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(FreedomWire.org) – President Joe Biden claimed that Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham’s proposed 15-week abortion ban is stricter than the Catholic Church’s rules.

The president made the remarks about Graham’s proposed legislation, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortion nationally after 15 weeks gestation, the Washington Post reported. He falsely stated the legislation does not include exceptions for rape or incest.

“Think about what these guys are talking about,” Biden said at a Democratic National Committee in New York City. ““No exceptions — rape, incest — no exceptions, regardless of age. “I happen to be a practicing Roman Catholic. My church doesn’t even make that argument now.”

Graham’s legislation does provide exceptions for rape and incest, as well as saving the life of the mother. The senator said the bill will protect an unborn child from feeling “excruciating pain” at a Sep. 13 press conference where he cited a study suggesting that a child’s nerve endings are fully developed by 15 weeks, allowing them to feel pain.

Biden’s statement also runs counter to Catholic teaching, which calls abortion “gravely wrong” and a “moral evil,” since the church teaches that life begins at conception, according to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The church believes that all human life has “inherent dignity” and should be treated equally.

The Catholic Church teaches that abortion is “never permitted,” although it permits procedures to save a woman’s life even if they result in the death of the child, according to the the “Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services,” published by the USCCB. The prohibitions extend to instances of rape and incest, as the church teaches that a human being must be protected from the moment of conception.

(FreedomWire.org) – Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) publicly came out shaming the Biden administration for not standing by him during his sexual harassment scandal last year. 

Telling a New York Post reporter, Cuomo said that it was “traumatizing” that no one from his party supported him during that time. 

Saying that he has been friends with President Joe Biden for almost 20 years, the disgraced governor said that it was “heartbreaking” to see Biden turn his back on him without knowing the full story. 

“It was tough. Traumatizing. Biden, a friend 20 years, not knowing details, immediately said about me, ‘He’s got to go.’ Biden had troubles years before and I stood by him… gave him the benefit of the doubt. It was heartbreaking to see him trash me without reading one page, making one phone call,” Cuomo said. 

Calling the phrase “political friends” an oxymoron, Cuomo went on to call out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) and former President Obama, as well as other Democrat figures for not being by his side during the allegations. 

“I know [Pelosi] 30 years… her daughter worked for me. Obama? He’s been tough. When troubles come you like to think you’re different. You’re not,” Cuomo said, adding “enemies and haters accumulate. Schumer, Gillibrand, pals working in the state, friends I respected, fell like dominos. Lose your power and heartless politicians read the tea leaves. You’re dead. Over. Pols grab another piece of meat.”

Additionally, the former governor said that he has learned to not show signs of weakness to the public after watching his own father’s “vulnerabilities” be exposed during his own political career. 

“OK, I’m not warm and fuzzy. What politician is? Maybe my duality started when my father was no longer governor. I saw him hurt. His vulnerabilities exposed. They broke his heart. The press next crucified me, his campaign manager kid. So I learned then not to expose a weakness or show your inner self,” Cuomo told the reporter. 

Even so, Cuomo has yet to apologize for anything, including killing a staggering number of nursing home patients during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.

(FreedomWire.org) – House Judiciary Committee Democrats voted to strike language from an amendment to H.R. 8770 making it clear that non-citizens are ineligible to vote in American elections.

According to the text of the Democrats’ “amendment to the amendment,” the language to be struck from the legislation reads “nothing in this section may be construed to permit any noncitizens to vote in a Federal election, or to encourage or require a State or political subdivision to permit any noncitizen to vote in a State or local election.”

Under H.R. 8770, which is making its way through the House of Representatives right now,  Democrats aim to “expand the voluntary opportunities for translations in elections.”

In other words, they want to make it easier for non-English speakers and, evidently, non-citizens, to vote in American elections.

In a breaking news tweet announcing the Democrats’ move, the House Judiciary GOP wrote that “there’s no hiding it. Democrats WANT non-citizens voting in our elections.”

In recent years, Democrats have led campaigns in multiple deep-blue cities and states to give non-citizens and even illegal aliens the right to vote in American elections. All the while, US citizens who champion election security and election integrity efforts are deemed terrorists and publicly targeted by the Biden FBI and associated federal authorities.

Earlier this year, the New York State Supreme Court struck down a New York City law that would have allowed noncitizens to vote in the city’s elections. All told, more than 800,000 noncitizen residents of the city would have been able to sway American elections had the law not been deemed illegal and struck down.

Democrat support for non-citizen voting has gone hand-in-hand with their efforts to provide amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. As native-born American citizens across racial divides have begun to reject the Democrats’ left-wing agenda en masse, they have openly talked of the need to import a new electorate.

(FreedomWire.org) – The Army National Guard could discharge up to 14,000 troops over the next two years for refusing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, service leaders told Stars and Stripes Tuesday.

That number includes individuals who have applied for medical or religious waivers to the vaccine, which is required by the Department of Defense (DOD) even though President Biden has declared the pandemic “over,” Anson Smith, deputy chief of the Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, told Stars and Stripes. Nearly 10,000 National Guard troops have declined to receive the vaccine, according to DOD data, and wait in limbo until the Army gives permission for the Guard to issue discharges.

“Biden declared the pandemic is over,” Florida Governor Ron DeSantis responded. “So, when will he let those discharged from the military due to vax mandates return to protecting our country?” he asked.

Mike Pompeo, the Former Secretary of State, followed DeSantis’ stating that Biden continues “kicking tens of thousands of healthy soldiers out of the military with his COVID vaccine mandate.”

Pompeo said, “These soldiers should be reinstated immediately.”

The Supreme Court stopped Biden’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate, which would have affected large companies.

A report said that the Pentagon has not yet discharged tens of thousands of troops who have not followed the vaccine mandate.

There could be 100,000 additional troops facing discharge due to the vaccine mandate joining the thousands of troops that have already been discharged due to Biden’s mandate.

“And now, after the Pentagon has tried, and failed, to make up the difference by reducing recruitment standards, over 100,000 active service members—who taxpayers paid to train—face discharge during the worst recruiting year in our military’s history,” Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), said in a statement.

Jack Posobiec tweeted, “If we have to defend Taiwan with recruitment in freefall and vaccine mandates booting troops, you’re gonna need a military draft. Biden and his administration know it.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana said Tuesday that Americans are wise to the deception practiced by President Joe Biden on the subject of illegal immigration at the southern border.

“President Biden talks a lot about democracy, as he should,” Kennedy said during an appearance on “The Faulkner Focus,” according to Fox News.

“Democracy depends on the mutual acceptance of the rules, norms and institutions. President Biden’s southern border policy has undermined that principle. He has completely opened the southern border, and he has looked the American people in the eye, and he has lied and said the border’s closed,” Kennedy said.

Customs and Border Protection has said that through August, there were 2,150,639 encounters along the southern border. With one month to go in the federal fiscal year, the number of encounters had already far surpassed the 1,734,686 recorded in the 2021 federal fiscal year.

When CBS dug into those numbers, it found that there are changes taking place in the nationalities of the illegal immigrants streaming across the border.

More than 25,000 Venezuelans were taken into custody in August, which was a record for illegal immigrants from the South American nation. The high tide also made Venezuela the second-ranking nation behind Mexico in terms of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S.

CBS noted that when taken together, Venezuela, Cuba and Nicaragua made up over one-third of those arrested.

Kennedy said Americans do not “have a low tolerance for morons.”

“They don’t like being treated like a moron. They don’t like the president lying to them, and when they call the president out, they don’t like the president calling them Nazis and racists,” he said

Kennedy said Americans should not be slammed as anti-immigrant.

“Most Americans support legal immigration,” he said, noting that “the whole world wants to come here.”

“When is the last time you saw somebody trying to sneak into China? They want to come to America, and Americans support that,” he said, noting that more than 1 million people become citizens every year.

Kennedy said Americans know the difference between right and wrong.

“The American people feel that illegal immigration is illegal. I mean, ‘Duh,’” he said.

He said fearing for the nation’s safety is not evidence of bias.

“The American people look at the southern border like they look at their home,” he said.

“Most Americans lock their front door at night,” Kennedy said. “They don’t lock their front door at night because they hate everybody on the outside. They lock their front door at night because they love people on the inside, and they want to know who’s coming in and out of their house, and that’s the way most Americans look at the southern border.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California will run for president in 2024 should President Joe Biden not seek re-election, according to a report by The Wrap on Monday.

One source close to Newsom, a Democratic fundraiser in California told The Wrap about Newsom’s plans, which were confirmed by another source. Newsom  “absolutely is going to announce that he is running for the presidency once Biden announces that he is not running,” said the fundraiser, according to The Wrap.

Newsom, who has repeatedly sought to elevate himself on the national political stage by attacking DeSantis, wrote a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland last week in which he made the dubious claim that DeSantis — who is a lawyer — potentially engaged in “kidnapping” by having the illegal immigrants transported out of Florida.

Newsom claimed without evidence that the migrants were sent with “the intent” to “humiliate[d] and dehumanize[d].” In fact, MSNBC reported Friday afternoon said that the illegal immigrants were “not angry with Ron DeSantis” and that they are “actually thanking him for having brought them to Martha’s Vineyard.”

On Friday, DeSantis responded to the allegations by insinuating that Newsom uses an inordinate amount of hair gel that is “interfering with his brain function.”

Newsom countered with a debate challenge by retweeting a post from disgraced CBS News anchor Dan Rather.

“Hey @GovRonDeSantis, clearly you’re struggling, distracted, and busy playing politics with people’s lives,” Newsom wrote. “Since you have only one overriding need — attention — let’s take this up & debate. I’ll bring my hair gel. You bring your hairspray. Name the time before Election Day.”

Newsom has also launched television ads, including one in Florida castigating DeSantis and former President Donald Trump, which stated “Freedom, it’s under attack in your state … Republican leaders, they’re banning books, making it harder to vote … even criminalizing women and doctors.”

Although Newsom has suggested in his messaging to voters in red states that their freedoms are under attack, California ranks #48 overall in the Cato Institute’s “Freedom in the 50 States” index of personal and economic freedom.

William Ruger, vice president for research and policy at the Charles Koch Institute, and Jason Sorens, director of the Center for Ethics in Society at Saint Anselm College, authored the libertarian think tank’s report, which stated “California is one of the least free states in the country, largely because of its long-standing poor performance on economic freedom.”

The report indicated that under Newsom, “California is one of the highest-taxed states in the country … one of the worst states on land-use freedom,” and home to the weakest gun rights in the country, it’s freedoms have “weakened consistently over time.”

So far, President Joe Biden has not announced his 2024 plans, though he has mentioned previously that he wishes to run, again. Biden, 79, would turn 82 years old shortly after election day in 2024.

In a recent interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Biden said that he will decide his plans for 2024 after November’s midterm elections. Biden admits it’s not certain that he’ll run.

(FreedomWire.org) – President Biden attempted to downplay the U.S. inflation crisis during a “60 Minutes” interview, claiming that the month-to-month rate has “hardly” risen – which prompted his CBS interviewer to dispute his response.

CBS correspondent Scott Pelley asked: “Mr. President, as you know, last Tuesday, the annual inflation rate came in at 8.3%. The stock market nosedived. People are shocked by their grocery bills. What can you do better and faster?”

Biden quickly told Pelley he needed to “put this in perspective” and that the inflation rate month-to-month was “up just an inch, hardly at all.”

Pelley quickly interjected: “You’re not arguing that 8.3 [percent] is good news?”

“No, I’m not saying it is good news, but it was 8.2 or 8.2 [percent] before,” Biden responded. “I mean… you’re making, make it sound like, all of a sudden, my God, it went to 8.2%.”

“It’s the highest inflation rate, Mr. President, in 40 years,” Pelley fired back. 

“I got that. But guess what we are? We’re in a position where for the last several months, it hasn’t spiked, it is just barely, it’s been basically even. And in the meantime, we created all these jobs,” Biden argued, while acknowledging that prices “have gone up.”

The interview is the latest of Biden’s attempts to aggressively defend his economic policy. The White House celebrated the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act last week – despite the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling more than 1200 points that same day.

The Inflation Reduction Act is intended to lower prices for consumers, as the current economic crisis is forcing some Americans to rely on credit to pay for basic necessities. 

In addition, a University of Pennsylvania Penn Wharton analysis revealed the Inflation Reduction Act would do little to reduce the annual rate of inflation in the midst of the economic recession. The bill would only reduce annual inflation by 0.1 percentage point over the next five years.

“When it comes to credit card spending over the past couple of years, we have seen categories shift on where people are spending their money,” Wells Fargo executive vice president Krista Phillips said. “Right now, our top categories are grocery and gas.”

Consumer prices rose in August by one-tenth of a percentage point, even though economists had expected inflation to go down. Median inflation hit the highest level ever recorded.

The median Consumer Price Index, which reflects only measures in the center of CPI’s prices changes, rose 0.7 percent compared with the prior month, an acceleration from the 0.5 percent increase recorded in June. The unrounded figure of 0.73789 percent is the highest on record, slightly above the previous record of 0.73078 percent set in June.

This is equivalent to an annual rate of inflation of 9.2 percent. That is the highest on record.

(FreedomWire.org) – Days after Vice President Kamala Harris made the astounding claim that our southern border is secure, Texas Governor Greg Abbott turned up the heat and sent two busloads of migrants outside her DC home.

Two busloads of between 75 and 100 migrants were dropped off by a metro bus stop near Vice President Kamala Harris’s official residency in the Naval Observatory early Thursday by an exasperated Abbott.

Abbott said, “it is interesting that they all are concerned about a few dozen or a few 100 migrants coming to their town and we get that many per hour and in almost every community across the border. 

“So we’re dealing with this all the time, and I’m just helping out our local communities who are located on the border.

“Sanctuary city mayors complain they are overwhelmed by a few dozen migrants arriving on buses from Texas.

“It’s a fraction of what Texas faces on a daily basis.

“We will continue bussing migrants until Biden secures the border,” he said.

During an appearance on Meet the Press Sunday, Harris said the border was secure.

Chuck Todd said, “final topic here. We’re here in Texas, I want to ask you about the border. Would you call the border secure?” 

Kamala said, “the border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system, in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed.”

Following remarks at a White House event on Thursday, a reporter asked Harris for a comment on Abbott’s latest stunt. She reportedly “looked at the reporter and continued walking without answering.” Clearly, she was not amused.

In March 2021, in the early days of the border crisis, President Joe Biden appointed Harris to be his border czar. After increasing public pressure, she finally traveled to the border three months later. But rather than visiting areas that had been hardest hit at the time, like the Rio Grande Valley Sector, she visited El Paso, Texas, where the situation was less dire.

According to Fox News, Harris told reporters she chose to go to El Paso because that “was where a number of Trump policies, like the Remain-in-Mexico policy and child separation policies, were implemented.”

Now, fifteen months later, conditions have spiraled out of control. There have been over two million migrant encounters at the border — so far — this fiscal year. Yet the vice president insists the border is secure.

(FreedomWire.org) – Rep. James Comer told Newsmax on Wednesday that the Treasury Department has halted Republican attempts to examine Hunter Biden’s financial records ”at every turn.”

On ”Rob Schmitt Tonight,” the Kentucky Republican said that over 150 transactions flagged for suspicious activity relating to President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden and his extended family should be turned over to the House Oversight Committee.

An executive order making the records harder to unseal ”got buried in the press because the bigger, more press-worthy executive orders were canceling the Keystone [XL] pipeline and halting construction of the border wall,” Comer argued.

”They slipped this provision in to prevent members of Congress from having access to suspicious activity reports,” he emphasized, adding that the reports are ”essentially the bank notifying the federal government that, ‘We believe our client is committing some type of criminal activity.”’

Comer, who is seeking reelection, believes uncovering the content of the 150 reports could help the House Republican investigation into Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings if and when they take control of the lower chamber in the Nov. 8 elections.

”And at every turn, the Treasury Department has blocked our efforts,” the House Oversight Committee’s top-ranking Republican said.

Meanwhile, Comer said that he thinks intelligence agencies likely ignored Hunter Biden’s ”influence peddling” after he potentially lied to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on a gun background check.

”They have enough other things. From lying on his gun purchase statement, which the Democrats take very seriously … but also, he’s probably committed some type of money laundering … he’s also got all sort of drugs problems,” he claimed.

”This is all on tape. The FBI has it. So, if they didn’t want to bust him for influence peddling, which is by far the worst offense from Hunter Biden, because that’s a national security risk. They could have got him on a host of other things,” Comer stated.

Comer says that Republicans are not investigating Hunter Biden for petty political reasons or out of spite. 

“We’re not investigating because of political reasons,” Comer stated. “We’re not doing it to retaliate because they (the Biden family) harassed the Trump children. We’re doing it because we believe he’s a national security risk, and he has compromised this president. There are many decisions that Joe Biden’s already made that we believe he made to try to block Republican investigations and oversight into Hunter Biden.”

Comer also said that he doesn’t have much faith in the FBI and its current director Christopher Wray to investigate the corruption going on in the federal government. 

“I have a lot of doubts,” Comer concluded. “And he’s (Director Wray) going to be given an opportunity to try to change my doubt. But right now, I have doubts every day that they go without doing anything to Hunter Biden.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Hunter Biden is trying to lower his child support payments for his four-year-old love child with Lunden Roberts, claiming he’s having financial difficulties.

According to documents obtained by DailyMail.com, the president’s son filed a motion to adjust child support Monday, citing ‘a substantial material change’ in his ‘financial circumstances, including but not limited to his income.’

Hunter fathered four-year-old Navy Joan in 2018 while on a drug-fueled bender and has never met the young girl who lives with her mother Lunden Roberts, 31, in Arkansas.

An insider tells DailyMail.com: ‘Hunter’s going to be raked over the coals on this one.

‘If he thinks Lunden is just going to acquiesce to any claim of dire circumstances he needs to think again. Not being part of your child’s life is one thing – not that Lunden would ever want that – but not supporting her financially as he should is quite another.

‘And where was he living again? Oh yes, a fancy house in Malibu – one of the richest towns in the country.’

The child support order was set in March 2020 and adjusted four months later. It was filed under seal in Independence County, Arkansas, so there’s no knowledge of just how much the payments are.

This isn’t the first time Hunter has claimed he’s cash-strapped.

In a November 2019 filing in the child support case, he claimed, ‘I am unemployed and have had no monthly income since May 2019,’ adding he had ‘significant debts.’

Meanwhile, Hunter just moved out of a $20,000-per-month Malibu home where he lived with his wife Melissa Cohen and their two-year-old son Beau.

And before that, Hunter was living in a $25,000-per-month rented canal-front home in Venice, Los Angeles, with his 24-hour Secret Service protection

Roberts and Hunter conceived Navy Joan – the fourth of his five children – around December 2017 while he was still in a relationship with his brother Beau’s widow, Hallie Biden.

Roberts spent more than a year working in a junior position at his investment firm, Rosemont Seneca.

Even after DNA proved he was the father, Hunter claimed he did not have enough money to pay child support. 

Roberts chased Hunter through the courts for 10 months after he claimed that he was too poor to pay child support despite living in a $12,000-per-month Hollywood rental and driving a Porsche at the time.

When an Arkansas judge ordered him to produce financial records he settled out of court.

Roberts won a reported $2.5million settlement from Hunter.

In his memoir, Beautiful Things, Hunter claimed he went on so many ‘rampages’ in the wake of his 2017 divorce from Kathleen Buhle that he couldn’t recall his conquests.

‘It’s why I would later challenge in court the woman from Arkansas who had a baby in 2018 and claimed the child was mine – I had no recollection of our encounter,’ the recovering drug addict wrote.

‘That’s how little connection I had with anyone.’

Hunter has never met Navy Joan and would not be able to pick her out of a photo lineup, according to filings in their child custody suit.

His dad Joe also has not recognized the child as part of his family – nor has he provided her with the same round-the-clock Secret Service protection offered to other Bidens.

Roberts instead asked authorities in rural Independence County to step in to keep them both safe from her cage fighter ex-fiancé Princeton Foster, whom she started dating in 2018, about six months after her fling with Hunter ended.

‘I need this order because I am scared of what Princeton might do to me and my daughter … I am also aware he carries a firearm daily,’ Roberts stated in her application for a protection order. 

President Biden has been ‘made aware’ of Roberts’ ordeal and the alleged threat to his granddaughter – who bears a striking resemblance to a young Hunter.

But so far the world’s most powerful man has declined to intervene or even reach out to see if the little girl is okay, according to a close friend of Roberts.