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Biden's serial record of incomptence

 Rajan Laad: When Joe Biden was inaugurated in January 2021, the economy was strong, the U.S. border was protected, and the world was largely peaceful, thanks to President Trump. All this, despite COVID-19. One and a half years later, owing to successor Joe Biden's misgovernance, ineptitude, and lack of leadership, the U.S. and the world around have witnessed a series of unprecedented catastrophes. Inflation in the U.S. is at a 40-year high , resulting in a soaring cost of living.   The supply chain crisis  has caused a shortage of essential items such as  baby formula .  New York City , the world's financial capital, declared a state of emergency following the baby formula shortage. Under the Biden administration, the U.S. border is unguarded, resulting in an unprecedented influx of illegal migrants and large-scale trafficking of illicit narcotics such  as fentanyl . The  crime wave  is rampant with  shootings, and gang violence becoming a frequent occurrence.  Beyond the U.S.

Russia's faulty missiles

Business Insider: Russia has fired off more than 1,100 missiles in its ongoing war with Ukraine, according to a US defense official , and over 2,100, according to Ukraine, but many of Russia's missiles have apparently either failed on launch, malfunctioned in flight, or missed their targets, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. A US official who spoke with Reuters on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitive nature of the information revealed that US intelligence shows Russia's day-to-day missile failure rate sometimes exceeded 50% for certain types of precision-guided munitions. Two other officials said the failure rate was sometimes as high as 60%. And an anonymous US Defense Intelligence Agency official told Newsweek that the US assesses Russian missile success to be at just under 40% overall. The official told Newsweek that two to three out of every ten missiles that the Russian military fires either fail to launch or fail to reach their targets. T

Biden's anti-energy policies

  Breitbart: ESG Energy Crisis: U.S. Rig Count Drops Despite Soaring Oil Prices The environmental wackos are bent on destroying the US economy to save it/ 

Republican states fight Biden's anti-energy policies

 Daily Caller: A coalition of 21 Republican-led states implored the Biden administration not to axe a key federal permit for oil and gas projects in a filing published Friday. The states argued that a recently-announced review of the permit is unnecessary and increases fossil fuel industry uncertainty, according to the document obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The letter was filed in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) announcement on March 28 that it would conduct a formal review of Nationwide Permit 12 (NWP 12), which isn’t set to expire until 2026, to assess its potential environmental justice and climate change impacts. “Apparently President Biden doesn’t think the price of gas is high enough,” Republican Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen, who spearheaded the effort, told TheDCNF in an interview. “This is just going to keep exacerbating energy production and gas prices in America. This is nothing but more and more red tape.” (RELATED: Biden Can

Biden's incompetent cabinet appointments

 Victor Davis Hanson: As the nation sinks inexplicably into self-created crisis after crisis, debate rages whether President Joe Biden is incompetent, mean-spirited, or an ideologue who feels the country’s mess is his success. A second national discussion revolves around who actually is overseeing the current national catastrophe, given Biden’s frequent bewilderment and cognitive challenges. But one area of agreement is the sheer craziness of Biden’s cabinet appointments, who have translated his incoherent ideology into catastrophic governance. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas has essentially nullified federal immigration law. Over 2 million foreign nationals have illegally crossed the southern border without audit — and without COVID vaccinations and tests during a pandemic. Mayorkas either cannot or will not follow federal law. But he did create a new Disinformation Governance Board. To head his new Orwellian Ministry of Truth, he appointed Nina Jankowicz — an arch d

NPR's wacko reporting on Republicans

 Robert Spencer: American taxpayers pay for National Public Radio, and what do we get for our money? Increasingly hysterical and unbelievable Leftist propaganda. This Thursday’s Morning Edition Report was over the top even for NPR, with the far-Left organization’s “Domestic Extremism Correspondent,” Odette Yousef,  claiming  that fully 20% of Republican state legislators want to alter the Constitution itself, getting rid of the equal protection and due process clauses, reimposing slavery, and denying women the right to vote. This is comic book-level vilification with no basis in fact whatsoever — and your tax dollars are paying for it. Yousef was basing her claims on a report from what NPR termed a “social justice group” but tellingly did not name. Yousef told NPR’s Steve Inskeep: This report looked at more than seven thousand state legislative seats at capitals across the country during the 2021-2022, um, legislative period, Steve, uh, Steve, and, uh, it found that 875 of them had joi

US sanctions used to take Iranian oil on Russian ship

 Reuters: The United States has confiscated Iranian oil held on a Russian-operated ship near Greece and will send the cargo to the United States aboard another vessel, three sources familiar with the matter said. It was unclear whether the cargo was impounded because it was Iranian oil or due to the sanctions on the tanker over its Russian nexus. Iran and Russia are facing separate U.S. sanctions. The Iranian-flagged ship, the Pegas, was among five vessels designated by Washington on Feb. 22 - two days before Russia's invasion of Ukraine - for sanctions against Promsvyazbank, a bank viewed as critical to Russia's defence sector. The vessel's Russian owner Transmorflot was subsequently designated on May 8. The tanker, renamed Lana on March 1 and flying the Iranian flag since May 1, has remained near Greek waters since then. It was previously Russian-flagged. A source at Greece's shipping ministry said on Thursday that the U.S. Department of Justice had "informed Gre

Daily Beast apologizes to Hunter's computer repairman

 NY Post: The Daily Beast has issued an apology to the Delaware computer repairman who acquired Hunter Biden’s laptop for wrongly claiming in a past story that the computer was “stolen.” The apology to John Paul Mac Isaac appeared in a Wednesday editor’s note attached to a story the Daily Beast published in Dec. 2020 alleging the laptop was pilfered, Fox News reported. “An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to Hunter Biden’s laptop as ‘stolen.’ We have removed that word, and we apologize to Mr. Mac Isaac for the error,” the editor’s note reads. ... The Daily Beast’s apology to Isaac came after the repairman filed a multimillion-dollar defamation suit earlier this month against the publication, along with CNN, Politico and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, claiming they falsely accused him of peddling Russian disinformation, causing him to lose his business. ... Isaac was certainly owed an apology and maybe more.  I think other media outlets and the 51 former intel operative

Russia develops nuclear weapons while using ancient tanks

  Fox News: Russia claims it tested hypersonic Zircon cruise missile The Zircon warhead test took place at the same time British intelligence is reporting Russian use of outdated, Soviet-era tanks. They appear to have invested their limited resources in preparing for a nuclear exchange and find themselves short of conventional weapons in their war with Ukraine.

Biden tries to bypass the courts

  Washington Examiner: Even as a federal appeals court was ruling that the executive branch may not take the place of an independent judiciary, President Joe Biden was trying to rig the game the other way. He is playing a dangerous anti-democracy game that must be stopped. On May 18, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of Jarkesy v. Securities and Exchange Commission . George Jarkesy was accused by the SEC of securities fraud, an SEC administrative law judge, not a real judge but a bureaucrat, found him guilty, and the SEC commissioners affirmed the decision. Jarkesy was never allowed to present his defense in an actual court of law. The 5th Circuit ruled that this arrangement violated Jarkesy’s right to trial by jury, among other constitutional deficiencies in the system. And the 5th Circuit is right. In a speech seven years ago this month, former SEC Chairman Christopher Cox cogently and comprehensively explained why the agency's administrative law system i

Russian advance on Ukraine town

 ISW: Russian forces began direct assaults on Severodonetsk on May 27 despite not yet having fully encircled the town. Russian forces have performed poorly in operations in built-up urban terrain throughout the war to date and are unlikely to be able to advance rapidly in Severodonetsk itself. Russian forces continue to make steady and incremental gains around the city but have not yet encircled the Ukrainian defenders. Ukrainian forces continue to maintain defenses across eastern Ukraine and have slowed most Russian lines of advance. Russian forces will likely continue to make incremental advances and may succeed in encircling Severodonetsk in the coming days, but Russian operations around Izyum remain stalled and Russian forces will likely be unable to increase the pace of their advances. ... Russian forces began direct assaults on built-up areas of Severodonetsk on May 27 without having fully encircled the city and cut off the Ukrainian defenders. Geolocated videos confirmed that Ch

Border agents took matters into their own hands to save Uvalde children

 Washington Examiner: Federal agents ignored orders from local  police  and went after the shooter who  killed  19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, according to reports Friday. Border Patrol agents took matters into their own hands after waiting roughly 30 minutes to lead a "stack" formation of officers inside Robb Elementary School, federal law enforcement  officials told  NBC News. A member of BORTAC, or the Border Patrol Tactical Unit,  has been credited  with fatally shooting the gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, who had barricaded himself in a classroom. TIMELINE OF TERROR: PIECING TOGETHER HOW THE UVALDE SCHOOL MASSACRE UNFOLDED An off-duty BORTAC agent was the first to arrive. The agent “basically said let’s get this done" and began planning a way into the room, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection official  told the   Washington Post . More BORTAC agents arrived around 15 minutes later, and within min

Obama officials went to great links to try to keep Iran deal alive under Trump

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  Margot Cleveland @ProfMJCleveland OMGosh.. READ THIS! I am jaw-dropped at this!!! Quote Tweet Adam Kredo @Kredo0 · May 26 JUST IN: Obama-Biden Officials Held Secret Meetings with Iran to Undermine Trump Admin -- New docs show coordinated "shadow-campaign" to kneecap Trump in what fmr SecState @MikePompeo tells me is an unprecedented bid to undermine a sitting president https:// freebeacon.com/national-secur ity/disclosed-how-obama-administration-officials-conducted-shadow-diplomacy-with-iran-to-undermine-trump/ … 1:57 PM · May 27, 2022 · Twitter Web App 375 Retweets 17 Quote Tweets 669 Likes They seem desperate to defend one of the dumbest deals in the history of mankind. They are lucky not to be tried for treason.  It is also absurd that Biden is so desperate to get back into that terrible deal.  His policy goals make no sense on many issues and especially on the Iran deal.