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Biden’s Got Big Trouble This Fall: Powerful Trump-Era Figure Hauls in Jaw-Dropping Amount of Cash

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Miss the days when a White House press secretary would take press questions directly instead of “circling back?” Well, at least directness in the White House press briefing room can lead to other opportunities, as Sarah Huckabee Sanders is finding out.

According to Arkansas-centric Talk Business and Politics, Sanders — who’s running for governor of the Razorback State — took in over $1.6 million in the fourth quarter, far more than any of her competitors.

Sanders was a fixture as former President Donald Trump’s press secretary between 2017 and 2019, where she did battle against the mainstream media. (She’ll likely continue doing that, given that the media wants to smear any Trump-era official they can get their hands on. Here at The Western Journal, we work daily to counter the media’s narrative — and you can help us in our fight by subscribing.)

During the fourth quarter, Talk Business and Politics reported, Sanders raised $1,626,070, bringing her total to $12,892,345 raised.

Of that, she currently has $7,342,155 cash on hand.

No other candidate was in seven figures in the fourth quarter, and only one pulled in six figures worth of fundraising: Dr. Chris Jones, the top Democratic candidate.

Jones raised $328,846 to bring his total money raised to $1,300,461. As for cash on hand, he has $330,965.

That’s likely irrelevant, however, particularly in a year that isn’t supposed to be good for Democrats. Sanders has already cleared the Republican field and garnered the endorsements of the sitting governor and other Arkansas GOP figures.

Sanders’ only serious opponent was Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, according to Fox News. Rutledge called Sanders a Washington insider: “While my opponent talks about the liberal left in Washington, D.C., she has done nothing to effectively combat them in the last several years,” she said in September.

However, Rutledge dropped her bid in November, saying it was time for “Christian conservative leaders to unite” behind Sanders.

Arkansas’ current governor, Asa Hutchinson, also threw his support behind Sanders in November, saying the state would “be in good hands” with her as governor.

“I’ve known Sarah Huckabee Sanders most of her life and know firsthand her love for our state and her heart for public service,” he added. “Sarah has earned the Republican nomination and I’m delighted today to endorse her for Governor.”

In a joint statement, both of Arkansas’ senators, Republicans John Boozman and Tom Cotton, said Sanders would be an “outstanding governor.”

All four of its House of Representatives members agreed, too.

“We are proud to endorse Sarah Huckabee Sanders for governor of Arkansas. We know she is the right leader for our state, and it is time for Republicans to come together so we can move forward in our fight for a stronger Arkansas and a stronger America,” said GOP Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill, Bruce Westerman and Steve Womack in a joint statement.

While Arkansas is traditionally a red state and a governor’s race doesn’t necessarily carry national implications, there are reasons why Sanders could cause the Democrats and President Joe Biden’s administration headaches from afar.

To start, no matter how wide the margin of victory is, a significant amount of money in the fundraising coffers ensures a high-profile race even if it’s a blowout. Sanders is a nationally known figure and her father, Mike Huckabee, was governor of the state between 1996 and 2007 — another storyline for the media to latch onto.

Furthermore, Sanders will be replacing Hutchinson, a governor who has become significantly more moderate as he approaches the end of his term-limited tenure.

Last April, Hutchinson caused an uproar among conservatives when he vetoed a bill that would ban so-called gender transitioning therapies like puberty blockers and hormone treatments from being used on minors.

“While in some instances the state must act to protect life, the state should not presume to jump into the middle of every medical, human and ethical issue,” he said when he vetoed the bill, according to The Hill. “This would be — and is — a vast government overreach.”

The state legislature overrode his veto.

In addition, The Hill’s Brett Samuels noted, Hutchinson “was a regular if under the radar critic of [former President Trump’s] rhetoric and pandemic response throughout 2020.”

But, perhaps the biggest impact is that Sanders, should she be elected, would serve as a reminder of the reality of the Trump years for a Biden administration that’s gotten significant mileage out of painting the ancien régime as a cohort of evil, conspiracy-minded, coup-plotting kooks. As we’ve seen for the past few weeks, it’s all they have to cover up their own failures. Sanders could — and hopefully will — serve as a reminder that narrative is merely a fear-mongering tactic, one that’s exhibiting diminishing returns on the electorate.

Not only that, expect her to push back on the Biden administration’s numerous overreaches — something conservatives can all get behind.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Private Jet Owned by Climate Alarmist Elon Musk Takes Flight of Just 31 Miles

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Stop it! Stop the climate change!

So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something.

But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets.

Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported.

To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying.

So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes.

Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family.

What is it with these people?

Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless.

To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan.

We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC. “But because we don’t have a price on it, it is behaving badly.”

So rich guys like Musk can freely engage in their climate sins by offsetting their guilt with taxes? If that sounds familiar, you might recall Martin Luther and his thoughts on church sales of indulgences.

Unlike the growing number of neo-feudalists, Musk at least recognizes the potential carbon tax burdens on those who are not wealthy, who inevitably impact the climate in their little ways by heating their homes and by breathing.

Low-income users of large amounts of gas would get a carbon tax rebate, he said. And, by paying the tax, Musk is free to ride his jet. And of course, he’s one of the Good Guys since he’s saving the planet with his electric cars.

Gates, when not pushing to vaccinate everything that moves, worries about climate change, as outlined in his book “How to Avoid Climate Disaster.” Despite dumping 1,600 tons of CO2 in the atmosphere during his 59 private jet flights in 2017, he takes care of his conscience by buying clean aviation fuel and funding carbon-capture technology.

Carbon capture draws carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then stores it until needed for some kind of beneficial economic project. Apparently, no one considers carbon dioxide being converted into oxygen by plants as having economic value.

So the Musks and Gates and Kerrys continue to fly and to buy all their cool stuff. I don’t begrudge them that.

It’s just that some of us are skeptical about human-caused climate change. What we believe has been called “fraud” by Musk, according to Futurism.

But what do you call it when the rich guys get to pour filth in the skies while preaching cleanliness to us?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Stop it! Stop the climate change! So says offbeat entrepreneur Elon Musk. Bill Gates, too — he’s so alarmed about the climate that he says we need to get rid of cows and eat plastic meat. Or something. But why believe these guys? Both indulge in what Gates calls a “guilty pleasure.” Despite what they preach, Musk and Gates travel in private jets. Last week, Musk’s jet was tracked — on Twitter, no less — flying from San Jose, California, to San Francisco. That’s about 31 miles, a flight lasting nine minutes, The Byte reported. Landed in San Francisco, California, US. Apx. flt. time 9 Mins. pic.twitter.com/8vWvODLEOL — ElonJet (@ElonJet) May 6, 2022 To be fair, there’s no record Musk was on that flight — it might have been moved for maintenance or something. But Gates’ guilty pleasure is extreme — he has four “business jets,” according to Simple Flying. So while you save the planet chewing on a vegan burger, Gates gets to pollute the skies more than you and I probably will in several lifetimes. Then there’s John Kerry, President Joe Biden’s go-to guy to fix the climate. He jetted aloft at least 16 times last year, and not in a government plane, but in a jet belonging to his family. What is it with these people? Musk’s brilliance is off the charts. And while he has some oddball ideas, Gates, of course, is also smart. But when it comes to hypocrisy and the optics of what they are doing, both are clueless. To Musk, one of the world’s greatest threats is climate change. A carbon tax will solve that, he once told podcaster Joe Rogan. We should tax behavior that produces carbon emissions and “the market will react in a sensible way,” Musk said, according to CNBC.…

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Melania Trump Breaks Year-Long Public Silence to Call Out ‘Leadership’ Over ‘Heartbreaking’ Formula Shortage

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Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.”

Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday.

“I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country.


“I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added.

Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage.

“It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said.

“Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked.

“Leadership,” she said.

“Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up.

The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.”

President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage.

“If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN.

In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House.


Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden.

“They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said.

“And I think [the] American people and everyone see it. It was their decision, and I have much more important things to do — and I did in the White House — than being on the cover of Vogue.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Former first lady Melania Trump, who spent her time in the White House calling attention to children the world forgot, said America’s infant formula shortage is “heartbreaking.” Trump sat down with Pete Hegseth of Fox News for what is being reported as her first interview since leaving the White House, the Washington Examiner reported. The interview will air Sunday. Fox posted a clip of the interview on Friday. “I think it’s sad to see what’s going on if you really look deeply into it,” Trump said when asked to assess the state of the country. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com “I think a lot of people are struggling and suffering and what is going on around the world as well. So it’s very sad to see, and I hope it changes fast,” Trump added. Hegseth then asked about the formula shortage. “It’s heartbreaking to see that they are struggling and the food is not available for children in [the] 21st century in the United States of America,” Trump said. “Why is it happening?” Hegseth asked. “Leadership,” she said. “Leadership or lack thereof?” he followed up. The answer came in a heartbeat: “Yeah.” President Joe Biden was asked Friday if his administration could have responded faster to the shortage. “If we’d been better mind readers, I guess we could have,” he told reporters, according to CNN. In another clip posted by Fox, Trump spoke about the media bias she faced in the White House. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com Hegseth noted that Vogue magazine never featured Trump on its cover, a distinction that went to Hillary Clinton, former first lady Michelle Obama (three times), Vice President Kamala Harris and first lady Jill Biden. “They’re biased and they have likes and dislikes, and it’s so obvious,” Trump said. “And I…

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