"Any person holding any office or any stock in any institution in the nature of a bank for issuing or discounting bills or notes payable to bearer or order, cannot be a member of the House whilst he holds such office or stock." -- Third Congress of the United States Senate, 23rd of December, 1793, signed by the President, George Washington
The doctor who oversees the medical care for all 535 members of Congress is facing new scrutiny after he essentially gave Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell positive updates on his health.
The criticism of Dr. Brian Monahan comes after he essentially gave the Kentucky Republican passing health grades after McConnell had two back-to-back “freezing” episodes, one during his weekly press conference in Washington, D.C., last month and the other at an event in his home state shortly afterward.
Monahan’s rosy diagnoses “have drawn scrutiny and contradicted other doctors’ reported impressions of the top Republican’s condition,” Axios reported last week.
“Monahan’s role as a medical doctor for Congress has gained more attention as McConnell has remained committed to staying in office following multiple health episodes this year,” the report continued.
Monahan, a Navy doctor who has served as the congressional physician for 15 years, is also responsible for taking care of Supreme Court justices, staff members, and even tourists, The New York Times reported.
The United States gross national debt just exceeded $33 trillion on Friday, September 15, three months after the federal government's debt eclipsed $32 trillion in June. Additionally, the budget deficit is on track to reach $2 trillion in the current fiscal year. As per financial experts, Americans seemed to have become desensitized to these figures because they do not have any choice as this has become the new normal in Washington.
San Francisco is now experiencing around three overdose deaths due to fentanyl per day – a crisis that the city's Public Health Director Dr. Grant Colfax called a "distressing … tragedy unfolding every day."
Fox Business’ Edward Lawrence cornered White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre during Thursday’s briefing, challenging her directly on the record numbers of illegal immigrants who continue to flood the southern border.
Ukraine has received billions of dollars in aid from the United States to help with its war with Russia. Despite this, Democrats in Congress want to send even more to the war-torn country. And they are willing to do so even if it means a government shutdown in this country.
It’s a fiscally irresponsible move and detrimental to the U.S., and it’s precisely why Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) declared he would not support any more aid to Ukraine.
“I rise to put the leadership of the House, the Senate, and the president of the United States on notice. I will not consent to any expedited passage of any spending bill that provides any more American aid to Ukraine,” Paul said in a press release from Sept. 20. “It’s as if no one has noticed that we have no extra money to send to Ukraine. Our deficit this year will exceed $1.5 trillion.”
Paul is correct and should be applauded for his statements. What has happened in Ukraine is tragic, and innocent people are suffering because of the tyrannical whims of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Nevertheless, it is not the nation’s responsibility to fund the war in Ukraine. Politicians in this country have a duty to do what’s best for the public, not Ukrainians.
“As elected officials, we have an obligation to pursue a foreign policy that advances the security and prosperity of our country. Funneling billions of dollars that have to be borrowed into the meat grinder of eastern Ukraine does neither,” Paul’s press release read. “The longer this conflict continues, the greater the risk that miscalculation or purposeful escalation draws the United States into direct conflict with Russia.”
Soviet-born Rep. Victoria Spartz (R-IN) laid into Attorney General Merrick Garland during a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill, saying American citizens were living in fear that their own Justice Department might target them for prosecution.
A Fairfield father says that a federally funded health clinic operating within Lawrence High School provided his minor daughter with a baggy of prescription anti-depressants without his knowledge or consent.
When the girl’s father, Eric Sack, discovered the baggy of pills over the weekend, his daughter told him that it was provided to her by the Bulldog Health Center, a School Based Health Center (SBHC) at Lawrence High School.
Sack saw the the pills as an infringement on his parental rights, but he was also concerned that the school’s clinic sent unlabeled drugs with no child-resistant container into his home, where his two other younger children also live.
President Biden's 'stupid' policies are allowing Chinese spies to use the southern border to gain entry into the U.S. and pose a long-term threat to national security, warns a top Republican.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., told DailyMail.com that there has been a 'massive increase' of Chinese nationals tied to the People's Liberation Army (PLA) that have gained access to the U.S. by crossing over the border.
And there have been over 17,800 Chinese nationals released into the U.S. this year alone, he claimed.
Green called the 'stupidity' of the Biden administration's border policies currently in place 'mind-blowing' because now Chinese spies could act as 'saboteurs' in the same manner Russian military men established residency in Ukraine before the invasion.
'Look, the Russians did just that. They infiltrated migration. Middle aged military men, you know, go into Ukraine, established residency, and then they were the saboteurs during the invasion.'
Today is a historic turning point in the Russian-Ukrainian War. Future historians will record September 21, 2023 as the day when Ukrainian President Zelensky lost the war with Russia. The tide has shifted in Russia’s favor. World leaders are growing weary of Mr. Zelensky’s tactics, begging, and publicity stunts. We will see the war move to negotiating tables this fall unless Joe Biden does something very foolish, but I don’t think America’s ruling class will allow him to do it. Russia has won the war and Poland has won Ukrainian land. It will take many months, possibly a year, for these things to be worked out and settled, but we will look back to this day as the date when Zelensky lost the war.
International scientists have jointly signed a declaration dismissing the existence of a climate crisis and insisting that carbon dioxide is beneficial to Earth. A total of 1,609 scientists and professionals from around the world have signed the declaration, including 321 from the United States.
"There is no climate emergency," the Global Climate Intelligence Group (CLINTEL) said in its Would Climate Declaration made public in August. "Climate science should be less political, while climate policies should be more scientific. Scientists should openly address uncertainties and exaggerations in their predictions of global warming, while politicians should dispassionately count the real costs as well as the imagined benefits of their policy measures." (1)
Top climate scientists and others break ranks
The coalition pointed out that Earth climate has varied as long as it has existed, with the planet experiencing several cold and warm phases. The Little Ice Age only ended as recently as 1850 they said. Therefore it is no surprise that we are now experiencing a period of warming the declaration added.
Warming is happening 'far slower' than predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Climate models have many shortcomings and are not remotely plausible as policy tools, the coalition said. It added that these models 'exaggerate the effect of greenhouse gases' and ignore the fact that enriching the atmosphere with CO2 is beneficial. (1)
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.
"We had witnesses that we subpoenaed in the last two weeks that we've interviewed – two IRS whistleblowers that came forward," Smith told the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "And guess what? They confirmed what Mr. Shapley and Mr. Ziegler had said. These witnesses have not denied anything that our two IRS whistleblowers have said."
Shapley, a decorated supervisory criminal investigative agent, initially came forward alleging that political officials had intervened to prevent the bringing of charges against Hunter Biden and that Special Counsel David Weiss lacked sufficient authority to do so on his own. After Shapley came forward, the Department of Justice removed his entire team from the case.
Hundreds of millions of people are desperately hungry all over the world, and by the time you are done reading this article more children will starve to death. Earlier this year, CNN actually admitted that we are in the midst of “the worst food crisis in modern history”, but because the mainstream media rarely features images of the tremendous suffering on the other side of the globe most Americans don’t even know that it is happening. Here in the western world, the primary way that the global food crisis is manifesting is through significantly higher prices at the grocery store. Those higher prices are certainly painful, but we can deal with that. But when you don’t have enough food to feed your family on a consistent basis, that really is a nightmare scenario. According to the official UN website, 735 million people were in a “state of chronic hunger” last year…
By 2022, approximately 735 million people – or 9.2% of the world’s population – found themselves in a state of chronic hunger – a staggering rise compared to 2019. This data underscores the severity of the situation, revealing a growing crisis.
In addition, an estimated 2.4 billion people faced moderate to severe food insecurity in 2022. This classification signifies their lack of access to sufficient nourishment. This number escalated by an alarming 391 million people compared to 2019.
The persistent surge in hunger and food insecurity, fueled by a complex interplay of factors, demands immediate attention and coordinated global efforts to alleviate this critical humanitarian challenge.
We have never seen numbers like this before.
And the final numbers for 2023 will inevitably be even higher, because crops are failing all over the planet.
Author and New York Times opinion columnist David Brooks shared a photo of food and a drink, noting that the meal he purchased at an airport cost him a whopping $78.
"This meal just cost me $78 at Newark Airport. This is why Americans think the economy is terrible," Brooks wrote.
While he shared a photo, Brooks did not mention what restaurant he had ordered the meal from. His post has amassed more than 29 million views on X so far.
The restaurant has noted that 80% of this tab was Brooks' bar bill.
"No, Americans think (and know) the economy is terrible based on the price of regular groceries at their local supermarket. Not because of lunch at an airport with a glass of alcohol on the side," Kimberly Ross tweeted in response to Brooks' post.
"I'm going to need to know the brand of whiskey before I can judge the appropriateness of this bill," Ben Dreyfuss tweeted.
"When you've had a few and blame the economy for your tab," George Takei wrote.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott shared a video on social media this week showing President Joe Biden’s Border Patrol cutting razor wire that the state of Texas had placed alongside on the Rio Grande to stop illegal aliens from flooding into the country.
Former hedge fund executive Dave McCormick announced Thursday evening that he was launching another bid for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania as Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) becomes more vulnerable as a result of President Joe Biden’s failures as president.
Have you heard about the agreement that global leaders adopted at the United Nations during the “2023 SDG Summit” that was held earlier this week? On Monday and Tuesday, officials from all over the world gathered in New York City to commit their nations to fully implement the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals over the next 7 years. If you are not familiar with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, you can find them right here. They are essentially a blueprint for how the globalists want the world to be run. Just about every area of human activity is covered by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and it would take extreme measures over the next 7 years in order to achieve all of them by the deadline.
But that was what the “2023 SDG Summit” was all about.
Leaders from all over the planet got together and pledged to do whatever is necessary to meet those goals on time.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is stitching together a Senate coalition to reverse the controversial decision to stop enforcement of the chamber’s dress code, which has been dubbed “The Fetterman Rule” in a nod to one member with a penchant for casual attire.