America First Policy Institute: Inflation Reduction Act Will Raise Prices, Taxes, & Kill 218,000 Jobs

The reconciliation bill crafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and supported by the Biden administration will raise electricity and gas prices, hike taxes, and kill about 218,000 blue-collar jobs in 2023, said Marc Lotter, the chief communications officer of the America First Policy Institute.

On Fox News @Night, Aug. 1, Lotter said, “The National Association of Manufacturers says this bill will cost 218,000 blue-collar workers their jobs next year. Your electric and heating bills are going up, your gas is going to go up by $25 billion as a tax increase for oil companies that’s going to get passed along at the pumps.”

“This is just going to make the inflation problem even worse,” he added. Source: CNS News

Biden Weaponizing Justice Department to Force States Into Abortion Compliance

The Biden Justice Department announced Tuesday it is suing the state of Idaho over its new law banning most abortions.

The suit promises to be the first in a series of actions the DOJ will take to try to limit the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision in June that overturned the 1973 case Roe v. Wade.

In Roe, justices had created a national right to obtain an abortion.

The Idaho law bans all abortions except in the cases of rape or incest that are reported to law enforcement or when a physician determines “in his good-faith medical judgment and based on the facts known to the physician at the time, that the abortion was necessary to prevent the death of the pregnant woman.” Source: Western Journal

House-Passed Defense Bill Mentions ‘Gender’ 29 Times, Establishes a ‘Gender Advisor Workforce’

The word “gender” is mentioned 29 times in the House-passed version of the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which also formally establishes a full-time, funded, stationed, and resourced “Gender Advisor Workforce.”

H.R. 7900, which easily passed the House by a margin of more than three-to-one (329-101), ensures all-gender coverage of artificial reproductive services, examines differences in recruitment and home ownership by gender – and even conducts gender-based services to foreign military and counts the number of people evacuated from Afghanistan by gender:

  • Gender Advisor Workforce: Develop and manage a Gender Advisor Workforce throughout the Department of Defense.
  • Artificial Reproductive Services: Grant coverage regardless of gender marital status.
  • Fitness Requirements: Establish gender-neutral fitness standards.
  • Recruitment Efforts: quantify gender of those enlisted by region and Army Recruitment Battalion area.
  • Barriers to Homeownership: study differences in enlistment correlated with gender.
  • Foreign Militaries: Conduct/Advise/Support foreign militaries in providing appropriate gender-sensitive equipment and facilities.
  • Foreign Militaries: Conduct/Advise/Support foreign military establishment, training, and development of gender advisory workforces.
  • Afghanistan Evacuation: Account for the total number of individuals evacuated from Afghanistan in 2021 with support of the United States Government, disaggregated by gender.  Source: CNS News

After Biden Snubs Israel, Saudi Arabia Snubs Biden

After snubbing Israel for two days in favor of paying homage to the Palestinian Authority, President Biden left the Holy Land for Saudi Arabia on Friday, where the tables were turned, and the Saudis snubbed the President of the United States.

Before traveling to Israel, Biden’s office informed Israel that the standard ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport honoring visiting dignitaries would be curtailed. Handshakes were also going to be proscribed due to COVID concerns, and pundits conjectured that the ‘shake-less’ Israel visit was in preparation for a Presidential snub of the Saudis who had fallen in disfavor due to the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Ahmad Khashoggi in 2018. Biden refused to call Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for several weeks after he took office as per his campaign promise to turn the Saudi allies into a “pariah.” But a trip to Saudi Arabia was scheduled after a visit to Israel. This change of heart was due to the record high gasoline cost at the US pumps. Biden had already called the Saudis to increase oil production, but they had not returned his call. Just a few weeks before his first trip to the region, Biden announced that he would not meet with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on his visit to Saudi Arabia. The president was going to meet with the Saudi prince, but there would be no handshake. Source: Israel365

Op-Ed: Arab summit fails to give Biden what he wants

U.S. President Joe Biden left Jeddah, Saudi Arabia aboard Air Force 1 on Saturday, ending his first Middle East visit since taking office after four days in the region without major announcements.

The lukewarm reception and lack of enthusiasm were evident when the governor of the Mecca Region, Khalid Al-Faisal, was sent to the airport to receive Biden upon his arrival in the city of Jeddah, in striking contrast to the extravagant reception that was given to then-President Donald Trump when he visited Riyadh in 2017.

The way Biden greeted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, with a fist bump rather than a handshake, and the serious expressions they maintained as they barely moved their lips, left no doubt about how they felt toward each other. Source: Ynet News

Review: The riveting ‘2000 Mules’ proves there was massive election fraud

Dinesh D’Souza is an effective filmmaker and he didn’t disappoint with 2000 Mules, a riveting documentary examining the way leftist organizations used activists to stuff ballots in the 2020 election (and the 2020 Georgia run-off election that handed the Senate to the Democrats). However, after watching it, I felt there were some unanswered questions that also deserve scrutiny so I hope D’Souza follows up on these issues.

2000 Mules begins with the premise that Trump voters have found it impossible to believe that Trump lost the election. When they contrast his campaign appearances (60,000 screaming fans) with Biden’s campaign appearances (6 vaguely animated lumps sitting in little circles); the bellwether states showing Trump winning by a large margin; the significant gains Trump made with Hispanics and Blacks; the millions of votes Trump gained over the four years of his presidency; and the mysterious overnight counting shut-down in the states that ultimately gave Biden his “victory,” they know that something is wrong.  [ Source: American Thinker ]

In 1981, Then-Senator Biden Voted for a Constitutional Amendment Empowering States to Decide Abortion Legality

“Guess who supported the idea to let states overturn Roe v. Wade in 1981? Joe Biden,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) tweeted Tuesday, reminding Americans that Pres. Biden once voted for the very thing that he fears the Supreme Court will now do.

But, as multiple news outlets have reported, in 1981, as a Democrat Delaware senator, Biden voted for a constitutional amendment that – like the overturn of Roe v. Wade the Supreme Court is currently considering – would have enabled each state to pass a law regarding the legality, restriction or prohibition of abortion. — Source: CNS News

The Numbers Are Finally Out and DeSantis Was 100% Right – FL Beat the Pants Off NY and CA in COVID Response Study

In no surprise to conservatives, the GOP-led state of Florida outperformed Democrat-controlled California and New York when it came to their coronavirus responses, according to a comprehensive new study.

The conclusions vindicate the leadership of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who was relentlessly vilified by Democrats and their corporate media allies over his pragmatic, science-based management of the pandemic.

In its 20-page report, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity said the states that followed the most draconian COVID-19 policies — such as closing schools and shuttering businesses — lagged behind states such as Florida that followed a commonsensical approach to the pandemic. Source: Western Journal

Hunter Biden and the shame of social media

Today the New York Times published a story about the federal tax and foreign-influence investigation of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter. The paper reported that Hunter Biden paid off a “significant tax liability,” thought to be more than $1 million, in hopes of fending off indictment. But the investigation, run by the U.S. attorney in Delaware, is about more than just taxes, the New York Times reported — it also focuses on possible violations of “foreign lobbying and money laundering rules” in Hunter Biden’s lucrative dealings in Ukraine, China, and elsewhere.

Deep in the story, the 24th paragraph, to be exact, the paper reported that prosecutors have “examined emails between Mr. Biden, [business partner Devon] Archer, and others about [Ukrainian energy firm] Burisma and other foreign business activity.” The New York Times has seen the emails in question. It obtained them “from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop.” Those emails, the New York Times continued, “were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.”

The New York Times article comes as something of a bitter joke for the New York Post, which on Oct. 14, 2020, published a story headlined, “Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad.” The New York Post reported that the email was “contained in a massive trove of data recovered from a laptop computer” that had been brought to a Delaware repair shop in April 2019. Source: Washington Examiner

Op-Ed: NY Times Editoral states Firing James Comey May have been Trump’s Best move as President

NY Times columnist Bret Stephens wrote a column yesterday in which he reviewed for readers the history of the FBI’s actions during the Trump administration with regard to the Steele dossier. Stephens argues that if Igor Danchenko is convicted, it will be a real embarrassment for the media outlets who promoted the dossier. However, he says that putting the media’s role aside, Danchenko’s indictment is an even bigger blow to the credibility of the FBI.

What this indictment further exposes is that James Comey’s F.B.I. became a Bureau of Dirty Tricks, mitigated only by its own incompetence — like a mash-up of Inspector Javert and Inspector Clouseau. Donald Trump’s best move as president (about which I was dead wrong at the time) may have been to fire him.

The Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the FISA process found “many basic and fundamental errors.” Stephens suggests this raised the question of whether the FBI was biased or incompetent. But he includes there’s evidence it was both. He points to FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s rewriting of an email to conceal the fact that Carter Page was working with the CIA. — Hot Air