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September 11, 2022

House Republicans “Gravely Concerned” Over Biden’s Speech

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House Republicans wrote a letter to the Department of Defense saying they’re “gravely concerned” about President Joe Biden’s use of Marines as “political props” during a recent speech.

In a letter addressed to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the lawmakers said the Marines “participated in a political event” that “jeopardizes their compliance” with rules against partaking in political activities while in uniform.

“We are gravely concerned that throughout the entirety of this partisan, politically charged, and divisive address to the nation, two United States Marines were visibly present flanking the President in the background,” the House Republicans wrote.

“The President’s use of active-duty Marines as political props undermines the apolitical nature of our servicemembers and erodes trust in our military,” they wrote.

The letter was signed by House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), House Armed Services Committee ranking member Mike Rogers (AL), and House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense ranking member Ken Calvert (CA).

“You’ve expressed your concern about politicization of the military and have insisted the military will not become a political instrument under your watch. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened with the participation of the Marines at this political event,” the lawmakers wrote.

Biden’s use of Marines in his Sept. 1 speech in Philadelphia sparked criticism. Even Biden’s supporters criticized him for placing Marines behind him during an address that was largely regarded as political.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre defended the move, saying Biden included Marines out of respect for the military.

“It is not abnormal. It is actually normal for presidents from either side of the aisle to give speeches in front of members of the military,” Jean-Pierre said. “It is not an unusual sight or is not an unusual event to have happen.”


Source: The Hill

July 30, 2022

China Says White House Lied

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The White House claimed that President Joe Biden raised concerns over “forced labor” and “ethnic genocide” during a call with Chinese President Xi Jinping — but China pushed back against the claim, calling it “disinformation.”

“According to White House Press Secretary, ‘genocide’ & ‘forced labor’ came up in last night’s call between Chinese & US Presidents. That is disinformation,” said China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The two presidents had a call on Thursday. Hours later, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that Biden had “raised genocide and forced labor practices by the [People’s Republic of China].”

“That is something that he raised about human rights, as he always does,” said Jean-Pierre. “This is, as we’ve said, that anytime the president has an opportunity, he raises that when he meets with another leader and called on [the] PRC to cease its ongoing human rights abuses across China.” 

MFA spokesperson Lijian Zhao addressed the White House’s claim in a press conference on Friday, calling the White House’s claim “pure lies.”

“White House spokesperson said the issues of genocide and forced labor were mentioned in the call last night, that is false information,” said Zhao.

A spokesperson for the National Security Council reiterated the White House’s claim in a statement to the New York Post on Friday.

“I’m not going to get into a back and forth with a [People’s Republic of China] government spokesperson,” said the spokesperson. “The president raised concerns about human rights with President Xi, as he always does. He was crystal clear about his concerns. He also raised the need to resolve the cases of American citizens who are wrongfully detained or subject to exit bans in China.”

July 22, 2022

Major Update on Biden’s Health

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President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday morning, the White House announced.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden is taking Paxlovid and experiencing “very mild symptoms.” He “will isolate at the White House while continuing to carry out all of his duties fully,” Jean-Pierre said.

Biden, 79, provided an update on his status in a video message posted to Twitter.

“Hey folks, I guess you heard, this morning I tested positive for COVID,” Biden said. “But I’ve been double vaccinated, double boosted. Symptoms are mild. And I really appreciate your inquiries and concerns. But I’m doing well, getting a lot of work done. Going to continue to get it done. And in the meantime, thanks for your concern. And keep the faith. It’s going to be okay.”

The announcement comes a day after the White House shut down speculation that Biden had revealed a new cancer diagnosis during a speech.

“That’s why I, and so damn many other people I grew up with, have cancer,” Biden said during a speech in Massachusetts. “For the longest time, Delaware had the highest cancer rate in the nation, but that’s the past.”

When asked for clarification, White House officials pointed media outlets to a tweet from Washington Post columnist Glenn Kessler.

“Check out Biden’s medical report. Before he became president, he’d had non-melanoma skin cancers removed,” Kessler said.

“It is well-established that President Biden did spend a good deal of time in the sun in his youth. He has had several localized, non-melanoma skin cancers removed with Mohs surgery before he started his presidency,” the medical report read. “There are no areas suspicious for skin cancers at this time.”

June 25, 2022

Pro-Choice Activists Call for ‘Summer of Rage’

Police nationwide are bracing for unrest as pro-choice activists and groups are calling for a “Summer of Rage” in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

“Now the leash is off,” said Jane’s Revenge, a militant pro-abortion group. “And we will make it as hard as possible for your campaign of oppression to continue. We have demonstrated in the past month how easy and fun it is to attack.” 

“We promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti,” the group said.

“Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions.”

In addition to the online posts, Jane’s Revenge has reportedly been spreading pamphlets and flyers. The group’s threats of violence have become so prevalent that a reporter asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about them.

“Violence and destruction of property have no place in our country under any circumstances, and the president denounces this action,” Jean-Pierre said. “Actions like this are completely unacceptable regardless of our politics, and we continue to denounce any violence or threats.”

June 7, 2022

White House Decries ‘Radical’ Abortion Bill

The White House forcefully decried a bill in Louisiana that would ban most abortions and impose criminal penalties on doctors who perform the procedure if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

“The Louisiana legislature has taken the latest step in a growing attack against the fundamental freedoms of Americans,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

“Louisiana’s extreme bill will criminalize abortion with no exceptions for rape or incest and punish reproductive healthcare professionals with up to ten years in prison. The President is committed to protecting the constitutional rights of Americans afforded by Roe for nearly 50 years, and ensuring that women can make their own choices about their lives, bodies, and families,” the statement continued.

“An overwhelming majority of the American people agree and reject these kinds of radical measures.”

Jean-Pierre’s statement comes after the bill passed through Louisiana’s Senate on Sunday, making its way to the desk of Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). The pro-life Democratic governor is reportedly expected to sign the legislation into law.

May 7, 2022

Jen Psaki’s Replacement Sparks Concern Over Possible Conflict of Interest

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President Joe Biden’s pick to replace Jen Psaki as White House press secretary has already sparked concerns of a conflict of interest over her relationship with a CNN reporter.

Karine Jean-Pierre, who will become the first black and openly gay woman to serve as press secretary, lives with CNN’s national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux in Washington, DC, with their 7-year-old daughter.

“This is one of many examples of the corporate media literally in bed with the government it covers,” said Alex Marlow, editor-in-chief of Breitbart.

CNN has confirmed that Malveaux will not cover politics while Jean-Pierre serves as press secretary.

“Suzanne Malveaux will continue in her role as CNN National Correspondent covering national/international news and cultural events but will not cover politics, Capitol Hill, or the White House while Karine Jean-Pierre is serving as White House Press Secretary,” CNN spokesman Matt Dornic said in a statement.

Jean-Pierre, who currently serves as the principal White House deputy press secretary, will take over for Psaki on May 13.


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Biden’s new press secretary sparks conflict-of-interest concerns over relationship with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux

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