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Recently, President Biden hurt his reputation during a disastrous press conference. While trying to defend his memory, he ended up giving critics more reason to question his cognitive ability.

Even liberal news outlets called the conference a mess.

But perhaps the New York Times decided to pivot and look for another opportunity to help Biden. They interviewed several independent voters, asking them about the president. Maybe, this was to polish his image. But it didn’t end up that way.

From Fox News:
Independent voters from around the country had scathing remarks to describe President Biden in a focus group published Tuesday, with most admitting they are leaning toward former President Trump in 2024 despite their own derisive assessments of him…

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The American middle class, once a symbol of the American dream, is facing
unprecedented challenges today. In this eye-opening video, we delve into the harsh
reality of how the middle class is being wiped out, struggling to make ends meet amidst
soaring costs and stagnant wages. From skyrocketing housing prices to mounting debt
and diminishing savings, the middle class is feeling the squeeze like never before.

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This is now a major talking point in all media. Everyone seems to agree that those two are the only possible replacements, and many are saying, matter of factly, that he will be replaced.

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At least 10 people were shot near the Kansas City Chief’s Super Bowl parade route following the festivities on Wednesday afternoon, reports said.

Panicked crowds raced for cover as gunfire erupted west of Union Station towards the end of the parade.

Several suspected shooters were taken into custody by police, according to KSHB.

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War spurs medical innovation. Ambulances to swiftly deliver the casualties of Napoleon’s armies to field surgeons were the brainchild of Jean-Dominique Larrey. Florence Nightingale established professional nursing in the Crimea. The Kaiser’s War brought the Thomas Splint, reducing mortality and amputation following limb fracture; 1939-45 spurred Florey and Chain’s development of penicillin and McIndoe’s reconstructive plastic surgery.  All are now integral to civilian healthcare.

mRNA vaccines are offspring of George Bush’s ‘War on Terror’.   

The idea of mRNA vaccines goes back to Robert Malone’s discoveries of the late 1980s, but he was unable to pursue them and the patents passed to Merck, who spent the end of the old century expensively failing to develop a product. The idea might have remained in abeyance had it not been for 9/11 and the curious episode, immediately afterwards, when letters laced with anthrax spores were posted – allegedly by a disaffected U.S. Army scientist – to Senators and media outlets, killing five people and infecting 17 more.

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Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report, which revealed a serious decline in President Joe Biden’s mental acuity, also details how Biden’s mishandling of the nation’s highest level of classified information appears to predate the investigation by years, Biden having seemingly misplaced a highly sensitive top secret (TS-SCI) classified briefing book while on vacation in the Hamptons as early as 2010, with his counsel forced to review with him how to handle classified material. The Special Counsel shockingly concluded he was “unable to determine” if the materials were ever recovered.

Special Counsel Hur’s investigation revealed that Biden had a history of mishandling classified documents, dating back to at least 2010, when he misplaced a highly sensitive briefing book in the Hamptons, demonstrating a pattern of carelessness with classified materials contrary to his public stance on responsible document handling.

While highlighting evidence of America’s oldest-ever president’s “willfully” mishandling classified documents, Hur’s report details Biden’s significant cognitive decline — perhaps more politically damning than his handling of classified materials. 

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Several people have been shot after gunfire erupted during the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl victory parade Wednesday, according to police scanner traffic.

The gunfire occurred on the west side of Union Station and there were reports of multiple people with gunshot wounds.

“Shots have been fired around Union Station. Please leave the area,” the Kansas City Police Department said on Twitter.

Earlier, two people were shot near 27th and McGee streets, according to Officer Alayna Gonzalez. The victims were said to have non-life-threatening injuries.

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The Bumblebee malware loader seemingly vanished from the internet last October, but it's back and - oddly - relying on a vintage vector to try and gain access.

First spotted in 2022 by researchers at Proofpoint – who identified it as an apparent replacement for BazarLoader – Bumblebee was originally used by high-profile ransomware groups including Russia-linked Conti.

Now it has been spotted buzzing back to life. But it's using a "significantly different" attack chain this time – relying on malicious VBA macros, of all things, which suggests it might not be in the hands of the same skilled operators who created it.

This latest Bumblebee campaign has been targeting organizations in the US with emails using the subject line "Voicemail February" and sent from info@quarlesaa.com.

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A single packet can exhaust the processing capacity of a vulnerable DNS server, effectively disabling the machine, by exploiting a 20-plus-year-old design flaw in the DNSSEC specification.

That would make it trivial to take down a DNSSEC-validating DNS resolver that has yet to be patched, upsetting all the clients relying on that service and make it seem as though websites and apps were offline.

The academics who found this flaw – associated with the German National Research Center for Applied Cybersecurity (ATHENE) in Darmstadt – claimed DNS server software makers briefed about the vulnerability described it as "the worst attack on DNS ever discovered."

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In the Poconos of northeastern Pennsylvania, Mount Pocono received 12.5 inches of snow. Farther to the northeast, Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, accumulated about a foot of snow.

A quickly-attacking but powerful nor'easter is making its presence felt across the Northeast and New England as the winter storm continues to lash the region with heavy, wet snow, causing severe travel disruptions on major highways, including Interstate 95 and some major highways. Is affecting the form. One of the busiest airports in the country, while power cuts have started increasing.

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A Chinese company paid a Hunter Biden partner millions of dollars shortly after Joe Biden “stopped by” a 2017 lunch meeting involving business associates from China and the U.S., according to newly-released testimony.

Joe Biden briefly attended a 2017 private lunch meeting between Hunter Biden, Rob Walker and other business associates — including those from Chinese Communist Party (CCP)-linked energy firm CEFC — hosted at the Four Seasons hotel in Washington, D.C., Walker told the House Oversight and Accountability Committee on Jan. 26, according to a transcript of his testimony released Tuesday. A company connected to CEFC wired Walker’s LLC approximately $3 million not long after that meeting occurred, with a portion of those funds subsequently routed to members of the Biden family.

Walker characterized Joe Biden’s attendance as innocuous, brief and coincidental, asserting that no business matters were discussed in his presence, according to the transcript of his testimony. CEFC Chairman Ye Jianming, who has since disappeared, was at the lunch meeting, Walker said.

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Microsoft has released patches to address 73 security flaws spanning its software lineup as part of its Patch Tuesday updates for February 2024, including two zero-days that have come under active exploitation.

Of the 73 vulnerabilities, 5 are rated Critical, 65 are rated Important, and three and rated Moderate in severity. This is in addition to 24 flaws that have been fixed in the Chromium-based Edge browser since the release of the January 24 Patch Tuesday updates.

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A threat actor leaked 200,000 records on a hacker forum, claiming they contained the mobile phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information of Facebook Marketplace users.

BleepingComputer verified some of the leaked data by matching the email addresses and phone numbers on random records within the sample data shared by IntelBroker, the threat actor who leaked the data online.

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House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer is investigating the IRS for going easy on liberal nonprofit groups, saying it appears the tax-collection agency is letting them engage in lobbying and politics despite registering as tax-exempt charities.

Mr. Comer said he’s particularly troubled by One Fair Wage Inc., which pushes for a higher minimum wage for tipped workers and has said in court documents that it does a lot of lobbying and advocacy, both of which are supposed to be severely limited for charities, or 501(c)(3) organizations.

The probe comes a decade after the IRS and then-senior executive Lois Lerner were criticized for unfair treatment of conservative nonprofit groups that the Justice Department later admitted had faced unfair and intrusive scrutiny in their tax-exempt status applications.

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The Senate's $95 billion foreign aid package faces a tough challenge from House Republicans, but their Democratic counterparts say it is vital to preserving global democracy.


“Right now we are in the survival moment of global democracy and either the United States of America is standing up for freedom and democracy around the world or we are not, and we go back to hell and let autocrats, dictators, terrorists take over. The world,'' Representative Dan Goldman, Democrat of New York, told Fox News on Tuesday.

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