Auron MacIntyre contributor to Blaze Media: The Bill of Rights might hold a sacred place in the American civic religion, but if our rulers can throw their opponents into jail on a flimsy pretext, then the document is simply an artifact of a constitutional order that is already dead.
Collin Rugg, co-founder of Trending Politics on X: Forensic accounting expert Linda Miller testified to members of Congress this week that up to *HALF* of pandemic relief fraud was stolen by United States adversaries like China and Russia. Holy s***!! “Data on this is still being evaluated, but there are some estimates that half of the Pandemic unemployment assistance fraud went to adversarial nations,” she said, as reported by the Epoch Times. “The nearly $5 trillion in government relief spending during the COVID-19 pandemic, much of which was disbursed as direct payments to citizens, created the perfect storm for fraud.”
Revolver.news: [Republican] Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell requested for CBS to travel to his office in DC so that he could visibly show support for the Biden administration spending effort on behalf of Ukraine, Israel and Gaza. McConnell noted in the interview on the policy agenda for these priorities, he and Joe Biden are in direct agreement.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The Biden administration chooses to make itself into a hostage and then rewards the hostage takers by giving them what they want. This defeatism all but ensures more of the same and makes the survival of Hamas all the more likely. Tehran has this administration’s number. It’s been badly compromised by Iranian agents who are inside our OODA loop and know how to snarl it and loop it back on itself so that nothing gets done. Israel has to break free of this Mobius strip because Biden won’t.
John Daniel Davidson is a senior editor at The Federalist: For those on the right, it’s long past time to understand and admit what corporate media are and how they operate. These outlets are not interested in reporting the news of what actually happened, or in shedding light on real events, and certainly not in exposing the truth and informing the public. By repeating Hamas propaganda they are effectively waging war against Israel, but they are doing so as part of a larger information war to advance their agenda in the United States. And if you think there will be a reckoning or any accountability for the lies they spread and the damage they cause, think again. There never has been, and there won’t be this time either.
Josh Hammer contributor to The Daily Signal: In the eyes of the “enlightened” world, every Jewish death must be closely scrutinized and “journalistic ethics” demands we “just ask questions,” but every claim of Arab death put forth by terrorist-run “health ministries” must be immediately accepted as undisputed truth. Curious, that.
Mark Tapson contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The truth is inconvenient to the agenda of what David Horowitz calls the unholy alliance of the Marxist left and Islamic fundamentalists. It is a Jew-hating partnership of radicals who have very different worldviews (such as on gender ideology) and yet they stand shoulder-to-shoulder when it comes to shouting the genocidal chant, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” That alliance is an existential threat to our very civilization, because Israel’s enemies are the enemies of the West itself. Victory for them against Israel is also a mortal blow to the West. Their agenda must be crushed.
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
Laco: Republicans reveal $200,000 DIRECT personal check from James Biden to Joe Biden they claim is evidence of Biden family’s influence peddling scheme
Republicans reveal a $200,000 personal check from James Biden to Joe Biden that they say is the strongest evidence yet that the president was directly involved in his family’s business dealings. According to bankruptcy court documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee, James Biden took money from his health care business Americore and sent it directly to his brother Joe Biden. The documents show that in 2018, James Biden obtained $600,000 in loans from Americore. James was able to receive the loans based upon ‘representations’ that his last name, ‘Biden,’ could ‘open doors.’
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP & FORMER EMPLOYEES, SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Devine: Trump and Giuliani never fell for Sidney Powell’s 2020 election ‘Kraken’ — but the left sure did
Sidney Powell, the one-time Trump legal adviser — who famously failed to “release the Kraken” that would overturn the 2020 election — has flipped. This news has been greeted with great glee in the usual circles. Ahhh, salivated The New York Times. “Sidney Powell’s Plea Deal Could Be a Threat to Trump.” Hurrah! “Sidney Powell was Trump’s biggest ‘fighter.’ Now she’s a big threat,” trumpeted The Washington Post. But like Powell, they are always promising a Kraken that will never come. They dream that Powell’s testimony will deliver a lethal blow to Trump and his embattled former attorney Rudy Giuliani.
However, for anyone who paid attention to Giuliani’s testimony to Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 House committee, which he repeated in greater detail behind closed doors to special counsel Jack Smith, Powell was in bad odor with both Trump and Giuliani from the minute she started jabbering about Krakens, which Giuliani told the then-president was “crazy s- -t.”
Laila: Trump Attorney Kenneth Chesebro Pleads Guilty in Georgia RICO Case in Exchange For Reduced Charges
Trump’s lawyer Kenneth Chesebro was chargedwith count 1 (RICO), 9 (Conspiracy to Commit Impersonating a Public Officer), 11 (Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree), 13 (Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings), 15 (Conspiracy to Commit Filing False Documents), 17 (Conspiracy to Commit Forgery in the First Degree), and 19 (Conspiracy to Commit False Statements and Writings). […] Fani Willis wanted to try all 19 defendants together. Of course, this would deny Trump’s Constitutional right to a fair trial. She simply isn’t prepared for trial so putting all 18 co-defendants in the meat grinder at once – with Trump – would be the easiest route for Fani Willis. Chesebro was set to stand trial, but he accepted a plea agreement as jury selection was underway. He will pay a $5,000 fine, serve 5 years probation and 100 hours of community service to avoid prison.
Revolver.news: WATCH: Liberal CEO and former Facebook exec has most remarkable “Trump Turnaround” ever…
When you think of the quintessential liberal CEO or Facebook executive, Chamath Palihapitiya is likely the face that comes to mind. This Sri Lankan-born Canadian-American venture capitalist, engineer, SPAC sponsor, and CEO of Social Capital was also an early senior executive at Facebook. He ticks all the boxes on the “woke left” checklist. Until now… Palihapitiya recently had an astonishing change of heart. He went from being a staunch Trump critic to not only understating the strategy behind Trump’s supposed “madness,” but also respecting it. It’s one of the most powerful turnaround stories you’ll ever hear. A popular X account that goes by “KanekoaTheGreat” shared this amazing podcast: . . .
Read more/Watch the 4:08 minute interview: https://revolver.news/2023/10/watch-liberal-ceo-and-former-facebook-exec-has-most-remarkable-trump-turnaround-ever/
CAUGHT RED HANDED: BIDEN WHITE HOUSE LIED. PEOPLE DIED.
(H/T AA – A must watch interview – what the Biden WH knew before mandating the “mRNA vaccination” ) Mises.org: The Greatest Crime in Human History
In the first 19 minutes Dr. Wolf explains her background and her political epiphany. In the remaining 22 minutes she provides proof that is taken directly from Pfizer documents that Covid-19 “vaccine” mandated by Pres. Biden, corporations, medical organizations, and hospitals among others was a massive program to sterilize humanity. CCP, Bill Gates, and globalists have united to create a new world order in which we are dead or disabled or sterilized. Witnessing all of this evil has led Dr. Wolf to conclude we are in a Biblical time in which there is a battle between good and evil.
Watch the 41:41 minute Wolf speech on mRNA COVID-19 “vaccinations”: https://www.lewrockwell.com/2023/10/no_author/the-greatest-crime-in-human-history/
(Another must watch interview) War Room: Dr. Naomi Wolf: “The White House Comms Team was freaking out at the highest levels”
They all knew the truth about the mRNA “vaccine.”
Watch the 9:12 minute devasting interview: https://rumble.com/v3qfq7t-dr.-naomi-wolf-the-white-house-comms-team-was-freaking-out-at-the-highest-l.html
Kelly: FOIA’d Emails Reveal Highest-Level Leaders at White House, HHS, CDC, NIAID, AAP All Knew COVID Vaccines Linked to Myocarditis, Yet Publicly Covered Up Findings.
In the heavily redacted Health and Human Services (HHS) emails from March 2, 2021, through May 28, 2021, we see:
- Ian Sams, former HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, COVID Response and current Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor and Spokesman for the White House; Abbigail Tumpey, then Associate Director for Communication Science for CDC’s Public Health Infrastructure; Rochelle Walensky, MD, CDC Director; and Dana Meaney-Delman, MD, CDC Lead, Maternal Immunization and CDC Chief of Infant Outcomes Monitoring Research and Prevention Branch, Fellow of the American College of Gynecology working together to craft a “Myocarditis Email” that minimizes the relationship between COVID mRNA vaccines and myocarditis.
- A template for “Weekly Cabinet Affairs Report” with the heading “MEMORANDUM FOR THE CABINET SECRETARY.” “Cabinet Affairs” seems to refer to President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, of which HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra is a member. The template mentions “POTUS,” President of the United States, repeatedly, and the section of the template on COVID-19 includes the headings:
- Significant activity for consideration to raise to the attention of POTUS
- Past Week Accomplishments and Setbacks/Obstacles
- Requests for White House Collaboration
- Next Week – Upcoming Events / Tasks /Developments
- Admiral Rachel Levine, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health, HHS, writing to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Walensky, after speaking with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Section on Pediatric Cardiology, and questioning the existence of the known link between myocarditis and COVID-19 mRNA vaccines just one day after the CDC published “Myocarditis and pericarditis following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination” about the link between them.
- Anthony Fauci, MD, then Director of National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID); Janet Woodcock, MD, then Acting Commissioner of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and now FDA Principal Deputy Commissioner; Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, MD, United States Surgeon General; Dr. Levine, Dr. Walensky, David Kessler, MD, Chief Science Officer for COVID-19 Task Force, HHS; Marcella Smith, MD, , COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Chair; and Loyce Pace, MPH, HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, with Sean Mccluskie, HHS Chief of Staff; Lisa Barclay, HHS Deputy General Counsel; Ian Sams; Sherri Berger, CDC Deputy Director for Policy, Communications, and Legislative Affairs/Chief Strategy Officer; Patricia Conrad, NIAID Special Assistant to the Acting Director; Julia (Julie) Tierney, JD, Chief of Staff of the FDA; Sarah Boateng, MHA, HHS Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Max Lesko, JD, Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General; White House COVID-19 Response Team; Sherice Perry, then Senior Advisor, COVID-19 Equity Task Force and now White House Senior Advisor to the Director; and Kimberly Espinosa, HHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation collaborating about a meeting with HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra regarding India where mention(s) of myocarditis is redacted.
Kirsch: The vaccines are adulterated. The FDA should take them off the market. New court ruling shows how vax manufacturers are liable.
Breaking: You can now sue the mRNA COVID vaccine manufacturers for damages and the FDA is required to take the COVID vaccines off the market. Why? Adulteration. The plasmid bioactive contaminant sequences were NOT pointed out to the regulatory authorities. It’s considered adulteration. I just got off the phone with Professor Byram Bridle and Dr. Robert Malone on this.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF FOREIGN POLICY
VDH: Does Iran Realize its Own Growing Danger?
Iran understandably believes it is riding relatively high. It is flush with cash. It hints it almost has the bomb — and might use it soon. The Iranians are bragging about their new tyrannical allies like Russia and China. Iran boasts of now being the self-proclaimed leader of jihad on behalf of all Muslims. It gloats that it is feeding the Russian war machine by exporting its own drones. Tehran proudly supplied and funded Hamas’s savage murder of Jewish children in Israel. It eggs on its other pawn, Hezbollah, to launch a reputed 100,000 Iranian-supplied missiles into Israel. It constantly provokes the U.S. — primarily by veiled threats to unleash anti-American terrorists in the Middle East and perhaps inside America itself. But above all, Iran is giddy over the appeasing Biden administration.
(H/T AA Human Events X: “The White House is doing all they can to prevent the true narrative from spilling out.”
Watch the sobering 2:27 minute video: https://twitter.com/HumanEvents/status/1715804262855496100
Badran: Eyeless in Gaza
How the U.S. blinded Israeli intelligence gathering efforts on Hamas and other Palestinian groups inside Lebanon […] So how did Israel find itself blind and deaf in Lebanon? Why was it that, with all this activity taking place in Lebanon over several months, Israel was not able to pick up meaningful intelligence on a lethal adversary? To answer these questions, we must turn to the current security environment in Lebanon, which in turn shaped and constrained Israel’s intelligence gathering capabilities. Since Israel’s last major war in Lebanon in 2006, the tiny county has come under American sponsorship, even as it remained under Iranian suzerainty via its local regent, Hezbollah. This U.S.-Iranian condominium, solidified during Barack Obama’s two terms in office, is being topped off by the construction of a brand-new, $1 billion U.S. Embassy in Beirut—a symbol of the U.S.’s commitment to underwriting the country’s existing Hezbollah-led order. America’s most significant commitments to Iranian-dominated Lebanon involve underwriting the Lebanese security sector, especially its two largest organs: the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and the Internal Security Forces (ISF). The U.S. provides arms, training and equipment to these forces. Over the past year, American taxpayer dollars have also underwritten their salaries. Right from the outset, the Lebanese security forces used American training and equipment to uncover Israeli spy cells gathering intelligence on Hezbollah. In 2009, . . . […] Whatever the intentions of the Bush-era policy, to anyone familiar with Lebanese dynamics, it was as predictable as it was inevitable that the ISF would reach out to Hezbollah with an offer to provide it with counterintelligence services. With that offer, the ISF essentially was telling Hezbollah, “the assistance we are getting from the U.S. is not targeted against you. To the contrary, it can be of benefit to you. It is our duty, as a security organ of the state, to defend Lebanon and every Lebanese against all external threats, the Israeli enemy chief among them. So American assistance can be a boon to you as well.”
(Houthi’s another terrorist group joins the fight) Liebermann: Incident involving US warship intercepting missiles near Yemen lasted 9 hours
A US warship that intercepted drones and missiles near the coast of Yemen on Thursday encountered a larger and more sustained barrage than was previously known, shooting down 4 cruise missiles and 15 drones over a period of 9 hours, according to a US official familiar with the situation. The USS Carney, an Arleigh-Burke class destroyer that traversed the Suez Canal heading south on Wednesday, intercepted the missiles and drones as they were heading north along the Red Sea. Their trajectory left little doubt that the projectiles were headed for Israel, the official said, a clearer assessment than the Pentagon’s initial take. A sustained barrage of drones and missiles targeting Israel from far outside the Gaza conflict is one of a series of worrying signs that the war risks escalating beyond the borders of the coastal enclave.
Andrzejewski: Biden Pays, Rockets Fly: Administration Sent $1 Billion In Palestinian Aid After Trump’s Freeze
U.S. Mideast peace negotiators felt that freezing aid to Palestinians was disrespectful. But as soon as Biden opened the spigot, Hamas launched thousands of rockets from Gaza at Israel. Our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com found that the Biden Administration spent more than $1 billion from U.S. taxpayers on “aid” to Palestinians. It proposes sending another $260 million in its FY2024 budget request, but that funding is not yet approved by Congress. Here’s how the Biden Administration allotted U.S. taxpayer Palestinian-aid through the United Nations: $318.4 million (2021), $363.9 million (2022), and $371 million (2023).
Biden’s spending binge is a sharp reversal from President Donald Trump’s August 2018 freeze. Biden started pouring taxpayer dollars into Gaza and the West Bank in April 2021. BACKGROUND: U.S. taxpayers have sent nearly $8 billion . . . […] TROUBLING INTEL: In 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken even acknowledged that it’s possible the Palestinians could use U.S. aid to restock Hamas’ arsenal of hate. […] SUMMARY: Here is a quick summary of U.S.-Palestinian aid…
Nightengale: Biden admin sends $100 MILLION to Hamas-ruled Gaza
On Wednesday, Biden announced that the United States would be sending a $100 million aid package to Gaza and the West Bank. “Today I am also announcing $100 million in new US funding for humanitarian assistance in both Gaza and the West Bank,” Biden said in Tel Aviv. “This money will support more than one million displaced in the conflict affecting Palestinians including emergency needs in Gaza.”
ENEMIES OF THE U.S. INSIDE THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION?
Krishanti Vignarajah: Meet the Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama Associate Who Will Resettle Palestinians in Your Hometown
The war in Israel may send a million Palestinians to America. Progressives are already calling for the country to open up its borders to these Muslim migrants. Squad member Jamaal Bowman said last week that the country must open up its arms to Palestinians […] Jamaal’s call to bring in potentially millions of new Palestinian refugees is arguably even stupider than his fire alarm defense. At a time when our southern border records over 200,000 migrants per month, it may seem like the wrong time to invite more in—especially when they hail from a terrorist hotbed. But it turns out that terrorist sympathizers help bring the migrants here. It was revealed this week that Homeland Security asylum officer Nejwa Ali previously worked for the Palestinian Liberation Organization, a body designated by the government Ali works for as a terrorist group. The PLO press office she worked for was expelled from the country by the Trump administration. She went to work for the feds shortly thereafter. […] Vignarajah has kept up cozy relations with those in power. In 2021, LIRS hosted Secretary of State Antony Blinken for an event to promote refugee resettlement. Blinken made sure to inform the audience that he and Vignarajah had worked together at State: . . . […] Vignarajah’s tenure at the State Department working under both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry is interesting for a number of reasons. In order for refugees to be resettled, they must first be created, and few secretaries of state created more refugees than Hillary Clinton.
War Room: Kash Patel Explains How Iranian Agents Have Infiltrated Biden Regime, Accessed Classified Secrets.
Watch the shocking 8:47 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3qd41s-kash-patel-explains-how-iranian-agents-have-infiltrated-biden-regime-access.html
Moran: Meet the Biden DHS Official Who Used to Be a PLO Spokeswoman
We know that the Biden administration has hired some very, very, very interesting people. […] But maybe Nejwa Ali, the DHS official in charge of vetting people who want to come to the United States, tops them all. Ali was at one time a spokesperson for the Palestinian Liberation Organization. Yes, that PLO.
“F*** Israel and any Jew that supports Israel,” she wrote on her Instagram page shortly after the Hamas butchery on October 7. “Palestine will be free one day. F*** APARTHEID Israel and any Israeli that supports that bulls***. F*** you, may Allah forgive you. and spare us the crocodile tears, I sure as hell give zero f***s,” she wrote in another post on Instagram.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
Zahn: Surging mortgage rates hit 23-year high
The 30-year fixed mortgage rate this week climbed to 8%, reaching that level for the first time since 2000, according to Mortgage News Daily. The milestone arrives after months of rate increases. As recently as last April, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate stood below 5%, Mortgage News Daily data shows.
Hubbard: Anti-Israel sentiment has permeated Biden administration from the start
Even as President Joe Biden touts his support for Israel, many of his appointees have expressed anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments, even after Hamas terrorists invaded Israel and killed more than 1,400 people, including at least 31 U.S. citizens. “Biden has appointed the most anti-Semitic, anti-Israel people to important posts we’ve ever seen,” Zionist Organization of America National President Morton Klein told Just the News. ZOA has identified dozens of current and former Biden administration officials with a history of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments. For example, Secretary of State Antony Blinken was on the list, in part because he opposed sanctioning Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and designating it as a foreign terrorist organization. Iran is a known funder of terror groups targeting Israel, including Hamas and Hezbollah.
Sundance: White House Asks Congress for $106 Billion – $61 Billion for Ukraine, $14 Billion for Israel, $9 Billion for Gaza and Humanitarian Relief
In addition to the funds for the two wars, the White House is also asking Congress for $13.6 billion to address migration at the southern border. That includes $6.4 billion for border operations, such as holding facilities, $3.1 billion for additional border agents, $1.4 billion for migrant shelters and services and $1.2 billion to counter fentanyl. (read more) [Note: Nothing for closing the border or finishing the wall Trump started building.]
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Olohan: BREAKING: 25 Republicans Voted Against Jordan in Third Speaker Vote
The House of Representatives has voted for a third time on Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for speaker, and for a third time, Jordan has not obtained the necessary votes. Jordan obtained 194 votes from Republicans, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries had 210 votes from Democrats, and 25 Republicans opted to vote for candidates other than Jordan. Those Republicans who did not vote for Jordan were Don Bacon of Nebraska, Vern Buchanan of Florida, Ken Buck of Colorado, Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon, Anthony D’Esposito of New York, Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida, Jake Ellzey of Texas, Drew Ferguson of Georgia, Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania, Andrew Garbarino of New York, Carlos Gimenez of Florida, Tony Gonzales of Texas, Kay Granger of Texas, John James of Michigan, Tom Kean of New Jersey, Mike Kelly of Pennsylvania, Jen Kiggans of Virginia, Nick Lakota of New York, Mike Lawler of New York, Marionette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, Marc Molinaro of New York, John Rutherford of Florida, Mike Simpson of Idaho, Pete Stauber of Minnesota, and Steve Womack of Arkansas.
Solomon: Four possible paths for breaking the House GOP logjam and selecting the next speaker
eaderless and entrenched in an unusual amount of personal acrimony, House Republicans are struggling to find a speaker candidate who can unite weary but still warring factions and move Congress back to regular business after two full weeks of drama. As one insider directly involved in the search colorfully put it: “We need a Switzerland with a sharp sword.” Translated for everyday Americans: Republicans need a neutral player who can walk with trust among the “five families” that make up the current GOP caucus but can swing a sword that can cut a deal with Democrats that extracts concessions on border security, spending cuts, and the right balance of war support for Israel and Ukraine. […] Just the News interviewed more than three dozen GOP lawmakers and staffers on Wednesday and Thursday. They described the four next most viable paths for finding the next speaker. Path 1: Jordan negotiates with the two dozen moderates who currently won’t back his speakership and McCarthy presides over a Mafia-style five families meeting to facilitate progress This is the current path that came into focus Thursday night after a day of stops and starts. […] Path 2: Republicans turn to a fresh, unexpected face in their House caucus: Byron Donalds. Relatively new to Congress, Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida has wowed many in conservative circles – including Trump World – with his command of speaking, his inquisition of witnesses at oversight hearings, his ability to raise money, and his efforts to make friends and find solutions across the caucus. He’d be the first-ever black Speaker of the House, and at just 44 years old, would represent a generational change from an institution that often doesn’t let leaders rise to the top until their 60s, 70s, and 80s. But Donalds has left some hard feelings among traditional and moderate Republicans because . . . […] Path 3: … […] Path 4: . . .
Ballsay: House GOP conference votes to remove Jordan as speaker-designate after he lost on 3 ballots
e House GOP conference voted to remove Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, as speaker-designate on Friday after he lost on 3 ballots of voting for House speaker. Jordan, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, came up short in a third round of voting on Friday for House speaker. “Jim Jordan’s out of the race,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green, R-Ga., said after a House GOP conference meeting on Friday. “We’re supposed to come back for a candidate forum on Monday at 6:30pm.”
Laila: McCarthy Endorses Tom Emmer For House Speaker After RINOs Revolt Against Jim Jordan
Kevin McCarthy endorsed Tom Emmer (MN) for House Speaker Friday afternoon after RINOs revolted against Jim Jordan. 25 RINOs voted against Jim Jordan on Friday in the third ballot for House Speaker.
Brooks: Floodgates open: Here’s who’s running for Speaker as GOP seeks third nominee
The field of those vying to be the House GOP’s third nominee for Speaker is quickly becoming crowded after the conference voted on Friday to drop House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
THE WAR IN ISRAEL
Berrein: Son Of Hamas Co-Founder: Israel ‘Doing The Palestinian People The Greatest Favor’ By Eliminating Hamas
The Palestinian son of a Hamas co-founder — who later converted to Christianity — stated that Israel is “doing the Palestinian people the greatest favor by bringing Hamas down.” Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas co-founder Sheikh Hassan Yousef, spoke with Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade. “I was born at the heart of Hamas leadership and I know them very well,” he recalled. “They don’t care for the Palestinian people. They don’t regard human life. I saw their brutality first-hand back in 1996 when I spent about a year and a half in Megiddo prison. They killed so many Palestinian people at that time. This is when I decided I cannot be together with this movement.” “In fact, I asked myself a question: What if they become a ruling party at some point? What will they do?”
Read more/Watch the 6:58 minute interview: https://www.dailywire.com/news/son-of-hamas-co-founder-israel-doing-the-palestinian-people-the-greatest-favor-by-eliminating-hamas
(10/22/23) Johnson: LIVE FROM TEL AVIV
I have heard from many Power Line readers who appreciate the regular appearance of IDF Lt. Colonel Jonathan Conricus here on the status of the war. However, he has not recorded an update from Tel Aviv this morning. He has posted brief personal reflections from the conclusion of an interview with CNN (below).
The IDF Yahalom Unit continues to collect explosives and weapons of Hamas terrorists used for the October 7 massacre. Soldiers discovered a child’s school bag laying in a field. The bag was booby-trapped, containing a remote-activated explosive device—weighing 7 kg. Hamas purposefully chose to booby-trap a child’s backpack with the hope a well-intentioned civilian would pick it up.
Watch the 2 minute IDF report and the 27 second video: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2023/10/live-from-tel-aviv-10.php
Greenhill: Israel releases ‘hostage manual’ found on bodies of Hamas fighters which instructs the gunmen to ‘kill the problematic’ to create chaos as well as ‘violence and terrorism’
With instructions such as ‘kill the problematic ones’, a hostage-taking manual found on Hamas gunmen makes for bone-chilling reading. It is a detailed eight-page ‘how to’ guide for snatch squads who stormed Israeli settlements to kill and abduct the residents. […] A translation of the first section of the terrorist group’s ‘hostage manual’ which details how to find people to abduct. A translation of the second stage of the document, which gives explanations of what to do to hostages The third section of the manual, translated here, details how to ensure fighters remain safe while keeping the hostages, including using them as ‘cannon fodder’
Macnab: Hamas Had Plans to Use Chemical Weapons: Cyanide Device Instructions Found on Hamas Invader: Report
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) discovered a USB flash drive containing instructions for crafting a “cyanide dispersion device” on a Hamas terrorist who took part in the invasion of southern Israel on Oct. 7, as reported by Axios. The report stated that following this discovery, the Israeli foreign ministry issued a diplomatic cable titled “Hamas Intent to Use Chemical Weapons” to Israeli embassies worldwide. The message instructed the respective ambassadors to privately inform their host countries about this development because Hamas wants “to conduct attacks in a similar way that ISIS tried to do.”
Fabian: 3 injured in rocket strikes on Kiryat Shmona as Lebanon border tensions spike
Three Israelis, including a young girl, were injured as multiple rocket, missile and gunfire attacks were launched from southern Lebanon toward northern Israel on Thursday. The attacks came amid continuing skirmishes between the Israeli military and the Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups, amid fears a new front could be opened in Israel’s ongoing war in the Gaza Strip.
War Room: Caroline Glick: Israeli People Want To ‘Annihilate’ Hamas.
Watch the 7:52 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3qcz8v-caroline-glick-israeli-people-want-to-annihilate-hamas..html
War Room: Glick Explains Next Steps In Israel-Gaza War, Warns of Strikes Against US Embassy In Lebanon
Watch the 4:11 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3qd314-glick-explains-next-steps-in-israel-gaza-war-warns-of-strikes-against-us-em.html
War Room: Caroline Glick Explains The Rise Of Antisemitism In American Schools
Watch the 5:23 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3qd2ns-caroline-glick-explains-the-rise-of-antisemitism-in-american-schools.html
OTHER NEWS, OPINION, COMMENTARY
Revolver.news: Shock poll: Majority of American 18-24 year olds think Hamas slaughter of 1,200 Israeli civilians justified…
The discrepancy between the 18–24 demographic and the 65+ demographic is truly remarkable. While 51% of the 18–24 demo say the attack could be justified, only 9% of the 65+ demographic believe this.
[Dems & MSM don’t call it an insurrection) O’Neil: Photo From Anti-Israel Protest That Took Over House Office Building Suggests SPLC May Have Helped Organize It
The Southern Poverty Law Center has long played the role of ideological enforcer, branding conservative critics of the Left’s ideology “haters” on the level of the Ku Klux Klan. But recently, the SPLC increasingly appears to also have boots on the ground at leftist protests that skirt the boundaries of the law.
The SPLC has a long history of carrying water for Antifa rioters, but this year, one of the organization’s own lawyers got arrested for domestic terrorism at an Antifa riot in Atlanta. Now, it seems another SPLC lawyer may have helped organize the arguably anti-Israel protest on Wednesday that occupied the rotunda of one of the buildings on Capitol Hill that houses offices of members of Congress, the Cannon House Office Building. Large crowds of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered to demand a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, the U.S.-designated terrorist organization that runs the government in the Gaza Strip.
[…] The protesters took over the Cannon rotunda, demanding a cease-fire. Police had erected fencing around the U.S. Capitol complex but protesters worked their way into the Cannon building. They sat down, holding banners reading, “Ceasefire,” “Let Gaza live,” and “Mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living.”
BlazeTV Staff: Did Rashida Tlaib lead an ‘INSURRECTION’ on Capitol grounds?
January 6 has remained an obsession of politicians on the left, but it appears a new January 6 has emerged. A mob of protestors stormed a building on Capitol Hill and disrupted official proceedings. However, because the protestors were egged on by left-wing politicians like Rashia Tlaib, Glenn Beck doubts anything will be done. “In this case, nothing will happen because it’s not Donald Trump,” Glenn says. Before the “insurrection,” Tlaib is captured on video spouting lies about the hospital bombing in Gaza before appearing to threaten the president. […] “So, Rashida Tlaib, is anything going to happen? Is anything going to happen to her? Is she going to be impeached for inciting an insurrection, anything?” Glenn asks.
Kerr: Inside Black Lives Matter’s Long History With Hamas-Friendly Activists
Black Lives Matter chapters across the country made waves last week when they excused and explained away Hamas’s attack on Israel. A coalition of 26 local chapters called the attacks a “desperate act of self-defense.” The Chicago chapter shared an image glorifying Hamas gunmen on paragliders, before walking it back amid blowback. And the movement’s Phoenix branch praised Hamas “freedom fighters” for their acts of “resistance.” Echoing this rhetoric are two Hamas-friendly groups—American Muslims for Palestine and the Council for American-Islamic Relations—that have for nearly a decade worked arm-in-arm with the Black Lives Matter organization to plan rallies and lobby lawmakers. The groups are united by an “oppressed-oppressor narrative that helps them destroy society,” according to the Heritage Foundation’s Mike Gonzalez.
O’Brien: Abolish TSA
Since we no longer have borders there is no need for safety theater. […] Have illegals been tested for Covid? Even at the height of the pandemic they were not. Were they expected to be vaccinated? While the federal government mandated that federal employees and armed service members be vaccinated, it gave illegal immigrants a pass. Have they been investigated, or even questioned, about their criminal histories? Hardly. As a result, an untold number of those who’ve crossed into the United States illegally are no doubt criminals in their own countries who’ve decided to see how the pickings are up north. Others are possibly members of foreign terrorist cells with the ability, the will, and perhaps the mission to strike American targets.
Read more: https://americanmind.org/salvo/abolish-tsa/
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