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Arizona rancher George Alan Kelly’s wife was called to testify on behalf of the prosecution on Wednesday, as the high-stakes murder trial with broad implications about the borderlands continues. 

Wanda Kelly, who has been married to the defendant for nearly 54 years, told the Santa Cruz County courtroom that she had spotted two men armed with rifles and carrying backpacks walking near the couple’s home on their 170-acre cattle ranch near Keno Springs outside Nogales on Jan. 30, 2023. 

Describing how her husband had gone out onto their patio with a rifle while on the phone with the Border Patrol, the woman recalled hearing several shots outside and fearing the worst. 

"When the shots stop, I just stand there. I’m afraid to look," Wanda said. "I walked to the left window. …  I looked and he wasn’t lying on the ground, so I said, ‘Thank you, Lord.’" 

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
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Special counsel Jack Smith could soon seek to have the judge presiding over former President Donald Trump’s classified documents case recused, prosecutors and defense attorneys warn, describing Smith as being pressed to the “breaking point” over arguments his office said could taint a trial irrevocably. 

Smith faulted Judge Aileen Cannon in a scathing rebuke for seeming to take at face value Trump’s “fundamentally flawed” claim around a president’s official and personal records when she asked both sides to put forth competing versions of instructions for jurors in the case and said her request would “distort” the trial. Smith indicated in that filing that if Cannon ruled against federal prosecutors, this could be a trigger for an appeal to the 11th Circuit that could remove her from the case. 

“He is close to pushing the nuclear button,” said Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg. “It is a high burden to reach, and it is rarely done, but her proposed jury instructions may have pushed him to the breaking point.” 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
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Last month, electoral politics got a shake-up when staff changes were announced at the Republican National Committee (RNC). Michael Whatley and Lara Trump took over the top spots, with a cascade of other Trump affiliates being announced for positions throughout the organization.

This news was well received among the president’s supporters, many of whom saw the former RNC as an enforcement arm of the D.C. establishment, solidifying it while undermining his return to power. Reporting on the personnel change-up was quickly followed by an announcement that there would be a shift in focus at the RNC to election integrity. These changes at the RNC and other organizations signal that two broader principles of a more focused MAGA movement are being put into action: Personnel is policy, and election fraud is a real threat.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded that Washington speed up the delivery of weapons on the same day he was warned by President Joe Biden that future military aid may depend on how he addresses worries about civilian casualties and an escalating humanitarian crisis.

Netanyahu delivered a defiant message in a meeting with visiting Republican members of Congress.

He pushed back firmly on calls for a two-state solution, which is the long-term goal of U.S. policy.

In a meeting in Jerusalem with visiting Republicans, organized by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, he said he had a three-pronged message. 

Tags: ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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President Joe Biden has repeated a lie about travelling 17,000 miles with the Chinese premier in his latest flubbed speech, where he also referred to the 'O'Biden' administration.

The 81-year-old was giving speaking at a White House event Thursday to mark Greek Independence Day when he repeated the false remarks.

He repeated the long-debunked claim that he had covered the extensive ground during visits with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Biden re-stated the claim while recounting an anecdote about how President Xi had once asked him to define America.

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Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was confronted by profanity-slinging pro-Palestinian protesters in New York City on Wednesday, days after she told voters upset about a rematch between former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden to “get over yourself.”

The Post Millennial noted Friday that the incident occurred Wednesday night after a fundraiser, which, according to the New York Post, Clinton was holding for Biden alongside Hamilton actor Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway. Those in attendance received a preview of the Clinton-produced play Suffs.

Tensions were palpable outside after the event ended when Clinton was leaving, according to a video shared to X by user @taliaotg that went viral. The moment spotlights fractures on the left surrounding the Biden administration’s response to the Israel-Hamas war.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Mayo Clinic experts say puberty blockers can lead to withering testicles, fertility problems and even cancer among the trans kids who take them, in the latest study to raise alarm about transgender medicine.

The findings cast doubt on the 'reversibility' of puberty blockers — a key claim of the trans activists who promote the drugs, saying they only 'pause' puberty and buy time for trans kids to make decisions about their gender.

Instead, researchers say puberty blockers hurt the development of testicles and sperm production in ways that are not fully reversible and could affect users' ability to have children when they grow up.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, CURRENT EVENTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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Russia's Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday it had deployed additional forces in the Syrian-controlled areas of the Golan Heights, where Israel had allegedly struck at an increasing rate over the last few months.

The forces, from Russia's military police, were tasked with de-escalating tensions in the Syrian provinces of Quneitra and Daraa, as well as monitoring the longstanding ceasefire issued as part of the Syrian Civil War.

According to Russia, military posts belonging to the Syrian military are located below the Russian observation posts, set up to monitor "possible provocations."

Tags: ISRAEL, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SYRIA
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Several dozen Democratic members of Congress, including former speaker Nancy Pelosi, have sent a letter to US President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling for a halt on arms transfers to Israel following an IDF strike in Gaza that killed seven staffers of the World Central Kitchen, including a dual US citizen.

“In light of this incident, we strongly urge you to reconsider your recent decision to authorize the transfer of a new arms package to Israel, and to withhold this and any future offensive arms transfers until a full investigation into the airstrike is completed,” the House representatives wrote.

“We also urge you to withhold these transfers if Israel fails to sufficiently mitigate harm to innocent civilians in Gaza, including aid workers, and if it fails to facilitate — or arbitrarily denies or restricts the transport and delivery of humanitarian aid into Gaza,” they said.

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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NATO countries see Moldova as a strategic springboard in case Russia wins the conflict in Ukraine, a former Pentagon staffer, senior fellow at the Washington-based Center for Security Policy and the Yorktown Institute, Stephen Bryen, has said in an article in Asia Times.

The way he sees it, Moldova could be a "staging area and jumping-off point for a strategy aimed at Ukraine's southern city of Odessa and, perhaps, Crimea." Bryen believes that "what seems to be brewing in Europe is some sort of Plan B - in essence, what to do if the Ukrainian army collapses."

Moldova has a neutral status, but it has been cooperating with NATO since 1994 under an individual partnership plan. According to opinion polls, a majority of the Moldovan population is against joining the alliance and in favor of preserving the status of permanent neutrality enshrined in the Constitution. However, Moldovan President Maia Sandu calls for rapprochement with NATO and for breaking stereotypes about the alliance, which, she argues, are "a result of Russian manipulation and disinformation." Since Sandu and her ruling Action and Solidarity Party came to power, Moldova has seen frequent military exercises involving British, German, Romanian and US militaries, increased military spending, and begun purchasing weapons.

Tags: EUROPE, NATO, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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Amid reports that the Kiev regime's army units are increasingly rife with cases of insubordination and desertion, Sputnik earlier obtained footage appearing to show Ukrainian troops being shot at and having grenades thrown at them by their own comrades during a Russian advance.

Two Ukrainian soldiers shot two fellow their servicemen before getting into a landing boat on the right bank of the river Dnepr, according to footage filmed by a Russian reconnaissance drone and later acquired by Sputnik.

Then the soldiers hid the corpses in the boat, pushed it away from the shore, and vanished.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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The US will not interfere if Iran attacks Israel Through a series of messages exchanged via third parties, the United States and Iran have come to an understanding.

Iran assured the Americans it will not target U.S. facilities, and in turn the U.S. says it will not get involved if Iran retaliates against Israel.

Webmaster addition: The US promised Saddam Hussein they would not interfere if he attacked Kuwait!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IRAN, ISRAEL, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
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Senior Ukrainian officials have significantly increased their personal wealth over the past two years despite the conflict with Russia, an analysis of self-reported income and assets has revealed.

The study was conducted by the Ukrainian business news site Ekonomicheskaya Pravda based on mandatory disclosures required from officials concerning themselves and their family members. The deadline for reporting on the previous year expired on March 31, meaning that a complete dataset is now available to the public.

A third of the senior officials picked by the newspaper for their sample reported new major assets, such as vehicles or real estate, the outlet reported on Wednesday.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
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One of the areas that did see full-time job growth was public sector employment. March saw an increase of 71,000 government jobs — outpacing the prior 12-month average of  54,000. Other sectors that added jobs last month — most known for their reliance on part-time employment — were the construction industry (39,000), leisure and hospitality (49,000), and retail (+18,000). The healthcare industry also saw significant growth, with 72,000 jobs added. However, again, this growth appears to be in areas of the industry reliant on part-time workers, including outpatient care (28,000), hospitals (27,000), and residential care facilities (18,000).

The trend of adding part-time employment while losing full-time jobs has been ongoing for over a year now. This is likely what underpins voter anxiety about the U.S. economy. The National Pulse has previously reported that most jobs gained since President Joe Biden took office have been fueled by migrant labor.

Tags: ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
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The solar eclipse's path of totality could shift on Monday - and now experts are urging people to travel to different spots to see the celestial event.

Amateur astronomer John Irwin released a new map of the 115-mile path from Maine through Texas which has revealed its changed by roughly 2,000 feet.

The updated calculation has suggested that people in places like Rome, New York, Effingham, Illinois, and some areas of Fort Worth, Texas will no longer be able to have a perfect view of the eclipse. 

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
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