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1) This is a Big win for Sen(s). Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema – Also, the $1.75T spending bill on expanding social safety net and climate faces major hurdles
*SALT CAPS pushed to help wealthy
2) Voters cared about the following issues: Economy, Education, Jobs, Inflation, the Pandemic, Labor issues and Police Security
3) Voters did not care about identity politics, Defund the police, Donald Trump and climate change – Everything Democrats stand for. Only 34% of Americans support Build Back Better and Climate provisions
4) Democrats are NOT connecting with average American voters – People do not want Build Back Better bill – Voters recognize it as a social welfare state expansion
5) High turnout did NOT hurt Republicans. Democrats are now seen as Tax and Spend Socialists with Sanders, AOC and the Squad, Biden and Pelosi as the faces of the party
6) China, India, and U.S. say NO to abandoning coal – GOOD!
7) Biden Approval at 38% a new low – Harris is worse at 28%
*64% do NOT want to see Biden run again (28% of Democrats)
*58% do NOT want to see Trump run again (24% of Republicans)
8) Administration warns of $4 gas prices average in America – It’s already $5 in CA – Consumer confidence for next 6 months hits new low of 38%
9) Republicans lead in the Generic ballot 43.3 to 42.8 for first time since 2014 foretelling a potential bloodbath for Democrats in 2022
10) 50 shot in Chicago over the weekend – 9 killed
11) Vaccine Mandates may cause loss of 50% of border patrol agents while 200K per month try to cross – Opioid floods into U.S
12) Biden reverses course and says families separated deserve compensation

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Dan Crenshaw Turns on Fellow Republicans, Blasting So-Called ‘Freedom Caucus’

Is the GOP’s civil war going to spill over into the 2022 midterms?

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Within the Republican Party, a civil war is brewing between the MAGA Movement and the more traditional conservatives, with the fractured nature of the party now fully on display.

The latest skirmish between the two sides comes to us a Texas Super PAC event, where Republican Dan Crenshaw took aim at some fellow party members who’ve been growing ever more agitated by the week.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took aim at members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling the group “grifters” and “performance artists.”

“Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart: We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism,” Crenshaw said during an appearance at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC last week.

And that wasn’t all…

The House Freedom Caucus is made up of members of Crenshaw’s own party, including high-profile Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. The group also has several members from Crenshaw’s home state of Texas, such as Reps. Michael Cloud, Louie Gohmert, Chip Roy, Randy Weber, and Ron Wright.

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But Crenshaw accused the group of not being authentic conservatives, arguing instead that they succeed in grabbing attention by repeating slogans.

“They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well,” Crenshaw said. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.”

The Texas lawmaker also accused the group of failing to fully support former President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying that even famously anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted with Trump “99 percent” of the time.

Should the GOP still wish to cruise to victory in the 2022 midterms, (as many have predicted will be the case), this infighting will need to be culled…and quickly.

 

Within the Republican Party, a civil war is brewing between the MAGA Movement and the more traditional conservatives, with the fractured nature of the party now fully on display. The latest skirmish between the two sides comes to us a Texas Super PAC event, where Republican Dan Crenshaw took aim at some fellow party members who’ve been growing ever more agitated by the week. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, took aim at members of the House Freedom Caucus, calling the group “grifters” and “performance artists.” “Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart: We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism,” Crenshaw said during an appearance at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC last week. And that wasn’t all… The House Freedom Caucus is made up of members of Crenshaw’s own party, including high-profile Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla. and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio. The group also has several members from Crenshaw’s home state of Texas, such as Reps. Michael Cloud, Louie Gohmert, Chip Roy, Randy Weber, and Ron Wright. But Crenshaw accused the group of not being authentic conservatives, arguing instead that they succeed in grabbing attention by repeating slogans. “They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well,” Crenshaw said. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.” The Texas lawmaker also accused the group of failing to fully support former President Donald Trump’s agenda, saying that even famously anti-Trump Rep. Adam Kinzinger voted with Trump “99 percent” of the time. Should the GOP still wish to cruise to victory in the 2022 midterms, (as many have predicted will be the…

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SHADOW WAR: Judge Refuses to Reveal Info About FBI’s Raid on Project Veritas

The First Amendment itself is at stake here.

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You know that things are heading downhill fast for the Biden administration when the FBI is forced to raid home and offices connected to investigative journalists.

In this latest affront to the First Amendment, the Bureau took aim at Project Veritas – a provocative news outlet that just happens to lean to the right – and it’s founder, James O’Keefe, with both suffering raids of their homes after a story emerged regarding their potential possession of a “diary” that once belonged to one of the Biden children.

Now, in what appears to be an attempt to keep this whole debacle as quiet as possible, a federal judge is refusing to let materials related to the case be seen by the public.

A federal magistrate judge in Manhattan has turned down a bid by a journalism advocacy group to make public details about the legal basis for an FBI raid last month on the home of a conservative activist and hidden-camera video producer.

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The FBI seized cellphones in the early-morning, Nov. 6 raid on the apartment of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in Mamaroneck., N.Y., as part of an investigation that appears to center on the alleged theft of a diary belonging to President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden.

The use of a search warrant to seize O’Keefe’s records raised the hackles of some First Amendment advocates, who said O’Keefe’s activities likely qualify for protection for members of the news media under federal law and Justice Department regulations. O’Keefe’s critics say his deceptive tactics and evident partisan bias disqualify him from any claim to being a journalist.

The entire fiasco appears to be turning muddy in recent weeks.

In the 19-page ruling, the magistrate judge referred to O’Keefe as one of the “subjects” of the investigation. Federal prosecutors use that term to describe someone whose activities are being actively examined by the investigation but who is not currently seen as likely to be charged.

If Cave intended to use the term in that sense, it would raise further questions about the raid on O’Keefe’s home, since prosecutors are not typically permitted to use search or seizure warrants to get unpublished media materials about crimes allegedly committed by others.

O’Keefe’s attorney has said that the conservative provocateur bought the “rights” to publish the diary from two individuals who claimed to have obtained it legally. O’Keefe said the people who turned over the diary found it abandoned in a room where Ashley Biden had been staying.

Project Veritas’ First Amendment rights are very much a central issue in this case, and allowing the US government to decide which journalists qualify for these protections is a slippery slope to authoritarianism.

You know that things are heading downhill fast for the Biden administration when the FBI is forced to raid home and offices connected to investigative journalists. In this latest affront to the First Amendment, the Bureau took aim at Project Veritas – a provocative news outlet that just happens to lean to the right – and it’s founder, James O’Keefe, with both suffering raids of their homes after a story emerged regarding their potential possession of a “diary” that once belonged to one of the Biden children. Now, in what appears to be an attempt to keep this whole debacle as quiet as possible, a federal judge is refusing to let materials related to the case be seen by the public. A federal magistrate judge in Manhattan has turned down a bid by a journalism advocacy group to make public details about the legal basis for an FBI raid last month on the home of a conservative activist and hidden-camera video producer. The FBI seized cellphones in the early-morning, Nov. 6 raid on the apartment of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe in Mamaroneck., N.Y., as part of an investigation that appears to center on the alleged theft of a diary belonging to President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden. The use of a search warrant to seize O’Keefe’s records raised the hackles of some First Amendment advocates, who said O’Keefe’s activities likely qualify for protection for members of the news media under federal law and Justice Department regulations. O’Keefe’s critics say his deceptive tactics and evident partisan bias disqualify him from any claim to being a journalist. The entire fiasco appears to be turning muddy in recent weeks. In the 19-page ruling, the magistrate judge referred to O’Keefe as one of the “subjects” of the investigation. Federal prosecutors use that term…

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