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    Former Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday it is clear that his successors, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are picking up where Barack Obama left off in fundamentally transforming the American system into one that is hard-left. Pence also reacted to Harris' trip to Honduras to visit with newly-inaugurated Socialist president Xiomara Castro and discuss the "root causes" of the illegal immigration crisis. "Most people don't want to leave home if they leave, it is usually because they are either fleeing harm or they simply cannot satisfy their basic needs. The area of cooperation and work that we will do together on economic prosperity will be pivotal to that issue and in particular, irregular migration," Harris told Castro during public remarks Thursday. On "Jesse Watters Primetime," host Jesse Watters asked Pence if he offered any advice to Harris when he passed the proverbial vice-presidential torch to her last year, and whether he believes she's taken said advice: Pence replied that Harris' continued focus on "root causes" is a throwback to the prior Democratic presidency: "That's an old...
    Fox News contributor and former acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Tom Homan told "America Reports" on Thursday that the Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has done more to secure the border than the Biden administration. RISING CRIME IN DANGEROUS MEXICO BORDER TOWN LEAVES RESIDENTS FEELING ‘INSECURE’ TOM HOMAN: I’m working very closely with the governor and Ken Paxton and [Department of Public Safety Steve] McCraw. I have worked for six presidents. I didn’t think I would have to retire and sue a president. But I have written more affidavits with A.G. Paxton’s office to sue the president than I ever did as an agent. We are 3-0. In fact, I’ll be testifying on the I.C.E. priorities that Texas A.G. has filed.  … Let me be clear: The governor of Texas has done more to secure our border than either Secretary Mayorkas or President Biden. And you have to think about the amount of fentanyl they seized. What’s concerning is what they don’t seize. Over 100,000 overdose deaths, most of them are fentanyl. D.E.A. says 95% of fentanyl...
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), hosting a roundtable discussion at a monoclonal antibody treatment site in Miami that was forced to close due to the Biden administration’s actions, explained why the administration’s decision to prohibit the treatments was “fundamentally wrong,” concluding that “this is a lesson as to why you should not have the government controlling medicine in this country.” “What they could have said is anyone who’s got appointments for the next five days can be honored or maybe they could say two weeks from now,” DeSantis said of the decision of U.S. federal health regulators, which resulted in thousands of Floridians having their appoints canceled “abruptly without notice.” The governor explained further: I still wouldn’t have liked that. But man, to leave people hanging the way they have — it’s really, really problematic. So we’re very much opposed to the way — particularly the [way] thousands of Floridians who were in the system waiting to get treatment — for them to wake up to an email saying that these treatments are now prohibited and tough luck, go take an aspirin. That’s just fundamentally wrong. That is not...
    Leaked footage shows dozens of illegal migrants landing at a Westchester airport on a secret charter flight in the dead of night, just one of the dozens of such resettlements carried out by the Biden administration last year.  The bodycam footage, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, shows migrants being transported on from southern border states to Westchester, New York, and other parts of the U.S.  In the August 13, 2021 footage, Westchester Police Sgt. Michael Hamborsky is captured questioning federal contractors overseeing migrants embarking and boarding American Dream charter buses in the early morning hours on the tarmac of Westchester Airport about what exactly is going on.  In the 51-minute footage, Hamborsky is clearly confused and digging for answers from the contractors.  'You're on a secure facility here; we really don't know anything and we're in charge of security,' he tells a federal contractor at one point. 'This is anti all our security stuff,' he added.    It has since been revealed that the underage migrants were being secretly flown from Texas to...
    (CNN)The Biden administration will help deliver cyber defense technologies and threat intelligence to US water utilities to try to bolster security for a sector that is often short of cash and personnel to deal with hacking threats, officials announced Thursday.The "100-day" plan to increase cybersecurity resources for some of America's 150,000 public water systems comes a year after a hacker breached a Florida water treatment facility and temporarily changed the plant's chemical setting to a potentially dangerous level. The incident at the Tampa-area water did not cause any harm, but it spurred a heightened focus on the sector's vulnerabilities among federal officials and the water industry. "There is absolutely inadequate cyber resilience across the water sector" to criminal and state-sponsored hackers, a senior administration told reporters in previewing the announcement.The water security initiative will first focus on defenses at the water systems that serve the most people and then expand to smaller facilities, officials said. Read MoreThe Environmental Protection Agency and US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will invite water utilities to a pilot program to deploy more sophisticated defensive...
    Sean Hannity asked whether President Biden's administration will "ever recover" from record inflation and surging oil prices in Wednesday's opening monologue of "Hannity." "Will the Biden administration ever recover?" Hannity asked. " … Analysts now predict that the price of oil could now soon surge to $150 a barrel. That's a 100-percent increase. Make no mistake, Joe Biden and his Green New [Deal] socialist bosses in the Democratic Party, the cult of climate change — they want this to happen. It's all part of the plan. They want oil and gas to be expensive and limited." "Obama, even once himself, admitted he wanted gas prices to go up, but … just not this quickly," he continued. "Now Americans will suffer, inflation will soar, but according to them, it will all be worth it as America is fundamentally transformed into a greener and progressive society."  BIDEN BLAMES SOARING GAS PRICES ON BIG OIL AS HE KEEPS UP HIS WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS Americans are not responding well to Biden's agenda being incurred at their own expense. According to a Monmouth University...
    President Biden is providing 400 million N95 masks to Americans for free, along with one billion COVID-19 rapid tests. Thanks to a scaling up of the White House's pandemic response efforts, 400 million N95 masks will soon be available to Americans nationwide, completely free of charge. The effort represents "the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in U.S. history," a Department of Health and Human Services official said last Friday. The masks began shipping out from the Strategic National Stockpile last week and will soon arrive at thousands of pharmacies and community health centers across the country. Some pharmacies, like Hy-Vee and Meijer in the Midwest, have already received their shipments and begun placing them in the front of their stores. Others, like CVS, Walgreens, and Kroger, expect to begin supplying masks as early as Thursday. Americans can collect three masks per person. The full list of pharmacy partners, which also includes Costco, Publix, Rite Aid, and Walmart, can be found here. The masks will also go to community health centers...
    Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell offered rare praise for President Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying he was 'encouraged' by signals that his administration was preparing for action before any Russian incursion into Ukraine. It comes after the Pentagon announced it was putting 8,500 troops on high alert to deploy to the region - a number that it said could rise.   McConnell has frequently accused Biden of weakness in his foreign policy and demanded a more aggressive response.  On Tuesday he said he had been in contact with the White House about Ukraine. 'I read that the president was huddled at Camp David Sunday with his team and what I've been hearing since then is encouraging that they're prepared to take steps before an incursion not afterwards,' he said. With 100,000 Russian troops camped close to Ukraine's northern, eastern and southern borders, McConnell has accused Biden of waiting to act after Moscow invaded.  'My advice to the White House from very beginning was that whatever steps we are going to take, and I'll outline the steps that I think ought...
    Tuesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) warned President Joe Biden’s “failed leadership” was going to result in Russia invading and taking control of Ukraine. Jackson pointed out that the tension between the two countries had “been building for months,” and the Biden administration knew about it but failed to act in time. “We should have been doing a lot of stuff months ago,” Jackson lamented. “There’s a window of opportunity to make a difference in the issues like this. This has been building for months. The Biden administration has known about this. They have had multiple opportunities to do things that would have stopped it from getting to where it is at right now. But right now, we have a situation where Ukraine is surrounded by the Russians right now. They have troops, and they have aircraft in Belarus up to their north. They have a massive amount of troops to their east in Russia. And they have ships and troops in Crimea and the Black Sea. They are literally surrounded right now. They are postured....
    A top member of the U.S. team negotiating with Iran has left the role after urging a tougher stance on nuclear talks. A State Department official confirmed that Richard Nephew, known as the architect of sanctions on Tehran, had stepped down as U.S. Deputy Special Envoy for Iran. At the same time, the Wall Street Journal reported that two other negotiators had stepped aside because they wanted a harder negotiating position.  Their departures come at a critical time in talks that resumed two months ago.  Western diplomats say they hope for a breakthrough in the coming weeks - but critical differences remain between the two sides and Britain on Tuesday warned of a looming impasse. A State Department official declined to comment on the specifics of internal policy discussions.  A State Department official confirmed that Richard Nephew was no longer deputy special envoy for Iran but was still working at the State Department Nuclear talks resumed in Vienna, Austria, in November but have made little progress. Iran refuses to talk directly with American negotiators. As a result European diplomats have to...
    Members of Joe Biden's administration will hold two classified congressional briefings on Tuesday to update leadership aides and committee staff on the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, a report reveals. Congress is out of session this week, so members of the House and Senate will have to wait until next week to work on getting their own briefings with the administration. As Russia continues to build-up its military presence at the border it shares with Ukraine, both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have called for full-chamber briefings. Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby announced during a briefing on Monday that 8,500 U.S. troops have been put on standby for possible deployment to Eastern European countries as the world watches to see if Russia will invade Ukraine. Kirby said that while the troops were put on standby, no final decision has been made on deployments. He also said those in the group on heightened alert include intelligence and transportation units. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies are also moving more military equipment into the region including air and...
    They are among the 70,000 federal employees who will see their wages increase. The Office of Personnel Management announced on Jan. 21 that it has instructed federal agencies to put in place a $15-an-hour minimum wage for nearly 70,000 federal employees, more than 50,000 of whom are employed by the Department of Defense at military bases throughout the United States. The increased minimum wage, which will take effect across the government by Jan. 30, follows on an executive order signed by President Joe Biden on Jan. 22, 2021, his second day in office, that began the process of increasing the federal minimum wage. The order instructed OPM to investigate which federal workers would be eligible for an increase. Biden signed executive order in April that raised the minimum wage to $15 for federal contractors. In a press release published on Friday, OPM noted that those affected by the increase included "Around 50,000 Department of Defense employees of non-appropriated fund activities at military bases around the country who provide essential services to...
    Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., reflected on a rough week for President Biden, saying the more people know about his administration, "the less they like it." Sen. Blackburn further said it creates the right environment for Republicans to get their message out ahead of the 2022 midterm elections. SEN. MARSHA BLACKBURN: It's going to be up to Republicans to make certain that we get our message out there, that we talk about what we have done. What we see from all this polling is the more people know about the Biden administration, the less that they like it… You have this administration that hangs out the 'y'all come' sign and they're not serious about dealing with the domestic issues, dealing with these foreign policy issues. It is frightening to people. I talk to people here in Tennessee every day that say, 'I didn't vote for this. This administration is frightening me. I'm concerned about what is going to happen to our country.' WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW BELOW Video This article was written by Fox News staff.
    (CNN)A proposal to vaccinate migrants that was a source of tension inside the White House last year is back on the table as the Biden administration tries to change the way the United States deals with migrants at the southern border.In August, when a report on the proposal emerged, top White House officials, including chief of staff Ron Klain, tried to seek reassurance that in fact the plan wasn't happening.Klain and Susan Rice, one of President Joe Biden's top aides, shot down the proposal -- intended to address public health concerns -- because they thought it would encourage more people to come to the US, sources tell CNN. Fact check: A look at Bidens first year in false claimsMigrants being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and minors in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services were already being offered vaccinations. But the proposal -- reported in The Washington Post last summer -- would apply to migrants encountered at the US southern border and released in the US as they await court hearings.The plan, which originated at...
    As a report published Wednesday revealed the loss of over 500,000 jobs since the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan last August, critics of the Biden administration's policy of economic sanctions and freezing billions of dollars in Afghan government funds renewed warnings of a "U.S.-fueled genocide" in the starving, suffering, war-torn nation. The United Nations International Labor Organization (ILO) reported that Afghanistan's economy has been "paralyzed" since the Taliban takeover, with more than half a million jobs lost in the third quarter of 2021, much of the decline attributable to a precipitous drop in "women's participation in the workplace." The agency projects further employment losses of 700,000 to over 900,000 by mid-2022. However, a direr—yet connected—crisis is being largely blamed on the Biden administration's punitive policies that, while meant to target the Taliban, are causing grievous harm to ordinary Afghans. The Intercept's Ryan Grim and Sara Sirota noted Wednesday that after the Taliban seized power, the United States—which as an occupying power controlled Afghanistan's foreign currency reserves—froze more than $9 billion in funds belonging to the country. Excellent journalism from...
    President Joe Biden admitted his administration fell short on supplying the U.S. with coronavirus tests, but during his Wednesday press conference said he believed the pandemic was getting better.  'Should we have done more testing earlier, yes,' the president said at the top of the press conference, marking the end of his first year in office. 'But we're doing more now. We've gone from zero at-home tests a year ago to 375 million tests on the market in just this month.'  The Omicron surge of COVID-19 hit the United States in the run-up to the December holidays, leading to a widespread coronavirus testing shortage.  President Joe Biden admitted his administration fell short on supplying the U.S. with coronavirus tests, but during his Wednesday press conference said he believed the pandemic was getting better This week, the administration started allowing Americans to sign up for four free COVID tests via the U.S. Postal Service's website.  The tests are due in homes at the end of the month.  'Some people may call what's happening right now the new...
    Migrants sit against a fence while waiting to board a Border Patrol bus after crossing the Rio Grande in November 2021. Brandon Bell/Getty Images Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.The Biden administration argued in court Wednesday in defense of Title 42, a Trump-era border closure policy that has relied on the public health emergency created by the pandemic to quickly return migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. It was striking to hear the Department of Justice defending the harsh policy, while at the same time it has been arguing against returning asylum seekers to Mexico under another Trump-era border policy, Remain in Mexico, which they admit forces migrants into harrowing conditions and extreme violence. For the last year, President Joe Biden has faced strong opposition for continuing to quickly expel migrants under Title 42, but his administration has kept saying it is necessary to stop the spread of Covid at the US-Mexico border. Wednesday’s hearing showed just how much the administration wants to keep this policy in place, even...
    Lawmakers on the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot will get their hands on a handful of documents that Donald Trump has fought to keep hidden as early as Wednesday evening. The Democrat-led panel is expected to receive four pages of documents concerning the Trump White House from the National Archives at 6 p.m. today, according to a court filing.  Only a last-minute Supreme Court injunction could stop their release.  The small set of White House papers is part of some 700 documents the committee has requested from the National Archives, linked to Trump's actions leading up to the Capitol attack on January 6.  'Absent an intervening court order, the Archivist intends to release records from the fourth tranche to the Committee at 6:00 pm tomorrow,' the federal agency wrote  in a letter late Tuesday.  'Because the former President has not obtained such an injunction from any court, the release will proceed as scheduled absent an intervening court order.'  Trump has fought to keep roughly 700 pages of White House documents from the Democrat-led January 6 committee The panel...
    President Joe Biden began his press conference, his first in 78 days, with a strong defense of his first year in office where he admitted he should have had more COVID tests ready for Americans and blamed the record-high inflation on the pandemic and the actions of the Federal Reserve. ‘I didn't overpromise. What I have outperformed what anybody thought would happen,’ Biden said at the event, which came one day ahead of his one-year annivesary in office.  He started off by bragging about how many people got vaccinated his first year in office and his American Rescue Plan, which provided $1.9 trillion in COVID relief money in the early days of his presidency. But he also conceded to the frustration being felt by Americans thanks to high prices, empty grocery shelves and long lines for COVID tests. 'Should we have done more testing earlier? Yes. We're doing more now,' he said. President Joe Biden began his press conference, his first in 78 days, with a strong defense of his first year in office He conceded the pandemic...
    (CNN)Health care workers vividly remember the anxiety surrounding mask access in the early days of the pandemic. The shortages of personal protective equipment in hospitals were so severe that it was an all-too-common occurrence to walk into work, only to find that there were no available N95 respirators in your size. Hospitals did their best to come up with solutions to circumvent this shortage -- including recommending repetitive use, performing ultraviolet light cleanings of used masks and simply rationing -- but we still remember the stress of feeling physically under-protected. Thankfully, as we enter year three of the pandemic, access to masks in the health care setting has improved. However, the Omicron variant has led to some of the highest daily case counts since the start of the pandemic and many states are utilizing greater than 70% of their inpatient and intensive care unit beds. The rapidly infectious nature of Omicron has made many public health leaders reconsider the approach to masking for the general public.Read More On Friday, the CDC updated its mask guidance for preventing the spread...
    New York (CNN Business)From startlingly high inflation and empty grocery store shelves to elevated prices at the pump, Americans are frustrated with the state of the economy. Polls indicate voters are every bit as concerned about the economy as they are about the pandemic. And they feel the government is not doing enough to fight inflation.President Joe Biden can point to a booming jobs market as evidence of a strong recovery, but he can also expect to face tough questions at Wednesday's press conference about the economic problems that are making voters anxious right now. Here are a few that could come up: 1.) In December, Biden suggested inflation had peaked — but since then, consumer prices have accelerated to fresh 39-year highs. When can the American people realistically expect inflation to get back to normal levels?The high cost of living is the biggest problem in today's economy. Prices of everything from new cars to full-service meals rose at the fastest pace on record in December. Read MoreOil prices will surge to $100 this year, Goldman Sachs warnsIn just the...
    Biden administration lawyers are due in court on Wednesday to defend their use of a Trump-era immigration restriction that has led to more than a million migrants being expelled at the US-Mexico border. The Biden administration says the use of Title 42 public health protections are essential to stem the entry of COVID-19 into the country.  But human rights campaigners say its use deprives arrivals of their right to claim asylum and offers no public health benefit when the coronavirus is already widespread.  In September, a federal court in Washington, DC, issued a injunction barring the Biden administration from using the measure to expel families. However, that was overturned on appeal. Campaigners return to the appeals court on Wednesday where they will argue that they have documented thousands of murders, kidnappings, sexual assaults, and other forms of violence against expelled migrants. Asylum-seeking migrants from Haiti walk near the border wall after crossing the Rio Bravo river to turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents to request asylum in El Paso, Texas Critics have accused President Joe Biden of failing...
    Washington (CNN)The Biden administration will make 400 million N95 masks available to Americans for free starting next week, a White House official told CNN, the latest federal step aimed at reining in the US' Covid-19 surge. The masks -- which are coming from the Strategic National Stockpile -- will be made available at a number of local pharmacies and community health centers, the official said, adding that the program will be "fully up and running by early February.""This is the largest deployment of personal protective equipment in US history," the official said. The 400 million non-surgical N95 masks amount to more than half of the 750 million stored in the US' Strategic National Stockpile, a figure that tripled over the last year as the White House sought to boost reserves. The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recently advised that well-fitting respirators approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health -- such as N95 masks -- offer "the highest level of protection" against Covid-19.The administration's step comes as the US grapples with an unprecedented surge in Covid-19...
    WASHINGTON —  Los Angeles has been chosen by the Biden administration to host this year’s Summit of the Americas, a key gathering that U.S. officials hope will help mend diplomatic fences in the Western Hemisphere, officials familiar with the decision said. The White House is expected to announce later Tuesday that the meeting — to be held on U.S. soil for the second time since the forum was created nearly three decades ago — will take place in early June in Los Angeles. The administration is expected to cite the city’s “deep and robust” ties throughout the hemisphere as one of the reasons it was selected, according to a White House official speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter ahead of the formal announcement. President Biden will attend the meeting. Former President Trump skipped the last summit, which was held in Peru in 2018. The summit is scheduled to convene every three years, though it was delayed this time by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the Biden administration, holding the meeting in Los...
    This is a rush transcript from "The Ingraham Angle," January 14, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated RAYMOND ARROYO, FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR: I'm Raymond Arroyo in for Laura Ingraham. This is THE INGRAHAM ANGLE.A group of scientists is calling on Spotify to censor Joe Rogan show, specifically because he featured the inventor of the mRNA vaccine platform, Dr. Robert Malone. Tonight Dr. Malone is here to respond.And since I'm hosting, we needed somebody to fill the Friday Follies void. Thankfully, actor and director Robert Davi stepped up, and we have video of an unhinged professor that you will not believe. Get your space helmet. Stay for that.But first, there is a new Quinnipiac poll that caught my attention. It claims that 58 percent of Americans believe democracy is in danger of collapse, collapse. I can see why they might think that. Oh, I'm not talking about the media fueled January 6th narrative, where a band of goofballs broke windows at the Capitol. No.Citizens even obnoxious trespassing riot as citizens are not the...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is demanding President Joe Biden's White House answer how a UK national with a criminal history was allowed to fly to the United States where he held four people hostage at a synagogue in Texas over the weekend. In addition to condemning the attack, he and other national Republican figures like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis have been grilling the administration over its handling of the incident. Many accused the president of directing more federal law enforcement resources toward American parents protesting Critical Race Theory and mask mandates in public schools.  There is growing outrage and demand for answers as to how the British terrorist gunman who took four hostages at a  synagogue in Colleyville on Saturday was even able to enter the US on a tourist visa when he was known to intelligence agencies in the UK.  The FBI has declined to comment on the matter.  Malik Faisal Akram, 44, flew to New York City from the UK on January 22, despite being known to MI5 and having a criminal record.   'Over the past 48 hours, President...
    New York (CNN Business)President Joe Biden's 2022 is off to a dreadful start. Prices at the pump could make it even worse.Crude oil has already zoomed back to two-month highs. Gasoline prices, which move with a lag, have stopped their muted decline. And they're starting to creep higher again. The energy resurgence is only going to add to the economic anxiety gripping the United States and sinking Biden's poll numbers. "This is a terrible situation. Gas prices are in this political danger zone," Helima Croft, head of global commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets, told CNN.The White House knows how deeply unpopular high gas prices are. That's why Biden took sweeping action in November to intervene. The administration announced the largest-ever release of emergency crude reserves from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in US history.Read MoreThe Fed is in a high-stakes race to catch up to inflationThe return of $85 oil will pile pressure on Biden to act once again — and the administration is signaling further action is on the table."Tools continue to remain on the table for us...
    Amanda Adkins, a Republican candidate in Kansas’ Third Congressional District looking to unseat Democrat Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS), told Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM that Americans are frustrated by the lack of strategy and planning by President Joe Biden’s administration. Adkins, a business executive for 15 years and the former Kansas Republican Party chair, said it is essential to flip House seats like the one Davids currently represents and win back the House. “It is important for conservatives in the Republican Party to win seats like this continuously, you know, we need to do well in suburbia, we need to pull in independent voters,” Adkins explained. “I see a strong conservative streak right now and in, in center-right voters in general because people want to see limited government, they want freedom, they want to be the decision-makers. I mean, that’s what America is all about.” Listen: Breitbart · Amanda Adkins – January 15, 2022 The former Kansas Republican Party chair noted that Davids, while in Congress, has voted with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Biden 100 percent of the time, which...
    During an appearance on FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures,” Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) derided President Joe Biden for the lackluster first year of his presidency. The Tennessee Republican lawmaker said he was the first president to become a “lame duck” in one year. “Joe Biden is the first president in history to become a lame-duck within the first year of his administration,” she said. “And it has been a bad week and a bad year. Maria, look at the Supreme Court overruling them on the OSHA mandate. You look at globally what is happening with Russia, Kazakstan. You look at the Russia-Ukraine issue. You look at Iran shooting — going after President Trump, North Korea shooting off a missile, China with their daily antics, and this plus all that happened on Capitol Hill, with the filibuster, with their election takeover.” “It’s been a very bad week for Joe Biden,” Blackburn added. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
    Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health, on Sunday advised the Biden administration to get its agencies on the "same page" when it came to COVID-19 messaging, saying a consistent message would be "enormously helpful." Fox News anchor John Roberts asked Jha for his thoughts on the Biden administration's COVID-19 guidelines messaging, noting that Rochelle WalenskyRochelle WalenskyChild hospitalizations reach record high amid omicron surge: WSJ CDC says N95 masks provide the most protection against COVID-19 CDC creating more confusion than calm, but it could be worse MORE, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and President BidenJoe BidenSunday shows preview: Democrats' struggle for voting rights bill comes to a head David Weil: Wrong man, wrong place, wrong time  Biden's voting rights gamble prompts second-guessing MORE's chief medical adviser Anthony FauciAnthony FauciDeSantis says he disagreed with Trump's decision to shut down economy at start of pandemic Child hospitalizations reach record high amid omicron surge: WSJ Overnight Health Care — White House: Testing website coming soon MORE appeared to offer differing guidance when it came to measures...
    Three epidemiologists, of which you are not even an epidemiologist, but three epidemiologists, prominent in their field [from] Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard, you maligned them. You spoke openly with Dr. Collins and you did not disagree [to] paint them as fringe. You went after them and said we will do a public take down, not in Science or Nature or Lancet, but in Wired, in The Nation, a left-wing publication. You've engaged in base politics. You wonder why there's so much anger? You're not an objective scientist. You've lost that long ago. And so many of the things that people want, they want to know why you're forcing their children to be vaccinated when 95% of people at risk have been vaccinated. Over 95% of people over [age] 65. It's a huge, voluntary success. And yet you won't rest until you force every child to get this. So yes, there's a great deal of dissatisfaction with you and many people want you to go, but nobody wishes you violence. Paul told Dave our nation has probably never...
    The Biden Administration says it will start sending out at-home covid tests from a new government web site on Wednesday – but with a delivery window that could last longer than a typical case of covid. The administration has contracted for more than 420 million home tests kits, a senior administration official told reporters on a press call Friday. The tests will be free to the American public, with each household able to order up to four of them.   But with current wait times, it will take between 7 and 12 days for shipment within the continental, the official said. The U.S. Postal Service will be providing first class package delivery. 'We anticipate that that window will shorten as we get further along in this program,' said the official. Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories may have to wait longer for 'priority mail' delivery.' Those wait times may prove longer than some Americans are used to. A quick online search Friday revealed that Amazon.com could deliver a lawnmower by Monday, a holiday. Even in-demand at-home covid tests were available for delivery...
    Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy questioned a Biden administration effort to send masks to Americans who want them, asking “what’s the point” if they can only be worn once. At Friday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki introduced FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell for an update and to take questions from reporters. This week, President Joe Biden announced a plan to send masks to all Americans. He said that “next week we’ll announce how we are making high-quality masks available to American people — the American people for free.” “I know we all wish that we could finally be done with wearing masks. I get it. But they are a really important tool to stop the spread, especially of the highly transmittable omicron variant,” Biden added. Doocy expressed skepticism about the program, asking “So what’s the point of now sending N95 or KN95 masks out to Americans, if a lot of those masks are just single daily use, like, somebody wears it once? Then what?” “Masks save lives, I think, is the important thing here, and we want...
    Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., said Friday on "America's Newsroom" that President Biden and his administration are governing for Twitter rather than the American people.  BIDEN REELING AFTER MAJOR LOSSES ON FILIBUSTER, VACCINES AND MORE TO START 2022 MIKE GALLAGHER: It seems to me the deeper problem in the White House right now is that the president is governing for Twitter and not for the American people. I mean all these things they keep saying. ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ insisting voter ID is Jim Crow. I mean they keep saying this stuff. It’s all a Twitter media hallucination. And I’m genuinely wondering, and I have some Democratic colleagues who behind closed doors are wondering where this is coming from and whether the president is actually getting access to the full scope of the facts and whether he’s purposely being kept in the dark.   WATCH BILL HEMMER AND DANA PERINO'S FULL INTERVIEW BELOW  Video This article was written by Fox News staff.
    The word “encirclement” does not appear in the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 27th, or in other recent administration statements about its foreign and military policies. Nor does that classic Cold War era term “containment” ever come up. Still, America’s top leaders have reached a consensus on a strategy to encircle and contain the latest great power, China, with hostile military alliances, thereby thwarting its rise to full superpower status. The gigantic 2022 defense bill — passed with overwhelming support from both parties — provides a detailed blueprint for surrounding China with a potentially suffocating network of U.S. bases, military forces, and increasingly militarized partner states. The goal is to enable Washington to barricade that country’s military inside its own territory and potentially cripple its economy in any future crisis. For China’s leaders, who surely can’t tolerate being encircled in such a fashion, it’s an open invitation to… well, there’s no point in not being blunt… fight their way out of confinement. Like every “defense” bill before it, the $768...
    Weeks ahead of the largest mass government mailing operation since the AIDS epidemic, some testing authorities, epidemiologists and public health experts are expressing concern that the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service may struggle to successfully deliver half a billion working tests to Americans who order them. “Putting it in the hands of the postal service is a risk,” said Lawrence Gostin, director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law Center, who bluntly told The Daily Beast that the mail carrier is “just ill equipped” to deal with sensitive pharmaceutical tests on a mass scale. “This is not like we’re sending Christmas cards and it doesn’t matter if it gets damaged or is late or what the temperature is,” Gostin said. “These are essential medical technologies.” By the end of January, the U.S. Postal Service is expected to begin shipment of the first wave of one billion at-home COVID tests—doubled from an initial 500 million announced last month—to every American household that requests one from an as-yet-unbuilt government website. The Biden administration, which faced criticism for...
    A new poll revealed the challenges facing the Biden administration on Thursday, showing that only 31 percent of Americans see Dr. Anthony Fauci as a trustworthy source of COVID-19 information and just 45 percent approve of President Joe Biden's pandemic response. Biden has seen public support plunge during the past year as successive waves of COVID variants have upended his campaign promise to beat the virus. On Thursday he delivered an update on his response, but the NewsNation poll, conducted by Decision Desk HQ, reveals a country that distrusts him and his senior advisers.  When asked who they trusted to provide information about COVID-19 only 30.8 percent said Fauci, Biden's chief medical adviser, and 15.5 percent said Biden himself. Instead, almost two thirds said they trusted their doctor for advice, and almost half said they trusted federal health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Only the news media fared worse than Biden and his top adviser, with barely 10 percent saying they trusted journalists. Dr Anthony Fauci's COVIC-19 advice is trusted by less than a third...
    Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday the administration would start sending out the first of 500 million home coronavirus test kits 'soon' – but offered no specifics as the administration tries to gets the program going.  'Shortly - they're going to go out shortly,' Harris said when asked on NBC's 'Today' show when the tests would finally start getting shipped to Americans.  'They've been ordered. They've been ordered,' she said. Interviewer Craig Melvin pushed her for more information. 'I have to look at the current information. I think it's going to be by next week. But soon. Absolutely soon. And it is a matter of urgency for us,' she said.  'Should we have done that sooner?' Melvin asked her.  'We are doing it,' was Harris' response.  'They're going to go out shortly,' said Vice President Kamala Harris when asked when the first of 500 million home covid tests would start getting shipped 'But should we have done it sooner,' he pressed again. 'We are doing it,' Harris responded.  A White House official said Thursday that President Biden would announce at...
    "Activists and citizens with temporary protected status (TPS) rally near Capitol Hill calling for Congress to pass the Safe Environment from Countries Under Repression and in Emergency (SECURE) Act on April 14, 2021 in Washington, DC. The SECURE Act would allow qualified TPS recipients to apply for legal permanent residency." Citing “extreme drought conditions” and “social and economic crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Robert Menendez leads more than 30 senators in calling on the Biden administration to extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Salvadoran, Honduran, and Nicaraguan immigrants already in the U.S. Senators additionally call on the administration to create protections for immigrants from Guatemala. Reuters reports that more than 2 million immigrants already in the U.S. could be protected from deportation, and imminent harm. “The crisis in Central America is urgent,” senators write. “In the past year, the region has experienced extreme weather events, including two hurricanes followed by a months-long drought,” senators including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tell Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Menendez chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which has previously released...
                 Live from Music Row Tuesday morning on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy – broadcast on Nashville’s Talk Radio 98.3 and 1510 WLAC weekdays from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. –  host Leahy welcomed Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles in the studio to talk about his recent email to the Biden administration stating that he will not comply with OSHA which is mandating vaccines on his government employees. Leahy: We are joined in studio by our very good friend, the mayor of Maury County. (Chuckles) That bastion of freedom, that turbocharged engine of economic growth. Good morning, Andy Ogles. Ogles: Good morning. How are you? Leahy: Well, I’m pretty good. (Ogles chuckles) The question is, how are you and where will you be? Andy sent a shot across the bow to the Biden maladministration yesterday. He sent out an email to all Maury County employees. Why don’t you tell our listing audience? This is all over the news, by the way. Tell our listening audience exactly what you said in that email. Ogles: If you’ve not been paying attention,...
    This is a rush transcript from "The Five," January 10, 2022. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. JON TAFFER, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/HOST, BAR RESCUE: About 20 percent as beverage costs. When you put it together, just the costs can run 60 percent before you pay your rent and utilities.(CROSSTALK)NEIL CAVUTO, FOX NEWS ANCHOR (on camera): There got to be something.TAFFER: It's too tight of a margin to make it work. We really need this relief package.CAVUTO: We shall see, Jon. We shall --JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS HOST: Hello, everybody. I'm Jesse Watters along with Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino, Katie Pavlich, and Harold Ford, Jr. It's five o'clock in New York City, and this is THE FIVE.The country in utter chaos under Joe Biden's leadership. And the president does not want to answer any of the tough questions.(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: May God protect our troops. Thank you all very much.(CROSSTALK)UNKNOWN: Can you (Inaudible) in order to lower gasoline prices.BIDEN: Thank you very much.(CROSSTALK)UNKNOWN: Mr. President --BIDEN: Thank...
    President Joe Biden defended his administration’s handling of the coronavirus, even as the United States reached a record number of cases and hospitalizations. “I’m confident we are on the right track,” Biden said to reporters at the White House. The president pulled his mask down to his chin so that reporters could see him speak but ultimately admitted it “looked stupid” and removed his mask entirely. Biden said he was concerned about the pandemic “worldwide” but said he was pleased with the amount of federal help to states who were struggling with the virus. More than 145,900 people were in U.S. hospitals with coronavirus as of Tuesday, according to data from the Department of Health and Human Services, beating the previous pandemic peak set in January 2021. Cases of the virus have exploded, as John Hopkins University reports more than 700,000 cases daily, roughly three times it was during the winter in 2021. The president spoke to reporters about the battle with the virus as he left Washington, DC, to deliver a speech condemning election security laws in Georgia. In...
    The Biden administration continues its efforts to get children back in the classroom. More than 5,000 schools across the country pivoted to virtual instruction last week because of COVID-19 cases and resulting staffing shortages, according to Burbio, which tracks school reopening trends. Republican lawmakers are claiming that Democratic mismanagement and subservience to "special interests" are responsible for the closures. However, statistics show that the school closures were the result of the fast-spreading omicron variant of the coronavirus and the schools' own responses to the resulting staffing shortages. And the words and actions of the Biden administration have demonstrated continuing efforts to get children back in school. "The science is clear: children belong in the classroom," Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), a rumored candidate for president in 2024, tweeted Monday. "Democrats are setting science aside and caving to special interests." "Joe Biden promised the country would not 'shut down,' but: thousands of flights are being canceled, office buildings are empty, Democrat politicians are trying to close schools," the Republican National Committee posted on Twitter last week....
    Democrat-allied experts have begun to turn on the Biden administration’s shaky coronavirus response, dubbing it a “credibility crisis” and “the butt of jokes.” While then-candidate Biden promised over ten times in 2020 to shut the virus down, the omicron variant has reportedly continued to set records, threatening Biden’s credibility. The Establishment Media has suddenly begun questioning the origins of the Coronavirus and if Donald Trump was ultimately correct. https://t.co/lGSKw9PkYK — Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) May 27, 2021 “The administration in general has lost the confidence of people who would be their natural supporters,” Biden administration advisory board member Celine Gounder told Axios, speaking about the rise of omicron and the ensuing infighting between the White House and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Former CDC Director Tom Frieden also told Axios the Biden administration’s wavering health guidelines and shifting messaging tactics is the “butt of jokes.” “It’s never good to be the butt of jokes,” the expert said. George Washington University professor and CNN commentator Leana Wen also acknowledged “the CDC is facing a real crisis of trust” and pointed to Biden’s CDC Director Rochelle...
    Vice President Kamala Harris's former top aide Symone Sanders is joining MSNBC after leaving the Biden administration less than two weeks ago, network president Rashida Jones announced on Monday. Sanders will likely continue backing her ex-boss from the sidelines in her new role as a host on the left-leaning network's weekend programming. She's also signed on to host a Peacock streaming service show titled The Choice on MNSBC. The top Democratic strategist is joining the Biden and Harris-friendly channel after defending Harris throughout a mountain of negativity plaguing her first year as vice president.  On top of consistently low poll numbers, the former California senator is grappling with a slew of reports painting her as a workplace bully and her office hemorrhages staffers in recent weeks.  A press release announcing Sanders' new gig states her new show 'will explore issues at the intersection of politics, culture and race and break down how decisions made in Washington impact electorates, industries, and communities across the country.' 'She will also interview law and policy makers, top government officials, scholars, and thought leaders.'  Sanders...
    House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy appeared confident in his party's chances of taking back the majority in Congress during a TV interview on Sunday, as the midterm elections loom less than a year away.  'There's only a five-seat majority for the Democrats, the lowest it's been in a hundred years,' McCarthy told Fox host Maria Bartiromo.  'That number 25 is a very big number for Democrat retirements. In 2010 when we won the majority, 17 Democrats retired. Already 25 -- I expect that number to be up to over 30 Democrat retirements, because they see what the future holds, and they see the numbers.'  Democrats have held a slim majority during Biden's first year in Congress, splitting the Senate 50-50 and the House 221 to 212. At the end of this year, 25 Democrats are retiring or running for a different office compared to just 12 Republicans doing the same. But a number of factors including President Joe Biden's low poll numbers, soaring inflation and the more than two dozen retiring caucus members make retaining that edge an uphill battle.   ...
    The Biden administration has been on the receiving end of bipartisan wrath over its apparent mishandling of COVID-19 testing, as both tests and the patience of Americans have been in short supply nationwide. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has made a habit of amending its COVID-19 guidelines, most recently cutting the length of its recommended quarantine time for infected patients from 10 days to five. Those who are infected are now instructed to isolate for just five days, followed by five days of wearing a mask around other people.  FORMER ADVISERS PRESS BIDEN TO CHANGE COVID-19 STRATEGY: LIVE WITH IT, NOT SHUT IT DOWN The CDC also admitted its initial estimates about the prevalence of the omicron variant were way off, and seemed to release some misleading guidance on the efficacy of rapid antigen tests. Before that, the agency issued a series of confusing guidance on the wearing of masks. Nurse Ray Akindele processes COVID-19 rapid antigen tests at a testing site in Long Beach, California, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) A...
    Former Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said Vice President Kamala Harris has unified the country — but perhaps not in the way she intended.  "If you look at her poll numbers, she has unified America," Conway told host Jesse Watters Saturday on "Watters' World." "They promised unity in America, and indeed they've unified America against both Biden but especially Harris." PSAKI DOES DAMAGE CONTROL FOR KAMALA HARRIS' REPUTATION AS POLL NUMBERS PLUMMET Conway used Biden's pledge of national "unity" against his administration and vice president. Harris compared the Capitol riot to the tragedies at Pearl Harbor and on Sept. 11, 2001. "I was at Pearl Harbor just last week with … three of my children," Conway said. "And anybody who's been there [knows] it is a disgrace to our military, to our veterans, to our country, to our democracy to ever equate the deaths of thousands of innocent Americans on 9/11, in Pearl Harbor." next Image 1 of 3 Vice President Kamala Harris.  (Pete Marovich/EPA/Bloomberg via Getty Images) prev next Image 2 of 3 Vice...
    The Biden administration is reportedly finalizing the details of its plan with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver 500 million at-home Covid tests for free to Americans who request them.   The administration is launching a website where Americans can request the rapid tests, though it's not clear when it will be online. Officials aim to begin sending out the test kits by mid-January.  A number of test manufacturers and distributors have submitted proposals to the government, and on Thursday night the Biden administration awarded its first contract for the tests.  Meanwhile, the Postal Service is reportedly negotiating with its four labor unions to extend their additional seasonal workforce, comprising roughly 40,000 workers who are brought in to help the agency manage the influx of holiday packages, according to the Washington Post.  The Biden administration is reportedly finalizing the details of its plan with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver 500 million at-home Covid tests for free to Americans who request them New Yorkers stand in line to take a Covid-19 test in Times Square on Jan. 3  Boynton Beach residents...
    Mother Jones illustration; AP; Zuma Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter.As a surge in omicron variant cases of Covid spurs a record high number of new infections and a rise in hospitalizations, including among children, the Supreme Court is set to decide on whether the Biden administration’s workplace vaccine mandates announced in the fall can go into effect. On Friday, the justices will hear arguments in cases challenging two vaccine policies the administration proposed: one that requires businesses with 100 or more employees to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated or get tested on a weekly basis; the other that mandates full vaccination for health care workers at federally-funded facilities. These measures would cover an estimated 100 million workers.  Business coalitions, Republican-led states, and religious groups from across the country swiftly filed lawsuits to try to block the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule, arguing the workplace safety agency lacks authority to impose the vaccine-or-testing mandate. They assert these rules exceed OSHA’s authorized use of “emergency...