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REPORT: Biden Campaign and Democrat Officials Prepare for Protesters and Chaos at Chicago Convention

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 02:40

The 2024 Democrat National Convention in Chicago may end up being a chaotic freak show. Dem officials and the Biden campaign know that they may end up dealing with mobs of angry leftist protesters and they’re already taking steps to deal with it.

What they really fear is a repeat of the 1968 convention, which was a disaster.

One approach they are considering is a hybrid convention that is partially virtual so that they can hide the ugliness from the TV audience.

Politico reports:

The DNC Is Preparing for the Worst in Chicago — Without the Help of the City’s Mayor

President Joe Biden’s top advisers are all too aware the ghosts of 1968 may haunt their convention here, but they’re grappling with a pair of more urgent and thoroughly modern-day challenges as summer nears: How far can they go in reprising their virtual 2020 convention to mitigate the threat of disruption inside the arena, and how will they navigate a rookie mayor who unabashedly sympathizes with protesters?

Trumpeting the success of their Covid-era convention four years ago, some in Biden’s orbit are aggressively pushing to make the 2024 conclave a hybrid production. That would mean in-person speeches from the president, party luminaries and rising stars to draw television attention alongside a mix of pre-recorded testimonials and videos from other parts of the country.

The goal: drive maximum viewership on television and the internet while minimizing live programming and openings for protest in Chicago’s United Center. This would mean moving party business, such as rules and platform votes, off the floor and denying would-be demonstrators a chance to seize on contentious debates.

Who had 1968 on their DNC bingo card this year?

The DNC Is Preparing for the Worst in Chicago — Without the Help of the City’s Mayor – POLITICO https://t.co/Kc1XDqvB1q

— CalRadioHost (@cal_host) May 10, 2024

The Democrats helped to create this monster and now they can’t control it.

Hiding from your own voting base. But the campaign is doing super otherwise.

— Big Fish (@BigFish3000) May 10, 2024

More important than that, they need a very controlled environment to present Biden.

It’s 50/50 he’d crap his pants. https://t.co/6ULX13Xvz3

— Mark Noonan (@Mark_E_Noonan) May 10, 2024

"We're going to do the DNC but we're afraid of our own voter base."

And Biden still thinks he's going to win https://t.co/GWpOZC8pfO

— Michael Edwards (@MEdwardsVA) May 10, 2024

Things could get out of control very quickly.

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Gavin Newsom Proposes Cutting 10,000 Vacant State Jobs to Close State Deficit

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 02:35

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) announced his proposed $288 billion state budget, which would cut thousands of vacant state jobs and funding to more than 200 state programs in order to close the state's $27.6 billion deficit.

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Bring Them Home: The Five Americans Still Held Hostage by Hamas

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 02:29

There are still five American hostages being held by Hamas. And though our leaders seem to have forgotten them, the American people have not. Hamas murdered 1,200 people in Israel in the October 7, 2023, terror attack, and took more

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Attorney for Steve Bannon Issues Statement Following Court of Appeals Decision

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 02:20

David Schoen, legal representative for Steve Bannon, released a detailed statement today in response to a decision by the Court of Appeals. The court ruled that it does not possess the authority to overturn a precedent set by a 1961 Court of Appeals panel concerning the interpretation of “willfully” in the Contempt of Congress statute. This decision pertains to Bannon’s ongoing legal struggles following his non-compliance with a congressional subpoena to sit before Nancy Pelosi’s sham January 6 Select Committee.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported the Biden Regime is one step closer to jailing former Trump aide and conservative firebrand Steve Bannon.

Steven Bannon is also the host of the most pro-MAGA podcast, “The War Room.”

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Bannon’s conviction for contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena related to the sham January 6 investigation.

Bannon does not need to report to prison right away. He has seven days to request an en banc review (a decision from the court’s entire slate of judges) or to petition the US Supreme Court.

After deliberating for three hours, a DC jury in July 2022 found Steven Bannon guilty of two counts of contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas to the controversial and completely biased January 6 Select Committee.

A federal judge previously denied Steve Bannon’s request for a new trial and dismissal in the contempt of Congress case.

Bannon refused to provide documents to the January 6 Committee because President Trump asserted executive privilege.

Bannon argued, “Based on long-standing U.S. Department of Justice authority, you should not appear for deposition or provide documents.”

Former Gorsuch clerk and regular guest on Bannon’s “War Room” Mike Davis said, “Today’s ruling by the DC Circuit on Steve Bannon’s claim of executive privilege is both shameful and predictable, as the DC courts are filled with partisans and cowards.”

Here is the complete and unaltered statement from David Schoen, concerning the Court of Appeals’ decision on Friday via War Room:

The Court of Appeals panel held today that it does not have the authority to overrule the 1961 panel of the Court that issued the decision in the Licavoli case on the definition of the word “willfully” as used in the Contempt of Congress statute.  Mr. Bannon will now seek redress before the full Court of Appeals, which has the authority to overrule Licavoli.

The Court of Appeals panel held today that it does not have the authority to overrule the 1961 panel of the Court that issued the decision in the Licavoli case on the definition of the word “willfully” as used in the Contempt of Congress statute. Mr. Bannon will now seek redress before the full Court of Appeals, which has the authority to overrule Licavoli.

There are many fundamentally important constitutional issues at stake in this case. Today’s decision is wrong as a matter of law and it reflects a very dangerous view of the threshold for criminal liability for any defendant in our country and for future political abuses of the congressional hearing process.

The Department of Justice argued before the Court that this panel did not have the authority to overrule the Licavoli panel’s decision – only the full Court sitting en banc can do that. The DOJ should support a petition for rehearing en banc to have the full court review this important issue of law.

As the trial court judge wrote earlier in this case. The Court’s definition in Licavoli is ” not consistent with modern case law surrounding the use of that term, let alone the traditional definition of the word.” The full Court of Appeals should make that clear and correct the Licavoli panel’s error.

When Steve Bannon’s lawyer, Robert Costello, received a subpoena for Mr. Bannon to testify before the January 6 committee and he received a direction from President Trump that the he was invoking Executive Privilege with respect to the subpoena, Mr. Costello did two things:

1. He advised Mr. Bannon in no uncertain terms that he was not permitted as a matter of law to in any way respond to the subpoena – that executive privilege had been raised and that it was not his privilege to waive; and

2. Mr. Costello wrote to the committee and told them that Mr. Bannon would fully comply with the subpoena if the the committee worked out any privilege issues with President Trump or they took the matter before a court and the court ordered Mr. Bannon to comply. Mr. Bannon was charged with “willfully making default” in response to a congressional subpoena.

In America, we do not criminally prosecute, let alone convict and send to prison people who not only don’t believe their conduct to be wrongful or in violation of the law, but, as in this case, people who follow the advice of their lawyers who tell them that the law does not permit them to comply with a congressional subpoena when Executive Privilege has been invoked. President Trump expressly confirmed to the trial court in writing that he had indeed invoked Executive Privilege with respect to the subpoena Mr. Bannon received.

A. For decades and, as reaffirmed in the last few years in decisions from the United States Supreme Court, a clear jurisprudential principle has been that “willfully” for purposes of criminal culpability requires a defendant to have acted in a manner he or she knew was wrong and violated the law. The Court of Appeals panel that issued this decision today found that it was bound by a 1961 decision called Licavoli which held that in the context of the congressional contempt statute “willfully” doesn’t require a belief that the conduct is wrong; rather all that matters is whether a subpoena was issued and the recipient complied with it. Licavoli did not involve executive privilege.

B. Long-standing constitutional principles, exhaustively recognized and identified by the Department of Justice for decades in binding opinions, make clear that any such definition when executive privilege has been invoked, violates the fundamental doctrine of separation of powers. It is the President’s or a former President’s prerogative to determine when and over what to invoke executive privilege and only a court, not a committee issuing the subpoena, can be the arbiter of whether executive privilege applies and how far its breadth extends.

Mr. Costello asked the committee to let a judge decide; they had no interest. The committee only wanted the political mileage it thought it would get for pursuing contempt.

It is unconscionable to hold a private citizen criminally liable for responding to a subpoena in the manner his lawyer told him is the only manner the law permits and especially when a constitutional principle like executive privilege is involved. The panel today held that it is bound by the 1961 Licavoli decision, notwithstanding the construction given to the word “willfully” in the criminal law context, which for decades clearly has required some determination that the defendant believed his conduct was wrong.

C. The trial judge in this case expressly wrote that the Licavoli definition cannot be reconciled with either the traditional or the modern definition of “willfully” but that his hands were tied by the precedent which he could not overrule. Similarly, this panel held, as the prosecution had argued, that it does not have the authority to overrule the Licavoli panel and is bound by it. That is why all parties should agree that the full Court of Appeals should hear this case sitting en banc.

D. The government convinced the trial court to bar Mr. Bannon from putting before the jury any evidence as to why he responded as he did to the committee subpoena. Interestingly, even in Licavoli, the jury was permitted to hear the Defendant’s story. The jury in Mr. Bannon’s case was prohibited from hearing that he followed his lawyer’s orders and what those orders were. He was barred from putting on any defense, while the prosecution was permitted to argue to the jury that Mr. Bannon simply ignored the subpoena because he thought he was above the law. They knew he had not ignored it and they knew his lawyer had told him the law didn’t permit him to comply; but the jury never knew either.

E. It also troubling that the Court endorsed the holding in this case that Mr. Bannon could not raise challenges to the multiple violations of the Rules of the House of Representatives from the formation of the 1/6 Committee through its decision to hold Mr. Bannon in contempt.

Every American subpoenaed to testify before Congress ought to be able to depend on a fair hearing before a fairly constituted body. Speaker Pelosi violated the House Rules and protocol and the trust of the American people when she formed the 1/6 committee as she did.

This was promised as an “investigative” committee into the events of 1/6; but she appointed as its Chair, Rep. Benny Thompson who filed a lawsuit alleging that he was personally injured by the events he was supposed to be investigating and placing blame for those events before any investigation even began.

The committee was filled with political partisans who regularly held press conferences announcing their opinions again without conducting any investigation. House Rules were unabashedly violated in the subpoena process all with impunity. The violations struck at the very heart of the integrity of the process as recent findings in the House have exposed; but this court has said it won’t consider any of these violation in connection with Mr. Bannon’s subpoena. The DOJ asked the court to decline to consider the violations and the court agreed. We believe a full review would have well served the country.

There are additional issues of constitutional dimension that were raised on appeal that we will also ask the En Banc Court to consider based on their direct conflict with other authority from this Court and the United States Supreme Court. That is the next step.

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TRUMP SUPPORTERS Line up to See President Trump 24 Hours Before Wildwood, New Jersey Rally – Venue Can Hold Up to 40,000 (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 02:00
Trump supporters line up on Friday to see President Trump speak on Saturday in Wildwood, NJ.

This is an amazing video.

Trump supporters lined up in Wildwood, New Jersey as early as Wednesday to see President Donald Trump speak on Saturday.

The beach venue on Saturday can hold up to 40,000 people.

Trump is scheduled to speak at 5 PM to thousands of New Jersey supporters.

Wildwood, NJ is already TURNED UP for President Donald J. Trump tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/p7pHLRggB9

— RealBenGeller (@RealBenGeller) May 11, 2024

The hotels are booked in the area.

BREAKING: People have been lined up for days on the Wildwood boardwalk in New Jersey ahead of Trump’s rally.

Motels and Hotels are completely booked and hanging Trump flags on their railings.

This could be one of the biggest Trump rallies ever.

pic.twitter.com/R5iBVn3CA6

— Ian Jaeger (@IanJaeger29) May 11, 2024

The Mayor of Wildwood says there is room for 45,000 people at the venue.

The mayor of Wildwood, NJ said there’s room for 45,000 people for Trump’s rally tomorrow

Thousands more will be filling the boardwalk and beach

It’s going to be WILD pic.twitter.com/WQ1Nrhau3M

— johnny maga (@_johnnymaga) May 11, 2024

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Attorney for Steve Bannon Responds to Appeals Court Upholding Contempt Conviction: 'Decision Is Wrong'

Breitbart - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 01:47

An attorney for Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist for former President Donald Trump, issued a statement in response to an appeals court upholding a contempt conviction for defying a subpoena from the January 6 Select Committee.

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Victor Reacts: Charges Dropped Against Hundreds of Illegals (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 01:40

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Charges against hundreds of illegal aliens have been dropped by a Democratic judge thanks to the magic of a “bureaucracy filing error.”

The Gateway Pundit reports:

On March 21, 2024, hundreds of illegal aliens from Africa, Central America, Colombia, and Venezuela made a mad rush for the border in El Paso, Texas after they were pushed south of the concertina wire in the middle of the night by the National Guard.

The illegals breached the concertina wire, tore down the fencing, overwhelmed National Guard members, and made a mad rush into the United States.

On Thursday FOX News reported that the 211 illegal aliens who were charged with rioting and destruction of property had their charges dropped by County Court Judge Ruben Morales.

Judge Ruben Morales is a Democrat judge from El Paso County.

FOX News reported: “Griff Jenkins: Fox News confirms El Paso County Court Judge Ruben Morales dismissed 211 cases against migrants charged with rioting at the border on March 21, seen in that video by the New York Post attempting to push their way into the US. Now Judge Morales says he lacked jurisdiction because the district attorney’s office failed to provide a required conferring transfer order to move the misdemeanor cases from district court to county court. But district Attorney Bill Hicks said just moments ago he felt the process was done appropriately and he intends to appeal the judge’s order dismissing the cases.”

Isn’t it interesting how Democrat judges will find magical “bureaucratic filing errors” when it helps hundreds of illegal aliens, yet conservatives have the book thrown at them for looking the wrong way.

 

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The Gaza Pier Situation is tenuous and a possible set up for Beirut Barracks 2.0

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 01:20

As the American domestic scene is distracted by the sudden appearance of the Palestinian “protesters” (née Antifers, née violent Transgenders, née Trust Fund malcontents), the Gaza Pier building exercise has been out of the spotlight.  The real question should be, after at least 15 years of about a $1 Billion Dollars of year of funding donated directly to the UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East) – why has a modern port not already been made in Gaza?  For some reason $1 Billion Dollars a year was not enough to at least have a simple seaport and pier.

The Biden Team made a policy decision to generate and deploy U.S. Army and U.S. Navy resources to create such a pier.  The whole endeavor was announced simultaneously with the release of the Fiscal Year 2025 budget submission to Congress which eliminated more aircraft and ships than were lost at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  Every line item of resources relevant to the Gaza Pier building went downward, which meant for every floating modular causeway section used, there were no replacements bought, and the likelihood of these sections being recovered and re-used is low.  The pier building project was just completed and has now received its first hostile fire from Hamas.

Where is the mini-Iron Dome to cover the pier and American military?

The on-going operation to marshal the American flotilla, unload and build the floating modular causeway system (72 feet by 270 feet long), excavate and dump backfill to create the earthen pier to connect with the floating section has now received fire from terrorist elements.  On April 24, the site of the pier building exercise came under fire and received two incoming mortar rounds.  No injuries were reported, and assembly and construction continued.  The Biden Team has insisted that no American Boots will be placed on the ground.  It is hard to believe that during JLOTS (Joint Logistics Over The Shore) Operations no U.S. Military personnel will step onto the beach, which defies the meaning of the JLOTS acronym.  There seems to be some creative wordsmithing going on.

In a military operation like this, establishing security is usually the first step.  So where is the necessary equipment to detect and shoot down the mortar rounds?  The Army has the Centurion system which has worked pretty effectively to protect the American base camps across the Middle East.  Why this system was not immediately deployed and set up to protect the U.S. Forces is unclear.  Even if the Biden Team is serious about “No Boots” on the ground, a Centurion System or two should have been set up on sections of the floating causeway.

Key U.S. Military ship supporting pier construction breaks down

Approximately four smaller and two medium Army ships have been committed to Gaza along with three large Navy vessels.  One of the Navy vessels, the USNS, 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo had an engine fire and limped home to the U.S. on its remaining engine for repairs.  The ship is named for a Marine Corps Medal of Honor Winner, killed in Vietnam in 1967.

The USNS Bobo is a very large transport ship, almost as long as a Nimitz Class Aircraft Carrier and weights in at 55,000 tons fully loaded.  It was built during the Reagan buildup in the 1980s to provide a large ship that can roll on/roll off wheeled cargo.  The USNS Bobo was constructed in the General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Shipyard, Quincy, Massachusetts – a historic and mighty shipyard that no longer exists.  Although pushing 40 years old, the ship has relatively low mileage and usage, but the breakdown indicates maintenance issues and was not a good start to the Gaza pier building effort.  Ships do breakdown, but when they do, they can be out of service for a long time as they wait for limited drydock space and spare parts that may not exist anymore due to their age.  The loss of even one ship affects operations worldwide as other missions are decremented to support the higher priority missions.

Israeli siege constricting the Raffah Redoubt – what’s next?

The pier has just completed its initial construction phase and commercial vessels should shortly begin shuttling aid from close by Cyprus.  The Pentagon says the pier has cost $320 million.  Sabrina Singh, Pentagon spokeswoman, told reporters the cost is a rough estimate for the project.  Pentagon cost accounting is bad (I’m being generous) – they’ve failed audit six years in a row, so the $320 million dollar is likely a swag that some poor Joint Staff Action Officer threw at the DOD Press Office when they needed an answer in five minutes.  Meanwhile the Israeli’s are bringing the Raffah siege to its final phases as they pursue Hamas.

The Biden Team seems to be slow walking ammunition to the Israelis – possibly because another Rob Malley like, collaborator has been found in the Biden Team at the highest levels.  His name is Maher Bitar and he is now Senior Director for Intelligence on the National Security Council.  Maher has a long track record of extremist behavior, including amazingly working at the corrupt UNRWA.  Israel is very close to finishing off Hamas and will, despite the interference of the Biden Team.  This war has to be put in context and is part of the worldwide orchestrated Chinese campaign to topple America, so even when Hamas falls, there will be a next phase of battle in the Middle East Theater of Operations and the Gaza Pier is a vulnerable target for terrorists seeking to attack Americans.

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THEY’RE PANICKING: California AG Prepares ‘Onslaught’ of Lawsuits to Stop Trump’s Second Term Agenda

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 01:00

California Attorney General Rob Bonta is preparing a litany of lawsuits in preparation for President Donald Trump’s possible return to the White House.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, Bonta is seeking to emulate the work of his predecessor, Xavier Becerra, who left his role in Congress to run for Attorney General and to sue the Trump administration in a bid to uphold his agenda.

The report states:

California Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta said he and his staff have been reviewing former President Trump’s second-term agenda in detail to prepare a potential onslaught of environmental, immigration and civil rights lawsuits in the event Trump defeats President Biden.

Bonta, a Democrat who is mulling a run for governor, said he has been reviewing the work of his predecessor, Xavier Becerra, who filed more than 100 suits against Trump policies before leaving the office to become Biden’s secretary of Health and Human Services. Bonta and his deputies are also looking closely at a document drafted by the Heritage Foundation, a Trump-aligned think tank, known as “Project 2025,” that offers a blueprint for Trump’s second-term policy goals.

Asked for comment on Bonta’s plans, Anna Kelly, a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, said, “California liberals will try anything to spread their failed, fringe-left agenda far and wide, but they won’t stop President Trump from making America great again.”

With polls increasingly indicating that Trump is the favorite to win, leftists are panicking about the prospect of his implementing a more radical second-term agenda.

In a wide-ranging interview with TIME magazine last month, Trump outlined his planned agenda, which includes a mass deportation campaign of illegal aliens, gutting the deep state, and pardoning those involved in the January 6th protests.

The article, written from a Democratic perspective, states:

What emerged in two interviews with Trump, and conversations with more than a dozen of his closest advisers and confidants, were the outlines of an imperial presidency that would reshape America and its role in the world.

To carry out a deportation operation designed to remove more than 11 million people from the country, Trump told me, he would be willing to build migrant detention camps and deploy the U.S. military, both at the border and inland. He would let red states monitor women’s pregnancies and prosecute those who violate abortion bans. He would, at his personal discretion, withhold funds appropriated by Congress, according to top advisers. He would be willing to fire a U.S. Attorney who doesn’t carry out his order to prosecute someone, breaking with a tradition of independent law enforcement that dates from America’s founding.

He is weighing pardons for every one of his supporters accused of attacking the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, more than 800 of whom have pleaded guilty or been convicted by a jury. He might not come to the aid of an attacked ally in Europe or Asia if he felt that country wasn’t paying enough for its own defense. He would gut the U.S. civil service, deploy the National Guard to American cities as he sees fit, close the White House pandemic-preparedness office, and staff his Administration with acolytes who back his false assertion that the 2020 election was stolen.

This week, it was also reported that Trump would be open to sending covert assassination squads to Mexico in order to take out the leaders of major drug cartels responsible for flooding America with drugs, crime and illegal immigration.

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UPDATE: Barron Trump Regretfully Declines Invitation To Be a Delegate at Republican National Convention Due to “Prior Commitments”

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 00:40

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron, was selected by the Republican Party of Florida as one of the state’s at-large delegates.

In response to the news, President Trump shared in a video, “To me, it’s very cute because he’s a very young guy, and he’s graduating from high school this year.”

Now, it’s been reported that Barron has “regretfully declined” the offer to serve as a delegate for Florida due to prior commitments.

In a statement to the press, Melania Trump’s Office wrote, “While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments.”

Barron Trump declines to serve as Florida delegate at RNC https://t.co/tJUbGKhzZ0

— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 10, 2024

Per The Hill:

Barron Trump, the youngest son of former President Trump, has declined the offer to serve as a delegate for Florida at this summer’s Republican National Convention (RNC).

“While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments,” former first lady Melania Trump’s office said in a statement.

The Florida GOP earlier this week said Barron Trump, who is 18, would join three of the former president’s other children — Eric, Tiffany and Donald Trump Jr. — as delegates, with Eric Trump serving as the state’s delegation chair.

It would have marked Barron Trump’s first foray into politics in the public spotlight. The Republican convention will take place in Milwaukee, Wis., in mid-July.

Barron, who turned 18 last month, is set to graduate from high school on May 17th.

In the first week of April, The Gateway Pundit reported Judge Juan Merchan, the judge overseeing Trump’s “Hush Money” trial, refused to rule on whether Trump could be excused from the trial on May 17th for Barron’s graduation.

Merchan has since had a change of mind and has now granted Trump permission to attend Barron’s graduation.

READ:

Trump-Hating Tyrannical Judge Gives President Trump ‘Permission’ to Attend Son Barron’s High School Graduation

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UNCANCELLED: Virginia School Board Votes to Rename Two Schools After Historic Confederate Leaders Four Years After They Were Changed

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 00:20

A Virginia school district has voted to rename two Virginia schools after historic Confederate leaders four years after they were originally changed.

As USA Today reported, the Shenandoah County School Board in Virginia voted 5-1 in a meeting Thursday to reverse the names of Mountain View High School and Honey Run Elementary School back to Stonewall Jackson High School and Ashby-Lee Elementary School. Shenandoah County is a predominantly rural jurisdiction with a population of just over 44,000, and is located about 100 miles west of the nation’s capital.

This vote reverses a hasty decision by the school board in 2020, a time when school systems across the South were removing Confederate names from schools in response to the Marxist Black Lives Matter movement.

Thursday’s vote was brought on by a group called the Coalition for Better Schools. AS WJLA reported, the group wrote in a letter that restoring the names would “demonstrate a commitment to inclusivity, respect for history, and responsiveness to community feedback.”

A previous effort in 2022 to restore the schools’ original names failed in a 3-3 vote. The three who rejected the move have all been replaced on the school board.

The New York Post notes that Board member Gloria Carlineo said during the meeting that those who oppose Confederate names should “stop bringing racism and prejudice into everything.” She argued this “detracts from true cases of racism.”

The sole dissenter, Kyle Gutshall, claimed that while he respects both sides of the debate, he believes that a majority of residents in his district wanted to leave the Mountain View and Honey Run names alone but noted it was a “complex issue.”

“I don’t judge anybody or look down on anybody for the decision they’re making,” he said. “It’s a complex issue.”

WJLA notes that private donations must be provided to implement the school name changes following the board’s approval.

Following the May 2020 murder of George Floyd and the subsequent BLM riots, Virginia and several other states attempted to appease the mob and removed Confederate statues from public spaces.

Then-Democratic Governor Ralph Northam wrote a letter to school board chairs across the state, demanding they change school names and mascots named after Confederate figures and sympathizers. The Shenandoah County School Board caved just three days later, voting to rename Stonewall Jackson High as Mountain View High and Ashby-Lee Elementary as Honey Run Elementary.

The schools were originally named after legendary Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and cavalry commander Turner Ashby.

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Democrat Rep. Hands Out Cards with Instructions to Help Illegal Aliens Evade Law Enforcement, Deportation

GatewayPundit - Sat, 05/11/2024 - 00:00

Democrat Rep. Collin Allred (TX) handed out cards with instructions to help illegal aliens evade law enforcement and deportation.

Allred is currently running for US Senate in Texas against Republican Ted Cruz.

According to Fox News, Allred handed out “Know Your Rights Cards” during one of his campaign stops in Dallas earlier this month.

Fox News reported:

Rep. Colin Allred, D-Texas, the Democratic nominee in the Texas Senate race, is handing out cards with instructions to help illegal immigrants evade law enforcement and potential deportation.

Allred handed out the “Know Your Rights Cards” during a recent campaign event with the Dallas County Democrat Party in early May, while running for the seat currently held by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.

The red cards, viewed by Fox News Digital, explain how someone in the U.S. illegally can avoid immigration agents that are asking them questions or showing up at their door.

When asked about the distribution of such cards, Allred did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

More than 10 million illegal aliens – mainly military-age males – have crossed the border since Joe Biden took office in January 2021.

The illegals will be a huge voting bloc for Democrats and they will be given representation in Congress.

House Democrats on Wednesday night voted unanimously to give illegal aliens – including Joe Biden’s 11 million illegal border crossers – representation in Congress and the Electoral College.

Democrats continue to put Americans and American workers in line behind alien invaders.

The House vote was 206 to 202 with 22 representatives 11 Democrats and 11 Republicans abstaining from the vote.

ALERT: House Dems just voted UNANIMOUSLY to give illegals representation in Congress AND the Electoral College. House Seats and Electoral College votes WILL BE added to areas with the most illegals (including all Biden illegals) unless Senate passes the bill. Invasion by design. pic.twitter.com/nVjhmsNh34

— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) May 9, 2024

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Biden administration: It's 'reasonable' to suspect Israel violated international law in Gaza

UPI - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:45
The Biden administration on Friday said it is "reasonable to assess" that Israel used U.S. weapons to violate international law in Gaza, but it stopped short of issuing a full verdict.

SHOCK: Longtime KTLA Entertainment Reporter Sam Rubin Dies Suddenly at 64

GatewayPundit - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:40

Longtime KTLA Entertainment reporter Sam Rubin died suddenly on Friday at the age of 64.

According to TMZ, Sam Rubin had a heart attack on Friday just one day after he was on air Thursday morning.

Sam Rubin’s co-workers are shocked over the longtime anchor’s sudden death because he showed no signs of illness on Thursday when he was on the air.

Rubin has been with KTLA 5 since 1991.

“KTLA 5 is profoundly saddened to report the death of Sam Rubin. Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades. His laugh, charm and caring personality touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving husband and father: the roles he cherished the most. Our thoughts are with Sam’s family during this difficult time.” KTLA said in a statement on X.

KTLA 5 is profoundly saddened to report the death of Sam Rubin. Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture of Los Angeles morning television for decades. His laugh, charm and caring personality touched all who knew him. Sam was a loving… pic.twitter.com/eG0tQswBSH

— KTLA (@KTLA) May 10, 2024

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Sam Rubin, one of the most respected and connected entertainment anchors in the nation, died suddenly on Friday at age 64.

The circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately released. Rubin was on the air a day earlier and showed no outward signs of illness, co-workers said.

Rubin joined KTLA 5 Morning News in Los Angeles in 1991, instantly making an impact with his encyclopedic knowledge of film and television and infectious charm. His news reports, interviews and feature segments were central to the morning broadcast and a hallmark of KTLA’s brand.

“The Sam that you saw on the air is the Sam that was off the air,” Rubin’s longtime colleague and friend Frank Buckley said in announcing his passing on live television. “Our hearts are broken. To all of us he shared his mornings with on television, and to those he worked with behind the scenes … we will not forget him. Quite simply, Sam was KTLA.”

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House Speaker Mike Johnson Says No to Federal Abortion Restrictions

Breitbart - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:35

In an interview with Politico, Johnson pointed to Donald Trump's official abortion position, which Trump revealed in April.

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Jubilee: Pope Francis Declares 2025 a Holy Year Devoted to ‘Hope’ – Rome Braces Itself to Receive 30 Million Visitors

GatewayPundit - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:20

Before you know it, the year of our Lord of 2024 is almost halfway through, and we are approaching the Jubilee Year, a quarter-century event that mobilizes the Catholic faithful from around the world.

Ailing Pope Francis will be presiding over the season of events beginning on December 24, 2024, and running through Epiphany on January 6, 2026.

That is: if his health will allow him to. The mere week of Easter events this year proved too much for him.

Globalist Francis has officially launched the Holy Year with an edict filled with his unmistakable Marxist slant that adds a tragic second meaning to the word ‘Papal bull’.

Associated Press reported:

“The Vatican crossed a key milestone Thursday in the runup to its 2025 Jubilee with the promulgation of the official decree establishing the Holy Year. It’s a once-every-quarter-century event that is expected to bring some 32 million pilgrims to Rome and has already brought months of headaches to Romans.

Pope Francis presided over a ceremony in the atrium of St. Peter’s Basilica for the reading of the papal bull, or official edict, that laid out his vision for a year of hope: He asked for gestures of solidarity for the poor, prisoners, migrants and Mother Nature.”

The event kicked off the final run of preparations and public works. Everything has to be ready by Dec. 24, when Francis opens the Saint Peter Basilica’s Holy Door and formally inaugurates the Jubilee.

“In a novelty, Francis announced in the papal bull that he would also open a Holy Door in a prison ‘as a sign inviting prisoners to look to the future with hope and a renewed sense of confidence’.”

Because, of course, Francis needs to bring his ‘novelties’.

Deutsche Welle reported:

“In the official edict, Francis proclaimed that the theme of the celebration would be ‘hope’, and called on wealthy nations to forgive debts owed them by poorer ones, suggesting they, ‘acknowledge the gravity of so many of their past decisions and determine to forgive the debts of countries that will never be able to pay them’.”

Francis also addressed ‘ecological debt’, ‘commercial imbalances’, ‘environment’, ‘disproportionate use of natural resources’. Marxism pure and simple. A watermelon that is ‘green outside but red inside’.

“‘Hope’, said the pontiff during a vigil after the official reading, ‘is needed by God’s creation — gravely damaged and disfigured by human selfishness. Hope is needed by those peoples and nations who look to the future with anxiety and fear’.

The tradition of the Holy Year, which was begun by Pope Boniface VIII in 1300, begins with the pope throwing open the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica and inviting pilgrims to visit the tombs of Saints Peter and Paul. The Jubilee involves indulgences for the forgiveness of sins and requires pilgrims to visit four of the city’s major cathedrals (St. Peter’s, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Paul Outside the Walls).”

The last Great Jubilee was held in 2000, with Pope John Paul II leading the Roman Catholic Church into the third millennium.

Between 30 and 32 million are expected to visit Rome in 2025.

The tourism is a boon for the Church and the city, but Rome is overwhelmed and has outdated infrastructure.

“Notoriously congested, the city is currently one enormous 24-hour construction site — with major infrastructure projects around St. Peter’s but also along the Tiber River, central boulevards and squares — all bringing traffic to a standstill.

Rome stands to receive some €4 billion ($4.3 billion) in public funds (€1.3 billion in special Jubilee funds and €3 billion in public and other EU post-pandemic funds) to complete works aimed at modernizing roads, public transport, subway and telecommunications systems.”

In this Jubilee, perhaps we can all hope for a Pope devoted to the dogma and doctrine of the Church.

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GOP senators introduce 'pro-life' bill to boost resources for mothers

UPI - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:16
A group of Republican senators on Friday introduced legislation aimed to steer women away from abortion by boosting access to resources for pregnant women.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: New Gen 47 PAC’s HISTORIC FIRST Pro-Trump Concert in Miami With Rapper Waka Flocka Flame Launch Event – June 14!

GatewayPundit - Fri, 05/10/2024 - 23:00

Tickets to New Gen 47 PAC and rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s historic rap concert, where he will perform in furtherance of his endorsement of President Trump’s 2024 campaign, are on sale now.

The June 14 concert will be held at the NoMi Village in North Miami, Florida at 6:30 pm. Purchase tickets here.

Other New Gen 47 events with A-list entertainers and pro-Trump Hollywood celebrities are expected to be announced soon.

As The Gateway Pundit recently reported, New Gen 47 PAC, founded by LJ Fino, President of First Class Records, and PR consultant Alex Fahmy, has big plans to hold concerts and music events with famous musicians to rally low-propensity, young, and minority voters for Donald Trump and other conservatives in November.

It can be recalled that co-founder LJ Fino had a hand in producing hit #1 songs, such as “Justice for All” featuring Donald Trump and the J6 Choir and Kari Lake’s “81 Million Votes my Ass,” as Mailman Media’s Head of Recorded Music Operations. Fino’s First Class Records label has also produced music by Lara Trump.

Fino told The Gateway Pundit, “NEW GEN 47 is a Hybrid PAC that combines popular culture with politics. We will be focusing on reminding the electorate which Presidential candidate benefits all Americans from all walks of life, and that candidate is President Donald J. Trump.”

New Gen 47’s webpage outlines the failed policies of Biden’s America Last Regime, including the soaring inflation and cost of food, rent, gas, and electricity, as well as the border crisis and the nearly 100% surge in fentanyl-related deaths since Biden took office. The webpage also showcases Joe Biden’s history of racism for swing voters to make an informed decision this November.

Via New Gen 47 on Rumble:

Joe Biden has “no empathy” for young people. Kamala Harris says “they are stupid”.

This election will be TOO BIG TO RIG thanks to Gen Z and Millenials voting for TRUMP on November 5, 2024. We have a country to save!

Join our movement at newgen47.com.

Last week, the pro-Trump PAC announced exclusively to The Gateway Pundit that rapper Waka Flocka Flame will hold his performance at their launch event in Miami, Florida on June 14, which also coincides with President Trump’s birthday and Flag Day in the United States.

EXCLUSIVE: New Gen 47 PAC Announces HISTORIC FIRST Pro-Trump Concert in Miami With Rapper Waka Flocka Flame on President Trump’s Birthday – THIS WILL BLOW SOME MINDS

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Waka Flocka's team told The Gateway Pundit that Trump's unfiltered speech and tough personality "is exactly what made him unique and worthy of leading this country."

President Trump has also been invited to attend this event. Ticket packages include backstage access and photo opportunities!

You can also support New Gen 47’s mission to turn out otherwise Democratic voters for President Trump here!

Follow New Gen 47 on Truth Social, X, and Instagram.

The Gateway Pundit will continue to provide updates on New Gen 47's future events and announcements!

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— Waka Flocka Flame (@WakaFlocka) October 17, 2023

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