From The Alpha and the Omega - Chapter Eight
by Jim A. Cornwell, Copyright © 1995, all rights reserved
"KING OF THE WEST 2021 MARCH"

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KING OF THE WEST 2021 MARCH

3/1/2021 Ky. reports 7th week in a row of declining COVID-19 cases by Mary Ramsey Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    Kentucky has reported its seventh-straight week of declining COVID-19 cases, Gov. Andy Beshear said, with 675 new cases and 12 coronavirus-related deaths announced Sunday.
    The state’s positivity rate fell again, to 5.02%.    That’s just higher than the World Health Organization’s recommended rate for states of 5% or less and the lowest Kentucky’s rate has been in four months.
    'This is good news,' Beshear said. 'This is the direction we want to go in.'
    Hospitalizations were down Sunday, to 732, with 187 in intensive care units and 118 on ventilators.
    As of Sunday, Kentucky has vaccinated more than 687,000 people.    Setting a record, more than 91,000 got their first dose in the last week, according to Beshear.
    The state’s regional vaccination sites will open to people in the 1C category starting Monday. That includes people 60 or older, essential workers and anyone 16 or older with a condition that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said puts them at high risk.
    Since the beginning of the pandemic, the commonwealth has reported 404,622 total cases and 4,637 deaths.
    More than 47,500 Kentuckians have recovered from the virus.
    Indiana reported 736 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths Sunday, bringing the state’s totals to 661,673 cases and 12,142 deaths.
    Reach reporter Mary Ramsey at mramsey@gannett.com, and follow her on Twitter @mcolleen1996. Support strong local journalism in our community by subscribing to The Courier Journal today.
[12 deaths / 675 cases = 0.017% and it all seems to be on a downward history wake up Beshear and do what is right which is give us our full rights back.].

3/1/2021 Kudlow Touts Success Of Operation Warp Speed Under Trump Admin. by OAN Newsroom
File – Former White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow is pictured. (Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo)
    Former White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow highlighted the success of Operation Warp Speed while speaking at the CPAC on Sunday.    He described the operation as one of the most extraordinary events in American history.
    The Trump administration notably helped develop two vaccines within 11 months of the coronavirus emerging in the U.S. Kudlow also set the record straight in regards to the tax cuts enacted under the 45th president.
    The former official went on to noted that under the Trump administration, poverty came down more than any point in sixty years.    Child poverty and African American poverty reportedly fell by two percent, while Asian American poverty fell by three percent.
    Kudlow closed his speech by encouraging conservatives to follow through on the remarkable achievements of President Trump.

3/1/2021 Rep. Jordan Calls Out Democrat U.S. Election Hypocrisy by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Jim Jordan speaks with supporters at CPAC at the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (Sam Thomas/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
    Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan took aim at Democrat double standards in U.S. elections while speaking at CPAC on Sunday.    He stressed the left is trying to set a standard of intolerance for questioning election results because it’s politically convenient.
    The conservative lawmaker went on to stress that liberal lawmakers seem to only accept challenges to elections when doing so would be politically convenient for them.
    “That Maxine Waters (January 6, 2017) objected to the state of Wyoming.    President Trump won Wyoming by 40 points, so the reason Democrats are so out to cancel us is because they don’t like that we tell the truth about them,” stated the Ohio lawmaker.    “They like the fact that they can engage in this hypocrisy and double standard.”
    Jordan called on Americans to continue fighting for democratic values outlined in the Constitution, adding he’s confident Republicans will take back the house in 2022.

3/1/2021 Wayne LaPierre: Libs Would Rather Target Second Amendment Than Save Lives by OAN Newsroom
FILE – National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the
NRA Annual Meeting of Members in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
    Wayne LaPierre, a top National Rifle Association (NRA) official, said the left is focused on taking guns away from law abiding citizens rather than fixing violent crime.    While speaking at CPAC on Sunday, the American gun rights activist accused Democrat officials of wielding the power to wash up the streets.
    However, LaPierre said top Democrats, including Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, are using homicide numbers to spark a war against the Second Amendment.    He added, officials could reduce crime rates without targeting guns if they would only enforce the gun laws already in place.
    LaPierre promised CPAC that the NRA will continue to fight for Second Amendment advocates, no matter how much the liberal media tries to smear them.

3/1/2021 Minneapolis Dems Buying Influence Online To Shape Public Opinion Ahead Of Trial Of Officer Accused In Floyd Death by OAN Newsroom
Workers install barbed wire on fencing outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2021 in Minneapolis, as part of
security preparation for the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. The trial is slated begin with jury selection on March 8.
Chauvin is charged with murder the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
    The city of Minneapolis plans to pay social media influencers to shape public opinion during the trial of the police officer accused in the death of George Floyd.
    The Minneapolis City Council voted Friday to pay six influencers to disseminate talking points throughout the upcoming trial of officer Derek Chauvin.    The communications and de-escalation plan is expected to cost taxpayers $1 million.
    The city’s ruling Democrats said the influencers are tasked with fighting rumors and false information online.    The goal is to rally support among African American, Indian, Islamic and Latino communities by targeting those who don’t follow mainstream media and don’t consume information in English.
    “What we’re really trying to do is help folks understand what they’re going to be seeing, answer questions about that,” explained Sarah Davis, the executive director of the Legal Rights Center.
    Influencers will be paid $2,000 each to cover Chauvin’s trial in early March as well as a separate trial for three police officers also charged in Floyd’s case slated for August.

3/1/2021 Citizens Rally Against COVID-19 Lockdowns In The Netherlands by OAN Newsroom
Dutch police arrested several demonstrators as they broke up a demonstration of several hundreds of people who protested against
the coronavirus lockdown and curfew on Museum Square in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
    Hundreds of people rallied against coronavirus-related lockdowns in the Netherlands over the weekend. Protesters gathered in central Amsterdam on Sunday, where they expressed how lockdowns have failed to bring down COVID-19 case rates and deaths.    Many went as far as to call the restrictions “mostly useless.”
    Demonstrators said the Dutch economy, along with the rest of the world, has been badly damaged by the lockdowns.    Despite this, COVID-19 is still widely present in the country.
    The demonstrators also pointed to the absurdity of harsh restrictive measures.
    “If they really want to ban every risk of every possible death then they should also ban using cars, they should also ban using stairs in a home, they should also use beds because a lot of people die in their beds,” stated Petra Boonstra, a Dutch anti-lockdown protester.    “I mean, it’s completely crazy.”
    Protesters also called on the Dutch government to follow the example of Sweden and lift coronavirus restrictions.

3/1/2021 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Grants State AG’s Request To Conduct Independent Probe Into Sexual Harassment Allegations by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a press conference before the
opening of a mass COVID-19 vaccination site in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) granted state Attorney General Leticia James’ request to conduct an independent probe into the sexual harassment allegations against him.
    On Sunday, James noted her office expects to receive a referral with subpoena power to investigate the claims.    The state attorney general added, her office will hire a law firm, deputize them and proceed to oversee a rigorous and independent investigation.
    This came after James rebuffed Cuomo’s proposal to have James and a judge he appointed to jointly select an independent counsel to probe the allegations.
    Meanwhile, the Democrat governor is facing push back from his own party over a new statement on the allegations.
    “That’s not an apology.    He seemed to be saying, ‘oh, I was just kidding around,’ you know, sexual harassment is not funny,” commented New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.    “It’s serious and it has to be taken seriously, and he just clearly was letting himself off the hook for something that for the women involved sounded pretty terrifying.”
    De Blasio also called for a full investigation into Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic.    This follows reports of a cover-up regarding death rates.

3/1/2021 U.S. Needs To Decrease Dependence On China, Says Rep. Perry by OAN Newsroom
File – Rep. Scott Perry, (R-FL) speaks during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on September 16, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
    Conservatives at CPAC continued to deride China’s influence in the U.S. economy as well s top officials’ affiliation with the Chinese Communist Party.
    On Sunday, Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry told a panel at the conference that America needs to promote self-reliance.    He said this starts at the top, where officials in high offices need to denounce their China connections.
    The Republican warned conservatives of the mounting national security threats posed by the Chinese regime.    Over the past few months, Perry has directed officials to reports claiming CCP operatives have infiltrated several U.S. government agencies and businesses.
    Additionally, he has said China has even turned against its own residents, namely the act of silencing doctors who blew the whistle on the coronavirus pandemic.
    Perry went on to shed light on our supply chain problems as the U.S. economy is heavily dependent on Chinese manufacturers.    This comes as America scrambled to pool its short supply of medical resources to provide patients infected with COVID-19.
    Perry and several lawmakers on both sides have claimed China held onto vital medical equipment, including face masks and pharmaceuticals for coronavirus treatments.
    Additionally, China holds the keys to large reservoirs of rare earth materials that the U.S. uses for electronics and military equipment.    Many lawmakers fear U.S. dependency on China will hang the nation out to dry, once again, the next time an international disaster hits.
    Meanwhile, Perry is pressing lawmakers to adopt a bill putting China at the top of the International Criminal Organizations target list.
    Additionally, Joe Biden is taking a page out of President Trump’s playbook by issuing an executive order to review our critical supply chains.    This comes in hopes to bolster America’s supply of pharmaceuticals and cutting-edge technologies.

3/1/2021 Poll: Majority Says Cancel Culture Threatens Freedom by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Rep. Jim Jordan is shown in the Longworth House Office Building on
Capitol Hill November 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)
    Defined as a “cultural boycott,” cancel culture is becoming a growing concern amongst both political parties.
    According to a Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll released on Monday, 64 percent of Americans believe it’s a threat to freedom in the United States.    While the majority of those in agreement were conservative, the poll showed that now nearly half of Democrats agree cancel culture is a threat to freedom.
    The poll was conducted just before this year’s CPAC, which was fittingly titled “America Uncancelled.”    There, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) gave a speech on the impact cancel culture could have on America’s future.
    “They canceled the host of The Bachelor, they canceled the star of The Mandalorian, they’re coming after Fox News, Newsmax, One America News,” Jordan stated.    “You see, last week they tried to cancel Kermit the Frog and Mr. Potato Head, you see that?    They backed off Mr. Potato Head, I think he told them his preferred pronouns were he, his, him, right?    I mean, this is scary where the left wants to go.”
    Jordan went on to provide examples of this in the sports world, specifically Oklahoma State’s head football coach, who nearly lost his job for wearing a One America News T-shirt.
    “Mike Gundy did you follow this one, Mike Gundy football coach at Oklahoma State.    Remember this, Mike Gundy goes fishing with his family, posts a picture on social media wearing a One America News T-shirt, almost lost his job,” Jordan explained.    “Think about that, almost lost his job for fishing in the wrong shirt.”
    The Ohio congressman ended his speech by encouraging young conservatives at CPAC to fight back every chance they get.
    “Do you have a functioning First Amendment when only one side is allowed to talk?    Do you have free speech when the left controls what can be said?    They want to be able to say whatever they want about us, but we’re not allowed to talk,” Jordan said.    “They want to be able to lie about us, we’re not allowed to tell the truth about them.”
    Social media giants like Twitter and Facebook continue to remove and take down what the platforms consider controversial, leaving the majority of Americans worried for their freedom of speech.

[AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW THE PRESS, BIG TECH AND DEMOCRATS CONTINUE TO ATTACK ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO GET THE TRUTH ABOUT ELECTION CORRUPTION OUT AND HAVE EVEN TRIED TO FORCE COMPANIES TO BLOCK OANN, NEWSMAX, AND FOXNEWS OFF AIR WHICH THAT TELLS ME THAT THEY KNOW IF THE TRUTH GOT OUT IT WOULD CAUSE AN UPRISING OF THE POPULATION IF THEY KNEW THE TRUTH THEY WOULD BE THE ONES WHO WOULD BE OVERTHROWN IN THE NEXT ELECTIONS IN 2022 AND 2024.].
3/1/2021 YouTube Suspends Giuliani Again For Questioning Election Fraud 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, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Video hosting platform YouTube has censored Rudy Giuliani once again for highlighting election fraud.
    On Monday, Giuliani was suspended from YouTube for the second time in the past two months for saying the 2020 election was stolen from President Trump.    YouTube said it removed Giuliani’s latest video, issued a strike on his channel and blocked him from uploading new videos for two weeks.
    The platform also attacked Giuliani for smoking a cigar, accusing him of promoting the use of nicotine.
    This came after reports found top Biden aides conspired with Iran to topple the Trump administration.
    “First of all, John Kerry apparently for the last 3, 4 years has been telling the Iranians, his good friends in Iran, that they should out wait Trump because if there were Democratic administration, particularly his good friend Joe Biden, you know, all the concessions they wanted they would get,” Giuliani explained.
    Giuliani went on to say Jimmy Carter lost Iran, Obama lost Syria and now Biden apparently is going to lose Israel as a U.S. ally in the Middle East.

3/1/2021 Powell: Illegal Algorithms Fractionalized Votes In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
This November 19, 2020 photo shows Sidney Powell speaking during a press conference at the
Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Attorney Sidney Powell highlighted the latest evidence of fraud in the 2020 elections, which involves an illegal computer algorithm called “weighted vote distribution.”
    “The Supreme Court said there’s language about one man one vote, one person one vote, and how important it is that votes be not fractionalized,” Powell said.    “What we have here, by computer algorithm that we can prove in multiple counties.”
    Powell was referring to a recent data analysis that found voting systems in several states assigned “value” to votes, giving Democrat candidates an illegal advantage in races.    The data shows the algorithm assigned fractions of one person’s vote to several candidates, which is illegal.
    “In this case it requires forensic evaluation of the machines and looking at all of the paper ballots.    We already know that’s not going to match up.    There were counterfeit ballots,” Powell said.    “People say ‘oh, well they did a full audit in Georgia.’    Well, if you just run the same counterfeit bill through the same counting machine, you’re going to get the same result.”
    Powell added she has enough evidence to overturn election fraud in at least five states and called on the courts to review the evidence.

3/1/2021 Ariz. State Rep. Sues State Democrats For Defamation by OAN Newsroom
PHOENIX, AZ – JANUARY 17: View of the Arizona State Capitol building on January 17, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
    Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem (R) is suing Democrat members of the state House and Senate for defamation. He announced the suit during an interview at CPAC this weekend.
    In a letter to the FBI, state Democrats accused Finchem of playing a key role in stirring up the Capitol breach after he delivered an evidence package to Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) on January 6.
    Lawmakers also claimed some tweets Finchem posted that same day were meant to rile up protesters.    However, the Arizona Republican called those claims false, and said by reporting the unfounded allegations to the media, his Democrat colleagues engaged in “criminal malice.”
    “As a result of that and the news media coverage of what happened at the Capitol, they engaged in this fallacious behavior.    So we decided to begin the process of suing each and every member who is on that list, who signed onto the letter, because 100 percent of them signed on,” Finchem explained.    “We plan to not only sue members, but we’re also going to be suing the news media as well, because they’re the ones who propagated this whole false narrative.”
    Finchem said he was scheduled to speak at a “Stop the Steal” event at the Capitol on January 6, but organizers canceled soon after the protest began.

3/1/2021 Senate Judiciary Committee Advances Nomination Of Merrick Garland To AG by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 10: Merrick Garland is shown during a meeting on May 10, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) doubled down on his opposition to Merrick Garland’s nomination to lead the Justice Department.
    During remarks after Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Cruz accused Garland of refusing to answer questions from GOP lawmakers during his confirmation process.    The Texas senator was one of seven lawmakers on the panel who voted against advancing Garland’s nomination to a full Senate floor vote.
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    He argued the panel was setting a bad precedent by greenlighting Garland.
    “He has not even met the standard, the Holder or Lynch standard.    For this committee, the precedent this committee is setting, is that a nominee for attorney general can sit before this committee and essentially refuse to answer all questions,” Cruz stated.    “Say, ‘I don’t know, I don’t know, I can’t tell you, I don’t know,’ and whichever party is in the majority will vote to confirm that nominee nonetheless.    That’s the precedent I predict will come back to haunt this committee.”
    Speaking on the nomination, ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said it would be up to Garland to stop the DOJ from becoming an arm of the Democrat Party.
    The full Senate is now slated to vote on confirming Merrick Garland as attorney general.

3/1/2021 Gov. Newsom, Calif. Lawmakers Reach $6.6B Deal To Reopen Some Schools by OAN Newsroom
FILE – California Gov. Gavin Newsom spoke during a news conference on the campus of California State University
of Los Angeles in this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, file photo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
    State leaders in California unveiled a $6.6 billion deal to get some students back in the classroom sooner rather than later. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) and state lawmakers announced the plan on Monday.
    Under the deal, the state will provide $2 billion to school districts as incentives to reopen its kindergarten through second grade classes by the end of March.
    The new plan also looks to dole out $4.6 billion to schools.    These funds could be used to extend the school year, hire tutors or counselors and offer services to make up for academic losses due to distance learning.
    Newsom said California will be setting aside a percentage of its COVID-19 vaccines for educators.
    “Today marks more broadly a commitment for the state of California across the spectrum in all 58 counties to provide at least 10 percent, a minimum of 75,000 doses we are setting aside for our educators, for our school employees broadly,” Newsom stated.    “All up and down the state of California.”
    The deal does not mandate schools to reopen. However, schools that have not reopened by April 1 will lose a portion of the $2 billion each day classes remain closed.

3/1/2021 Fla. Gov. DeSantis Unveils Statewide Bill Targeting Chinese Influence by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis answered a question during a news conference announcing the Resiliency Florida initiative,
at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (Joe Burbank /Orlando Sentinel via AP)
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) pledged to tackle Chinese foreign influence in his state.
    DeSantis unveiled a sweeping statewide proposal on Monday to address the Chinese Communist Party’s attempts to influence domestic and international affairs. He vowed the bill will directly address the CCP’s interference in American research, education and public affairs.
    “We will place strategic safeguards against foreign influence by closing loopholes, strengthening institutional vetting and applying common sense protections for Florida schools, government entities and more,” DeSantis stated.
    The governor also said the bill will target attempted influence from Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Russia.    He added that he looks forward to working with the state legislature on the proposal.
[DEMS FLORIDA GOV. DESANTIS HAS BEEN 100% RIGHT ON ALL HIS DECISION MAYBE YOU SHOULD WAKE UP AND LISTEN OR CONTINUE YOUR BONEHEAD PHILOSOPHIES THAT WILL DESTROY THIS COUNTRY.].

3/1/2021 Texas AG Sues Electric Supplier Griddy by OAN Newsroom
HOUSTON, TEXAS – FEBRUARY 21: The U.S. and Texas flags flew in front of high voltage transmission
towers on February 21, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sued an electricity supplier for “false, misleading and deceptive practices.”    On Monday, Paxton said power company Griddy misled customers by signing them up for services that ended up costing them thousands after February’s winter storm.
    He added that his office will not allow Texans to be “deceived or exploited by unlawful behavior.”    The lawsuit came on the heels of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas revoking Griddy’s right to operate for missed payments.
    Customers received bills in the thousands of dollars after the recent cold snap caused rates to inflate due to high demand from energy consumers.
    “Well it’s wild, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, Texas having record breaking weather,” Texas resident Deandre Upshaw said.    “The last thing that I’m thinking about while I’m trying to get gas and groceries and making sure my pipes don’t explode, the last thing I’m expecting is a $7,000 bill from my utility company.”
    In total, Texas energy companies missed over $2 billion in payments to ERCOT.    The deficit could lead to a federal intervention of the power grid.
[I THINK THE DEMOCRAT PARTY THAT PUSHED THIS ON TEXAS SHOULD PAY FOR ALL THE DAMAGE.].

3/2/2021 Oil down $1.34 to $60.32, DOW up 603 to 31,536.

3/2/2021 coronavirus pandemic - Beshear raises capacity to 60% for businesses - Change starts Friday for bars, restaurants, salons by Dahlia Ghabour Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    After two and a half months of capacity restrictions for indoor businesses sitting firmly at 50%, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday those limits would be increased to 60%.
    Beginning Friday, businesses like bars, restaurants, gyms, salons and movie theaters will be allowed to operate at 60% capacity, because Kentucky is on its seventh straight week of declining COVID-19 cases.
    Beshear stressed this change would only apply to businesses that have the space to do so.
    'There are still mask mandates in place, and the increase is only allowed if you can achieve it, while still maintaining that six feet of social distance,' he said.
    The allowance is an 'initial step' to watch and see, Beshear said, to ensure the Commonwealth doesn’t see a corresponding increase in COVID-19 cases.
    'We cannot stop masking, we cannot stop doing things that we know tamps down this virus,' Beshear said.    'If we do and the cases go up, we have to be prepared to take the opposite step that we are taking today, and I won’t be hesitant about doing so.    That’s just where we are with this virus ... we are so close to defeating it.'
    Beshear reported 509 new corona-virus cases Monday, the lowest number since September, and a positivity rate of 4.84%, the lowest since mid-October.     Fifteen more Kentuckians died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of fatalities to 4,652.
    Stacy Roof, president of the Kentucky Restaurant Association, had a mixed reaction to the update.    For the last several months, bar seating has not been allowed, and bars and restaurants have been under a last-call curfew of 11 p.m.
    'KRA has been pressing for the bar seating and service prohibition and curfew to be lifted,' she wrote on Facebook.
    'Instead, Gov. Beshear announces indoor dining can go to 60%. Will an extra 60% help with 6-plus foot distancing guidelines in place?'
    In addition to the business capacity increase, childcare businesses will be able to increase capacity to regular group size beginning March 15.
    Beshear said he was delaying this order to a later date to give child-care professionals extra time to get vaccinated.
    Capacity has been raised at the following businesses: - Indoor auctions - Barbershops, salons and cosmetologists - Bars and restaurants - Bowling alleys - Indoor educational and cultural activities - Fitness centers - Funeral and memorial services - Government offices and agencies - Massage therapy - Movie theaters - Nail salons - Office-based businesses - Places of worship (recommendation) - Retail - Tanning salons - Tattoo parlors - Vehicle and vessel dealerships - Venue and event spaces Dahlia Ghabour: 502-582-4497; dghabour@gannett.com; Twitter: @dghabour.
[15 deaths / 509 cases = 0.029% mortality rate with positivity rate down to 4.84% and all he gave us 10% more, wow we should bow down and thank him, but I prefer he calls Florida governor Desantis and find out how to do it properly.].

3/2/2021 Biden Admin. & Washington Establishment Conducting Unpopular Missile Strikes In The Middle East by OAN Newsroom
This satellite image provided Maxar Technologies shows buildings that were destroyed by a U.S. air strike in Syria. The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday,
Feb. 25, 2021 targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in
Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops. (Satellite image ©2021 Maxar Technologies via AP)
    With just a month into office, Joe Biden has continued to bring back controversial Obama-era policies.    The latest example: the Biden administration’s decision to bomb Iranian assets in Syria.
    The administration claims this action was taken in response to Iranian-backed militias in Iraq.    The White House green-lit a missile strike on February 15, which resulted in a civilian contractor being killed and a U.S. service member being wounded.
    While the American people deserve to know with certainty that their government knows who they are attacking with a guided missile strike, Biden’s secretary of defense, Lloyd Austin, cannot confirm that they even bombed the correct target.
    “And we’re confident that that target was being used by the same Shia militias that conducted the strikes,” he stated.
    The defense secretary and former board member for missile developing company Raytheon said he’s only “confident” in the airstrike they just carried out.    However, this is probably something you may want to know with absolute certainty.
    While American’s across the political spectrum are upset with the Biden administration over their choice to restart bombing campaigns in the Middle East, those in favor of the airstrike include the Biden administration, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)
    Likewise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has been silent on the matter as has Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.). On the other hand, critics of the strike have included Donald Trump Jr.
    Mike Pompeo has also weighed in on the airstrike, stating in an interview that he just hopes what they hit was actually a threat to the United States.
    However, many on both sides of the aisle have also joined together in demanding further transparency from the Biden administration and the new defense secretary.

3/2/2021 Biden’s DHS Secy. Claims ‘No Crisis’ At U.S.-Mexico Border Despite Migrant Surge by OAN Newsroom
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the
White House, Monday, March 1, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Joe Biden’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary appears to be bluffing about the latest migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border as the administration continues to dismantle President Trump’s strong immigration policies.
    While speaking during a White House press briefing on Monday, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was asked by a reporter about the migrant crisis and seemed to ignore the question.
    When asked if he believed their was a crisis at the southern border, Mayorkas responded with a “no” and shifted to note their was simply “a challenge at the border” that was being managed.
    This comes as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are reporting thousands of migrants are trying to cross into the U.S. while the border is being overrun by new caravans from Central America.
    During his briefing, Secretary Mayorkas also failed to acknowledge human-smuggling at the border while suggesting alien minors could be legitimate refugees.
    “We are not apprehending a 9-year-old child who’s come alone, who has traversed Mexico, whose parents, whose loving parents, had sent that child alone,” he stated.    “We’re not expelling that 9-year-old child to Mexico when that child’s origin, country of origin, was Guatemala, Honduras or El Salvador.”
    Critics have said “loving parents” do not send their children into crime ridden areas and have pointed to the documented cases of child exploitation and sex-trafficking in Northern Mexico.
    According to reports, Customs and Border Protection expects roughly 13,000 unaccompanied children will attempt to illegally cross the border in May.    This follows after a surge of child apprehensions recorded in February, which caused the Biden administration to open a facility in Texas.
    Border officials said they need to prepare for potential border surges as the Biden administration continues to push for large scale immigration changes.

3/2/2021 Sen. Sanders To Force Vote On Overruling Parliamentarian Despite Top Dem Opposition by OAN Newsroom
Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
    The fight in Congress to increase the federal minimum wage has exposed more cracks in the Democrat Party.
    On Monday, progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) called on lawmakers to “ignore” the Senate Parliamentarian after she ruled the wage hike could not be included in the Democrat stimulus bill.    He suggested Democrats had a shot at convincing her to change her stance on the issue.
    “And what I want everybody to understand is what the Parliamentarian is ruling has nothing to do with the merits of a $15 dollar wage, which is absolutely necessary if we’re going to end starvation wages in America,” Sanders stated.    “So, we think we got a good shot to win the Parliamentarian’s ruling, can’t guarantee it.”
    Meanwhile, the White House and the Senate majority whip said they do not support overruling the Parliamentarian.
    Additionally, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) have signaled strong disapproval of the wage hike.    Despite the opposition, Sanders vowed to force a vote on overruling the Parliamentarian this week.

3/2/2021 Rep. Taylor Greene: Dems’ Police Reform Bill Attacks Law Enforcement by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has continued to push back against Democrat attempts at criminal justice reform.
    In a long Twitter thread on Monday, the Georgia lawmaker railed against the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.    She said the bill claims to be pro-racial justice when all it really does is “castrate police,” in turn, making it harder for them to keep communities safe.
    In her tweets, Taylor Greene spoke out against attempts to ban the use of facial recognition technology in order to catch suspected criminals.
Facial recognition software scans biometric data based on pictures or video footage in order to identify people.
    Democrats have argued this software is discriminatory against people of color and women due to studies finding the error rate in identification is higher among those demographics than in white males.
    However, Taylor Greene argued that getting rid of the software limits the tool kit for law enforcement to catch violent criminals.    She pointed out that in cases of murder, police wouldn’t be able to use that software to identify suspects.    The Republican added, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
    Taylor Greene also pointed to a provision defining police “use of force” as any time an officer points a gun a someone.    She argued this limits the ways in which police can apprehend violent criminals or deescalate situations.
    The Georgia Republican then called out attempts to repeal qualified immunity.    This principle grants officers certain legal protections, so they can’t easily be sued for actions undertaken in performance of their duties.    Taylor Greene said this would open up officers to a flurry of litigation from trigger-happy racial justice lawyers.
    Finally, she spoke out against claims that police discriminate against communities of color.    Taylor Greene pointed out that while data shows 27 unarmed black men were killed by law enforcement in 2019, which is the most recent data, that statistic doesn’t show the countless lives that are saved by law enforcement on a daily basis.
    The Republican representative has long been a major critic of the leftist approach to police reform.    She has pointed to their willingness to support violence to bolster their anti-police narrative and their reluctance to pass those same measures in their own districts, cities and states.
    “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,” she stated.    “Democrats support defunding the police when it’s someone else’s city, someone else’s home and someone else’s businesses.”
    The House of Representatives is likely to vote on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act sometime this week.

3/2/2021 Paralympic Vet Ousted From U.S. Soccer Council Over Speech Against Players Kneeling During Playing Of National Anthem by OAN Newsroom
File – An American flag is pictured waving in the wind. (AP Photo)
    A patriotic Paralympic soccer player is defending his actions despite being removed from the U.S. Soccer Council on account of them.
    In a Twitter post Sunday, 38-year-old Seth Jahn said he would “never apologize for the statements he made.”    He also noted that he was embarrassed to have represented such a hypocritical federation.
    His comments came after he was removed from his position on the Athletes Council over the weekend for delivering a speech against a decision to allow players to kneel during the national anthem.
    “I keep hearing how our country was founded on the backs of slaves, even though approximately only 8 percent of the entire population even owned slaves,” he stated.    “Every race in the history of mankind has been enslaved by another demographic at some point time.”
    Before joining the Paralympic team, Jahn served three tours in Afghanistan as a member of the Army’s Special Operations and was critically injured twice.
    Jahn said he knew he would “ruffle some feathers” with his comments, but pointed out that he was simply exercising his First Amendment right just like those kneeling during the national anthem.

3/2/2021 Sen. Cotton: Republicans Need To Pursue President Trump’s ‘America First’ Agenda by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) has called on his fellow Republicans to further President Trump’s ‘America First’ border security policies.    In an interview at CPAC over the weekend, he asserted that President Trump was “the first to get immigration right in a very long time.”
    This comes amid critics suggesting the Biden administration’s reinstatement of catch-and-release policy is part of the radical left’s open borders agenda.
    Rep. Cotton noted that while some businesses want cheap migrant labor, weak immigration policies are not what the average American voter wants.
    “Whether it’s President in 2024 or senator in Congress in 2022, they want Republicans who will follow the ‘America First’ principles that President Trump laid down,” stated the Arkansas lawmaker.    “If you’re not gonna put America first, where Joe Biden says he doesn’t, where are you going to put America?    Is it going to be last?
    Cotton added, if Republicans embrace President Trump’s ‘America First’ policies then the GOP will win the 2022 midterms and 2024 election.

3/2/2021 Chris Cuomo Breaks Silence On Brothers Sexual Harassment Accusations by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This combination file photo shows CNN news anchor Chris Cuomo at the WarnerMedia Upfront in New York on May 15, 2019,
left, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking during a news conference in New York on March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/File)
    CNN reporter Chris Cuomo has finally responded to the multiple sexual harassment claims made against his brother.
    During his broadcast on Monday night, Chris commented on the recent scandal involving his New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) by stating he “obviously” cannot cover the claims due to a conflict of interest.
    “Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother and obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother,” stated the reporter.    Now, of course, CNN has to cover it.    They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so.”
    His remarks have been criticized as holding a double-standard as the anchor held multiple interviews with his brother last year.

3/2/2021 Sen. McConnell: Democrats Are Jamming Us With COVID-19 Relief by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke to reporters on
October 06, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
        Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling for fellow Republicans to block Joe Biden’s nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.    On Tuesday, McConnell continued his attacks on Democrats for attempting to push the bill through Congress without Republican contribution.
    He accused Democrats of taking advantage of the budget reconciliation process and trying to sidestep the Senate filibuster.    McConnell also said they are trying to push proposals that are unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.
    “So, we’ll be fighting this in every way that we can.    It is my hope that, in the end, Senate Republicans will unanimously oppose it just like House Republicans did,” McConnell stated.    “I think it’s noteworthy to know we’re in the House.    The only thing bipartisan about the proposal was the opposition to it.”
    Senators are gearing up to vote on the package, which is expected to hit the Senate floor as early as this week.

[AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW THE CORRUPTION CONTINUES TO STEAL ELECTIONS WITH H.R.1 IN IT IS NOT FOR THE PEOPLE IT IS TO CONTROL THE PEOPLE.].
3/2/2021 House Democrats Move On H.R.1 ‘For The People Act’ To Eliminate Voter ID Requirements, Remove GOP Congressional Seats by OAN Newsroom
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) arrived during the opening session of the 116th Congress at the
U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, January 3, 2019. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    The House Rules Committee held a hearing on H.R.1, which looks to link the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act with the For the People Act.    While the latter is called the For the People Act, many contend it should actually be called “For the Democrat Party Act.”
    This portion of H.R.1 looks to eliminate voter identification laws and make mass mail-in ballot systems federally mandated.
    While Congress doesn’t have the authority to dictate how state election commissions run elections, the bill seeks to punish states who require IDs and require mail-in ballots to be requested by voters.
A volunteer for the Independent political party stood outside a polling station waiting to speak to
voters in Arlington, Virginia on November 7, 2017. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Republicans have argued that the Constitution does not grant Congress that authority.
    “The Constitution simply does not permit Congress to mandate these issues, states and localities must be involved, that’s what the Constitution requires,” Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) stated.
    How do they plan to do this?    Well, the bill says Congress has the ability to reduce a state’s seats if they break these rules.    To put it in simpler terms, the only states with these secure election procedures in place are run by Republicans.    Now, Democrats in Congress want to punish these states by taking away their congressional seats.
    This is awfully convenient, given that Republicans are likely to take back the House majority in 2022.
    “I think the majority needs to rethink what it’s doing here, cloaking a naked and brazen attempt to rig the national election system in one parties favor under the guise of needed reform is simply ridiculous and simply disingenuous,” Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said.
    To justify this possible power grab, the bill calls voter ID, among other things, a form of voter suppression.    It argues states implement the rules as a way to keep Black and brown voters from participating in elections.
    “States once covered by the Voting Rights Act started to enact barriers to voting, reminiscent of the Jim Crow era,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) said.
    The idea that voter ID laws repress Black and brown voters stems from a Harvard study, which said minority citizens have a harder time attaining an ID or a drivers license.    As a result, Republican states who require ID are keeping them from casting ballots.
    What Democrats failed to mention is that these laws effect Democrats and Republicans equally, because older conservatives who no longer drive often don’t have a drivers license either.    Altogether, similar studies found voter ID laws negatively impact both Democrat and Republican votes, with Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight estimating the overall impact on voter turnout is no more than two percent.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 30: FiveThirtyEight Politics Editor Michah Cohen, FiveThirtyEight Statistician, Author and Founder Nate Silver, and FiveThirtyEight
Senior Political Writer and Analyst Harry Enten spoke onstage at the Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight: The Election Playoff Preview panel presented by
ESPN during Advertising Week 2015 AWXII at Nasdaq MarketSite on September 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for AWXII)
    Democrats are also taking aim at the 14th Amendment as a way to take congressional seats away from Republican states.
    The bill wants to use Section 5 of the 14th Amendment, which gives Congress the power to enforce the rules of the amendment, to alter Section 2 of the 14th Amendment.
    While Section 2 gives states a number of congressional seats based on population, this bill seeks to give Congress “additional authority to reduce a state’s representation in Congress when the right to vote is denied.”
    Republicans now argue if this bill is passed, it will effectively make voter ID laws unconstitutional.    As a result, there will be no way to confirm if a voter is who they say they are and ensure everyone who votes, only votes once.
    In addition, a Morning Consult poll found 15 percent of Republicans are now less motivated to vote in future elections because of election integrity concerns during the 2020 presidential race.
    If this bill is passed, eliminating election integrity requirements like voter ID, it would effectively suppress Republicans in far greater numbers than any voter ID law ever possibly could.

3/2/2021 Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Make Puerto Rico A State by OAN Newsroom
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who represents Puerto Rico as a nonvoting member of Congress, spoke during a news
conference on Puerto Rican statehood on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have introduced legislation to make Puerto Rico a state.    During a press conference on Tuesday, a bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act, which has around 50 cosponsors.
    The bill would pave a path to statehood for the long-time territory.    Voters on the island would still need to approve joining the union in a federal referendum.
    Puerto Rico’s GOP Resident Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, who is a nonvoting member of the House, emphasized the push for statehood transcends politics.
    “This is not an issue of the Republican Party.    This is not an issue of the Democratic Party.    This is an issue of democracy,” Gonzalez stated.    “This is an issue of self-determination.    This is an issue of the rights of American citizens living in Puerto Rico that need to be heard.”
    Puerto Ricans approved statehood in a non-binding referendum back in November.
    Tuesday is American Citizenship Day on the island, marking 104 years since residents were granted U.S. citizenship.

3/2/2021 Fla. Gov. DeSantis Delivers 2021 State Of The State Address, Says All Schools, Businesses Will Remain Open by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 during his State of the State address at the Capitol in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Sears)
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called the Sunshine State a “beacon of light” to those who wish to live freely.
    In his State of the State address on Tuesday, the first-term Republican called out the crippled economies in other states nationwide that are dealing with school closures, shattered businesses and destroyed lives in the age of COVID-19.
    In the state that now runs with the slogan “open for business,” DeSantis touted Florida’s working class, thanking state and local officials for not succumbing to the strict mandates as seen in the rest of the country. He said now is the time for other states follow his lead.
    “Many Floridians cannot do their jobs over a computer, they need to show up,” DeSantis stated.    “Over the past many months, Florida has led the way in protecting the jobs and livelihoods of its hard-working citizens, from construction workers to bartenders, from servers to hair stylists, everyone has a right to earn a living.    Florida’s efforts have made a lasting impact on the lives of millions of people.”
    Politicians across the aisle have also praised the governor’s work, which is probably why his approval ratings have soared.    A     Mason-Dixon survey shows a 53 percent job approval rating of registered Florida voters.    With figures like that, his analysts say he is a shoo-in for reelection next year.

3/2/2021 Gov. Abbott: Texas To Open 100 Percent, No More Face Mask Mandate by OAN Newsroom
AUSTIN, TX – MAY 18: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a
press conference at the Texas State Capitol on May 18, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Lynda M. Gonzalez-Pool/Getty Images)
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has unveiled a plan to reopen all businesses, and ended the mask mandate in his state.
    “Everybody who wants to work should have that opportunity,” Abbott stated.    “Every business that wants to be open, should be open.”
    On Tuesday, Abbott said all businesses will be able to open next Wednesday at 100 percent capacity, while face masks will no longer be necessary.
    The governor added citizens are responsible for keeping themselves safe and must use common sense and their best judgment to avoid infections.
    “Too many Texans have been sidelined from employment opportunities.    Too many small business owners have struggled to pay their bills,” Abbott stated.    “This must end.    It is now time to open Texas 100 percent.”
    Abbott went on to say Texas now has the lowest rate of new infections in months, while hospitalizations have dramatically reduced. He emphasized that there’s no point in keeping stifling and useless restrictions in place.

3/2/2021 Rep. Mike Kelly: 91 Percent Of New Stimulus Not For COVID Relief by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 17: U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) spoke during a hearing before the House Ways and
Means Committee May 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.(Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    During an interview at CPAC over the weekend, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) criticized the COVID stimulus bill, saying 91 percent of it is not for COVID-19 relief.
    Kelly argued most of the money in the bill goes to bailing out Democrat-led states, who are already sitting on billions of dollars.
    “If you look at where the money is going, to Democrat states, Democrat-led states.    So the numbers themselves are pretty raw and I think people go online and look at them, but the item for item for item, so what in this spend is actually going to help people that have had COVID, and then you get down to the point, no it’s not,” Kelly stated.    “It’s going to go for a lot of other features, a lot of other promises that Speaker Pelosi made and that’s what’s going to come to fruition right now.”
    The congressman went on to say the relief package is not free government money and is coming out of taxpayers pockets.

3/2/2021 Senate To Vote On $1.9T COVID Relief Bill This Week by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer arrived to speak to the media, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    Republicans are challenging partisanship and wasteful spending measures in the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package.    On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the Senate is slated to vote on the American Rescue Plan this week.
    Schumer said he expects it to be a “hardy debate,” as the upper chamber has remained divided 50-50. This weekend, the House voted to pass the legislation with no GOP support.
    If passed, this package would provide Americans with $1,400 stimulus checks, extend unemployment benefits until August and give $350 billion to states and local governments.    It would also boost funding for COVID-19 vaccines, testing, mass transit systems, renter relief, colleges and small businesses.
    While Democrats continue to claim the bill is urgent, Republicans have said Democrats are trying to push through their own hidden agendas.    Speaking on the floor Monday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called the bill completely partisan.
    “House Democrats rammed through the bonanza of partisan spending they are calling a pandemic rescue package,” McConnell stated.    “Only Democrats voted for it.    Both Republicans and Democrats voted against it.”
    He added that COVID packages last year went from having up to 90 percent bipartisan support, to now only receiving support from Democrats.
    “Even famous liberal economists and liberal editorial boards are saying their half-baked plan is poorly targeted to what families need,” McConnell added.
    While some Republican lawmakers, including Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), support stimulus payments, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) stressed the bill’s high price tag could be devastating for the U.S. economy.
    “The bill’s going to be done with only Democrat votes, and it’s going to be $2 trillion of borrowed money.    What that means is, it dilutes the value of the money that you have,” Paul said.    “So your currency becomes worth less and eventually prices will rise, and ultimately it’s the boom and bust cycle.”
    Paul called for the bill to be delayed, pointing out COVID case numbers are “dramatically declining,” citing a 77 percent decrease in cases in roughly the last six weeks.    He suggested lawmakers should instead focus on reopening the economy and “letting people live again.”
    While it is unclear how long the divided Senate will debate on the American Rescue Plan ahead of the March 14 deadline for Joe Biden’s signature, the vote is expected to happen on Friday.

3/2/2021 Sen. Grassley Emphasizes Threats From Antifa, Far-Left by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks as FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary
Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP)
    Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R) said the U.S. must seriously examine the threats of domestic extremism, including those from the far-left.
    During the panel’s hearing Tuesday, the ranking member said we must call out extremism every time. He also stressed that far-left group Antifa is as big of a threat to the country as white supremacy movements.
    Grassley noted, leftist organizations have targeted property among other violent acts.    He urged the FBI to fully combat extremism and domestic terror regardless of where it comes from.
    “It can’t be that the FBI needs a fully funded art theft program, but can’t afford to fight both right wing and left wing extremism,” he stated.    “We must examine the issue of domestic terrorism broadly, very broadly, to include all forms of political extremism, domestic terrorism…wherever it falls on the political spectrum.”
    Grassley went on to say the ultimate responsibility for the January 6 siege is on those who unlawfully entered the U.S. Capitol.

3/2/2021 Rep. Roy: Democrats Won’t Negotiate On H.R.1 by OAN Newsroom
File – Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm
the Electoral College vote from Arizona on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (House Television via AP)
    Congressman Chip Roy (R-Texas) pushed back against Democrats’ sweeping election reform bill on the House floor.    While speaking Tuesday, he said the left is pushing a narrative that all Republicans that oppose the legislation are “bigots.”
    Roy claimed Democrats are not trying to offer debate on the bill.    Instead, he said they seem more focused on slamming it through while labeling lawmakers that oppose it as “racists.”
    The election bill, known as H.R.1, would be the most radical overhaul of U.S. election law in decades.    Republicans have said the changes are unconstitutional and violate Section Four of Article I in the Constitution by imposing federal rules on how states make election laws.
    Roy’s remarks came as the House Rules Committee met to discuss the bill, which could give Democrats the ability to remove Republican seats from the House.
[THE DEMS CONTINUE TO CREATE AWAY TO CHEAT IN OUR ELECTION PROCESS AND CONTROL LAW CHANGES WITHOUT ANY PROTECTIONS FROM IT AND THE SENATE IS ALL WE HAVE TO STOP IT.].

3/3/2021 Oil down $0.57 to $59.55, DOW down 144 to 31,392.

3/3/2021 CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Vaccine sites expand, but doses still scarce - Residents 60+ eager to make appointments at pharmacies by Deborah Yetter, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    And Beshear announced 1,080 new cases and 19 deaths Tuesday, continuing what he said was a steady drop in new cases of COVID-19 in recent weeks.
    Kentucky now has reported 406,201 cases and 4,671 deaths from COVID-19 since the first case appeared nearly a year ago [0.011%.].
    The rate of positive cases Tuesday was 4.67%, also a decline. Beshear reported that 711,559 people have received their first dose of vaccine.
[19 deaths / 1,080 cases = 0.017%.].

[THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE MAINSTREAM FAKE NEWS SERVICE AS YOU CAN SEE THEY CLAIM THAT THE FBI DIRECTOR WARNED ALL BEFORE THE ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL.].
3/3/2021 FBI chief says pre-riot report widely shared - Warns of rising threat of domestic extremism by Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY
    FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday described an ominous warning the night before the Capitol riots about the prospect of extreme violence as “raw, unverified, uncorroborated information” – but he said the bureau’s report was shared extensively with Capitol Police and other authorities.
    Wray said the report, which concluded that extremists were “preparing for war,” was provided to authorities at the command level, distributed to its local Joint Terrorism Task Force network and posted on a national electronic portal for review by law enforcement authorities across the country.
    The FBI director’s testimony before a Senate panel comes nearly a week after former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund told a separate Senate committee that the intelligence never made it to him and others before the attack that left five dead, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick.
    Sund acknowledged that the bulletin landed at the Capitol police agency’s intelligence unit but said it was never forwarded.
    Though Wray told lawmakers Tuesday that he did not become aware of the report’s existence until “some number of days” after Jan. 6, he said the contents of the advisory were important enough for the FBI to distribute it across law enforcement the way they did at the time.
    “Because of the level of detail that was in it, the judgment was ... to push it to the people who needed it,” he said.
    Pressed by lawmakers on why the information had not been seen by either the former Capitol chief or the acting District of Columbia police chief, Wray said: “I don’t have a good answer.”
    “It was more than just an email,” the director said, adding that at least five Capitol police officers who also serve as members of a Capitol-area terrorism task force would have received it.
    In addition to the report’s placement on an electronic portal, Wray said, the information was included in a “verbal” briefing for law enforcement officials at a local command center.
    Wray said the Capitol extremists represent just part of a burgeoning domes- tic threat landscape in which agents are working about 2,000 investigations, double the number the FBI reported four years ago.
    In opening Tuesday’s hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., declared that the “federal government has failed to address the growing terrorist menace in our own backyard.”
    “We need to be abundantly clear that white supremacists and other farright extremists are the most significant domestic terrorism threat facing the United States today,” Durbin said.    “I hope that everyone in this room can look at the facts and acknowledge this, and that we can come together on a bipartisan basis to defeat this threat.”
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday regarding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. GRAEME JENNINGS/POOL VIA AP
[FBI DIRECTOR WRAY EVER SINCE HE WAS BROUGHT IN WHEN ALL THE FBI, CIA, ETC OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ALL WERE FIRED AND HE HAS HAD A HISTORY OF COVERING UP ALL THE CORRUPTION FROM RUSSIA COLLUSION, FBI INFLUENCE WITH FLYNN, AND EVEN THE HUNTER BIDEN CORRUPTION AND NOW HE IS DOING IT WITH THE EVENT ABOVE AND I HAVE RECORDED ALL THESE ACTION IN MY FISA - UNDER SURVEILLANCE FILES AND IT IS STILL OCCURRING IN 2021 AND BELOW IS A REVIEW OF HIS PAST 4 YEARS.].

3/3/2021 FBI’s Wray: Slow-Walking Probe Into Russia Hoax Due To Durham Probe by OAN Newsroom
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday,
March 2, 2021. Wray is condemning the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol as “domestic terrorism.” (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    FBI Director Chris Wray admitted to slowing the investigation into origins of the Russia hoax, but insisted former U.S. attorney John Durham was to blame.
    “Because we’re cooperating fully with Mr. Durham’s investigation, at his request, we have slowed that process down to allow his criminal investigation to proceed,” explained the agency chief.
    Wray told the Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday that the Obamagate probe had to proceed slowly because it had to go through the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.
    This comes despite Durham having resigned as U.S. attorney last month.    Meanwhile, he has continued the probe of Russia hoax as a special counsel.
Sen. John Kennedy, R-La speaks during a hearing for Judge Merrick Garland, nominee to be Attorney General, before the Senate
Judiciary Committee, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)
    During the hearing, Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) attempted to get Wray to identify the cause behind the delay.
    “At the moment, that process is still underway in order to make sure that we’re being appropriately sensitive to the criminal investigation,” stated the Louisiana lawmaker.    “So, you’ve had had to hold up as a result of a criminal investigation.”
    Republican senators have criticized the bureau for dragging their feet with regards to the potential prosecution of top Obama-era officials.    They said those officials illegally spied on the 2016 Trump campaign and helped promote the Russia hoax for political purposes.
[THE FOLLOWING IS A RFEMINDER THAT I WROTE IN MY FISA SURVEILLANCE FILES ABOUT FBI WRAY TO SEE WHERE HE FIT IN TO THE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTATION AND NOW IN THE BIDEN ADMINISTATION WHO WAS BROUGHT INTO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO KEEP EVERYTHING IN DELAY FOR RELEASE AS HE IS CONTINUING EVEN IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE
    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.
[WRAY'S STATEMENT ABOVE SHOULD TELL YOU WHAT HIS AGENDA WAS AND I THINK TRUMP SOON REALIZED WHAT HE WAS UP TO.].

    The following was found at https://zenith.news/john-solomon-christopher-wrays-fbi-is-fighting-in-court-to-cover-for-team-comeys-russia-hoax/ and https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/john-solomon-christopher-wrays-fbi-is-fighting-in-court-to-cover-for-team-comeys-russia-hoax/
    AS YOU CAN SEE BELOW JOHN SOLOMON WAS ON THE SAME TRACK AS ME AND HAS MORE INFORMATION THAN I DID.
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.]

[SO THERE ARE LIARS AND LEAKERS IN THE FBI, DOJ AND POSSIBLE DNI, CIA AND DNC, AND ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP].
    The recipient of this email we learned only yesterday was FBI agent Stephen Laycock.    Conservative group Citizens United filed a FOIA request to obtain copies of the email plus all documents attached to it and received a highly redacted copy several months ago.    They filed a second FOIA request for an unredacted or at least less redacted version of it and current FBI Director, Christopher Wray, has actually gone to court to prevent that from happening.    I wrote about this story on Wednesday.
    Asked if he thought Trump’s campaign was unfairly targeted in the Russia investigation, Wray said: “I do not.”
    “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me,” Trump tweeted then, adding that Wray “with that kind of attitude will never be able to fix the FBI...
    More recently, Wray has drawn Trump’s ire for his testimony during congressional hearings in September when he highlighted the conclusions of intelligence officials who warned that Russia was actively attempting to denigrate the candidacy of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
    President Donald Trump has hit out at FBI Director Christopher Wray—who was appointed by Trump after he fired his predecessor James Comey—after Wray accepted the key findings of the Justice Department inspector general’s report into the origins of the investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign.    That report found that political bias did not influence the opening of the probe into Trump’s 2016 campaign officials, contradicting Trump’s oft-repeated allegation that it was a “witch hunt.”    However, the report did find that FBI agents made mistakes during the investigation.    In an angry tweet Tuesday morning, Trump wrote: “I don’t know what report current Director of the FBI Christopher Wray was reading, but it sure wasn’t the one given to me... With that kind of attitude, he will never be able to fix the FBI, which is badly broken despite having some of the greatest men & women working there!.”    On Monday, Wray told ABC News he has no evidence that the FBI unfairly targeted Trump’s campaign, rejected the theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, and warned Americans to use reputable news outlets for accurate information.
[IF YOU HAVE READ WHATS ABOVE WOULD YOU NOT FIRE WRAY?    AND IF TRUMP GETS REELECTED I BELIEVE HE WILL CLEAN OUT THE SWAMP AND THE DEEP STATE AND ANY GLOBALIST THAT ARE IN IT AND FIND THE RIGHT ONES TO DO THE JOB.    IF TRUMP DOES NOT GET REELECTED GOD HELP US AS YOU CAN SEE WHAT WILL BE IN CONTROL]
].

3/3/2021 Democrats Unleash ‘Monster’ Voting Reform Bill by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., walks to a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Lawmakers have returned to Capitol Hill to debate the highly controversial H.R.1 bill.    Talks were set to resume Wednesday as the left attempts to distort election law forever.
    House representatives recently began debating the 791 page Democrat legislation, which critics have said could lead to even more contested elections.
    Dubbed the For the People Act 2021, H.R.1 would virtually reform every angle of election policy with automatic voter registration mandated early and absentee ballots as well as voting rights for convicted felons.
    President Trump denounced the bill as a “monster that must be stopped” while speaking at CPAC 2021.
    “Do you know what HR1 is?    It’s a disaster.    Their bill would drastically restrict political speech, empower the federal government to shut down dissent and turn the federal election commission into a partisan political weapon,” he stated.    “In addition, it virtually eliminates voter ID requirements nationwide, effectively ends all registration deadlines.”
    The bill would also subsidize small political contributions given to lawmakers by matching donations with six times the donated amount in taxpayer dollars.
    “Can you believe this?” President Trump asked.    “Requires states to give ballots to felons, automatically registers every welfare recipient to vote and puts unaccountable un-elected bureaucrats in charge of drawing congressional districts, that’s going to be a lot of fun.”
[THE LEFT KNOWS THEY WILL LOSE CONGRESS IN 2022 AND ARE NOW DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO PASS LAWS THAT WILL GIVE THEM CONTROL OF MANY THINGS TO KEEP THEIR WARPED POLICIES IN AFFECT EVEN THEN SO THE SENATE IS THE ONLY THING TO STOP THIS NOW.].

3/3/2021 Bipartisan Lawmakers Join Forces Against N.Y. Gov. Cuomo by OAN Newsroom
Demonstrators rally for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation in front of his Manhattan office in New York, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Cuomo has avoided
public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for him to resign over sexual harassment allegations. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)
    The ground under Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to be crumbling as lawmakers from both sides of the aisle call for his resignation.    New York state lawmakers are focusing their attention on squeezing the governor out of office.
    On Tuesday, half-a-dozen democratic-socialist state senators wrote a letter urging lawmakers to begin impeachment proceedings.    This comes in the wake of sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo from three former staffers.
    The lawmakers are accusing Cuomo of using his office to “belittle, bully and harass his employees and colleagues.”    They went on to demand the Democrat governor be held accountable, noting he cannot just walk away from the accusations.
    “This very clearly reflects a hostile work environment and it certainly is not the behavior of someone who should hold our highest office in the state of New York,” said state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi (D).
    Additionally, leaders of both chambers of the Empire State’s legislature agreed to strip Cuomo’s emergency powers given to him during the pandemic.    The leaders issued a statement Tuesday, noting the legislature needs to take back its power to provide relief to residents.
    Last March, lawmakers gave Cuomo temporary emergency powers by allowing him to issue wide-ranging executive orders relating to the state’s coronavirus response.    However, the governor has come under immense scrutiny over the past few months over his office’s alleged cover-up of coronavirus related nursing home deaths.    His emergency powers could be revoked as early as this week.
    “I think the scariest thing about this is that we have a governor who withheld information from the public at a time when people were very scared and looking for answers,” said state Sen. Jabari Brisport (D).    “And it is critical that this does not happen again.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at a COVID-19 vaccination site in the
Brooklyn borough of New York, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)
    In the meantime, New York Attorney General Letitia James is investigating both the sexual harassment and cover-up scandals.    This has prompted Cuomo to laywer-up by bringing on criminal attorney Elkan Abramowitz to represent the executive chamber for the cover-up probe.    Abramowitz reportedly represented disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein during his legal battles over sexual assault.
    Cuomo’s criticisms have spilled over into the public square with a recent poll showing 64 percent of residents do not want him reelected in 2022.    This has piqued the interests of several lawmakers with GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin champing-at-the-bit to take over the governor’s mansion.

3/3/2021 Texas, Miss. Lift Mask Mandates, Allow Businesses To Reopen At 100% by OAN Newsroom
Tasha Arevalo, right, laughs with Joseph Butler while eating at Mo’s Irish Pub, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Houston. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
announced that he is lifting business capacity limits and the state’s mask mandate starting next week. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Mississippi and Texas are ready to put the pandemic behind them and let the reopening begin.
    On Tuesday, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) ordered all statewide mask mandates to be lifted starting on Wednesday.    However, mask mandates at K-12 schools are set to remain in effect.
    Reeves also announced businesses will be allowed to reopen at full capacity, but business owners will be allowed to enforce any safety precautions if they choose to do so. He went on to tout the state’s declining coronavirus numbers and hospitalizations.
    Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) also unveiled a plan to reopen all businesses and to end the mask mandate in his state.    Businesses will be able to reopen at 100 percent capacity starting on March 10.
    Abbott said residents are responsible for keeping themselves safe and must use common sense as well as their best judgment to avoid infections.    The governor also highlighted the Lone Star State has seen the lowest rate of new infections in months while hospitalizations have dramatically reduced.
    Meanwhile, Montana and Iowa have also lifted statewide mask mandates while the state of Massachusetts recently allowed businesses to reopen at full capacity.

3/3/2021 Conservative Group Urges Democrat Senators To Vote Against HHS Secy. Nominee Xavier Becerra by OAN Newsroom
Xavier Becerra appears during a Senate Finance Committee hearing on his nomination to be secretary of
Health and Human Services on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    A conservative group has urged three senators who could be the decisive votes on Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department to reject the nominee.
    On Wednesday, Heritage Action announced it’s running a $500,000 ad campaign in West Virginia and Arizona in an effort to target Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.).
    The ad slams HHS secretary nominee Xavier Becerra over his positions on issues like guns, coal and immigration.    They also took aim at his poor track record as California attorney general.
    Many GOP senators have indicated they will not vote for Becerra, which means he will likely need the votes of the three moderate Democrats to be confirmed.

3/3/2021 Majority Of States Taking On House Democrats’ Equality Act by OAN Newsroom
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., center, speaks about the Congress Equality Act, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, with from left,
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Sen. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Pelosi, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis.,
and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    Democrats are taking aim at religious freedoms and women’s Title IX protections as the Equality Act heads to the Senate floor.    This comes as reports Wednesday revealed a majority of states are working to restrict access to sports and medical treatments based on gender identity.
    Republican lawmakers are rejecting the Democrat-led Equality Act.    They believe the measure poses a threat to religious freedoms as the bill also bans any objections due to religious beliefs.
    According to experts, the federal law could ruin sports for women and strip away standard privacy rights.
    The law will treat them as a women if something like the Equality Act passes, so if they want to enter into a women’s single sex facility or a girl’s single sex facility…whether that’s a shower room, locker room or bathroom…the law would not see them any differently than a biological female,” explained Capitol Hill attorney Emily Kao.    “The same thing goes with girls and women’s sports.”
    There are at least 60 separate bills in motion across the nation looking to limit access to sports and gender-affirming medical care.

3/3/2021 Biden Cabinet Nominee Gina Raimondo Confirmed As Secy. Of Commerce by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 8, 2021 file photo, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo speaks during an event
at The     Queen theater in Wilmington. The Senate has voted to confirm Raimondo as President Biden’s commerce secretary. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of the Department of Commerce has raised national security concerns amongst conservatives.
    On Tuesday, the Senate voted 84-15 to confirm Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) as Secretary of Commerce.    This means she will manage an entity list of companies threatening national security.
    While speaking on the floor Tuesday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) said “she refuses to commit” to keeping President Trump’s restrictions against Chinese companies spying on Americans.
    “In fact, she wouldn’t even commit to keeping Huawei on the entities lists, which is unabashedly an espionage agency of the Chinese Communist Party,” Cruz stated.
    Regardless, Raimondo resigned as Rhode Island’s governor on Tuesday after being confirmed to the cabinet position.

3/3/2021 Battleground States Look To Restore Election Integrity by OAN Newsroom
    States across the country are reexamining their voting systems and procedures after the many claims of election irregularities in the November election.    One America’s Jack Posobiec has new details on updates from key battleground states as they look forward to 2022 and 2024.
[IT IS ABOUT TIME THAT THE STATES ARE STARTING TO REALIZE THAT VOTING CORRUPTION HAD OCCURRED AND AFTER SEEING WHAT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION AND THE CONGRESS IS PASSING ARE DOING TO THIS COUNTRY THEY ARE STARTING TO INVESTIGATE THE IRREGULARITIES TO PREVENT IT OCCURRING AGAIN AND PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM THESE POLICIES.].

3/4/2021 Oil up $1.76 to $61.29, DOW down 122 to 31,270.

3/4/2021 House GOP Speaks Out Against H.R.1 Bill by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., criticizes Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democratic $1.9 trillion
COVID relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House lawmakers are outraged as a new legislation largely backed by Democrats could alter the way elections are run in the U.S. The H.R.1 bill, or For the People Act, would ultimately place voting regulations into the hands of the federal government rather than individual states.
    This means voting would become overall more accessible.    For example, a convicted felon would be able to cast a ballot even if they are in prison for committing election fraud. People living in the U.S. would also be able to cast a vote without proper identification.
    Amid these concerns Republicans are speaking out on why they are voting ‘no’ on H.R.1.
    “This bill is unconstitutional for starters, D.C. does not get to dictate how our elections are run in the states,” stated Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.).    “I don’t want Nancy Pelosi in California telling South Carolina how to run our elections.”
    On Wednesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took to Twitter to note Democrats did not design H.R.1 to protect votes, but rather “designed it to put a thumb on the scale of every election in America.”
    Meanwhile, Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-Ga.) said H.R.1would undo all the hard work the state is currently doing to recover from the 2020 election.
    This comes after the House heard arguments for and against the bill this week.    However, it faces strong opposition in the Senate where 60 votes are needed for approval.

3/4/2021 Sen. Marshall: Mental Health Crisis Worse Than COVID by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., speaks during a confirmation hearing for Secretary of Health and Human Services nominee Xavier Becerra before the
Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) recently asserted that the radical left is politicizing the future of American children.
    While speaking with reporters Wednesday, the Kansas Republican and physician said the mental health crisis in the U.S. has never been worse thanks to major Democrat-led lockdowns that kept people at home for most of 2020.    Marshall added, children are the ones suffering the most from these policies and stressed the importance of letting them go back to school.
    “This is the worst shape of mental health our youth has ever been and my daughters got two little kids at home, I’ve gotta tell ya, she’s stressed,” Marshall stated.    “I’m stressed, my wife is stressed because we know our kids should be in school…so the mental health of this country has never been worse.”
    Marshall went on to point out the chances of children’s lives being threatened by the virus are practically zero while in school and it’s time for things to go back to normal.    While some teachers unions are calling for classrooms to remain shuttered, Marshall said this does not represent what the average American teacher wants.
    “Most the teachers I talk to want to work, they want to get back to school,” he explained.    “They want to do their job, and I will contend that there is a safe and responsible way for kids to be in school right now.”
    Marshall said it’s simply “un-American” to not want to work, adding that children have the right to go to school and teachers have the right to work.    He suggested that instead of treating kids as if they have similar risks as senior citizens, state governments should give local school board members more flexibility to make these decisions on a day-to-day basis.
    “Look, there are times in your community where maybe we need to send the kids home, but for the most part the chances of a child having a serious and life-threatening infection from this virus is, I don’t know, one in a million type of situation,” Marshall stated.    “Seniors on the other hand is just the opposite.”
    The Kansas senator said the education system is what makes America great and the nation will not return to normal until children regain their right to traditional education.

3/4/2021 Federal Officials Recover 150 Missing Children In Tenn. by OAN Newsroom
File – Police guard the main entrance to Tennessee State University. (AP Photo)
    More than 100 children are recovered following a coordinated effort by federal authorities in Tennessee. During a press briefing on Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) announced the latest developments in Operation Volunteer Strong working with state and federal resources.
    The operation, which began back in fall of 2020, was able to locate 150 missing children of the 240 identified missing children across the state. The children range from three to 17-years old.
    Authorities said several children were potential human trafficking victims and at least one other had been kidnapped.    Currently, two people in connection to the operation have outstanding warrants while the kidnapping suspect has been arrested.
    TBI agents said this is only the beginning of their efforts to help prevent these children from falling into dangerous situations.    Meanwhile, the state’s Department of Children’s Services is providing necessary medical and psychological care to those recovered.
    Additionally, law enforcement has continued to ask for the public’s assistance in helping locate the remainder of missing children throughout the state. Officials said all cases are still under investigation.

3/4/2021 Senate Delays Introduction Of $1.9T COVID Relief Bill by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives for votes on President Joe Biden’s cabinet
nominees, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The Senate delayed the start of debate on the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill.    The upper chamber was expected to vote on the massive package, which was pushed through by Democrats, on Wednesday.
    However, lawmakers are reportedly still waiting for guidance from the Congressional Budget Office.    Senate Democrats are also reportedly negotiating further limits to the bill.
    GOP lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, have continued to accuse Democrats of pushing through a bill that does not have Americans’ best interest in mind.
    McConnell went on to say the legislation could get some support from Republicans only after the Democrats remove all of their partisan wish list items.    The upper chamber is set to reconvene Thursday.

3/4/2021 Biden Employs Offensive Language About Texas, Miss. Reopening by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with lawmakers on investments
in infrastructure, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    Joe Biden is in hot water after employing seemingly insulting language to describe the Republican leadership in Texas and Mississippi.    This came about during a White     House event in response to questions shouted by reporters over the Wednesday announcement by the governors of both states that they would lift all existent COVID-19 restrictions by executive order.
    “I’m issuing a new executive order that rescinds most of the earlier executive orders,” stated Texs Gov. Greg Abbott (R).    “Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100 percent…that includes any type of entity in Texas.”
    The move has been widely welcomed by conservatives in those states who have taken to social media to celebrate the restoration of choice in public life as well as the opportunity for businesses to resume operations and hopefully undo some of the damage caused by extended lockdowns.
    Gov. Abbott added, the lifting of restrictions does not preclude anyone from continuing to practice social distancing or from taking precautions against the virus.     Additionally, he said private businesses can still require mask-wearing on their premises with the key difference being people now have a say in what measures they choose to take to protect themselves and their families.
Mariachi perform for diners at a restaurant on the River Walk, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in San Antonio.
Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas is lifting a mask mandate and lifting business capacity limits next week. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Biden, however, did not see it this way and had harsh words about the decision to the point of describing the two Republican governors as engaging in “Neanderthal thinking.”
    Despite Biden’s criticisms, Abbott has said reopening Texas is the right thing to do given the state’s progress on vaccinations, high level of access to testing and steadily dropping number of cases.    Moreover, he has stated it’s simply the right thing to do in order to begin getting Texans back to life as normal.
    As he was announcing the measure, Abbott said, “everybody who wants to work should have that opportunity and every business that wants to be open should be open.”
[NOBODY CARES ABOUT JOE BIDEN’S OPINION ON MASK HE NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND GET THE STATES OPEN AND QUIT TRYING TO BLAME THE STATES THAT HAVE DONE IT RIGHT WHICH YOU DO BECAUSE YOUR POLICIES ARE WRONG OR BETTER YET QUIT BEING A PUPPET PRESIDENT AND STOP WHO EVER ARE OPERATING YOUR STRINGS AND STOP CALLING THE DEPLORABLES NEANDERTHALS AS WE WILL RISE AND BE TAKEN TO THE HEAVEN OF WINNING THE 2022 AND 2024 ELECTIONS AFTER 4 YEARS OF YOUR KNUCKLE DRAGGERS WHO YOU ALLOWED TO DESTROY AMERICAN CITIES LIKE IN THE MOVIE "THE PLANET OF THE APES" TEARING DOWN STATUES AND BURNING DOWN BUILDINGS.].

3/4/2021 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Refuses To Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Scandal by OAN Newsroom
In this image taken from video from the Office of the NY Governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks
during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y. (Office of the NY Governor via AP)
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo publicly addressed the sexual harassment allegations against him after days of silence on the matter.    During a press briefing Tuesday, he apologized for any pain he’s caused and promised to do better.
    His comments came after three women accused the Democrat of unwanted kissing, touching and making inappropriate comments.    Cuomo later seemed to back-pedal from his initial statement when stated that he kisses people as a form of greeting.    He added, he didn’t believe anyone was offended by it at the time.
    “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” stated the New York governor.    “It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”
    Cuomo went on to urge the importance of due process.
    “I ask the people of the state to wait for the facts,” he continued.    “Make the decision when you have the facts.”
    In a statement released earlier this week, Cuomo seemed to downplay his actions by saying they were intended to be “fun” and “playful.”    Many have since criticized his remarks while pointing out that he has refused to take responsibility of his “predatory behavior.”
    Despite mounting pressure to resign, Cuomo confirmed during Wednesday’s press briefings that he will not step down as governor.

3/4/2021 Northern Irish Loyalist Paramilitaries Withdraw Support For 1998 Peace Deal by Guy Faulconbridge and Amanda Ferguson
People walk through the grounds of the Stormont Parliament buildings in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
December 30, 2020. Picture taken December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble
    LONDON/BELFAST (Reuters) – Northern Irish loyalist paramilitary groups have told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson they are temporarily withdrawing support for the 1998 peace agreement due to concerns over the Brexit deal.
    While the groups pledged “peaceful and democratic” opposition to the deal, such a stark warning increases the pressure on Johnson, his Irish counterpart Micheál Martin and the European Union over Brexit.
    Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace deal, known as the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, ended three decades of violence between mostly Catholic nationalists fighting for a united Ireland and mostly Protestant unionists, or loyalists, who want Northern Ireland to stay part of the United Kingdom.
    The loyalist paramilitaries including the Ulster Volunteer Force, Ulster Defence Association and Red Hand Commando said they were concerned about the disruption to trade between Great Britain and Northern Ireland due to the Brexit deal.
    “The loyalist groupings are herewith withdrawing their support for the Belfast Agreement,” they said in a March 3 letter to Johnson from Loyalist Communities Council chairman David Campbell.
    Reuters has seen a copy of the letter.    A similar letter has been sent to the Irish leader and copies were sent to the European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic.
    The paramilitary groups said they were determined that unionist opposition to the Northern Irish Protocol was peaceful but added a warning.
    “Please do not underestimate the strength of feeling on this issue right across the unionist family,” the letter said.
    “If you or the EU is not prepared to honour the entirety of the agreement then you will be responsible for the permanent destruction of the agreement,” it said.
    They said they would not return to the deal until their rights were restored and the Northern Irish Protocol – part of the 2020 Brexit Treaty – was amended to ensure unfettered trade between Britain and Northern Ireland.
    But, they said, their core disagreement was more fundamental: that Britain, Ireland and the European Union had in the Northern Irish Protocol breached their commitments to the 1998 peace deal and the two communities.
    Asked about the warning, Johnson’s spokesman said: “We are fully committed to the Belfast, Good Friday, Agreement.    We will continue to work to safeguard Northern Ireland’s integral place in the United Kingdom … We are determined to protect the agreement in all of its dimensions.”
PEACE IN NORTHERN IRELAND
    Preserving the delicate peace in Northern Ireland without allowing the United Kingdom a back door into the EU’s markets through the 310-mile (500 km) UK-Irish land border was one of the most difficult issues of the Brexit divorce talks.
    The loyalist groups endorsed the 1998 deal and decommissioned their weapons in the years that followed.    Residual violence since the accord has largely been carried out by dissident nationalist groups who opposed the peace deal.
    Since Brexit proper on Jan. 1, 2021, Northern Ireland has had problems importing a range of goods from Britain – which unionists, or loyalists, say divides up the United Kingdom and so is unacceptable.
    The European Union promised legal action on Wednesday after the British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move Brussels said violated the terms of Britain’s divorce deal.
    Ireland said Britain was behaving inappropriately.    Johnson’s spokesman said the government had notified the EU and Ireland earlier this week of the move, which he described as being “common in other international trade agreements.”
    “For the second time in the course of a few months, the British government has threatened to breach international law,” Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar told Virgin Media television, referring to a similar unilateral move last year that London eventually dropped.
    “This is not the appropriate behaviour of a respectable country, quite frankly.”
    Joe Biden, while campaigning in the presidential election last year, bluntly warned Britain that it must honour the 1998 peace agreement as it withdrew from the European Union or there would be no separate U.S. trade deal.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, additional reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Estelle Shirbon and Giles Elgood)

3/4/2021 EU Lawmakers Stall Vote To Ratify EU-UK Trade Deal In Protest by Philip Blenkinsop
FILE PHOTO: The building of the European Parliament, designed by Architecture-Studio architects,
is seen in Strasbourg, France, May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Parliament abandoned its plan on Thursday to set a date for voting on the EU-UK trade deal, in protest at what the European Union sees as Britain’s unlawful changes to Northern Irish Brexit arrangements.
    EU parliament group chiefs had been expected to fix a March 24 date for the vote.    But they opted not to do so after the British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move Brussels said violated the terms of Britain’s divorce deal.
    The European Parliament still has until the end of April to ratify the trade and cooperation agreement.
    If it does not do so and provisional application of the agreement is not extended, then the trade deal would cease to apply, leaving Britain and the European Union to trade on WTO terms with tariffs and quotas.
    “We are ready to use this hard weapon,” Bernd Lange, the chair of the parliament’s trade committee, told Reuters.    “This is the last resort.    What we really want is a de-escalation of the situation.”
    The deadline was previously extended from the end of February at the EU’s request to allow for the translation of the agreement into all 24 EU languages.
    The European Commission said on Wednesday it would respond with the legal means established by the Brexit divorce deal and the trade agreement to what it said was Britain’s second threat to breach international law.
    Britain acknowledged last September that it would break international law by breaching parts of the Withdrawal Agreement treaty it signed in January 2020, when it formally left the EU. However, it dropped certain contentious clauses in December, two weeks before the two sides struck a trade deal.
    A formal letter of notice to London would be the first of a series of steps Brussels could take, eventually leading to a challenge at the European Court of Justice. It sent such a letter in the previous dispute in October.
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Alex Richardson and Hugh Lawson)

3/4/2021 National Guard Presence On Capitol Hill Sparks Bipartisan Calls For Answers by OAN Newsroom
A member of the National Guard walks a security perimeter surrounding the US Capitol building on Capitol Hill
on March 4, 2021, in Washington, DC. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) is among several members of Congress who are demanding answers on increased security measures at the Capitol.    What was supposed to be a temporary stay of National Guard troops and other reinforcements after January 6 seems to be more permanent.
    Republicans have called for the razor wire fencing and troop presence to come down if no credible and imminent threat of violence exists.    Waltz said he has repeatedly requested the intelligence briefings that continually get cited, but are never shown.
    “All I get back is, ‘well, there is online chatter,'” Waltz stated.    “But there is no specific threat — that I am aware of that I have seen…or any other member of Congress that I’ve talked to has seen — that requires more soldiers than we have in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.”
    Congressman Waltz said the troops are needed back in their states to help with COVID vaccine distribution and to be with their families.    However, Democrat leadership said National Guard troops should stay as long as necessary while a review of Capitol security wraps up.
    At least one Democrat lawmaker and former CIA analyst Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) joined GOP calls for a congressional briefing on the matter.
    Waltz said this request is not unusual and is typically something that happens when certain criteria are met.
    “If there is a threat that is so dire, again it requires a brigade of troops to defend our Capitol,” Waltz noted.    “Then not only should lawmakers know about it, the American people should know about it.”
    If the Pentagon does grant a 60-day extension for the National Guard past March 12, the expense will fall on taxpayers.    Additionally, the Defense Department’s estimated cost of $500 million to keep National Guard troops at the Capitol through mid-March would likely surge into the billions.

3/4/2021 Biden Admin. Continues To Lie About Vaccines, Won’t Credit President Trump by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    The Biden administration continues to lie about coronavirus vaccines by denying President Trump the credit for developing and distributing those vaccines.    On Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki lied to reporters and said the U.S. did not have enough vaccines on January 20.
    “There’s no question and all data points to the fact that there were not enough of any of those things when he took office,” Psaki claimed.    “We are open-eyed about the challenge we continue to live under.”
    Psaki made these claims despite reports that found Biden’s officials lost 20 million doses of the vaccines out of the 50 million doses sent out under President Trump.
    “We also put-up billions and billions of dollars, $10 billion, to produce the vaccines before we knew they were going to work,” Trump stated during his CPAC 2021 speech.    “It was called a calculated bet or a calculated risk.    We took a risk because if we didn’t do that, you still wouldn’t have the vaccines.    Never forget that we did it.    Never let them take the credit because they don’t deserve the credit.”
    Psaki’s remarks also suggested Democrats intend to keep COVID lockdowns in place for as long as they can while they continue to downplay the vaccinations and declining infection rates.

3/4/2021 GOP Senators Blast Biden Admin. On School Reopening Efforts by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 04: Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) speaks at a press conference on school reopening during Covid-19 at US Capitol on March 04, 2021 in Washington, DC. The House
of Representatives canceled plans to vote today as a precaution after talk surfaced online of possible protest or violent unrest in Washington. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    Senate Republicans came down on Democrats and their so-far stalled efforts to return children to the classroom.    Talk has picked up in recent weeks of returning students to in-person learning as this was a major sticking point in Joe Biden’s campaign.
    “Money is not the problem here; [the] will to get kids back to school is the problem,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) stated.    “And every parent and every involved grandparent and every involved neighbor knows the kids need to be in school.”
    On the campaign trail, Biden promised to return kids to the classroom within the first 100 days of taking office.    However, most learning remains at a distance from an actual school building.
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    “Joe Biden, this is his report card, he deserves an F,” Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said.    “And it’s a well-deserved grade for him because he promised that he would have the schools open all across America within 100 days and he’s failed.    And we’re halfway there.”
    These comments came as the Senate geared up to consider the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill, which includes nearly $130 billion for schools to ensure a safe return to the classroom.    Senators, however, pointed to two rounds of coronavirus funding schools have already received and noted the new funding isn’t even directly tied to schools reopening.
    “If you really look at it, it says that that school money is going to go out until the year 2028,” Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) said.    “This is supposed to be an emergency bill.    It is an emergency to get our schools and our students back to school and our schools reopened, but with this kind of overspending — way over the top appropriations to our schools — it’s not what we need now.”
    Education groups recently claimed that despite the federal funding to date, schools actually remain underfunded.    They said they anticipate more costs they won’t be able to meet without additional federal funds.
    “It feels like extortion,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) stated.    “It feels like we have to pay off the teachers unions to get them to bless what we already know to be true, which is students can safely go back to the classroom.”
Republicans called on targeted funding that would get schools back open and children back to in-person learning.
    According to recent reports, the Biden administration’s Education Department is planning to hold a national summit in March, which will be aimed at school reopenings.    Newly appointed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona also said the administration hopes to develop ways to make reopening “as seamless as possible.”

3/4/2021 Dozens Of Attorneys General And GOP Lawmakers Oppose H.R.1 by OAN Newsroom
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (C), Democrat of California, speaks alongside Democratic members of the House about H.R.1,
the “For the People Act,” at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 4, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    GOP officials denounced Democrats’ election reform bill H.R.1. Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spoke to OANN about the proposal and alleged it would force voters to pay for the re-election of career politicians like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).    He also noted how it’s ironic Democrats called for election reform after months of claiming that nothing was wrong with the system.
    “And frankly ask yourself the question: I thought Democrats for the last three months said the 2020 election was fine?” Jordan questioned.    “It was flawless, but now this week they need an 800-page bill to radically change election law.    So which one is it?
    Jordan emphasized that Democrats are trying to change the law in an unconstitutional fashion to federalize elections.
    On Thursday, 20 Republican attorneys general led by Indiana’s Todd Rokita sent a letter to leaders on Capitol Hill. The letter claimed the act would federalize the election system and disrupt the balance of power.    It referenced Article 1 of the Constitution, alleging the act would go against the document’s current structure and reportedly force the president to rely on Congress for authority.
    The Republicans also noted the bill would override state voter ID laws and mandate mail-in voting, which would prohibit safeguards for election integrity.    In a recent interview with One America News, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton detailed his state’s efforts to combat election fraud. He stated:
    “The challenge of it is you have to develop the evidence; you have to do the investigation.    You can’t just bring charges because you get a complaint.    You actually have to do the investigation, so they take a lot of resources.    I think a lot of other states have not pursued these claims and have not put the resources behind it, so then the narrative is really easy to say that there’s no election fraud because there’s no one prosecuting it.”
    The GOP attorneys’ generals vowed to seek legal remedies to protect the Constitution if H.R.1 becomes law.    The House passed the bill on party lines Wednesday and it is expected to move to the Senate in the coming days, where it faces fierce opposition from Republican senators.

3/4/2021 Waltz: Biden’s Neanderthal Comment Is ‘Liberal Elitism’ by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 11: U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) listens to an aide during a hearing. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) said Joe Biden’s “neanderthal” comment shows he thinks conservatives are stupid.    The Republican spoke to One America News Network on Thursday and said he is not surprised by Biden’s words.    He stated the comments were “typical liberal elitism.”
    He noted Florida never issued a mask mandate, but let people and businesses decide how to protect themselves.    Waltz said it is the Democrats who have imposed stupid policies amid the pandemic that have caused more harm.
    He added schools in blue states remain closed even though the CDC said it’s safe to return to in-person learning amid other missteps.
    “You know, it’s stupid to force people to eat in tents outside, but not allow them to eat inside,” Waltz said.    “I think the stupidest thing of all — perhaps the most ‘neanderthal’ policy of all — was to allow honorable seniors to be exposed to those with COVID in nursing homes in New York.”
    Waltz said the pandemic underscored the difference between conservatives’ belief in individual freedom and Democrats’ preference of D.C. bureaucrats calling the shots.

3/4/2021 Giuliani Urges To Ban Mail-In Voting, Cites Other Countries’ Examples by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump’s lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani talks to journalists. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Rudy Giuliani called to outlaw mail-in voting in the U.S. and said other countries don’t allow the practice in their elections.    In a since-deleted tweet on Thursday, the former New York City Mayor said mail-in voting is subject to systemic fraud that can change outcomes of elections.
    Giuliani appeared to refer to Ireland and the Netherlands, both of which recently mandated in-person voting in their elections this year.    Meanwhile, President Trump’s lawsuit against voting fraud in Georgia is slated to be heard by the Grand Jury.
    Giuliani also denounced partisan biases in the media.    He urged Americans to listen to both sides of the political debate.
    “It was either Hamilton or Madison that said that greatest danger to our Republic is an uninformed electorate, an ignorant electorate,” Giuliani said.    “Let’s not make that happen.    Let’s become informed.    That’s how we prevent this.
    That’s a better answer than government control and government lawsuits
.”
    Giuliani spearheaded the effort to overturn fraud in the 2020 elections, but most courts have refused to hear those cases.

3/4/2021 Father Of Slain Ferguson Teen Demands $20M From BLM by OAN Newsroom
The casket of Michael Brown sits inside Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church awaiting the start
of his funeral on August 25, 2014 in St. Louis Missouri. (Photo by Robert Cohen-Pool/Getty Images)
    The father of Michael Brown Jr. accused Black Lives Matter of abandoning the city where the movement first garnered national attention.    In a statement Tuesday, Michael Brown Sr., along with other activists, demanded BLM provide millions of dollars for Ferguson, Missouri.
Michael Brown Sr. and Lesley McSpadden, the parents of slain teenager Michael Brown. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Activists said they want $20 million and noted they’re not looking for a handout, but for funding to keep the movement strong where it began.    To date, Brown Sr. said he’s received around $500 from the organization.
    “We have groups like the Lost Voices and the Freedom Fighters here,” International Black Freedom Alliance Director Tory Russell said.    “And the thousands of other youth activists in their 20s and 30s have been out in the streets protesting for months and months, and years and years. Still forgotten.”
FERGUSON, MO – AUGUST 17: Tear gas reigns down on a woman kneeling in the street with her hands in the air after a demonstration over the killing
of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Despite the Brown family’s continued call for
peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his August 9, death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    In 2014, the death of Michael Brown Jr. sparked violent protests in Ferguson and demonstrations across the country.    In the meantime, reports said BLM took in more than $90 million last year, mostly in donations.

3/4/2021 GOP Sen. Johnson To Force Clerks To Read Bill, Delay Relief Vote by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 09: Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) (Photo by Alex Edelman/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he will demand the Senate clerks to read aloud the entire coronavirus relief bill on the Senate floor, which could take up to 10 hours.    Johnson confirmed his intentions Thursday and said he is not trying to merely delay the passage of the legislation.
    “I’m trying to actually return the Senate to a more deliberative body,” Johnson stated.    “When it relates to a $1.9 trillion spending package, let me put it a different way, $1,900 billion.”
    Johnson is expected to force a reading of a version with changes to the 630-page House-passed bill.
    “I feel bad for the clerks who are going to have to read it, but it’s just important,” the Wisconsin senator noted.    “So often we rush these massive bills that are hundreds if not thousands of pages long. Nobody has time to read them. So you start considering something you haven’t even read.”
    Republicans argued the bill is too expensive and includes provisions unrelated to fighting the pandemic, but serve Democrats’ agenda.
    “We don’t need a $1.9 trillion bill,” Johnson said.    “The vast majority of this has nothing to do with COVID relief.    Evidence by the fact that nobody knows exactly how much, but probably close to $1 trillion of the previous $4 trillion we’ve already authorized is not yet spent.”
    He also highlighted the necessity to expose unnecessary spending to Americans, such as on the bridge connecting New York and Canada.    He suggested these wish-list priorities only get passed when bills are not evaluated thoroughly and are voted on quickly.
    Johnson argued lawmakers on both sides of the aisle need to reestablish the deliberative process and use the remaining funds from past relief bills to help fund needed projects.    If the entire bill is read, the Senate will proceed to 20-hours of debate and then into a vote-a-rama of amendments.    Johnson stressed every amendment to the bill offered by lawmakers should be considered.

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3/5/2021 President Trump Slams WSJ For Article Shaming GOP by OAN Newsroom
Former president Donald Trump points to cheering supporters as he is introduced before speaking at the
Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
    President Trump recently called out the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board for stating Republicans should abandon him.    In a statement Thursday, he said the New York City based newspaper has lost its credibility over the years and that “nobody” cares about it.
    The publication posted an opinion piece by the editorial board this week blaming President Trump for losses in the Senate.    The paper suggested Republicans keep their distance from President Trump in order to recoup their efforts before pursuing the midterm elections.
    The Wall Street Journal even went as far to say President Trump lost to Joe Biden by 7 million votes, including the traditionally red states of Arizona and Georgia.    The article noted Georgia’s Senate runoffs while claiming President Trump’s allegations of election fraud scared Republican voters into staying home on Election Day and created wins for Democrats.
    However, President Trump said the Wall Street Journal is not concerned with reporting the truth.    He accused the paper of supporting “globalist policies such as bad trade deals, open borders and endless wars.”    He asserted that the journal fights for RINOS, or “Republicans in Name Only,” that have hindered the Republican Party.
    While citing examples, President Trump listed Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s lack of effort to root out election fraud in his state.    He also pointed out that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failed to support bipartisan coronavirus relief that included $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans.    President Trump said they both contributed to Senate losses in Georgia and ultimately the upper chamber.

3/5/2021 Senate COVID Relief Amendment Vote-A-Rama Session Begins by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and others headed to the chamber as the Senate held a voting marathon on the
Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The Senate has started reviewing dozens of amendments brought forward during the coronavirus relief debate.    Lawmakers in the upper chamber are back on Capitol Hill Friday, following a late night reading of the entire 630-page relief bill.
    Senators have begun the vote-a-rama as they formally bring amendments to the nearly $2 trillion package.    It is uncertain how long the vote-a-rama will last, as any Senator could head to the floor with amendments.    This could possibly stretch the session throughout the weekend.
    “Republicans have many ideas to improve the bill.    Many ideas, and we’re about to vote on all kinds of amendments in the hopes that some of these ideas make it into the final product,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated.    “We’re going to try to improve the bill.    The millions who elected 50 Republican senators will have their voices heard loud and clear.”
    Democrats are trying to push the bill to Joe Biden’s desk before several COVID programs expire on March 14.
    Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) said that GOP members of the Senate will use every tool at their disposal to reveal the massive $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill as a massive giveaway.

3/5/2021 CBO: U.S. National Debt To Hit 202% Of GDP By 2051, Up From 102% by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this April 29, 2020 file photo, a man wearing a mask to protect against coronavirus, waits to cross the street as a digital sign displays groups
of people walking above another sign displaying the size of the national debt along an empty K Street in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    The U.S. national debt is spiraling out of control as Joe Biden continues to back a flurry of costly spending measures.
    According to the Congressional Budget Office on Thursday, America’s national debt could exceed 202 percent of GDP by the year 2051.    That marks a two-fold increase from current levels and still doesn’t take into account the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
    The agency also found the U.S. economy will grow just 1.8 percent per year compared to the average 2.5 percent in pre-pandemic annual growth under President Trump.    The CBO noted that even without Biden’s latest stimulus proposals, America’s budget deficit would exceed 10 percent of GDP this year alone.
    “America’s in crisis…Congress spends with reckless abandon and rarely considers how today’s foolishness will impact our children and grandchildren,” stated Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.)    “The Senate has no idea how states are spending their allocated funds…further spending without more information.”
    Economists have said Biden’s policies are making U.S. economy less sustainable and self-reliant in the long-term.

3/5/2021 Sen. Cruz Slams COVID-19 Relief Package by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Shawn Thew/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) recently fired back at the Biden administration for trying to pass a coronavirus stimulus bill that has nothing to do with stimulus.
    In the latest episode of his podcast, Cruz pointed out that only 9 percent of the nearly $2 trillion measure deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.    He then noted the rest of the bill is made up of Democrat wish-list items, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bridge to Canada and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tunnel of love in Silicon Valley.
    “Last year we passed five different COVID relief bills, every one of them bipartisan,” he stated.    “Every one of them Republicans worked with Democrats, rolled up our sleeves, said lets work together on assistance for health care workers, said lets work together on assistance for small businesses, lets work together on vaccinations…Republicans are eager to do that again.”
    Cruz added, the bill is just the Democrats’ “pent up desire to take care of their political allies.”

3/5/2021 Sen. Paul Says Scientific Evidence To Reopen Schools Is ‘Overwhelming’ by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said there’s overwhelming scientific evidence to support reopening schools across the country.    During a news conference with fellow Senate Republicans on Thursday, the Kentucky lawmaker asserted that kids should have been back in the classroom months ago.
    Paul cited schools in his home state, which have been open without significant outbreaks.    The senator then touted a new piece of legislation he’s proposing to pressure other schools to return to in-person learning.
    “The scientific evidence has been overwhelming, not only now but for months, that kids should be back in school,” he stated.    “Even the most cautious of government experts are saying they should go back to school.”
    Paul said when kids start going to schools that are open, maybe then other schools will follow suit.    He also pointed out that many children across the globe have resumed in-person learning for months.

3/5/2021 Biden Speaking With Republican Lawmakers About COVID Relief Bill by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris meet with members of the House of Representatives in the
Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021, on infrastructure. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The Biden administration is ramping up efforts to get the coronavirus relief package passed in the Senate. While speaking with reporters at the White House on Thursday, Joe Biden said he’s continuing talks with his “Republican friends” in order to keep the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill on track to pass in the Senate.
    This comes as a majority of Senate Republicans are opposed to the spending bill due to its massive size and wasteful spending.    Many have referred to the legislation as a “Democrat wish list” that includes numerous non-coronavirus related measures.
    “I’ve been talking to a lot of my Republican friends in the House and the Senate, continue to do that, and we’ve met a number of meetings with Republicans on the coronavirus bill,” Biden stated.    “And House, Senate, combination of both, so we’re keeping everybody informed.”
    The Senate took its first step toward passing the relief package on Thursday after the chamber voted to begin debate going into the weekend.

3/5/2021 S.D. Gov. Noem Calls For AG To Resign After 2020 Fatal Crash by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo Jason Ravnsborg speaks in Sioux Falls, S.D. South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is calling for the
resignation of the state’s attorney general who is facing misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a man with his car. Attorney
General Ravnsborg has indicated he will not step down while he waits for the case against him to proceed. (AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)
    South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) has called for the resignation of the state’s attorney general.    She further pushed Jason Ravnsborg to step down on Friday after reviewing the evidence and videos related to a legal case.
    Ravnsborg was driving home from a political dinner last September when his car drifted off the side of the road.    He ended up hitting and killing 55-year-old Joseph Boever.
    The attorney general claimed he thought he hit a large animal rather than a person until he revisited the scene the next day.    However, the governor said there’s only one way for the state to move forward.
    “You know, I think this has been a tragic situation…not just for the victim’s family, which obviously is where my heart is, but also for our entire state,”stated Gov. Noem.    ‘The quickest way for this to come to resolution is for the Attorney General to resign.”
    Meanwhile, a spokesman for the attorney general said he has no intention of resigning.    Ravnsborg is facing misdemeanor charges and is scheduled to appear in court later this month.

3/5/2021 "I Thought He Was Trying To Sleep With Me,” Says Gov. Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment Accuser by OAN Newsroom
In this photo provided by CBS News, Norah O’Donnell, left, interviews Charlotte Bennett, a former aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, during CBS Evening News with
Norah O’Donnell, Thursday March 4, 2021, in New York. Bennett, 25, is accusing Gov. Cuomo, 63, of sexual harassment. (Adam Verdugo/CBS News via AP)
    One of the three women accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment shared her story for the first time on national television.
    During an interview with CBS on Thursday, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett spoke about her experience working for Cuomo as his executive assistant and health policy adviser.    Bennett said Cuomo would ask intimate questions about her dating life and her age.    For instance, he asked her if "age difference mattered” during an encounter.
    Bennett went on to say the governor would comment on her past romantic relationships and at one point implied he wanted to take things a step further.    She told the CBS that the governor said he was lonely and was looking for a relationship.
    Bennett said she felt forced to respond to her bosses’ remarks as he used his power as a political figure to take advantage of the vulnerable situation.    She also noted, at one point she thought he was trying to sleep with her.
    During a press conference on Wednesday, Cuomo said he never meant to make anyone feel uncomfortable.    However, Bennett said she does not see that statement as an actual apology.
    Bennett will likely play a crucial role in the New York attorney general’s investigation into Cuomo.    In the meantime, two other women have come forward with similar stories about Cuomo’s alleged misconduct.

3/5/2021 Explainer: How The EU Will Respond To Britain’s Northern Ireland Move by Philip Blenkinsop
FILE PHOTO: Puzzle with printed EU and UK flags is seen in this illustration taken November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has promised legal action after the British government unilaterally extended a grace period for checks on food imports to Northern Ireland, a move that Brussels said breached the terms of London’s EU divorce deal.
    Provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement and the protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland set out the EU’s course of action.    Britain signed them when it formally left the EU in January 2020.    Britain says it has not breached the protocol.
PATH TO EUROPEAN COURT
    The European Commission, which coordinates Brexit and trade policy for the 27-nation EU, initially plans to launch an “infringement procedure” against Britain.
    The steps involve a letter of formal notice, requesting a reply usually within two months, followed by a “reasoned opinion” demanding remedial action, also normally within two months.    The next step would be to take Britain to the European Court of Justice.
    The Commission sent such a letter last October after Britain acknowledged that its Internal Market Bill would break international law by breaching parts of the Withdrawal Agreement.    It gave London one month to reply.    Britain ended the dispute by dropping certain contentious clauses in December, two weeks before the two sides struck a trade deal.
PATH TO SANCTIONS
    The next route for the EU would be via the Withdrawal Agreement’s dispute settlement system.
    This makes Britain and the EU consult on the issue for up to three months, at which point either side can request that a five-person arbitration panel intervene.     The panel has 12 months to make a ruling, or six months for urgent matters.
    If either side does not comply with a ruling, the other side can suspend parts of any other EU-UK agreement, such as the trade deal struck in December.    This could mean the European Union imposes tariffs on certain British imports.
PATH TO TARIFFS AND QUOTAS
    The European Parliament has postponed setting a date for its vote to ratify the EU-UK trade deal in protest at the British move.
    The deal is provisionally applied until the end of April.
    If EU lawmakers do not vote by then and the deadline is not extended, the trade deal would cease to apply, leaving Britain and the European Union to trade on WTO terms with tariffs and quotas.
    Bernd Lange, the German chair of the parliament’s trade committee, told Reuters that lawmakers preferred de-escalation but were “ready to use this hard weapon.”
(Reporting by Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by John Chalmers and Hugh Lawson)

3/5/2021 Start Work On Vaccination Certificates, Von Der Leyen Tells EU
FILE PHOTO: European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen holds a news
conference in Brussels, Belgium February 26, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/Pool
    MILAN (Reuters) – EU governments must immediately begin technical work to ensure a COVID-19 vaccination certificate system can be introduced across the 27-member bloc in time for summer, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday.
    The EU executive aims to present its plans for a “digital green pass” on March 17 and to cooperate with international organisations to ensure that its system also works beyond the European Union.
    A system to provide travellers with “vaccination passports” is eagerly awaited by airlines and tourism destinations that have been hammered by the pandemic and want to stage a rebound in the peak summer season.
    Such passports, pushed by tourism-reliant southern states like Greece and Spain, would provide proof that a person has been vaccinated, test results for those not yet vaccinated and information on recovery for people who have contracted COVID-19.
    “The foundation of such a common approach is trust,” von der Leyen wrote in a letter to EU governments, adding that member states had to start work immediately to ensure systems were ready in time.
    As well as a legal framework, the system requires a common technical infrastructure to ensure that authorities in one member state could be sure that certificates issued by another state were reliable, she said.
    The Commission is working with member states on a digital infrastructure to allow the certificates to be authenticated and this work could be completed within three months, von der Leyen wrote.
    “An EU system can only work if the national systems are in place on time,” she added.
    Sweden said on Friday that it aimed to have it its system up and running by summer and that it would be available on smartphones, digital wallets as well as on paper.    It will be based on electronic ID, a system most Swedes already have, and use an encryption key so certificates can be verified at border crossings.
(Reporting by James Mackenzie; Additional reporting by Johan Ahlander in Stockholm; Editing by Pravin Char)

3/5/2021 President Trump: Under Biden, Border Crisis Will Be Worse by OAN Newsroom
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – DECEMBER 9: President Donald Trump looked on during a rally at the DeltaPlex
Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    President Trump said the situation at the southern border is now “out of control” under the Biden administration.
    In a statement on Friday, President Trump said Biden’s failed leadership has allowed criminals to be set free on the streets, allowed further spread of COVID-19 and taken jobs from Americans.
    He added when he left office, America had achieved the most secure border in history.    Speaking from this year’s CPAC, President Trump claimed the Biden administration reversed all that.
    “By recklessly eliminating our border security measures, controls, all of the things that we put into place, Joe Biden triggered a massive flood of illegal immigration into our country,” President Trump stated.    “The likes of which we have never seen before coming up by the tens of thousands, who all come in to take advantage of the things that he said.    That’s luring everybody to come to America.”
In this Feb. 28, 2021, photo, President Donald Trump spoke at the Conservative Political
Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
    President Trump went on to urge the Biden administration to complete the nearly finished border wall he had begun, saying it would save thousands of lives.

3/5/2021 Biden Makes History As First ‘Absentee President’ by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: Joe Biden spoke during the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington
Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
    Transparency and accountability now seem to be a thing of the past for the White House. Since taking office, Joe Biden has signed a record number of executive orders, proclamations and directives, but hasn’t held one formal press conference to answer for them.
    In January, Biden promised to address a joint session of Congress “next month” in February, which he may not realize already passed. Biden also claimed he would hold a press conference, but that too has not happened or even been scheduled. This is quickly earning Biden the reputation of an “absentee president,” and we’re not just talking about the ballots.
    This week, Biden set a 100-year record by not holding a solo press conference, something that usually happens within an administration’s first 33-days.    White House press secretary Jen Psaki said there are still no plans to do so, just as there are no plans to even schedule Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress.    This is something that traditionally happens in the month of February.
    As what now seems customary for the Biden White House, the speech has been pushed off and made conditional.    Psaki said it is contingent on certain legislation being passed in Congress.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House,
Friday, March 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    “I don’t expect that, we don’t have any update on it,” Psaki stated.    “I don’t expect that the president will be laying out the next stage of his agenda until after we get the American Rescue Plan passed, and we’re certainly hopeful that we do that in the coming weeks.”
    During the 2020 presidential election, the Biden campaign promised to always be “transparent” and “open” with the press.    However, apparently the only thing “open” about the Biden administration is the open-ended schedule and open-ended answers that Jen Psaki gives to the media.    This is something her predecessor Kayleigh     McEnany said is indicative of the broken chain of communication within the Biden White House.
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2020 file photo, former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany
spoke during a briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “The great thing about being in the Trump White House was I always knew where my boss stood,” McEnany said.    “Unlike other press secretaries that maybe didn’t have walk-in privileges to the Oval, I could walk in at any time.    I always knew where his head was at, so I didn’t have to do a ton of circling back because President Trump gave a lot of access to me.”
    While Biden did offer to take questions from Democrat lawmakers on Wednesday, the feed was promptly cut off by the White House.
    Biden earned the nickname “Hiden Biden” and of course “Sleepy Joe” while on the campaign trail, as for the most part he stayed in his basement, calling lids often before 10 in the morning.
    “Sleepy Joe Biden doesn’t care about New Hampshire, I saw that.    He left this state before the primary was even over,” President Trump said. “He abandoned you.”
    In the meantime, President Trump broke records and earned the reputation as the most accessible president in history.    He held up to seven press conferences per week during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.    He also took questions from the Oval Office and South Lawn throughout his four years on a near daily basis.

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3/5/2021 Psaki Says Biden Is Too Busy With COVID Crisis To Hold Press Briefing by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki called on a reporter during a press briefing at the
White House, Friday, March 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    The White House has continued to deflect and brush off questions about Joe Biden’s failure to hold a formal press conference.    When pressed on the issue Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Biden is too busy with the COVID crisis, but it may happen by the end of March.
    This came as Biden made history this week, becoming the first president in 100 years to not hold a solo press briefing in his first 45 days in office.
    White House reporters voiced their frustration over their lack of access to the president on Friday, but the press secretary continued to give vague answers and make excuses for Biden.
    “But this president came in during a historic crisis, two historic crises,” Psaki stated.    “A pandemic like the country had not seen in decades and decades, and an economic downturn that left 10 million people out of work.”
    In the meantime, some are pointing to the fact that, at the height of the pandemic, President Trump still held at least seven press briefings a week and took questions during all White House events.
    That’s in sharp contrast to Biden who, earlier this week, told reporters he would take questions during a virtual event but before they could get their chance, the White House cut his feed.
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3/5/2021 Sen. Ernst On Dem Infrastructure Bill: Democrats Spending Cash Like Its Monopoly Money by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) (L) speaks as Senate Minority Whip Sen. John Thune (R-SD) listens
during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) unleashed on the price tag of Democrats’ forthcoming infrastructure bill.    In an interview with Larry Kudlow this week, the Iowa senator said Democrats are spending cash “like its monopoly money.”
    This came after analysts from Goldman Sachs projected that the package could cost anywhere between $2 to $4 trillion dollars.    Ernst said that money will ultimately come out of taxpayer’s wallets and urged her Democrat colleagues to instead focus on passing a COVID relief bill first.
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, left, and Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., head to the chamber as the Senate holds a voting marathon on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
that’s expected to end with the chamber’s approval of the measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    In the meantime, D.C. insiders have said the infrastructure bill is rumored to include more Democrat wish list items, including health care and education initiatives.

3/5/2021 Johnson: Not Seeking 3rd Term In 2022 Is Probably My Preference by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI). (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he will likely not run for re-election in the upcoming midterm elections.    During an interview on Friday, Johnson claimed leaving office is probably his current preference.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021, examining the January 6, attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Johnson cited a pledge he made in 2016 when he told constituents he wouldn’t run for a third term.    Despite calls from consultants to make a decision soon, Johnson said he will hold off.
Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., steps into an elevator as the Senate holds a voting marathon on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that’s
expected to end with the chamber’s approval of the measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    “These elections are way too long,” Johnson noted.    “They spend way too much money and in the last couple cycles, some of these U.S. Senate seats have cost $100 million.    That is grotesque, it is absurd.    It is money primarily all wasted, so I’ll save everyone a lot, lot of money.”
    Johnson added he’ll reveal his final decision when it’s the right time, stressing it will not interfere with primary races.

3/5/2021 Graham: Biden’s Calls For Unity Rings Hollow by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021
in Washington, DC. The Senate continues to debate the latest COVID-19 relief bill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) urged Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to reach across the aisle.    In a press briefing Friday, Graham expressed frustration with the Biden administration for not stepping in on the issue of coronavirus relief.
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 5, 2021
in Washington, DC. The Senate continues to debate the latest COVID-19 relief bill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Meanwhile, both Republicans and Democrats remain at a standstill on several details of Biden’s nearly $2 trillion relief package.    Graham said Biden’s Inauguration Day message fell on deaf ears as Democrats were reluctant to give Republicans any ground.
    “Instead of trying to bring us together, he’s on the phone making sure a couple of Democrats will not work with the Republicans,” Graham stated.    “And that’s so sad.    Before Joe Biden got to be president, we worked together pretty damn well and now we’re at a standstill because a couple of Democrats are willing to work with us to change a bill they wrote last night.”
    In the meantime, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) proposed a counter-proposal, which may have the support of a key Democrat swing-vote, West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

3/5/2021 Senate Dems Defect, Reject $15 Federal Minimum Wage by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: The U.S. Capitol is seen in the evening hours on March 5, 2021 in Washington, DC.
The Senate continues to debate the latest COVID-19 relief bill. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Senate Democrats turned against their own by voting not to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.    On Friday, the 58-to-42 vote sustained GOP objections against the wage increase.
    Critics of the bill, which included seven Democrats and one Independent, said raising the minimum wage would hurt small businesses already suffering from the pandemic.    They also reiterated that living costs differ in each state.
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.), who proposed the bill, vowed this would not be the last time senators would vote on a minimum wage bill.    Furthermore, today’s vote marked the first of potentially many amendments to come on the massive COVID-19 relief bill.

3/5/2021 Ariz. Lifts Business Capacity, Restrictions Statewide by OAN Newsroom
MESA, AZ – OCTOBER 19: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey spoke during a rally for President Donald Trump at the
International Air Response facility on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
    Arizona is joining other red states in easing some coronavirus restrictions statewide.    On Friday, Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) announced he’s lifting capacity limits on restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, water parks and bowling alleys.
    The order also allows Major League Baseball to hold spring training and prevents municipal leaders from implementing any strict public health measures that could lead to business closures.
    Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, cited a seven week decline in new cases and the distribution of over two million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.
    “So I work very closely with the governor’s team on these mitigation strategies, and really felt that the mitigation strategies that we had outlined in our documents for each of those individual establishments could be maintained without the capacity limits,” Christ stated.
    While a statewide mask mandate was never imposed in Arizona, local government mandates and social distancing requirements will remain unchanged.

3/5/2021 Texas Gov. Abbott Joins Anti-Censorship Push Against Social Media Giants by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 24: Texas Governor Greg Abbott is shown on March 24, 2017 at the
White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) is joining a GOP-led charge in his state against Big Tech censorship.    At a press conference on Friday, Abbott said Republicans are “taking a stand” with legislation that would prohibit political censorship online.
    Abbott met with State Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Texas) to discuss the bill, which would help prevent social media companies from censoring Texans based on their viewpoints.    It would also enable Texans whose accounts have been restricted to file lawsuits against the platforms.
    “The United States of America was built on freedom of speech and healthy public debate.    Big Tech’s efforts to silence conservative viewpoints is un-American, un-Texan and it is unacceptable,” Abbott stated.    “Pretty soon, it is going to be against the law in the state of Texas.”
    The bill could face legal hurdles due to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, which gives protections to social media platforms.

3/5/2021 Iowa Democrat Rep. Axne Pushes For Minimum Wage Hike Despite Admitting It Could Hurt Rural Workers by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 29: Rep. Cindy Axne spoke during a news conference on
January 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
    Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) is continuing her push for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, despite the negative impacts it could have on her state.
    During a local interview on Thursday, Axne discussed the pros and cons of hiking the minimum wage.    She said as a small business owner, she sees how the policy could cause harm to rural industries across her state.
    However, Axne argued not implementing the policy would drive a substantial part of the younger workforce out of Iowa.
    “I want to get us there, because we cannot have a state like Iowa not have $15 an hour, because then we’ll see a brain drain, and more of our younger Iowans leaving our state to go to states surrounding us that have it,” Axne stated.    “We’ll also see businesses come in that pay low.    That’s not the kind of businesses we want in Iowa.”
    Axne said to have a $15 federal minimum wage, lawmakers need to implement other measures to help out small businesses.    She urged other lawmakers to propose a gradual increase in the federal minimum wage and a program phasing-in tax credits for small businesses.

3/5/2021 W. Va. Lessens COVID-19 Restrictions by OAN Newsroom
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R).
    West Virginia eased some COVID-19 restrictions across the state due to the decline in coronavirus cases.    On Friday, Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) made the announcement at a press conference after the state eased restrictions slightly in February.br>     Restaurants and bars are now able to seat at full capacity. Capacity limits will also be rolled back on other businesses that still have restrictions, which includes gyms, fitness centers, retail stores and museums.    Youth sports are also allowed to take place.
    Social distancing is still encouraged and the state’s mask mandate will remain in place.
    “For right now, we’re removing restrictions and we’re slowly deciding which way to go that we won’t jump on a buddy of that rattlesnake and really have a problem,” Gov. Justice said.    “That’s what we’re doing. And we’re getting there and we’re getting there quickly.”
    The governor said he’s looking forward to opening more parts of society and asked the people of West Virginia to hang in there.

3/5/2021 Dems Reluctant To Call For Cuomo Resignation, Support Waiting For AG Investigation by OAN Newsroom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Senate Democrats appear to be in a tug-of-war over the allegations surrounding New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). On the one hand, multiple state senators and lawmakers have called on the governor to resign.    Some even said they would support impeachment proceedings against Cuomo.    Washington Democrats, however, have appeared to stay out of the controversy, but showed their support for an attorney general investigation into the accusations.
    One Democrat who came under the spotlight was Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who led the charge for then-Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) to resign after misconduct allegations surfaced in 2017. Eight women eventually came forward with stories of incidents involving the Minnesota senator.
    In a series of statements, Gillibrand said the accusations against Cuomo were “serious and deeply concerning” and called for a full investigation, but not resignation.    New York Democrats as a whole, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), also held back on calling for Cuomo to step down.
    The lack of movement by senators has some questioning if the ‘Me Too’ movement has lost momentum.    On Tuesday, even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Joe Biden was waiting on the results of the investigation.
    “The president believes, as I’ve noted, that every woman who comes forward deserves to be heard and treated with respect,” Psaki said.    “There is an investigation, an independent investigation that is being overseen by the attorney general, which has subpoena power and we certainly support that moving forward.”
    Few Democrat governors have spoken out on the issue and only a handful have said they support the investigation.    One anonymous Democrat senator reportedly said the party has been “reluctant to publicly call on Cuomo to resign, despite having no tolerance for sexual harassment allegations, because it’s a controversy in another state.”
    On Thursday, Buffalo Democrat Jeanne Vinal suggested the accusations against Cuomo were politically motivated.    She said calling for resignations is like jumping on the bandwagon against the Central Park Five, which is a reference to five teens who were wrongfully convicted of rape in the late 1980s.
    Democrats have long been accused of holding a double standard when it comes to allegations against their own as accusations were made against Joe Biden ahead of the election.    Critics compared the lack of interest in Biden’s allegations to the energetic manner in which Democrats responded to accusations against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
    A recent Quinnipiac Poll said New York voters gave Andrew Cuomo a 45 percent approval rating, which is a 30 point drop since the peak of the pandemic.    Around 40 percent of voters said they believe he should resign.

3/5/2021 Sen. Graham Says Senate Should Spend Previous Stimulus Funds First by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Whip John Thune and Sen. Lindsey Graham paused outside the Senate chamber to talk with reporters during a delay in work on
the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) argued against spending more taxpayer money on COVID-19 relief until the money from the last stimulus has been spent.    Speaking from the Senate floor on Friday, Graham said there is still billions in unspent funds sitting in the federal reserve from last year’s CARES Act.
    He went on to argue that since the Senate passed President Trump’s 2020 bill, “things are looking better.”    The senator added he would want to slow down and spend the money “not spent wisely” before embarking on a $1.9 trillion “spending spree.”
    “Another point for the American people, of all the money I just described to you that we appropriated in a bipartisan fashion, we haven’t spent it all yet,” Graham stated.    “Of the administrative actions, we’ve got still $200 billion left to spend.    Of the legislative appropriations, we’re appropriated $4.1 trillion.    We’ve got a trillion we haven’t spent yet, but we’re going to spend $1.9 trillion more.”
    Graham also pointed out most of the Democrats’ relief package goes to blue state pet projects and has nothing to do with the pandemic.

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3/6/2021 N.Y. Legislature Votes To Strip Gov. Cuomo Of Pandemic Emergency Powers by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 12: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke during the daily media briefing at the Office of
the Governor of the State of New York on June 12, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
    New York’s Democrat-controlled legislature voted on Friday to remove the emergency powers Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) was granted last year to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
    The assembly voted for the measure 107-43 after it was approved in the Senate 43-20.
    “The very bare minimum we can do for New Yorkers right now is rescind his emergency powers immediately,” Sen. Jessica Ramos (D-N.Y.) said.    “This governor’s inability to see outside of his own ego cannot continue to go unchecked."
    Under the bill, Cuomo maintains the ability to keep current COVID-19 rules and tweak them, but going forward he can not make decisions without input from the legislature.    In addition, Cuomo will have to notify legislative committees and local governments and respond to their questions in many circumstances.
    The governor is facing multiple sexual harassment allegations and major criticism for not releasing complete data on nursing home deaths from COVID-19.
    “This amendment aims to restore oversight to the legislature by removing these extraordinary emergency powers that, among many negative consequences, harmed our seniors and led to the tragic loss of 15,000 lives,” Sen. Daphne Jordan (R-N.Y.) said.
    Sen. Anthony Palumbo (R-N.Y.) accused Cuomo of not being transparent with nursing home deaths because it would tarnish his reputation before the release of his book on leadership during a pandemic.
    Democrat and Republican lawmakers argued the bill does not do enough to strip Cuomo of the emergency power he obtained one year ago in wake of the pandemic.
    “But this does not go far enough at all, the governor has been exposed,” Palumbo said.    “He has not properly informed us, he and his staff have lied to us.    Why are we continuing to trust this man to be transparent and make decisions that are going to be in the best interest of the state?    We need to restore control locally, we need to restore control to this body.”
    Legislators will have the power to repeal governor related declarations of state emergency, but standing regulations will continue for the next 30 days.
    The bill will now head to Cuomo for his signature.

3/6/2021 Proposal To Block Illegal Immigrants From Receiving Stimulus Blocked By Senate Democrats by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Senate Committee
on Rules and Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    A GOP-backed proposal to block illegal aliens from receiving stimulus checks was blocked by Democrats.    Split by party lines, the amendment failed 49-50 in the upper chamber on Saturday.
    Bill sponsor Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Democrats COVID relief fails to address the “real needs” of Americans, while spending taxpayer dollars on illegal immigrants.
    This came after several Democrats broke from their party to support a similar bill, but were shut down by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
    Reports said Cruz’s proposal would have saved taxpayers nearly $8 billion.
    “The question for the American people to answer is, should your money, should taxpayer money be set?    $1,400 to every illegal alien in America,” Cruz stated.    “This amendment provides that it should not, that stimulus checks should only go to American citizens or to people lawfully present.”
    Democrats suggested Cruz exaggerated funds going to illegal immigrants, despite concerns about the issue within their own party.

3/6/2021 Commerce Secy. Raimondo Owns Stake In Chinese Conglomerate by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 13: Gina Raimondo spoke onstage during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit – Day 2 at the
Mandarin Oriental Hotel on October 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc)
    Joe Biden’s newly confirmed commerce secretary pledged to aggressively compete against China, while also owning Chinese-linked investments.
    Secretary Gina Raimondo and her husband own a stake in Chinese conglomerate Tencent, despite the Department of Commerce’s ongoing investigation of the company.
    President Trump signed an executive order in January, banning transactions with the holding company which some consider to be the “Google of China.”
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) notably called out Raimondo during her confirmation hearing for ducking questions on restricting Chinese firms.
    “I asked her if she would keep those Chinese technology companies on the Entities List, she refused to make that commitment,” Cruz stated.    “In fact, she wouldn’t even commit to keeping Huawei on the Entities List, which is unabashedly an espionage agency.”
    Cruz also rebuked the Biden administration’s collective actions as embracing the “worst elements of the Chinese Communist Party.”

3/6/2021 Sen. McConnell Partially Blames Migrant Surge At Border On Big Business Support Of Amnesty Bill by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walked on Capitol Hill as the Senate worked to complete the
Democrats’ $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called out Big Business for its role in pushing the Democrats’ sweeping amnesty bill.
    During comments on the Senate floor this week, McConnell said the Biden administration’s moves to scrap Trump administration border policies has brought on a new surge of illegal migrants.
    However, he also blasted Big Business for its backing of the plan to grant amnesty to 11 million illegal immigrants.    Reports said many investor-run Fortune 500 companies favor the plan, as Democrats are pressing companies to push Republicans to accept the bill.
    “The far-left loves this approach.    But so does a certain cross-section of Big Business,” McConnell said.    “There’s a whole lot of cultural power and economic power pushing the liberal vision.”
    McConnell pointed out the amnesty plan isn’t fair to American citizens and workers, or the people being “lured into a humanitarian crisis in the middle of a pandemic.”

3/6/2021 Senate Democrats Defection Sparks In-Party Tension by OAN Newsroom
Reporters reach out to Sen. Joe Manchin as he arrived for votes on Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees,
at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    On Friday, senators began to debate Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion aid package, which included a more than double increase of the federal minimum wage.    Eight Democrats defected their party’s proposed $15 minimum wage increase, joining in with all 50 Republicans to reject the change.
    The eight Democrats include Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.).
    Some of them claimed that the bill did not belong in a coronavirus relief package, adding that the proposal was rushed and misplaced.    This sparked tension among the left as progressives like Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) vowed to keep pressing the matter.
    “We’ve got millions of workers working for starvation wages, we’ve got to raise the minimum wage to a living wage to 15 bucks an hour,” Sanders said.    “That’s what the American people want and that’s what I intend to do.”
    Following the hearing, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) went after the Democrats who stood up against the bill.    He stated that those who voted against the proposal should be forced to live on $7 an hour to demonstrate how it’s a possible living wage.
    Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) added that lack of bipartisan effort and divisiveness from the left is the reason the proposal fell through.
    “So, they’ve chosen a partisan path, and the reason we’re not doing it together now is they don’t want to do it together,” Graham stated.    “They have got a wish list that’s unrelated to COVID that none of us are going to buy into, and I’ll talk to that about that in a minute, but they see this as an opportunity to appropriate money for their liberal wish list, using COVID as the reason.”

3/6/2021 McConnell: Democrats Inherited Already Turning Tide by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) talked to reporters
at the U.S. Capitol October 06, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Democrats inherited an economy well on its way to recovery.    Speaking on the Senate floor Friday, McConnell criticized his colleagues across the aisle for their lack of bipartisanship.
    He added the $1.9 trillion relief bill is not what will save the U.S. economy, highlighting that the work lawmakers put in last year already has.
    “Our country is already set for a roaring recovery.    We are already on track to bounce back from the crisis.    That’s not because of this bill,” McConnell stated.    “It’s because of our work last year.    It’s the trend this new Democratic government inherited.”
    McConnell went on to criticize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for creating a “factory for Democrat policies,” and said Democrats should strive to work with Republicans to “do something smart.”

3/6/2021 W.Va., S.C., Ariz., Follow Texas, Miss. Lead In Reopening by OAN Newsroom
AUSTIN, TX – MARCH 03: San Jose Hotel engineering manager Rocky Ontiveros, 60, wore a Texas mask
on March 3, 2021 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)
    Following Texas and Mississippi’s successful reopening strategies, several other Republican states hope to follow suit.
    To start, on Friday West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) made the announcement that his state is easing some COVID-19 restrictions as cases of the virus decline.    Restaurants and bars will now be able to seat at full capacity.
    Capacity limits will also be rolled back on other businesses that still have restrictions, including gyms, fitness centers, retail stores and museums.    Social distancing is still encouraged and the state’s mask mandate will remain in place.
    In the meantime, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) lifted statewide mask mandates on Friday for restaurants and government buildings.    He too cited the state’s declining COVID-19 cases and increased vaccination efforts.
    McMaster’s executive order rescinded efforts by the federal government to enforce mask mandates in government facilities.    The move will give administrative officials and restaurant owners the freedom to enforce their own guidelines to curb any further spread of COVID-19.
    “We only have a couple things left and I was working on the executive order on the way over here,” McMaster said.    “We don’t need those any more we’ve worked through all of it.”
    Last month, McMaster lifted restrictions on in-person gatherings of more than 250 people and late night alcohol sales.
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) also announced he’s lifting capacity limits on restaurants, bars, gyms, theaters, water parks and bowling alleys.    Further, the order will allow Major League Baseball to hold Spring Training.
    In addition, it will prevent municipal leaders from implementing any strict public health measures that could lead to business closures.
    State health officials are optimistic after seeing a seven week decline in cases and the distribution of more than two million doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
    “So I work very closely with the governor’s team on these mitigation strategies, and really felt that the mitigation strategies that we had outlined in our documents for each of those individual establishments could be maintained without the capacity limits,” Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services said.
    While a statewide mask mandate was never imposed in Arizona, local government restrictions and social distancing requirements will remain unchanged.

3/6/2021 Lawmakers Concerned By Biden’s Decision To Halt New Oil And Gas Permits On Federal Land by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden participated in a roundtable discussion on a coronavirus relief package in the State Dining Room
of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) slammed Joe Biden as a bipartisan group spoke out against his gas production policies.
    “President Biden’s embrace of the Green New Deal is a job killer in Texas,” Abbott stated.
    House lawmakers have reportedly crafted a letter addressing Biden’s pause on new oil and gas leasing permits on federal land.    The letter outlined how Biden’s executive order has created dangerous conditions, with increased “environmental hazards” and gas flaring due to the suspension of permits for waste removal pipelines.
NORCO, LA – AUGUST 21: A gas flare from the Shell Chemical LP petroleum refinery illuminated
the sky on August 21, 2019 in Norco, Louisiana. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Experts are now warning of increased foreign oil dependence.
    “It’s really bad for oil and gas business, bad for the country,” Tommy Taylor, director of oil and gas development for Fasken Oil said.    “You know we’re energy independent now, and it just means we’re going to probably make less oil and gas, and we’re going to have to import more, probably from the Middle East.”
    The American Petroleum Institute projected at least one million job losses by 2022, and a $700 billion decrease in GDP.
    Despite claiming to support natural gas, Biden has called the Green New Deal the “framework” for his plan to eliminate usage of the energy source.

3/6/2021 Capitol Police Request 2K National Guard Troops For An Extra 60 Days by OAN Newsroom
National Guard walked near the Capitol, Thursday, March 4, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    The Department of Defense received a request from the Capitol Police to have more than 2,000 troops stay at their post in D.C. for an extra 60 days.
    During a press conference on Friday, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby confirmed an official request had been made by acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman.
    Testifying before lawmakers, Pittman said there have been continued threats made against elected officials and that added security was necessary.
    “We are in receipt of a formal request from the Capitol Police for continued National Guard assistance at the Capitol complex,” Kirby stated.    “This request does seek an extension for a number of guardsmen over the next couple of months.    We are evaluating the request right now as we do with all others with an eye towards properly balancing the need, balance the need with the resources available.    I’m not going to get ahead of that process.”
    The 5,200 guardsmen stationed at the Capitol were supposed to leave next week, but Pittman’s request would require some of them stay through May.

3/6/2021 Microsoft Finds New Backdoor Security Breach In Exchange Software by OAN Newsroom
BARCELONA, SPAIN – FEBRUARY 26: A logo sits illuminated outside the Microsoft booth on day 2 of the
GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
    Microsoft announced 20,000 U.S. organizations have been compromised in a recent hack.    On Friday, a U.S. official said Microsoft had discovered a breach in its exchange server, which works with Microsoft Outlook to ensure updates on devices are synchronized.
    Security experts alleged Chinese hackers are behind the most recent security breach, however the Chinese government has denied those claims.
    This came as the hackers reportedly stole information from infectious disease researchers, law firms, defense contractors and institutes of higher education.
    Microsoft said they are working with government agencies and security companies to resolve the issue.
    Authorities noted the recent hack is completely separate from the SolarWinds hack discovered at the end of last year, which was attributed to Russian hackers.
    During a press briefing, White House press secretary Jen Psaki warned the latest breach could have far reaching impact.
    “First and foremost, this is an active threat, and as the National Security Advisor tweeted last night, everyone running these servers, government, private sector, academia, needs to act now to patch them,” Psaki stated.    “We are concerned that there are a large number of victims and are working with our partners to understand the scope of this.”
    This came as the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency mandated emergency action be taken by those impacted by the breach.    The government agency stated customers who believe they were not compromised must still apply “Microsoft patches” as a precaution.
    However, the patches do not get rid of possible backdoors in the exchange software, allowing the attacks to continue.
    Reports have indicated thousands more customers may be affected by the security breach globally.

3/6/2021 Dems Use Slim Majority To Push $1.9T Bill Through Senate by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Top Senate Democrats steered the upper chamber to the left as they used their slim majority to pass Joe Biden’s massive coronavirus relief bill.    On Saturday, the Senate voted 50-to-49 to pass the nearly $2 trillion package.    Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) missed the vote for personal reasons.
    This came after senators toughed it out in Washington D.C. by hashing out differences in more than 24 hours of deliberations, delays and backdoor deals.
    “It’s been a long day, a long night, a long year, but a new day has come and we tell the American people: Help is on the way,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stated.    “When Democrats assumed the majority in this chamber, we promised to pass legislation to rescue our people from the depths of the pandemic and bring our economy and our country roaring back.    In a few moments, we are going to deliver on that promise.”
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) almost knocked Democrats’ momentum off its tracks over issues he had with extending unemployment benefits.    Manchin even signaled support for Sen. Rob Portman’s (R-Ohio) proposal to extend benefits through mid-July instead of mid-September.    However, Joe Biden allegedly used the power of the high office to twist Manchin’s arm and keep him in-line with the Democrat Party.
    “Voters gave Senate Democrats the slimmest possible majority,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stated.    “Voters picked a president who promised unity and bipartisanship.    Democrats’ response is to ram through what they call ‘the most progressive domestic legislation in a generation’ on a razor-thin majority.”
    Republicans in the upper chamber decried Democrats’ efforts to push through what some have branded a “liberal wish list.”    Many in the GOP criticized proposals that aim to bail out struggling blue states and fund programs unrelated to the coronavirus pandemic.    Additionally, they condemned leaders in the Democrat Party for apparently not including Republicans in negotiations on what should be in the package.
    “We could have worked together to speed up victory, but our [Democrat] colleagues made a decision their top priority was not pandemic relief, it was their Washington wishlist,” McConnell noted.    “So, Mr. President, colleagues, I strongly recommend a no vote.”
    In the meantime, the bill is expected to head back down to the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Tuesday to vote on the amended bill.    However, some Democrats fear more progressive members won’t support the bill after senators stripped the proposal to hike the federal minimum wage.
    If the bill is passed without any hiccups, it will be sent to the White House for final approval.

3/6/2021 17M Americans Ineligible For Stimulus Payments, Reduced Payment Amount And Narrowed Cutoff Leaves Critics Fuming by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 06: President Joe Biden speaks from the State Dining Room following the passage of the American Rescue
Plan in the U.S. Senate at the White House on March 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    After the COVID relief package passed in the upper chamber, critics pointed out how many Americans will actually miss out on getting a stimulus check.
    The complaints started early on after Joe Biden campaigned for Senate candidates in Georgia.    He promised that if they were elected, $2,000 in stimulus payments would go out to citizens right away.
    “Their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check,” Biden claimed at the time.    “That money that will go out the door immediately.”
    Following the election, the number quickly dropped from $2,000 to $1,400 in addition to the $600 already passed.    This didn’t sit well with many people, including members of the so-called “Squad,” as Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) called Biden out for the change.    She pointed out: $2,000 means $2,000, not $1,400.
    The number changed even further after Democrats moved to make the stimulus more “targeted” by modifying the income requirements.    The amount initially started phasing out at $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples, but ultimately landed on $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for couples.
    Anyone making more than that would get essentially nothing, which marks around 17 million Americans who will not benefit from the stimulus.
    House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth admitted there will be people who could use the direct payment but won’t get it.    However, he said this is acceptable because 250 million people will receive payment.    Yarmuth argued the benefit will ultimately come in the form of money allotted to state and local governments.
    “They can use that money in a variety of ways,” Yarmuth stated.    “They can set up assistance operations and plans for people in need.    The fact is that you can’t use, as many people have said, a scalpel to do national legislation.    You have to make broad decisions and come up with answers and this is one of the things that we have to do.”
    Critics argued the figures were mostly based on income amounts before the pandemic, so they don’t take into account individuals who may have had their incomes severely reduced or lost jobs during the economic downturn.    Opponents further argued $80,000 is sometimes not a large amount, particularly for single parents living in large cities where yearly costs can exceed $100,000 or more.
    Supporters of the original $2,000 payments also pointed out that if the $1,400 is “finishing the job” of the original $600 payments, the new payment should go to everyone who was eligible for the initial payment.
[WHAT THE DEMOCRATS WILL DO WITH THE STUFF IN THE 1.9 TRILLION BILL WILL COME BACK TO HAUNT ALL OF US WHEN THEY ACTIVATE THE ANTICHRISTIAN INFORMATION THAT IT APPROVED AND THEY JUST BOUGHT THE SOUL OF AMERICA WITH IT JUST LIKE JUDAS DID TO JESUS OF NAZERATH SO IT IS TIME TO PRAY TO THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND JACOB TO SAVE YOUR SOUL IN THE COMING DAYS THROUGH 2022 AS THE RISE OF THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WILL BE TAKING OVER AS THE BIBLE PREDICTS.].

3/6/2021 President Of Mexico Barricades Palace Ahead Of Women’s March by OAN Newsroom
Banners with messages directed at Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador hang from a perimeter fence set up in front of the National Palace
as preparation for the upcoming International Women’s Day demonstration, in Mexico City, Friday, March 5, 2021. Marked on March 8th, the day has
been sponsored by the United Nations since 1975, to celebrate women’s achievements and aims to further their rights. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
    The president of Mexico defended his decision to place a barrier across the presidential palace in order to block off protesters on International Women’s Day.    On Saturday, the Mexican president said the 10 foot barrier was put up to avoid provocation and protect historic buildings.
People walk past a perimeter fence set up in front of the National Palace in preparation for the upcoming International Women’s Day
demonstration, in Mexico City, Friday, March 5, 2021. The colonial-era palace is located on the city’s vast central plaza,
and is where President Andrés Manuel López Obrador lives and works. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
    Barriers were also installed around other historic structures in Mexico City. Critics of the measure said the move demonstrated the president’s lack of concern for violence affecting women in the country.
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – MARCH 08: A demonstrator paints a graffiti that reads “we are not numbers, we are lives” during
a rally on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)
    “They have every right to protest, to express themselves, to demonstrate,” President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stated.    “There is so much provocation, many people who infiltrate. Last time they threw bombs, explosives at the door of the National Palace.    And it is not just affecting property that is historical, but it is also causing harm to people.”
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – MARCH 08: Demonstrators gather during a rally on International Women’s Day
on March 8, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images)
    In 2020, tens of thousands marched on International Women’s Day during the same year more than 900 women in Mexico fell victim to femicide.

3/6/2021 More Than 3K Unaccompanied Alien Children Being Held In DHS Custody by OAN Newsroom
MATAMOROS, MEXICO – FEBRUARY 23: A woman shows immigration documents to U.S. Customs
and Border Protection officers at the U.S. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
    According to data released on Friday, the Department of Homeland Security is hosting nearly 4,000 unaccompanied migrant children.    Reports showed more than 3,300 unaccompanied children and young adults were being held at the U.S.-Mexico border and more than 70 percent of them are expected to be released into the U.S.
    Meanwhile, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials predicted a 20-year surge in illegal immigrants under the Biden administration.    They expect 2021’s numbers to be 290 percent higher than those of 2020.
    Illegal southern border crossings continue to surge under Joe Biden in the wake of his pledge to reverse many of the policies put in place by the Trump administration.    According to an advanced copy of a Customs and Border Protection report obtained by Reuters, the Biden administration has apprehended roughly 100,000 illegal migrants who tried to cross the U.S.-Mexico border during the month of February.
(ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
    The preliminary figures showed that February had the highest monthly total of illegal migrants detained, which is a record that hasn’t been broken since a major border surge occurred back in February of 2006.    The Department of Health and Human Services said as of Friday, the growing number of unaccompanied children puts pressure on the department-run shelters and that more space is needed.
    In order to combat the growing number of migrants, the Biden administration has reportedly considered housing migrant children at Fort Lee, an army base in Virginia.    Meanwhile, House Democrats have tried to push two amnesty bills, which would provide millions of illegal immigrants pathways to citizenship.
    On Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the Democrats’ amnesty agenda and warned the legislation poses a threat to American lives.
    “We’re not just talking about the fine details of border policy,” McConnell said.    “The big backdrop behind this whole discussion is the sweeping left-wing amnesty plan that the Biden administration unveiled before they were even sworn in.    They want to fast-track 11 million illegal immigrants into temporary legal status, give them green cards and then full citizenship.”
    He also criticized the Biden administration for dismantling President Trump’s strong border policies, stating the border crisis will only continue to grow.
    “Republicans just spent four years making major headway on the security and humanitarian crises on our border,” McConnell added.    “The American people would be better served if the Biden administration had chosen to build on this progress, instead of rapidly trying to tear it down.”
    Democrats are hoping their majority in the House will usher the bills through to a vote, but they are likely to be under heavy scrutiny if they reach the Senate.

3/6/2021 Calif. Proposes Gender-Neutral Toy Sections, Candace Owens Slams Bill by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)
    California introduced a new bill, which would require big retailers to organize toys in a “gender-neutral” section.    All stores with 500 or more employees would fall under the proposal, which applies to childcare items such as kids’ clothes and toys.
    The bill targets the categorization of toys as “boys” or “girls” and would ban any signs that designate which sex or gender they’re for.    Retailers would be expected to maintain “undivided areas of the sales floor” to create a safe space for children.
    Businesses based online would be required to designate a section titled “kids,” “unisex,” or “gender-neutral.”    Supporters of the bill claimed the proposal could reduce bullying and shame amongst kids when picking out toys.
    The measure was introduced in early March.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Conservative commentator and activist Candace Owens condemned the new proposal.    In a tweet on Saturday, Owens slammed the Golden State’s bill, calling the Democrat state lawmakers “despicable.”
    Retailers would face a fine of up to $1,000 if they refused to “de-gender” their clothing and toy sections.    If passed, the bill would go into effect on January 1 of 2024.

3/6/2021 Utah Legislature Approves Lifting Mask Mandate by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
    Utah legislature decided to end the statewide mask mandate as soon as April.    On Friday, state lawmakers passed the bill, dubbed the “Pandemic Endgame,” which will lift health restrictions after the state reaches certain thresholds and case rates.
    However, officials said masks will still be required in schools and large gatherings.    Governor Spencer Cox (R) said he’s willing to sign the measure and added the state will have about 1.5 million vaccines by the first week of April.
The Utah Capitol is shown Friday evening, March 5, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Legislature is wrapping up its business for the year Friday. Lawmakers have
already tackled a number of issues this year during a session that was conducted partially remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
    “The original bill had the mandate ending immediately and so this was a big push for us,” Gov. Cox stated.    “Look, we’re vaccinating 25,000 people every day and we want to get through the most vulnerable.    We will be through the most vulnerable by April 10, so we feel much better about where the bill is right now.”
The Utah House of Representatives work on the House floor Friday night, March 5, 2021, in Salt Lake City. The Utah Legislature
is wrapping up its business for the year Friday evening. Lawmakers have already tackled a number of issues this year during
a session that was conducted partially remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
    The mandate is set to be lifted on April 10. Utah followed Texas, Mississippi and multiple other states that have eased coronavirus restrictions.

3/6/2021 Univ. Of Mich. Locks Out Students For Not Taking Required COVID-19 Tests by OAN Newsroom
Students walk across the University of Michigan campus. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
    The University of Michigan blocked more than 300 of its own students out of non-residential buildings.    This week, the school announced it deactivated 375 students’ M-Cards after they failed to comply with mandatory COVID testing.    Since the start of the semester, U-M has required its students living on-campus to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.
    According to officials, the decision to deactivate the M-Cards came after multiple failed attempts to reach the undergraduates.    Officials added the deactivation would not interfere with access to residence halls.
University of Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
    In order to regain access, students must either get tested or submit an exemption request.    School officials added about 98 percent of undergraduate students living on campus have followed the university’s testing requirement.

3/7/2021 President Trump Gives Endorsements For 2022, Criticizes GOP Candidates Hurting Republican Party by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of the White House
before departing July 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump is giving full support to some candidates for the 2022 midterms, while taking back his endorsement on others.
    On Friday, he threw his support behind South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s (R) reelection campaign.    In a statement, the 45th President commended McMaster for his strong support of the military, Second Amendment and his stance on crime prevention.
    “Soldiers and airmen put their careers and families on hold to confront threats to us, both here and abroad,” McMaster previously stated.    “Such remarkable service must be recognized and encouraged.”
    President Trump said McMaster has been a “fabulous chief executive for his state.”    This is a sentiment his constituents echoed in a recent Morning Consult poll, where the governor received 53 percent approval.
    McMaster is the latest GOP incumbent to receive backing from President Trump, as Republicans are looking at ways to maintain control in state houses and retake Congress in the midterms.
    As for the Senate, President Trump is backing another candidate from South Carolina, Sen. Tim Scott (R), who is seeking reelection next term.    In a statement early last week, the 45th President said Scott has his “complete and total endorsement.”
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 14: U.S. President Donald Trump shook hands with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) during a working session regarding the Opportunity
Zones provided by tax reform in the Oval Office of the White House February 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    President Trump added Scott is an important force in GOP politics, commending his work in support of the military, law enforcement and veterans.    The two Republicans have worked closely over the last four years, with Scott praising the work President Trump has done for the diverse country.
    “President Trump built the most inclusive economy ever,” Scott stated. “Seven million jobs created pre-COVID-19, and two thirds of them went to women, African Americans and Hispanics.”
    In the meantime, President Trump is walking back on his 2018 endorsement for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R).    In an interview last week, the 45th President said Kemp did little for the GOP and that his election ultimately hurt Republicans.
    “He ended up winning the election and he certainly was not very effective for the Republican Party, to put it nicely.    So I think that was an endorsement that hurt us, but sometimes that will happen,” President Trump stated.    “You can’t pick 100 percent of the winners.    Governor Kemp, what he did for the Republican Party and to the Republican Party and to the state of Georgia, which is a great state, was sad.”
    He went on to argue Kemp’s lack of action with regards to voter fraud, failed to give his constituents what they wanted.
    President Trump later added, when Kemp ran in 2018 he was “just about in last place,” and that the endorsement “saved” his campaign.
[Apparently Kemp bought into the Chinese money, Big Tech and Socialist policies and found himself duped and bought by them which should be a message to the whole country.].

3/7/2021 Tenn. Lawmakers Propose New Bill To Address Highway Protesters by OAN Newsroom
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Tennessee legislature is seeking to strengthen laws protecting civilians from rioters.    On Friday, Republican lawmakers in the city proposed a bill to make it a felony for protestors to block highways.
    The bill also would grant immunity to drivers who unintentionally injure or kill someone blocking roadways.    Additionally, the measure includes a section that would make it illegal to intentionally intimidate or harass someone who is not participating in a riot.
    This proposal came after heightened protests and riots, which stemmed from racial unrest throughout the nation.    Since that time, Tennessee has been flooded with violent demonstrations that often resulted in injuries and property damage.
    The governor of Tennessee previously took similar strides to punish rioters who participated in violent acts.
    “We can’t tolerate lawlessness and destruction of property in this state,” Gov. Bill Lee (R-Tenn.) stated.    “And I think the intent of the law around the use of state property is to make that evident.”
    The new proposed bill would also include parameters similar to the ‘Stand Your Ground Law,’ which states that people may use deadly force when they reasonably believe it to be necessary to defend themselves against a deadly threat.
    A member of the Tennessee Firearms Association believes innocent civilians and store owners who have been harassed by violent protesters deserve protection under the law.
    “Well, the question is does the criminal just laugh at them and keep stealing the stuff?” questioned John Harriss of the TFA.    “And then at some point, I think juries are gonna say ‘it was your stuff, it was your property, it was your building.    You should have the right to defend it.’    They’re not gonna care what the law says.”
    The proposed legislation is set to be heard in State Senate and House committees.
[I AM GLAD TO SEE THEM FIGHT BACK AT THE DESTRUCTIVE DEMONSTRATIONS THAT DEMOCRATS ARE ALLOWING.]

3/7/2021 Two More Women Accuse Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment by OAN Newsroom
ALBANY, NY – MARCH 02: A billboard urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign is seen near downtown on March 2, 2021 in Albany, New York. The
governor is facing calls to resign after three women have come forward accusing him of unwanted advances. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
    The embattled governor of New York faces further accusations.    Late Saturday night, two more former aides of Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) came forward and each accused him of various forms of sexual harassment.    The latest accuser, Karen Hinton, who served as Cuomo’s press secretary, said back in 2000 Cuomo summoned her to a room and pulled her towards him.
    This came as Ana Liss told the Wall Street Journal the governor made uncomfortable and unwanted advances by touching her lower back and kissing her hand.    Cuomo’s first accusers took to Twitter Saturday night to praise the women for their bravery.
    In a press conference last Wednesday, the New York governor apologized for any pain he’s caused and promised to do better.
    “I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable,” Cuomo said.    “It was unintentional and I truly and deeply apologize for it.”
    He urged the importance of due process and asked the people of New York to wait for the facts.
[WELL CUOMO SOMEBODY WANTS YOU OUT OF OFFICE FOR MOST LIKELY THE LEFT WANTS TO KEEP YOU OUT OF RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OR WANTS TO REPLACE YOU WITH A DEMOCRAT THAT IS MORE IN LINE WITH THEIR POLICIES MAYBE YOU NEED TO RAT ON THEM TO SAVE SOME FACE.].

3/7/2021 Moderate Democrats, White House Resist Calls To Eliminate Filibuster by OAN Newsroom
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden left after Biden spoke in the State Dining Room of the
White House, Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Progressive Democrats continue to pressure their moderate counterparts to scrap the filibuster as a way of pushing their agenda through Congress.
    Recent reports show more Democrats are joining in the effort to pressure the White House to kill the filibuster, saying its the only way they’ll get their bills passed.
    The filibuster sets the bar at at least 60 votes in the Senate to pass most legislation, meaning the 50 non-Republicans in the upper chamber have to get the support of at least 10 of their GOP colleagues in order to pass a proposal.
    Moderate Democrats like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) however, have thrown their support behind the procedure, citing they’d like to see bipartisanship in the Senate.
    In an interview on Sunday, Manchin said it “takes listening to the minority to make sure the majority is getting it right.”
en. Joe Manchin spoke during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the nomination of Rep. Debra Haaland, D-N.M.,
to be Secretary of the Interior on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)
    “This is tribal.    Republicans will never agree on anything, or Democrats will never agree.    I don’t subscribe to that, I don’t buy into that,” Manchin stated.     “There’s no need for us to go to reconciliation until the other process has failed.    That means the normal process of a committee, a hearing, amendments.”
    Under reconciliation, a simple majority is needed to pass a bill.    However, this can only be used on bills that are focused on spending, revenue and the federal debt limit.    It is limited to only three bills per year.
    Even the White House said it is not for ending the filibuster, with Joe Biden confirming he’s still opposed to dropping the procedure.
    “His preference is not to end the filibuster.    He wants to work with Republicans, to work with independents,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said.    “He believes that, you know, we are stronger when we build a broad coalition of support.”
    However, when it comes to things like election reform, even moderate Democrats have shown they’re willing to be more flexible on the 60 vote threshold.
    Top Democrats have voiced they’re not going to allow the filibuster to shut down the recent voting reform bill passed in the House.    They suggested there should be reconciliation permission for proposals involving civil and voting rights.
    Even Manchin has signaled his willingness to ditch the filibuster when it comes to the election proposal.
    The current election reform bill passed along party lines in the House and is unlikely to get much bipartisan support in the Senate.    Under current rules, it is not clear how much of the bill would survive under the reconciliation process.

3/7/2021 Biden’s Insults To America Are Unwarranted by OAN Newsroom
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 drawing pushback from Americans after comparing governors lifting COVID lockdowns and measures to Neanderthals.
    The last thing, the last thing we need is the Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask.    Forget it,” Biden said.
    On Sunday, Gov. Tate Reeves (R-Miss.) frowned upon Biden’s attack on the intelligence of him and others.    Reeves said he believes his state residents can be trusted to “make good decisions” without government interference, like whether to cover their face or open stores for business.
Gov. Tate Reeves delivered a televised address at the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson, Mississippi,
on June 30, 2020. (Photo by ROGELIO V. SOLIS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Republican governor understands that at the end of the day, the ability to make a living may be equally important to the ability to stay healthy.
    “The fact is that in our state throughout this pandemic our approach has been to not only protect lives, but to also protect livelihoods,” Reeves stated.    “We have to get our economy rolling so that individuals can get back to work, and I think that’s critically important.”
    Reeves explained the data doesn’t justify government mandates of any kind, and found no basis for Biden’s insult.
WELL AT LEAST WE ARE NOT KNUCKLE DRAGGERS LIKE DEMOCRATS
AND THEY TORE DOWN STATUES AND BURNED BUILDINGS JUST LIKE THE
MOVIE “PLANET OF THE APES” AS I REST MY CASE
.

3/7/2021 GOP Group Targets Vulnerable Democrats Over Stimulus Support by OAN Newsroom
PHILADELPHIA – MAY 8: Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial Center
May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)
    Democrat lawmakers who face tough reelection in 2022 are under pressure over their support of the controversial COVID relief bill.
    Reports on Sunday found the American Action Network has been launching political ads in districts represented by vulnerable Democrats.    The ads are targeting Nancy Pelosi’s liberal stimulus.
    The group is spearheading the Republican effort to take back the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms.
    The ads say the $1.9 trillion stimulus package is giving money to government bureaucrats and big corporations, while doing little for struggling families.
    Similar ads are targeting at least nine other Democrat lawmakers in their districts in an effort to prevent further damage to the federal budget.

3/7/2021 President Trump Calls On GOP To Stop Using His Name For Fundraising by OAN Newsroom
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – SEPTEMBER 06: President Donald Trump paused during a campaign event
September 6, 2016 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    President Trump is remaining selective of how his name and brand are showcased, as he condemned Republican organizations for using his likeness to raise money.
    On Saturday, lawyers representing President Trump sent out cease-and-desist letters to the three largest fundraising organizations for the GOP.    The Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senate Committee were all informed of President Trump’s disapproval, and were asked to halt future marketing.
    On Friday, the RNC sent out an email asking for supporters to add their name to a “thank you” card for President Trump.    That same day, the organization sent another email warning supporters they had less than 10-hours to sign.
    President Trump has shown reluctance to continue working with establishment GOP organizations, after 10 Republicans broke party lines and voted to impeach him.    These same organizations have continued to support these so-called RINOS, or “Republicans in name only.”
    President Trump has maintained his stance that lawmakers who voted against him should be voted out of office come the next election.
    “Now more than ever is the time for tough, strong and energetic Republican leaders who have spines of steel,” President Trump stated.    “We need strong leadership.    We cannot have leaders who show more passion for condemning their fellow Americans than they have ever shown for standing up to Democrats, the media.”
    According to reports, some Republicans said President Trump should be less restrictive, as he’s become a pivotal figure in the GOP Party.
    Speaking with Politico, an advisor said President Trump remains committed to the Republican Party and electing “America-first conservatives.”    However, they added that no one has the right to use his likeness without President Trump’s explicit approval.
    Despite misgivings, President Trump has said he is not looking to form his own party, citing a split vote that could benefit Democrats.    Instead, he’s reiterated his hopes of continuing to build the Republican Party.

3/7/2021 W.Va. Gov. Justice: Gov. Cuomo Should Resign Amid Allegations by OAN Newsroom
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV – JULY 29: Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) looked over the 18th green during the first round of the Greenbrier Classic on
The Old White Course at the Greenbrier Resort on July 29, 2010 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
    The governor of West Virginia voiced his own concerns over the growing allegations against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.).    During an interview on Sunday, Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) described Cuomo to have a “dogs mess on his hands,” calling on him to step down.
    Cuomo continues to come under fire for multiple sexual harassment allegations by a number of different women.
NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 02: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke to supporters at the Sheraton New York
on election night, November 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
    Justice added resignation is the best option, as he thinks the situation is only going to get worse.
    “I think it’s terrible and I truly believe, you know, that he has a dog’s mess on his hands,” Justice said.    “With all this, you know, where it stands, it’s not going to do anything except get worse.    I would say he needs to resign.”
    Unlike Justice, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) did not explicitly give an answer if he thinks Cuomo should step down.

3/7/2021 Fmr. Trump Adviser Optimistic About The Economy As It Reopens by OAN Newsroom
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – FEBRUARY 28: Stephen Moore is shown on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference
2020 (CPAC) on February 28, 2020 in National Harbor, MD. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Stephen Moore, former economic adviser to President Trump, said the U.S. just had a “blowout jobs report.”
    In an interview on Sunday, Moore said the nearly 380,000 jobs added last month is really strong and is paving the way for the economy in April and May.
    Moore referred to the economy as a rocket ship ready to take off.
    He praised Republican-led states that have nearly completely reopened, advising blue states to loosen COVID-19 restrictions in order to help get America get back to normal.
    “I think the rest of this year for the economy is really looking strong as we open up our businesses, our schools, our stores, our churches,” Moore explained.    “This week I was on the road. I went to Arizona, I went to North Carolina, right now I’m in Florida.    I actually had to fly through the Charlotte Airport.    The Charlotte Airport was completely packed with people.    I’ve never seen anything quite like it before.”
    Moore went on to criticize Biden’s recently passed coronavirus relief bill, saying most of the bill’s spending is unrelated to the virus.

3/7/2021 Mich. Judge Reinstates Voting Fraud Case Following Forensic Probe Of Dominion Voting Machines by OAN Newsroom
Election workers sorted vote-by-mail ballots in Renton, Washington on March 10, 2020. (Photo by JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images)
    A federal judge has reinstated a Michigan County voting fraud case after the county clerk dismissed it.
    This week, Judge Kevin Elsenheimer issued two separate orders to immediately reinstate the Antrim County election fraud case, ruling the clerk’s non-service dismissal was improper.
    Antrim County received national attention after it was discovered more than 5,000 votes for President Donald Trump were allegedly flipped to Joe Biden.    Michigan Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson blamed the possible vote switch on a “clerical error.”
    Despite those findings, Antrim County Clerk Sheryl Guy dismissed the case without notice.    According to reports, Guy claimed the computer malfunction was entirely her fault, resulting in a 7,048 vote swing when only nearly 16,000 votes were cast.
    “I do think I know what happened,” Guy said.    “I believe that when we got a new flash drive, we should’ve pulled all of our jurisdictions back and reprogrammed them.    We did not do that.”
    Guy has been listed as a material witness in the case and is being charged with receiving and maintaining court records.
    In the meantime, activists have raised alarms for another incident of voter fraud in the state where one county had more voters registered than eligible citizens in that county.
    “The reality is that Michigan’s voter rolls are inflated and they have been inflated for some time,” Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project said.    “In fact, a year ago we did data analysis and pointed out to state officials that there are records in a number of counties that had more voters registered than voting age eligible citizens in those counties.”
    Attorneys now have until April 8 to complete their discovery phases, while a settlement conference is slated for May 11.

3/7/2021 Fla. Cracks Down On COVID Measures Ahead Of Spring Break by OAN Newsroom
MIAMI BEACH, UNITED STATES: Renovated hotel buildings overlooking Ocean Drive are adorned by
neon lights in the early evening 26 September 2006. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
    As spring break approaches for many across the nation, a popular destination is ramping up its preparations.    Florida lawmakers have implemented new rules to keep the state’s COVID-19 case rate from skyrocketing, as the Sunshine State usually sees an influx of tourists drawn to its beaches and nightlife.
    Officials in Miami have implemented a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. curfew, and also banned alcohol consumption on the beach. Large dance and entertainment events are barred as well.
    “Our 400 plus officers will be working extended shifts, extended hours during these shifts,” Miami Police Department Officer Ernesto Rodriguez said.
    Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber warned incoming tourists of how seriously they are taking these safety measures.
    “Don’t be foolish, don’t come here if you think this is an anything goes environment,” Gelber stated.    “We will arrest you.”
    In the meantime, an even stricter measure was implemented by popular bar and social hotspot, The Wharf Fort Lauderdale, which banned out of state guests under the age of 23 to enter until April.    The establishment said the rule is in place to prevent the rush of college age spring breakers.
    North on the Gulf Coast, Panama City Beach authorities said they have a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to law violations.    Officials there mandated alcohol will not be served from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m., and overnight scooter rentals will be prohibited.
    “We want people to come down, have a good time, have fun, build some memories,” Drew Whitman of the Panama City Police Department stated.    “Build long lasting relationships, go home, spread the word how beautiful this is.    But we want them to be safe, secured, make sure nobody gets hurt.”
    Daytona Beach safety officials said they are expecting crowds as big as before the pandemic, but to ensure tourists social distance, they have extra security and drones to maintain social distancing.
    While the state has already seen tourism begin to pick up, officials said its just the beginning, and expect the “rush” to start mid-March.

3/7/2021 Biden’s Open Border Endangering Texas by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke in the State Dining Room of the White House, Saturday, March 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    The Lone Star State took drastic actions after Joe Biden’s immigration policy welcomed more than 100,000 illegal entries in a single month.    On Saturday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced “Operation Lone Star,” as he deployed the National Guard and the Department of Public Safety to stop the influx of drugs and people.
    “It was revealed that the Biden administration is bringing in illegal immigrants into the state of Texas, and then releasing them,” Abbott said.
    The governor’s emergency response included air and sea personnel to protect areas targeted by smugglers and Mexican cartels.
    On Friday, President Trump called the situation at the border “totally out of control,” and accused Biden of violating his oath to uphold the Constitution.
    The Biden administration has refused to take any responsibility.
    “Well, I know you don’t want to answer to him, but the former President just released a statement saying that the Biden administration must act immediately to end the border nightmare that they have unleashed onto our nation,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.    “We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy.”
    In the meantime, with immigrant detention centers filling up quicker than they can be built, border officials are reportedly considering holding unaccompanied minors in military bases.

3/7/2021 Graham: I’m Trying To Harness The Magic Of President Trump by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump shakes hands with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he wants to “harness the magic” of President Trump’s “America First” movement.    During an interview with Axios on Sunday, Graham stressed the best way forward for the Republican Party is a party influenced by President Trump.
    Graham cited the 45th President’s electoral success and said no other Republican candidate has garnered as much support from American voters.    Additionally, he hopes Republican leaders will work with President Trump to continue implementing policies that make America strong.
President Donald Trump looks on as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) speaks. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    “Sort of a cross between Jesse Helms, Ronald Reagan and P.T. Barnum,” the Republican senator said.    “I mean, it’s just this bigger-than-life deal.    He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know could make it.    He could make it bigger.    He could make it stronger.    He could make it more diverse.”
    Graham said he would support President Trump in 2024, claiming he would be the most electable Republican candidate.

3/7/2021 Biden OMB Considers Downgrading Multiple Cities From Metro Areas To Micropolitan Areas by OAN Newsroom
Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Dozens of cities could lose their metropolitan status amid new requirements by the Biden administration.    According to reports Saturday, 144 municipalities were recommended to be downgraded by the Office of Management and Budget.
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – APRIL 07: A general view of the empty streets during the coronavirus (COVID-19)
pandemic on April 07, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
    Cities like Charlottesville, Virginia and Bismarck, North Dakota could be among the group downgraded to micropolitan areas.    Under the new proposal, a metro area would be required to have a permanent population of 100,000 or more people.
    The changes would not only be symbolic, but city officials worry the move could lessen federal funding and aid.

3/8/2021 GOP Group Targets Vulnerable Democrats Over Coronavirus Stimulus Support by OAN Newsroom
PHILADELPHIA – MAY 8: Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia Financial
Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)
    Democrat lawmakers who are facing tough re-election in 2022 are under pressure over their support of the controversial coronavirus relief bill.    According to reports Sunday, the conservative American Action Network is launching political ads in House districts with vulnerable Democrats who voted in favor of the $1.9 trillion stimulus.
    The group is spearheading the Republican effort to take back the House of Representatives in the 2022 midterms.    The ads point out that the nearly $2 trillion bill is giving money to government bureaucrats and big corporations while doing little for struggling families.
    Similar ads are targeting at least nine other Democrat lawmakers in their districts in an effort to prevent further damage to the federal budget.
    The bill, which has been denounced as a liberal wish list by Republicans, passed the Senate by razor-thin margins over the weekend in a 50-to-49 vote with no GOP support.    It includes provisions such as $1,400 direct payments to most Americans and $300 weekly jobless benefits.
    In the meantime, the American Action Network is reportedly increasing its previous ad buy to over six figures in order to fight back against the liberal agenda and restore order to Congress.

3/8/2021 Report: 8M Eligible Americans Never Got Stimulus Check by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this April file photo, President Donald Trump’s name is seen on a stimulus check issued by the IRS. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
    Millions of eligible Americans never received their stimulus checks in 2020.    According to the Treasury Department on Monday, nearly 8 million taxpayers didn’t get their direct payments from previously passed stimulus bills.
    According to reports, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) was unable to send the payments to individuals who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019.    However, those who missed the payment can still claim a refundable credit on their 2020 tax return.
    “But for taxpayers, this stimulus payment turns into a refundable credit on their 2020 tax return if they didn’t receive it, so both the first stimulus and the second stimulus need to be reconciled on the taxpayer’s 2020 tax return,” explained Michelle Staebell, a certified public accountant.    “And then however much the taxpayer should have received that they haven’t received, will be refunded when they file their tax return.”
    Experts have said the credit could be deducted if an individual has any outstanding debts with the IRS.    Meanwhile, individuals like students and low income families who made less than the $1,200 tax filing minimum were not included in payment rounds.

3/8/2021 Biden Admin. To Increase Number Of Felons Voting In U.S. Elections by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democratic Caucus gather to address reporters on H.R. 1, the For the People Act of 2021,
at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. House Democrats are expected to pass a sweeping elections and ethics bill, offering it up
as a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The Biden administration is taking steps to increase the number of felons voting in U.S. elections.    On Sunday, Joe Biden signed an executive order, which would require federal agencies to expand efforts to register qualifying inmates among many other measures.
    While the order does not by itself expand voting access, it has been described as a counterpart to the Democrat-backed For the People Act, which would guarantee the right to vote to all those who have completed non-violent felony sentences.
    Biden has stated he would sign the bill if it passes the Senate.
    “H.R.1, For the People Act of 2021, this is a landmark piece of legislation that is urgently needed to protect the right to vote and the integrity of our elections,” he stated.    “And to repair and strengthen our democracy.”
    The For the People Act is facing an uphill battle in the Senate, where it would need 60 votes to defeat a filibuster.

3/8/2021 Sen. Manchin Defends Vote For Stimulus Bill After Opposing It by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing on the nomination of Rep. Debra
Haaland, D-N.M., to be Secretary of the Interior on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is facing criticism for voting to pass the controversial stimulus bill after opposing it in public statements.
    According to reports Sunday, the West Virginia senator said in the past he would not support any bills based exclusively on his party affiliation.    He also claimed to oppose partisan politics while calling for a new era of bipartisanship.
    On Saturday, however, Manchin voted in favor of the $1.9 trillion bill. The Democrat lawmaker is now trying to defend his hypocrisy.
    “I’m the same person I have been all my life and since I’ve been in the public offices, I’m the same,” he stated.    “I’ve been voting the same way for the last 10 years…the common sense that comes with the moderate middle is who I am.”
    Reports also found Manchin only voted to support the stimulus package because the bill was changed more to his liking and due to political pressure by the Biden administration.

3/8/2021 White House: ‘Aware Of’ Russia Disinformation Related To COVID Vaccine
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki delivers remarks during a daily press briefing
at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Monday that President Joe Biden’s administration was monitoring efforts tied to Russia’s intelligence services undermining the Moderna and Pfizer coronavirus vaccines.
    “We are aware of it, we are monitoring it and we are taking steps to address,” Psaki said at a news briefing.
(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle)

3/8/2021 New Real ID office in Louisville accepting appointments by Billy Kobin, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    The rollout of the Real ID, which complies with security standards enacted by Congress after 9/11, has been beset by delays in Kentucky and several other states.
    The deadline to acquire a driver’s license or state identification card that complies with the Real ID law, which will require the new licenses for those boarding flights in the U.S., was initially set for the fall of 2020 before the federal government pushed that deadline to Oct. 1, 2021, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    Once that deadline arrives, Kentucky’s standard licenses will no longer be accepted to board U.S. flights or enter restricted federal facilities, like military bases, nuclear power plants or the White House.
    However, if you have a passport and prefer to use that each time you fly domestically, then obtaining a new standard license, which is cheaper than the new “Travel ID,” will work.
    How much will new IDs cost?
    Here are the new licenses and their corresponding prices:
    What are the similarities between a new standard ID and a voluntary travel ID?
;     Both standard credentials and Voluntary Travel IDs are acceptable to:
    After I get the new ID, how long is it valid?
    Previously, Kentucky drivers had to renew their license every four years, unless they moved addresses.    Those who apply for a Voluntary Travel ID will have the option to choose between a four-year or eight-year credential.    Beginning in 2024, all Voluntary Travel IDs and standard IDs will be valid for eight years.
    Reach Billy Kobin at bkobin@courierjournal.com.

3/8/2021 Former Trump Official Sery Kim Announces Congressional Bid In Texas by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 20: Sery Kim spoke during a panel discussion at the AFI Docs “Film and Politics Boot Camp”
Presented By Audi on June 20, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)
    A second former Trump administration official is running for an open house seat in Texas.    Sery Kim, who served as assistant administrator in the Office of Women’s Business Ownership at the Small Business Administration announced her candidacy on Monday.
    In a campaign video, Kim highlighted her family’s journey immigrating to the U.S. from South Korea when she was a child.    She said Texas is where she learned the value of sacrifice and hard work.    The Republican candidate also painted herself as a political outsider determined to take on the establishment.
    “Texans deserve a representative who will go to Washington D.C. and fight against big government, stop the political games and work day and night to protect this great state,” Kim stated.    “I’m ready to take the fight to Washington D.C., but the question is, are they ready for me?
    Kim is entering a crowded 2022 primary for the seat of the late GOP Congressman Ron Wright, who represented Texas’ sixth congressional district.

3/8/2021 Newsom Recall Gets Closer To Making Ballot In Calif. by OAN Newsroom
Volunteers try to direct passersby to a booth where conservative activists gathered signatures in a recall effort against California
Governor Gavin Newsom near Pasadena City Hall, in Pasadena, California on February 28, 2021. (Photo by DAVID MCNEW/AFP via Getty Images)
    The recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) petition in California has garnered 1.5 million signatures.    Organizers believe the petition could reach a total of 2 million signatures by its deadline of March 17.
    Those in favor might argue the recall has been a long time coming.
    The effort recently gained major traction after the state’s restaurant association and residents alike criticized his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as “tone deaf.”
    “You see a restaurant, maybe six to seven restaurants next to each other, and they each have five tables on the sidewalk, it appears as though the restaurants are doing fine,” Jot Condie, president and CEO of the California Restaurant Association said.    “But for every five tables on a sidewalk there’s probably 30 empty tables indoors.”
    However, far-left lawmakers like Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) are attempting to put their nose in state business that has nothing to do with them.    In a tweet on Monday, Sanders accused so-called “extremist Republicans” of undermining democracy, suggesting the petition is a “purely partisan political move.”
    Sanders also claimed the Newsom pushback is solely because he told residents to wear a face mask, when Californians are clearly upset at the double standard the governor has publicly portrayed regarding lockdown orders for restaurants.
    The Vermont lawmaker has since asked West Coast Democrats to unite in stopping the petition.
    In the meantime, California still needs to determine the validity of the signatures, as those who signed it must be from California.    In February, it was estimated some 83 percent were in fact gathered by eligible voters in the Golden State.

3/8/2021 Yellen: Passage Of COVID Relief Bill Will Get Labor Market Back On Track Despite Inflation Fears by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 13, 2017 file photo, Janet Yellen spoke during a news conference following the
Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
    Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is banking on the COVID relief bill to get the country back on track, while downplaying concerns of inflation.
    During an interview with the International Monetary Fund on Monday, Yellen claimed the measure would “fuel a very strong economic recovery.”
    The $1.9 trillion relief bill is expected to pass the House on Tuesday, likely along party lines.    Yellen’s comments came amid renewed fears that the stimulus package will increase inflation and further add to the growing national debt.
    “We’re hoping that this week a large pandemic package is going to be passed in Congress,” Yellen stated.    “I think there’s a prospect that with an all-out effort on vaccination and reopening schools, that we can really get the labor market back on track later this year or next year.”
    Republicans have criticized the bill for measures that would bail out blue states floundering amid lockdown orders and allocate money to schools without guarantees of them reopening for in-person learning.

3/8/2021 Public High Schools In NYC To Resume In-Person Learning by OAN Newsroom
In this image made from video, an empty classroom is shown at David Ellis Academy in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Mike Householder)
    New York City public high schools are preparing to reopen for in-person learning.
    As part of his daily press briefing on Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said 55,000 students who opted for in-person learning will be able to return on March 22.
    However, the 282,000 other students in the system who opted out will continue to learn remotely.
    High school sports are also set to resume, with competitive play to begin in May.    Participants will have to wear masks and no spectators will be allowed.
    “Our coaches know, as we all do, that this is so essential, not only for academics, but also for mental health,” NYC schools Chancellor Meisha Porter stated.
    “Sports, in particular, provide a much needed outlet for our kids, and they have been without that for nearly a year at this point.”
New York City Schools Bronx Executive Superintendent Meisha Ross Porter is shown this still image, from New York Mayor
Bill de Blasio’s media availability, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in New York. (New York City Office of the Mayor via AP)
    Public schools in the city were closed in November in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.    Elementary schools in the area reopened in December, while middle schools reopened in February.

3/8/2021 Jury Selection For Chauvin Trial Delayed by OAN Newsroom
In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, listened as
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presided over pretrial motions before jury selection Monday, March 8, 2021, in the trial of former officer
Chauvin, in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)
    Jury selection for the high-profile trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been delayed as he faces murder charges over the death of George Floyd.
    On Monday, Judge Peter Cahill said he would postpone selection until Tuesday.    This came as he deals with an appeals court ruling to reinstate a third-degree murder charge, which was previously removed.
    Chauvin’s defense attorney said he would petition the Minneapolis Supreme Court this week to overturn the appeals court ruling, which could also delay the trial for weeks.
In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson spoke as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presided over pretrial
motions before jury selection, Monday, March 8, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin,
in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)
    Prosecutors argued they will only get one chance try Chauvin, and an added charge could jeopardize the case.
    “That means we won’t know exactly what the charges are if we run out before and start picking the jury,” lead prosecutor Matthew Frank said.    “So this court would be making decisions about jurors for a trial about which we don’t know what the exact charges are going to be.”
    In the meantime, anti-police protestors have Minneapolis on high alert as authorities are bracing for destructive violence if they don’t get the verdict they want.

3/8/2021 Millions Of Americans Not Eligible To Receive Stimulus Checks by OAN Newsroom
PHILADELPHIA – MAY 8: Economic stimulus checks are prepared for printing at the Philadelphia
Financial Center May 8, 2008 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)
    As Congress looks to finalize passing the nearly $2 trillion COVID relief package, questions surround who exactly will be receiving a stimulus check.
    The White House claimed the $1,400 direct payments would begin to go out before the end of this month.    However, eyebrows are being raised over new details, which show prison inmates and illegal immigrants would be eligible.
    Republican senators have sounded the alarm over who is actually receiving direct payments from the COVID relief bill.
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) sponsored a proposal to block illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks, saying the COVID relief bill failed to address the “real needs” of Americans. However, Democrats blocked this effort, meaning payments will be doled out to mixed status families that include individuals in the U.S. illegally.
    In addition, what’s been dubbed as Joe Biden’s “America last” agenda, is only gaining traction as he’s continued to succumb to pressure from the left in minimizing who would be eligible.    This came as Democrats moved to make the stimulus money more “targeted,” by changing the income requirements.
    The amount initially started phasing out at $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples, but ultimately landed on $80,000 for individuals and $160,000 for couples.    Anyone making more than that would get essentially nothing, marking around 17 million Americans who will not benefit from the stimulus.
    House Budget Committee Chairman John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) admitted there will be people who could use the direct payments but won’t get them, saying it’s okay because 250 million people will get them.
    All the while, millions of Americans haven’t even received the previous stimulus checks in 2020.
    According to the Treasury Department, roughly 8 million taxpayers didn’t get their direct payments from previously passed stimulus bills.    Reports said the IRS was unable to send the payments to individuals who did not file a tax return for 2018 or 2019. However, those who missed the payment can still claim a refundable credit on their 2020 tax return.
    “But for taxpayers, this stimulus payment turns into a refundable credit on their 2020 tax return if they didn’t receive it,” Michelle Staebell, a certified public accountant said.    “So both the first stimulus and the second stimulus need to be reconciled on the taxpayer’s 2020 tax return, and then how ever much the taxpayer should have received that they haven’t received, will be refunded when they file their tax return.”
    In the meantime, the House is set to vote on the massive bill later this week.    Biden has said he will immediately sign the bill as soon as it reaches his desk.

3/8/2021 N.Y. GOP Introducing Resolution To Impeach Gov. Cuomo by OAN Newsroom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke during a press conference to discuss the first positive case of novel coronavirus
or COVID-19 in New York State on March 2, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) said lawmakers will have to try and impeach him if they want him out of office, and it appears they’re heading in that direction.
    Republicans in the New York State Assembly unveiled plans to get the ball rolling on impeachment proceedings, in the latest blow from Cuomo’s swirling scandals.
    New York Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay (R) said the scandals are impacting Cuomo’s ability to govern on a daily basis.
    “In order to lead this great state as governor, you need to have credibility and trust,” Barclay stated.    “Unfortunately, we feel the governor has lost that and now has an inability to lead.”br><     Barclay added while they cannot force the Democrat-controlled assembly to take up the measure, at least 30 Democrat lawmakers have called on Cuomo to resign.
ALBANY, NY – MARCH 02: A billboard urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign is seen near
downtown on March 2, 2021 in Albany, New York. (Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)
    This includes New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D), who put out a statement on Sunday saying he must resign for the good of the state.
    As for impeachment, in order to kick start proceedings, it requires a majority vote from the 150 member state assembly.    If this happens, it then goes to the state Senate.
    In the meantime, Cuomo said the state should wait for the results of the attorney general’s probe.
    “I work for the people of the state of New York, they elected me, and I’m going to serve the people of the state of New York,” Cuomo stated.    “We have a terrible financial picture.    We have to do vaccines.    So no, I’m going to do the job the people of the state elected me to do.”
    20 Democrat women in the assembly have signed a statement saying the AG deserves to time to investigate the claims against Cuomo.    AG Letitia James just tapped two attorneys to lead the investigation into accusations made by his former aides.
    Meanwhile, other state lawmakers feel no need to wait for the results of her probe, pledging to not hold back any longer on ousting the governor from office.
[ I GUESS THE 15,000 OLD PEOPLE WHO DIED FROM COVID IN THE NURSING HOMES WERE NOT THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE WHO ELECTED CUOMO WHO DID WHAT THEY ELECTED SOMEONE FOR.].

3/8/2021 Fla. To Allow Anyone 60 And Older To Get COVID Vaccine Starting Next Week 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)
    During a press conference on Monday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said his state will lower the COVID vaccination eligibility age from 65 to 60.    The governor said the change will go into effect next week.
    DeSantis previously hinted at the move, saying the age requirement would decrease as the number of vaccinations and supplies continue to increase.
    “Hopefully by next week we’ll get another shipment of the Johnson & Johnson in.    I anticipate what we just got will be gone probably within the next few days,” DeSantis stated.    “It seems to be pretty popular, we want to gauge exactly how that’s going to go, but I do think this is the right time to do it.”
    Currently, the demand from seniors needing the vaccine is going down and vaccination sites are beginning to see a lower turnout of eligible people.

3/8/2021 Pentagon: No Plans To Change Food Contracts After National Guard Troops Hospitalized From Undercooked Meals by OAN Newsroom
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby spoke during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Friday, March 5, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    The Pentagon said it has no plans to change its food supply after several National Guard troops fell sick from undercooked meals.
    Defense Department spokesman John Kirby said on Monday they do not plan on changing food vendor contracts, stating the facilities have cleared inspections.    This came despite nearly 60 National Guard members falling ill, with several even hospitalized after being fed undercooked and inedible meals.
    Just last week, dozens of those meals were thrown out after metal shards were spotted inside.
    “Yesterday for instance there were 74 different meals with raw beef in them. Just yesterday the lunches, soldiers had found metal shavings in their food,” a whistleblower from the Michigan National Guard said.    “But these meals are, and this is what they say on the little placard, there good for four hours.    No it’s not.    It wasn’t good from the start and now it’s had hours to become even more dangerous.”
    Several lawmakers have been calling on the Pentagon to demand better care and treatment for our National Guard troops and to replace the current meal provider.    However, defense officials said they will continue to use the same food contractors to address the concerns.

3/8/2021 Sen. Blunt Not Running For Reelection In 2022 by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Roy Blunt headed to the chamber as the Senate held a voting marathon on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion
COVID-19 relief bill at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) announced he will not run for reelection in 2022.    The Missouri senator released a video on Monday, revealing his decision and thanking residents of the state for the opportunity to serve them.
    Blunt, who was first elected to Congress in 1996 and later the upper chamber in 2010, touted his work to advance health research regarding diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. He also highlighted his record of winning several elections in the state over the course of his political career.
    “In every job Missourians have allowed me to have, I’ve tried to do my best, in almost 12,000 votes in the Congress, I’m sure I wasn’t right every time, but you really make that decision based on the information you have at the time,” Blunt stated.    “After 14 General Election victories, three to county office, seven to the United States House of Representatives and four statewide elections, I won’t be a candidate for reelection for the United States Senate next year.”
    Blunt is the fifth GOP senator to announce he is not running for reelection in 2022.

3/8/2021 Former Bill Clinton Adviser Says Democrats Moving To Oust Biden 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)
    Former Bill Clinton adviser Dick Morris predicted Democrats will invoke the 25th Amendment on Joe Biden.    During an interview on Sunday, Morris said Democrats are eyeing the move “in the back of their minds.”
WASHINGTON, : Dick Morris, former adviser to Bill Clinton, spoke to reporters in front of the
U.S. District Courthouse in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    The 25th Amendment says that if a president becomes unable to perform his job, then the vice president would take charge with the approval of the Presidential Cabinet.
    Morris’ comments came after 30 Democrats wrote a letter to Biden, asking him to hand over sole authority to the nation’s nuclear codes.
    “So that a strike could not be launched without consulting with his Cabinet or with leaders of Congress, something that no president has been asked to do in 76 years since we’ve had the bomb,” Morris said.    “I think both of those indicate that the Democrats have in the back of their minds, and increasingly towards the front of their minds, moving to oust Biden under the 25th Amendment.”
    The former adviser also claimed Democrats have a lack of confidence in Biden and his decision making.

3/9/2021 Oil down $1.58 to $64.70, DOW up 306 to 31,802.

3/9/2021 Supreme Court denies Wis. Case by John Fritze, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Monday turned away the final challenge brought as part of Donald Trump’s effort to overturn last year’s presidential election, bringing an understated close to a legal drama that consumed the nation for weeks.
    Without explanation, the justices declined to hear Trump’s challenge to more than 221,000 Wisconsin ballots that Republican attorneys said were counted only because of voting procedures implemented for the pandemic.
    Trump argued election officials erred by allowing voters to submit ballots via drop boxes. He said voters circumvented ID requirements by claiming an exception to the law meant to cover people who are “indefinitely confined.”    The state’s highest court ruled last year that voters could decide for themselves whether they were “confined” by the pandemic.
    The litigation was one of several high-profile cases Trump brought to the Supreme Court in an effort to overturn an election he falsely asserted had been stolen from him.
    Even though Trump appointed three of the nine justices – and conservatives hold a 6-3 majority – the high court repeatedly brushed aside his campaign’s efforts to change the election results.
    A Trump spokeswoman did not respond to a request for comment.

3/9/2021 COVID-19 VACCINATIONS - CDC gives new guidelines - Fully vaccinated can forgo masks together by Sarah Ladd, Louisville Courier Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
    In Kentucky, roughly 830,842 unique vaccines have been administered and the positivity rate is at 4.06% as cases have showed multiple-week decline.    Gov. Andy Beshear announced 331 new coronavirus cases Monday and 10 new deaths.
[10 deaths / 331 cases = 0.03% since he has not reported any since Saturday, Sunday and Monday that would be 0.01% mortality rate for 3 days.].

3/9/2021 Dr. Gottlieb: COVID ‘Strains’ Will Not Produce New ‘COVID Surge’ by OAN Newsroom
Workers stand near tents at a drive-up mass vaccination site, Thursday, March 4, 2021, in Puyallup, Wash., south of Seattle. Officials said
they expected to deliver approximately 2500 second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at the site Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    An American physician said the U.S. is on track to overcome coronavirus and finally reopen.    In an interview over the weekend, former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb asserted a resurgence of COVID-19 is unlikely despite reports of so-called “new strains.”
    “There’s probably some crossover between the immunity you get from B.1.1.7 and immunity against those other strains,” he explained.    “I don’t think we’re going to see another surge of infection this spring, but we might see a plateauing before we see continued declines again.”
    Dr. Gottlieb added, the decline in new COVID infections may slow down in coming weeks, but then it will dramatically reduce by early summer due to ongoing vaccinations.    He said COVID strains are mere variations of the same virus, which the human immune system is able to handle.
    “We have more population-wide immunity from this virus from prior infection as well, so people are going to want to start to do things…and we need to take that into consideration in terms of how we’re putting out guidance,” stated the physician.    “Just looking at nursing homes alone, if you look at overall deaths they are declining, but of the deaths that are occurring 13 percent right now are occurring in nursing homes.”
    Dr. Gottlieb stressed overall vulnerability to COVID is declining amid mass vaccinations, along with herd immunity built up from prior infections.    He also endorsed mass vaccination across all age groups by the end on this year, although debates continue if that would be necessary.
    The doctor expects that once people are vaccinated, they will want to leave their houses again and called on public health officials to take this into consideration while writing guidelines.    He warned, “we can’t be so far behind aspirations of the public that the message itself gets ignored.”

3/9/2021 GOP Lawmakers Blast Democrat Agenda For COVID Relief Bill by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 11: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke during a news conference following the weekly
Republican Conference at the U.S. Capitol June 11, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    GOP lawmakers have condemned the COVID relief bill, asserting it focuses on a far-left agenda and not American families.
    During a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) blasted the Biden administration, saying their priorities are to open America’s borders and close America’s schools.
    Scalise added the bill is not focused on helping families, businesses or reopening schools for in-person learning.    Instead, he said it is focused on pushing a socialist and liberal wish list.
    “The science is clear that the schools should be reopened,” Scalise stated.    “Ashley Hinson’s bill was offered up during the process of moving this bill forward to say if schools get more money, it has to be to reopen so that kids can be learning in the classroom, and it was rejected by every Democrat.”
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 27: Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) spoke during a news conference outside
the U.S. Capitol, May 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    “Which begs the question, what do they need this money for, if it’s not to reopen schools during this pandemic?” Scalise asked.
    The lawmaker went on to say the GOP will continue to fight for American families and bring kids back into classrooms.

3/9/2021 GOP Lawmakers Call On States To Introduce Election Integrity Laws by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, a person drops applications for
mail-in-ballots into a mailbox in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
    Republicans are refusing to give up the fight to protect the integrity of U.S. elections.    In a letter Monday to the National Conference of State Legislatures, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) called on states to pass strict election reform laws.    His calls were echoed by three ranking House Committee members.
    The lawmakers cited the House’s recent passage of H.R.1, which they said would “amount to an unconstitutional federal takeover” of the country’s election laws.    The House passed H.R.1 last week, which Democrats have touted as one of the most “transformational” voting rights bills in history.
    It includes provisions such as automatic voter registration, same-day voter registration and universal mail-in ballots.    Republicans have expressed serious concerns over these measures while pointing to the countless accusations of voting fraud during the 2020 elections.
    Republicans also asserted that not only are the changes in the bill bad for election integrity, they are also illegal.
    “This bill is unconstitutional for starters,” stated Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.).    “D.C. does not get to dictate how our elections are run in the states…I don’t want Nancy Pelosi in California telling South Carolina how to run our elections.”
    Despite all these concerns, Democrats’ narrative throughout this process is that this is a matter of racial justice and anyone against these wide-ranging changes is a racist.
    Meanwhile, Monday’s letter implores states to make a number of changes to their laws, including protections regarding mail-in voting, laws against ballot harvesting, signature verification and laws making sure voter registration roles are up-to-date as well as accurate.

3/9/2021 Sen. Graham: President Trump Can Make GOP Stronger by OAN Newsroom
Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., arrives for a hearing on Capitol Hill in
Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he wants to continue polices that will make America strong.    During an interview on Sunday, he stressed the best way forward for the Republican Party is a party influenced by President Trump.
    The South Carolina lawmaker praised the 45th president’s electoral success, while also noting no other Republican candidate has garnered as much support from American voters.
    Additionally, Graham said he hopes Republican leaders will work with President Trump and suggested Trump could take the party to new heights.
    “He could make the Republican Party something that nobody else I know could make it,” stated the senator said.    “He could make it bigger; he could make it stronger, he could make it more diverse and he also could destroy it.”
    Graham’s comments came after President Trump recently spoke to supporters at the CPAC in an effort to solidify his leadership role in the party.
    Graham said he would support President Trump in 2024, while asserting he would be the most electable Republican candidate.

3/9/2021 Report: Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation Linked To Chinese Company Found To Have Mined Americans’ Data by OAN Newsroom
This image released by Netflix shows billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates in a scene from
“Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” streaming Sept. 20. (Saeed Adyani/Netflix via AP)
    Bill Gates has reportedly been linked with a Chinese company U.S. officials are now calling a national security risk for nearly a decade.    According to reports Monday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has worked extensively with BGI Genomics since 2012, which was formerly known as the Beijing Genomics Institute.
    Back in 2012, the billionaire’s foundation established a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese firm to “bring genomics research” to the global society.    This occurred as U.S. Intelligence officials said the company used COVID-19 test kits supplied to the U.S. government to “collect, store and exploit bio-metric information.”
    “They are the ultimate company that shows connectivity to both the communist state as well as the military apparatus,” stated Will Evanina, former director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center.    “Current estimates are that 80 percent of American adults have had all of their personally identifiable information stolen by the Communist Party of China.”
    China’s communist government has reportedly been heavily invested in the company, which raised $300 million from investors last month.

3/9/2021 Sen. Schumer Pushes For Student Loan Forgiveness by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praises his Democratic Caucus at a news conference just after the Senate narrowly
approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has called for a taxpayer-funded bailout for all student debts up to $50,000.    In a tweet Monday, the New York Democrat pushed Joe Biden to issue an executive order to cancel student debt.
    Schumer implied millions of Americans who chose to rack up $1.5 trillion in federal student loans should not have to completely repay their debts.    However, many Republicans believe they should be held accountable for the sake of contractual agreements.
    “Forgiving $50,000 in student loans would also set a terrible precedent on the sanctity of contracts,” stated Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.).    “While it may sometimes be ill-advised, students freely enter into the agreements that they make when they take out a loan. Should we really be teaching that agreements and contracts mean nothing?
    The Republican senator added, loan forgiveness implies the debts would disappear when in reality it would be paid by taxpayers.

3/9/2021 Speaker Pelosi: House To Vote On COVID Relief Bill Within 24-48 Hours by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to meet with reporters the day after advancing sweeping voting and ethics legislation, and
passing the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The Senate is sending the American Rescue Plan to the House of Representative with the lower chamber planning to schedule a vote this week.    On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted the House would move forward with passing the bill Tuesday or Wednesday.
    Pelosi then, once again, tried to push the benefits of the nearly $2 trillion bill while arguing it would “do many great things” for American families.
    “If you are a caregiver, whether for a child or a senior or whatever…childcare is substantially supported in this legislation,” she stated.    “If you are a teacher, schools will be able to be open more safely with an increased funding to do so with ventilation, separation and the rest to have our children return safely and our teachers as well.”
    Pelosi went on to point out that Monday was International Women’s Day and claimed it was important, especially on that day, to acknowledge the connection between the advancement of women and the needs that are met in the America Rescue Plan.    However, Republicans have argued the plan does little to benefit anyone let alone women.

3/9/2021 State Dept. Says U.S. Fully Supports People Of Venezuela, Calls For Maduro To Step Down by OAN Newsroom
State Department Spokesman Ned Price speaks to reporters during a news briefing at the State Department in Washington, on Monday, March 1, 2021. (Tom Brenner/Pool via AP)
    The State Department recently reiterated its opposition to the Maduro regime, which continues to illegally hold onto power in Venezuela.    On Monday, the department said it’s focusing on helping the Venezuelan people to hold free and fair elections as well as ensure human rights in their country.
    This announcement came after the Department of Homeland Security moved to grant 18-month legal status to Venezuelan refugees in the U.S. American diplomats noted, Venezuela needs to restore its economy that was ruined by Maduro’s corruption and mismanagement.
    The State Department reiterated that more than 50 countries around the world recognize Juan Guaido as interim president of Venezuela.

3/9/2021 Nurses In Mass. On Strike Over Hospital Staffing Levels by OAN Newsroom
A patient receives COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site at the Natick Mall
on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, in Natick, Mass. (Matt Stone/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool)
    Hundreds of nurses are on strike in Massachusetts after failing to reach a staffing level agreement. On Monday, nurses with the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA) went on strike in Worcester after a failed agreement on staffing levels and pay with St. Vincent Hospital owners Tenet Health Care.     The strike came after nurses expressed unsafe and low staffing levels, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, the nurses said this has been an ongoing issue for over two years.     “I’m very concerned about the patients in there…I was concerned about them yesterday, last month and last year too,” stated Marie Ritacco, Vice President of the MNA.    “And its abundantly clear that the only way that we’re going to be able to make a change for the better in that building is if we take the ultimate (action), which is to go out on strike.”
    The hospital’s CEO responded by saying they have taken the appropriate steps to ensure safe and quality care to patients despite the strike action being taken by the MNA.    Meanwhile, they hope to reach a new contract with the nurses very soon.

3/10/2021 Oil down $0.35 to $65.45, DOW up 30 to 31,833.

3/9/2021 Texas Gov. Abbott Blames Biden For Crisis At The Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 24: Texas Governor Greg Abbott participated in a news briefing outside the
West Wing at the White House in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) maintained border security is a federal responsibility.    However, Abbott claimed Biden is forcing Texas to carry the burden.
    The governor visited the Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday to meet with border officials about the recent influx of illegal immigrants and take an aerial tour of the border.    During the visit, Abbott said Texas is working to clean up Biden’s mess.
    Abbott’s “Operation Lone Star” will beef up enforcement at the Southern border.    The Texas National Guard and Department of Public Safety have already been deployed as part of the operation.
    “We will work to step up and try to fill the gap that the federal government is leaving open by making sure we deploy every resource, whether it be Department of Public Safety or Texas National Guard, whatever we need to do,” Abbott stated.    “Texas is going to fight for the safety and security of our state.”
    Abbott blamed the crisis on Biden, saying his administration is paving the way for cartels to enter the country and make money.    He added the administration is also allowing infected illegal immigrants to spread coronavirus in the U.S. due to his relaxed immigration policies.
    Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) told OAN he agrees with Abbott.
    “This is the Biden border crisis, let’s make no mistake about it,” Roy stated.    “He and his administration have adopted policies diametrically opposed to act on their constitutional duty to secure the border.”
    Meanwhile, President Trump has referred to the situation as a nightmare.    The White House responded by saying it plans to pave its own path forward when it comes to immigration.
    “We don’t take our advice or counsel from former President Trump on immigration policy,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.
    Back in Texas, officials said Biden’s humanitarian border policy has quickly escalated into a humanitarian crisis.
    Even though the governor said Texas is doing all it can to secure the Southern border, he demanded Biden should act and do it quickly rather than endangering the lives of all Texans.

3/9/2021 GOP Rep. Chip Roy Leads Charge For Election Integrity by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 15: U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) listened during a House Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing
on confronting white supremacy at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
    Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) is among a group of House GOP lawmakers leading the charge for election reform.    They’re calling on state legislatures to implement a series of changes that would ensure the voting process is safe and secure in every state.
    It’s part of a push to counter a sweeping election overhaul bill passed in the House, despite little chance of getting the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate.
    “Unfortunately my Democrat colleagues in Washington, as well as the Biden administration are jamming through this ridiculous H.R.1 bill, which is really nothing more than a big, federal power grab,” Roy stated.
    Roy, along with many other GOP lawmakers, warned the bill would worsen problems already plaguing our elections.    That includes increasing ballot harvesting and paper mail-in ballots, while diminishing the use of voter ID requirements among other issues.
    The growing calls for action by Republican lawmakers came as the Biden administration took the executive path to promote voting access.
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – JULY 14: Joe Biden spoke at the Chase Center July 14, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    “A landmark piece of legislation that is urgently needed to protect the right to vote and the integrity of our elections, and to repair and strengthen our democracy,” Joe Biden said.
    Biden’s order directed federal agencies to expand access to voter registration and election information.    It also called for time off for federal employees to vote or volunteer as poll workers.
    Meanwhile, GOP lawmakers are praising states like Georgia and Texas for passing legislation that improves voter rolls, and they’re not stopping there.
    “I’ve got a bill here in Washington I’m going to introduce next week I believe, hopefully maybe even late this week, to require that DHS work with states to ensure that only American citizens are voting in our elections,” Roy said.
    Reforms to paper ballot usage is also at the top of the GOP agenda.
    Roy said lawmakers should embrace limiting mail-in ballots to people who need them, requiring signature matching and require the use of voter ID laws.

3/9/2021 Report: Sixth Woman Accuses N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This Monday, March 8, 2021, file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at a vaccination site in New York. A sixth woman has come forward
alleging that Cuomo inappropriately touched her late last year, during an encounter at the governor’s mansion. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)
    Yet another woman came forward accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) of sexual harassment, and is reportedly a current staffer.    That’s according a bombshell report by the Albany Times Union on Tuesday.
    The latest accuser, whose identity is being held by the outlet, is reportedly a member of Cuomo’s executive chamber staff.
    The report said the woman alleged Cuomo inappropriately touched her late last year at the governor’s mansion where she was called to work.    However, Cuomo has refused to step down and continues to deny any wrongdoing.
FILE – This Monday, March 8, 2021, file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at a vaccination site in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)
    “The answer here was let’s have an investigation and then get the facts on the actual allegation.    That’s the smart way,” Cuomo stated.    “We have an allegation.     Let’s find out what the facts were. You can allege something might be true might be not true.”
    In the meantime, GOP state legislators have taken steps to remove Cuomo from office amid growing calls for his resignation.

3/9/2021 Ky. Election Reform Bill Gains Bipartisan Support by OAN Newsroom
LOUISVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 13: Voters filled out their ballots at the KFC YUM! Center on
October 13, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    A Kentucky election reform law received bipartisan support to enhance resident voter access and ballot security.    According to Tuesday’s reports, House Bill 574 is now on the Senate floor after passing through the House in a 93-4 vote.
    For the first time in state history, voters would be given three days of early access at voting centers and signatures would be allowed to be fixed if mailed incorrectly.    If passed, voters would also be able to request ballots online with an absentee portal instead of from local county clerks.
LOUISVILLE, KY – NOVEMBER 03: An election official sat between stacks of blank ballots in the polling area
in the KFC YUM! Center on November 3, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    “The absentee portal itself is one of the largest steps of securing our elections that we’ve taken in over a generation,” Jared Dearing, executive director at the State Board of Elections said.    “The idea that in a very real time we can track absentee ballots, and we’re no longer in a trust me election.”
    The bill passed through committee unanimously and officials believe it will likely be passed by the Senate to become state law.

3/9/2021 Md. Lifting Capacity Limits For Businesses On Friday by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan spoke during a news
conference in Annapolis, Md. On Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
    Maryland businesses can operate at full capacity starting this week. Gov. Larry Hogan (R-Md.) announced on Tuesday that capacity limits for restaurants, bars, retail and gyms will be lifted starting Friday at 5 p.m.
    Both indoor and outdoor dining can resume at 100 percent capacity.    However, large venues including weddings, concerts and theaters, will be limited to 50 percent.
    “Many of us have been recalling our lasts, you know the last time we ate inside of a restaurant, the last time we celebrated a big occasion with family and friends, the last time we went to a ball game, the last time we took a family vacation,” Hogan stated.    “In the weeks and months ahead with continued vigilance, together we will instead begin to mark new firsts.”
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – APRIL 17: Maryland Governor Larry Hogan talked to reporters during a news briefing about the coronavirus
pandemic in front of the Maryland State House April 17, 2020 in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Hogan went on to tout the state’s declining COVID cases and hospitalizations.    However, masks and social distancing will still be enforced throughout the state.

3/9/2021 Democrats Reintroduce Bill To Limit Transfer Of Military Equipment To Police by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 24: House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) in the
Rayburn House Office Building July 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    House Democrats are set to reintroduce a measure which would seek to limit the transfer of military gear to local law enforcement.
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) unveiled the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act on Tuesday.
    If passed, the bill would restrict the 1033 Program, which allows the Pentagon to pass down excess military grade equipment to police departments.
    In a statement, the Georgia Democrat claimed “America’s founding fathers opposed blurring the line between police and the military.”
    However, law enforcement officials said the program helps them to do their job more efficiently and at low cost.
    “It allows us to get some of the things that we need without having to pay for it out of our budget,” Sheriff Jack Smith of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Department said.
    The bill was also introduced last summer at the height of anti-police riots and calls for defunding the police.

3/9/2021 GOP Senators Take Aim At Biden DOJ Nominee Gupta Over Past Left-Wing Attacks On Lawmakers by OAN Newsroom
Vanita Gupta was seated during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be
Associate Attorney General, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Joe Biden’s pick for one of the top positions in the Justice Department has apologized for past remarks about GOP lawmakers.
    Associate Attorney General nominee Vanita Gupta expressed remorse over her left-wing attacks against lawmakers during her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) pointed out Gupta had painted Republicans with a broad brush on Twitter.    He also called her out for criticizing last year’s Republican National Convention.
Sen. Chuck Grassley greeted Vanita Gupta before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine her nomination
to be Associate Attorney General on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) asserted Gupta’s record shows she is a left-wing, radical activist.
    “Mrs. Gupta as I look at your record, your record is one of an extreme partisan advocate,” Cruz stated.
    “Your record is an ideolog. Now, there’s a role in our democratic and political process for ideologs, for people that are extreme radical advocates,” Cruz added.    “That role, I believe is not being the number three lawyer at the Department of Justice in charge of the impartial and fair administration of justice.”
    The Texas senator went on to say Gupta has demonstrated an intolerance to anyone that disagrees with her far-left positions.

3/10/2021 Sen. Tuberville: Democrat ‘Relief’ Bill To Spark Inflation, Fuel Poverty by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions committee
on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)
    Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R) has criticized the Democrat-proposed stimulus bill while noting it has nothing to do with actual coronavirus relief.
    “The massive $1.9 trillion bill was not COVID relief, it was liberal relief,” he stated.    “Everybody and everyone needs to understand what this was…it was not a rescue plan, it was a heist of taxpayers’ money.”
    Tuberville asserted Tuesday that Democrats have refused to negotiate the terms of COVID relief and passed the bill with barely no input from Republicans.    He said the Biden administration is financing their partisan agenda at the expense of U.S. national debt.
    “When we have to borrow this much money, we’re digging our country deeper into debt,” explained the senator.    “And with this massive spending bill, we are borrowing our grandkids funds and are going to owe to more and more countries like China.”
    The senator added, Joe Biden’s bill is a “reckless use of taxpayer dollars” with only 9 percent of its nearly $2 trillion going to COVID relief and health related measures while less than 1 percent is allocated for vaccines.
    “The remaining 90 percent went to progressive wish list items and bail outs for poorly run states,” Tuberville continued.    “Instead of ramming through non-COVID related spending, Democrats should have worked together with Republicans as a team to pass a bipartisan bill that actually makes lives better as we recover from this pandemic.”
    The Alabama lawmaker also remarked the majority of funds will take years to reach the American people while referencing the $1 trillion from past relief bills that still has not been disbursed. He then warned the Democrat bill will spark higher inflation and it may undermine the value of the U.S. dollar.    This could produce rampant poverty and hinder economic growth for years to come.
    “That means American’s hard earned dollars plummet,” he stated.    “To further underscore that point, that means your money doesn’t go quite very far as the items you buy get very expensive.”
    Tuberville suggested Democrats should, instead, work with Republicans to reopen the economy and provide targeted relief to businesses as well as communities where it’s needed.    He stressed that the bill is “a broken promise to the American people.”

3/10/2021 Poll: Republican Voters Lose Confidence In McConnell, Overwhelmingly Support President Trump by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a Republican policy luncheon on
Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, GOP lawmakers who have fallen out of favor with President Trump are feeling the effects as new polling shows Republican voters are shifting their support away from establishment figures.    Among those receiving the electoral “cold shoulder” is Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
    The 79-year-old Kentucky lawmaker, long known as the “Grim Reaper” for killing off numerous Democrat initiatives, ranked dead last among fellow Republicans in an Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters.
    Fifty-seven percent of Americans expressed an unfavorable view of McConnell, including 29 percent who had a “very” unfavorable view of the Senate Republican.    That included 49 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of Democrats, who were among around 1,000 U.S. adults polled in early March.
    McConnell, who served as Senate majority leader from 2015 until two months ago, has played a vital role in numerous Republican initiatives.    This included the cementing of a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court.
    A former ally of President Trump, he most recently found himself at odds with the 45th president after he spoke from the Senate floor claiming President Trump’s comments sparked the January 6 capitol break-in.
    “There is no question, none, that President Trump is practically and morally responsible for provoking the events of the day,” he asserted.    “No question about it.”
    Despite his bipartisan lack of popularity, McConnell was still viewed favorably by 28 percent of Republicans and 19 percent of Democrats.
    However, those numbers still left him well behind other Republican figures.    President Trump remains the most popular among members of his own party with 74 percent of Republicans stating they viewed him “favorably.”
    This has led to a number of GOP hopefuls vying for his support as the midterm cycle begins, including Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley as well as South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Florida Sen. Rick Scott.    McMaster and Scott have both received his endorsement.
    Along with McConnell, other former GOP heavyweights have faced presidential backlash and have become targets as they prepare for hotly contested races.    For some party outcasts, the weight of President Trump’s backing and the votes of his supporters is too valuable a political asset to lose without a fight.
    This is a notion both Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and the Senate minority leader have both apparently realized.    After withstanding months of attacks, both Kemp and McConnell have said they would still back President Trump should he be the nominee in 2024.

3/10/2021 Exclusive: ‘Migrant President’ Biden Stirs Mexican Angst Over Boom Time For Gangs by Dave Graham
Migrants are pictured after a protest at the Mexico-U.S. San Ysidro point of entry to ask U.S. President Joe Biden to let
them to apply for asylum, in Tijuana, Mexico March 2, 2021. Picture taken March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s government is worried the new U.S. administration’s asylum policies are stoking illegal immigration and creating business for organized crime, according to officials and internal assessments seen by Reuters.
    Ever since President Joe Biden won the White House vowing to undo the hardline approach of his predecessor Donald Trump, Mexico has both looked forward to an end to migration burdens imposed by Trump, and braced for a new influx of people.
    Detentions on the U.S border have surged since Biden took office on Jan. 20.    Mexico has urged Washington to help stem the flow by providing development aid to Central America, from where most migrants come, driven by a humanitarian crisis.
    “They see him as the migrant president, and so many feel they’re going to reach the United States,” Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said of Biden the morning after a virtual meeting with his U.S. counterpart on March 1.
    “We need to work together to regulate the flow, because this business can’t be tackled from one day to the next.”
    Previously unreported details in the internal assessments, based on testimonies and intelligence gathering, state that gangs are diversifying methods of smuggling and winning clients as they eye U.S. measures that will “incentivize migration.”
    Apprehensions on the U.S.-Mexico border in February hit levels unseen since mid-2019, and were the highest for that month in 15 years, data reported by Reuters showed.
    Among U.S. steps Mexico worries are encouraging migration are improved support for victims of gangs and violence, streamlining of the legalization process, and suspension of Trump-era accords that deported people to Central America.
    Recent Mexican policies are also encouraging migration, according to one assessment.    It saw potential fillips in measures such as offering COVID-19 vaccines to migrants, as well as better protections for undocumented children.
    One Mexican official familiar with migration developments, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said organized crime began changing its modus operandi “from the day Biden took office” and now exhibited “unprecedented” levels of sophistication.
    That includes briefing clients on the latest immigration rules, using technology to outfox authorities, and disguising smuggling operations as travel agencies, assessments showed.
    “Migrants have become a commodity,” the official said, arguing they were now as valuable as drugs for the gangs.    “But if a packet of drugs is lost in the sea, it’s gone.    If migrants are lost, it’s human beings we’re talking about.”
    Mexico’s security ministry, foreign ministry and national migration institute did not reply to requests for comment for this story.    The White House and the Department of Homeland Security did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
    Higher concentrations of migrants in border areas have encouraged gangs to recruit some as drug mules, and kidnap others for money, said Cesar Peniche, attorney general of Chihuahua, the state with the longest stretch of U.S. frontier.
    Both Mexican and U.S. policy should be more clear-cut so as not to spur illegal immigration, he told Reuters.
    Mexico has praised Biden for offering a pathway to citizenship to millions of U.S. residents of Mexican origin, and for rolling back Trump-era policies that sent U.S. asylum seekers back into Mexico to await their court hearings.
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    To avoid detection, migrants now often travel in small groups instead of caravans, and increasingly follow more dangerous, less well-trodden routes, the Mexican official said.
    Communicating via social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and YouTube, smugglers update migrants on impending checkpoints, when freight trains they can jump on pass, where to stay and how to navigate immigration laws, the official added.
    To ease their passage, smugglers advise Central American clients to register complaints with authorities saying they have been victims of extortion or, for young men, that they have faced death threats from street gangs, the assessments show.
    And, as in previous years, migrants are being told to bring along children to make it easier to apply for asylum.
    Mexican intelligence shows smugglers’ transit costs vary widely. One assessment said an unaccompanied Central American minor could secure passage to the U.S. border for about $3,250.    By contrast, for African travelers, the rate was $20,000. Asians must also pay more.
    One evaluation set out concerns there could be a significant influx in migrants from outside the region – the Caribbean, Asia, Africa and the Middle East – as     coronavirus-led border restrictions begin easing.
    Even as Mexicans hail Biden’s cancellation of work on Trump’s border wall, some officials say it is time Mexico returns to an idea the government raised in 2019: improving the infrastructure along its own southern border with Guatemala.
    “Mexico spends more on every new wave of migrants than that would cost,” said another official.    “We have to do it.”
(Reporting by Dave Graham; Additional reporting by Sofia Menchu in Guatemala City and Alexandra Alper in Washington; Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

3/10/2021 Republican Lawmakers Call For House Hearing On Court Ordered Conservatorships, Say Britney Spears Should Testify by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks to members of the media following a House Judiciary Committee closed door meeting with former federal prosecutor
for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman on Capitol Hill, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill are joining the #FreeBritney movement after urging the House Judiciary Committee to conduct a hearing on court ordered conservatorships.
    In a letter to the committee chair on Tuesday, congressmen Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) cited a growing public concern about the use of the legal practice.    The representatives said conservatorships effectively deprive individuals of their personal freedoms such as pop sensation Britney Spears who has been under the control of her father since 2008.
    Gaetz even suggested the so-called “princess of pop” should testify about her experiences before the House Committee.
    “The power of Congress is not just to vote on stuff, it’s our power to convene around serious issues and this issue of conservatorship critical to so many people across the country,” stated the Florida representative.    “I think we should hear directly from Britney Spears.”
    Last month, the #FreeBritney movement saw one of its first victories when a Los Angeles probate judge ruled against her father, Jamie Spears, by establishing Bessemer Trust as a co-conservator of Britney’s estate.

3/10/2021 Rep. Cawthorn Blasts Big Tech For Censorship And Political Bias by OAN Newsroom
File – GOP Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) participates in a debate at the Haywood County
Courthouse in Waynesville, N.C. (Stephen Smith via AP Photo)
    Congressman Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) is putting Big Tech on the spot and accusing them of showing preferential treatment towards Democrats as well as their party’s agenda.
    “Big Tech let me ask you a question, why are you so pro-illegal immigration and why are you so pro-censorship?” he asked via a Twitter video.    “It’s disgusting.”
    According to the congressman on Monday, Twitter blocked him from sending a tweet in which he praised Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s leadership in responding to the illegal immigrant crisis at the southern border.
    After having no luck sharing the tweet about Abbott, the representative from North Carolina tried to send a tweet reading “testing” and reported he had no issue making that post.

3/10/2021 Adm. Davidson: THAAD Not Enough To Contain Chinese Aggression by OAN Newsroom
Adm. Philip Davidson testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.Carolyn Kaster / AP Photo)
    A top military commander warned the U.S. remains vulnerable in the face of a potential aerial attack by China.    On Tuesday, Admiral Philip Davidson said elements of America’s air defense system, THAAD, are insufficient to deter potential threats coming from Beijing.
    Admiral Davidson is the commander of United States Indo-Pacific Command. He said the U.S. territory of Guam and the island nation of Taiwan are in the first zone of Chinese aggression. According to the military chief, the U.S. is currently unable to protect them.
    This comes despite the U.S. spending hundreds-of-billions of dollars each year on national defense, which poses the question: is the U.S. unprepared for war?
    “I think a wider base of long range precision fires, which are enabled by all our terrestrial forces…not just sea and air but land forces as well…it’s critically important to stabilize what is becoming a more unstable environment in the Western Pacific,” Admiral Davidson explained.
    The commander added, China is developing new systems that indicate they are interested in aggression against U.S. territories and allies in the near future.

3/10/2021 Donald Trump Jr. On Biden: It’s An Embarrassment For Our Country by OAN Newsroom
Donald Trump Jr. does an interview on media row at the Conservative Political Action Conference
(CPAC) Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
    Donald Trump Jr. recently criticized Joe Biden for blatantly ignoring the press regarding questions about the crisis at the southern border.    While taking to Twitter Tuesday, he said Biden “has no idea what’s going on around him” and “seemingly can’t function” without a handler.
    His remarks came after a photo op at a Washington, D.C. hardware store where Biden’s staff appeared to kick out reporters who asked him about border security.
    Meanwhile, Trump Jr. warned China is watching and “will take total advantage” of any apparent weaknesses at the U.S. border.    This comes as several Republican lawmakers have ramped up pressure on the administration to act on the influx of illegal immigrants arriving in Mexico.

3/10/2021 Calif. Gov. Newsom Shares Annual State-Of-The-State Address Despite Facing Recall by OAN Newsroom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium as his wife
Jennifer Siebel Newsom listens Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    Gov. Gavin Newsom recently commented out on California’s recovery from the coronavirus.    This comes as the Democrat faces continued and increasing calls for his removal.
    While addressing Californians from an empty Dodger Stadium on Tuesday, Newsom claimed that since the start of the pandemic his administration’s public health orders have saved lives.    He added, they were “the right thing to do.”
    In an apparent attempt to brush off the mounting recall against him, Newsom briefly apologized for his missteps.    “I’ve made mistakes, but we own them, learn from them and never stop trying,” he stated.    “After all, that’s the California spirit.”
    The governor went on to highlight the Golden State’s vaccine efforts, which has administered over 11 million doses of the vaccine.    Meanwhile, more than 1.95 million signatures have been collected in order to recall the Democrat.

3/10/2021 McConnell Vows To Go Against Biden Picks To Lead EPA, Interior Dept. by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 02: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gets off the escalator
in the Senate subway on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he plans to oppose the nominations of a pair of picks for Joe Biden’s cabinet.    He spoke on the Senate floor today and said he will not support North Carolina regulator Michael Regan to lead the EPA or New Mexico Rep. Deb Haaland (D) for interior secretary.
US Representative Deb Haaland, Democrat from New Mexico and secretary of the interior nominee, testifies during a Senate Energy and
Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC on February 24, 2021. (Photo by LEIGH VOGEL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Kentucky Republican claimed both picks support far-left policies, including the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and the Green New Deal, which will crush jobs in his state and across the country.
    “We have every reason to believe that voting for Mr. Regan and Representative Haaland would be voting to raise gas taxes for families who are already struggling, voting to raise fuel and heating bills for seniors on a fixed income, voting to take the tough times we’ve been going through and making them even tougher,” McConnell said.
    The Senate is expected to vote on Regan’s nomination as early as Thursday.    Meanwhile, Haaland’s nomination is expected to be voted on next week.

3/10/2021 Psaki Laughs Off Question On Teaching Migrants, Not U.S. Kids by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki pauses during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the
White House March 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. Psaki held a briefing to answer questions from members of the press. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has come under fire yet again.    This time, Psaki laughed off a question that asked why underage undocumented migrants have not been subjected to a coronavirus lockdown.
    During a news briefing on Wednesday, Psaki was asked why American children have not been allowed to return to schools while illegal immigrant children have received education at border camps.
    “Let’s take a responsible approach to the two issues, okay?” Psaki asked after an inappropriate chuckle.
    In the meantime, critics have concerns about the Biden administration’s unfair treatment of Americans while providing benefits to illegal migrants.
    “From an administration position or from your perspective, have the border patrol unions and the HHS unions been easier to work with than the teachers unions?” a reporter asked of Psaki.
    “I think that is a bit of mixing different circumstances,” Psaki claimed in response. “One is schools are reopening.    There have been 8 mitigation steps that have been announced by the CDC to implement, right?

3/10/2021 U.S. Navy Assisting After Blasts At Equatorial Guinea Military Barracks by OAN Newsroom
This handout satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows the epicenter of the explosion, in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The government
of Equatorial Guinea says the death toll from a series of explosions at a military barracks has risen by dozens to at least 98 killed after more bodies were recovered.
The blasts on Sunday in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in the coastal city of Bata also wounded more than 600 people. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
    Drone footage showed the aftermath of explosions at an Equatorial Guinea military base that left at least 98 people dead and hundreds injured.    According to the U.S. Navy on Wednesday, troops will assist the community following the blasts that took place on Sunday in the port city of Bata.
This handout satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows the storage buildings before
the explosion, in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Aug. 7, 2020. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
    The president of the Central African nation said the damage was caused by negligence and the mishandling of dynamite.
    “I would definitely say, to answer your question, if people are finding ordnance, it is definitely not safe to pick ordnance up,” a U.S. Naval officer stated.    “It’s unexploded ordnance.    It’s very dangerous, you should definitely not be touching that ordnance.”
This handout satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies shows a military garrison after an explosion, in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
The government of Equatorial Guinea says the death toll from a series of explosions at a military barracks has risen by dozens to at least 98 killed after more bodies were
recovered. The blasts on Sunday in the neighborhood of Mondong Nkuantoma in the coastal city of Bata also wounded more than 600 people. (Maxar Technologies via AP)

3/10/2021 Miss. Gov. Reeves: Biden Can Only Insult Americans, Not Manage COVID by OAN Newsroom
JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – JUNE 30: Mississippi Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. (Photo by Rogelio V. Solis-Pool/Getty Images)
    Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) refuted Democrat attacks on his decision to ditch face masks and fully reopen his state.
    “Well, the people of Mississippi are very excited with the decisions that I have made,” Reeves stated. “And honestly when [Joe] Biden called all of us that live in Middle America ‘Neanderthals,’ it really reminded me of the day that Hillary Clinton called all of us that live in Middle America ‘deplorables.'
    Reeves said it’s not up to Joe Biden or anyone in Washington to decide how individual states should handle coronavirus lockdowns.    He added the state of Mississippi trusts its citizens to keep themselves safe, not Biden, who is only capable of insulting hard-working Americans.
    “If we go into crowds and have not been vaccinated… we can still wear a mask, we don’t need the government to tell us what we can and cannot do,” Reeves noted.    “Our total transmission in Mississippi today is 40% below the national average on a per capita basis.    So…when you’re managing the pandemic, it makes sense to back off the few restrictions we had in place.”
    Reeves added his state has advanced COVID-19 vaccinations at a faster pace than many other states, which has resulted in decreased infections by the day.

3/11/2021 Oil up $0.91 to $64.73, DOW up 464 to 32,297 the Dems are claiming the 1.9 trillion bill is causing this but they would probably be close to 40,000 now if they had continued the Trump policies so let’s watch it go down fast in the near future.

3/11/2021 GOP Delegation Calls On Biden To Address Border Crisis, Traveling To Texas To See Firsthand by OAN Newsroom
National Security Council Coordinator for U.S. Southern Border Roberta Jacobson, accompanied by White House press secretary Jen Psaki,
left, speaks at a press briefing at the White House, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The number of illegal migrants, particularly unaccompanied children, has continued to spike at the border in what Republicans have said is a direct result of the Biden administration’s actions.
    On Wednesday, statistics by Customs and Border Patrol showed the number of children and families arriving at the border had increased by more than 100 percent between January and February. This included more than 9,400 children attempting to cross the border themselves.
    According to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday, in February alone, there were more than 100,000 migrant encounters.
    “In one month, 100,000.    Those are the ones we encountered, not the ones that got through that people did not see,” McCarthy noted.    “What does that equate to?    Joe Biden’s hometown: Scranton, Pennsylvania?    100,000 is a higher population than Scranton, in one month.”
    A GOP delegation led by McCarthy said they’re gearing up to head to Texas to see the border situation for themselves.    They added that migrants were drawn by promises of amnesty and a bill backed by Joe Biden and Democrats, which offered citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.
    Meanwhile, Biden has simultaneously worked to keep schools in the U.S. closed.
    “It’s the wrong message for America and it’s doing a disservice to those people in those caravans who are being abused every single day,” Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R) stated.    “It’s got to stop.    [Joe] Biden created this problem.    [Joe] Biden needs to fix this problem.”
    Former top immigration agents have said the crisis on the border is a direct result of promises Biden made while running for president, in addition to the differences between the Biden and Trump administration policies.
    Furthermore, the Biden administration has assured the border is “closed,” yet is still struggling to find housing for the surge in unaccompanied minors.    The administration has also continued to take heat for holding onto children for extended periods of time in border patrol cells meant for adults.
    “We’re calling on the Biden administration to take action immediately to secure the border, to stop what we’re seeing happen, to change the policies, to make clear that the hundreds of thousands of people that we’ve seen now attempting to enter the country illegally will not be able to do so,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said.
    Analysts believe the border issues will likely be a hot-button topic for the 2022 midterms, with Republicans using it as a starting point to regain seats in the House, Senate and possibly beyond into the 2024 election.

3/11/2021 GOP Reps. Says Biden Admin. Is Encouraging Migrant Crisis by OAN Newsroom
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas., speaks during an interview with
The Associated Press on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    House Republicans have said despite his policies leading to a surge in illegal crossings, Joe Biden remains in denial about the ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    While speaking at conference on Wednesday, Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) asserted border officials, churches and non-profits are overwhelmed as Biden refuses to acknowledge it.    The Republican lawmaker made these remarks as detention facilities hit capacity amid Biden’s moratorium on deportations.
    Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-Ariz.) added on to Brady’s comments by asserting Biden is encouraging this by killing many of President Trump’s tough immigration policies.    “He is incentivizing these young children, minors, to travel thousands of miles at the mercy of dangerous cartels,” stated the Arizona lawmaker.
    In the meantime, at least 3,200 unaccompanied migrant children are being housed in Customs and Border Protection Holding Facilities.    According to reports, many migrants at the southern border have also been testing positive for coronavirus.

3/11/2021 Senate Confirms Biden Pick To Lead EPA Despite GOP Opposition by OAN Newsroom
EPA Administrator Michael Regan. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
    The Senate confirmed Joe Biden’s pick to lead the EPA despite strong opposition from Republican senators.    North Carolina Regulator Michael Regan was approved in a 66-to-34 vote on Wednesday.
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell voted against the nomination.    He said Regan supported far-left policies that would crush jobs in his state of Kentucky and across the U.S.
North Carolina Regulator Michael Regan. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)
    Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) echoed McConnell’s concerns, adding that Regan was bound to repeat the same mistakes of the Obama administration, which killed jobs in her state.
    “Throughout his confirmation process, Secretary Regan did not commit to a different policy agenda than that of the Obama administration,” Capito noted.    “An agenda that absolutely devastated, devastated my state and other energy-producing states.”
    Regan’s appointment made him the first black man to lead the EPA.

3/11/2021 Recall Calif. Gov. Newsom Effort Surpasses 2M Signatures by OAN Newsroom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    The effort to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) hit another milestone.    Organizers of the “Recall Newsom” campaign said they’ve surpassed their goal of gathering two million signatures.    The initiative needs about 1.5 million signatures by the March 17 deadline to put the recall effort on a state ballot.
    So far, the group said about 1.8 million of those signatures have been verified.    A Republican contender for California’s governorship called out Newsom for his failed leadership.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 17: Former San Diego Mayor and republican candidate for California Governor Kevin Faulconer speaks during
a news conference in front of Abraham Lincoln High School on February 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Kevin Faulconer held a news conference in front
of a San Francisco high school to demand that California Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen schools in the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    “Our state has become the land of broken promise,” former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer stated.    “And the promise-breaker in chief is Gavin Newsom.”
    If all the required signatures are verified by California’s Secretary of State’s Office, a special election for governor will be held sometime this summer.

3/11/2021 House Minority Leader McCarthy Asks Speaker Pelosi When Capitol Will Reopen In Full by OAN Newsroom
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., criticizes Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and the Democratic $1.9 trillion
COVID relief package, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) recently addressed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) by asking her when she will allow the lower chamber to return to business as usual.
    In a letter to Pelosi on Wednesday, the California Republican asked her questions like when will proxy voting end, when will in-person committees return to work full time and when will visitors be allowed back to the People’s House.
    Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is yet another Republican pushing for her constituents to be able to come to her office.    She pointed out that it’s an office that they are paying for.
    Speaker Pelosi has yet to give a timeline for reopening the Capitol Building.

3/11/2021 House Votes To Pass Background Checks Act Of 2021 by OAN Newsroom
FILE – Rifles fill a wall at a gun shop in Lynnwood, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
    The House participated in a tense session featuring debate over gun control measures.    The governmental body convened Thursday with its debate over H.R.8, which is a bill that would expand background checks to all gun sales.
    Democrats have claimed instituting a longer waiting period and monitoring private sales would prevent gun violence.    However, experts like Crime Prevention Research Center President Dr. John Lott have asserted there are several flaws in the Democrats’ logic.
    While the bill is titled the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021, only three of the 210 co-sponsors of the bill are Republicans.    Meanwhile, debate has begun on a second bill called the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, but is currently on hold.
    Nonetheless, the House moved to pass the legislation on Thursday in a 227-203 vote.    The measure will now be sent the Senate for a vote.

3/11/2021 NYC Mayor De Blasio Calls On Gov. Cuomo To Resign by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This photo from Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, shows Mayor Bill de Blasio right, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, holding a news conference
in New York. De Blasio said he watched the CBS interview Thursday with Cuomo accuser Charlotte Bennett and said he found her “just 100% believable.”
Bennett, 25, is accusing Gov. Cuomo of sexual harassment when she worked as his aide. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen, File).
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called on Andrew Cuomo to resign after a sixth woman accused the governor of sexual misconduct.
    During a press conference Thursday, de Blasio said the allegations against Cuomo are troubling.    His remarks comes amid the latest claim in which a female staffer alleged Cuomo groped her in his office last year.
    “The specific allegation that the governor called an employee of his, someone who he had power over, he called them to a private place and then sexually assaulted her is absolutely unacceptable,” stated the mayor.    “It is disgusting to me and he can no longer serve as governor.”
    De Blasio also blasted Cuomo over his alleged cover-up of the nursing home scandal in which thousands of people died amid the coronavirus pandemic.
    The mayor joins at least 85 New York state lawmakers who are also calling for Cuomo’s resignation.

3/11/2021 4 People In NYPD Custody Following Anti-Cuomo Protest by OAN Newsroom
Activist with VOCAL-NY block traffic on 3rd Ave. outside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office,
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in New York. The activists were demanding Cuomo’s immediate resignation and a New York State budget
that funds housing, health care and economic relief for everyday people. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
    At least four people were arrested during demonstrations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.    Members of activist group VOCAL-NY gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday, where they were seen holding signs and heard chanting for the Democrat to resign amid multiple scandals.
    The protesters were initially peaceful, though at one point they blocked traffic.    This led New York Police Department officers to intervene and call for the group to stay on the sidewalk. After several attempts, however, police took people into custody.
    Protesters accused the governor of favoring the wealthy while citing a struggling working class and growing homeless population.
    “And every year, year after year, Governor Cuomo uses abject power, totalitarian leadership, anti-democratic practices to pass budgets in the name of billionaires and millionaires,” stated Jawanza James Williams, director of VOCAL-NY.
    The events that took place Wednesday marked the latest demonstration by the group who said they are trying to take their state back as Cuomo has failed New Yorkers.

3/11/2021 Miss. Gov. Reeves Says Biden Can Only Insult Americans, Not Manage COVID by OAN Newsroom
Mississippi Tate Reeves signs the first state bill in the U.S. this year to ban transgender athletes from competing
on female sports teams Thursday, March 11, 2021, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) has refuted Democrat attacks on his decision to ditch face masks and fully reopen his state.    The Republican said it’s not up to Joe Biden or anyone in Washington to decide how individual states should handle coronavirus lockdowns.
    His remarks came after Biden referred to Reeves’ decision to lift pandemic restrictions as “Neanderthal thinking” while asserting that face masks still matter.
    “Today I feel the same way as I did the day that Hillary Clinton called all of us in middle America ‘deplorables,’ but the fact of the matter is we are simply doing the things to give our people the power back to do what they think is best for themselves and their family,” stated the governor.
    Reeves added, the state of Mississippi trusts its citizens to keep themselves safe, not Biden who is only capable of insulting hard working Americans.    “We don’t need the government to tell us what we can and cannot do,” he stated.
    Reeves added, his state is advancing COVID-19 vaccinations at a faster pace than many other states, which has resulted in decreasing infections by the day.

3/11/2021 White House Border Advisor Admits President Trump Deterred Illegal Immigration by OAN Newsroom
National Security Council Coordinator for U.S. Southern Border Roberta Jacobson speaks at a press briefing
at the White House, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    A top adviser to Joe Biden admitted President Trump’s policies effectively stopped illegal immigration from Mexico while Biden’s have encouraged it.
    In a press briefing Wednesday, Roberta Jacobson, Biden’s immigration aide, admitted the latest increase in border crossings happened because of his promises to provide immigration status to illegal migrants.    She also admitted President Trump’s policies have deterred illegal arrivals for years.
    “Surges tend to respond to hope and there was a significant hope for a more humane policy after four years of pent-up demand,” Jacobson stated.
    Biden’s immigration aide also admitted his open-border rhetoric is used by human-smugglers to boost their revenues, but claimed she’s working to discourage illegal immigrants from coming to the U.S.

3/12/2021 Oil up $1.66 to $66.10, DOW up 189 to 32,486.

3/11/2021 Joe Manchin Holds Unparalleled Control Over The Senate by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 24: Sen. Joe Manchin, (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Photo by Leigh Vogel-Pool/Getty Images)
    After the Senate majority flipped to Democrats following Georgia’s runoff elections, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) assumed the position of Senate Majority Leader.    However, with the Senate split 50-50, it would only take one Democrat senator to take the slim Senate majority out of the party’s grasp.
    That senator is Joe Manchin (D) of West Virginia.    Manchin proved he was capable of bucking the party’s agenda on issues ranging from the federal minimum wage hike to abolishing the filibuster.    Perhaps Manchin has taken these positions because he was elected to the Senate out of West Virginia, a deep red state, but Manchin said he’s just voting his conscience.
    “What you saw happen with that 50 vote swing and one vote — no matter who it may be can make a big difference in a tied Senate,” Manchin noted.
    “Can you imagine going day to day operations this way?    Can you imagine not having to sit down or there is no reason to sit down with your colleagues on both sides and have their input?
    Manchin’s disagreements with Democrats were on full display when the Senate voted on the minimum wage and the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.
    “There’s not one senator out of 100 that does not want to raise the minimum wage,” Manchin said.    “Not one, and with that said, we’re gonna make that happen.    The $15 minimum wage never fit in this piece of reconciliation.”
    Manchin has also signaled his unwillingness to eliminate the filibuster, which allows the minority party to block certain types of legislation from going to the Senate floor for a vote.    This is done by either blocking the measure behind the scenes or postponing the vote by debating indefinitely on the Senate floor, which is something Manchin said he has no issue with.
    “Now, if you want to make it a little more painful [and] make them stand there and talk, I am willing to look at any way we can,” Manchin said.
    “But I’m not willing to take away the involvement of the minority.”
    Manchin’s willingness to go against the Democrat-agenda has forced his colleagues to make sure legislation meets his standards if they want to guarantee it passes.    Until the 2022 midterms, Manchin will likely continue to be a thorn in the side of the Democrat Party by keeping them from advancing the sweeping legislation they promised to pass.

3/12/2021 Biden’s Lies About Vaccines Spark Criticism, Rebuttal By AP Fact-Check by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden takes off his mask to speak about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address
from the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    While the Biden administration has touted itself for maintaining the truth, it seems Democrats were caught up in their own lie.    Joe Biden’s false statements about coronavirus vaccines are now sparking criticism even amongst mainstream media outlets.
    According to an AP Fact-Check Thursday, Biden falsely claimed the U.S. vaccinated almost 3 million people in one day last week.    Biden aide Andy Slavitt echoed the false claims that same day.
    “On Saturday, we set an all-time, single-day record: nearly 3 million Americans vaccinated,” he claimed.    “A pace seen nowhere else in the world.”    However, the CDC reported the actual number is closer to 1.5 million.
    Biden officials were also caught lying about vaccinating the elderly.    They claimed 60 percent of the demographic had received the vaccine.
    “In terms of protecting the most vulnerable, our core duty as a nation, when we came into office 8 percent of people over 65 were vaccinated,” Slavitt stated.    “Today, 60 percent are vaccinated and, according to the CDC’s new guidance, vaccinated parents can now visit and hug their grandchildren.”
    In reality, only 31 percent of Americans aged 64 and older are fully-vaccinated.    This comes as Biden tried to take the credit for developing vaccines away from President Trump who has already slammed Biden for refusing to acknowledge those efforts.
    President Trump maintained that vaccines are only readily available because of his administration’s Operation Warp Speed.    He noted, Americans would not have been able to get a vaccine for up to five years had it not been for the administration’s efforts.
[AS WE WOULD EXPECT THAT JOE DID NOT ACKNOWLEGE THAT TRUMP'S WARP SPEED IS WHY THE PANDEMIC CAN BEGIN TO SLOW DOWN NOT THE INCOMING DEMOCRATS NOT SO GREAT NEW POLICIES ARE THE MIRACLE CURE AS THEIR CORRUPTION HAS NO END JUST KEEPS ON COMING AND TRUMP DID THIS WHILE BEING ATTACKED BY THEM FOR 4 YEARS AND JOE IS TAKING HIS NAPPY TIME.].

3/12/2021 N.Y. State Assembly Approves Impeachment Probe Into Gov. Cuomo by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This Monday, March 8, 2021, file photo shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking at a vaccination site in New York. A lawyer for Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that
she reported a groping allegation made against him to local police after the woman involved declined to press charges herself. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool, File)
    Another round of New York state lawmakers are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation as the Democrat continues to battle a series of scandals.
    In a statement Thursday, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heasti announced he has authorized the Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation after a sixth woman came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct.    The woman, who has not been publicly identified, allegedly went to the Albany Police Department to report Cuomo had touched her inappropriately at the governor’s mansion late last year after she was called in for a work-related project.
    As revelations have unfolded regarding Cuomo’s alleged behavior, a majority of state lawmakers have begun campaigning for his removal.    Two letters, one by 20 state Republicans and the other by 59 Democrats, were sent to the governor this week demanding he step down from office.    One Democrat assemblywoman, who signed the letter, said the recent allegations against the governor are taking away from the work at hand.
    “This latest one is a new level, the sixth one raises to a new level,” stated assemblywoman Patricia Fahy, (D).    “I have tremendous respect for our attorney general, but this one is a new level…it can lead to other charges or higher levels beyond sexual harassment and that will remain to be seen.”
    Since the newest allegations, even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) has heavily criticized Cuomo and called the claims “deeply troubling.”
    “It’s not one, it’s not two, it’s not three, it’s not four, it’s not five…it’s six women who have come forward, it’s deeply troubling,” he stated.    “The specific allegation that the governor called an employee of his, someone who he had power over, called them to a private place and then sexually assaulted her is absolutely unacceptable.”
    While speaking to reporters earlier this week, Cuomo denied the multiple sexual harassment allegations by claiming he never made such advancements.
    “This is very simple, I never touched anyone inappropriately,” he claimed.    “As I said last week, I never made any inappropriate advances, no one ever told me at the time that I made them feel uncomfortable.”
    Despite ongoing and increasing scrutiny, the Democrat governor has said he has no intention of stepping down.

3/12/2021 Portland Mayor Seeks Funding For Police After Police Budget Slashed Last Year by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler poses for a photo outside City Hall in Portland, Ore. Wheeler announced
Thursday, March 11, 2021, he would seek $2 million in one-time funding from a reserve contingency account to invest in the Portland Police Bureau
as well as other agencies and programs in hopes of slowing the city’s rampant gun violence. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
    Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler said he’s seeking $2 million in police funding to address rising gun violence in the city.    According to reports Thursday, there have been 20 homicides in the city so far this year compared to only one the same time last year.
    The move by Wheeler came after Portland leaders voted to cut around $16 million from the police budget last year.    The cut included the elimination of a gun violence reduction unit.
    Reports earlier this week noted budget analysts recommended adding police funding in order recruit 30 new officers.    The current budget cut 84 full-time positions from the police bureau.
    Meanwhile, at least one person has been arrested after Anitfa protesters attacked a federal courthouse in Portland.    On Thursday, the group attempted to force their way into the building while smashing a window and setting a trash can on fire.    This occurred less than one week after officials removed a physical barrier that was put in place in response to last summer’s riots.     When police arrived, the far-left activists taunted them and threatened to burn the building down.
    This attack came days after Oregon Democrat Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley refused to go on record condemning Antifa and Black Lives Matter riots in the city.

3/12/2021 Biden Takes Credit For Operation Warp Speed Successes by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
    Mainstream media has admitted Joe Biden is inflating his administration’s efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.    Both the Associated Press and the New York Times released a “fact check” Thursday, shortly after Biden’s speech, and pointed out how he exaggerated the number of COVID-19 deaths.
    Biden said the number of deaths is “more than WWI, WWII, the Vietnam War and 9/11 combined.”    In reality, however, the nearly 530,000 deaths from the pandemic is smaller than the 580,000 people who died in those three wars and the nearly 3,000 people who died in the September 11 attacks.
    Biden also downplayed the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus.
    “Two months ago this country didn’t have nearly enough vaccine supply to vaccinate all or anywhere near all of the American public,” he claimed. “But soon we will.”
    The Government Accountability Office reported that by the end of last year the Trump administration had ordered at least 800 million vaccine doses, which should have been delivered by July 31.    According to Kaiser Health News, that would have been enough to vaccinate more than 400 million people, which is larger than the U.S. population.

3/12/2021 White House: $1.4K Stimulus Checks To Hit Bank Accounts As Early As This Weekend by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki takes a question from a reporter during a press briefing
at the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The White House said coronavirus stimulus checks are set to hit Americans’ bank accounts as early as this weekend.    While speaking at a briefing Thursday, press secretary Jen Psaki outlined the payment schedule for the disbursement of the $1,400 checks that were approved in the American Rescue Plan.
    At least one million Americans should receive funds by March 17.    Meanwhile, paper checks and prepaid visa debit cards will be sent through April.
    “This is, of course, just the first wave, but people will start, some people in the country will start seeing those in direct deposits in their bank accounts this weekend,” Psaki stated.    “And payments to eligible Americans will continue throughout the course of the next several weeks.”
    This is the third payment to go out as taxpayers are struggling to make ends meet under Democrat-led lockdown orders.

3/12/2021 Cruz To Block Two More Biden Cabinet Nominees To Address Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2 Pipeline by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said he will delay more of Joe Biden’s cabinet nominees as he takes a stand against the Nord Stream 2 project.    On Thursday, Cruz revealed plans to hold the confirmations of Brian McKeon and Wendy Sherman in order to pressure the administration into doing “more on Nord Stream 2.”
    A bipartisan group of lawmakers has condemned the pipeline’s construction from Russia to Germany, fearing it would give Russia too much power over Western Europe.    Cruz said the sanctions passed by Congress were effective and Biden should stick to their previous plans.
    “And in the last couple of months, as everyone knows, Putin has begun building the pipeline again,” Cruz said.    “And he’s done so because of the mixed signals from the Biden administration, on whether they will follow the law that has been passed overwhelmingly with massive bipartisan support from Congress twice.”
    White House officials claimed Biden is against the pipeline’s construction, but has not yet made a formal statement on the matter.

3/12/2021 Former PM Letta Says Ready To Head Italy’s Troubled PD Party by Crispian Balmer
FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta gestures during a news conference at Chigi Palace in Rome, February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Remo Casilli/
    ROME (Reuters) – Former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced on Friday he would seek the leadership of the troubled centre-left Democratic Party (PD), seven years after he was ousted from power in a party coup.
    The PD, one of the largest groups supporting Mario Draghi’s unity government, was thrown into turmoil last week when its leader Nicola Zingaretti quit, saying he was “ashamed” of internal wrangling over key positions.
    His abrupt walkout has triggered a PD slump in the polls and many party stalwarts have turned to Letta, who has been living in Paris in recent years, asking if he would return to Italy and try to revive the centre-left’s fortunes.
    In a video posted on Twitter, Letta confirmed widespread speculation that he would stand as a candidate to lead the party at a PD assembly called for Sunday.
    No other PD politician has yet put themselves forward for the top job, and Letta is widely expected to be nominated.
    “Frankly I would never have imagined last Monday that today I would be here to announce my candidacy for the leadership of the Democratic Party, a party that I helped to found and which is now going through a deep crisis,” Letta said.
    “I am doing it out of a love of politics and a passion for democratic values.”
    Moderate and pro-European, Letta led a coalition in 2013-2014 that combined centre-left and centre-right parties. He was unceremoniously booted out of office by party rival Matteo Renzi, who said Italy needed more ambitious government.br>     Livid at his downfall, Letta moved to France where he became director of the Jacques Delors Institute think tank and dean of the Paris School of International Affairs at Sciences Po.
    He let his membership of the PD lapse, but started paying his dues again in 2019 after Renzi quit the group to set up his own breakaway party, which registers less than 3% in the polls.
    Support for the PD fell almost 2 percentage points after Zingaretti resigned, hitting just 16.6% in one survey, making it the fourth largest group in Italy behind the 5-Star Movement, and two rightist parties, the League and the Brothers of Italy.
(Reporting by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

3/12/2021 Italy’s Draghi Says Will Hike Deficit To Support Virus-Hit Economy
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaks during a visit to a mass vaccination centre at
Fiumicino Airport near Rome, Italy, March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
    ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Friday he would hike this year’s budget deficit further in order to support the economy hit by a worsening coronavirus crisis and promised to intensify Italy’s vaccination drive.
    Speaking at an inoculation centre at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, Draghi also played down health concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine, which some countries have suspended following the deaths of a handful of people who had taken it.
    “I will propose to parliament … a new increase in the deficit,” said Draghi, who took office a month ago at the head of a government of national unity.
    Rome’s most recent estimate was for a deficit-to-GDP ratio of 8.8% this year, down only slightly from 9.5% in 2020 when the economy shrank by 8.9%, Italy’s steepest recession since World War Two.
    Draghi spoke shortly after the cabinet approved a decree ordering a nationwide lockdown over the Easter weekend.    It also toughened curbs on economic activity and freedom of movement from Monday to try to rein in a rise in COVID-19 infections.
    Italy has reported more than 100,000 deaths from the disease since discovering its first cases 13 months ago, the seventh highest toll worldwide.
    Draghi said a new decree to be presented next week will extend furlough schemes, bolster income support for the poor and simplify procedures to compensate firms whose revenue have been hit by COVID closures.
    This package of measures, worth 32 billion euros ($38.17 billion), was already budgeted for by the previous government, while Draghi said he would ask parliament in April for authorisation to increase spending further.
    Draghi said Italy’s medicines authority believed there was no link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and recent deaths of people who had taken it, which prompted Denmark, Norway, Iceland and Bulgaria to suspend the vaccine and Italy to block a batch.
    Italy is currently vaccinating some 170,000 people per day, the prime minister said, adding: “The goal is to triple that quickly.”
    Amid reports of many Italians managing to get vaccinated ahead of the elderly and chronically sick, Draghi appealed for a sense of responsibility.
    “I ask everyone to wait their turn,” he said, citing the example of the 79-year-old head of state Sergio Mattarella, who was only vaccinated this week.
($1 = 0.8383 euros)
(Reporting by Gavin Jones, Angelo Amante and Giuseppe Fonte, writing by Gavin Jones, editing by Crispian Balmer)

3/12/2021 Biden Border Policy Sparks Worry Over Impact On Pandemic by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 03: Joe Biden spoke during the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington
Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)
    Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is among several GOP lawmakers condemning the Biden administration’s immigration policy.
    Republicans are increasingly slamming Biden’s return to “catch and release,” blaming it for a recent surge in illegal immigration, especially among unaccompanied minors.
    Customs and Border Protection recorded a 28 percent increase in illegal border crossings in February from the previous month, a figure that’s expected to worsen.    However, the Biden administration is unwilling to call it a crisis.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room
at the White House, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    “Our focus here is on getting to the root of issues, taking actions,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.    “We don’t feel the need to play games with what it’s called.”
    As migrants are released into the U.S., border agents admitted CBP officers don’t test every individual they apprehend for COVID-19.
    While humanitarian groups and local health officials are offering shelter, care and testing to sick asylum seekers, lawmakers fear the situation is more dire.
    “The story we’re getting and we’re looking for confirmation is that hospitals are starting to fill up again in some of these COVID wards,” Biggs stated.    “But they’re not American citizens or here legally, these are folks coming across the border.”
    The congressman said he intends to make calls to verify if what he described is taking place in hospitals in Arizona’s 5th District or across the state.
    OAN has so far been unable to obtain data to confirm the claims.
    Meanwhile, the Arizona Department of Health Services’ latest figures show the number of hospitalizations related to COVID-19 are decreasing.    As of Thursday, 831 people were in the hospital with the virus, with less than a third of patients in the ICU.
    The actual number of infections is believed to be higher.

3/12/2021 Sen. Scott: Woke, White Supremacy Rooted In Racism, Discrimination by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 23: U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) spoke to members of the media after the weekly Senate Republican Policy
Luncheon at Hart Senate Office Building June 23, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) railed against so-called “woke supremacy,” saying it’s cut from the same cloth as white supremacy.
    During an interview on Friday, Scott said woke and white supremacy are designed to stoke division and hate among its supporters.
    Scott claimed he and several Black Republicans have been targeted by leftist attacks for promoting different values.    He also alleged woke supremacists have called his office and made threats against his life.
    This came after CNN commentator Don Lemon called Scott out in a rant on his program Thursday.
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 13: News anchor Don Lemon hosted the Ellie Awards 2018 on March 13, 2018
in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for The Association of Magazine Media)
    “You are gaslighting people.    You are giving people misinformation.    What are you doing, brother?    What are you doing?” Lemon asked.    “You’re not helping.”
    Scott said Lemon has to look inward at his side of the aisle and renounce woke supremacists and their actions.
    In the meantime, Scott says he’s going to continue the conversation and work towards unifying both sides of the aisle.

3/12/2021 Psaki Responds To Criticism Of Biden 4th Of July BBQ Remark Made During Speech by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke with reporters in the James Brady Press Briefing Room
at the White House, Friday, March 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded to press questions regarding Joe Biden’s controversial Fourth of July comment.
    In his speech, Biden said that if people wear masks and get vaccinated when it is made available to all adults on May 1, they could have small gatherings to celebrate the Fourth of July.
    His remark was met with backlash on social media and confusion on how the administration came up with that promise.
    “We did not want to give a conclusion on when everybody will be fully vaccinated because it really depends on a couple of factors, some of which are out of our control,” Psaki stated.
    Psaki minimized the extent of Biden’s comment, adding it depends on state distribution and an individual’s desire to receive the vaccine.
[SO DID JOE GO OFF WHAT WAS ON THE TELEPROMPTER OR DID THE PEOPLE WHO WROTE IT SCREWED UP LETS US KNOW THE TRUTH PSAKI BECAUSE THIS IS NOT THE PRESS THIS IS HALF OF THIS COUNTRY DEMANDING THIS DICTORIAL STATEMENT TO BE RESCINDED BY JOE AND SCREW WHAT FAUCI OF THE CDC SAID.].

3/12/2021 L.A. County, 11 Other Calif. Counties, Cleared Partially To Reopen Businesses by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 4, 2021 file photo, a sign reading “Welcome Back Now Open” was posted on the window of a Morton’s
Steakhouse restaurant as a man worked inside during the coronavirus pandemic in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
    Several counties in California are preparing to reopen after the state hit a vaccination threshold.
    According to state officials on Friday, 12 counties, including Los Angeles County, are set to move from the state’s most restrictive purple tier to the less restrictive red tier. This will allow businesses like restaurants, gyms, museums and zoos to reopen in a limited capacity.
    On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced the state had reached its goal of vaccinating two million people in the state’s hardest hit areas.
    “We have a numerical goal that to me is more important than the 11 million, and that’s the two million goal,” Newsom stated.    “Which is our short term goal to address the issue of equity and to make sure that we’re administering in a targeted manner these vaccines.    We’re at 1.9 million today. On Friday, we will pass that goal.”
    Schools will also have the option of bringing students in grades seven through 12 back for in-person learning.
    The move out of the most restrictive tier came at the same time the recall effort aimed at Newsom has surpassed two million signatures.

3/12/2021 DeSantis: Biden Admin. Locking Down Fla. Is ‘Insane’ by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R). (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vowed to keep the state open despite Joe Biden’s suggestion of re-imposing lockdowns to curb coronavirus cases.    During a press conference on Friday, DeSantis called the potential move “insane” and said lockdowns do more damage to working Americans.
    “I can tell you, that ain’t happening in Florida,” DeSantis said.    “We are not going to let him lock down Florida.    I know they talked about restricting travel of Floridians.    That’s totally unacceptable.    We’ve said that from the beginning to even contemplate doing any type of lockdown.    Honestly, it’s insane.”
    DeSantis stated his administration will keep doing what works and will keep the economy and schools open.    He added he hopes health officials will continue effectively vaccinating residents and that access to vaccines will be expanded.
[WAY TO GO DESANTIS TO PUT JOE BIDEN IN HIS PLACE AND TO STOP HIS DICTATORSHIP AS MY EX-WIFE AND MYSELF AND TWO SONS 13 AND 11 WILL BE GOING TO FLORIDA IN JULY 7-14 TO DO PANAMA BEACH AND CONDO FOR 3 DAYS AND 3 DAYS IN KISSIMME AND MAGIC KINGDOM.].

3/12/2021 Rep. Jordan Calls Out Big Tech Cancel Culture In Antitrust Hearing by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (Photo by Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images)
    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) called out Big Tech’s role in perpetuating cancel culture in journalism.    In a tweet Friday, the Ohio lawmaker said the biggest threats to freedom are “Big Tech, big media and big government.”
    He also tweeted a video of a House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing on Friday, which focused on whether the news industry and online publishers should negotiate for better agreements with platforms like Google and Facebook.
    During questioning, Jordan drew attention to OutKick’s founder and lead writer Clay Travis, who spoke about how conservative commentators are being targeted online for censorship.
    “What our democracy depends on is the First Amendment,” Jordan said.    “Mr. Travis, at the end of your statement, you said: ‘I am a First Amendment absolutist and I believe cancel culture intertwined with identity politics is the greatest threat to our country.’    I could not agree more.    Do you have a functioning First Amendment when only one side is allowed to talk?    Do you have free speech when Big Tech, Big media and big government decides what can be said and what can be seen?
    “No, you don’t, not at all,” Travis answered.    “And I think that is the major issue that our country is facing today.”
    “More important than this broad concept of journalism, which I’m all for, is the First Amendment,” Jordan emphasized.    “The right to speak and to speak in a political nature and not be censored for speaking out in a political fashion.”
    Jordan went on to say the free market isn’t supposed to decide what is high quality journalism, it is the First Amendment that decides that.

3/12/2021 U.S. Customs And Border Protection Seize $1.3M Of Methamphetamine Disguised As Spinach by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine in Southern California.    Officers at the Otay Mesa facility in San Diego arrested a 49-year-old man who was driving a tractor with a trailer full of what he said was spinach, but was really $1.3 million of methamphetamine.
    Border officials inspected the shipment and found 127 wrapped packages of meth mixed with boxes of spinach that weighed almost 600 pounds.
    The driver was transported to the Metropolitan Correction Center and will face federal charges.

3/12/2021 National Park Service Rejects Request For 4th Of July Fireworks Display At Mount Rushmore by OAN Newsroom
Fireworks light up the sky above Mount Rushmore National Monument on July 03, 2020 near Keystone, South Dakota. President Donald Trump
spoke before the start of the fireworks display, the first at the monument in about a decade. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Fireworks will not be set off at Mount Rushmore this July 4. In a letter from the National Park Service to South Dakota’s Tourism Department on Friday, officials said they were unable to grant a request for fireworks.
Fireworks explode above the Mount Rushmore National Monument during an Independence Day event attended
by the US president in Keystone, South Dakota, July 3, 2020. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Officials cited risks to the park as well as health and safety risks to the public. In February, South Dakota’s governor sent letters to the state’s congressional delegates to urge for their support in getting the fireworks.
Supporters of US President Donald Trump wave flags on a road in Keystone, South Dakota, on July 3, 2020, before a fireworks celebration for the Fourth of
July holiday at Mount Rushmore National Monument and the visit of US President Donald Trump. (Photo by ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)
    “All of the parameters and permitting processes have been laid out already and the documents signed,” Gov. Kristi Noem (R) said.    “With the change in administration, we just hope they continue through with that and not pull the rug out from underneath us, much like they did with the Keystone pipeline.”
    The decision for no fireworks is in stark contrast to 2020 when fireworks returned to the memorial for Independence Day for the first time since 2009, thanks to efforts by President Trump.

3/12/2021 Buttigieg Proposes Raising Gas Tax To Pay For Infrastructure Bill by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 file photo, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke at Union Station in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg suggested raising the gas tax could help fund Democrats’ proposed infrastructure bill.
    During an interview on Friday, Buttigieg called the proposal a “medium-term” solution for funding the bill, pointing out the current gas tax hasn’t been adjusted for inflation since it was last revised in 1993.
Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with Kamala Harris and members of the House of Representatives in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021, on infrastructure. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    “Historically for example, we’ve mostly relied on the gas tax in order to fund our highways,” Buttigieg stated.    “But, the gas tax hasn’t been adjusted since 1993, it was never pegged to inflation and at best that’s a medium-term solution because as electric vehicles come onto the road, people are going to use less gas anyway.”
    However, as recently as February, Buttigieg said Joe Biden has shown opposition to raising the gas tax, since doing so would violate his campaign promise to not raise taxes on middle class Americans.

3/12/2021 Pelosi: Of Course There’s A Chance Democrats Will Overturn GOP Election Win In Iowa by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is shown during a news conference at the U.S.
Capitol on September 7, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Democrats are open to challenging election results in Iowa.
    In a press conference on Thursday, Pelosi mentioned there was a chance Democrats could overturn the state certified victory of Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa).
    Miller-Meeks defeated Democrat Rita Hart by just six votes in 2020.    Hart has since taken to Congress, claiming she identified 22 voters whose ballots were not cast.
    Pelosi claimed the House Administration Committee is following the proper protocols to examine the case.
    “I respect the work of the committee.    I did see, as you saw in the press, what they decided to, and they were following my, as I read it, the requirements of the law as to how you go forward,” Pelosi stated.
    Republicans maintain Miller-Meeks won a free and fair election and are condemning attempts by Democrats to overturn the results.
[OH COME ON DEMOCRATS YOU HAVE ALREADY CHEATED IN ELECTIONS OF 6 SWING STATES AND THERE IS PROOF TO THAT SO NOW YOU WANT TWO CHEAT IN IOWA.].

3/12/2021 10 House Democrats Call For Gov. Cuomo To Resign by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)
    Several Democrats took aim at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) following his nursing home scandal and multiple sexual harassment allegations.    On Friday, 10 House Democrats issued statements that called for the New York governor to resign after facing allegations from a seventh accuser.
    The list included state representatives such as Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.).    This came after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called for Cuomo to resign.
    “The governor and his team have been trying to cover up the truth,” De Blasio noted.    “I mean, we’ve gotten report after report of purposeful efforts to cover up the facts that the public deserves.    We saw it with the nursing homes.    We saw it with the Tappan Zee Bridge.    We’re now seeing it with horrendous efforts by staffers to silence women who are trying to speak their truth.”
    So far, 55 state lawmakers and several others have urged the embattled governor to resign.    However, despite growing calls, Cuomo has repeatedly said he has no intention of stepping down.

3/12/2021 Minneapolis To Fork Over $27M To George Floyd’s Family, City Reached Record Breaking Settlement In Civil Case Amid Chauvin Jury Selection by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – Flowers, signs and balloons are left near a makeshift memorial to George Floyd near the spot where he died. (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)
    The city of Minneapolis reached a record $27 million settlement with George Floyd’s family.    On Friday, city council members unanimously approved the civil suit payout after a 40 minute private meeting.
Graffiti artist Akse spray paints a mural of George Floyd in Manchester’s northern quarter on
June 03, 2020 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
    This comes as jury selection continues in the criminal trial of Derek Chauvin, the former officer charged with murder in Floyd’s death.    George Floyd died in police custody in May of 2020.
    According to the medical examiner, Floyd had a fatal level of fentanyl in his system at the time.    His death sparked violent riots across the nation that amounted to billions in destruction.
(Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)
    In the meantime, in addition to the $27 million, Minneapolis is spending $36 million to secure the city during Chauvin’s trial.

3/12/2021 Rioters Target Portland Courthouse As Mayor Seeks Additional Police Funding by OAN Newsroom
Protesters were surrounded by tear gas near the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown Portland as protesters took part in
a rally against police brutality in Portland, Oregon late on July 24, 2020. (Photo by KATHRYN ELSESSER/AFP via Getty Images)
    The barriers around the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse had just been taken down this week when rioters in Portland once again targeted the building with violence.
    Reports on Thursday said far-left activists damaged the building after trying to force their way inside.    Officers were dispatched to the building in the late afternoon after a group of trespassers in the lobby reportedly refused to leave.
    The situation escalated when they started damaging items inside the building.    Work crews began boarding up the windows and doors in the early evening, prompting a larger group to gather and taunt police.
    The group eventually turned violent, smashing windows, burning flags and spraying graffiti on the side of the building.    Officers had to use tear gas to push the rioters back, and at least one person was arrested.
    This came just after crews removed the fencing around the building put up over the summer during the violent riots in the city.    The courthouse itself saw several rounds of violence since demonstrations began last May.
PORTLAND, OREGON – JULY 27: People gathered to protest in front of the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse in downtown
Portland as the city experienced another night of unrest on July 27, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    The riot began the same day Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said he was seeking $2 million in police funding to address rising gun violence in the city.
    According to reports, there have been 20 homicides in the city this year compared to only one the same time last year.
    The move by Wheeler came after Portland leaders last year voted to cut around $16 million from the police budget.    The cut included the elimination of a gun violence reduction unit.
    This week, reports said budget analysts recommended adding police funding in order to recruit 30 new officers.    The current budget cut 84 full time positions from the police bureau, which were mostly vacant but were soon met with a wave of retirements and resignations.    So far this fiscal year, 73 officers have retired and 39 have resigned.
    The police bureau has not hired any officer in at least eight months and may not hire any by the end of the fiscal year due to the budget cuts.

3/12/2021 Wolf: Strong Enforcement Needed To End Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 21: Former Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf spoke during a press conference on July 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    Former Homeland Security acting secretary Chad Wolf said the Biden administration’s border policies are fueling the immigration crisis seen right now.
    In an interview this week, Wolf explained the Trump administration had the most secure border seen in some time.    This, however has been replaced with the failed “catch and release” policy.    He said until the administration gets serious about enforcing the rule of law, they will continue to see the crisis unfold and the number of migrants spiral out of control.
    “The only way that you end a crisis like this is to have strong enforcement, a strong deterrent message and not let these individuals in,” Wolf stated.    “As long as we keep funding reception centers, as long as we keep allowing these individuals to come in and remain here in the U.S., you’re going to continue to see the numbers increase.”
    Wolf added the administration’s message of “you can come, but don’t come now” is dangerous.    He went on to say there’s nothing humane about prompting people to make a dangerous journey because they’ll be let into the country.

3/12/2021 N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Refuses To Resign Amid Growing Harassment Claims by OAN Newsroom
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo greets people after speaking at a vaccination site at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center on March 8, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) aides reportedly tried to do some damage control after his first accuser came forward with accusations.
    According to several former employees, Cuomo’s office attempted to call at least six of them in an attempt to discredit the first accuser Lindsey Boylan or to get additional information about her allegations.    Some of the ex-staffers believe the calls were meant to intimidate them.    The outreach was reportedly coordinated by Melissa DeRosa, the governor’s top aide.
    In a phone briefing on Friday, Cuomo doubled down on his refusal to resign after reports of a seventh accuser came forward and cited cancel culture as what’s motivating the calls against him.
    “People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture, and the truth,” Cuomo claimed.    “Let the review proceed.    I’m not going to resign, I was not elected by the politicians.    I was elected by the people.    Part of this is that I am not part of the political club.    And you know what?    I’m proud of it.”
    Cuomo then pivoted to worrying about the Empire State’s budget in the aftermath of the pandemic instead of addressing the nursing home death cover up, which happened under his watch.

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3/13/2021 DOJ: Prosecution In Capitol Attack Is Largest In American History by OAN Newsroom
January 6, 2021. U.S. Capitol. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    According to federal prosecutors who discovered new information in a court filing Friday, 100 more people are expected to be charged in the Capitol attack.    The documents were filed as part of a conspiracy case, which involved nine alleged associates of the paramilitary group known as the “Oath Keepers.”
    The DOJ has requested a 60-day delay in the case by citing its complexity and the massive amount of potential evidence.    This came after newly sworn-in Attorney General Merrick Garland took the Oath of Office Thursday and less than an hour later, the nation’s top cop received an FBI briefing on the probe of the January 6 Capitol breach.
    FBI Director Christopher Wray pledged to put the agency’s resources toward prosecuting acts of violent extremism and Garland promised the same during his Senate Confirmation Hearing.    However, Garland also took heat for shying away from labeling 2020’s Portland riots, unlike the Capitol breach, as domestic terrorism because the courthouse was not “in operation” at the time.    He said both were serious crimes, but believed the Capitol protests carried more weight and were a core attack on our democratic institutions.
    However, during his address to the DOJ, Garland said norms require like-cases to be treated alike. He stated:
    “That there not be one rule for Democrats, and another for Republicans. One rule for friends, and another for foes.    One rule for the powerful and another for the powerless.    One rule for the rich, and another for the poor.    Or different rules depending on ones race or ethnicity.”
    The prosecution in the Capitol attack is expected to be the largest in American history.

3/13/2021 McConnell: Dems Looking To Take Control Of U.S. Elections by OAN Newsroom
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) (Photo by congress.gov via Getty Images)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) decried Democrat efforts to pass their sweeping election bill, H.R.1. During a recent interview, McConnell said the bill is the left’s attempt to take over American elections.    He stated he took issue with several provisions he believes will increase the risk of voter fraud.    This includes expanding vote-by-mail systems, rolling back voter I.D. laws and same day registration.
    McConnell added Democrat leaders will stop at nothing to pass the bill through Congress, including killing the filibuster.
    “This is an opportunity for the Democrats to seize power in perpetuity,” McConnell noted.    “And they don’t wanna miss that chance.    And it’s gonna come down to whether or not we can defeat it in the Senate and whether or not Manchin and Sinema don’t allow this to be decided by simply 51 votes but rather require 60.”
    McConnell urged supporters to put pressure on key Democrat swing votes, such as Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) to keep the filibuster.    This is necessary so senators can pass an effective bipartisan voting rights bill, not just a Democrat wish list.

3/13/2021 House Minority Leader McCarthy Slams Irresponsible Spending By Dems In COVID Relief Bill, Says U.S. Has Allocated More Money To Be Spent In Last Year Than All Of WW2 by OAN Newsroom
US Representative Kevin McCarthy, incoming minority leader, speaks to reporters. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has continued to shed light on concerns over the COVID relief bill.    He took to Twitter on Saturday to say the U.S. has now allocated more money to be spent in the last year than in World War II, thanks to the billions in political payoffs in blue state bailouts.
    His comments came after the partisan bill was rushed through both chambers of Congress and signed by Joe Biden Thursday.    Concerns were raised over items covered in the bill and what will actually be going to Americans.
    McCarthy doubled down on his criticisms of the Democrats’ “liberal wish list” and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s special personal interests.
    “This is really about favors to Pelosi’s friends, it’s not about COVID,” McCarthy stated.    “And we have already spent more than $5 trillion.    If you put it in today’s numbers, for World War II we only spent over $4 trillion.
    The congressman has continued to stand his ground when it comes to what the bill actually contains.
    Meanwhile, GOP Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) also criticized the COVID-19 relief package.    He recently took to Twitter and said “bribing people with their own money is dishonest and unsustainable
.”
    He added the $1,400 stimulus checks are ultimately costing adults or their children thousands of dollars more.    Crenshaw noted Americans are living on false promises and it will destroy future generations if we give into government bribes.

3/13/2021 White House Plans PR Blitz To Push COVID-19 Relief Bill by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: Surrounded by Democratic House and Senate Committee Chairs, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) pose for photos after signing the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill
during a bill enrollment ceremony on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on March 10, 2021. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    First, Democrats pushed through the $2 trillion COVID relief bill by using reconciliation.    Next, they started a campaign to convince the American people that the bill was made in their best interest.
    Since Republicans pointed out the lack of bipartisanship and highlighted how the bill could have been improved had they been given more of a say, Democrats attempted to create a distraction.    This distraction started with a series of advertisements from the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee.
    On Friday, the first ad was released.    It was designed to support Arizona Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D), who only won his seat by less than 12,000 votes.
    This follows comments from Biden to House Democrats in early March when he said he regrets not taking a “victory lap” after the passage of the 2009 “Recovery Act.”    He noted they paid the price when the Democrats lost 60 House seats in the following election.
    However, the ads — along with a recently announced two-year multi-million-dollar campaign blitz funded by a liberal super-PAC — launched while, as the video itself states, hundreds of millions of Americans are still struggling.
    The DCCC said that these videos are just “the first of many investments that are intended to highlight the Democrats'” so-called “victory.”
    Meanwhile, the White House has planned an all-out PR blitz to promote the newly signed COVID-19 relief package.    On Friday, administration officials announced the PR move, which starts with trips to multiple states to push popularity for Democrats.
    Several lawmakers strongly opposed the bill and cited it as funding for radical left projects and not for the benefit of the American people.
    Meanwhile, critics said the administration’s push to gain more support is a “desperate attempt” to hold on to seats in Congress come primary season.

3/13/2021 President Trump Hints At Daughter-In-Law’s Future Senate Run by OAN Newsroom
Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of President Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump teased that one of his family members may run for public office in the near future.    On Friday, the 45th President surprised a crowd of his supporters at a Big Dog Ranch Rescue fundraiser that was being held at Mar-a-Lago.
    Organizers had a goal of raising roughly $500,000 during the event in order to rescue around 500 dogs by cargo plane from China’s meat markets.    During his surprise visit, the President praised his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, while hinting that she may run for a seat in the Senate.
    “I want to thank Lara who has been so incredible,” the 45th President said on stage.    “And I don’t know, aren’t you running for the Senate?
    While an official announcement has yet to be made, Lara has teased a possible Senate run in the past.    She would further promote her father-in-law’s message of “making America great again.”

3/13/2021 March 13: National Military K9 Veterans Day, Commemorates First Day Of Training For Army’s War Dog Program In 1942 by OAN Newsroom
In this file photo taken on November 25, 2019, US President Donald Trump (L), Vice President Mike Pence (2nd L) and First Lady Melania Trump (R) stand with Conan, the military dog
that was involved with the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, at the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    March 13 is National K9 Veterans Day. It commemorates 79 years since the creation of the army’s war dog program, also known as the K9 Corps.
    Canines are now trained for a number of different jobs to aid their units from explosive ordinance detection to combat tracking.    Some military working dog handlers, like Master-at-Arms Joseph Adames, said that it is important to respect the canines that have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
    “It’s important because these dogs lay down their lives for minimum to nothing,” Adames said.    “Sailors, soldiers, we all get paid, but they just want love from us handlers.    They want toys and just that love and feedback from the handler.    They don’t volunteer for themselves.”
    Some of the most famous canines were among those remembered, including Sergeant Stubby, who is known as the “Original War Dog” for his service during World War I.        Another canine veteran who received recognition was Cairo, the canine who accompanied SEAL Team 6 during the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.
    Conan, the heroic canine who took part in the successful Al Baghdadi raid, was also among the canines honored.    He was praised as “one of the most primetime age-wise service dogs the military has ever seen,” according to President Trump.
    “We just gave Conan a medal and a plaque,” the 45th President stated.    “I actually think Conan knew exactly what was going on.    The dog is incredible, we’ve spent some good time with it.    [He is] so brilliant so smart.”
In this undated handout image provided by the Department of Defense, the military working dog who sustained minor injuries
during the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s compound is seen. The dog is a 4 year veteran of the SOCOM K-9 program
and has been a member of approximately 50 combat missions. (Photo by Department of Defense via Getty Images)
    No matter their role, all military dogs were honored as important members of their military units for their life-saving contributions and selfless service.

3/13/2021 Sen. Johnson Says He Didn’t Feel Threatened By Capitol Hill Protesters by OAN Newsroom
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI). (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he didn’t feel unsafe during the January 6 protest at the Capitol building. In a recent interview, Johnson said he never felt threatened even though thousands of people were marching on the Capitol.
    He said he knew the people participating in the protest “loved their country and respected law enforcement.”    Johnson also said he couldn’t say the same thing had the protest been led by BLM or Antifa.
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    “Had the tables been turned and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters,” Johnson noted.    “I might have been a little concerned.”
    Johnson added people didn’t board up their storefront in case Joe Biden won.    In a statement, he pointed out nearly 600 BLM and Antifa protests last year turned violent, resulting in 25 deaths and up to $2 billion in property damage.

3/13/2021 White House Refuses To Confirm China Behind Microsoft Exchange Hack by OAN Newsroom
White House Press National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan talks to reporters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    White House officials dodged questions from the press corps about the recent Microsoft Exchange hack.    Before his face-to-face upcoming meeting with Chinese officials, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan faced off with the press corps.
    Reporters wasted no time Thursday trying to pin down the administration’s position on the latest China-linked scandal.
    In early March, Microsoft alerted users that their email server, Exchange, had been compromised, which allowed the hackers to install malware to “facilitate long-term access” to a number of systems.    In an effort to stop the attacks, the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center analyzed the group’s victimology, tactics and procedures.
    With a high degree of confidence, Microsoft attributed the attacks to a group they’ve named Hafnium, a so-called “state-sponsored threat actor” operating out of China.    However, despite the manufacturer of the very system that was targeted confirming they knew who their attacker was, Sullivan claimed the White House wasn’t so sure.
    “I’m not in a position standing here today to provide attribution, but I do pledge to you that we will be in a position to attribute that attack at some point in the near future,” Sullivan noted.    “And we won’t hide the ball on that. We will come forward and say who we believe perpetrated the attack.”
    Just days after the initial announcement, Microsoft even reported the attacks were ongoing.    Sullivan misunderstood.
    “It is still ongoing in the sense that we are still gathering information,” he claimed.    We are still trying to determine the scope and scale. It is significant.”
    Indeed, current estimates show that more than 60,000 organizations were compromised.    Additionally, security teams worked in conjunction with Microsoft to reveal that the number of hacking attempts tripled every two to three hours.
    A senior administration official told CNN that the “window for updating exposed servers” was “measured in hours, not days.”
    Despite the urgency, Sullivan claimed at the end of the day, it’s every server for itself.
    “Ultimately, a lot of this comes down to the private sector taking the steps that they need to take to remediate,” Sullivan said.

3/14/2021 President Trump, GOP Hopefuls Eyeing Shake Up In Upcoming Midterms by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Donald J. Trump speaks to the press during a news conference. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    The 45th President hinted that his daughter-in-law Lara Trump may run for a seat in the Senate.    On Friday, President Trump surprised a crowd at a dog rescue fundraiser, which was held at Mar-a-Lago.
    Organizers had a goal of raising roughly $500,000 during the event in order to rescue around 500 dogs by cargo plane from China’s meat markets.    During his surprise visit, the President thanked Lara Trump.
    While an official announcement has yet to be made, Lara has teased in the past about a possible Senate run in North Carolina.    She would further promote her father-in-law’s message of “Making America Great Again.”
(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    In the meantime, a new poll showed Herschel Walker leading Democrat Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) after President Trump urged the former NFL great to run for the office.    The Trafalgar Group survey released Friday showed Walker ahead with 47.7 percent of respondents’ support compared to 45.5 percent for Warnock.
    The pollster also found Walker would beat former GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and former Representative Doug Collins (R-Ga.) in hypothetical primaries.    This came after the 45th President recently released a statement encouraging the former NFL running back to enter the 2022 Senate race.
    As President Trump looks to help the GOP take back the Senate, Republican voters have continued to support him.    Approval among the GOP for the 45th President is still strong as data shows 81 percent of registered Republicans hold a favorable view of him.
    GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio found that while the various sectors of the Republican party have different views of President Trump, the overwhelming majority support him.    The survey broke respondents into groups with the 45th President receiving little support from the so-called post-Trump Republicans and “never Trumpers.”
    However, he scored extremely high with the groups Fabrizio labeled as die-hard Trumpers who said President Trump should lead the Republican Party and that they would definitely vote for him should he run in 2024.

3/14/2021 Sen. Sullivan Calls Out Democrat Hypocrisy Over Natural Gas by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 7: Sen. Dan Sullivan spoke during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation
hearing on May 7, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)
    As Joe Biden’s stance on the natural gas industry seemingly changes by the day, one Alaska senator explained why enough is enough.
    During an Environment and Public Works hearing on Friday, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) commented on the Biden administration’s attempts to destroy the energy sector.
    He said Biden himself has been hypocritical as he has issued several executive orders that would impact the oil and gas industry, but also told union workers “I’m all for natural gas.”
    Sullivan brought up the significance promoting the natural gas industry could have.
    “This is actually important because the United States reduced greenhouse gas emissions from 2005-2017 by almost 15 percent.    More than any other major economy in the world by far, it’s not even close,” Sullivan stated.    “The main reason we did that was because of natural gas.”
    The senator went on to comment on the seemingly confused administration, pointing out the apparent dissonance between Biden and his climate czar John Kerry.

3/14/2021 12 Shot, 2 Dead In Early Morning Chicago Violence by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    At least a dozen people were shot, with two fatalities, after a shooting early Sunday morning in South Chicago.    According to reports, gunfire broke out before 5 a.m. after several people got into a fight at a party.
    Two people were pronounced dead at the scene while the rest were described as being in “serious or critical condition.”    First responders said there was still a lot of running and screaming when they first arrived.
    “The scene was very chaotic,” Greg Stinnett of the Chicago Fire Department stated.    “Even when I arrived, you could hear the chatter on the radio. It was quite chaotic.    Our crews did a tremendous job getting their arms around it, sorting out the casualties and the victims, and we were able to triage, treat and transport everybody effectively.”
    So far in 2021, authorities have responded to nearly 400 shootings in the Democrat-controlled city as of March 7, which is a stark 31 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2020.

3/14/2021 Judge Authorizes Burbank To Cut Power To Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill by OAN Newsroom
Two people walk down the main shopping and dining street in Burbank, California, currently closed to vehicular traffic to
allow restaurants to serve food outside during the coronavirus panademic. (Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)
    The city of Burbank, California took extreme measures to force a local restaurant to close its doors.    On Friday, a judge ruled the city could cut the power to the Tinhorn Flats Saloon and Grill because they continued to offer outdoor dining in defiance of a court order to shut down.
    The restaurant’s attorney argued the city was shutting down a business and stripping its owners of their livelihood without sufficient notice.    The city had revoked the bar’s health and conditional use permit as well.
    The co-owners said this was just an example of government overreach.
    “It’s completely unconstitutional because this is not against the law to operate your business as you wish,” Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill co-owner Lucas Lepejian said.    “But it is going against a silly mandate with no scientific proof.”
    The city has called the Tinhorn a nuisance.    Another hearing was scheduled for March 26 to decide whether or not the temporary restraining order against the restaurant will be extended.

3/14/2021 D.C. Residents Protest Capitol Fencing by OAN Newsroom
The Washington Monument is seen at sunset from behind a barbed wire fence perimeter that surrounds the U.S. Capitol on March 8, 2021 in Washington, DC.
The House is scheduled to begin vote on the Senate’s Covid-19 relief bill later this week. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
    Dozens picnicked and protested the four-mile fence placed around the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. after hundreds stormed the building on January 6.    Whether it was their bike, dog, or kids, organizers of Saturday’s demonstration encouraged people to bring whatever was needed to show how they usually enjoy the part of the city that is currently blocked off.
    Multiple groups could be seen in lawn chairs, reading the paper, playing games and holding signs.
    “This is part of a neighbourhood,” City Council Member Charles Allen stated.    “This Capitol building and the grounds around it are parts of our neighbourhood.    And this fence needs to come down because this our side yard, this our front yard.    It has a deep impact on DC residents, and this needs to come down if we are going to figure out our way forward and how we are going to address what failed on January 6.”
A person holds a flag with some of the words of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on it, Saturday, March 13, 2021,
during a rally at a park in Olympia, Wash., protesting business and school closures and other restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several dozen people also gathered earlier at the Capitol in support of open-carry gun rights. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
    Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) also showed up to the demonstration and announced she has introduced a bill called “No Fencing Around the Capitol.”

3/14/2021 Recall Newsom Campaign Reaches 2M Signatures by OAN Newsroom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his State of the State address from Dodger Stadium
Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    The recall efforts against Gavin Newsom are heating up as Californians inch closer towards ousting the Democrat governor.    Campaign organizers recently said they reached just over two million signatures with 1.8 million of those verified.
    That number surpassed the 1.5 million verified signatures needed to force the recall measure on the ballot.    However, a waiting period still remains in place where voters can withdraw their signatures.
    Last week, Newsom made a statement briefly acknowledging his mistakes with handling the pandemic while brushing off the recall campaign.
    “So to the California critics, who are promoting partisan power grabs and outdated prejudices and rejecting everything that makes California great,” Newsom said.    “We say this: We will not be distracted from getting shots in arms and our economy booming again.”
    However, the recall effort has gained the support of both Republicans and Democrats and has even attracted national attention.    Critics suggested Newsom’s quick and untimely switch from strict lockdowns to opening the economy was a political strategy and not in the interest of residents’ health.
    The pandemic has allowed for the petition to be extended, which gives organizers until March 17 to turn in signatures.    Counties will then have until April 29 to verify those signatures.
    Experts project the recall election will take place sometime in the fall. For these types of elections, whichever replacement candidate receives the most votes will become the next governor, which means someone could receive less than 50 percent of the votes and win.

3/14/2021 Cuomo In Hot Water Amid Growing Harassment Claims by OAN Newsroom
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. (Photo by Seth Wenig-Pool/Getty Images)
    The troubles against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have continued to mount as the calls for his removal grow louder.    According to the New York Post Saturday, several staffers are disappointed in the governor and have stopped showing up to work.
    The latest sign of defiance from those close to him came as the list of accusers continued to grow.    On Friday, reporter Jessica Bakeman became the seventh woman to come forward. She accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her on multiple occasions.
    In the meantime, the governor’s other accusers include former and current employees.
    “I decided to share my story because it’s a small piece of a much larger more elaborate puzzle that I think New Yorkers should be aware of,” former Policy and     Operations aide to Cuomo Anna Liss said.    “It’s still happening and I don’t think Albany or state government working in the executive chamber is a safe space for young women early in their careers.”
    More than 50 state lawmakers, including a majority of House Democrats in New York’s delegation and several others, have urged the embattled governor to resign.
    “We have to move forward in New York state,” Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said.    “And we must move forward with a leader in whom we can be confident.”
    Others called out the inaction of some high-profile Democrats, especially in the Biden White House.    Lindsey Boylan, the first former aid to come forward, condemned the Biden administration over its continued silence on the matter.    She said the “governor is calling up hate and speculation to be directed to his accusers.”
    Additionally, in a now-deleted tweet, she called into question the judgment and courage of both Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.    However, despite the growing calls for his removal and stark backlash, the embattled new york governor has refused to step down.
    Instead, Cuomo has placed the blame on “cancel culture.”
    “People know the difference between playing politics, bowing to cancel culture and the truth,” Cuomo claimed.    “Let the review proceed. I’m not going to resign.    I was not elected by the politicians.    I was elected by the people.    Part of this is that I am not part of the political club and you know what? I’m proud of it.”
    In the meantime, two federal prosecutors have been tasked with investigating the allegations against Cuomo while New York Attorney General Letitia James focuses her attention on his alleged nursing home death cover-up.

3/14/2021 Analysts Expect Crude Oil Prices To Keep Rising Throughout The Year by OAN Newsroom
MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 03: Gas prices are displayed at a Speedway gas station on
March 03, 2021 in Martinez, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Crude oil prices are set to reach levels that have not been seen since 2014.    According to recent reports, a barrel of crude oil now runs around $65 with analysts saying they could see that number rise above $100 in the next six to 12 months.
    In the meantime, U.S. gas prices have risen more than 20 percent between January and March.    Analysts said OPEC is not likely to increase oil production until they reach a five year oil supply average, which could happen sometime in the summer.
MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 03: Gas prices are displayed at a 7-11 gas station across from the
Shell refinery on March 03, 2021 in Martinez, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    “We don’t see any supply increase until October, which means the price of oil can run pretty handily from here,” Nancy Tengler of Laffer Tengler Investment.    “Our expectations are somewhere around $80 a barrel in the summer, so, that’s bullish for most of the oil stocks.”
    OPEC members agreed to cut production after crude oil prices dropped dramatically during 2020.    This was driving largely by a lack of demand during the economic drop-off.

3/14/2021 West Coast Cities Riot On Anniversary Of Breonna Taylor by OAN Newsroom
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 13: A group of protesters are illuminated by emergency lights from Louisville Metro Police Department vehicles
after the Breonna Taylor memorial events on March 13, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    West Coast cities clashed with police as they rioted on the anniversary of the death of Breonna Taylor.    Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle were among the cities that rioted Saturday, smashing store windows and throwing rocks at police officers.
LOUISVILLE, KY – MARCH 13: A group of protesters are illuminated by emergency lights from Louisville Metro Police Department vehicles
after the Breonna Taylor memorial events on March 13, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images)
    At least one officer was injured during the riots as Seattle’s authorities reported around 13 arrests were made.    Meanwhile, some protesters in Taylor’s hometown of Louisville, Kentucky said the protests are far from over.
Tamika Palmer, center, the mother of Breonna Taylor, leads a march through the streets of downtown Louisville on the one year
anniversary of her death in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, March 13, 2021. To her right is attorney Ben Crump. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    “We can’t stop,” Louisville protester Keturah Herron said.    “We have to keep going and we cannot rest.    Breonna was not able to rest, so we should not be able to rest until people are held accountable for the murder.”
    However, despite their claims, the investigation has continued and none of the officers involved in the case have been charged in connection with Breonna Taylor’s death.

3/14/2021 GOP Senators Grill Biden DOJ Pick Vanita Gupta Over Attacks On GOP by OAN Newsroom
Vanita Gupta spoke during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Associate
Attorney General, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Civil rights attorney Vanita Gupta is facing immense scrutiny from Republican senators over her apparent partisan career.
    The Senate Judiciary Committee recently held a hearing to consider Gupta’s nomination for associate U.S. attorney general, the number three spot in the Department of Justice.
    GOP committee members grilled Gupta over her progressive stances on several issues, including defunding police departments and trust-busting Big Tech companies.
    They also wanted her to clarify her vitriolic rhetoric to Republican lawmakers and judges appointed by President Trump.
    “She called the confirmation of now Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett ‘illegitimate.’    She called Judge Kavanaugh a ‘privileged lifelong partisan,'” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) stated.
Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley of Iowa spoke during hearing for
Vanita Gupta on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Republicans also took issue with Gupta’s seemingly flip-floppy stances on certain issues.    Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) highlighted her previous position of decriminalizing all drugs, and her reversal leading up to her confirmation hearing.
    Additionally, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) called out Gupta for saying she opposes defund the police rhetoric, despite advocating for it to Congress last year.
    “Chairman Durbin asked you about abolishing the police and you said I do not support defunding the police, which is clearly the right political answer seeking to get confirmed,” Cruz said.    “I would note that just a few months ago, last year in written correspondence with the Senate of the United States, you encouraged Congress to ‘reexamine federal spending priorities and shrink the footprint of the police and criminal legal system in this country.'
    However, Gupta said many changes in her policy stances came from working for the DOJ during the Obama administration.    She claimed if confirmed, she would work hard to reach across the aisle and employ staffers with different political opinions.
    In the meantime, the Senate Judiciary Committee has to vote to move forward Gupta’s nomination before the full Senate has a chance to confirm her nomination.

3/14/2021 Pompeo: Biden To Erode U.S. National Security With Iran Deal by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: Mike Pompeo participated in a press briefing in the James S. Brady Press
Briefing Room of the White House January 10, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Biden’s push to rejoin the failed deal with Iran would undermine U.S. national security.
    “If this administration unwinds that and goes back to the deal that we had with Iran when President Obama was in office, America will be less secure.    Israel will be less secure.    The Middle East will be less secure,” Pompeo stated.    “The entire region will be less stable.”
    In Sunday’s interview, Pompeo said Iran’s ayatollah regime does not understand diplomacy and agreements and only understands strength.    He added Biden’s attempts to negotiate with Iran will result in America being taken advantage of, yet again.
Mike Pompeo spoke during a news conference at the State Department in Washington, D.C
on June 10, 2020. (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    “President Trump was very clear that this would be the direction for the United States of America, that we would do the right thing by our friends and allies,” Pompeo said.    “I think the Iranians have come to believe that they can threaten and bluster and receive things in exchange for nothing.”
    Pompeo reiterated Iran is hoping that Biden will leave its regional aggression unanswered.    If that happens, future Iranian attacks will only increase in scale.

3/14/2021 Nancy Pelosi Blames President Trump, ‘Climate Change’ For Migrant Surge by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 07: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference at the
U.S. Capitol September 7, 2016 in Washington, DC.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) blamed Republicans for the sudden surge of migrants at the southern border, even though Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress.
    In an interview with ABC on Sunday, Pelosi stopped short of calling the situation at the border a “crisis,” instead referring to it as a “humanitarian challenge.”
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 10: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi answered questions during her
weekly press conference January 10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    She said the Biden administration inherited a broken system, and even went as far as to say migrants were fleeing Central America because of so-called “climate change.”
    “My most recent trip to the Northern Triangle, that would be Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, you saw the impact of the climate change,” Pelosi stated.    “Mind you, these people were leaving because of the drought they couldn’t farm.”
    Critics are now pointing out how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been promising amnesty to illegal migrants, ultimately enticing the thousands of people to flood the United States in droves.

3/14/2021 Dozens Shot, Few Dead In Weekend Chicago Violence by OAN Newsroom
CHICAGO, IL – MAY 27: Crime scene tape is stretched around the front of a home where a man was
shot on May 28, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Two people are dead and at least a dozen more wounded after a shooting in Southern Chicago.
    Reports said gunfire broke out before 5 a.m. on Sunday, after several people reportedly got into a fight at a party.    Two people were pronounced dead at the scene, while the rest were described as being in “serious or critical condition.”
    First responders said there was still a lot of running and screaming when they first arrived.
    “The scene was very chaotic.    Even when I arrived, you could hear the chatter on the radio.    It was quite chaotic,” Greg Stinnett of the Chicago Fire Department said.     “Our crews did a tremendous job getting their arms around it, sorting out the casualties and the victims, and we were able to triage, treat and transport everybody effectively.”
    The ages of the victims ranged from 20-44 years old.    This shooting, however is just one of many this past weekend in the Windy City.
    Reports on Sunday said a total of four people were killed and 27 hurt in shootings across Chicago since Friday.    This included a 54-year-old man fatally shot in what appeared to be a domestic altercation.
    In the meantime, a man and a woman who were sitting on a front porch were shot by two males.    The woman was pronounced dead the scene, while the man has remained in stable condition.
    This is in comparison with the previous weekend, where 22 people were shot, two fatally.
    So far this year, authorities have responded to nearly 400 shootings in the Democrat-controlled city.    As of March 7, a 31 percent increase over the same period last year.
    The city already boasts some of the toughest gun control measures in the country.    The spike came as House Democrats passed two bills requiring checks on all firearm sales and transfers, and allowing an expanded 10 day review for gun purchases.
    However, reports just last month said Chicago residents are on edge after significant delays in the issuing of firearm ID cards and conceal carry licenses.    Residents said they’re worried to walk around unarmed, with some reporting waiting more than eight months before being able to legally carry a firearm.
    The number of homicides and shootings spiked in Chicago in 2020, with 769 homicides, 274 more than the previous year.    Officials also reported more than 4,000 shootings, compared with around 2,600 the year before.

3/14/2021 Morgan Stanley: Threat Of High Inflation Is Real by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Morgan Stanley headquarters are seen June 9, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    Investment bank Morgan Stanley warned U.S. inflation may run out of control due to Joe Biden’s economic policies.
    A new report by Morgan Stanley found U.S. inflation is overshooting the Federal Reserve’s 2 percent target, and it could reach 2.5 percent later this year.    Bankers said a combination of ultra-low interest rates and a multi-trillion dollar fiscal stimulus is creating excess money liquidity.
    As a result, consumer prices are poised to increase, while asset values are entering a “bubble mode,” threatening a financial crash.    Economists said all this may produce more poverty.
    “I think the possibility of rates that rise too fast if inflation runs too hot and rising oil prices, that combination is usually not good for the stock market,” Jim Lacamp, senior vice president for Morgan Stanley Wealth Management said.    “Some of the inflationary pressures are going to be real, rent prices are going up.    Even used car prices, a lot of them measures of inflation.    The inputs that we see on the CPI are starting to flare up.”
    Economists added the Federal Reserve must raise interest rates to curb inflation and prevent a crisis, but the central bank says it has no such plans so far.

3/14/2021 Pelosi Says Cuomo Should Look Inside Heart To Decide If He Should Resign by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 21: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi listened during a news conference April 21, 2016
on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to say if Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) should resign.    In an interview on Sunday, the Democrat said Cuomo should look inside his heart to decide if he can still govern New York effectively amid ongoing allegations.
    Attorney General Letitia James is overseeing an ongoing investigation into Cuomo, however he has continued to deny allegations of sexual harassment.
    Pelosi added she thinks we should wait until the investigation wraps up to help determine whether Cuomo is still fit for the job.
    “What I’m saying is the governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, and see if he can govern effectively,” Pelosi stated.
    In the meantime, New York Democrats such as Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio have called on the embattled governor to resign.

3/15/2021 GOP Leaders Call Out Biden For Mismanagement Of Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., leaves the chamber just after passage of the Democrat’s $1.9 trillion
COVID-19 relief bill, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The governor of Texas said Joe Biden’s open border policies are enriching Mexican drug cartels.    Republican Greg Abbott made those comments during an interview on Sunday.    He pointed out that not only are illegal immigrants flocking to the southern border in droves, but Mexican cartels are making money off of them by offering to smuggle migrants across.
    “The cartels are quite literally being enriched because of the policies that are being used by the Biden administration,” Abbott stated.    “The Biden administration is helping the cartels make more money and grow more power.”
    The Texas governor also pointed out there have been around 110,000 apprehensions in the Rio Grande Valley this year compared to 90,000 in total for 2020.    He said this is the reason he launched Operation Lone Star, which sends National Guardsmen to fill in the gaps at the southern border that are often used by border smugglers.
    Meanwhile, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) also said Joe Biden and his policies are responsible for the latest migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border.    In an interview Sunday, the Louisiana lawmaker said the latest surge of illegal arrivals from Mexico is directly connected to the change of U.S. administration.
    The Republican senator added, Biden’s calls for open border policies encouraged thousands of illegal migrants to storm the U.S. border.    Cassidy said Biden’s policies have inspired human smugglers to ramp up their operations in Mexico as well.
People lower the remains of Elfego Miranda Diaz into a grave, one of the Guatemalan migrants who was killed near the U.S.-Mexico border in January, at a
cemetery in Comitancillo, Guatemala, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Thousands of residents of this Guatemalan town turned out Friday night amid tears and applause to
receive the remains of 16 of their own, found piled in a charred pickup truck in Camargo, across the Rio Grande from Texas. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
    Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has blamed Republicans for the sudden surge of migrants at the southern border, even though Democrats control the White House and both chambers of Congress.
    In an interview Sunday, she stopped short of calling the situation at the border a “crisis,” instead referring to it as a “humanitarian challenge.”    Pelosi said the Biden administration inherited a broken system and even went as far as to say migrants were fleeing Central America because of so-called climate change.
    “My most recent trip to the Northern Triangle…that would be Honduras, Guatamala, El Salvador…you saw the impact of the climate change mind you,” she stated.    “These people were leaving because of the drought…they couldn’t farm.”
    Critics are now pointing out how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been promising immigration amnesty, ultimately driving the sudden surge in illegal immigrants at the southern border.

3/15/2021 Calls For Cuomo’s Removal Continue Amid Harassment Claims by OAN Newsroom
FILE – This photo from Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, shows New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wiping sweat from his face during a ceremony at the
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church at the World Trade Center in New York. Facing unprecedented political isolation,
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is insisting he won’t step down after allegations of sexual harassment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
    Troubles against Democrat Andrew Cuomo have continued to grow as the New York governor still denies any wrongdoing.
    On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) declined to say whether she believes Cuomo should resign.    In an interview, the top Democrat said the governor should “look inside his heart to decide if he can still govern New York effectively amid the ongoing allegations.”
    Pelosi added, she thinks residents should wait until the investigation is wrapped up to help determine if Cuomo’s still fit for the job.    Her comments came after more than 50 state lawmakers, including a majority of House Democrats in New York’s and several of the state’s top Democrats, urged the governor to resign.
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also called out Cuomo on Sunday. He said the sexual assault allegations along with the nursing home scandal have ruined his credibility.    The mayor believes Cuomo will try to hold his position as long as possible, which could lead to a potential impeachment trial.
    “So I think an impeachment proceeding will begin and I think he will be impeached,” stated the mayor.    “He should resign right now because he’s holding up our effort to fight COVID..he’s literally in the way of us saving lives right now.”
    Despite the growing calls for his removal, the embattled governor has refused to step down and bow to cancel culture.    “I’m not going to resign,” he stated.    “I was not elected by the politicians; I was elected by the people.”
    Reporter Jessica Bakeman became the seventh woman to come forward last week. She joined the governor’s other accusers, which include former and current employees.
    In the meantime, two federal prosecutors have been tasked with investigating the allegations against Cuomo while New York Attorney General Letitia James focuses her attention on his alleged nursing home death cover-up.
[THE HEAT IS ON, THE HEAT IS ON, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, SO NOW YOU KNOW HOW KAVANAUGH FELT WHEN ALL THE DEMOCRATS ACCUSED HIM AND ALL OF THEM WERE WRONG BUT THEN IF YOU DID WHAT YOU ARE BEING ACCUSED OF THEN WE FEEL NO PITY FOR YOU.].

3/15/2021 Data Shows 18 Active Cases Related To Election Irregularities by OAN Newsroom
Election workers in Chester County, Pa., process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election on Nov. 4. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)
    Election fraud cases from the 2020 presidential election are still being looked into.    Data shows there are still 18 active court cases out of the 83-total filed in relation to the last election cycle. However, the majority of the inactive cases were not looked into by the courts.
    Twenty-one cases related to election fraud were based on merit with President Trump and the GOP winning 14 of those. There are active lawsuits in 11 states with the majority in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
    This came after the Supreme Court refused to hear multiple election-related lawsuits last month, which arose from possible election fraud in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.    The high court did not provide a justification for rejecting one of the more contentious cases filed by U.S. attorney Sidney Powell in Pennsylvania.
    Powell alleged there was evidence of electronic manipulation of votes, which resulted in thousands of ballots not being counted in multiple states.
    “In this case it requires forensic evaluations of the machines and looking at all of the paper ballots, we already know that’s not going to match up,” explained the attorney.    “There were counterfeit ballots…if you just keep running the same counterfeit bill through the same counting machine, you’re going to get the same result.”
    According to the Heritage Foundation, there have been over 1,300 proven cases of voter fraud in recent years and over 1,100 convictions.
[THE ELECTION VOTING CORRUPTION CONTINUES TO RAISE ITS UGLY HEAD AS IT IS STILL BEING STIFLED BY THE CORRUPTERS.].

3/15/2021 L.A. County Moves To Reopen Indoor Dining, Schools, Gyms by OAN Newsroom
Diners Evie Costello, left, and Mandissa Costello, right, are served by Isaac Villaneva at Agoura’s Famous Deli
Sunday, March 14, 2021, in the Agoura Hills section of Los Angeles County. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
    Los Angeles County has finally met red tier requirements and will start reopening key sectors of its economy this week.
    Starting on Monday, the county will grant schools the option to bring back students in grades 7-12 for in-person learning.    The county will also move to allow indoor dining and reopen gyms, museums and zoos.
    According to red tier regulations, restaurants will still have to distance tables and dining parties will be limited to under six people. Other businesses will be allowed to open at limited capacity with mask mandates.
    “We have achieved this milestone and moved down to the red tier because as a county we worked hard, looked out for one another and came together to defeat the dark winter surge,” stated Hilda Solis, the chair.    “Although we are taking steps to reopen some of the hardest hit sectors of our economy, that in no way means we can drop our guard now.”
    The move comes after more than 2 million COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the county.    Meanwhile, Riverside, Ventura and San Diego counties are expected to also be in the red tier on Tuesday.

3/15/2021 Study: Fewer High School Students Plan To Attend 4-Year Universities by OAN Newsroom
File- A student holds a pencil as he works on an exercise in a remedial English course at
Baltimore City Community College in Baltimore, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    A new survey found fewer high school students plan on going to college.    A recent study by ECMC Group, a non-profit aimed at helping student borrowers, said the likelihood of students attending a four-year school dropped 20 percent in the last eight months.
    This comes as the average cost of a private university in 2020 was more than $50,000 a year and public universities averaged more then $20,000 a year.    With less income from on-campus students, some universities are increasing tuition to make up for it.
    “Our housing and dining has taken a big hit financially in terms of revenue, probably $130 million revenue decrease compared to a normal academic year,” said Cynthia Larive, chancellor at the University of California Santa Cruz.
    The report also found high school students found more value in career training and post-grad employment.
[THOSE ABOVE ARE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS AS I DID MYSELF IN THE 1970'S.]

3/15/2021 Audio Call Between President Trump And Ga. Elections Official Reveals MSM Misquoted The 45th President by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. President Donald Trump spoke to the media at the United Nations (U.N.)
General Assembly on September 24, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    The Washington Post backtracked after they were caught fabricating a direct quote from President Trump.
    The Post quietly released an official correction late last week, after audio of President Trump speaking with the Georgia Secretary of State’s chief investigator Frances Watson was released to the public.
    That correction was placed at the top of the original article on their conversation.    It clearly states the President never asked the official to “find the fraud,” or suggested she’d be a national hero if she did.
    Instead, the President can be heard expressing his worries that ballot signatures could be falsified, and urging Watson to check for instances of possible fraud.
    “I will say this.    If and when, I mean, hopefully this will show, because if you go back two years or four years you’re going to see it’s a totally different signature,” President Trump stated.    “But hopefully when the right answer comes out you’ll be praised.    I mean, I don’t know why, you know they’ve made it so hard.    They will be praised.    People will say, ‘great,’ because that’s what it’s about.    That ability to check and to make it right, because everyone knows it’s wrong.”
    The Associated Press was the first outlet to release the audio, which was reportedly found in Watson’s trash folder in her computer.
    Despite the Washington Post issuing a correction, other outlets that jumped on the story, including ABC, have yet to redact the false quotes attributed to President Trump.
    CNN came the closest to offering a redacting by posting an editor’s note on the original story, saying it “paraphrased” President Trump’s remarks.

3/15/2021 Sen. Lankford: Leaving Border Wall 95 Percent Finished Makes No Sense by OAN Newsroom
Sen. James Lankford spoke during a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration joint hearing Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Oklahoma Sen. James Lankford (R) paid a visit to a part of the Arizona border wall that has remained unfinished under the Biden administration.     In a Twitter video posted on Monday, Lankford said the border wall is 95 percent done, but will never be completed under Joe Biden’s direction.
    Stopping border wall construction was one of the first things Biden did after taking office.
    Many opponents of President Trump’s wall said technology, such as sensors, cameras and drones, could be used to stop illegal immigration instead of a wall.    However, Lankford pointed out with the current technology we have, having a semi-completed border wall makes no sense.
    “In this area there are these giant gaps that are set up in the fence itself, that they’ve got to be able to finish the fence first just to be able to finish this gap,” Lankford said.    “They’ve got to finish the road that goes along with it, and then get the technology and the sensors.”     According to Pew Research, there were almost 100,000 apprehensions at the southern border last month, which is the largest number seen since 2019.

3/15/2021 GOP Delegation Calls On Biden To Take Action At Border by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Maria Salazar (R-Fl) and a delegation of House Republicans held a briefing on the
southern border in El Paso, Texas to address border security and immigration.
    A delegation of Republican lawmakers made a desperate plea to Joe Biden after seeing the border crisis first hand. Representatives from across the country traveled to El Paso, Texas on Monday to tour an illegal immigrant processing center and speak with border patrol agents.
    During a press briefing, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) explained some of the illegals have been found to be on terror watch lists. He also said dangerous individuals are being released into the U.S., along with illegal immigrants who have tested positive for COVID-19.
    McCarthy said the GOP lawmakers are at the border trying to find solutions and the White House needs to do more.
    “This is where he should bring Air Force One.    This is where he should look the people in the eye. This is where he should talk to the border agents and let them know that this is beyond a crisis,” McCarthy stated.    “He can continue to deny it, but the only way to solve it is to first admit what he has done, and if he will not reverse action, it’s going to take congressional action to do it.”
    The delegation emphasized that Biden’s policy to allow COVID-19 positive illegals to enter the U.S. and spread it to Americans who have suffered through school closures and business closures makes no sense.    They also sounded the alarm on the uptick in human trafficking and drug smuggling, saying cartels are exploiting Biden’s policies.

3/15/2021 Parallels Being Drawn Between Behavior Of Biden And Cuomo by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NY – JULY 27: Joe Biden is shown with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
on July 27, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is facing increased backlash over his refusal to condemn Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) amid sexual harassment allegations.    On Sunday, Biden broke his silence on Cuomo, but only said we should “wait to see what the investigation brings.”
    This came as several prominent congressional Democrats came together, urging Cuomo to step down from his post.    Biden’s weak response pushed some to draw parallels between the behavior of the Democrat leaders.
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 16: Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke on stage at the HELP USA 30th Anniversary Event
at The Plaza Hotel on March 16, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
    Over the years, Biden and Cuomo have admitted they have crossed personal space, not as a means to flirt, but to form connections.
    As Biden gave Cuomo a pass, the White House has continued to pivot.
    “Of course, our objective, though, here continues to be to get the COVID pandemic under control, and we don’t want any state to be impacted negatively.    We will continue to work with a range of governors, including Gov. Cuomo, who I would expect to join the call tomorrow,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.    “We’ll leave that up to him.”
    Many have speculated Biden’s refusal to condemn Cuomo, as he too faces sexual assault claims.
    Cuomo is also facing a probe into his COVID-19 nursing home scandal.

3/15/2021 Biden Insults GOP Voters As ‘MAGA Folks,’ Stirs Dementia Concerns by OAN Newsroom
DANVILLE, KY – OCTOBER 11: Joe Biden smiled during the vice presidential debate at
Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden’s latest remarks about the COVID-19 stimulus have stirred concerns of his progressing dementia, as he again appeared to have lost his train of thought.
    “I discussed it with my team they say the thing that has more impact than anything Trump would say to the MAGA folks, is what the local doctor, what the local preacher, what the local people in the community say,” Biden stated.
    Biden yet again insulted tens of millions of Republican voters by using the derogatory term “MAGA folks” to describe them.
    He appeared to call for mass vaccination among coronavirus skeptics, an effort some have said is dead on its face.
    “I urge all local docs and ministers and priests to talk about why it’s important to get that vaccine, and even after that until everyone is in fact vaccinated, to wear this mask,” Biden said and he put on his face covering.
    The video of Biden’s remarks on the White House YouTube page received only 190 likes and more than 4,000 dislikes.    Comments have been turned off.
    Critics have said the numbers speak for themselves about Biden’s popularity among voters.
[BIDEN HAS A NEW ACROYNYM "MABA" FOLKS WHICH STANDS FOR "MAKE AMERICA BAD AGAIN".].

3/15/2021 Project Veritas: Top Executive Touts Plan To ‘Break Up’ Facebook by OAN Newsroom
A picture taken on May 14, 2012 shows an illustration made with a figurine set up in
front of Facebook’s homepage. (Photo by JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images)
    A new report by Project Veritas revealed Facebook’s plans to break up its business in order to avoid lawsuits over its monopoly in digital services.
    Undercover reporting by Project Veritas showed Facebook’s Global Planning Lead Benny Thomas discussing ways to avoid accusations of monopoly.
    “Instagram, Facebook, Messenger, Oculus, WhatsApp.    They all need to be separate companies,” Thomas said.    “It’s too much power when they’re all one together.”
    Facebook currently faces lawsuits in 48 states over its predatory business practices, as well as proven claims of a political bias.    However, critics said breaking up     Facebook would be a deceptive tactic that would not affect its actual monopoly.
    “It needs to be broken up the way the telecom companies were broken up.    But better than that, because those guys just came back together pretty soon after that, and I hope we’ve learned from that,” Thomas said.    “But that’s really the one thing as you said, I would break it up, and I would remove Zuck as the CEO.”
    Thomas added Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is “ruling over some 2 billion people, which gives him more power than many heads of state.”
    Project Veritas said its latest report exposes the megalomania of Facebook corporate leaders.

3/15/2021 Fla. Police Arrest At Least 150 Spring Breakers Amid Chaos In Miami Beach by OAN Newsroom
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – APRIL 08: Miami Beach police officers are shown on
April 08, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Florida police arrested hundreds of spring breakers after chaos broke out in Miami.    Reports over the weekend said at least 150 arrests were made in South Beach, with 42 cited for felony charges for weapons, drugs and other offenses.
    Rocks and bottles were thrown at officers patrolling the streets, while two officers were injured in the mayhem.
    “Our officers had to go into a crowd, attempt to arrest an individual,” Officer Ernesto Rodriguez of the Miami Beach Police Department.    “The crowd ended up turning on those officers who were there.”
    Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber warned the public more arrests will be made if laws continue to be violated.
[I AM GLAD TO SEE THAT THE FLORIDA GOVERNOR HAS THE BACK OF THE POLICE TO STOP VANDALS WHICH MAKES ME FEEL SAFE TO GO THEIR FOR A VACATION THIS SUMMER NOT LIKE THOSE DEMOCRAT STATES WHO DEFUNDED THE POLICE.].

3/15/2021 Biden On Cuomo Allegations: We Should See What Investigation Brings Us
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 10: Joe Biden and Gov. Andrew Cuomo attended a political rally
on September 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    It appears birds of a feather don’t always flock together.
    When asked if New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) should step down, Joe Biden finally broke his silence on the Cuomo scandals.    His answer revealed he is not in consensus with a growing number of Democrats.
    “I think the investigation is underway and we should see what it brings us,” Biden stated.
    Many New York congressional Democrats have called for Cuomo to resign, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Rep. Jerry Nadler and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) also called for the governor to step down.
    Biden’s brief wait-and-see response came as Cuomo’s accusers blasted the White House’s inaction on the matter while Biden and Kamala Harris remained silent.
    “There also is an independent investigation that is ongoing, of course, in the state, with subpoena power overseen by the attorney general.    He certainly supports that moving forward,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.    “We, of course, have watched the news of a number of lawmakers call for that, but I don’t have any additional announcements from here.”
    Meanwhile, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has also declined to say if he should step down, suggesting Cuomo “look into his heart” for answers.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 24: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to the media at the Capitol Building
September 24, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    “I think we should see the results, but he may decide, and that was, hopefully, this result will be soon,” Pelosi stated.    “What I’m saying is, the governor should look inside his heart, he loves New York, to see if he can govern effectively.”
    Seven women have now come forward accusing him of sexual misconduct.
    The probe into the nursing home death cover-up scandal has continued to loom over the governor as he struggles for his political survival.

3/16/2021 Oil down $0.27 to $65.34, DOW up 165 to 32,965.

3/16/2021 Lindell Counter-Suing Dominion, Alleges Racketeering by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 30, 2020 file photo, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell speaks in the
Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon File)
    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is filing two lawsuits against Dominion Voting Systems in which he’s alleging racketeering and the abuse of the U.S. legal system.
    During an interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon on Monday, Lindell said he’s counter-suing Dominion in response to lawsuits over alleged defamation by the company in an election fraud debate.
    Last month, Dominion filed the lawsuit against Lindell over his assertion of large-scale voting fraud in the 2020 presidential election.    The MyPillow CEO said Dominion is trying to shut down free speech in America.
    “What Dominion did is violate the rights of everyone in this country by using bullying lawsuits and RICO law,” he stated.    Basically, what they’re saying to news outlets is: if you let this guy on, we’re going to sue you.    That’s racketeering.    That goes back to the mafia days.”
    Lindell went on to highlight how Dominion launched a campaign to block anyone who held similar opinions regarding the election from social media and news outlets.    The counter-lawsuits will be filed in coming days to hold Dominion accountable for its actions.
    Meanwhile, U.S. attorney Alan Dershowitz has hinted that he may join Lindell’s legal fight against Dominion Voting Systems.    According to reports, Dershowitz has been helping consult on the case’s free speech issues.    He warned that that if Dominion won their lawsuit, it would be “a disaster for the First Amendment.”
    Lindell has also said Dershowitz believes this will be one of the biggest free speech cases in U.S. history.    Since the previous election, the MyPillow CEO has insisted voting fraud is real while asserting votes were taken away from President Trump through electronic meddling.
[THANK YOU LINDELL FOR FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE TO STOP THIS CORRUPTION IN OUR VOTING SYSTEM AND THEIR ATTEMPT TO SHUTDOWN THE 3 TV STATIONS WHO WILL AIR THE TRUTH AND ESPECIALLY SHOW "ABSOLUTE TRUTH" THAT ALL AMERICANS NEED TO SEE SO IF THEY WANT TO TAKE YOU TO COURT MAKE SURE IT IS AIRED TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY WHO WILL BE IN SHOCK OF WHAT WAS DONE TO US.].

[WARNING, WARNING, WARNNG – WHEN RON KLAIN THE VOICE FOR THE DEEP STATE AND SUSAN RICE THE VOICE FOR THE COUNCIL OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND GEORGE SOROS ALL PRODUCTS OF THE 8 YEARS OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PUSH FOR SOMETHING TO PASS YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS TO INSURE THAT THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT NEEDS IT PASSED SO THEY WILL HAVE FULL CONTROL TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT TO DO SINCE JOE BIDEN IS NOTHING MORE BUT THEIR PRESIDENT PUPPET SO THE PUBLIC HAS AN IMAGE TO TELL THEM NOTHING BUT WHAT HE READS OFF THE TELEPROMPTER AND VP KAMALA HARRIS A FRIEND OF THE OBAMA’S IS WAITING IN THE WING FOR HIM TO CROAK OR GET IMPEACHED TO STEP DOWN WHICH WOULD MAKE PELOSI THE VP SO GOD HELP US.
3/16/2021 White House: Senate Should Not Target Filibuster To Pass H.R.1 by OAN Newsroom
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain is pictured. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
    The Biden administration has continued to push-back against Senate Democrats who are trying to eliminate the filibuster.    In an interview over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Biden thinks the filibuster should remain and is an important part of Senate rules.
    This comes as Democrats in the upper chamber have been considering a way to kill the filibuster.    They hope it will prevent Republicans from stalling long enough to stop a vote on measures like H.R.1.    Nonetheless, Klain said Biden hopes the Senate will change the bill instead of changing long-standing procedure.
    However, it’s unclear whether Biden will do anything to stop Senate Democrats from removing the filibuster as the only other way the left could pass H.R.1, which apparently is his priority is by getting 10 Republican senators to join them.

3/16/2021 Secy. Psaki Fails To Explain Why Biden Won’t Travel To Border by OAN Newsroom
People surround a car as it arrives carrying food donations at a makeshift camp for migrants seeking asylum in the
United States at the border crossing Friday, March 12, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appears to struggle in defending Joe Biden’s lack of leadership amid the new migrant crisis at the Mexico border.
    Biden came under fire for scheduling several trips across the U.S. this week, which are deemed irrelevant in the face of the growing southern border crisis.    However, Psaki said Biden would rather have someone else do it.
    Secretary Psaki has also refused to call the issue a crisis and has, instead, called it a “big problem at the border.”

3/16/2021 GOP Calls On Biden To Start Reopening Before July 4 Timeline by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves a Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill
in Washington, Thursday, March 4, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, Republican have said Joe Biden’s reopening plan is taking far too long.    While speaking on the Senate floor Monday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Biden’s goal of returning to relative normalcy by July 4 goes “out of step with science.”    The Kentucky lawmaker noted, people are already able to gather in small groups without masks under current CDC guidelines.
    McConnell added, the federal government does not have the authority to restrict the movement of its citizens and Biden’s statements prove his administration is out of touch with the American people.
    “One year on, if the president and his administration want to continue to give advice to free citizens, I suggest they exit the alternate universe, stick to the actual science and get acquainted with where the American people actually are,” he stated.
    McConnell condemned Democrat’s hypocrisy in supporting the Black Lives Matter mass protests last summer while also calling for mask-wearing and social distancing.
    Meanwhile, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is fighting to hold a Fourth of July celebration at Mount Rushmore this year.
    This comes just days after the National Park Services denied the governor’s request to have fireworks over Mount Rushmore similar to last year’s celebration.    The service cited health and safety concerns as reasoning.    On Monday, the Governor’s office said Noem is doing everything she can to make sure the show will go on.

3/16/2021 Sen. Durbin Flip-Flops On Filibuster by OAN Newsroom
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, of Illinois, listens hearing for Vanita Gupta, nominated to be Associate Attorney General,
and Lisa Monaco nominated to be Deputy Attorney General, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has sided with the some of his Democrat colleagues by calling to reform the filibuster.
    While speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, the Illinois lawmaker said today’s filibuster has a death grip on American democracy and that it’s time to change the Senate rules.
    The Democrat senator added, it does not promote the balanced system, but rather the ability for one party to overpower another when trying to pass key legislation.
    However, Durbin is singing a different tune from his stance in 2018 when the Democrats were in the minority.    He previously said ending the filibuster would be the “end of the Senate” that our founders intended for us to have.
[I AM GETTING TO BELIEVE THAT EVERY DEMOCRAT WILL FLIP ON ANYTHING THEIR PARTY WANTED TO DO EVEN IF THEY WERE AGAINST IT IN THE PAST.].

3/16/2021 Joy Behar: Antifa Is A Fictitious Idea, Doesn’t Exist by OAN Newsroom
“The View” co-host Joy Behar is pictured. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP Photo)
    Joy Behar, co-host of “The View,” has faced criticism for claiming far-left group Antifa isn’t a “real thing.”    She referred to Antifa as a “fictitious group” on the ABC show Monday despite its well documented history of violence.
    Her remarks came after Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-Wis.) recent comments about how he would have been afraid of the capitol rioters if they were associated with Antifa or Black Lives Matter.    Behar stressed that FBI Director Christopher Wray called Antifa an ideology, not an organization.    She then claimed Sen. Johnson fears something that isn’t real.
    Fellow co-host Meghan McCain called her comments factually inaccurate.    Last year, Antifa notably played a major role in violent protests in several Democrat-run cities such as Portland, Oregon.
[I DO NOT WATCH THE FAKE NEWS AND JOY BEHAR, WHO IS A NOBODY TO ME AS TO HER OPINIONS AS SHE WOULD NOT KNOW AN ANTIFA(CIST) IF IT BIT HER ON THE NOSE AND FBI DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY WAS AN DEEP STATE OPERATIVE WHO SPENT HIS TIME COVERING UP THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CORRUPTION UNKNOWN TO TRUMP FOR HOW DEEP THE DEEP STATE WAS.].

3/16/2021 Mexico Expects U.S. Response To AstraZeneca Vaccine Request On Friday by Anthony Esposito and Raul Cortes
Airline employees unload a container with a batch of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, at
the Benito Juarez International Airport, in Mexico City, Mexico March 16, 2021. Mexico Presidency/Handout via REUTERS
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The United States should respond by Friday to Mexico’s request to share doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine it has in stock, Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said on Tuesday.
    Reuters reported this week that Mexico had asked for doses of the British-developed vaccine, since it has yet to be approved for use in the United States.
    “I’d say we’ve made good progress, but the details, figures, provisions, won’t be known until Friday.    We requested as many (AstraZeneca doses) as possible and we will have the answer on Friday,” said Ebrard.
    Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked U.S. President Joe Biden for a vaccine “loan” during a virtual meeting on March 1, after Mexico’s vaccine strategy was knocked off course by a delay in deliveries of the vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE.
    “We are hoping for the help, support and solidarity of the U.S. government.    I can confirm that in a month and a half, before the end of April, we will have (vaccinated) all the adults over 60 years of age,” Lopez Obrador said at a regular news conference on Tuesday.
    The delays in deliveries have set back Mexico’s vaccination plans by at least a month.    Previously, Lopez Obrador had said all senior citizens would be vaccinated by the end of March.
    “The president has been clear that our priority is vaccinating the American people and that if we have surplus vaccines from that effort we will look for ways to share them,” a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council said when asked about Ebrard’s comments.
    The official did not directly address the question of whether the U.S. government would respond by Friday, as Ebrard said.
    Mexico will also sign a contract on Tuesday with China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd to purchase 20 million COVID-19 vaccine doses, Ebrard said.
(Reporting by Anthony Esposito and Raul Fernandez Cortes; Additional reporting by Sharay Angulo in Mexico City and Matt Spetalnick in Washington; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel and Bill Berkrot)

3/16/2021 Exclusive: Peru Election Front-Runner Vows To Spread Mining Wealth, Cut Natgas Prices by Marco Aquino
Peru's presidential candidate Yonhy Lescano talks to Reuters, in Lima, Peru
March 14, 2021. Picture taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS/Angela Ponce
    LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s populist presidential front-runner Yonhy Lescano plans to renegotiate a fairer distribution of mining wealth if elected to lead the world’s No. 2 copper producer and also allow imports of cheaper natural gas, he told Reuters less than a month before an April ballot.
    Lescano, 62, a former lawmaker and leader of the Popular Action party, has emerged as the favorite in polls heading toward the April 11 first round vote. He will very likely face a second round run-off in June.
    In an interview at his home in Surco, a quiet residential district of the capital Lima, the lawyer said the contrast between the Andean country’s booming mining sector and relatively poor populace was “a terrible contradiction.”
    “That wealth is not even reaching the inhabitants who are next to the mining sites, something is wrong here, we must correct that,” Lescano said.
    Copper, silver and gold mined from Peru’s highlands and lowland Amazon represent 60% of its exports and are vital to the economy.    But protests are mounting as citizens demand greater benefits and tighter controls to ensure environmental and social sustainability.
    Mineral-rich Peru boasts a $56 billion waiting list of new mine projects at a time of soaring prices for copper and other metals.    Lescano said this leaves room for negotiation to ensure more profits stay in Peru.
    “We are not going to make order by supreme decree or by law, but rather we will sit at a table and renegotiate,” he said.
POLITICAL POPULIST
    Lescano, a populist who has risen quickly through the polls in the past month, is a father of three originally from Puno, an Andean city on the shores of the high-altitude Lake Titicaca.
    He is favored in southern Peru, a region that historically leans left, but also by older, more conservative Peruvians.
    Several of his policies are aimed at lowering costs for the country’s poor and middle class citizens, who have been particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus crisis.
    Lescano told Reuters he hopes to lower the cost of natural gas – which accounts for nearly half of country’s energy supply – by ratcheting up competition and allowing gas imports. He said he would support the construction of a gas pipeline between Bolivia and Peru.
    “If you allow Bolivian gas (into Peru), prices will fall, because Bolivia has much cheaper gas,” he said.
    The candidate said he would also improve access to credit by forcing private banks to reduce “abusive” interest rates and that he could encourage Peru’s state Banco de la Nacion to enter the market and compete with private lenders.
    Lescano holds conservative views on some social issues, including being opposed to abortion, same-sex marriage and education in schools around gender identity.
    He said he would tackle rampant corruption that has seen five former presidents probed or prosecuted for corruption in just over two decades, by banning officials who accept bribes to ever work for the state, a punishment he called “civil death.”
    Lescano explained his political ideology was governed by three rules inherited from the Inca Empire that dominated the country prior to the arrival of Europeans: “Ama sua,” “Ama Llulla” and “Ama Quella,” Quechua phrases that mean “don’t be a thief,” “don’t be a liar” and “don’t be lazy.”
(Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Adam Jourdan and David Gregorio)

3/16/2021 UK Seeks More Influence In Indo-Pacific As ‘Moderating Impact’ On China by William James and Elizabeth Piper
FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson holds a news conference in Downing Street on the outcome
of the Brexit negotiations, in London, Britain December 24, 2020. Paul Grover /Pool via REUTERS
    LONDON (Reuters) – Britain wants to expand its influence among countries in the Indo-Pacific region to try to moderate China’s global dominance, a document laying out post-Brexit foreign and defence policy priorities said on Tuesday.
    It sets out a planned increase to Britain’s nuclear arsenal to weigh against evolving global security threats, and underlines the importance of strong ties with the United States while naming Russia as the top regional threat.
    Britain’s biggest foreign and defence policy review since the 1990 end of the Cold War sets out how Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to be at the forefront of a reinvigorated, rules-based international order based on cooperation and free trade.
    Calling the Indo-Pacific “increasingly the geopolitical centre of the world,” the government highlighted a planned British aircraft carrier deployment to the region and said a previously postponed visit to India would go ahead in April.
    “There is no question that China will pose a great challenge to an open society such as ours, but we will also work with China where that is consistent with our values and interests,” Johnson told parliament.
    “The review describes how we will bolster our alliances, strengthen our capabilities, find new ways of reaching solutions and re-learn the art of competing against states with opposing values.”
    But, responding to Johnson, opposition Labour leader Keir Starmer said the review had been built on “weakened” foundations, particularly after Britain threatened to break international law by undermining its divorce deal with the European Union.
    “From Europe to the Indian Ocean, this government now has a reputation for breaking international law, not defending it,” he said.
MARGINAL INFLUENCE
    Britain, the world’s sixth-largest economy, is dwarfed economically and militarily by China, but believes that via soft power and strategic alliances it can help persuade Beijing to play by the rules of a new, more dynamic international system.
    Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab acknowledged Britain’s attempts to influence Beijing had been marginal so far, telling Times Radio it was better acting “in concert with clusters of like-minded countries…to have the maximum impact and moderating impact on China.”
    The United States has also underlined the importance of the Indo-Pacific region under President Joe Biden, who took office in January, and warned against China’s growing assertiveness.    The EU also hopes to deepen relations with countries in the Indo-Pacific.
    The British government has long promised the “Integrated Review” will show that Britain, which completed its exit from the EU at the end of last year, still has international clout and will define a new era.
    The document, however, will be scrutinised for evidence of how the government will deliver on Johnson’s promises as Britain copes with the economic and political fallout of withdrawing from the EU, the world’s largest trading and financial bloc, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Britain said it would raise the upper limit on its nuclear warhead stock to 260 from 180, reversing a previously planned cut, and the report classified Russia as “the most acute threat to our security” in the Euro-Atlantic region.
    “Until relations with its (Russia’s) government improve, we will actively deter and defend against the full spectrum of threats emanating from Russia,” the report said.
    It took a more nuanced approach to China, calling Beijing’s increasing power and assertiveness the most significant geopolitical factor of the decade, and promising to challenge it where necessary and defend British national security.
    In 2015, Britain’s then-finance minister, George Osborne, predicted a “golden” era in Chinese-British relations.    But ties have since frayed over issues including Beijing’s security crackdown on former British colony Hong Kong and security concerns around Chinese investment in Britain.
    The report also affirmed the importance of Britain’s relationship with the United States.
    “The United States will remain our most important bilateral relationship, essential to key alliances and groups such as NATO and the Five Eyes, and our largest bilateral trading partner and inward investor,” it said.
(Reporting by William James, additional reporting by Andy Bruce, Elizabeth Piper, Sarah Young, Guy Faulconbridge, Editing by Timothy Heritage and Mark Heinrich)

3/16/2021 Sen. McConnell Warns Democrats About Eliminating Filibuster by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell left the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting
to change the filibuster rule
, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned the Democrat majority against eliminating the filibuster.    Speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, he stated nobody serving in the chamber can even begin to imagine what a scorched earth Senate would look like.
    McConnell warned Democrats if they scrapped the procedure, Republicans would pass conservative policies with “zero input” from the left if they take back the chamber in 2022.
    The Kentucky senator then vowed to take action on several issues, including abortion, illegal immigration and gun rights.
    “How about this?    Nationwide right to work for working Americans.    Defunding Planned Parenthood and sanctuary cities on day one,” McConnell stated.    “A whole new era of domestic energy production.    Sweeping new protections for conscience and the right to life of the unborn.    Concealed carry reciprocity in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.”
    McConnell also noted the Senate is evenly split and despite what left-wing activists want, the American people did not give them a mandate to radically transform the nation.

3/16/2021 Judge In George Floyd Trial Says Timing Of Settlement Was ‘Unfortunate’ by OAN Newsroom
In this image taken from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over pre-trial motions, prior to continuing
jury selection, Monday, March 15, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, at the Hennepin County
Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd (Court TV/Pool via AP)
    The judge in the George Floyd case said he isn’t happy with the timing of the city’s $27 million wrongful death settlement related to the case, however, the trial will go on.
    Hennepin County District Court Judge Peter Cahill discussed the impact the news may have had on the jury Monday.    He told the defense team of former police officer Derek Chuavin that the timing of the city’s announcement that it had settled with Floyd’s family was “unfortunate.”
DEFENSE TEAM: Floyd was warned by paramedics in 2019 about the danger of his heart condition and using opioids
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) March 16, 2021
    The judge also said he wishes the city would stop talking about the case so much, but the trial will move forward regardless.    Cahill plans to ask jurors already selected for the trial if they heard about the settlement and whether it would impact their judgment.
    Meanwhile, Chauvin’s lawyers want the judge to consider evidence from a 2019 arrest in which paramedics warned Floyd about the danger of consuming opioids with his heart condition.
[WELL WHAT I AM HEARING FROM THE EVIDENCE BEING PUT OUT THAT CHAVIN WAS FOLLOWING HIS TRAINING TO DETAIN FLOYD WHO WAS IN AN AGITATED STATE CAUSED BY THE DRUGS HE WAS ON AND HIS ATTEMPTS TO NOT BE DETAINED AND ITS POSSIBLE CHAVIN MAY NOT BE CHARGED FOR HIS DEATH AND I MYSELF KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE ACCUSED OF DOING SOMETHING BY AN INMATE AS A CORRECTION OFFICER AT KSP IN KENTUCKY THAT I DID NOT DO AND HAD TO FIGHT FOR MY RIGHTS TO PROVE IT AND DID THAT THE INMATE DID IT TO HIMSELF.].

3/16/2021 Calls For Biden White House To Act On Border Crisis Continue To Grow by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 11: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke during a news conference with House Republicans about
U.S.-Mexico border policy outside the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    With the White House failing to act on the current border crisis, several GOP lawmakers are now stepping in.
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) are set to lead a Senate delegation to the southern border.    The two senators announced they will accompany a group of lawmakers at the Rio Grande Valley next week to give them a tour of the border and hold a roundtable with local leaders.
    The number of apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border is set to hit a record high.
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas defended the response by the Biden White House to the surge, saying the region was on track to see more people trying to enter than any time in the last two decades.
    However, Republicans are continuing to blame the latest quandary on Biden’s soft immigration stance.
    “The safety and security of Americans and our border is the job of the president,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said.    “He is the one who created this and he is the one who can fix it.”
    Republican leaders have taken aim at Biden’s reluctance to visit the border or acknowledge the growing situation.
    In the meantime, calls to recognize the crisis are even coming from across the aisle, as Democrats are breaking the White House’s description of the ongoing surge of migrants.
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said Monday whatever message the Biden administration sent to migrants was interpreted the wrong way.    The West Virginia senator is now one of a few Democrat lawmakers who have called the situation a “crisis,” amid the White House’s continued refusal to use the term.
    This came as Republicans have consistently insisted the administration is mishandling the rising numbers of migrant arrivals and illegal immigration as a whole.
    “The sad part about all this, didn’t have to happen,” McCarthy stated.    “This crisis is created by the presidential policies of this new administration.    There’s no other way to claim it than a Biden border crisis.”

3/16/2021 At Least 8 Dead, 1 Injured In Ga. Massage Parlor, Spa Shootings by OAN Newsroom
Authorities investigated a fatal shooting at a massage parlor late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Woodstock, Ga. Officials said 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long, of
Woodstock, Georgia, has been captured hours after multiple people were killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
    At least eight people are dead following a series of shootings at an Atlanta area massage parlor and two spas.    Police said a 21-year-old man has been taken into custody after a short car pursuit.
    They believe he opened fire in a massage parlor in Cherokee County on Tuesday, killing four people and injuring one.
    Authorities have also linked the suspect to two separate shootings at two spas later in the day, which were across the street from each other in nearby Buckhead.    These shootings left another four people dead. All eight victims were Asian women.
    “We’re having conversations with many of the law enforcement agencies,” Chief Rodney Bryant of the Atlanta Police Department stated.    “Right now there’s no immediate threat to the public at large, but we are having conversations with different law enforcement agencies.”
Authorities investigated a fatal shooting at a massage parlor, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Woodstock, Ga. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
    Authorities said they are talking to multiple witnesses from all locations.
    As of now a motive remains unclear, but officials said it did not appear to be an attempted robbery or theft.

3/16/2021 Rep. Jackson: Democrats Ignore Livelihoods Ruined By Lockdowns by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 16: Rep. Ronny Jackson spoke during a White House press briefing at the James Brady
Press Briefing Room of the White House January 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    A Texas Republican lawmaker took aim at Democrats for ignoring victims of coronavirus lockdowns, while reopening the country to migrants and asylum seekers.
    In a CPAC interview, Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) said lockdown orders have ruined livelihoods by preventing people from going to work.    He accused Democrats of not thinking about the long term consequences from shutting down the country.
    “Take their $1.9 trillion spending bill they just put up.    They don’t care what it does to the future of our kids.    They’re not thinking about that,” Jackson stated.    “They’re only thinking about the next election cycle and getting reelected and what they can do to pander to their base.”
    Jackson went on to highlight the hypocrisy of Democrat efforts to keep schools and businesses closed, all while they open the southern border without taking substantial health measures.

3/16/2021 Sen. Cotton Slams U.S. Chamber Of Commerce For Funding Democrats In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 2: Sen. Tom Cotton in the Roosevelt Room at the White House
on August 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Zach Gibson – Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) condemned the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the organization’s decision to back several Democrats in the 2020 elections.
    In an interview on Tuesday, Cotton said the Chamber mostly just exists to pay the lavish salaries of it’s executives and to give them expense accounts to fund fancy meals and private jet travel.    The senator suggested multinational corporations have taken a hold of the organization and are using it as a front to push their agenda on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 19: Sen. Tom Cotton at the U.S. Capitol on
January 19, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
    Cotton stressed the Chamber of Commerce has little influence in the GOP.
    “The Chamber endorsed several liberal Democrats for Congress, and all those liberal Democrats turned around last week, and every single one of them voted for Nancy Pelosi’s radical union bill,” Cotton stated.    “I’m not aware of any Republicans who really listen to what the Chamber has to say anymore.    I mean, the Chamber of Commerce long ago purged most, if not all of its real Republicans in top ranks.”
    Cotton went on to praise state and local chambers of commerce, suggesting they have taken a different path than the national organization.

3/16/2021 Mayor Wheeler: Portland Is Sick And Tired Of Nightly Violence by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler posed for a photo
outside City Hall in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer, File)
    The mayor of Portland, who once defended violence in his city, is now changing his tune.
    At a virtual press conference on Monday, Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler said residents are sick and tired of the nightly violence by criminals operating under the guise of a noble cause.
    Wheeler was referring to the recent destruction by 100 protestors in downtown Portland.
This Friday, March 12, 2021, photo released by Portland Police Bureau shows numerous items left behind by people inside the
perimeter of a march, including a crowbar, hammers, bear spray, slugging weapon with rocks, high impact slingshot, and knives, after they
corralled a group of about 100 hundred protesters Friday night in Portland, Ore. (Portland Police Department via AP)
    He said he fully supports the controversial kettling technique Portland police used in order to corral the crowd.
    “We’re aligning our resources, we’re revising our tactics and we’re fighting back with everything that we’ve got,” Wheeler stated.
    Wheeler, who also serves as police commissioner, has come under fire in the past for criticizing how police handled the violence.
[WHEELER YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW AND YOU HAD YOUR CHANCE WITH TRUMP AND THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS NOT GOING TO STOP YOUR FAILURE AND WHAT THEY CREATED SINCE THEY ARE DISSING THE ANTIFA NOW WHO ARE DOING THIS TO GET BACK AT THEM FOR NOT GIVING THEM A PLACE IN THE ADMINISTRATION.].

3/16/2021 Sen. Schumer On N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: ‘He Should Step Down’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has continued to urge that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) resign from his post.
    On Tuesday, the Democrat leader made clear that New Yorkers need strong leadership, a role that, according to Schumer, can’t be fulfilled while Cuomo is under federal investigation.
    This came after he joined Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and other fellow lawmakers from the Empire State who said the sexual harassment claims made against Cuomo are “credible.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke during a visit to a new COVID-19 vaccination site, Monday, March 15, 2021,
at the State University of New York in Old Westbury, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, Pool)
    “The women have come forward.    I’m proud they have.    They’ve made some serious allegations and they should be listened to,” Schumer stated.    “Because the governor, because of these allegations, the governor has lost the confidence of his governing partners and of many New Yorkers, and he should step down.”
    So far, seven women have come forward alleging the governor either sexually harassed or assaulted them.    He is also still facing an investigation from the New York attorney general over his nursing home death cover-up scandal.
[I SUSPECT THAT SHUMER ALREADY HAS SOMEONE TO REPLACE CUOMO WHO IS MORE IN LINE WITH THE DEMOCRAT PARTY WHICH IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT SINCE THEY LEARNED FROM THE KAVANAUGH CASE IN JUST DO NOT SEND 1 AND FRIENDS SO THEY SENT 7 OF THEM TO ENSURE THIS ACTION.].

3/16/2021 Meckler: H.R. 1 Marks End Of U.S. Democracy, States Must Stand Up by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – JULY 21: Mark Meckler spoke to the media as Jenny Beth Martin looked on after the first meeting
of the newly formed Tea Party Caucus on Capitol Hill July 21, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    A prominent political analyst warned the Democrat-proposed election reform bill is signaling the end of democracy in the U.S.    In an Epoch Times interview, Mark Meckler of the Convention of States Project said the Democrat Party wants to cement its political dominance with the H.R. 1 bill.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Caucus gathered to address reporters on H.R. 1
the For the People Act of 2021, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Meckler emphasized the bill would mark a federal takeover of state and local elections, adding H.R. 1 would normalize illegal voting and fraud to elect Democrat candidates with universal mail-in ballots.
    The political analyst is urging states to stand up to this federal overreach and secure the integrity of their elections.
    “Article V of the Constitution gives us the power to call a Convention of States when 34 states ask for it, to get together to literally impose new restrictions on the federal government through constitutional amendments,” Meckler stated.    “So far 15 states have proposed calling that convention, again it takes 34 states to do it.    We have over 5 million volunteers in supporters and activists around the country.”
    Meckler argued the federal government will never stop trying to erode states’ rights, including through voter fraud, until individual states stand up to ongoing power grabs.
[THIS IS NOT THE FOR THE PEOPLE ACT THIS IS THE DEMOCRATS TURN THE U.S. INTO THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE NO RIGHTS UNDER THE SOCIALIST PARTY UNDER THE GLOBALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHICH IS THE PROOF OF THE TAKEOVER OF THE WORLD AND SHUT OUT ALL OTHER ENTITIES BY TRULY THE ANTICHRIST.].

3/16/2021 Texas Unveils Bills To Prevent Election Fraud by OAN Newsroom
AUSTIN, TX – OCTOBER 13: A poll worker stamped a ballot before dropping it at ballot drop off
location on October 13, 2020 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)
    The state of Texas is taking decisive steps to prevent fraud and manipulations in its elections.    On Tuesday, the Republican Party of Texas unveiled a series of bills to tighten requirements for voter ID, limit early voting and outlaw the universal mail-in ballots.
    The bills are backed by Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) and the GOP majority in the state legislature.
    Texas Republicans cited numerous violations in Harris County, where local officials sent out ballots to everyone and then allowed drive-through voting.
    Abbott said proven cases of voter fraud were somehow favoring the Democrat Party.
    “This last election we saw poll watchers being denied the ability to do their job,” Abbott stated.    “What we have found in the past, there have been some local elections, the outcome of which was altered by election fraud that took place.”
    Abbott also refuted Democrat claims of so-called “voter suppression.”    He said a record high number of people voted in Texas last year, and all legal votes were counted properly and on time.

3/17/2021 Oil down $0.73 to $64.66, DOW down 128 to 32,826.

3/17/2021 DHS Secy. Mayorkas Testifies Before House Committee On Growing Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas speaks
during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was recently grilled over the ongoing crisis at the southern border.    While testifying before the House Homeland Security Committee Wednesday, he said the department has continued to enforce immigration laws while “restoring fairness and efficiency.”
    This comes as the Biden administration has remained under fire for undoing President Trump’s immigration policies and putting the U.S. on pace for the highest number of apprehensions at the border in two decades.
    “I’m deeply concerned that this administration has created a border crisis through predictably misguided policies and executive orders, denied the reality of the situation and dodged accountability,” stated Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.), ranking member of the committee.    “At the same time that American schools remain closed across the country, the United States border is open to foreign nationals.”
    “After taking office, President Biden wasted no time,” Katko continued.    “In fact, one of his first acts was to pull out of his pen and unravel our border security and immigration enforcement posture.”
    Despite the Biden administration’s claims of “fairness,” over 4,000 migrant children were reportedly in Border Patrol custody over the weekend with a majority remaining in detention over the 72-hour limit.
[HIS RESPONSES WERE DEMANDING THAT WE STEP DOWN AND EXCEPT THEIR ACTIONS AND HE IS JUST COVERING UP THE CRISIS ON THE BORDER.].

3/17/2021 President Trump: Fauci, Birx Made Nothing But Mistakes In The Early Days Of The Pandemic by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Anthony Fauci. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump recently commented on the early days of the pandemic after Joe Biden notably dismissed the Trump administration’s efforts to combat the coronavirus.    During an interview Tuesday, the 45th President said he was initially given bad advice by Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx.
    Overall, however, President Trump noted that he himself did a great job of handling the global health crisis.    He went on to tout his decision to close the border to travelers coming in from China.
    “When you go to the COVID issue, we did a great job…we get very little credit for it,” he stated.    “I closed the country far earlier…Dr. Fauci and Birx and all of these people that, frankly, made nothing but mistakes — they didn’t want to do it.”
    President Trump added, hundreds of thousands of more lives would have been lost had he not made that decision.    Dr. Birx ended up retiring after Biden took office. Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci currently serves as the White House Chief Medical Advisor.
[TRUMPS MISTAKE WAS DEPENDING ON CORRECT ACTIONS FROM THE CDC.].

3/17/2021 Deputy Labor Secy. Nominee Takes Heat For Unemployment Fraud by OAN Newsroom
Julie Su speaks during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee for her to be
Deputy Secretary of Labor, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    Joe Biden’s Deputy Secretary of Labor nominee was grilled on her mishandling of a massive unemployment insurance scheme while serving as California’s labor secretary.    During Julie Su’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) laid into her over a scandal in which California was defrauded out of billions of dollars in unemployment claims.
    “California’s suffered some of the largest fraud in our nation’s history during the pandemic,” Burr stated.    “Over $11 billion and perhaps as high as $30 billion in fraud occurred in California’s unemployment system. Even death row inmates received unemployment checks.    I’m sure there’s a reasonable debate to be had about the death penalty, but I can’t imagine one that involves paying people on death row.”
    Burr added, Su failed to successfully implement measures to stop over $11 billion worth of insurance fraud.    In 2020, Su even admitted as much, saying proper security was not put in place.
    “There is no sugar-coating the reality: California did not have sufficient security measures in place to prevent this level of fraud,” Su said.    “Of the $114 billion in unemployment paid by California since March, approximately 10% has been confirmed as fraudulent.”
    Burr also pointed to Su’s guidance as California’s labor secretary, in which she nixed multiple safeguards meant to protect the state from fraud in order to expedite claims.    He noted that decision led to even more fraud amid the already ballooning crisis in the state.    Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) chimed in on that criticism as well.    She pointed out an independent audit found Su’s policies exacerbated the fraud crisis.
    “A California state audit found that your directives jeopardized the integrity of the system,” Collins said.    “So, do you disagree with the state auditor and with the federal requirements?    Why did you take those actions?    Why did you jeopardize the integrity of the system?
    Meanwhile, Su is largely expected to be confirmed by the Democrat-majority Senate.

[THE HEADLINE BELOW CANNOT BE MORE COMICAL ABOUT A WOMEN TARA READE THAT JOE WAS INVOLVED WITH AND HE IS THE PERSON TO CONDEMN CUOMO].
3/17/2021 Biden Says Cuomo May Have To Resign, Urges Public To ‘Believe All Women’ Alleging Sexual Assault’ by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden looks on during his visit to Smith Flooring, Inc., Tuesday March 16, 2021, in Chester, Pa. President Biden says New York Gov. Andrew
Cuomo should resign if the state attorney general’s investigation confirms the sexual harassment allegations against him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo has continued to lose allies in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct, including from those who have faced similar accusations like Joe Biden.
    During an interview with George Stephanopoulos for ABC News, Biden distanced himself from the disgraced governor while walking back comments he made this past weekend.    He had previously urged New Yorkers to “wait to see what the investigation will bring.”
    Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment by at least seven women in the past few weeks.    Most recently, a journalist named Jessica Bakeman claimed the governor harassed her on multiple occasions from 2012 to 2014.
    The accusations have bolstered ongoing calls to remove him from office, which began after claims surfaced regarding his mishandling of COVID-19 cases in nursing homes across the state.
    Biden has joined a growing list of high-profile Democrats who have called for Cuomo to resign, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and 16 Democrats in Congress.
    However, few have pointed out that Biden’s condemnation came nearly one year to the day after Tara Reade, one of Biden’s former staffers, told Katie Halper details about how Biden had sexually assaulted her while she worked in his office.    Despite this, Biden received little criticism from the rest of his party and later became the Democrat’s presidential nominee.
    Biden’s remarks suggest Cuomo has become a toxic liability for the Democrat Party due to his mounting problems.
[IT IS EVEN MORE OBVIOUS NOW THAT THEY WANT CUOMO OUT OF OFFICE SO THEY CAN FILL IT WITH THEIR PUPPET.].

3/17/2021 At Least 8 Dead, 1 Injured In Ga. Massage Parlor, Spa Shootings
A police officer watches as a body is taken from the Gold Spa massage parlor after a shooting, late Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Shootings
at two massage parlors in Atlanta and one in the suburbs left multiple people dead, many of them women of Asian descent, authorities said. A 21-year-old man
suspected in the shootings was taken into custody in southwest Georgia hours later after a manhunt, police said. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
    At least eight people are dead following shootings at three Atlanta, Georgia area massage parlors.
    According to law enforcement on Tuesday night, a 21-year-old white male has been taken into custody after leading police in a short car pursuit roughly 150 miles from the scene of the initial shooting.    The suspect first opened fire in Cherokee County, where authorities initially responded to a shooting at Young’s Asian Massage.
    “Our deputies arrived at the location and found two people deceased inside, and three other individuals that had been shot,” announced Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.    “One of them has since died, so now we are looking at three homicides and two people are injured.”
    Shortly after, about 30 miles from the first shooting, law enforcement in Atlanta responded to a robbery in progress at Gold Spa when police found three women dead.
    While investigating, authorities also received reports of shots fired at another spa across the street.    On arrival, they found another woman who appeared to have been shot dead.    Investigators believe the victims involved at the spa shootings are of Asian descent.
    Currently, authorities believe their suspect-in-custody, who has been identified as Robert Aaron Long, is the same suspect who was the gunman in all three shootings.    As of now, a motive remains unclear with the FBI stepping in to help local authorities with their investigation.

3/17/2021 400 Ill. National Guard Troops Return Home From D.C. by OAN Newsroom
National Guard soldiers open a gate of the razor wire-topped perimeter fence around the Capitol to allow
a colleague in at sunrise in Washington, Monday, March 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
    Several members of the Illinois National Guard are returning home from the nation’s capital.    In a press briefing Tuesday, Major General Richard Neely said about 400 troops returned home on Monday from the U.S. Capitol Security Mission.
    This came after the Defense Department asked the state to provide additional security following the January 6 break-in.    At the time, General Neely said the 198th Combat Support Battalion provided the bulk of that manpower.
    “I’m very proud of the soldiers, these airmen, that stepped up to the mission and volunteered to go forward and support the nation’s capital,” he stated.    “And continue the mission.”
    General Neely went on to announce that more than 100 of the state’s guardsmen will remain in the nation’s capital until mid-May.
    Meanwhile, many Republican lawmakers have continued to call for the National Guard to be sent home to be reunited with their families.    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has accused Democrat of politicizing the armed forces as “a political tool to harass the press, Congress and Americans” who want to visit the U.S. Capitol.

3/17/2021 Recall Calif. Gov. Newsom Effort Reaches Submission Deadline With More Than 2M Signatures by OAN Newsroom
California Gov. Gavin Newsom listens to questions while speaking at a news conference at Ruby Bridges
Elementary School in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    The next stage of the effort to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) is set to begin. On Wednesday, supporters are set to submit over 2 million signatures, which far surpasses the requirement by more than 500,000 signatures.
    In response, Newsom has begun raising funds to defend his seat in a likely recall election. While speaking in an interview Tuesday, the Democrat voiced his concerns that he may face a strong challenge similar to the one former Democrat Gov. Gray Davis faced back in 2003.
    Election officials have until April 29 to authenticate all of the signatures and it could take another several months before an election is formally scheduled.

3/17/2021 Biden Tax Hike Will Fall On ‘Hard Working Americans’ by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Nancy Mace (R) (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
    Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said she fears Democrats will eventually jam through a one-sided infrastructure bill.    On Wednesday, Mace spoke to One America News Network and said Democrats have considered using budget reconciliation to pass their eventual legislation.
    While she said she hopes for a bipartisan deal, Mace thinks Republicans could be left out of talks like they were on COVID relief.    Furthermore, the $2 trillion infrastructure plan Biden campaigned on has the GOP warning that the government won’t be able to afford another massive package.
    Top Republicans have emphasized the idea of raising taxes to foot the bill during a pandemic is a bad idea.
    “The Biden administration uses all their buzz words: ‘We’re going to tax the rich and everyone whose rich and the corporations are going to pay their fair share,'” Mace noted.    “But somebody’s got to pay that bill and that’s going to be on the backs of hardworking Americans.    You’re also going to see an exodus of businesses out of the United States when they do a corporate tax hike.”
    Mace added, despite what Biden claims his intentions are with a possible tax hike, she predicts his plan will backfire and put Americans last.

3/17/2021 Report: 73% Of Voters Worried About Migrants Spreading COVID-19 by OAN Newsroom
People surround a car as it arrives carrying food donations at a makeshift camp for migrants seeking asylum in
the United States at the border crossing Friday, March 12, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    A new poll showed the majority of voters had concerns about migrants bringing COVID-19 into the United States.    On Tuesday, a poll by Rasmussen found that 73 percent of participants were worried about a large number of migrants possibly super-spreading the virus to Americans.
Baja California state health workers question a woman at a makeshift camp for migrants seeking asylum in the
United States at the border crossing Friday, March 12, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    Meanwhile, over 100,000 illegal immigrants have crossed the U.S. border under the Biden administration’s new policy.
    “President Biden’s border crisis has got to get reversed,” Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) stated.    “If you look at where we are right now, you have thousands of people crossing illegally into the United States every single day.    Those border states are getting overrun [and] it’s a drain on their resources.    There are super spreader caravans coming across.”
U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) speaks during a news conference. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    In the meantime, hundreds of migrants have tested positive for the virus as hospitals near the border have reported a surge in cases.

3/17/2021 President Trump: What Took Place In Pa., Ariz., Ga., Wis., Mich. Is A Disgrace by OAN Newsroom
President Donald J. Trump. (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)
    President Trump commented on a recent correction the Washington Post made about the 2020 election.    In an interview on Tuesday, the 45th President said what happened in Georgia was a disgrace.
    He said it was “good” the Washington Post was forced to make a correction of their report in which they suggested he had intimidated the secretary of state to “find enough votes” to tip the scales.    President Trump also pointed out that the original report had no context and only went off the words of election officials in the state.
    Additionally, Trump took aim at the Supreme Court for refusing to hear his campaign’s challenges to the election results.
    “And our Supreme Court and our courts didn’t have the courage to overturn elections that should have been overturned,” President Trump stated.    “Because you’re talking about decisive amounts, hundreds of thousands and even millions of votes.”
    The 45th President also cast blame on several so-called RINOs for lost seats in both the House and the Senate.    He added, the divided party may have led many Republicans to stay home from the polls on November 3.

3/17/2021 Sen. Graham: Biden Reversed President Trump’s Policies, Lost Control Of Border by OAN Newsroom
US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC). (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Senate Republicans said Biden has lost control of the southern border by reversing President Trump’s immigration policies.    During a press conference Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the Biden administration withdrew President Trump’s immigration policies without thinking it through.
    Graham added, as a result, the U.S. is now seeing the consequences of reversing the 45th President’s “Remain in Mexico” policy.
Migrants stand in line after being released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody at a
bus station, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    “If you were really serious about solving the immigration problem, you would not have put us all in this box,” Graham noted of the Biden administration.    “They are serious about one thing.    Undoing what Trump did if it makes sense or not.”
    Meanwhile, Graham called on Democrat lawmakers to work with Republicans in finding a solution to the ongoing crisis.

3/18/2021 Oil down 0.13$ to $64.53, DOW up 189 to 33,015 a new record but will it last.

3/18/2021 White House Secy. Jen Psaki Calls Issues At Border A ‘Crisis’ Before Claiming She Meant ‘Challenges’ by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 18: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki looks on as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Marcia Fudge speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. Later on Thursday,
President Joe Biden will speak about coronavirus vaccination progress. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki got a slip of the tongue after she called the situation at the border a “crisis.”    On Thursday, Psaki used the term when she responded to a question about whether Mexico has any expectations on the Biden administration’s handling of the migrant surge at the border.
    “There have been expectations set outside of — unrelated to — any vaccine doses or requests for them that would be partners in dealing with the crisis at the border,” Psaki stated.
    The administration has downplayed the problems at the southern border, including the massive migrant influx since Joe Biden took office.    When called out for dubbing it a crisis, Psaki claimed she meant to say “challenges” at the border.
    “When you were talking a moment ago, about diplomatic negotiations between the United States and Mexico you said ‘crisis on the border’ was that…?” a reporter questioned.
    Psaki attempted to quickly recover by stating “challenges on the border” in response.    The Biden administration has repeatedly promised to implement a more humane immigration policy despite growing concerns about the conditions unaccompanied migrant children have faced in border facilities.

3/182021 McConnell On Immigration: ‘Good Luck To Border Communities’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber as the Senate holds the final vote to confirm Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s
pick to be secretary of Health and Human Services, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has accused the Biden administration of endangering the health of border communities.    On Thursday, McConnell spoke on the Senate floor and noted unaccompanied migrant children arrivals at the southern border were up more than 60 percent.
    He blamed what he called Biden’s failed policies for the crisis, which has caused detention facilities to surpass capacity.    McConnell said while American kids have been kept out of school during COVID, migrant children have been put in overcrowded conditions.
    “And don’t forget, the administration policy directs CBP to release migrants on US soil while they await asylum rulings,” McConnell stated.    “That’s without — without — a negative COVID test.    So good luck to the communities on the border.”
    McConnell added the situation at the border is not just a health and humanitarian crisis, but a security crisis as well.    He noted four people arrested match names on the FBI terror watch list.

3/18/2021 Rep. McCarthy: Border Crisis Even Worse Than Anticipated by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2021, file photo House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during
a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) recently highlighted his trip to the southern border and criticized the Biden administration’s failure to address the crisis.
    While holding his weekly briefing Thursday, the Republican lawmaker shared that he saw the massive facilities overflowing with illegal immigrants.    He noted that officials from both Customs and Border Protection and the Department of Health and Human Services Department appeared overwhelmed by the influx of people hoping to enter the country.
    McCarthy said officials told him 10 percent of those who cross the border have tested positive for COVID-19, which is creating a health risk for agents and sacrificing the efforts of communities to curb the spread of the virus.    He also said he still has not heard back from the Biden administration to hold a sit down talk about the crisis.
    McCarthy also said Joe Biden has failed to send a clear message to migrants.    Instead, the minority leader asserted Biden is trouncing the country to push his $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

3/18/2021 Judge Considers Allowing Video Of George Floyd’s 2019 Arrest In Trial by OAN Newsroom
In this image taken from video, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over pre-trial motions, prior to continuing
jury selection, Monday, March 15, 2021, in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, at the Hennepin County
Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd (Court TV/Pool via AP)
    The judge in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has been preparing to decide if a video of George Floyd’s 2019 arrest can be used as evidence.    On Thursday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill announced he will make a decision by the end of the week.
    On Tuesday, Chauvin’s defense requested the footage to be entered as evidence.    The video reportedly shows Floyd swallowing drugs while struggling with police during a separate arrest.    Chauvin’s lawyer has said the video is fair game and ultimately the jury will decide how to interpret it.
In this screen grab from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson speaks as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of former
Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)
    “But what’s good for the goose is good for the gander,” Defense Attorney Eric Nelson stated.    “If I’m making the inference that Mr. Floyd was resisting arrest in the course or he was exaggerating his condition or he was actually experiencing a medical condition that went unrecognized by police officers, the state can theoretically bring in evidence that says ‘hey here is an alternative explanation for that.'
    On Thursday, jury selection in the high-profile case continued.

3/18/2021 Sen. Cruz: Illegals Do Get Stimulus Checks, Democrats Are Wrong by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asks a question during an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications
Commission on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Jonathan Newton-Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Joe Biden has squandered U.S. national wealth by giving $1,400 dollar stimulus checks to illegal aliens.    Democrat media attempted to fact check or censor Cruz by saying illegals couldn’t get stimulus checks because they do not have a social security number.
    However, immigration officials refuted Democrat falsehoods that said many illegals who have overstayed their visas actually do possess social security numbers and are in fact eligible for IRS payments.
    “All 100 members of this body were misinformed by the Democrat senator that no illegal aliens would receive stimulus checks, but once the facts have been made clear, I hope my friend from Illinois will show the same principle ‘Newsweek’ showed,” Cruz stated about Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.).    “To apologize, to say he was wrong and sorry for calling me a liar on the Senate floor and then going to Twitter to do so twice.”
    Cruz added Democrats have continued to play dangerous identity politics while ignoring the risks of the irresponsible immigration and fiscal policies.

3/18/2021 Fla. Sen. Rick Scott: Accountability Should Be Basic Function Of Govt, But Dems And Biden Failing To Do So by OAN Newsroom
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 26: Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference being held in the Hyatt Regency
on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. Begun in 1974, CPAC brings together conservative organizations, activists,
and world leaders to discuss issues important to them. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) vowed to ensure the Biden administration will be transparent, open and accountable to the American people.    On Wednesday, Scott spoke from the Senate floor and highlighted the importance of government openness, especially in honor of “Sunshine Week.”
    Sunshine Week is an initiative that educates people on the potential dangers of secrecy in government.    Scott said he’s trying to promote openness and build citizens’ trust in their elected leaders based on the successful Sunshine Laws in his own state, but Democrats and the Biden administration have hindered his efforts.
    “Unfortunately, my Democrat colleagues have blocked nearly every single one of my efforts for transparency and request for information to make Congress the best decisions for American families,” the Republican lawmaker stated.    “Last month, I wrote to President Biden’s Acting Director for the Office of Management and Budget requesting any documents related to enacted, but currently unspent COVID Stimulus funding the response none.    Total silence.”
    Scott went on to blast the recent $1.9 trillion COVID-19 spending package as “wasteful.”

3/18/2021 Sen. Schumer To Introduce H.R.1 On Senate Floor, Says ‘Everything Is On The Table’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (Samuel Corum/Pool via AP)
    Democrat lawmakers introduced the H.R.1 bill to the Senate floor this week while preparing for the uphill battle the litigation faces.    While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said “everything is on the table” under the guise of expanding voting rights.
    Critics have said H.R.1 would normalize illegal voting and fraud to elect candidates with universal mail-in ballots.    The bill would not require people to show their identification in order to vote in elections.    Nonetheless, Schumer claimed the bill would benefit the American people.
    “We are standing up to the despicable, despicable acts of voter suppression in so many states,” stated the Democrat lawmaker.    “We are committed to ending dark money that has corrupted our politics and government for too long.”
    Republicans have warned that Democrats want to use the so-called For the People Act to cement their current political dominance.    Meanwhile, the Senate Rules Committee is scheduled to move forward with the bill on March 24.

3/18/2021 Rep. Mace: Biden Admin.’S Potential Tax Hike Will Fall On ‘Hardworking Americans’ by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) is pictured in Beaufort, S.C. (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP)
    Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said she fears Democrats will eventually jam through a one-sided infrastructure bill that would “devastate” American taxpayers.
    While speaking with OAN Wednesday, the Republican lawmaker stressed how Democrats are considering using budget reconciliation to pass the legislation, which is predicted to cost trillions of dollars.    While she hopes for a bipartisan deal, she thinks Republicans could be left out of talks like they were on COVID-19 relief.
    “Now we’re talking about an infrastructure package and I had really high hopes for seeing us work in a bipartisan way on infrastructure,” Mace stated.    “This should not be a Republican or Democrat issue, but they’re now talking about doing budget reconciliation for infrastructure and if it’s anything like budget reconciliation for the COVID package then Republicans aren’t gonna get any input or any say.”
    Joe Biden campaigned on the idea of an infrastructure plan that would cost $2 trillion over the course of four years.    In order to fund the plan, the administration is reportedly discussing tax hikes, private-public partnerships as well as fee increases for bridge and highway tolls.
    Mace said she can’t think of a worse idea in the middle of the pandemic than to raise taxes.    She has argued that Washington has “a spending problem, not a revenue problem.”
    “It would be devastating…the worst possible idea that I could think of today is raising taxes on Americans during the middle of a pandemic,” stated the South Carolina lawmaker.    “And that is exactly what the Biden administration is looking to do right now.”
    Despite Biden’s intentions, Mace predicts the tax hike will backfire.    Mace noted, “when you read the fine print it will be much more expensive than previous increases.”
    The Republican added, this is not the way to go forward or the way to put the U.S first, especially as Americans fight to regain economic freedom that was lost under Democrat-led lockdown orders.

3/18/2021 FBI Seeks Public’s Help In Identifying 10 Suspects Involved In Assaults On Officers During Capitol Protest by OAN Newsroom
Caution tape flies Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 on a fence that was erected to reinforce security at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Shafkat Anowar)
    The FBI released a batch of videos of the capitol breach in a new appeal for the public’s help.    The agency made the footage public Thursday and announced it’s looking for ten suspects involved in crimes against law enforcement.
    So far, more than 300 people have already been arrested. Sixty-five of them have been charged with assaults on police officers.
    The prosecution in the capitol protests is considered the largest in American history.
[TO THE FBI WE WILL HELP YOU IF YOU TELL US WHEN YOU WILL GIVE THE INFORMATION TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM TO PUT HUNTER AND JOE BIDEN IN PRISON FOR THEIR CRIMES TO AMERICANS AS SEEN BELOW AND THE FAKE NEWS HIDING THE INFORMATION AFTER THE ELECTIONS.].

3/18/2021 MSM Falsely Accuses OAN Of ‘Russian Propaganda’, Ignores Facts Attacks by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Jan. 30, 2010, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden, left, with his son Hunter, right,
at the Duke Georgetown NCAA college basketball game in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
    The mainstream media is attacking One America News, yet again, with false and baseless claims of “Russian propaganda.”    On Wednesday, several left-leaning outlets accused OAN of airing — what they called — Russian misinformation to influence last year’s elections.
    Democrat outlets are attacking a documentary about Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption in Ukraine, which they claimed was put together by Ukrainian lawmaker Andrei Derkach and Russian agents.
    However, OAN’s take on the story featured then-assistant secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services Michael Caputo and raised important questions for public debate.
    Additionally, Democrat media failed to address the evidence presented by Derkach, which showed Biden discouraging Ukraine from fighting Russia.    In addition to facilitating the Kremlin’s war against Ukraine, Biden was also reportedly taking money from Vladimir Putin through his son Hunter.
    Despite all of this, mainstream media is trying to whitewash Biden and his corrupt business with Russian interests in Ukraine.    Instead, the left is using discredited claims of a Russian hoax to shut down the freedom of speech and stifle public debate in America.
[I HAVE PAGES AND PAGES OF INFORMATION IN MY FISA - UNDER SURVELLANCE FILES FROM 2008 TO TODAY THAT PROVES WHAT THE ABOVE CLAIMS BY THE LEFT IS FALSE WHICH IS ONLY FALSE IN THEIR MINDS AND ALSO THE CONSTANT BLOCKING OF THIS INFORMATION BY THE LEFT FROM LETTING THE REAL EVIDENCE INTO THE UNITED STATES OR ON ANY MEDIA FOR THE PUBLIC TO SEE IS THE REAL CORRUPTION WHICH IS THE SAME THING THEY ARE DOING WITH THE CORRUPTION OF ILLEGAL VOTING SYSTEMS AND VIOLATIONS OF OUR CONSTITUTION AND NOW ARE ATTACKING ANYONE WHO TRIES TO EXPOSE IT - WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A DEMOCRAT CONCENTRATION CAMP AS A SUBVERSIVE LIKE THEY DO IN COMMUNIST CHINA.].

3/18/2021 House Votes To Renew Violence Against Women Act by OAN Newsroom
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex., chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, joined at left by
Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks at a news conference on reauthorizing the Violence Against
Women Reauthorization Act, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    With bipartisan support, the House has re-approved a 1994 landmark law aimed at protecting women against domestic and sexual violence.    The Violence Against Women Act was reauthorized in a 244-to-172 vote on Wednesday.
    The bill, which expired two years ago due to a government shutdown, would expand victim services and reauthorize grant programs to respond to these types of crimes.    The measure would also close the so-called “boyfriend loophole” to prevent people convicted of domestic violence or abuse from owning a gun.
    “87,000 women, according to the UN, are killed every year,” stated Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.).    “50,000 of them are killed by an intimate partner or spouse…that means 137 women die every day by a family member.”
    Despite passing in the House, the measure may hit a roadblock in the evenly divided Senate.

3/18/2021 Texas AG Paxton & 20 States Sue Biden Over Keystone Pipeline by OAN Newsroom
GASCOYNE, ND – OCTOBER 14: Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in
a lot on October 14, 2014 outside Gascoyne, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    Texas and 20 other states have sued the Biden administration for revoking the permits to build the Keystone XL pipeline.    On Wednesday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he was joined by top prosecutors in Montana as well as other states to challenge Biden’s ban on Keystone XL.
    Paxton said Biden did not have the unilateral authority to stop the construction of the pipeline, which was almost complete.    The lawsuit also noted only Congress can make decisions on international pipelines.
    Paxton argued Biden’s actions regarding the pipeline were unconstitutional and his administration destroyed jobs as well as undermined America’s energy independence.

3/18/2021 Navarro: The 2020 Elections Has Had Dire Economic Consequences by OAN Newsroom
Fmr Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro speaks to members of the press outside
the West Wing of the White House June 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Former White House Adviser Peter Navarro said the U.S. faces serious political and diplomatic risks following the 2020 elections.
    “The difference between the Trump package and the Biden package is that about a trillion of that was dedicated to bringing back our manufacturing onshore,” Former Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Director Navarro said.    “That’s not what we’re doing here.”
    Navarro recently noted Biden’s stimulus package was effectively a bail-out of deep blue states, rewarding them for their failed fiscal policies while funding illegal immigration into the United States.    He added, Biden has abused the federal budget for partisan purposes.
    “All of that goes wrong,” Navarro said.    “You can spend $2 trillion and address structural issues, build your economy, build your manufacturing base and get through that, but that’s not what Biden and Obama is doing.    This election was about so many things.”
    Navarro also stated Biden’s economic policies will ultimately benefit China at the expense of American jobs, manufacturing and the national debt.

3/18/2021 Gov. DeSantis: No Place For ‘Critical Race Theory’ In Fla. Schools by OAN Newsroom
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 26: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of the Conservative Political
Action Conference at the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Fla. Governor Ron DeSantis (R) banned “critical race theory” from being taught in schools in his state over its harmful political effects.
    “There’s no room in our classrooms for things like ‘Critical Race Theory,'” DeSantis said.    “Teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”
    DeSantis noted “critical race theory” is an unsupported set of ideas that stirs division within society.    He added, he will implement a new program that will direct $106 million to Florida schools to encourage teachers and students to explore the real foundations of the nation.
    “Part of the reason you have some of the divisions is because you don’t have a common foundation that all citizens are referencing in terms of understanding the American Revolution, the Constitution,” DeSantis stated.    “[And] understanding people like Lincoln, understanding what we did in World War II, [and] fighting the Cold War.    All these important things that are so important, some people — I think — reference. I think other people reference something totally different.”
    DeSantis noted an additional $16.5 million will be given to teachers who are willing to elevate civics education in their schools.

3/19/2021 Oil down $5.21 to $59.23, DOW down 153 to 32,862.

3/19/2021 GOP Prioritize Border Security Amid Dem Amnesty Push by OAN Newsroom
Migrants who were caught trying to sneak into the United States are led by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent, second from right, at the
McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge while being deported to Reynosa, Mexico, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    It’s been less than three months into the Biden administration and an immigration crisis appears to be in full swing.    Hundreds of migrants, most of them children, are seeking asylum everyday.
    This has put a strain on the U.S. immigration system.    The race for a solution has led lawmakers to huddle and produce two very different approaches.    Republicans have insisted the number one priority is border security.
    “We’re getting ready to introduce legislation to make sure we’re using USCIS to check voter rolls here in this country, but we’re trying to make sure that we clamp down on the border,” stated Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas).
    The Texas representative along with some of his GOP colleagues are working on new legislation they said will close immigration loopholes.    Another bill they plan to reintroduce would designate cartels as terrorist organizations.
    There’s also a bipartisan bill that seeks to build more roads along the border to make it easier for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to secure the area.
    “If you’re going to solve the crisis, you need infrastructure,” Roy stated.    “You need a wall, you need the bill that I just introduced with Henry Cuellar, a Democrat my friend.”
    However, most Democrats in Congress are pushing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants and have approved two such bills in the House.    One focuses on so-called Dreamers while the other focuses on migrant farm workers.
    “This personal to me,” said Rep. Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.).    “Many of these immigrants, be it Dreamers or farm workers, come to this country to live the American dream…come to ensure that their kids have a better way of life.”
    House Democrats argued their legislation will help immigrant communities, but Republicans warned it would only encourage more illegal immigration at a time when federal resources are spread thin and Americans are reeling from the economic impacts of a pandemic.

3/19/2021 House Votes To Pass Biden’s ‘Dream And Promise Act’ To Give Citizenship Benefits To 3M Illegal Immigrants by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., joined at right by Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif., chairman of the House Hispanic Caucus,
and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., discusses the upcoming vote on the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, a bill to help
reform the immigration system, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    House Democrats passed an immigration bill proposed by Joe Biden, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.
    In a 228-to-197 vote Thursday, the House passed the Dream and Promise Act in an effort to establish a pathway for U.S. citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants who were brought across the border as children.    The bill would also protect other groups of illegal immigrants from deportation such as farm workers and their spouses.
    Analysts have said the bill may have a hard time going through the Senate, but Biden is eager to sign it into law.    Meanwhile, the surge of illegal immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border has prompted the House GOP to call for a hearing on border security.

3/19/2021 Sen. Cotton Cites Dangers Of Democrats’ Equality Act by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this May 5, 2020, file photo Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., speaks during a Senate Intelligence Committee nomination
hearing for Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool, File)
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) issued a sharp critique of the Democrat-backed Equality Act.    While speaking on the Senate floor this week, the Republican lawmaker said the act would punish people for simply believing that “men are men and women are women.”
    To put this in perspective, Cotton said 40 percent of the top 50 charities in the U.S. are faith-based and religious institutions, which provide more than $1 trillion in societal benefits every year.    He stressed that under this so-called Equality Act, battered women’s shelters could be sued for refusing to admit men and religious schools could be cut off from federal funding.
    Cotton noted, millions of Americans could be threatened by lawsuits and treated like second-class citizens.    The Arkansas Republican also pointed the legislation creates a disadvantage in woman’s sports.
    “There’s nothing fair about letting men compete against women in sports,” he stated.    “And there’s nothing equal about the Equality Act.”

[If you could not imagine that the Democrats in Congress could get any worse read the next article and in reality it’s the Left who is promoting political violence.].
3/19/2021 Democrat Introduces Resolution To Remove Rep. Greene From Congress by OAN Newsroom
Freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene walked past the House chamber at the Capitol
in Washington, Wednesday, March 17, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Democrats in the House are once again trying to oust Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for allegedly supporting political violence against the left.
    Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) formally brought the resolution forward on Friday, suggesting Greene be expelled from Congress over her so-called controversial past comments.
    Greene has been causing a stir by slowing down Democrat’s far-left agenda in the House.    She said liberals are trying to overturn the will of the American people, adding there’s nothing Democrats hate more than strong Republican women.
    Surprisingly, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made clear the Democrat leadership does not endorse Greene’s expulsion.
    “Members are very unhappy about what happened here, and they can express themselves the way they do,” Pelosi stated.    “What Mr. Gomez did is his own view and that is not leadership position.”
    The Democrat resolution targeting Greene must receive a two-thirds majority vote in order to pass.
[WELL I AM GLAD PELOSI SPOKE UP BECAUSE IF THAT WAS POSSIBLE YOU WOULD HAVE BEEN GONE AFTER ALL YOU GUYS TRIED TO DO TO TRUMP SO GO GET THEM MTG AND TELL THEM TO QUIT WASTING TAX PAYERS MONEY WITH FRIVIOLOUS CLAIMS THAT DOES NOT IMPROVE ANYTHING.].

3/19/2021 White House Press Secy Clarifies Biden’s Statement On Mask Wearing by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House,
Thursday, March 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The Biden administration corrected statements made by Joe Biden regarding the Democrat’s recent comment on Americans wearing face masks.
    While speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki clarified Biden’s statement, which called on Americans to wear facial coverings until everyone has received a coronavirus vaccine.    When pressed by reporters, Psaki said Biden was speaking generally and has not decided to impose a federal standard for mask wearing yet.
    “I think he is speaking generally about the need to still observe measures like social distancing and wearing of masks,” Psaki claimed.    “So that even when you’re vaccinated, you’re keeping your neighbors, your friends [and] your family members safe.”
    On Monday, Biden continued to urge every American to keep wearing a face mask until everyone has received a vaccine.

3/19/2021 CDC: Students Can Maintain 3 Feet Of Social Distance by OAN Newsroom
Children arrived for class on the first day of school reopening on December 7, 2020 in the
Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
    The CDC has relaxed social distancing guidelines for schools.    The agency published the updated guidelines today, saying students can sit within three feet of each other as long as they remain masked.
    The guidelines apply to students in kindergarten through high school in communities with low, moderate and substantial transmission.    However, middle and high school students should remain six feet apart in communities where transmission is high.
    “We want to emphasize that six feet of distance or more is more important between teachers and other adults and between teachers and students,” Dr. Greta Massetti, senior scientist at the CDC said.    “Also, in situations where masking can’t be used, for example, when kids are eating and also in common areas where different classrooms or cohorts might mix.”
    The update paved the way for more schools across the country to reopen, as many administrators complained six feet of social distance was not feasible in the classroom.
[MAYBE THE CDC AND FAUCI WILL CATCH UP BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR ON WHAT MANY STATES ARE ALREADY DOING.].

3/19/2021 Rep. Thomas Massie Brings Back A 2017 Proposal To Do Away With The Department Of Education by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 12: U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) spoke during a press conference in the
Cannon House Office Building on March 12, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
    Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) once proposed a bill to eliminate the Department of Education as a way to improve the quality of education for American students.    Now he’s bringing that proposal back, and big name Republican lawmakers are backing the effort.
    The proposal is also gaining attention from libertarian conservatives who want to see big government agencies dismantled.    However, Massie believes the federal government has become so political that an objective education system for America’s youth cannot come from Washington D.C.
    Back when the proposal was first introduced, one of the cosponsors was former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), who argued that his state should be in charge of its own education system.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 29: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) on Capitol Hill, September 29, 2015
in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    “They are not improving the education quality here in Utah,” Chaffetz stated.    “They’re using a lot of resources that I would much rather come straight to the state of Utah.”
    The Department of Education staff is appointed by whichever political party is in power.    They could develop a curriculum that may be okay for a state like California, but bad for a state like Florida.
    Ultimately, Massie argued state governments, local governments and parents should be in charge of choosing what education their children receive.    He emphasized eliminating the Department of Education would save taxpayers an estimated $50 billion per year.
    Critics of the proposal argued the high cost of America’s education system is due to extra spending on “non-essential” services, such as armed guards at schools.    They also said the dipping quality of teachers is because American teachers don’t feel valued by their students or parents.
    Massie argued Democrats support the Department of Education because they can control the information children receive when they are in power, even if bureaucratic obstacles make getting resources to students more difficult.
    “Cause the left understands this is where you win or lose, is in the schools and in the teaching of the children,” Massie said.
    Massie and his Republican cosponsors consider the Department of Education to be a needless government agency, which has resulted in U.S. students performing far worse than other students in the industrialized world.

3/19/2021 Secy. Mayorkas Admits DHS Not Able To Follow COVID Testing Policy To Its Fullest Extent by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Monday, March 1, 2021 file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    The Biden administration has continued to come up short on the growing crisis at the southern border as more illegal immigrants are released without being tested for coronavirus.
    While testifying to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed to properly respond to questions from lawmakers.
    “It is our policy to test and to quarantine,” he stated.    “We are doing the best we can to ensure the policy is executed.”
    When questioned on whether DHS has been actively testing illegal immigrants at border ports of entry, Mayorkas admitted that his department was not able to follow their policy to its fullest extent.
    “We did not have the capacity to test them at border patrol stations,” he continued.    “We have since begun to build that capacity so that we can do the testing there.”
    Mayorkas went on to say the department made a mistake when releasing aliens who haven’t been tested for coronavirus into communities near the southern border.    Additionally, border officials don’t currently know how many untested illegal immigrants have been released into the U.S. so far.
    “There have been times when we have not met our responsibility as well as we should have,” Mayorkas stated.    “Those instances are brought to the attention of leadership and they are addressed, and we improved based on the mistakes made.”
    Current federal policy requires all international travelers to show proof of a negative COVID-19 status within three days of entering the country.    This revelation prompted GOP congressman Andrew Cyde (R-Ga.) to note, it seems illegal immigrants are being held to a more lenient standard than those entering the country legally.
    In order to combat the lack of testing, the department is hoping gain assistance from state, local and community-based organizations that can perform testing as well as quarantine illegal immigrants.

3/19/2021 Sen. Schumer Plans To Push Federal Marijuana Reform To High Priority by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 05: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) shown at the
U.S. Capitol March 05, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement that he wants to make the “long overdue issue of marijuana reform a top priority for Congress.”
    Schumer released the statement in a video to Twitter with Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.).
    The Democrat lawmakers cited the harm people of color, veterans and low-income citizens endure as a result of the current cannabis policy.
    “It’s not everybody getting arrested. This is not a war on drugs its a war on people, on certain people,” Booker stated.    “Veterans are disproportionally arrested for possession of marijuana.”
    Previous marijuana legislation, known as the MORE Act, was passed by the House of Representatives in December 2020.    Five Republican representatives, including Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) voted for the legislation.    They cited potential advancement for the health care industry and lowered incarcerations.
    “The American people do not support the policies of incarceration, limited research, limited choice and particularly constraining medical application,” Gaetz said.
    Recent polls conducted by Pew Research Center found more than two-thirds of the U.S. population is in favor of marijuana legislation.    Despite this, lawmakers of both parties voiced the slim chance of it passing in the Senate.
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doubted the House bill would even get a vote in the Senate.
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 06: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) shown at the U.S. Capitol
October 06, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    “The House of Representatives is spending this week on pressing issues such as marijuana. Marijuana,” McConnell stated.
    If Schumer’s legislation is passed, it would expunge criminal records for people arrested due to cannabis possession and ensure Big Tobacco doesn’t overpower small businesses.
    “The issue is that so many lives have been wasted because marijuana has been listed as something as bad as heroine,” Schumer stated.
    The Democrat senators went on to say they plan to introduce the legislation shortly.

3/19/2021 ‘Pandora’s Box’ Of Northern Ireland Could Be Opened Unless EU Changes Brexit Deal, Loyalists Warn by Guy Faulconbridge
FILE PHOTO: Loyalist graffitis are seen with messages against the Brexit border checks in relation to the
Northern Ireland protocol at the harbour in Larne, Northern Ireland February 12, 2021. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
    LONDON (Reuters) – Northern Ireland’s 1998 peace agreement is under threat and a “Pandora’s box” of protest and political crisis will be opened unless the European Union agrees to significant changes to the Brexit deal, a senior loyalist warned on Friday.
    The 1998 accord, known as the Belfast or Good Friday Agreement, ended three decades of violence between mostly Catholic nationalists fighting for a united Ireland and mostly Protestant unionists, or loyalists, who want Northern Ireland to stay part of the United Kingdom.
    David Campbell, chairman of the Loyalist Communities Council, which represents the views of loyalist paramilitaries, said he was calling for dialogue with the EU and Ireland to change the Northern Irish Protocol that he said had breached fundamental principles of the 1998 deal.
    “We’re saying there is a window of opportunity for constructive dialogue to see if we can actually get a workable solution, and I’ve no doubt we could get a workable solution, but it does require Brussels and Dublin to return to honouring the core guarantees of the (Belfast) Agreement,” Campbell told Reuters.
    “If it doesn’t happen, then they are opening a Pandora’s box which leads to significant protest, to the bringing down of the Northern Ireland executive and then into a significant political crisis,” Campbell said.
    Loyalist paramilitary groups told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month that they were temporarily withdrawing support for the peace agreement due to concerns over the Brexit deal.
    The EU and Ireland say there is no reason to change the Brexit divorce deal which was signed by Johnson and is now an international treaty, though unionists say the negotiations failed to take account of their community.
    “Loyalists are extremely angry right across the community,” Campbell said, adding that the community was more angry than at any other time since the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, which gave Dublin a consultative role in the governance of Northern Ireland.
    “It’s an anger that transcends class and age groups – 80-year-olds are just as vexed as teenagers are – so it has succeeded in uniting all the disparate unionist groups and parties,” he said.
ANGER RISING
    Unionists say the Brexit deal is unfair as it prevents a hard border between Northern Ireland
and Ireland but effectively cuts Northern Ireland off from the rest of the United Kingdom by creating a border in the Irish sea.
    Campbell said that as such, the Brexit deal was one-sided and breached the principles of the 1998 deal.
    “The peace agreement is certainly under threat,” Campbell said, adding that the devolved power-sharing government of Northern Ireland, which requires the support of politicians representing both communities to function, was likely to collapse.
    Northern Ireland’s devolved government and assembly have suffered periodic breakdowns during previous crises since 1998.
    “Unless there are changes, I can’t see the Northern Ireland executive being sustained beyond the ending of the current pandemic,” he said, adding that there would be significant protests over coming months and going into the summer.
    So is Northern Ireland on the brink of violence?
    “I was one of the unionist negotiators in the talks and for 20-odd years we have worked constructively together and you now potentially face the undoing of that,” he said.
    “The current leaderships of the loyalist organisations are under extreme pressure from, let’s just say, the young Turks who perhaps see an opportunity to go to war on their terms.”
    The main loyalist paramilitary groups were not formally parties to the 1998 deal, but endorsed it at the time and decommissioned their weapons in the years that followed.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; Editing by Alistair Smout, Michael Holden and Alex Richardson)

3/19/2021 Paris Goes Into Lockdown As COVID-19 Variant Rampages by Benoit Van Overstraeten and Richard Lough
Medical staff members watch French Prime Minister Jean Castex on TV as he addresses the nation about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak and the
lockdown restrictions, at the Clinique de l'Estree - ELSAN private hospital in Stains, near Paris, France, March 18, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
    PARIS (Reuters) – France imposed a month-long lockdown on Paris and parts of the north after a faltering vaccine rollout and spread of highly contagious coronavirus variants forced President Emmanuel Macron to shift course.
    Since late January, when he defied the calls of scientists and some in his government to lock the country down, Macron has said he would do whatever it took to keep the euro zone’s second largest economy as open as possible.
    However, this week he ran out of options just as France and other European countries briefly suspended use of the AstraZenca vaccine.
    His prime minister, Jean Castex, said France was in the grip of a third wave, with the virulent variant first detected in Britain now accounting for some 75% of cases.    Intensive care wards are under severe strain, notably in Paris where the incidence rate surpasses 400 infections in every 100,000 inhabitants.
    “The epidemic is getting worse.    Our responsibility now is to not let it escape our control,” Castex told a news conference.
    France reported 35,000 new cases on Thursday and there were more COVID patients in intensive care in Paris than at the peak of the second wave.
    Now was the time to tighten restrictions, Castex said.
    “Four weeks, the time required for the measures to generate a sufficient impact.    (It is) the time we need to reach a threshold in the vaccination of the most vulnerable.”
    The lockdowns will kick in from Friday at midnight in France’ 16 hardest-hit departments that, with the exception of one on the Mediterranean, form a corridor from the northern Channel port city of Calais to the capital.
    Barbers, clothing stores and furniture shops will have to close, though bookstores and others selling essential goods can stay open.
    Schools will stay open and people will be allowed to exercise outdoors within a 10 km (6.2 miles) radius of their homes.
Travel out of the worst-hit areas will not permitted without a compelling reason.
    “Go outdoors, but not to party with friends,” the prime minister said.
TOO LATE?
    Castex said France would resume inoculations with the AstraZeneca vaccine now that the European Medicines Agency had confirmed it was safe.
    Seeking to shore up public confidence in the Anglo-Swedish vaccine, critical if France is to hit its targets, Castex said he would get the shot on Friday.
    “I am confident public trust in the vaccine will be restored,” he said, though he acknowledged it might take time.
    Although Macron stopped short of ordering a nationwide lockdown, the lockdowns may be extended to other regions if needed and may yet slow the country’s economic recovery.
    The Paris region is home to nearly one fifth of the population and accounts for 30% of economic activity.
    A nationwide nightly curfew in place since mid-December remains in place, though it will start an hour later, at 7 p.m.
    The government had no regrets about not locking down earlier, Castex said.
    “It was the right decision in January. We would have had an unbearable three-month lockdown.    We did well not to do so.”
    Not everyone agrees.    In the intensive care unit of a private hospital on the edge of Paris, doctors expressed resignation at having once again to deal with overloaded wards.
    “We’re back here again,” said ward chief Abdid Widad.
    Health Minister Olivier Veran said some hospitals would start using monoclonal antibodies which are synthetically manufactured copies of infection-fighting proteins, on certain patients at high risk of progressing to severe illness.
(Reporting by Geert De Clercq, Sudip Kar-Gupta, Benoit Van Overstraten, Richard Lough, Matthias Blamont; Additional reporting by Clotaire Achi; Editing by Jonathan Oatis and Alexandra Hudson)

3/19/2021 Biden To Meet Putin ‘When The Time Is Right’: White House
U.S. President Joe Biden talks to reporters as he departs on travel to Atlanta, Georgia to receive a CDC update on the "fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic"
and later to meet with Asian-American leaders, from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 19, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
    ON BOARD AIR FORCE ONE (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, who said earlier this week he thought Vladimir Putin was a killer, will meet with the Russian leader “when the time is right,” the White House said on Friday.
    “He’s not going to back off,” White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters.    “He’s going to be very frank and very open about that relationship.”
    On Thursday, Putin said he and Biden should hold live online talks in the coming days.
    “The president will meet with President Putin when the time is right,” Jeanne-Pierre said.    “President Biden and President Putin have different perspectives of their respective countries, but where they agree is that we should continue to look for ways to work together where it is in our mutual interest.”
(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Dan Grebler)

3/19/2021 G7 Agrees To Back Expansion Of IMF Financial Firepower by David Milliken and Andrea Shalal
FILE PHOTO: A boy walks in front of a graffiti promoting the fight against the coronavirus disease
(COVID-19) in the Mathare slums of Nairobi, Kenya, May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
    LONDON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The world’s seven largest advanced economies have agreed to support the first expansion of the International Monetary Fund’s reserves since 2009, a step meant to help developing countries cope with the coronavirus pandemic, Britain said on Friday.
    Britain – which is chairing the Group of Seven (G7) this year – said G7 finance ministers had agreed to support a “new and sizeable” increase in the volume of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), an internal currency used by the IMF.
    “Today’s milestone agreement among the G7 paves the way for crucial and concerted action to support the world’s low-income countries, ensuring that no country is left behind in the global economic recovery from coronavirus,” British finance minister Rishi Sunak said.
    The news was welcomed by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva who said the G7 finance ministers’ meeting was “productive.”
    Last year the IMF said it wanted the allocation of SDRs to rise to the equivalent of $500 billion from the $293 billion agreed at the time of the last expansion in 2009, just after the global financial crisis.
    That expansion was opposed by then-U.S. President Donald Trump. Last month U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said she would like an expansion but wanted greater transparency about how the SDRs would be used and traded.
    Sources in the United States familiar with the G7 talks said an increase of around $650 billion had been under discussion.
    Even if Yellen wins consensus for an SDR allocation that falls below the threshold requiring approval by the U.S. Congress – about $679 billion based on today’s exchange rates – the U.S. domestic politics are tricky.
    Congressional Republicans have already complained the move would fail to target the countries in most need of the funds but would provide free cash reserves to China, Iran and other countries seen as adversaries by the Trump administration.
    Senior Republican lawmaker French Hill said in a recent letter to Yellen that more SDRs “would deliver unconditional liquidity to some of the most brutal dictatorships in the world.”
    Any expansion of SDRs will also need to be agreed with countries outside the G7, including China, before the IMF’s spring meeting in April.
    Credit ratings agency Fitch said an increase in SDRs to $500 billion would be equivalent to 0.5% of global annual economic output and represent 3.5% of global financial reserves.
    “It will help countries to deal with immediate external financing pressures, but is insufficient to alleviate broader debt service challenges,” Fitch wrote in a note to clients.
    Britain’s finance ministry said extra SDRs would help poorer countries “pay for crucial needs such as vaccines and food imports, and improve the buffers of emerging markets and low-income countries.”
    Anti-poverty groups welcomed the move but said more needed to be done for richer nations to share their unused SDRs with poorer ones.
(Additional reporting by David Lawder in WASHINGTON; Editing by Andy Bruce and Mark Heinrich)

3/19/2021 Report: El Paso DEA Seized 3,000 Lbs Of Drugs At Southern Border In 2021 by OAN Newsroom
The seal of the Drug Enforcement Administration is seen on a lectern before the start of a press conference
at DEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    The DEA office in El Paso, Texas has been busy seizing the uptick of drugs coming across the southern border.    According to a report on Friday, DEA agents were already on track to exceed drug seizures from both 2020 and 2019.
    The agency said during the first five months of the fiscal year 2021, agents have seized more than 3,100 pounds of meth, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine.
    Officials said this came amid an influx of migrants and drugs entering the country.
    In the meantime, the Biden administration has weighed the option of sending illegal immigrants to the U.S.-Canadian border for processing.    According to a new report by the Washington Post on Friday, CBP will request planes to transport the migrants to northern states.
    The move came in response to the influx of migrant apprehensions at the southern border, which has overwhelmed holding facilities in Texas.    As of Friday, 1,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the Rio Grande with another thousand awaiting processing at the border.
    Meanwhile, the White House has yet to comment on the matter.

3/19/2021 Pelosi Downplays Border Crisis, Says Biden Has It Under Control by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued to downplay the escalating crisis at the border.
    During a press briefing on Friday, the House Speaker claimed Joe Biden is getting a handle on the situation, despite the record surge of illegal immigrants.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
    “The Biden administration has this under control,” Pelosi stated.
    Republicans said Biden’s open border policies led to the growing humanitarian crisis, as border facilities and resources are being exhausted.
    Democrats and the White House refuse to acknowledge that there is a crisis.

3/19/2021 GOP Officials Blast Biden Admin. At Ariz. Border by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware, on March 16, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) slammed the move by House Democrats to pass immigration reform bills as migrants continue to flood the southern border.
    “Twice the Democrats blocked it.    The Democrats don’t want to solve immigration.    That’s what’s going on now.    They don’t want to solve the problem,” Scott said.    “What proposal do they have to solve this problem?    None.”
    During a press briefing at the border in Cochise, Arizona on Friday, Scott joined Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) and border officials to discuss the humanitarian crisis.
    Scott took aim at the House for their part in escalating the surge.
    In the meantime, Ducey criticized the Biden administration for imposing relaxed border policies being used by cartels to coerce more migrants to seek amnesty in the U.S.
    “There was a policy that allowed them to do that but didn’t incent them to come across the border to do that.    That’s what’s changed, that’s what the cartels talk about the marketing arm of our federal government driving this migration that’s happening from the Northern Triangle, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala,” Ducey stated.    “The numbers are rising.    We’re not used to these types of reported numbers in February.”
    The Arizona governor added he is trying to deal with officials within the federal government to lessen the humanitarian need in Arizona.

3/19/2021 Dem Rep. Says ‘Not Appropriate’ For Press To Access Migrant Facilities by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez (D-CA). (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    At least one House Democrat supports the Biden administration’s controversial secrecy surrounding migrant holding facilities.    In an interview Thursday, Rep. Linda Sanchez (R-Calif.) said COVID protocols have stopped the government from properly housing minors.
    She also said the federal government has been doing the best it can even though she admitted the facilities are not meant to take in illegal immigrant children.    Sanchez’s response was the exact opposite of calls for transparency during the Trump-era.
    Now, the Democrat lawmaker appears to have a different opinion on the matter.
    “I don’t necessarily think that it’s appropriate for journalists to be inside centers that are not permanent places for children,” Sanchez claimed.    “They are processed out of those facilities as quickly as possible and as quickly as the facilities will allow.”
    The congresswoman’s comments came as journalists and refugee advocates have demanded to see for themselves the conditions at migrant housing facilities along the southern border.

3/19/2021 Instagram To Launch New App For Children Under 13 by OAN Newsroom
A girl tries an iPhone X at the Apple Omotesando store. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)
Critics have called out Facebook for its decision to launch an Instagram for children under 13 years old.    According to reports, executives announced the move in an internal message to its employees.
    Internet safety advocates believe the decision will pave the way for online predators to target minors.    The report came after Facebook announced new safety restrictions in its direct messaging feature.
Child blogger Liza Anokhina (L), 12, participates in a shoot for her blog. (Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via Getty Images)
    The social media giant said it does not have details of its new plan yet, but added youth outreach is one of its top priorities.    Current instagram rules prohibit children under the age of 13 from creating an account.

3/19/2021 Federal Judge Rules To Redact Information In Ghislaine Maxwell Criminal Case by OAN Newsroom
Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, announces charges against Ghislaine Maxwell
during a July 2, 2020, press conference in New York City. (Photo by JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images)
    A federal judge agreed to keep some details in Ghislaine Maxwell’s criminal case a secret.    On Thursday, the U.S. district judge issued the ruling on the request for redactions.
    He sided with Maxwell and decided some of the information would be too “sensational and impure” to reveal to the public.    According to reports, redactions requested by prosecutors were also granted after they argued it would help protect the integrity of the investigation.
UNSPECIFIED, FL – JULY 25. 2013: In this handout provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Jeffrey Epstein poses for a sex offender mugshot
after being charged with procuring a minor for prostitution on July 25, 2013 in Florida. (Photo by Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Getty Images)
    Maxwell was charged with recruiting and grooming girls to be sexually abused by disgraced sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.    She is being held in a jail in New York City and her trial is scheduled for July.
[IT IS NOT HARD FOR ANYONE TO UNDERSTAND WHO THEY ARE PROTECTING JUST AS THE DEMOCRATS HAVE COVERED UP EVERYTHING FOR THE LAST 12 YEARS SO WHATS NEW.].

3/19/2021 Report: Dozens Of White House Staffers Sacked Or Suspended For Past Recreational Use Of Cannabis by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 18: U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris leads a meeting with women leaders of the labor community to
commemorate Womens History Month and the passage of the American Rescue Plan in Harris’ ceremonial office in the Eisenhower
Executive Office Building on March 18, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
    The White House defended the move to fire and sideline staffers with past cannabis use despite its previous position to overlook weed consumption during the transition.
    On Friday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki responded to those reports in a tweet.    She doubled down and said “of the hundreds of people hired, only five people who had started working at the White House are no longer employed as a result of this policy.”
    This came after the previous Biden position would “likely overlook past marijuana use” so long as it was “limited” and the staffer “wasn’t pursuing a position that required a security clearance.”    In the meantime, the move also shined a light on VP Kamala Harris’ previous admission during the 2020 Democrat primary that she smoked marijuana in the past.
    On The Breakfast Club morning radio show, Harris was asked if she had ever smoked.    She answered, “I have, and I inhaled.”    She also stated she remembered the high.
    It is unclear if VP Harris will be sidelined as well.
    The White House move was in stark contrast to the recent actions taken by the Democrat-led Senate, which has pushed for marijuana legalization as 14 states, including Washington D.C., have voted to approve recreational or medicinal cannabis use.

3/19/2021 San Diego Judge Rules To Block Enforcement Of School Closures by OAN Newsroom
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 13: An empty classroom is seen at Hollywood High School on
August 13, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
    A Southern California judge said that her ruling in a local lawsuit to reopen schools applies to districts statewide.
    San Diego County Superior Court Judge Cynthia Freeland clarified Wednesday that her ruling, which blocks California from enforcing pandemic based school closures, applies to all school districts in the state.
FILE – In this Feb. 18, 2021, file photo, Clarendon Alternative Elementary School fourth-grader Ayla Einhorn
worked on her computer at Midtown Terrace Playground in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
    The Parent Association of North County San Diego filed the lawsuit against state officials closing schools.    Freeland granted them and six other districts a temporary restraining order preventing enforcement of several pandemic rules, which the association alleged kept schools from reopening for in-person learning.
    “The judge really indicated that there is a fundamental right to education, which we’ve always contended that there’s a constitutional right in the California constitution to an education, and that that wasn’t being met in this case, that distance learning does not meet the requirements,” Scott Davidson, a member of the Parent Association said.
    A follow-up hearing is scheduled for March 31 to determine if the rest of California’s school districts can fully reopen.
    Schools were told to bring their plans to reopen as close to full-time as they are able to do so safely.

3/19/2021 Fla. Police Boost Patrols Amid Spring Break Violence by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 14, 2020, file photo, Tabatha Hannah, a student at St. Clair Community College, center, talks with
Miami Beach police officers in Miami Beach, Fla. Colleges around the U.S. are scaling back spring break or canceling it entirely to
discourage beachfront partying that could raise infection rates back on campus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)
    Police officers in Florida have increased patrols amid an uptick in violence during spring break celebrations.    On Tuesday, the Miami Beach Police Department announced their goal is to flood the streets with armed officers.
    This came after a shooting in the city left one-man dead Monday night.    According to reports, police also arrested several people following a huge fight at a Miami Beach restaurant Thursday evening.
    The city’s police chief said they’re doing all they can to keep people safe.
    “The Miami Beach Police Department has gone ahead and done everything they can to not only keep the residents here safe,” Chief Richard Clements stated.    “But to also go ahead and ensure that those visiting our city are safe as well.”
    Large crowds are expected this weekend in Miami Beach.    Officials have vowed to crack down on the violence with more officers and strict law enforcement.

3/20/2021 Oil up $2.11 to $61.64, DOW down 234 to 32,628 as it beginning to fall down again.

3/20/2021 Texas Gov. Abbott Orders Investigation Into Alien Holding Facilities Amid Reports Of Poor Conditions by OAN Newsroom
DALLAS, TX – JULY 08: Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke at Dallas’s City Hall on July 8, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
    The governor of Texas sounded the alarm on the growing crisis at the southern border as the Biden administration continues to ignore its severity.
    In a statement released on Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas) said he ordered the Texas Department of State Health Services to investigate what he called a coronavirus outbreak at a Carrizo Springs facility housing migrant minors.
    Abbott also reported a lack of safe drinking water at a facility in Midland.    He said these federally run centers are “inhumane and unacceptable,” and the Biden administration has “no excuse for subjecting these children to these kinds of conditions.”
    Earlier this week, the governor heavily criticized the administration for their adamant refusal to address the crisis at the border, which has not only put children at risk of illness, but has also enabled traffickers and smugglers.
    “The administration has yet to provide answers that Texans deserve,” Abbott stated.    “So far this year, more than 11,000 minors have been apprehended crossing the border into Texas.    Children crossing the border rose 60 percent from January to February to more than 9,400 in February.”
    The number of illegal aliens entering the U.S. continues to escalate, reportedly reaching a 20 year high.
FILE – In this Friday, March 19, 2021, photo migrants are seen in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection
processing area under the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
    “How long will these children be here? What countries have they come from and what COVID variants have they been exposed to, are they being tested for COVID?” Abbott asked.    “If so, how is the administration handling those who test positive?
    Border officials have admitted that under the Biden administration, illegal aliens are being released into communities near the southern border without being tested for coronavirus.
    Despite Republican-led calls for transparency, Democrats have largely remained silent on the growing crisis.
    “America needs to know how these children, some are young children, how they are coming across the border, and who is it that is helping these children come across the border?” Abbott asked.    “The Biden administration must also answer for enticing unaccompanied minors into inhumane conditions.    Inhumane conditions, that expose these children to traffickers, to abuse and to terror.”
    Currently, border officials are making preparations to transport detained illegal immigrants up north from the southern border for further processing.

3/20/2021 Democrat Politicization Of Vaccine Poses Major Obstacle In U.S. Process Of Achieving Herd Immunity by OAN Newsroom
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – DECEMBER 18: COVID-19 vaccine is stored at -80 degrees celsius in the pharmacy at
Roseland Community Hospital on December 18, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    Some U.S. states predicted they could achieve herd immunity by late summer, but medical professionals have said that vaccine hesitancy and new variants are the nation’s biggest obstacles in obtaining that goal.
    On Friday, the CDC reported more than 118 million vaccines have been administered in the U.S.    In order to achieve herd immunity, which is the point where a disease cannot spread because a large enough proportion of people in a community are immune to it, National Institute of Health Officials said roughly 80 percent of the nation’s population would need to get the shot.
    Americans have expressed they are unsure whether the vaccines have the ability to protect against emerging variants of the virus.
    Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist and scientist for Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, explained that the U.S. is already starting at roughly 25 percent immunity by factoring in the 90 million Americans who have received some immunity from contracting the virus.
    “We may be able to capitalize on that and get the herd immunity at an earlier point in time than most envisioned,” Topol explained.
    Oxford University researchers found in a preliminary study that the Pfizer vaccine still neutralizes the U.K. and Brazil strains, but at lower levels.    They said further investigation will be required.
    However, polls conducted by Pew Research Center still show many Americans have been hesitant to roll up their sleeves because they aren’t sure getting vaccinated will be enough to end restrictions.
    Instead of supporting any incentive to get Americans to schedule their vaccine appointment, several Democrats have doubled down and urged wearing two masks, even if the individual is vaccinated. Many Republican lawmakers have been quick to criticize that logic.
    “You want to get rid of vaccine hesitancy? Tell them you can quit wearing your mask after they get the vaccine,” Paul said.    “You want people to get the vaccine, give them a reward instead of telling them that the nanny state’s going to be there for three more years and you got to wear a mask forever.”

3/20/2021 Ariz. State Senate To Order Hand Recount Of 2.1M Ballots Cast In 2020 by OAN Newsroom
PHOENIX, AZ – NOVEMBER 05: Votes are counted by staff at the Maricopa County Elections Department
office on November 5, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images)
    Arizona lawmakers are ordering another recount of ballots cast in the 2020 presidential election, this time by hand.
    On Thursday, the GOP-controlled Arizona Senate announced its intentions to conduct the audit of more than 2 million ballots from Maricopa County.
    The Senate won a court order late last month, granting them access to ballots and voting machines.    Officials believe this will be daunting for any audit firm, citing the need for secure facilities and substantial manpower.
    “We’ve had to do recounts in the past, on just doing it, running them through the machines.    It is a nightmare, we’re talking about over 2 million ballots,” Helen Purcell, former Maricopa County recorder said.    “How that’s going to be accomplished and what period of time, I have no idea.”
    State senators stressed constituents are still skeptical about the integrity of the election.    They are hoping the manual audit puts an end to suspicions, and the results restore Arizonians’ faith in the state’s election process.

3/20/2021 Paris Goes Into Lockdown As COVID-19 Variant Spreads by OAN Newsroom
People walked near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
    France is imposing its third lockdown as the French COVID-variant continues to spread.    On Friday, President Emmanuel Macron of France imposed a month-long lockdown for Paris and parts of the north.
    As of Thursday, 35,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported as the country continues to grapple with a faulty vaccine rollout and the spread of highly contagious variants.
A closed restaurant is shown in Paris, France, on Saturday, March 20, 2021.. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
    Meanwhile, many Paris residents chose to leave the city ahead of the lockdown, claiming they could not handle another one.
    “I’m studying in Paris, and because of the fact that there will be a lockdown in the Paris-France region, I told myself, ‘no, I won’t stay for the lockdown.’    I prefer going home to my parents’ house in Brittany to have a bit more freedom,” student Anna Henry said.
    In the meantime, essential stores will stay open along with some schools, though travel out of the worst hit areas will not be permitted unless deemed necessary.

3/20/2021 Ga. GOP Lawmakers Look To Eliminate Nonprofit Influence Over Election Results by OAN Newsroom
ATLANTA, GA – NOVEMBER 02: An election worker processed absentee ballots at State Farm Arena
on November 2, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images)
    GOP lawmakers in Georgia are proposing legislation to reform how money is thrown around in Georgia’s elections.    One part of this proposal is to eliminate the influence from nonpartisan organizations who can spend extra large sums of cash to influence election outcomes.
    In the 2020 elections, two nonpartisan groups, the Center for Voter Information and the Voter Participation Center, both sent out millions of absentee ballot request forms to Georgia voters.    These request forms had the voters names and personal information already filled out, so all those voters had to do was sign their name.
    The two groups focused on only sending ballot request forms to people of color, unmarried women and young people.
    “Unmarried women, people of color, and young people,” former Voter Participation CEO Jessica Barber Brown said.    “This is a group of people that move 42 percent more.”
    Even though the groups are nonpartisan, when they weren’t selectively sending out ballots, they also donated large sums of money to Democrats.
    According to OpenSecrets, a campaign finance tracker, the groups donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Democrats in the 2020 elections and not a single penny to Republicans.    These groups almost certainly played a role in Democrats taking Georgia in 2020.
    As a result, Republican lawmakers want to make sure so-called “nonpartisan” groups don’t try and rig elections in favor of Democrats.
    If the new proposal goes into effect, campaigns and political candidates will have to actually excite Georgians to get out and vote based on their policy.    This, instead of nonprofits simply filling out absentee ballot request forms for people they think will vote Democrat.

3/20/2021 Pelosi Dismisses Expulsion Resolution For GOP Rep. Greene by OAN Newsroombr>
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., held a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via AP)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) dismissed a move to expel a Republican representative from Congress.    On Friday, Pelosi said she did not want to be involved with the effort to kick out freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
    This came after Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) proposed the resolution, accusing the Republican of pedaling conspiracy theories.
    “Members are very unhappy about what happened here and they can express themselves the way they do,” Pelosi stated.    “What Mr. Gomez did is his own view and that is not leadership position.”
    Expulsion in Congress is said to be rare, as it hasn’t happened in nearly the last two decades.
[SO I AM CONFUSED DID PELOSI HAVE A HEART AFTERALL OR IS SHE AFRAID THAT HER OWN PARTY MAY DO THE SAME THING TO HER.].

3/20/2021 HUD Secretary Accused Of Violating The Hatch Act by OAN Newsroom
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE – DECEMBER 11: Marcia Fudge delivered remarks at the Queen Theater on
December 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Marcia Fudge, Joe Biden’s secretary of Housing and Urban Development, was accused of violating the Hatch Act.
    At her first White House press briefing on Thursday, Fudge was asked if she had an opinion on who might fill her seat in Congress now that her confirmation has been secured.    While she did not comment on the outlook in her district, she did offer her support to two Democrats eyeing to flip the Senate seat of Ohio Sen. Rob Portman (R), who will be retiring in 2022.
Kamala Harris presided over the ceremonial swearing-in for Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge in the South Court
Auditorium, next to the White House, in Washington, D.C. on March 10, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    “Oh absolutely, I have two friends who are thinking about it, Tim Ryan of course, I understand Anne Lilly is thinking about it,” Fudge said.    “I mean, I think we’re going to put a good person in that race no matter who we choose, but they’re both friends. I think we have a good shot at it.”
    The Hatch Act does not allow anyone but the president and his senior advisers to make politically opinionated remarks on federal property.    As of Friday, neither the White House nor the Department of Housing and Urban Development had released a comment.

3/20/2021 Air Force Drone Washes Ashore On Southern Fla. Beach by OAN Newsroom
FARNBOROUGH, ENGLAND – JULY 16: A BQM-167 high-performance remote-controlled aerial target drone used by the U.S. Air Force was displayed
on day four of the Farnborough International Airshow on July 16, 2014 in Farnborough, England. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
    Beachgoers in Southern Florida were met with a surprise after a military drone washed ashore.
    According to authorities in Boynton Beach on Friday morning, an Air Force drone washed up on the beach after it was shot down as part of a training exercise over the Gulf of Mexico.
    An Air Force spokeswoman from the 53rd Wing said these crafts typically fall into the ocean and are not dangerous to the public.
    “It’s not quite as random as you might think, there is nothing dangerous in it, nothing concerning,” 1st Lt. Savanah Bray said.    “Like I said, we recover these on a regular basis and sometimes we’re just unable to.”
    She went on to explain the drone may have washed ashore due to bad weather, which could have caused its parachute recovery system to fail.
    By the afternoon, authorities were able to retrieve the drone and passersby were allowed to return to the shore.

3/20/2021 Calif. Driver Arrested After Allegedly Crashing Into Pedestrians by OAN Newsroom
A photo taken on November 29, 2018 shows a handcuffed man at police headquarters. (Photo by PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Multiple people are in critical condition following a car crash into a storefront in Southern California.    On Friday, a driver in Hollywood was arrested on a suspected DUI after reportedly driving on the wrong side of the road, crashing into a liquor store and striking five pedestrians.
    Officials said the victims were rushed to a local trauma center in serious to critical condition.
    “It could have been any of us, I mean my gosh, I was just with him,” Hollywood ambassador Gregg Donovan said.    “It’s just you never know here on Hollywood Blvd., I mean out of the blue just like that I couldn’t believe it, I was in shock.”
    Officials said all the patients are now in stable condition.    Meanwhile, an investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway.

3/20/2021 Report: Online Work Poses Unique Risks As Lockdowns Continue by OAN Newsroom
Members of the House Financial Services Committee are seen via videoconference during a House Financial Services Committee oversight hearing to
discuss the Treasury Department’s and Federal Reserve’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on December 02, 2020 in Washington, DC.
    While Democrats have argued ongoing lockdowns and business closures are necessary to keep us safe, some tech experts have pointed out that doing everything from home presents its own risks. According to an Axios report Friday, a number of public communications officials and security experts explained how living online presents an opportunity for criminals.
    One of the contributors to the report, Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission Rebecca Slaughter, said she has been struggling to keep up with a surge of new fraud claims as bad actors have set up various scams related to coronavirus testing, vaccines and even stimulus payments.
    “But we here at the FTC would like to remind you that scammers follow the headlines too,” said Slaughter.    “So here are a few short ways to spot a scammer trying to take your money or personal information.    First: Know that nobody in the government will ask you to pay anything upfront to get your economic impact payment.    There is no way to get your payment faster…that’s simply a scam.”
    Electronic Privacy Information Center Policy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald said that while moving things online can curb the spread of COVID-19, moving away from in-person systems can also have severe consequences.    Fitzgerald has argued some systems simply cannot adapt to an online format, such as the criminal justice system.
    She pointed out how a Virginia woman decided not to testify against a man she had accused of sexual assault because she would have to do so through a live stream, which would be available to the public.    Virtual court hearings present another issue, which was brought to light during a domestic abuse hearing in Michigan that was held in March.
    St. Joseph County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Davis stopped a hearing when she believed her witness was actively being intimidated by the man she was testifying against, her boyfriend Coby Harris.
    “Your honor, I have reason to believe that the defendant is in the same apartment as the complaining witness right now and I am extremely scared for her safety,” St. Joseph County Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Davis stated during the virtual court hearing.    “The fact that she is looking off to the side and he is moving around — I want some confirmation that she is safe before we continue.”
    Police officers arrived at the witness’ house and arrested Harris, who was charged with obstruction of justice in addition to the numerous assault charges levied against him in the first place.
    District Court Judge Jeffrey Middleton expressed his disbelief.
    “This is an issue we didn’t have when we had live court,” Middleton said.    “This is the first time to my knowledge — if he is in the same venue — that this has occurred.”
    Despite these new threats, a few states representing the West Coast and New England are still hesitant to re-open fully.    The states have condemned their citizens to live online at their own risk.

3/20/2021 Hawley: China Believes It Can Roll The Biden Admin. by OAN Newsroom
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (2nd R), joined by National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (R), speaks while facing Yang Jiechi (2nd L), director of the Central Foreign Affairs
Commission Office, and Wang Yi (L), China’s Foreign Minister at the opening session of US-China talks. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    Missouri Senator Josh Hawley (R) commented on the first in-person meeting between the Biden administration and Chinese officials.    He said China now thinks it can just push the U.S. around.
The Chinese delegation led by Yang Jiechi (C), director of the Central Foreign Affairs Commission Office and Wang Yi (2nd L),
China’s Foreign Minister, speak with their US counterparts at the opening session of US-China talks at the Captain Cook Hotel
in Anchorage, Alaska on March 18, 2021. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    Hawley took to Twitter on Friday and said the communist regime believes it can “roll the administration.”    This came in response to a tweet from Jordan Schneider, an analyst for the Rhodium Group focused on China.
    Schneider pointed out how Chinese officials “by and large held their tongue when engaging with the Trump administration,” but pulled out the brass knuckles in their very first interaction with the Biden administration.

3/20/2021 Liberal Talk Show Host Bill Maher Blasts Cancel Culture Amid Teen Vogue Ousting by OAN Newsroom
Bill Maher. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
    Liberal talk show host Bill Maher compared cancel culture to the 1950’s blacklist era.    On his show Friday, Maher discussed the ever-moving goalposts of the woke left.
    He said cancel culture not only targets what someone says today, but what they said in the past or who they have said they like.    He mentioned the recent ousting of Teen Vogue’s Alexi McCammond for so-called controversial tweets she made in 2011 when she was only 17-years old.
    “People go to parties now and they don’t want to talk,” Maher said.    “Can I talk?    I don’t know your girlfriend, she might be ‘woke.’    This informant thing — it’s not just what you do, it’s what you don’t report.    That’s another way the goal post moved.”
    He added, people are going to talk in private and it might be tough to legislate that away.    Maher also went on to say the publication shouldn’t have pressured McCammond to resign.

3/20/2021 Sen. McConnell Warns Dems About Eliminating Filibuster by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 02: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) holds a press conference following the Senate GOP policy luncheon
in the Rayburn Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)
    The Senate’s top Republican outlined the potential ramifications if Democrats scrap the filibuster.    Left-wing lawmakers have frothed at the opportunity to eradicate the procedure in order to impose a far-left agenda on America.
    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spoke on the Senate floor and said nobody serving in the chamber could even begin to imagine what a “completely scorched Earth Senate would look like.”    He pointed out how the Senate operates by unanimous consent on a day-to-day basis and indicated he would seek to slow down Democrats by utilizing the rules of the chamber.
    “So this is not a trade-off between trampling etiquette, but then getting to quickly transform the country,” McConnell noted.    “That’s a false choice.    Even the most basic aspects of our colleagues’ agenda, the most mundane task of the Biden presidency, would actually be harder — not easier — for Democrats in a post-nuclear Senate that is 50-50.    Dead even.    If the Democrats break the rules to kill Rule 22 on a 50-50 basis, then we will use every other rule to make tens of millions of Americans’ voices heard.”
    McConnell also warned Democrats if they scrapped the procedure, Republicans would pass conservative policies with “zero input” from the left if they were to take back the chamber in 2022.    The Kentucky senator vowed to take action on several issues including abortion, illegal immigration and gun rights.
    McConnell noted the Senate is evenly split and despite what leftist activists want, the American people did not give them a mandate to radically transform the nation. He then reminded his Democrat colleagues that Republicans did not scrap the filibuster when they were in the majority.
    The Republican lawmaker stressed how eradicating the filibuster in order to advance a partisan liberal agenda would destroy the fabric of the chamber and go against the duties the American people have entrusted senators to keep and uphold.
    “I said to the president at that time: No,” McConnell stated of removing the filibuster.    “I said no repeatedly because becoming a U.S. senator comes with higher duties than steamrolling any obstacle to short-term power.    I meant it.    Republicans meant it.    Less than two months ago, two of our [Democrat] colleagues said they meant it, too.    If they keep their word, we have a bipartisan majority that can put principle first and keep the Senate.”
    Meanwhile, some Democrats in the upper chamber have considered a way to alter the procedure, hoping it would prevent Republicans from stalling long enough to stop a vote on measures like H.R.1.
    Moderate Senate Democrats Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Krysten Sinema (Ariz.) have both pledged to protect the filibuster.    In early March, Manchin suggested it could be reformed instead.
    “The Senate is the most unique body of government in the world,” Manchin said.    “It’s basically designed…to make sure the minority has input.    I’m not willing to take away the involvement of the minority.    I’ve been in the minority [and] I’ve been in the majority.    And I can tell you the respect I have on both sides when I’ve been there should be: I’ve got something to say. Listen to me,’ and I want that to happen.”
    In the meantime, the White House does not appear to be on board with completely eradicating the filibuster either.    In a recent interview, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain said Joe Biden thinks the filibuster should remain and is an important part of the Senate rules.    Klain also said Biden hopes the Senate will change the bill instead of killing the long-standing procedure outright.
    Despite the administration’s stance, Biden will likely continue to face pressure from the far-left to back their efforts, regardless of the damage it could do to the Senate as an institution and nation as a whole.

3/20/2021 Sen. Blackburn Slams Biden Immigration Policy by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    GOP Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) criticized the Biden administration over its handling of the situation on the southern border.    During an interview on Saturday, Blackburn said Biden’s immigration policy is to open the border.    She also stressed Democrats have no control over the situation.
    Blackburn added, Biden expected about two million people to try to make their way to the southern border, but made no preparations for the anticipated surge.    The Republican also called out the administration for dismantling many of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
    Meanwhile, dozens of House Republicans have demanded a briefing on the Biden administration’s handling of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.    In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Beccera on Friday, a group of more than 40 lawmakers said congressional Republicans are focused on addressing the crisis.
HHS Secy. Xavier Becerra. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
    However, the group asserted lawmakers need more information from the agency, such as details about capacity needs and plans to address the surge while prioritizing health.    They also urged the administration to acknowledge the situation at the southern border as a crisis.

3/20/2021 Washington D.C. Judge: Leftist Media Bias ‘Rather Shocking’ by OAN Newsroom
Judge Laurence Silberman. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    A federal judge in Washington D.C. warned news agencies about Democrat and Big Tech influences on their content.    In his opinion issued Friday, Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman called the New York Times and Washington Post “[Democrat] Party broadsheets.”
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
    Silberman added, Silicon Valley has influence on which articles go out and filters a lot of GOP-friendly articles out of circulation.    However, he said there were a few notable Republican-leaning publications, including the New York Post and the Wall Street Journal’s editorial page.
    Silberman warned the left-wing bias is destructive to a viable democracy.
[THE ARTICLE BELOW IS THE LEFTS COMMENTS COMPARED TO THE RIGHTS ABOVE.].

3/21/2021 Judge: Media bias threat to democracy by Erik Larson, Bloomberg News TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
    WASHINGTON – A conservative judge on the influential federal appeals court in Washington used his dissent in a defamation case to lambaste most U.S. media outlets for trumpeting “shocking” anti-Republican views and call for libel laws to be revised to make it easier to sue the press.
    The New York Times and The Washington Post are “virtually Democratic Party broadsheets,” while the news section of The Wall Street Journal “leans in the same direction,” U.S. Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman said.
    “One-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy,” Silberman wrote.    He exempted from his criticism of “Democratic ideological control” Fox News, The New York Post, and The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page.    But he said those outlets are “controlled by a single man and his son,” a reference to Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch, and questioned how long they could hold out.
    “After all, there are serious efforts to muzzle Fox News,” the Ronald Reagan appointee wrote, without elaborating.
    Silberman’s dissent came in a case in which none of those companies were involved.    He dissented in a 2-1 decision tossing a suit filed by two former Liberian officials against environmental group Global Witness, which published a report suggesting they might have accepted bribes.

3/21/2021 Reports: Japan May Deploy Military To Protect U.S. From China, Tokyo Warns Of Taiwan Tensions, Seeks To Deploy Military Overseas For 1st Time Since 1945 by OAN Newsroom
ARLINGTON, VA – SEPTEMBER 27: A light shines on the seal of the Department of Defense during a briefing at the Pentagon, September 27, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.
Today was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace’s last official day as Joint Chief Chairman. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
    The Defense Department has agreed to cooperate with Japan in case of Chinese military aggression against Taiwan.    According to Japanese media Sunday, Biden’s Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin proposed deepening bilateral cooperation during a recent meeting with his Japanese counterpart.
    Reports found Japan could deploy its own military to protect U.S. warships in Taiwan as well as defend the sovereignty of that island nation. Japan has been barred from conducting military missions overseas since 1945.
    However, Tokyo is working to restore its role in global affairs.
    “I presented my strong concern over the increased activities of the China Coastguard recently and their stronger partnership with the military forces,” Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi stated.    “And this was agreed with all four ministers. We must not allow the Coast Guard law to undermine the legitimate interests of relevant nations including Japan.”
    Japanese officials have opposed any concessions to China that Joe Biden may be willing to give.    Tokyo has strongly urged the U.S. to take a tougher stance on China as well as to stand up to its predatory policies.

3/21/2021 Reporters, GOP Lawmakers Criticize DHS Media Ban At Border by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 03: Sen. Ted Cruz is shown on March 3, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
    The Biden administration said it would circle back with reporters on when they’ll recommit to their promise of transparency.    This came after reporters were barred from accompanying DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and a delegation of bipartisan senators to America’s southern border.
    “Well, first, let me say that the White House and we all in the administration support finding a way to grant access to the media to the HHS ORR facilities or the shelters where these children are staying for a temporary period of time before they’re placed with family members or with sponsored homes,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki stated.
    The visit aimed to provide officials with a better grasp of the Biden border crisis, especially regarding the flood of children who are crossing the border alone.
    Mayorkas and Democrat lawmakers are blaming COVID-19 and privacy protocols for the lack of media access.
    “I don’t necessarily think that it’s appropriate for journalists to be inside centers that are not permanent places for children,” Rep Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.) stated.    “Children are not placed there permanently, they are processed out of those facilities as quickly as possible and as quickly as these facilities will allow.”
    The move has brought lawmakers and reporters together to demand media outlets be let in to migrant facilities and inform public of what’s going on.
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) called the move outrageous and unacceptable.    He added the DHS even blocked a request for the reporters to document his planned trip to the border next week with 15 other senators.
    Getty Images special correspondent John Moore said an outright media ban is unprecedented in modern history.    He emphasized the last three administrations have given journalists access to agencies and facilities at the southern border.
    Moore added coronavirus protocols are not a valid excuse for the restrictions.
    NBC’s Jacob Soboroff sounded off in a similar tune, saying the Trump administration let in reporters despite negative press against his immigration policies.
    “Part of the problem is, we as journalists are not able to explain what’s going on, I think to the larger American public because the Biden administration at this point is not letting us inside, you know, which I think is critical for them to do.    The Trump administration did it at the height of the separations to show us the cruelty of those policies,” Soboroff said.    “The Biden administration should let us in so we can show what it is about the system that they want to change, instead of keeping it closed behind those doors at the processing center.”
    Current data shows around 9,500 migrant children are being held in HHS facilities, and more than 5,000 are being held in CBP custody.    Hundreds of children held by the CBP have been in custody for 10 days or more, violating the legal standard of 72 hours.
A migrant’s temperature was taken at the entrance of a respite center as a child looked on after they were taken into custody and released from
U.S. Customs and Border Protection while trying to sneak into the U.S., Friday, March 19, 2021, in McAllen, Texas. AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    Mayorkas said many of these facilities are cramped and made for adults and are “no place for a child.”
    In the meantime, Psaki said the Biden administration is open to letting reporters see the facilities for themselves.    However, she has not given reporters a timeline of when this will happen.

3/21/2021 Cuomo Accuser Calls For Impeachment In NYC Protest by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 24: Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave a press conference on February 24, 2010 in New York City.(Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)
    Hundreds gathered to protest against Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) in New York City.
Protesters attended a rally and march calling for impeachment of Gov. Andrew Cuomo at Washington
Square park, on Saturday, March. 20, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
    Lindsey Boylan, the first of eight women to make accusations against the governor, accompanied demonstrators while calling for Cuomo’s impeachment on Saturday.
    Boylan pointed out that while Cuomo should have focused on leading New Yorkers out of the pandemic, he instead put his focus towards covering up the deaths of 15,000 people, as well as smearing her and her reputation.
    “When we don’t hold our leaders accountable, we allow them to continue their abuse and impunity,” Boylan stated.    “The only way we can hold this governor accountable is to impeach him.    The assembly must act swiftly.”br>     An investigation into the allegations against the now embattled Cuomo continues.

3/21/2021 Rep. Cheney: Participating In 2022 Olympics Would Whitewash CCP Actions by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 03: U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney attended a congressional tribute to the late Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who
lies in honor in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on February 3, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Erin Schaff-Pool/Getty Images)
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has joined several GOP lawmakers in calling for the U.S. to boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China.    During an interview on Friday, Cheney cited China’s human rights abuses as a red flag that should deter America from participating in the even
    Cheney said the U.S. boycotted the Olympic Games in 1980 when the USSR hosted the event in Moscow.    However, she admitted a boycott would impose a huge sacrifice on America’s top athletes.
    “What we’re facing right now, the alternative to boycotting the Olympics would be participating in a show that essentially would be whitewashing what the Chinese Communist Party is doing around the world, and doing with respect to the Uyghurs, and I think that that would be wrong,” Cheney stated.
    Cheney said she supports Rep. Michael Waltz’s (R-Fla.) push to change the 2022 game’s host country.

3/21/2021 Rep. McCaul Predicts Border Crisis Will Get A Lot Worse By Summer by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 10: Rep. Michael McCaul spoke March 10, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ting Shen-Pool/Getty Images)
    A Texas Republican predicted the surge of migrants at the southern border is going to get worse.
    On Sunday, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said he believes 1 million migrants will try to enter the country by this summer.    McCaul emphasized the current administration is responsible for creating the surge at the border.
    Many critics have reported poor conditions of migrant facilities being run by the Biden administration.
    “It’s gonna get worse, it’s gonna get a lot worse. Springtime, summer, more and more come over.    The messages coming back that ‘hey we got a new president, come on in.    We’re open for business to the traffickers,’ and guess what, they’re right here,” McCaul stated.    “I predict a million people trying to get into this country by the summertime.”
    Despite the Biden administration advising migrants not to come to the U.S. right now, McCaul said their change in tune is coming too late.

3/21/2021 GOP Lawmakers Condemn Biden Admin. Over Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – OCTOBER 04: Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley
spoke during a news conference. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress have sounded off on the White House. On Saturday, a group of nine Republican senators sent a letter to the Biden administration, condemning its handling over the ongoing border crisis.
    The effort was led by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), with signatures of support by other GOP committee members Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.).
    Writing to Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, lawmakers said regardless of what the Biden administration wants to call the current set of circumstances, it has created a surge in illegal immigration, carrying with it significant risks.    Officials said they’d like clarity on how DHS and HHS are addressing the matter.
    This came after a group of more than 40 House GOP lawmakers, also in a letter to Becerra, said congressional Republicans are focused on addressing the thousands of unaccompanied migrant children.    The group contended lawmakers need more information from the agency, such as details about capacity needs and plans to address the surge while prioritizing health.
    Gov. Doug Ducey (R-Ariz.) also lashed out against the Biden White House, noting they’re at the rate of reaching the highest number of apprehensions on the border in the last 20 years.
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answered a question
during a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
    “The administration at all levels should state clearly that our borders are not open and the amnesty law has not changed and that immigrants seeking a better life or more economic opportunity should not be attempting to utilize the asylum process,” Ducey stated.
    Ducey, accompanied by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), criticized the administration for imposing relaxed border policies.
    “Joe Biden needs to get down here to the border and look at exactly what he’s done and do everything he can to secure this border.    His actions are putting people at risk,” Scott stated.    “They’re putting American citizens at risk.    He’s putting border patrol agents at risk and he’s putting children that are coming across this border when they shouldn’t be coming across this border at risk.”
    A number of Republican lawmakers have traveled or plan to travel to the southern border to see the crisis firsthand.

3/21/2021 Jason Miller: President Trump Will Be Back With His Own Platform by OAN Newsroom
GOLDEN, CO – OCTOBER 29: President Donald Trump addressed a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the
Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    A senior adviser confirmed President Trump is gearing up for his return to social media, but in a big way.
    That’s according to Jason Miller, who said President Trump will be back online in two to three months with a new online platform.
    “This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media,” Miller said.    “It’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform.”
    This came after social media giants, including Twitter and Facebook, banned the 45th President from their platforms amid widespread censorship of conservative voices.
    Miller went on to say the new platform will attract “i>tens of millions” of users.
[SO THEN BYE BYE TO TWITTER, FACEBOOK AND DONT NEED 230 SINCE THE IDIOTS THAT STAY ON YOUR FORMAT DESERVE YOU.].

3/21/2021 Slaoui Says Trump Admin. Responsible For 90 Percent Vaccine Rollout by OAN Newsroom
Dr. Moncef Slaoui, vaccine expert, delivered an update on “Operation Warp Speed” in the Rose Garden
of the White House in Washington, DC on November 13, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    As more Americans continue to get vaccinated daily, Operation Warp Speed officials are reminding the nation of the Trump administration’s efforts.
    In an interview on Sunday, former head of Operation Warp Speed Dr. Moncef Slaoui said President Trump should be hailed for the majority of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout success.    Slaoui added the Trump administration should take credit for at least 90 percent of distributions so far.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 08: President Donald Trump spoke at the Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit
on December 08, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    He went on to say Joe Biden’s comments regarding the Trump administration having no vaccine plan were untrue, calling it a “negative description of reality.”
    “Of course, the first thing was to accelerate the development of the vaccine.    We contracted specifically 100 million doses of vaccine, but also built into the contract, options to acquire more vaccines once we knew they are effective,” Slaoui stated.    “The plan was to order more vaccines when we knew they are more effective.”
    A number of Republican lawmakers have criticized Biden for taking responsibility for the vaccine success.

3/21/2021 Miami Beach Declares State Of Emergency Amid Spring Break by OAN Newsroom
City of Miami Beach Police officers arrested several males on Ocean Drive and 10th Street during
spring break Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 in Miami Beach, Fla. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
    Miami Beach, Florida declared a state of emergency after spring breakers descended on the city.
    Democrat Mayor Dan Gelber announced an evening curfew in the entertainment district on Saturday, while also shuttering major roads into the city overnight.
    This came despite Florida notably having some of the loosest restrictions, while maintaining similar, and in some states, better numbers than Democrat lockdown states.
People walked on Ocean Drive, as the of City of Miami Beach implemented the Miami Beach Vacation
Responsibly campaign, Tuesday March 2, 2021 in Miami Beach, Fla. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald via AP)
    Local officials claimed the city is being overrun with college students who are disregarding safety protocols.
    “Circumstances have simply just made it too difficult, too many people are coming here right now,” Gelber stated.    “Although at times it seems perfectly fine during the day, especially at night there is no question that it becomes a place that feels a little out of control, or a lot out of control.”
    The measures will remain effective for at least 72 hours, but Gelber said they could potentially be expanded.

3/21/2021 President Trump: Biden Created Border Crisis By Getting Rid Of Trump-Era Policies by OAN Newsroom
President Donald J. Trump (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    President Trump ramped up criticism of Joe Biden over his failing immigration policies.    The 45th President said in a statement Sunday, Biden’s handling of border security turned a “national triumph” into a “national disaster.”
    President Trump also said the Biden border crisis would not have happened if Biden’s officials kept the existing immigration system running on autopilot.    The 45th president added, Biden’s DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is unqualified to lead the department because of his weak and false claims about the border.
    Mayorkas has failed to acknowledge the crisis in recent TV interviews.
    “The border is closed,” Mayorkas claimed.    “We are expelling families.    We are expelling single adults and we’ve made a decision that we will not expel young, vulnerable children.    I think that we are executing on our plans and quite frankly when we are finished doing so, the American public will look back on this and say we’ve secured our border.”
    President Trump also denounced Biden’s gag order, which bars immigration officials from talking about the crisis.    The 45th President urged Congress to investigate the matter.
    Additionally, the 45th President has now urged the DHS to restore his policies and complete construction of the border wall to end the crisis.

3/21/2021 Gottlieb: ‘Social Distancing’ Not Based On Clear Science by OAN Newsroom
Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb testifies during a Senate Health, Education,
Labor and Pensions Committee hearing. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
    Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb seemed to admit social distancing rules are not based on any scientific evidence.
    In a recent interview, Gottlieb admitted social distancing measures were imposed due to mere assumptions about how the coronavirus spreads.    He also said face masks will no longer be necessary in the next coming weeks.
    “This six-foot distancing requirement has probably been the single costliest mitigation tactic that we’ve employed in response to COVID,” Gottlieb noted.    “And it really wasn’t based on clear science.”
    Gottlieb added, the U.S. is nearing “herd immunity” to the coronavirus, which means the restrictive measures will not be necessary in the near future.
    “We’re talking about some form of protective immunity in about 55% of the population,” Gottlieb said.    “So there’s enough of a backstop here that I don’t think you’re going to see a fourth surge.    I think what you could see is a plateauing for a period of time before we continue on a downward decline.”

3/21/2021 Mich. Facing Lawsuit Over Possible COVID Nursing Home Death Cover Up by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) is facing a nursing home scandal similar to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). According to reports Sunday, the state of Michigan faces a lawsuit over an executive order by Whitmer, which forced patients who had tested COVID-positive back into nursing homes in close proximity to other vulnerable residents.
    The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Mackinac Center for Public Policy Official Steve Delie and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Charlie Leduff, claim Michigan has been too tight-lipped about the state’s true number of COVID-19 nursing home deaths.    They pointed to the situation in New York, in which the state underreported thousands of nursing home deaths.
    Plaintiffs said Gov. Whitmer has used a special law in Michigan that has exempted her office from having to comply with the Freedom of Information Act to hide the true impacts of her COVID-19 policies.    In an October ruling in 2020, Michigan’s Supreme Court put an end to Whitmer’s emergency powers under the pandemic, which passed the COVID-19 decision-making and policies over to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
    Additionally, Delie and Leduff pointed out that, unlike Whitmer’s office, Michigan’s HHS is subject to the Freedom of Information Act.    Despite this, the two said Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services has refused to be transparent about how Michigan’s coronavirus numbers were derived.
    As a result, the plaintiffs argued, although the state has published COVID-19 numbers, the public still has no way to verify if they are accurate.    In the meantime, Michigan’s Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel has come under scrutiny for refusing to open an investigation.
    Republicans said there are parallels between Whitmer’s handling of nursing homes and Gov. Cuomo’s, and that a probe needs to be used to make sure the state has accurately reported its data.
    “All of these questions, [but] the attorney general says ‘nothing to see here, move along, move along,'” State Sen. Jim Runestad (R) stated.    “And that didn’t happen in New York City. In New York City, they knew that there were some answers that had to be garnered and they went and did a proper investigation.”
    State Republicans have considered appointing a special prosecutor to look into the matter.

3/21/2021 Biden On Traveling To Border: At Some Point I Will by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Friday, March 19, 2021, photo migrants are seen in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection
processing area under the Anzalduas International Bridge in Mission, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
    Joe Biden gave no timeline for when he plans to visit the U.S. southern border despite calls from Washington D.C. to address the growing crisis.
    On Sunday, Biden arrived back at the White House.    He remained coy on what his administration plans to do as an influx of migrants continues to arrive at the southern border in record numbers.
FILE – In this Friday, March 19, 2021, photo migrants carry children while in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection
processing area under the Anzalduas International Bridge, in Mission, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
    When asked by a reporter if he was thinking of going to the Border, Biden’s response was: “At some point, I will, yes.”
    Meanwhile, the number of immigrants has skyrocketed in recent weeks as Biden rolled back on a number of Trump-era policies.    The Biden administration has struggled to house the rising number of migrants and has come under immense scrutiny for it.
    However, Biden claimed his administration has it under control.
    “We’re in the process of doing it now, including making sure that we can reestablish what existed before,” Biden claimed.    “Which was [that] they can stay in place and make their case from their home country.”

3/21/2021 Biden: Kamala Is Smarter Than Me, ‘Racism’ Is Real by OAN Newsroom
U.S. President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on March 19, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden made yet another cringe-worthy remark when he admitted he’s not “smart enough.”    The incident happened during a CDC meeting in Atlanta before an event dedicated to the city’s Asian population.
    “And I shouldn’t have done that because I wanted to yield to my vice president who is smarter than I am,” Biden said.
    “There’s not much to add to that, Mr. President,” Kamala replied.
    During the event, Biden and Harris denounced the U.S. and accused Americans of so-called “racism” and “xenophobia,” unfoundedly claiming these allegations were backed by science.
    “That’s been true throughout our history, but that has to change,” Biden claimed.    “Because our silence is complicity. We cannot be complicit. We have to speak out. We have to act.”
    Biden’s submissive confession that Harris is smarter than he happened on the same day he mistakenly called her “President Harris.”    All this has raised further questions of who’s in charge of the White House.

3/21/2021 Ariz. Sheriff: Biden Border Wall Halt Incited More Violence, Cartels Act More Aggressive Against Biden Administration by OAN Newsroombr>
A Border Patrol agent patrols the border in Nogales, Arizona. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    An Arizona sheriff shed light on how Joe Biden’s halting of the border wall construction has only incited more violence at the U.S.’s southern border.    Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels said Biden’s latest orders “only serve one purpose: To open up our country for public safety disasters.”
    Dannels added, Cochise County has 83 miles of land bordering Mexico and they deal strictly with cartel trafficking.    He also noted the Sinaloa cartel has control over all human and drug smuggling into the U.S. and the situation is growing violent.
    “This is a crisis all along the southwest border and it is all built around a hasty decision, a hasty executive order,” Dannels stated.    “And lack of collaboration between local, state and the federal [government].”
    Dannels also said the roads created for transportation to construct the wall were now being used by cartel members for smuggling efforts.

3/21/2021 Report: Illegal Alien Admits Biden Inspired Him To Cross Into U.S., Says ‘Definitely’ Wouldn’t Violate U.S. Immigration Law Under President Trump by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Thursday, March 18, 2021, file photo migrants who were caught trying to sneak into the United States and deported rest under
a ramp that leads to the McAllen-Hidalgo International Bridge point of entry into the U.S. in Reynosa, Mexico. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    An illegal immigrant admitted he would not have crossed the U.S. border if President Trump were still in office.    In a recent segment by ABC News, an unnamed migrant from Brazil cited violence in his him country as the reason to arrive in the U.S. illegally.
    The migrant added, Joe Biden’s promise to open up the U.S. borders inspired him to violate the U.S. immigration law.
    “Would you have tried to do this when Donald Trump was president?” the ABC News reporter asked.    He responded “definitely not” and noted he “basically” crossed the U.S. border because Joe Biden was elected president.
    “The main thing was the violence in my country, and the second thing, I think, was Joe Biden,” the Brazilian man said.    “You know, it’s like it lightened up my hope, you know what I mean?
    The State Department considers Brazil a free country with regular elections, which means Brazilian nationals do not qualify for political asylum in the U.S. However, the Biden administration has seemingly touted asylum and immigration benefits to anyone who crosses our southern border.

3/22/2021 GOP Lawmakers Call For Boycott Of 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games by OAN Newsroom
In this Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, journalists chat near the Beijing’s bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics logo after attending a
media briefing at the Beijing Olympics Headquarters in Beijing, China. A coalition of human-rights groups has met with
the International Olympic Committee over calls to pull the 2022 Winter Olympics out of Beijing. (AP Photo / Andy Wong)
    Several GOP lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have suggested the the 2022 Winter Olympic Games should be held somewhere else.    A group of Republicans called for the U.S. to boycott the games if China remains the host country.
    Lawmakers cited the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) human rights violations on several mainland communities, including actions against Uighur Muslims and Hong Kong residents, as reasoning for their opposition.
    “But what we’re facing right now, the alternative to boycotting the Olympics is participating in,” stated Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.).    “…Would be participating in a show that essentially would be whitewashing what the Chinese Communist Party is doing around the world and doing with respect to the Uighurs, and I think that that would be wrong.”
    GOP lawmakers in both chambers are leading the charge to mobilize Congress to take action against the CCP. Reps. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Pa.), Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) and John Katko (R-N.Y.) are spearheading efforts in the House with a resolution introduced last month.
    The resolution calls on the International Olympic Committee to move the games away from China or face a U.S. withdrawal from the competition. Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) has championed similar calls in the Senate and has urged America’s international partners to join America in a possible boycott.
    Additionally, former ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believe it’s morally imperative to take action against China.    They are likening the CCP’s actions towards their Uighur population to the Holocaust in Germany.    The officials added, participating in the Beijing games would send a bad signal to the international community.
    “But in the end, we cannot allow American athletes to travel to Beijing and reward the Chinese Communist Party all the while that they doing all of the nasty activity that they’re engaged in,” Pompeo stated.    “The world ought to unite…the Olympics are an expression of freedom and athletic talent, and to hold them in Beijing is completely inappropriate.”
FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2021, file photo, exile Tibetans use the Olympic Rings as a prop as they hold a street protest against the
holding of 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing in Dharmsala, India. Some kind of boycott is almost sure to affect next year’s Beijing Winter Olympics.
It’s driven by the widely reported internment of several million Muslim Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities in China, which has been termed
a genocide by numerous governments and human rights groups. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
    However, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texs) has warned lawmakers of the drawbacks of withdrawing.    He cited former President Jimmy Carter’s decision to withdraw from the 1980 games in Moscow.    The Texas lawmaker said the action aimed to apply pressure on the former Soviet Union for invading Afghanistan, but had no real political effect.
    The USSR remained in Afghanistan for nearly a decade after the Olympics and the only people really hurt by the move were America’s top athletes.    Cruz believes boycotting the 2022 games would fall on deaf ears and bear similar consequences as the 1980 move.
    In the meantime, China has responded to threats of boycotting the games from other countries with threats of their own.    Chinese state media outlets have claimed the CCP is prepared to fiercely retaliate against those who go through with boycotts.
    This comes as the Biden administration has struggled to set the tone with Chinese officials about U.S.-China relations over the next four years.    Last week, Chinese officials lashed out at top U.S. diplomats at bilateral talks in Alaska, which left the Biden administration scratching its head.

3/22/2021 Deadly Incident At Rio Grande Amid Biden’s Lax Border Policies by OAN Newsroom
File – A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle drives upon the river levee near the Rio Grande north of Brownsville, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Doherty)
    The Biden administration has been silent on a human smuggling attempt, which ended in multiple fatalities.
    The U.S. Border Patrol Laredo Sector recently announced two migrants drown while trying to cross the Rio Grande, which is one of the main rivers located in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
    According to officials, this recent incident occurred after a group of people exited a vehicle and then attempted to swim to Mexico.
    This afternoon, United States Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector foiled a human smuggling attempt at the end of…
Posted by US Border Patrol Laredo Sector on Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Critics have said Joe Biden is encouraging immigrants to cross the border illegally by rescinding President Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.     While Customs and Border Protection has not yet released a statement, several people are reportedly in custody following the incident and an investigation is ongoing.    Meanwhile, thousands of illegal aliens have established a tent city in Tijuana, Mexico as they wait their turn to attempt crossing the U.S. border.
    Some of the migrants claimed, Joe Biden promised to let them in to the U.S. and give immigration status to everyone.    This notion inspired them to amass at the southern border.    They also noted, Mexico does not support their presence at the border anymore.
    “President Biden needs to send us an organization or the U.S. authorities…that they represent us because on the contrary, the Mexican authorities, the only thing we have received from them is indifference,” stated Janina Medina, a Honduran migrant.    “Please, we need to be heard.”
    The majority of migrants admitted the only reason this border surge has taken place is because Biden is currently in the White House.

3/22/2021 Slaoui, McDaniel Say President Trump Deserves More Credit For Vaccine Rollout Than Biden Is Giving by OAN Newsroom
A nurse fills a syringe with COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
    As more Americans continue to get vaccinated daily, Operation Warp Speed officials are reminding the nation of the Trump administration’s efforts.
    In an interview Sunday, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the former head of the initiative, said President Trump should be hailed for the majority of the COVID-19 vaccine’s success.
    Dr. Slaoui said the Trump administration lead the vaccine rollout and should take credit for at least 90 percent of distributions so far.    He went on to say Biden’s comments claiming the Trump administration had no vaccine plan is untrue and a “negative description of reality.”
    Dr. Slaoui said it would have been impossible to get enough vaccines compared to people’s expectations.
    “Of course, the first thing was to accelerate the development of the vaccine,” he stated.    “We constructed specifically 100 million doses of vaccine, but also built into the contract options to acquire more vaccines once we knew they are effective and the plan was to order more vaccines when we knew they are more effective.”
    Meanwhile, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel also took aim at Biden for “falsely claiming credit” for his predecessor’s vaccine accomplishments.    She pointed out that during the 2020 campaign, Biden encouraged Americans not to trust Operation Warp Speed even when vaccine distribution under Trump was rapidly accelerating.
    McDaniel went on to point out only 1 percent of funding in the nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package goes toward vaccines.

3/22/2021 Miami Beach Declares State Of Emergency As Spring Breakers Overwhelm City by OAN Newsroom
Crowds defiantly gather in the street while a speaker blasts music an hour past curfew in Miami Beach, Fla., on Sunday, March 21, 2021. An 8 p.m. curfew
has been extended in Miami Beach after law enforcement worked to contain unruly crowds of spring break tourists. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald via AP)
    Miami Beach, Florida Democrat Mayor Dan Gelber announced an 8 p.m. curfew in the Entertainment District Saturday while also closing major roads into the city.
    The move came despite Florida notably having some of the loosest restrictions while maintaining similar and, in some states, better case numbers than states under strict Democrat lockdowns.
    Local officials claimed the city has been overrun with college students who are disregarding the safety protocols in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.
    “Circumstances have simply just made it too difficult…too many people are coming here right now,” stated Mayor Gelber.    “Although at times it seems perfectly fine during the day, especially at night there is no question that it becomes a place that feels a little out of control or a lot out of control.”
    The measures will remain in effect for at least 72-hours, however, Gelber said they could potentially be expanded.    Many tourists voiced frustration with the curfew despite its goal of keeping residents and visitors safe.
    “I understand that some people came here and did some outlandish things, but they do that everywhere,” said tourist Ashley Griffith.    “I’m from Detroit…they come to our city and act up, but our mayor don’t shut down.”
    The Florida Health Department reported more than 5,000 new coronavirus cases Saturday and safety officials had to arrest more than 100 people last week after police responded to chaotic crowds.
    As Miami beach officials crackdown on spring breakers in their city, residents of other vacation hot spots in the Sunshine State have become concerned over the flood of tourists into their home cities.
    Meanwhile, the Miami Beach City Commission voted Sunday to extend the 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and emergency powers for up to three more weeks.
[IF YOU DO NOT REMEMBER BACK WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS CAME INTO THE UNITED STATE MIAMI-DADE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IS WHERE THE VIRUS FIRST SPREADED IN FLORIDA AND ALSO MIAMI IS A PRO-DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED CITY AND HAS SUFFERED THE WORSE OF THE VIRUS COMPARED TO THE REST OF FLORIDA AND HAS HAD MANY RIOTS THERE ALSO AND TRUMP GAINED A LOT OF VOTES FROM THAT AREA MOSTLY FROM THE HISPANICS WHO WANT TO CHANGE THINGS AND THE SITUATION YOU ARE SEEING ABOVE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LIBERALS ARE IN CONTROL WHERE THE REST OF FLORIDA IS FINE.].

3/22/2021 Ill. City To Vote On $400K Reparations For Black Residents by OAN Newsroom
FILE – A for sale sign stands in front of a house. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
    A Democrat-led city in Illinois is gearing up to discuss it’s first phase of reparations to black residents.    On Monday, the City Council of Evanston will vote on a plan to allocate a total of $400,000 to be given to black residents for housing costs.     This comes after county officials already voted to distribute $10 million in reparations over the next 10 years with taxes from recreational marijuana sales.
    At a recent hearing, however, Utah Republican Rep. Burgess Owens warned these measures are not in the best interest of the black community.
    “The theory of reparation is nothing new,” he stated.    “It’s been tried over the last hundred years, resulting in the misery and death of over 100 million men, women and children…it’s called redistribution of wealth or socialism.”
    If approved, Evanston will be the first U.S. city to offer reparations to black citizens.

3/22/2021 Lawmakers Urge Biden Admin. To Use ‘Full Authority’ To Control Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
File – Sen. John Cornyn ( R-Texas) is pictured.(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) joined fellow border state lawmaker John Cornyn (R-Texas) in calling for Joe Biden to take control of the southern border.
    On Monday, the Arizona Democrat sent a joint letter with the Texas Republican urging Biden to use his “full authorities” to counter the surge of illegal immigrants.    They noted, “it is critical that our nation take aggressive steps to secure our border, protect our communities and ensure migrants are treated fairly and humanely.”
    Last week, Cornyn took to the Senate floor and slammed Biden for rescinding Trump-era immigration policies.    The rash reversals led to the current crisis.
    “The Biden administration has, sort of in a reflexive manner, reversed all of the previous administrations policies without any plan to put in its place and without regard to the consequences,” Cornyn stated.    “The Biden administration didn’t inherit this mess; it helped create it.”
    This comes amid reports that Biden was given ample time to respond to the crisis, but failed to act swiftly to prevent this from happening.

3/22/2021 Project Veritas Obtains Images Showing Inhumane Conditions In Migrant Holding Facility by OAN Newsroom
This March 20, 2021 photo provided by the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar, (TX-28), shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden’s administration faces mounting criticism for refusing to allow outside
observers into facilities where it is detaining thousands of immigrant children. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar via AP)
    Project Veritas obtained exclusive footage of the inhumane conditions inside of a migrant holding center in Texas.    The organization’s founder, James O’Keefe, released the footage in a series of tweets on Monday.
    In the video, migrants can be seen in cramped conditions and huddled together under very thin foil blankets in clear violation of social distancing protocols at a center in Donna, Texas.
    According to Project Veritas, at least 50 of the people in the holding center tested positive for COVID-19. O’Keefe asked, “if there isn’t a crisis at the border, then what do you call this?



    O’Keefe has urged supporters to demand answers from the White House.
[IF JOE BIDEN KNOWS WHATS GOING ON AS THE IMAGES SHOW ABOVE HE SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF BESIDES LYING TO THE PUBLIC AND THE PRESS AND NO INPUT TO THE PRESS AS IF THIS HAD OCCURREED UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IT WOULD BE THE WORSE NEWS IN HISTORY FOR A WHOLE WEEK SO IT IS OBVIOUS THE PRESS IS CORRUPT.].

3/22/2021 Top Biden Officials Heading To Mexico For Migration Talks
Migrants crowd a room with walls of plastic sheeting at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary processing center in
Donna, Texas, U.S. in a recent photograph released March 22, 2021. Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28)/Handout via REUTERS
    MEXICO CITY/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden dispatched U.S. envoys to Mexico and Guatemala on Monday for migration talks as he struggles to contain a burgeoning humanitarian challenge along the southwest U.S. border with Mexico.
    White House border coordinator Roberta Jacobson will travel to Mexico for talks with Mexican officials aimed at developing “an effective and humane plan of action to manage migration,” White House spokeswoman Emily Horne said.
    The visit was also announced by Mexico’s foreign ministry, which said the talks would take place on Tuesday.
    Jacobson will be joined by Juan Gonzalez, the National Security Council’s senior director for the Western Hemisphere, and Ricardo Zuniga, just appointed by the State Department as the Northern Triangle special envoy.
    Zuniga is a Honduran-born U.S. career diplomat, a Cuba specialist, and was top Latin America adviser to then-President Barack Obama.br>     Gonzalez will continue to Guatemala to meet Guatemalan officials, as well as representatives from civil society and non-government organizations.
    Gonzalez’ aim in Guatemala is to “address root causes of migration in the region and build a more hopeful future in the region,” Horne said.
    Biden’s promise to end former President Donald Trump’s hardline immigration policies has been complicated by a recent spike in the number of migrants crossing the border illegally.
    An uptick in the number of migrants fleeing violence, natural disasters and economic hardship in Central America is testing Biden’s commitment to a more humane immigration policy.
    U.S. officials are struggling to house and process an increasing number of unaccompanied children, many of whom have been stuck in jail-like border stations for days while they await placement in overwhelmed government-run shelters.
    Mexico has beefed up law enforcement at its southern border to stem a sharp increase in migrants entering the country to head for the United States.
    “The main issue to discuss will be cooperation for development in Central America and the south of Mexico, as well as the joint efforts for safe, orderly and regular migration,” Roberto Velasco, the top official at the Mexican foreign ministry for North America, said on Twitter.
    Representatives of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will also attend the meeting, Velasco said.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon and Steve Holland; Additional reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Editing by Frank Jack Danieland Howard Goller)

3/22/2021 Ravers Feel The Music At Socially Distanced Silent Disco In Barcelona
Barcelona residents use their headphones while listening to music as they dance during a socially-distant silent disco event
on the first Spring weekend at Mar Bella beach in Barcelona, Spain March 21, 2021. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
    BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona ravers have found a way to get round COVID-19 curbs on clubs by holding outdoor silent discos in some of the city’s best-known locations.
    On Sunday, people welcomed the first day of spring by putting on their headphones and busting some moves at Mar Bella beach along Barcelona’s famous seafront – all while respecting social distancing regulations.
    “It’s been incredible, really cool.    I didn’t expect there’d be so many people,” said therapist Andres Mellado, 41.
    “At first it seems a bit odd dancing in the middle of Barcelona and people were stopping to look, but it’s beautiful … It’s a great thing to do on a Sunday morning, come here and connect a bit to the music,” he said.
    What started off as a fun meet-up between friends has grown into a regular Sunday morning event, the Tribu Silent Disco.    One took place at the famous Magic Fountain in the neighbourhood of Montjuic.
    “(We asked ourselves) what could we do to boost dancing now that there are so many restrictions?    And we had the idea to do it outdoors and with headphones,” Silent Disco co-founder Xavi Panella told Reuters.
    “First we told friends and acquaintances and then people joined because we do it outdoors and in beautiful places where we don’t bother anyone and we maintain a safe distance.”
(Reporting by Nacho Doce, Jordi Rubio y Luis Felipe Castilleja; Writing by Jessica Jones; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

3/22/2021 10 Dead Including Officer After Gunman Opens Fire At Colo. Grocery Store, Suspect In Police Custody by OAN Newsroom
Police stand outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place, Monday,
March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
    10 people were killed, including a police officer, in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.    On Monday, Boulder Police were called to a King Soopers just before 3 p.m. local time after reports of shots fired.
    Police confirmed the identity of the officer killed as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who joined the force in 2010.    Authorities said the suspect was taken to the hospital and remains in police custody.
    “We got tremendous support from our fellow law enforcement agencies, both in Boulder County, which some of them you see behind me, the FBI, ATF and other Denver-metro agencies,” Boulder Police Commander Kerry Yamaguchi said.    “Without that quick response, we don’t know if there would have been more loss of life.”
A man and woman kiss near the scene of a mass shooting in a King Soopers grocery store, Monday,
March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (Hart Van Denberg/Colorado Public Radio viua AP)
    Police plan to hold another press conference Tuesday morning as an investigation remains ongoing.

3/22/2021 Lawyer For Cuomo Accusers Says The N.Y. Gov. Is Interfering In AG Probe by OAN Newsroom
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at Grace Baptist Church, a new pop-up vaccination site,
in Mt. Vernon, New York, on March 22, 2021. (Photo by SETH WENIG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
    Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has now been accused of interfering with the state attorney general’s investigation.    On Monday, Attorney Debra Katz, who currently represents Cuomo’s second accuser, said the governor’s office had lawyers meet with staffers before they were interviewed by the AG.
Attorney Debra Katz. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    She added, attorneys “debriefed” employees after the interviews.
    “What the governor is doing is classic ‘intimidation of witnesses 101,'” Katz stated.    “Trying to know what witnesses are telling investigators after their interviews or asking to come along is clearly designed to chill people’s willingness to speak to investigators.”
    In the meantime, Cuomo’s senior aides claim the governor’s office is doing its own probe into the sexual harassment allegations.    However, the New York AG said it did not direct Cuomo’s office to conduct the so-called “parallel investigation.”

3/22/2021 Fla. Legislature Weighing Voting, Riot Bills by OAN Newsroom
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R). (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    The Sunshine State is weighing several laws that were widely deemed controversial by the Democrats.    This week, the Florida Legislature will take a look at bills and proposals that address issues relevant to events that transpired over the course of 2020.    One of which is the “anti-riot bill.”
    This came in response to violent BLM riots that broke out over the summer to protest racial injustice after the death of George Floyd.    However, opponents of the bill have argued it has the potential to infringe on people’s right to peacefully protest.
    “So far, the Senate has not made the measure a priorit,” Bobby Caina Calvan of the Associated Press stated.    “But discussion could be fast-tracked once the House gives final passage to a bill that opponents say is an attack on the Black Lives Matter movement.”
    Following the widespread reports of voter fraud that took place in the 2020 election, Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed changing Florida’s vote-by-mail laws.
    Those changes would include requiring identification when dropping off a ballot and ensuring that a voter’s mail-in ballot signature matches their most recent signature on file, rather than comparing it to several versions.    However, similar to the “anti-riot-bill,” these changes have received major pushback from the left.
    “It’s already generated lots of criticism, especially from Democrats, who think Republicans are trying to wipe the slate clean after Democrats overtook the GOP in the vote-by-mail race,” Calvan said.    “Interestingly, the measure does not do away with ballot drop boxes as some Republicans, including the governor, had earlier wanted.    Instead, drop boxes get to stay under this proposal, but will have to be supervised during office hours or be monitored by surveillance cameras after hours.”
    The House has also taken up a measure, which was already passed by the Senate, that shields most businesses from being sued because of the pandemic.    However, it was still unclear how the House was expected to handle that proposal.
    Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers nationwide have introduced hundreds of bills as a result of individual states’ mishandling of the 2020 election.

3/22/2021 Crenshaw: You Got To Tell The Truth About Biden Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX). (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw (R) set the record straight regarding the Biden border crisis.    During an interview on MSNBC Sunday, Crenshaw sparred with commentator Mehdi Hasan over how the Biden administration has handled the crisis.
    Crenshaw stressed Biden’s rollback of asylum cooperation agreements and reinstatement of “Catch-and-Release” policies caused the surge in illegal immigrants.    Additionally, things got especially heated when Crenshaw educated Hasan about the real effects of Title 42 on unaccompanied minors.
    “Well, nobody should put orphans in the desert,” Crenshaw said.    “That’s a good policy, don’t do that.”
    “That’s exactly what Donald Trump was doing,” Hasan claimed.
    “Listen,” Crenshaw stated.    “When unaccompanied minors come across, they get processed, they get healthcare, they get housing, they get fed, they get on a charter plane.    We ensure that they are met by government officials who then reunite them with families there.    This process is extremely meticulous.    No unaccompanied minor is just sent back.    That has never been the process!    You gotta tell the truth about this.”
    The Texas representative urged reporters to go to the border to see the crisis for themselves.

[YOU HAVE TO BE AN IDIOT TO SAY WHAT IS BELOW SINCE THERE WAS NO CRISIS UNTIL BIDEN TOOK OFFICE WHEN IS THE PUBLIC GOING TO WAKE UP AND DEMAND THEM TO STOP THEIR POLICIES AND LYING TO THEM ALSO AND IT IS OBVIOUS SINCE THEY ARE NOT EVEN LETTING THE PRESS IN EITHER WHICH SOUNDS LIKE WHAT RUSSIA WOULD DO TO COVER UP THE ISSUE[.
3/22/2021 VP Harris Seems To Blame Trump Admin. For Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks during a round table listening session at Feeding Northeast
Florida, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    Vice President Kamala Harris seemed to blame the growing crisis at our southern border on the previous administration.    On Monday, Harris spoke to reporters in Florida and claimed the Biden administration was left with a challenging situation.
    Harris made these comments despite a recent uptick in the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border following Biden’s decision to lift a number of Trump-era immigration policies.    However, the Vice President said there is a lot of work to be done in order to fix the issue which she claimed the Biden administration was “left with.”
    “First of all, we were left with a very challenging situation,” Harris alleged.    “There’s a lot of work going into that and we expect to have success, but it’s going to take a lot of work. And again, we were presented when we came in with some serious challenges.”
    Additionally, both Harris and Joe Biden have remained vague about when exactly they plan to visit the border.    The current administration has continued to fall short on calling the growing problem at our southern border a crisis.

3/22/2021 Gov. DeSantis Touts Fla. Economic Boom In Grand Opening Speech by OAN Newsroom
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at the opening of the Conservative Political Action Conference
at the Hyatt Regency on February 26, 2021. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) touted his state’s booming economy amid the ongoing pandemic.    On Monday, the Florida Republican spoke out a ribbon-cutting ceremony and attributed his state’s success to the thousands of businesses and lives that have been protected under his administration’s leadership.
    “If you look around the country, you have businesses closing in a lot of these states,” DeSantis said.    “Florida, we have businesses opening. New businesses opening.”
    Furthermore, the Sunshine State was one of the first to fully re-open by rejecting blue state lockdowns.
    “We’re one of the few states where people are actually opening new restaurants, hotels,” DeSantis noted.    “And then here in Buc-ees, even though we had the pandemic hit, you know, they were full speed ahead.    And I think the results are going to speak for themselves.”
    DeSantis went on to highlight the state’s unemployment statistics at less than five percent, which ranks below the national average.

3/22/2021 New York City High Schools Reopen For In-Person Instruction by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 22: Principal Jodie Cohen raises her hand as she celebrates the opening of the school at James Madison High School
on March 22, 2021 in the Madison neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough in New York City. (Photo by Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images)
    The largest school district in the nation has reopened all of its high schools. On Monday, high school students in New York City resumed in-person instruction for the first time since November.
    This week, the district expected to welcome up to 55,000 students, which is roughly 20 percent of the high school population.    Meanwhile, the majority continue remote learning.    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked teachers and added, he is hopeful for the future.
    “To see teenagers are so ready to be back at school, happy to be back with their friends, happy to be back with their teachers and really supportive, warm school community,” de Blasio noted.    “Where you know every single day that a child is in that building, with those teachers and staff, [and] they are getting love, support and they are getting the kind of incredible gifts educators give to kids.”
    Bill de Blasio also said the majority of schools in the district were expected to provide in-person instruction five days a week.

3/22/2021 TSA: 1.54M Travelers Screened In U.S. Sunday, Highest Single Day Count In Over A Year by OAN Newsroom
A passenger enters a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at O’Hare International Airport. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    On Sunday, U.S. airports saw the highest number of travelers in a single day since the start of the pandemic.    On Monday, the TSA reported a little over 1.5 million passengers had been screened Sunday, which marked the most air travelers since March of 2020.
    Sunday was also the 11th consecutive day of checkpoints, which saw more than one million passengers.    Experts said the numbers indicate air travel will be booming by summer, even though the CDC has continued to advise against travel.
A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent screens an airline passenger
at O’Hare International Airport. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
    However, Sunday’s figure still falls short of the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 by about 700,000 travelers when compared to the same date.

3/22/2021 President Trump: Fauci Was Wrong So Much, Didn’t Follow His Advice by OAN Newsroom
45th President Donald J. Trump. (Photo by Zach Gibson – Pool/Getty Images)
    President Trump spoke out against Anthony Fauci and said he was wrong too often.    On Monday, the 45th President went on “The Truth with Lisa     Boothe” podcast, saying he listened to the infectious diseases expert, but didn’t do what he said.
    President Trump suggested more lives would have been lost if he took Fauci’s advice.    He touted his administration’s travel restrictions on China when the pandemic was first announced as well as expediting a working COVID-19 vaccine.
    “But the big thing I did for the world is: I went to the FDA,” Trump stated.    “I said ‘fellas, it’s over, this is going to go fast.’    It would have taken five years for another president.    A guy like Biden would have taken five years for the vaccine to be approved.”
    The President also applauded Republican governors for reopening their states and keeping their economies afloat.

3/22/2021 President Trump: We Need Better Leadership Than Mitch McConnell by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., heads to the chamber as the Senate holds the final vote to confirm Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s
pick to be secretary of Health and Human Services, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 18, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    According to President Trump, there would be “irreparable damage” to the GOP if Senate Democrats end the filibuster.
    In an interview with media personality Lisa Boothe Monday, the 45th president said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been weak on leadership and has not fought hard enough to reign his party when defending the filibuster.
    “We need better than Mitch McConnell and this is big stuff…now they’re going to knock out the filibuster…its going to be a big problem,” stated President Trump.    “And if they do that, it’s going to be a free-for-all."
    His comments follow earlier criticisms in which he suggested McConnell isn’t good for the Republican Party.
    President Trump also linked McConnell’s weak approach to his handling the 2020 presidential election.

3/23/2021 Oil down $0.17 to $61.47, DOW up 109 to 32,731.

3/23/2021 Biden In 2019: We Should ‘Surge To The Border’ People Seeking Asylum by OAN Newsroom
Migrants are seen in custody at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing area under
the Anzalduas International Bridge, Friday, March 19, 2021, in Mission, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    Joe Biden has been trying to brush off blame for the migrant crisis despite inviting people to come to the border since 2019.    In recent days, however, the administration has tried to push-back against accusations he inspired the current surge of migrants flooding the border.
    In a Monday news conference, Press Secretary Jen Psaki tried to shift the burden for Biden’s incoherent messaging on the matter.    She said his numerous statements throughout the years encouraging mass immigration have been taken out of context and, instead, blamed President Trump for the current administration’s failings on border security.
    “Sometimes there’s language that is used by some that is not complete, including the full context of his comments,” Psaki stated.    “I will say that he still believes that he wants our country to be a place where there is asylum processing at the border, where people are considered and go through a proper process.”
    Joe Biden has claimed he has been consistent in asking migrants to stay in their home countries.    However, a recently uncovered video from a presidential debate in 2019 shows Biden clearly telling asylum seekers the U.S. would be open to them if he won the presidency.
    There were more than 100,000 border apprehensions last month alone with many migrants being seen wearing Biden 2020 shirts and waving Biden 2020 flags.

3/23/2021 Report: Regeneron Antibody Drug Reduces Risk Of Hospitalization By 70% In Late-Stage Trial by OAN Newsroom
FILE – A COVID-19 patient is transferred in a hospital. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, File)
    Drug maker Regeneron has been getting ready to produce its coronavirus antibody drug.
    According to results from a large clinical trial shared on Monday, the pharmaceutical company’s antibody drug is able to reduce the hospitalization risk of COVID-19 by roughly 70 percent.
    The company said it intends to seek FDA authorization for distribution of a lower dose of the antibody drug after research showed the lower amount had similar effects to the higher dose.
    Back in October, President Trump praised the effectiveness of Regeneron’s drug after receiving the drug himself when testing positive for COVID-19.    “They gave me Regeneron and it was like unbelievable,” he recounted.    “I felt good Immediately.”
    Additionally, Regeneron said its drug can be now given as a shot instead of vein infusion.    The company is expected to produce more than 2 million doses this year.

3/23/2021 Fla. Gov. DeSantis Touts State’s Economic Boom During Grand Reopening Of Popular Gas Station by OAN Newsroom
File – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis attends an event in Jupiter, Fla. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) took a moment to tout his state’s booming economy amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as he attended the long-anticipated opening of Buc-ee’s gas station.
    While speaking at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Daytona Beach on Monday, the Florida Republican attributed his state’s success to the thousands of businesses and lives that have been protected under his administration’s leadership.    The Sunshine State was one of the first to fully reopen and reject lengthy blue state lockdowns.
    “We’re one of the few states where people are actually opening new restaurants, hotels,” he stated.    “i>And then here in Buc-ees, even though we had the pandemic hit, you know they were full speed ahead and I think the results are going to speak for themselves
    DeSantis went on to highlight the state’s unemployment statistics, which at less than 5 percent rank far below the national average.
    "If we had 9 percent or 10 percent unemployment in this state, can you imagine how many lives would be destroyed with that?” asked the governor.    “If you had locked everybody down and destroyed all these businesses and cost all these jobs?"
    More than 2,500 Buc-ee’s customers turned out for the location’s big day and some were so excited they waited overnight to be first in line.
    Buc-ees, the largest gas station in Florida, is known for its mass array of fueling and snacking options with 104 pumps and a 53,000 square foot convenience store.    The company currently employs 2,000 people and ranks 13th among its competitors.
    DeSantis said he’s excited about the store’s progress, adding he believes it says a lot about the spirit of the state of Florida.

3/23/2021 Kamala Harris Laughs When Asked About Border Crisis, Tries To Blame President Trump by OAN Newsroom
Vice President Kamala Harris listens during a round table listening session at Feeding Northeast
Florida, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
    Kamala Harris has been put on blast for not taking the crisis at the southern border seriously as the U.S. immigration system appears to be falling apart.
    While speaking to reporters in Jacksonville, Florida on Monday, Harris seemed to blame Biden’s border crisis on the previous administration.    She claimed that the current administration was left with a challenging situation.
    “Yeah, first of all, we were left with a very challenging situation. there’s a lot of work going into that and, we expect to have success, but it’s going to take a lot of work. And again, we were presented when we came in with some serious challenges, so.”
    She made those comments despite a recent uptick in the number of illegal border crossings following Joe Biden’s decision to lift a number of Trump-era immigration policies.
    However, Harris said there’s a lot of work to be done in order to fix the issues she suggested they were left with.
    Additionally, both Harris and Biden have remained vague about when exactly they plan to visit the southern border and seemed to laugh when pressed by reporters.
    According to reports, the number of illegal aliens entering the U.S. has escalated to a 20 year high.    Critics have said the crisis at the southern border could destroy the country if the Biden administration refuses to act swiftly.

3/23/2021 10 Killed, Including Police Officer, In Colo. Grocery Store Shooting by OAN Newsroom
Police stand outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
    Ten people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman opened fire at grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.
    On Monday, dozens of local officers and federal agents swarmed a King Soopers grocery store after responding to an active shooter call just before 3 p.m. local time.
    “I will also share that we got tremendous support from our fellow law enforcement agencies…the FBI, ATF and other Denver metro agencies,” stated Commander Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department.    “Without that quick response, we don’t know if there would have been more loss of life.”
    SWAT teams were positioned around the building and on the roof to secure the situation and usher people to safety.    Officers said the suspected gunman was wielding a patrol rifle before being escorted out of the store in handcuffs.    The suspect was injured and taken to the hospital, but he remains in police custody.
    Police confirmed one of the victims was 51-year-old Officer Eric Talley, who joined the Boulder Police Department in 2010.    Officials are working around the clock with the coroner’s office to identify the rest of the victims.    Until then, officers said they will not release their names until their families are notified.
    Meanwhile, law enforcement officials in Boulder are honoring the fallen police officer.    On Monday night, authorities held a procession for the fallen officer while using roughly 100 responders’ vehicles to escort his body.
    According to Police Chief Maris Herold, Officer Talley had served with the department in several roles that supported the community and Boulder Police Department.    He is survived by his wife and seven children.

3/23/2021 Press Secy. Psaki Struggles To Explain Why Illegal Aliens Treated Better Than National Guard by OAN Newsroom
Hundreds of National Guard troops hold inside the Capitol Visitor’s Center to reinforce security at
the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki appeared to struggle in an attempt to explain why the Biden administration treats illegal aliens better than National Guard troops.
    On Monday, Psaki was asked whether it’s fair to place illegal aliens in hotels paid for with taxpayer money.    She then claimed the White House didn’t know that members of National Guard were recently fed with under-cooked meals, which guardsmen have said was going on for several weeks.
    Joe Biden reportedly gave $86 million of taxpayer money in advance to pay for accommodation of illegal immigrants in Texas.
    Meanwhile, the White House didn’t appear to plan for any accommodations for National Guardsmen in nation’s capital, which led to poor conditions of their deployment in the first place.

3/23/2021 Biden Exploits Colo. Shooting In Effort To Get Gun Control Passed by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden gives remarks after touring the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute in
Columbus, Ohio, on March 23, 2021. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Joe Biden has exploited the deadly Colorado shooting as an opportunity to call for more gun control.    On Tuesday, Biden spoke at the White House and called for a ban on what he called “assault-style weapons” and high-capacity magazines.    He went on to urge Senate lawmakers to immediately pass a pair of gun control bills, which the Democrat-led House approved in early March.
    The White House said Biden has considered executive action on gun control.    While he admitted that not all the facts regarding the massacre were out, including the suspect’s motive and even weapons he used, Biden insisted on calling for new gun measures.
    “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take common-sense steps that will save the lives in the future and urge my colleagues in the House and Senate to act,” Biden stated.
    Biden claims gun control is not a partisan issue, but an American issue that would save lives.    He made the comments despite reports of escalating violence and deadly shootings in major U.S. cities with some of the strictest gun laws.
    After the briefing, Biden once again refused to answer questions from reporters.

3/23/2021 Texas To Open Vaccination To All Adults Starting Next Week by OAN Newsroom
(Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images)
    Texas announced plans to expand vaccine accessibility to all adults.    On Tuesday, state health officials announced the upcoming changes to their eligibility program.
    The Lone Star State’s announcement came less than two weeks after it only allowed residents 50-years of age and older to get their shots in addition to adults with medical conditions.    According to reports, Texas has administered nearly 10 million doses so far.
    Texas Department of State Health Services officials stated all adults in Texas will be eligible to receive the vaccine starting Monday, March 29.
[IS THIS BECAUSE JOE BIDEN LET THOUSANDS OF MIGRANTS INTO THE SOUTHERN BORDER WHOM MAY BE CARRYING CORONA VIRUS?].

3/23/2021 McConnell: House Gun Control Bills ‘Perplexing’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) talks to reporters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell signaled he will likely block the Democrats’ gun control bills from passing in the Senate.    On Tuesday, McConnell condemned a package of gun control laws passed in the House and called the language “perplexing.”
    He added, the recent shootings in Georgia and Colorado should be condemned as “despicable acts of violence.”    This came after the Democrat-controlled House recently passed a series of gun control bills.    The bills aim to expand background checks to all gun transactions and extend the review period to 10 days.
    “What I’m not attracted to is something that doesn’t work and there have been deep-seated philosophical differences between Republicans and Democrats about how to deal with gun violence,” McConnell noted.    “One thing we do know for sure is that these shooters are invariably mentally incapacitated.”
    McConnell said he shares the same concerns as Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (W.Va.) regarding the bills.    Manchin urged lawmakers to cut private sellers slack regarding private gun sales, stressing the parties usually know and trust each other.

3/23/2021 Suspected Colo. Grocery Store Shooter Identified by OAN Newsroom
A small memorial stands along a makeshift fence put up around the parking lot outside a King Soopers grocery store
where a mass shooting took place Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
    Ten people, including a police officer, were killed after a gunman opened fire at grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.    On Monday, dozens of local officers and federal agents swarmed a King Soopers grocery store after responding to an active shooter call just before 3 p.m. local time.
    “I will also share that we got tremendous support from our fellow law enforcement agencies…the FBI, ATF and other Denver metro agencies,” stated Commander Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department.    “Without that quick response, we don’t know if there would have been more loss of life.”
    SWAT teams were positioned around the building and on the roof to secure the situation and usher people to safety.    Officers said the suspected gunman was wielding a patrol rifle before being escorted out of the store in handcuffs.    The suspect was injured and taken to the hospital, but he remains in police custody.
    Police confirmed one of the victims was 51-year-old Officer Eric Talley, who joined the Boulder Police Department in 2010.    The other victims have been identified as     Denny Stong, Neven Stanisic, Rikki Olds, Talona Bartkowiak, Teri Leiker, Suzanne Fountain, Kevin Mahoney, Lynn Murray and Jody Waters. Their ages range from 20 to 65-years-old.
    Law enforcement officials in Boulder honored the fallen police officer on Monday night.    Authorities held a procession for the fallen officer while using roughly 100 responders’ vehicles to escort his body.
    According to Police Chief Maris Herold, Officer Talley had served with the department in several roles that supported the community and Boulder Police Department.    He is survived by his wife and seven children.
    During a press conference Tuesday, Colorado police identified the suspect in Monday’s grocery store shooting as 21-year-old Ahmad al-Aliwi Alissa.    He has been charged with ten counts of murder, but no motive has been found at this point.
    Authorities said Alissa was transported to a hospital after suffering from a leg wound during the incident.    He has since been booked in the Boulder County Jail.    News outlets have reported Alissa’s brother identified him as the bloody man being led away in handcuffs by police.
    According to arrest documents, Alissa had a green tactical vest and was armed with a rifle as well as a semi-automatic handgun.    More guns were reportedly found following a search of his home. Officials believe the alleged gunman acted alone.
    Colorado authorities have promised to hold him accountable and ensure justice for all the victims.    An investigation remains ongoing.
This undated photo provided by the Boulder Police Department shows Colorado shooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. Alissa has been identified
as the suspect in Monday, March 22, 2021 shooting rampage at a grocery store in Boulder. (Boulder Police Department via AP)

3/23/2021 McConnell On Filibuster: Far-Left Want ‘More Power’ by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell doubled down on his support for the legislative filibuster.    On Tuesday, McConnell spoke on the Senate floor and blasted some Democrats for trying to convince their moderate colleagues to scrap the process.
    His comments came as West Virginia’s Sen. Joe Manchin (D) and Arizona’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D) have said they oppose getting rid of the filibuster.    Democrats would need their votes along with support from at least 10 Republicans to move forward with their push.
    McConnell said the far-left wants to gain power by changing the rules to accomplish their agenda.
    “The same people who tried to overturn a certified election result over in the House want to break Senate rules so they can override the election laws of all 50 states from right here in Washington,” McConnell stated.
    President Trump recently weighed in on the matter in an interview warning that if Democrats abolish the filibuster it would be a “free for all” for the party and be catastrophic for Republicans.

3/23/2021 Gunman Ambushes Caravan Transporting Vaccines In Texas by OAN Newsroom
This undated photo provided by Lubbock County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office shows Larry Lee Harris. Idalou, Texas police said Harris, an Arizona man who held
11 National Guard Soldiers transporting COVID-19 vaccines at gunpoint, was arrested Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
    Police in Texas arrested a man after he attempted to ambush a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines.    66-year-old Arizona resident Larry Harris was accused of following the caravan in Lubbock for ten miles early Monday morning before trying to run it off the road.
    According to reports, Harris identified himself to the 11 unarmed soldiers as a detective and ordered them out of the vehicles. The suspect told them he was looking for a kidnapped woman and child.
    The police chief credited the department for its quick response to the ambush.
    “I was very thankful that it didn’t turn into major bloodshed,” Idalou Police Chief Eric Williams recalled.    “He made a U-Turn on the highway and parked his vehicle head-on in front of those vans, got out, announced that he was a detective, [but] didn’t show a badge, didn’t show credentials.”
    Authorities believe he was suffering from a mental condition.    The suspect faces several charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and impersonating an officer.

3/23/2021 Pair Of Spring Breakers In Fla. Charged Over Suspected Rape Of Woman Found Dead In Hotel Room by OAN Newsroom
Police keep an eye on tourists as they make their way down Ocean Drive during Spring Break
in Miami Beach, Fla. on Monday, March 22, 2021. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP)
    A pair of spring breakers in Florida face multiple charges in connection to the suspected rape and drugging of a woman found dead in a hotel room.    21-year-old Evoire Collier and 24-year-old Dorian Taylor were arrested Sunday after using 24-year-old Christine Englehardt’s credit cards at a Miami Beach liquor store.
    They were charged with sexual battery, burglary, credit card fraud and theft. This came after police found Englehardt’s body in a South Beach hotel room on Thursday.    According to detectives, video surveillance shows her clearly intoxicated while entering the building with the two suspects.
    “She was actually staggering a little bit and at one point co-defendant Taylor held her behind her neck to basically keep her stable,” a Miami Beach detective stated.
    Meanwhile, the suspects could also face manslaughter or murder charges if Englehardt is determined to have died from a pill one of the suspects admitted to giving her.

3/23/2021 Sen. Kennedy: U.S. Has ‘Idiot Control Problem,’ Not Gun Control Problem by OAN Newsroom
US Senator John Kennedy, Republican of Louisiana. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy (R) stood up for the Second Amendment as Democrats called for more gun control.    On Tuesday, Kennedy spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill and said we should enforce existing laws to keep firearms out of the hands of the wrong people.
    His comments came as the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on gun violence in the wake of the Colorado shooting.    Even though the investigation is still ongoing, Democrats have already called for more gun restrictions.
    Kennedy also slammed bills that are framed as a way to address violence, but really chip away at the Constitution.
    “And I’m going to go back to my original point, I don’t believe we have a gun control problem in America,” Sen. Kennedy noted.    “I believe we have an idiot control problem.    And the objective should be to how to control the idiots who abuse guns.”
    Kennedy said when someone breaks the law and illegally obtains a gun, that individual should be prosecuted. He added the DOJ doesn’t do that.

3/23/2021 Sen. Cruz Says Dems Abuse Violent Shootings In Effort To Pass New Gun Control Measures by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) listens at the confirmation hearing for Samantha Power, nominee to be Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development,
before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) knocked Democrats for weaponizing mass shooting incidents to pass new gun control laws.    During Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence and the House background check bill, Cruz defended the GOP from Democrats who claim “the right’s only plan to combat gun violence is to ‘do nothing.'
    “What happens in this committee after every mass shooting is Democrats propose taking away guns from law-abiding citizens,” Cruz noted.
    The Texas senator referenced his joint bill with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which was originally drafted in 2013.    The joint bill is designed to preserve Second Amendment rights while keeping guns out of the hands of violent criminals.
    “Senator Grassley and I together introduced legislation, ‘Grassley/Cruz,’ targeted at violent criminals, targeted at felons, targeted at fugitives, targeted at those with serious mental disease,” Cruz stated.    “To stop them from getting firearms, to put them in prison when they try to illegally buy guns.”
    The two Republican senators reintroduced that bill again in 2019.    Cruz pointed out the states and local governments with the strictest gun control measures have some of the highest rates of violent crime.
    Cruz added, when you disarm law-abiding citizens you make them more likely to be victims.

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3/24/2021 GOP Leaders Sound The Alarm On Illegal Immigration by OAN Newsroom
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents take into custody people near the U.S.-Mexico border,
Saturday, March 20, 2021, in Hidalgo, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    Republican senators are blaming Democrat leadership for the influx of illegal aliens overwhelming the U.S.-Mexico border.    Some have even referred to the the border crisis as the “Biden effect.”
    While speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) pointed out how the Biden administration’s policies are squarely to blame for the crisis at the southern border.
    The GOP lawmakers began with data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), which shows more than 100,000 illegal immigrants crossed the border in the month of February.    Sen. Scott stressed that’s more than double the number from that time last year.    The Florida lawmaker made the following remarks on the matter:
    “You’ve heard the numbers, 100,000 people were detained last month. Almost 10,000 children.    Fifteen-thousand children now in custody. This is all Joe Biden’s doing.    He needs to go to the border, needs to see the crisis he’s created.    He said he’s going to do it now, but we don’t know when he’s going to do it. He created this crisis.    He needs to go deal with it.”
    In response, the Biden administration recently awarded Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an $86.9 million contract to secure hotel rooms near the border to provide temporary shelter for families who illegally crossed.
    Under the contract, each family receives a comprehensive health assessment, including COVID-19 testing.    However, it’s been reported that more than 100 illegal immigrants who tested positive have been released into Texas.
Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Samantha Power to be the next Administrator
of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Barrasso said Republicans have solutions, but Democrats don’t want to hear them.
    “This is Joe Biden’s crisis, he created it by his policies,” asserted the Wyoming lawmaker.    “Republicans have common sense solutions that would actually reverse this immediately and it involves securing the border, enforcing the laws and restoring the ‘Remain in Mexico’ orders.”
    Sen. Barrasso said otherwise, security and safety of the U.S. will continue to suffer.    He went on to preview the trip he plans to make to the border in Texas later this week to inspect the situation firsthand since the White House is “still in denial.”

2/24/2021 GOP Group Urges Sens. Sinema, Manchin To Oppose Far-Left Takeover by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., leaves the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    A Republican group called Club for Growth has been ramping up political pressure on Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).
    The group launched new ads urging voters to demand the two senators oppose the Democrat-proposed election reform legislation and protect the filibuster rule.
    The ads point out the far-left is pressuring Manchin and Sinema to end the filibuster that would crush Republican opposition in the U.S. Senate.
    Meanwhile, the “new left” seeks to increase Democrat control over state and local elections.

3/24/2021 Sen. Sanders: I Don’t Feel Comfortable With Twitter Banning President Trump by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, arrives as the Senate holds votes on nominees for
the Biden administration, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) said he disagrees with Big Tech censoring users.    During an interview Tuesday, the Democrat socialist said he’s not comfortable with Twitter’s decision to ban President Trump after the events of January 6.
    Additionally, the Vermont lawmaker said he wondered if and when Big Tech’s ability to censor users will go too far.
    “Because yesterday it was Donald Trump who was banned and tomorrow it could be somebody else who has a very different point of view,” Sanders stated.    “I don’t like giving that much power to a handful of high-tech people, but the devil is obviously in the details and it’s something we’re going to have to think long and hard on.”
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    Meanwhile, President Trump appears to bouncing back from being silenced with officials signaling he’s gearing up to launch his own social media platform in the coming months.

3/24/2021 Border Patrol Agent Warns About Growing Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
People cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico into El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Mexico announced that U.S. advisers on border and immigration issues will meet
with Mexican officials on Tuesday to discuss migration and development in Central America, as a surge of migrants has hit the U.S. southern border. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
    More officials working at the southern border are speaking out against the recent surge in illegal immigration.
    During an interview Tuesday, the vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, Art Del Cueto, said that drug cartels are taking advantage of the Biden border crisis along with an increase in unidentified individuals attempting to seek asylum.    He said the so-called “got a way’s” pose a huge risk to the public’s safety.
    “What scares me most and what should scare the American public is ‘got a way’s because those are the individuals who you don’t know who they are, you don’t know how many there are,” Del Cueto explained.    “The number that you get are guesses, that’s what it is because you can only guess how many there are, that’s what scares me.”
    The council’s the vice president went on to say lawmakers on Capitol Hill need to stop arguing about how to fix the crisis at the southern border and to need to come together in order to get the job done.
    Meanwhile, large caravans of illegal aliens have continued to pour across the alleged “closed border.”

3/24/2021 Regent University Hosts Election Integrity Conference by OAN Newsroom
File – A voter casts his primary vote in Hialeah, Florida. (Alan Diaz /AP Photo)
    The topic of election integrity recently took center stage as the GOP continued to advocate for a secure and fair voting process.
    During a virtual conference hosted by Regent University’s Robertson School of Government on Tuesday, multiple Republicans spoke out on the importance on rebuilding voter confidence after one of the most contested elections in U.S. history.
    The school’s dean and former GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann said there were unconstitutional actions that skirted around state voting laws setting up conditions for a predetermined outcome in the 2020 elections. She said voters were intimidated not to question the election results in some key battleground states like Georgia and Pennsylvania.
    The virtual conference included speakers like former Director of Trade Peter Navarro who showed how voters are easily influenced by the mainstream media and Big Tech, which barred anyone from questioning the 2020 election results.    He called the immediate clampdown on any type of discussion a “tragedy” in the country.
    Likewise, keynote speaker and former HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on Bachmann’s claims while stating the current election system needs to overhauled with bipartisan support.    He said until lawmakers can come together on election integrity, voters will continue to mistrust the electoral process.
    Other panel members included former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach who discussed key issues like voter ID requirements and warned about sweeping election reforms that Democrats are trying to pass. He noted, this type of legislation would nationalize elections.
    Analysts warned the Democrat proposed H.R.1 would normalize illegal voting and fraud in order to elect Democrat candidates with universal mail-in ballots, while noting the legislation would mark a federal takeover of state and local elections.
    Currently, the controversial bill awaits discussion in the Senate as Republican lawmakers continue advocating for election integrity.

3/24/2021 Minority Leader McConnell: Far-Left Wants To Change Election, Senate Rules by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the chamber after criticizing Democrats for wanting to change
the filibuster rule, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Top Republicans are warning Americans of legislation that could lead to Democrats taking full control of the government.    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) led the charge against H.R.1, which will be named S.1 when it hits the Senate floor.
    McConnell claimed Democrats are pushing the law under the guise of expanding voting rights, but are really trying to expand their voter base.    He and other opponents of the bill have said it would normalize illegal voting, in turn, allowing voters to elect candidates with universal mail-in ballots.
    H.R.1 would also not require people to show their ID in order to vote.    On top of that, the legislation would reduce the members of the Federal Election Commission and make it a tool of the Democratic National Committee.
    Additionally, McConnell said Democrats in the upper chamber are trying to increase the power of their slim majority by killing the legislative filibuster.    He noted Democrat senators are trying to flip two of their own, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who oppose abolishing the practice.    Democrats would need their votes along with support from at least 10 Republicans to bring ending the filibuster to a debate.
    McConnell said the far-left wants senators to change the rules of the Senate, so they can push through their agenda.    Meanwhile, President Trump has also weighed in on the issues by stressing that both H.R.1 and killing the filibuster would be a disaster for the country.

3/24/2021 Wis. State Republicans Pass Resolution Authorizing Subpoena Power For Election Documents, Officials by OAN Newsroom
File -Election workers count absentee ballots into the early morning, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
in Milwaukee, Wis. at a central counting facility. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
    Republicans in the State Assembly passed a resolution authorizing an investigation into the 2020 presidential election.
    According to reports Tuesday, the resolution gives the state’s Elections and Campaign Committee the power to subpoena records and testimony related to the November election.
    The comes after the committee ordered an audit into the election earlier this year.    The state assembly previously held two public hearings over the election results, but didn’t invite election officials to testify.
    “This is important because over the past year, year-and-a-half, we’ve heard allegations of improprieties being done,” said state Rep. Joe Sanfelippo (R).    “Specifically, state laws on the books not being followed.”
    Wisconsin came under scrutiny following the election after a sudden surge in votes for Joe Biden were reported in the early morning hours of November fourth.    This spike put Biden in the lead over President Trump with the state eventually going to the Democrat.

3/24/2021 Gunman Ambushes Caravan Transporting Vaccines In Texas, Remains In Police Custody by OAN Newsroom
This undated photo provided by Lubbock County (Texas) Sheriff’s Office shows Larry Lee Harris. Idalou, Texas police said Harris, an Arizona man who held
11 National Guard Soldiers transporting COVID-19 vaccines at gunpoint, was arrested Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office via AP)
    Police in Texas arrested a man for allegedly trying to ambush a caravan of National Guardsmen transporting COVID-19 vaccines.    Larry Harris, a 66-year-old Arizona resident, has been accused of following the caravan for 10 miles early Monday morning in Lubbock after spotting them at a Love’s gas station truck stop.
    While speaking in an interview Tuesday, Idalou Police Chief Eric Williams said Harris turned his vehicle into oncoming traffic in an attempt to run the three vans off the road multiple times.
    “I was very thankful that it didn’t turn into major bloodshed,” the police chief stated.    “He made a U-Turn on the highway and parked his vehicle head-on in front of those vans, got out, announced that he was a detective, [but] didn’t show a badge, didn’t show credentials.”
    Chief Williams said Harris identified himself to the 11 unarmed soldiers as a detective while ordering them to get out of the vehicles at gunpoint.    The suspect then told the Texas National Guardsmen he was looking for a kidnapped woman and child.
    While Harris searched the van, one of the guardsmen called 9-1-1 and police rushed to the scene.    Chief Williams credited the officers for their quick response to the ambush and for taking the suspect into custody “without further incident.”
    Authorities believe he was suffering from a mental episode. Harris is now in custody at the Lubbock County Jail with no bond set.
    He’s facing several charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, unlawful restraint of 11 National Guard soldiers, unlawful carrying of a weapon, impersonating a public servant and interference with Texas military forces.
    Homeland Security officials are helping with the ongoing investigation and in the meantime, police are recommending the public to call 9-1-1 in the event they find a vehicle following them for an abnormal amount of time.

3/24/2021 Sen. Cruz: I’ve Been Leading Effort To Fight Gun Violence Since 2012 by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz and other members of the Republican Conference left a luncheon on Capitol Hill
in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) weighed in on the debate over gun control in the wake of two mass shootings in Georgia and Colorado. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Cruz said he’s been leading the effort to fight gun violence since he was elected in 2012.
    The senator touted legislation he and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) introduced in 2013.    He said it would’ve prevented violent criminals, felons and those with serious mental illness from illegally buying guns.
    However, Cruz said the bill didn’t get enough support from Democrats.
    “It got the most bipartisan support of any of the comprehensive legislation voted on on that issue and yet, it didn’t pass,” Cruz stated.    “It didn’t pass because Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer and the Democrats filibustered it.”
    Cruz’s remarks came after he slammed Democrats during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
    The Texas senator claimed Democrats are weaponizing mass shooting incidents to push legislation that would take away guns from law-abiding citizens.

3/24/2021 Sen. Graham: Biden’s Call For Gun Control Won’t Solve Problems by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – DECEMBER 20: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke during a press conference at
the U.S. Capitol on December 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) refuted Joe Biden’s calls for stricter gun control in the wake of recent shootings in Georgia and Colorado.
    “Well number one, the idea of banning assault weapons I don’t think it has any chance of passing in the Senate,” Graham stated.
    The senator told reporters on Wednesday that banning legal weapons will not solve the problem of violent crime.
Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
on March 25, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Graham also introduced a bill to amend asylum and refugee programs, after it turned out the Colorado shooter was a Syrian immigrant.    He said most of his colleagues on Capitol Hill support his stance on the matter.
    “I would encourage Senator Schumer to bring up the assault weapons ban being proposed by President Biden and let us vote on it,” Schumer stated.    “I think you’d get a majority of senators saying that banning the weapon is not going to solve the problem.    I own an AR-15, I own it responsibly.”
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) have been pushing their bipartisan firearm safety bill since 2019, which would alert law enforcement of every individual who tries to buy a gun but fails a background check.

3/24/2021 Visitors To Capitol Welcome Fence Removal by OAN Newsroom
A worker removed razor wire from a security fence on Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    After months of razor wire fencing blocking off areas of Capitol Hill, residents and visitors are starting to see progress as the outer barriers are dismantled.
    Those who wish to visit the Capitol will still have to wait, as there is a
break preventing the general public from approaching the Capitol Building.
    Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have called for the removal of the fence.    They emphasized it is costly, unsightly and uninviting to those who want to visit the beacon of democracy.
The U.S. Capitol dome stood past partially removed razor wire hanging from a security fence on
Capitol Hill in Washington, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Americans are optimistic the gesture means a more unified country is on the horizon.
    “The voicing of individual thoughts and freedoms is becoming contrary to the person beside you, to other cultures, and has a chance of creating conflict and destroying the fabric of our society,” Illinois resident Christopher Reyes said.    “i>It is my hope that we can all come together and irrespective of the fact, maybe if my upbringing or my value system is different from yours, that somehow we can all peacefully coexist and enjoy the promise that America has given us.”
    However, residents have expressed concern the inner fence could become a permanent fixture at the U.S. Capitol.

3/24/2021 Confront Your Colonial Past, Council Of Europe Tells Portugal by Victoria Waldersee and Catarina Demony
A man is photographed on a square decorated with a giant world map, with marks showing former Portuguese colonies, in Lisbon March 6, 2012. Portugal flourished
as a global power with explorers like Vasco da Gama and Pedro Alvares Cabral building an empire which lasted for 600 years. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
(Corrects paragraph 3 to say memorial will feature sugar cane, not palm trees)
    LISBON (Reuters) – Europe’s top human rights group said on Wednesday that Portugal must do more to confront its colonial past and role in the transatlantic slave trade in order to help fight racism and discrimination in the country today.
    The comments by the Council of Europe come as debate in Portugal over how to remember its history heated up in recent months as the country prepares to unveil its first memorial to victims of slavery, in Lisbon.
    The memorial – rows of sugar cane painted in black – was designed by Angolan artist Kiluanji Kia Henda and funded by Lisbon council.    It will stand in the centre of the city.
    From the 15th to the 19th century, Portuguese vessels carried close to 6 million enslaved Africans across the Atlantic, more than any other nation, but up to now Portugal has rarely commented on its past actions and little is taught about its role in slavery in schools.
    Rather, Portugal’s colonial era, which saw countries including Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Cape Verde, East Timor as well as parts of India subjected to Portuguese rule, is often perceived as a source of pride.
    “Further efforts are necessary for Portugal to come to terms with past human rights violations to tackle racist biases against people of African descent inherited from a colonial past and historical slave trade,” the Council of Europe said in its yearly report on Portugal, urging Lisbon to rethink how it teaches its colonial history.
    Complaints of racial discrimination increased 50% to 655 in 2020 but the figure is likely far below the actual rate of racist incidents, said Secretary of State for Equality Rosa Monteiro.
    “Our historical narrative is like a very serious wound that has not been properly treated.    And to heal it, we have to talk about what happened,” Monteiro told Reuters, adding the government was preparing a nationwide plan to combat racism.
    Recent racially-motivated crimes include a KKK-style torchlight rally, the fatal shooting of a Black actor by a white man on the street and e-mailed threats to Black lawmakers.
    Portugal is preparing its first ever official survey this year asking people about their ethnic background.    The border service said in 2019 there were 103,346 Africans officially resident in Portugal while the biggest migrant community is from Brazil, numbering 151,304 people.
    The Council of Europe also expressed concern at the rise in racist rhetoric in political discourse, singling out the far-right Chega party.
    Chega’s sole lawmaker Andre Ventura has made public derogatory remarks against ethnic minorities, including against prominent anti-racism activist Mamadou Ba, who last month was the target of a petition asking for his deportation for stating the death of a colonial officer should not be commemorated.
    “We are not trying to rewrite history – we are saying the history we tell today is not enough,” Ba said at a protest on Sunday.    “We want a history that represents all Portuguese.”
(This story corrects paragraph 3 to say memorial will feature sugar cane, not palm trees)
(Reporting by Catarina Demony and Victoria Waldersee; Editing by Ingrid Melander and Alexandra Hudson)

3/24/2021 Republican Senators Gear Up For Border Visit by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 11: An image of Joe Biden was displayed on a sign before a news conference with House Republicans about
U.S.-Mexico border policy outside the U.S. Capitol on March 11, 2021 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and a delegation of his Republican colleagues are headed to the southern border to shine a light on the Biden border crisis.
    i>Tomorrow night, 18 senators are going to be traveling down to the southern border.    Traveling down to Texas to see first hand the crisis that is unfolding,” Cruz stated.    “To see first hand the over 100,000 illegal immigrants who were detained last month.”
    The group of lawmakers took aim at Joe Biden’s disastrous policies, which have led to illegal immigrants flooding the border and resulted in underage migrants being held in cramped facilities.
    Cruz also called out efforts by the Democrat administration to keep the mainstream media in the dark about what is really going on under Biden’s watch.
Sen. Ted Cruz listened during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Tuesday,
March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    “We’re traveling down there, 18 of us, but something is going to be different on this border trip from previous trips to the border, which is our friends in the media right now are not allowed to come,” Cruz said.    “You’ve been invited.    We want you to come.    We want the media to be there.    We want the American people to see what’s happening, but Joe Biden doesn’t want you to see that.”
    Cruz also pointed out under three previous administrations, the media has been allowed to document and show the nation what is happening.
    “The Biden administration has issued a gag order, a blackout order, that the media cannot come.    For four years, we heard Democrats going on and on about kids in cages,” Cruz stated.    “Well, Joe Biden desperately does not want you to see the Biden cages.”
    Biden’s media blackout is proving the White House is terrified of showing the American people the truth.

3/24/2021 Rep. Gaetz Slams Military Extremism Hearing: Nothing More Than Cancel Culture Coming For Our Troops by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – APRIL 21: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) spoke to reporters outside the West Wing
of the White House on April 21, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) took aim at the House Armed Services Committee for holding a hearing on extremism in the military.
    Speaking in Wednesday’s hearing, the Florida congressman said the committee is more worried about “woke culture” than protecting our armed forces.    He added radical extremism lies within North Korea and the Chinese Communist Party, where they are actively threatening the U.S. with its nuclear capability.
    Gaetz quickly pointed out the topic of extremism in the American military is a sheer effort for them to boost their liberal agenda.
    “The entire purpose of this hearing is not what the chairman said.    It is to gaslight the targeting of U.S. military patriots who do not share preapproved politics,” Gaetz stated.    “This is not about extremism, it is not about white supremacy.    It is about woke supremacy.”
    Gaetz went on to tout the diversity of our military, claiming Democrats are using the charge of extremism to attack conservatives and supporters of President Trump.

3/24/2021 GOP Pushes Back Against Democrat-Led Gun Control Efforts by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – SEPTEMBER 27: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing
on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo By Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)
    Republicans are pushing back on a Democrat-led call for gun control, after the left said it will act in light of two deadly shootings.
    Democrats renewed their push for gun control after separate shootings in Georgia and Colorado, pointing to two recently passed House bills aimed at expanding background checks.
    Top Democrats, like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), said this time the Senate will be different.    He promised the Senate would take up the gun control debate and address the “epidemic of gun violence in this country.”
    His comments were echoed on Wednesday by Kamala Harris, who called on Congress to pass gun control measures.
    “The point here is Congress needs to act.    On the House side, they did,” Harris said.    “There are two bills which the president is prepared to sign, and so we need the Senate to act.”
    Reports pointed out the Senate has not passed any significant gun control legislation since then-President Clinton signed the 10-year assault weapons ban into law in 1994, which expired in 2004.
    On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he was open to discussing gun control legislation, but didn’t indicate if any actual talks would take place.
    Senate Republicans have pushed back on the idea, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).    On Wednesday, Cruz said he’s been leading the fight to end gun violence, and introduced legislation in 2013.
Sen. Ted Cruz spoke during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    “It targeted violent criminals, it targeted felons and targeted fugitives.    It targeted those with serious mental illness and prevented them from illegally buying guns.    Beyond that, it directed the Department of Justice to prosecute felons and fugitives who try to illegally buy guns every year,” Cruz stated.    “Tens of thousands of felons and fugitives tried to illegally buy guns, and right now the Department of Justice doesn’t prosecute.”
    Cruz noted the legislation came to the floor and got a majority vote, yet didn’t pass because Democrats like Harry Reid and Schumer filibustered it.
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) also commented on the gun control debate when asked about it on Wednesday.
    “Well number one, the idea of banning assault weapons, I don’t think it has any chance of passing in the Senate, and I would encourage Senator Schumer to bring up the assault weapons ban being proposed by President Biden and let us vote on it,” Graham said.    “I think you’d get a majority of senators saying that banning the weapon is not going to solve the problem.    I own an AR-15.    I own it responsibly.”
    Graham went on to reference a bipartisan bill pushed by Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), which would require federal authorities to alert state and local law enforcement within 24 hours if an ineligible person tried to purchase a firearm and failed a background check.
    In the meantime, Democrats have further pushed their calls to end the filibuster in order to pass new gun control legislation.    Reports said bills like the ones already passed in the House are not likely to receive enough support to pass the 60 vote threshold.
    At least one Democrat has already said he wouldn’t support the move. On Tuesday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he wouldn’t support breaking the filibuster, even for gun control efforts.
[AS ANYONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND AFTER READING ALL THE ABOVE ARTICLES ABOUT AN ENTITY TRYING TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHT TO ARMS AS THE SECOND AMENDMENT STATES WHICH INTENTIONS TO DEFEND OURSELVES AGAINST TRYANNY THAT THIS SITUATION IS BEGINNING TO BECOME A REALITY IF THEY DO NOT STOP THEIR INTRUSION AGAINST THE RIGHTS OF ALL AMERICANS.].

3/24/2021 Psaki Evades Question Of Kremlin’s Payments To Hunter Biden by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the White House,
Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    White House press secretary Jen Psaki avoided a question about Joe and Hunter Biden’s ties to Russia, as evidence continues to pile up.
    “The wife of Moscow’s former mayor paid a company associated with the president’s son $3.5 million.    There was no explanation for these alleged payments, and I’m wondering if you could tell us if that claim is accurate and if so what that $3.5 million was paid for,” a reporter asked Psaki.
    She responded with, “I’m not familiar with that claim.”
    Psaki at first attempted to deny the fact that the Kremlin’s payments to Biden ever took place.    However, when pressed with hard evidence from the Senate about those transactions, she quickly shut down the conversation.
    “It doesn’t sound like it’s backed up by a lot of evidence, if you have evidence or specifics, happy to discuss it further,” Psaki stated.
    Last year’s Senate Intelligence Report said the $3.5 million was paid in so-called “consulting fees.”
    The wife of the former Moscow mayor is a property developer and a key ally of Vladimir Putin.    She has been suspected of laundering money for Putin through Joe and Hunter Biden.    Some of that money went through Biden to a Chinese tech startup in Buffalo, New York.
    Several associates of the Bidens were indicted back in 2018, suggesting they violated the Foreign Agents Registration Act numerous times.
    Subsequent disclosures confirmed Joe and Hunter Biden were enabling Russian organized crime and political repressions for personal gain.
[YOU BETTER GET SOME TRUE ANSWERS PSAKI BECAUSE THE HUNTER BIDEN CORRUPTION WILL NOT GO AWAY EVEN THE BIG GUY WILL HAVE TO TELL THE TRUTH EVENTUALLY SO HAVE YOUR BOSS TO TELL THE TRUTH NOW AND WE KNOW ITS NOT THAT LAME STORY HE GAVE ABOUT A DEPRIVED CHILD.].

3/24/2021 GOP Senators Propose Bill For DNA Testing Of Illegal Aliens by OAN Newsroom
FRANKLIN, TN – NOVEMBER 3: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is shown at Harlinsdale Farm, November 3, 2018
in Franklin, Tennessee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Republican lawmakers said illegal aliens must be subjected to DNA testing in order to prevent child smuggling from Mexico.
    A group of senators, led by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), proposed a legislation on Wednesday, saying DNA testing will make sure family units coming across the border are actually related.
    This came amid claims that many migrants are bringing other people’s children to receive immigration benefits in the U.S.    Additionally, some smugglers are posing as parents of the children to get into the U.S.
    “Adult migrants are making arrangements with cartels and smugglers to borrow children,” Blackburn stated.    “They claim kinship and use that relationship to bolster a fraudulent asylum claim, and what do they do when they’ve gotten what they want? They send the child back across the border to start the entire nightmarish process with another stranger, that is correct.”
    Blackburn went on to say illegal minors are often forced into drugs and prostitution and DNA testing would stop that.

3/24/2021 Senate Democrats, Republicans Clash Over Sweeping Election Reform Bill by OAN Newsroom
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell listened as the Senate Rules Committee held a hearing on the
“For the People Act,” at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    A partisan debate has kicked off in the Senate over the House-passed For the People Act.    On Wednesday, the Senate Rules and Administration Committee started examining the sweeping election reform bill, which passed through the House with no Republican support.
    Democrats are claiming the bill would increase citizens’ ability to vote in elections by implementing measures such as same day voter registration, automatic voter registration and a nationwide expansion to mail-in voting.
    “This bill is essential to protecting every American’s right to vote, getting dark money out of our elections, as well as some very important anti-corruption reforms,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) said.    “It is about strengthening our democracy by returning it to the hands of its rightful owners, the American people.”
    However, Republicans have sounded the alarm about the implications of the bill, saying election rules and laws are meant to be governed on a local level and this legislation would amount to complete federal takeover of the election process.
    “S.1 would force a single partisan view of elections on more than 10,000 jurisdictions around the country,” Sen Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) stated.    “State and local election administrators would be forced to change how they register voters and which voting systems they can use, how they handle early voting and absentee ballots, and how they maintain their voter lists.”
    Republicans also said this is nothing more than a political power grab by Democrats in order to register illegal immigrants and felons in hopes they would expand their base by voting Democrat.
    “Under this bill, there’s automatic registration of anybody.    If you get a drivers license, if you get a welfare payment, if you get an unemployment payment, if you attend a public university,” Sen Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stated.    “Now everyone knows there are millions of illegal aliens who have drivers licenses or are getting welfare benefits, who attend public universities.    This bill is designed to register every one of those illegal aliens.”
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) also sparred over the bill on Wednesday, with McConnell echoing Blunt’s remarks that implementation of Democrats’ proposed measures would be disastrous and rife with fraud.
    “This legislation would forcibly rewrite the election laws of all 50 states from here in Washington.    Popular policies like voter ID requirements would be banned, unless states neutered them with loopholes,” McConnell said.    “Meanwhile, unpopular and absurd practices like ballot harvesting, where paid political operatives can show up carrying stacks of other people’s ballots, would not just be allowed, it would be mandatory.”
    The election reform bill faces a steep hill to climb in the Senate, as at least 10 Republicans would need to vote “yes” for it to pass.

3/25/2021 Oil up $3.06 to $60.82, DOW down 3 to 32,421.

3/25/2021 Biden Stumbles Through First Press Briefing With Vague Answers, Blames Border Crisis On Trump by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden stumbled through his first press briefing since taking office and only called on a pre-selected list of friendly reporters.
    He kicked off Thursday’s briefing by setting a new goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days.    The Democrat made no mention of President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, however, which facilitated the vaccine.
    Biden also falsely claimed the U.S. has been doing a better job of vaccine distribution than any other country.
    When grilled by reporters about the border crisis, Biden continued to blame Trump, the weather and the fact that he is a “nice guy.”
    Biden said he doesn’t want to go to the border because it will cause too much of a stir.    He also noted the media ban will end when he can implement his plan, which he failed to outline.
[THEY MUST OF GIVEN BIDEN A SHOT OF VITAMINS TO MAKE IT PAST 15 MINUTES OF QUESTIONS AND HE WAS ONLY ANSWERING QUESTIONS SELECTED NOT FROM ANY CONSERVATIVE NEWSPERSONS AND THE DRUG MUST HAVE WORN OFF BECAUSE HE STILL CLAIMS HE WAS A SENATOR FOR 120 YEARS AND HIS ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS WAS NOT PRESIDENTIAL IN SOLVING A CRISIS AT THE BORDER PROBLEM AND IS STILL BLAMING IT ON TRUMP FOR HIS DECISIONS.].

3/25/2021 Biden Says North Korea Top Foreign Policy Issue, Casts Doubt On U.S. Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden delivered vague answers to a preapproved list of reporters during his first press briefing since taking office.
    From the East Room of the White House on Thursday, Biden blamed Trump and Republicans for several key issues facing his administration, including the border crisis.
    On foreign relations, Biden cast doubt on meeting the May 1 deadline set by President Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
    However, he did not give an accurate timeline on a withdrawal and said it likely would not happen in the next year.
    Regarding North Korea, Biden said he considers it a top foreign policy issue for his administration.
    “We are consulting with our allies and partners and there will be responses if they choose to escalate,” Biden stated.    “We will respond accordingly.    But I am also prepared for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization.”
    North Korea has ramped up rhetoric against the U.S. in the past few weeks, and launched two ballistic missiles on Thursday.
    Biden has taken criticism recently for weak responses to challenges from China, Pyongyang and Russia. He now faces criticism for today’s performance, after fumbling through sentences, appearing confused during parts of the briefing and losing his train of thought several times.
    Notably absent were any questions about the coronavirus pandemic, economy, gun control, his son Hunter or sexual assault allegations against his Democrat colleague Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.).

3/25/2021 U.S. Marshal Recovering After Being Shot While Serving Warrant In Ohio by OAN Newsroom
PARK CITY, KS – FEBRUARY 26: Police tape hung on February 26, 2005 in Park City, Kansas. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)
    A U.S. Marshal in northern Ohio is recovering at home after he was shot while serving an arrest warrant.
    The incident happened on Wednesday as officers arrived to a home in Canton, where they believed 33-year-old Aaron Thomas was hiding.
    Authorities said as the officers approached the home, Thomas attempted to escape.    In the process, he fired multiple rounds at the officers, striking the U.S. Marshal.
    Thomas was also hit as officers returned fire.    He was taken to the hospital, where he remains in stable condition.
    “It’s a very difficult job our people have, especially when somebody wants to kill them,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot said.    “This individual that was wanted was wanted on aggravated robbery, felon of possession, he pistol whipped an individual, he had previous manslaughter charges and is a violent individual that we took off the streets.”
    U.S. Marshals are planning to pursue federal charges against Thomas.    The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

3/25/2021 Sen. Johnson: Biden Admin. ‘Deaf, Dumb And Blind’ To Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ron Johnson left a Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington,
Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) criticized the Biden administration over the crisis at southern border.    In an interview on Thursday, the Wisconsin senator said Joe Biden’s officials are “deaf, dumb and blind” to the abuse of human rights and child trafficking at the border.
    Johnson explained the migrant crisis was encouraged by Biden and it did not have to happen.    He emphasized that Biden’s policies are putting thousands of migrants into the hands of drug cartels, which also poses a threat to U.S. national security.
    The senator added Biden’s border crisis is an unprecedented humanitarian disaster.
    “I know the Biden administration is saying they’re doing this because they want to be more humane.    They are guaranteeing inhumanity,” Johnson stated.    “All the problems that have been described here so far, the drug trafficking, the human trafficking, the sex trafficking.    This was all revealed to us over the last few years.”
    Johnson is set to visit the border facilities on Friday, as part of a group of 19 senators.    He’s expected to share his observation of Biden’s crisis in coming days.

3/25/2021 Pentagon To Use JBSA-Lackland, Fort Bliss To House Unaccompanied Migrant Children by OAN Newsroom
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The Pentagon is ramping up efforts to contain the growing migrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
    During a press briefing on Wednesday, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby announced that Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and Fort Bliss in Texas will begin to temporarily house minors apprehended at the border in a effort to deal with the influx of illegal aliens crossing into the country.
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will maintain custody of the minors and will be responsible for their “well-being and support.”
    “The care of these children will be under Health and Human Services (HHS), not the military,”Kirby stated. “The military’s role was to provide the site and, as I said, there may be some some contracting support that we offer.”
    This comes as the Biden administration continues to respond slowly to the crisis at the southern border.
    While speaking to reporters, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) criticized the White House for not getting a grip on the surge of illegal immigration.    He pointed out that the Trump administration is not to blame for the poor decisions made by Democrats in response to the border crisis.
    “The Biden administration has lost control of the southern border; it’s time a time to regain control and you have to deal with the dynamic that led to the border being overrun,” stated the Republican lawmaker.    “This is not Trump’s fault — that’s a bunch of B.S. — this is policy choices that were ill conceived, that have blown up in Biden administration’s face.”
    According to reports, tens of thousands of migrants from Central America are currently making their way to the southern border, which has led border agents to remain on high alert.    Officials said at least 14,000 unaccompanied migrant children are being held in federal custody.
    Meanwhile, Graham intents to reintroduce a bill that would help reshape immigration reform with the senator advocating for refugee processing centers abroad.

3/25/2021 Gov. Newsom Appoints Assemblyman Rob Bonta To Be Calif. AG by OAN Newsroom
California Assemblyman Rob Bonta speaks shortly after California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced his nomination
for state’s attorney general, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) selected an assemblyman from Alameda, California to become the state’s next attorney general.    On Wednesday, Rob Bonta accepted the nomination and thanked the governor for the opportunity.
    “A special thank you, Governor Newsom, for the privilege and honor of a lifetime,” he stated.    “And I’m so humbled by the trust and the faith and the confidence that you placed in me.”
    Bonta will be taking the role vacated by now Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra.
    The newly appointed official said one of his focuses as attorney general will be criminal justice reform.    However, that focus has raised alarms as critics worry his policies regarding crime control may spell catastrophe for the Golden State.
    During his time in the state assembly, Bonta fought for increased scrutiny of police officers, the restructuring of private prisons and the elimination of cash bail.
    Police unions have pointed out that during a confrontation the threat of facing an investigation by an organization that cannot empathize with the stresses of discharging a weapon in the line of duty can hinder an officer’s ability to carry out their duties.
    Steve Loomis, former president the Cleveland Police Union, summed up the conflict.    He noted, “every time an officer points a gun, he has to do a use-of-force investigation.”    He said because of that, officers “aren’t pointing their guns when they should be pointing their guns.”
    However, Bonta’s impulse to make law enforcement more complicated doesn’t end with police scrutiny.    He has also routinely worked to make it harder for the state’s private prisons to operate as an advocate for Bill AB 3228.    He said that was the most important piece of legislation he pushed in 2020.
    In addition to allowing prisoners to sue if they are unsatisfied with their experience, AB 3228 would also force facilities that hold ICE detainees to take on the burden of reviewing the cases of every immigrant in their custody.    This would divert time and energy to questioning apprehension methods of federal agencies.
    Another item Bonta has claimed to be proud of was the push to eliminate cash bail, which set bail at zero dollars for misdemeanors and low-level felonies across the state.    While he and other California Democrats claimed the move was to prevent wealthy people from escaping custody in the event they can pay bail, Bonta has not yet responded to concerns that with no bail any offender can escape custody.
    The state assembly and Senate, both of which have veto-proof Democrat super majorities, have 90 days to confirm the nomination.

3/25/2021 White House Does Damage Control After Firing Staffers For Past Marijuana Use by OAN Newsroom
In this March 18, 2021 photo, the White House is shown in Washington. Five White House staffers have been fired because
of their past use of drugs, including marijuana. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday “there were additional
factors at play in many instances for the small number of individuals who were terminated
.” (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The White House is in damage control mode after national outcry has grown following the dismissal, suspension and replacement of dozens of staffers due to alleged marijuana use.    Press Secretary Jenn Psaki has been desperately trying to find any way to justify the executive branch’s rationale.
    “Well let me first say, what we try to do as an administration was work with the security service who actually makes these determinations about suitability for serving in government,” she stated during a recent press conference.    “So that isn’t about anyone’s personal point of view, it’s about the process.”
    The stance has left the White House Press Corps confounded as staffers were reportedly told their past use would not be disqualifying with regards to their employment.
    So far, the White House has thoroughly silenced reports detailing the personal opinions of any remaining staffers, but one high ranking employee has been vocal and unapologetic about her past use.
    In a 2019 interview, Kamala Harris admitted she has, in fact, smoked marijuana recreationally.    Harris has been a firm believer in the legalization of marijuana and has said that its criminalization has had a disproportionate affect on the incarceration of men of color.
Vice President Kamala Harris convenes a roundtable discussion on Equal Pay Day with women leaders of advocacy organizations at the
Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
    During her career as a San Francisco prosecutor, however, Harris was the one leading the charge to lock up those “young men” for crimes involving marijuana.    This fact was pointed out by former Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.
    She put over 1,500 people in jail for marijuana violations and then laughed about it when she was asked if she ever smoked marijuana,” Gabbard stated.
    Kellyanne Conway, a former counselor to President Trump, has also commented on Harris’ double standard.
    “She’s in a tough position on law and order and public safety because you’re saying she was a prosecutor,” Conway noted.    “She called herself the top cop…she put people away for marijuana use.”
    Harris has yet to comment on the official White House drug use policy or confirm whether or not she believes it applies to her.
[IF YOU DO NOT THINK THERE IS FAKE NEWS THEN ASK YOURSELF WHY TULSI GABBARD CAME ON FOX NEWS TO TELL HER STORY IS BECAUSE LEFTIST NEWS SERVICE WOULD NOT SHOW IT AND NOW THEY WILL NOT FIRE HER FOR HER PAST DRUG USE JUST THOSE LOWLY WHITE HOUSE STAFFERS AND EVEN THEN I BET THEY WERE NOT BIDEN LOVERS.].

3/25/2021 Ariz. Gov. Ducey: Harris ‘Worst Possible Choice’ To Manage Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 2, 2020, file photo, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey answers a question
during a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File)
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) said Kamala Harris is the worst possible choice to lead the U.S. efforts to tackle the border crisis.    He made the comments Wednesday amid the surge in illegal crossings at the southern border.
    Apprehensions have also spiked after Joe Biden reversed many of President Trump’s immigration policies without having alternative solutions ready.
    According to Ducey, Biden and Harris are both out of touch with the situation at the border.
    Ducey said Biden’s choice of Harris to manage the border crisis shows he’s not taking the issue seriously.    The governor added, if Biden wants to actually solve the problems at the border, he would’ve chosen someone with more experience and passion.

3/25/2021 Sen. Schumer Alleges Majority Wants Gun Control While Dems Are Divided by OAN Newsroom
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, holds a news conference, Thursday, March 25, 2021
on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said when the upper chamber returns in April, gun control will be a top priority.    While speaking with reporters Thursday, he claimed Democrats are willing to work with Republicans on the controversial issue.
    Schumer said if the GOP tries to block the left’s plans, however, they will push forward regardless.    Meanwhile, it appears Democrats in the Senate are actually torn on the background checks debate with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) stating that the two bills recently passed by the House are taking things a step too far.
    Despite this, Schumer asserted Americans want more restrictive gun laws.
    “This is a different Senate, we’re going to debate and everyone going to have to vote,” he stated.    “We’re going to figure out, as I said, the best way to make progress and move forward on that.”
    While some members of the GOP are willing to compromise, the bills passed in the House face a steep battle in the Senate as they would need 10 Republicans to vote in favor.
    Additionally, the gun control legislation is not subject to the “reconciliation’ process,” which was used to push through the massive COVID-19 package.

3/25/2021 Fla. To Expand COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility To All Adults by OAN Newsroom
Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava gives a thumbs up after getting her first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine from Capt. Will Hall, COVID-19 Vaccine Branch Director
for the county, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Miami-Dade County Tropical Park COVID-19 vaccination site in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
    Florida is set to expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to all adults.    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced the decision on Thursday.
    According to the governor, the state’s Senior First Vaccine Strategy has been paying off and they are ready to take the next step.    DeSantis said the number of cases in Florida has plummeted among seniors and he wants to keep that momentum going by expanding vaccine eligibility.
    The governor also encouraged residents to per-register for vaccinations said they will be contacted once the doses are available in their area.
    The vaccines will be available at various locations in the state, including Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Walgreens sand Publix pharmacies.

3/25/2021 LAPD Declare Unlawful Assembly At Echo Lake Park, City Moves To Clear Out Homeless Encampments by OAN Newsroom
Homeless residents of Echo Park confront Los Angeles Police officers moving in to remove residents in the Echo Park Lake
homeless encampment in Los Angeles late Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Law enforcement in Los Angeles, California clashed with protesters when officials prepared to clear out a large homeless community.    Early Thursday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) said officers were assaulted with rocks , bottles and smoke bombs.
    Authorities declared an unlawful assembly and ordered people to clear the area. This came in response to hundreds of protesters gathering at Echo Park Lake on Wednesday after city officials announced their intent to clear out a homeless encampment located inside the park.
    Protesters argued the city isn’t doing enough to help the homeless community as officials struggle to place homeless individuals in various housing programs.
    “Well, I think a lot of people want this city to be very pretty and a certain way…I don’t really agree with that,” said protester Julian Cullars.    “I think they want to dump out all the people here so they can have their nice little park, but unfortunately we just have people in the city who need somewhere to stay and this is the spot.”
    Officials said they plan to carry out renovations and maintenance throughout the par, which are estimated to cost over half a million dollars.    The park is expected to be completely cleared out by city officials as early as Thursday morning.

[COME ON DEMOCRATS THE RACE CARD IS GETTING OLD AND MEANS NOTHING TO MOST AMERICANS WHO ARE THE VOTERS AND RACE IS NOT A REQUIREMENT TO VOTE ONLY BEING AN OFFICIAL AMERICAN WITH OFFICIAL DOCUMENTATION.].
3/25/2021 Biden Repeats Dem Talking Points Calling Filibuster, GOP Election Measures ‘Racist’ by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden reiterated Democrat talking points, blasting the Senate filibuster as a legislative tool rooted in racism.
    “President Obama said he believed the filibuster was a relic of the Jim Crow era.    Do you agree?” a reporter asked Biden.
    “Yes,” he answered.
    His thoughts on the matter came as the Senate grapples with reforming the filibuster, or scrapping it altogether.    Many on the left have recently resorted to calling it a Jim Crow era measure, which Biden has now adopted as well.
    While not expressly calling for the abolishment of the move, he is closer to killing it now more than ever.
    “Let’s figure out how we can get this done and move the direction of significantly changing the abuse of even the filibuster rule, first,” Biden stated.    “It’s been abused from the time it came into being, by an extreme way in the last 20 years.    Let’s deal with the abuse first.”
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “It sounds like you’re moving closer to eliminating the filibuster? Is that correct?” a reporter asked.
    “I answered your question,” Biden replied.
    Earlier this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) shot down the claims of racism, saying it is part of the power grab effort to snuff out the minority’s voice when passing unpopular legislation.
    “Actually, historians do not agree.    It has no racial history at all.    None.    So, there’s no dispute among historians about that,” McConnell said.    “If it were related to civil rights, why were the Democrats using the tool last year and the year before that, and the last six years.    Why is it all of a sudden, a civil rights issue when it wasn’t for them as recently as last year. Honestly with all due respect, that is nonsense.”
    Biden’s remarks at the press conference contradicted his position on nixing the filibuster when he was a senator.    He previously fought tooth and nail for the move, and didn’t say it was racist then.
    “At its core, the filibuster is not about stopping a nominee or a bill, it is about compromise and moderation,” Biden previously stated.    “That is why the founders put unlimited debate in. That is what it is about, engendering compromise and moderation.”
    Some Democrats are seeking to reform the filibuster to push the For the People Act into law, which is a sweeping election reform bill that would give the federal government more control over state run elections.
    Biden continued to play the race card, while criticizing local voting law reforms in swing states like Georgia and Arizona, when it’s well within the rights of those states to ensure election integrity.
    “Are you worried that if you don’t manage to pass voting rights legislation, that your party is going to lose seats and possibly lose control of the House and the Senate in 2022?” the reporter asked Biden.
    “What I’m worried about is how un-American this whole initiative is.    It’s sick.    It’s sick,” Biden said.
    Biden also threatened to to use executive overreach if Republican-led state legislatures pass more election measures aimed at ensuring voter confidence.
    “I’ll do everything in my power along with my friends in the House and Senate to keep that from becoming the law,” Biden stated.
    Some Senate Democrats, like Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), have vowed to work in a bipartisan manner to get things done in the upper chamber.    However, it remains to be seen whether the filibuster will stay intact as the pressure builds on the White House and Senate.
CHARLESTON, WV – NOVEMBER 06: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) celebrated at his election day victory party
at the Embassy Suites on November 6, 2018 in Charleston, West Virginia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
    As for election reform measures at the state level, there is not much Biden can do without facing GOP lawsuits to counter his executive overreach.
[INSTEAD OF FIXING THE VOTING CORRUPTION IN 6 SWING STATES THE CONGRESS IS TRYING TO PASS A BILL THAT GIVES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE VOTING PROCESS INSTEAD OF THE STATES LEGISLATURE WHO WERE NOT THE PROBLEM IT WAS THE GOVERNORS, JUDICIAL AND WHOMEVER WHO VIOLATED THE VOTING LEGISLATURE IN PLACE WAKE UP AMERICA AND TAKE YOUR COUNTRY BACK FROM THE PROGESSIVE LIES.].

3/25/2021 GAO Advances Probe Into Biden Over Border Funds Freeze by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden is under a federal probe over his order to cut off funding for the southern border wall.    On Thursday, the Government Accountability Office said it’s investigating Biden for freezing border wall funds, because that money had already been appropriated by Congress.
    Officials suspect Biden’s actions are unconstitutional because they challenge Congress’s power of the purse.
    Back in January, Biden signed an executive order to withhold $1.4 billion allocated for wall construction.    The GAO opened the probe after 40 Republican senators challenged Biden’s decision.
    “When he first got to office on the first day, immediately rescinded, revoked the emergency declaration with respect to the border, and since that time, things have deteriorated quickly.    They’ve relaxed enforcement, they have quit building the border wall,” Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) stated.    “When the previous administration was in office, they kept stability at the border, there was order, there was discipline.”
    The inquiry gained support from another four senators and 60 congressmen, who requested legal opinion from the GAO to revoke Biden’s illicit actions in court.
[ITS JUST ANOTHER DAY TO US AS THE BIDEN FAMILY VIOLATES THE LAWS OF THE U.S. WITH THEIR EXTREMIST PROGRAMS AND NO ONE IS STOPPING THEM.].

3/25/2021 Sen. Scott: We Need Opportunity Society, Not Woke Supremacists by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 17: Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) was joined by fellow Republican lawmakers for a news conference to unveil the GOP’s legislation
to address racial disparities in law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol June 17, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) is ramping up criticism of far-left ideas and what he calls, the “woke supremacy” forming in the U.S.
    “Listening to my friends on the left about wokeism, I just fundamentally disagree with their approach to solving the problems of our nation,” Scott explained.    “We have problems, but let’s not add wokeism to the list of problems.”
    Scott said far-left “woke supremacists” are attacking and attempting to silence everyone who disagrees with them.    He pointed out far-left activists are stirring division, mistrust and hatred in the American society.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MAY 07: Sen. Tim Scott spoke during a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing
on new coronavirus tests on Capitol Hill May 7, 2020 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Andrew Harnik – Pool/Getty Images)
    “Virtue signaling is one of the worst concepts for real justice I’ve seen, and having the right clothing on, the right garb on, should not make me feel better about what you, or anyone else has done to me,” Scott stated.
    The senator went on to say the cesspool of divisive virtue signaling and woke mandates will lead America to self-destruction.    He is calling for the creation of the “opportunity society” instead.

3/25/2021 Calif. Expands COVID-19 Vaccine Availability 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)
    California is preparing to expand its COVID-19 vaccine availability to all residents 16 years of age and older.    Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) announced the upcoming changes to the state’s distribution plans on Thursday.
    Starting April 1, residents 50 years old and over will be able to get the vaccine.    Californians 16 years old and over will be eligible the following week, on April 15.
    “Our ability to do more has always been constrained by supply, manufactured supply,” Newsom stated.    “We have confidence, now, of the manufactured supply becoming available sooner than we had anticipated.”
    The governor said California will be able to administer 4 million doses a week by the end of April.

3/25/2021 Pelosi Defends Potential Overturning Of Iowa House Race by OAN Newsroom
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi spoke during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is continuing to defend a push to overturn an Iowa congressional race won by Republicans.
    The House Administration Committee is considering a challenge from Democrat Rita Hart, who is contesting her 2020 loss.
    GOP Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks beat Hart in Iowa’s 2nd district race by six votes.    However, Hart challenged the results, arguing she would have won if votes that were deemed illegitimate were not throw out.
    Despite concerns from moderate Democrats about her involvement in the race, Pelosi maintained it’s within her authority.
    “Now if I wanted to be unfair, I wouldn’t have seated the Republican from Iowa,” Pelosi said.    “That was my right on the opening day.    I would’ve just said ‘you’re not seated,’ and that would’ve been my right as Speaker to do.”
    Some House Democrats are reportedly warning Pelosi against trying to overturn the results of the race, noting it was certified by the state.    They’re concerned the move would come off as hypocritical, after slamming Republicans for raising concerns of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
[PELOSI MUST BE DESPERATE THAT THE DEMS WILL LOSE THE HOUSE IN 2022 SO THEY ARE TRYING TO CHEAT TO STEAL ANOTHER ELECTION AND EVEN TRYING TO MAKE WASHINGTON D.C. A STATE TO GET TWO MORE AND ALL WE CAN DO IS PRAY TO GOD TO HELP US STOP THEM.].

[WELL IT DID NOT TAKE LONG BEFORE THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT WHO HAS GAINED CONTROL OF THE UNITED STATES AGAIN WHICH IS THE SAME THAT TOOK OVER DURING THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FOR 8 YEARS AND USED THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY TO DO SURVEILLANCE ON OUR SOCIETY AND THE DEEP STATE AND SWAMP ARE ALSO BACK TO ENCOURAGE IT SO AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE BELOW ARTICLE IT IS HELL BENT TO FIND ANYONE WHO WILL GO AGAINST THIS NEW TAKEOVER AND WILL TRY TO SQUASH IT SO BE PREPARED IF YOU GO AGAINST IT BECAUSE IT WILL BE MORE DANGEROUS NOW KNOWING THAT IT COULD OCCUR AGAIN THAT THEY COULD LOSE IT AGAIN IN 2022 AND 2024 AND IT IS OBVIOUS THAT THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS ALREADY IMPLEMENTING CHANGES TO IMPLEMENT PROTECTIONS FOR THAT END.].
3/25/2021 Report: Intelligence Community Shift From External To Internal ‘Threats’ Has Critics Worried by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – MARCH 09: The seal of the F.B.I. hung in the Flag Room at the bureau’s headquaters
March 9, 2007 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Critics are sounding the alarm over the U.S. Intelligence Community’s increasing involvement in domestic politics.
    In mid-March, a declassified report produced by the Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, claimed “domestic violence extremism poses a heightened threat in 2021.”
    According to the Intelligence Community, domestic extremists “motivated by a range of ideologies” pose an elevated threat to the homeland.    The attorney general, FBI, CIA and other agencies also contributed to the report.
The seal of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is shown at CIA Headquarters in
Langley, Virginia, April 13, 2016. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
    The report listed “domestic violent extremists” as those who resist the government in the belief that it is purposely exceeding its constitutional authority, or who oppose federal and state laws, particularly those related to firearms ownership.
    It also identified extremists as those who oppose governing institutions which are perceived as harmful to society.    Anyone believed to be an extremist could be subjected to surveillance, monitoring and other restrictions.
    Critics, however, pointed out that while the government should investigate and prevent violence, it’s important to recognize the limits the Intel Community has to involve itself in domestic law enforcement and domestic political activity.
    Analysts said the Intelligence Community’s involvement in citizens’ domestic activity is “one of the most dangerous breaches of civil liberties the U.S. government can perpetrate.”
    Intelligence overreach into the life of a private citizen was highlighted in 2016, when the FBI launched surveillance against former Trump aide Carter Page.
    At the same time, the CIA investigated the so-called “Russia-gate” affair, with an apparent intent to alter the outcome of the election.     President Trump in 2017 tweeted the Intelligence Community was building a case against him.    This was referenced by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who said opposing the Intelligence Community would be a mistake.
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 15: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke at a press conference outside
New York Penn Station on May 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    “You take on the Intelligence Community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer said.    “So, even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”
    In 2018, the House Intelligence Committee raised questions about the surveillance against Page, saying the agency was biased against President Trump.    Then, in 2020, the Justice Department Inspector General found the FBI disregarded its own procedures when it targeted Page.
    In light of the report, Republicans in the House and Senate, including Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), called on the IG to testify.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is shown on Capitol Hill November 19, 2019
in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jacquelyn Martin – Pool/Getty Images)
    “They had a random sample, and every single one they looked at had significant errors,” Jordan said.    “This management advisory letter that they sent out to the     Justice Department is basically like pulling the fire alarm with this whole FISA process, and I think what it really underscores is, why won’t Jerry Nadler, why won’t Chairwoman Maloney over on the Oversight Committee, why won’t they bring in Mr. Horowitz for an investigation.”
    Recently, the Biden administration and top Democrats have been pushing to have war on terror law applied for domestic purposes, with Homeland Security shifting from outside threats to so-called “domestic extremists.”
    Critics have likened the shifting focus from external to internal threats to the Soviet KGB-style of state security.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2020 said he could see working with Joe Biden and his administration, since they shared common ground in Soviet ideologies.
[IF YOU HAVE READ MY FISA - UNDER SURVEILLANCE FILES THAT I HAVE RELEASED FOR ALL THE WORLD COULD SEE SINCE 2017 WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO US AND I BELIEVED THAT THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED CRIMES WOULD HAVE BEEN PUNISHED BY NOW BUT THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE AT PRESENT EVERYTHING THAT THEY CAN DO WILL HAPPEN TO COVER IT UP AND USE THEIR POWER TO ATTACK THOSE WHO CONTINUE TO PROMOTE IT SO REMEMBER THAT I SAID THIS WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU AND IF MY WEBSITE GETS SHUT DOWN THEN YOU KNOW IT HAS HAPPENED TO ME OR I AM DEAD.].

3/25/2021 Sen. Rubio Unveils Bill To Ban SBA & Treasury Loans For Chinese Firms by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 22: Sen. Marco Rubio at the U.S. Capitol March 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    A group of Republican senators put forth legislation to crack down on Chinese companies tied to the Communist Party.
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the bill to prevent Small Business Administration funds from going to Chinese citizens as part of economic stimulus efforts.
    The bill would halt SBA loans from going to companies that are headquartered in Mainland China and have more than 25 percent of their stock in the hands of Chinese citizens.
WASHINGTON, DC – DECEMBER 17: Sen. Marco Rubio on December 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
    Rubio said SBA funds must support American businesses, instead of reinforcing the unfair advantage of Chinese firms.
    “The new administration has unfairly and unnecessarily restricted eligible businesses and nonprofits from applying.    It’s created confusion,” Rubio stated.    “People came to the conclusion that it was being used arbitrarily to give priority to politically favored groups.    So all this amendment does is it prohibits the Small Business Administration from setting up any new set asides beyond those that this Congress on a bipartisan basis already created.”
    According to Horizon Advisory, at least 125 companies owned and controlled by China received SBA and treasury loans amounting to $419 million.

3/26/2021 Oil down $2.41 to $58.45, DOW up 199 to 32,619.

3/26/2021 Biden Tells China The U.S. Does Not Want Confrontation, Doesn’t Criticize Them For Challenging The U.S. by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden took questions from the media for the first time since taking office and was asked some very highly anticipated questions regarding America’s relationship to China.
    Biden detailed his first conversation with Chinese President Xi Jinping in which he made his intentions very clear that America is unwilling to have a direct confrontation with the increasingly hostile state.
    “I made it clear to him, again what I’ve told him in person on several occasions, that we’re not looking for confrontation,” he stated.    “Although, we know there will be steep, steep competition.”
    Biden went on to outline his plan for combating China’s effects on the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, noting the U.S. needs to invest more in research to combat Chinese effort to takeover a larger portion of the world pharmaceutical market.
    “And we’re going to make real investments,” he stated.    “China is out-investing us by a long shot because their plan is to own that future.”
    Biden then went on to condemn China’s treatments of Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang province, though he also seemed to suggest his predecessor never condemned the genocide.
    “I made it clear that no American president, at least one did, but no American president should ever backed down from speaking out of what’s happened to the Uighurs,” he asserted.    “What’s happening in Hong Kong, what’s happening in a country.”
    Despite this claim, President Trump signed various sanctions on goods coming from China’s Xinjiang province and, through his State Department, regularly condemned China’s human rights abuses.
    Biden also didn’t criticize China’s ambitions to overtake the U.S. as the world’s most powerful country.    He said the U.S. will try to grow, but didn’t go into any further detail of how America would outperform China under his administration.

3/26/2021 Ga. Gov. Kemp Signs Voting Rights Bill Into Law by OAN Newsroom
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, second from right, leaves the Georgia State Capitol Building after he signed into law a sweeping
Republican-sponsored overhaul of state elections that includes new restrictions on voting by mail and greater legislative control
over how elections are run, Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
    Lawmakers in Georgia moved to make big changes to the state’s electoral process in an effort to secure integrity for future elections.
    On Thursday, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed SB 202 into law, which is aimed at tackling a number of voting issues throughout the Peach State.    He said the reforms will ensure secure, accessible and fair elections.
    “After the November election last year, I knew like so many of you that significant reforms to our state elections were needed,” he stated.    “There’s no doubt there were many alarming issues with how the election was handled and those problems, understandably, led to the crisis of confidence in the ballot box here in Georgia.”
    The bill requires absentee voters to provide additional information when casting their ballot, including their driver’s license and social security number.
    “First and foremost, SB 202 replaces the signature match process with a state issued I.D. requirement to request and submit an absentee ballot,” the governor explained.    “When voting in-person in the state of Georgia you must have a photo I.D., it only makes sense for the same standard to apply to absentee ballots as well.”
    Additionally, the legislation shortens the amount of time Georgians have to request an absentee ballot while limiting ballot drop boxes throughout the state.    The bill also requires voters using an absentee ballot to provide a signature for additional verification.
    “By moving to a state issued the requirement instead of a signature match, Georgia will dramatically streamline the verification process on absentee ballots,” said Kemp.
    Republicans said the voting reform bill will help increase voter confidence in the electoral process and expand voting access throughout the Peach State.    This comes as the GOP prepares to take back the Senate in the 2022 midterms with Republicans eyeing Georgia as a key battleground state.
[Gov. Kemp did nothing to stop the corruption in voting in Georgia but now that its over and he has a re-election coming up soon he is all in to correct the voting laws and I bet Trump has already got someone to run against him.]

3/26/2021 Biden Says He Expects To Run For Reelection In 2024 by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden leaves after speaking at a news conference in the East Room of the
White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    During his first formal press conference Thursday, Joe Biden revealed another first he has his sights set on. He hopes to become the nation’s first octogenarian commander-in-chief.
    When asked by reporters whether he would run for reelection in 2024, Biden confirmed he planned to do so and said that was his “expectation.”    His declaration apparently surprised the White House Press Corps because reporters had to ask repeatedly for clarification.
    The disbelief wasn’t limited to the East Room of the White House as comments from the campaign trail resurfaced online.    In December of 2019, nearly a full year before Election Day, Politico cited four people close to Biden that said the candidate had been signaling to aides that in the event he won he only planned on serving one term.
    All spoke on the condition of anonymity and all agreed that the idea of Biden, who will be 82 in 2024, running for reelection was “virtually inconceivable.”
    After the article was posted in 2019, Biden’s deputy campaign manager was there to save face and deny everything.    Biden, alone behind the podium, tried to backtrack.
    “Look, I don’t know where you guys come from, man…I’m a great respecter of fate,” he stated.    “I’ve never been able to plan four and a half, three and a half years ahead for certain."
    Even if Biden can’t plan three and a half years ahead for certain, recent FEC filings show that others can think ahead to 2024 and many have already set up PAC’s to help their candidates succeed.
[WELL IF HE DOES WILL MAKE SURE THAT THE DOMINION MACHINES ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE VOTING SO YOU CANNOT DUMP 100,000 VOTES AFTER CLOSING HOURS LIKE THEY DID IN 2020 WHICH IS WHY YOU WON THE SWING STATES AND BESIDES BIDEN IS NOT UP TO PAR FOR THIS TERM SO IMAGE WHAT HE WILL BE LIKE IN 2024 WHEN HE IS 82 YEARS OLD.].

3/26/2021 Sen. Cruz Speaks On Border Crisis From Banks Of Rio Grande River by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the nomination of Samantha Power to be the next Administrator
of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed what he called a “humanitarian crisis” while speaking at the southern border.
    In a video posted on his Twitter late Thursday, the Texas lawmaker confirmed he and 18 other senators have visited the detention facilities along the Rio Grande. He said families and children are being held in outdoor holding pens.
    Along the edge of the river, Cruz said he could see human traffickers taunting Border Patrol agents.    The Republican lawmaker said the smugglers know they can flood people across the border and get paid thousands of dollars per person.
    “And our policies, when they smuggle them in, the Biden administration releases them,” stated the senator.    “Last month, 100,000 people came across the border illegally; we’ve got 15,000 kids in federal government custody.”
    Cruz called on the Biden administration to stop sanctioning “lawless chaos” and put an end to the border crisis.    Meanwhile, recent reports out of Texas noted local law enforcement has stepped in to help border officials with the surge in illegal immigrants.

3/26/2021 Biden Working From ‘Cheat Sheet’ During First Formal Press Briefing by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House,
Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Photos taken during Joe Biden’s first formal press conference revealed a pile of papers, including photos and names of reporters.    This has called into question the “transparency” that was promised ahead his public address.
    Following his short comments to reporters Thursday, Biden took questions from the small group in the room while referring to note cards with prepared statistics and talking points.    He also appeared to have been given a list of reporters and their photos in order to know who to address with numbers circled next to several journalists’ names.
    Despite having 65 days to prepare for the conference and the so-called “cheat sheet” from his staff, Biden still fumbled through the briefing. Even with the notes and photos, he appeared to struggle with straight answers and transparency.
    It’s unclear if Biden will be made more available to the press moving forward.    In the meantime, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will hold daily briefings.

3/26/2021 Former WWE Star Running In Texas Special Election Launches Anti-Communist Campaign Video by OAN Newsroom
File – Dan Rodimer, a Republican candidate in Texas’ Sixth Congressional District, is pictured. (AP Photo/John Locher)(John Locher | AP)
    Former WWE star Dan Rodimer released a new campaign video in which he slammed D.C. Democrats’ far-left agenda. He shared the video on his social media platforms Thursday.
    It highlighted his goals to fix Texas’ big problems given he wins the special election for the state’s Sixth Congressional District.    The former bull rider also talked about going up against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, noting that he plans on putting a boot right in her socialist platform.
    Rodimer went on to call the Democrats in Washington communists who hate Texas and are ruining America.
    Rodimer vowed to fight for his constituents and the Texas way of life. Ballots for the open House seat will be cast May 1, 2021.

3/26/2021 Sens. Rubio, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Aid Veterans VA Care For Burn Pit Related Injuries by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., arrive as the Senate holds votes on nominees
for the Biden administration, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 16, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Two senators introduced a bipartisan bill to streamline veterans’ ability to get treatment for illness caused by exposure to burn pits.
    Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) each shared videos Friday promoting the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act.
    This legislation aims to help the more than 3.5 million troops who have been exposed to the fumes expelled by the pits, which contribute to lung cancer and auto-immune diseases.
    Rubio called for an end to delays and said it’s time to get our veterans the care they need and deserve.
    The new act would only require documentation that the military member received a campaign medal associated with the Global War on Terror or the Gulf War and that they suffer from a qualifying health condition.

3/26/2021 L.A. County DA Prevents Alleged Murderer From Being Tried As An Adult by OAN Newsroom
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is pictured. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
    The district attorney of Los Angeles County, California stepped in to prevent a gang member from being tried as an adult.    According to reports Thursday, Democrat George Gascon withdrew a motion to transfer the case of 20-year-old Jalen Yoakum to adult court.
    Yoakum plead guilty to a murder charge arising from the 2017 shooting of 40-year-old Ontario Courtney.    The move is part of Gascon’s policy of no longer trying any underage offenders as adults regardless of the severity of their crimes.
    Meanwhile, prosecutors have said Yoakum has been unapologetic and has even bragged about his gang affiliation during his incarceration.
    “If you want to go out there and act like a man and shoot and kill people, then you are going to be treated that way,” stated Allyson Ostrowski, pro-bono attorney for the victim’s family.
    Yoakum is now expected to be released by age 25 since he is being tried as a juvenile.

3/26/2021 President Trump: Biden Border Policy ‘Outrageous’ by OAN Newsroom
File- Joe Biden (left), Donald Trump (right) via AP Photos)
    Joe Biden finally met the media, but his debut press conference raised eyebrows and prompted a response from his predecessor.    President Trump pushed back against claims made during Biden’s first press briefing.
    In an interview Thursday, the 45th president refuted accusations he left children “starving” on the Mexican side of the border.    He also said “it’s just the opposite” and argued he made sure unaccompanied minors were taken care of.
    President Trump then touted his ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy, which prevented major back-ups, and said very few people tried to cross because they knew they weren’t going to get through.    He asserted that what Democrats are doing now is “outrageous” and urged Biden to finish the wall.
    The 45th president said Biden won’t allow the media to see first-hand the crisis at the border. He also criticized reporters at Biden’s press conference for seemingly taking it easy on him.    President Trump said it seemed like Biden’s staff was ready to rip the microphone away if anyone tried to ask a difficult question.
    Meanwhile, photos taken during Joe Biden’s first formal press conference revealed a pile of papers, including photos and names of reporters.    Following his short comments to reporters Thursday, Biden took questions from the small group in the room referring to note cards with prepared statistics and talking points.
    Biden also appeared to have been given a list of reporters and their photos in order to know who to address with numbers circled next to several journalists’ names.    Despite having 65 days to prepare and the so-called cheat sheet from his staff, Biden still fumbled through the briefing.
    Even with the notes and photos, Biden appeared to struggle with straight answers and transparency.    It’s unclear if Biden will be made more available to the press moving forward.

3/26/2021 Biden Lies To Press About Effectiveness Of Trump Border Policies by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden now appears to have lied to the press about the effectiveness of Trump-era border policies, after a new report said he has been using them to expel migrants in recent weeks.
    “First of all, all the policies that were underway were not helping at all,” Biden stated.    “Did not slow up the amount of immigration, and there’s many people coming.”
    On Friday, CNN reported that the Biden administration used a Trump-era health order to send back more than half of the migrants apprehended at the southern border.    The data showed that in the first three weeks of March, of the over 100,000 migrants the border patrol came across, more than 60,000 were expelled using President Trump’s policies.
    Biden also apparently lied when he said the vast majority of migrant families coming to the border were not being expelled.
    “We’re sending back the vast majority of the families that are coming.    We’re trying to work out now, with Mexico, their willingness to take more of those families back.    But we, that’s what’s happening,” Biden said.    “They’re not getting across the border and those who are coming across the border, who are unaccompanied children, we’re moving rapidly to try to put in place what was dismantled, as I said.”
    The data contradicted Biden’s remarks to the press.    It showed 21,000 illegal immigrant families were processed and allowed to stay in the U.S., but were not given court dates, making it harder to track them.

3/26/2021 GOP Senators Hold Press Briefing On Biden Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), headed to the chamber for votes, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, March 25, 2021. They and other
Senate Republicans are part of a delegation visiting the Texas-Mexico border in response to the immigration crisis there. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    The Senate Republican Delegation toured the Rio Grande River along the southern border to witness the Biden border crisis first hand.
    On Friday, the group of 18 GOP senators went on ride-alongs with Customs and Border Protection, as Joe Biden continues to be vague on when he will visit the border to see the migrant surge for himself.
    Texas Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz led the delegation on private tours of the Donna, Texas migrant facility.    The two criticized the White House for continuing to deny access to the press.
    They saw unaccompanied minors cramped together, some infected with COVID-19.
    The lawmakers also said the humanitarian crisis was a direct result of Biden’s decision to end Trump-era border policies.
    “The Border Patrol and Health and Human Services and the non-governmental organizations that are struggling to deal with this flood of humanity tell us they cannot get ahead of this flood of humanity without policy changes in Washington, D.C.,” Cornyn stated.    “The smugglers, the drug runners, they understand our laws and they know how to exploit them to their benefit.    So in the end, catch and release, making sure people with legitimate claims get to present them to an immigration judge, I think should be a priority.    And then perhaps we can begin to look at other parts of our broken immigration system.”
    “The Biden administration is taking people who are testing positive for COVID-19 and locking them in cages side by side,” Cruz explained.    “This is inhumane.    It is wrong, and it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall, to return to catch and release and to end the stay in Mexico policy.”
    This came amid reports that more than 16,000 unaccompanied minors were in federal custody as of Thursday, with about 5,000 in substandard facilities.

3/26/2021 Miller: President Trump Considering Trip To Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, California
on September 18, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
    An aide to President Trump hinted the President is considering a visit to the U.S.-Mexico border.     In an interview on Friday, Trump adviser Jason Miller said he could see the President making a trip at some point in the future.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – NOVEMBER 20: Jason Miller briefed reporters at Trump International Golf Club,
November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    “I could see him doing that soon,” Miller said.    “Not immediately, but I could see a trip, some point in the future here, but it is something that President Trump is really concerned about.”
    The comments came as the Biden administration has rolled back border policies put in place during the Trump administration, resulting in a surge of illegal immigrants across the southern border.
    However, Miller noted the President is waiting to let Joe Biden “fail on his own” before he steps in.    He said President Trump is holding off on returning to the border so it doesn’t give Biden an excuse not to go himself.
[I GUESS TRUMP WILL HAVE TO GO DOWN AND BRING THE PRESS WITH HIM TO SEE THE CRISIS AT THE BORDER THAT BIDEN'S CRONNIES WHO ARE IGNORING.].

3/26/2021 Biden Admin. Floats Mileage Tax To Pay For Infrastructure Plan by OAN Newsroom
WATERLOO, IOWA – DECEMBER 06: Pete Buttigieg answered questions at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Iowa
Starting Line forum December 6, 2019 in Waterloo, Iowa. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    The Biden administration is considering slapping more taxes on Americans’ fund its eventual infrastructure plan.    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made the announcement while speaking to reporters on Friday.
    He’s proposing a vehicle mileage tax as a way to pay for Biden’s estimated $3 trillion proposal ahead of its official unveiling.
    A gas tax has been used to pay for the nation’s highway system, but the Tax Foundation noted the funding is decreasing due to a rise in electric cars.    As a result, federal spending reportedly goes far beyond revenue being brought in.
    “I think that shows a lot of promise.    If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive,” Buttigieg said.    “The gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it, it’s not anymore.    So, a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax, or a mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be the way to do it.”
    Critics of the administration’s proposal pointed out it would disproportionately impact lower income households, especially those in rural areas.
[HERE COMES THE ENDLESS TAXES THE DEMOCRATS WILL TAKE FROM US TO PUSH THEIR GREEN NEW DEAL WHICH WILL TRIPLE OR QUADRUPLE THE $2,000 THE MONEY THEY JUST GAVE US.].

3/26/2021 Calif. Supreme Court Rules Judges Must Consider If A Suspect Can Afford Bail When Setting Amount by OAN Newsroom
MIAMI – FEBRUARY 02: A judge’s gavel rested on top of a desk in the courtroom on February 3, 2009 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    The California Supreme Court ruled judges must consider a suspect’s ability to pay bail when considering setting a bail amount.
    The court’s unanimous decision came on Thursday, with justices saying it’s unconstitutional to condition an arrestee’s freedom on whether or not they can afford bail.    Judges can still require electronic monitoring, check-ins with authorities or order a suspect to undergo drug and alcohol treatment.
    Experts warned the ruling could cause delays in the system.
    “There has to be an individual assessment of wealth, or lack of ability to pay,” attorney Dale Miller said.    “That will be a cumbersome process, and I think that might create a slowdown in the finding of an appropriate bail amount.”
    Reports said the median bail amount in California is $50,000.
    Voters in November voted against a state law that would have ended California’s cash bail system.

3/26/2021 Former Ambassador Haley Blasts Biden Over China Comments by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 12: Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley is shown on
November 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
    Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley came down on Joe Biden after he made comments regarding China during his first press conference.
    In a tweet on Thursday, Haley said Biden doesn’t think it’s necessary to criticize China for wanting to become the most powerful country in the world.    This, she said, as China is “actively committing genocide.”
    Haley added “his weak leadership is going to have disastrous effects on America’s future.”
Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “China has an overall goal, and I don’t criticize them for the goal,” Biden said.    “But they have an overall goal to become the leading country in the world, the wealthiest country in the world, and the most powerful country in the world.”
    Haley has already called on Biden to boycott the 2022 Beijing Olympics earlier this year, citing China’s threats abroad and tyranny at home.

3/26/2021 Former CDC Director: COVID-19 Originated In China Lab by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JUNE 30: Robert Redfield, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), listened during a Senate
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on June 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Al Drago – Pool/Getty Images)
    The former CDC director went on record, saying he believes the novel coronavirus was created in a Wuhan lab and escaped through infected workers.
    “I am of the point of view that I still think the most likely ideology of this pathogen in Wuhan was from a laboratory.    You know, escaped.    Other people don’t believe that, that’s fine,” former CDC director Robert Redfield said.    “Science will eventually figure it out.    It’s not unusual for respiratory pathogens that are being worked on in a laboratory to infect a laboratory worker.”
    In an interview with CNN being released this weekend, Redfield said based on his expertise, it seems unlikely that COVID-19 started in a Wuhan wet market, as reported by the Chinese communist government.
    Although Redfield said he’s basing the assessment on his own opinion, he added it would be scientifically impossible for the virus to have been as infectious as it was in such a short amount of time.
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 19: – Robert Redfield spoke during a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing in the James Brady
Press Briefing Room at the White House on November 19, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
    “I have spent my life in virology,” Redfield stated.    “I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human, and at that moment in time, the virus became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human-to-human transmission.”
    The mainstream media has repeatedly dismissed reports from experts who made the same assumptions about the virus throughout the pandemic.

3/26/2021 President Trump On Jan. 6 Protests: Posed ‘Zero Threat’ To Those Inside by OAN Newsroom
President Donald Trump came out of the Oval Office for his departure from the White House on
September 16, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    President Trump said the demonstrators who stormed the Capitol building on January 6 posed “zero threat” to those inside.
    During an interview on Thursday, Donald Trump said the protective fencing that was put in place following the demonstration was disgraceful.    He emphasized that it was a political maneuver.
An inner perimeter anti-scaling fence is shown around the U.S. Capitol, Tuesday, March 16, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
    President Trump went on to say the crowds of people that day who barged through shouldn’t have done it.    However, he noted some were seen hugging and kissing the police, saying they had great relationships.
    The 45th President called out the double standard in America and highlighted the real dangers.
    “What I’m concerned about is Antifa and BLM and some of the horrible things that we witnessed over the last, frankly long period of time,” President Trump said.
    “You have to see what the streets in Portland look like.    They’ve been burning the city down and nobody does anything about it,” the 45th President stated.    “They don’t go after those people, but they go after people that, I guess you’d call them lean toward the right, and they wave American flags and in many cases, they’re waving the American flag and they love our country.    And those people, they’re arresting them by the dozens but they don’t go after Antifa, who kill people, by the way.    Who burn down our cities?
    President Trump added authorities are choosing to persecute a lot of people from the January 6 demonstration, but have failed to take any action against Antifa in Washington.
[THIS IS AN EASY ONE BECAUSE THE DEMOCRATS ARE GOING AFTER THE EASY ONES TO PROSECUTE BECAUSE IF THEY GO AFTER BLM OR ANTIFA WHO THEY DISSED FOR POSITIONS IN THEIR GOVERNMENT THEY WOULD HAVE RIOTS AND DESTRUCTION IN SEVERAL CITIES AND THEY CREATED THAT MONSTER AND NOW FEAR IT AND IF TRUMP WAS IN CHARGE HE WOULD SEND IN THE NATIONAL GUARD TO CLEAN UP THAT MESS OR EVEN OUR MILITARY IF HE HAD TO.    WAKE UP AMERICA YOU HAVE BEEN HAD.].

3/27/2021 Oil up $2.51 to $60.85, DOW up 453 to 33,073.

[JOE BIDEN I AM LETTING YOU KNOW THERE ARE NO SUCH THINGS AS AN ASSAULT WEAPON SO GO AHEAD USE THAT NAME BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE STOPPING ANYTHING BUT THEN YOU MAY BE STUPID ENOUGH TO DO IT SINCE EVERYTHING YOU DO AND SAY OR SIGN SOMEONE ELSE WROTE IT FOR YOU AND ANYTHING YOU DO WILL BE SHUT DOWN BECAUSE THE SECOND AMENDMENT PROTECTS AMERICANS FROM YOUR OVERREACH WITH THE STATEMENT OF GUN CONTROL EXECUTIVE ORDERS WILL BE USED FOR TOILET PAPER AND FLUSHED AND THAT WILL ALL GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND OVERFLOW ALL THE COMMODES THERE AND GIVE IT BACK TO YOU AND YOUR COMMENTS.].
3/27/2021 Psaki: Biden To Sign Gun Control Executive Orders by OAN Newsroom
Joe Biden spoke before signing executive orders in the Oval Office of the White House in
Washington, D.C., on January 28, 2021. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    Joe Biden is gearing up to go over Congress’s head to promote his agenda on gun control measures.    On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Biden is planning to sign a series of gun control executive orders.
    Biden has become increasingly aggressive in his anti-gun rhetoric after the recent acts of gun violence in Colorado and Atlanta.
    Psaki did not give a timeline of when Biden would sign the orders.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a briefing at the White House, Friday, March 26, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    “I can’t give you an exact timeframe, in part because they have to go through a review process which is something that we do from here.    You know, I will note that, you know, when we – when the president was the vice president in the Obama/Biden Administration, he helped put in place 23 executive actions to combat gun violence,”     Psaki stated.    “It’s one of the levers that we can use that any federal government, any president can use to help address the prevalence of gun violence and address community safety around the country.”
    Every time Biden is asked about gun control measures, he adds a suggestion, recently naming 3D-printed and imported weapons bans.

3/27/2021 Sen. Graham Says Border Wall Is Effective, Should Be Completed by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Lindsey Graham spoke during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
on March 25, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) said the border wall is effective and makes Border Patrol’s job easier.
    Graham made comments on Friday, as several Senate Republicans took a trip to the southern border in Texas.    He went on to say the Biden administration has halted wall construction despite the wall proving to fight illegal immigration.
    The senator added he doesn’t blame people for making the journey to the U.S., but rather the policies set in place incentivizing the dangerous trip.
    “One of the big takeaways of this trip is last night the Border Patrol agents told us that where there’s a wall their job is so much easier, and the Biden administrations decided to stop wall construction,” Graham stated.    “It makes absolutely no sense.    Walls are very effective when it comes to fighting illegal immigration and let’s complete the wall.”
    The Republican called on Biden to stop urging immigrants to travel to the southern border.

3/27/2021 GOP Ga. Lawmakers Attempt To Make Elections Fair In Peach State by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2020 file photo, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger
spoke during a news conference in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Georgia’s secretary of state is pushing back against the Democrats’ so-called For the People Act.
    In a USA Today opinion piece on Friday, Brad Raffensperger outlined how Georgia was learning from the mistakes made during the last election.    He added that H.R. 1 would be a “disaster.”
    The bill is being criticized not only because it requires that states offer same day registration for federal elections, but also because it could lead to voters casting a ballot in more than one location.
    Critics argued it would ultimately lead to a rise in voter fraud.
    He went on the say that Republicans were against the legislation now, just as they were when it was introduced by Democrat Stacey Abrams in 2018 when she claimed her election had been stolen.
Stacey Abrams spoke at a Get Out the Vote rally on November 2, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP via Getty Images)
    “So, let me be clear, this is not a speech of concession, because concession means to acknowledge an action that is right, true or proper,” Abrams previously stated.    “As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that.”
    Raffensperger said he had to spend the first part of his term repairing the damage caused by Abrams’ refusal to concede.    During the 2018 election, Abrams claimed the election was not fairly won, despite the Peach State certifying the victory for now-Gov. Brian Kemp (R-Ga.).
    Raffensperger explained if H.R. 1 was passed, it would “put Georgia’s self-sacrificing poll workers through the wringer all over again.”
    In the meantime, Kemp fired back at Joe Biden after being accused of signing a series of voting rights bills reflective of the Jim Crow era.    In a statement issued on Friday, Kemp said there’s nothing Jim Crow about asking residents to have photo ID to vote by mail and in-person.
    This came one day after Kemp signed a package of bills to address election integrity problems faced in the 2020 elections.
    “After the November election last year I knew, like so many of you, that significant reforms to our state elections were needed,” Kemp stated.
    “There’s no doubt there were many alarming issues with how the election was handled, and those problems understandably led to the crisis of confidence in the ballot box here in Georgia.”
    Kemp went on to claim Biden and the far-left are trying to destroy the sanctity of the ballot box, and accused them of not actually reading the new laws.
    In the meantime, Raffensperger issued a statement supporting Kemp, saying there is no rational argument to be made against requiring voters to show an ID for absentee ballots.
[CRYBABY STACY ABRAMS IS A NOT AN ISSUE IF YOU KEEP HER AWAY OF ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH ELECTIONS AND GEORGE SOROS WHO PROBABLY BACKED THE ILLEGAL USE OF DOMINION VOTING MACHINES, AND NOW ALL OF SUDDEN BRIAN KEMP AND RAFFENSPERGER FOUND A CONSCIOUS ABOUT THE VOTING CORRUPTION IN GEORGIA WHICH IS ON VIDEO OF 5 PERSONS RUNNING SUITCASES UNDER THE TABLES VOTES AFTER THE POLLS CLOSED BUT WE ARE NOT STUPID THEY HAVE ELECTIONS COMING UP IN 2022 AS THEY HAVE TURNED INTO REPUBLICANS AGAIN.].

3/27/2021 Car Bomb In Colombia Injures Over A Dozen People by OAN Newsroom
A soldier stood next to wreckage of a car bomb that exploded outside the City Hall
of Corinto, Colombia, Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Bautista Diaz)
    At least 17 people were injured after a car bomb was set off in southwest Colombia.
    The explosion occurred near the city hall of the southwestern city of Corinto on Friday afternoon, injuring numerous municipal workers and leaving several in critical condition.
In this photo released by the press office of Corinto, soldiers and civilians stood outside the City Hall of Corinto, Colombia,
after the explosion of a car bomb on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Francy Otela, Corinto Press Office via AP)
    In a press conference following the blast, the country’s president called the explosion a “terrorist act,” adding that the message sent by the bomb is both clear and forceful.
    “They seek to hurt communities that are fighting for economic reactivation in the midst of a pandemic,” Colombian President Ivan Duque said.    “The message is clear and forceful.    We will continue to confront and pursue terrorism wherever it is.”
    Sources said warring criminal gangs in the region could be behind the attack, in a quarrel over illicit cocaine and marijuana farming.

3/27/2021 Mich. AG Closes Larry Nassar Inquiry After MSU Refuses To Release Documents Related To Case by OAN Newsroom
Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addressed the court during the sentencing phase
in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP via Getty Images)
    The Michigan attorney general closed an inquiry into disgraced gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar after Michigan State University refused to turn over thousands of documents.
    Reports on Friday detailed the AG’s announcement, as the office used “every legal mechanism available” to secure around 6,000 documents from the school.
    MSU declined to provide the documents, citing attorney-client privilege.
    The AG’s office was investigating how Nassar, who worked with the school as a doctor, was able to abuse more than 150 women, and how much the university was aware about.
    “It’s my belief that all survivors of sex assault should have access to justice,” state Rep. Julie Brixie (D-Mich.) said.    “By withholding these 6,000 documents, MSU is not allowing everyone to have the justice that they deserve.”
    The AG’s office also noted “incredible disappointment” that its work ended this way.
    Nassar pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct back in 2017 and was sentenced 40 to 175 years in prison.
[WHAT DID YOU EXPECT IN MICHIGAN? LOOK AT THE WAY THEY RUN THAT STATE AND WHO IS IN CHARGE.].

3/27/2021 Biden Nominates Sen. Manchin’s Wife For Federal Commission by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON – NOVEMBER 15: Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) (L) looked in the direction that Joe Biden (R) pointed as
Manchin’s wife Gayle Manchin (2nd R) held a Bible and his mother, Mary Manchin, looked on before Manchin’s ceremonial swearing in inside
the Old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol November 15, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Joe Biden selected Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) wife to help lead a federal panel tasked with increasing investment in the Appalachian Region.
    The White House announced Gayle Manchin’s nomination to co-chair the Appalachian Regional Commission on Friday.
    The panel is an economic development agency involving 13 state governors and aimed at boosting job creation, among other issues.
    Given it’s even split, Joe Manchin is considered one of the most pivotal votes in the Senate.
    Though the White House has cited Gayle Manchin’s education and career as the reason for her nomination, critics have suggested it may be a strategic way to get her husband on board with more Democrat agendas in Congress.
[SO ARE THE DEMS TRYING TO WIN MANCHIN'S VOTE WHICH SEEMS TO BE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN A TIME WHEN BIDENS POLICIES ARE THREATENING THE U.S..].

3/27/2021 Texas Senators Lead Delegation To Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Ted Cruz and other members of the Republican Conference spoke to reporters following a luncheon
on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    GOP senators beat Joe Biden to the southern border to see how agencies are responding to the Biden border crisis.
    On Friday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) led a group of 18 senators to the Donna, Texas migrant facility.    The two criticized the Biden administration for their lack of transparency, especially regarding banning media access to migrant facilities.
    However, their condemnations ramped up when they say saw unaccompanied minors cramped together, some infected with COVID-19.
    “The Biden administration is taking people who are testing positive for COVID-19 and locking them in cages, side by side.    This is inhumane,” Cruz said.    “It is wrong.    And it is the direct consequence of policy decisions by the Biden administration to stop building the wall to return to catch and release, and to end the stay in Mexico policy.”
    The senators are also criticizing the Biden administration for rolling back several Trump administration policies.    They said revoking the policies, including “Remain in Mexico,” and cutting funding for the border wall is encouraging the surge in illegal border crossings.
    This came as federal officials are reporting a 50 percent jump in illegal immigration since February, with border agents encountering 5,000 migrants per day.    This includes the 16,000 unaccompanied minors in federal custody, 5,000 of whom are in substandard cages.
    “This is sad.    This is depressing.    This didn’t have to happen,” Sen Ron. Johnson (R-Wis.) stated.    “This is a self-inflicted wound on our nation and I just do not believe that Biden administration is up to the task to fixing it unless they completely changed stripes here.    This is sad.    This is a tragedy.”
    Cruz took to Twitter to further expose the administration’s failure to look at the crisis from a public health perspective.    On Friday, the Republican lawmaker posted multiple pictures of migrants, mostly children, being held in crowded facilities at the border.
    Cruz criticized the facility as a tragic super-spreader event caused by the Biden White House, citing a 10 percent positivity rate within the detention center.
    Despite challenges from both sides of the aisle to step up his response, Joe Biden is putting Kamala Harris in charge.    Harris is being tasked with coordinating a federal response with the HHS and DHS.    Additionally, Harris will be pressing the Northern Triangle countries, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, to enforce their own borders.
    “The Border Patrol said there is no end to this.    So Vice President Harris, this is your job to fix,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said.    “I promise you I will work with you, but you cannot possibly understand your job unless you come here.”
    Former advisor to President Trump, Jason Miller, said the president is mulling over visiting the border himself.    However, Miller claimed President Trump is giving Biden the opportunity to see his mess first before he makes a return to the border.

3/27/2021 Mich. GOP Seeks To Bypass Democrat Gov. Whitmer Veto With Election Integrity Package by OAN Newsroom
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is shown at Beech Woods Recreation Center in Southfield, Michigan,
on October 16, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)
    Michigan’s Republican-controlled legislature announced plans to enable new voter laws that would bypass a likely veto from Democrat Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
    State Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser announced the proposal this week, saying the party is supporting the election integrity bills.
This August, 2020 photo shows Ron Weiser, left, chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, and
    Ronna Romney McDaniel, National Republican Committee chairwoman. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
    “If that legislation is not passed by our legislature, which I am sure it will be, but if it’s not signed by the governor, then we have other plans to make sure that it becomes law before 2022,” Weiser stated.
    Among the changes would be a photo ID requirement, restricting absentee ballot drop box hours and a ban on prepaid postage on return envelopes.    County GOP parties would need to gather 340,000 voter signatures in order to certify the measure.
    The Senate’s Republican majority leader noted the bills will make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.

3/27/2021 Rising Violence In Philadelphia Leads To Calls For DA Krasner’s Ousting by OAN Newsroom
    NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 25: Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner spoke to a reporter at of the election party
of public defender Tiffany Caban on June 25, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Scott Heins/Getty Images)
    In a surprising move this week, the Philadelphia Democratic City Committee chose to not endorse Larry Krasner’s reelection campaign effort.    This came amid criticism over his handling of the city’s growing violence.
    The Democratic district attorney has faced harsh criticism for his left-leaning stance on social justice issues like gun control and police violence, despite the city being a hotspot for left-wing activism.
    Krasner’s sentiments are opposed by conservative PACs like “Protect Our Police,” who said his policies have hurt departments throughout the city.
    He is also being blamed for the sharp rise in crime throughout the city and for cutting deals with Philly attorneys to lessen sentences for high profile criminals.
    Just this Friday, a shooting in Oxford Circle left one 11-year-old boy dead and another teen wounded.    Later in the same day, at least seven people were shot, leaving three in critical condition after a heated verbal altercation led to shots being fired outside of a downtown sports bar.
    Authorities have taken one person into custody, but have not released any new information regarding the case.    They said the area is not one they usually see this kind of violence in, but pointed to the city’s leadership as the root of the problem.
    “This area is not on our radar; we haven’t had issues in this area at this point.    But I will say, that social club is problematic,” Deputy Commissioner Joel Dales of the Philadelphia Police Department said.    “It was shut down at least three times in the past.    I know for a fact last year it was shut down.”
    Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police president John McNesby also blasted Krasner’s handling of the city’s violence, saying criminals have “no fear of repercussion” due to the district attorney’s policies.
    Krasner was elected in 2017 with the help of PACs funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros, who put more than $1.4 million into the DA race.

3/27/2021 Harris: Relief Package Passed To Fund Public Policy Programs by OAN Newsroom
Kamala Harris spoke during a visit to West Haven Child Development Center in West Haven, Conn., Friday, March 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    Kamala Harris acknowledged part of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package was aimed at passing social spending policies and not coronavirus relief.
    Harris made the comment during a trip to Connecticut on Friday, describing part of the package aimed at funding things like child care.    Reports said Democrats pushed Joe Biden to put a priority on child poverty, leading them to add $120 billion in social spending to the package.
    Republicans have repeatedly blasted the package for unnecessary spending.
    “This was the intentional purpose of the American Rescue Plan, which was to look at child care, to look at our child care workers, to look at our children,” Harris stated.    “We cannot in public policy subordinate them, as you know, is because, I guess they’re little people, little problems.”
    Top Republicans have pointed out less than 9 percent of the so-called rescue package is going toward COVID relief.
    Democrats are also reportedly pushing additional spending packages with a potential price tag of $3 trillion.

3/28/2021 President Trump Planning To Head To Southern Border by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 25: President Donald Trump held a joint news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
in the Rose Garden at the White House July 25, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    President Trump said he will be heading to the U.S.-Mexico border over the next couple of weeks.
    In an interview on Saturday, the 45th President talked about the growing humanitarian crisis at the border, calling it a very dangerous situation.
    He went on to say he would love to be involved, adding Joe Biden is supposed to take that trip and “make some decisions.”
    Trump criticized Biden’s move to end the “Remain in Mexico” policy, and commented on the unprecedented amount of drugs crossing the southern border.    He said a lot of people have been asking him to go and he is happy to help the agents there however he can.
President Donald Trump visited the U.S.-Mexico border fence in Otay Mesa, Californiabr> on September 18, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images)
    “A lot of people want me to. Border Patrol and all the people at ICE, they want me there, they asked me to go,” President Trump explained.    “So I sort of feel like I owe it to them.    They’re great people, they’re doing an incredible job.”
    “Thousands and thousands of people are coming up right now as we speak.    And you’re going to have millions of people pouring into our country, and it’s going to destroy our country,” President Trump said.    “I don’t know what they’re doing.    And they don’t know what they’re doing.”
    The 45th President said Democrats should finish the wall and reinstate “Remain in Mexico,” or the crisis will become a disaster.

3/28/2021 Rep. Rogers: No Reason For Fencing Around Capitol by OAN Newsroom
TOPSHOT – A Capitol Police officer stood with members of the National Guard behind a crowd control fence surrounding
Capitol Hill on January 7, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
    Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) called out the show on Capitol Hill being put on by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
    In an interview on Friday, Rogers blasted Pelosi’s insistence to keep the fencing up around the Capitol building and forcing National Guardsmen to stay on duty there.
FILE – In this March 20, 2021, file photo the U.S. Capitol dome stood past partially-removed razor wire
hanging from a security fence on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
    The Alabama Republican said the move to keep the razor wire between Americans and the Capitol building was strategic.
    “That’s all theater that Nancy Pelosi is trying to create the impression that Republicans are dangerous and Trump was the cause of all of this.    It’s silly,” Rogers stated.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, March 19, 2021. (Graeme Jennings/Pool via AP)
    Rogers added Pelosi is “out of control” as she is still making members of Congress walk through a metal detector on their way in, and taking $5,000 out of their paychecks automatically if they fail to comply.
[NOBODY IS BEING FOOLED BY PELOSI'S ACTIONS SINCE EVERYTHING HER AND THE DEMOCRATS DID TO REPUBLICANS FROM 2016 TO JANUARY 2021 FAILED MISERABLY AND SHE LOOKS LIKE AN IDIOT TO MOST AMERICANS WITH THE FENCE AROUND THE CAPITAL AND I THINK IT IS MORE LIKE A PRISON FOR HER TO KEEP HER AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC.].

3/28/2021 Bill Maher Calls Out ‘Wokeness’ In America’s Schools by OAN Newsroom
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 28: TV Host Bill Maher spoke during the HBO portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the
Beverly Hilton on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
    Left-wing talk show host Bill Maher continued his attacks on cancel culture, this time going after the “woke” culture of America’s teachers.
    On Friday, Maher went on the record to say we used to live in a country where teachers were afraid of what parents thought.    Now, parents are afraid to go against what schools are teaching their children, even if they disagree.
    He went on to cite well known writers who raised concern over schools creating a generation of people who only think alike.
    “There is this climate of fear that people are living in in schools.    Fear of not being woke enough.    Of not speaking woke enough,” Maher explained.    “She says, ‘power in America comes from speaking woke.’    She quotes this math teacher who says, ‘I’m in a cult.    Well, not exactly.    It’s that the cult is all around me and I’m trying to save kids from becoming members.’    He sounds like a Scientology defector,” Maher added.
    The talk show host said the shift in schools is massive and people shouldn’t be afraid to debate the issues.
[HERES A TEST FOR ALL WHO FELL FOR THE WOKE CRAP IF YOU SEE BILL MAHER LIVING ON THE STREETS IN THE FUTURE AS A HOBO YOU SHOULD WAKE UP FROM YOUR WOKENESS BECAUSE IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU IF YOU FINALLY REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN DUPED AND EVEN MYSELF WAS INDOCRIMATED INTO THE LEFTIST CONCEPT BACK IN THE 1970'S AND MANAGED TO GET AWAY FROM IT DUE TO A SPIRITUAL AWAKENING.].

3/28/2021 Don. Jr. Blasts Dems ‘Draconian’ Gun Measures by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 12: Donald Trump Jr., the son of President Donald Trump, left following a second closed-door interview with members of the
Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
    Donald Trump Jr. released a new video explaining how Democrats want to take away Americans’ guns, but keep them for themselves.
    Posting to social media Saturday, Trump said the Democrats just want Americans to follow rules they come up with, but have no intention of actually following themselves.    He added they don’t understand the subject matter, the types of weapons or the policies they want to put in place.
    Trump went on to say Democrats have no intention of being reasonable, they just want to take away the ability of citizens to defend themselves.
    “The second they get something, the next day they’re starting their attack back on your freedoms to get the next thing, and the next, and the next,” Trump said.    “And it’s a death by a thousand cuts to the point by which you’re going to wake up one day with no rights, no freedoms, no ability to defend yourself or your family.”
    He emphasized their plans won’t have the intended effect.
    “As we know, bad people, people who are criminals, don’t actually follow laws.    That’s why the fact that murder is illegal doesn’t prevent murder from happening,” Trump stated.    “Because bad guys don’t follow laws, only good guys do.”
    Trump added Democrats should look at themselves first, pointing to Hunter Biden’s recent gun-related scandal in which he may have committed several felonies.
    “If it was me, I’d be in jail right now,” Trump said.    “If it were you, you’d be in jail right now.    You’d be culpable for this disaster, but because it’s Hunter Biden, he can get away with it.”
    He urged Americans to not sit idly by, and said he will play by the rules but will continue to call out the nonsense of the current administration.

3/28/2021 Biden Silent Amid Threats From North Korea by OAN Newsroom
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 taking a sleepy approach to handling North Korea’s mounting threats on the U.S.
    This, as the Biden White House and the Department of Defense has yet to respond to recent nuclear missile tests and developments from the East Asian country.
    Biden is making a huge 180-degree turn from President Trump’s fire and fury response to North Korea’s posturing, which eventually led to bilateral talks.    Instead, Biden gave a lukewarm address, hinting he knows the virtue of a proportional response.
    “We’re consulting with our allies and partners and there will be responses if they choose to escalate,” Biden said.    “We will respond accordingly.”
    North Korea has ramped up its harsh rhetoric against the Biden administration in recent weeks.    Officials claimed Biden is threatening their right to self-defense by pushing back against North Korea building up its nuclear arsenal.
Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Joe Biden during a news
program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. March 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
    Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, has come out against the Biden administration for continuing joint military exercises with South Korea.    She said if Biden wants a peaceful four years, he’ll have to fix his early mistakes.
    Additionally, experts claimed North Korea is building up their nuclear arsenal with more ICBM’s that can fly farther than previous attempts.    They added North Korea’s last missile test showed their newest weapons could be six times more powerful than the atomic bomb used at Hiroshima in 1945.
    “But I’m also prepared for some form of diplomacy, but it has to be conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization,” Biden said.    “So that’s what we’re doing right now, consulting with our allies.”
    In the meantime, Biden’s actions moving forward will be to conduct a comprehensive review of our relations with North Korea alongside top U.S. diplomats.    Additionally, he is deferring responsibility to U.S. allies, hoping they will pressure North Korea to slow down their nuclear ambitions.

3/28/2021 Baltimore State Attorney: Low-Level Crimes Will No Longer Be Prosecuted by OAN Newsroom
BALTIMORE, MD – MAY 01: Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby is shown on May 1, 2015
in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
    Higher-ups in Baltimore said they’re no longer pursuing certain low-level crime, like drug possession, minor traffic offenses and prostitution.
    This announcement came late last week by State Attorney Marilyn Mosby, who declared “America’s war on drug users is over in the city of Baltimore.”
    The decision came as the State Attorney’s office reported the success of policies implemented one year ago in an attempt to reduce the city’s jail population.    The reduction was done in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus in prisons.    Now, the policies are permanent.
    The policies reportedly helped decrease the city’s incarcerated population by about 18 percent.
Police cars are seen outside of the Baltimore City Police Headquarters in Baltimore on August 8, 2017. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
    According to Mosby, prosecuting low-level offenses is counterproductive, given the limited law enforcement resources the city has.
    The Baltimore City Council approved more than $22 million in cuts to the police department in June of last year.
    Some lawmakers, however, have come down on Mosby’s decision, saying attorneys are elected to uphold all the laws, not the ones they pick and choose to uphold.
    “Prosecutors take an oath to uphold the constitution in the state of Maryland and the constitution says the general assembly sets the policy, not the prosecutors,” state Sen. Robert Cassilly (R-Md.) said.
    The decision has drawn mixed reviews from the city’s population.
    “It is going to be important to have things on a case-by-case basis because it’s, you know, it is not one solution fits all type of thing,” Baltimore resident Nakita     Gulston explained.    “It is going to be interesting.    I am not totally for it, and I’m not totally against it either, because I think in some cases it’s necessary.    But in others, you need to prosecute.”
    These low-level crimes will now be handled as public health issues and turned over to community partners.
    “Show me where is the information that not prosecuting low-level crime causes crime to drop in general.    So I don’t think that makes any sense.    I think we have to see statistically before you say anything like that,” Baltimore resident Robert Gooding said.    “People always pull-out statistics out of the air and say things, it means this, and it means that, but they never tell you where they got it from.    I never remember hearing any information where those statistics came from.”
    Mosby assured violent offenses, carjackings, murders, armed robberies and crimes of that nature will still see prosecution.
    The pull-back on prosecution came at a time when other Democrat-run cities, like Los Angeles, sought to end cash bail, potentially freeing hundreds of suspects back onto the streets.
    New York City enacted similar bail reform measures, which has police unions pleading with judges and lawmakers to address amid a surge in gun violence in the city.

3/28/2021 Sen. Toomey: Common Ground Gun Control Can Be Found In Commercial Background Checks by OAN Newsroom
Sen. Pat Toomey paused for reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
    Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) said Democrats are making a “shameful attempt” to ruin the function of the Senate by seeking to eliminate the filibuster.
    In an interview on Sunday, Toomey noted how “ridiculous” it is that two years ago Democrats universally supported the filibuster, but now it’s apparently racist.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – JANUARY 30: Sen. Pat Toomey at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    He noted the current gun control bills that passed the House wouldn’t have 50 votes in the Senate even if the filibuster was gone.    The Pennsylvania lawmaker said common ground can be found in background checks on commercial sales.
    “You’re not going to get to 60 votes with legislation that requires when a father wants to sell his gun to his son to have to get a background check,” Toomey said.    “So, I still think the best way to do this is focus on commercial sales.”
    Toomey famously supported bipartisan background check legislation that failed to pass the filibuster twice in 2013 and 2015.

3/28/2021 Psaki: White House Already Eyeing Next COVID Relief Bill by OAN Newsroom
White House press secretary Jen Psaki spoke during a press briefing at the
White House, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
    Joe Biden is already eyeing another COVID-19 stimulus package, just after helping push through a massive $1.9 trillion bill.
    In an interview on Sunday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is planning to propose a package focused on recovery.
    “When the president advocated for the American Rescue Plan, he talked about this being two stages, rescue then recovery,” Psaki stated.
    Psaki added Biden will unveil part of that plan this week, which will focus on infrastructure.
FILE – In this March 25, 2021, file photo Joe Biden spoke during a news conference in the
East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
    Democrats are currently proposing an infrastructure and jobs spending bill, which may cost as much as $3 trillion.
    Meanwhile, the Congressional Budget Office projected the national debt is expected to double in the next 30 years.    Currently, it stands at more than $28 trillion.

3/28/2021 Fauci Spreads New COVID Fears, Demands Children Wear Masks by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, D.C. – MARCH 27: Anthony Fauci listened during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing
room of the White House on March 27, 2020 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    Dr. Anthony Fauci is pushing for face masks and sweeping vaccinations of children, although they face almost no risk from COVID-19.br>     On Sunday, Fauci said children must not be allowed to play together without face masks until they are fully vaccinated.    He claimed children can get infected and spread the coronavirus, despite dubious evidence of the asymptomatic spread.
    “When the children go out into the community, you want them to continue to wear masks when they’re interacting with groups from multiple households,” Fauci said.
    In the past, Fauci has admitted that face masks don’t work and he said “very few children have become sick with COVID-19.”    He has repeatedly changed his narrative since then.
    “Children have a much, much lower rate of hospitalizations than adults, in fact, the curve goes way up as you get older.    Children don’t get serious diseases,” Fauci previously stated.
    Critics have said Fauci’s ever-changing narrative is designed to justify the increasing government control over the private lives of citizens, and has nothing to do with science or a virus.
[I DO NOT TRUST THE CDC AND ESPECIALLY FAUCISM AS THAT ENTIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS BE REVAMPED TO DEAL WITH THE REAL PROBLEMS NOT THE WOKE RULES.].

3/28/2021 Stabbing In Vancouver, Canada Library Leaves 1 Dead, 6 Injured by OAN Newsroom
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer spoke with a woman while sitting on the curb outside the Lynn Valley Library,
in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
    A man is in custody after allegedly going on a stabbing spree at a library in Vancouver, Canada.
    According to reports on Saturday, witnesses said the man appeared to attack anyone who simply crossed his path.    One woman was reported dead, with six others injured.
Members of the RCMP are seen outside of the Lynn Valley Library, in North Vancouver,
British Columbia, Saturday, March 27, 2021. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
    Canada’s Public Safety Minister Bill Blair called it a “senseless act of violence.”
    Police described the suspect as a man in his 20s who has had run-ins with the police before.
    “So, our suspect, I can tell you that he’s had police interactions in the past,” Sgt. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said.    “He does have a criminal record and obviously one of the priorities is to look into his past.    And I said it before, but the question of why?
    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said all Canadians are keeping the victims in their thoughts and wishing them a speedy recovery.
[DON’T LET THE DEMOCRATS READ THIS ARTICLE OR THEY WILL PASS A BILL TO ABOLISH ALL KNIVES, EVEN BUTTER KNIVES AND BLAME IT ON WHITE PEOPLE.].

3/29/2021 Poll: 57% Of Americans Disapprove Of Biden’s Handling Of Gun Laws by OAN Newsroom
President Joe Biden speaks with members of the press before Air Force One at Delaware Air National Guard Base in New Castle, Del.,
Sunday, March 28, 2021. Biden is returning to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
    Americans are breaking with Joe Biden over key issues within his administration.    An ABC News/ISPOS poll released Sunday found a majority of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling gun violence nationwide.
    The poll found more than 57 percent of participants did not approve of Biden’s plan to lower gun violence.    This comes as Biden has said his administration is looking into ways to restrict gun ownership. However, several lawmakers have said his plans for gun ownership are far too selective.
    Biden is also facing backlash from within his own party as some Democrats argue for banning firearms completely while others look to compromise with opposing viewpoints.
    Meanwhile, that same poll found another 57 percent of respondents disapproved of Joe Biden’s handling of the southern border.    Additionally, 54 percent of respondents said they view the situation at the border as a crisis.
    This comes as Biden has repeatedly put the matter on the back burner and has attempted to shift the blame to President Trump.
    “I make no apologies for ending programs that did not exist before Trump became president that have an incredibly negative impact on the law, international law as well as on human dignity,” Biden stated.
    More than 19,000 migrants have been taken into U.S. custody so far this year.
[AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE STATS ABOVE THAT AMERICA DOES NOT LIKE BIDEN'S POLICY AND THE REASON IS MOST OF THE 80 MILLION WHO VOTED FOR HIM WERE NOT REAL VOTERS JUST DOMINION VOTING MACHINES CREATING VOTES.].

3/29/2021 Wh.Gov Changes Site To Read Biden-Harris White House by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this March 12, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden listens as Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about the American
Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
    Joe Biden’s presidential website recently saw some unprecedented changes. Over the weekend, whitehouse.gov updated its wording to welcome browsers to the “Biden-Harris White House.”
    The move initially confused analysts who were quick to point out that neither the Trump nor the Obama administration listed the vice president as a co-head of the executive branch.
    However, Joe Biden has routinely elevated his second-in-command and has even on multiple occasions referred to Kamala Harris as the president or commander-in-chief.
(Screenshot from whitehouse.gov)
    The shift comes amid worries Biden has had to give more power to Harris who he recently named border czar due to his inability to carry out his duties.

3/29/2021 Dem Operatives Obstructing Oversight Of Border Crisis by OAN Newsroom
This March 20, 2021, photo provided by the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, shows detainees in a Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
temporary overflow facility in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden’s administration faces mounting criticism for refusing to allow outside
observers into facilities where it is detaining thousands of immigrant children. (Photo courtesy of the Office of Rep. Henry Cuellar via AP)
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released a video that shows a Biden staffer obstructing congressional oversight of the border crisis.
    In a tweet Sunday, the Texas lawmaker said Biden’s handlers sent political operatives from Washington to disrupt the border visit by Republican senators.    The footage in question was taken at the Donna Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facility.
    This came after Joe Biden denied the Republicans’ request for media to accompany them.    Cruz asserted that decision was unprecedented and pointed out no recent U.S. presidents blocked the press from entering such facilities.
    Biden claimed reporters cannot enter because of so-called social distancing concerns, but Cruz refuted that theory.    The Republican said the detention center itself is failing to follow basic social distancing protocol even though migrants inside are testing COVID-19 positive at a “dramatically” higher rate than the U.S. population.
    Cruz stressed the Donna facility is overcrowded with unaccompanied minors and is operating at a 1,500 percent capacity.    He went on to add that the media is blocked because Democrat operatives are working to mitigate the damage to their public image, which is due to Joe Biden’s mishandling of the border crisis.
    The Texas senator said the Biden administration’s decision to stop border wall construction, return to catch-and-release, and end President Trump’s Remain in Mexico policy has led to further overcrowding.    He stressed Americans have the right to see the effect.
    While Biden appears to be content allowing his staffers to stand in the way of congressional oversight on his behalf, he has yet to confirm when or if he’ll be making it to the border himself any time soon.

3/29/2021 Biden White House Confirms $3T Infrastructure Bill Will Be In Two Parts by OAN Newsroom
WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 29: White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily press briefing
at the White House on March 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
    The Biden administration confirmed their massive $3 trillion infrastructure bill will be divided into two parts.    In an interview Sunday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki explained the first bill would likely address roads, bridges and rural broadband access while the second would cover health and childcare.
    The division was an apparent move to attempt to get Republicans on board with at least the first part of the bill, as the second could possibly receive pushback from the GOP.    Senate Republicans had already been uneasy about the overall price tag as tax hikes and national debt were key factors amid the legislation.
    “It’s a spending problem there and we pushed nearly $6 trillion of COVID-related spending in the last 12 months, now add another what?    $3 trillion or more?” questioned Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.).    “They’re talking about massive spending increases, high tax increases.    This is a recipe that’s going to take us to a bad place in our economy.    So, this is the fight right now.    It’s 50/50 Senate right now [with] narrow margins in the House.    This will be an interesting battle, but I can’t support these massive spending increases and…massive tax increases as well.”
    On Monday, the press secretary said Joe Biden would unveil his infrastructure plan, including the details on how to pay for it, on Wednesday.
    Along with Republican opposition, Senate Democrats also must contend with the moderates in their own party who hold sway over the divided upper chamber.

3/29/2021 GOP Lawmakers Slam Biden Over Use Of ‘Race Card’ To Push Far-Left Policies by OAN Newsroom
File – Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. speaks during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said he’s sick and tired of Joe Biden using “the race card” to push his agenda.    In an interview on Sunday, the Republican pointed toward the Democrat narrative that the filibuster is racist because of its association with Jim Crow.    He noted as a senator, Biden had used the filibuster himself and even advocated for it at one point.
    Graham also took aim at Democrats’ approach to the elections bill recently passed by the House, which gets rid of anti-fraud policies Democrats have deemed as “racist.”    This includes voter ID laws and laws against ballot harvesting.
    These sentiments of Jim Crow-era comparisons also come after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a bill into law Thursday changing election rules and regulations.    The state legislation also handed the state legislature more power over local elections.
    Meanwhile, congressman Burgess Owens also called out Biden and his take on Georgia’s voter laws.    In a tweet Saturday, the Utah lawmaker responded to a tweet from Biden, who attacked Georgia’s voting reform by calling it “Jim Crow in the 21st Century.”
    Owens said he remembers seeing his father fighting white supremacists because his mother dared to use a “whites only” bathroom in the Jim Crow south.    He pointed out he and Biden were on different sides of the Jim Crow laws.    Owens said he should understand how pathetic it is to compare Jim Crow to showing an ID to vote.

3/29/2021 Democrats Now Calling For Action Against Voting Irregularities, Trying To Close House Races They Lost by OAN Newsroom
A Vote Safe Iowa sticker is seen on the floor during early voting for the general election,
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Adel, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
    Democrats who are challenging the election results of close congressional races won by Republican candidates are facing fierce backlash.
    This comes as Democrat candidate for Iowa’s Second District, Rita Hart, asked the Democrat controlled House to step in and call the election.    Hart lost to GOP Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks by six votes, which sparked months of lobbying for representatives to overturn the election.
    A local paper who initially supported Hart in her failed bid for the seat is now distancing itself from her.    The Quad-City Times editorial board expressed concerns over her efforts to overturn the election results in D.C. while bypassing Iowa courts.
    They said her challenges are muddled by partisan politics on the national scale and are hijacking the interests of residents in the Second District.    The paper noted that instead of taking up her claims with the U.S. Supreme Court, Hart has asked hundreds of officials with no ties to Iowa to make the decision.
    Additionally, Joe Biden’s Department of Justice has called foul on the New York race for the 22nd District won by GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney.
    Federal prosecutors claimed the Oneida County Board of Elections violated two federal election laws after the county’s DMV failed to process at least 2,400 voter registration applications.    Prosecutors believe this move disenfranchised voters and are vowing to bring a civil lawsuit forward against the county.     Democrat calls to overturn these elections are indicative of their goals to takeover the American electoral process.    Far-left lawmakers in both chambers of Congress recently sent up H.R.1 to the upper chamber, which is designed to help their own candidates win races in the future.
    This is showing the liberal hypocrisy of several top Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.    They have decried Republican efforts to address voting irregularities seen in 2020, but are pushing laws to further benefit from them.
    Additionally, they have painted Republicans who made similar challenges to the electoral system as “traitors” and “seditionists.”    This has led to GOP lawmakers in several states, including Georgia and Texas, to take measures into their own hands and create laws aimed at fixing voting irregularities.
[WELL IS THIS A DOUBLE STANDARD THAT DEMOCRATS CAN TRY TO CHANGE A VOTING ISSUE BUT THE REPUBLICANS ARE ATTACKED IF THEY TRY TO RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC INFORMATION OF REAL VOTING CORRUPTION SUCH AS SEEN IN THE "ABSOLUTE TRUTH" THAT MIKE LINDELL IS TRYING TO GET ON THE MAINSTREAM FAKE NEWS.].

3/29/2021 Mike Lindell Says Donald Trump Could Be Back In Office In August by OAN Newsroom
FILE – In this Sunday Feb. 28, 2021, file photo President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative
Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
    According to Mike Lindell, President Trump could be back in office by August.    The MyPillow CEO made the comment during a weekend video appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast.
    Lindell said all the evidence he’s compiled showing fraud in the 2020 presidential election will be shown to the Supreme Court.    He expects that evidence will be enough to overturn the results of the election.
    While on the show, Lindell also touted his upcoming social media site, which he said will be able to house a billion users.

3/29/2021 Human Smugglers Offload Illegal Aliens In Small Texas Town by OAN Newsroom
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer talks to migrants after they were detained and
taken into custody, Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Abram-Perezville, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
    A new video shows a large semi-trailer offloading dozens of illegal aliens into the small town of Pearsall, Texas.    The Frio County Sheriff’s Office said 65 illegal aliens were arrested following the incident last Monday.
    The driver was trying to blend in with the migrants and flee the scene, but was identified and detained.
    “You’re gonna see an upbeat of people trying to make money fast and trying to get people into the interior of the U.S.,” stated Harry Jimenez, former Department of Homeland Security investigator.    “Smugglers are telling individuals all through Central America to make the journey.”
    Pearsall Police said they have received calls from local residents informing them that unidentified people are running through their backyards, which may suggest some of the illegals avoided arrest.

3/29/2021 President Trump Launches Website To Advance ‘America First’ Agenda by OAN Newsroom
45th U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)
held in the Hyatt Regency on February 28, 2021 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump launched a new website to further push their “America First” agenda.    On Monday, the 45th President and First Lady introduced the new site dubbed 45 Office.com.”
    The couple said the website is an outlet for supporters to reach out to them directly with thoughts, requests and greetings.    The site went on to highlight the President’s accomplishments and his plans to continue putting America first.
    Meanwhile, President Trump has hinted at the release of a new social media platform in the coming months.
[I AM GALD TO SEE THAT DONALD TRUMP IS FIGHTING BACK AGAINST TWITTER AND FACEBOOK AND MAY HIS SITE CAUSE BOTH LOSS OF INCOME FROM LOSS OF ADVERTISEMENT AND MAYBE GET BLOCKED FROM THEIR ANTICS TO THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S.A..].

3/29/2021 Tenth Woman Comes Forward Accusing Cuomo Of Sexual Misconduct by OAN Newsroom
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MARCH 24: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference
at his office on March 24, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Brendan McDermid-Pool/Getty Images)
Yet another woman came forward to allege she was sexually harassed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D). On Monday, during a virtual press conference alongside high-power attorney Gloria Allred, 55-year-old Sherry Vill detailed her uncomfortable encounter with Cuomo back in May of 2017.
    Vill alleged Cuomo grabbed her face and forcibly kissed her in front of her home.    A photo of the act was also shown during the Zoom conference. She said Cuomo tried to brush off the gesture as a cultural norm, but added, he did it in a highly sexual manner.
    “He then leaned down on top of me and while still holding one of my hands, he forcibly grabbed my face with his other big hand and kissed my cheek,” Vill recalled.    “Again, in a very aggressive manner.    I felt like I was being manhandled.”
    Vill was the tenth woman to come forward with allegations against Cuomo.

3/29/2021 Fla. Gov. DeSantis Denounces Vaccine Passports, Will Take Executive Action Soon by OAN Newsroom
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – JANUARY 06: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) denounced the idea of requiring vaccine passports for travel.    During a press conference in Tallahassee on Monday, DeSantis emphasized his efforts to provide vaccinations for Floridians, but stated he would not require them and noted receiving a vaccine is a residents’ choice to make.
    He said mandating vaccine passports for travel would go against that sentiment.    The governor went on to say, residents should be able to go out in public without proof of vaccination.
    “I think it’s something that people have certain freedoms and individual liberties to make decisions for themselves,” DeSantis said.    “It’s completely unacceptable for either the government or the private sector to impose upon you the requirement that you show proof of vaccine to just simply be able to participate in normal society.”
    DeSantis added, he will be taking executive emergency action against vaccine passports “very soon.”

3/29/2021 Chauvin Defense Team Points To Autopsy In Opening Arguments, Lawyers For Former Officer Say Floyd Had Pre-Existing Condition And Fentanyl In His System by OAN Newsroom
In this screen grab from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right,
and Nelson’s assistant Amy Voss, back, listen as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the
trial of Chauvin Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn. (Court TV, via AP, Pool)
    Defense attorneys for Derek Chauvin said George Floyd died of a drug overdose and not due to the former police officer’s actions.    During opening arguments Monday, Defense Attorney Eric Nelson outlined Floyd’s autopsy report, which showed he had a pre-existing condition as well as meth and fentanyl in his system at the time of the incident.
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION AND DATE: (EDITORS NOTE: Best quality available) In this handout provided by Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, former Minneapolis police
officer Derek Chauvin poses for a mugshot after being charged in the death of George Floyd. (Photo by Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)
    Nelson added not only was Floyd already under the influence, but he then swallowed drugs he was carrying as officers approached him, which was an act he had done in previous arrests.
    “And you will learn, Derek Chauvin did exactly what he was trained to do over the course of his 19-year career,” Nelson stated.    “The use of force is not attractive, but is a necessary component of policing.”
    Chauvin was charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in connection with Floyd’s death in May of 2020.    On Monday, witnesses for the prosecution were called to testify in the trial, which is expected to last up to four weeks.
[FINALLY SOMEONE STARTED REPORTING FACTS INSTEAD OF THE FAKE NEWS REPORTS FROM THE VIOLENT MOBS FROM BLM AND ANTIFA DESTROYING CITIES WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS AND MAYBE AFTER THIS TRIAL MINNESOTANS WILL WAKE UP AND THROW THE BUMS OUT OF THEIR STATE AS I MYSELF AS A CORRECTION OFFICER FOR 13 YEARS HAD TO DEFEND MYSELF AGAINST AN INMATE ACCUSING ME OF SOMETHING I DID NOT DO AND AFTER I PROVIDED EVIDENCE WHICH SHOWED THE WARDEN WHAT REALLY HAPPENED THAT MY CHARGE WAS DISMISSED SO I UNDERSTAND CHAVIN’S SITUATION BUT THEN NOTHING IN THE STATE LATELY HAS MADE ANY SENSE TO NORMALISM AND WILL PROBABLY GO SOUTH.].

3/30/2021 Oil up $0.81 to $61.52, DOW up 99 to 33,172.

3/30/2021 GOP Lawmakers Push-Back Against Vaccine Passports by OAN Newsroom
Travelers walk through the Salt Lake City International Airport Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
    Democrats are getting push-back from Republicans over their calls to require Americans to use coronavirus passports.    Joe Biden is reportedly working with companies to create an app showing proof of vaccination.
    If the passes were used on a national scale, businesses would require Americans to show their passports to be able to use their services.    New York became the first state to enforce such a rule using IBM’s Excelsior Pass app, which shows businesses a user’s personalized QR code.
    However, several Republicans are pushing back against the idea and are claiming it infringes on American’s individual freedoms.    Critics are lambasting Democrats who are promoting vaccine passports while arguing it shows their liberal hypocrisy.
    House Republican Whip Steve Scalise said he finds it strange that Democrats are quick to paint voter ID laws in a bad light yet they are all of a sudden huge supporters of Americans having to show IDs when going about their daily lives.
    Additionally, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan took to Twitter to condemn the Biden administration for flirting with the idea of showing vaccination passports.
    Other Republicans are expressing concerns over privacy issues that could arise from mandating the apps.    They believe the ethical problems outweigh the potential benefits of the passports.
    In the meantime, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is the first GOP lawmaker to take concrete steps against the measures.    The Republican said he will take executive action if the federal government and private sector moves to impose the passports.    DeSantis added, the nation should not have to take such drastic measures as long as health officials can effectively vaccinate Americans.
[THE DEMOCRATS ARE ALSO TRYING TO CONTROL THE MOVEMENT OF AMERICANS WHICH WAS WHAT THE GERMAN NAZIS DID TO THEIR POPULATIONS SO THEY KNEW WHERE THEIR ENEMIES WERE AT AND IT MAY BECOME A GLOBAL REQUIREMENT BEFORE LONG IF THE GLOBALIST SOCIALIST ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO PUSH THEIR POLICIES ON AMERICANS AND THE MARK OF THE BEAST WOULD NOT BE FAR BEHIND THIS WITH CHIPS IN YOUR BODY WAKE UP AMERICA.].

3/30/2021 Biden Admin. Walks Back On Mileage Tax To Pay For Infrastructure Bill by OAN Newsroom
Morning traffic moves along Interstate 76 in Philadelphia, Monday, March 29, 2021. U.S. drivers recently reached a major
milestone when the number of daily passenger vehicle trips reached pre-pandemic levels for the first time in a year,
according to data provided to The Associated Press by the transportation analytics firm Inrix.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg appears to be walking back on his department’s mileage tax proposal.    In an interview Monday, he denied the administration was considering taxes on gas and mileage as part of Joe Biden’s sweeping infrastructure plan.
    When asked whether a a mileage tax could be promising as a way to help pay for the infrastructure plan, Buttigieg said he wanted to make it clear that prospect was “not part of the conversation” about bill.
    His comment came after he faced backlash for expressing support for a mileage tax while claiming the proposal would be a sustainable funding stream.    When previously asked about a mileage base tax, Buttigieg mentioned that it “shows a lot of promise.”
    “If we believe in that so-called user-pays principle, the idea that part of how we pay for roads is you pay based on how much you drive, the gas tax used to be the obvious way to do it,” he stated.    “It’s not anymore…a so-called vehicle miles traveled tax or a mileage tax, whatever you want to call it, could be the way to do it.”
    However, critics warned of its impact on lower income households while increasing taxes for middle class Americans who drive long distance for work.    Meanwhile, Biden is expected to unveil his infrastructure plan on Wednesday.

3/30/2021 Rep. Jordan: Biden’s DHS, DOJ Must Explain If They Did Anything To Curb Far-Left Antifa Terror In Portland by OAN Newsroom
File – Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, listens during a House Select Subcommittee in Washington
on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP Photo)
    Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) has demanded an explanation from Biden cabinet officials on whether they took any steps to curb political violence in Portland, Oregon.
    On Monday, the Republican lawmaker sent letters to Attorney General Merrick Garland and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Alejandro Mayorkas asking if they are doing anything to restore the rule of law in Portland.    The congressman noted the city is heavily involved in far-left violence by Antifa and Black Lives Matter who also threaten federal buildings.
    Earlier this month, Antifa rioters set fires and smashed windows inside the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse.    Officers with the Federal Protective Service, who were deployed to the city by the Trump administration during the height of the violence last year, eventually managed to restore “normalcy.”
    For many, however, that normalcy means living in constant fear seeing how Antifa networks have been undeterred by any attempts by law enforcement to mitigate their violence and have now begun turning on journalists trying to lift the veil on their “riot apparatus.”
    Jordan cited testimony by reporter Andy Ngo who had to flee his native Portland for the U.K. due to Antifa threats against him.    Ngo pointed out that Antifa is well-funded and organized.    Additionally, he noted that Joe Biden’s inaction speaks for itself.
    Congressman Jordan said Garland and Mayorkas have until April