Politics

Supreme Court denies request to halt construction of the border wall

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns.

A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts.

A federal appeals court had ruled against the administration last month, but the justices, for now, have given another temporary victory to the administration.

“The fight continues,” said Dror Ladin, a staff attorney with the ACLU’s National Security Project. “Every lower court to consider the question has ruled President Trump’s border wall illegal, and the Supreme Court’s temporary order does not decide the case. We’ll be back before the Supreme Court soon to put a stop to Trump’s xenophobic border wall once and for all.”

The four liberal justices dissented from Friday’s order.

In June, the Supreme Court also declined to hear an appeal from a coalition of environmental groups that pushed back against the Trump administration’s construction of the wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Politics

Chris Wallace challenges Biden to follow Trump on ‘Fox News Sunday’

Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace called out former Vice President Joe Biden Friday over the presumptive Democratic nominee’s apparent reluctance to appear on Wallace’s program or any of the Sunday morning news shows.

“We asked last week for an interview [for] this past Sunday with Joe Biden,” Wallace told “Bill Hemmer Reports” host Bill Hemmer, “and they [his campaign] said that he is not available for that Sunday. That’s not saying that he will not do an interview from now until Election Day, and we will ask every week, but, you know, we’ll see.”

Wallace’s request to have Biden on the program came on the heels of a wide-ranging and occasionally contentious interview with President Trump that aired July 19.

“The fact is,” Wallace told “Special Report” host Bret Baier the following Monday, “the president is out there. He’s out there in this broiling heat with me for an hour, he took all the questions. You can like his answers or dislike them but he had answers and Joe Biden hasn’t faced that kind of scrutiny, hasn’t faced that kind of exposure.”

Biden last appeared on “Fox News Sunday” March 1, the day after his decisive victory in the South Carolina primary rescued a campaign seemingly headed for oblivion.

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Elections, Issues, Politics

Watch: Local TV News Experiment Exposes Flaws of Vote-by-Mail

A local television station conducted an experiment with vote-by-mail and it exposed the shortcomings of the system.

WRDW in Philadelphia sent 100 “mock ballots” from across the city to a P.O. box set up specifically for the test.

A few days later, reporter Tony Dokoupil sent 100 more. He sought to mimic the size and weight of ballot envelopes to ensure the most accurate results.

A week later, Dokoupil went to the post office to pick up the delivered ballots at the PO Box he had created for them.

At first, a worker could not find his mail. When he sought to confirm the answer, he was dismissed.

“Alright then, have a good day,” he was told curtly.

It wasn’t until he spoke to a manager and explained the experiment that he finally found what he was looking for.

“They had them somewhere else,” he was told from behind the protective glass.

Dokoupil tabulated the results:

  • 21 percent of the votes hadn’t been delivered within the same city after four days.
  • Some mailed a week prior were also missing.

At the end of the experiment, only 97 percent of the ballots arrived. Three percent were missing, leading Dokoupil to declare those mock voters were “disenfranchised by mail.”

The reporter then hit the streets and couldn’t find a resident who would say a kind thing about the mail service.

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Big govt, Issues, Politics

Fauci: ‘I Don’t Think We Need to Go to Lockdown Again’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, does not believe the United States will have to go on lockdown again.

Speaking with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Thursday, Fauci responded to a outside caller who asked if the country will have to go on lockdown; he did not think that was necessary.

“I don’t think we need to go to lockdown again and shelter in place,” Fauci said. “There are situations, as I’ve mentioned to you before, in multiple interviews, where, when they were trying to open up a state or a city, that there were certain guidelines that were skipped over. Maybe you’re in phase two, and you need to pause and maybe go back to phase one. That’s entirely conceivable and may be recommended.”

Though some regions and cities may need to look at going back to phase one, Fauci did not believe that would be true across the country if people followed five principles: wearing a mask, keeping physical distance, avoiding bars, keeping good hand hygiene, and avoiding large crowds.

“I don’t think we need to go all the way back to lockdown,” he continued. “And the reason I say that is that we’re learning more and more. If you do five fundamental principles, in any situation, one, wear a mask all the time, consistently, when you’re outside, and can be exposed. Number two, keep physical distance. Number three, avoid bars or close bars if you can. Keep away from crowds, big congregations, and maintain hand hygiene.”

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Big govt, Politics

Rep. Omar Paid Her New Husband’s Company 600,000 Dollars in July

“Marital bliss” means more to Rep. Ilhan Omar than it might to the rest of us. The first-term congresswoman and member of the radical-left “Squad” has funneled more than a million dollars into her new husband’s consulting firm.

I guess that’s one way to become a millionaire in America.

It should be pointed out that this was not taxpayer money. It was money donated to her re-election campaign by supporters. But its undeniable that Rep. Omar is shamelessly using campaign funds to enrich her family.

There’s no law against paying family members for consulting services, although there should be, but this may be abusing the privilege. Read more…

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Big govt, Politics

Ohio Health Officials Ban Hydroxychloroquine For Treating Virus

On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced that the Ohio Board of Pharmacy had issued a ruling that prohibited the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine to treat COVID-19.

But on Thursday morning, Ohio GOP Gov. Mike DeWine publicly asked the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board to “halt the new rule issued Thursday that bans the use of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment of COVID-19,” as WHIO reported.

“I agree with the statement from Dr. Steven Hahn, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, that the decision about prescribing hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 should be between a doctor and a patient,” DeWine tweeted, adding, “The Board of Pharmacy and the State Medical Board of Ohio should revisit the issue, listen to the best medical science, and open the process up for comment and testimony from experts. Read more…

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Big govt, Politics

Biden Tells Reporters He Doesn’t Know Where He Is

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden told reporters he did not know where he was before a speech Tuesday in Wilmington, Del.

“Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Kingswood Community Center,” Biden said, before freezing for a few seconds. “Actually, that’s the one down where I used to work. That’s a joke. I didn’t know where we were.”

After appearing to refer to notes, he correctly identified the location as the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center. Biden, 77, said the late Anderson, whose name he had just forgotten, was a friend of his. Read more…

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Big govt, Media, Politics

After Biden Dodges Fox Interview, Trump Says Joe Would “Cry Mommy” If Interviewed by Wallace

Last week, President Trump sat down with Chris Wallace for an intense, hour-long interview.

Wallace, who is no fan of Trump’s, fired some hard questions at the president.

Trump went toe-to-toe with the Fox News correspondent, answering the questions head-on.

It turns out, Wallace offered the same invitation to Joe Biden. But the Biden campaign refuses to let Joe be interviewed.

President Trump gave the blistering reason why. Read more…

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Big govt, Politics

Ted Cruz Takes On Nancy Pelosi, Accuses the Speaker of Just “Shoveling Money to Her Friend”

Republicans and Democrats are still clashing over more relief bills for the nation.

On one side, the DNC wants to give America more money, in the form of both stimulus checks and ongoing federal unemployment aid.

On the other hand, the GOP would rather send the country back to work, and limit the rising costs of the epidemic.

And some Republicans believe Democrats are using this situation to snag funds for their own gain.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is one of them.

During CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Cruz flat-out accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of taking advantage of the coronavirus situation. Read more…

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Big govt, Politics

Louie Gohmert Demands Democrat Party Banned From Congress

The history of the Democrat Party may be coming back to haunt it.

Though the party stands against racism and inequality today, Democrats have their roots in American history they’d just as soon forget.

And as protesters and rioters continue to target statues, monuments, and memorials, U.S. history has become a major talking point.

Now, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) believes the DNC needs to take a close look at itself.

He cites the party’s history of supporting slavery and the Confederacy and as a result, Gohmert suggests the “Democrat Party” should change its name.

According to the Texas representative, if Democrats wish to hold others to a certain standard, they should adopt that same standard. Read more…

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