Sources: Disgraced former president’s campaign officials, led by Giuliani, oversaw fake electors plot in seven states

Source: CNN Politics

“Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts in December 2020 to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that Trump lost, according to three sources with direct knowledge of the scheme. The sources said members of former President Donald Trump’s campaign team were far more involved than previously known in the plan, a core tenet of the broader plot to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory when Congress counted the electoral votes on January 6. … [House Capitol Riot Exploitation] Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi told reporters Thursday the panel is looking into whether there was a broader conspiracy or involvement from the Trump White House in the creation or submission of these fake electors.” (01/20/22)

One Year Into His Presidency, Joe Biden’s Immigration Policy Hasn’t Made Anyone Happy

Source: Reason
by Fiona Harrigan

“President Joe Biden took office one year ago today promising that his administration would undo the damage former President Donald Trump did to the U.S. immigration system. He had big plans for reform and restoration. However, the U.S. immigration system does not look much better than it did on Inauguration Day 2021, despite improvements on the margins. … CBP expelled over 1 million people under Title 42 in 2021, with over 7,000 migrants getting kidnapped and attacked by cartels and Mexican authorities post-expulsion since Inauguration Day. The Biden administration has also used Title 42 to deport thousands of Haitians to Haiti, even though many of the deportees hadn’t lived in Haiti for years and were actually coming from South America. … But Biden’s critics falsely claim that the Southern border is open.” (01/20/22)

The Unseen Consequences of the Interstate Highway System

Source: Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G Hornberger

“Today, it’s easy for socialists to point to the Interstate Highway System and exclaim, ‘Look at what we socialists did to facilitate transportation within the United States.’ However, as with all socialist projects, it’s necessary to also see what is unseen about socialist projects. For one thing, what is one of the main complaints of statists today? Isn’t it air pollution? Well, guess what one of the principal causes of air pollution is. That would be automobiles. The Interstate Highway System was a gigantic subsidy to the automobile industry. … There is also all the large amount of suffering that was inflicted on people through the forcible taking of their homes and businesses all across the country through eminent domain. Entire neighborhoods, some of which had been in existence for decades, were destroyed to make way for this massive socialist program.” (01/20/22)

TX: FBI conducts “court-authorized” search of Cuellar’s home

Source: CNN

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement Wednesday evening that it is doing a ‘court-authorized’ search of the Texas home of Rep. Henry Cuellar. The FBI also searched a second building housing his campaign office, CNN has learned. … A spokesperson for Cuellar told CNN that ‘Congressman Cuellar will fully cooperate in any investigation. He is committed to ensuring that justice and the law are upheld.’ Cuellar, a moderate Democrat, has served in Texas’s 28th Congressional District since 2005. He has not voted in person at the Capitol since January 12. He currently has an active proxy letter, which allows another lawmaker to vote for him in person in the House.” (01/20/22)

“Let’s ban algebra, too!” adds Florida legislator who is clearly not three kids in a trench coat

Source: Washington Post
by Alexandra Petri

“Florida legislators are working hard to pass a bill that, as the Associated Press observed, would ‘prohibit public schools and private businesses from making white people feel ‘discomfort’ when they teach students or train employees about discrimination in the nation’s past.’ ‘This is good,’ added one legislator, in a trench coat and hat, whose voice sounded somewhat muffled, as though it came from around his rib cage. ‘But it doesn’t go far enough.’ His whole body swayed and undulated strangely. ‘Yes!’ his head added. ‘It is good, but we need to pass more laws.’ ‘More?’ one of his colleagues inquired, handing him a drink of water. He missed grabbing the water the first time and then poured it all over his face and body, and a voice from beneath his belt said, ‘Stop it, Jeremy!'” (01/20/22)

Kamloops, Child Graves & Church Burnings

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

“After anthropologist Sarah Beaulieu discovered what she thought to be 200 potential child burial graves on the site of Kamloops Indian Residential School, Canadians had a conniption. In July of 2021, Beaulieu stepped up to her new micro soap box and declared, ‘They were children, robbed of their families and their childhood. We need to now give them the dignity that they never had. Those are our next steps.’ It quickly became about children disappearing from similar schools all across the nation which dovetailed nicely with the ever-present message of colonial oppression being the America’s defining feature. The narrative arc came to us as if rolled off of a grievance conveyor belt and rippled through the Anglosphere as Justin Trudeau took to his cuddly pulpit and referred to ‘a dark and shameful chapter’ in Canadian history. But it didn’t stop there.” (01/20/22)

US jobless claims rise to three-month high

Source: Yahoo! Finance

“Weekly new jobless claims unexpectedly jumped last week by the most since October, with some renewed virus-related disruptions at least temporarily impeding the labor market’s recovery. The Labor Department released its latest weekly jobless claims report Thursday at 8:30 a.m. ET. … Initial unemployment claims rose for a third straight week, coming in near the 300,000 level. This represented some backsliding from recent progress in the trajectory of jobless claims. Claims had reached a 52-year low of 188,000 in December, as many employers attempted to keep their existing workforces in the face of widespread labor shortages. Continuing claims also came in higher-than-expected in the most recent data. These claims, which tracks filers still collecting regular state unemployment benefits, rose by more than 1.6 million in mid-January. Still, continuing claims had come in at the lowest level since 1973 just a week earlier.” (01/20/22)