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Another Retreat: Joe Biden Withdraws from Niger, Leaving Behind $100M Military Base:

The U.S. and Niger issued a joint statement on Sunday that set a deadline of September 15 for the withdrawal of all U.S. forces. The departing American troops leave behind a $100-million military base built to support counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel region.

In a conference call with reporters on Sunday afternoon, a senior Defense Department official said the departing American forces would bring “sensitive equipment, lethal equipment, [and] hazardous equipment” with them.

Later in the conference call, the official admitted that the Biden administration has no idea how many Russian soldiers have been deployed to Niger, where they are located, or if they have been granted access to the military base facilities constructed at U.S. taxpayers’ expense.

Bill Roggio, editor of the Long War Journal for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), told Voice of America News (VOA) that the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Niger leaves counter-terrorism operations in “complete disarray” and intelligence gathering “practically at zero.”

“These are some of the most dangerous areas in the world. These countries are in dire threat of being overrun by jihadist groups,” Roggio said of the Sahel region.

A U.S. defense official told VOA that “basically every flight” from the two bases occupied by U.S. troops must now be approved by the junta, which began “delaying and canceling” U.S. military flights in April.

https://www.breitbart.com/africa/2024/05/21/another-retreat-joe-biden-withdraws-from-niger-leaving-behind-100m-military-base/   

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Biden Drains Entire Northeast Gasoline Reserve In Bid To Lower Gas Prices As He Trails Trump By Double Digits:

Back in March, when reading the mammoth, 1050-page bill that was meant to avert government shutdown, but was yet another pork filled free-for-all bonanza authorizing $1.7 trillion in in discretionary spending, we stumbled upon something that was truly shocking: after Biden singlehandedly drained half of the US strategic petroleum reserve to avoid obliteration for Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections, Congress has snuck in a provision that would sell off and shutter the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve, a move that while perhaps keeps gas prices lower for a day or two, would also leave the entire continental northeast defenseless to any true environmental catastrophe or shock. We were so dismayed by the inclusion of this particular text, we wondered if it hadn't been put there solely for the benefit of America's enemies...

... because surely nobody in their right mind, not even the illegitimate senile occupant of the White House, would ever pursue such short-term gains at the expense of potentially disastrous long-term consequences to the entire nation.

We were wrong: earlier today, just two months after the bill was signed by Biden into law, the panicking administration announced that it would sell the nearly 1 million barrels of gasoline in the US managed stockpile in northeastern states, the Department of Energy said, effectively closing the reserve.

The department created the Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve (NGSR) in 2014 after Superstorm Sandy left motorists scrambling for fuel. But, according to some megabrains hoping to justify the dumping of gas so its price drops for a few weeks ahead of the summer and avoid even more anger aimed at the president, storing refined fuel is costlier than storing crude oil, so closing the reserve was included in U.S funding legislation signed by President Joe Biden in March.

Bids to buy the gasoline located at the two NGSR storage sites in Port Reading, NJ (900,000 bbl) and South Portland, ME (98,824 bbl), are due on May 28 and the Treasury Department's general funds gets proceeds from the sale. Incidentally, the proceeds from the reserve liquidation - which will amount to roughly $125 million gross (and far less net) - is roughly how much the government spends every 15 minutes!

Translation: Biden just drained the Northeast strategic gasoline reserve to push gas lower by a few cents on July 4.

https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/biden-drains-entire-northeast-gasoline-reserve-bid-lower-gas-prices-he-trails-trump-double   

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@patrician These clowns are all the same. Here is South Africa we have a national election next week. For the past month or so, we've had no electricity 'loadshedding' for the first time in two years. That's because they use diesel turbines to augment the power supply at a cost of billions per day.

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@patrician  As a result, gas prices were lowered just 2 cents a gallon.  Another band aid for a serious inflation problem.

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@davedave Two cents is not even a bandaid...

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@davedave I suspect the decision had less to do with the gas prices, than an excuse to deplete the reserve so in case we need it for a war or an emergency of some sort it's no longer available.

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@terry That is my hunch as well.

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FBI responds to claims that Mar-a-Lago raid amounted to an assassination attempt on Trump:

The bureau maintains the raid was business as usual; however, some Trump allies believe it was designed to go sideways.

The indication that federal agents were authorized to use deadly force prompted Trump and his allies to conclude that the raid had the makings of an assassination attempt.

The FBI has responded, pointing out the offending policy is simply standard procedure.

When executing the raid — which was personally authorized by Attorney General Merrick Garland — agents were apparently cleared to go in hot.

The order said, "Law enforcement officers of the Department of Justice may use deadly force when necessary," according to the filing.

The filing, which argued the raid was unconstitutional, indicated further that "the agents planned to bring 'Standard Issue Weapon[s],' 'Ammo,' 'Handcuffs,' and 'medium and large sized bolt cutters,' but they were instructed to wear 'unmarked polo or collared shirts' and to keep 'law enforcement equipment concealed.'"

RealClearInvestigations' Julie Kelly highlighted that among the stated "contingencies," armed FBI agents were instructed to be "prepared to engage with [Former President of the United States] and [U.S. Secret Service] Security Team."

Trump and several of his allies seized upon the filing, suggesting that the deadly force authorization amounted to clearance for a hit.

Trump noted on Truth Social, "WOW! I just came out of the Biden Witch Hunt Trial in Manhattan, the 'Icebox,' and was shown Reports that Crooked Joe Biden's DOJ, in their Illegal and UnConstitutional Raid of Mar-a-Lago, AUTHORIZED THE FBI TO USE DEADLY (LETHAL) FORCE. NOW WE KNOW, FOR SURE, THAT JOE BIDEN IS A SERIOUS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY. HE IS MENTALLY UNFIT TO HOLD OFFICE — 25TH AMENDMENT!"

The Washington Post indicated that the Trump campaign also circulated a fundraising email claiming that "BIDEN'S DOJ WAS AUTHORIZED TO SHOOT ME!"

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@patrician   Biden is a dictator.  He only wants to satisfy his lust for power and control

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Democrats have a new playbook for pressuring and restructuring the Supreme Court:

It might seem strange to read that Democrats are preparing to investigate a Supreme Court justice. The legislature’s authority over the top court, after all, is seriously limited. Justices’ lifetime appointments are designed precisely to shield them from the kinds of political pressures Congress or the president might bring to bear post-confirmation.

It might seem even stranger to see Justice Samuel Alito splashed across the top of Politico’s Playbook and the New York Times morning newsletters for the high crime and misdemeanor of flying a nerdy Revolutionary War flag.

But it is part of a deliberate strategy to try to try to combat virtually the only check remaining on the Democrat Party’s political power. The reason for all this is the Supreme Court sometimes says no to things Democrats want.

We’ve watched modern Supreme Court intimidation for years now. President Barack Obama famously broke decorum at the State of the Union, scolding justices to their faces during his 2010 State of the Union. But now it’s different.

On May 5, 2022, Politico published a leaked decision from Justice Alito striking down Roe v. Wade. Over the following months, Democrats and their media allies launched a concerted and vitriolic pressure campaign hoping (in vain) to shift the decision before its eventual release.

 The rules and patterns are just beginning to take shape. The essential thing to remember is the embarrassment campaigns are not the goal but merely the first step. The goal is a frightened and subservient court.

https://www.theblaze.com/columns/opinion/democrats-have-a-new-playbook-for-pressuring-and-restructuring-the-supreme-court   

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This is a perfect example of the beginnings of a third world government.

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@perhapstoday ...or a new Nazi regime.

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Angry Muslims Step Up ‘Abandon Biden’ Campaign Across Nine Swing States, Seek to Make Democrats ‘Pro-Palestinian Party’:

Angry Muslims have launched an “Abandon Biden” campaign” across nine different states as tensions continue to rise over America’s support for Israel.

According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the campaign is being led by human rights Professor Hassan Abdel Salam, who recently retired from teaching classes on global Islamophobia to launch a campaign against Biden’s re-election.

Despite being an opponent of the former president, Salam has indicated that he does not mind if Trump wins the presidency as a result of his efforts.

The group’s leaders say they want to politically punish the president for what they describe as enabling mass civilian casualties in Gaza.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/angry-muslims-step-up-abandon-biden-campaign-across/

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“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” – Trump Brings Down the House at Libertarian Convention Promising to Save America from the “Evil Doctrine” of Marxism (VIDEO):

President Donald Trump addressed the Libertarian National Convention on Saturday in Washington DC.

The leading presidential candidate promised the Libertarian Party that he will include a Libertarian in his cabinet and will place Libertarians in his administration.

President Trump wooed the crowd of libertarians asking them for their vote in the 2024 election.  Trump gave one of his most important speeches to date on his stand for freedom in America.

No one has been persecuted by his political enemies in modern history like the Marxist left has attacked Donald Trump.

President Donald Trump: We believe that we do not have a free country if we do not have free speech, and very strongly believe that. We stand opposed to government tyranny in all of its many forms.

We are opposed to a government that spies on political campaigns. I wonder who that might be. Like they did on me, spies on the American people, censors us and crushes the rights of its own citizens, which the Biden administration does.

We believe that Marxism is an evil doctrine straight from the ashes of hell. Having Marxism in our government is intolerable, and teaching it to our children is considered to us child abuse.

We believe that the job of the United States military is not to wage endless regime change, wars around the globe, senseless war. The job of the United States military is to defend America from attack and invasion here at home.

We believe that property rights are fundamental to a free society and that Joe Biden’s rampant inflation is a monstrous theft from the American people. I said, theft.

We believe that the greatest threat to our country is not from enemies abroad. It’s the tolerance, communists, fascists, and thugs rights and liberties from within.

Via Midnight Rider.
And above all else, we live by the words of the great American Patriot Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/give-me-liberty-give-me-death-trump-brings/

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Kevin O’Leary Slams Biden Over Student Loan Debt Bailouts: ‘It’s Unfair’ (VIDEO):

Kevin O’Leary of Shark Tank recently slammed the Biden administration over their latest round of ‘forgiveness’ of student loan debt, calling it unfair and un-American.

O’Leary points out that it’s a slap in the face to people who didn’t go to college as well as people who paid off their student loans.

He is correct on both counts.

“I hate this, I really, really hate this,” O’Leary said Wednesday on “The Story.”

“This is a very difficult pill to swallow for people that understand when you borrow money you have to pay it back,” he added. “Particularly, for those who do not understand why a selected group of individuals in history get a free ride. This is so un-American, it is so unfair, it is so inconsistent with the values we made people for over 100 years understand.”…

“I am a taxpayer, I don’t like this,” O’Leary said. “I don’t think it is fair. It is un-American in a sense that there are many people who have already paid back their student loans and cohorts in the past, those in the future that still may not get this. People that never got to go to college because they figured they could not afford it, it is so unfair.”

Everyone knows this is really about Biden trying to buy votes with our money.

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CNN Data Analyst Points Out NYC Trial Not Affecting Public Opinion About Trump: ‘No Change’ (VIDEO):

CNN’s data analyst Harry Enten examined Trump’s approval numbers with regard to the sham NYC trial and found that the Democrat circus is not affecting Trump with the public at all.

Democrats were hoping that the trial would make Trump look toxic to the public. They have failed.

The problem for Democrats and the media is that everyone knows this trial is purely political and all about the 2024 election.

It could not be more obvious that this trial is just being used to try to damage Trump.

Not only do people not care about this, they see that Democrats care more about this than their real concerns, such as the economy and the border.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/cnn-data-analyst-points-nyc-trial-not-affecting/

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Massive 73% Majority of Voters Say America is ‘Out of Control’ Under Biden Admin:

A massive 73 percent majority of voters believe America is “out of control” and on the “wrong track” under the Biden administration.

The Hart Research/Public Opinion Strategies/NBC News survey released on Wednesday found that the percentage of Americans calling the nation “out of control” was the highest on record under any president since the poll began.

Breitbart News reports:

Seventy-three percent of voters believe Biden’s America is “out of control, on wrong track,” topping the record high that George W. Bush set in 2008 — 70 percent. Barack Obama set the third-highest rating at 65 percent.

The poll noted several additional findings. It reported that Trump leads Biden in six of the six swing states, including Wisconsin, a state where other polls showed Biden leading Trump.

The survey also reported that non-white voters are trending away from Democrats, while the Republican Party is surging among the demographic. In four years, non-white voters shifted about 40 points in favor of Republicans.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2024/05/massive-73-majority-voters-say-america-is-control/

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