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Investigators questioned the Supreme Court justices to determine who leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization last year. Those affidavits were not coerced signatures against the individuals’ consent. Once word of the document’s breach spread in May 2022, Alito warned that “the majority of those who desire to overturn Roe and Casey are targets for assassination” because “it provided them a strong reason to think they might stop it by killing one of us.” According to a statement released Friday, Supreme Court Marshal Gail Curley said she had “spoken to all of the Justices,…

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Chicago’s Little Village recorded a rise of 14% in robberies from 2021 to 2022. It has been suggested by Chicago’s mayor, Lori Lightfoot, that street sellers in areas with a rise in thefts switch to accepting credit cards instead of cash. At a mayoral discussion presented by ABC7 Chicago on Thursday night, Lightfoot remarked. “There was a lot of talking and soundbites but not many actual ideas on getting things done and keeping everyone safe. We do that repeatedly every day, “Lightfoot said. “We’ve been in Little Village, coordinating with street vendors to assess the scope of the problem, learn…

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On Friday, Republican South Carolina senator Lindsey Grahm visited Ukraine, where she declared that “global order is at stake” and called for further military help to the country. So that the Russian invader may be forced out of Ukraine, Graham added, “We will keep urging the American people and the government to offer economic and military aid to Ukraine.” U.S. and Ukrainian officials, including President Volodymyr Zelensky, met with Senators Graham, Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI). “Tanks are essential to the success of the Ukrainian armed forces in accomplishing this mission. I’m sick of hearing ridiculous claims about…

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A report released by the IRS this week indicates that a sizeable portion of the agency’s recent cash windfall is being dedicated to audits, while the study does not specify how these changes would affect normal taxpayers. The Inflation Reduction Act, just signed into law by VP Joe Biden, boosts the Internal Revenue Service’s budget by $80 billion (IRS). Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has stated that this money would be used to modernize the nation’s information technology infrastructure and make filing taxes easier for individuals and small companies. A study by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration notes that…

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While the FBI remains mired in scandal following the “Twitter Files” revelations and braces for robust congressional probes, Director Christopher Wray made statements at the World Economic Forum on Thursday, alluding to “operation between the private sector and the government.” Wray warned the world’s elite about the risks presented by emerging technologies at the Davos conference. It seems that he spoke about collaborations between the federal government and commercial technology enterprises. The FBI Director has praised the organization for its “excellent accomplishments” in working with the IT industry. A few highlights from Wray’s address at the WEF are as follows:…

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The Republican Party leads the House of Representatives by a margin of 222 to 212. Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to end proxy voting is more than simply a symbolic gesture to ensure that all members of the House of Representatives are present in Washington, D.C., to serve their people, especially given the close margin of victory enjoyed by the Republican Party. In the 118th Congress, the Republicans are starting with 222 seats and the Democrats with 212. Consequently, attendance is critical, as initiatives necessitating full Republican support may be stalled if even a small number of Republicans were absent. Republicans…

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As Democratic leaders refuse to talk, members of both parties in the House are considering invoking a rarely-used “discharge petition” to force a vote on increasing the debt ceiling. As the United States borrowing limit reached $31.4 trillion, prompting the Treasury Department to take “extraordinary measures” to prevent a short-term default, Democrats and moderate Republicans are discussing the procedure by which a measure is forced out of a committee for a vote on the House floor. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) informed Semafor that he is negotiating with Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and that the discharge petition is “one of several…

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Hollywood Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings quit unexpectedly after nearly 25 years at the helm, marking a sea change for the liberal streamer. His departure comes after Netflix’s stock dropped by over 50% in 2022, the company’s worst year in over a decade. In the fourth quarter earnings report released on Thursday, Reed Hastings, one of Hollywood’s most loyal Democrat funders, made the revelation. He also announced that Greg Peters, formerly chief product officer and COO, and Ted Sarandos, formerly chief content officer, will share the role of co-CEO. Hastings has stated that he will remain in his current position as…

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Oklahoma Republican Kevin Hern has called on the party to significantly push for taxation and government spending improvements. Kevin Hern, a Republican from Oklahoma and the RSC chairman, has criticized the “hysterical” coverage of the government shutdown in the media. They promised him and other Republicans that if they voted to increase the debt ceiling, the GOP would insist on significant expenditure cutbacks as a condition. He spoke out against the media’s “irrational shock and terror” coverage of the debate over increasing the debt ceiling in front of the RSC’s 160-plus members. For many years, the RSC has represented the…

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In the state of Alabama, many residents have declined to register to vote as part of a federal initiative. New Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) Alliance. Voter registration lists must be up-to-date, and all 32 NVRA Alliance member states have pledged to do their part by sharing data regularly. The merits of the accord have been called into question by right-wing ideology and rhetoric. Wes Allen, the new governor of Washington, said on his first day in office that his state would withdraw from the…

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Proxy voting was suspended out of fear of the spread of the COVID virus, but new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has already ended the practice. We will no longer tolerate the use of proxies. McCarthy tweeted early Thursday that “starting right now, Members of Congress have to show up to work if they want their vote to matter.” Several media sites have pointed out that terminating proxy voting with such a thin majority might be problematic, but McCarthy’s proclamation marks the fulfillment of his vow to terminate the practice, which was implemented by his predecessor, former House Speaker Nancy…

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A “complete crosscutting report” showing “U.S. government-wide expenditures for Ukraine and ‘countries touched by the situation in Ukraine’ since February 24, 2022” was requested from the Biden administration by Senator J.D. Vance (R-OH) and Representative Dan Bishop (R-NC) in a letter. Breitbart News confirmed that 37 senators and members from both parties had signed the letter, more than a week after Fox News published the news. President Joe Biden wrote a letter to OMB Director Shalanda Young on Thursday, requesting that she provide a “complete crosscutting analysis” to Congress, in addition to the first report mandated under the most recent…

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Boebert said on Fox News Digital that Biden and Harris “have failed to maintain and execute the law faithfully.” The Republican representative for Colorado, Lauren Boebert, said on Fox News at the top of the hour that Vice President Kamala Harris is a “shrewd insurance policy” for President Joe Biden against impeachment. Boebert told Fox News Digital that she thinks Republicans are hesitant to press for Biden’s impeachment because of how negatively they see Harris. “Kamala Harris is Biden’s wise insurance policy,” Boebert remarked. The congresswoman said that such a historically unpopular vice president was deterring some members from calling…

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink praised the ESG movement and expressed concern about measures to strengthen supply chains at the World Economic Forum. On Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an official from an asset management company claimed that conflicts over ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) investing had stirred up a lot of debate. I’m taking this incredibly seriously,” he told Bloomberg News to stress his seriousness. Please allow us to clarify specific points. Building a personal rapport with someone in business is far more complex. In addition, for the first time in my professional career, I…

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Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan of Saudi Arabia stated on Tuesday that the country is open to exploring possible replacements for the U.S. dollar in international trade. Since 1986, the Saudi riyal has been fixed in value relative to the U.S. dollar. This connection was established following the Arab-Israeli War and the subsequent OPEC oil boycott against the United States in the early 1970s. As part of their efforts to mend fences with the United States, the Saudis agreed to price their oil in U.S. dollars on the international market and invest their oil revenues with the U.S. Treasury. The result…

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