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Even ‘Wash. Post’ Gives Biden ‘Three Pinocchios’ Over Claim that Republicans Want to Defund Police

The Biden administration’s newest line of BS is the outrageous claim that it is the Republicans who are pushing to defund the police.

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The Biden administration’s newest line of BS is the outrageous claim that it is the Republicans, not the Democrats, who are pushing the defund the police movement. But, even the leftists at the Washington Post have had to give Biden three Pinocchios for the lie.

The Democrats have been pushing this lie for the last week. After five years of Democrats pushing the defund the police movement, suddenly Democrats are trying to convince the country that it is the GOP who has wanted to defund the police the whole time!

But even the Post’s “fact checker” couldn’t let the Democrats’ newest lie du jour go by without correction.

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“Although Republicans all opposed Biden’s coronavirus relief package, no one voted to cut, or defund, anything. Rather, Democrats proposed $350 billion in emergency funds for state and local governments, and Republicans voted against those extra funds. That’s not a reduction,” the Post’s fact checker wrote.

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Biden had publicly said that states should use some of the $350 billion coronavirus emergency funding to hire more police. However, there is no actual language in the funding that says states can use that money to hire police officers.

The paper’s fact checker, though, was not amused.

“In response to our questions, White House officials said Republicans were ‘effectively’ trying to defund the police by withholding support for the coronavirus relief package and by proposing to claw back some of the $350 billion in state and local aid amid ongoing infrastructure negotiations,” the Post wrote.

The fact checker concluded, “[G]oing strictly by the bill text, lawmakers had no guarantee that police would get a slice of the pie,” he wrote. “What’s more, voting against a one-time infusion of cash is not the same as voting to cut funding, so there is little basis to claim that Republicans are trying to ‘defund the police.”

The president and his cohorts are once again caught lying.

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International Athletic Authorities Set to Review Marijuana Use Policies

The marijuana revolution is going global.

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CDC Set to Make Major Change to Mask Policy as Delta Variant Spreads

One step forward, two steps back…

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We were so close, weren’t we?  It has very much felt like the American people were on the precipice of pandemic peace in recent weeks, as restaurants and movie theaters and concert venues all began to open back up in earnest. But then the “delta” variant began to spread, having mutated out of the unvaccinated populations of the world, spreading faster and more vociferously than the strain we’d been battling for well over a year.  Now, thanks to a major uptick in transmission rates, the CDC is about to take a large step backward. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to recommend Tuesday that fully vaccinated people begin wearing masks indoors again in places with high Covid-19 transmission rates, according to people familiar with the matter. Federal health officials still believe fully vaccinated individuals represent a very small amount of transmission, according to the sources. Still, some vaccinated people could be carrying higher levels of the virus than previously understood and potentially transmit it to others, they said. The CDC is slated to hold a briefing at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The weather had something to do with it, as well. The updated guidance comes ahead of the fall season, when the highly contagious delta variant is expected to cause another surge in new coronavirus cases and many large employers plan to bring workers back to the office. In mid-May, the CDC said fully vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks in most settings, whether indoors or outdoors. The move is certainly not going to be a popular one in the United States, where the vaccination rate has essentially peaked, with nearly half the country having opted to forego the inoculation.

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