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Rich Zeoli
Complete Recap: The Substance of Ron DeSantis Presidential Announcement

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 52:17


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: The Drive at 5: Appearing on Fox News with Trey Gowdy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vowed, if elected president, to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. Gov. DeSantis also confirmed that he would not support putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine. While appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Jamie Harrison was asked to comment on Ron DeSantis' presidential announcement. Harrison pivoted and said of the Republican presidential nominees, “they are all bad…they are all extreme.” Numerous news reports are suggesting that Amanda Gorman's inauguration poem was “banned” from Florida schools—but is moving the poem to a different section of one school's library synonymous with a ban? Speaking with Trey Gowdy on Fox News, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) accused the Biden Administration of being unprepared for the end of Title 42—and subsequent illegal border crossings.

Rich Zeoli
SCOTUS Decisions: A Great Day for Limiting the Power of Government

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2023 183:45


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 1: 3:05pm- On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of limited government in two cases. In Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the court ruling limited the reach of the Clean Water Act—and subsequently curtailed the authority of the EPA. You can read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/25/us/supreme-court-epa-water-pollution.html 3:15pm- In Tyler v. Hennepin County, the Supreme Court ruled “that county officials violated the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment by seizing not only back taxes owed by an elderly homeowner but also the equity she had accumulated in her condo.” You can read Ari Blaff's National Review article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/minnesota-county-had-no-right-to-confiscate-elderly-womans-home-equity-supreme-court-rules/ 3:25pm- On Wednesday night, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis formally announced his candidacy for U.S. President during a live-streamed interview on Twitter Spaces alongside billionaire Elon Musk and PayPal co-founder David Sacks. Unfortunately, the announcement was plagued with technical issues—taking nearly twenty-minutes to sort out the problems before DeSantis was able to speak. Will this less-than-ideal launch have a lasting impact on his campaign? Almost certainly not. 3:40pm- According to a report from Aaron Kliegman of Fox News, “[t]he Biden administration is doling out taxpayer money through an anti-terrorism grant initiative to a university program that has explicitly lumped the Republican Party, as well as Christian and conservative groups, into the same category as Nazi.” You can read Kliegman's full article here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/university-program-linking-christians-republicans-nazis-granted-dhs-funds-part-anti-terror-initiative 4:05pm- Thomas Berry—research fellow in the Cato Institute's Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and editor‐​in‐​chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss two major Supreme Court decisions: Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Tyler v. Hennepin County. In Tyler v. Hennepin, Berry submitted an amicus brief in support of 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler. In the case, Hennepin County, Minnesota seized Tyler's home over $15,000 in unpaid taxes. However, the condo was valued at $40,000—far more than was owed. The court ruled that Hennepin County officials violated the Fifth Amendment's “Takings Clause.” 4:25pm- While debating the debt ceiling from the House floor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) asked, when was “the last time a person said…that the government does too much for them.” 4:30pm- While speaking with members of the press on Thursday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal said that Republicans and the media's reporting is to blame for a new debt ceiling not yet being successfully negotiated. 4:40pm- Speaking with Laura Ingraham on Fox News following Ron DeSantis' presidential announcement on Twitter Spaces, moderator—and former PayPal executive—David Sacks joked of the technical issues that plagued the announcement: DeSantis is so popular he “melted down Twitter's servers.” 5:05pm- The Drive at 5: Appearing on Fox News with Trey Gowdy, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis vowed, if elected president, to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray. Gov. DeSantis also confirmed that he would not support putting U.S. troops on the ground in Ukraine. 5:20pm- While appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Jamie Harrison was asked to comment on Ron DeSantis' presidential announcement. Harrison pivoted and said of the Republican presidential nominees, “they are all bad…they are all extreme.” 5:25pm- Numerous news reports are suggesting that Amanda Gorman's inauguration poem was “banned” from Florida schools—but is moving the poem to a different section of one school's library synonymous with a ban? 5:40pm- Speaking with Trey Gowdy on Fox News, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ) accused the Biden Administration of being unprepared for the end of Title 42—and subsequent illegal border crossings. 6:05pm- According to rumors, California Governor Gavin Newsom is considering appointing Oprah Winfrey to the U.S. Senate in the event Dianne Feinstein is forced to step down before 2024. 6:15pm- On Thursday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of limited government in two cases. In Sackett v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the court ruling limited the reach of the Clean Water Act—and subsequently curtailed the authority of the EPA. You can read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/25/us/supreme-court-epa-water-pollution.html 6:30pm- In Tyler v. Hennepin County, the Supreme Court ruled “that county officials violated the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment by seizing not only back taxes owed by an elderly homeowner but also the equity she had accumulated in her condo.” You can read Ari Blaff's National Review article here: https://www.nationalreview.com/news/minnesota-county-had-no-right-to-confiscate-elderly-womans-home-equity-supreme-court-rules/ 6:45pm- According to a report from Aaron Kliegman of Fox News, “[t]he Biden administration is doling out taxpayer money through an anti-terrorism grant initiative to a university program that has explicitly lumped the Republican Party, as well as Christian and conservative groups, into the same category as Nazi.” You can read Kliegman's full article here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/university-program-linking-christians-republicans-nazis-granted-dhs-funds-part-anti-terror-initiative

Rich Zeoli
Debt Ceiling Negotiations Continue, Far-Left Professor Wields a Machete, & the Truth Behind Tucker Carlson's Firing

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 182:33


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/23/2023): 3:05pm- According to reports, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is expected to announce he's running for President tomorrow during a live streamed interview on Twitter with billionaire Elon Musk. 3:10pm- While discussing debt ceiling negotiations, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) compared Republicans to hostage takers—and advised members of the press to report that Republicans are solely to blame for stalled negotiations. 3:15pm- Outside of the U.S. Capitol, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) told the press that “there would be a huge backlash…in the streets” if President Joe Biden agrees to any Republican budget cuts. 3:40pm- Christen Smith—Pennsylvania News Editor for The Center Square & a contributor for The Washington Examiner, RealClearPolitics, and Broad + Liberty—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss her most recent article, “What Carbon Pricing Means, and Costs, in Pennsylvania.” You can read the full piece here: https://www.thecentersquare.com/pennsylvania/article_0ba97b36-f5dc-11ed-aa40-4bf833e40afc.html 4:05pm- On Monday night, a man crashed a U-Haul truck into a barrier near the White House. According to reports, the driver did not possess any weapons at the time of the crash but had plans to kidnap President Joe Biden. The Biden Administration emphasized that the President was not in any danger during the incident. 4:20pm- Has Target gone completely woke? The retail corporation is now offering LGBTQ+ clothing for young children, toddlers, and babies—as well as children's swimsuits that promise to “bind” and “tuck.” You can read more here: https://nypost.com/2023/05/23/target-holds-emergency-meeting-over-lgbtq-merchandise-in-southern-stores/ 4:35pm- According to Tucker Carlson biographer Chadwick Moore, the former Fox News prime-time host was fired as part of the $800 million Dominion Voting Systems settlement. 4:45pm- A new CNN poll indicates President Joe Biden's approval rating is lower than any president since Jimmy Carter, at this point in their presidencies. Additionally, polling indicates that 60% of Americans want to raise the debt ceiling AND adopt spending cuts to the federal government. 4:50pm- On Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he's running for president. In response, the ladies of The View mocked Scott's hopeful messaging. At one point, Joy Behar compared him to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and outrageously argued the two men don't know what it's like to be black in America. 5:05pm- The Drive at 5: While appearing on Fox News, former U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard predicted that if Robert Kennedy Jr. continues to poll well, elements within the Democrat party will begin to smear him in order to protect President Joe Biden's re-election chances. 5:10pm- In response to The View's criticisms, 2024 Presidential candidate Tim Scott said “I am not the exception, I am actually the rule” when it comes to people succeeding in America. 5:20pm- According to Amanda Harding of The Daily Wire, “Jodi Benson, the actress who originally voiced Ariel in ‘The Little Mermaid,' recently said she agrees with some of the changes made in the live-action version of the film. The Disney remake made headlines earlier this year for changing the lyrics to the classic song ‘Kiss the Girl,' which was made popular in the animated version of ‘The Little Mermaid' (1989). According to the composer, the words were changed to include consent so the audience knows Prince Eric would never ‘force himself on Ariel.'” You can read the full article here: https://www.dailywire.com/news/original-ariel-voice-actor-defends-new-little-mermaid-changing-song-lyrics-to-include-consent-things-change 5:45pm- A far-left professor at Hunter College, Shellyne Rodriquez, cursed at students and destroyed a pro-life display they had set up. In another incident, the professor threatened reporters with a machete—kicking one of them in the leg.   6:05pm- Paul Thacker—American journalist based in Spain and former Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University—joins The Rich Zeoli to discuss his latest article, “Biden White House and Big Disinformation Have Policies to Ban 'True Content' on COVID Vaccines.” You can read all of Thacker's work, “The Disinformation Chronicle,” here: https://www.pauldthacker.com 6:35pm- More marine wildlife washes ashore along the Atlantic coast. Sonar has been used for ocean floor mapping and, according to some environmental experts, it may be interfering with whales' ability to communicate and accurately navigate. 6:50pm- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper (D) seemingly declared a “state of emergency” over Republican state lawmakers announcing plans to overturn his veto and pass education reform/introduce school choice.

Rich Zeoli
Target Goes Woke + Man Drives Truck into Barrier Outside of White House

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 45:02


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 2: On Monday night, a man crashed a U-Haul truck into a barrier near the White House. According to reports, the driver did not possess any weapons at the time of the crash but had plans to kidnap President Joe Biden. The Biden Administration emphasized that the President was not in any danger during the incident. Has Target gone completely woke? The retail corporation is now offering LGBTQ+ clothing for young children, toddlers, and babies—as well as children's swimsuits that promise to “bind” and “tuck.” You can read more here: https://nypost.com/2023/05/23/target-holds-emergency-meeting-over-lgbtq-merchandise-in-southern-stores/ According to Tucker Carlson biographer Chadwick Moore, the former Fox News prime-time host was fired as part of the $800 million Dominion Voting Systems settlement. A new CNN poll indicates President Joe Biden's approval rating is lower than any president since Jimmy Carter, at this point in their presidencies. Additionally, polling indicates that 60% of Americans want to raise the debt ceiling AND adopt spending cuts to the federal government. On Monday, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he's running for president. In response, the ladies of The View mocked Scott's hopeful messaging. At one point, Joy Behar compared him to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and outrageously argued the two men don't know what it's like to be black in America.

The Chris Stigall Show
Great Scott - Whoopi's Dumb!

The Chris Stigall Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2023 58:00


Wait until you hear the absurd, ignorant reaction to South Carolina Senator Tim Scott's presidential campaign launch yesterday. Judge Jeanine Pirro from The Five has authored a brand new read called "Crimes Against America" and discusses it with Stigall. We can't lie - there's a week's worth of tough news in Stigall's stack today, but he promises to leave you smiling so hang in there! -For more info visit the official website: https://chrisstigall.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/chrisstigallshow/Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisStigallFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/chris.stigall/Listen on Spotify: https://tinyurl.com/StigallPodListen on Apple Podcasts: https://bit.ly/StigallShowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Daily Signal News
INTERVIEW | ‘Let's Take the Fight to Them': Why This Legal Group Keeps Suing Biden Administration

Daily Signal News

Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2023 24:02


An organization called America First Legal has filed at least two dozen lawsuits against the Biden administration. "We need to fight for the American people, advance conservative principles, and be there to really make a difference," Gene Hamilton, vice president and legal counsel for America First Legal, says. Hamilton served as counselor to the attorney general at the Justice Department during the Trump administration and he recalls growing weary of various leftist groups filing lawsuits to block President Donald Trump's agenda. “It's a little bit of an exaggeration …," Hamilton says, "but it's almost close to the truth that every time we'd have a press conference, there would be some organization that would file a lawsuit representing somebody to get us enjoined before we could even get done with the press conference to get things off the ground." When President Joe Biden came to office in January 2021, Hamilton and Stephen Miller, who was a senior advisor in the Trump administration, decided to “do what they do.” “Let's take the fight to them,” Hamilton says of America First Legal's approach to fighting the policies of the Left. “Let's be equipped and ready to bring the battles to the Left, wherever it may be, whether that's in the government, whether that's in big business, big education, wherever.”Hamilton joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how America First Legal is fighting the Biden administration'seffort to redefine sex. He also explains how the legal group is looking into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's prosecution of Trump.Colorado Wants to Force Her To Create LGBTQ Wedding Websites: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfk1q-EXNDE Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
Dr. Reiner Fuellmich Fights Back Against Political Persecution

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2023 57:15


Truth For Health with DrLee4America – Another political persecution by the rogue Biden Administration and global “Deep State” has gone after another freedom warrior – Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. But if the Biden political persecutors and other global attackers think that Reiner Fuellmich is one to go quietly into the dark night of oblivion, they are...

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams
Appeals court appears likely to limit access to abortion pill

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2023 41:51


The three judge panel seemed skeptical of the Biden Administration's argument. Meanwhile, abortion is banned or restricted in almost half of all states. Katie Benner, Kavita Patel, Barbara McQuade, Amy McGrath, Reed Galen, Peter Spiegel, and Cynthia McFadden join.

WallBuilders Live! with David Barton & Rick Green
Combating the Move Towards Digital Programmable Currency

WallBuilders Live! with David Barton & Rick Green

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 26:59 Transcription Available


Audrea Decker, Executive director of the ProFamily Legislative Network is on the program today to discuss the Biden Administration's move towards digital programmable currency. What can we do about it? What legislation is in place to stop this overreach by the Biden Administration? Audrea fills us in with critical information as well as action steps for your legislator.

Heartland POD
High Country Politics - Government and Elections News from the American West - May 17, 2023

Heartland POD

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 15:58


Progressives back Mike Johnston in Denver mayor's race | Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs slate of clean energy bills | $11B in federal funds allocated for rural clean energy projects | Missing and Murdered Indigenous Peoples crisis commission meets in Flagstaff, AZ (WARNING: contains graphic descriptions of violence) | Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signs nation's first Right-to-Repair law | Violent Femmes perform their self-titled debut in Denver, Austin and Houston this week.  Song playsIntro by hostWelcome to High Country - politics in the American West. My name is Sean Diller; regular listeners might know me from Heartland Pod's Talking Politics, every Monday.Support this show and all the work in the Heartland POD universe by going to heartlandpod.com and clicking the link for Patreon, or go to Patreon.com/HeartlandPod to sign up. Membership starts at $1/month, with even more extra shows and special access at the higher levels. No matter the level you choose, your membership helps us create these independent shows as we work together to change the conversation.Alright! Let's get into it: COLORADO NEWSLINE: Progressives back Mike Johnston in Denver mayor's raceBY: CHASE WOODRUFF - MAY 15, 2023 4:00 AMAs ballots begin to hit mailboxes for Denver's June 6th runoff election, Johnston and Kelly Brough, the other top-two finisher in April's first round of voting - have rolled out a veritable smorgasbord of endorsement announcements.Former mayoral candidates Ean Thomas Tafoya, Terrance Roberts, Jim Walsh, Al Gardner and Leslie Herod all endorsed Mike Johnston. Rep Herod (who was my preferred choice for mayor) said “Having shared countless debate and forum stages with Mike over the past months, I know that he has the passion, commitment, and vision to tackle Denver's toughest problems. Mike and I share the value of public service, hard work, and doing right by our communities, and I am excited to work with him to deliver on our progressive vision for Denver.”Meanwhile, Brough, the former Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce head who secured her spot in the runoff with just over 20% of the first-round vote, has picked up endorsements from Democratic state Sen. Chris Hansen as well as Thomas Wolf, an investment banker who campaigned on harsh anti-homelessness policies and received 1% of the vote for Mayor in April.Sen. Hansen said “Denver needs a proven executive — Kelly Brough is the leader we can trust to deliver results. It's going to take all of us to tackle Denver's biggest challenges, and I'm proud to join Kelly's team.”Brough also picked up endorsements from Democratic state Rep. Alex Valdez and former Tattered Cover CEO Kwame Spearman, both of whom entered the mayor's race but later withdrew. Brough and Johnston emerged from the crowded field of mayoral candidates after becoming by far the race's two best-funded candidates, each raising about $1MM in direct contributions and benefiting from millions more in outside super PAC expenditures from billionaires and real-estate interests.After a first round that featured a wide range of perspectives and ideologies, the runoff campaign has featured few stark disagreements on policy between the two candidates, both of whom are veteran figures in Colorado's centrist political establishment.Brough served as then-Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's chief of staff from 2006 to 2009, then led the conservative-leaning Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce for 12 years before stepping down ahead of her mayoral run. Some of her top endorsers include former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter and former Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, both Democrats.On Friday, she touted the endorsement of the Greater Metro Denver Ministerial Alliance, a coalition of clergy and civil rights leaders in the city's Black community. Pastor Paul Burleson, the Alliance's vice president of political affairs, said that Brough's experience is key to her appeal.Brough has also picked up endorsements from the Denver Police Protective Association and other unions representing law enforcement officers and firefighters. She was one of the only candidates in the mayor's race to endorse a return of “qualified immunity,” a legal doctrine that bars people from suing law enforcement officers in their individual capacity. Colorado lawmakers, led by Herod, passed a landmark police reform bill that abolished qualified immunity in the wake of George Floyd's murder in 2020. - Just one reason I love Leslie Herod.During his time in the state Senate, Mike Johnston became one of the state's leading champions of education reform, a movement that has galled teachers' unions and progressives who've accused him of undermining public education. From 2020 to 2022 he was the CEO of Gary Community Ventures, a Denver-based philanthropic organization founded by oil tycoon Sam Gary.Though hardly a progressive firebrand himself, Johnston spoke at Wednesday's event of the coalition he hopes to build as mayor. Along with former mayoral rivals, he received endorsements from Democratic state Sens. Julie Gonzales (another legislator I have tremendous respect for) and James Coleman (who is my state senator but someone whom I don't know much about), adding to a list of supporters that also includes former Mayor Federico Peña and former Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll.Rep. Leslie Herod said “Make no mistake: We are the progressives in this race, and we have chosen to back Mike. We are the candidates who have consistently spoken about putting people over structures, putting people over businesses — people always first.”So for my part I'll be following State Sen. Julie Gonzales and Rep. Leslie Herod, voting for Mike Johnston.Final thought: Johnston might not be seen as progressive, but if he wins this election assembling a progressive coalition to bear a developer/business-backed candidate in Kelly Brough, then progressives should absolutely have a strong voice in the Johnston administration if he wants to keep his job. But first he's got to win.COLORADO NEWSLINE: Gov. Jared Polis signs slate of clean energy measures, utility regulation billBY: CHASE WOODRUFF - MAY 11, 2023 5:36 PMGov. Jared Polis has signed into law a bill that commits Colorado for the first time to a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target, along with other measures to address spiking utility rates and the state's long-term energy future.Flanked by Democratic lawmakers and state energy officials, Polis signed Senate Bill 23-16 at an event at the Denver Botanic Gardens. The bill, a wide-ranging package of reforms aimed at boosting clean energy efforts in a variety of industries, was approved on party-line votes by Democratic majorities in the General Assembly just before its adjournment on May 8.SB-16 sets a statutory goal of a 100% reduction in Colorado's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, revising that target upwards from a 90% goal set by the Legislature in 2019. It's the first time the state has formally established the net-zero goal that scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have said is necessary to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming.To get there, the bill contains what sponsors called a “potpourri” of measures to accelerate the transition to clean energy, including sections that streamline the process for the installation of electric transmission lines and rooftop solar panels; stricter requirements on large insurance companies to assess climate risk; tax credits for the purchase of electric-powered lawn equipment; and more authority for the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission to regulate carbon capture projects.COGCC chair Jeff Robbins applauded the bill's efforts to encourage carbon capture, which he called “critical as a tool in addressing climate change.”“The COGCC is well poised with its resources and regulatory understanding to now help carbon storage be deployed safely and responsibly in Colorado,” Robbins said in a press release.Gov. Polis also signed House Bill 23-1252, which establishes a new state grant program for geothermal energy projects and requires large natural-gas utilities to develop emissions-reducing “clean heat plans.”Senate Bill 23-291, a package of reforms to state utility regulations, and House Bill 23-1234, a bipartisan measure aimed at streamlining permitting and inspection processes for solar projects were also both signed into law. SB-291 emerged from hearings held earlier this year by the Joint Select Committee on Rising Utility Rates, a special panel of lawmakers convened by Democratic leaders following sharp increases in many Coloradans' utility bills in 2022.It directs the state's Public Utilities Commission to more closely scrutinize how privately-owned utilities manage volatility in natural-gas prices, the main culprit in rate increases that caused the average monthly payment for customers of Xcel Energy, Colorado's largest utility, to rise by more than 50% last year. Other provisions in the bill are aimed at assessing the long-term future of natural gas infrastructure as more homes and businesses transition to all-electric heating and cooking appliances.In a press release, Advanced Energy United, an industry group representing clean energy companies, said the legislation creates a “national model” for dealing with volatility in the natural gas market.“This bill will help make Colorado's energy system more affordable long-term, and should be seen as a model for states across the country on how to manage high gas prices and a transition to cost-saving alternatives to gas, like high-efficiency heat pumps, rooftop solar and battery storage,” said Emilie Olson, a senior principal at Advanced Energy United.House Bill 23-1272, creates or extends a variety of clean energy tax credits, including incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles, e-bikes, electric heat pumps, industrial decarbonization technologies and more.Gov. Polis said “These exciting money-saving changes for Coloradans mean reliable, lower energy costs and good-paying jobs, as we continue to fuel the innovation that makes Colorado a national leader in clean energy. We are cutting red tape, creating good paying jobs and improving air quality as we continue to make bold progress towards achieving 100% renewable energy by 2040.”ARIZONA MIRROR: Rural electric co-ops to get $10.7B in USDA funds for clean energy grants, loansBY: JACOB FISCHLER - MAY 16, 2023 7:11 AMThe U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin to administer two loan and grant programs worth nearly $11 billion to boost clean energy systems in rural areas, administration officials said Tuesday. The programs are the New ERA program for rural electric cooperatives, and the PACE program for other energy providers. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the funding “continues an ongoing effort to ensure that rural America is a full participant in this clean energy economy.”White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi said, “Rural areas can have more difficulty than more urban ones in attracting private sector investment. The programs are intended to allow those rural areas to take advantage of an industry-wide trend to invest in clean energy production.He said, “There's a favorable wind blowing here. This allows rural communities to put up a sail.”The programs are meant to put rural electric cooperatives on equal footing with larger privately owned companies that have already put major funding into clean energy deployment.The programs represent the largest single funding effort for rural electrification since President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act in 1936.The money is meant not only to address the climate impacts of fossil fuel energy and reduce home energy costs, but to act as an economic engine for rural areas.Rural electric cooperatives are eligible for the New ERA program, and up to 25% of the funding in that program can be in the form of direct grants. Utilities can use the money to build renewable energy systems, zero-emission systems and carbon capture facilities.The USDA will begin to accept initial applications for funding on July 31. Applicants are expected to write more detailed proposals for funding after the USDA accepts their initial applications.The PACE program provides loans to renewable energy developers and electric service providers “to help finance large-scale solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydropower projects and energy storage in support of renewable energy systems,” the release said. The program is targeted to “vulnerable, disadvantaged, Tribal and energy communities,” the release said. It's in line with a Biden administration goal to allocate at least 40% of the overall benefits of certain federal spending to disadvantaged communities.The USDA can forgive up to 40% of most of the loans in the program. Up to 60% of loans to applicants in some U.S. territories and tribal communities can be forgiven.Initial applications for that program will open June 30.ARIZONA MIRROR:National commission on the MMIP crisis meets in Arizona to hear testimony, recommendationsBY: SHONDIIN SILVERSMITH - MAY 15, 2023 1:50 PMFive empty chairs sat at the front of the Not Invisible Act Commission hearing, each wrapped in a shawl, blanket or quilt representing a different group of individuals impacted by human trafficking or with a loved one who is missing or murdered.“We want to allow space for representing our relatives,” commission member Grace Bulltail said, noting the traditions in many Indigenous families to always preserve a space for absent loved ones. “We're doing that to honor our loved ones,” Bulltail said, explaining that, by putting the chairs there, the commission hearing was holding space for them.The chair wrapped in a red shawl with white and yellow handprints honored the missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The chair wrapped in a red, orange, bridge, and white Native design shawl with a black blazer draped over it was to honor the missing and murdered Indigenous men and boys. Another chair was wrapped in a light blue, white and purple quilt. Pinned to the quilt was a picture of 11-year-old Ashlynne Mike, a Navajo girl who was abducted and killed on the Navajo Nation in 2016. This chair honored Indigenous children.The chair wrapped in a maroon shawl with floral designs honored the LGBTQI and two-spirit Indigenous community. The chair wrapped in a brown Pendleton honored Indigenous veterans.The Not Invisible Act Commission, organized by the U.S. Department of the Interior,  held a public hearing at the Twin Arrows Casino near Flagstaff to hear testimony and recommendations from victims and families impacted by human trafficking and the missing and murdered Indigenous peoples crisis. The commission also heard from local tribal leaders and advocates. The Not Invisible Act was passed into law in October 2020, establishing the commission as a cross-jurisdictional advisory committee of federal and non-federal members, including law enforcement, tribal leaders, federal partners, service providers, family members of missing and murdered individuals, and survivors.The meeting at Twin Arrows was the commission's third public hearing. This summer, it has four more planned in Minnesota, northern California, New Mexico and Montana. The hearings are being held in communities impacted most by the MMIP crisis.Commissioners heard emotional testimony from Seraphine Warren and Pamela Foster as they shared their experiences of losing a loved one and advocated for change.Ms. Warren is the niece of Ella Mae Begay, a Navajo woman who went missing from her home in Sweetwater, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation on June 15, 2021. Warren continued to advocate for not only her aunt but all Indigenous people.Speaking through tears, she told her aunt's story. “I know it wasn't her legacy to be stolen or to be murdered,” Warren said. “Just because she isn't here doesn't mean she can't be part of change.”Begay is still missing, but there have been developments in her case. In March, Preston Henry Tolth, 23, of New Mexico, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Phoenix for assault and carjacking.The indictment alleges that, on June 15, 2021, Tolth assaulted Begay, resulting in serious bodily injury, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Tolth then took her Ford F-150 pickup truck and drove it from Arizona to New Mexico with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury to Begay.Warren said during Tolth's arraignment hearing on April 7 in Flagstaff that she heard details about the night her aunt went missing that she was not ready for.Warren, in tears, told the commission that Tolth told federal agents that he “snapped” and struck her in the face multiple times, causing her to bleed from the nose and mouth. Tolth told authorities that he wasn't sure if she was dead, Warren said, and when he drove away, he said he regretted hitting her, since all he wanted was the truck.Tolth is being held in custody and is expected to go to trial later in May.Pamela Foster is the mother of Ashlynne Mike, the 11-year-old Navajo girl abducted and killed on the Navajo Nation in 2016. Foster has been at the forefront of advocacy efforts for Indigenous children and people since she lost her daughter. On the afternoon of May 2, 2016, Ashlynne Mike and her 9-year-old brother, Ian Mike, didn't make it home from school. When they got off the school bus in Shiprock, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, a predator tricked them into getting into his van by promising them a ride home.Hours later, passersby found Ian Mike wandering alone in the area. Police located Ashlynne Mike's body on May 3, 2016, and discovered she had been sexually assaulted, strangled, and bludgeoned repeatedly with a tire iron.She said, “I miss my daughter every single day. I became a voice for my daughter the moment I received word that her life was taken from her.”She talked about how the system failed when her children were missing in 2016. She said that May 1 to May 6 is a nightmare for her every year, because she relives what happened to her children.Foster talked about the hours from when her children disappeared to when they found her daughter's body; she ran into countless obstacles that left her without support.“It was very hard to sit there and know that there were no resources available for my children,” Foster said. “I absolutely had nothing.”She said local law enforcement was not adequately trained to handle child abductions. There was no clear communication between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Instead of searching for her children, Foster said they were trying to figure out exactly what protocols were needed to start looking.“Time was lost,” Foster said, and they did not send out an AMBER Alert until the following day. Foster recalled the alert went out at 2 a.m., and she said that helped no one because not many people were awake then. She remembers hearing officers from the neighboring jurisdictions tell her they couldn't go out to look for her daughter until they were given the clearance to do so by the Navajo Nation Police Department. Foster said it frustrated her how long it took for that to happen. She said the anger and hurt about what happened to Ashlynne led her to be a voice for her daughter.“I promised her I would do something for all of our other Indigenous children. To give them the protection that they need so they don't go through the same thing.”Foster has led many grassroots efforts to support Indigenous children, including advocating and petitioning for the AMBER Alert system to include Indian Country.Foster said she wanted to change, and she knew the justice system in Indian Country needed to be updated, so she focused her efforts on the AMBER Alert system. Her advocacy resulted in the Ashlynne Mike AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act of 2018, which makes tribes eligible for AMBER Alert grants to integrate into state and regional AMBER Alert communication plans.“I always say that I've never received justice for what happened to my daughter because nothing can bring her back,” Foster said. “There will never be justice, but we can learn how to move forward in changing laws to make things better for our people.”The goal of the hearing was for the federal commissioners to listen and hear recommendations on the best course of action for the MMIP crisis. Commissioners will use the suggestions to develop their final report for the Department of Interior.Foster's big recommendation was not only geared at the commissioners, but other attendees of the hearing. She encouraged them to tell their tribal leaders to receive the AMBER Alert in Indian Country Act training. “It is free,” she said, adding that it is a vital program for Indigenous communities because it will train police officers and social workers from the tribe. Because tribes are sovereign nations, the Department of Justice has to receive a request in order to run the training on tribal land: “Have your tribal leaders request this training for your community because the children are our next generation,” Foster said. “There's still a lot of tribes that need to be trained.”When Seraphine Warren was finished sharing her aunt's story, she laid out her recommendations. “Transparency and swift action is key,” she said, “which means that when a person is missing, law enforcement should immediately inform all jurisdictions and issue press releases to media channels to inform the public.”“Family members need to be regularly and constantly updated with the progress of the investigation, and families should be prioritized if any remains are found in any jurisdiction.” Some of the other recommendations included allowing families to hire private investigators, providing them access to case files, supporting families in organizing their task force, providing families with constant and reliable access to grief counseling services, medical attention, financial and legal assistance, and safe housing for families of missing or murdered loved ones. ASSOCIATED PRESS: If you're not first, you're last. DENVER (AP) — Sitting in front of a hulking red tractor, Democratic Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Tuesday making Colorado the first state to ensure farmers can fix their own tractors and combines with a “right to repair” law — which compels manufacturers to provide the necessary manuals, tools, parts and software farmers would need.Colorado, home to high desert ranches and sweeping farms on the plains, took the lead on the issue following a nationwide outcry from farmers that manufacturers blocked them from making fixes and forced them to wait precious days or even weeks for an official servicer to arrive — delays that hurt profits.While farmers wait and their increasingly high-tech tractors or combines sit idle, a hailstorm could decimate an entire crop. Or, a farmer could miss the ideal planting window for their crops to grow.Lawmakers in at least 10 other states have introduced similar legislation, including in Florida, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Vermont. But Colorado has taken the lead. At the signing ceremony Tuesday afternoon, under a light drizzle of rain, Gov. Polis said: “This bill will save farmers and ranchers time and money and support the free market in repair” before exclaiming, “first in the nation!”Behind the governor and arrayed farmers and lawmakers sat a red Steiger 370 tractor owned by a farmer named Danny Wood. Wood's tractor has flown an American flag reading “Farmers First,” and it has been one of two of his machines to break down, requiring long waits before servicers arrived to enter a few lines of computer code, or make a fix that Wood could have made himself.As the signing ceremony ended, Gov. Polis and Rep. Brianna Titone, who ran the bill in the state House, climbed inside the tractor for a photo as the ceremony ended.Great job, Rep. Titone! Huge win for this up-and-coming legislator. When I first saw her speak announcing her initial candidacy in 2017, I didn't know what to expect. Honestly, I didn't expect a lot, and I didn't particularly expect her to even win. And then, winning that seat was just the first of many instances where I've seen her demonstrate a level of depth, grit, and smarts that rival any of her peers. Great job Rep. Titone, you rock. CONCERT PICK OF THE WEEK: Violent Femmes - performing their self-titled album - Levitt Pavilion in Denver on Sunday May 21. The cult favorite folk punk band from Milwaukee is celebrating 40 years since the release of their first album in 1983. More info at vfemmes.comWelp, that's it for me! From Denver I'm Sean Diller. Original reporting for the stories in today's show comes from Colorado Newsline, Arizona Mirror, Denver Post, Associated Press and Denver's Westword.Thank you for listening! See you next time.

Money For the Rest of Us
What Happens If The U.S. Defaults On Its Debt? Here's Why It Won't

Money For the Rest of Us

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 26:54


What are the grave consequences if the U.S. debt ceiling isn't increased and the government defaults? What would the Federal Reserve and the Executive Branch do to prevent default if Congress doesn't act?Topics covered include:What are the potential impacts of a U.S. default on the stock and bond markets, and the overall economyWhat causes the U.S. to have a perennial debt ceiling crisisWhy it is uncertain when the U.S. government would run out of money to meet its obligationsWhat the Biden Administration could do to prevent a defaultWhat the Federal Reserve could do to prevent a defaultGiven the ongoing crisis, should you shift assets from stocks to cash?For more information on this episode click here.SponsorsUse code MONEY10 to get 10% off on your NAPA Autoparts online order.Masterworks – invest in contemporary artMasterworks Disclosure:“net IRR” refers to the annualized internal rate of return net of all fees and costs, calculated from the offering closing date to the sale date. IRR may not be indicative of Masterworks paintings not yet sold, and past performance is not indicative of future results. See important Reg A disclosures: Masterworks.com/cd Masterworks' offerings are filed with the SEC, view all past and current offerings here.Insiders Guide Email NewsletterGet our free Investors' Checklist when you sign up for the free Money for the Rest of Us email newsletter.Show NotesThe Debt Limit Since 2011—Congressional Research Service7 doomsday scenarios if the U.S. crashes through the debt ceiling by Jeff Stein—The Washington PostA debt ceiling default would send the U.S. housing market back into a deep freeze by Jeff Tucker—ZillowWhy is federal spending so hard to cut? — Recurring debt ceiling fights will only be solved by budget reform by Linda Bilmes—BrookingsDebt Limit Default Is Default, Even Under a “Prioritization” Scheme by Richard Kogan—Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesWhy I Changed My Mind on the Debt Limit by Laurence H. Tribe—The New York TimesThe Trillion-Dollar Coin Might Be the Least Bad Option by Annie Lowrey—The AtlanticIf U.S. again risks default, Fed has 'loathsome' playbook by Ann Saphir—ReutersRelated Episodes169: The Debt Ceiling—What Happens If the U.S. Defaults416: Your Nation's National Debt: 5 Things You Need To KnowSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Celebrate Kids Podcast with Dr. Kathy
Redefining "Unborn" and Equipping Kids to Know the Definition | Dr. Kathy considers how to equip kids for the political redefinition of preborn - Facing the Dark Ep. 97

Celebrate Kids Podcast with Dr. Kathy

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 10:08


The Biden Administration is working to redefine the term "unborn" and what rights are afforded those who haven't yet been born. The battle is important for children, and Dr. Kathy explains why defending the rights of the preborn actually gives confidence in identity for children. She also explains how parents and people working with kids can teach students how to talk about abortion, the right to life, and preborn children.

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Biden and the Border (with Michael Shear)

In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt

Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2023 45:24


Why didn't the long-expected surge of migrants at the US-Mexico border materialize following the end of the Title 42 policy? That's why Andy wanted to find out this week. So he called up Michael D. Shear, White House Reporter for the New York Times. Andy and Michael discuss the end of Title 42, what the Biden Administration's new border policy looks like, why neither the right nor left are happy and what it will mean for the 2024 election cycle.  Keep up with Andy on Post and Twitter and Post @ASlavitt. Follow @shearm on Twitter. Joining Lemonada Premium is a great way to support our show and get bonus content. Subscribe today at bit.ly/lemonadapremium.  Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: https://lemonadamedia.com/sponsors/  Check out these resources from today's episode:  Read Michael's latest New York Times cover story on what's happening at the border. Follow Michael Shear's award-winning reporting here. Buy Michael's book “Border Wa: Inside Trump's Assault on Immigration” Find vaccines, masks, testing, treatments, and other resources in your community: https://www.covid.gov/ Order Andy's book, “Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response”: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250770165  Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com/show/inthebubble.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Larry Elder Show
The Damming Durham Report, & the Biden's symbiotic relationship with the Deep State

The Larry Elder Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 59:13


In this episode Carl reports how the IRS removed the “entire investigative team” in the Hunter Biden tax fraud probe in a bold and retaliatory move against the IRS whistleblower and congressional republicans. Also, Carl breaks down 7 takeaways from Special Counsel John Durham's damming final report on the Trump-Russia probe, what it means for you and what you must do about it.  WATCH AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL https://www.youtube.com/@carljacksonshowandblog More: www.TheCarljacksonshow.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecarljacksonshow Twitter: https://twitter.com/carljacksonshow Parler: https://parler.com/carljacksonshowSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Michael Berry Show
The Biden Administration Has Declared 'White Supremacy' The Greatest Threat To America

The Michael Berry Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 8:40


The Victor Davis Hanson Show
Making Sense of Geopolitical Discord and Domestic Chaos

The Victor Davis Hanson Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2023 72:56


Join Victor Davis Hanson and cohost Jack Fowler in a discussion of the border and the US-Latin America diplomacy, the Left never pays the price, Daniel Penny's indictment, the Biden Administration disaster, counter-offensive in Ukraine, Greek-Turkish relations and a movie pageant to Mother's Day.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Today's Issues
The Biden Administration Say Our Borders Are Secure

Today's Issues

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2023 50:47


John Solomon Reports
Rep. Ralph Norman: Biden administration has ‘total disregard' for taxpayers' money, GOP to expose ‘greed' in coming weeks

John Solomon Reports

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 52:38


John Solomon and Amanda Head host ‘Just the News, No Noise' delivering the pressing news of the day and giving you Information without indoctrination while rising above the rhetoric. Interviews this week with North Carolina GOP Congressman Ralph Norman, North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, Michigan Congresswoman Lisa McClain, CMT & Director of U.S. Equities at ScotiaBank, and Campus Reform Higher Education Fellow and ‘The P.A.S. Report Podcast' Host Nick Giordano. To see the daily show, go to americasvoice.news each Monday through Friday at 6pm Eastern or watch any time at JustTheViews.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Consider This from NPR
Biden Administration Ends Title 42. What Now?

Consider This from NPR

Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2023 13:42


On Thursday, the Biden administration lifted title 42, a pandemic-era policy that shut down virtually all avenues for migrants to seek asylum in the US. In March of 2020 then president Trump invoked the rule as a public health emergency measure, allowing for the quick expulsion of migrants at the border. Now that Title 42 has been lifted, tens of thousands of migrants fleeing poverty, violence and political instability will be subjected to decades-old immigration laws that will allow them to stay in the country while their cases make their way through immigration court. But the process could cause a bottleneck at the border and strain federal, state and local government resources. How will the Biden administration respect asylum law and get control of the border, all while running a re-election campaign?Host Asma Khalid talks to White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez. Also NPR's Joel Rose provide a view from the southern border.

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK
Confluence of Chaos

AMERICA OUT LOUD PODCAST NETWORK

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2023 57:58


The National Security Hour with Mary Fanning – Host and investigative journalist Mary Fanning, executive producer of The National Security Hour, is joined once again by her guest, investigative journalist Alan Jones to discuss the confluence of chaos. Mary Fanning covers with Alan Jones the inside-out upside-down chaos of the Biden Administration, from Biden's Border Busters...

The Liz Wheeler Show
Ep. 336: The Anti-Christian, Anti-American Leftists Behind the Border Crisis with Ann Coulter

The Liz Wheeler Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 46:08


The Trump-era Title 42 expires and Biden sends troops to the border—what happens now? Ann Coulter joins Liz to discuss what's actually going on at the Southern border and expose the ideological underpinnings of not just who is propagating the border crisis, but who is running the corrupt Biden Administration and facilitating these major disasters for our country. This is The Liz Wheeler Show. -- Get legal defense as gun owner without the exclusions of an insurance company. Join the Attorneys on Retainer Self-Protection Program. Visit https://attorneysforfreedom.com/liz and enter promo code LIZ25 to receive $25 off. -- Save over 70% off Genucel's most popular package: https://genucel.com/liz. -- Get your Magnesium Breakthrough and find out this month's gift with your purchase at https://magbreakthrough.com/lizwheeler. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Up First
After Title 42, Turkey Elections, Pandemic Learning Loss

Up First

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 12:36


The American Civil Liberties union is suing the Biden Administration over strict new border rules aimed at deterring migrants from crossing the border illegally. Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan is facing his toughest presidential challenge yet as voters head to the polls this weekend. And new research, covering nearly 8,000 school districts, shows that many students in the US suffered significant learning loss during pandemic.

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch
Friday May 12 - Full Show

The Dana Show with Dana Loesch

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 101:20


Sergio Sanchez sits in for Dana. Title 42 officially expires. National Border Patrol Council Spokesman Chris Cabrera joins us to give us the latest on the communication from the Biden Administration. Ted Cruz destroys a reporter who tries to blame him for the border crisis. Former DHS Sec. Ken Cuccinelli joins us to explain the differences in border policy between the two administrations. A migrant child days in his journey across the border. Journalist Sara Carter joins us live from the border to give us a boots-on-the-ground update.Please visit our great sponsors:4Patriothttps://4patriots.comUse code DANA to save 10% off your first purchase.Black Rifle Coffeehttps://blackriflecoffee.com/danaUse code DANA at checkout for 20% off. Good Ranchershttps://goodranchers.com/marchStart the summer grilling season with all American meat from Good Ranchers. Save an additional $30 with code Dana . Hartford Gold:CALL 866-887-1188 or text DANA to 998899.Call right now and they will give you up to $5000 of free silver on your first qualifying order. Hillsdalehttps://danaforhillsdale.comLearn by listening with the new Hillsdale College Podcast Network. Learn more at www.danaforhillsdale.comKelTechttps://KelTecWeapons.comSign up for the KelTec Insider and be the first to know the latest KelTec news. Patriot Mobilehttps://patriotmobile.com/danaGet free activation with the offer code DANA.

Rich Zeoli
Title 42 Expires: Biden Admin Refuses to Take Responsibility for Migrant Crisis at the Border

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 179:45


The Rich Zeoli Show- Full Episode (05/12/2023): 3:05pm- According to a report from Jessica Chasmar and Cameron Cawthorne, of Fox News, “[d]ivorce lawyers for Hunter Biden and his ex-wife Kathleen Buhle were aware of money hitting Hunter's bank account from a ‘Romania deal,' emails show, appearing to contradict Buhle's previous claims she had her ‘head buried in the sand' when it came to Hunter's finances. During a press conference Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer revealed Buhle was one of several Biden family members, including Hallie Biden, who received foreign money and that Hunter received over $1 million from Romania.” You can read more about the latest Biden family corruption allegations here: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-ex-wife-kathleen-buhles-divorce-attorneys-were-aware-romania-deal-payments 3:35pm- According to reports, the state of New Jersey will not require K-12 students to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in order to attend in-person classes in the fall of 2023. 3:50pm- While speaking with George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America following the expiration of Title 42, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas called the crisis at the U.S. southern border unavoidable. 3:55pm- In a video posted to his Truth Social account, former President Donald Trump accused President Joe Biden and the Biden administration of destroying America's borders—explaining that the country is being run by “stupid people.” 4:05pm- Jack Carr—former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper & New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss his newest book, “Only the Dead.” “Only the Dead” is the sixth book in Carr's Terminal List series and releases on May 16th. You can learn more about the book and pre-order it here: https://www.officialjackcarr.com 4:25pm- Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) are endorsing progressive candidate Helen Gym for Philadelphia Mayor. On Saturday, the two prominent politicians will attend a rally to benefit Gym—the rally is being held at Franklin Music Hall in Spring Garden. Could these major endorsements give Gym an edge in the city's May 16th Mayoral Primary? 4:45pm- What's happening in progressive cities? The city of Baltimore is now suing car manufacturers Hyundai and Kia for making vehicles that are too easy to steal. Worth noting, the vehicles comply with federal vehicle safety standards. 5:05pm- The Drive at 5: While appearing on Fox News with Jesse Waters, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) recapped the House's closed-door meeting with former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan. According to Rep. Jordan, Brennan's statements ostensibly confirmed that the attempted downplaying of the Hunter Biden laptop story via a signed letter from former intelligence officials was completely political. 5:10pm- While speaking with Pete Hegseth on Fox News, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) condemned the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) for withholding information from Congress regarding its investigation into the Biden family corruption investigation. 5:20pm- Speaking from Brownsville, Texas at the U.S. southern border, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blamed the Biden Administration and Democrats for the crisis at the border claiming, “they don't give a damn about the dead bodies.” 5:40pm- Daniel Turner—Founder & Executive Director of Power the Future—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule that could end natural gas as a fuel source for electricity. Plus, is the Biden Administration coming for dishwashing appliances next? 6:05pm- During Friday's press conference, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said she did not know how many migrant children were currently in U.S. custody. 6:10pm- On Thursday, House Republicans passed legislation designed to secure the border, though it is not expected to pass in the Senate and President Joe Biden is not willing to sign it into law. After passing the bill, House of Representatives Majority Leader Steve Scalise said President Biden failed to protect the U.S. southern border, so Republicans took action to address the issue. 6:35pm- Rich hates broccoli rabe and Matt forgot to get his mom a gift for Mother's Day. 6:50pm- Broadcasting from Brownsville, Texas at the U.S. southern border, Fox News reporter Sara Carter described “football fields” of people lining up to get into the country.

Rich Zeoli
Biden's EPA Targets Dishwashers

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 19:31


 Daniel Turner—Founder & Executive Director of Power the Future—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule that could end natural gas as a fuel source for electricity. PLUS, is the Biden Administration coming for dishwashing appliances next? 

Rich Zeoli
The Drive at 5 + John Brennan's Closed-Door Meeting with Congress

Rich Zeoli

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 51:08


The Rich Zeoli Show- Hour 3: The Drive at 5: While appearing on Fox News with Jesse Waters, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) recapped the House's closed-door meeting with former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency John Brennan. According to Rep. Jordan, Brennan's statements ostensibly confirmed that the attempted downplaying of the Hunter Biden laptop story via a signed letter from former intelligence officials was completely political. While speaking with Pete Hegseth on Fox News, Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) condemned the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) for withholding information from Congress regarding its investigation into the Biden family corruption investigation. Speaking from Brownsville, Texas at the U.S. southern border, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blamed the Biden Administration and Democrats for the crisis at the border claiming, “they don't give a damn about the dead bodies.” Daniel Turner—Founder & Executive Director of Power the Future—joins The Rich Zeoli Show to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new rule that could end natural gas as a fuel source for electricity. PLUS, is the Biden Administration coming for dishwashing appliances next?

Daily News Brief
CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, May 12th, 2023

Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 13:33


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, May 12th, 2023. Concordis Education Partners: Classical Christian education has reminded us to aim education at truth, but the trivium has been used as a formula rather than a way of training students in discernment. To teach well, you must coach. Concordis Foundation is offering their third annual BOOT CAMP – a faculty summit – July 11-13th in Moscow, Idaho. This is a three-day intensive teaching training where you learn to coach students, using the trivium, so that you can meet students at all learning levels. Learn more at concordispartners.com https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-patrol-chief-authorizes-release-migrants-us-without-court-dates-title-42-ends Border Patrol chief authorizes release of migrants into US without court dates as Title 42 ends The head of U.S. Border Patrol has sent out a memo authorizing the release of illegal migrants into the U.S. without court dates if agents face overcrowding as the Biden administration scrambles to deal with a historic surge in migration at the border ahead of the end of Title 42. The memo says that migrants can be allowed into the country on parole — a process typically reserved for "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit" — if Customs and Border Protection (CBP) faces overcrowding. The memo calls the practice "parole with conditions" as migrants are required to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or request a Notice to Appear by mail. Under a parole release, migrants are rapidly released into the country, do not get an alien registration number and do not receive a court date. The use of parole is being authorized if a sector capacity goes above 125%, if agents apprehend 7,000 a day over 72 hours or if average time in custody goes above 60 hours. Agents have been encountering over 10,000 migrants a day since Monday, and there are no signs of that slowing down with the looming end of Title 42, which is expected to bring an even bigger wave with it. The memo noted the enormous numbers agents are encountering. "For the past 7 days, USBP has averaged over 8,750 encounters per day. This is over double the average daily encounters of 4,284 in May of 2019, the highest month of the 2019 surge. Even with significant personnel along the SWB, a significant detention capacity, and interagency resources supporting the effort, this situation requires urgent action," the memo states. The public health order has been used since March 2020 to expel over two million migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biden administration has told migrants that it will not be easier to enter the U.S. once the order drops as there will be stiffer penalties until Title 8. Parole is not a Title 8 authority. The use of parole is legally questionable, with critics arguing it is not supposed to be used to wave in thousands of migrants. The state of Florida successfully sued the Biden administration in March to block a similar policy, "Parole + ATD." On Thursday, Fox Digital reported that Florida sued this week over the latest plan to release migrants into the U.S. interior, saying it is "materially identical" to the policy that the federal court enjoined. "Florida seeks a temporary restraining order to preserve the status quo until the parties can brief motions for a preliminary injunction or to postpone the effective date of the new policy," the lawsuit states. "The Biden Administration’s behavior, if left unchecked, makes a mockery of our system of justice and our Constitution." The judge has given the Biden administration a 4 p.m. deadline Thursday to respond to the request for a temporary restraining order, adding that it appears the administration is "preparing to flout" the court’s order. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson this week claimed that the releases are similar to those conducted by prior administrations. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-house-votes-yes-on-measure-to-secure-us-mexico-border?utm_campaign=64487 House votes YES on Secure Border Act in 219-213 vote, includes e-Verify requirement, with 2 Republicans joining Democrats to vote against border security On Thursday, House Representatives debated the Secure the Border Act of 2023 as Title 42 expired at the southern border, which lays out sweeping new requirements and restrictions for securing the southern border. The bill passed 219-213. Two Republicans, Reps. Thomas Massie and John Duarte voted along side all Democrat members against the bill. The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on May 2 in anticipation of the flood of illegal immigrants expected in the wake of Title 42, which allowed expulsions due to the pandemic emergency. The bill calls for the "immediate resumption of border wall construction" no later than seven days after the bill is enacted, using previously set aside funds and materials for its construction. No later than 180 days after the bill is enacted, a report shall be submitted to congressional committees that outlines a strategic 5-year technology investment plan for border security, including potential upgrades in security technology, communications equipment, screening equipment, incorporating in input from the private sector. In an effort to retain Border Patrol personnel, the bill will authorize up to $100,000,000 in appropriated funds for the Commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection to give to front-line agents who hold a position equal to or below level GS-12, has been with Border Patrol for five years or longer, and commits two additional years of service with Border Patrol upon acceptance of the bonus. The bill also requires that the Commissioner hire and train enough Border Patrol agents to maintain an active duty presence of no less than 22,000 full-time agents. The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the requirement to take a Covid-19 vaccine or adverse actions taken against a Department of Homeland Security employee. The Secretary of Homeland Security would be required to send a report no later than 60 days after the bill is enacted on whether Mexican drug cartels meet the criteria for being designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act, stating that those found not to be eligible for parole shall be deported from the country. The bill also increases penalties for illegal entry or presence in the country from $50-$250 up to $500-$1000. Illegal immigrants who overstay a visa are subject to imprisonment of no more than six months and/or a fine for the first offense, and a fine and/or no more than two years of imprisonment for subsequent offenses. The bill also mandates the use of e-Verify, a system used to check if a person is authorized to work in the United States. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/connecticut-wesleyan-pay-for-students-abortions Connecticut liberal arts college says it will pay for students to get abortions A liberal arts university in Connecticut says it will now cover the costs of any student who wishes to get an abortion or a Plan B contraceptive, regardless of their insurance status. Wesleyan University announced last week that, following a pressure campaign from the university's Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter, the school would now pay for any student to get an abortion or emergency contraceptives. The school has also committed to footing the bill for any transportation costs incurred by students seeking abortions. “Consistent with the health center’s mission to provide education and support in the decision-making process, students will be able to access emergency contraceptives by consulting with a nurse at Davison Health Center," the university told NBC Connecticut in a statement. The decision comes after the Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Wesleyan collected over 700 signatures on a petition that urged the school to "ensure all students are able to overcome financial burdens to and lack of transportation for abortion procedures." "This victory comes in the wake of landmark efforts by Barnard College students to secure abortion pills on campus as well as a broader movement for reproductive justice nationwide," the student organization said in a press release. "Wesleyan now plays a pioneering role in reproductive healthcare among private liberal arts colleges by committing to cover the entire cost of abortion after insurance for all students." After the Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the availability of abortion for college students has gained increased attention, as numerous states with widely recognized state universities have banned abortion altogether. Students have increasingly reported that access to abortion has become a factor in their college decision-making process. Democratic-controlled states, meanwhile, have taken steps to make abortion as available to college students as a flu shot. The entire University of California and California State University systems are required by law to provide abortion pills to students at their respective university health centers, and last year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced it would be providing abortion pills on campus as well. https://www.foxnews.com/us/marine-veteran-charged-manhattan-da-jordan-neely-subway-chokehold-death Marine veteran to be charged by Manhattan DA in Jordan Neely subway chokehold death A New York City subway rider accused of choking a homeless man to death is expected to turn himself in to police on Friday morning to face a manslaughter charge. "We can confirm that Daniel Penny will be arrested on a charge of Manslaughter in the Second Degree," a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said. "We cannot provide any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to take place tomorrow." On May 1, Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran and college student, put 30-year-old Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold after what police described as an altercation on a northbound F train. Neely was allegedly threatening passengers on the subway and having a mental episode. He was yelling and pacing back and forth, when Penny interjected, tackled him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, witnesses and police said. The incident sparked protests and violent clashes last week after the Marine veteran was taken into custody and released. And now for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.boundingintosports.com/2023/05/prosecutors-confirm-former-buffalo-bills-punter-matt-araiza-was-not-present-when-alleged-gang-rape-occurred/ Prosecutors Confirm Former Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza Was Not Present When Alleged Gang Rape Occurred After having the criminal charges against him dropped, former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza now has to undergo a stressful process of fighting the civil lawsuit against him for an alleged gang rape at a college party that occurred when Arazia and the plaintiff were attending San Diego State University at the same time. However, based on new information, that might be over soon, and potentially in Araiza’s favor. During a nearly year long investigation by San Diego police and detailed review by prosecutors, they have come to the conclusion that the alleged gang rape that the female plaintiff accused Araiza of being part of stands in question since evidence shows that Arazia, then a college student at the time when the plaintiff was 17-years-old, was not even present during the alleged crime. Yahoo Sports has obtained a 200-plus page transcript, covering a meeting in which a San Diego deputy district attorney broke the back of the case. According Yahoo Sports’ summary, “Araiza couldn’t have led the girl into the alleged gang rape because he had ‘left’ the home at about 12:30 a.m., an hour prior to when evidence suggested the alleged gang rape would have occurred.” Deputy district attorney Trisha Amador stated that “He wasn’t even at the party anymore. All I know is that at that point, suspect Araiza is gone from the party.” Prosecutors additionally told the plaintiff that the recordings that were made of the situation “made it impossible” to identify Araiza or any other potential suspects since their faces and voices aren’t clear enough to make a prosecution. Further, there are questions as to whether a rape occurred at all as the plaintiff claimed, and not a consensual sexual situation. “In looking at the videos on the sex tape, I absolutely cannot prove any forceable sexual assault based upon what happened,” said Deputy DA Amador. Because of this lawsuit, then-rookie Araiza was cut from the Bills team, crippling his rookie season so he could “take care of this situation,” according to Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane. But Araiza isn’t out of the woods yet, despite the prosecutors themselves admitting he wasn’t present at the event – civil suits have a much lower standard of proof than criminal cases do. As news broke of the developments in the civil suit, online figures in sports and media began to defend Arazia, including Daily Wire columnist Matt Walsh and Outkick.com founder Clay Travis. “False rape accusers should receive the same penalty that we give to rapists,” Walsh posted to Twitter. “Instead, in a vast majority of cases, they receive no penalty at all and are free to move on like nothing happened.” “The Bills released punter Matt Araiza for an allegation of sexual assault that police proved was 100% a lie,” tweeted Travis. “Why shouldn’t his accuser face criminal charges for lying? He’s lost a year of his career & his good name. She has zero consequences. Not right.” Thanks to all the legal trouble, Araiza is still a free agent. We’ve seen plenty of comebacks from legal trouble in the National Felon League. Araiza could be the next to move on to a respectable career.

The Sean Hannity Show
Title 42 Tragedy - May 12th, Hour 1

The Sean Hannity Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 29:50


Deaths on the border...hundreds of thousands of people trying to illegally enter the United States and the Biden Administration seems paralyzed to do anything.  We need help now!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Majority Report with Sam Seder
3089 - CNN's Clown Hall, The Coming Debt Ceiling Cave, & Our COVID Failure w/ Heather Digby Parton & Matthew Film Guy

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 98:59


It's Casual Friday! Sam hosts Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he is joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on the debt ceiling debate, CNN's response to backlash from their Trump Town Hall, the “end” of the COVID emergency and Title 42, Joe Manchin taking on the EPA, various mainstream court cases, and Elon's new CEO, before diving into the floundering “reports” of the intense corruption of the Biden Crime Family. Digby then joins as she and Sam dive into Anderson Cooper's insanely “holier than thou” response to critiques of CNN, as well as the looming conservative shadow of John Malone over the company, before quickly running through ongoing debates about the Debt Ceiling. Wrapping up, they touch on the “end” of COVID, per the Biden Administration, and how well over 1 million deaths later, the US has learned absolutely nothing. Film Guy “Matthew Film Guy” Matthew joins as he and Sam run through the impact of the WGA strike on the movie and TV industries, reflect on Sam's appearance on Movie Night Extravaganza, and Matthew's film suggestion of the Romanian New Wave film “Four Months, Three Weeks, and Two Days.” And in the Fun Half: Sam tackles the right wing's vitriolic coverage of the killing of Jordan Neely, with Jesse Watters and Greg Gutfeld uplifting the “heroic” murder of a guy whose crime was being hungry and upset, also touching on Elon's new CEO appointment as Twitter overlooks a financial cliff, and Ben Shapiro's “Pope of the Jews” schtick expanding to proclaim himself “Pope of the Rape Victims.” Wrapping up, they discuss Biden's fascist immigration policy in the wake of Title 42 being rolled back, and Tommy Tuberville's defense of White Nationalists in the military. Check out Digby's work at Salon here: https://www.salon.com/writer/heather_digby_parton Check out Hullaballoo here: http://digbysblog.net/ Come see Matthew Film Guy at the Movie Night Extravaganza live event in Queens!: https://www.facebook.com/events/607031584693251?mibextid=Z0UBBX&paipv=0&eav=AfZny0evB7ffBbgFy8xgeRDEf-WP3MUKfp0rXBovskJVysjtDbev3uzRSDjerTh88G8&_rdr Check out Matthew's Letterboxd here: https://letterboxd.com/langdonboom/ Check out Matthew's film discussion group here: https://www.commonpointqueens.org/program/cultural-arts-and-jewish-heritage-classes/ Check out Matthew's eBay auction here! https://www.ebay.com/itm/115464749223 Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com: https://fans.fm/majority/join Subscribe to the ESVN YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/esvnshow Subscribe to the AMQuickie newsletter here: https://am-quickie.ghost.io/ Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get all your MR merch at our store: https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/ Get the free Majority Report App!: http://majority.fm/app Check out today's sponsors: Sunset Lake CBD: sunsetlakecbd is a majority employee owned farm in Vermont, producing 100% pesticide free CBD products. Great company, great product and fans of the show! Use code Leftisbest and get 20% off at http://www.sunsetlakecbd.com.  Henson Shaving: Go to https://hensonshaving.com/majority and use code MAJORITY for a free 100-pack of blades! Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter: @SamSeder @EmmaVigeland @MattBinder @MattLech @BF1nn @BradKAlsop Check out Matt's show, Left Reckoning, on Youtube, and subscribe on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/leftreckoning Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/ Check out Ava Raiza's music here! https://avaraiza.bandcamp.com/ The Majority Report with Sam Seder - https://majorityreportradio.com/

CrossPolitic Studios
CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, May 12th, 2023 [Daily News Brief]

CrossPolitic Studios

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2023 13:33


This is Garrison Hardie with your CrossPolitic Daily News Brief for Friday, May 12th, 2023. Concordis Education Partners: Classical Christian education has reminded us to aim education at truth, but the trivium has been used as a formula rather than a way of training students in discernment. To teach well, you must coach. Concordis Foundation is offering their third annual BOOT CAMP – a faculty summit – July 11-13th in Moscow, Idaho. This is a three-day intensive teaching training where you learn to coach students, using the trivium, so that you can meet students at all learning levels. Learn more at concordispartners.com https://www.foxnews.com/politics/border-patrol-chief-authorizes-release-migrants-us-without-court-dates-title-42-ends Border Patrol chief authorizes release of migrants into US without court dates as Title 42 ends The head of U.S. Border Patrol has sent out a memo authorizing the release of illegal migrants into the U.S. without court dates if agents face overcrowding as the Biden administration scrambles to deal with a historic surge in migration at the border ahead of the end of Title 42. The memo says that migrants can be allowed into the country on parole — a process typically reserved for "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit" — if Customs and Border Protection (CBP) faces overcrowding. The memo calls the practice "parole with conditions" as migrants are required to make an appointment with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or request a Notice to Appear by mail. Under a parole release, migrants are rapidly released into the country, do not get an alien registration number and do not receive a court date. The use of parole is being authorized if a sector capacity goes above 125%, if agents apprehend 7,000 a day over 72 hours or if average time in custody goes above 60 hours. Agents have been encountering over 10,000 migrants a day since Monday, and there are no signs of that slowing down with the looming end of Title 42, which is expected to bring an even bigger wave with it. The memo noted the enormous numbers agents are encountering. "For the past 7 days, USBP has averaged over 8,750 encounters per day. This is over double the average daily encounters of 4,284 in May of 2019, the highest month of the 2019 surge. Even with significant personnel along the SWB, a significant detention capacity, and interagency resources supporting the effort, this situation requires urgent action," the memo states. The public health order has been used since March 2020 to expel over two million migrants due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Biden administration has told migrants that it will not be easier to enter the U.S. once the order drops as there will be stiffer penalties until Title 8. Parole is not a Title 8 authority. The use of parole is legally questionable, with critics arguing it is not supposed to be used to wave in thousands of migrants. The state of Florida successfully sued the Biden administration in March to block a similar policy, "Parole + ATD." On Thursday, Fox Digital reported that Florida sued this week over the latest plan to release migrants into the U.S. interior, saying it is "materially identical" to the policy that the federal court enjoined. "Florida seeks a temporary restraining order to preserve the status quo until the parties can brief motions for a preliminary injunction or to postpone the effective date of the new policy," the lawsuit states. "The Biden Administration’s behavior, if left unchecked, makes a mockery of our system of justice and our Constitution." The judge has given the Biden administration a 4 p.m. deadline Thursday to respond to the request for a temporary restraining order, adding that it appears the administration is "preparing to flout" the court’s order. A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) spokesperson this week claimed that the releases are similar to those conducted by prior administrations. https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-house-votes-yes-on-measure-to-secure-us-mexico-border?utm_campaign=64487 House votes YES on Secure Border Act in 219-213 vote, includes e-Verify requirement, with 2 Republicans joining Democrats to vote against border security On Thursday, House Representatives debated the Secure the Border Act of 2023 as Title 42 expired at the southern border, which lays out sweeping new requirements and restrictions for securing the southern border. The bill passed 219-213. Two Republicans, Reps. Thomas Massie and John Duarte voted along side all Democrat members against the bill. The bill was introduced to the House of Representatives on May 2 in anticipation of the flood of illegal immigrants expected in the wake of Title 42, which allowed expulsions due to the pandemic emergency. The bill calls for the "immediate resumption of border wall construction" no later than seven days after the bill is enacted, using previously set aside funds and materials for its construction. No later than 180 days after the bill is enacted, a report shall be submitted to congressional committees that outlines a strategic 5-year technology investment plan for border security, including potential upgrades in security technology, communications equipment, screening equipment, incorporating in input from the private sector. In an effort to retain Border Patrol personnel, the bill will authorize up to $100,000,000 in appropriated funds for the Commissioner of the US Customs and Border Protection to give to front-line agents who hold a position equal to or below level GS-12, has been with Border Patrol for five years or longer, and commits two additional years of service with Border Patrol upon acceptance of the bonus. The bill also requires that the Commissioner hire and train enough Border Patrol agents to maintain an active duty presence of no less than 22,000 full-time agents. The bill also includes a provision prohibiting the requirement to take a Covid-19 vaccine or adverse actions taken against a Department of Homeland Security employee. The Secretary of Homeland Security would be required to send a report no later than 60 days after the bill is enacted on whether Mexican drug cartels meet the criteria for being designated as a foreign terrorist organization. The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act, stating that those found not to be eligible for parole shall be deported from the country. The bill also increases penalties for illegal entry or presence in the country from $50-$250 up to $500-$1000. Illegal immigrants who overstay a visa are subject to imprisonment of no more than six months and/or a fine for the first offense, and a fine and/or no more than two years of imprisonment for subsequent offenses. The bill also mandates the use of e-Verify, a system used to check if a person is authorized to work in the United States. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/education/connecticut-wesleyan-pay-for-students-abortions Connecticut liberal arts college says it will pay for students to get abortions A liberal arts university in Connecticut says it will now cover the costs of any student who wishes to get an abortion or a Plan B contraceptive, regardless of their insurance status. Wesleyan University announced last week that, following a pressure campaign from the university's Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter, the school would now pay for any student to get an abortion or emergency contraceptives. The school has also committed to footing the bill for any transportation costs incurred by students seeking abortions. “Consistent with the health center’s mission to provide education and support in the decision-making process, students will be able to access emergency contraceptives by consulting with a nurse at Davison Health Center," the university told NBC Connecticut in a statement. The decision comes after the Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter at Wesleyan collected over 700 signatures on a petition that urged the school to "ensure all students are able to overcome financial burdens to and lack of transportation for abortion procedures." "This victory comes in the wake of landmark efforts by Barnard College students to secure abortion pills on campus as well as a broader movement for reproductive justice nationwide," the student organization said in a press release. "Wesleyan now plays a pioneering role in reproductive healthcare among private liberal arts colleges by committing to cover the entire cost of abortion after insurance for all students." After the Supreme Court issued a ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade last year, the availability of abortion for college students has gained increased attention, as numerous states with widely recognized state universities have banned abortion altogether. Students have increasingly reported that access to abortion has become a factor in their college decision-making process. Democratic-controlled states, meanwhile, have taken steps to make abortion as available to college students as a flu shot. The entire University of California and California State University systems are required by law to provide abortion pills to students at their respective university health centers, and last year, the University of Massachusetts Amherst announced it would be providing abortion pills on campus as well. https://www.foxnews.com/us/marine-veteran-charged-manhattan-da-jordan-neely-subway-chokehold-death Marine veteran to be charged by Manhattan DA in Jordan Neely subway chokehold death A New York City subway rider accused of choking a homeless man to death is expected to turn himself in to police on Friday morning to face a manslaughter charge. "We can confirm that Daniel Penny will be arrested on a charge of Manslaughter in the Second Degree," a spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office said. "We cannot provide any additional information until he has been arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, which we expect to take place tomorrow." On May 1, Penny, a 24-year-old Marine veteran and college student, put 30-year-old Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold after what police described as an altercation on a northbound F train. Neely was allegedly threatening passengers on the subway and having a mental episode. He was yelling and pacing back and forth, when Penny interjected, tackled him to the ground and put him in a chokehold, witnesses and police said. The incident sparked protests and violent clashes last week after the Marine veteran was taken into custody and released. And now for my favorite topic… sports! https://www.boundingintosports.com/2023/05/prosecutors-confirm-former-buffalo-bills-punter-matt-araiza-was-not-present-when-alleged-gang-rape-occurred/ Prosecutors Confirm Former Buffalo Bills Punter Matt Araiza Was Not Present When Alleged Gang Rape Occurred After having the criminal charges against him dropped, former Buffalo Bills punter Matt Araiza now has to undergo a stressful process of fighting the civil lawsuit against him for an alleged gang rape at a college party that occurred when Arazia and the plaintiff were attending San Diego State University at the same time. However, base