat in the next election.
    “I think the American public has a real good, clear look who they are…they’re part of the big lie,” Biden said.
    Biden went on to explain the “big lie tactic” was used by Joseph Goebbels during World War II to spread Nazi propaganda.
    Hawley expressed that he expects Biden to retract the comments and Democrats to disavow them.
    1 John 2:18: "Children, it is the last hour; and just as you have heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared.    This is how we know that it is the last hour."
    Romans 1:21: "because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened."].

1/9/2021 White House, GOP Push Back On Impeachment Talks by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: President Donald Trump greets the crowd at the “Stop The Steal” Rally on January 06, 2021
in Washington, DC. Trump supporters gathered in the nation’s capital today to protest the ratification of President-elect
Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory over President Trump in the 2020 election. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    The White House responds to emerging talks of impeachment against President Trump.
    In a statement Friday, officials said the President is calling for healing and unity amongst the nation.    The statement added that pursuing an impeachment with 12 days left in the presidential term would only quote “further divide our great country.”
    This statement was in response to lawmakers who are calling for the use of the 25th Amendment, or a second impeachment through Congress.    However, some lawmakers are calling for their colleagues to stand down.
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was among the first to reject plans to impeach the President.    He took to social media Friday to say impeaching the President would only increase tensions ahead of Inauguration Day.
    He went on to call for unification amongst Americans and condemned the violence that took place at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday.    Other Republicans across the country shared their skepticism of being able to pull off an impeachment.
    “If the House does meet to re-impeach him, the votes won’t pass in the Senate,” Diamond Garcia, the Honolulu Republican Party Vice Chair, said.    “They need a two-thirds vote, [but] it’s not going to happen.    It’s 50/50 right now, so I think we should all just sit back and wait for the 20th and have a peaceful transition of power then.”
    Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) said there were more important issues to focus on and that lawmakers should move on.
    In the meantime, House Democrats are expected to try and rush a so-called lightning impeachment.    It is still unexpected for Senate Republicans to join the lower chamber in their efforts.
[This article is telling the Democrats if they want a peaceable transition the worse thing they could do is impeach Trump which if they did there would be a Republican rise to destroy everything the Democrats think they are in control of and even now they are seen as a Globalist Socialist One World Government party that overthrew the elections so Pelosi, Shumer and Biden you better do what’s right not what’s wrong or you will regret it as the GOD of heaven is watching you.].

1/9//2021 Conservatives Respond To Twitter’s Ban On The President by OAN Newsroom
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on
January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on
Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Conservative lawmakers are slamming Twitter for deleting President Trump’s account, citing Big Tech censorship.
    The social media giant banned the President’s personal account on Friday to prevent “inciting further violence” following the attack on Capitol Hill.    However, his official ‘POTUS’ account remains active although several of its tweets were deleted this week.    Moderate to conservative voices were quick to denounce the move as censorship.
    Former United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley compared it to the oppression of citizens in communist China.    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said the ban will “only divide us further.”
    The President’s son, Don Jr. — who himself has faced threats of censorship from Twitter — referenced the dystopian reality of the novel “1984” by George Orwell.    He also noted Big Tech killed free speech in America.
    Other lawmakers pointed to Twitter’s hypocrisy as it allows the account of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to keep running, despite terrorism threats towards the U.S.
    Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) pointed to "anti-American" tweets also from the Chinese Communist Party.    Even Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), whose waning support for the President has become noticed by conservatives, called the decision a “mistake.”
    Conservatives said Twitter has lost any respect it had for free speech.    They noted the Big Tech giant is pushing Democrat agendas by silencing conservatives who speak out.
    In the meantime, Facebook and Instagram have placed temporary bans on the President’s accounts until the end of his term.    Snapchat and Twitch have suspended the President’s access to his accounts, as well.

1/9/2021 Country Celebrates Nat’l Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by OAN Newsroom
NYPD officers walk. (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/Afp/AFP via Getty Images)
    January 9 marks the country’s National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
    This day was established to thank and show support to local law enforcement officers for their dedication to duty and service to their communities.    On this day, law enforcement officers are being recognized all across the country.
    “Their job description — these people in uniform — is putting their life on the line every day,” Duke University Head Coach David Cutliffe emphasized.    “For strangers.”
    The Nebraska State Patrol thanked the public for its continued support.    On Saturday, they tweeted in remembrance of the 307 officers who gave their lives in 2020 in addition to the five already lost in 2021.
    The Fullerton Police Department also extended thanks to Orange County, California law enforcement and agencies across the nation.
    The head football coach of North Carolina’s Duke University said he can’t thank officers enough for what they sacrifice on a daily basis.
A NYPD officer stands guard at the closed area of 57th street and 5th Avenue the night before the Presidential Elections
in New York, November 2, 2020. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images)
    “In emergencies and circumstances, where someone has to step into danger, that is where we see them step up and assist.    Can’t appreciate you enough, and your families, for what you sacrifice on a daily basis.”
    The observance comes during a difficult time for many, including the families of those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 09: Anne Seymour, a crime victim advocate, creates a makeshift memorial for U.S. Capitol
Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who was fatally injured when a mob stormed and entered the Capitol Building on Wednesday,
near the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
    To recognize the dedicated men and women of law enforcement, send a card or letter of support to a local police department, county sheriff, or state agency.    Other ways to show appreciation include wearing blue or flying a blue ribbon on your car antenna or mailbox.

1/9/2021 Mexico President Condemns Censorship Of President Trump by OAN Newsroom
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – OCTOBER 17: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of Mexico gestures during a state visit to
Mexico at Palacio Nacional on October 17, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
    Mexico’s president criticizes the social media censorship of President Trump.
    President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador slammed the blocking of President Trump online.    He noted everyone has the right to free speech on social media.
    “One thing that I didn’t like yesterday with the incident at the Capitol is that I don’t like censorship,” Obrador said.    “I don’t like anyone to be censored and for them to have their right taken away to send a message on Twitter or on Facebook.”
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on a laptop screen on
January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. Citing the risk of further incitement of violence following an attempted insurrection on
Wednesday, Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    He went on to call the violence at the Capitol this week “unfortunate,” but said it is important Mexico doesn’t take a position.
This illustration photo shows a mobile phone placed on a US flag with Tweets from US President Donald Trump
masked with warnings imposed by Twitter stating that they may be incorrect, November 5, 2020 as vote counting
continues to determine the winner of the presidential election (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
    He also said he hopes democracy prevails.

1/9/2021 Sen. Blunt: We Won’t Impeach President Trump by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 15: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) speaks during a news conference following the weekly meeting with the
Senate Republican caucus at the U.S. Capitol on December 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rod Lamkey-Pool/Getty Images)
    A seasoned Republican senator bluntly denied any chance of impeaching President Trump.
    In an interview Friday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said “there’s not the time” for impeachment.    He added, “it’s obviously just a political point trying to be made.”
    He called it a “ridiculous discussion” to have, pointing to the national unrest already inflaming the nation.    Blunt ultimately called the discussion “a waste of everybody’s time.”
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 15: US Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) speaks at a news conference with other Senate Republicans
at the U.S. Capitol on December 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm-Pool/Getty Images)
    “We were never going to create that commission, it was an idea that wouldn’t ever reach a conclusion, we’re not going to impeach the President,” Blunt stated.    “It’s a purely politically motivated thing on the part of the Speaker and Senator Schumer.    I’m disappointed in them, but I’m not surprised.”
    Blunt noted that he wants to spend his time on “things that have some possible chance of success.”

1/10/2021 State surpasses 300K COVID-19 cases by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky has recorded more than 300,000 cases of COVID-19 with Saturday’s report of 4,240 new cases.
    The positivity rate also continues to be 'in a very dangerous place' at 12.32%, Gov. Andy Beshear said in a video posted online Saturday evening.
    'This is everywhere, and we all have a duty to fight back against it,' the governor said.    'We need you to be at your very best.'
Kentucky this week reported its two highest-ever daily totals of new cases, with 5,742 on Wednesday and 4,911 on Thursday.
    Saturday’s report brings the total number of cases Kentucky has seen since the start of the pandemic to 300,398.
    The state also reported 20 more deaths Saturday, bringing the state’s total to 2,876.
    'I’m going to continue to fight for you to ensure that your loved ones are around next year, to ensure that once we get this vaccine out, you can hold them close,' Beshear said.    '... With over 300,000 cases now in Kentucky, we know this war has taken a toll on us, but I’m committed to winning it.'
    Indiana on Saturday reported 6,045 new cases of the coronavirus and 75 more deaths (1%), bringing its totals to 558,560 positive cases and 8,595 deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[20 deaths / 4,240 cases = 0.005% mortality rate lower than ever and cases do not kill people the coronavirus does so the positivity rate does not mean anything except for Democrat governors can wave a flag to their overreaching policies.].

1/10/2021 Patriot rally’ draws 100 to state Capitol - Many protesters armed, but event stays peaceful by Jonathan Bullington and Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    FRANKFORT — Days after a violent riot in support of President Donald Trump led to a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol, a group of Kentucky protesters gathered outside the commonwealth’s Capitol on Saturday for a “patriot rally.”     A photo advertising the event, posted in the “United Kentucky” Facebook group on Jan. 2, said it would be “the biggest patriot rally the state of Kentucky has ever seen.”
    About 100 protesters, many of whom were armed, showed up around noon to stand outside the Kentucky Capitol while both chambers of the General Assembly were in session.
    The rally comes after a riot of thousands gathered at the National Mall on Wednesday to protest the presidential election results.
    The chaotic day resulted in the deaths of five people, including a woman who was shot and a Capitol Police officer who was injured while on duty.
    But Johnny Rice, the first of many speakers in Frankfort on Saturday, said the group was there for peace, though the members are “sick and tired” of what is happening in their “America is counting on the real patriots.    Those who condemn hate and terror when they see it.” Gov. Andy Beshear
    In a statement on Twitter
Matt Ward, of Lexington, wears a paper target while attending a “patriot rally” on Saturday afternoon outside the state
Capitol in Frankfort. About 100 people, many of whom were armed, participated in the protest. MATT STONE/COURIER JOURNAL

1/10/2021 Poll: Many in GOP blame Biden for riot by Summer Lin, McClatchy Washington Bureau TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
    A majority of Republican voters surveyed in a new poll said President-elect Joe Biden is at fault for the actions of President Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
    The YouGov poll, which surveyed 1,448 registered voters on Wednesday, found 52% of Republicans said Biden was at least somewhat to blame for the violence at the Capitol while 28% of surveyed Republicans said it was Trump’s fault.    The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.3 percentage points.
    A majority of registered voters – 55% – said Trump is “a great deal to blame,” and 50% said it was “appropriate” to remove Trump from office.
    Forty-five percent of Republicans surveyed said they approved of the storming of the Capitol while 43% opposed it.    Among registered voters, 21% said they support the rioters and 71% “strongly or somewhat oppose.”
    Among registered voters, 52% label the rioters as “extremists,” 49% would say they’re “domestic terrorists” and 41% would call them “criminals.”
[Don’t believe any polls from the fake news especially if it is coming out of Washington D.C. and look for others and also everyone needs to pray to the GOD of heaven to save their souls if they are true Christians because the next two years is going to be tumultous times as the anti-Christian forces will be pushing their agenda against you.].

1/10/2021 Big Tech Under More Fire For Removing President Trump’s Accounts by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Thursday, June 18, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump looked at his phone during a
roundtable with governors on the reopening of America’s small businesses. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
    Supporters and non-supporters of President Trump are speaking out against Big Tech’s far-reaching ability to censor people.
    “Facebook, Twitter, they all took down the President’s accounts,” Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow said.    “They took down Sydney Powell’s.    They took down General Flynn’s, all my friends are out there.    So many that are in the media, they took down theirs.    They took them all.    We had all social platforms so they’re not going to be able to get these messages out there, and it’s their livelihood.    This is the danger we’re in right now.”
    A lawyer for the ACLU condemned social media companies, namely Facebook and Twitter, for the move, saying it’s concerning that these companies wield the unchecked power to remove people from their platforms that have become indispensable for the speech of billions.
    Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who’s been an outspoken critic of the President, questioned the move.    She claimed it targets people on the right or those who are not woke.
    In a series of tweets, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny called Twitter’s decision “unacceptable.”    He believes officials based the decision off of emotion and political preference.
    Navalny blasted the social media company for letting unknown people ban accounts by a process the public is unaware of
    “Don’t tell me he was banned for violating Twitter rules,” Navalny said.    “I get death threats here every day for many years and Twitter doesn’t ban anyone.”
    The Russian opposition leader, who was poisoned late last year, is calling for Twitter to create a committee that can make such decisions.

1/10/2021 Sen. Blunt: We Won’t Impeach President Trump by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 16: Subcommittee Chairman Roy Blunt, (R-MO), speaks during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations
subcommittee reviewing coronavirus response efforts on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
    A seasoned Republican senator bluntly denied any chance of impeaching President Trump.
    In an interview Friday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said “there’s not the time” for impeachment, adding “it’s obviously just a political point trying to be made.”
    He called it a “ridiculous discussion” to have, pointing to the national unrest already inflaming the nation.
    “We were never going to create that commission, it was an idea that wouldn’t ever reach a conclusion, we’re not going to impeach the President,” Blunt stated.    “It’s a purely politically motivated thing on the part of the Speaker and Senator Schumer.    I’m disappointed in them, but I’m not surprised.”
    The senator added that he wants to spend his time on “things that have some possible chance of success.”
[Well Nancy are you going to jump on it when they start Impeachment against Joe Biden for all his corruption with his son's crime associated to him and get rid of your Chinese spy lovers in your areas.].

1/10/2021 Pompeo Lifts Taiwan Restrictions, Hopes To Continue Building Relations by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media prior to meeting with Kuwaiti
Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah at the State Department in Washington. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lifted self-imposed diplomatic restrictions with Taiwanese officials.    Saturday, Pompeo said he hopes to “break the shackles with one of America’s most reliable allies.”
    American diplomats, service members and other officials were previously banned from contact with Taiwanese counterparts.    Pompeo said these complex restrictions have been in place for decades, describing them as “an attempt to appease the Communist regime in Beijing.”
    In recent years, the Trump administration has increased support in Taiwan and both countries have engaged in military transactions.
    Lifting the restrictions is expected to upset China, who maintains their stance that Taiwan is part of the Chinese government.    The so-called “one-China” policy is widely recognized by the international community, and a sensitive topic for Chinese officials who condemn U.S. involvement.
    “Actions made by the U.S. seriously violate the one-China principle, and the three joint bulletins from China and the U.S.,” Chinese Foreign     Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.    “There is only one China in the world, and the Taiwan region is an inalienable part of China’s territory.”
    U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft is scheduled to visit Taiwan next week, prompting another warning from China.
    Pompeo said the U.S. government maintains relationships with unofficial partners around the world and Taiwan is no exception.    He hopes America will maintain its strong ties with the country.

1/10/2021 Trump Supporters Rally In Minn. To ‘Stop The Steal’ by OAN Newsroom
Flags supporting President Donald Trump and one that reads “Stop the Steal” are displayed during a protest rally,
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, at the Farm Boy Drive-In restaurant near Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    Hundreds of President Trump supporters rallied at the steps of Minnesota’s capitol building on Saturday.    The group gathered in Saint Paul, rallying to “Stop the Steal” and show support for the President.
    Demonstrators could be seen carrying American and Trump 2020 flags, chanting “back the blue” and “in God we trust.”
    The protestors said they plan to continue these rallies up until inauguration.
    “I’m willing to give up my life for my country,” one protestor said.    “I will not back down.”
    Counter-protesters held an event nearby.
    The capitol in Minnesota reportedly ramped up security though the rally remained peaceful.


1/10/2021 Republican Lawmakers Continue To Push Back On Impeachment Efforts by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 08: US President Donald Trump. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    Members of the GOP are warning against efforts to impeach President Trump ahead of Inauguration Day on January 20.
    Democrats continue to push forward with their effort to impeach the President for the second time, in a bid to remove him from office when he has fewer than 10 days left.    However, they face the likelihood there won’t be enough Republican support to make it happen.
    On Friday, reports detailed a letter sent to Joe Biden by GOP Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.), which was signed by seven lawmakers.    The letter urged him to block House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.
    In a tweet, Buck said, “in the spirit of healing and fidelity to our Constitution, I’m asking Biden to request Pelosi discontinue her efforts.”
    The letter itself said the Constitution does not envision impeaching a president without an adequate investigation and congressional hearings.    It said impeachment should not occur in the heat of the moment, but after “great deliberation.”
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy also spoke out against the effort.    He said impeaching a president with less than two weeks left in the term will only divide the country more.
    McCarthy called on leaders to refocus their efforts on working directly for the American people.    These calls are not only coming from the lower chamber, but upper chamber as well.
    In an interview Sunday, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said he’s not interested in spending time on things that can’t happen, including impeachment.
    “Is there any likelihood that he could possibly be removed between now and January 20?” Blunt questioned.    “If there’s no additional ensuing event, my belief is there is no possibility of that.”
    In a recent interview, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Democrat leaders need to stand down on impeachment.    He also added impeachment will only l destroy the country even further.
    In a recent memo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Republican colleagues Congress will not reconvene for business until January 19.    In order to conduct impeachment efforts sooner, all 100 senators would have to vote unanimously on the issue, which is unlikely given the chamber’s current Republican majority.

1/10/2021 Chinese Propaganda Slams NYSE, President Trump For Delisting Chinese Firms by OAN Newsroom
View of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at Wall Street on November 16, 2020 in New York City. – Wall Street
stocks rose early following upbeat news on a coronavirus vaccine and merger announcements in the banking
and retail industries. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Chinese state media unleash heavy criticism of the New York Stock Exchange following the delisting of China’s telecommunications providers on national security grounds.
    “I think what the NYSE has done is very confusing to all investors globally,” Wang Dan, chief economist of the Hang Seng Bank, stated.    “And for those investors who have a U.S. account, they might have suffered a big loss in the past week.”
    In a series of recent reports, the ‘China Central Television’ and ‘China Global TV Network’ amplified claims that the NYSE delisting of Chinese firms would hurt the U.S.
    However, the Pentagon, U.S. Treasury and U.S. Department of State said the U.S. will develop ties with trusted vendors instead.    Meanwhile, the Chinese state media is making baseless claims by saying the U.S. may lose access to innovative technology.
    “This has shown the determination from the U.S. government, the Trump administration — their determination to decouple with China in finance and technology,” Dan said.    “And this is not good news for any investors, especially American [because] those companies, they have invested very heavily in research and development, especially 5G, and that is the future.”
    The Trump administration recently banned ‘China Mobile’ and ‘China Telecom Corporation’ as well as ‘Unicom’ from trading its stocks in the United States.
A plainclothes security officer (front L) keeps watch in Tiananmen Square on the eve of the Chinese Communist Party’s congress
to elect a new leader in Beijing on November 7, 2012. (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Officials said the Chinese Communist Party is stealing American technology and attempting to sell it to U.S. companies.

1/10/2021 Parler CEO: Tech Giants Deployed Coordinated Attack Against Parler by OAN Newsroom
This illustration picture shows social media application logo from Parler displayed on a smartphone with its website in the background. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
    Tech giants Apple and Amazon suspend free speech social media site ‘Parler’ from their services.     On Saturday, the decision came due to claims that the social networking site was not taking enough measures to prevent the spread of posts inciting violence.     Parler became popular among the President’s supporters as his Twitter account was permanently removed Friday. The app was seen as a haven for people who were expelled from Twitter.     Apple claimed the Capitol Hill protests were coordinated on Parler’s site.    In a statement on Saturday, Apple announced the app would be unavailable until they had time to look into several issues.
    The tech giant told Parler they would have to implement fact-checkers on posts if they wanted to avoid suspension.    However, Parler’s Chief Executive John Matze said the app could be unavailable for days.    He accused Google, Amazon and Apple of trying to kill competition in the marketplace.
    This all came after Parler climbed to number one on Apple’s app store before it was suspended.
    On Saturday, Matze announced "Amazon was shutting off their access to the server hosting service in an attempt to completely remove free speech from the internet.”    Matze said the ban was intentionally coordinated to inflict the most damage on President Trump.
    Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight Amazon will be shutting off all of our servers in an attempt to completely remove free speech off the internet.    There is the possibility Parler will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch.    We prepared for events like this by never relying on amazons proprietary infrastructure and building bare metal products.    We will try our best to move to a new provider right now as we have many competing for our business, however Amazon, Google and Apple purposefully did this as a coordinated effort knowing our options would be limited and knowing this would inflict the most damage right as President Trump was banned from the tech companies.    This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place.    We were too successful too fast.    You can expect the war on competition and free speech to continue, but don’t count us out. #speakfreely. — John Matze ???? John Saturday, January 9, 2021
    Apple will be banning Parler until we give up free speech, institute broad and invasive policies like Twitter and Facebook and we become a surveillance platform by pursuing guilt of those who use Parler before innocence.    They claim it is due to violence on the platform.    The community disagrees as we hit number 1 on their store today.    The same day “Hang Mike Pence,” a disgusting violent suggestion, was trending nationally on Twitter.    Displaying the horrible double standard Apple and their big tech pack apply to the community.    Apple, a software monopoly, provides no alternatives to installing apps on your phone other then their store.    We do not own our phones, Apple simply rents them to us.    Apple, Google and the rest of the anti-competitive pack of big tech tyrants coordinate their moves and work together to stifle competition in the marketplace.    More details about our next plans coming soon as we have many options. — John Matze ???? John Saturday, January 9, 2021
    The President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., described the situation in a tweet as a “purge of conservative ideas and thought leaders.”
    “This is a monopoly on free speech that these companies have,” Trump Jr. said.    “Of course, the Republicans as always, they tuck tail and run — they don’t fight 230 reform.”
    Matze noted Parler will move to a new provider and that several are already competing for business.    In the meantime, conservative social media users in the U.S. have begun flocking to other apps and sites like ‘Telegram’ and ‘Gab’ due to what they call “aggressive policing of political comments” on Twitter and Facebook.
    Matze added the app will be back up and running in a week once it rebuilds from scratch.

1/10/2021 Rep. Clyburn: Someone Inside Capitol Complicit In Violence by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 21: House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) leaves the House Floor
at the U.S. Capitol on December 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images)
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) says he believes someone inside the Capitol building was complicit in the violence Wednesday.
    In an interview on Sunday, the South Carolina lawmaker said protesters easily entered the building, which suggests someone on the inside was in on the breach.
    Clyburn noted demonstrators entered the office where he spends most of his time doing work, despite the fact it is not marked with his name.    He also said anyone wanting to find this office has to know exactly where to look.
    “That office is where I do most of my work and for some reason, these people showed up at that office,” Clyburn stated.    “But the office where my name is above the door… and my position above the door was not disturbed.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 09: A billboard on a bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest advertises a message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation
seeking information related to violence at the U.S. Capitol, on January 9, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
    Clyburn also suggested side doors at the Capitol were opened up to protesters, which further indicates someone with inside knowledge was part of the incident.

1/10/2021 Antifa Protesters Clash With Trump Supporters In Calif. by OAN Newsroom
San Diego police clash with protesters after a gathering was declared an unlawful assembly, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in San Diego.
Supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with counter-protesters in San Diego on Saturday, prompting police to declare
the gathering an unlawful assembly because of acts of violence. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
    Antifa members and BLM protesters clashed with Trump supporters during a patriot march in San Diego, California.
    Police in Pacific Beach, California ordered demonstrators to leave the area after violent counter-protesters clashed with supporters of President Trump.
    On Saturday, a peaceful rally for the President turned violent when alleged Antifa-members showed up to interrupt the group.    The event was dubbed a “patriot march,” and its purpose was to stand up for the American republic, Constitution and freedom.
    However, counter-demonstrators showed up wearing all black with some holding sticks or bats, which aggravated the scene.
Trump supporters gather in Pacific Beach for a “Patriot March” and are met by counter-protesters Saturday Jan. 9, 2021 in San Diego.
Supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with counter-protesters in San Diego on Saturday, prompting police to declare
the gathering an unlawful assembly because of acts of violence. (Gary Robbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)
    At one point, at least one alleged Antifa member even sprayed chemicals in a person’s face. Dozens of patrol cars arrived at the scene while officers in riot gear formed two lines to separate the two groups.
    Many local business owners were anxious about the potential damage done to their buildings as many watched the violence from indoors.
    Passers-by were also shaken up.
    “Down by the boardwalk, you can see them with all their flags,” one passer-by stated.    “They’re blocking the boardwalk.    You know, people are just out there trying to enjoy their Saturday afternoon.”
TOPSHOT – Counter-protesters spray pepper spray as they clash with people during a “Patriot March” demonstration in support of President
Trump on January 9, 2021 in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego, California. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
    The San Diego Police Department broke up multiple altercations over the course of the evening.    They declared the gathering an “unlawful assembly.”    Officers stated they will always facilitate “peaceful protests,” but no acts of violence will be tolerated.

1/10/2021 South Chicago Shooting Spree Kills 5 by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    A shooting spree on Chicago’s South Side reportedly left five dead, including the suspect.
    Police confirmed the suspect’s identity as 32-year-old Jason Nightengale. According to reports, he allegedly shot and assaulted victims from Chicago to Evanston on Saturday.
This 2018 booking photo from the Chicago Police Department shows Jason Nightengale. Nightengale was killed
Saturday night Jan. 9, 2021, in a shootout with police after killing multiple people in a series of shootings
over roughly four hours that started on Chicago’s South Side. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
    The first victim was a 30-year old University of Chicago student.    He was fatally shot while sitting in his car.    Nightengale is also suspected of shooting a 77-year old woman and killing a security guard on duty at an apartment complex.
    Nightengale was shot and killed by Evanston Police during a shootout that took place after he held a woman hostage in an IHOP.
    “I’m not sure who fired first, but it was in response to violence he perpetrated in our town,” Evanston Police Department Chief Demetrius Cook said.    “None of our police officers were injured.”
    Authorities indicated the victims were randomly targeted and an investigation is underway.

1/10/2021 Sen. Manchin Expresses Support For Targeted COVID-19 Relief by OAN Newsroom
CHARLESTON, WV – NOVEMBER 06: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) appears to favor providing targeted stimulus relief for Americans rather than sending out $2,000 checks.
    In an interview on Sunday, Manchin declined to say if he would back $2,000 checks, but did state he is on board with helping people who don’t have a job and are struggling to put food on the table.
PHILADELPHIA – MAY 8: Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)
    The West Virginia lawmaker also spoke out against sending relief money to people who don’t need it right now.    Manchin stressed lawmakers must focus on helping those who need it most.
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 09: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) answers questions at the U.S. Capitol
on July 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    “It’s time now to target where the money goes…I have people in West Virginia that can’t go back to work because there’s not a job to go to,” Manchin stated.    “I have businesses that can’t open up.    Don’t you think that we should be helping them first?    Why can’t we just do something that basically puts people back to work?    Infrastructure.    You want to spend $2 or $3 trillion, invest it in infrastructure.”
    The moderate Democrat — whose party is poised to take control of the Senate later this month — also notably said he does not support eliminating the legislative filibuster.

1/11/202 State House panel to examine petition to impeach governor by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    The Kentucky House of Representatives has formed a committee to consider a petition to impeach Gov. Andy Beshear.
    Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect, said under law the House doesn’t have a choice but to take action after receiving the petition, which includes multiple allegations that the governor violated both the Kentucky Constitution and the U.S. Constitution in a series of executive orders responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
    'We have to take it seriously,' Osborne said during a Saturday press conference.    'This is a serious issue, regardless of whether anything comes of it or not.'
    Osborne said he hadn’t read the petition yet and didn’t know if the accusations were serious, but 'for someone to propose undoing an election of a state executive’s a very, very serious accusation.'
    Crystal Staley, a spokeswoman for Beshear, said the action is 'silly and completely unjustified.'
    'The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled every step the Governor has taken is legal.    But more concerning, this is the type of dangerous, angry rhetoric and disinformation that led to Wednesday’s attack on the U.S. Capitol and our very democracy,' Staley said.    'People are watching and listening.    Everyone has a duty to be responsible.'
    Jacob Clark of Grayson County, Tony Wheatley of Mercer County, Randall Daniel of Bullitt County and Andrew Cooperrider of Fayette County outlined eight allegations in their petition, saying Beshear 'violated the rights of Kentuckians.'
    The petition referenced multiple steps the governor took in response to the coronavirus pandemic after declaring a state of emergency in March, including ordering nonessential businesses to close to in-person traffic, instituting a travel ban, ordering churches to close to in-person services and expanding voting procedures to allow mail-in voting during the 2020 elections.
    The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in November it was within Beshear’s authority to issue those executive orders in an emergency after Republican state Attorney General Daniel Cameron joined challengers who said Beshear had overstepped in his actions meant to stem the spread of the virus.
    Osborne said the petition doesn’t require the House to vote.
    'It just requires the committee act, and the committee’s action can be to do nothing.'
    Reach Emma Austin at Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    The Kentucky House of Representatives has formed a committee to consider a petition to impeach Gov. Andy Beshear.     Speaker of the House David Osborne, R-Prospect, said under law the House doesn’t have a choice but to take action after receiving the petition, which includes multiple allegations that the governor violated both the Kentucky Constitution and the U.S. Constitution in a series of executive orders responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
    'We have to take it seriously,' Osborne said during a Saturday press conference.    'This is a serious issue, regardless of whether anything comes of it or not.'
    Osborne said he hadn’t read the petition yet and didn’t know if the accusations were serious, but 'for someone to propose undoing an election of a state executive’s a very, very serious accusation.'
    Crystal Staley, a spokeswoman for Beshear, said the action is 'silly and completely unjustified.'
    'The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled every step the Governor has taken is legal.
Protesters planted dozens of Impeach Andy signs outside the Capitol on the first day
of the 2021 Kentucky General Assembly session Tuesday. Matt Stone/ Courier Journal

1/11/2021 Coronavirus pandemic - State reports 3,232 new cases, 25 deaths by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 3,232 new cases of the coronavirus Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 303,625.
    The commonwealth also reported 25 more deaths, bringing its total to 2,901.
    The state has seen a sudden spike in cases this week, reporting record-high daily totals of new cases.    Its positivity rate also remains high, hitting 12.45% Sunday — the highest the rate has been since May.
    Monday will begin Kentucky’s fourth week of vaccine distribution.    As of Friday, the state had received 239,550 vaccine doses and administered 107,799 — about 2.4% of Kentucky’s population.
    Indiana reported 5,127 new COVID-19 cases and 18 more deaths Sunday, bringing its totals to 563,653 cases and 8,613 deaths.     Reach Emma Austin at at Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
[25 deaths / 3,232 cases = 0.008% is low still today.].

FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, protesters storm the Capitol, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
    The outgoing Capitol Police chief claimed his calls for the National Guard before and during the attack on Capitol Hill went unanswered.    In an interview Sunday, Chief Steven Sund said his security officials denied his request for the National Guard to be on standby.
    The chief went on to say House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving didn’t support his opinion nor did he want to declare an emergency before the demonstration.    Sund noted all six of his calls for reinforcements ended up being postponed or denied as protesters broke through the perimeter in a mere 15-minutes.
    Former chief of the Capitol Hill Police, Terrance Gainer, has since come out in defense of Sund by saying there are still questions that need to be asked.
    “There’ll be plenty of time to examine and persecute the people who mis-defended that place,” he stated.    “I used to do that, I know these people.    We are responsible.    Something got screwed up and someone will be held accountable.”
    National Guard troops reportedly did not arrive until four out of the five deaths had already occurred and two-hours after Capitol Police chief called the Pentagon to authorize backup.
    Meanwhile, Sund submitted his resignation after demands from Democrat leadership last week.

1/11/2021 Banks Place Limits On Donations To Lawmakers Who Supported President Trump, Objected Electoral College Vote Count by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Feb. 8, 2019, file photo, the logo for Citigroup appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Businesses are
rethinking political contributions in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Citigroup confirmed Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021,
that it is pausing all federal political donations for the first three months of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
    Some of the world’s biggest companies said on Sunday they will suspend donations to U.S lawmakers who voted against certifying the election for Joe Biden.
    This includes JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup, which are two of the biggest U.S. banks.    It also includes Marriott, which is the world’s largest hotel company.    Additionally, this includes Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, which is a federation of 36 independent companies that provide health care insurance.
    JPMorgan and Citigroup said they will pause all political action committee donations over the coming months.    In a memo to employees, Citigroup’s global government affairs head, Candi Wolff, said, “we want you to be assured that we will not support candidates who do not respect the rule of law.”
    The decision was made after Republican Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), who Citigroup had donated to in the past, made an impassioned speech from the     Senate floor.    He argued that the electoral vote tally was the last opportunity Republicans had to use the law to fight the injustice of voter fraud.
    “What we are doing here tonight is actually very important because for those who have concerns about the integrity of our elections, those who have concerns about what happened in November, this is the appropriate means,” stated the senator.    “This is the lawful place where those objections and concerns should be heard.”
File-This April 7, 2020, file photo shows a heart shining on the side of the JW Marriott, in Indianapolis. Businesses
are rethinking political contributions in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. Marriott
is stopping donations to the 147 Republicans who opposed certifying Joe Biden. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
    Other major U.S. companies like Ford and Walmart haven’t paused donations yet, but a Walmart spokesman said they will factor in last week’s events to their review process.
    Meanwhile, the digital payments company Stripe said it would stop processing payments for the President’s campaign website following the event.
    Additionally, the Professional Golfers’ Association of America tweeted that its board voted to strip the 2022 PGA Golf Championship away from the Trump National Bedminster Golf Club in New Jersey.
    While businesses continue their financial retaliation, Republicans are also fighting back against near unprecedented censorship on social media platforms.

1/11/2021 German Chancellor Calls Trump Twitter Ban “Problematic” by OAN Newsroom
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a press conference following the consultations between the federal
and state governments on further COVID measures, in Berlin, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. (Michael Kappeler/pool photo via AP)
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Trump’s Twitter ban “problematic,” while raising ethical questions behind the decision.
    In a recent press release, a spokesperson for Merkel said the chancellor holds the social media giants to a “great responsibility for political communication” and condemns their decision to bar President Trump from posting on his accounts.
    Her sentiments follow Twitter’s’ decision to ban the President from the site on Friday, while pointing to recent tweets they said incited violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol.
    “The basic right to freedom of opinion is a basic right of elementary significance and it is possible to interfere with this basic right,” stated Merkel spokesperson Steffen Seibert.    “But based on the law and based on what the law defines, not based on the resolution of social media platforms and from that point of view.    The chancellor sees the permanent suspension of the U.S. President’s account as problematic.”
    Merkel said the rights to the freedom of speech on these platforms should be defined by the legislators of the state rather than the management of the platforms themselves.

1/11/2021 Sen. Scott Confident GOP Will Take Win Back Senate In 2022 by OAN Newsroom
File – Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is pictured. (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)
    GOP Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is confident the party will win back the upper chamber in 2022.    In an interview published Monday, he suggested Democrats are going to try to do many things the public doesn’t want over the next two years.
    Scott went on to suggest Democrats will push for things like higher taxes, more regulation and defunding the police.    He added, it’s going to define them and help the GOP win big in the next election cycle.
    The Florida lawmaker shared a video online Sunday in which he broke down his point.
    Scott said he’s going to work hard to recruit good Senate candidates amid several potential opportunities to flip seats in 2022.

1/11/2021 Joe Biden Pledges To Defeat The NRA by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an
event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
    Joe Biden’s agenda for increased gun control has hit peak intensity after he made his intentions clear to turn Americans’ right to purchase firearms into an over-regulated nightmare, all while opulent politicians are free to keep their armed security.
    In a blanket statement Friday, the former vice president vowed to “defeat the NRA” and fulfill the radical left’s gun control wish list.    As a so-called solution to gun violence, he has vowed to pass even more background check requirements as well as a ban on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
    This comes in spite of strongly increasing gun violence in American cities that already have these measures in place.
    Specifically, Democrat-led Chicago wrapped up 2020 with more than 4,000 shooting victims and 769 gun-related homicides.    According to a police report, the city saw more bloodshed in one year in over two decades as well as a 139 percent surge of murder in July 2020 compared with July 2019.
    Meanwhile, Chicago boasted some of the strictest gun control measures in the country.    This includes a ban on most semi-automatic rifles and high capacity magazines as well as a requirement of heavy background checks, a firearm owners identification card requirement, waiting periods, gun owner licensing and many more regulatory measures.
    Regardless, Biden has continued to pose increased gun restrictions as a so-called solution despite stacks of evidence that assert it’s counter-productive to ending gun violence.
    In an interview with Anderson Cooper, Biden was probed about whether he would come for Americans’ guns if he was elected to the White House.
    “Bingo, you’re right…if you have an assault weapon, the fact of the matter is, they should be illegal.    Period,” he stated.
    “I would institute a national buyback program and I would make sure that is what we do, to get them off the street.”
    Furthermore, at a campaign rally in South Carolina last February, he criticized the protection of lawful commerce in Arms Act, which protects gun manufacturers from being held liable for crimes committed with guns they produced.
    “We passed a bill in 2007 that exempted, exempted gun manufacturers from being sued…the only industry that in America, that is exempt," said Biden.    “Well, I got news for ya gun manufacturers: I’m coming for you and I’m gonna take you down.”
    He added, the first thing he will do as president is work to get rid of that measure and strongly increase gun control across the board.    Meanwhile, President Trump has warned about the growing efforts of the radical left to disarm American citizens.
    “They attack the Second Amendment every single day while employing armed guards,” he stated.    “And let me tell you, I am the only thing standing in the way of you and your Second Amendment.    It’s under siege."
    While it is evident that violent crime is a problem that needs to be addressed, recent statistics show that increased gun control has failed to solve the problem.

1/11/2021 Toomey, Murkowski Head GOP Senate Push To Impeach President Trump by OAN Newsroom
File – Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a virtual Senate Committee for Health,
Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
    Several GOP senators are jumping ship and are siding with Democrats on calls to impeach President Trump.    According to reports, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ark.) are heading Republican efforts to remove the President.
    Both lawmakers have said they believe President Trump committed impeachable offenses while speaking with Washington, D.C. protesters last week.    However, Republicans in both chambers think there is limited time to complete a full impeachment process.
    “It’s likely that if the House does pass articles of impeachment, we wouldn’t get them ’til…I don’t know, Tuesday or Wednesday…we’re literally less than one week at that point,” Toomey stated.    “I’m also not at all clear that it’s constitutionally permissible to impeach someone after they have left office, so there may not be a viable impeachment route at this point.”
    Democrat lawmakers brought forward articles of impeachment early Monday.

1/11/2021 Fla. Opens Vaccine Sites In Partnership With Churches by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis watches Seminole County resident James Wright receive the the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, at
Orlando Health South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Fla., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) recently held a press conference to discuss coronavirus vaccines.
    On Sunday, he confirmed seven more vaccination sites have opened in partnership with places of worship.    The sites can administer up to 500 doses per day as the state continues to prioritize seniors age 65 or older.
    “And so, today, you’re gonna see seven of these sites working today in conjunction with places of worship, many of them with predominately African-American churches,” he announced.    “So, we have here in Lynn Haven…we also have Tallahassee, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, St. Lucie, Tampa and Jacksonville.”
    The governor added, they are hopeful to get an additional 250,000 vaccine shots.

1/11/2021 Twitter loses $5 billion in market value after Trump is permanently barred from the platform by (Theron Mohamed)
    Twitter loses $5 billion in market value after Trump is permanently barred from the platform.
Twitter stock slumped on Monday after the platform permanently barred President Donald Trump. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
    Trump, who had about 88 million followers, generated enormous publicity for the platform with his controversial and incendiary tweets over the past six years.
    Twitter stock fell as much as 12% on Monday after the social-media company permanently suspended President Donald Trump's account on Friday evening.    The share-price decline wiped $5 billion from Twitter's market capitalization.
    Twitter's bosses suspended Trump's account - which had about 88 million followers - after the world leader's fanning of conspiracy theories about voter fraud and election theft spurred thousands of his supporters to lay siege to the Capitol last week.
    "After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter said.
    The ban followed Facebook's suspension of Trump for at least the rest of his presidency.    CEO Mark Zuckerberg defended the decision in a Facebook post on Thursday, arguing that Trump appeared intent on using his account to undermine a peaceful transition of power and risked sparking more violence.
    Twitter stock likely fell because investors are worried the Trump ban will erode interest in the platform and lead to boycotts among those who see the decision as politically motivated and a way to silence a major conservative voice.
[Twitter you have already lost and eroded interest in your platform and that is why you idiots are trying to do in Parler because that 5 billion will now go to Parler and all the other sites that take them on, which I think is why you are blocking them.].

1/11/2021 Parler Files Lawsuit Against Amazon by OAN Newsroom
    The website of the social media platform Parler is displayed in Berlin, Jan. 10, 2021.
The platform’s logo is on a screen in the background. The conservative-friendly social network Parler
was booted off the internet Monday, Jan. 11. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
    Parler is firing back at Amazon after the company blocked the social media app from its web services.    Parler officials filed a lawsuit Monday, alleging Amazon violated anti-trust laws and breached its contract by suspending the app, which is frequently used by conservatives.
    The social network claims Amazon is using a politically-motivated double standard compared to its treatment of other mainstream social networks like Twitter.
    Amazon took Parler offline over the weekend after alleging the social network was not doing enough to remove posts that incite violence.    Since then, Amazon’s stock has fallen as investors remain concerned over Big Tech’s allege bias.
    Meanwhile Twitter shares have also taken a nose dive after the app moved to permanently ban President Trump from the platform.    Investors may also be keeping an eye on downtown San Francisco Monday amid reports that local police were bracing for a possible protest by pro-Trump supporters outside Twitter’s headquarters.

1/11/2021 FBI: Armed Protests Planned At All 50 State Capitols by OAN Newsroom
    Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) held his hand up during a news conference in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021,
as he described phone conversations he had with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy on sending Maryland
National Guard members to help protect the U.S. Capitol after rioters stormed the building a day earlier. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
    The FBI is reportedly monitoring online plans for armed protests across the nation and Washington D.C. leading up to inauguration day.
    According to an internal FBI bulletin, “armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols from the 16 January through at least the 20 January, and at the U.S. Capitol from 17 January to 20 January.”
    The bureau also said some online posts have vowed to use violence if President Trump is removed from office before the inauguration through impeachment or the 25th Amendment.
    Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) addressed security concerns for his state and D.C. during a briefing on Monday.
    “We are taking additional security measures here at the State House complex with the Capitol Police and the Maryland State Police,” the governor explained.    “I have a security team briefing later this afternoon not only to talk about the situation in Maryland, but our additional assistance in Washington with all of our allied police forces in Maryland and with our National Guard.”
    Security for the U.S. Capitol and the inauguration have increased considerably since the incident last week on Capitol Hill.

1/11/2021 Bitcoin Drops 20 Percent, Settles At $32k After Weekend High Of $40k by OAN Newsroom
    LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 07: A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency,
Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
    Digital currency Bitcoin has continued to fluctuate wildly against the U.S. dollar amid lingering political and financial risks.
    Bitcoin retreated nearly 20 percent against the dollar this past weekend, after posting a major rally during the past week.    The plunge wiped out approximately $200 billion from the global cryptocurrency market in the past two days.    Many investors were taking profits from Bitcoin’s recent rally.
    Experts said digital currencies will likely continue to rise in coming weeks as COVID-19 fears and political instability around the world refuse to let up.
    “I think both gold and bitcoin are going a lot higher,” Mike Novogratz, CEO of Galaxy Investment Partners said.    “It could easily be 20 percent.”
This photo illustration shows a Vietnamese cryptocurrency investor looking at the latest Bitcoin
values on a smartphone in Hanoi on April 12, 2018. (Photo by NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Bitcoin traded around $32 thousand on Monday, compared to its weekend high of $40 thousand.    However, it is still valued 30 percent higher than it was just a month ago.

1/11/2021 House Introduces New Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump by OAN Newsroom
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), talked to reporters just outside the House chamber after a resolution calling for the removal of President
Donald Trump from office was blocked by Republicans, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Democrats are sailing ahead with a fresh attempt to impeach President Trump, but that effort is already hitting turbulence.    Monday, the House formally introduced impeachment articles, teeing up a possible floor vote on the measure as early as Wednesday.
    Just beforehand, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) tried to introduce a resolution to invoke the 25th Amendment by unanimous consent.
    “I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on the Judiciary be discharged from further consideration of H.Res.21 and ask for its immediate consideration in the House,” Hoyer stated.
    Republicans blocked that motion.
    However, the House Rules Committee will reconvene Tuesday to possibly approve a rule that would allow further debate on the 25th Amendment bill.
    Defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who represented the President during the first impeachment effort, warned the new effort won’t make it to the Senate. On Sunday, Dershowitz said due to Senate rules, the earliest an impeachment trial could come to the floor would be 1 p.m. on January 20, just one hour before the President is set to leave office.
    The Senate is also currently in recess and to convene earlier, all senators would have to agree to return early.
    Dershowitz added that Congress lacks the authority to try a private citizen, meaning it can’t impeach the President retroactively.

1/11/2021 World Health Organization To Probe Origins Of COVID-19 In China by OAN Newsroom
A photo taken in the late hours of May 29, 2020 shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) at their
headquarters in Geneva amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Experts from the World Health Organization are set to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19.    On Monday, China announced that WHO experts will arrive on Thursday to conduct a field visit and probe origins of the virus.
    The visit comes amid international concerns over China’s lack of transparency over the initial COVID-19 outbreak in 2019.    Chinese experts will be present throughout the investigation alongside the WHO.
    “After negotiation between the two parties, the Chinese government agreed that the World Health Organization’s international team of experts will come to China on January 14 to communicate with Chinese scientists and medical experts about scientific cooperation on the origins of the new coronavirus,” Zhao Lijian, spokesman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
    It is still unclear whether the WHO scientists will be able to visit Wuhan, where cases of coronavirus were first reported.

1/11/2021 New House Sergeant-At-Arms Sworn In by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – JUNE 5: The U.S. Capitol is shown June 5, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
    The new House Sergeant-at-Arms was sworn in following last week’s breach of the Capitol building.    During a ceremony in the lower chamber Monday, the Speaker Pro Tempore administered the oath of office to Timothy Paul Blodgett.
    This came after his predecessor, Paul Irving, resigned last week in the wake of criticism over his response to the unrest.
    Soon after Irving’s resignation was officially accepted in the House, his replacement participated in his own swearing in.
    “And then you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office, on which you are about to enter,” the Speaker Pro Tempore stated.    “So help you God.    Congratulations.”
    The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms also stepped down last week, after Minority Leader Chuck Schumer promised to fire him.

1/11/2021 D.C. Mayor: Inauguration Poses Unprecedented Challenges by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser
spoke during a news conference in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser is seeking more security for Joe Biden’s inauguration following last week’s demonstrations at the U.S. Capitol.
    During a press conference Monday, Bowser outlined her security requests for the January 20 ceremony.
    One of these requests was for the DHS to extend the National Special Security Event through January 24.    Bowser also sent a letter to the President, requesting a pre-emergency declaration for the District of Columbia.
    “D.C. requested and was granted this designation in 2009 to support the inauguration of President Barack Obama,” Mayor Muriel Bowser stated.    “This is necessary because the inauguration poses several unprecedented challenges that exceed the scope of our traditional planning processes.    The COVID-19 pandemic and, of course, the domestic terror attack on the United States Capitol.”
    Bowser encouraged Americans to stay away from D.C. on inauguration day and instead watch the event virtually.
[Can you read the fine print and the blackout and I doubt if it will help since she is use to sending demonstrators in to destroy property not stopping them from doing it?.].

1/12/2021 Oil down $0.67 to $52.26, DOW down 89 to 31,009.

1/12/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - State reports over 2K cases, 21 fatalities by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 2,085 new positive cases of the coronavirus on Monday and 21 additional deaths.
    Sixteen of those deaths were people not in a long-term care facility, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
    “This could reflect a change but certainly says just because you’re not in long-term care, doesn’t mean you’re not at risk,” Beshear said during his virtual briefing from Frankfort.    Long-term care facilities and congregate settings account for 70% of Kentucky’s COVID-19 deaths, according to state data.
    Kentucky’s positivity rate is 12.35%, down slightly from Sunday.    Out of Kentucky’s 120 counties, 119 were in the “red zone,” meaning they have 25 or more new daily cases for every 100,000 people.
    Kentucky has now seen 305,707 COVID-19 cases and 2,922 related deaths since the pandemic began in March.
    There were 1,709 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus Monday, including 381 in an intensive care unit and 207 on a ventilator.
    Monday begins the fourth week since the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccinations arrived in Kentucky. Since then, the state has administered 130,355 doses — inoculating just under 3% of its population.
    Kentucky had received 262,950 doses as of Monday afternoon.
    Beshear said counties that have made it through Phase 1A of the state’s vaccine plan, which prioritizes health care workers and residents at long-term care facilities, should go ahead and start Phase 1B, which prioritizes people ages 70 or older, first responders and educators.
    The governor said it will take time for the state to learn how to evenly distribute the vaccinations so that counties are finishing each phase at around the same time.
I’m hoping later this week we’ll have some announcements on how we can do 1B and 1C at the level that we need to,” Beshear added.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 3,726 new positive cases of the coronavirus and 30 additional deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 567,338 positive cases and 8,643 deaths.
    Also on Monday, Indiana joined a growing list of states that have identified cases of a new coronavirus strain, first seen in the United Kingdom, that spreads more easily.
    “It’s common for viruses to mutate, and we are seeing that occur with COVID-19,” Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Kris Box said in a statement.    “Because this strain of the virus can be transmitted more easily, it’s more important than ever that Hoosiers continue to wear their masks, practice social distancing, maintain good hygiene and get vaccinated when they are eligible.”
    Beshear said the new strain has not been identified in Kentucky.
    Indianapolis Star reporter Shari Rudavsky contributed to this report.    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
A health care professional hands masks to patients before they are tested for COVID-19 at Park Duvalle Community Health Center
in Louisville last April. Kentucky has seen 305,707 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. SAM UPSHAW JR./COURIER JOURNAL
[21 deaths / 2,085 cases = 0.01%.].

1/12/2021 Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday that officials 'are ready to do whatever necessary' to ensure safety at the state Capitol if armed riots materialize in Frankfort ahead of the presidential inauguration.
    'We will not allow (attacks) to happen,' Beshear said.    'We will protect these buildings, these grounds, and everyone in them, and we are ready to do whatever necessary, Kentucky State Police and others, to ensure the safety of everyone here.'


1/12/2021 President Trump Condemns Impeachment Efforts by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House,
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. The President is traveling to Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    President Trump recently spoke out against Congress’ efforts to impeach him a second time. He communicated with reporters outside the White House on Tuesday, where he called the impeachment “dangerous” and a continuation of the “witch hunt” against his administration.
    His remarks come as the House of Representatives moves forward to impeach the President after accusing him of inciting violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.    President Trump warned the impeachment is causing anger, but insisted that he wants no violence.
    “On the impeachment, it’s really a continuation of the greatest witch hunt in the history of politics…it’s absolutely ridiculous,” he stated.    “This impeachment is causing tremendous anger and you’re doing it, and its really a terrible thing that they’re doing.”
    President Trump’s comments mark the first time he has spoken publicly since protesters breached the Capitol Building last week and social media platforms subsequently banned him from their sites.

1/12/2021 Facebook Plans To Keep President Trump Banned From Platform, Says Operations Officer by OAN Newsroom
File – Facebook claims a Russian group posted more than 80,000 times on its network during and after the 2016 election. (REUTERS Photo/Dado Ruvic)
    Despite widespread backlash, Facebook has refused to reinstate President Trump’s account on its platform. The social media giant said it has no intention of unblocking the President.
    In an interview on Monday, Facebook Operations Officer Sheryl Sandberg defended the company’s decision to suspend the President’s account.
    “At least through the transition, we’ve been very clear,” she stated.    “There’s obviously so much happening and this is such a big step.    We will definitely let people know and be very transparent about any changes to that.”
    President Trump, his attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union have all called the ban inappropriate, but Sandberg didn’t stop with her criticism of the President.    Instead, she compared the Democrat-run narrative of so-called Russian collusion to the grassroots efforts of American voters to unify and hold election officials accountable.
    “I mean when you think about what’s happened here in the 2016 election, there were a lot of things we missed,” said the Facebook official.    “We didn’t know what foreign interference was.    The Russian interference took us by surprise and that’s on us.”
    One of the instances of potential interference, Facebook unilaterally determined, was the phrase ‘Stop the Steal.’    They issued a site wide ban on any iteration of the phrase.
    Meanwhile, former GOP congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul said Facebook has blocked him from managing his own page on the platform.    In a tweet on Monday, the libertarian said Facebook provided no explanation for the move other than saying he repeatedly violated community standards.
    According to Paul, he had never been previously notified of violating community standards and Facebook did not specify what posts broke the rules.    The move came after Paul posted a link to his weekly Texas Straight Talk column in which he criticized Big Tech’s censorship of President Trump.
    In the wake of attempts to silence elected officials, however, not everyone is just accepting this new standard of social media imposed censorship.    A small internet provider in Idaho blocked Facebook and Twitter over political censorship on those platforms.
    The company said scores of its customers were censored by Twitter and Facebook, which requires an appropriate response.    The internet provider announced its ban of both platforms will go into effect on Wednesday.

1/12/2021 Pelosi Confronted About Stalled Stimulus Checks On 60 Minutes by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., holds a news conference on the day after violent protesters loyal to President
Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The mainstream media recently called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for holding up coronavirus relief and a second round of stimulus checks for the American people.
    While speaking with CBS reporter Lesley Stahl for 60 Minutes over the weekend, Pelosi was put on blast for “not being known as a person who compromises” when it comes to working across the aisle.
    “We have a responsibility to find common ground,” stated the House Speaker.    “When we can’t, we must stand our ground.”
    This comes as Democrats are accused of delaying the rollout of the second round of checks, which came eight months after the first round of stimulus relief.
    When asked why relief was held up, Pelosi tried to shift the blame to House Republicans by accusing them of blocking the path for the measures to pass.
    The House Speaker claimed Democrats held their ground and denied sending out the payments as a way to “show more respect for our heroes,” including police, health care workers and teachers.    In other words, delaying payments to workers whose industries were hit the hardest during the pandemic.
    Stahl highlighted Democrat losses in the House, while alleging some Americans may have voted those lawmakers out as a result of the left being unwilling to compromise.

1/12/2021 Secy. Of State Pompeo Blasts Cancel Culture, Highlights America’s Influence On World Stage by OAN Newsroom
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo touted America’s greatness and lambasted cancel culture during a speech for Voice of America.
    On Monday, Pompeo called on the government funded agency to step up its efforts to report on the good aspects of America’s foreign policy.
    Before his speech, a group of VOA employees filed a complaint claiming having Pompeo as a guest speaker would violate the company’s commitment to staying impartial.    The employees claimed Pompeo’s speech would amount to “pro-Trump political propaganda.”
    The secretary of state took the opportunity to rebuke those claims, while warning that cancel culture is simply authoritarianism in disguise.
    “Censorship, wokeness, political correctness…it all points in one direction: authoritarianism cloaked as moral righteousness,” he stated.    “It’s similar to what we’re seeing at Twitter and Facebook and Apple, and on too many university campuses today.”
    Pompeo said the broadcaster in recent years has fallen into a pattern of only demeaning the United States rather than telling the full truth.    He clarified there is certainly a time and place to criticize the U.S., but not at the expense of it’s standing on the global stage.
    “This isn’t the Vice of America, focusing on everything that’s wrong with our great nation,” stated the secretary.    “It’s the Voice of America…it certainly isn’t the place to give authoritarian regimes in Beijing or Tehran a platform.”

1/12/2021 Fire Arm Experts Stress Importance Of Safety, Knowledge When Demonstrating Second Amendment Rights by OAN Newsroom
FILE – Armed men stand on the steps at the State Capitol after a rally in support of President Donald Trump in Lansing, Mich., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
    Personal protection, hunting and target shooting are all popular reasons to purchase a firearm.    As gun sales pervade the country, however, experts are stressing the importance of safety and training when flexing your Second Amendment rights.
    Research is a critical component in gun ownership as familiarizing yourself with gun laws and processes in your state should always take priority.    How one goes about obtaining a gun permit or license can vary in complexity depending on their state of residence.    Some states have different types of permits for varying classifications of weapons.
    Some states allow residents to carry a concealed weapon unrestricted, which means they may not require a permit to carry.    However, most states require some sort of permit or license to carry an unconcealed or concealed firearm.
    Permits also vary in type depending on the weapon you are carrying or state you are in.    When it comes to a pistol permit, concealed carry permit or a license to carry, each state uses a different system for their firearms, so research is always>     Gun experts have also stressed the importance of researching the gun you plan to purchase or already own.    There are several different makes and models of firearms in the world.    Having an informed and safe handle on your weapon is incredibly important.
    Gun advocates have stressed that awareness, safety and knowledge are all key in an American’s endeavor to arm and protect themselves.

1/12/2021 Ivanka Trump Rumored To Run For Senate In Fla. by OAN Newsroom
Ivanka Trump comes onto stage as President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in support of Senate
candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    Rumors that Ivanka Trump will soon launch a political career have started to recirculate.    According to recent reports, the President’s daughter is most likely considering Florida for a potential Senate run as she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are reportedly moving to Miami-Dade County.
    “Over the last four years I’ve seen a lot, I’ve seen it’s easy for politicians to survive if they silence their convictions and skip the hard fights,” Ivanka stated.    “I couldn’t believe so many politicians actually prefer to complain about a problem, rather than fix it.”
    Political experts have suggested Marco Rubio’s Senate seat is the most likely target for the President’s daughter.    He’s up for re-election in 2022 and is expected to run, but experts have warned a potential Ivanka campaign could be a threat to his political career.
    The Florida senator would later become a political ally of President Trump, but was an avid critic during the 2016 campaign. Nonetheless, the Commander in Chief has enjoyed widespread popularity in the Sunshine State.
    If Ivanka does, in fact, choose to run, experts believe she could have a real shot considering the last time Rubio faced a Trump he lost by 19-points.
    Neither the White House nor the eldest First Daughter have confirmed the rumors.

1/12/2021 Vaccine Centers Open Across The Nation by OAN Newsroom
Syringes containing the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine sit in a tray in a vaccination room at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    Coronavirus vaccine centers have continued to pop up around the nation in an effort to expedite the vaccine delivery to patients.
    On Monday, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy toured one of six new “mega sites,” which will be among the 300 planned distribution sites in the state.
    Meanwhile in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced utilizing the Dodgers Stadium, Padres Stadium and Cal Expo venues to administer vaccine doses.
    Disneyland California will also begin operating as a “mega site” for Orange County. Newsom deemed the additional sites critical to fighting the spread of the virus.
    “We recognize that the current strategy is not going to get us where we need to go as quickly as we all need to go and so, that’s why we’re speeding up the administration,” he stated.    “Not just for priority groups, but also now opening up large sites to do so.”
    With the additional sites, California hopes to administer 1 million doses by the end of the week.

1/12/2021 UN Secretary General To Seek Second Term In Office by OAN Newsroom
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses the media during a joint press conference with German Foreign
Minister Heiko Maas after a meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, pool)
    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is reportedly seeking to serve a second term at the international body’s top spot.    On Monday, he confirmed he would seek another five-year term, which would start at the beginning of 2022.
    Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal, has served as UN chief since 2017 and has shown interest in running again for several months.    He said there are still a lot of issues the international community needs to tackle, including global climate and poverty trends.     “In our interconnected world, we need a networked multilateralism, so that global and regional organizations communicate and work together towards common goals,” Guterres stated.    “And we need an inclusive multilateralism based on the equal representation of women and taking in young people, civil society, business and technology, cities and regions, science and academia.”
    In the meantime, the president of the UN General Assembly and Security Council must send an official letter to member states.    This will formally kick-start the selection process.

1/12/2021 2 Capitol Police Officers, 1 Other Official Face Backlash For Aiding Protesters by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gesture to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber
at the Capitol in Washington. Doug Jensen, an Iowa man at center, was jailed early Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 on federal charges, including
trespassing and disorderly conduct counts, for his alleged role in the Capitol riot. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
    Several law enforcement officers are facing disciplinary action over their behavior during last week’s protest.    According to reports Monday, one person, who has not been identified, has been arrested and two U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended.
    One of the officers allegedly took a selfie with a protester, which has now gone viral.    The other officer allegedly directed protesters around the Capitol Building instead of trying to turn them back.
    “I don’t have any direct evidence of as yet of any kind of inside job…I’m not sure all the details…they have been suspended,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) told reporters.    “Someone else has been arrested, but, again, we want to make sure before I talk to you.”
    The Democrat lawmaker went on to say it has not yet been confirmed how the third individual, who is in custody, is affiliated with any of the agencies that responded to the event.
    Meanwhile, up to 15 other officers are being investigated for alleged misconduct during the protest.

1/12/2021 Tech Expert: 300k Mail-In Ballots In Pa. Not Registered By USPS by OAN Newsroom
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – NOVEMBER 06: Boxes of counted ballots are seen locked in the ballot storage area at the
Philadelphia Convention Center on November 06, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
    Inventor and election fraud witness Jovan Pulitzer said over 300 thousand mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania were not handled by the USPS.
    In a recent interview, Pulitzer said Pennsylvania election officials counted 300 thousand ballots more than the number of ballots processed by the USPS in that state.
    He added this may suggest those ballots were delivered by an unauthorized party and could be illegitimate.
    “In Pennsylvania, the difference between what the voting authority said they mailed and what was actually caught by outside independent third-party systems was 37 percent,” Pulitzer explained.
    Pulitzer also pointed out the 300 thousand ballots in question far exceed Joe Biden’s margin of purported victory of 80 thousand votes.

1/12/2021 President Trump: Big Tech Is Doing A Horrible Thing To Our Country by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump gestured as he stepped off Air Force One upon arrival at Valley International Airport,
Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Harlingen, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    President Trump broke his silence on Big Tech following his ban from social media.    He commented, “I think that Big Tech is doing a horrible thing for our country.”
    The President added, Big Tech’s actions are dividing our nation and creating more anger than he’s ever seen.    These remarks came as most social media platforms have taken steps to censor him by either banning or restricting him from posting.
File -This image shows the suspended Twitter account of President Donald Trump. (AP Photo)
    “They’re dividing and divisive and they’re showing something that I have been predicting for a long time,” President Trump stated.    “I think Big Tech made a terrible mistake.”
    While Big Tech’s actions are an obvious violation of our Constitution, some Democrats have continued to praise the move.    Despite this, the President suggested action could still be taken.
    “There is always a counter move when they do that,” he stated.    “I’ve never seen such anger as I see right now and that’s a terrible thing.”
While President Trump suggested taking action against these platforms, he did not give further detail as to how he might do so.

1/12/2021 PBS Executive Fired For Suggesting Political Repressions Against Republicans by OAN Newsroom
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – JANUARY 15: The PBS logo is displayed on a monitor during the PBS 2005 Television Critics Winter Press Tour
at the Hilton Universal Hotel on January 15, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    A top executive with PBS is fired after investigative reporter James O’Keefe released a video of him suggesting political repressions against Republican voters.
    O’Keefe’s Project Veritas spoke with now former PBS Principal Counsel Michael Beller, who called on Antifa and BLM to “throw Molotov cocktails” at the White House.
    Even if Biden wins, we go for all the Republican voters, Homeland Security will take their children away,” the former PBS executive said in the released footage.    “And we’ll put them into re-education camps.”
    Beller also endorsed Chinese-style labor camps for President Trump supporters, and made false claims about COVID-19.
    “Enlightenment camps.    They’re nice, they have Sesame street.    You know most people are dumb,” Beller said.    “What’s great is that COVID is spiking in all the red states, or a lot of them are sick and dying.”
    Beller’s political bias is now raising ethical concerns as PBS is funded by all U.S. taxpayers, regardless of their political views.

1/12/2021 L.A. County Health Officials Urge Residents To Wear Masks At Home To Protect Vulnerable by OAN Newsroom
VENICE, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 21: Palm trees stand behind a street art piece by artist Pony Wave, depicting two people kissing while
wearing face masks on Venice Beach on March 21, 2020 in Venice, California. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    Health officials in Los Angeles County are now encouraging people to wear face coverings even at home to protect the vulnerable from COVID-19.
    During a press briefing on Monday, L.A. County Director of Public Health Dr. Barbara Ferrer, explained that wearing a face covering at home would add an extra layer of protection.    The recommendation applies for essential workers who live with the elderly or someone with underlying health conditions.
    “While many families have figured out ways to protect older people and people who have underlying health conditions, there’s so much transmission right now that we strongly recommend you keep that face covering on if you’re a worker who is leaving every day, or you’re someone who has to run the essential errands in your family,” Dr. Ferrer stated.
    L.A. County has imposed some of the state’s strictest lockdown orders.

1/12/2021 Secy. Pompeo: Iran Harboring Al-Qaeda Militants by OAN Newsroom
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes al-Qaeda stands to “gain strength and capabilities” in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
    In an update Tuesday, Pompeo announced sanctions on Iran based al-Qaeda leaders, putting a bounty on the heads of the terrorist group’s leaders.
    He argued that Iran has given “a new operational headquarters” to terrorist networks who currently plot fresh atrocities from Tehran.
    Secretary Pompeo warned Iran is the “largest state sponsor of terrorism,” and it poses a grave national security threat.
    “We now have the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, the Islamic Republic of Iran, as the home base for al-Qaeda,” Pompeo stated.    “They are partners in terrorism, partners in hate.    This axis poses a grave threat to the security of nations and to the American homeland itself.”
    Pompeo offered $7 million for information helping find al-Qaeda’s leader, Muhammad Abbatay.

1/12/2021 FBI, DOJ Consider Sedition And Conspiracy Charges Against Capitol Hill Rioters by OAN Newsroom
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin spoke during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
    During a press briefing Tuesday, the FBI and DOJ provided an update on efforts to prosecute those involved in the attack on the Capitol building.    Officials announced over 170 cases in relation to the incident have already been launched, they indicated that hundreds more will open.
    According to acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin, federal prosecutors are considering sedition and conspiracy charges, both which carry sentences of up to 20 years.
    Sherwin stressed those who have left the Capitol will be found, and urged Americans to share any information they may have.
    “We cannot do our job without the help of the American people,” Sherwin stated.    “Since our call for tips, videos and pictures, we have received more than 100,000 pieces of digital media, which is absolutely fantastic. We are scouring every one for investigative and intelligence leads.”
    Sherwin also confirmed the pipe bombs found at the RNC and DNC were real devices, but said he does not know why they were not detonated by the suspects.

1/12/2021 Corporations Target Republicans Over Electoral College Vote by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked by Republican lawmakers, celebrated Congress passing the Tax Cuts and
Jobs Act on the South Lawn of the White House on December 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    147 members of Congress stood in opposition of blindly certifying the presidential election results last week.    Now, they all are facing fierce financial backlash for their attempt to bring transparency to an election cycle plagued by doubt.
    The number of companies imposing their own penalties on these lawmakers grew on Monday.    The list now includes Ford, American Airlines and Google, who all said they will temporarily suspend all political donations to both Democrats and Republicans alike.
    Additionally, Best Buy announced they were temporarily stopping their donations to Republican lawmakers.    Energy company GE’s donation suspension will last through the next election cycle before it will then consider requests for support on a “case-by-case basis.”    Chemical giant DOW announced it would withhold funds for select Republican lawmakers’ entire terms in office, up to six years for those in the Senate.
    While a majority of the retaliatory efforts are targeted and within the realm of political discourse, a few sanctions have encroached into personal territory.
    On Monday, the PGA of America announced it was stripping the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster of the 2022 PGA Championship, following a vote by its Board of Directors.
    Hours later, the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews followed suit, saying it would not stage any championships at the Trump-owned Turnberry golf course in Scotland for the foreseeable future.    In their reasoning, the golf club said they didn’t want the current circumstances to overshadow the focus of the championship, namely the players and the course.
    Turnberry, which President Trump purchased in 2014, has been the home of four previous open championships.    A representative for the Trump Organization said it was “incredibly disappointed” with the PGA’s decision.
    Homeland Security Committee Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) went so far as to say some Republicans, namely Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), belong on the “no fly list.”    Thompson said he was “not ashamed” of his suggestion to add the two Republicans to a list most notably full of terrorists and other national security threats.
    The backlash didn’t stop with the lawmakers. A group of pro-Trump protesters were threatened by an American Airlines pilot who took issue with their attire.    An unidentified passenger of the flight posted a video over the weekend, claiming the pilot, who can be heard threatening to remove passengers, was upset due to the group wearing MAGA hats.
    “This is the way it’s gonna be. Um, it’s a four-and-a-half-hour flight out to Phoenix,” the pilot said over the plane’s loudspeaker.    “We’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off.    I don’t care, we will do that if that’s what it takes.    So behave, please.”
    American Airlines later released a statement regarding the incident, claiming the pilot’s commands were not political, but simply an attempt to stress the importance of listening to the instructions of the crew members.     Despite the imposition of financial penalties, Republicans have already begun fundraising efforts for the midterms to show that lack of corporate support will not be detrimental to their goal of taking back Congress.

1/12/2021 Nancy Pelosi On Capitol Hill Rioters: They Chose Their Whiteness Over Democracy by OAN Newsroom
    WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) answered
questions during her weekly press conference January 10, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The Democrat’s so-called “national healing” efforts have backfired as they attempt to turn the protests on Capitol Hill into their latest red herring to attack white privilege.
    This was on peak display over a video meeting Saturday in which Nancy Pelosi attempted to echo Republican lawmakers’ non-partisan condemnation of violence in D.C., but instead described the protest as a “racially charged” event.    The career politician went on to claim demonstrators had failed to wake up to her version of democracy and instead used their so-called “white privilege” to storm the Capitol building.
    “There are people in this country led by the President, for the moment, who chose their whiteness over democracy,” Pelosi stated.    “That’s what this is about.”
    Pelosi was not the first lawmaker to turn the tragedy into a political opportunity. In a public address last week, Joe Biden, who has worked as a lawmaker for over 40 years, claimed that institutions in America allow white people to get away with more than Black people.
    “No one can tell me that if that had been a group of Black Lives Matter protesting yesterday, they wouldn’t have been treated very, very differently than the mob of thugs that stormed the Capitol,” Biden said.    “Well, we all know that’s true, and it is unacceptable, totally unacceptable.”
    Despite condemning Biden in the first Democrat debate over what she characterized as racist policies, Kamala Harris went on to mimic his claims and described the far-left Black Lives Matter protests as “peaceful.”
    These so-called “peaceful” Black Lives Matter protests inflicted $2 billion of damage in 2020, which made them the most costly riots in the history of our country.
    After a rally in September, President Trump had warned about growing attempts of the radical left to use racially charged messages to infiltrate American institutions such as the government, media and education in an attempt to sow division in American society.
    “We embrace the vision of Martin Luther King, where children are not judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character,” President Trump said.    “The left is attempting to destroy that beautiful vision and divide Americans by race in the service of political power.    By viewing every issue through the lens of race, they want to impose a new segregation, and we must not allow that to happen.”
    Despite the left’s attempts to tie together conservatives, racists and vandals, many Republicans have pushed back, demanding the condemnation of the tragedy remain non-partisan, especially as the families of those that died still mourn.

1/12/2021 N.Y. Launches Public Health Corps To Speed Up Vaccine Rollout by OAN Newsroom
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) delivered his State of the State address virtually from The War Room at the
state Capitol, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, Pool)
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) is changing course after facing mounting criticism over his handling of vaccine rollout in the state.
    During a press briefing on Monday, Cuomo announced the launch of a Public Health Corps, which is expected to bring in thousands to help administer vaccines in the Empire State.
    “I’m signing an executive order that is going to make additional staff eligible to do vaccinations, this new network will have more people who they can hire,” explained the governor.    “In addition to the thousands of distributors we’re bringing online, DOH is going to set up mass distribution sites over the next several weeks.”
    After Cuomo expanded vaccine eligibility to essential workers and those over the age of 75, nearly 500 pharmacies across the state started accepting appointments for New Yorkers on Monday.
    The governor received backlash last week, most notably from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for restricting the vaccine to healthcare workers only.
    Cuomo’s attempts to prioritize medical personnel led to vaccines sitting in freezers unused as nearly 30 percent of healthcare workers in the state opted out of the vaccine.
    During the press briefing, Cuomo said it could take months to vaccinate groups 1a and 1b.
    “Fourteen weeks, that’s April 16, before we get through 1a and 1b, which is just the healthcare workers, the public employees, high risk and 75 plus,” explained the governor.
    While the federal government has distributed 13 million vaccines across the country, on Saturday the CDC said that only 4 million of those have been administered.

1/13/2021 Oil up $1.61 to $53.09, DOW up 60 to 31,069.

1/13/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Cases at all-time high in Louisville
    This comes as Kentucky reported 3,053 new cases, 22 more deaths and a positivity rate of 12.2% Tuesday.    The state has lost 2,944 people to COVID- 19 and reported 308,729 cases since the pandemic hit.    There are 1,733 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state, including 397 in intensive care units and 205 on ventilators.
    Louisville suffered 59 deaths last week, also a weekly record.    They range in age from 51 to 100.
[22 deaths / 3,053 cases = 0.007% mortality rate is still low the only thing that is high is Beshears brain and all your radical leftist in Louisville and this is where the most cases are because it all started at the airport which came from international airports which got it from European airports who got the coronavirus from China flights.].

1/13/2021 President Trump Delivers Message To The American People by OAN Newsroom
    President Trump issued an impassioned plea to the American people via the official White House Twitter account.    Throughout the five minute address, he denounced cancel culture and political violence as well as the events that took place at the U.S. Capitol last week.

1/13/2021 Parler CEO Warns App May Not Return Online After Being Deplatformed by OAN Newsroom
This illustration picture shows the social media website from Parler displayed on a
computer screen in Arlington, Virginia on July 2, 2020. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
    Social media app Parler may never resurface after being exiled from various service providers, including Google and Amazon.
    CEO John Matze made the announcement Wednesday and cited the Capitol Hill protests as the reason for the recent wave of conservative censorship.
    Legal filings said the Twitter-alternative was home to 12 million users.    Matze noted the only path forward, now, is to find other companies to do business with.
The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appears on an iPhone screen on
January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    “It is a real threat.    We’re going to fight and do everything possible to come back as soon as possible and I’d like to think that’s viable next week or that’s viable tomorrow,” Matze said.    “So that’s the first step to us recovering — is to get back there.    Now the rest of it really is about whether or not we can find alternative places to go who will do business with us again.”
    According to Matze, after the Capitol Hill riots, it is appropriate that hateful content does get flagged.    However, he said there is also a bias working against his company.

1/13/2021 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: Dems On Record Supporting Violence by OAN Newsroom
US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, Republican of Georgia, holds up a “Stop the Steal” mask while speaking with fellow first-term
Republican members of Congress on the steps of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) takes aim at Democrats over impeachment.
    Taylor Greene spoke at the Capitol on Wednesday and slammed the Democrats’ impeachment of President Trump as divisive.
    The congresswoman noted President Trump has held over 600 rallies in the last four years and none of them included calls to assault police, destroy businesses or burn down cities.    She also suggested Democrats have a double standard when it serves their cause.
    “Democrats are on record supporting violence when it serves their cause, in their own words, on social media, on interviews, and on fundraising platforms blue,” Taylor Greene said.    “Democrats support defunding the police when it’s someone else’s city, someone else’s home and someone else’s businesses.”
    The congresswoman added Democrats have spent “all this time endorsing and enabling violent riots,” which resulted in billions of dollars in property damage and 47 dead across the United States.

1/13/2021 Officials: Investigation Into Capitol Hill Violence Likely To Take Months by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A large group of protesters stand on the East steps of the Capitol Building
after storming its grounds on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    Federal officials said more than 170 people have been charged in connection with the protests at the U.S. Capitol on January 6.    The work is just beginning.
    This announcement came during Tuesday’s briefing, in which the FBI called on the public to help identify people at the demonstration.    Officials stated tips have uncovered more than 100,000 pieces of evidence — producing information that’s going out to field agencies across the country.
    The Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Michael Sherwin, said the investigation won’t be solved for some time. He noted charges ranged from trespassing and theft to assault and murder.
    After charges are filed, law enforcement officials across the country can begin their arrests.    Sherwin also said the federal government is pursuing thousands of leads in what is likely the largest investigation of its kind.
    “I think the scope and scale of this investigation in these cases are really unprecedented,” Sherwin stated.    “Not only in FBI history, but probably DOJ history, in which essentially the Capitol grounds outside and inside are essentially a crime scene.”
    There are still conflicting accounts of whether or not local law enforcement had been alerted to the possibility of violence ahead of time.    This week, reports said both the FBI and New York Police Department warned the U.S. Capitol Police about the possibility of violence on January 6.    Additionally, a senior FBI official reportedly claimed to receive “credible and actionable information” about more than a dozen people planning to attend the protest to engage in violence.
    However, late last week, the head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office stated there was “no indication there was anything planned, other than First Amendment protected activity.”    On Tuesday, he also said there was no threat of violence linked to any specific person.
    “The FBI cannot open an investigation without a threat of violence or alleged criminal activity,” Steven D’Antuono, the Assistant Director in charge of FBI’s Washington Field Office, claimed.    “And in this case, we had no indication information was linked to any specific person, but this was a matter of an online discussion.    This information was immediately disseminated through a written product and briefed to our Command Post Operations through all levels of law enforcement.”
    Reports on Wednesday said the FBI’s Washington office did share some information about threats of violence, however, Acting Assistant Police Chief Sean Gallagher told lawmakers he never saw this information.    This claim was backed up by recently resigned Chief Steven Sund.
    On Tuesday, Sund said he was never briefed on any intelligence from the FBI.    He claimed the warning would have been taken seriously if it had been made, but that no such intelligence was taken into consideration in the security planning.
    According to reports, the FBI didn’t issue an intelligence bulletin to share information analysts gathered about violent social media posts.    Some officials were reportedly concerned that the bulletin would violate First Amendment protections for political speech.

1/13/2021 Report: Dems Partly At Fault For Insufficient Security At U.S. Capitol by OAN Newsroom
With the U.S. Capitol in the background, members of the National Guard stand behind newly placed fencing around the Capitol grounds the day after
violent protesters loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Congress in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    According to national security expert Paul Crespo, security officials were reportedly deterred from mobilizing National Guardsmen prior to protests in the U.S. Capitol last week due to the response of Democrats to the use of federal forces over the summer.
    The D.C. government reportedly had prepared a much more aggressive response to the planned protests in the capitol, which would have included activating an emergency operation center.    The response would have also utilized the coordinated strength of local and federal law enforcement as well as the National Guard.
    Unfortunately, the plans were impeded by military officials and none other than congressional Democrats.    During the lawlessness of Black Lives Matter and its supporters, which was forced upon the nation over the summer, President Trump deployed National Guard troops to protect the White House and the Capitol.
    “You’ll end up looking much better in the end.    Call in the National Guard, call me,” the President stated at the time.    “We’ll have so many people…you have to dominate the streets, you can’t let what’s happening happen.”
    Crespo stated House Democrats slammed the police for trying to enforce law and order, which caused many to hesitate to deploy troops last week.
    “Peaceful, law abiding citizens were exercising their constitutional right to protest in a public park across from the White House,” Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) previously stated.    “President Trump ordered federal troops to clear those peaceful crowds with tear gas and rubber bullets.”
A man takes a photo of broken windows near the Rotunda in the early morning hours of Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021,
after protesters stormed the Capitol in Washington, on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Additionally, now resigned Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said he had requested assistance from National Guard days before the protest.    Pentagon officials and congressional Democrats staggered the chief’s request for additional troops because the “optics” of troops in front of the Capitol Building would supposedly convey.
    Apparently, even as an onslaught of approximately 8,000 angry protesters were charging toward the U.S. Capitol, the chief’s request was denied for a sixth time and by then it was too late.    Sund reportedly supported the view of the Pentagon at the time, but resigned on Thursday.
    Security officials have since requested 15,000 troops in preparation for the inauguration of Joe Biden.

1/13/2021 Michael Yon: Antifa Clearly Led Attack At The Capitol by OAN Newsroom
Protesters clash with police and security forces as people try to storm the US Capitol Building in
Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)
    Writer and photographer Michael Yon claims the violence at the U.S. Capitol was started by Antifa.
    In an interview with ‘The Epoch Times,‘ Yon said he was at last week’s demonstration and witnessed anti-fascist protesters using what he called “Hong Kong tactics.”
    Yon explained how he has covered dozens of protests in Hong Kong and said Antifa was at those demonstrations to learn their tactics.
    He claimed the radical group brought those tactics to the U.S. and used them to incite violence at the Capitol.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A Capitol police officer looks out of a broken window as protesters gather on the U.S.
Capitol Building on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    “What we’ve seen so far — and being physically present — Antifa clearly led the attack, that was utterly obvious,” Yon recalled.    “For instance — outside during part of the attack when there was much gas fired — there was a lady on the megaphone saying ‘Send up the masks!’ That is a clear Hong Kong tactic that I’ve never seen in any other war and conflict.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: Protesters enter the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Yon added Antifa members are trained to dress up like the people they oppose and to provoke violence.

1/13/2021 Here Are The 10 House Republicans Who Turned Their Back On President Trump And Voted To Impeach by OAN Newsroom
    These 10 Republicans turned their back on President Trump by voting to impeach him.

1/13/2021 Goldman Sachs: More Gov’t Control Of Economy Under Biden by OAN Newsroom
Former US Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Higher taxes, fewer jobs and slower economic growth — those are just a few things on Joe Biden’s to-do list.
    This week, investment bank Goldman Sachs released a forecast of what life could be like under a potential Biden administration.    In a recent note to clients, Goldman said Democrats would have control over both chambers of Congress and the White House, which would allow them to impose their agenda mostly unopposed.
NEW YORK – APRIL 16: Stock prices whiz by on a ticker near the Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (Photo by Chris Hondros /Getty Images)
    Experts expect individual income tax to go up, while business taxes could increase to between 25 and 28 percent.    If business taxes go up, it could impact job numbers as small businesses may be forced to lay off some employees.    As a result, Goldman expects a slower GDP growth.
    According to experts, a fragile U.S. economy would require a broader fiscal stimulus, which will lead to further expansion of U.S. national debt.
    “Some of these things are more ideologically controversial and so we do think something will be passed,” Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius stated.    “The number one item on our list on the tax side is probably an increase in the corporate tax rate.”
    Goldman also expects an expansion of free healthcare and education — all paid for by money-printing, which will lead to an increase in the U.S. inflation rate.
    As a result, the U.S. will face a worse business climate and broader poverty. This would call for even more government interventions in the economy.

1/13/2021 McCarthy: Impeachment Would Be A Mistake by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 04: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) greets House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy says impeaching the President would be a mistake.
    On Wednesday, McCarthy made the remarks during the House debate ahead of an impeachment vote.
    The California Republican said the President bears responsibility for the Capitol riots and is not free from fault.    However, he also said an impeachment in such a short period of time and without an investigation would not be appropriate.    He emphasized it would further divide the nation.
    “A vote to impeach would further fan the flames of partisan division,” McCarthy stated.    “Most Americans want neither inaction nor retribution.    They want durable, bipartisan justice.    That path is still viable, but it’s not the path we are on today.”
    He also said President Trump should help quell unrest and make sure Joe Biden is able to successfully begin his term.

1/13/2021 Rep. Mace Comments On Long-Standing Violence by OAN Newsroom
CHARLESTON, SC – OCTOBER 31: Republican congressional candidate Nancy Mace speaks to the crowd at an event with Sen. Lindsey Graham at the Charleston County Victory Office during Grahams campaign
bus tour on October 31, 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina. Graham is in a closely watched race against democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
    A newly-elected member of the House reminds her colleagues the attack on the Capitol is not the first example of violence in the U.S.
    As the House debated Wednesday on whether or not to impeach President Trump, Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) invoked the words of Martin Luther King Jr. by saying the “time is always right to do what is right.”
    She said that while the House has the right to impeach a sitting president, she questions whether the majority’s expedited push past the judiciary is constitutional.    Mace added that members of Congress need to step back and evaluate their actions if they truly want to heal a divided nation.
    “We’ve seen violence across our country for the last nine months,” Mace said.    “We need to recognize, number 1: That our words have consequences.    That there is violence on both sides of the aisle.    We’ve contributed to it. We need to take responsibility for our words and our actions — we need to acknowledge there is a problem, take responsibility for it and stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution.”
    Mace has been one of several lawmakers to ask Joe Biden to stop the impeachment effort against President Trump.

1/13/2021 GOP Lawmakers Urge Rep. Liz Cheney To Resign From Leadership Role by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2019 file photo, Republican Conference chair Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., speaks
with reporters at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    Congressman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) is reportedly circulating a petition among conservative lawmakers, which is calling for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) to resign from her position as conference chair of the Republican Party.
    On Tuesday, Biggs said Cheney was not representing Republican ideals when she announced her support for impeachment efforts against President Trump and that she should resign from the role.
    Congressman Matt Rosendale (R-Md.) also came out against Cheney in a statement posted on Twitter.    He claimed Cheney “ignored the preferences of Republican voters” when she came out in support of the impeachment.
    Rosendale also accused Cheney’s actions of weakening the conference at a key moment for “personal political gain” and stated she is unfit to lead.
    Additionally, Republican House member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called on Cheney to resign as well. He said the Republican conference ought to vote on issue.
    This comes as Cheney announced her support for the impeachment on Tuesday, while accusing President Trump of inciting the violence that occurred on Capitol Hill last week.
    Democrat representative and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) praised and even quoted Cheney’s remarks on the floor of the lower chamber as Democrats lead the impeachment effort.    He said the conservative Republican from Wyoming stated, “the President of the United States summoned the mob, assembled the mob and lit the flame of this attack.”
    Meanwhile, Cheney said she has no plans to step down.

1/13/2021 House Approves Largely Symbolic Resolution Calling To Invoke 25th Amendment, Pence Rejects by OAN Newsroom
House Rules Committee Chairman Jim McGovern, D-Mass., leads a hearing to consider a resolution calling on Vice President Mike Pence to activate the 25th Amendment
to declare President Donald Trump incapable of executing the duties of his office, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The House of Representatives approved a motion to call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip President Trump of his executive powers. The vote took place Tuesday with heated debate on both sides of the aisle.
    This largely symbolic move cannot force the Vice President to action, but appears to have been approved in an effort to pressure him.
    Democrats are pushing for the President’s removal due to the infamous protest on Capitol Hill.    They are blaming him for the actions of a few bad actors despite his calls for them to go home in peace.
    “We don’t like it at all: incitement to insurrection, treasonous activity,” stated House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.    “And if you are associating yourself with that as the proper execution of the President’s duties, you are associating yourself with sedition and treason.”
    President Trump slammed the removal efforts by suggesting Democrats are further dividing the nation.    He also said this is just a continuation of “the greatest and most vicious witch hunt in the history of our country.”
    “…is causing tremendous anger and division and pain…far greater than most people will ever understand, which is very dangerous for the USA,” stated the President.    “Especially at this very tender time.”
    One Republican on the House floor, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), stood up for the President and the rule of law by stating it’s not the lower chamber’s place to make this decision.    The representative went on to discuss Pence’s dismissal of the 25th Amendment, while pointing out the decision is his to make.
    “His record of sound judgment should speak to us on this issue as such,” Cole stated.    “I urge my colleagues to reject the resolution, I urge a ‘no’ vote on the rule, a ‘no’ vote on the underlying measure and I reserve the balance of my time.”
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Vice President Mike Pence talk as a joint session of the House and Senate convenes to count the Electoral
College votes cast in November’s election, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Erin Schaff/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
    Pence has been under fire in the last few days for not falling in line with Democrat wishes.    He sent a letter to Speaker Pelosi in which he outlined his opposition.    Pence wrote, “I do not believe that such a course of action is in the best interest of our nation or consistent with our Constitution.”
The Vice President went on to note the 25th Amendment should only be enacted if the President is incapacitated or has a disability that would deem them unfit to serve.    He urged Democrats to avoid such actions, which would divide the country, and, instead, encourage unity throughout the nation.

1/13/2021 President Trump Touts Progress Of Border Wall Project by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump signs a plaque on a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    President Trump recently paid a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border to tout his administration’s success in fighting illegal immigration.    While speaking near a section of border wall at Alamo, Texas on Tuesday, the President celebrated the completion of more than 450 miles of border wall.
    Securing the southern border has been a major focus throughout his presidency.    President Trump warned the next administration against peeling back his border policies by noting it will likely cause the greatest immigration crisis the U.S. has ever seen.
    “In particular, if our border security measures are reversed, it will trigger a tidal wave of illegal immigration, a wave like you’ve never seen before,” he stated.    “And I can tell you that already waves are starting to come up from 2000 and 1000 and 500 miles away.”
    During his speech, the President also called for peace and calm amid the current political climate.    He said the MAGA agenda relies on respect for America’s institutions.
    “Now is the time for our nation to heal and it’s time for peace and for calm,” he stated.    “Respect for law enforcement and the great people within law enforcement, so many are here, is the foundation of the MAGA agenda
    President Trump also addressed calls for his cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment by suggesting the only person that would hurt is Joe Biden.
    All in all, the President’s border wall will likely span about 475 miles by the end of the month.
President Donald Trump tours a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall under construction Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Alamo, Texas. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

1/13/2021 DOJ, FBI Expect Hundreds Of Cases Regarding Capitol Breach by OAN Newsroom
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin speaks during a news conference Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. Federal prosecutors are looking at
bringing “significant” cases involving possible sedition and conspiracy charges in last week’s riot at the U.S. Capitol. (Sarah Silbiger/Pool via AP)
    Federal law enforcement officials recently gave an update on their investigation into the breach of the U.S. Capitol.    On Tuesday, officials from the FBI and DOJ held a public briefing in which they confirmed they have charged more than 70 people out of more than 160 cases.
    The officials claimed the range of alleged criminal violations is vast and covers simple misdemeanors like simple trespassing as well as theft of mail.    Additionally, they are looking into felony charges, including murder and theft of potential national security information.
    “We have to separate the aspirational from the intentional and determine which of the individuals saying despicable things on the internet are just practicing keyboard bravado or they actually have the intent to do harm,” stated Steven D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office.    “As offensive as this statement can be, the FBI cannot open an investigation without a threat of violence or alleged criminal activity.”
    Officials said they are making headway with their investigation given it’s been just one week after protesters stormed the Capitol Building last Wednesday.    They noted the public is already aware of some of the initial cases, including the two men being charged who were carrying zip-ties.
    However, there’s a team of top national security and public corruption prosecutors who are looking into felony sedition and conspiracy charges.    If anyone is convicted with these crimes, they could face up to 20-years in prison.
    “Just to frame things, the enormity of this investigation is going to take a lot of work and a lot effort,” stated Michael Sherwin, Acting U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C.    “This is going to be a long-term investigation and rest assured the bureau, the Department of Justice, all the U.S. attorneys across the United States that are assisting in these investigations, everyone is in for the long haul.”
    Officials also noted the American people are providing immense support by lending more than 100,000 forms of digital media to investigators.
    Meanwhile, the FBI is warning similar violent protests could ignite in federal and state capitol buildings across the nation.    They expect these events to occur near Inauguration Day.

1/13/2021 Fla. State Rep. Urges Gov. DeSantis To Divest Tech Companies That Censor Conservatives by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    A Florida state representative has called on Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to divest from Big Tech companies that recently censored President Trump.
    On Tuesday, state Rep. Randy Fine sent a letter to the Florida governor and his cabinet members in which he pointed out that if the President of the United States can be silenced by Big Tech, so can anyone else.
    Fine specifically highlighted Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Google, while noting Florida tax payers should not be forced to do business with companies that censor them.    He went on to comment that if liberal groups were being censored, he would still be expressing the same concerns.
    The state representative also pointed out social media platforms like Twitter still allow dictators such as the Venezuelan president on their site, but ban conservatives.
    Meanwhile on Twitter, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis showed support for Fine’s call to divest and said officials should consider the proposal on the next cabinet agenda.

1/13/2021 Statue Of Liberty Is ‘Green With Anger’: Mexico President Slams Media Curbs
FILE PHOTO: Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador listens to the national anthem as he arrives to address the nation on his second
anniversary as president of Mexico, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico, December 1, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero/File Photo
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday stepped up his criticism of restrictions on freedom of expression following moves by leading social media firms to suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s access to their platforms.
    Without mentioning Trump by name, Lopez Obrador said it was not right that private companies should appoint themselves arbiters of what was acceptable for global consumption.
    “I don’t know if you’ve noticed that since they took these decisions, the Statue of Liberty in New York is turning green with anger, because it doesn’t want to become an empty symbol,” Lopez Obrador told reporters at a regular news conference.
    “What we want in Mexico is that liberties are guaranteed,” he said.    “Zero censorship. Prohibition is prohibited.”
    Facebook, Twitter and YouTube are among the platforms that have at least temporarily cut off Trump due to concerns he could fan violent unrest following the storming of the U.S. Capitol building by hundreds of his supporters last week.
    A combative leftist, Lopez Obrador in 2006 led massive protests in Mexico claiming he had been robbed of the presidency.    He again cried foul when he was defeated in 2012, and finally won office by a landslide six years later.
    A critic of Trump while in opposition, Lopez Obrador as president has regularly paid tribute to the U.S. leader, who is widely disliked in Mexico for his insults against migrants, and threats to inflict economic pain on the country.
    Lopez Obrador made passing mention of Twitter, which has permanently suspended Trump’s account, and Facebook.
    He is not the only world leader to raise concerns about the measures taken by social media companies.
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said this week that she regarded the permanent suspension of Trump’s access to Twitter as problematic.
    Lopez Obrador also expressed concern about an “invasion of privacy” by companies, giving as an example what smartphones are able to learn about people’s personal lives and tastes.
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Editing by Alistair Bell)

1/14/2021 Oil down $0.59 to $52.90, DOW down 8 to 31,060.

1/14/2021 Coronavirus pandemic - Kentucky reports 4,560 new cases, 47 more deaths
    Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 4,560 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, the fourth-highest daily total the state has seen since the start of the pandemic.
    The governor also reported the third-highest daily total of deaths, announcing 47 more fatalities linked to the virus. Kentucky has now had 2,991 coronavirus-related deaths during the pandemic.
    'We’re going to pass 3,000 COVID-19 deaths in the commonwealth,' Beshear said in a statement.    'That is tragic.    We can stop this. We need to wear masks. We need to follow the rules and restrictions, and now is not the time to pull away the authority that keeps us safe.    That allows us to be fluid and flexible with a virus that appears to be mutating and spreading more aggressively.'
    The test positivity rate remained above 12%, hitting 12.29% Wednesday.    Kentucky has reported 313,282 positive cases of the coronavirus during the pandemic.
    There were 1,702 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus, including 403 in an intensive care unit and 225 on a ventilator.
    The commonwealth is in its fourth week of distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.    As of Wednesday afternoon, 153,498 of the 324,650 doses Kentucky has received have been administered, making about 3.4% of the state innoculated.
    Indiana reported 3,686 new cases of coronavirus Wednesday and 59 more deaths, bringing the state’s totals to 574,119 positive cases and 8,790 deaths.     Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[47 deaths / 4,560 cases = 0.01% mortality rate.].

1/14/2021 Trump trial in Senate risky for Democrats by John Fritze and Courtney Subramanian, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – The historic impeachment of President Donald Trump for his role in last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol added a gargantuan dose of uncertainty Wednesday to President-elect Joe Biden’s first days in office as leaders of both political parties began to game out how – and when – to hold a Senate trial.
    With days remaining until Biden is inaugurated and Democrats take control of the Senate, attention shifted quickly to questions over the timing of an impeachment trial – a rare spectacle that promises to consume American politics for weeks and challenge assumptions about how Washington will transition out of the Trump era.
    “There will be an impeachment trial in the United States Senate; there will be a vote on convicting the president for high crimes and misdemeanors; and if Impeachment the president is convicted, there will be a vote on barring him from running again,” said Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
    Schumer, who will presumably become majority leader this month, did not specify when that trial will take place.

1/14/2021 Antifa Activist Who Posed As Trump Supporter Arrested by OAN Newsroom
Rubble is seen near a breached entrance a day after a mob broke into the US Capitol on January 7, 2021,
in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP) (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    John Earle Sullivan — who is a supporter of Antifa, BLM and the leader of Insurgence USA — is arrested and indicted in Utah.
    His arrest came after he was caught on video instigating violence on Capitol Hill and admitting that he posed as a Trump supporter during the demonstration on January 6.
    “I’m gonna wear a Trump hat, I’m gonna wear a Trump hat,” Sullivan said.    “I bought one today, I was wearing a Trump hat at the last rally during the day time.”
    Resurfaced videos — filmed by Sullivan himself — show that he was an active participant in clashes at the U.S. Capitol. The far-left activist even broke a window during the protest and admits it’s not the first time he’s posed as someone else.

    “Oh yeah I was just ‘a journalist,'” Sullivan stated in a video he recorded of himself.    “But I use that all the time: ‘Yeah, I’m just a journalist, I’m here recording, I got my camera on my shoulder.'
    On Thursday, Sullivan was arrested in Provo, Utah. He faces several charges including ‘civil disorder’ and ‘violent entry’ or ‘disorderly conduct.’    He was previously arrested on July 13 for ‘rioting’ and ‘criminal mischief’ based on his activities at the June 30 protest, in which a civilian was shot and injured.
    That case is still pending.

1/14/2021 FBI, DHS, Nat’l Counterterrorism Center Point To Anti-Gov’t Extremists As ‘Greatest Domestic Terrorism Threat Of 2021’ by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)
    The greatest domestic terrorism threat of 2021 is announced to be anti-government extremists.
    The FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center made hat announcement Wednesday.
    In a statement, the agencies said:
    “In 2021, threats and plotting of illegal activity — including destruction of property and violence targeting officials at all levels of the government, law enforcement… journalists and infrastructure, as well as sporadic violence surrounding lawful protests, rallies, demonstrations, and other gatherings by domestic violent extremists will very likely increase.”
    They attribute the unrest to coronavirus restrictions, socio-political conditions and perceived government overreach.    They also said the storming of the Capitol on January 6 “will likely drive a range of domestic violent extremists for months to come.”
    As of now, however, federal and state officials said they’re just looking to get through Inauguration Day.
    “I’m not going to go into any details about the measures that we either have taken or are taking,” Gov. Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) said.    “But I can assure you that I have personally communicated with Commissioner Tindell, General Bowles, our Emergency Management Team and whether you see us or not, we are going to protect the integrity of our government buildings.”
    In Ohio, the governor has ordered the statehouse and other government buildings to close until after the transition.
    “The sad truth is that there are people in our country who want to turn peaceful protests into opportunities for violence,” Gov. Mike Dewine (R-Ohio) stated.    “These are violent people and their violence will not be tolerated in Ohio and it will not be tolerated anywhere.”
    Moving forward, legislatures in states like Texas and Mississippi are boosting security measures and urging lawmakers to temporarily work from home.
    Meanwhile, the National Guard is being activated in states across the country as the FBI expects protests in all 50 states as a response to the inauguration.

1/14/2021 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Pledges To File Articles Of Impeachment Against Joe Biden After Inauguration by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., wears a “Trump Won” face mask as she arrives on the floor of the House to take her oath
of office on opening day of the 117th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (Erin Scott/Pool via AP)
    A freshman congresswoman from Georgia has promised to hold Joe Biden accountable on day one.    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene vowed Wednesday to file articles of impeachment against Biden for abuse of power just one day after inauguration.    She cited his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings with Ukraine and China as grounds to do so.
    The Republican represents Georgia’s 14th Congressional District, which is one of the biggest GOP strongholds in the state.    Taylor Greene claimed Biden has been compromised by several foreign governments through those corrupt dealings overseas.
    The staunch supporter of President Trump pointed out that Biden collected millions of dollars from foreign governments and used Hunter to pocket dirty money from abroad.     Taylor Greene’s pledge to impeach Biden came after she voted against President’s Trump’s impeachment.
    As for the January 6 capitol demonstrations, the GOP congresswoman claimed Americans are so fearful of a Biden presidency that they are willing to commit violence in the nation’s capitol.
    Greene said she was making the first move to impeach Biden on behalf of the American people, adding she’s proud to be the voice of Republican voters who have been ignored.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks as President Donald Trump listens at a campaign rally in support of
Senate candidates Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., and David Perdue in Dalton, Ga., Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
[I like her because she is letting them know what goes aorund comes around and the Biden's are definitely due to something that they have tried to cover up during this overthrow of America.].

1/14/2021 Biden Urges Senate To Focus On His Agenda Amid Impeachment Trial
Former Vice President Joe Biden. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is urging lawmakers in the Senate to move forward with his agenda as soon as he is inaugurated.
    Typically, on the day of a president’s inauguration, the Senate confirms cabinet nominations so the administration can begin advancing its agenda as quickly as possible.    However, a significant curveball has been hurled in the Biden administration’s direction, which was ironically thrown by his Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives.
    On Wednesday, the House voted to impeach President Trump in a vote of 232 yeas to 197 nays, including 10 Republicans.    Should the Senate vote to convict President Trump, it could serve the interests of both establishment Republicans and the Democrat party.
    Democrats see a second impeachment as a way to banish President Trump from the political world.
    “It’s truly an obsession, people on the Democrat side started calling for impeachment the day President Trump was inaugurated,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) stated.    “They attacked him before he even won the first election.”
    Establishment Republicans, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) could be in favor of an impeachment conviction, as doing so would keep President Trump from ever running for political office in the future.    They view impeachment as a way to both take back the Republican party and to help their preferred candidates advance through the Republican presidential primaries in 2024.
    The only problem facing the Senate is their current plan to reconvene on January 19, which gives them only one day to deliberate and vote on conviction before Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are sworn in. Not only could the conviction process take time in the Senate, but it could extend weeks or even months into Joe Biden’s presidency.
    While various confirmation appointments for Biden’s cabinet nominees are scheduled for January 19, confirmation appointments for DHS Secretary Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas and Defense Secretary Nominee General Lloyd Austin are yet to be scheduled.
    Sources inside the Capitol said the upper chamber of Congress could fall into paralysis as they hold articles of impeachment, claiming they can’t do anything else until the vote on conviction is complete.
    An alliance may develop between the Republican establishment and the Democrat party as they look to muster up a two-thirds majority in the Senate to favor conviction.    However, this could take some time because voting against President Trump could jeopardize Republicans’ political aspirations for the future, as many face reelections in 2022.
    “That’s just fine, of course,” Romney said.    “I’ll be primaried that’s totally appropriate.”

1/14/2021 Texas Charges Election Fraudster After Project Veritas Report by OAN Newsroom
James O’Keefe, an American conservative political activist and founder of Project Veritas, meets with supporters during the Conservative Political Action
Conference 2020 (CPAC) hosted by the American Conservative Union on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    A recent report by government watchdog group Project Veritas has led to the arrest of an election fraud suspect in Texas.
    On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said supposed Republican operative Rachel Rodriguez was arrested for allegedly harvesting ballots for Democrat candidates.
    Paxton said Rodriguez was charged with illegal voting, illegal possession of a ballot and illegally assisting people to vote by mail.
    Rodriguez is now facing up to 20 years in prison.

1/14/2021 Conn. Police Chief’s Assoc. Ads Blocked On Social Media by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – This photograph taken on May 16, 2018, shows figurines standing in front of the logo of social network Facebook on a cracked
screen of a smartphone in Paris. (Photo by JOEL SAGET / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
    After years of criticism that sites have not done enough to review content in the past, it appears social media is overcorrecting.    Most recently, a U.S. police chief’s association seems to have been targeted by Big Tech.
    Connecticut Police Chief’s Association is the latest in a slew of police departments across the country to have their ads removed from social media sites like Facebook.    The CPCA said several of their ads, which highlighted an upcoming entrance exam, have been removed from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    The third-party vendor, who promotes their ads online at, said they were made aware of the issue several days ago.    The association’s president stated this is a major setback for the state’s police departments as it stifles their ability to recruit new officers.
    “We don’t know at this point, but we’re just saying ‘hey, for our recruitment efforts, we’re doing the best we can to get the word out,’ [and] ‘hey we have openings,'” CPCA President Chief Darren Stewart stated.    “But now this is being shut down on us at this point.”
    Meanwhile, Quinnipiac University Journalism Professor Rich Hanley said this is a practice that will continue to grow as social media sites continue to tweak their algorithms to catch the slightest hint of a violation.    However, Big Tech seems to only remove conservative voices.    As a result, many have been quick to point out the hypocrisy and one-sided nature of the bans.
    Hanley also added, the removal of police recruitment ads seems to carry an air of the left’s calls to “defund the police” and “limit military recruitment.”    Meanwhile, ‘Police-App’ plans to continue promoting the CPCA ads and is expected to appeal the decisions made by the Big Tech sites to remove previous posts.

1/14/2021 Rep. Gohmert: Pelosi Actually Called For Violence, Wasn’t Impeached by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, objects to the certifying the Electoral College vote for Wisconsin during a joint session of the House and
Senate to confirm Electoral College votes at the Capitol, early Thursday, Jan 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    A GOP lawmaker took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi while accusing her of hypocrisy for leading the charge to impeach the President.
    Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert quoted Pelosi on the House floor Wednesday, where he asked the chamber why she was not held to the same level of scrutiny as the President despite having supported left-wing riots throughout the summer.
    Gohmert went on to assert, Pelosi has by now initiated half of all the impeachments ever conducted in U.S. history, but her efforts to remove President Trump are going nowhere.
    Meanwhile, Lt. Governor of Texas Dan Patrick denounced the far-left’s impeachment of President Trump as an unjustified political witch hunt.    Specifically, he said it’s factually and morally wrong to blame all supporters of President Trump for the violent acts committed by a few people at the U.S. Capitol last week.
    Meanwhile, President Trump has condemned the breaching of the capitol and maintained mob violence goes against everything that he as well as his genuine supporters believe in.    He asserted violence and vandalism have no place in our country.     On Wednesday, in his speech on the floor, Gohmert warned that weaponizing impeachment to further personal political interests could destroy democracy in America.     Despite Nancy Pelosi’s multiple attempts to remove President Trump from office, many Republicans have challenged this.    They have also demanded that impeachment is not used to advance personal political interests, especially as families of those who died on Capitol Hill are still grieving.

1/14/2021 Operation Warp Speed Chief Adviser Resigns by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, chief science adviser to Operation Warp Speed, speaks during a news conference on Operation Warp Speed
and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
    The chief adviser of President Trump’s vaccine program, Operation Warp Speed, announced he’s stepping down from his position.
    In an interview with Squawk Box Wednesday, Dr. Moncef Slaoui revealed he submitted his letter of resignation earlier this week.    He initially said he planned to resign following the approval of a second coronavirus vaccine.
    “And as I had said actually early December, prior to any approval of vaccine, once two vaccines would be approved and two medicines would be approved under the operation, it will probably be time for me to move on and go back to my private life and private business,” Dr. Slaoui explained.
    However, he told Politico last week that he decided to extend his time in Operation Warp Speed to ensure it continues to “perform smoothly through the transition of administrations.”    This comes amid massive success seen under vaccine program through partnerships with both Pfizer and Moderna.
    The President’s Operation Warp Speed will continue to operate after Inauguration Day with Dr. Slaoui reportedly taking a smaller “consulting” role as the program progresses.    He will officially step down from the chief adviser role on January 21.

1/14/2021 GOP Reps. Says Impeachment ‘Inflames An Already Starkly Divided Nation’ by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College
vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (House Television via AP)
    Several Republican lawmakers voted against impeaching President Trump and called for the healing of the nation.    In a joint statement Wednesday, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) and REp. Chip Roy (R-Texas) said the resolution “inflames an already starkly divided nation.”
    The group added, they could not support the specific charges against the President as there is no evidence the President had any intent to cause harm.    While the lawmakers condemned the breaching of the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Roy suggested the U.S. should instead focus on calming tensions.
    “Let us condemn that which must be condemned, and do so loudly.    But, let us do it the right way, with deliberation and without disastrous side effects.    We must end tearing apart our nation by social media and sound bites. Let us stop.    Let us debate.    Let us sit down, and lead this nation together.”
    The lawmakers added, citizens deserve the right to be involved in the process and may see the rush to impeach the President as politically motivated.

1/14/2021 Rep. McClintock Says If BLM, Antifa Were Addressed Over The Summer, Capitol Violence May Not Have Happened by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this July 25, 2020, file photo, police move in on Black Lives Matter protesters near Seattle Central Community College in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
    During a speech from the House floor Wednesday, GOP congressman Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) suggested riots over the summer played into the violence at the Capitol Building.
    The California lawmaker said if Congress prosecuted Black Lives Matter and Antifa with the same determination as the Capitol Hill protesters, the incident may not have happened at all.
    McClintock also came down on the impeachment by noting if they impeached every politician who gave a fiery speech, the capitol would be deserted.    He also slammed their efforts to suppress free speech.
    “He (President Trump) specifically told the crowd to protest peacefully and patriotically…and the vast majority of them did, but every movement has a lunatic fringe,” stated the congressman.    “Suppressing free speech is not the answer.    Holding rioters accountable for their actions is the answer and we are.”
    McClintock said he can’t think of a more petty or gratuitous act than to impeach a president a week before he leaves office.

1/14/2021 Minn. Activates National Guard Ahead Of Planned Protests by OAN Newsroom
Minnesota Law Enforcement officers protect the Minnesota State Capitol Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 in St. Paul, Minn.,
in the wake of the Electoral College protests Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
    The Minnesota National Guard has been activated amid rising fears of violence. The state’s Democrat governor, Tim Walz, signed the order Wednesday.
    The governor noted there was ongoing collaboration among a number of law enforcement agencies, including local police, county sheriffs and the FBI.    Earlier this week, the FBI in Minneapolis warned of threats against the state capitols of Minnesota and Michigan.
    Walz said the state will be prepared and will ensure any protests remain peaceful.
    “Our police are well equipped, ready and we will do all we can to ensure people’s rights to peacefully protest,” he stated.    “And disagree, but to stop that line where it becomes destructive or dangerous.”
    In addition to the National Guard, the governor said police will monitor information channels and increase their presence in the city over the next week.

1/14/2021 House Dems Call For Investigation Into Capitol Tours by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., gives troops a tour in the Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Democrat lawmakers are requesting an immediate investigation into capitol tours ahead of the protest on Capitol Hill.    In a letter to Capitol Police on Wednesday, 34 lawmakers urged authorities to look into the matter.
    The letter claimed the demonstrators had an unusually detailed knowledge of the building’s layout.    They went on to accuse unnamed members of Congress of giving the protesters access to the building the day before.
    Democrats also cited apparent suspicious activity and an unusually large number of people on Capitol Hill the day before the riot.
    “I also intend to see that those members of Congress who abetted him, those members of Congress who had groups coming through the capitol that I saw on January 5th…a reconnaissance for the next day,” stated Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-N.J.).    “Those members of Congress that incited this violent crowd.”
    The tours were reportedly so concerning that they were even reported to the sergeant at arms the same day.    Meanwhile, the names of those allegedly part of the tours have also been requested.

1/15/2021 Oil down $0.52 to $52.60, DOW down 69 to 30,992.

1/15/2021 Hundreds Of Central Americans Gather For Caravan Aiming To Reach United States by Gustavo Palencia and Sofia Menchu
Hondurans walk past police officers at a police checkpoint in a new caravan of migrants, set to
head to the United States, in Cofradia, Honduras January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Yoseph Amaya
    TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) – Hundreds of Central Americans camped overnight outside the bus terminal in the city of San Pedro Sula, Honduras, anxiously awaiting the departure early Friday morning of a migrant caravan hoping to reach the United States.
    Local television footage showed an increasing number of families, many carrying young children, gathering throughout the evening on Thursday, despite Central American authorities deploying soldiers to regional borders to deter migrants from crossing.
    This week’s caravan will be the first of the year and comes less than a week before U.S. President-elect Joe Biden takes office.    Biden has promised a more humane approach to migration, in a departure from outgoing President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant policies.
    As well as dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Central America is reeling from a growing hunger crisis, high rates of violence, and the devastating fallout of two major hurricanes that battered the region in November.
    Authorities in Central America and Mexico have stepped up efforts to stop the caravan well before the U.S. border, using anti-coronavirus measures as the latest tool to curtail migration.
    That will likely be a relief for Biden, whose aides have privately expressed concerns about the prospect of growing numbers of migrants seeking to enter the United States in the early days of his administration.
    On Thursday, Guatemala cited the pandemic in order to declare emergency powers in seven border provinces migrants frequently transit through en route to Mexico.    The measures limit public demonstrations and allow authorities to disperse any public meeting, group or demonstration by force.
    Honduras and Guatemala have announced they will deploy thousands of soldiers to preemptively stop caravan members, while Mexico also deployed agents to its southern border on Thursday.
(Reporting by Gustavo Palencia in Honduras, Sofia Menchu in Guatemala, Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico City and Laura Gottesdiener in Monterrey; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)

1/15/2021 Fiji Wins Presidency Of U.N. Rights Body After Vote Unblocks Leadership Impasse by Emma Farge
FILE PHOTO: Overview of the session of the Human Rights Council during the speech of U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet
at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 27, 2020. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo
    GENEVA (Reuters) – Fiji, the favourite of Western nations, won the presidency of the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, beating Bahrain and Uzbekistan in a secret ballot that resolved a tense deadlock over the selection.
    The vote was called after an impasse that meant the Council, the only intergovernmental global body to promote and protect human rights worldwide, began meetings this week leaderless for the first time in its 15-year history.
    The presidency rotates geographically with each region typically making a selection by consensus but members of the Asia Pacific group could not agree, forcing the first-ever secret ballot in the Council.
    Fiji’s Nazahat Shameen Khan, a British-educated former High Court judge, won with 29 votes versus 14 for Bahrain and 4 for Uzbekistan, Vice-President Ali Ibn Abi Talib Abdelrahman Mahmoud told a nearly-empty U.N. chamber where delegates voted one-by-one due to COVID-19 measures.
    The deadlock over the presidency came at the start of a year that is widely expected to see the United States rejoin after quitting the forum in 2018, and with a review of the Council’s activities expected to begin.
    Observers and diplomats saw Fiji’s rivals as being backed by Russia, China and Saudi Arabia although a Chinese diplomat said he would be happy for any candidate to win.    Officials from Russia and Saudi Arabia did not respond to requests for comment.
    China’s ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva, Chen Xu, congratulated Fiji in a tweet on Friday and pledged support.
    The 47-member Council does not make legally binding decisions but it can authorise probes into alleged rights violations by mandating international fact-finding missions.
    Marc Limon of the Universal Rights Group think-tank, welcomed Khan’s selection.
    “It is important for the Council to have a country like Fiji that has a positive record on human rights and a good story to tell,” he said, alluding to the collapse of the former U.N. rights body after Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya led it.
    A diplomat said he expected debates to be more intense this year, given that Russia and China return to the Council after periods off it.
    “I expect a lot of heated debates and the potential for acrimony,” he said, saying China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang could be flashpoints.
(Reporting by Emma Farge; Editing by Frances Kerry)

1/15/2021 Factbox: U.S. President-Elect Biden Pledged To Change Immigration. Here’s How by Mimi Dwyer
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris looks on during a televised speech on the
current economic and health crises at The Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., January 14, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/File photo
    (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has promised a quick and dramatic reversal of the restrictive immigration policies put in place by his predecessor President Donald Trump.    While Biden pledged to undo many of Trump’s policies starting the first day he takes office on Jan. 20, the layers of reforms will take much longer to implement.
    Biden, a Democrat, said in a June tweet he will send a bill to Congress “on day one” that laid out “a clear roadmap to citizenship” for some 11 million people living in the United States unlawfully.
    Biden has said he would create permanent protection for young migrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, known as “Dreamers.”    Started by former President Barack Obama when Biden was vice president, the program currently provides deportation protection and other benefits to approximately 645,000 people.
    Trump’s Republican administration tried to end DACA but was stymied in federal court.    The program still faces a legal challenge in a Texas court.
    Vice president-elect Kamala Harris said in an interview with Univision on Jan. 12 that the administration planned to shorten citizenship wait times and allow DACA holders, as well as recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), to “automatically get green cards,” but did not explicitly say when or how these changes would happen.
    Trump moved to phase out TPS, which grants deportation protection and allows work permits to people from countries hit by natural disasters or armed conflict. Earlier in his campaign, Biden promised to “immediately” grant TPS to Venezuelans already in the United States.
    For years lawmakers have failed to pass a major immigration bill.    Democrats may stand a better chance of passing legislation after a run-off election in Georgia handed them control of both houses of Congress.
    Trump blasted what he called “loopholes” in the asylum system and implemented overlapping polices to make it more difficult to seek refuge in the United States.
    One Trump program called the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) forced tens of thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for hearings in U.S. immigration court.    Biden said during the campaign he would end the program on day one.    His transition team, however, has said dismantling MPP and restoring other asylum protections will take time.
    Under rules put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control during the coronavirus pandemic, most migrants arriving at the border are now immediately expelled.    Biden’s team has not pledged to reverse that policy right away.
    Migrant caravans have been on the move in Central America, with some aiming to arrive at the southwest border after Biden’s inauguration.    Advocates worry that the pandemic will make it difficult for border officials and migrant shelters to handle large numbers of people.
    Biden has also said he would raise the cap for refugees resettled in the United States from abroad to 125,000 from the historic low-level of 15,000 set by Trump this year.
    Biden’s transition team promised to immediately create a federal task force to reunify children separated from their parents under one of the Trump administration’s most controversial policies.
    Thousands of children were separated from their parents when Trump implemented a “zero tolerance” policy of prosecuting all border crossers, including families, for illegal entry.    Though Trump officially reversed the policy in June 2018 amid international outcry, some children have continued to be separated for other reasons.    Advocates are still searching for the parents of more than 600 separated children.
    One of Trump’s first actions after taking office in 2017 was banning travel from several Muslim-majority countries.    Following legal challenges, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a revised version of the ban in 2018.    It has since been expanded to 13 nations.
    Biden has promised to immediately rescind the bans, which were issued by executive actions and could be easily undone, according to policy experts.
    During the coronavirus pandemic Trump issued proclamations blocking the entry of many temporary foreign workers and applicants for green cards.    While Biden has criticized the restrictions, he has not yet said whether he would immediately reverse them.
    Biden pledged to immediately halt construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall, which Trump touted as a major accomplishment during a Texas visit just days before leaving office.
    It is not entirely clear what Biden’s administration will do with contracts for wall construction that have already been awarded but have yet to be completed, or with private land seized by the government in places where building has stopped.
(This story corrects paragraph 17 to clarify the measures blocked green card applicants).
(Reporting by Mimi Dwyer in Los Angeles; additional reporting by Ted Hesson in Washington; Editing by Mica Rosenberg, Aurora Ellis and Jonathan Oatis)

1/15/2021 President Trump: It’s Been A Great Honor To Rebuild Our Military by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo President Donald Trump smiles before addressing members of the military
during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
    The Commander-in-Chief recently took a moment to reflect on the impact his leadership has had on the men and women in the armed forces.    In a statement Thursday, President Trump began by highlighting perhaps his greatest accomplishment.
    The administration’s withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan marked the end of the longest war in American history.    As of this week, only about 2,500 troops remain in the country, which is the lowest number since 2001 when U.S. forces ousted the Taliban and established an interim government.
    Eighteen years later in September of 2019, the President’s administration brokered the first successful peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban with the historic Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan.    It was signed and finalized the following February.
    The draw-down marked a promise President Trump made throughout his entire campaign.
    “We’re really not acting as soldiers, we’re acting as police, and we’re not sent over there to be policemen, but we were there 19 years,” he stated.    “Yeah, I think that’s enough…we want to bring our soldiers back home.”
    The President also addressed the advancements the U.S. military has made over the last four years, including investing $2.5 trillion in strengthening all branches of the military.    This also included the newly minted U.S. Space Force.
    “It’s imperative that we invest the resources and the personnel and the technology to defend our nation, and defend our values in the outer reaches of space,” stated Vice President Mike Pence.    “In fact, the United States, as you’ve heard, already, faces emerging threats in space from countries like China and Russia, and those threats are only growing.”
In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, Capt. Ryan Vickers stands for a photo to display his new service tapes after taking his oath of office to transfer
from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (Staff Sgt. Kayla White/U.S. Air Force via AP)
    The addition of the Space Force to the Department of Defense marked a new frontier, allowing the U.S. to prioritize what could be the next big threat in warfare — cyber attacks.
    The military also increased funding for the research and development of new weapons by 50 percent over the course of the President’s first term.    While some areas of the armed forces were forging new paths, however, the President didn’t overlook re-enforcing the arsenals that earned America the title of global superpower.
    As tensions between America and foreign adversaries like Russia and China heat up, the measures President Trump has taken to ensure America is properly defended, no matter the conflict, will serve to secure the blessings of liberty and posterity to Americans.    This is exactly what the Constitution promises.

1/15/2021 Joe Biden Proposes $1.9T Pandemic Relief Package by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden unveiled his plan to “transform the U.S. economy” with a pandemic relief package of $1.9 trillion in borrowed money.    Conservatives and economists have warned this “transformation” could result in dramatic loss of economic opportunity and quality of life for Americans.
    The “American Rescue Plan,” proposed by Joe Biden on Thursday, includes $350 billion for state and local government aid, $170 billion for academic institutions, $50 billion for COVID-19 testing and $20 billion toward a national vaccine program.    The massive spending bill also allocates enhanced unemployment benefit payments of $400 per week through the end of September as well as a minimum wage increase.
    “It is time to raise the minimum wage so hard-working people earn at least $15 an hour minimum,” Biden stated.    “No one should work as millions are doing today, 40 hours a week at a job and still live below the poverty line.    They are entitled to at least $15 minimum wage per hour.”
    While Biden claimed a minimum wage hike would help those in poverty, economic experts argued that increasing the minimum wage, especially during a time with extremely high unemployment rates, could make it harder for low income Americans to find jobs.    As a result, putting further strains on state budgets that fund unemployment benefits.
    A study by the Congressional Budget Office found that a $15 wage increase would “add to the numbers of people in poverty” by taking many out of work and forcing employers to pay more.    A Purdue university study suggested a $15 minimum wage, specifically in the restaurant industry, could lead to higher product prices.
    Despite the huge cost and massive fiscal impact, the plan does not focus on creating jobs or setting aside money for building American infrastructure.
    In a recent interview, economist Paul Tudor Jones warned that under a Democrat controlled presidency, asset values will eventually decrease, even if a massive stimulus package appears to help things in the first quarter of 2021.
    Under President Trump, economic recovery in the last six months has outperformed the expectations of most economists.    This was accomplished through reopening businesses, making adjustments to operations and encouraging of employees to work from home.
    In a public address, the President warned about dangers of the Joe Biden economic agenda.    He said it would cause social security to collapse, coverage for pre-existing conditions would be taken away and Medicare would be given away to illegal immigrants.
    “The radical left gained power. They will collapse our economy and send our nation into a depression,” President Trump stated.    “Biden will raise your taxes $4 trillion, massively increase your regulations, close down your factories, send your jobs overseas.”
    While Biden’s recovery bill offers minimum wage increases and stimulus checks, it appears to have omitted the core request of millions of Americans, to regain the economic freedom they lost to Democrat imposed lockdowns.

1/15/2021 Project Veritas Exposes Twitter’s Plan For Political Censorship by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, file photo, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a screen as he speaks remotely
during a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington. (Michael Reynolds/Pool Photo via AP, File)
    Watchdog group Project Veritas has continued to expose plans by Big Tech to destroy freedom of speech in America and advance far-left ideas worldwide.
    In a bombshell video filmed by a Twitter insider, company CEO Jack Dorsey openly admits the intent to shut down more conservative voices in the coming months.
    “We know that we are focused on one account right now, but this is going to be much bigger than just one account and it’s going to go on for much longer,” he stated.    “It’s gonna go on beyond inauguration.”
    Dorsey’s comments confirm the latest censorship of Republicans have nothing to do with Capitol Hill protests.
    The Twitter CEO also failed to acknowledge violent acts committed by Antifa, Black Lives Matter and other left-wing organizations.    Instead, he assigned blame to online conservative groups.
    Critics have said this points to more censorship and political repressions against Republicans in the future.

1/15/2021 U.S. Air Force Space Command Headed To Ala. by OAN Newsroom
FILE _ In this Aug. 29, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump watches with Vice President Mike Pence and Defense Secretary Mark Esper as the flag for U.S. Space
Command is unfurled as Trump announces the establishment of the U.S. Space Command in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
    The secretary of the Air Force has selected Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama as the location for U.S. Space Command headquarters.
    On Wednesday, Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said she couldn’t be more pleased with the decision, adding the state has long provided exceptional support for its military and their families.
    Following a two year competition, Redstone Arsenal was named one of six finalists back in November.
    “We’ve gone through two major base realignments and closures where we brought other commands here to Huntsville, and the community here did a fantastic job in all cases,” stated Harold Brewer, Intuitive Research and Technology chairman.
    The move, however, is not a done deal as some site analysis results have not yet been completed and a final decision will be made in 2023.

1/15/2021 MIT Professor Arrested For Suspected Connections To China by OAN Newsroom
The American flag and Chinese flag are pictured side by side. (File Photo / AP Photo)
    A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has been arrested for allegedly failing to disclose his connection to the Chinese Communist Party.
    Gang Chen, 56, was arrested by federal agents at his home in Massachusetts on Thursday.    He has been charged with wire fraud, making false statements and failure to file a foreign bank account report.    Chen was born in China, but is a naturalized citizen who moved to the United States more than 30 years ago.
    The engineering professor has worked at MIT since 2013 as a researcher and a professor in power engineering.    While working at MIT, Chen reportedly entered into undisclosed contracts and held appointments with Chinese entities as well as individuals connected to the Chinese government.
    Chen allegedly did not disclose his connections to China when applying for federal grants as required by federal law.
    “It is not illegal to collaborate with foreign researchers, it is illegal to lie about it,” said Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts.    “And, no, we are not seeking out Chinese nationals or those of Chinese origin to prosecute, we look for conduct not for ethnicity.”
    While at MIT, the professor and his research group reportedly received millions of dollars from Chinese government funded entities while also collecting $19 million in grants from federal agencies.    Investigators believe Chen’s actions were intended to further the scientific and technological goals of the Chinese Communist Party.
    Chen’s arrest is the latest in a pattern of academic espionage activities focused on stealing the intellectual property and scientific information from U.S. universities.    He could face a total of 20 years in prison and up to $250,000 in fines.
    In the past few years dozens of academics have been accused of failing to disclose connections to the Chinese Communist Party.

1/15/2021 Sen. Lindsey Graham, President Trump Shedding More Light On Russia Collusion Hoax by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., spoke to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) released documents and transcripts surrounding the Senate’s investigation into the Russia probe. On Friday, Graham dropped information calling the investigation “one of the most incompetent and corrupt in the history of the FBI and DOJ.”
    The documents he released showed interviews conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee with the FBI and DOJ between March and October of 2020.    After interviewing the two departments, Graham said he considers operation Crossfire Hurricane, which was the codename behind the Russia collusion investigation, “a massive system failure.”
    Graham also called on officials to better regulate political investigations.
    The release came ahead of an expected larger release of all FBI documents surrounding the Russia probe by President Trump.    Journalist John Solomon announced the news during his podcast “John Soloman Reports” on Thursday. He said the most important revelation will be around Christopher Steele.
    “The entire narrative leaked to the news media driven to FBI, that Donald Trump was colluding with Russia was done specifically to neutralize Hillary Clinton’s concern that her email scandal had not yet gone away,” Soloman said.
    Solomon added the documents will also show holes in the Democrats 2018 impeachment trial of President Trump, particularly when it came to Fiona Hill.
    Hill testified as a witness before Congress during impeachment proceedings, but Soloman said in the years leading up to impeachment she also was working behind the scenes directly with Steele, hooking him up with sources which drove the false collusion narrative and were the basis of the infamous Steele dossier.
    Additionally, Solomon claimed, if nothing else, the documents would prove without a doubt that intelligence officials were spying on the Trump campaign.
    “Stefan Halper is the guy that put a wire on recorded people like George Papadopolous and Carter Page.    Well, his tasking orders are, I believe, going to be declassified,” Solomon said.    “I believe when people read these tasking orders, the facts will show the FBI intended to spy on the Trump campaign.”
    The wave of documents will undoubtedly take days, if not weeks, to go through, but Soloman said it’ll finally provide “the facts that were denied from us for years” and “the opportunity to get to the bottom of the Russia collusion hoax one last time.”

1/15/2021 Texas Becomes First State To Administer 1M Vaccine Doses by OAN Newsroom
With guidance from Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson, center, Texas Governor Greg Abbott (seated) toured a mass COVID-19 vaccination site at
the Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)
    Texas became the first state to administer 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses. Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) announced the milestone on Thursday, saying the Lone Star State is leading the nation in its vaccine program.
    Abbott said the state opened up vaccination hubs and expanded its vaccine eligibility.
    “As you know, we’ve now opened up an additional category and that is anybody over the age of 65 or older, or people under the age of 65 who face or deal with certain chronic healthcare conditions that have been pre-identified,” Abbott announced.
    Abbott pledged Texas would have no more lockdowns, blasting California for shutting down businesses which only resulted in a spike of COVID-19 cases.

1/15/2021 MPD Speak Out Following Capitol Demonstrations by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A large group of protesters stood on the East steps of the Capitol Building
after storming its grounds on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    In a recent interview, Metro D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone spoke on the violence he witnessed being among law enforcement who were serving as the last line of defense between protestors and Congress during the Capitol Hill riots.
    Fanone recalled the demonstrators striking his fellow officers with different objects, saying they aggressively ripped off his police badge and grabbed his gear, beating and tazing him several times.
    “We encountered some pretty significant resistance.    I mean, we were getting chemical irritants sprayed.    They had pipes and different metal objects, batons, some of which I think they had taken from law enforcement personnel,” Fanone described.    “They were striking us with those.    Then it was just like the sheer number of rioters and the force that was coming from that side.”
    Fanone said he desperately yelled to the crowd that he has a family, hoping that would stop them.    A small group of protestors then protected him from further harm until help arrived.    He suffered a mild heart attack in the incident and was hospitalized for two days.

1/15/2021 Pelosi: Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore To Head Capitol Security Probe by OAN Newsroom
CAMERON PRAIRIE, UNITED STATES: Now retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore looked over a map of damage caused by hurricane Rita 25
September 2005 at the Cameron Prairie Wildlife Refuge, north of Creole, LA. (ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has chosen retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore to investigate the Capitol building’s security.    Pelosi made the announcement Friday, saying they must “subject the whole complex to scrutiny in light of what happened and the fact that the inauguration is coming.”
    She went on to condemn the violence at the Capitol and noted they are commissioning an after action committee to review the incident.
    “Members are moving forward with strong oversight from committees, of course, to have after action review,” Pelosi stated.    “There is strong interest in the Congress in a 9/11 type commission and outside commission to conduct that after action review.”
    The speaker went on to say demonstrators who stormed the Capitol building will be held responsible, but in the meantime, Gen. Honore will make recommendations on how elected officials can stay safe.
    The general is best known for leading humanitarian efforts in the South following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina.

1/15/2021 EU Welcomes Biden Proposal For U.S. Stimulus
FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters, where Brexit
talks are taking place, in Brussels, Belgium, December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission welcomed a $1.9 trillion stimulus package proposed by President-elect Joe Biden to help the U.S. economy deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, but said its full impact would not become clear until Congress debates it.
    Biden outlined the package on Thursday, saying bold investment was needed to jump-start the economy and accelerate the distribution of vaccines.
    “This package is timely as the coronavirus pandemic has been intensifying in recent months in the United States and around the world,” a spokesman for the EU’s executive Commission said.
    “We will continue to monitor developments closely as the package is considered by the United States Congress, so it is premature to draw detailed conclusions on the likely impact on the U.S. economy.”
    The chairman of euro zone finance ministers, Paschal Donohoe, said the U.S. package was in many ways similar to what the European Union had decided earlier and showed the scale of the challenge that countries were facing.
    “The new $1.9 trillion Biden stimulus plan emphasises once again the scale of the challenge posed by COVID-19.    The plan is wide-ranging and in many senses similar to Europe’s actions, both in terms of income support and health measures: there is a clear need for supportive fiscal and monetary policy,” Donohoe said.
(Reporting by Jan Strupczewski; Editing by Giles Elgood)

1/15/2021 U.S. Consumer Sentiment Slips But Shows Massive Partisan Divide by Dan Burns
FILE PHOTO: Diners eat lunch in outdoor seating at a restaurant in the Little Italy section of Manhattan on the first day of the phase two re-opening
of businesses following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., June 22, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar
    (Reuters) – U.S. consumer sentiment dipped in early January as Americans reacted to the assault on the U.S. Capitol and a relentless surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths, the University of Michigan said on Friday in a report that also showed a deep partisan divide in views on the economy and outlook.
    The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index dropped to 79.2 early this month from a final reading of 80.7 in December.    Economists polled by Reuters had forecast the index would be little changed at 80.
    “Consumer sentiment posted trivial declines in early January despite the horrendous rise in COVID-19 deaths, the insurrection, and the impeachment of Trump,” University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers Chief Economist Richard Curtin said in a statement.
    The survey period covered the earliest days in January, including Jan. 6, when thousands of angry supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol as lawmakers were certifying     Democrat Joe Biden’s victory over the Republican president in the Nov. 3, 2020, election.    Trump, who leaves office on Jan. 20, has subsequently been impeached for inciting the crowd to violence.
    The report revealed a chasm in economic sentiment between Republicans and Democrats.
    Even as the survey’s overall reading of sentiment dipped modestly, it plummeted to a six-and-a-half-year low among Republicans while surging to a four-year high among Democrats.
    In both cases, the swings were driven by each group’s perceptions of the economic outlook, darkening among Republicans to pre-Trump administration levels and brightening among Democrats to levels registered in the final months of Barack Obama’s presidency.
    “The Trump and Biden partisan gaps in expectations are too extreme to be justified by economic fundamentals,” Curtin said.    “Rather, the partisan gaps are rooted in sharply different policy preferences, with one side favoring economic growth and efficiency, and the other side giving top priority to greater equity and fairness in the distribution of income and wealth.”
(Reporting by Dan Burns; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

1/15/2021 EU Trade Official Wants Swift Engagement With Biden On Aircraft, Digital Taxes, WTO by David Lawder
FILE PHOTO: European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters, where Brexit
talks are taking place, in Brussels, Belgium, December 24, 2020. REUTERS/Yves Herman
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The European Union is looking to engage quickly with the Biden administration to resolve major trade irritants, including disputes over digital taxes and commercial aircraft subsides, EU Director General for Trade Sabine Weyand said on Friday.
    Weyand told an online forum that the EU is planning to present a World Trade Organization reform proposal in February and is now willing to consider reforms to restrain the judicial authority of the WTO’s dispute settlement body.
    The United States has for years complained that WTO Appellate Body makes unjustified new trade rules in its decisions and has blocked the appointment of new judges to stop this, rendering the body inoperable.
    The Trump administration, which leaves office next Wednesday, had threatened to impose tariffs on French cosmetics, handbags and other goods in retaliation for France’s digital services tax that it said discriminated against U.S. tech firms.
    Washington said last week it would put those tariffs on hold as the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office looked into similar digital taxes planned by Austria, Britain, Italy, Spain, Turkey and India.
    Weyand told the event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington that she saw the decision to not collect tariffs on French goods as a positive sign.
    “We are working on an EU proposal and we have timed it so that it coincides with the OECD process and I think there is a possibility to discuss it,” Weyand said.
    The OECD has been overseeing an effort by countries to come up with a global solution to digital taxation, but the talks bogged down last year.
    Any solution would be non-discriminatory and in full-compliance with WTO rules, Weyand added.
    “What we had said to the previous administration was that if you have concerns about WTO compatibility, then to take it to the WTO. What we cannot accept is that the U.S. takes the law into its own hands.”
    Weyand said the EU was surprised by USTR’s Dec. 31 move to boost tariffs on French and German aircraft parts and wines in the Boeing-Airbus subsidy dispute, but the bloc had decided to hold off on retaliation for now.
    She said the EU’s ambition is to reach a negotiated settlement within six months to the WTO subsidy dispute that began in 2004.
    “We’ve been holding our fire because we said, ‘okay it’s three weeks to the new administration.’    So let’s engage rapidly in this, but our objective here is to come to a situation where both sides hopefully would agree to suspend the tariffs,” and create space for negotiations.
(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

1/16/2021 Oil down $1.57 to $52.15, DOW down 177 to 30,814.

1/16/2021 Vaccines now open to those 70 and older shots are available from Norton, U of L, Baptist by Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Norton Healthcare, University of Louisville Health and Baptist Health announced Friday they will start offering coronavirus vaccinations to people 70 and older.
    “I think it’s also important just to recognize that the efficacy data for both of those vaccines was pretty much equivalent — about 95% efficacy,” he said. “So, both those vaccines are great for those who want vaccination.”
    COVID-19 vaccines aren’t yet available to the general public.
    Health care workers and long-term care residents were given first priority for the shots.    Gov. Andy Beshear announced Thursday that all K-12 personnel who agree to be vaccinated should be able to receive their first shot by the first week of February.
    In addition, a state partnership with Kroger will result in drive-thru vaccination sites that will serve the first three tiers of vaccine recipients, which includes health care workers, first responders, anyone 60 or older, anyone 16 or older with a condition that puts them at high risk, and all essential workers.
    Those sites are expected to go live in February.
    Meanwhile, Beshear reported 3,955 new coronavirus cases and 19 new deaths Friday afternoon.
    In addition, there are 1,644 people hospitalized with the virus, 203 on ventilators and 392 in intensive care units across the commonwealth.
    The positivity rate is 12.09%.
    As of Friday afternoon, 3,061 Kentuckians have died from COVID-19 complications and 321,270 have tested positive since the pandemic began.    The state has now received 325,625 COVID- 19 vaccine doses and administered 190,547.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 4,744 new coronavirus cases Friday and 42 new deaths.    The state has now seen 583,160 total cases and 8,872 deaths.
    Reach news reporter Sarah Ladd at    Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah.
[19 deaths / 3,955 case = 0.005% mortality rate is lower than ever and too many cases make positivity rate to be higher and mortality rate lower which Beshear seems to ignore in the above articles every day.]

1/16/2021 Lawmakers Launching Investigation Into Capitol Security by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are working to shift the blame for last week’s protest away from the left.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is threatening representatives with prosecution if they are found guilty of helping Capitol protesters.
    While speaking at a press conference on Friday, Pelosi said authorities are conducting a review on the Capitol building’s security infrastructure.    She also announced retired Lieutenant General Russel Honore will lead the investigation on the Capitol building’s security.
    “I have asked retired Lieutenant General Russell Honore to lead an immediate review of security infrastructure, interagency processes and command and control,” Pelosi said.    “The general is a respected leader with experience dealing with crises.”
    The House Speaker then announced an investigation into House members who allegedly helped protesters enter the Capitol.
    “When we’re talking about security, we have to talk about truth and trust,” Pelosi stated.    “In order to serve here with each other, we must trust that people have respect for their oath of office, respect for this institution.    We must trust each other, respecting the people who sent us here.    We must also have the truth and that will be looked into.”
    This came as reports suggested members of Congress gave unauthorized tours of the Capitol days before protesters stormed the building.    She claimed if members are found to have helped demonstrators enter the Capitol, they may face actions beyond Congress.
    “If in fact it is found that members of Congress were accomplices,” Pelosi said.    “There may have to be actions taken beyond the Congress in terms of prosecution for that.”
    She went on to condemn the violence at the Capitol and noted they are commissioning an ‘After Action Committee’ to review the incident.
    “Members are moving forward with strong oversight from committees, of course, to have after-action review,” Pelosi noted.        “There is strong interest in the Congress in a 9/11 type commission and outside commission to conduct that after-action review.    In the meantime, I’m very grateful to General Honoré.”
    Meanwhile, federal agents continue to investigate individuals involved with the Capitol protest or who pose a violent threat ahead of the presidential inauguration.

1/16/2021 Fla. Antifa Supporter In Custody After Advocating Call To Arms by OAN Newsroom
TALLAHASSEE, FL – NOVEMBER 10: A view of the Florida State Capitol building on November 10, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)
    The FBI arrested a man for attempting to incite violence at the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee.    On Friday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced Daniel Baker was in custody after he put out a call to arms.
    The former combat veteran attempted to recruit Florida residents to violently confront demonstrators planning to peacefully protest the election results at the state’s Capitol on January 20.    Authorities said they plan to detain Baker until at least the day after the inauguration.
    He is charged with transmission of a threat to kidnap or injure and could face five years in prison and a $250 thousand fine if convicted.    Baker reportedly took part in anti-police protests in Seattle and Nashville over the summer and used social media to promote anti-government ideologies.
    According to a complaint filed by the FBI, Baker attempted to incite violence in over a dozen posts on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.    Baker is also reported to have described to himself as a “hardcore leftist” online.
    While reports say his Facebook and Instagram accounts have been removed, YouTube has yet to ban or take down his videos explicitly promoting violence.
    Meanwhile, YouTube barred President Trump from uploading new content on the site for at least a week following the security breach at the Capitol on January 6.
    However, Antifa and other far-left extremist accounts supporting violence against Trump supporters remain untouched on social media sites.

1/16/2021 Stadiums Across The U.S. Become Vaccination Centers by OAN Newsroom
SAVANNAH, GA – DECEMBER 15: A nurse shows off a vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine outside of the
Chatham County Health Department on December 15, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
    Americans are lining up nationwide to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. From Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, first responders and health care workers have started receiving their first doses of the vaccine.
    Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, plans to vaccinate up to five thousand people a day.
    Officials in Los Angeles hope to get to more vaccines out to the public quickly when Dodger Stadium is fully up and running.
    “This site will move us closer to a day we can’t wait to wake up and hear about, a day when we record zero deaths here in Los Angeles, a day in which there are no more families devastated by this virus,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stated.    “A day when we say our economy is fully reopened, our children are back in school, we’re hugging our loved ones, we’re back together.”
    With the capacity to vaccinate 12 thousand people, Dodger Stadium is the largest vaccination center to open in the U.S.

1/16/2021 4 Ill. Restaurants Defy State Indoor Dining Ban And Reopen by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
    Several Illinois restaurants are banding together to defy the state’s restrictive indoor dining ban.
    On Friday, ‘Timothy O’Toole’s,’ ‘Stevens’ Steakhouse,’ ‘Kaiser’s Pizza and Pub,’ and ‘The Shanty’ reopened in Lake County.    In doing so, all of the restaurants defied a statewide ban on indoor dining.
    The group said they would be following strict pandemic regulations, such as a reduced 25 percent capacity and social distancing within the buildings.
    Customers praised the restaurants and said they were happy to be able to get out to support local businesses.
    “You can go a half-hour up north and go to many different restaurants up in Kenosha,” customer Jeff Moser said.    “I think businesses down here in Illinois should be enjoying the fruits of their labors as well.”
A sign along the sidewalk in an area lined with bars and restaurants in the Wicker Park neighborhood
encourages people to stay home on November 11, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Meanwhile, many counties are moving out of the restrictive tier-three regulation as state and county officials are reportedly aware of the restaurant’s reopening plans.

1/16/2021 Bowser: Entire Country Has To Deal With How Security, Intelligence Apparatus Deals With Threat To Our Nation by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 15: Mayor Muriel Bowser, District officials, and federal partners hold a public safety briefing on preparations
for the upcoming 59th Presidential Inauguration on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O’Leary – Pool/Getty Images)
    Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser gives an update on the heightened security measures in the nation’s capital.
    In a press conference on Friday, Bowser said residents may see a continuance of some security measures after Inauguration Day.    Several federal agencies also warned there could be violent rallies around the date of the event.
    “I’m sad about it — I have to tell you — that it looks that way,” Bowser said.    “I’m committed to making sure that we get our city back, our visitors, our residents, our workers will be able to get through this city with ease.”
    Bowser is urging the public not to attend the inauguration ceremony in-person on January 20. Instead, she recommends people access the event online.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 16: Members of the National Guard stand at U.S. Capitol Grounds on January 16, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

1/16/2021 Pelosi Avoids Answering Impeachment Timeline by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during a press conference
at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to comment on when the House will send the impeachment article to the Senate.
    On Friday, Pelosi refrained from clarifying the upper chamber’s timeline of President Trump’s impeachment trial.    She claimed moving the trial to the Senate as quickly as possible is important, however, Democrats seem to disagree on the best strategy.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) displays a signed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol
on January 13, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives voted to impeach Trump for incitement of insurrection, following Vice President Mike Pences refusal
to use the 25th amendment to remove him from office for his role in the breach of the U.S. Capitol last week. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images)
    “Right now, our managers are solemnly and prayerfully preparing for the trial,” Pelosi claimed.    “Which they will take to the Senate.”
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls this week for the upper chamber to return to Washington early.    He reinforced the idea that there is “simply no chance that a fair or serious trial could be accomplished before Inauguration Day.”

1/16/2021 Rep. Stefanik Fires Back At Harvard After Being Removed From Institute Of Politics For Commenting On Voter Fraud by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 21, 2019 file photo, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., asks questions during
a public impeachment hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) fired back after being expelled from the Senior Advisory Committee of Harvard’s Institute for Politics for commenting on voter fraud.
    In an interview on Friday, Stefanik slammed the left for stifling discourse and free speech, citing government censorship and the intolerance for opinion diversity.
    She went on to respond to her removal in a tweet on Tuesday, describing the school as “cowering” to the “woke far left.”
    The congresswoman criticized the move as a “march toward a monoculture of like-minded, intolerant liberal views,” which could signal America’s loss of identity.
    “The pressure that the cultural left is exerting, whether it’s through the Big Tech censorship or the cancellation of millions and millions of social media accounts, or the cancellation in wiping Parler off of Apple, that is not who we are as America,” Stefanik explained.
    Harvard claimed Stefanik was removed from the panel not because of policy, but for statements on the electoral process.

1/16/2021 VP Pence, Second Lady Speak At Lemoore Naval Air Station by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence waved to a crowd of sailors after speaking to them at Lemoore Naval Air Station Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Lemoore, Calif. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)
    Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence delivered remarks in the Golden State on Saturday.    Mike and Karen took to the the podium at the Lemoore Naval Air Station to tout the Trump administration’s commitment to the military.
    Pence also praised the administration’s foreign policy achievements, saying the President understood that if you want peace, prepare for war.    The vice president’s remarks followed the recent accomplishments by President Trump through the Abraham Accords to bring peace to the Middle East.
    Pence also explained the U.S. military has only flourished under the Trump administration.
    “Our military lacked equipment at a level that was actually impacting readiness, and our NATO allies weren’t meeting their commitments to our common defense,” the vice president stated.    “Iran was resurgent across the Middle East, and a terrorist organization controlled a landmass the size of Pennsylvania.    I couldn’t be more proud to stand before all you heroes today and report under the leadership of President Donald Trump we’ve rebuilt our military, we’ve restored the arsenal of democracy and we’ve enacted the largest increases in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan.”
    Mike and Karen are now set to visit Fort Drum in New York on Sunday to speak with soldiers there before returning to Washington.

1/16/2021 Thousands Protest Against Lockdown Measures In Vienna by OAN Newsroom
Demonstrators wave Austrian and a QAnon flags during a protest against the government restriction
measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Vienna, Austria on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
    Thousands of people took to the streets of Vienna against the latest COVID-19 restrictions implemented by the government.    Demonstrators at the gathering on Saturday called for the resignation of Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz.
    Protestors could be heard chanting “Austria was free” while also highlighting the economic fallout due the COVID-19 restrictions.
    Austria underwent strict lockdown measures for a third time back in December, allowing only essential shops to remain open.
    “We are here because our existence is slowly being destroyed.    We believe in social distancing, hygiene and taking care of one another.    But at some point, suffering this dictatorship from above needs to stop,” Stephanie, a protestor, said.    “We can hardly watch anymore how everything is going down the drain.”
    Health officials are set to announce the country’s next steps towards stopping the virus’ spread on Sunday.

1/16/2021 Biden’s $1.9T Stimulus Plan Faces Criticism by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke about COVID-19 during a press event in Wilmington, Delaware on March 12, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Joe Biden’s massive COVID-19 stimulus proposal is already facing criticism.    The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which was introduced on Friday, includes $1,400 stimulus checks, expanded unemployment benefits and a federal minimum wage increase.
    Economist Stephen Moore has deemed the expensive plan as a “Democrat wishlist.”
    “This has nothing to do with the pandemic, it’s really the left’s kind of, playbook that they’ve wanted to pass for 30 years and they shoved it into a $1.9 trillion dollar bill,” Moore stated.
    Moore also warned the proposal would place extra burdens on small businesses.
    “Small businesses have been so hammered by the shutdowns,” Moore said.    “We have 12 million Americans who are hired by the restaurant industry and they are facing a very tough time right now.”
    Small business owners have expressed concern about the $15 minimum wage increase, saying it would force them to shutdown as they’re already struggling amid the pandemic.
    Critics have said that the $350 billion for state and local governments is meant to bailout Democrat-led areas that have failed to shore up the economy.
    Moore advised the best way to get the economy going is for governors to reopen their states.

1/17/2021 Coronavirus pandemic - State reports 3,096 cases, 32 deaths by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky’s COVID-19 positivity rate is below 12% for the first time in over a week, with Saturday’s rate dropping to 11.47%.
    The commonwealth also reported 3,096 new cases — more than 1,100 cases fewer than it reported last Saturday.
    Kentucky has seen 324,325 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
    Kentucky also announced 32 more deaths Saturday, bringing its total up to 3,093.
    There were 1,631 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19, including 408 in intensive care units and 214 on ventilators.
    As of Friday, there had been 190,547 vaccine doses administered across the state, making about 4.3% of Kentuckians immunized against the virus that causes COVID-19.
    Health care workers and long-term care residents were given first priority for the shots in the state’s first phase of vaccine rollout.
    Some counties in Kentucky have already begun Phase 1B and have started vaccinating educators, first responders and people age 70 or older.
Indiana reported 3,973 new cases of the coronavirus and 41 related deaths on Saturday.    The state has now had 587,049 cases and 8,913 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[32 deaths / 3,096 cases = 0.01% mortality rate is higher if they all died from coronavirus but still within a reasonable death rate if true since more than that actually die every day.].

1/17/2021 Trump Administration Record Puts America First by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    As President Trump’s first term in office comes to a close, Americans are reflecting on the impact he’s had over the past four years.
    Among these accomplishments was an unprecedented economic boom in which America gained millions of jobs and unemployment reached record lows.    In the process, the President prioritized American workers and families, including minorities.
    “We have seen African Americans way up and Hispanic-Americans way up and people have seen that,” President Trump said.    “You know, I’ve said — with regard to the black community — I’ve done more than any other president with the exception of Abraham Lincoln.”
    The President also made waves in deregulation, which provided aid to American workers and businesses while bolstering U.S. energy independence.
    “We got you the biggest regulation cuts,” President Trump stated.    “There’s no president…that got anywhere near to the regulation cuts.    It used to take 20 years to get a highway approved.”
    His administration also improved ‘fair and reciprocal trade,’ which put America first and ending the “NAFTA nightmare.”
    Even amid a worldwide pandemic, the President managed to save millions of lives with his actions to tackle COVID-19.    From banning travel from China to the historic accomplishments of Operation Warp Speed, his administration has carried the nation on its way to recovery.
    In terms of healthcare, President Trump granted Americans choice and affordability in their care.
    “We pay the lowest price in the world, protect social security and Medicare,” the President noted.    “And we will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”
    President Trump also kept his promise to secure American borders by making great progress in building a wall on the southern border.    He also bolstered the nation’s international leadership by rebuilding our military with more than $2 trillion in defense spending.
TOPSHOT – US President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border
with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    All in all, from the day he was sworn in to office in 2017, the President has never failed to put America first.

1/17/2021 Mich. State Capitol Prepares For Potentially Violent Protest by OAN Newsroom
Michigan National Guard members prepare outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
    Law enforcement in Michigan prepares for an armed protest at the Michigan State Capitol.
    On Sunday, the Lansing Police Department prepared for a potentially violent demonstration at the state’s capitol building around noon.    This came a week after the FBI warned of armed protests in all 50 states.
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has activated Michigan’s National Guard in anticipation of potential protests.    Police said they are ready for whoever comes to demonstrate, but are hopeful the event will remain peaceful.
    “There will be a large law enforcement presence out here, a little bit more than people are used to seeing,” Michigan State Police Lt. Mike Shaw stated.    “There will also be a lot of law enforcement out here that nobody will be able to see.”
    Shaw explained that law enforcement has a specific and undisclosed plan.
    “It’s kind of like fishing,” he said.    “We don’t give out our bait.    We don’t give out where our fishing secrets are. Just know that the Michigan Capitol is safe and law enforcement is here.    We’re hoping for a very peaceful event today.”
A Michigan National Guard vehicle blocks a street outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
    Meanwhile, the mayor of Lansing is asking all residents who are not participating in the demonstration to remain home.

1/17/2021 Calif. Becomes Less Desirable For Big Tech And Residents by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – The Freeway 110 is pictured with downtown Los Angeles, California on March 19, 2020. (Photo by APU GOMES/AFP via Getty Images)
    It appears dozens of Big Tech companies are leaving California for other states across America.     According to a report Friday, many employees of major tech companies said remote work due to coronavirus restrictions led them to leave San Francisco for places where they say “life is easier.”
    One big factor in the move was the continued rise of taxes in the Golden State, which makes states without income tax more desirable.    California has one of the highest income tax levels in the nation.
    “California’s top marginal income tax rate is now 13.3 percent, which is already one of the highest in the nation,” political commentator Ben Shapiro said.    “The legislator is actively discussing raising it to 16.8, which on top of federal taxation means that if you’re in the top tax bracket you’re paying 54 percent of your income to the federal and state government.”
    In the meantime, the number one place for these tech workers to move turned out to be Austin, Texas followed by Seattle, New York and Chicago.    Austin has a healthy tech industry with tech company ‘Dell’ based nearby.
    Companies like Twitter and Facebook have reportedly tried to sublet some of their San Francisco office space as office vacancy rates in the area have spiked more than 16 percent, which is the highest in a decade.
    However, it isn’t only tech companies moving away.    Ordinary California families are also finding new lives in other states.
    Sahin Boydas, a former San Francisco resident and founder of a remote start-up, said he understands how the top one percent can be happy in California, but not so much for everyone else.    The price of living is just one factor, as Boydas noted that selling his former three-bedroom apartment in the Bay Area got his family a five-bedroom house on an acre of land in Texas.
    Additionally, a new population estimate from a December report shows more than 130,000 people left California than those who moved there.    This marks the third-largest net migration loss ever recorded.

1/17/2021 Biden Seeks To Legalize 11M Immigrants On ‘First Day’ by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021,
to announce key nominees for the Justice Department. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    On day one, the Biden administration is reportedly planning to reverse several immigration policies that benefited the U.S. under the Trump administration.
    On Friday, Joe Biden said he will introduce immigration legislation “immediately” after taking office, prioritizing the legal status for approximately 11 million immigrants.
    “I will introduce an immigration bill immediately,” Biden stated.    “And have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement.”
    The bill would make immigrants eligible for permanent residency in five years and citizenship three years after that.    The proposed legislation shaves three years off the current process and is likely to receive push back from Republicans.
    In contrast, the Trump administration hardened border security, which made it harder for immigrants to seek asylum in the United States.    President Trump said his immigration law put Americans, their safety and jobs above all else.
    “To terminate those policies is knowingly to put America in really serious danger and to override the great career experts that have worked so hard — those from DHS,”     President Trump stated.    “The safety of our nation must come before politics.    We have many disagreements in the country, but we should all agree the urgent need to secure our borders, protect our homeland and allow law enforcement to fulfill its mission without political interference.”
    Some Democrats have warned Biden that pursuing bipartisan legislation should be a focus in his administration.

1/17/2021 Rep. Greene Calls For Peaceful Protests by OAN Newsroom
Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) (Photo by Dustin Chambers/Getty Images)
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is calling on the 75 million Americans who voted for President Trump to “patriotically and peacefully oppose the incoming left-wing administration.”
    In a tweet Saturday, she made the call for action against the “Democrat socialist agenda” while also warning violence will not be tolerated in their civil opposition.    Greene stated it’s not about political parties, but it’s about career politicians abusing power.    She plans to file Articles of Impeachment on January 20.
    “I’m filing Articles of Impeachment on Joe Biden on January 21 for abuse of power,” Greene stated.    “Americans are fed up with corruption, we’re fed up with career politicians that use their position — that they use their elected positions, elected by the American people — and they use it only for power and for money.”
    The Congresswoman also said Hunter Biden’s alleged business connections to Ukraine and Chinese energy companies are a “dangerous threat to America.”
[Rep. Greene I hope you just now realized that it was the Globalist Socialist One World Government and the DEEP STATE who was attacking Trump for the past 4 years and now they have got their foot in power again to take us down and this may not be by politics it will only happen by taking it back physically and that would mean that our military and police forces in the U.S.A. may have to be forced to purge this corrupt takeover of the best nation in the world and put them in camps before they do it to us just like the militia of our forefathers did to aggressors before 1776 was created if not you will be seeing the true Antichrist that the Bible talks about occur very soon.].

1/17/2021 Airbnb Reviews Reservations Ahead Of Mich. Capitol Protest by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
    Lodging app ‘Airbnb’ plans to review and cancel bookings as deemed necessary in the wake of planned demonstrations at the Michigan Capitol building.
    On Saturday, the company announced the decision to axe Michigan reservations confirmed to be associated with “violent hate groups” in order to deter criminal activity.     Meanwhile, local officials in Lansing have raised concerns about a potentially violent protest near the Capitol on Sunday.
    Airbnb justified its actions by claiming “it was the right thing to do.”
    “We’ve been removing violent extremists [and] neo-nazis really dating back to before Charlottesville in 2017,” Chris Lehane, Airbnb Senior Vice President for Global Policy and Communications, said.    “It’s something that we’ve been doing on an on-going basis and those conversations just never involve how much is this going to cost or what the financial impact is going to be, even in the case like it really was, what’s the right thing to do.”
    Airbnb officials said “prioritizing trust and safety” should be our guiding star right now.    The company has also cancelled reservations in Washington D.C.
    Local officials in Lansing are urging residents to stay home amid the planned unrest.

1/17/2021 Police Surround Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Mansion by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom outlines his 2021-2022 state budget
proposal during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)
    Riot police in California are protecting the mansion of Gov. Newsom (D-Calif.) amid threats of violent protests.
    According to reports on Saturday, dozens of officers with riot gear were positioned outside the gate of Newsom’s Fair Oaks, California mansion.
    Last week, Newsom deployed hundreds of National Guard troops and police officers to patrol areas around the Statehouse and Capitol Mall.    This came ahead of expected unrest; which authorities predict could happen Sunday and Wednesday.
    “We’re going to have enough California National Guard, Highway Patrol and local law enforcement assets,” Cal OES Law Enforcement Branch Chief Mark Pazin said.    “To ensure the safety of the community.”
    Some businesses in the area are standing strong by choosing to stay open despite warnings.    They said they will try to deal with it the best they can.
    So far, there have been no threats of protests outside the governor’s mansion.

1/17/2021 Federal Security Measures Expand Ahead Of Jan. 20 by OAN Newsroom
Armed National Guard soldiers patrol on Hollywood Blvd, June 1, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
    Unprecedented amounts of preparation have been going into protecting state Capitols and federal buildings just days before the inauguration.
    On Saturday, the Bureau of Prisons announced it would secure all institutions “in light of current events” happening around the country.    The move will limit inmates’ access to telephone and email.
    Additionally, the U.S. Postal Service temporarily suspended mail collection from box sites in several major cities, with dozens of boxes being moved for the week to protect mail and citizens.
    This came after the FBI announced they had information indicating that armed protests were being planned at all 50 state Capitols and the U.S. Capitol on January 20.
    “All 50 state FBI JTTFs in the four territories are working 24 hours a day to pursue every lead, every credible threat and run that to ground,” Special Agent in Charge at the U.S. Secret Service Matthew Miller said.
    The House Oversight Committee sent out a letter to dozens of companies in the area, warning them of possible unrest.
    On Friday, budget travel company Megabus cancelled trips to D.C. for inauguration day amid threats of domestic terrorism.
    Further, hospitality provider Airbnb cancelled all reservations in the Washington D.C. area scheduled for that week.
    News organizations, including the National Association of Broadcasters, are demanding transparency around inauguration day intelligence.    In a letter to Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, broadcast organizations urged law enforcement officials to provide information to members of the press.
    The letter also cited social media posts on potential protest organizing sites have labeled reporters as “soft targets.”
    D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said these security measures are short-term for now, but officials will have to ensure the public feels safe even after protests are over.
    “We do not expect to have visiting National Guard throughout the city for weeks to come,” Bowser stated.    “No, we don’t expect that.    But I do think that we have to replace that sense of security in other ways.”
    Small demonstrations will be permitted in designated areas.

1/17/2021 Fla. Gov. Says He Will Put An End To GOP Censorship by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke at a COVID-19 testing site, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said putting an end to censoring conservative speech is of utmost importance.
    DeSantis recently explained the big media bias that covers up conservative speech and pushes far-left ideals is on the top of his list of legislative issues.    He called out tech giants who shunned apps like Parler that gave conservatives a place to exercise their free speech.
    The governor also commented on the media’s interference with the election, as their innate bias hid the truth from the American people.
    “Big Tech can actually suppress this information and that is just simply ok?    That is election interference if you want to be honest about it, and that’s something that really needs to be addressed,” DeSantis stated.
    DeSantis added that Florida will be taking action on the issue as they work to provide protection from censorship.

1/17/2021 W.Va. Leads COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution by OAN Newsroom
HUNTINGTON, WV – AUGUST 03: West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice spoke in Huntington, West Virginia on August 3, 2017. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)
    Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) of West Virginia called the state a “diamond in the rough” when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution.
    In an interview on Sunday, Justice said West Virginia is leading in vaccine distribution, adding that the state’s success can serve as an example for other states.
    The governor went on to say that the state is the first to vaccinate all nursing home residents and staff, including assisted living.
    “We been running not at 70 percent, we’re running right at 100 percent,” Justice said.    “Right now we’re at 98.1 percent as far as vaccines in people’s arms or names tied to it that are going to be put in people’s arms immediately.    We’re saving all kinds of lives, we’re putting our kids back in school.    West Virginia has been the diamond in the rough that a lot of people have missed.”
    Justice added West Virginia is leading the nation because of practical thinking.

1/17/2021 Nat’l Guard Deployed To Pa. State Capitol Amid Sparse Protests by OAN Newsroom
Capitol Police stood at the main entrance of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Sunday Jan. 17, 2021 in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
    On Sunday, security was heightened in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as demonstrators, both for and against President Trump, protested in front of the Pennsylvania State Capitol.    This came amid various protests nationwide heading into inauguration day.
    National Guardsmen and police were posted outside the Capitol building in anticipation of possible violence.    However, the event remained largely peaceful with small groups of protesters mostly keeping to themselves.
    “You don’t know who to trust these days.    I don’t know what news network I can trust.    I don’t know what social media I can trust,” a protestor said.    “I don’t know what individuals in government I can trust.    The only way to know what’s happening here today is to be here.”
    National Guardsmen have been deployed to state Capitols across the country in hopes to clamp down on potential unrest before the presidential inauguration.

1/17/2021 D.C. Mayor Worried For Residential Areas Of City During Inauguration by OAN Newsroom
Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser held a public safety briefing with District officials and federal partners, on Friday,
Jan. 15, 2021, on the preparations for the inauguration. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
    Despite an increased police presence near the city’s federal buildings, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said she’s still concerned about possible attacks elsewhere in the city.
    Bowser said she is worried about the residential areas of the city as federal troops have turned the areas surrounding the Capitol buildings into a military zone.    She urged authorities to take domestic terrorism threats more seriously, but also to take a “different posture” in its Capitol defenses.
    “I’m not only concerned about other state capitols, I’m also concerned about other parts of Washington D.C.,” the mayor stated. “What you’re showing is really the federal enclave of Washington D.C., not where the 700,000 of us live. ”     D.C. officials are looking to secure the Capitol as a growing number of states across the nation have ramped up precautions ahead of inauguration day.

1/17/2021 Dershowitz: They Committed 6 Independent Violations Of The Constitution by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 03: Alan Dershowitz attended Hulu Presents “Triumph’s Election Special” at NEP Studios
on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images for Hulu)
    In an interview on Saturday, former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said the President did not commit any impeachable offenses and the House violated six points of the Constitution.
    Dershowitz asked “how can you impeach a President for a speech that is constitutionally protected?
    Although members of Congress are not above the law, they have a layer of protection for legal responsibility from Congressional actions.
    The House is attempting to continue impeachment after the President leaves office.
    “The Constitution is very clear, the purpose of impeachment is removal,” Dershowitz said.    “Once a person is removed, he can’t be removed again.”
    Many Democrats in the House are pushing for impeachment even after the inauguration in an attempt to prevent President Trump from running for president in 2024.

1/17/2021 Goya Foods CEO Speaks Out Against Left Attacks by OAN Newsroom
Goya Foods CEO and President Bob Unanue spoke prior to US President Donald Trump signing an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic
Prosperity Initiative in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    The president and CEO of Goya Foods spoke out against the left’s oppression of the American way of life.    On Friday, Robert Unanue accused the political left of weaponizing COVID-19 to take away religion and liberty from the American people.
    He argued the left is responsible for shutting down the economy and therefore the American spirit.    Unanue also accused Big Tech of trying to cancel American speech and control Americans.
    The CEO himself was targeted by the left and cancel culture over the summer after he came out in support of President Trump.
    “We are all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder.    That’s what my grandfather did, he came to this country to grow and prosper,” Unanue said.    “So we have an incredible builder.”
President of Goya Foods Robert Unanue (L), Florida Lt. Governor Jeanette Nunez (2R) and Lourdes Aguirre (R) listened to US President Donald Trump speak before signing
an Executive Order on the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 9, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Liberals staged a boycott of his food brands in July and numerous liberal politicians denounced his products just because he supported the President.     Moving forward, the CEO urged Americans to “turn to God” to get through this difficult time.

1/17/2021 Sen. Graham Writes Letter To Sen. Schumer Opposing Impeachment by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, walked with President Donald Trump as they boarded Air Force One
upon arrival at Valley International Airport, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) fired off a letter to Sen. Chuck Shumer (D-N.Y.) opposing the impeachment push against President Trump.    In the letter on Saturday, Graham told Schumer if the Senate does not immediately dismiss the article against President Trump, it will delay the healing of the nation.
    Graham also asserted an impeachment trial for a former president would be unconstitutional.    The senator is also calling on Joe Biden to stop impeachment efforts.
    “It’s a horribly bad idea that would further divide the county.    Put the presidency itself at risk and I hope that Democrats will stand down,” Graham stated.    “I’m calling on President-elect Biden in the spirit of healing the nation to tell Schumer and Pelosi end the impeachment of President Trump after he leaves office.”
    Graham also urged Schumer to withstand partisan pressure regarding impeachment.

1/17/2021 Gottlieb: New COVID-19 Variant To Become Dominant In U.S. by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 25: Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration,
testified during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned in an interview Sunday that the new COVID-19 variant discovered in the United Kingdom will likely be the dominant strain in America within a few weeks.
    Gottlieb said the number of infections from the new strain will likely double each week.
    The new variant currently makes up about .5 percent of infections across the U.S.
    Gottlieb explained a possible silver lining is that, because many people have already been infected with COVID-19, both herd immunity and the numerous vaccines will help soften the impacts.
    “The only backstop against this new variant is that we will have a lot of infection by then, so there will be a lot of immunity in the population,” Gottlieb said.    “But this really changes the equation.”
    Whereas infections were expected to plummet in the spring thanks to the vaccines, Gottlieb said they are now likely to stay consistently high until most people get vaccinated.
[Deuteronomy 28:22 The LORD will strike you with wasting disease, with fever and inflammation, with scorching heat and drought, with blight and mildew, which will plague you until you perish.    So if you think what has been happening to date what will you do when that occurs?].

1/18/2021 Kentucky reports 2,362 new COVID cases by Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced 2,362 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the state’s total since the start of the pandemic to 326,675.
    The commonwealth also had 34 more coronavirus-related deaths and has now seen 3,127 total deaths during the pandemic.
    Over the course of the week, Kentucky reported more than 3,700 fewer cases than it had last week, according to a tweet from Beshear.
    After dropping below 12% on Saturday, Kentucky’s positivity rate increased slightly to 11.49%.
    There were 1,602 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Sunday, including 410 in intensive care units and 212 on ventilators.
    As Kentucky prepares to enter its fifth week of distributing the coronavirus vaccine, some counties have already moved into Phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout plan and have started vaccinating educators, first responders and people age 70 or older.
    As of Friday afternoon, there had been 190,547 vaccine doses administered across the state, making about 4.3% of Kentuckians immunized against the virus that causes COVID- 19.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 3,228 new cases and 24 additional deaths Sunday.
    The state has seen 590,211 total cases and 8,936 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmac austin.
[34 deaths / 2,362 cases = 0.01% mortality rate still steady and has not gone above 1% even with lower cases so open up Kentucky total.].

1/18/2021 GOP Preparing To Combat Radical Biden Policies In 50-50 Senate by OAN Newsroom
A view from the lower west terrace door as preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsal for the 59th inaugural ceremony for President-elect
Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)
    The GOP is looking to what they can do on Capitol Hill to block Joe Biden’s radical agenda as the Senate is left with a 50-50 split and a Democrat vice president is set to be the tie-breaking vote.
    With Biden’s inauguration just a couple days away and Democrat Senators-elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff preparing to be sworn in, the upper chamber will have the most even split possible in the 117th Congress.
    Such a divide is extremely rare in American history as the last time there was a 50-50 split in the Senate was in 2001 when Republican Vice President Dick Cheney held the tie-breaking vote.    Although a Democrat will be breaking the tie this time around, this equation could still likely make it difficult for either party to advance their agendas.
    In fact, to pass any major legislation a “super majority” of 60 senators is typically needed.    However, a “simple majority” could be sufficient for passing budget and tax-related bills, which means Biden could still have the ability to raise taxes and expand highly controversial Obamacare.
    However, a “simple majority” could still be difficult to achieve with middle of the road Democrats such as Joe Manchin, who’s already voiced opposition to far-reaching institutional reforms.    Several Democrats have still voiced enthusiasm about advancing these radical policies despite the lack in bipartisan support.
Light shines on an American flag as seen from the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Republican power in the chamber will largely hinge on the ability to filibuster, which wold call for unlimited debate on legislation requiring a “super majority.”    With this weapon ready in the GOP’s back pocket, Democrats would need to win over a minimum of 10 Republicans to advance any major legislation.
    As it stands, however, only three Republican senators are considered to be possible swing votes: Mitt Romney, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski.    Therefore, Republicans have little reason for concern in terms of whether Biden’s radical policies such as raising the federal minimum wage and expanding gun regulations will make any headway on Capitol Hill.

1/18/2021 Alberta Premier Calls On Biden Not To Cancel Keystone Pipeline by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This Nov. 3, 2015 file photo shows the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the
planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, in Steele City, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
    The premier of Alberta, Canada has called on Joe Biden to not stop the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.    On Sunday, Jason Kenney said cancelling the project would eliminate jobs on both sides of the border and increase the U.S.’s oil dependence on imports from OPEC members like Saudi Arabia.
    Biden has signaled his intention to rescind the permit given to Canadian company TC Energy immediately after his inauguration.    Kenney said if Biden does terminate the project, the government of Canada is prepared to take legal action.
    Meanwhile, criticism over Biden’s plan to scrap the Keystone XL pipeline project is not just coming from outside the U.S.    According to a presentation currently being circulated among Washington, D.C. lobbyists and trade groups, the Democrat plans on rescinding the permit for expansion of the pipeline as part of his day one agenda.
    The project has become a symbol for the far-left’s environmentalist wing, which pursued a campaign of legal blockades that forced the pipeline’s operator to defend itself in numerous courtrooms for nearly a decade.
    Biden’s assault on the American energy industry is set to launch the moment he takes office.

1/18/2021 FBI Screens All 25K Capitol Guardsmen by OAN Newsroom
National Guard are brought in to the East Plaza of the U.S. Capitol during a rehearsal for President-elect Joe Biden’s
inauguration ceremony, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The FBI has been screening all 25,000 National Guard service members who are protecting the U.S. Capitol amid concerns of an insider attack.
    On Sunday, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asked security officers to be watchful for issues within their ranks, although no red flags have been raised yet.
    The FBI reportedly vetted troops by running their names through databases and watch lists, while searching for previous charges or potential domestic terrorist associations.
    For some, protecting the nation’s capitol comes as a great honor.
    “But the D.C. National Guard is the only unit in the country, in the world, that calls themselves Capitol guardians,” stated Command Sgt. Major Michael Brooks of the D.C. National Guard.    “And for a brief moment of history, all 25,000 guardsmen that will be in the Capitol will be able to call themselves Capitol Guardians and I hope they cherish that as much as we do.”
    Roughly two and a half times the number of troops will be deployed for the upcoming Inauguration Day compared to past ceremonies.

1/18/2021 Twitter Temporarily Suspends GOP Rep. Taylor Greene by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., walks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Twitter temporarily blocked Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after she spoke out against voter discrepancies in Georgia.    She was blocked from the platform for 12-hours on Sunday.
    The latest viewable tweets from Taylor Greene echoed her calls for the flawed election in her state to be fixed.    Twitter further censored her speech by preventing other users from re-tweeting and liking her posts.
    Taylor Greene has been a frequent advocate for a free and fair election. She has called on election officials to do something about the allegedly fraudulent results.
    Taylor Greene is just one of the latest users affected by Twitter’s massive effort to ban conservative voices on the platform.

1/18/2021 Peaceful Demonstrations Held At State Capitols Across U.S. by OAN Newsroom
Members of the California National Guard stand watch at the entrance to the state Capitol parking lot in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. California Gov. Gavin Newsom mobilized
the National Guard over concerns that protests around next week’s inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden could turn violent. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
    Protesters gathered at state houses across the country to voice their frustrations ahead of Inauguration Day.
    A number of state capitols were heavily fortified in preparation for what some officials believed might be violent demonstrations on Sunday.    This came after the FBI issued a warning to Washington, D.C. and all 50 states about potential armed protests.
    However, demonstrations remained relatively peaceful.    The majority of these state houses saw only a couple dozen protesters at most, while some state capitol streets were even empty.
    Some protesters, such as those in the open-carry state of Ohio, were armed, but not violent.    By the end of the day, there were reportedly no clashes and several demonstrators voiced they had no intention of committing violence.
    Meanwhile, officials at several state capitols said they still plan to remain heavily guarded as a precaution leading up to January 20.
Ohio state troopers provide security at the Ohio Statehouse as armed protestors look on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. Security was stepped
up at statehouses across the U.S. after FBI warnings of potential armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

1/18/2021 Guatemalan Security Forces Clash With Migrant Caravan by OAN Newsroom
Honduran migrants clash with Guatemalan soldiers in Vado Hondo, Guatemala, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as
9,000 Honduran migrants crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)
    As thousands of migrants in Guatemala push through police barricades to reach the United States, many Americans are left concerned about Democrat attitudes toward the issue.
    On Sunday, a report exposed a violent caravan of roughly 1,000 migrants who edged their way through security forces despite being tear gassed, all in a bid to make their way to Mexico with the United States as their final destination.
    “We were informed just last night that elements of the Honduran Maras criminal gang and organized crime had infiltrated,” stated Guillermo Diaz, director of the Guatemalan Migration Institute.    “This worried us more, and fortunately the forces of law and order established a contingency plan for these cases and controlled this that was a battle.”
    While President Trump’s immigration policy ensures migrants must wait for asylum approval before entering the U.S., Joe Biden has pledged to overturn this.
    While the radical left has a track record of glamorizing illegal immigration, it overlooks the recent research on brutal exploitation and violence that vulnerable women and children face during illegal border crossings.
    In a recent interview conducted by Fusion, directors of migrant shelters claimed 80 percent of Central American female migrants are raped while traveling through South America on their way to the U.S. border.
    This is further supported by a study from Amnesty International, which asserted that such treks put vulnerable female migrants at significant risk of sexual violence.    The threats are particularly from criminal gangs, human traffickers, other migrants as well as corrupt officials.
    Moreover, attorney Elvira Gordillo, who has lived and worked along the Mexico-Guatemala border for over a decade, expressed concern and claimed that almost all women are abused on their way up north.
    While speaking in Florida, President Trump contrasted Biden’s defeatist immigration plan to his own efforts to keep America secure.
    “We’re not letting criminals into our country, our country would surrender control of our border and we would surrender control to the cartels in Mexico who are vicious,” he stated.    “The Biden border plan would be the biggest gift in the history.”
    Despite this, Biden has appeared to push policies that directly incentivize illegal border crossing.    His intentions were specifically exposed at the first Democrat debate in which he claimed his administration would provide free federal health care for all illegal immigrants.
    According to a study by the Center for Immigration Studies, giving undocumented immigrants access to federally funded health care in the U.S. could cost up to $23 billion per year.    Moreover, this would be on top of the $45.8 billion of which the federal government already shells out to illegal aliens and their children for expenditures such as public education, health care and welfare programs.
    In an interview just days before inauguration, a high-ranking Biden transition official directed migrants in the caravan to wait and not enter the U.S. just yet.    This comment possibly hints that they will be able to do so soon.
Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border walk alongside a highway in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated
that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants have crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

1/18/2021 FLOTUS Melania Gives Farewell Address, Encourages Americans To ‘Be Best’ by OAN Newsroom
CLEVELAND, OH – JULY 18: First Lady Melania Trump delivered a speech on the first day of the Republican National
Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    First Lady Melania Trump gave a farewell message, highlighting her role in making America great again.    The address was posted to her official Twitter page on Monday.
    The First Lady reflected on her “Be Best” initiative, which encouraged children to be their best selves by focusing on bettering their social, emotional and physical well beings.
    “I launched ‘Be Best’ to ensure that we as Americans are doing all we can to take care of the next generation,” Melania stated.    “In a few short years, I have raised awareness of how to keep children safe online. We have made incredible progress on our nation’s drug epidemic and how it impacts the lives of newborns and families. We have given a voice to our most vulnerable children in the foster care system.”
    She also thanked all of the nation’s military members, law enforcement officers and frontline workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic.
    “I see the faces of brave young soldiers who have told me with their pride in their eyes how much they love serving this country,” the First Lady said.    “I think of all of the members of law enforcement who greet us everywhere we go at every hour of every day, they stand guard to keep our communities safe and we are forever in their debt.”
    Melania went on to thank Americans who have gone the extra mile to help each other get through these trying times.
    “In the midst of hardship, we have seen the best of America shine through,” Melania said.    “Students have made cards and delivered groceries to our senior citizens.    Teachers have worked twice as hard to keep our children learning. Families have come together to provide meals, supplies, comfort and friendship to those in need.”
    She ended by imploring all Americans to use the principles of “Be Best” to continue making America the greatest country it can be.
    “In all circumstances, I ask every American to be an ambassador of ‘Be Best.’ To focus on what unites us, to raise above what divides us, to always choose love over hatred, peace over violence, and others before yourself,” the First Lady stated.    “Together, as one national family, we can continue to be a light of hope for future generations and carry on America’s legacy of rising our nation to greater heights through our spirit of courage, goodness and faith.”
[Trump is going out in peace but will fight another day and Melania went out gracefully as she has done for the last 4 years and I do not think we are going to see her turn into the radical Michelle Obama spewing hate and anger against Republicans but then what did you expect she married Obama the worst president we had.].

1/18/2021 More Americans Moving To Conservative States During Pandemic by OAN Newsroom
MORTON GROVE, IL – JANUARY 23: A U-Haul truck sat in front of a U-Haul store January 23, 2003 in Morton Grove, Illinois. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)
    More Americans are fleeing Democrat-run states amid the pandemic in search of better living.    That’s according to an annual migration report published by van and storage rental company U-Haul.
    The report saw a surge in moves during 2020, with the most popular state for Americans being Tennessee.    Researchers found Tennessee had the most one-way U-Haul arrivals versus departures for the first time ever, marking a 12 percent surge since 2019.    Texas, Florida and Ohio followed closely behind.
    California ranked last on the list, as just about 480 thousand Americans moved to the Golden State compared to the 650 thousand people who moved out.
    This trend had been seen prior to the pandemic as Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D-Calif.) policies continued to hurt residents.    The pandemic only made matters worse as Newsom moved to shut down businesses, which shuttered small businesses, restaurants and decimated the job market.
    Just behind California on the list followed Illinois and New Jersey, both of which are Democrat run.

1/18/2021 30 Calif. Doctors Call For Schools To Reopen by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 18, 2020 file photo, math teacher Doug Walters sits among empty desks as he takes part in a video conference with other
teachers to prepare for at-home learning at Twentynine Palms Junior High School in Twentynine Palms, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
    Dozens of medical professionals are calling for schools in California to reopen.
    A group of 30 doctors at the University of California, San Francisco have signed a letter urging state officials to reopen schools by February 1.    They said prolonged school closures are leading to social isolation among children and taking a heavy toll on their mental health and well being.
    The doctors cited statistics which show a major increase in emergency visits for mental health issues in 2020 among the youth.
    “Closing schools has real measurable impact,” Dr. Jeanne Noble, Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCSF said.    “It’s not just, ‘we can do this to help COVID numbers.’    It’s harming kids.”
    The health care professionals said schools can reopen with the enforcement of protective measures like social distancing and mandatory face coverings.
    They added the measures need immediate implementation so all schools in California can reopen.

1/18/2021 Liberal Media Pushes To ‘Deprogram’ Republicans Supporting President Trump by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 05: U.S. President Donald Trump stood on the Truman Balcony after returning to the White House from
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on October 05, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The liberal media appears to be following the lead of Big Tech.    Recent efforts have emerged from the left to continue to silence conservative voices.
    The most recent example of calls to so-called “deprogram” the right came from former NBC and CBS journalist Katie Couric.
    On Real Time with Bill Maher Friday, Couric discussed congressional Republicans who continued to stand behind President Trump and voted against impeachment.
    She said, “the question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?
    Just last week, Washington Post editor and MSNBC contributor Eugene Robinson said the same of President Trump’s supporters.
    “There are millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans, who somehow need to be deprogrammed,” Robinson said.    “They are members of a cult, the Trumpist cult, and have to be deprogrammed.”
    The calls to deprogram Republicans came as Big Tech has banned conservatives, with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) as the latest GOP target.    Greene’s Twitter account was temporarily blocked following her criticism of Georgia’s election results.
    The efforts from liberals could worsen under the incoming administration with the formation of a close relationship between Joe Biden and Big Tech.
    Former top-level employees of Facebook, Google and Twitter are preparing to join the Biden administration, giving Big Tech even more influence on censorship and the future of Section 230.

1/18/2021 Peaceful Lobby Day Pro-Gun Rally In Richmond, Va. by OAN Newsroom
Gun rights supporters walked down Ninth Street in Richmond, Va., on Lobby Day Monday, Jan. 18, 2020.
(Alexa Welch Edlund/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
    Virginia gun rights advocates demonstrated peacefully outside of the state Capitol amid their annual Lobby Day protest.    On Monday, dozens of protesters gathered in downtown Richmond to challenge recently passed gun control legislation.
    Beginning this year, Richmond is enforcing an ordinance hindering access to concealed carry permits in the normally open carry state.
    Virginians participate in Lobby Day demonstrations every year, promoting their right to challenge lawmakers and their policies.
    “Lobby Day has traditionally been the time for citizens of Virginia to come and express their concerns to politicians,” Mike Dunn, member of the Boogaloo Boys movement said.    “It’s been a chance to make your voice heard, and with recent unconstitutional gun ordinances banning open carry at any events or protests that should be permitted, we’re going to come and defy it.”
    Local law enforcement were worried the event would draw a large and violent crowd, but it remained peaceful.    This came as officials prepare for threats of violent rallies near inauguration day.

1/18/2021 Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Slams Twitter After Suspension by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene wore a “Stop the Steal” mask while speaking on the steps of the U.S.
Capitol in Washington, D.C., January 4, 2021. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is back on Twitter after her account was temporarily disabled.
    Greene’s suspension happened on Sunday after criticizing Gabriel Sterling, Chief Operating Officer for Georgia’s Secretary of State.    She said Sterling and other state leaders failed to address numerous allegations of fraud that occurred in November’s election and Georgia’s dueling runoffs.
    After her 12-hour ban from the platform, the congresswoman delivered a spectacular broadside to her critics.    In a string of tweets, she accused Twitter of having a “God complex.”
    Green said the site has demonstrated blatant hypocrisy by continuing to label conservatives’ tweets as “disputed,” while at the same time allowing posts containing lewd content and giving a platform to violent dictators like Iran’s Ayatollah.
    She also pointed to Twitter’s decision to ban the President and the negative impact it had on Twitter’s shares, which tumbled 12 percent after the decision.
    Greene said the “glory of a free market” is seeing people eventually leave these social media platforms in favor of a new forum that won’t censor their free speech.

1/18/2021 Project Veritas: Twitter Plans To Erode Free Speech Worldwide by OAN Newsroom
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appeared on an
iPhone screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    New videos released by Project Veritas show top Twitter executives discussing ways to purge conservative opinions and restrict information on their platform.
    “This punitive action that we were taking was a significant escalation from how we had enforced our civic integrity policy against the President in the past,” Legal, Policy and Trust and Saftey Lead at Twitter Vijaya Gadde said in the leaked video.    “So, in that sense, you know, we do feel like it this is our global approach.”
    This is despite Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey telling U.S. lawmakers last year that his company would not target conservatives for censorship.
    “We made the decision yesterday that we’re going to actually be more aggressive in our enforcement beyond de-amplification,” Gadde stated.    “We are actually going to, for accounts that are a primary purpose spreading QAnon theories, conspiracy theories, we are going to be permanently suspending those accounts.”
    Dorsey also made an appearance in the videos.
    “We are doing everything we can to ensure Twitter is being used in a positive way,” Dorsey added.    “The positive way affects society.”
    Twitter executives appear to admit opinions that challenge mainstream politics in the U.S. and other countries will not be allowed on their platform.

1/15/2021 FBI Searching For Pa. Woman Who Allegedly Stole Laptop From House Speaker Pelosi’s Office by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 09: A billboard on a bus stop on Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest advertised a message from the FBI seeking
information related to violence at the U.S. Capitol on January 9, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)
    The FBI has intensified its search for Riley June Williams regarding her role in the protest at the Capitol.    The 22-year-old from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is wanted for allegedly stealing a laptop or hard drive from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office amid the January 6 breach of the Capitol.
    Video released by a British news outlet appeared to show Williams inside the Capitol Building directing people to go upstairs.    Law enforcement officials were able to confirm the staircase leads to Pelosi’s office.
    According to a criminal complaint, a witness described as a former romantic partner of Williams called the FBI and identified Williams as the person in the video.    They claimed they spoke with friends of Williams who allegedly showed them video of her taking a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi’s office.    The caller stated Williams was planning to send the computer to a friend in Russia who planned to sell it to Russia’s foreign intelligence service.
    However, the tipster told the FBI the plan fell through and Williams still has the computer or destroyed it.
    Police have spoken to the father of Williams, who said he drove her to Washington for the protest, but he wasn’t with her throughout the day.    However, he said they met back up outside the Capitol Building later that day before returning home together.
    Law enforcement also spoke with the mother of Williams.
    “I’m actually sad that that happened to her, that she was actually inside. That’s what the video shows, you know,” her mother said. “She’s actually gone, she took off because of that.”
    Her mother added that her daughter packed a bag and took off, saying she would be gone for a couple of weeks, but did not say where she was going.
    Williams is facing charges of entering a restricted building and disorderly conduct.    The FBI said she has since changed her phone number and deleted all her social media accounts.

1/19/2021 Coronavirus pandemic - New daily case numbers continue to drop by Lucas Aulbach Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Fewer than 2,000 coronavirus cases were reported Monday in Kentucky as numbers in the commonwealth continue to drop.
    A release from Gov. Andy Beshear’s office showed 1,998 COVID-19 cases were confirmed, though 40 deaths were also reported.    Kentucky’s positivity rate, which has hovered over 12% for much of the past week, was reported Monday at 11.64%.    Hospitals in the commonwealth are tending to 1,587 patients in their care, according to the release, with 397 people in intensive care units and 208 on ventilators.
    Kentucky’s vaccination rate, though, is increasing. Beshear said 83,212 residents were inoculated in the past seven days, a jump of nearly 16,000 from a week earlier.    A total of 213,567 COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed in the commonwealth so far.
    People ages 70 and up had been eligible to register for a vaccine, along with teachers and others considered to be a part of the rollout plan’s Phase 1B, but officials on Sunday said they had been forced to suspend appointments due to an overwhelming number of calls.    Officials previously said they hope to begin distributing those vaccines in early February.
    In Indiana, 2,548 new coronavirus cases and 30 additional deaths were reported Monday.
    Lucas Aulbach can be reached at, 502-582-4649 or on Twitter @LucasAulbac
[40 deaths / 1,998 cases = 0.02% mortality rate if they died of coronavirus.].

1/19/2021 President Trump To Issue Dozens Of Pardons, Commutations On Last Day In Office by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump arrives on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021,
in Washington. The president was returning from Texas. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    President Trump has made his mark on the nation’s judicial system through his use of his clemency powers as well as work for criminal justice reform and he’s not done yet.    He’s expected to grant clemency to dozens of Americans before the end of his term.
    Reports this week indicated the President will issue up to around 100 pardons and commutations Tuesday, which is his last full day in office.    President Trump is said to have met Sunday with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and senior advisers to consider pardon requests.
    It’s unclear who exactly the President may grant clemency too, but rapper Lil Wayne is expected to receive a pardon.    Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is facing the possibility of several years behind bars after pleading guilty to federal gun charges.
    Since the election, the President has notably granted clemency to former National Security adviser Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Roger Stone among others.
    A realtor from Texas is now asking the President for a pardon, following her arrest for her alleged involvement at the U.S. Capitol break-in.    On Friday, Dallas realtor Jennifer Ryan asked the President to pardon her after she flew to the Capitol on her private jet to protest the election.
    Ryan said she does not believe she deserves to face prison. She was arrested for disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds as well as for entering a restricted area.    Ryan remains confident she was only there to peacefully protest with no intentions of violence.
FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)
    “I wasn’t trying to do anything violent and I didn’t realize that there was actually violence,” she explained.    “And it went way out of proportion and I would like to apologize for all the families that are affected by any of the negative environment.”
    The realtor believes she and other protestors should be pardoned.    The Texan claimed she went to the Capitol to express her patriotism.    Despite her claims, President Trump is not expected to take action regarding those charged as his term ends.

1/19/2021 Companies Pull ‘My Pillow’ Off Shelves In Attempt To Silence Free Speech by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks about the coronavirus
in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    The brand My Pillow has been removed from shelves of several major retailers across the nation in what some are calling the left’s campaign to silence all those who disagree with their radical ideology.
    Bed Bath & Beyond, Khol’s, Wayfair and other retailers will reportedly cease the selling of all My Pillow products in their U.S. stores.
    Company founder and CEO Lindell suggested the left is seeking to drive the company out of business due to his avid support of President Trump as well as his willingness to speak out on the evidence of voter fraud during and after the election.
    Lindell told reporters pressure is being put on companies by leftist groups on social media and that some of the accounts demanding a boycott are, in fact, bots with few followers.
    The pillow industry mogul also said the boycott of his products won’t disrupt his business as when leftists call for his company’s downfall, patriotic conservatives buy more of his products in response.
    Lindell went on to say he will not be deterred by the left’s intimidation tactics and his business will continue to prosper with or without their support.

1/19/2021 Cuban-Americans Reflect On President Trump’s Legacy by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump arrives for a Latinos for Trump Coalition roundtable in Phoenix, Arizona, Sept. 14, 2020. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)
    Cuban-American supporters of President Trump are reflecting on his legacy as his time in the White House comes to an end.
    For instance, Latinos for Trump co-founder Denise Galvez said the President’s fight to fill the courts with conservative judges and justices stands out as one of his biggest accomplishments.
    “That’s how we ensure that our laws are enforced correctly and that our Constitution is upheld,” he stated.
    President Trump also gained support over the past four years by pledging to fight socialism.    Galvez said the President’s status as a self-described “political outsider” is precisely what drew many voters in.    During the 2020 election, 56 percent of Cubans went red.
    “I think that what he did is he got a lot more people engaged in politics because he kind of came up as this plain-spoken businessman who just seemed to have the right intentions,” Galvez explained.    “And seemed to be able to call people out…you know, the career politicians and the bureaucrats.”
    The President’s 2017 tax cuts have also been praised by people in the Latino community for helping small businesses thrive, which led to record low unemployment prior to the pandemic.
    Meanwhile, Cuban-American Trump supporter Angela Vazquez thinks the President’s legacy will depend on “who writes the book” and worries mainstream media will darken the narrative.
    “History is usually written by the winners, so hopefully in the long run it will be known that he was a great president,” she stated.    “But in the short run, turn on the ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, the Alphabet Soup and hear the lies that they’re going to tell us.”
    Vazquez added, “it’s up to us to educate the next generation on what really happened.”

1/19/2021 Several Peaceful Second Amendment Protests Held Over MLK Weekend by OAN Newsroom
Armed protesters, who identified themselves as Liberty Boys, pose for fellow demonstrators’ pictures
outside the Oregon State Capitol on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Salem, Ore. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
    Pro-gun protesters are finding ways to demonstrate peacefully amid a heavy law enforcement presence across the country.    Over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, rallies were held at several state capitols, including in Michigan, Texas and Virginia.
    “We are rich and poor.    Politically, we come from all walks of life on the spectrum.    Some are conservative.    Some are progressive.    Some are liberals.    Some are libertarian.    Some are ant-cap.    You name it.    We are not one particular thing.” — William Durant, demonstrator
    On Monday, dozens of residents in Richmond, Virginia took part in their annual Lobby Day protests challenging state gun control laws.    Demonstrators gathered to protest a Richmond city ordinance passed last year, which prohibits residents from carrying weapons at events that require permits.
    “‘Lobby Day has traditionally been the time for citizens of Virginia to come and express their concerns to politicians, it’s been a chance to make your voice heard,” said Mike Dunn, member of Boogaloo Boys Movement.    “And with recent unconstitutional gun ordinances banning ‘open carry’ at any events or protests that should be permitted, we’re going to come and defy it.”
Armed second amendment supporters a carry mockup of Gov. Ralph Northam on 9th Street near Capitol Square on Monday Jan. 18, 2021, in Richmond, Va.
Gov. Northam’s administration supported an assault weapons ban bill that failed to pass during the 2020 Legislative term. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)
    Additionally, dozens of protesters took to the streets of Austin, Texas and Lansing, Michigan.    Many participants advocated for individual rights, the Second Amendment and called on protesters to express their views peacefully.
    “We are here to be peaceful, we are here to support the Second Amendment of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, the principles of 98,” said demonstrator Ben Hawk.    “If you want to get violent, if you want to be a rabble-rouser, then we are here to make sure that you don’t get nowhere with that.”
    Federal and state officials nationwide are working to secure their state capitols in hopes of squashing possible attempts of violence ahead of Inauguration Day.
    Washington, D.C. is expected to deploy more than 25,000 troops to ensure our nation’s capital is safe for the peaceful transfer of power.

1/19/2021 Acting Attorney General Rosen Calls For ‘Peace And Order’ On Inauguration Day by OAN Newsroom
File – Acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen speaks during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Acting Attorney General Jeffery Rosen has called for peace and order on Inauguration Day.    He encouraged an orderly transfer of power Tuesday, while claiming anyone who attempts acts of violence will be caught and prosecuted.
    Rosen noted the past violence at the U.S. Capitol was “intolerable.”    He promised heightened security from the FBI and National Guard will not leave room for criminal conduct at Thursday’s event.
    “The FBI has received nearly 200,000 digital tips from the public; the American people have demonstrated that they will not allow mob violence to go unanswered," said the acting attorney general.    “Violence and senseless criminal conduct are not the right way to resolve differences or promote change in our country.”
    Rosen added, all Americans should seek a peaceful inauguration as our nation’s Constitution and traditions rely on it.
National Guard troops reinforce the security zone on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

1/19/2021 Mercedes Schlapp: Left Comparing Trump Supporters To ISIS by OAN Newsroom
Mercedes Schlapp does a television interview in the press briefing at the White House on Jan. 29, 2019. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)
    Former White House Strategic Communications Director Mercedes Schlapp asserted the left will only cause more division.    She issued her warning on Twitter Monday in response to a report from former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
    During an appearance on CNN earlier in the day, McCabe compared supporters of President Trump to ISIS militants.    He claimed Republican voters have been “completely manipulated by propaganda.”
    “They’ve clearly been radicalized and it explodes in an orgy of violence and mayhem,” he stated.    “And just insanity…it has all the hallmarks of a riot of extremists.”
    Schlapp fired back by calling McCabe’s remarks “irresponsible and appalling.”

1/19/2021 Twitter Considering Expanding ‘Permanent Bans’ To Other GOP Groups by OAN Newsroom
    A video released by the White House, President Donald Trump shows a Twitter video on a television monitor in an empty press
briefing room at the White House in Washington, after the U.S. House impeached him, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    A new report by Project Veritas further details plans by social media giants to monitor and outlaw free speech on the internet across the globe.    New videos show top Twitter executives discussing ways to purge conservative opinions and restrict information on their platform.
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey went on to say that the effort to purge his site will be “much bigger and will go on for much longer.”    This comes despite Dorsey telling U.S. lawmakers last year that his company would not target conservatives for censorship.
    Twitter executives have recognized that their users are dramatically divided politically, yet appeared to admit opinions that challenge mainstream politics in the U.S. and other countries will be the ones that are removed from their platform.
    This comes as Pew Research has found the most active 10 percent of users on Twitter focus on politics and are responsible for 80 percent of the content on the site.
    Additionally, the users are predominantly younger Democrats. However, a majority’s opinion does not negate a minority’s right to share their ideas.
    While arguing on behalf of the President’s and all other conservatives’ right to free speech, attorney Rudy Giuliani has ramped up his criticism of social media giants.
    In a recent episode of his podcast, Giuliani said Big Tech has assisted in the Democrat cover-up of a number of conservative concerns from reports detailing instances of voter fraud in several states to calls to investigate the Biden’s foreign affairs.
    Giuliani also noted free speech has always been one of our key constitutional freedoms, but continued censorship has rendered it nearly nonexistent.

1/19/2021 Businesses Shutting Down, Boarding Up In D.C. Ahead Of Inauguration by OAN Newsroom
National Guard troops reinforced the security zone on Constitution Avenue on Capitol Hill in
Washington on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Security concerns are bringing big losses for businesses in the Washington D.C. area ahead of the presidential inauguration.
    Some residents fear the strict policing measures and lack of tourists could damage the city economy, forcing more small businesses to close their doors permanently.
    “I guess it’s pretty intense what they are doing,” a Washington D.C. resident explained.    “They have closed pretty much the whole downtown area, there are barricades, checkpoints, concrete blocks everywhere. So, you really can’t get near the National Mall or Constitution Avenue.    It’s really intense.”
    Downtown D.C.’s Business Improvement District Executive Director Neil Albert is urging residents to “avoid downtown at all costs.”
    Hotels in the area have been asked to close ahead of the ceremony unless they are hosting security personnel for the event. Roughly 25 thousand National Guardsmen have been deployed to the Capitol.
    Meanwhile, businesses are boarding up their windows out of an abundance of caution in case riots break out in the area.
    “It’s so strange. Washington looks so different from what we see every day and, it’s like a ghost town,” a city resident said.    “We only hope after the inauguration things will come to normal and people live peacefully.    That’s all we wish right now.”
    While some business owners are hopeful they can reopen after the inauguration, many remain unsure, citing violence and economic strife as a continued threat to their livelihoods.

1/19/2021 Analysis: Calif., Fla. Fairing Similarly In Pandemic Despite Vastly Different Responses by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – A police officer mans the entrance to a coronavirus (COVID-19) testing center in Hansen Dam Park
on March 25, 2020 in Pacoima, California. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Despite California’s strict lockdown measures in response to the pandemic, it appears to be fairing just as well and by many metrics worse than Florida, which has implemented more lenient measures.
    According to recent CDC data, both states have a similar number of new daily cases per 100 thousand people, with both sitting at around 7 thousand.
    Despite this, there are major differences between how Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have responded to the virus.    Chief among those differences has been their approach to economic lockdowns.
    Throughout the pandemic, the Golden State has been among the strictest when it came to shutting down its economy.    In March, Newsom ordered a statewide lockdown, shuttering all non-essential businesses and ordering all Californians to stay at home except for essential travel.    Throughout the course of 2020, he maintained strict orders for certain counties, all but ignoring the economic consequences.
    In contrast, DeSantis has refused to place the Sunshine State under such restrictions after his initial lockdown orders.
    “The idea that somehow you can just shut everything down, hide and then it goes away, we know that’s not how it works,” DeSantis said.    “It’s not like a hurricane, you can hunker down, it passes, you come out.    We knew that we had to just keep society functioning.”
    Unlike Newsom, who has shut down public schools across the state, DeSantis has refused to shut down schools, instead allowing parents to choose whether or not to allow their children to take part in in-person learning. Over 60 percent of parents in Florida have opted out of the online schooling approach.
    Currently, the vast majority of California’s public school students have been learning remotely amid mounting evidence that distant learning has been detrimental to the education of students.    Some reports have placed the number of failing grades as much as two or three times higher than they were pre-pandemic.
    In terms of the pandemic’s impact on each state’s residents, things are relatively similar despite California’s strict measures.

1/19/2021 HHS Secy. Delivers Final State Of Department Address by OAN Newsroom
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar spoke during a news conference on Operation Warp Speed
and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
    Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made his final State of Department address on Tuesday, just one day before his resignation.
    The HHS Secretary recognized several accomplishments during his time working under the Trump administration, including efforts to combat the pandemic and decrease tobacco use among teenagers.
    “Then, with FEMA help, we helped ensure that PPE supplies from around the world were flown here and routed where they were needed most,” Azar stated.    “According to CDC and FDA’s National Youth Tobacco Survey, the number of youths using any tobacco product dropped from 6.2 million in 2019 to about 4.5 million in 2020.    While we still have so far to go, that’s down about 28 percent, a remarkable one-year drop.”
    In a Twitter post, Azar said it was an honor to serve the people and that he was proud to promote and protect the wellbeing of Americans.

1/19/2021 Biden Plans To Roll Out Amnesty For 11M Illegal Aliens On ‘Day 1’ by OAN Newsroom
Former US Vice President Joe Biden spoke during the First State Democratic Dinner in
Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is set to roll out plans to provide immigration status to at least 11 million illegal aliens as soon as Wednesday.    The plan would offer a five-year pathway to a Green Card for people who have violated the immigration law for years.
    It would also streamline the process for illegal child arrivals, agricultural workers and Central Americans with Temporary Protected Status.
    The proposal would apply to illegals who were in the U.S. on January 1, and would not apply to newer arrivals.
    “Essentially, this is a big power grab. Reality is, if the Democrats succeed in passing a bill, of the kind they are talking about, they will dramatically change the political alignment of the United States for the next 50 years, make it almost impossible to consider the fact that we would ever have a two party system anymore,” Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, said.    “It would be dominated by one political party, and I don’t need to tell you which one.”
    Biden’s plan does not include measures to enhance border security, which means Republicans are unlikely to support it in Congress.

1/19/2021 DNI Ratcliffe: Intelligence Community Covered Up Chinese Attempts To Influence 2020 Election by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 05: John Ratcliffe testified before a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination
hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May. 5, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)
    President Trump’s top spy chief has unleashed on the Intelligence Community.
    John Ratcliffe laid out concerns about the politicization of China election interference in a memo released on Monday, saying the Intelligence Community failed to accurately report on evidence. He said certain actors in the IC did not want to bring evidence forward due to an “alternative viewpoint” of the administration’s policies.
    “From my unique vantage point as the individual who consumes all of the U.S. government’s most sensitive intelligence on the People’s Republic of China, I do not believe the majority view expressed by Intelligence Community (IC) analysts fully and accurately reflects the scope of the Chinese government’s efforts to influence the 2020 federal elections,” Ratcliffe stated.
    Ratcliffe alleged CIA members actively suppressed analysis claiming there was Chinese involvement, all the while pushing the Russian collusion hoax.
    This isn’t the first time Ratcliffe warned about concerns from China.    In December, he sounded the alarm about different ways China had infiltrated American politics.
    “Through blackmail, through bribery, through overt and covert influence trying to make sure that only laws that are favorable to China are passed,” Ratcliffe stated.
    Ratcliffe said he has moved resources within the Intelligence Community to make China the number one focus of the incoming administration.    He urged Biden to continue to take it seriously, citing China as the biggest threat to the U.S. since World War II.

1/19/2021 Cuomo, Whitmer Push Toward Direct Purchase Of COVID-19 Vaccines by OAN Newsroom
Syringes wand vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine are shown on December 17, 2020. (Photo by PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images)
    A pair of Democrat governors are pushing to buy the COVID-19 vaccine directly from Pfizer, instead of the government.    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) have recently moved toward vaccine purchases.
    Cuomo said New York received 50 thousand doses from the government, which is less than the week before.
    “I sent a letter to Pfzier, which is a private company headquartered in New York, asking them if New York can buy from them directly,” Cuomo said.
    This came days after Whitmer sent a similar request to HHS Secretary Alex Azar with a goal of buying up to 100 thousand doses.
    Critics have said direct purchases would cause complications instead of solving problems.

1/19/2021 MSM Coverage Of Kamala Harris Exposes Anti-Conservative Bias by OAN Newsroom
COLUMBIA, SC – JUNE 22: Kamala Harris addressed the crowd at the 2019 South Carolina Democratic Party
State Convention on June 22, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)
    The mainstream media is facing backlash for pandering to Kamala Harris despite presenting Vice President Mike Pence to the public in a very different way.
    In a report on Sunday, journalist Nicholas Fondacero criticized major media outlets for what he described as “cozying up” to Harris and selling her image to the public, all while blindly attacking Vice President Pence in previous interviews.
    However, the media’s pandering to Democrats is not new.    In a 2019 interview at George Washington University with then-Senator Harris, MSNBC contributor Jonathon Capehart gushed over her new book deal.
    Just days before inauguration, MSNBC’s Jane Pauley interviewed Harris and both agreed the demonstration at the Capitol proved the American people were the country’s own worst enemy.    Harris went on to compare the protest to such infamous events as the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
    Rather than asking Harris tough questions as she did with Vice President Pence, Pauley appeared to give the Democrat special treatment.
    Just five days before the 2017 inauguration, CBS’s John Dickerson kicked off their interview with then-Vice President-elect Pence with news about the so-called Russian collusion.
    “Let’s start with some news. The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has decided to investigate Russian meddling in the election,” Dickerson stated.    “That includes any possible contact between the Russians trying to meddle and the Trump campaign.    What’s your reaction to that?
    Even after a full investigation did not find evidence to back up allegations of so-called Russian collusion, media outlets such as CBS continued to depict the Trump administration in a negative light in what appeared to be an attempt to persuade the public from re-electing President Trump.
    According to mainstream media, if a Democrat accuses your campaign of so-called foreign interference, that means you’re illegitimate.    However, if you’re a Republican calling attention to stacks of voter fraud evidence against a far-left political opponent, then you’re an enemy of democracy.

1/19/2021 Biden Administration To Shift Focus To Domestic Terrorism by OAN Newsroom
NEW CASTLE, DE – JULY 21: Joe Biden spoke during a campaign event at the Colwyck Center on July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is set to make domestic terrorism a primary focus entering his first days in office, moving away from foreign terror threats.    On Tuesday, reports indicated Biden transition officials may pull resources used for counterterrorism and instead use them to combat domestic terror.
    The move followed a promise made by Biden and his team that they would “follow suit” after the protest on Capitol Hill.
    In a Senate panel confirmation hearing, Joe Biden’s pick for Director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, said she will be cracking down on those who stirred up chaos.
    “In any event, if I am confirmed as the Director of National Intelligence, obviously the intelligence community is not in the lead in managing these events.    It’s the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security,” Haines stated.    “But the intelligence community I hope will have an important role in supporting their work and ultimately in particular looking at any connections there are between folks in the United States and externally foreign, you know abroad, or connections or influence that might have been appropriately identified in the context of the intelligence community.”
Joe Biden’s pick for National Intelligence Director Avril Haines spoke during a confirmation hearing before the
Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
    Many conservatives fear the new Biden terror agenda will unfairly target Trump supporters and Biden’s political opponents.
    There is also concern the shift could make the U.S. vulnerable to foreign threats from China, Russia, North Korea, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries.

1/19/2021 Governors Across U.S. Working To Expand Vaccine Distribution by OAN Newsroom
CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares a shot of the COVID-19 vaccine for the nursing home residents at Harlem Center for Nursing
and Rehabilitation, a nursing home facility, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 in Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
    Governors across the country are working to ramp up coronavirus vaccine distribution.
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has called on pharmaceutical companies to work directly with the state.    While speaking during a press briefing on Monday, he urged the federal government to increase it’s supply of vaccines and warned vaccination rates may slow down if regulators can’t keep up with the demand.
    Cuomo then told reporters he’s asked pharmaceutical company Pfizer to sell doses of its vaccine directly to the state as opposed to receiving it from the federal government.
    “Pfizer is a New York company,” stated the governor.    “They are headquartered here and I sent a letter asking if New York could buy directly from Pfizer.”
    In statement following Cuomo’s request, Pfizer said the Health and Human Services would need to approve the proposal before the company can begin selling directly to state governments.
    Meanwhile, Massachusetts opened its first large scale vaccination site. The facility, which is located at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, opened its doors Monday.
    Health care workers and first responders were among the first to receive the vaccine.    Officials said they hope to administer 300 doses every day this week and eventually build up to thousands of inoculations per day.
Foxboro Fire Chief Mike Kelleher is administered the Moderna vaccine by nurse Joshua Previte at the Putnam
Clubhouse at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. (Mark Stockwell/The Sun Chronicle via AP)
    Meanwhile on the West Coast, Washington State made a surprising deal with Starbucks to aid in vaccine distribution.    Gov. Jay Inslee (D) announced the partnership Monday, noting the coffee company has tapped 11 employees to work under the direction of state officials and health care providers.
    The company has clarified it will not serve as a vaccination site, but use its technology and logistical expertise to support the creation of vaccination centers.    This comes as the state expands vaccine eligibility.
    “Effective immediately, Washington will move statewide to phase one B vaccinations in the first tier of phase one, B is changing so that all Washingtonians who are 65 and older will be eligible to receive vaccines starting immediately,” announced the governor.
    Inslee said he hopes to vaccinate 45,000 residents a day.

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1/20/2021 Biden To Focus On Domestic Terror, Possibly Targeting Trump Supporters by OAN Newsroom
President-elect Joe Biden speaks at the Major Joseph R. “Beau” Biden III National Guard/Reserve Center,
Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden’s national security team will reportedly take actions against domestic extremism in the wake of the Capitol Hill demonstrations as well as ongoing threats to Washington, D.C. and state capitol buildings.
    According to reports this week, Biden transition officials and his incoming national security team are seeking to shift government resources for counter-terrorism to fight domestic threats.
    During Senate confirmation hearings Tuesday, Biden’s nominee for director of National Intelligence, Avril Haines, said she would draft a public report of the conspiracy theory QAnon, which has been labeled by the mainstream media as a “cult” and part of the fuel that led to the January 6 violence.
    If she is confirmed as the nation’s top intelligence chief, Haines promised to work with federal law enforcement agencies conducting these political probes.
    “Obviously the Intelligence Community is not in the lead in managing these events,” she stated.    “It’s the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, but the Intelligence Community I hope will have an important role in supporting their work and ultimately in particular looking at any connections there are between folks in the United States and externally foreign.”
    This new Biden terror agenda is being slammed by conservatives who fear this is an effort to target the Trump base.
    The mainstream media has already amplified this narrative as former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe claimed on CNN that pro-Trump supporters have been radicalized by President Trump.    He went as far as comparing them to ISIS militants.
    “They’ve clearly been radicalized and it explodes in an orgy of violence and mayhem,” said McCabe.    “And just insanity…it has all the hallmarks of a riot of extremists.”
    Former Trump campaign adviser Mercedes Schlapp issued a warning about McCabe’s comments on Twitter Monday.    She fired back, noting this is where the left is going next.
    Schlapp went on to say the irresponsibility of the left is appalling and will cause further division.

1/20/2021 Twitter Suspends Michelle Malkin, Gateway Pundit, Right Side Broadcasting Network Accounts by OAN Newsroom
File – Conservative activist Michelle Malkin is pictured. (AP Photo)
    Twitter suspended yet another stack of conservative accounts.    This occurred less than two weeks after the hashtag “hang Mike Pence” was allowed to trend on the platform for a whole night and hit over 14,000 tweets.
    On Tuesday, conservative activist Michelle Malkin took to Telegram to announce Twitter had locked her account without following typical protocol, which would require an explanation of the suspension and opportunity to delete posts violating Twitter policy.
    The political commentator asserted her profile’s 24-hour suspension was politically motivated and pointed to her account’s final tweet.    In her last post, she warned Americans about censorship on mass media platforms.    She noted these restrictions go against the spirit of the Constitution.
    This followed a 2019 interview, where she called attention to Big Tech’s short-sighted attempts to lump millions of conservatives and a small minority of extremists into a single category.
    “The lines have been blurred between ordinary American patriots, whatever their color is and some fringe element that people like media matters and the southern poverty law center are trying to lump us all in as.”
    Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Twitter confirmed Malkin’s 24-hour suspension on Tuesday in addition to that of accounts belonging to conservative media outlets Right Side     Broadcasting Network and the Gateway Pundit.    While the official cited violation of a civic integrity policy as the reason for the three suspensions, they did not specify which tweets defied the so-called guidelines.
    While Twitter has claimed to value inclusion, they appear to have forgotten intellectual diversity as well as societal progress and tolerance that can only be achieved through exposure to competing ideas.
    According to Twitter, if you’re calling attention to heaps of voter fraud evidence that threatens a Democrat politician’s political power then you’re cancelled.    If you call for the hanging of a Republican vice president, however, you are a trending topic.

1/20/2021 President Trump Issues 73 Pardons, 70 Commutations by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 20, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, speaks with reporters in New York after pleading
not guilty to charges that he ripped off donors to an online fundraising scheme to build a southern border wall. AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
    As one of his final acts in the White House, President Trump granted clemency to more than 100 people.    This included those who spent years behind bars for low-level offenses, two well-known rap artists and political allies.
    Senior administration officials said the President pardoned former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Tuesday, after hours of careful consideration.    The 67-year-old was charged last year with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering after soliciting donations to support the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall.
    The campaign, known as We Build the Wall, raised more than $25 million from hundreds of thousands of donors.    In a 23-page indictment, however, prosecutors claimed Bannon kept a substantial amount of the money for himself.
    “I haven’t been dealing with him at all…this is for government not private people and it sounded to me like showboating,” President Trump previously stated.    “I didn’t like it…it was showboating, maybe looking for funds.”
    Officials have said Bannon and the President have since rekindled ties.
    Meanwhile, rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black also received reprieve.    While Lil Wayne was facing a sentence for felony gun possession, Kodak Black had served half of his 46-month prison sentence for making a false statement on a federal document.
This combination of images shows Lil Wayne performing during Hot 97’s “Busta Rhymes & Friends: Hot For The Holidays” in Newark, N.J.
on Sept. 13, 2016, left, and Kodak Black at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo)
    The list went on to name Anthony Levandowski who was sentenced to 18-months in prison for stealing proprietary information on self-driving cars while employed at Google.    His pardon was supported by more than a dozen people in the industry.    Levandowski’s sentencing judge also notably described him as a “brilliant, groundbreaking engineer that this country needs.”
    President Trump said he will not be pardoning himself, his family or his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

1/20/2021 Pence Thanks American People For ‘Privilege Of Serving’ As Vice President by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Mike Pence walks to the West Wing of the White House after addressing staff on the steps of the Eisenhower
Executive Office Building, in the White House complex, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
    Vice President Mike Pence is expressing his gratitude to the American people ahead of his and President Trump’s departure from office. He posted on Twitter Tuesday to thank Americans for the privilege of serving them over the past four years.
    Pence said serving as vice president has been the greatest honor of his life.    He went on to thank the American people on behalf of the Second Lady and his entire family.
    Pence attended the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Wednesday before heading to his hometown in Indiana.
Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoffl left, and former Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence
speak before the Pence’s depart the Capitol after the Inauguration of Joe Biden ceremony on the East Front of the Capitol
at the conclusion of the inauguration ceremonies, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

1/21/2021 HUD Secy. Ben Carson Delivers Farewell Remarks by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this June 10, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters in the Cabinet Room of the
White House in Washington. Seated alongside Trump are Pastor Darrell Scott and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
    President Trump’s secretary of the Housing and Urban Development Department recently delivered his farewell address.    On Wednesday, Ben Carson thanked Trump for nominating him as the department head four years ago.
    Carson touted many accomplishments achieved during his time working for the Trump administration, including providing housing for young adults aging out of foster care.    He also noted the administration’s goal was to help individuals become self-sufficient rather than compel Americans to be dependent on the government.
    “Freedom works better than regulation, self-sufficiency is superior to dependence and liberty is most achievable when it is derived of the people, by the people, for the people,” he stated.
    Carson went onto say “only in the land of opportunity can a poor, inner city boy go on to become a brain surgeon, a candidate for president and then one day a cabinet secretary.”

1/20/2021 Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton Revive Russia Hoax Narrative by OAN Newsroom
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives at the U.S. Capitol ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration,
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
    Nancy Pelosi and Hillary Clinton resurrected the Russia hoax narrative while seeking to place blame for the violence on Capitol Hill.
    During an interview on Clinton’s podcast Monday, the House Speaker claimed demonstrators were “puppets of Vladimir Putin” and “out for blood.”    Clinton herself added, she wants to get President Trump’s phone records to see if he called Putin during the incident.
    Pelosi then said she wants to start a 9/11 style commission to investigate and punish GOP lawmakers, while accusing them, without evidence, of aiding and abetting those who stormed the U.S. Capitol.
    This comes as the Democrats are ramping up the use of the Capitol Hill violence to paint every conservative as complicit in the incident.

1/20/2021 House Set To Vote On A Waiver On Biden’s Secy. Of Defense Pick by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, appears virtual to ask questions during a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin,
a recently retired Army general, before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington.
King is en route to Washington to attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    The House is gearing up to vote on a waiver to allow Joe Biden’s defense secretary nominee to head the Pentagon.
    Retired General Lloyd Austin appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee in a confirmation hearing Tuesday, where he noted that he understands the importance of maintaining civilian control of the military.
    According to the National Security Act of 1947, the secretary of defense must be a civilian or have at least been retired from the military for at least seven years before being able to take control of the Pentagon.    Austin only retired from service in 2016, but pledged to rely on civilian expertise if he is confirmed.
    “In war and in peace I implemented the policies of civilians elected and appointed over me, leaders like Secretary Panetta,” he stated.    “And I know that being a member of the president’s cabinet, a political appointee, requires a different perspective and unique duties from a career in uniform.”
    The House is slated to hold a vote on the waiver on Thursday.

1/20/2021 Sen. Manchin Speaks Out On COVID-19 Relief, Infrastructure by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general,
before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) recently spoke out in support of immediate stimulus relief for Americans as well as investing trillions of dollars into infrastructure.
    In an interview over the weekend, the West Virginia senator stressed he wants Congress to promptly pass legislation, which ensures people who need help are getting it.    However, he suggested relief should be targeted, but did not dismiss the idea of backing $2,000 stimulus checks.
    Manchin also called for up to $4 trillion to be spent on infrastructure over the next decade.
    In a tweet Tuesday, the moderate Democrat repeated that lawmakers can jump-start the economy by investing in infrastructure.


1/20/2021 Report: President Trump Considers Forming Patriot Party by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step out of Marine One at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on
January 20, 2021. – President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend
the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden. (Photo by ALEX     EDELMAN / AFP) (Photo by ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump appears to be keeping politics on the horizon with talks of forming his own political party.
    On Tuesday, reports said the President discussed forming a so-called “Patriot party” with some of his top aides and supporters.    Traditionally, third parties have failed to gain steam in challenging both the Democrat and Republican parties.    However, due to his large base of supporters and the record number of people who voted for him in 2020, many believe President Trump has what it takes to carry on the movement.
    According to Politico, he spent days calling his close advisors to ask what he needs to do to “stay part of the conversation.”    In his ‘farewell address,’ the President hinted at his future political career by saying the ‘MAGA movement’ is only just beginning.
    “As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together,” President Trump stated.    “We did what we came here to do and so much more.”
    The idea also came into play as some Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, broke with the President and placed blame on him for the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
    However, recent polls showed the President still has strong support among voters and the GOP. While President Trump has not officially commented on the idea — and it remains unclear if and when the plan would come together — some have voiced concern the new party would draw voters away from the Republican party.
    Nonetheless, President Trump remains committed to the American people.
    I will always fight for you,” he said.    “I will be watching.    I will be listening and I couldn’t have done it without you.    So just a goodbye, we love you, we will be back in some form.”

1/20/2021 Sen. Feinstein Defends Senators Cruz & Hawley’s Objections To Electoral College Vote Count, Calls For Open Dialogue by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 28: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) gave a surprising defense of GOP Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).
    On Tuesday, the Democrat spoke to reporters and said she supports Hawley and Cruz’s objections to the electoral vote count earlier this month.
U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO. (Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
    “The Senate is a place of freedom,” Feinstein said.    “People come to speak their piece.”

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). (Photo by Ken Cedeno-Pool/Getty Images)
    Feinstein’s comments came amid Democrat calls to have Hawley and Cruz expelled from the Senate for their objections on January 6.    She went on to say it is important to have an open dialogue, especially among lawmakers.

1/20/2021 Ga. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Stands Up For Conservative Values On Capitol Hill by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.). (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
    Freshman lawmaker, businesswoman and mother Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) is standing up for American ideals in her first weeks as a U.S. representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district.
    Before she was elected to Congress, Greene was actively involved in her community while running a construction business with her husband.    So far, Greene has co-sponsored four pieces of legislation, which upheld several of her campaign promises.
    “America is the greatest country in the world, we need conservatives in Washington that will keep it that way,” Greene stated.    “I’m running to stop gun control, open borders, the Green New Deal and socialism.”
    Greene has always been a fierce advocate for Second Amendment rights.    She joined more than 150 other representatives in co-sponsoring a bill to expand concealed carry laws across state borders.
    Meanwhile, Greene is following through with her campaign promise to hold D.C. lawmakers accountable and to crack down on career politicians.    In a joint resolution, the representative — along with other House lawmakers — proposed term limits for members of Congress.
    The first-term congresswoman also defended President Trump by joining with nearly 200 House Republicans to oppose Democrat efforts to impeach him again.
    In response to Democrat efforts, Greene said she plans to draft Articles of Impeachment against Joe Biden.    She claimed Biden is not fit to serve as president because of his alleged entanglements with China and Ukraine.
    In the meantime, Greene’s political views have been the target of Big Tech censorship.
    She was banned from Twitter for 12 hours for allegedly violating the social media platform’s “civic integrity policy.”    After she was allowed back into her account, Greene slammed Twitter for censoring conservative speech.
    She said the Big Tech giant will eventually “fall from glory” if it continues to judge opinions.

1/20/2021 Chinese Propaganda Hails End Of President Trump’s 1st Term, Calls On Biden To Return To Obama-Era Relations by OAN Newsroom
A party flag of the Chinese Communist Party. (WANG ZHAO/AFP via Getty Images)
    Chinese state propaganda is celebrating the inauguration of Joe Biden as Beijing hopes he will loosen President Trump’s ‘America first’ policies.
    On Wednesday, the official media outlet of the Chinese Communist Party released a report titled: “Good riddance Donald Trump.”
    The Chinese propaganda outlet accused President Trump of “ignorance” and “prejudice” against China, which is a position largely shared by Democrat party officials and commentators.
    The report also slammed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for condemning Beijing’s genocide of Uighurs in addition to a crackdown on Hong Kong.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President Trump share a laugh during a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump
in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
    Beijing is now calling on Biden to return to Obama-era bilateral relations.
    “The new U.S. government should conform to the aspirations of the people and be able to view China rationally and objectively,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.    “I hope they can meet the Chinese side halfway, uphold the spirit of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and push Sino-U.S. relations back on track to healthy and stable development as soon as possible.”
    The outlet also said Biden must roll-back trade and investment restrictions imposed by President Trump as well as reopen mutual investment and exchange of technology.

1/20/2021 Steve Bannon: President Trump Is Going To Take The White House Back In 2024 by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 08: Former White House senior counselor to President Donald Trump Steve Bannon leaves the E. Barrett Prettyman
United States Courthouse after he testified at the Roger Stone trial November 8, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon says President Trump is ready to run again in 2024.
    In his podcast Wednesday, Bannon said that he would begin promoting President Trump’s next White House bid.    However, President Trump has yet to commit to another run despite comments during his farewell address stating “we will come back in some form.”
    Meanwhile, Bannon suggested his ‘War Room‘ podcast was the start of President Trump’s next campaign.
US President Donald Trump (L) congratulates Senior Counselor to the President Stephen Bannon during the swearing-in of senior staff in the
East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    “President Trump is going to take the White House back in 2024, and that starts today,” Bannon said.    “And it starts with this show and I don’t care if they don’t like it.    I don’t care if the mainstream media doesn’t like it, I don’t care if the democratic party doesn’t like it.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 31: White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (R) listens to U.S. President
Donald Trump at the beginning of a meeting. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Bannon went on to mock the size of the crowd at Joe Biden’s inauguration, claiming Biden “stole too much.”    However, Biden’s team said they restricted the number of attendees at the inauguration as a safety precaution against the coronavirus.
(Photo by Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

1/20/2021 Russia: Biden May Be More Flexible In Arms Control Talks by OAN Newsroom
US Vice President Joseph Biden (R) and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov (L) meet for bilateral talks
at the 49th Munich Security Conference on February 2, 2013 in Munich, southern Germany. (CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
    Russian public media and members of parliament are skeptical of having bilateral ties with the U.S. under the Biden administration.
    “There are more soldiers in Washington D.C. than there were ever in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Leonid Slutsky, Moscow Chairman of the International Affairs Committee, stated of Biden’s inauguration.    “Organizers have already spent $45 million US dollars only on preparations and security.”
    The Russian media said Joe Biden is more interested in developing closer ties with China while economic ties between Russia and the U.S. will continue to reduce.    Russian officials said Biden may be more flexible in reaching arms-control agreements.
US Vice President Joe Biden gestures as he talks to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (unseen) during their
meeting in his residence, outside Moscow on March 9, 2011. (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
    “The situation with the New START Arms Treaty is completely different,” Slutsky said.    “I think that Democrat camp, Biden’s administration will submit to Congress a proposal to extend the New START Treaty.    From our side, despite a short notice, we’re ready, if needed, to complete the same ratification process.”
    Russian analysts also point out Biden may be compromised by his past dealings overseas, which makes him more likely to take a softer negotiating stance.

1/20/2021 Antifa Releases ‘Calls To Action’ Targeting Trump Supporters by OAN Newsroom
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 20: Members of the Communist Party USA and other anti-fascist groups protest President Joe Bidens inauguration on the steps
of the Colorado State Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States with
Vice President Kamala Harris at an inauguration ceremony in Washington DC earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
    Members of domestic terror-group ‘Antifa’ are allegedly planning to attack the supporters of President Trump in the coming few days.
    According to reports on Wednesday, Antifa is planning ‘targeted destruction’ and ‘direct action’ on Inauguration Day and through the end of this month.    The far-left militants are seeking to confront patriotic rallies and citizens protesting election fraud in several cities, such as Seattle and Sacramento.
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 20: Members of the Communist Party USA and other anti-fascist groups burn an American flag on the
steps of the Colorado State Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

    Antifa flyers found posted online also denounced Joe Biden. The militants appear to claim that they seek to dismantle the U.S. government altogether.
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 20: Members of the Communist Party USA and other anti-fascist groups burn an American flag on the steps
of the Colorado State Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

1/20/2021 Texas Prepares Lawsuits Against Joe Biden’s Policies, Gov. Abbott Says Biden’s Proposals On Immigration & Environment Are Illegal by OAN Newsroom
AUSTIN, TX – MAY 18: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Texas Governor Greg Abbott. (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)
    On Monday, Texas officials said they will take Biden to court over his proposals to open up the U.S. border, forgive student debt and restrict manufacturing activity.
    Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said Biden’s policies come in blatant violation of the constitutional rights of U.S. states.    Abbott added the litigation will focus on stopping federal overreaches on immigration and the environment.
    Meanwhile, Texas led similar lawsuits against the Obama administration during its time in office.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 05: U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with a group of newly elected governors (L-R) Governor-elect
Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Governor-elect Bruce Rauner of Illinois, Governor-elect Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Governor-elect
Greg Abbott of Texas in the Oval Office at the White House December 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

1/20/2021 Rush Limbaugh Slams Inauguration As Illegitimate by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 04: Radio personality Rush Limbaugh and wife Kathryn (L) attend the State of the Union address with First Lady Melania Trump
in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives on February 04, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    Rush Limbaugh said there is no way Democrats can claim that they represent the power base of the country.
    He went off against ‘the left’ on his radio show, noting the more than 70 million Americans who did not vote for Joe Biden.
    Like many conservatives around the country, Limbaugh acknowledged he feels a range of emotions right now.    He said he believes Democrats will try everything they can to hold onto power because they have not legitimately won it.
    Limbaugh also slammed the inauguration and claimed it looked like what someone might expect from a one-party state.
    “I think they know that this is something that has been arranged rather than legitimately sought and won,” Limbaugh said.    “And you can see this in their attitudes, in their smiles.    You can see it and hear it in the words that they are uttering.”
    Limbaugh acknowledged that he’s making himself a target by going after the left, but insisted Democrats are able to lie to themselves about their power.

1/20/2021 Small Businesses Brace For Biden Admin. Keen On Raising Taxes by OAN Newsroom
People are seen shopping at Sundays flea market in Georgetown, Washington DC, on January 10, 2021
amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images)
    Many business owners may see significant tax increases under Joe Biden’s administration, which could be the final straw for those struggling to survive.
    Policies designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus have crippled local stores by reducing traffic, canceling in-person services and making an already difficult situation worse.
    “What’s drove this store over the last 79 years or 55 years of the North Park Little League is: A mom or a dad walking in and saying to me, ‘Greg, I need a red belt, pair of blue socks, and a pair of medium gray baseball pants,'” owner of AB Sporting Goods, Greg Schloss, said.    “And I give it to them, they go on down the road and then the next one comes in.”
    Stores continue fighting to keep their doors open, but the decision doesn’t always come easily.    Schloss noted he is 61 years old and the store has run its course as it closes after 70 years of business.
    “Any time you’re running a family business…regardless of what you’re selling,” Schloss said.    “It’s a struggle to keep the doors open in good times.”
    While small business owners recognize the money given in stimulus relief has to come from somewhere, they said raised taxes would only compound their struggle.
    Republican lawmakers seem to agree.
    During the Senate confirmation hearing for Biden’s treasury secretary nominee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said raising taxes during a pandemic would cause damage to the businesses that fuel America.
    “The incoming administration has also identified interest in raising taxes,” Grassley stated.    “As I’ve already indicated to the nominee, I think it would be a big mistake to raise taxes on individuals and businesses as they struggle to an economic recovery in a pandemic.”
    According to the ‘Tax Foundation,’ the proposed plan would eliminate over 500,000 full-time equivalent jobs.
    If Congress moves forward with Biden’s tax proposal, not only will taxes go up, but Americans can expect brand new taxes in the future.

    White supremacy or white supremacism is the belief that white people are superior to those of other races and thus should dominate them.    But his party and Biden's true definition of that is anyone who has conservative views against their liberal views and you can already see that as the mainstream Fake News is doing it, Big Tech is doing it, Pelosi's Congress is doing it, and they are also trying to shut down any news service with opposing opinions so Biden's idea of uniting the country does not match with definition of unifying which is you are with us or against us.    If anything Biden is promoting for a CIVIL WAR and if he attempts to change the 1st and 2nd Amendments they will and the National Guard will have to make a choice between Capitalism or Socialism/Communism.

1/21/2021 coronavirus pandemic - Kentucky adds 3,433 cases, 49 deaths by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 3,433 new COVID-19 cases and 49 additional deaths on Wednesday.
    The test positivity rate decreased to 11.29%, the fifth consecutive day it has been below 12%.
    'While there is still so much pain and darkness in our commonwealth due to this pandemic, we are beginning to see the light ahead of us,' Gov. Andy Beshear said in a statement.    'This plateauing positivity rate is great news for Kentucky, especially as we continue to bring more of these live-saving vaccines to our people each week.'
    There have now been 334,321 positive cases of the coronavirus and 3,243 related deaths in Kentucky since the virus was first detected in the state.
    There were 1,678 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 399 in an intensive care unit and 205 on a ventilator.
    As of Wednesday afternoon, 232,127 Kentuckians have been vaccinated — about 5.2% of the state’s population. The state has received 444,325 doses since vaccine distribution began last month.
    Beshear said Tuesday he asked the federal government to double Kentucky’s vaccine allotment because the state has the capacity to distribute more doses than it’s getting.
    'The supply we’re going to get next week is already 30,000 doses underneath what we can administer within a seven-day period,' he wrote in a tweet Wednesday.    'We are getting faster each week, and we need the supply to meet demand so that we can give a #shotofhope to all Kentuckians.'
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 2,942 new cases of the coronavirus and 62 more deaths Wednesday.    The state has now seen 598,313 positive cases and 9,154 deaths.
[49 deaths / 3,433 cases = 0.01% mortality rate is normal and Andy don’t lie to us this value you gave us has to be for Tuesday and Wednesday because you did not report one yesterday.].

1/20/2021 Biden Signs Series Of Damaging Executive Orders by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden signs his first executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden has attempted to undo President Trump’s legacy by signing a series of executive orders.    On Wednesday, he signed 17 orders reneging policies on climate, foreign policy and illegal immigration.
    Regarding climate, Biden decided to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord.    The Trump administration fully pulled out of the agreement last November after years of President Trump railing against it due to its possible impacts on America’s economy.
    “The Paris accord was not designed to save the environment, It was designed to kill the American economy,” President Trump previously stated.    “I refuse to surrender millions of American jobs and send trillions of American dollars to the world’s worst polluters and environmental offenders.”
    Biden then signed an order backtracking on President Trump’s plan to not include illegal immigrants in the census count and another one strengthening protections for those in the DACA program.
    The Democrat also signed an order repealing President Trump’s 1776 commission, which was his plan to teach children about the great parts of America’s history.
    “For many years now, the radicals have mistaken Americans’ silence for weakness, but they are wrong,” President Trump once stated.    “There is no more powerful force than a parent’s love for their children, and patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country.”
    During the signing, Biden said President Trump left him a “very generous” letter, but failed to provide specifics on it.

1/20/2021 3 Dead After Military Helicopter Crash In N.Y. by OAN Newsroom
In this file photo, a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
    A routine training mission turned into tragedy after a helicopter crashed in Upstate New York. On Wednesday, Monroe County Sheriff Todd Baxter revealed that at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time several calls were made to 9-1-1 reporting a low-flying aircraft.
    “According to the 9-1-1 reports, and again this is all preliminary so it could change, but there were calls of sputtering sounds of an engine and that the aircraft was flying very low,” he explained.    “And then shortly thereafter reports of a crash, of the sounding of a crash and then, of course, reports that came in for the crash itself.”
    Emergency personnel arrived on scene to find the helicopter still ablaze and a debris field the size of several city blocks.
    The helicopter was identified as one of the National Guard’s UH-60 medical evacuation helicopters assigned to C Company of the 1st Battalion 171st General Support Aviation Battalion.    It was on a routine training mission out of an Army aviation support facility at Rochester International Airport.
    Officials confirmed the three people onboard, who are believed to be guardsmen, all perished.    The names of the victims have not yet been disclosed.
    As the investigation continues, a number of New York officials have issued statements sharing their condolences for the families involved.
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) praised the guardsmen who he said, “answered the call to help and serve their fellow New Yorkers."    The senator continued, stating “their country and their sacrifices will never be forgotten.”
    Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has ordered flags on all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff.

1/20/2021 Portland Authorities Declare Unlawful Assembly After Antifa Rioters Cause Extreme Damage To Federal Property by OAN Newsroom
A group of protesters demonstrate Wednesday evening, Jan. 20, 2021, outside the U.S. Immigrations
and Customs Enforcement (ICE) building in Portland, Ore. (Assfault Pirates via AP)
    Multiple individuals in Portland, Oregon are in custody after Antifa and far-left protestors caused extensive damage to the area.
    On Wednesday night, law enforcement declared an unlawful assembly after over 150 extremists vandalized a federal immigration building by throwing rocks and spreading graffiti around the property.    Authorities were able to gain control of the scene after clashing with the protesters.
    Earlier in the afternoon, protesters gathered at Revolution Hall when they marched to the headquarters of the Democrat Party of Oregon to demonstrate against law enforcement and the presidential inauguration.    The gathering turned violent with demonstrators seen smashing windows and carrying signs that read “we want revenge” and “we are ungovernable.”
    Authorities were able to arrest eight people in connection to the damage and seize an array of weapons, including molotov cocktails, chemical spray and a crow bar.    Charges range from criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, inciting a riot and possession of a destructive device.
    “I can confirm that officers have arrested and charged eight adults with crimes related to protests today,” stated Sgt. Kevin Allen, Portland Police Bureau.    “Our objectives and goals tonight include protecting people constitutional right to assembly and free speech, maintaining peace, protecting life and responding to incidents that threaten life.”
    Law enforcement will continue to investigate the riot, while warning anyone who was anyone involved is subject to arrest or citation.

1/20/2021 Freshman Colo. Rep. Lauren Boebert: I Am My Own Security by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., center, joins other freshman
Republican House members for a group photo at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    The newest representative from Colorado’s Third District is making headlines as one of the loudest advocates for Second Amendment rights in her freshman class.
    Lauren Boebert announced her candidacy in December 2019, while promising to stand up to “the Democrats that hate our country.”    She called out Republican incumbent Scott Tipton for not putting Colorado residents first.
    Boebert cited his failure to obtain adequate funding for a business initiative and his diversion of funds toward illegal immigrants rather than Colorado taxpayers.    Tipton did little to counter her attacks.    In what has been described as a “stunning upset,” she went on to win the primary.
    “I’m really just even more honored and humbled to be able to serve the people in our district, and I hope that that spills over into the rest of our state and and begins to influence the rest of Colorado,” Boebert stated.    “And so we could get back to these conservative values, get back to upholding the Constitution of the United States.”
    When she was elected to Congress, she pledged to be her own security and carry a gun everyday in Washington, D.C.    After 21 Democrats attempted to stop her from open-carrying at the capitol, she successfully led the charge to defeat the unconstitutional overreach.
    “I am proud to say I am countering that letter, with my colleagues to stop the radical gun grab that Democrats are trying,” Boebert stated.
    Her dedication to upholding the Second Amendment far pre-dates the day she assumed office. Since 2013, she and her husband have been running Shooter’s Grill, which one customer has described as “the safest restaurant in Colorado.”    The western themed restaurant empowers female employees by encouraging them to open-carry.
    While the left attempts to capitalize on the idea of female victimhood, Boebert continues to push-back by unapologetically standing by her values and becoming a role model for women across America.

1/20/2021 Republicans Slam MSM For ‘Soft’ Biden Coverage by OAN Newsroom
File – Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing on
‘worldwide threats to the homeland’, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020 on Capitol Hill Washington. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)
    Republicans and conservative organizations are reflecting on how the U.S. will change with a Democrat president.
    In an interview Wednesday, Texas Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R) called out the mainstream media for showing “softer” coverage of Joe Biden than back in 2016.    He said, “it’s frustrating to watch the press go right back to the Obama-era.”
    Crenshaw also took to social media to slam the 17 executive actions Biden signed his first day in office.    Many Republicans said the new laws, including ending the Keystone XL pipeline and the Muslim travel ban, will eliminate years of GOP-led legislation.
    Meanwhile, CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta said President Trump left office “like an autocrat,” while noting his decision not to attend the inauguration.    “He’s almost leaving town like an autocrat,” he stated.    “Ousted from power, heading into exile.”
    President Trump spoke to his supporters and promised that they will see him again in some fashion.    “I will always fight for you,” he stated.    “I will be watching; I will be listening and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better.”

1/21/2021 Biden Admin. Reverses Name Of Official Embassy Account That Sparked Outrage Online by OAN Newsroom
A sign on a bridge leading to the US Embassy compound ahead the official opening in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
    The Biden administration is reversing a controversial decision regarding the U.S. Ambassador to Israel’s Twitter account.    On the social media platform     Wednesday, the account’s name was switched back from the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza to simply the U.S. Ambassador to Israel.
    This occurred after the administration came under fire for initially including the West Bank and Gaza in the account name, which many took to imply Biden would not recognize Israel’s sovereignty over these territories.
(Image: Twitter Screen-grab)
    The move marked a likely shift in American policy in Israel to reportedly focus more on Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.    The initial decision by the Biden administration to change the name of the account came in contrast to President Trump’s pro-Israel policies.
    “He was good for Israel, he did nice things for us, he came toward us not like any other president in the past,” said Alon Sender, a Petah Tikva resident.    “We will miss him, but hopefully Biden will be as good for Israel as Trump was.”
    The U.S. State Department has not yet commented on the temporary name switch.

1/21/2021 McCarthy Discusses Plans On Capitol Hill Moving Forward by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy held a press conference to outline goals for Congress moving forward.    While speaking to reporters Thursday, he began by highlighting the work of the Trump administration over the past four years and touting the greatest American economy seen in a generation.
    McCarthy went on to say that even though there was a party shift in Washington, the problems lawmakers need to address still impact America.    He then pointed to opening America back up and getting kids back in school.
    “Americans need our help at home and that’s where our focus must remain…that means Congress needs to step up as well,” he stated.    “But instead, I just heard the majority party is now telling us to go home…one day into a new administration…already canceling a scheduled work week.”
    McCarthy emphasized the need for unity and said the left is already heading in the wrong direction.    Nonetheless, he noted Republicans are ready to get to work for the American people.

1/21/2021 Biden Halts U.S. Withdrawal From The World Health Organization by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 file photo, President Joe Biden speaks during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
The Biden administration is taking quick steps to keep the United States in the World Health Organization. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
    Joe Biden has unilaterally stopped the U.S. withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) following President Trump’s decision to step away from the bloc due to Chinese Communist influence.    Biden signed an executive order on Wednesday effectively blocking the U.S. from exiting the pact.
    President Trump took steps to remove the U.S. from the organization amid reports the head of the WHO helped China cover up initial COVID-19 infection reports, which could have stopped the pandemic.    The Trump administration’s move would have stopped federal funds from going to the global alliance.
    “So we have 325 million people.    China has 1.5 billion people, right?” President Trump hypothetically asked.    “We paid $500 million a year.    They paid $39 million yearly.”    He went on to point out that China had officials who were practically running the organization.
    Meanwhile, the WHO appeared all too eager to welcome the Biden administration as many Americans are left concerned about the fiscal impact of rejoining the organization.

1/21/2021 N.Y. Threatens To Sue Biden Admin. If Pandemic Aid Doesn’t Come by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, CVS Pharmacist Gerard Diebner prepares COVID-19 vaccine for nursing home residents
at Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, File)
    New York has warned the state will run out of coronavirus vaccines in the coming days unless the federal government intervenes.
    While speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) pressured the Biden administration to provide more coronavirus aid to the Empire State while threatening litigation if it doesn’t come soon.
    “If Washington doesn’t provide the New York state with our fair share of funding, we’re going to pursue litigation because I cannot in good faith represent the people of this state and know that they are being harmed,” stated the governor.
    On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he expects for the state to run out its supply
of available vaccines by the end of the week as coronavirus vaccination sites have begun to temporarily close around the state.
    “This week, we’ve had to tell 23,000 New Yorkers, who had an appointment this week, that they will not be able to get that appointment for lack of supply,” explained the mayor.    “If we had the freedom to vaccinate, if we had those second doses free up, we could reach those 23,000 New Yorkers this week.”
    State officials are urging health care facilities to halt scheduling vaccination appointments until more doses are given out by federal regulators.
    The governor is asking for roughly $15 billion in aid from the federal government in order to help New York recover from the pandemic.
    “Our distribution network is up and running, we’re just waiting on the supply,” stated Cuomo.    “But we’re in a position that when we get the supply, we will be able to move the supply and that’s the position we should be in.”
    On average, New York has been able to distribute roughly 65,000 dose administrations a day.

1/21/2021 Biden Admin. Calls For Unity While Supporting Impeachment by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden refuses to condemn Democrat efforts to impeach President Trump despite claiming the new administration is focused on unity.
    In a White House press briefing Wednesday, Biden’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, told reporters he’s trying to address issues the American people are facing. She noted this includes the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
    However, Psaki also commented that the Senate is capable of “doing their constitutional duty” related to impeachment efforts while also working on business for the American people.
    “We are confident though that just like the American people can, the Senate can also multitask,” she stated.    And they can do their constitutional duty while continuing to conduct the business of the American people.
    The House already voted to impeach President Trump and leaders in the Senate are reportedly considering to continue those efforts.
    Psaki went on to say Biden plans to leave the mechanics, the timing and the specifics of how Congress moves forward on impeachment to them.

1/21/2021 City Of London To Remove Statues Linked To Slavery Trade by Huw Jones and Estelle Shirbon
FILE PHOTO: The early morning sun silhouettes commuters as they make their way through Canary Wharf in London, Britain September 5, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
    LONDON (Reuters) – The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.
    The move, voted through by the City’s elected representatives, is part of a wider debate over how Britain remembers and represents its history, sparked by the spontaneous toppling of a slave trader’s statue in the city of Bristol during Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.
    Following those protests, the corporation that runs the Square Mile financial district set up a task force on tackling racism, which recommended removing statues of William Beckford and John Cass from the medieval Guildhall.
    “The view of members was that removing and re-siting statues linked to slavery is an important milestone in our journey towards a more inclusive and diverse City,” the City’s political leader Catherine McGuinness said.
    Cass was a member of parliament and merchant in transatlantic slave trading during the early 1700s.    Beckford was two times Lord Mayor of London in the 18th century and had plantations in Jamaica with slaves.
    Last summer’s turmoil caused the Church of England, the Bank of England, an Oxford University college and other institutions to grapple with what they should do about historical legacies such as monuments to people involved in slavery or colonialism.
    That has sparked a backlash from the ruling Conservative Party, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson accusing those wanting to remove statues of engaging in “a great lie, a distortion of our history” by seeking to “photoshop” the cultural landscape.
    On Saturday, the minister for local government, Robert Jenrick, said in a newspaper column he would change the law to require “proper process” in order to prevent monuments from being “removed on a whim or at the behest of a baying mob.”
    In London’s predominantly white financial sector, the Black Lives Matter protests increased pressure to better reflect the wider population’s ethnic diversity.
    Britain’s financial services and City minister John Glen told a conference on Thursday that the Race at Work Charter launched in 2018 had attracted 50 firms to sign up to commit to tackling barriers.
    But Tony Sewell, chair of a Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities that is due to report soon, said the focus should be on developing all talent and not on what he described as a “mini industry” of diversity and inclusion services.
    “I would challenge companies today not to get too worried about this whole idea of doing lots and lots of diversity stuff,” Sewell said.
    “I would ask the harder question.    How is their talent being developed?    I am fairly cynical about charter sign-ups and tick boxes, which are easy to do,” Sewell said.
(Additional reporting by Estelle Shirbon, Editing by William Maclean)

1/21/2021 Big U.S. Oil Drillers Have Federal Permits To Mute Effect Of Any Biden Ban by Jennifer Hiller and Nichola Groom
FILE PHOTO: A drilling rig operates in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area in Lea County, New Mexico, U.S., February 10, 2019. REUTERS/Nick Oxford
    (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden’s promised ban on new oil and gas drilling on federal lands would take years to shut off production from top shale drillers because they already have stockpiled permits, according to Reuters interviews with executives.
    But smaller independent oil drillers without the resources of big corporations were more worried about Biden’s vow to toughen regulations and stop issuing new permits on federal lands, part of his sweeping plan to combat climate change and bring the economy to net zero emissions by 2050.
    Federal lands are the source of about 10% of U.S. oil and gas supply. Fossil fuels produced on federally managed lands and waters contribute nearly 25% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, according to government estimates, making them an easy target for the administration’s climate agenda.
    The seven companies that control half the federal supply onshore in the Lower 48 states have leases and permits in hand that could last years.
    “We have always been very confident that we will continue to develop and drill on federal acreage,” said David Hager, executive chairman of Devon Energy Corp, the biggest oil producer on onshore federal land in the Lower 48 states.    “It’s embedded into the rights we have in the leases and we’re doing it the right way.”
    He said he expected the company’s federal lands permits would last at least four years.     Other top producers on federal land include EOG Resources Inc, ExxonMobil Corp, Occidental Petroleum Corp, ConocoPhillips, and Mewbourne Oil Company.
    Representatives at these companies did not comment for this article.    But several have issued public statements saying they have solid stockpiles of federal permits and an ability to meet tougher emissions regulations expected under Biden.    They have also said they can quickly shift drilling to state or private acreage once federal permits dry up.     EOG has said it has at least four years of federal permits.    “When it comes to access to federal lands, that’s one of the things we’re not really worried about in our business. We have a lot of potential outside of federal land, too,” Chief Operating Officer Billy Helms said during an investor conference last year.
    Occidental said last year it had well over 200 federal drilling permits in hand and had requested another roughly 200 permits on New Mexico acreage, where some of the richest reserves lie beneath federally owned property.
    Ameredev II, which produces about 10,000 barrels of oil per day in New Mexico’s Permian, also has federal drilling permits to last at least four years.
    “We’re trying to maximize our value against an uncertain range of possibilities,” said CEO Parker Reese.
    Energy consultancy Rystad said it saw stockpiling of federal lands drilling permits in the run-up to the November presidential election, with federal permit requests rising to a 31% share of all permit requests in the major U.S. oilfields from 18% in 2019.
    Biden’s team did not respond to several requests for comment, and it was unclear when his administration might act on a drilling ban.
    Most onshore federal drilling happens in Western states like New Mexico, Colorado and Wyoming, which get a share of extraction royalties and depend on that revenue.
    As Biden takes office, U.S. shale drilling industry has already declined sharply due to weak prices.
    Total U.S. shale output is expected to fall to 7.5 million barrels per day in February, the U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday, which would be the lowest since June 2020.
    Shale drilling accounts for roughly two-thirds of U.S. crude oil production, but output is expected to decline throughout 2021 as producers rein in spending.
    A large swathe of the industry is made up of smaller firms that lack the deep pockets to squirrel away permits, get a jumpstart on installing new emissions control technologies or take their business elsewhere.
    “The impact on the independent oilman is a heck of a lot greater than it is on Big Oil,” said Don Law, owner of Denver-based Prima Exploration Inc, which produces about half of its 1,000 barrels of oil a day on federal lands, mainly in Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota.
    Law called Biden’s promised policy “an existential threat” unlike any he has encountered in 40 years in the oil business, echoing the rhetoric used by some climate activists about the threat posed by global warming.
    Many smaller drilling firms operate in a single state or basin, according to trade group Western Energy Alliance, and would struggle to pack up and leave.     “I actually live here,” said Mark Murphy, a third-generation oilman in New Mexico.    His company, Strata Production Co, has 15 employees and operates 47 wells, mostly on federal acreage.
    WEA, the oil and gas industry trade group most focused on public lands policy, has pledged to fight any efforts to impose a leasing ban in court.    States that rely heavily on revenues from federal oil and gas drilling are also ramping up opposition.
    Last month Wyoming officials issued a study that said a ban would cost eight Western states $8.1 billion in tax revenue and $34.1 billion in investment in the next five years.    The state’s governor, Mark Gordon, called the predictions “devastating.”
    New Mexico’s Democratic Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in late 2019 that she would seek a waiver from any drilling ban imposed by a future administration.    But she has not discussed the issue publicly since, and her office did not respond to several requests for comment.
(Reporting by Jennifer Hiller and Nichola Groom; editing by Richard Valdmanis and David Gregorio)

1/21/2021 TC Energy Cuts Jobs As Keystone Pipeline Nixed, But Markets Start To Move On by Rod Nickel and Valerie Volcovici
FILE PHOTO: A depot used to store pipes for TC Energy Corp's planned Keystone XL oil pipeline
is seen in Gascoyne, North Dakota, January 25, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester
    WINNIPEG, Manitoba/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – TC Energy Corp will eliminate more than 1,000 construction jobs in coming weeks and halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline after U.S. President Joe Biden revoked the project’s presidential permit, the company said in an email to employees.
    Biden’s decision to cancel the permit is seen as the project’s death knell, after more than a decade of legal battles and shifting fortunes based on who held office in the White House. Opponents of the line fought its construction for years, saying it was unnecessary and would hamper the U.S. transition to cleaner fuels.
    “I believe this will send a concerning signal to infrastructure developers that resonates far beyond our project and will stifle innovation for a practical transition towards sustainable energy,” said KXL President Richard Prior in the email, sent on Wednesday and seen by Reuters.
    With KXL now off the table, analysts said, TC Energy will need to find new ways to increase its earnings over the next five years but may also benefit from no longer being in the crosshairs of environmental campaigners opposed to Canadian oil sands development.
    “The company is a much more utility-like business model than (competitors) Pembina or Enbridge.    They are highly stable and not getting the credit for that,” said Ryan Bushell, portfolio manager for Newhaven Asset Management and an investor in TC Energy.
    TC Energy shares were last up 1.9% on the Toronto Stock Exchange at C$56.98, erasing the losses sustained earlier this week when news of the cancellation broke.
    Proponents of the line, which would have shipped 830,000 barrels per day of oil sands crude from Alberta to Nebraska, argued that it created several thousand good-paying jobs and that pipelines remain the safest ways to transport fuel. The line was meant to come into service in 2023.
    Construction was well underway in Canada and the international border crossing was complete.    In the United States TC Energy had started work on pump stations in each of the states the line would pass through, but legal setbacks left it unable to do dredging work under U.S. bodies of water.
    Prior, in his email, said the company will start to shut down construction at U.S. pump station sites and the Canadian portion of the project in coming weeks.
    “The benefit is a ‘cleaner’ story without large-scale project risk, an improved balance sheet that can self-fund the current secured backlog, and a better-positioned ESG narrative,” said BMO Capital Markets analysts Ben Pham in a note where he upgraded the company’s rating to “outperform.”
    TC Energy owns the existing Keystone oil pipeline, which runs from Alberta to the U.S. storage hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, and to the U.S. Gulf, along with a power and storage business.    It also operates the largest integrated natural gas pipeline system in North America, stretching from British Columbia to Mexico.
    A new chief executive, François Poirier, took over this month. On TC Energy’s last quarterly earnings call, Poirier said building up the power and storage business was a opportunity for growth, and did not rule out M&A activity.
    During the U.S. campaign, Biden had committed to canceling the project, which has been in development since 2008.    Former President Donald Trump approved a permit for the line in 2017 shortly after taking office, but the line afterward faced numerous legal challenges that hampered construction.
    “I don’t think this is a surprise for anyone.    It’s more a confirmation of what most assumed after the election,” said a source at TC Energy.
(Additional reporting by Nia Williams in Calgary and Devika Krishna Kumar in New York; Editing by Steve Orlofsky)

1/21/2021 Exclusive: Trump’s EPA Granted Sinclair Oil Last-Minute Biofuel Waivers by Stephanie Kelly and Humeyra Pamuk
FILE PHOTO: E85 ethanol fuel is shown being pumped into a vehicle at a gas station selling
alternative fuels in the town of Nevada, Iowa, December 6, 2007. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Sinclair Oil Corporation waivers that exempt both its refineries in Wyoming from biofuel blending requirements for the 2019 compliance year, two sources familiar with the matter said, making it the only company to have received exemptions for that year so far.
    The EPA had announced it granted two 2019 waivers to refining facilities on Tuesday night, hours before the departure of the administration of President Donald Trump, but did not identify the recipients.    Some 30 other waiver applications for that year remained unanswered.
    The two waivers went to the 85,000 barrel-per-day Sinclair Wyoming refinery and the 30,000 bpd Sinclair Casper refinery, which is also in Wyoming, the sources said, asking not to be named discussing the matter.
    The EPA also granted a waiver to a refining facility for the 2018 compliance year, but it was unclear who the recipient was, the sources said.
    Representatives for the EPA and for privately-held Sinclair did not immediately comment.
    The announcement marked one of the last moves by the EPA under Trump and drew criticism from both the biofuel industry, which opposes such exemptions, and the oil industry, which said the agency left too many lingering exemption issues unanswered.
    The so-called Small Refinery Exemption program is a part of the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which requires refiners to blend billions of gallons of biofuels into their fuel mix, or buy credits from those that do. Refiners can apply for an exemption if they average 75,000 bpd of throughput or less and can prove the blending requirements would do them financial harm.
    The waiver program has been at the center of a heated battle between the oil and biofuel industries since Trump came into office and vastly expanded the number of exemptions granted annually to refiners.
    The biofuel industry and farmers say the waivers hurt demand for products like corn-based ethanol, while the oil industry rejects that and says the exemptions are needed to keep small refiners in business.
    It is not yet clear how the Biden administration will handle the waiver program.
    In January 2020 the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a case launched by the biofuel industry that the EPA can grant exemptions only to refining facilities that have received them continuously each year since 2010.
    That decision cast doubt over the entire waiver program since the refining industry says only two refineries have continuously received the exemptions for a decade.
    The refining industry successfully convinced the Supreme Court earlier this year to consider the case.    That hearing has not yet been scheduled.
    It was not immediately clear whether Sinclair has continuously received such waivers since 2010, or what circumstances led to it securing the 2019 exemptions.
    Sinclair’s refineries did not receive an exemption for the 2013 compliance year, according to a filing in March from rival Wynnewood Refining Company.    And it had not received one for 2018 as of 2019, according to a petition it filed with the EPA.    It was not immediately clear whether it had secured either since.
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled on Thursday that the EPA’s action to grant the three waivers this week must be stayed after an emergency motion filed by the Renewable Fuels Association on Tuesday challenged the agency’s efforts to process them.
    There are still 32 pending waiver applications from refiners for the 2019 compliance year and 44 pending applications for the 2018 compliance year, according to EPA’s website.
(Reporting by Stephanie Kelly and Humeyra Pamuk; editing by Richard Valdmanis and Marguerita Choy)

1/21/2021 WTO Finds For South Korea Over U.S. Trade Measures, In Challenge For Biden
FILE PHOTO: The World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured in front of their headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
    GENEVA (Reuters) – The World Trade Organization recommended on Thursday that the United States revise a series of duties imposed in the pre-Trump era on South Korea, presenting new U.S. President Joe Biden with a dilemma.
    A day after Biden’s inauguration, his new administration faces a test of its multilateral credentials, with a choice between complying with the WTO ruling or lodging an appeal to put the case into a legal void.
    The United States has up to 60 days to appeal.    If it does so, the case would enter a legal limbo because the Trump administration paralysed the WTO’s Appellate Body by blocking appointments and leaving it with too few adjudicators to rule.
    The duties were imposed on four grades of steel in 2016 and on large power transformers in 2012 under the administration of Donald Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, whose vice president Biden was.
    A three-person WTO panel found that the U.S. Department of Commerce failed to take into account all the information available when it calculated the level of dumping or subsidies.
    The Commerce Department had not specified in detail the information requested, did not take into account some of the information submitted and rejected other information provided after a certain date, the panel found.
    The tariffs on transformer makers Hyosung Heavy Industries Corp and Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co and steelmakers from Hyundai Steel and POSCO were therefore inconsistent with WTO rules, the panel said.
    The European Union also joined the case, saying steel producers in Italy, the Netherlands and Britain, then an EU member, had also suffered from this U.S. practice.
    South Korea did though fail to convince the panel that U.S. authorities had an “unwritten measure” of using the most adverse facts available in order to maximise duties, where an exporter had failed fully to cooperate.
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Gareth Jones and Jonathan Oatis)

1/21/2021 Calif. Wine Country Business Coalition Sues Gov. Gavin Newsom by OAN Newsroom
California Governor Gavin Newsom. (Photo by Agustin PAULLIER / AFP) (Photo by AGUSTIN PAULLIER/AFP via Getty Images)
    A group of wineries and restaurants launch a lawsuit against California Governor Gavin Newsom (D).
    The ‘Wine Country Coalition for Safe Reopening‘ filed the lawsuit Tuesday.    It alleges Newsom did not provide scientific evidence to show outdoor dining is more dangerous to public health than other permitted activities.
    The lawsuit demands the governor open outdoor dining or prove that it is unsafe.    According to business owners, the state made a false claim that their decisions are based on science.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – MAY 01: Demonstrators protest California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s continued statewide shelter in place order
outside of San Francisco City Hall on May 01, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    “We’ve had devastating wildfires this year that were down the street from the hotel,” Carl Dene, owner of Brannan Cottage Inn, said.    “We lost weeks of business because of that; we have lost months of business because of COVID.    It’s been a really bad roller coaster.”
A tourist takes a selfie picture during a visit of the cellars of the Castel Mimi Winery. (Photo by SERGEI GAPON/AFP via Getty Images)
    This is the latest in a series of litigation against the Democrat governor over his coronavirus restrictions.

1/21/2021 ‘The Nightmare Is Over’: Optimism In Mexico As Biden Rolls Back Trump’s Immigration Policies by Jose Luis Gonzalez
Central American migrants stand near the Paso del Norte International border bridge after being returned to Mexico following
their illegal crossing into the U.S., in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
    CIUDAD JUAREZ (Reuters) – Dozens of asylum seekers crowded the U.S. port of entry in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez on Thursday after U.S. President Joe Biden began his term in office by reversing many of former President Trump’s hardline immigration policies.
    In its first public announcement, Biden’s Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday it would end all enrollments in a controversial Trump program – known as the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) – that since 2019 has forced more than 65,000 asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for their U.S. court hearings, sometimes for months or even years.
    The announcement did not specify what will happen to people currently in the program and only said they “should remain where they are, pending further official information from U.S. government officials.”
    Some Cuban and Central American asylum seekers flocked to ports of entry on Thursday morning, many carrying their belongings, hoping to end their waits in dangerous border towns where migrants can face extortion, kidnapping, and rape.
    “I came to the bridge to turn myself in because I’m Cuban and I want to pursue a political asylum case in the United States,” said Angel Alejandro Segreo, 27.
    This time, Segreo and other first-time asylum seekers were turned away because of a public health order implemented in March 2020 at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic that allows U.S. border agents to expel most border crossers for public health reasons.
    Yet, even after being expelled back into Mexico, he and other asylum seekers expressed enthusiasm that their conditions would, sooner or later, improve under the new administration.
    “I’m happy with the new president of the United States, but I want to see him do what he promised to do,” Segreo said.
    Gustavo, a Honduran asylum seeker who declined to provide his last name at the advice of his attorney, said he too was “optimistic.”
    He said he had already spent a year and a half in Tijuana under MPP and that he was willing to keep waiting.
    “I’m going to be patient,” he said.    “It’s been very hard to live in Tijuana all this time, but we have a goal and we’re not going to give up.”
    Mexico’s former immigration chief, Tonatiuh Guillen, said in an interview that Biden’s steps on his first day in office meant “the nightmare is over.”
    More actions that could affect asylum seekers and refugees are due to be announced by the Biden administration on Jan. 29.
    Christian Ariel Pereira, a migrant from El Salvador who traveled with his wife and 4-year-old son and has been in Ciudad Juarez four months, said he was hopeful.
    “I had faith that he (Biden) was going to win and just as I had faith he was going to win, I also have faith he will fulfill everything he has promised,” he said.
(Reporting by Jose Luis Gonzalez in Ciudad Juarez and Lizbeth Diaz in Mexico City; writing by Laura Gottesdiener; editing by Mica Rosenberg and Rosalba O’Brien)

1/21/2021 Parler Loses Bid To Require Amazon To Restore Service by Elizabeth Culliford and Jonathan Stempel
FILE PHOTO: A screengrab of website and Parler CEO John Matze's message on January 16, 2021, reading "Hello world, is this thing on?," seen in this picture obtained on January 17, 2021 from social media. PARLER.COM WEBSITE /via REUTERS
    (Reuters) – A U.S. federal judge on Thursday rejected Parler’s demand that Inc restore web hosting services for the social media platform, which Amazon had cut off following the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.
    U.S. District Judge Barbara Rothstein in Seattle said Parler was unlikely to prove Amazon breached its contract or violated antitrust law by suspending service on Jan. 10, and that it was “not a close call.”
    She also forcefully rejected the suggestion that the public interest would be served by a preliminary injunction requiring Amazon Web Services to “host the kind of abusive, violent content at issue in this case, particularly in light of the recent riots at the U.S. Capitol.”
    “That event,” she added, “was a tragic reminder that inflammatory rhetoric can – more swiftly and easily than many of us would have hoped – turn a lawful protest into a violent insurrection.”
    Parler and Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
    Amazon had said Parler ignored repeated warnings to effectively address growth in violent content, including calls to assassinate prominent Democratic politicians, leading business executives and members of the media.
    Researchers have said far-right groups at the Capitol had a vigorous online presence on platforms including Parler, where they spread violent rhetoric.
    Parler said there was no evidence apart from anecdotes in the press that it had a role in inciting the riots, and that it was unfair to deprive millions of law-abiding Americans a platform for free speech.
    It also said Amazon had no right to threaten its “extinction” by pulling the plug, and accused it of doing so out of “political animus” to benefit Twitter Inc, a larger Amazon client that Parler said did not censor violent content targeting conservatives.
    Rothstein rejected that argument, saying Parler had merely raised the “specter of preferential treatment” for Twitter.
    Many supporters of former U.S. President Donald Trump favor Parler, which has claimed it had more than 12 million users.
    Parler remains largely offline after being dropped by Amazon, and removed from the app stores of Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google after the Washington unrest.
    Those companies also cited Parler’s poor record of policing violent content in explaining their decisions.
    Parler Chief Executive Officer John Matze told Reuters on Jan. 13 that Parler may be offline for good, but later pledged it would return and be stronger.
    Matze and his family were forced to “go into hiding” after receiving death threats, his lawyer said on Jan. 15.
    A static version of Parler’s website recently returned, including a notice saying Parler was having technical difficulties, and a handful of posts from people like Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Mark Levin.
    Jeffrey Wernick, Parler’s chief operating officer, said on Tuesday the company was posting comments on behalf of “friends who reached out.”
    The site’s internet protocol address is owned by DDos-Guard, which is controlled by two Russian men and provides services including protection from distributed denial-of-service attacks, according to infrastructure expert Ronald Guilmette.
(Reporting by Elizabeth Culliford and Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional reporting by Katie Paul in San Francisco; Editing by Bill Berkrot and Rosalba O’Brien)

1/22/2021 Oil down $0.21 to $53.20, DOW down 12 to 31,176.

1/22/2021 Fractured state GOP pressures McConnell - Some seek resolution to urge him to back Trump by Morgan Watkins, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK     Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is getting pushback from members of his own party in Kentucky for his decision, so far, to not back up former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment.
    The Republican Party of Nelson County and its chairman, Don Thrasher, are leading an effort to publicly pressure the longtime senator — a political force nationally and at home — to stand behind the man who, until President Joe Biden’s inauguration Wednesday, was the GOP’s most powerful member.     The Nelson County party announced Sunday that more than 30 conservative county chairs and vice chairs in the state called for the Republican Party of Kentucky’s leadership to meet and consider a resolution that would formally urge McConnell to fully support Trump and condemn this impeachment.
    The U.S. House of Representatives has charged Trump with inciting an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.    Pro-Trump rioters breached the Capitol that day and forced     Congress to temporarily halt its certification of Biden’s victory.    The riot, which McConnell condemned as a “failed insurrection,” resulted in the deaths of a U.S. Capitol Police officer and four other people.
    “It is time for the Kentucky Republican Party to let our people know we stand with President Trump,” Thrasher said in a statement, cautioning there would be a “mass exodus if Sen. McConnell doesn’t act in the best interest of the state party.”
    The Boone County Republican Party’s vice chairwoman, Emily Shelton, told The Cincinnati Enquirer she and the party’s chairman, Josh Walton, support the proposed resolution, although she indicated she doesn’t expect it to affect McConnell.
    “His support of the 2nd impeachment would indeed be a slap in the face to the great majority of Republicans in the Commonwealth,” Shelton said in a statement to The Enquirer, part of the USA TODAY Network.    “All I can say is ‘Mitch is going to do what Mitch is going to do.’    I don’t think he’s running for another term.    He is happy that Trump is out.    No resolution will phase him in the slightest.”
    A Republican Party of Kentucky employee confirmed its State Central Committee will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Saturday, and the proposed resolution is on the agenda.    That committee has over 350 members, including the chairs and vice chairs of county-level Republican parties as well as elected officials who are part of the GOP (including McConnell himself).

1/22/2021 coronavirus pandemic - State reports a record 58 new deaths - Beshear: Flags at Capitol to mark all of those lost by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported its highest-ever daily total of deaths caused by COVID-19 with 58 announced Thursday.
    Gov. Andy Beshear said the high number is the result of the exponential growth in positive cases seen post-holidays, though he said that growth has been stopped.
    After reading the long list of names of the people who died from the virus, Beshear said an American flag will be placed on Kentucky Capitol grounds for each one of the 3,301 Kentuckians lost since the pandemic began.
    'These are all children of God loved by their families, needed by their community, deeply, deeply missed,' the governor said.
    Kentucky’s coronavirus test positivity rate decreased for the fourth day in a row, dropping to 11.05% Thursday.
    Beshear said the rate is still higher than it needs to be but called the decrease a 'good trend.'
    The governor also reported 3,728 new positive cases of the virus Thursday.    Kentucky has now had 338,034 cases since the start of the pandemic.
    'It sounds like a lot.    It is a lot,' Beshear said.    'We need fewer cases, but it’s also the lowest total for a Thursday in over four weeks.'
    There were 1,604 Kentuckians hospitalized with COVID-19 on Thursday, including 395 in an intensive care unit and 209 on a ventilator.
    According to state data, the virus’s mortality rate in Kentucky is 1% — 0.7% lower than the nation’s and 1.2% lower than the worldwide average.
    'While you might think that is a low number for viruses, it’s a high number when you think about how many people have been infected worldwide,' Beshear said.
Beshear said he is proud of the state’s progression with vaccine distribution, which has 'outstripped' the supply coming into Kentucky.
    As of Thursday afternoon, there have been 250,867 doses administered across the state.
    Indiana reported 3,733 new positive cases and 64 additional deaths on Thursday.    The state has now seen 601,937 cases and 9,218 deaths.     Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[58 deaths / 3,728 cases = 0.01% still a normal mortality rate but is never reported as usual.].

1/22/2021 White House: Biden confident in FBI head, will retain him
    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden has confidence in FBI Director Chris Wray and plans to keep him in the job, the White House press secretary said Thursday.    FBI directors are given 10 year terms, so leadership of the bureau is rarely affected by a change in administration.    Spokeswoman Jen Psaki was noncommittal Wednesday, but she cleared up any confusion Thursday, tweeting: “I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role.” [OF COURSE THEY WILL KEEP HIM IN SINCE HE DID HIS PART TO COVER UP OR BLOCK ACCESS TO MANY OF THE CRIMES FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.].


1/22/2021 Sen. McConnell Faces Battle For Minority Party Rights In Senate by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talked to reporters after the Senate voted to confirm Supreme Court
nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Republicans are pushing back against Democrat efforts to overpower the minority party in the Senate.
    In a tweet on Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubled down on his calls to maintain minority rights in the upper chamber to ensure Democrats don’t barrel through passing partisan legislation.
    Democrats have a slim majority in the chamber with a 50-50 split and Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie.
    McConnell and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) have reportedly been hammering out a deal to confront the power divide.    The Republican leader is calling on the Democrat not to move forward on eliminating the filibuster.
    McConnell even furthered his calls for unity on the hill in order to have a more productive Congress.
    “Our country deserves for both sides, both parties, to find common ground for the common good everywhere that we can and disagree respectfully where we must,” McConnell said.
    However, Democrats are still trudging forward on efforts to eliminate the filibuster.    Such a move would allow them to pass legislation with just 51 votes instead of a super majority of 60 votes.    Democrats argued that this lined up with moves made in a similarly split Congress in 2001.
    “We believe, our caucus believes, that the fairest, easiest and most bipartisan way to come to an organizing resolution is to enact the 2001 agreement that Senators Lott and Daschle came to in a bipartisan way back then,” Schumer stated.
    This 2001 deal effectively allowed party leadership from both sides to move legislation deadlocked in committee.    However, it would reportedly be more difficult to strike such a deal now with such a firm partisan divide on the hill.
    The majority party’s push would be hypocritical as when Democrats had the minority in the Senate, over two dozen of them urged not to eliminate the filibuster.
    Democrats may not even have full support from their own party, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) voiced he would likely vote against eliminating the rule.    Though negotiations are still underway, political analysts predicted Democrats could be waiting for some kind of emergency to warrant such a drastic measure.
    Whatever they decide, several Republicans have voiced optimism the GOP will regain control of the upper chamber come the next Congress and the same rules will apply to them.

1/22/2021 Transportation Secy. Nominee Buttigieg Frustrates Senate by OAN Newsroom
Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg removed his face mask to speak during a Senate Commerce, Science and
Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
    In an ever-increasingly divisive political landscape where Republicans and Democrats agree on nearly nothing, bettering America’s infrastructure is something that typically brings even the furthest extremes together.
    However, at Thursday’s hearing for the new Transportation Secretary, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-Ind.) turned a position typically regarded as nearly non-partisan into another example of political theater.
    Quick to call out the former Democrat presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) brought up that the Department of Transportation is not a shining example of political impartiality.
    “I will say it was disconcerning to see yesterday, the first day of the Biden administration, straight out of the gate President Biden announced that he was cancelling the Keystone pipeline,” Cruz stated.    “That is a major infrastructure project.”
    Cruz went on to outline exactly how major the pipeline was, bringing in 11 thousand jobs, eight thousand of which are union jobs, and bringing in $1.6 billion in contracts.
    Instead of addressing the concerns of immediate job creation, Buttigieg appeared to cite an elusive vision of a future to come at a time where a pandemic has brought economies across the globe to a screeching halt.
    “I think the most important thing is to make sure that we make good on the promise of the president’s climate vision of being one that creates far more jobs,” Buttigeg said.    “Millions, we hope.”
    With the termination of the project, Cruz argued those thousands of Americans would be out of work today and unable to worry about a dream 50 years from now.
    The evasion was noticed and mirrored Buttigieg’s rhetoric style from back during the presidential campaign. When confronted by Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) about the number of billionaire donors who contributed to his campaign, Buttigieg dodged that question and instead tried to highlight any other source of campaign revenue.
    Buttigieg is not the only nomination that is failing to impress, allegations of career corruption have resurfaced for three other nominees.    Back in 2019 while serving as Rhode Island governor, Biden’s Commerce Department pick, Gina Raimondo, granted a $1 billion contract to gaming firm IGT without competition.
    For his part, when he was serving as Citizenship and Immigration chief under Barack Obama, Biden’s DHS nominee Alejandro Mayorkas reportedly handed out investor visas in violation of protocol. Meanwhile, Labor Department pick Marty Walsh funneled $1 million in campaign funds to his girlfriend while he was serving as Boston mayor.
    Despite the Democrats controlling the White House and both chambers of Congress, without a trustworthy cabinet, it’s unclear how Biden plans to execute any of the policies he’s been promising for nearly half a century.

1/22/2021 Police Searching For Stolen American Flag In Hot Springs, Ark. by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
    The American symbol of freedom and hope is torn down from its perch over an Arkansas highway.
    According to the Hot Springs Police Department on Thursday, the 40-by-80-foot American flag that flies high above the ‘270 bypass’ was stolen under the cover of night.    The flag was installed in front of ‘Alliance Rubber Company‘ back in September of 2015.    It flew 130 feet in the air.
    Employees of the manufacturer said the suspects not only stole the flag, but they vandalized the property.
    “Looks to me like they might have parked on the side of the bypass, they cut our fence,” Trevor Hamilton, Alliance Rubber Company employee, said.    “They come in [and] they did bust out the two halogen lights we have that illuminate the flag.”
    Commuters on their morning drive noticed the massive flag’s disappearance.    Community members are in shock and demand the return of the star-spangled banner.
    “We are American made manufacturing here – it means so much to us to show that,” Hamilton added.    “With everything going on in the world right now, it means a lot, it really does.    It’s a symbol we all need to stand behind.”
    Police are actively looking into the motive and searching for suspects, but officials are unsure if the crime is tied to the ongoing national unrest.
    “This is a very new investigation so we don’t have any information to connect to it,” stated Cpl. Patrick Langley of the Hot Springs Police Department.    “But obviously we will take a look at all leads and possibilities to get it resolved.”
    The ‘Alliance Rubber Company’ estimated it will cost upwards of $10,000 to repair the damage and replace the flag.    They are offering a $2,000 reward for the return of the flag and other local businesses are stepping up to match the reward money.

1/22/2021 Report: Car Theft In Chicago On The Rise by OAN Newsroom
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 19: Chicago police officers attended a graduation and promotion ceremony
at Navy Pier on November 19, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    The Chicago Police Department has reported an alarming increase in the number of carjackings.    At a press conference on Thursday, Chief of Detectives Brendan Deenihan said over 140 carjackings had been committed since the start of January.
    If the trend continues, the city will likely reach a record two thousand incidents by the end of the year.    So far the department has arrested 104 suspects, their reported motives have included joyriding and using the stolen vehicle to commit various other crimes.
    Deenihan explained carjackers often work in groups of three or four, which means officers are searching not only for the person who stole the car, but a number of other people who aided in the theft.
    A fourth person has now been charged with the murder of a 65-year-old retired Chicago fire lieutenant, which happened during an attempted carjacking on December 3.
    Recently released footage of the incident showed retired fire lieutenant Dwain Williams walking to his car where he was ambushed by three armed carjackers.    A shootout ensued and the carjackers fled in another stolen vehicle.    A number of community activists have since come together to offer a reward for information on the case, which now totals $30 thousand.
    In 2020, the number of carjackings doubled over the previous year.    Although the problem is getting worse, police said additional resources are on the way.
    “Our approach to the spike in carjackings is more than simply adding more officers,” Deenihan stated.    “We’re working closely with our county federal prosecutors to build the best possible cases for prosecution. The juvenile justice system is also involved in this entire process.    Our youth and intervention officers are also keyed into this problem, their task is reaching out to those who live in areas with greatest concentration of carjackings.”
    In the meantime, the chief recommended locking car doors at all times, leaving space in between cars when at a stoplight, and to not get out of the car if rear-ended by potential offenders.    Instead, Deenihan advised driving to the nearest police station.    The chief said the goal is to “survive the encounter.”

1/22/2021 Sen. McConnell Seeks To Delay President Trump’s Impeachment Trial To Mid-February by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican in Senate, leaves the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell has proposed a timeline for President Trump’s impeachment trial.    Republican senators who participated in the call said McConnell told colleagues he would like to push a trial to next month.
    According to Indiana Sen. Mike Braun (R), McConnell would like to give President Trump the same amount of time given in the first impeachment trial to prepare.    This means proceedings would likely take place the second week of February.
    McConnell said he shared his proposal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, but has yet to hear back.    The new administration also weighed in on the timeline.
    “We have been pretty consistent that we believe the timing and the mechanisms for the Congress and the Senate moving forward in holding the former president accountable,” stated White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.    “We’ll leave that to them.”
    Democrats could agree to McConnell’s timeline and use the time in between to focus on processing Joe Biden’s cabinet picks.

1/22/2021 Joe Biden’s Pandemic Policies Facing Criticism by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus in the State Dinning Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Joe Biden signed a slew of new of executive orders to address the coronavirus pandemic.    On Thursday, he imposed new restrictions on travel to the U.S. in a reversal of President Trump’s policy, including a mask mandate at airports and commercial aircraft.
    This contrasts from President Trump’s approach to a mask mandate in which he refused to chip away at citizen’s freedoms.    Biden claimed the new restrictions could protect Americans from the COVID variant currently spreading in Europe.
    “They’re more important than the vaccines because they take time to work,” he stated.    “If we do this as Americans experts say by wearing a mask from now until April, we’d save more than 50,000 lives going forward, so I’m asking every American to mask up for the next 100 days.”
    Meanwhile, travelers coming in from foreign countries must also test negative for COVID-19.
    “In addition to wearing a mask, everyone flying to the United States from another country will need to test before they get on that plane, before they depart, and quarantine when they arrive in America,” Biden continued.
    Additionally, another two executive orders are set to establish a “pandemic testing board” and a “health equity task force” to increase access to testing and health services to under-served communities.    However, White House officials said the orders cannot be possible if Congress does not pass Biden’s $2 trillion coronavirus proposal.
    The plan has faced criticism from conservatives for being a Democrat wish list.    It’s reportedly already set to face hurdles from the Senate as Democrats will need 10 GOP votes to get past a potential filibuster.

1/22/2021 President Trump Offers His D.C. Hotel To National Guard Troops Who Were Kicked Out Of Capitol Building by OAN Newsroom
National Guard troops reinforce security around the U.S. Capitol ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration in Washington, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    President Trump gave thousands of National Guard troops permission to stay at his Trump Hotel in Washington, D.C. after Capitol Police kicked them out of the Capitol Building.
    On Thursday, 5,000 guardsmen and women brought in to protect Joe Biden’s inauguration were forced to take shelter in an underground parking garage after they were told to vacate the building.
    The move garnered intense backlash after it was revealed the soldiers were forced to sleep on the ground in freezing temperatures and had just one bathroom as well as one power outlet to share.
    On Friday, an advisor told OAN that President Trump stepped in by informing the troops they could stay at his luxury hotel near the capitol.
    Upon seeing the situation, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle demanded the unit be brought back inside.
    “Well, I don’t want to go out on a limb but let me say this, whatever blockhead in the United States Senate decided that the National Guard has to sleep in the parking garage should be sleeping in the parking garage themselves tonight,” stated Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).
    It’s unclear who gave the initial order, but some Republicans are pointing the finger at Nancy Pelosi who has remained silent on the issue.    Meanwhile, several state governors have ordered their troops to return home.

1/22/2021 Speaker Pelosi Set To Send Article Of Impeachment To Senate Monday by OAN Newsroom
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate will receive the article of impeachment for President Trump on Monday.    He brought up the start of the Senate trial while on the House floor Friday.
    The New York Democrat said he had a conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi who told him she would send over the documents at the start of the week.    Schumer also noted he’s been in communication with his colleagues across the aisle.
    Senate Republicans are arguing there must be a full and fair process in which President Trump can mount a defense to which Schumer agreed.
    The announcement came after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell suggested delaying the trial until mid-February.    However, if the Senate receives the article Monday then the trial would begin Tuesday afternoon.

1/22/2020 Twitter Suspends Antifa Accounts Following Unrest
File – Antifa members gather at a rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 30, 2018. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
    Twitter is cracking down on well-known Antifa accounts following numerous riots on Inauguration Day.    According to reports Friday, at least four accounts were suspended.
    The move follows numerous Antifa-led riots in recent months, including a highly destructive one in Seattle on Inauguration Day.
    Among those reportedly suspended, one linked to an extremist bookstore in Brooklyn, New York that allegedly also operated as a training center for Antifa members.
    Twitter noted the group had violated the platform’s rules, but offered no specifics as to which policy had been broken.
(Screen-grab of Twitter’s policy listed online.)

1/22/2021 Report: Biden Killed 52K American Jobs On Day 1 In Office by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden holds up a mask as Kamala Harris looks on during an event at the State Dining Room
of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    During his first day in office, Joe Biden killed around 52,000 American jobs and cut billions in wages as the country continues to struggle with staggering unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
    Republicans from Alaska to Washington have already called the Biden administration’s agenda into question after he pulled the brakes on major sources for American energy.
    “He rejoined the Paris climate agreement, putting the United States back in a position to exercise global leadership,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said.    “And advancing the objectives of the ambitious agreement.”
    On Thursday, Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed Biden’s decision to undo President Trump’s efforts to put American workers first.    McDaniel took to Twitter to point out several moves Biden has already made that put Americans on the backburner.    These include canceling the Keystone XL pipeline and rejoining the Paris climate agreement.
    McDaniel said these moves show that Biden started his administration by putting the American worker, American unions and American energy prices last.
    According to reports, blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline will cost 10,000 American jobs and take $2.2 billion in payroll out of American workers’ pockets.    This fact is highlighted by Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who said the order will stifle economic growth.
    Portman was among the first to respond to Biden’s environmental orders, urging him to reconsider.
    Alaska’s governor also criticized Biden for putting a quick stop to oil development projects in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
    On Wednesday, almost immediately after Biden announced the temporary ban on oil and gas activities in the region, Gov. Mike Dunleavy (R-Alaska) released a statement.
    He said the state practices responsible development, adding if the current administration intends to make good on Biden’s campaign promises to stop drilling on federal lands, Alaskans’ economic future will be in danger.
    Dunleavy concluded by stating he will use every resource possible to fight for his constituents’ right to a job and their ability to pursue every opportunity.
    Meanwhile, in his press conference Thursday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made it clear Republicans do not see these orders as moves in the direction of “unity.”
    “You can’t achieve that [unity] if your focus is more on the Paris Accord, ending the Keystone pipeline,” he said.    “Those are not the achievements that I think America wants to see out of Washington and unity.”
    Moving forward, Republican lawmakers are calling for a review of the U.S.’s involvement in the Paris Climate Agreement, arguing Biden needs two-thirds support from the Senate to rejoin the international treaty.

1/22/2021 Biden Admin. Refuses To Give Stance On Abortion, Hyde Amendment by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    During the new administration’s first press conference Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki danced around a question on whether Biden supports the Hyde Amendment and the Mexico City Policy.
    The Hyde Amendment bars taxpayer funding from going towards abortion procedures and the Mexico City Policy cuts off abortion funding to other nations.
    Psaki side-stepped the question by saying Biden is a devout Catholic, but she failed to provide a definitive answer on his position.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki conducts her first news conference of the Biden Administration
in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    “Well, I think we’ll have more to say on the Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki stated.    “I’ll just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic and someone who attends church regularly.    He started his day attending church with his family this morning, but I don’t have anything more for you on that.”
    Biden has a history of flip-flopping on his position on the Hyde Amendment.    For example, in 2019 he opposed it before he quickly shifted to supporting it.
[Biden will change in a minute and is not to be trusted on decision of Christianity since Catholics are like a roller coaster just goes up and down on Biblical principles of Christ and God's word.].

1/22/2021 Biden to keep Wray as FBI director by Joey Garrison and Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will keep Christopher Wray as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, White House officials said Thursday.    Wray, appointed by former President Donald Trump in 2017 after he fired James Comey, is in his fourth year of a 10-year term.
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki had been noncommittal whether Biden – as widely expected – would keep Wray during her first news briefing Wednesday night.    But in a tweet Thursday, Psaki confirmed those plans after reports from USA TODAY and others citing unnamed sources.
    “I caused an unintentional ripple yesterday so wanted to state very clearly President Biden intends to keep FBI Director Wray on in his role and he has confidence in the job he is doing,” she tweeted.
    Ahead of the presidential election, FBI agents in October voiced their support for Wray, warning Trump and Biden, then the Democratic nominee, that his untimely removal could “undermine stability” within the federal government’s premier law enforcement agency.    The unusual action by the FBI Agents Association, representing 14,000 active and retired agents, came as Trump was weighing a number of key staff changes after the election, including the dismissal of Wray.
    “Unanticipated changes in bureau leadership are challenging and can undermine stability,” the association said in separate letters to the president and the Democratic nominee.    “Right now, the FBI is confronting an even more daunting threat environment. ... This country needs stability in leadership of the bureau.”
    The association lauded Wray for leading the agency through the uncertainty that followed Comey’s dismissal.    “He has not led the bureau in a political manner, and politics should not determine his fate as director,” the association said. Wray, a former Justice Department official in President George W. Bush’s administration, drew much criticism from Trump as FBI director.
    In September, Wray drew Trump’s ire for his testimony during congressional hearings when he highlighted the conclusions of intelligence officials who warned that Russia was actively attempting to denigrate Biden’s candidacy.
    In 2019, Trump rebuked Wray following the release of a Justice Department inspector general’s report highly critical of the FBI work in the Russia investigation that shadowed much of Trump’s presidency.
Christopher Wray is in his fourth year as FBI director. JACK GRUBER/USA TODAY

    Remember when the image below came out to show all who were fired, quit or demoted when Trump took office, except one seen below:

    And soon after Preistap who I learned later was the one who did not go along with the corruption that was to come and quit to get out of that spotlight which was a good decision considering what was coming.    And if you have learned since then he was in a meeting when Peter Strzok and the rest of them were planning their takedown of Flynn and he was the one in the form they found asking what they were trying to do to him which can be seen on an article above on this site.
Edward William Priestap, also known as Bill Priestap, an American attorney and intelligence official, and since 2015, he has been the assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division.
    Priestap joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1998, and he was appointed as assistant director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division in 2015.
    In June 2017, Priestap told the PBS NewsHour program that Russian intelligence "used fake news and propaganda and they also used online amplifiers to spread the information to as many people as possible" during the 2016 United States presidential election.
    Then I think the DEEP STATE sent someone in to replace him and I was suspect of him at that time since all you can see going on is corruption galore going down, and since he was in he made no efforts to produce anything of what was going on and it was an easy conclusion because he was going after everything but that.
Christopher Asher Wray, seen in the image above an American lawyer serving as the eighth and current Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation since 2017.    From 2003 to 2005 Wray served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division in the George W. Bush Administration.    Wray was Assistant Attorney General from 2003 to 2005, working under Deputy Attorney General James Comey.    From 2005 to 2017 he was a litigation partner with the law firm King & Spalding.
    On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Wray to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, replacing James Comey, who was dismissed by Trump on May 9, 2017.    Trump interviewed Wray for the vacant FBI Director job on May 30, 2017, according to then Press Secretary Sean Spicer.    Wray's Senate confirmation hearing commenced on July 12, 2017.    Among other testimony, when asked if he believed that the investigation into Russian election interference and possible links to Trump's campaign is a "witch hunt," he stated that he did not.
    On July 20, 2017, the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously recommended to confirm Wray as the next Director of the FBI.    Wray was officially confirmed by the Senate with bipartisan support on August 1, 2017; the vote was 92–5.    He was sworn in by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a private ceremony on August 2, 2017.    Wray was formally sworn in on September 28, 2017, in a ceremony that was not attended by President Trump, marking the first time an FBI director has been sworn in without the President who nominated him present at the ceremony.
    On February 13, 2018, in a hearing before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Senator Marco Rubio [R-FL] asked Wray about the risk posed from Chinese students in advanced science and mathematics programs.    In response, Wray stated "nontraditional collectors" (which he elaborated to include professors, scientists, and students) are "exploiting the very open research and development environment that we have" and consequently he viewed the risk "as not just a whole of government threat but a whole of society threat."    Representatives Judy Chu [D-CA], Ted Lieu [D-CA], and Grace Meng [D-NY] released statements criticizing Wray's response as "irresponsible generalizations" implying that all Chinese students and scholars were spies.    A coalition of Asian American advocacy groups wrote an open letter to Wray asking for a dialogue "to discuss how well-intentioned public policies might nonetheless lead to troubling issues of potential bias, racial profiling, and wrongful prosecution."    In a follow-up interview with NBC, Wray stood by his earlier remarks, elaborating that "To be clear, we do not open investigations based on race, or ethnicity, or national origin.    But when we open investigations into economic espionage, time and time again, they keep leading back to China."
    On 12/21/2018 U.S., allies slam China for economic espionage, spies indicted by Diane Bartz and Jack Stubbs.    “No country poses a broader, more severe long-term threat to our nation’s economy and cyber infrastructure than China,” FBI Director Chris Wray said at a news conference.    “China’s goal, simply put, is to replace the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower, and they’re using illegal methods to get there.”
    Well at least Wray got that right.
    On 5/14/2019 According to reports, Barr has begun a multi-agency investigation into possible surveillance on the Trump campaign.    He is reportedly working closely with CIA Director Gina Haspel, National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats, and FBI Director Christopher Wray to uncover the origins of the Mueller probe [THIS STATEMENT SHOULD BE NOTED AS ALL THREE OF THEM WHO WERE PROMOTED TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CORRUPTION WERE THE VERY ONES WHO KEPT IT FROM TRUMP.].
    This is when comes for the Trump Justice Department appointed a career Department of Justice lawyer — John Durham — to assist Barr into looking into those allegations.    Durham has reportedly been on the case for months now.
    On 5/19/2019 Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he was unaware of any evidence indicating the FBI abused its authority, distancing himself from the attorney general.    “That’s not the term I would use,” Wray told the same Senate panel, referring to the “spying” reference.

    The following was found at and
7/30/2019 John Solomon: Christopher Wray’s FBI is Fighting in Court to Cover For Team Comey’s Russia Hoax by Cristina Laila, The Gateway Pundit
    Christopher Wray Wray needs to go.
    Christopher Wray’s FBI is fighting like hell in court to stop the public release of a number of documents the State Department sent to FBI agents from dossier ... author Christopher Steele.
    The FBI argued in court that giving up the small number of documents will give up sources and methods to our enemies and terrorists.
    State Department official Kathleen Kavalec flagged this in memos and handwritten notes just 10 days before the first FISA warrant on Trump campaign advisor Carter Page was granted.
    Multiple sources confirmed to John Solomon that Kavalec’s red flag on Steele was immediately sent to a senior FBI official.
    The email from State Department official Kathleen Kavalec was sent to Special Agent Stephen Laycock (his name was initially redacted), then the FBI’s section chief for Eurasian counterintelligence, 8 days before the first FISA warrant was granted on Carter Page.
    In November of 2018, FBI Director Christopher Wray named Stephen Laycock Assistant Director for the Directorate of Intelligence.
    And now Wray’s FBI is fighting to keep these documents under wraps.
    One of the documents Kavalec downloaded is about the conspiracy theory spread by the liberal media (and Hillary Clinton) that pings between Trump Tower server and Alfa Bank in Russia might be secret communications between Trump and Putin — of course this has been thoroughly debunked and even Mueller poured cold water on this story.
    This story is not classified and has been discussed in a hearing by Mueller so why is the FBI hiding the documents?
    Via John Solomon of The Hill:
    And if that wasn’t enough, the bureau actually claimed that “FBI special agents have privacy interests from unnecessary, unofficial questioning as to the conduct of investigations and other FBI business.”
    In other words, agents don’t want to have to answer to the public, which pays their salary, when questions arise about the investigative work, as has happened in the Russia case.
    The FBI’s July 10 court filing speaks volumes about Director Christopher Wray’s efforts to thwart the public understanding of what really happened in the FBI’s now-debunked Russia collusion probe.
    On its face, the FBI’s behavior in the Citizens United case isn’t about protecting national security secrets.    It’s about protecting the bureau’s reputation from revelations its agents knew derogatory information about Steele and his work before they used his dossier to support a surveillance warrant targeting the Trump campaign and failed to disclose that information to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).
[So as seen above is that group who will be under investigation for some time until they get the real story out to the public but did you notice who was in the image below, who mysteriously was picked to come in to take over..
    On June 7, 2017, President Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Wray to be the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, replacing James Comey, who was dismissed by Trump on May 9, 2017, as Trump was still fighting the corruption that was mounting to attack him.
5/15/2019 Durham to review Russia probe by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray said he was unaware of any evidence indicating the FBI abused its authority, distancing himself from the attorney general.    “That’s not the term I would use,” Wray told the same Senate panel, referring to the “spying” reference.
    I was suspicious of Wray when he first came into the position as Rosestein and him were doing their thing and I felt they were picked to come in and cover up anything that the DOJ, FBI and CIA was doing, and as you can see we never know if Wray and even Coats were doing that.    But their actions now will tells us if so if Attorney General Barr and Durham cannot access the materials and persons they need to investigate the investigators.
    So Wray stop stonewalling to help cover up Democrats crimes or you will become part of that Comey corruption and release the unclassified documents or else.]

1/22/2021 President Trump Calls One America News, Says He Is In High Spirits And Resting Up by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 29: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures toward journalists shouting questions as he departs the White House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    One America News is happy to report President Trump is in high spirits and resting up.
    On Friday, President Trump called One America News from Florida.    He said he is disappointed to see what is happening to our country, including at the southern border.
    Our President — who kept his promise to put America first — tells One America News Network he will continue to fight back where he can.
    OANN can now exclusively report President Trump will be supporting Kelli Ward in her fight to remain chairwoman of the Republican party in Arizona.    Trump said she is the right person for Arizona and has the right position on the Second Amendment to protect our freedoms.

1/22/2021 McCarthy: Democrats ‘Really Want Obedience,’ Not Unity by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) speaks during his weekly press conference on January 21,
2021 in Washington, DC. Minority Leader McCarthy held his first press conference as the Biden administration takes office.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)     House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accuses Joe Biden of disguising a democratic agenda as a plan for unity.     In a recent interview, McCarthy slammed a number of recent steps and proposals by the new administration.    He questioned how there could be unity when Biden halted plans for the Keystone XL pipeline — a move that kills jobs and increases the cost of energy.
    McCarthy also slammed Biden’s decision to rejoin the Paris Climate Accord and World Health Organization as a one-sided move.    He said Americans want to get back to work and school, so the GOP is willing to work with Biden on that unity agenda.

1/22/2021 Nat’l Guard Unit Brought Back Into Capitol Building After Outcry by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Members of the National Guard wait to depart Union Station as the city remains under tight security
during the presidential inauguration on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    National Guard troops are back in the Capitol after reportedly being kicked to the curb by the new administration.
    After they were told to vacate the Capitol Building Thursday, the 5,000 National Guard troops brought in to protect Joe Biden’s inauguration were forced to take shelter in an underground parking garage.
    Upon seeing the situation, President Trump gave the troops permission to stay at his Trump Hotel in Washington D.C.
    Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle demanded the unit be brought back inside, while Joe Biden remained silent on the issue.

    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called it a “disgrace,” asking “What do guardsmen get for their service? Rest breaks in cold parking garages.”

    In a string of tweets, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) called it “unreal” and reportedly contacted Capitol Police and a number of lawmakers to demand answers.
    She also gave hourly updates on the situation as it unfolded.

    Before they were let inside, freshman Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) paid the troops a visit to deliver pizza.    He also invited them to stay in his office.

    It’s unclear who gave the initial order for the troops to clear the Capitol, but some Republicans are pointing the finger at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — who has also stayed silent on the matter.
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) also took to Twitter to attack Joe Biden, questioning how he would allow the National Guard troops to sleep on the concrete.

    Meanwhile, several state governors have ordered their troops to return home.

1/22/2021 Facebook, Amazon Spent Record Amounts On Lobbying In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
An illustration picture taken in London on December 18, 2020 shows the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft
displayed on a mobile phone. – Accelerating the transition to an ever more digital life, the coronavirus pandemic has tightened tech giants
’ grip on billions of customers’ lives. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Tech giants reveal they spent a total of $61 million in lobbying last year.
    On Thursday, the Big Tech companies released their lobbying spending numbers for the fourth quarter of 2020, revealing Facebook and Amazon spent record-breaking amounts.
(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on July 07, 2020 shows (L-R) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in Paris on May 23, 2018,
Google CEO Sundar Pichai Berlin on January 22, 2019, Apple CEO Tim Cook on October 28, 2019 in New York and Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos
in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 6, 2019. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY,TOBIAS SCHWARZ,ANGELA WEISS,MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Facebook spent the most on lobbying at nearly $19.7 million for the full year of 2020, which is a 17.8 percent increase from the year before.    Amazon came in second at $17.9 million, followed by Google, Microsoft and Apple.
    Google spent $7.5 million, which is a sharp decrease from $11.8 million in 2019.
    Furthermore, tech giant Microsoft’s lobbying totaled $9.4 million in the year 2020 compared to $10.2 million in 2019.    Apple’s spending also decreased slightly, for a total of $6.7 million in 2020, but $7.4 million in 2019.

1/22/2021 Sen. Daines: Biden, Dems No Longer Friends To American Workers by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 21: Senator Steve Daines. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
    Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) believes Joe Biden is putting Saudi Arabia first, not America.
    In an interview Friday, the Republican senator said Biden’s halting of the Keystone XL pipeline is going to kill jobs and raise energy prices in the U.S.
    He said the halting is evidence that Biden cares more about workers in other countries.    Because of this, Daines emphasized Biden and other Democrats are no longer friends to American workers.
    “This is going to have a direct effect on the pocketbooks of the American people,” Daines said.    “Here we are in the middle of a pandemic.    He just killed 11,000 jobs.    It’s $80 million in tax revenues a year for my state of Montana — for impoverished counties — to make ends meet for schools, for law enforcement, for infrastructure.    This is a major infrastructure project that Biden killed 6 hours into his presidency.”
    The Montana senator believes Biden’s decisions will only get worse as his administration yields to the ideals of far-left radical extremists.

1/22/2021 Newt Gingrich: Biden Inner Circle Working To Destroy Conservatism by OAN Newsroom
Newt Gingrich, former US Speaker of the House attends “Free Iran 2018 – the Alternative.” (ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Former Republican lawmaker Newt Gingrich argues Democrats are trying to “destroy conservatism.”
    In an interview Thursday, Gingrich said he thinks Biden’s inauguration speech, which called for unity, was really just a cover-up for his actual radical plans.    The Republican claims Democrats really want to achieve unity by effectively “exterminating Republicans.”
    Gingrich also called Biden’s cabinet dangerous. He said the nation won’t be united if he continues to enact divisive policies like the ones he has so far.     Additionally, Gingrich took to Twitter to note that Biden is not saving restaurants, he’s ruining them. In a brief from Gingrich’s team, he stated that economists at Miami and Trinity Universities have found that doubling the minimum wage to $15 an hour “would cost the hospitality industry more than one million jobs.”

1/23/2021 Oil down $0.90 to $52.13, DOW down 179 to 30,997.

1/23/2021 coronavirus pandemic - State’s positivity rate decreases again by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky’s coronavirus test positivity rate decreased for the fourth day in a row, dropping to 10.8% Friday.
    That’s the lowest the rate has been since Jan. 2, Gov. Andy Beshear said.
    'Folks, there’s a pretty simple reason why I think our cases are declining, and that’s that I see you all doing the hard work,' Beshear said in a statement.    'I see people wearing masks now more than ever and engaging in social distancing when they can.    Keep it up.    We are going to beat this virus in 2021. We’ve just got to protect everyone until we get there.'
    Beshear also reported 2,756 new cases of the coronavirus and 36 more deaths Friday.
    Kentucky has now had 340,779 cases and 3,337 related deaths during the pandemic.
    Earlier Friday, Beshear led a memorial ceremony at the state Capitol, placing 3,301 American flags on the ground to honor each of the Kentuckians who have died from COVID-19 complications.
    'Every flag you see represents a real Kentuckian, one who was and is loved by their families and friends, who meant something to the communities in which they lived,' Beshear said.    'Each and every loss is singular and heartbreaking.'
    On Friday there were 1,561 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus, including 387 in an intensive care unit and 195 on a ventilator.
    Beshear spoke Friday morning from Louisville’s Broadbent Arena, where the city’s drive-thru vaccination site began administering doses to the first set of JCPS teachers and employees.
    The governor has said Kentucky is becoming more efficient in its distribution of the vaccine, and the only thing slowing down the state’s progress is the number of doses it receives from the federal government.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 3,560 new COVID-19 cases and 49 deaths on Friday, bringing the state’s case total to more than 605,000 and deaths to 9,267.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[36 deaths / 2,756 cases = 0.01% mortality rate is still normal.].

1/23/2021 Sen. Hawley, Rep. Stefanik Call For Int’l Probe Into Chinese Communist Party’s Involvement In COVID-19 Cover Up by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 22: Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO). (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Several GOP lawmakers urge the Biden administration to hold China accountable for covering-up the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.
    On Friday, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) announced they will re-introduce a bill to launch an international investigation.
    The probe will focus on the Chinese Communist Party’s role in covering up the pandemic and it will be spearheaded by American health experts.
    Hawley believes the WHO is a pawn for the Chinese Communist Party, rendering them incompetent to conduct an effective investigation.    This is a sentiment shared by the Trump administration, which prompted their withdrawal from the WHO.
    “China and the World Health Organization did not play straight with the American people,” Vice President Mike Pence stated.    “They did not let our personnel into China to get information on the coronavirus until the middle of February.    Fortunately, President Trump, in dealing with China from the outset of this administration, standing up to China that had been taking advantage of America for decades in the wake of Joe Biden’s cheerleading for China.”
    Stefanik stressed it’s imperative for America to take the lead and find out why the WHO promoted Chinese misinformation.    She highlighted the pandemic’s devastating human toll by citing the more than 400,000 American lives lost.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 05: U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Stefanik demands that the Biden administration fight for American interests as well as stand up to the WHO and China.    Additionally, she condemned Biden’s early action to rejoin the WHO before pushing for reforms fought for by President Trump.
    “The Chinese government and the World Health Organization, which is virtually controlled by China, falsely declared that there was no evidence of human to human transmission,” President Trump said.    “Later, they falsely said people without symptoms would not spread the disease.”
    In the meantime, both lawmakers will bring forward a resolution originally brought to the Senate back in March 2020.    Hawley and Stefanik urge the international community to find a way for China to compensate all affected nations.

1/23/2021 Governors Pull National Guard From D.C. Amid Parking Garage Incident by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 17: Virginia National Guard soldiers on the east front of the U.S. Capitol
on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Several governors are calling their National Guard troops to return home after being stationed in Washington D.C.
    On Friday, governors from New Hampshire, Florida, Montana and Texas gave orders to pull their guardsmen and women out of the U.S. Capitol after reports that troops were being forced to take their breaks in parking garages.

    This came after 20,000 troops from a number of states were deployed to D.C. to secure the city during the week of the inauguration.

    Despite the removal of some state guardsmen, 7,000 are expected to stay through the first week of February and possibly into March.

1/23/2021 Macron Vows To Crack Down On Child Sexual Violence by OAN Newsroom
French President Emmanuel Macron (Photo by YOAN VALAT/AFP via Getty Images)
    French President Emmanuel Macron vows to crack down on child abuse throughout the country.
    In a press conference Saturday, Macron said the country needs to better adapt its laws to protect children from sexual violence.
    His sentiments follow the publication of a book, which accused a top french politician of abusing his step-son, and a national social media campaign against the issue.
    This photograph shows the book “La familia grande” written by Camille Kouchner, pictured on January 5, 2021, in Paris. – Accused of
incest on one of his step-sons in this book to be published on January 07, 2021, renowned French political scientist Olivier Duhamel announced on January 4, he would end
all of his functions, including that of president of the National Political Science Foundation (FNSP). (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
    Macron added that France had already tightened its restrictions against incest, improved the vetting process of those working with children and would now be offering improved counseling services for victims.
    “I would just like to tell you: We are there, we listen to you, we believe you and you will never be alone again,” Macron stated.
    According to a recent study by the World Health Organization, 20 percent of women and one in thirteen men said they were sexually abused before the age of 18.

1/23/2021 Calif. Businesses Sue Gov. Newsom Over Indoor Service Ban by OAN Newsroom
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) remains in hot water by those in his own state over his COVID-19 restrictions.
    This week, five more businesses in the Golden State announced legal action against the Democrat governor and top health officials, citing the state’s stay-at-home orders.
    The merchants — led by the ‘Pineapple Hill Saloon & Grill,’ ‘Luxury Nail Lounge,’ ‘Pomp Salon,’ ‘Bella and Harmony’ and ‘Coachella Valley Hospitality Unites’ — argue there is no science behind the forced closures.
    The legal representation of the businesses contests that the blanket restrictions enacted by Newsom’s office violated the retailer’s constitutional rights and caused significant financial losses to the companies.
    “This is not brain surgery, we have been misled by the health officials,” Attorney Mark Geragos stated.    “They don’t know what they are doing, it’s been demonstrated again and again.    They are the ones causing the deaths by forcing people indoors.”
    Friday, the ‘Professional Beauty Federation of California,’ which represents more than 620,000 beauty professionals and thousands of barbers, announced they would also be suing the governor over the closures.
    Indoor and outdoor dining has been banned in several areas for months, specifically in Los Angeles.    However, the county reportedly continues to see a rise in cases, which leads some restaurant owners to believe the ban is actually making the pandemic worse.
    “If they have no place else to go, they’re going to go home inside their homes and gather there together, where there are no regulations, no protocols,” California restaurant owner Tara Punzone stated.    “[And] they’re not sanitizing things and they’re taking their masks off.”
    Infectious disease expert Dr. Robert Winters also backed up this claim, adding there is clearly higher risk of transmission within a private residence.
    “The reality is a ban on indoor and outdoor dining is going to drive people indoors, into their own private houses,” Dr. Winters noted.    “There is clearly going to be an increased risk of COVID transmission.    You are not going to have the established procedures to prevent COVID transmission in a restaurant.”
    Meanwhile, a group of 50 restaurants and wineries in the Sonoma and Napa counties have already moved to sue Newsom, as well.
    These businesses claimed they were unfairly targeted while other retailers in the area were allowed to continue to operate with little to no regulation.

1/23/2021 ICE Agents To Release All Illegal Aliens In Custody by OAN Newsroom
Cell room doors are seen at the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green, Virginia, on August 13, 2018. – A former regional jail, the facility has been contracted by the US Department of Homeland
Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to house undocumented adult immigrant detainees for violations of immigration laws (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    According to an internal ICE memo obtained by Breitbart News this week, ICE agents are reportedly being ordered to release all incarcerated illegal immigrants.
    The memo orders agents to “stop all removals,” including Air deportations.    This came after the Biden administration took executive action to halt deportations for most illegal immigrants living in the U.S. for at least 100 days.
Raymondville, UNITED STATES: Male detainees walk to a gate inside Homeland Security’s Willacy Detention Center, a facility with
10 giant tents that can house up to 2000 detained illegal immigrants. (Photo by PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    One agent reportedly wrote in the memo “to release all detainees in ICE custody immediately.”
CHICAGO – MAY 25: Rodolfo Gonzalez-Murillo is moved from a van to a jet chartered by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
which will take him and other undocumented immigrants to the U.S. border to be deported. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    It remains unclear if the agency will move to carry out the release of more than 14,000 detainees.

1/23/2021 Biden Faces Backlash After Crushing Border Wall Developments by OAN Newsroom
The border wall is seen on January 15, 2019 in Esperanza, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden discusses immigration on the southern border with the President of Mexico.
    On Friday, Biden spoke with his Mexican counterpart to outline his plan to reduce immigration by addressing its root causes.    Part of the new administration’s goal is to increase “lawful alternative immigration pathways.”
    Biden’s efforts include a drastic overhaul of President Trump’s immigration policies, which includes halting construction on the southern border wall.
    “If President Biden says that a wall is no longer being built, that’s what he means,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.    “In four years, zero.”
    In the meantime, Republicans are slamming Biden’s decision to halt progress on the border wall.
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Biden of putting illegal immigrants before Americans.
    “I was disappointed to see within hours of assuming office, the new administration was more interested in helping illegal immigrants than helping our own citizens,” McCarthy noted.    “These are the wrong priorities at the wrong time.    Americans need our help at home and that’s where our focus must remain.”
    Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) also took to Twitter to say she was disappointed in Biden’s executive order. She added the wall helped prevent human trafficking and strengthened national security.
    Additionally, Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.) called out Biden’s “liberal agenda.”    She claimed it was a way to score points with the international community.

1/23/2021 Bill Maher, Peter Hamby Slam Gov. Cuomo’s Handling Of Pandemic by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 13: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Bill Maher, the host of ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) did not handle nursing homes correctly during the pandemic.
    During the Friday broadcast, Maher criticized Cuomo for putting people back into nursing homes, adding “the idiot in Florida did it better.”
    ‘Good Luck America’ host Peter Hamby also noted that many on the left think as long as a Democrat is doing “something,” it’s the “right move.”
Head of News at Snapchat, Peter Hamby speaks during “Stop Interrupting, Start Engaging.” (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Wunderman)
    “I think one of the dumbest things of COVID is…a lot of people on the left think that just because Democrats are doing something or saying something, it’s automatically correct and if Republicans do it, it’s automatically stupid,” Hamby noted.    “Mayor Garcetti here in Los Angeles, Governor Newsom, like, why is the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, a saint of COVID?
    Hamby added that Cuomo going on a book tour before the pandemic is over is “ridiculous.”

1/23/2021 Calif. Regulators Ban Interstate Billboard Ads For Cannabis by OAN Newsroom
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 12: An airplane descends to land at Los Angeles International Airport above a
billboard advertising the marijuana delivery service Eaze. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    On Thursday, California’s ‘Bureau of Cannabis Control‘ mandated the removal of all existing ads on highways that cross state borders at any point.
    The move follows a decision by a county judge, which found cannabis businesses cannot legally advertise on billboards on interstate highways under Proposition 64.
    This decision does not affect billboards which are on in-state freeways.

1/23/2021 Biden’s New Executive Orders Called Far-Left, Hypocritical by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner
in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    The recent executive actions taken by Joe Biden are coming under immense scrutiny.
    In a video posted to Twitter Friday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla. took aim at Biden’s latest executive orders by accusing him of catering to a far-left agenda.
    Rubio said Biden talks like a centrist, citing his constant talk of unity, but governs like someone from the far-left.    The Florida lawmaker’s video came after Biden signed several executive orders since Inauguration Day.
    In fact, within hours of taking the oath of office, Biden signed a total of 17 executive actions in a move to quickly undo the legacy of his predecessor.
    Rubio further criticized Biden and said the Democrat’s decisions have already put thousands of Americans out of work, so far.
    “At the stroke of a pen,” Rubio stated.    “He literally put thousands upon thousands of hard-working, blue-collar union members out of work.”
    Rubio’ added Biden’s agenda will not be good for the country, for working Americans, or their jobs.
    In the meantime, the Biden administration is seeking to expand access to abortion.
    In a White House statement Friday, the administration threatened to codify current federal abortion laws.    This would effectively allow for legal abortions, even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.
    Despite Joe Biden’s efforts to protect abortion, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki professed Biden’s Catholic faith.
    “Well, I think we’ll have more to say on The Mexico City Policy in the coming days,” Psaki said.    “But I will just take the opportunity to remind all of you that he is a devout Catholic and somebody who attends church regularly.”
    The Biden administration has also vowed to appoint federal judges that will advocate for similar legislation to Roe v. Wade.
    Meanwhile, the GOP is calling out Joe Biden’s decision to have the U.S. rejoin the World Health Organization.
    In a tweet Friday, the Republican party claimed that halting the Trump administration’s earlier efforts was “a poor decision.”
    The statement went on to allege the WHO downplayed the COVID-19 crisis and supported the Chinese government’s false claims that human-to-human transmission had not been proven.

1/23/2021 Biden Under Fire From Republicans For Rejoining WHO by OAN Newsroom
ALTOONA, IA – AUGUST 21: Joe Biden spoke at the Iowa Federation Labor Convention on August 21, 2019 in Altoona, Iowa. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)
    The GOP called out Joe Biden’s decision to have the U.S. rejoin the World Health Organization.    In a Twitter post on Friday, the Republican Party claimed halting the Trump administration’s earlier efforts was “a poor decision.”
    The statement went on to allege the World Health Organization downplayed the pandemic crisis and supported the Chinese government’s false claims that human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 had not been proven.

1/23/2021 Biden Doesn’t Appear To Have Pandemic Plan by OAN Newsroom
CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 01: Joe Biden spoke to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is continuing to push through executive orders, but doesn’t seem to be optimistic they will help change the path of the pandemic.
    During a press briefing on Friday, Biden painted a grim picture of the coming months.
    Many lawmakers are calling the administration’s plans into question, saying state leaders were told these restrictions Democrats pushed on most states were meant to flatten the curve.    However, in Biden’s address to the American people, he said it doesn’t appear there is anything the government can do to slow the spread and have things return to normal.
    “If we fail to act, there will be a wave of evictions and foreclosures in the coming months as this pandemic grazes on,” Biden stated.    “There is nothing we can do to change the trajectory of the pandemic in the next several months.”
    This came after Biden criticized the Trump administration’s efforts to help Americans all the while promoting his COVID-19 plan during his push for the White House.

1/23/2021 WHO Decides PCR Nasal Swab Tests Are Not Sufficient COVID-19 Tests After They Diagnose 24M Americans by OAN Newsroom
This picture taken on May 12, 2020, shows a sign of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva next
to their headquarters amid the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo by FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images)
    The CDC has reported over 24.5 million positive COVID-19 cases in the United States since March.    This number has been calculated using PCR nose swab tests, which up until Inauguration Day, were considered the gold standard by both the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control.
    However, a new statement released by the World Health Organization suggests a simple positive test result from a nose swab is not enough to confirm a positive case.
    That announcement stated, “Most PCR assays are indicated as an aid for diagnosis, therefore, health care providers must consider any result in combination with timing of sampling, specimen type, assay specifics, clinical observations, patient history, confirmed status of any contacts, and epidemiological information.”
    While the reliability of nose swab PCR tests have been known for a long time to be problematic, many are now questioning why the WHO suddenly pivoted away from using one positive PCR test result as a confirmation of infection.    In past pandemics, data surrounding PCR tests was so shaky, the WHO didn’t consider even the test a valid indication of infection.
    As former New York Times journalist Alex Berenson explained, PCR tests use samples from the nose and then multiply the contents of those samples until a florescent added to the sample begins to appear, indicating the presence of COVID-19.
    “A 40 cycle PCR test means that you are multiplying the original, any original viral material in that sample by 1 trillion times,” Berenson stated.    “Okay so a single viral particle that you pick up becomes 1 trillion particles, it is very easy to find virus in people when you are running a PCR cycle at that level.”
    This 40 cycle protocol, which multiplies samples by 1 trillion times, is currently used by the vast majority of testing outlets and hospitals.    However,     Doctor Shawn Ferullo from MIT said if your test is truly positive at the 40th cycle, your viral load is “so low that you are not infections and cannot spread the virus to other people.”
    With this announcement from the WHO, COVID-19 tests under the Biden administration will be under far more intense scrutiny, meaning test results will take much longer and new cases will go down rapidly.    That is, only if the CDC immediately follows the new standard set forth by the World Health Organization.

1/23/2021 Former New York Times Writer Bari Weiss Slams Outlet by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK – DECEMBER 07: The New York Times’ masthead is displayed in front of the midtown
headquarters on December 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    In an interview on Megyn Kelly’s podcast on Friday, former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss slammed the publication, calling it an “upside down world” where bullying is “like a virtue.”
    The former writer and editor disclosed that articles not attacking President Trump could be considered “traitorous.”    Weiss added, “if you had the right politics, you could act totally unprofessionally.”
    Weiss had issues with forcing labels on the subjects of articles she wrote and the expectation played a role in her departure.
    “Do you believe that we should strive to live in a world where color doesn’t matter?” Weiss asked.    “Do you believe that you know the world is complicated and people should not be slotted into you know, two categories, you know victim and victimizer, oppressor and oppressed?
    In her July resignation letter, Weiss claimed she was being called a “Nazi and a racist,” and that she was living in fear of the “digital thunderdome.”

1/24/2021 coronavirus pandemic - Kentucky reports 3,795 new cases, 49 deaths by Emma Austin Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 3,795 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday and 49 additional deaths.
    The new numbers bring the state’s totals to 344,568 positive cases and 3,386 coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
    The test positivity rate continued to decline, staying below 11% for the second day in a row at 10.56%.
    There were 1,604 Kentuckians hospitalized with the virus, including 403 in an intensive care unit and 209 on a ventilator.
    As of Saturday, there have been 267,577 vaccine doses administered across Kentucky.    The state has received 466,700 doses, including those allocated to the long-term care facilities program run by Walgreens and CVS.
    The state has begun the second phase of its vaccine rollout, opening appointments to Kentuckians 70 years or older, but Gov. Andy Beshear said the state needs more doses from the federal government to keep up with demand and its distribution capability.
    Louisville’s drive-thru vaccination site at Broadbent Arena began administering doses to the first set of JCPS teachers and employees Friday.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported another 3,188 positive cases and 50 deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s totals to 608,519 cases and 9,317 deaths.
    Reach Emma Austin at or on Twitter at @emmacaustin.
[49 deaths / 3,795 cases = 0.01% mortality rate again is normal.].

1/24/2021 Kelli Ward Reelected As Ariz. GOP Chairwoman by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party,
held a press conference in Phoenix. Arizona (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
    Kelli Ward was reelected to serve as GOP chairwoman in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, setting her up for her second term.
    “It’s important for Arizona’s future that our state Republican party remains strong, remains competent and accountable to the grassroots,” Ward stated.
    She faced off against three challengers and in the second round of voting, clenched her victory with 51.5 percent of the vote.    In an address to the crowd, Ward emphasized the need to elect “America first Republicans” in the state, rather than continue following politics of the past.
    She went on to share a recorded phone message from President Trump, giving her his complete and total endorsement.
    “She is a terrific person, she is a person I know, you’ll never find anybody more dedicated to every aspect of what we’re all dedicated to, and so I give her my complete and total endorsement,” President Trump stated.    “Whether it’s the 2nd Amendment or so many other things that she’s for, and very very heavy on our military, election integrity, all of the things that we want, that’s Kelli Ward and nobody will out work her.”
    Ward prides herself as a doctor, a mother, a military wife and a former member of the Arizona state Senate.    She was also among several Republicans fighting for election integrity alongside President Trump.
    “Now is the time of decision, we can either return to business as usual, something the Democrats and the old wing of the Republican party would love to see happen, or, we can ensure that the leaders we elect work for the people, and not the other way around,” Ward said.
    At the end of the night, Ward and one of her challengers, Sergio Arellano, called for party unity.

1/24/2021 Calif. COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient Dies Hours After Being Vaccinated by OAN Newsroom
A member of staff used a needle and a phial of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to prepare a dose at a vaccination
health center in Cardiff, South Wales’ on December 8, 2020. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
    A California resident who tested positive for COVID-19 in December died after receiving a vaccine.    The individual reportedly perished in Placer County, California on Thursday, several hours after getting the coronavirus vaccine.
    They reportedly contracted the virus in December, and despite a CDC recommendation to not get vaccinated within 90 days of a positive test, received the vaccine.
    While it is unclear which COVID-19 vaccine the patient received, health officials said people should not be too quick to blame the vaccine for the death.
    “We know that the severe allergic reactions that occur following immunization, the vast majority of those occur 15-30 minutes following immunization, so something that occurred several hours later is probably not the severe allergic reaction, anaphylaxis, that we worry about,” Dr. Dean Blumberg said, infectious disease expert at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
    Authorities said multiple agencies are investigating the death.

1/24/2021 Sen. Rounds Speaks Out Against Holding Impeachment Trial by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 24: Sen. Mike Rounds listened during the Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing,
and Urban Affairs hearing on September 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys-Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) said the impeachment trial for President Trump is unconstitutional. On Sunday, the Republican explained he believes the Constitution indicates only current presidents can be impeached.
    He went on to refer to the situation as a “moot point,” emphasizing events during the Capitol riots are not impeachable offenses if he is not president anymore.    Rounds noted the Senate should be more focused on other matters, such as confirming Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees.
    “To begin with, I think it’s a moot point, because Donald Trump is no longer the president, he is a former president,” Rounds stated.    “Article 1 Sections 6 and 7 specifically point out you can impeach the president, and it does not indicate that you can impeach someone who’s not in office.”
    Other GOP senators have voiced similar sentiments, but Democrats in the chamber are insisting on holding an impeachment trial.

1/24/2021 Seattle Police Chief Vows To Crack Down On Protest Violence by OAN Newsroom
SEATTLE, WA – AUGUST 11: Deputy Chief of Seattle Police Adrian Diaz spoke at a press conference
on August 11, 2020 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)
    The Seattle police chief vowed to take firmer legal action on rioters taking aim at businesses. Chief Adrian Diaz announced the tighter vandalism policies on Saturday.
    This came as a number of recent demonstrations have left numerous businesses severely damaged and business owners have voiced frustration over the lack of accountability for such crimes.
    The police chief said the violence the city he has seen has little meaning or direction and does not coincide with any social justice messages.     “We also just want to make sure that people understand that now people are going to get prosecuted, that this is not just going to end up landing in some black hole, that we are going to move forward on prosecution,” Diaz stated.
    Diaz added Seattle police will especially crack down on vandals who have been arrested multiple times and overall increase accountability.

1/24/2021 Sen. Paul Speaks Out On Alleged Voting Irregularities In 2020 Election by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 12: Sen. Rand Paul spoke during a press conference on October 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has continued to firmly assert that voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election.
    In an interview on Sunday, Paul said there were instances of people voting twice, dead people voting and illegal immigrants voting during the election.    Paul also noted in several state’s voting laws were unconstitutionally changed by secretary of states.
    He contended courts did not actually consider evidence of voter fraud in dismissing several cases filed by the Trump campaign and allies.    Paul added he will be working to address alleged irregularities over the next two years.
    “In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on them and no address.    Historically those were thrown out, this time they weren’t,” Paul stated.    “They made special accommodations because they said, ‘it’s a pandemic and people forgot what their address was,’ so they changed the law after the fact.    That is wrong, that’s unconstitutional and I plan on spending the next two years going around state to state and fixing these problems.”
    Paul stressed alleged irregularities need to be investigated in order to increase confidence in our elections.

1/24/2021 Sen. Sanders Reveals Hypocrisy On Using Reconciliation To Pass Legislation by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in
as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Democrats are seeking to manipulate the rules of Congress to further their agenda.
    In an interview on Sunday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), who caucuses with Democrats, said the party may be using ‘reconciliation‘ to pass major legislation.
CLEAR LAKE, IA – AUGUST 14: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Reconciliation would allow for a bill to pass with 51 votes as opposed to 60 votes.    Sanders indicated that Democrats may use the tactic to pass a massive COVID-19 relief package.
    In contrast, Sanders denounced Republican efforts to use reconciliation in the past.
    “I criticized Republicans — yeah — for using reconciliation to give tax breaks to billionaires, to create a situation where large profitable corporations now pay zero in federal income taxes,” Sanders said.    “Yes, I did criticize them for that and if they want to criticize me for helping to feed children who are hungry or citizens in this country who are isolated and alone and don’t have enough food, they can criticize me.”
    Sanders added he and Democrats are working to pass the relief legislation quickly and they cannot wait to do so in the traditional fashion.

1/24/2021 FBI Investigation Leads To Rescue Of 33 Missing Children by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – MARCH 09: The seal of the F.B.I. hung in the Flag Room at the bureau’s headquarters
on March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    A joint agency investigation led to the rescue of 33 missing children in Los Angeles, California.    The FBI announced the rescue on Friday as part of a multi-organizational human trafficking investigation dubbed “Lost Angels.”
    Authorities said at least eight of the children had been sexually exploited.    Agents explained that more often than not, victims are forced to perform these acts by someone they know.
    “Sometimes people they know, sometimes people in their circle of friends or family, sometimes it’s actually a love interest that appears to be a love interest and they think they have a relationship with this person,” Kristi Johnson, assistant director in charge at the FBI, said.
    According to authorities, the amount of human trafficking has increased significantly in recent years.    The FBI has opened over 600 investigations and arrested nearly 500 people in 2020 alone.
    So far, the “Lost Angels” investigation has led to the arrest of one suspect.

1/24/2021 Sen. Cotton: China Blackmailing Biden With Sanctions by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Tom Cotton spoke during a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) called out the Chinese Communist Party over their alleged attempt to blackmail the Biden administration.    On the Senate floor Friday, Cotton urged Joe Biden to take action against our most persistent adversary.
    This came after China issued a slew of sanctions against nearly 30 Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.    Cotton noted the sanctions were put in place just moments after Biden took office.
    “They’re not bluster.    They are another step in China’s long-term campaign to coerce Americans at every level of government and business,” Cotton stated.
    “They are a direct attack on the independence of U.S. policy toward China and an attempt to blackmail the Biden administration with personal financial ruin in the future if they dare to stand up to the Chinese Communist Party.”
    Cotton called on Biden to denounce the “acts of intimidation” and treat them as a day-one assault.    He urged the administration to issue sanctions against Chinese officials who are responsible for the blackmail efforts.
    However, many Republicans have speculated Biden will likely be soft on China, and Beijing even reportedly wanted him to win the 2020 election.

1/24/2021 Antifa, BLM Vandalize ICE Building, Burn Original Starbucks by OAN Newsroom
OLYMPIA, WA – DECEMBER 12: Anti-fascist protesters watch supporters of President Donald Trump during
political clashes on December 12, 2020 in Olympia, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
    Across the U.S., left-wing groups ‘Antifa’ and ‘BLM’ are continuing to disrupt public order following the inauguration of Joe Biden.
    In a tweet on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he expects Democrat lawmakers to condemn the latest looting and rioting in Oregon and Washington State.
    The senator referred to reports by law enforcement in those states.    He said hundreds of far-left activists attacked federal buildings and burnt the original ‘Starbucks.’

    Democrats have been quiet on those attacks while condemning Republicans for protests in Washington D.C. on January 6.    At least 20 people were arrested during those riots.

1/24/2021 GOP Members Want Natl Guard To Go Home, New Theory About Capitol Riots by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 17: Virginia National Guard soldiers on the east front of the U.S. Capitol on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Several governors are calling their National Guard troops to return home after being stationed in Washington D.C.
    On Friday, governors from New Hampshire, Florida, Montana and Texas gave orders to pull their guardsmen and women out of the U.S. Capitol after reports emerged that troops were being forced to take their breaks in parking garages.

    Roughly 20,000 troops from a number of states were deployed to D.C. to secure the city during the week of the inauguration.    However, in recent days, Democrats have come under immense backlash after the poor treatment of National Guard troops came to light.

    Because of this, a number of Republican lawmakers are firing off.     House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called it “shameful,” especially when troops are there to protect lawmakers.     McCarthy blamed Democrats for kicking out the troops, citing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s’ previous comments on the National Guard. He added the troops “deserve to be treated with respect and we deserve answers.”
    Additionally, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) weighed in on the excessive National Guard presence in the nation’s capital.
Waltz, who also serves as a National Guard Colonel, said he would like to see the justification for having “five times” as many troops in D.C. as we do in Afghanistan and Iraq.    The GOP representative even went as far as to accuse House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of using the National Guard as a private police force.
    Waltz pointed out that for many of these troops, this isn’t their day job as they have small businesses, jobs and families they have to be away from while stationed on Capitol Hill.
    In the meantime, new theories about the January 6 Capitol riots continue to emerge.
Stanford researcher and inventor Jovan Hutton Pulitzer shared a video on Facebook, which suggested the attack on the Capital was orchestrated by insiders.
    Pulitzer said despite those saying the siege was not planned, he believes it was in the works for months. He added that insiders worked on the plan and even had people on the ground to direct the bad actors.
    In the meantime, despite the demanded removal of some state guardsmen, 7,000 are expected to stay at the Capitol through the first week of February and possibly into March.

1/24/2021 Analysis: Biden’s Immigration Policies May Fuel Migrant Caravan Crisis At Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order during an event in the
State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    The new Democrat White House appears to be digging itself into a hole when it comes to its immigration plan.
    In his first days in office, Joe Biden promised to completely overhaul President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies.
    “I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement,” Biden said.    “I will, in fact, countermand executive orders that the President has in fact, initiated.”
    However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that repealing certain policies may be disastrous for U.S. national security.
    This month, central American migrant caravans — some thousands of people strong — have attempted to cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico in hopes to make it to the U.S. Southern border.
Honduran migrants trying to reach the U.S. take a path through the mountains to avoid the highway police checkpoints, in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A
once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
    Although thousands have been stopped by local authorities per the Trump-era policy, which called on Central American nations to crack down on the migrant crisis, small groups have reportedly still made it through.    They are en route to the U.S. border.
    In the meantime, Biden has enacted a number of repeals to President Trump’s policies.    These repeals include: Halting the construction of the border wall and suspending President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which told people already in the program to stay where they are until they’re given further notice.
Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border walk alongside a highway in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that
as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants have crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)
    Many immigration experts — including ‘Federation for American Immigration Reform’ president Dan Stein — have called for President Trump’s border policies to not only stay in place, but to be built upon by the new administration.
    “Now in the last four years, agreements have been negotiated with northern triangle countries to actually take back their own citizens or other people’s citizens who are claiming refugee status from nearby countries,” Stein stated.    “This, along with the agreement to remain in Mexico during the dependency of an asylum claim, have been enormous breakthroughs in discouraging caravans.    Those agreements must be maintained and strengthened.”
    Biden has also made a proposal to open a citizenship path for over 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, which is a policy that lawmakers have said has “little chance of being passed.”    Some even called it a “herculean task,” due to its apparent lack of support among Republicans in both congressional chambers.

1/24/2021 ‘The Gateway Pundit’ Alleges Big Tech Bias by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
    Reports on Big Tech censorship continue to surface as conservatives look for a place to express their freedom of speech.
    According to two articles from ‘The Gateway Pundit’ on Saturday, users reported experiencing Big Tech bias on both Facebook and Instagram.
    Co-founders of the recently established conservative site ‘The Scoop,’ Justin Mickanen and Cameron Schnittger, were reportedly notified that their accounts were disabled on Facebook hours after creating a ‘Patriots Against Joe Biden’ Facebook page.
    The decision was supposedly permanent and irreversible. The article suggested that political preference influenced the decision.
    Meanwhile, ‘The Gateway Pundit‘ posted a similar article the same day.    According to their piece, multiple users claimed they were added as followers to The White House Instagram page after blocking it several times.
    The article alleged The White House page pulled the stunt because it had less than a million followers.    It called into question Joe Biden’s actual popularity, as he supposedly received 81 million votes, but couldn’t even get a fraction of that in social media support.
    While some users were reportedly unable to unfollow The White House account, others confirmed being able to without issue.

1/24/2021 Sen. Romney: Costs Of Biden’s $1.9T COVID Plan Are ‘Shocking’ by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is seen prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration for President-elect
Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash – Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is criticizing Joe Biden over the “shocking” costs of his proposed $1.9 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19.
    In a series of interviews this weekend, Romney said he’s open to discussing Biden’s proposals on COVID relief, but that it’s too early to pass additional spending measures.
    “Well, I think at this early stage — just having passed over $900 billion in relief — that before we were to pass a new program we’d need to understand where the money is going,” Romney said.    “[Is it going] to these individuals or entities that really need the help?
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    Romney added any coronavirus stimulus must help people who actually lost their jobs and incomes due to COVID lockdowns.
    “I’m open to that discussion, I wanna hear what the White House has to say, but at the same time, I think people recognize it’s important that we don’t borrow hundreds of trillions of dollars from the Chinese for things that may not be absolutely necessary,” Romney noted.    “This is the time for us to act with prudence and care.”
    Romney also highlighted the importance of a bipartisan approach to COVID stimulus despite the years of Democrat obstruction to proposals by President Trump.

1/24/2021 Megyn Kelly Slams CNN, Says Outlet Partly Responsible For Incident In Capitol by OAN Newsroom
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA – OCTOBER 02: Megyn Kelly spoke onstage at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit 2018 at
Ritz Carlton Hotel on October 2, 2018 in Laguna Niguel, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images for Fortune)
    Former conservative talk show host Megyn Kelly said CNN is partially to blame for the Capitol riots earlier this month.
    In an interview on Saturday, the journalist said the biased way CNN reported on President Trump made the public lose trust in their coverage.    She added the left-leaning station “just couldn’t check their own personal feelings” about President Trump.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 06: A large group of protesters stood on the East steps of the Capitol Building
after storming its grounds on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    Kelly suggested part of the reason violence happened at the Capitol is because Americans don’t know where to turn for truthful information and reporting.
    “They just couldn’t check their own personal feelings about him,” Kelly stated.    “Part of the reason we saw what happened on the Capitol two weeks ago was because there’s been a complete lack of trust in the media.”
    Kelly also mentioned CNN spent years proving they have a bias against President Trump.

1/25/2021 Ky. reports 2,018 COVID-19 cases as positivity rate falls once more by Mary Ramsey, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky reported 2,018 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and 35 coronavirus- related deaths, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.
    Since the start of the pandemic, Kentucky has seen 346,586 total cases and 3,421 deaths.
    As of Sunday, 1,540 Kentuckians were hospitalized due to COVID-19, with 371 in intensive care units and 218 on ventilators.
    The state’s positivity rate was below 11% for the third straight day, falling to 10.24% Sunday.
    So far, vaccines have been made available in Kentucky to groups including health care workers, K-12 educators and people age 70 and older.    More than 267,000 vaccines have been administered in Kentucky.
    Indiana reported 2,565 new COVID- 19 cases Sunday and 23 coronavirus- related deaths, bringing the Hoosier State’s totals to 611,039 cases and 9,340 deaths.
    Reach reporter Mary Ramsey at, and follow her on Twitter @mcolleen1996.    Support strong local journalism in our community by subscribing to The Courier Journal today.
[35 deaths / 2,018 cases = 0.017% less cases means we get a higher mortality rate if they are definite related deaths by coronavirus especially when I see Indiana was at 0.009% and has been above 2% for months/].

1/25/2021 Trump Asked Justice Department To Go To Supreme Court To Overturn Election: WSJ
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S., January 20, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump considered replacing the acting attorney general with an official willing to pursue unsubstantiated claims of election fraud, and he pushed the Justice Department to ask the Supreme Court to invalidate President Joe Biden’s victory, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday.
    Citing people familiar with the matter, the Journal said the efforts in the last weeks of Trump’s presidency failed because of resistance from his Justice appointees who refused to file what they viewed as a legally baseless lawsuit in the Supreme Court.
    Other senior department officials later threatened to resign if Trump fired then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, several people familiar with the discussions told the Journal.
    The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on Saturday.
    Senior officials including Rosen, former Attorney General William Barr and former acting Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall refused to file the Supreme Court case, concluding there was no basis to challenge the election outcome and the federal government had no legal interest in whether Trump or Biden won the presidency, some of these people told the Journal.
    Then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone and his deputy, Patrick Philbin, also opposed Trump’s idea, which was promoted by his outside attorneys, these people said.
    After his Supreme Court plan got nowhere, Trump explored replacing Rosen with Jeffrey Clark, a Trump ally who had expressed a willingness to use the department’s power to help Trump continue his unsuccessful legal battles contesting the election results, the people told the Journal.
    Trump backed off that plan after the threats from senior Justice Department leadership to resign if Rosen were removed, people familiar with the discussions said.
    The plan to oust Rosen was first reported by the New York Times.
    A Trump adviser, asked to respond to the U.S. media reports, said the former president “has consistently argued that our justice system should be investigating the broader, rampant election fraud that has plagued our system for years. Any assertion to the contrary is false and being driven by those who wish to keep the system broken.”     Democrats reacted with fury on Saturday to the New York Times’ report, with Senator Richard Durbin, incoming chairman of the Judiciary Committee, saying he would investigate efforts to use the Justice Department to further Trump’s efforts to overthrow the election results.    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer calling on the department’s inspector general, Michael E. Horowitz, to investigate “this attempted sedition.”
    Trump’s relentless and baseless claims of election fraud – and his refusal to acknowledge Biden’s victory – culminated on Jan. 6 when Trump urged a rally of his supporters to march to the Capitol to protest the certification of the results. The resulting rampage led to five deaths, including a Capitol police officer.
    The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives impeached Trump for a second time a week later for inciting the insurrection at the Capitol, and a Senate trial on the charge will begin the week of Feb. 8. Biden took office on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Timothy Gardner and John Whitesides; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Daniel Wallis)

1/25/2021 Guyana Says Venezuela Detained Two Fishing Vessels In Its Waters
FILE PHOTO: Small fishing boats pass in front of a cargo ship in Georgetown, Guyana, November 30, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo
    GEORGETOWN (Reuters) – Guyana said late on Saturday that a Venezuelan navy vessel detained two vessels that were fishing in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone, the latest dispute in a long-running border conflict between the two South American nations.
    Caracas says much of eastern Guyana is its own territory, a claim that is rejected by Georgetown.    The conflict has flared up in recent years as Guyana has started developing oil reserves near the disputed area.
    “The Venezuelan vessel was illegally manoeuvring within Guyana’s EEZ and Contiguous Zone when it intercepted, boarded and commandeered the Guyanese fishing vessels,” Guyana’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
    “Guyana condemns in the strongest possible terms this wanton act of aggression by the Venezuelan armed forces against Guyana and Guyanese citizens.”
    The vessels were intercepted on Thursday and taken to Venezuela’s port city of Guiria, where the crew and ships were detained, the statement said.
    Venezuela’s information ministry did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
    Exclusive Economic Zones, or EEZs, are maritime areas in which countries have special rights with regards to the exploration and use of marine resources.    They generally extend 200 miles off the coast.
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro this month issued a decree creating a “Strategic Zone for the Development of the Atlantic Facade” in an area that Guyana says encompasses its EEZ and its territorial waters.
(Reporting by Neil Marks and Brian Ellsworth; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

1/25/2021 Biden Faces Backlash After Crushing Border Wall Developments by OAN Newsroom
FILE – Crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered a
“pause” on all wall construction within a week, one of 17 executive edicts issued on his first day in office, including six dealing with immigration. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Joe Biden recently discussed immigration on the southern border with the president of Mexico.    On Friday, Biden spoke with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to outline his plan to reduce immigration by addressing its root causes.
    Part of the new administration’s goal is to increase “lawful alternative immigration pathways.”    Biden’s efforts includes a drastic overhaul of President Trump’s immigration policies, including stopping construction on the southern border wall.
    “If President Biden says that a wall is no longer being built, that’s what he means,” stated the Mexican president.    “In four years, zero.”
    Meanwhile, Republicans are slamming Biden’s decision to halt progress on the border wall.    Specially, House Minority Leader Kevin McMarthy (R-Calif.) accused Biden of putting illegal immigrants before Americans.
    “That is why I was disappointed to see within hours of assuming office, the new administration was more interested in helping illegal immigrants than helping our own citizens,” stated the Republican leader.    “These are the wrong priorities at the wrong time; Americans need our help at home and that’s where our focus must remain.”
    Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) took to Twitter to express her disappointment in Biden’s executive order, noting the wall helped prevent human trafficking and strengthened national security.
    Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger (R-Tenn.) also called out Biden’s “liberal agenda” by claiming it was a way to score points with the international community.

FILE – Crews construct a section of border wall in San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in Douglas, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

1/25/2021 Mich., Ariz. GOP Censures Several Lawmakers Over Support For Impeachment, Failure To Keep States Red by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo, former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake arrives for the inauguration of Joe Biden at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Arizona Republicans voted
Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    Several Republican lawmakers are getting criticized by their state’s party leadership.    This comes as the Republican parties of Arizona and Allegan County in Michigan voted to censure several elected officials.
    The censure votes, which formally express discontent for party members, comes amid backlash over both states turning blue in the general election.
    Additionally, party members are being called out for supporting Democrat efforts to impeach President Trump for a second time.
    “The Republican Party here is not just here to elect Republicans, it’s here to hold Republicans accountable to the party platform,” stated Tyler Bower, national committeeman for the Arizona GOP.    “Party discipline means adherence to the party platform; party discipline means pulling someone aside behind closed doors and saying ‘you’re not living by the party platform.’    How do we fix this?
    On Saturday, the Arizona GOP publicly rebuked Gov. Doug Ducey (R), former Sen. Jeff Flake (R) and the late Sen. John McCain’s wife Cindy McCain.
    The censures accused Ducey of executive overreach for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and failure to overturn the election results in favor of President Trump.    Meanwhile, Flake and McCain are coming under immense fire for their support for Joe Biden and divergence from President Trump.
    “And if all of us cannot have the resolve here to look into our legislative district committees, our county committees and have the most disciplined two years of our lifetimes, we may lose Arizona forever,” Bower continued.
    Earlier this week, the Allegan County Republican Party approved a resolution to censure longtime Republican congressman Fred Upton.    The committee decried Upton for allegedly ignoring the voices of constituents and party members when voting for impeachment.
Fiel- Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) is pictured. (AP Photo / Carlos Osorio)
    “The final straw for me was obviously what happened last week: the President’s remarks that his actions, in his words, were totally appropriate as he called these folks patriots as they were tearing down the capitol,” stated the Michigan representative.
    Although censure votes don’t carry any formal consequences, they do show the party’s waning confidence in lawmakers’ ability to lead the party.    This could lead to primary challengers who strictly adhere to party principles gaining more support than censured incumbent.

1/25/2021 Gov. Newsom Lifts Calif. Lockdown Orders Amid Mounting Backlash by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 15, 2021, file photo, Governor Gavin Newsom addresses a press conference held at the launch of a mass
COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
    As the Golden State’s economy suffers under Gov. Gavin Newsom’s unpredictable lockdown mandates, many business owners have challenged him and are fighting to regain economic freedom.
    On Sunday, Jim Desmond, the supervisor of San Diego’s Fifth District, took aim at the lack of clarity on Newsom’s restrictions, which has prevented residents from planning ahead and left businesses scrambling to rehire.
    Desmond has previously criticized the Democrat governor’s response to the pandemic as the state has enacted some of the toughest mandates in the nation, yet reports some of the highest numbers of outbreaks and overall cases.
    “I don’t think lockdowns have been working.    Ever since the lockdown went in place, in mid-November, our numbers have been escalating exponentially,” he stated.    “You know, maybe they’ve got a magic lamp or something, I don’t know.”
    Desmond also warned state officials are now going on the offensive and are actively seeking out businesses that remain open to levy fines rather than responding to complaints.
    This came after Newsom’s Health and Human Services secretary, Mark Ghali, admitted Los Angeles’ previous outdoor dining ban had nothing to do with an immediate public health threat posed by restaurants, but rather was a means to force people into staying home.
    “So the decision to include, among other sectors, outdoor dining…in limiting that…turning to restaurants to deliver and provide takeout options instead, really has to do with the goal of trying to keep people at home,” Ghali expalined.    “…Not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining.”
    The unpredictability of pandemic mandates has also faced push-back from numerous restaurant owners who argue the state’s public Health Department has failed to show scientific proof that outdoor dining is more dangerous than shopping at an indoor mall or working on a film set.
    In a recent interview, a restaurant owner in Southern California described the first shut down as “really bad” and the second shutdown as “devastating.”
FILE – In this Jan. 22, 2021, file photo, diners have dinner at an outdoor dining area at the Polanco Cantina in Sacramento, Calif. California
has lifted regional stay-at-home orders statewide in response to improving coronavirus conditions. Public health officials said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021,
the state will return to a system of county-by-county restrictions intended to stem the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
    In the midst of this, the campaign to recall Newsom has continued to gain steam.    Over the weekend, Rescue California campaign manager Anne Dunsmore said Californians are growing increasingly tired of living under Newsom’s seemingly arbitrary COVID-19 restrictions.
    “They’re out of business, they’re homeschooling their kids, they can’t go to work because they’re taking care of their kids at school,” she stated.    “He’s in a much worse situation than Gray Davis was when he was recalled from office in 2003.”
    Dunsmore added, nearly 1.25 million signatures have already been collected from concerned California residents.    Meanwhile, the deadline for the campaign to collect 1.5 million signatures has been extended to March 17, 2021.

1/25/2021 GOP Lawmakers Push To Loosen Gun Restrictions In Several States by OAN Newsroom
FILE – A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Utah is one of several more states weighing proposals this
year that would allow people to carry concealed guns without having to get a permit, a trend supporters say bolsters Second Amendment rights. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
    GOP lawmakers in multiple states are pushing to ease restrictions on gun owners.    Fifteen states in the U.S. currently allow concealed carry with out having to obtain a permit and Republican lawmakers have now introduced the measure in nine other states.
    Utah advanced a bill on Friday, which proposes any U.S. citizen aged 21 and older be allowed to carry a concealed firearm without the current fees and requirements in place.    This includes bypassing a weapons course or background check.
    In a move backed by the governor of Utah, state Rep. Walt Brooks (R) utilized a 2018 multi-state study, which found relaxing concealed carry laws did not lead to more violent crimes or homicides.    Brooks, who put forward the bill, also added, covering one’s firearm with a jacket should not be a crime.
    “When I first was brought this by some constituents, I didn’t jump right on board,” he stated.    “I had my concealed weapon permit, so I spent the next couple years researching…see why, what is the purpose of the permit…what are other states doing that have concealed carry restrictions removed and the data is really clear.”
FILE – A man carries his weapon during a second amendment gun rally at Utah State Capitol on Feb. 8, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
    The measure came after the FBI reported a spike in background checks related to firearm purchases last summer amid the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide protests.
    Recently, the Montana House also passed a bill expanding conceal carry laws in most places.    This comes as Americans nationwide fear their Second Amendment rights are being threatened as Democrat officials look to strengthen restrictions.
    However, GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill have continued to push for concealed carry as well.    Similar bills have been introduced in Florida, Alabama, Texas, Indiana, Georgia and South Carolina.

1/25/2021 Rep. McCarthy Says Biden Put China Over The American People by OAN Newsroom
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said the Biden administration is not putting Americans first.    On Saturday, he argued U.S. adversaries like China are benefiting from Joe Biden’s first week in office while Americans are being placed on the back burner.
    His remarks came after Biden immediately signed multiple executive orders once officially in office, most of which negatively impact Americans.
    For example, McCarthy said halting such orders like the Keystone XL oil pipeline project has cut union jobs while also hurting ties with Canada.
    He noted the work Republicans are doing in Congress is unifying the nation while Biden’s orders, such as citizenship to 11 million illegal immigrants, is dividing it.

1/25/2021 Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run For Ark. Governor by OAN Newsroom
File – Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks to reporters outside the White House. (Evan Vucci/ AP Photo)
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders officially announced her gubernatorial run for Arkansas.    In a nearly eight-minute long video announcement released Monday, she pledged to defend the people’s rights as well as stand up to socialism and tyranny.
    “So today, I announce my candidacy for Governor of Arkansas and ask for your prayers and your support,” stated the Republican.
    Huckabee Sanders also touted her experience as President Trump’s White House press secretary.    She pointed out that she’s been tested under high pressure and will deliver for Arkansas’ residents.
    “Our state needs a leader with the courage to do what’s right, not what’s politically correct or convenient,” she stated.    “I took on the media, the radical left and their cancel culture, and I won.    As governor, I will be your voice and never let them silence you.”
    If elected, Huckabee Sanders would be the first woman to serve as Arkansas’ governor.

1/25/2021 Tensions Reportedly Rise Between Sen. Schumer, Gov. Cuomo by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y, takes the elevator in the U.S. Capitol, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    Tensions are reportedly on the rise between Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.). According to a New York Post article on Sunday, the two have a “working relationship at best.”
    A Democrat insider reported “there was enormous tension” between Schumer and Cuomo in the spring over major coronavirus legislation.
    Gov. Cuomo even threatened to sue the federal government after claiming stimulus legislation, which Schumer took large part in constructing, did not do enough for New York.
    “If Washington doesn’t provide the New York state with our fair share of funding, we’re going to pursue litigation because I cannot in good faith represent the people of this state and know that they are being harmed,” stated the democrat governor.    “And know that they are being treated unfairly.”
    With Sen. Schumer shifting seats to the Senate Majority Leader, however, he may now work harder to appease the governor.

1/25/2021 Giuliani: Dominion Suit Is Act Of Intimidation By ‘Hate-Filled’ Left by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 30: Rudy Giuliani spoke to members of the media during a White House Sports and Fitness Day
at the South Lawn of the White House May 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Rudy Giuliani criticized the $1.3 billion lawsuit filed against him by Dominion, calling it “another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left.”
    On Monday, Dominion Voting Systems filed the suit in a federal D.C. court, accusing Giuliani of spreading false allegations of voter fraud.    In a statement soon after, Giuliani said the cost of the the lawsuit is to “frighten people of faint heart.”
    However, President Trump’s attorney took the suit in stride, saying it will allow him to investigate the company’s history, finances and practices fully.
    “We get to see the machines that are crooked, the ballots that are fraudulent, and if we’re wrong, we will be made fools of,” Giuliani said.    “But if we’re right, a lot of them will go to jail.    So, let’s have a trial by combat.”
    Giuliani said he will be filing a countersuit against Dominion for violating the Constitutional right to free speech and the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously.
    For months, Giuliani has accused Dominion of swinging votes in favor of Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
    “We believe from what we saw in Michigan that the machines have an inaccurate vote, that they’re programmed to give Biden somewhere between a 2% and 5% advantage,” Giuliani stated.
    Dominion has been targeting allies of President Trump with legal action following the election.    However, the company said it is still weighing whether to sue President Trump himself.

1/25/2021 Reports: Biden To Roll Back President Trump’s Crackdown Of China by OAN Newsroom
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – AUGUST 20: Joe Biden spoke on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The Biden administration is reportedly planning to roll back President Trump’s crackdown on malicious Chinese practices.
    During a press briefing on Monday, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said Joe Biden would start a review of President Trump’s policies towards China.    This includes the recent delisting of Chinese telecom firms from the New York Stock Exchange for stealing U.S. technology.
    Critics speculated Biden would take a softer stance on China due to his corrupt business dealings with Beijing in the past.
    Psaki said Biden would take a more comprehensive approach to Chinese relations.
    “We’re starting from an approach of patience as it relates to our relationship with China,” Psaki said.    “So that means we’re going to have consultations with our allies, we’re going to have consultations with Democrats and Republicans, and we’re going to allow the interagency process to work its way through, to review and assess how we should move forward with our relationship.”
    Psaki acknowledged the theft of U.S. technology by China, but she did not provide details on how Biden would counter such practices.

1/25/2021 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo To Lift COVID-19 Restrictions In The Coming Days by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 14: A police officer crossed the street in a nearly empty Times Square on March 12,
2020 in New York, United States. (Photo by David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said the Empire State will begin lifting COVID-19 lockdown orders this week.
    During a press briefing on Monday, Cuomo said the state is now focused on smaller infection zones as the virus transmission rate comes back down to a safer level.    Reports show the infection rate has recently dropped, giving Cuomo the opportunity to reopen some businesses.
    Though some restrictions are set to be lifted in New York City, indoor dining will not be one of them.
    “We are focusing now on the micro-cluster zones, which are yellow zones, orange zones,” Cuomo stated.    “The indoor dining in New York City is a New York City specific condition, and we’re not at this point contemplating any changes.”
    The governor said to look out for more updates this Wednesday.

1/25/2021 Labor Unions Lash Out Over Job Killing Energy Policies by OAN Newsroom
GASCOYNE, ND – OCTOBER 14: Miles of unused pipe prepared for the Keystone XL pipeline sat in a
lot on October 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    Labor unions that endorsed Joe Biden are lashing out after he revoked the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
    The United Association of Union Plumbers, which backed the Democrat president, released a statement over the weekend which said, “sadly the Biden administration has now put thousands of union workers out of work.”
    Biden’s executive order is expected to cut at least 11 thousand union jobs.
    Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Wis.) said he was disgusted by the move.
    “Joe Biden’s first day in office, he killed thousands of American jobs.    Joe Biden killed hundreds of Wisconsin jobs,” Steil stated.    “I find his decision disgusting.”
    Gov. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) also slammed the job losses, saying “these aren’t just statistics, they’re lives and families.”

1/25/2021 Sen. Hawley Files Counter-Complaint Against Senate Dems by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 13: U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) listened while Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testified before the Senate Judiciary
Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) is hitting back at Democrats who are attempting to blame him for some of the recent violence on Capitol Hill.
    In a counter-complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee on Monday, Hawley took aim at seven Democrat lawmakers in the upper chamber.
    This came days after the group of lawmakers asked for an investigation to be launched into Hawley and Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) alleged roles in the Capitol demonstrations earlier this month.
    Democrats claimed the two Republicans incited violence on January 6 after publicly questioning the integrity of the election due to mountains of evidence of voter irregularities.    The two also voted against certifying votes from states with reports of voter fraud to ensure a proper investigation is carried out.
    In Hawley’s complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee, he called the Democrat effort an “abuse of the Senate ethics process.”    He went on to suggest Democrat efforts to come after he and Cruz are just typical of today’s “left-wing cancel culture.”

1/25/2021 White House: We Can’t Guarantee COVID-19 Relief By March by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Mainstream media bias is already playing out in the White House press briefing room under the Biden administration as Jen Psaki failed to answer tough questions from reporters who, in turn, refused to press her on important issues.
    On Monday, the White House press secretary was asked about Biden’s handling of the current COVID-19 relief deal.    She said Biden would like the deal to be bipartisan.    However, when asked about reaching the deal by March, Psaki said she cannot guarantee the timeline of getting it passed.
    “There’s urgency to the American people for this package to move forward because we are going to hit a cliff, an unemployment insurance cliff, I should say, in March, where millions of people won’t be able to have access unemployment insurance,” Psaki stated.    “We’re going to hit a point where we won’t have enough funding for vaccine distribution.”
    This prompted some to question whether a highly politicized second Trump impeachment trial would play a part in the delay. Psaki deflected these concerns to the Senate.     She also dodged questions pertaining to migrants stuck at the border and U.S. China relations, saying they would have to refer their questions to the Department of Homeland Security and that she would have to answer the questions later.

1/25/2021 RNC: Biden Officials Keep Lying About The Trump Admin. Not Having A Vaccine Plan by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 09: RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel spoke during a press conference
on November 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed Biden officials for criticizing the Trump administration’s vaccine distribution efforts.
    Taking to Twitter on Monday, McDaniel said Biden officials keep lying about the Trump administration not having a vaccine plan.
    This came after senior White House adviser Cedric Richmond’s controversial remarks during an interview over the weekend.
    “Well, the sad part is the last administration didn’t leave anything, they didn’t leave a plan.    If you look at it, they vaccinated the easiest populations, that is first responders, people in nursing homes,” Richmond said.    “So now we have the hard task of vaccinating the American people which means going to where they are.”
    McDaniel went on to point out that even the Washington Post called out the Biden administration.
    An excerpt from an article by the Post said the Biden administration is accelerating the pace of vaccinations in order for Biden to meet his goal of distributing 100 million vaccines in 100 days.

1/25/2021 Sen. Paul Speaks Out On Alleged Voting Irregularities In 2020 Election by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 06: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) listened during a news conference on
November 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has continued to firmly assert that voter fraud occurred in the 2020 election.    In an interview on Sunday, Paul said there were instances of people voting twice, dead people voting and illegal immigrants voting during the election.
    Paul also noted in several states, voting laws were unconstitutionally changed by secretary of states.
    “There were several states in which the law was changed by the secretary of state and not the state legislature.    To me those are clearly unconstitutional, and I think there’s still a chance that those actually do finally work their way up to the Supreme Court,” Paul explained.
    Although Paul was outlining concerns millions of Americans have expressed, ABC talk show host George Stephanopoulous attempted to dismiss the claims as dishonest.
    “People coming from the liberal side like you, you immediately say everything is a lie instead of saying there are two sides to everything.    Historically what would happen is if I said that I thought there was fraud, you would interview someone else that would say there wasn’t,” Paul stated.    “But now you insert yourself in the middle and say the absolute fact is everything I’m saying is a lie.”
    Paul’s rebuttal did not stop the former Clinton White House adviser’s attacks, prompting the Republican once again to call out the mainstream media. Despite liberal outlets animus towards claims of election fraud, Paul said he will be working to address alleged irregularities over the next two years.     “In Wisconsin, tens of thousands of absentee votes had only the name on them and no address.    Historically, those were thrown out, this time they weren’t.    They made special accommodations because they said, ‘oh it’s pandemic and people forgot what their address was,’ so they changed the law after the fact,” Paul said.    “That is wrong, that’s unconstitutional, and I plan on spending the next two years going around state to state and fixing these problems, and I wont be cast out by liberals in the media who say ‘there’s no evidence here and you’re a liar if you talk about election fraud,’ no, let’s have an open debate, it’s a free country.”
    Paul stressed that alleged irregularities need to be investigated in order to increase confidence in our elections.

1/25/2021 Biden Gun Policies Concern Second Amendment Advocates by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Many gun owners fear the Second Amendment is under attack as Joe Biden looks to make good on gun legislation.
    During the 2020 campaign, Biden suggested drastic firearm reform, which included reinstating the “assault weapons ban,” and holding manufacturers “civilly liable for their products.”
    He also proposed mandatory registration of some rifles, which would cost up to $200.    Noncompliance could earn gun owners ten years in federal prison.
    “My first day of office, I’m going to send a bill to the Congress, repealing the liability protection for gun manufacturers, closing the background check loopholes and waiting period that now let too many people slip through the cracks,” Biden stated.
    Under the proposed gun plan, firearm applicants would need to submit a 13-page application, complete with their photograph and fingerprints in order to be considered for purchases.

1/26/2021 Oil up $0.80 to $52.79, DOW down 37 to 30,960.

1/26/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Kentucky breaks single-month record for COVID-19 deaths by Mary Ramsey, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    With almost a week left in January, Kentucky set a record for the most coronavirus- related deaths in a month.    With the fatalities reported Sunday and Monday, the state has reported 798 deaths this month, more than the then-record 754 deaths reported in December.
    The state reported 39 coronavirus related deaths and 1,268 new COVID- 19 cases Monday as Kentucky’s positivity rate fell below 10% for the first time in 2021, Gov. Andy Beshear announced.
    That’s the lowest number of cases the state has reported in a day in four weeks.
    Beshear attributed the continued high death counts to the surge in cases seen in prior weeks.
    “And so, our hope is as cases decline, we will see a decline in those we’re losing,” he said.    “But still, this is exacting a heavy toll.”
    Since the start of the pandemic, Kentucky has seen 347,836 total cases and 3,460 deaths.
    The state’s positivity rate now sits at 9.93%.
    However, the World Health Organization has recommended a positivity rate of 5% or less for states.
    For the second straight week, Kentucky saw fewer new cases last week than the week before.    Beshear also said 1,539 Kentuckians were hospitalized as of Monday, with 203 on ventilators and 374 in intensive care units.
    On the vaccinations front, Beshear said 88% of first doses allocated to Kentucky have been used, and 82,511 people received doses last week.    Beshear said his administration “believes” all longterm care facilities in Kentucky have received first doses.
    Meanwhile, Indiana reported 2,210 coronavirus cases Monday and 12 deaths.    The state has now seen 613,228 cases and 9,352 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
    Reach reporter Mary Ramsey at, and follow her on Twitter @mcolleen1996.
[39 deaths / 1,268 cases = 0.03% mortality rate which is higher because there are less cases and deaths are higher for some reason but Indiana mysteriously went to 0.005% mortality rate after being in 5% and up for most of 2020 why are all the miracles mysteriously happened now that Democrats are in control and they are opening up everything or maybe they sense the uprising of Americans that are now realizing how they have been duped.    Uh Oh maybe they might have to get 14,000 National Guard enroute to protect them.].

1/26/2021 Dominion files suit against Giuliani by Bart Jansen, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3billion lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani, a personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, alleging defamation for his complaints about the reliability of voting machines in the 2020 general election.
    The 107-page lawsuit alleges that Giuliani made more than 50 statements that disparaged the company’s voting equipment in speeches, on Twitter and on podcasts.
    “Giuliani’s statements are defamatory,” the lawsuit said.    “They have exposed Dominion to the most extreme hatred and contempt.”
    Giuliani said in a statement that the lawsuit will allow him to investigate the company’s history, finances and practices.    He threatened a countersuit alleging violation of his constitutional right to free speech.
    “The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart,” Giuliani said.    “It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously.”
    Courts rejected election complaints due to lack of evidence.<

1/26/2021 Senate Leaders Struggle To Agree On Splitting Power Over Dueling Stances On Keeping Filibuster In Practice by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the top Republican in Senate, leaves the chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Partisanship is throwing the Senate into political gridlock over party leaders struggling to agree on how to split power in the 50-50 Senate.    This comes as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pushes for total protection of the Senate filibuster.
    Democrats, including Joe Biden, have been calling for the abolition of the practice and believe GOP senators will use it to hinder their legislative efforts.    However, McConnell pointed out that Democrats were quick to use the filibuster when he was majority leader.
    “They were happy to insist on a 60-vote threshold for practically every major bill I took up,” he stated.    “So, we’ll continue to request that our democratic colleagues reaffirm this standing rule in the Senate, which they were happy to use on many occasions.”
    The Senate filibuster is used when a party wants to talk a bill to death or debate for long periods of time to prevent a bill from passing.    Senators can overcome this with a cloture vote of at least 60 votes, which is a hard number to attain with a slim majority.
    If abolished, the Senate will need to pass laws by a simple majority. This would give Democrats the upper hand over the legislative agenda.
    Sen. McConnell has argued keeping the filibuster would assure the GOP’s voice is heard and keep the Democrats from forcing their agenda through the upper chamber.
    “If this filibuster has become so common in the Senate that we can’t act, that we just sit their helpless, shame on us,” he stated.    “Of course, we should consider a change in the rule under those circumstances, but let’s see if we can initiate a real bipartisan dialogue and get something done — that’s the bottom line.”
    A number of Democrats fear the filibuster would be a common tactic employed by Republicans in an effort to halt the Senate from operating even further.
    However, some Democrat senators, including Dick Durbin of Illinois, doesn’t think the filibuster should be completely scrapped, yet doesn’t believe it should be protected either.    Instead, they urge the practice to remain in place unless Republicans continue to obstruct Democrats’ agenda.
    “The people intentionally entrusted both political parties with significant power to shape our nation’s direction,” said Sen. Durbin.    “May we work together to honor that trust.”
    Meanwhile, both Senate leaders are hashing out their demands for power sharing while working under guidelines set in early 2001, which is the last time the Senate was evenly split.
    Once they come to an agreement, they can begin divvying up committee assignments and grant chairmanships to both parties.

1/26/2021 Schumer On Impeachment: Senate Will Conduct A Timely And Fair Trial by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., heads to an interview on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Senate will hold a timely and fair impeachment trial for President Trump. He issued that promise while speaking on the Senate floor.
    On Monday evening, the House sent over a single impeachment article charging President Trump with incitement of insurrection.
    Democrat and Republican leaders have agreed to delay the trial for two weeks, until February 8, to give the President’s defense team time to prepare.
    Schumer said the process will continue despite some GOP lawmakers raising concerns about the constitutionality of the move.
    “The theory that the Senate can’t try former officials would amount to a constitutional ‘get out of jail free card’ for any president who commits an impeachable offense,” he stated.    “The trial is going to happen, it is certainly and clearly constitutional and if the former president is convicted, there will be a vote to disqualify him from future office.”
    Meanwhile, Joe Biden said he does not believe there will be enough GOP support to vote to convict President Trump.    Democrats would need 17 Republican senators in order to move forward.

1/26/2021 Calif. Officials Say 10% Of State’s Unemployment Payments Linked To Fraud by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 17, 2020, file photo people check in at a food bank held at Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of
Los Angeles. California’s unemployment rate edged up nearly 1 percentage point last month as the state shed more than 52,000 jobs led by the pandemic-hobbled
restaurant and lodging industries, the state’s beleaguered Employment Development Department reported Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong,File)
    Federal investigators are uncovering extraordinary amounts of unemployment fraud in the state of California.
    California Labor Secretary Julie Su said out of the $114 billion the state has paid out so far during the pandemic, approximately 10 percent or around $11.4 billion has been confirmed as fraudulent.    On top of that, another $20 billion is being considered suspicious.
    Su said at the beginning of the pandemic, the state did not have sufficient security measures in place to prevent national and international crime organizations from stealing billions in state funds.    These malicious actors were reportedly able to take advantage of the system due to overly broad and loose eligibility requirements, which made the state’s pandemic assistance fund an easy target.
    Earlier this month, state officials temporarily halted benefits for more than 1.4 million Californians in an attempt to verify the identity of thousands deemed suspicious.    In that time, state authorities have uncovered completely fabricated individuals, fake businesses, federal funds going to criminals in prison as well as funds going to individuals in countries like Russia and Nigeria.
    “There is a human need for this money, a real human need,” stated Todd Spitzer, Orange County District Attorney.    “And instead, this money went to six state prisoners, including two convicted murderers.”
    Some California residents have found themselves the victims of fraud, left with no money and seemingly no one to reach out to due to how convoluted the state’s unemployment system is.
    The inability of the state’s government to prevent such widespread fraud has caused many local officials and residents to become furious with Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
    Officials have stated that investigations into fraudulent unemployment claims are currently ongoing.

1/26/2021 Biden Caught Lying About ‘Buy American’, Plagiarizing President Trump by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the
South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    Joe Biden is caught lying yet again, this time over his remarks about President Trump’s ‘Buy American’ economic policies.
    “But the previous administration didn’t take it seriously enough,” Biden claimed.    “federal agencies waived the ‘Buy American’ requirement without much push back at all.”
    Critics have said this is a blatant lie as ‘Buy American’ was a key staple of President Trump’s policies on manufacturing and foreign trade.    The Trump administration hosted ‘Made in America’ events and even imposed high-tariffs on imports to support U.S. manufacturers.
    Additionally, Biden went on to plagiarize President Trump’s rationale behind ‘Buy American.’
    Biden quote:
    “Big corporations and special interest have long fought for loopholes to redirect American taxpayers dollars to foreign companies for the products being made.”
    Trump’s original quote:
    “The large corporations, who support terrible trade deals, that ship your jobs overseas and out of the country.    The special interests, who want open borders, are donating to Hillary Clinton, definitely follow the money.”
    Conservative analysts have said Biden is attempting to hijack President Trump’s achievements on trade and the economy with outright lies and plagiarism.

1/26/2021 N.M. Widower Sues Alburquerque Over Sanctuary City Policy by OAN Newsroom
An older section of the border wall divides Ciudad Juarez, Mexico from Sunland Park, New Mexico,
top, on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
    A New Mexico widower is taking legal action against the state’s sanctuary city policy after his wife was allegedly murdered by an illegal alien in 2018.
    Last week, Sam Vigil filed a lawsuit claiming his wife would still be alive if Albuquerque officials did not protect her suspected killer from deportation.    Vigil has accused the city of failing to act on evidence against the suspect and failing turn him in to federal authorities.
    The alleged killer had been deported three times, reentered the country illegally each time and had an extensive criminal record.    In a recent interview, Vigil’s attorney said this alone should have prompted local authorities to contact immigration officials.
    “And all they had to do was say he’s back, that’s all it took, it never happened,” said attorney Robert Gorence “We’re not talking about rounding up dreamer, but when APD knows that you have some of the most violent people in this city, all armed with guns, and they’re illegally here.”
    Jason Bowles, who also represents this case, asserted prior to this 2018 policy, cooperation between state and federal agencies was common and led to arrests.    He added, their goal is to change the sanctuary law and make the community safer.

1/26/2021 Los Angeles Sees 36% Jump In Homicides In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
An investigator loads a tool box outside the First Works Baptist Church after an explosion in El Monte, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021.
The FBI and local police are investigating an explosion early Saturday at the Los Angeles-area church. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
    Law enforcement agencies in Los Angeles are working to clean up the streets after the Democrat-led city saw a major increase in homicides last year.
    According to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on Monday, the city saw a 36 percent jump in homicides in 2020 and a 41 percent increase in the number of gunshot victims.
    LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the trend is due to violent offenders having easy access to illegally possessed firearms, along with the coronavirus pandemic negatively impacting the justice system.
    “The isolation, sense of hopelessness and the inability to quell disputes and ready access to firearms, along with a justice system that has been severely impacted has removed many levers that over the last decade has been effective in the reduction of homicides and shooting violence,” stated the police chief.
    Officials noted the increase in homicides is similar to other crime statistics in Democrat-run cities.    This includes Chicago, which saw a 50 percent increase, and New York City where murders rose by roughly 40 percent. Additionally, law enforcement said gang violence is to blame.
    “We saw increased street gang violence with 55 percent of our homicides being gang-related and a year over year increase of 42 percent in gang homicides,” explained Chief Moore.    “Our increased violence in our homeless community with a year over year increase of 11 percent in violent crime.”
    In order to combat the rise in crime, authorities are adding investigative units throughout the city focused on gun violence, while actively working to hold those accountable who cause the violence.

1/26/2021 Bloomberg: Biden Sets New Record Taking Dark Money Donations by OAN Newsroom
Campaign signs supporting then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are seen with American flags Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
    Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign set a new record in dark money donations despite Democrat calls to end this questionable practice.
    According to Bloomberg News, Biden received $145 million from dark money donors last year, which includes anonymous donations through third-party mediators.    By contrast, President Trump received only $28 million in such donations.
    Biden’s dark money haul beat out the previous record set by Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) in 2012, who raked-in about $113 million in those donations.
    Democrats have railed against the use of dark money in politics because dark money groups do not have to reveal information on their donors.    They have argued this makes it nearly impossible for voters to know who is funding political messaging and what the motivation behind those messages may be.
    In fact, Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris, has cited dark money donations as a serious threat to U.S. democracy and justice.
    At the same time, Biden campaigned on banning certain non-profits from putting money into swaying elections and requiring organizations spending over $10,000 on elections to disclose its donors to the government.
    A Biden-affiliated PAC, Priorities USA, attempted to defend the influx of dark money by saying they had to use all options against President Trump.
    Despite dark money donations, President Trump outperformed Biden in terms of overall fundraising.    He raises almost $2 billion compared to Biden’s $1.7 billion.

1/26/2021 Sen Paul: Trump Impeachment Trial Is Dead On Arrival by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, Sen. Rand Paul, (R-Ky.), made a motion that the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump
is unconstitutional in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (Senate Television via AP)
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the Trump impeachment trial is “dead on arrival’ as 45 senators voted that it is unconstitutional.
    A motion brought by Paul failed 55-45 on Tuesday after five Republican senators voted with Democrats.    These senators included Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.).
    Paul introduced the resolution in an effort to challenge the impeachment as unconstitutional, saying you cannot impeach a non-sitting president.    He called the trial a “kangaroo court” and slammed the Democrat majority for wasting time on a sham impeachment.
    “Instead of doing the nation’s work with their new majorities in the House, the Senate and the executive branch, Democrats are wasting the nation’s time on a partisan vendetta against a man no longer in office,” Paul stated, “It’s almost as if they have no ability to exist except in opposition to Donald Trump.    Without him as their boogie man, they might have to legislate and to actually convince Americans that their policy prescriptions are the right ones.”
    In a tweet, Paul said the group who voted in favor of his resolution is more than enough to acquit President Trump as at least 17 Republicans would have to vote with Democrats to convict.
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voted in favor of Paul’s motion.

1/26/2021 Biden Administration, Democrats Push Reformed Voting Rights Laws by OAN Newsroom
WILSONVILLE, OR – NOVEMBER 1: Jaime Valdez casted a ballot from his home November 1, 2004 in Wilsonville, Oregon. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)
    The Biden administration may be making moves which could make committing voter fraud easier.
    Analysts this week are citing comments made on Tuesday by White House adviser Susan Rice, who said the White House will be addressing voting rights in their push for racial equity.
    Democrats have pushed for bills allowing for automatic and online voter registration and making universal mail-in ballots permanent, claiming they are aimed at increasing voter turnout.
    Rice said voting rights are a legitimate concern and the U.S. needs to expand access to the ballot.
    “It’s a matter of real concern because we ought to be in the business of encouraging and enabling all Americans who are eligible to vote to be able to vote,” Rice stated.
And that’s why we will continue to work with Congress on its various efforts to advance democratic reforms.”
    However, experts maintain any new voting laws should have bipartisan support as Republicans have reform changes in mind like stricter voter ID laws and tighter signature verification.

1/26/2021 Biden’s Commerce Secy. Pick Takes Soft Stance On China by OAN Newsroom
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JANUARY 08: Gov. Gina Raimondo delivered remarks at The Queen theater on
January 08, 2021 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is continuing to pander to Beijing as his pick for commerce secretary is considering easing restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei.
    In her Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Gov. Gina Raimondo (D-R.I.) said she would not commit to keeping Huawei blacklisted and barred from doing business with U.S. companies.    She suggested Huawei may be taken off the Commerce Department’s list of entities that pose a threat to U.S. national security.
    Earlier this month, President Trump banned U.S. companies from sending any supplies to Huawei to punish it for stealing American technology.
The logo of Chinese telecom giant Huawei is pictured during the Web Summit in Lisbon on November 6, 2019. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)
    Raimondo outlined unspecific steps she would take to counter Beijing.
    “We need to invest in innovation and technology in our manufacturing sector and take aggressive trade enforcement actions to combat unfair trade practices, from China and other nations, that undercut American manufacturing,” Raimondo said.     In the past, Raimondo faced accusations of corruption while serving as Rhode Island governor after she granted state contracts without competition.

1/26/2021 Biden Team Walks Back Promise Of Widespread Vaccinations By Spring by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden delivered remarks on COVID-19, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    The Biden administration is already walking back its promise to give broad access to a COVID-19 vaccine.
    On Monday, Joe Biden predicted any American who wants to get vaccinated would be able to by the spring.    Biden has also vowed to get 100 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in people’s arms in the first 100 days of his administration.
    However, top advisors for Biden don’t appear to be on the same page as him on when widespread vaccinations will be available.
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki lowered expectations on Tuesday, saying not everybody will get vaccinated this spring.
    “We’ve been connecting all the dots to ensure we have our best understanding of where the holdups are, and we of course have that assessment, but we are continuing to dig in every day on what the issues are, why isn’t vaccine getting out to states, what is the holdup with vaccinators, why aren’t there more vaccine sites that are getting the supply they need,” Psaki stated.
    Dr. Anthony Fauci has predicted everyone who wants a shot will be able to get one by summer, while other officials have given other timelines.

1/27/2021 Big Tech Censorship, Left-Wing Violence In National Spotlight by OAN Newsroom
SAN ANSELMO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 08: The suspended Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump appeared on an iPhone
screen on January 08, 2021 in San Anselmo, California. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) warned against the left’s push to censor opposing perspectives.    Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Gabbard accused Democrat Adam Schiff and Big Tech companies of trying to undermine constitutional rights and impose a “KGB style surveillance.”
    She went on to call these entities “domestic enemies,” claiming they pose an even greater threat than the Capitol demonstrations earlier this month.
    “But let us be clear, the John Brennan’s, Adam Schiffs and the oligarchs in Big Tech who are trying to undermine our constitutionally protected rights and turn our country into a police state with KGB style surveillance are also domestic enemies, and much more powerful, and therefore dangerous, than the mob which stormed the Capitol,” Gabbard stated.
    Gabbard urged the Biden administration to reject efforts by Democrats that seek to “take away our civil liberties.”    She went on to say if nothing is done to stop them, the country could be in peril.
    This came as several social media platforms have taken action against former President Trump, effectively hampering his ability to communicate with the American people.    As Big Tech bias barred the 45th President, Democrats in Congress have been pushing for his conviction in an impeachment trial.
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) highlighted incidents of left-wing violence as he spoke out against the impeachment push by Democrats.    Paul detailed a number of instances while speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, including when a supporter of far-left Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) attempted to kill Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and others back in 2017.
    He said the shooter “fervently believed the false and inflammatory rhetoric being spewed by Sanders about health care.”    Paul pointed out no Democrat questioned if Sanders incited violence, or if Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) did when she called on her constituents to confront Trump supporters.
    Paul added that Democrats incited riots in several cities last year.
    “In fact Republicans, to our credit, have never once thought it legitimate to formally censor or impeach these Democrats,” Paul stated.    “No Republican has sought to use the government to hold these Democrats responsible for Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence that consumed our cities all summer, resulting in over a billion dollars of destruction, looting and property damage. Not one Republican said ‘oh let’s impeach the Democrats who are inciting this,’ because it would be ridiculous.”
    Paul asserted former President Trump did not incite the attack on the Capitol earlier this month, noting he had called on demonstrators to act peacefully.

1/26/2021 Biden Caught Lying About ‘Buy American’, Plagiarizing President Trump by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden answers questions from reporters in the
South Court Auditorium on the White House complex, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    Joe Biden is caught lying yet again, this time over his remarks about President Trump’s ‘Buy American’ economic policies.
    “But the previous administration didn’t take it seriously enough,” Biden claimed.    “federal agencies waived the ‘Buy American’ requirement without much push back at all.”
    Critics have said this is a blatant lie as ‘Buy American’ was a key staple of President Trump’s policies on manufacturing and foreign trade.    The Trump administration hosted ‘Made in America’ events and even imposed high-tariffs on imports to support U.S. manufacturers.
    Additionally, Biden went on to plagiarize President Trump’s rationale behind ‘Buy American.’
    Biden quote:
    “Big corporations and special interest have long fought for loopholes to redirect American taxpayers dollars to foreign companies for the products being made.”
    Trump’s original quote:
    “The large corporations, who support terrible trade deals, that ship your jobs overseas and out of the country.    The special interests, who want open borders, are donating to Hillary Clinton, definitely follow the money.”
    Conservative analysts have said Biden is attempting to hijack President Trump’s achievements on trade and the economy with outright lies and plagiarism.

1/26/2021 House Democrats Push Election Legislation Prohibiting States From Requiring Identification by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: Speaker Nancy Pelosi and fellow Democratic members of the House held a
news conference at the U.S. Capitol on September 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Democrats proposed a bill to bolster the federal government’s control over elections.    House lawmakers, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) are pushing the “For the People Act” through the lower chamber in hopes that representatives will take up the legislation by the first week of February.
    However, critics claimed the reforms within the bill are just another power play by Democrats seeking to make the election process similar to the one in California.    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) even called a previous version of the bill a “massive federal government take over that would undermine the integrity of our elections.”
    Despite these concerns, Democrats sponsoring the bill claimed it would help Americans place more trust in elections.
    “If we could get the reforms that are embodied in H.R.1 into law it would be absolutely transformational,” Rep. John Sarbanes (D-Md.) said.    “It would be the most robust, breathtaking set of reforms that we’ve seen in two generations.”
    The “For the People Act” would prohibit states from requiring identification for individuals voting by mail. The legislation would also forbid states from requiring a witness signature on absentee ballots. Under general circumstances, election officials may not impose signature verification requirements in order to accept or count an absentee ballot.
    The bill would also enable ballot harvesting by allowing individuals to designate another person to drop off their ballot as long as they are not being paid to do so.
    While former Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCon