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JUST IN: Jill Biden FURIOUS After Kamala Harris Racial Bus Attack

(Breitbart) – A new story about the 2020 Democrat primary campaign reveals the details of Jill Biden’s fury after Sen. Kamala Harris attacked Joe Biden for his record on race and public busing.

Harris debuted her attack on Biden’s record in a June 2019 debate with her Democrat rivals.

“There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me,” Harris said, announcing that Biden’s views personally offended her.

Jill Biden vented against Harris and her early primary debate attack on a phone call with close supporters, arguing that her husband was not racist, according to a new book about the 2020 campaign.

“With what he cares about, what he fights for, what he’s committed to, you get up there and call him a racist without basis?” Jill Biden said according to multiple people on the call. “Go f- yourself.”

Details of the call were revealed by reporter Edward-Isaac Dovere in his book Battle for the Soul: Inside the Democrats’ Campaigns to Defeat Trump and previewed by Politico.

Support for Harris spiked briefly in the polls after the debate attack but ultimately sputtered out entirely.

Harris exited the presidential race in December 2019, before the caucusing even began in Iowa, despite spending over $25 million on her failed campaign.

After Biden won the nomination Harris laughed off her attack, saying she was “1000 percent in support of Joe Biden.”

“It was a debate,” Harris laughed during an interview with Stephen Colbert in August 2020 and repeated. “It was a debate. It was a debate. Literally it was a debate. It was called a debate. Everyone traveled to the debate. There were journalists at the debate.”

Team Biden ultimately forgave Harris’ attack, selecting her as Joe Biden’s running mate on their winning ticket.

www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/19/go-f-ck-yourself-jill-biden-furious-after-kamala-harris-racial-bus-attack/

Cohen: Donald, Ivanka, Don Jr, Weisselberg Will Be in ‘Orange Jumpsuits’

(Breitbart) – Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen predicted Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that Donald, his children, including Ivanka and Donald Trump Jr., and Trump Organization’s chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg will go to prison as a result of the New York attorney general’s investigation into the Trump Organization.

Anchor Joy Reid said, “The reason I asked you about the size of the organization is that that would mean presumably that someone like Allen Weisselberg and maybe even the Trump children, would they be in the know about the valuation of these assets? You’re talking about assets that Ivanka and Jared and the sons are out there pitching and selling these licensing agreements for? Would they potentially have exposure here? I was asking in the previous segment should they be getting their own lawyers.”

Cohen said, “They have to get their own lawyer. I have a very different opinion. I’m going to answer your question, but I have a little different opinion on this than most people. The answer is yes. They would know what the valuations are, specifically on projects they were designated to. Each one of the children were designated to different projects. Allen Weisselberg knew every dollar, not even to the dollar, every penny in and every penny out, when through Weisselberg’s desk and reported before and after to Donald J. Trump. As I stated, there was a very small core group of executives, a larger subset, but a very small core group.”

He continued, “I really believe that Donald Trump is going to turn. You always get shocked when I say things, Joy. I believe that Donald Trump cares for only himself. He realizes his goose is cooked. When he turned around and gets questioned about what you were asking about, inflation. It wasn’t me. It was Allen. It was my accountant. It was the appraiser. It’s never Donald.”

Cohen said, “He’s going to turn on his accountant and point the finger. He’s going to say Don Jr. handled that, Ivanka handled that, Melania, he’s going to tell them to take everyone except for himself.”

He added, “I do have to say that my credibility, I believe, is going to end up getting Donald, Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, Allen Weisselberg, his kids, some orange jumpsuits.”

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www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/05/19/michael-cohen-donald-ivanka-don-jr-weisselberg-will-be-in-orange-jumpsuits/

Why Does the Left Seemingly Hate Israel?

(NOQReport) – Share the truth AP Photo/Ariel Schalit With more than 3,000 rockets having been fired into Israel by Hamas recently, the Democratic Party seems paralyzed over how to respond to the latest Middle East war.

It is not just that they fear that “The Squad,” Black Lives Matter, the shock troops of antifa, and woke institutions such as academia and the media are now unapologetically anti-Israel. They are also terrified that anti-Israelism is becoming synonymous with rank anti-Semitism. And soon, the Democratic Party will end up as disdained as the British Labor Party under Jeremy Corbyn.

The new core of the Democrats, as emblemized by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, has in the past questioned the patriotism of American Jews who support Israel, and occasionally has had to apologize for puerile anti-Semitic rants.

The Left in general believes we should judge harshly even the distant past without exemptions. Why then, in venomous, knee-jerk fashion, does it fixate on a nation born from the Holocaust while favoring Israel’s enemies, who were on the side of the Nazis in World War II?

Recommended : Biden Snatched War From the Jaws of Israel Peace Deals. Pence Explains How He […]

Read the whole story at pjmedia.com

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Gun Owners of America Celebrates Supreme Court Decision that Struck Down Police Power To Seize Firearms

(BigLeaguePolitics) – In a rare bit of good news, the Supreme Court issued a decision on May 17, 2021 that overturned Rhode Island police’s policy of carrying out warrantless searches for firearms in a home by using the “community caretaking function.”

Gun Owners of America praised this decision in a press release that it published on May 17. It explained why “community caretaking function” is a flimsy doctrine and should be rejected:

This made-up doctrine, which is a purported exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement, permits police to engage in warrantless searches and seizures when they are carrying out any of their duties other than criminal law enforcement. For example, police may enter homes to help persons in need of emergency assistance, or may search a vehicle to recover the gun of an off-duty officer they had just arrested.

Erich Pratt, Senior Vice President of Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), shared his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s decision:

The Supreme Court today smacked down the hopes of gun grabbers across the nation. The Michael Bloombergs of the world would have loved to see the Supreme Court grant police the authority to confiscate firearms without a warrant. But the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fourth Amendment protections in the Bill of Rights protect gun owners from such invasions into their homes .

Per a legal brief from GOA, in the aftermath of an argument between a husband and wife, law enforcement entered their home without a warrant to search for and confiscate the husband’s firearms. They did so by appealing to the “community caretaking” exception to the Fourth Amendment. The GOA press release noted that “The Rhode Island district court and the First Circuit plucked two words from a court-created doctrine in an effort to empower police to grab guns in homes whenever it seems to be a good idea.”

The Court decision ended up being unanimous with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas writing a short opinion that rejected the use of this doctrine as a justification for the search. In his opinion, Thomas made a distinction between a rule that was applicable to an impounded car and “the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.”

GOA and its foundation are actively filing lawsuits nationwide against attempts to attack the Second Amendment. Occasionally, the Supreme Court gets certain things right on the Second Amendment.

Undoubtedly, litigation is one strategy the right can use to safeguard their liberties from an ever-aggressive Left.

bigleaguepolitics.com/gun-owners-of-america-celebrates-supreme-court-decision-that-struck-down-police-power-to-seize-firearms/

‘This Sucker’s Quick!’ – Secret Service Lets Biden Speed Away in Electric F-150

(Breitbart) – President Joe Biden personally drove the new electric F-150 Lightning on Tuesday during a visit to a Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan.

“We let him drive himself,” a Ford executive told reporters as the president drove by reporters on a testing track.

The president accelerated quickly and pulled up to reporters and rolled down the window of the pickup to talk to them.

“This sucker’s quick,” he said.

When asked how it felt to get behind the wheel again, Biden replied, “It feels great.”

Biden said the pickup would do 0-60 in about 4.4 seconds.

When asked if he would ever buy an electric F-150, Biden replied, “Yes. I would.”

The new all-electric F-150 pickup is estimated to start at $70,000 with fully loaded packages costing as much as $100,000.

The pickup had several taped-up sections to help preserve the styling and design details for the official product launch. The full details of the pickup will be released Tuesday.

Biden advised reporters to get out of the way before he punched down the accelerator.

“I’m just going to step on it and I’ll come off at 80 mph,” Biden said.

When a reporter asked him if he could ask a question about Israel, Biden replied, “No you can’t. Not unless you get in front of the car when I step on it.”

Biden punched the accelerator down as the pickup sped off at a high rate of speed on the test track.

Secret Service typically prevents presidents from driving themselves, unless it is in a controlled setting.

That usually inspires some bipartisan frustration from presidents, especially while touring car manufacturing plants or looking at new vehicles.

“I like to drive. I can’t drive anymore,” former President Donald Trump mused during a 2017 interview with Reuters.

In 2010, former President Obama drove a Chevy Volt for about 10 feet during a visit to a General Motors plant to promote electric vehicles, despite some protest from the Secret Service.

www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/05/18/this-suckers-quick-secret-service-allows-joe-biden-to-speed-away-in-electric-f-150/

Big Government and Big Inflation

(NOQReport) – Share the truth April’s 4.2 percent past year increase in the Consumer Price Index is not likely to dissuade the Federal Reserve from continuing its policy of near-zero interest rates. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell believes the rising prices are just a temporary phenomenon caused by the ending of lockdowns releasing pent-up consumer demand.

Powell may be right that the ending of lockdowns would inevitably be accompanied by a rise in prices. However, this is just the latest reason the Fed has given for putting off increasing interest rates. Powell does not want to admit that the real reason the Fed will continue to keep rates low is that increasing rates will cause the federal government’s interest payments to rise to unsustainable levels.

One way the Fed increases the money supply – and thus lowers interest rates – is by purchasing US Treasury securities. These purchases increase demand for US government debt, keeping government’s borrowing costs low. An expansionary monetary policy thus enables increased federal spending and deficits. Since the lockdowns, the Fed has worked overtime to monetize federal debt, doubling its holdings of Treasury securities.

A Truth in Accounting report from April concluded the real federal debt is 123 trillion dollars – over four times […]

Read the whole story at www.lewrockwell.com

noqreport.com/2021/05/18/big-government-and-big-inflation/

BREAKING: National Intelligence Director CONFIRMS UFOs are Real

(UncleSam) – Former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliff stated in March of this year that the Pentagon was going to release a report on UFOs or UAPs that would “shock people.” That report is due to be released in June. A segment of “60 Minutes” on Sunday may have finally snagged the attention of the country: UAPs are real, and now the Pentagon needs to figure out what they are, and what to do about them.

“Frankly, there are a lot more sightings than have been made public.”

John Ratcliffe

So here we are, one month or so away from the release of the requirement for the report that was neatly tucked away in the 2020 NDAA.

Here are a few excerpts from the 60 Minutes presentation with Bill Whitaker:

Lue Elizondo, former U.S. Military official that led the U.S. government’s effort to investigate UAP: “Imagine a technology that can do 600-to-700 g-forces, that can fly at 13,000 miles an hour, that can evade radar and that can fly through air and water and possibly space. And oh, by the way, has no obvious signs of propulsion, no wings, no control surfaces and yet still can defy the natural effects of Earth’s gravity. That’s precisely what we’re seeing.”

Daily Wire

Elizondo on explanations for what people are witnessing: “In some cases there are simple explanations for what people are witnessing. But there are some that, that are not. We’re not just simply jumping to a conclusion that’s saying, ‘Oh, that’s a UAP out there.’ We’re going through our due diligence. Is it some sort of new type of cruise missile technology that China has developed? Is it some sort of high-altitude balloon that’s conducting reconnaissance? Ultimately when you have exhausted all those what ifs and you’re still left with the fact that this is in our airspace and it’s real, that’s when it becomes compelling, and that’s when it becomes problematic.”

Daily Wire

Ryan Graves, former Navy pilot Lieutenant, on how often the U.S. Military encounters UAPs on the East Coast: “Every day. Every day for at least a couple years.”

Daily Wire

Graves on what he thinks the objects are: “I would say, you know, the highest probability is it’s a threat observation program.”

Daily Wire

Chris Mellon, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Intelligence for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush, and was on the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee: “… these vehicles seem to have unlimited loiter time, which we don’t have. We’re limited in terms of altitude, it’s hard to design something that functions well at ground level that can go, 60,000 or 80,000 feet and then drop down to the deck or drop to 20,000 feet. And you know, and it’s like a straight vertical line … in seconds. … Then the acceleration is beyond any, far beyond anything that we, that we’re capable of … There’s nothing we could build that would be strong enough to endure that amount of force and acceleration.”

Daily Wire

Unlimited loiter time. Unlimited ability to fly to high altitudes and drop immediately. No obvious engines. Extreme acceleration that caused the UAP to disappear. The million dollar question is…what’s the intent of the UAPs and are they some sort of threat observation program. Is there an extraterrestrial origin? These investigators are not wackos, they are professionals.

And it’s not just the Atlantic seaboard where the sightings of UAPs have been made – four Navy aviators saw one over the Pacific ocean in 2004 as well.

The Pentagon dumped its “Project Blue Book” program in 1969, only to reopen it with a different name in late 2020. In the original program, there were 701 incidents that defied explanation for the technology of the time. Now our technology is advanced enough to see that the UAPs being seen by Navy pilots are concerning.

Some of my colleagues are very interested in this topic and some kind of, you know, giggle when you bring it up. But I don’t think we can allow the stigma to keep us from having an answer to a very fundamental question. I want us to take it seriously and have a process to take it seriously.

Senator Marco Rubio ( Stripes )

Here are the 60 minutes presentations:


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Featured photo: Screenshot from 60 minutes and one from the US Navy

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Bitcoin Versus Gold: A Tired Debate

(Zerohedge) – Authored by Matthew Piepenburg via GoldSwitzerland.com,

Bias vs. Logic

We’ve written elsewhere about the ironic over-use of logic to justify otherwise illogical biases.

As Swiss-based precious metals professionals who see physical gold and silver as currency protection outside of an openly illogical (and dangerously fractured) banking system, it is more than fair for some to challenge our own “logic” (bias?) when it comes to precious metal ownership.

We understand such critiques.

Pandora’s Box

Such criticism, of course, strikes even more nerves (and claims of potential illogic) when precious metal professionals open the Pandora’s box of any conversation around Bitcoin, which has become, understandably, the sacred cow of many over-night millionaires and legitimately intelligent folks who, like us, distrust now obviously debased fiat currencies .

There’s also no ignoring the hysteria (as well as money flows) which support growing claims that BTC has or will replace gold as a new, modern and highly sophisticated store of value.

Needless to say, our logic (or “bias” to many Bitcoiners) strongly disagrees with this BTC claim for reasons you have all likely heard before and which we will only touch upon below.

Apples to Oranges

In many ways, however, we are not concerned with the BTC vs. Gold Debate for the simple reason that we see them as entirely separate investment classes-that is, a comparison of apples to oranges, not oranges to say… tangerines.

At the simplest level, BTC is a speculation investment, gold is a preservation asset, and thus we have no long-term interest in (as opposed to fear of) entering this “debate” nor in championing precious metals by denigrating cryptos in general or BTC in particular.

In short, one doesn’t need to attack BTC to make a case for gold, as gold’s case stands entirely-and logically- by itself.

At the same time, and regardless of one’s views (or biases) on gold, one (be they gold owners or stock pickers) should not simply ignore the growing and undeniable concerns rising around the BTC issue, even if those critiques come today from a Precious Metal enterprise.

In short, and despite the inevitable attacks I can and will receive from the BTC camp, I see objective risk in this otherwise bubbling and much loved “digital coin.”

Bitcoin Bubble? Yep.

In a world of debt-driven bubbles , be they 1) stocks with CAPE ratios at 30; 2) sovereign bonds offering negative yields; 3) corporate bonds of predominantly covenant light and junk status; 4) SPAC froth; and 5) grossly over-valued tech names-it is no surprise nor effort for me to add the word “Bitcoin” to the list of current bubbles in global economic recession made all the worse by an equally nightmarish global pandemic.

BTC: This Time is Different?

As for the profile of a bubble, the case against (or at least openly cautious of) BTC has been made before and will mean nothing to those who are already convinced that “this time it’s different.”

BTC’s true believers feel this “coin” will only rise to the moon and take over the world as a new store of value and new global currency backed by admittedly remarkable technological innovation rather than a physical commodity.

But here’s the rub: The facts as well as future possibilities portend a very different story, despite all the fun many have had riding the BTC wave.

BTC, as current data and future regulatory, geopolitical and financial trends confirm, is not a currency, nor a unit of account, and despite all the vlogs, blogs and interviews to the contrary, is certainly not a stable store of value.

Currency? Store of Value?

Even the most faithful devotes of BTC cannot deny that a “currency” or “store of value” with price moves of 20% in a single trading day is hardly finding (or justifying) its way to such designations.

As for currency status, not even BTC conferences will take it as payment, for its radical price moves can potentially wipe out (or grow) their profit margins overnight.

Others, of course, will say, Bitcoin’s time will come after gradual adoption, and “what about Tesla, you can buy that with BTC.”

Well, actually you can’t, and trusting tweet-happy front-runners like Musk, or over-valued balance sheets like Tesla, is an individual choice, and yours to enter (and hopefully exit correctly) at your own discretion and skill.

Old Tricks, New Widget

There is also no doubt that great fortunes have and can be made in such investments. I can’t count how many times I’ve traded Tesla long and short with a smile.

But let us also recognize that Musk’s “funding secured” tweets in 2018 amounted to fraud, and as of this writing, a Tesla in fact can’t be bought with BTC despite Elon’s expected attempts to “greenwash” this crypto’s otherwise electricity-sucking mining operations as “environmentally healthy.”

But lies, front-runs and price-fixing tricks from CEOs like Musk are forgiven because, at least for now, Tesla’s stock and BTC’s valuation “prove their rightness” based on price, not truth, value or common sense.

Needless to say, no “asset” discussion of BTC is free of its short but sordid history of pump and dump, spoofing, wash trading and other front-running schemes and headlines (think BitMax) in which the big money pretends a “philosophical” interest in BTC merely to crush the little money when the time is right to buy and then sell-a near perfect nirvana for the Greater Fool Trade.

One other quick but relevant point is this: Where does BTC come from? Its genesis story, well, kinda matters, no?

Did a mystery man named Nakamoto upload some code and then vanish into thin air with no one asking why?

Who truly holds the largest controlling share of BTC? Where’s the head office, staff and the ownership ledger for this otherwise totally de-centralized, $2T asset?

I have no idea either. Just saying…

The Asset Question

As for being an asset, BTC provides no income, cash flow, dividends, or coupon interest. Everyone, knows this, and everyone also knows that the same can be said of physical gold.

Bitcoiners, of course, rightly don’t care, as the money they’ve made is the key driver behind their “logic” and trade.

Candidly, few can fault such motives-but at least be honest: The BTC trade is precisely that-a trade , not an asset, store of value or currency.

Every blunt BTC investor I know has confessed the same. In short, deep down, they recognize that BTC is a risk asset not an alternative currency, store of value, or wealth preservation vehicle.

In case that sounds unfair, just watch what BTC does rather than what it (or I) says. In short, it acts just like a (highly) risk asset-hence its real appeal as well as danger.

Rather than “hedge,” protect or buffer portfolios when markets tank (as, say, gold or other hard assets do), BTC just tanks faster with each and every market moment of “uh-oh” and “risk-off.”

In March of 2020, for example, when stocks fell by 35%, BTC fell by 50% and the larger crypto pool in general fell by more than 60%.

Whatever critics of gold can say, and they can say a lot, gold never falls that fast, that hard and that violently because gold is not a risk asset, but a risk protector. In short, gold and BTC are very different.

Again, chose your motive rather than pick your side, as we are comparing two entirely different athletes.

But as for other key distinctions, gold, unlike BTC, does have some industrial use, centuries of jewelry utility and a 5000-year track record as a store of value from the planet earth (rather than blockchain code) that has saved far-sighted investors in one “uh-oh” moment after the other with eerie consistency.

But again, all the BTC vs. Gold debaters know this too. That’s fine. Again: just pick your motive-speculation or preservation-and stop screaming at each other

A Payment System?

Many also know that as a payment system, BTC’s heralded future (and proponents) over look other regulatory and Real Politik trends which don’t often make the debate floor or the hyped-headlines.

When it comes to future payment systems, it’s more than fair, as well as realistically cynical, to assume that governments will, when backed to a corner, get the final say of which digital currency prevails, and it’s most likely not gonna be BTC…

Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC) will most likely (and vastly) outpace BTC and slowly, over time, find their way into ever-more commercial and private uses, including currencies like an eventual E-Euro, E-Dollar, or E-Yen which will crowd out pseudo private (yet currently trending) currencies like BTC many years down the road.

This, of course, is not a fact, but merely a realistic assumption based on power-dynamics not fair currency markets. In the meantime, BTC can continue its rise, and alas, its bubble .

As for the big, mean governmental big boys, rightly or wrongly, fairly or unfairly, their regulatory crack down on BTC has yet to really begin.

First Mnuchin, and now Yellen and others, are already telegraphing their “ethical” concerns about BTC as a financial cover for human trafficking, drug sales, terrorist funding and other unsavory uses. This may or may not be sincere, as politico’s are sadly driven by realism not moralism.

Such regulatory concerns, as well increasing AML and KYC rules on Cryptos to crackdown on their criminal uses, will eventually help “justify” the deflation of this BTC bubble, even if a Bitcoin ETF or even derivatives trade sends its price much higher in the interim.

Again, BTC can rise much higher, and BTC can make you rich (or broke).

For those who understand such risk and such reward, and for those (even better) who can trade (enter/exit) BTC carefully and intelligently, we boring gold executives in Switzerland are not mocking you.

In fact, we applaud the stories and wealth made on the BTC wave. Speculation, like preservation, each have their place in the diverse mind-sets and motives of the global investor class.

Different Uses, Different Views

But our offices do not represent nor champion wave assets or bubble markets. That’s a mind-set and choice, not a bias, criticism or attack.

In fact, may investors can share both choices, owning BTC to speculate for wealth and simultaneously holding gold to preserve it (I’ve spoken to more than one BTC millionaire looking to buy gold after their BTC sale).

For these reasons, many of us (gold and/or BTC) are all growing tired of gold bugs mocking BTC and BTC fanatics mocking gold in the way a Yankees fan mocks a Red Sox fan (or a Manchester United fan mocks an Arsenal fan).

These angry debates and participants are essentially ignoring the fact that these are two investments playing on entirely different playing fields.

In short, the “BTC vs. Gold debate” in mode today makes as much sense as measuring David Beckham’s fast ball against Mariano Rivera’s free kicks.

As for BTC, we candidly (logically?) see it as a speculative bubble asset poised to rise and then either deflate or “pop.” That’s a bias, of course, but one backed by the data, history and long-term trends we track.

Trade BTC as you will, but we personally (and without delusion) don’t believe it will be a currency, “coin,” store of value or “new gold.”

Physical gold, of course, has its own data, history and trends-each far richer, deeper and more reliable than risk assets in general and bubble assets in particular.

We ultimately see gold as a preservation asset and have written ad nauseum of its confirmed role as such over countless years, cycles and historical turning points.

For the last decade or so, BTC has made many rich, and for the next decade or so, could make others even richer. That’s a speculative bet. Fine.

But for the last 5000 years, and for many more to come, gold will do what it always does: Preserve your wealth when other assets and “currencies” can’t.

That’s not a bet.

www.zerohedge.com/markets/bitcoin-versus-gold-tired-debate

Report: Kamala Keeps List of Journalists Who Don’t Respect Her Life Experiences

(NOQReport) – Share the truth Andrew Stiles of The Washington Free Beacon reports : Vice President Kamala Harris keeps a list of reporters and other political types who might be racist, according to a profile published in the Atlantic on Monday. [Note: The Atlantic article doesn’t explicitly mention racism.]

“The vice president and her team tend to dismiss reporters. Trying to get her to take a few questions after events is treated as an act of impish aggression,” writes Edward-Isaac Dovere. “And Harris herself tracks political players and reporters whom she thinks don’t fully understand her or appreciate her life experience.” . . . .

According to Dovere’s reporting, Harris judiciously monitors the words journalists use to describe her. “She particularly doesn’t like the word cautious, and aides look out for synonyms too,” he writes. “Careful, guarded, and hesitant don’t go over well.” Antonyms as well, apparently. During the 2020 campaign, journalists and other libs were sounding the alarm about the word “ambitious.”

This was especially true following reports that some aides to then-candidate Joe Biden thought Harris was too ambitious to be his running mate; Biden did “not want to be outshone.” Rep. Karen Bass (D., Calif.) was reportedly considered because, unlike Harris, […]

Read the whole story at www.powerlineblog.com

noqreport.com/2021/05/18/report-kamala-keeps-list-of-journalists-who-dont-respect-her-life-experiences/

JUST IN: Joe Biden Diverts Healthcare Cash to Help Illegal Migrants

(Breitbart) – President Joe Biden has taken $2 billion from Americans’ healthcare programs to help deliver migrant youths and children to their illegal-migrant parents throughout the United States, press reports say.

“The Department of Health and Human Services [HHS] has diverted more than $2 billion meant for other health initiatives toward covering the cost of caring for unaccompanied immigrant children,” Politico reported May 15. The article continued :

The redirected funds include $850 million that Congress originally allocated to rebuild the nation’s Strategic National Stockpile, the emergency medical reserve strained by the Covid-19 response. Another $850 million is being taken from a pot intended to help expand coronavirus testing, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

In addition to transferring money from the Strategic National Stockpile and Covid-19 testing, HHS also has pulled roughly $436 million from a range of existing health initiatives across the department.

The program costs are expected to reach almost $9 billion by October according to a leaked report in the New York Times .

The transfer of funding to the growing population of more than 50,000 foreign children and youths means fewer resources for lower-profile American kids, as their diverse American parents are damaged by the Chinese virus, cheap labor migration, job losses, housing costs, drugs, or homelessness.

The Politico report follows the leak of a government report to the May 10 New York Times. The leaked report showed how the HHS agency expects to spend almost $9 billion by October to implement Biden’s decision to import the youths and children of U.S.-based illegal migrants.

“Current projections show [a] preliminary budget estimate of $8.6b for FY21,” said the briefing for officials in HHS. It continued:

With existing resources, a shortfall (of 366m) occurs in May and grows quickly through July with an overall project shortfall in excess of $4 billion

OMB approved an additional transfer from HHS resources to the UC [UAC] programing the amount of $850 million this week. This funding is not reflecting in this morning balance – will be added once [the] execution process is complete. There may be [an] additional $846.5 million available in future weeks. This will mitigate but not fully resolve the project budget shortfall.

The HHS spending does not including spending – or diverted resources – at other agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) are the top Republicans on the panels overseeing federal spending at HHS and the DHS. Their offices did not respond to emails from Breitbart News.

Since January, roughly 50,000 youths and children have been accepted at the border by the government-run program, which replaced President Donald Trump’s policy of flying the youths and children back to their homes in Central America.

Biden declined to use the judge-approved option of flying the arriving youths and children back to their distant homes. Strong majorities of swing voters blame Biden, not Trump, for the unpopular migration crisis.

“The $2.13 billion in diverted money exceeds the government’s annual budget for the unaccompanied children program in each of the last two fiscal years,” Politico reported.

But the overall migration is an economic stimulus for Biden’s business donors because the migrants inflate rents and stimulate federal, state, and local spending.

Most of the 50,000 “children” are actually older teenage boys, many of whom will take jobs at low wages to repay their smuggling debts and support relatives in Central American countries.

But even children are an economic stimulus for Biden’s business donors because they inflate rents and because they stimulate federal, state, and local spending, for example, on K-12 education programs.

Biden’s delivery of the incoming youths and children also helps to keep their illegal migrant parents in the United States amid pressure from their distant families to return home. For example, a New York Times May 6 report noted 51 percent of the UACs released in the prior week were handed over to parents or step-parents. Another 38 percent were handed over to immediate relatives, some of whom may have been fronting for nearby illegal migrant parents who declined to come forward.

A May 13 tweet by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) cited federal data for 1029 that said 79 percent of sponsors were “without [legal] status.”

The migration also creates a new generation of illegal migrants for business groups and progressive Democrats to champion instead of poor or disadvantaged Americans, just as Democrats now cheerlead for the “DACA” illegals .

Biden’s policy is being implemented by Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban-born child refugee who runs the Department of Homeland Security. Mayorkas frequently claims the United States is a “Nation of Immigrants,” not of Americans. He frequently argues the nation’s values require Americans to accept many migrants, poor or rich, old or young, as if there is no economic or civic cost to Americans from the inflow of foreign migrants.

The federal delivery of children to their illegal migrant parents, after their handoff at the border by cartel-controlled coyotes, has been an open secret in Washington, DC, for at least six years .

The secret federal cooperation with the coyotes and the cartels stopped when President Donald Trump used his emergency authority in 2020 to send the migrants home when they arrived at the border. The cooperation has been accelerated by President Biden as his deputies seek to extract more wage-cutting workers, taxpayer-supported consumers, and high-occupancy renters from Central American into the United States.

“We’re complicit as a nation in human trafficking,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said at a March 26 press conference in Texas with 17 other GOP senators.

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