Politics

Trump Celebrates Polling Showing His Grip on GOP

President Donald Trump on Sunday evening cheered new polling showing he has a firm grip on a Republican Party that does not accept the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s election win.

CBS News released polling earlier in the day showing two-thirds of Republicans believe loyalty to Trump is important, while 67 percent believe Biden is not the legitimate winner of the 2020 election.  Eighty percent of Republicans said they supported the House GOP’s removal of Liz Cheney from its leadership.

Trump hailed the findings in a statement issued by his political action committee.

”Breaking News! New polling by CBS News on the state of the Republican Party (which is very strong!). President Trump has a strong hold on the GOP,” the former president said. Read more…

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Politics

Biden threatens the “unvaccinated will pay the price”

On Monday, President Joe Biden spoke on the issue of vaccines to the American public, including what appeared to be a veiled threat that people not getting the vaccine will “pay the price” for not getting it.

Biden stated during his speech: 

“If the unvaccinated get vaccinated, they will protect themselves and other unvaccinated people around them. If they do not, states with low vaccination rates may see those [COVID-19 infection] rates go up, may see this progress reversed.”

“Only those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price. The vaccinated will continue to be protected against severe illnesses, but others may not be, if you’re not vaccinated”

(It is assumed that Biden is referring here to severe illnesses arising from complications due to COVID, since the vaccine clearly can’t and doesn’t protect against any other severe illnesses.) Read more…

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Abortion

Breaking: SCOTUS to Hear Direct Challenge to Roe v. Wade

On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving the Mississippi abortion law passed in 2018 banning abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

For the first time in history, and since the defining “Roe vs. Wade” case in 1973, the SCOTUS will have to weigh in on an abortion law passed at the state level. 

The controversial law in question was passed by the Mississippi state legislature, but then blocked by the court system, which at the time said that it contravened the SCOTUS’s own 1973 precedent, striking the law down. 

As it stands, the law would allow for abortions past the fifteen-week limit in cases of extreme medical emergencies or severe problems with the fetus, according to the NY Post.

Mississippi District Court Judge Carlton Reeves, at the time of striking the law down, wrote in his legal opinion: 

“The state chose to pass a law it knew was unconstitutional to endorse a decades-long campaign, fueled by national interest groups, to ask the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.” Read more…

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Politics

Amazon Hides Conservative Books From Search Results

Notable upcoming books released by conservative authors have suddenly disappeared from Amazon’s search results.

Conservative author and New York Posteditor Sohrab Ahmari’s book on America’s abandonment of virtuous ethical and religious traditions is among books that appear to be shadow-banned within a week of its launch.

“My new book, THE UNBROKEN THREAD: DISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF TRADITION has disappeared from Amazon search results,” Ahmari tweeted. “You can still find the product if you have the exact link but it doesn’t show up in search. Big Tech and Bezos are at war with my ideas.”

Hilbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic by Austin Ruse, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis also disappeared from search results. 

“Amazon is suppressing my new book, Under Siege: No Finer Time to be a Faithful Catholic. It is now hidden,” Ruse tweeted. “Can only find it by going through one of my older books to “Frequently Bought Together.”

After sparking outrage on Twitter, Amazon restored several of the books to its search results.

Amazon is no stranger to censoring books that advocate for conservative ideas. Read more…

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Politics, Violence

US Police Brace for A Violent Summer

Donald Trump may not be president anymore, but that won’t stop Anitfa and BLM from getting their riot willies out this summer in response to any number of social justice triggers.

To that end, the Wall Street Journal reports that police departments across the country are “bulking up patrols and implementing new tactics to prepare for what they say could be a violent summer” as states lift COVID-19 restrictions – as if they had any impact on last year’s summer of leftist violence. Also cited is a spike in firearm purchases during the pandemic as gun crimes spiral out of control in major cities.

Shootings and homicides in big U.S. cities are up this year again after rising last year. In the last three months of 2020, homicides rose 32.2% in cities with a population of at least one million, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Quarterly Uniform Crime Report.

In New York City, the number of homicides has reached 146 for the year so far, an increase of 27% from 115 during the same period in 2020. In Dallas, police have counted 75 homicides this year, up from 58 during the same period last year. Chicago police have recorded 195 homicides, up from 160 in the year-ago period. -WSJ

And while y/y crime stats spiking 12 months after the country was locked down is may seem like more of a ‘no shit’ than anything else, keep in mind that New York saw its most violent summer last year since 1996. Meanwhile, the country currently finds itself extremely polarized over more than just police reform, as ongoing tensions in the Middle East have spilled over into US streets, and anti-lockdown activists around the world have been fiercely protesting economy-killing pandemic measures – which we imagine our ‘wise and benevolent’ leaders like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) won’t hesitate to re-implement if COVID-19 even thinks about surging again. Read more…

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Politics

Meet the Democrats’ Dark Money Kingpins

hile most Americans were hooked on the 2020 electoral battle between Joe Biden and Donald Trump, Washington’s biggest “dark money” network was quietly funneling tens of millions of dollars into races meant to flip the Republican-held Senate and advance the left’s permanent transformation of America.

Meet Arabella Advisors, the Beltway’s best-kept secret.

Arabella Advisors is a for-profit consulting firm founded by former Clinton administration staffer Eric Kessler, who started his career as an environmental activist for the League of Conservation Voters. The firm controls four nonprofits (the “sisters”) with vague names and a common address: the 501(c)(3) New Venture Fund, Hopewell Fund, and Windward Fund, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, Arabella’s 501(c)(4) lobbying shop. Each of these nonprofits pays the company for the privilege of being staffed and led by Arabella folks ($137 million since 2008), and all four are behemoths—bringing in $731 million from difficult-to-trace donors in 2019 alone.

My colleagues and I at the Capital Research Center have studied the Arabella network for over two years. Here’s how it works. Read more…

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Health & Environment, Politics

Biden Sidelines Fauci

What happened to the almighty Dr. Fauci?

Last week he was on TV telling all of us that life wouldn’t get back to normal for at least another year or so, and this week he’s pretty much gone.

So what happened?

Well, a lot, actually.

The biggest turn for Fauci involves 3 little words: Gain of Function.

It was this past week when the “gain of function” dots were publicly connected to the good doctor.

This is nothing new for those of us on the right. Here on Revolver, we’ve covered Fauci’s gain of function research extensively… and the evidence against him is very damning.

A couple of months ago Fox News Host Steve Hilton blew the lid off of Fauci’s macabre obsession (and funding) of research involving the manipulation of highly contagious viruses.

Hilton laid the groundwork, but it was Senator Rand Paul who called out Fauci and his ghoulish research face to face during a Senate hearing. Read more…

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International, Politics, Violence

Uh-Oh: The Liz Cheney Saga Isn’t Over

In an interview on Tuesday with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) denied that she spread the discredited CIA “Russian bounty” story. That CIA tale, claiming Russia was paying Taliban fighters to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan, was cooked up by the CIA and then published by The New York Times on June 27 of last year, right as former President Trump announced his plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. The Times story, citing anonymous intelligence officials, was then continually invoked by pro-war Republicans and Democrats — led by Cheney — to justify their blocking of that troop withdrawal. The story was discredited when the U.S. intelligence community admitted last month that it had only “low to moderate confidence” that any of this even happened.

When Baier asked Cheney about her role in spreading this debunked CIA story, Cheney blatantly lied to him, claiming “if you go back and look at what I said — every single thing I said: I said if those stories are true, we need to know why the President and Vice President were not briefed on them…”

So having CIA stories leak to the press that fuel the pro-war case, then having pro-war politicians cite those to justify their pro-war position, is a Cheney Family speciality.

On July 1, the House Armed Services Committee, of which Rep. Cheney is a member, debated amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, the bill that authorized $740.5 billion in military spending. One of Cheney’s top priorities was to align with the Committee’s pro-war Democrats, funded by weapons manufacturers, to block Trump’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2020 and to withdraw roughly 1/3 of the 34,000 U.S. troops in Germany. Read more…

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Economy & Business, States

Red States Prepare for Blue Migration Wave

California’s wealthiest residents sought to purchase luxury homes in other states during the COVID-19 pandemic, if not leave the state entirely.

A report from realty company Coldwell Banker suggests many of their California-based home sellers saw their wealthy clients selling and heading for more tax friendly climates that may have fewer COVID-19 restrictions.

The annual review, released in late February, examined the buying and migration patterns of the country’s wealthiest people, with homes selling for as much as $75 million.

Real estate agents in California echoed those elsewhere in the U.S. that buyers are looking for more space and amenities such as pools and home offices. The difference, they said, is their clients are buying elsewhere.

“The exodus is unlike anything I’ve seen in my 28 years selling San Francisco real estate, with many younger people leaving for financial reasons, and affluent residents just feeling that it was time for a new life outside of the city,” said Joel Goodrich of Coldwell Banker Realty in San Francisco.

Goodrich said residents who stayed in the state left for Napa, Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. The wealthy that left the state went to Washington, Nevada, Colorado, Florida and Arizona. Read more…

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Health & Environment, States

Victory: South Carolina Bans Vaccine Passports

Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina signed an executive order on Tuesday banning “vaccine passports” and prohibiting local officials and school districts from issuing mask mandates. McMaster’s order also allows parents to opt out of mandatory masking for their children at school.

“We have known for months that our schools are some of the safest places when it comes to COVID-19,” McMaster said. “Whether a child wears a mask in school is a decision that should be left only to a student’s parents.” He added that “we must move past the time of governments dictating when and where South Carolinians are required to wear a mask.”

Gov. McMaster has not imposed a mask mandate during the COVID-19 crisis, instead allowing local governments to determine masking rules. The state Department of Education has required students and employees to use masks when entering school buildings and in hallways. McMaster called mask mandates for students “ridiculous” two weeks ago. Read more…

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