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Congress to Release New Evidence, Testimony in Biden Case to Back Up IRS Whistleblowers

Sep 23, 20235 min read
The chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee tells Just the News he plans to soon make public new testimony that corroborates IRS whistleblowers' accounts of interference in the Hunter Biden probe and new evidence to support the nascent impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.  House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) said Thursday his panel will hold a vote to make the new information available, including testimonies from two IRS agents who back the accounts of whistleblowers Gary Shapley and Joseph Ziegler about slow-walking and interference in the Hunter Biden tax case.

Outgoing Nashville Mayor John Cooper Issues Farewell Message

Sep 23, 20232 min read
Outgoing Nashville Mayor John Cooper posted a farewell message to his constituents Friday on social media to wrap up the last few hours of his term.

Commentary: The Justice System Is Now a Weapon in Progressives’ Arsenal Against Political Enemies

Sep 23, 20236 min read
Attorney General Merrick Garland gave his best Captain Renault impression on Capitol Hill in denying a double standard in how the Justice Department investigated (or didn’t) Hunter Biden (and his father) versus how they pursue his political rival. Shocked, shocked, indeed. Those experiencing the less pleasant side of judicial double standards see rather clearly the woke hall pass.

Tennessee Unemployment Rate Remains at Record Low

Sep 23, 20233 min read
According to the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD), the Volunteer State's unemployment level remains historically low.  In August, the state hit an all-time low seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.1 percent, according to a release from the department. 

Teachers Fired for Challenging Gender Ideology Get Legal Support from Doctors, Lawyers, Feminists

Sep 23, 20238 min read
First Amendment experts, radical feminists and doctors are pushing back against a court ruling that held two educators responsible for their own firing because their opposition to a proposed gender identity policy sparked student protests and community complaints to Oregon's Grants Pass School District. U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Clarke botched Supreme Court precedents on the speech rights of public employees and qualified immunity from personal liability, upheld restrictions that disproportionately target women and adopted pseudoscientific language, according to ideologically diverse friend-of-the-court briefs filed with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Pennsylvania Issues $1.6 Million Food Insecurity Grants

Sep 23, 20233 min read
State grants issued this week will help counties feed some of the 1.5 million residents facing food insecurity every day. On Tuesday, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced that $1.6 million will go to 40 food banks, pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens to make emergency meals easier to get in 26 counties. 

Whitmer Signs Bill Package Protecting Against Child Marriages in Michigan

Sep 23, 20232 min read
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed into law three bills that effectively bans marriage of those under 18. Previously, Michigan residents could get married as young as 16 with parental consent, and someone under 16 could with court approval.

Mayes Determines Phoenix’s Ukraine Firearm Transfer Is Unlawful

Sep 23, 20233 min read
Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes determined that a Phoenix city ordinance allowing the transfer of guns to Ukraine is unlawful. Republican state Reps. Quang Nguyen and Selina Bliss filed a complaint in July, asking the office to look at the legality of the ordinance.

Commentary: American Pandemic ‘Samizdat’

Sep 23, 202313 min read
On May 15, 1970, the New York Times published an article by esteemed Russia scholar Albert Parry detailing how Soviet dissident intellectuals were covertly passing forbidden ideas around to each other on handcrafted, typewritten documents called samizdat.

Commentary: Fact-Checking Merrick Garland’s ‘Fair’ DOJ

Sep 23, 20239 min read
It might go down as the whopper of the year. During his opening statement to the House Judiciary committee on Wednesday morning, Attorney General Merrick Garland attempted to head off expected criticism from Republicans by insisting his Department of Justice is blind to politics. “[We] apply the same laws to everyone. There is not one set of laws for the powerful and one for the powerless. One for the rich and another for the poor. One for Democrats and another one for Republicans. The law will treat each of us alike.”

Commentary: More Evidence That U.S. Intelligence Analysis Is Broken and Politicized

Sep 23, 20237 min read
Last week, American Greatness reporter Debra Heine reported a bombshell story that a “highly credible” CIA whistleblower has told the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the CIA “bribed” six of its analysts with significant financial incentives to change their initial conclusion that the COVID-19 pandemic originated from a biolab leak in Wuhan, China and to instead conclude that the virus emerged naturally.

West Point Sued over Race-Based Admissions Process

Sep 23, 20233 min read
On Tuesday, an anti-affirmative action group filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Military Academy at West Point over its race-based admissions process in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision overturning such practices. As reported by Axios, the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York by Students for Fair Admissions (SFA), the same advocacy group that ultimately ended affirmative action through two cases it had filed before the Supreme Court, Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina. In both cases, SFA successfully argued that affirmative action unfairly benefits black and Hispanic students, while disproportionately discriminating against White and Asian students.

San Francisco Homeless Camps Hit Highest Number in Three Years

Sep 23, 20232 min read
The number of homeless camps that have sprouted up all across San Francisco is now at the highest point since 2020. The Daily Caller reports that more people moved into homeless shelters in just the first six months of 2023 than during any other six-month period since 2021, according to information compiled by the San Francisco Standard. There are 523 homeless camps in the city as of July of this year, the highest total since 530 camps in October of 2020. Across these 523 camps, there are over 4,000 homeless people in San Francisco.

Federal Prosecutors in Menendez Bribery Case Say Found Gold Bars, Hidden Cash in Senator’s Home

Sep 22, 20232 min read
Prosecutors said Friday morning they have indicted New Jersey Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife on federal bribery charges. They alleged in a press conference shortly after the charges were announced the Menendezs took bribes of cash, gold bars and a luxury car for corrupt acts, including having the senator, who leads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, use his influence to benefit the authoritarian government of Egypt.

UAW Announces Massive Expansion of Strike Against Major Automakers

Sep 22, 20233 min read
The United Auto Workers (UAW) announced on Friday that more workers will go on strike as the union and automakers continue to be unable to reach a deal. The union announced that 38 new plants across the U.S. will join the partial strike at noon against the Big Three automakers as negotiations continue to fail to produce a new contract for the 146,000 workers, with strikes expanding against GM and Stellantis but not Ford, as the company has cooperated more than the others, according to the UAW announcement. The UAW first announced its partial strike on Sept. 14, striking at three plants: GM’s plant in Wentzville, Missouri; Ford’s plant in Wayne, Michigan; and Stellantis’ Jeep plant in Toledo, Ohio.