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Nevada Republican Senate Candidate Adam Laxalt: Inflation and Gas Prices Are The Top Issues For Voters

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 19:05
Nevada Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt discusses his support for an America-First agenda.

Kellyanne Conway: Why President Biden Is Going To Run Again In 2024

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 18:52
Former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway talk about President Biden's chances for re-election in 2024.

AOC Won't Yet Commit To Backing Biden In 2024: "We'll Cross That Bridge When We Get To It"

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 18:46
Influential progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told CNN's Dana Bash Sunday morning that she is going to give herself time to decide who to endorse in the 2024 presidential election. Biden would be the oldest living president to ever run for re-election, however, he's likely to be challenged by the second-oldest in history, former President Trump.

Sen. Chris Coons: "All Of Us," Including Democrats, Need To Reduce The Level Of Violent Rhetoric In Politics

Sun, 06/12/2022 - 18:26
Bret Baier asked Delaware Sen. Chris Coons on "FOX News Sunday" about the difference between how Democrats are talking about ongoing protests outside of Supreme Court justices' homes compared to their reaction to the riot at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. "The House is working to add a provision that would allow the marshal of the Supreme Court to decide to extend protection to staff and families of staff of the Supreme Court. I think that's appropriate, that's an acceptable compromise," Coons said the first time Baier asked the question. "More than anything, I think the House needs to take it up and pass it early next week. And I'm optimistic after several conversations with House leadership that they will." Baier asks a few more times and eventually gets this answer from Coons: "Bret, let's be clear. I didn't say don't arrest protesters. I'm simply saying that all appropriate action should be taken to ensure the safety of the Supreme Court justices. And I'm not going to say this protester or that protester ought to be arrested." "I'm not going to say this protester or that protester ought to be arrested. I just think that that's a judgment call to be made by law enforcement, not by a senator on a Sunday show," Coon explained. Next, Bret Baier asked: "Should the president have said something publicly about this?" "I certainly have denounced this latest threat against Justice Kavanaugh," Sen. Coons said. "But it's important that we remember there are threats of political violence of many kinds and types." COONS: Frankly, as you also referenced in the introduction, Bret, the January 6th hearing that just took place was a riveting reminder of the dangers of politically motivated violence in our country. And the gun massacres, the shootings that happened at a grocery store in Buffalo and at an elementary school in Uvalde, are also a call to action. And I'm grateful to be working with Senator Cornyn as a part of a broad bipartisan group that's working to address mental health and gun safety as well. BAIER: Going to get to both of those other things in just a minute. But staying on this particular thing, there is already a federal statute on the books that makes it illegal to protest in front of a judge's home. It is Title 18, Section 1507. These groups published the conservative justices' addresses online. They've been protesting nightly. Should they be arrested? COONS: Look, Bret, we have to strike the right balance here between protecting freedom of speech in this country and ensuring that our justices and judges are safe. We passed a bill through the Senate months and months ago that would also provide further protections obscuring the addresses, for example, of justices and judges. That's something we took up in the wake of a horrifying attack on the family of a federal court judge in New Jersey where her son was killed. I do think we need to take stronger action to make sure that our federal judiciary is safe because that's part of making sure our democracy is safe, which really is the core issue of the January 6th hearings, is how do we make sure that the fundamentals of our democracy, the safety and security of Congress, the peaceful transfer of power, and I would also at the safety and security of our federal judiciary is insured. We should act. BAIER: Senator, we're getting ready for this ruling. It's going to be controversial no matter what happens. If it matches the draft -- leaked draft opinion or not, there is this law on the books. I'm just asking, should they follow the law? Should the attorney general say, yes, arrest those people before something happens? COONS: Well, Bret, I think if the leaked version of the opinion is matched by what would be a remarkable act of judicial activism, conservative judicial activism, there will be understandable anger across the nation. As an elected official, I've certainly had protests out front of my house. Many of us have who serve in Congress and other elected offices. But we need to make sure that all appropriate actions are being taken to ensure the safety of members of our federal judiciary, including Supreme Court justices. BAIER: Okay, so don't arrest the protesters based on the title, I got it. That's what you're saying. The president this -- COONS: Bret, let's be clear. I didn't say don't arrest protesters. I'm simply saying that all appropriate action should be taken to ensure the safety of the Supreme Court justices. And I'm not going to say this protester or that protester ought to be arrested. I just think that that's a judgment call to be made by law enforcement, not by a senator on a Sunday show. BAIER: Understood, but they haven't been arrested yet and nobody has for protesting outside these judges' homes that were published online, only the conservative justices. What -- I want to also ask you, is the president hasn't said anything publicly about this specific threat about Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. The White House press secretary said a couple of things in a gaggle to reporters that the president condemns violence of any kind. But should the president have said something publicly about this? COONS: Bret, the president has repeatedly spoken out against politically motivated violence in our country, the risk of politically motivated violence in our country. And as you well know, presidents often speak more through their press secretaries to events of the day. I certainly have denounced this latest threat against Justice Kavanaugh. But it's important that we remember there are threats of political violence of many kinds and types. Folks who are watching this morning who didn't watch the January 6th hearing should take a few moments and review what Congresswoman Liz Cheney, an unimpeachable he conservative from Wyoming, had to say in her opening statement. I think there are risks of political violence we should all be speaking out against and acting to ensure we control, manage, and reduce. BAIER: I -- we're going to talk about January 6th in just a moment. But don't you think Democrats and the media would possibly, Senator, be making more about a threat like this, a specific threat, if it was happening to liberal justices? COONS: Well, Bret, you have in front of the Democratic senator who cosponsored with Senator Cornyn a bill that would provide greater security -- BAIER: I'm just saying publicly, Senator. COONS: -- for the families of justices. I don't know how more publicly I can say that I think threats of violence against Supreme Court justices, their families, their clerks are reprehensible, unacceptable, and we should take action to secure the federal judiciary. BAIER: All right. Last thing before we get to January 6. The law has been made this week about words, how much they matter, how much stirring the pot, giving the green light to violence in any way, shape, or form is unacceptable. Take a listen to this. SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won't know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions. BAIER: On the steps of the Supreme Court, did those words qualify, Senator? COONS: So here's a key distinction. What Senator Schumer was saying was that he was upset. He was alarmed, he was concerned at the prospect that justices would reverse decades of a well-established fundamental constitutional right in our country. What he did not say was let's go attack them. The point of the January 6th hearing is to prove that that is in fact what President Trump did, that he, in the words of Congresswoman Cheney, summoned the mob, stirred up the mob and then lit the fuse that sent them storming the Capitol of the United States. I do think there's a distinguishable difference between what we just heard from Senator Schumer and the actions taken by former President Trump and his circle of advisors in the days before January 6th. And the results were clear and I think catastrophic. The physical assault of officers that led to several officer deaths and the shattering of the Capitol perimeter. Frankly, as one of the members of the Senate who had to be escorted out along with the vice president by Capitol police just feet ahead of an angry mob, I do think that we are at risk of a season of political violence in this country, and all of us should reduce the temper and level of our rhetoric. BAIER: Including Senator Schumer, who has said the justices "released a whirlwind" and "you will pay the price." You don't see any problem with that kind of language on the Supreme Court? COONS: That's not what I said. What I just said, Bret, was I think all of us need to reduce the level of our rhetoric and be mindful of the fact that stirring up potential violence is not a good or constructive thing to be doing at this moment in our country by any political leader.

Tucker Carlson: The Majority Of Americans Don't Care About January 6th, That's Why They Lecture You Like A Child

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 21:02
Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue on Friday on the "two straight hours of campaign propaganda" that was the primetime January 6th Committee hearing the night prior. Carlson said Democrats want Americans to have to pretend that January 6th was the worse thing that ever happened to America. TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: Listen to this article 0:00 / 16:58 1X BeyondWords Thank heaven it's Friday, mostly because it's not Thursday. Yesterday was Thursday, a day that will live in shame in the history of the American news business. Yesterday, last night, every news network in this country, but this one faithfully surrendered its entire primetime lineup to Nancy Pelosi. So, in place of news coverage, people who tuned in got two straight hours of unedited campaign propaganda scripted by the Democratic Party. The effect was North Korean - every channel the same. Nothing like it has ever happened in this country. Now, the news anchors who faithfully did Pelosi's bidding, pretended they were hearing some sort of congressional hearing, but they were lying. It was not a hearing. At a hearing, dissent is permitted. The other side can speak. Evidence is presented. Evidence is not censored or deceptively edited. That's not allowed. So, what we saw last night was definitely not a hearing. It was a show trial. There was no pretense of fairness or accuracy. The whole thing was indecent. How many people were convinced by what they saw last night? Hmm, right around zero. They're not going to win a single vote, so why did they do it? There had to be a reason. They're not that stupid. Well, the reason they did it is every minute news anchors are whining about some imaginary threat from QAnon (Remember QAnon?) every minute they're doing that, they're not covering the collapse of the American economy, something everyone actually cares about. "Collapse" is a strong word, but how would you describe it today? Inflation hit 8.6%. Those are the official numbers. Those are the numbers arrived at using the government's own cooked metrics, but it's still the highest increase in inflation in more than 40 years, so it's not surprising that consumer confidence is at the lowest level ever recorded. Why? Really, it comes down to energy. The cost of energy is up nearly 40% over last year. The average price of a gallon of gas is now over five bucks, but it won't stop there. JPMorgan predicts it'll get to $6 and soon. So, when the price of fuel goes up, so does the price of everything else because our transportation systems are dependent on the price of fuel. And when it gets high enough, people can't go anywhere, even the police. In Michigan, one department says it can no longer respond to emergency calls because the price of gas is going too high. "We've exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset," said the sheriff of Isabella County on Tuesday, "I've instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone." So, enforcing the law over the phone. It sounds like a story from the Third World, but that's America. It's Michigan and it's just the beginning. A CNBC survey just found that 68% of corporate CFOs are predicting a recession soon. Zero chief financial officers surveyed by CNBC believed a recession could be avoided. All of them thought it was absolutely inevitable. What are the effects? Well, one of them is staples, food prices. They were already up 5% in December. They're now up more than 10% year over year. So, when food becomes too expensive to buy, you have a crisis. How is the administration responding to this crisis, a demonstrable crisis? Well, Biden has just unveiled new regulations on ethanol. By the way, here's a really simple test if you want to know you're speaking to someone who understands anything about science or the environment. Anyone who tells you ethanol is good for the "environment" is either ignorant or lying. We know after decades of studying it, that ethanol hurts the environment. There is no environmental benefit to ethanol, and there's a massive cost both to the land and also to you. Thanks to Biden, gasoline refiners will be forced to blend 20 billion gallons of ethanol because it's a renewable fuel for the planet. But what this really is, is a requirement from the Biden administration to burn food in your car. That's what ethanol is. It's corn. So, what happens when you divert food crops like corn to ethanol production? Well, we know the answer because it's been studied for decades. In 2008, an evolutionary biologist at Cornell called David Pimentel, wrote this: "The use of corn for ethanol has led to major increases in the price of U.S. beef, chicken, pork, eggs, bread, cereal, milk. It's a boon to agribusiness and a pain to consumers." In fact, "the director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization reports that using 22 pounds of corn to produce one gallon of ethanol is already causing food shortages." Well, of course. That was 2008. This is not news. Anyone who's been paying attention can tell you ethanol is bad for the environment. It's terrible for engines, and it is above all a disaster for your food supply. So, at the same moment we are facing food shortages, the Biden administration has decided to make food scarcer and more expensive. Food will be just as expensive as gasoline. And you probably hadn't heard about that because once again last night, every single news network in this country except ours was reporting on something else. Here are their priorities. PETER ALEXANDER, NBC: This primetime presentation was both clear and it was compelling. The first in a historic set of hearings here. DON LEMON, CNN: This is not just about what happened on January 6 or in the days leading up to it. It's about a clear and present danger to our democracy. GLORIA BORGER, CNN: I have to say, it's just historic to me. This was a hearing unlike any other. CLAIRE MCCASKILL, MSNBC: I think the committee did a great job tonight. I thought Liz Cheney was particularly strong. CHRIS WALLACE, CNN: It was a very powerful, very well-produced, if you will, two-hour presentation. STEPHANIE RUHLE, MSNBC: Tonight, The January 6 committee concluded the first of a series of its public hearings, and the point was abundantly clear: Our democracy remains in danger. These people. Now, normally you could just say, "Well, they're dumb. That's why they're on TV in the first place, reading scripts that somebody else wrote." I mean, it really is like "Anchorman," if you want to be totally honest about it-hairhats, reading words they don't understand. That is true. That's actually what it is. But in this case, it's more than ignorance. It's more than stupidity. It's complicity in a campaign to fool the public, to make you believe that your personal concerns like the fact you can't buy food or drive anywhere or the police won't come because they can't afford gas, those are not important. What's really important is some other thing that you should be terrified of, "Russia. It's Putin. It's QAnon. It's the White supremacists. They're going to get you!" And anyone who worries about gas prices, anyone who's concerned about how to feed his or her family gets a lecture that actually you're just selfish. "This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated!" Really, or whatever the talking point is. Here was CNN last night. Watch. LEMON: But I think for something like this to happen, to have an attack on the Capitol, to have an attack on our democracy, to have a president of the United States saying that he won the election when he didn't, I think that is more important than anything. If you don't have a functioning democracy, then it doesn't matter if you have a penny gas prices. You don't have a functioning democracy and people are going to think "Well, what does this matter if our gas prices or whatever?" Okay, fine. We'll get to the gas prices. That's always going to have: what does it mean for inflation? Fine. We'll get to that. We talk about that all the time. What this means for our democracy is the most important thing, and that's what we should be focusing on. A civics lesson from Don Lemon. Mr. Lemon, tell us about democracy. What is democracy? You just summed it up for us, if you would. It's a term you use a lot. What is democracy? Well, democracy is the process by which government represents voters and their concerns. Voters vote in representatives. They go to Washington and they carry with them in their hearts the memory of the people who put them there and their concerns are first and foremost. So, what are the first and foremost concerns of American voters, the people at the heart of this democracy? Well, food and gas prices, but the people who are defending democracy, look at those people and say, "Shut up, you selfish rube. You really should care about January 6 because democracy." The overwhelming majority of Americans don't care about January 6 and that's why they need to beat you in the face with it again and again and again. They wouldn't be hysterical. They wouldn't be repetitive. They wouldn't be patronizing if you actually cared, but you don't, so they have to lecture you like a child. So, the midterms are approaching, this is the Biden administration strategy: Talk about something else. Shame you if you don't think it's the most important thing. So, Biden began talking today. This was a speech that was billed as an address on inflation, but it didn't begin with inflation or any honest account of how we got here and how we're going to get out of it. No, it was about January 6. Watch. PRESIDENT BIDEN: Before I begin, I want to say a few words very briefly about the January 6 hearings that were highlighted last night. The insurrection on January 6, was one of the darkest chapters in our nation's history, a brutal assault on our democracy, brutal attack on law enforcement, some losing their lives and we heard about it last night again. And I know together, and I mean this, we can unite and defend this nation, Democrat and Republican, and allow no one to place a dagger at the throat of our democracy. The overstatement is so ridiculous. You look at everything that's going on in the world. We know what happened on January 6 because no event in human history has had more cameras trained on it. You can watch the video. You can spend the rest of your life watching the video on the Internet. Why don't you go ahead and do that and get back to us? Does that look like a dagger at the heart of democracy? Is that the darkest chapter in American history? It's like, insane that you would even talk like that. "It's QAnon. Really! Trump is bad." It's repulsive, actually, when you think about it. Russia is threatening to destroy New York City with nuclear weapons. So, how are we doing on that front? Well, it turns out, we're sourcing a critical component in our ammunition, not just small arms, but nuclear weapons from China. So, at the moment, we're actually closer to war than in any time in your lifetime, any time since 1945, since the big war ended, we're closer right now than at any time since then and what are we doing about this? What's the State Department doing to fix the crisis in Eastern Europe? Well, they have, they just announced this, they've hired a global equity ambassador. Oh, that'll fix it. Oh, more equity. This is nuts. It's like rearranging bookshelves by title as your house burns down. This is a species of mental illness. Everybody sees how fake this is. Nobody is convinced by it. It was just two years ago, live on television, summer of 2020, a mob of Biden voters tried to storm the White House. Do you remember this? They torched a church across the street. They attacked Secret Service officers. A mob called for the president of the United States to be lynched. He was taken to an underground bunker for his safety. We don't like to be hysterical, so we got to downplayed it at the time. Probably shouldn't have. Maybe we should have, as hysterical as Joe Biden, "This is Pearl Harbor," but I have been lying, so we didn't. This is what our country's capital looked like at the time. You know, you really sort of hate to get into the war of, "Well, you think that's bad? This was worse! Look at our tape," but really, it's just too much. Stop lying to us. Stop telling us things that we know for a fact are not true because we watch them in real time. You didn't hear anything about that last night, about similar riots that destroyed cities all over the United States. You didn't hear a single word. None of that was a dagger at the throat of our democracy. All that happened in an election year with the aim of influencing the election. Unmentioned, you heard not one word about the guy who just tried to assassinate a Supreme Court justice at his home at the urging of the Senate majority leader. Can't talk about any of this. These topics, like the state of the U.S. economy, are now off limits. You have to pretend that January 6, 2021, remains the single worst thing ever to happen to America, even though not one living person really believes that and if you don't say so, if you don't confess the one true faith in public, you'll be hurt. It just happened to an NFL coach called Jack Del Rio. He just learned this lesson, a completely Soviet moment. We've got more on that in just a minute. But first, take a few steps back. So, this is a perverse arrangement and you got to wonder who benefits. The Congress and the entirety of corporate media bury the actual problems facing the United States, pretend like they're not even happening. Why are they doing this and who is getting rich from it? Inflation doesn't happen by accident. It's the product of choices. The inflation we're now living through was created on purpose. The United States government got to a place where the debt was too big, and the only answer was to inflate it away. If you are a major debt holder, the only way out for you is to make the money less valuable, and so they did this on purpose. They want inflation to skyrocket, of course, and continue to rise. You're not going to hear any of that from the professional commentators on cable news, but you will hear it from people who still have common sense, like this guy at a gas station the other day. Watch this. MSNBC REPORTER: The economic jolt is not felt equally. A new Bank of America report found household credit card spending for fuel surged to 7.8% by the end of May, but a whopping 9.5% for families making under $50,000. MAN AT GAS STATION: They call it inflation because somebody's pocket is getting inflated. We're the ones hurting down here, you know, the poor people. Okay. So, inflation almost certainly is hurting you. In fact, a new analysis out today showed that the average family will pay this year a full month in its total income, just in inflation, a full month. Who's it good for? Well, if you've got massive corporate debt, it's a really good deal because you get to pay yesterday's accounts, yesterday's debts with today's inflated dollars. That money has lower real value, so you were getting a deal. It's a scam. They're doing this on purpose. But you could only pull that off if the people you were hurting were completely distracted, so let's scream at them some more about January 6. Then they might not notice. At this point, we don't really have a choice but to tolerate inflation. That's the truth. The traditional way to attack inflation is to raise interest rates. But inflation has gotten so high that it's going to be pretty tough to do that. U.S. debt to GDP now stands at nearly 125%. That means for every point we raise the interest rate, we're going to wind up paying even more in interest charges on that debt. If the Fed tries to raise interest rates any way to the point they might actually affect inflation. What will that do? Well, let's say you bumped it 11 points. I mean, which you probably have to do to get inflation under control. Jerome Powell, who runs the Fed, has already said there's no limit to how high interest rates could go. At least one financial expert has said 6% interest rates could be coming and maybe that's just a start, on top of the ones we've already seen. Now, what would that mean for you? Well, interest rates that high would crush Americans with credit card debt and that's most of the country. In fact, is the highest rate ever. It would make buying a house basically impossible. It would crash markets. It would crush asset prices. Are we going to do that? That's kind of our option. Probably not. So record inflation is likely here to stay. If you want to know why they're talking about January 6 in primetime, that's why.

Bill Maher: "The White Liberal Is To The Left Of The Average Democratic Black Voter," "Most Black Voters Are Moderate"

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 20:43
HBO host Bill Maher debated Bernie Sanders, socialism and black voters with Cornel West, Kellyanne Conway and Josh Barro in the online-only Overtime portion of his show 'Real Time.' "Maybe people are just not that in love with socialism," Maher said about Sanders' losing campaign in 2020. "It's not socialism," West objected. "Bernie is a socialist," Maher said. "He's a New Deal liberal," West responded. "He calls himself a socialist," Maher retorted. "A lot of people like to call themselves things," West said. "Why would you want to call yourself a term that doesn't have a positive connotation?" Maher responded. "We have polling on this," Maher said. "The white liberal is to the left of the average Democratic black voter. On social issues and economic issues. Most black voters are moderate, not liberal. More white Democrats are liberal."

Biden Rips Shipping Companies: Prices Make You Want To "Pop Them"

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 01:03
President Joe Biden said he would like to "pop" shipping companies in a speech delivered on Friday at the Port of Los Angeles. BIDEN: This is about reducing costs for families. You know, I have to admit to you a lot of us elected officials have been in office for a while. Every once in a while something you learn makes you viscerally angry, like if you had the person in front of you you'd want to pop them. No, I really mean it. There are nine, nine major ocean line shipping companies that ship from Asia to the United States, nine. They formed three consortia. These companies have raised their prices by as much as 1,000 percent. So, everything coming from Asia, they -- they get 90-some percent of the stuff coming from Asia. They've raised it by 1,000 percent. That's why I called on Congress to crack down on -- and they're foreign owned, foreign owned shipping companies that raised their prices while raking in just last year $190 billion in profit, a sevenfold increase in one year, sevenfold increase, $190 billion.

Charles Payne: If We Can't Have A Soft Landing, Let's Have A Hard One As Soon As Possible To Get It Over With

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 00:45
FOX Business host Charles Payne talked to FOX News host Bret Baier about the state of the economy: "Officially a recession is typically considered two back-to-back negative quarters. We know the first quarter was a negative corner. Two weeks ago the Atlanta Fed's forecast of the current GDP for this quarter at 2.5%. Coming in to today it had fallen to just 0.9%. I haven't had a chance to see if they updated it yet but we might actually be in a recession right now. You mentioned the Federal Reserve. Today the odds of them going 75 bases points instead of 50 jumped up from almost zero to 25%. There is a lot of pressure on them to come to the rescue. Because, if we don't have a soft landing, at least make it as hard as possible early as possible and get it over with."

Morning Joe's Richard Haass: We Need To Get The Republican Party Back To Liz Cheney Republicanism

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 00:11
Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, told 'Morning Joe' on Wednesday that Liz Cheney Republicanism is conservative: "What we see today is that Republicans have ceased to be conservatives, and modern day Republicanism has become radicalism. It's become populist. And you're putting people and policies, what have you, preferences ahead of democracy, ahead of the country, ahead of the Constitution, ahead of our institutions. That, to me, is obviously an unbelievably dangerous departure. We no longer have -- we have, if you will, a progressive liberal party. We no longer have a conservative party. We have what's become a radical movement, a radical network in and out of the official party. That's something we've really never had to deal with in our history. And the question is, can we fete through it? Can we basically get to a point where Liz Cheney Republicanism, which by the way is extremely conservative in her policies, whether we can get back to the point that regains control of the Republican party? I don't know the answer to what. Obviously, we have an enormous stake in it. It gets a little to the point of these hearings, and I might slightly disagree with John and others. I'm not so sure that what we heard is an airtight legal case. I actually have doubts about it."

Charles Payne: Biden Has Brought Us 2022's "Summer Of Misery"

Sat, 06/11/2022 - 00:01
FOX Business' Charles Payne talked to 'Special Report' host Bret Baier on the disconnect between what the Biden administration is doing and what is actually happening in the economy. CHARLES PAYNE: It's so frustrating because every time he opens his mouth, even that article in the 'Wall Street Journal' begins with a preamble 'these victory laps' and you have to wonder is he paying attention at all? I mean every single poll. Just about an hour ago I got an email a Gallup poll, by far inflation is the number one issue in this country. By far nothing is even close. Nothing is close. It is destroying American households right now. And it's sort of, you know, just play it off. Blame it on Putin, blame it on greedy corporations. Not take any sort of responsibility. It is just -- I mean, we see his polls but beyond politics, it's really hurting people now. It's the point where you are starting to see these surveys and folks are saying, hey, one parent each week that's skipping a meal so all the kids can eat. I saw one where 9% of families the entire family has to skip a meal now. People are cutting back on electricity. Think about the last two years. We were confined. You know, we are told we can't work. We wanted to go out. And everyone, I think everyone anticipated this being the summer. You talk about a summer of love this was going to be the summer of love. And now it's looking like the summer of misery.

Did the January Sixth Committee Deliver, Mathew McConaughey Comes to Washington, and What Do the California Primary Results Tell Us About November?

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 20:01
On Thursday night, the House January 6 Committee held its much anticipated televised hearing. There was new information, including accounts of Republican members of Congress allegedly seeking preemptive pardons from President Donald Trump and a report that Trump told staff during the assault that the rioters threatening violence against Vice President Mike Pence may have the right idea. Also this week, Matthew McConaughey wowed Washington with his appearances at the White House and on Fox News, raising hopes that Congress might reach some sort of agreement on gun violence in schools. But at week's end, the Senate left town with no agreement on even a framework for discussion. And Californians are still digesting Tuesday's primaries, which resulted in a November run-off for the mayor's office in Los Angeles, and a recall of San Francisco's district attorney. RealClearPolitics co-founder and president Tom Bevan, Washington bureau chief Carl Cannon, and White House/national correspondent Susan Crabtree join Andrew Walworth on today's RealClearPolitics Takeaway podcast.

Liz Cheney to GOP: "There Will Come A Day When Trump Is Gone, But Your Dishonor Will Remain"

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:26
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) gives opening remarks during the January 6th Committee's first public hearing as they begin announcing their findings. "There is a reason why people serving in our Government take an oath to the Constitution. As our founding fathers recognized, democracy is fragile. People in positions of public trust are duty-bound to defend it – to step forward when action is required. In our country, we don't swear an oath to an individual, or a political party. We take our oath to defend the United States Constitution. And that oath must mean something. Tonight, I say this to my Republican colleagues who are defending the indefensible: There will come a day when Donald Trump is gone, but your dishonor will remain."

Mollie Hemingway: The Hunter Biden Story Is Really About The Biden Family Business

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 14:15
Jason Chaffetz and Mollie Hemingway weigh in on Hunter Biden's questionable business dealings, the president's policies and the failed assassination attempt on Justice Brett Kavanaugh on 'Kudlow:' "It's good to remember the Hunter Biden is about the Biden family business not just Hunter Biden but James Biden the brother of Joe Biden and other family members who were given money by foreign oligarchs, the Chinese Communist Party, other entities in exchange were things that were not quite sure what they were getting. There is a business where you give people money that you normally wouldn't Hunter Biden is not somebody you would normally hand over sums of cash to. We need to know more about what's happening with U.S. Policy is this why Joe Biden has a soft policy towards China there has been insane stories coming out of this laptop and corporate media is downplaying or ignoring or suppressing the story just as they did in the 2020 election."

Nunes: The "Grand Finale" Of The J-6 Committee's "Miniseries Of Hoaxes" Turned Out To Be The Democrats' "Waterworld"

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:59
Former Rep. Devin Nunes compared last night's January 6 investigation committee hearing to the 1995 cult classic film "Waterworld" which was nororiously long and boring and lost a record amount of money. DEVIN NUNES: I saw a few highlights from last night and got up early this morning and watched some of the other networks to see what they're saying. It's kind of like we live in two different worlds. You've got the world of people that makes up 90% of the media that are continuing to play this mini-series of hoaxes. It started with the Russia hoax, they had a grand performance there. Then they had the Mueller hoax and they were going to -- remember, they were going to bring that to life. I had to live through all of that. Then they had the first impeachment hoax. For this one, this was made to be their grand finale, prime time, bringing in a Hollywood guy to help produce it. And look, if you remember back I think it that was the '90s, remember the big Hollywood production, I think it was called "Water World" and they spent hundreds of millions of dollars on it, the most expensive movie ever. I think this is the Democrats' version of "Water World." That's what it looks like to me. I don't know how they'll get people to tune in next week. Nothing new came out. At the end of the day, nothing new came out. And the fact that they're not actually getting to the bottom of what are real problems with January 6th, which are why wasn't the fence up? Pelosi's call. Where were the National Guard? Pelosi once again, that was her call. We now know that President Trump authorized those national guardsmen. And then of course the big issue here is it's very similar to the Russia hoax and all the stuff that Durham's looking at, we have these people that were instigating this riot who are walking free who aren't targets of the FBI investigation and, you know, that's -- when I'm talking to my former colleagues, that's what they're saying. If Republicans do win in November look, I think there's going to have to be a real investigation into January 6th and my prediction here is that all of this stuff they've done that caused just a rot in Washington, D.C. and a rotting of the Congress, you know, hell's going to be a payback here. Pelosi likely not going to be Speaker, may not be in Congress. Look, I think it's going to be probable that she's going to get subpoenaed in the future.

Joy Reid: Trump's Plan Was For "All Hell To Break Loose" To Prevent Mike Pence From Doing His Job

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:57
A panel of MSNBC colleagues discuss the evidence presented in the first January 6th hearing that shows Donald Trump deliberately not doing anything to stop the violence at the Capitol. Joy Reid said, "By the way the night before January 6, the night before when there were people walking through and looking at the layout with members of Congress, which is one of the things that is alleged here. On the night before the camp of the Saints guy, the person Donald Trump listen to and took advice from, Steve Bannon, literally said 'all Hell is going to break loose tomorrow.' Then he repeated it. So again, the plan was for all Hell to break loose to prevent Mike Pence from doing his job because they suspected that he wasn't going to be compliant."

Watch: January 6th Committee Plays Never-Before-Seen Video Footage Of Riot

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:46
The January 6 committee presents a pre-produced, previously unseen video showing the day of Jan. 6, 2021 in chronological order, starting in the morning before the Capitol was breached.

Watch Highlights From First Public January 6 Committee Hearing

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 13:34
The House Select Committee held its first prime-time hearing on the investigation into the Capitol riot. They presented some of the testimony that would be presented and heard from an officer who was injured in the attack.

Charlie Hurt: This Spectacle Is The Final Swirling End Of The Media And Dems Credibility With Voters

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 12:46
"Washington Times" opinion editor Charlie Hurt blasted the House January 6 committee Thursday night with FNC's Tucker Carlson. TUCKER CARLSON: I mean, if you take three steps back, what we're really watching is members of Congress talking about themselves again. CHARLIE HURT: Yeah, absolutely. Because the alternative is for them to have to talk about policies, and if they talk about policies, they have to talk about... not just their failures, all the failures we see right in front of us. You know, gas prices, crime, an open border, fentanyl deaths you can go through the list is endless. And if anybody got out of Washington, any of these people got out of Washington to talk to normal people, they would realize that American people are very, very concerned about a lot of things. This is not one of them. But then, step back even further and you look at the just a cavalcade of lies that Democrat politicians have made in their promises to get elected, ever since, even before Joe Biden became came to Washington. Whether it's solving health care problems for poor people, ending poverty or providing public education to people. They failed on all these front I call this the third failed impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump, the reason they have to talk about this stuff is because they can't talk about those other issues. They have to distract everybody from it. But it's even crazier than that because when you get to the issue of security, when and you start thinking about what people whose businesses were destroyed in these riots that Democrats supported in the year running up to the election, and you think about the security, think about the parents whose children they fear for their children going into an elementary school today and Democrats control both chambers of Congress and the White House. They have not done a damn thing to protect children in schools. Yeah, beyond that, the third branch of government, the judiciary, we have Supreme Court justices living under the threat of their family being assassinated and Nancy Pelosi will do nothing about it. All she can talk about is this day a year and a half ago when she was afraid or they were afraid of some goofball trespassing, nutty rioters coming through the Capitol. I think all this is goings to backfire and I think what we're seeing right here and I think it's great. I mean image you just showed of all the networks of obedient people, obedient networks showing this thing on command, I think what we're seeing is the final swirling of credibility for the media and Democrats going down the drain. I think they're going to pay a price and I think this spectacle right here is going to make it even worse for them because the difference between their concern here and the concern of anybody else, including schoolchildren in elementary schools, it's breathtaking. TUCKER CARLSON: You and I entered journalism about the same time over 30 years ago, seemed honorable then but it is completely shameful now.

Liz Cheney Reads Trump Tweet From January 6, Skips "Go Home With Love And In Peace"

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 04:10
Rep. Liz Cheney read out a Trump tweet from the afternoon of January 6 where the president said: "These are the things and events that happen when a sacred landslide victory is so unceremoniously & viciously stripped away from great patriots who have been badly & unfairly treated for so long." Next, she continued, skipping when the president wrote: "Go home with love & peace. Remember this day forever!"

New Ryun: This Is A Soviet Show Trial Meant To Cover Up The Truth And Silence Dissent

Fri, 06/10/2022 - 03:22
"American Majority" CEO Ned Ryun told FNC's Tucker Carlson that the January 6 "show trial" will not last beyond the November election when Republicans take control of Congress. NEW RYUN: I have to put a point on this, this is a show trial in the truest Soviet sense of the word. The good guys have never conducted show trials in the history of the world, and they are meant for two purposes, one to silence dissent and the other to cover up. And Nancy Pelosi has no interest in getting to the truth of the matter in this, so what Kevin McMarthy needs to do tomorrow is hold a press conference in which he announces that when Republicans take the majority bag, he will continue the January 6th committee chaired by Congressman Jim Banks. That reformed committee will then go and try and find all 14,000 hours of footage and make them public and find how many undercover FBI agents were in the crowd that day, understand why Trump's request for 20,000 National Guard troops was rejected, and what was Nancy Pelosi's role in that. But also, why did the DOJ and the FBI feel compelled to have what are essentially FBI commandos deployed to Quantico, with shoot to kill authority, who are then deployed into D.C. on January 6th, and what happened to the pipe bomber at the RNC and the DNC? The left likes to sanctimoniously lecture us that democracy dies in darkness, which it does when you don't have the truth and facts, but also dies in duplicity. When the left is colluding with bureaucrats to silence and attack political opposition, but also duplicitous in the aspect of equal justice. And to me this is a very dangerous place, where we are as a nation as Sean Davis referred to, if you don't have rule of law and equal application of justice, it throws everything into the absurd. So I think I made McCarthy and Republican leadership need to stand up and say we are going to continue this, it is a solid commitment to the American people that they will finally get to the truth and facts of what took place on January 6th.

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