( – Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday celebrated the start of construction of a new high-capacity power transmission line between Arizona and California.

During her speech, Harris gave us one of her mesmerizing word salads on the marvels of the world around her.

Harris started with a story of when she was a child and the family would take road trips.

“I remember sitting in the backseat of my mother’s Dodge Dart — it was yellow; she let us pick out the color,” she said, with a laugh. “And we’d be sitting in the backseat, me and my sister, and trying to, you know, figure out how to occupy the time. I’ll date myself by saying sometimes we would occupy the time by counting how many VW Bugs that we saw drive by.”

“But also, sometimes, just looking out the window. And I remember watching the miles and miles of electric wires flash by the window. And it was — it was kind of mesmerizing to just see those lines as we were driving the roads. And those wires, they seemed endless,” she explained, in that nasally voice that can make one’s skin crawl.

Then Harris explained how electricity works.

“Well, let’s think about it. Today, America has more than half a million miles of transmission lines. Enough to wrap around the globe 24 times. These lines connect the power plants, where electricity is created, to homes and businesses and schools and hospitals across our nation,” the vice president continued. “Think about it: Every time you turn on a light or charge your laptop or plug in your air conditioner or put leftovers in the fridge, you rely on the power delivered by our nation’s network of transmission lines.”

Harris was only about 100 miles away from the border with Mexico, but had no plans to visit the border, even though she has been tasked by President Biden to investigate the root causes of the migrant crisis overwhelming border states. 

Harris defended her decision not to visit the southern border by saying,  “I visited the border. I will not on this trip, but I have, and I will again.”

( – The White House and Justice Department (DOJ) reportedly agreed to hide President Joe Biden’s classified document scandal from the American people until it leaked to the press, despite their repeated claims of transparency.

Not only did the White House and DOJ try to obscure the scandal from public view, but they also refused to divulge that the second trove of classified documents were already unearthed at Biden’s home in Wilmington when CBS News first contacted the White House about the initial leak of classified documents apparently illegally stored at the Biden Penn Center, according to the Washington Post: “Early on, Biden’s attorneys and Justice Department investigators both thought they had a shared understanding about keeping the matter quiet,” the Post admitted, noting the Biden administration’s attempt to conceal revelations of the second trove of stashed documents.

“CBS News was the first news organization to learn of the matter, contacting the White House on Jan. 6 to ask about the Penn Biden Center documents,” the report continued. “White House officials confirmed the scoop, but since the investigation was ongoing, they decided not to offer any additional details — including the critical information that a second batch of documents had been discovered at Biden’s home.”

That the Biden administration tried to conceal the scandal contradicts their claims of transparency.

“There was transparency in doing what you’re supposed to do when these items were discovered,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre falsely claimed on January 12.

Since the Justice Department appointed a special prosecutor, the White House has provided little transparency. “I’m just going to continue to be prudent here. I’m going to let this ongoing review that is happening — this legal process that is happening — let that process continue under the special counsel. We’re not — I’m not — going to comment from here,” Jean-Pierre said Tuesday.

“Look, guys, you guys can ask me this 100 times, 200 times, if you wish. I’m going to keep saying the same thing,” she added. “I hear your question. It’s been asked. It’s been answered. It’s been noted.”

Critics have questioned why Biden’s personal attorneys were initially searching for Biden’s illegally stashed documents. The White House has failed to provide the initial reason or cause for the search.

( – Newly re-elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy announced Thursday that he’s ending by-proxy voting for representatives, marking a major victory for Republicans and ending a years-long practice that allowed representatives to vote for legislation from afar without actually showing up for work.

“No more proxy voting. Effective immediately, Members of Congress have to show up to work if they want their vote to count,” McCarthy posted on Twitter Thursday morning.

While McCarthy’s path to the speakership may have been contentious, Republicans in the House of Representatives have been in lock-step about changing the proxy voting rule. Under a rule change enacted by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) in 2020, members of Congress had been allowed to vote without actually being in the U.S. Capitol in person, limiting public discourse and debate while allowing representatives to spend more time on the campaign trail than actually doing the work they were elected – and highly paid – to do.

The provision was supposedly put in place due to the COVID pandemic when larger public gatherings were limited, but has remained in place even after gatherings were resumed and Congress was physically called back into session. In fact, many members of Congress repeatedly claimed they couldn’t attend in-person voting due to COVID concerns, but at the same time were seen attending fundraising events, campaign rallies, and even going on vacation.

( – U.S. climate envoy John Kerry told a group of attendees Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland that they were part of a ‘select group of human beings’ brought together by an ‘extra-terrestrial’ force to save the plan. 

The climate czar opened by thanking Børge Brende, president of the World Economic Forum in Geneva for getting him the ‘best room I ever had here in 35 years.’ 

Kerry then launched into a diatribe warning attendees that ‘time is running out’ to avoid climate change’s ‘worst consequences.’

‘When you stop and think about it, it’s pretty extraordinary that we select group of human beings because of whatever touched us at some point in our lives, are able to sit in a room and come together and actually talk about saving the planet,’ Kerry mused.

‘It’s so… almost extra-terrestrial to think about, “saving the planet.” If you say that to most people most people, they think you’re just a crazy tree hugging and lefty liberal, you know, do-gooder, whatever.’ 

Kerry — who delivered the speech during a WEF session titled Philanthropy: A Catalyst for Protecting Our Planet — decried that ‘allegedly wise adult human beings’ still ignored the science, mathematics and physics of climate change.

Kerry spoke about the goal of keeping climate warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius. 

As to how to get there, he said: ‘the lesson I’ve learned in the last years and I learned it as secretary [of State] and I’ve learned it since, reinforced in spades, is: money, money, money, money, money, money, money. And I’m sorry to say that.’ 

Businessman and conservative Tim Acheson, as quoted by Fox, called Kerry’s words: “Liberal delusions of grandeur.” And conservative author Doug Powers absolutely blistered Kerry and his colleagues:

Kerry’s ‘select group of human beings’ are psychotic, delusional, narcissistic, Marxist hypocrites trying to get richer by making everybody else more miserable.

Kerry and his pals jet around the world, most if not all in private jets, to pontificate from on high to us schleps about what kind of cars we should drive, stoves we shouldn’t have, and where we should set our thermostats— always what we must sacrifice “before it’s too late.”

In what has become something of a grim running gag, the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Davos has yet again faced charges of “hypocrisy” given that over a thousand private jets reportedly descended upon the Swiss village to attend the meeting.

It has been estimated that the emissions from the private jets at last year’s meeting was equivalent to running 350,000 average cars per week.

( – It was recently discovered that Hunter Biden paid nearly $59K per month in rent while living at Joe Biden’s Delaware house. However, Joe Biden did not report this rental income on his taxes.

This was observed by Wendell Husebo on Twitter:

On the Schedule E portion of his 2017 tax forms, Joe Biden reported $19,800 in “rents received,” and none in 2018, according to information reported on Sunday by Breitbart’s Wendell Husebø.

But when filling out a background check, Hunter Biden claimed to pay a specific $49,910 rent each month to his dad from March 2017 to February 2018. This is the same home where classified documents were recently found stacked in the garage. Hunter spent about a year, during part of his drugged-out times, renting Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home following his divorce from Kathleen Biden.

Kathleen filed for divorce after learning that (among other women, including an Arkansas stripper who gave birth to Hunter’s unacknowledged daughter in 2018) Hunter was having an affair with his dead brother Beau’s widow, Hallie.

Husebo also followed up with this shocker:

President Donald Trump weighed in on Tuesday with his thoughts about Hunter Biden’s purported $49,910 rental fee allegedly paid to his father at the Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence.

“Was Joe Biden really paid $50,000 a month by Hunter for a house that’s worth comparatively very little,” Trump wrote. “Who actually owns the house? This is just the beginning of one of the greatest political and money laundering Scams of all time.”

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., commented on Hunter’s sky-high rent price on Twitter, “Hunter had no problem paying $50,000.00/month in rent to his dad but he had a hard time paying child support? What a lowlife.”

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza further lent his opinion to the conversation surrounding the Bidens’ Wilmington residence, pointing out, “No one – and I mean no one – pays $49,000 in monthly rent for a house valued at under $2 million. If Hunter Biden paid this, it means he was funneling China revenue from his ‘bag man’ deals back to the head of the Biden family. This seems part of how the Big Guy collected his 10%.”

( – Special Counsel John Durham is reportedly nearing the end of his investigation into the Russia hoax witch hunt against former President Donald Trump.

Conservative commentator John Solomon believes Durham will round out his investigation by going after the FBI.

Russian-born analyst Igor Danchenko, the key source for the unverified Steele dossier, that alleged ties between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, was arrested by federal agents last year. Solomon explained that he believes Durham is dealing with “two buckets.”

In one “bucket,” there are the last two indictments against officials who were connected to Hillary Clinton and their plan to feed the FBI false information about Trump-Russia conspiracies. He said the other “bucket” focuses on the FBI and whether agents knowingly mislead the FISA court to obtain warrants to spy on members of Trump’s 2016 campaign.

“But Durham developed really significant evidence that red flags, the stop-now warning signs go all the way back to August when Bruce Orr, in 2016 came to the FBI and said Christopher Steele is dumping a dossier. He hates Trump. He’s hired by Hillary Clinton and most of his information is raw and uncorroborated,” he said.

“A month after the CIA sends a warning to the FBI, this is something John Ratcliffe declassified, saying Hillary Clinton is trying to play a dirty trick on Donald Trump to tie him to Russia to get out of her e-mail thing. All through the fall, they keep a spreadsheet of what’s right and wrong with the Steele dossier. It’s all wrong. Can’t corroborate, they can’t collaborate the information. The FBI never should have started the investigation and I think that’s where John Durham’s investigation is focused right now,” he added.

Durham’s investigation into the origin of the Trump-Russia hoax has many people wanting Hillary Clinton and her allies held accountable.

An Obama-era spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Justice claims that Durham shouldn’t have the final say in his investigation.

Matthew Miller, who served as the director of the department’s public affairs office from 2009 to 2011, said that Attorney General Merrick Garland should review the report before it is shared with Americans.

( – A George Soros-backed organization suing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis may face its own legal scrutiny for violating federal tax laws.

Alianza Americas, a nonprofit funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundations, has been made the target of an ethics complaint for failing to disclose lobbying on two years of its IRS Form 990 IRS tax returns, according to the Washington Examiner.

Alianza is suing DeSantis for transporting illegal aliens from his state to Martha’s Vineyard last year.

Authorities hurried to bus the migrants out of the Massachusetts community after DeSantis initially sent them.

The group claimed that DeSantis had targeted “non-white” illegal aliens in its lawsuit, describing the free transportation to the luxury island as an “illegal and fraudulent scheme.”

Alianza filed suit against DeSantis in his official and personal capacities in September.

The open borders group has received more than $1.7 million dollars from Soros, a leftist oligarch known for handsomely funding progressive causes.

The National Legal and Policy Center is calling for Alianza to face “civil or criminal penalties” such as the loss of its tax-exempt status for the improprieties.

The charity watchdog referred the Soros-funded group to the IRS in a Wednesday document.

The watchdog accused Alianza of carrying out more than 200 “visits to Congress” between 2017 and 2019, in addition to Congressional briefings advocating for legal privileges for illegal immigrants.

Nonprofit organizations can conduct lobbying if they disclose the practice in their tax returns. Alianza has continued its operations in Congress after leaving them out of the group’s tax returns, according to the Examiner.

Other skeptics of the organization have discovered its listed office address vacant.

Chicago Republicans visited Alianza’s listed address twice in December, only for the nonprofit’s neighbors to reveal that its employees no longer used the office space, according to Fox News.

“I guess it’s not surprising that they operate like a shadow organization, when it would seem that they are repeatedly disregarding the rules, evading investigation, while likely breaching a series of laws designed to maintain the sovereignty of the United States,” Chicago GOP spokesman Jeff Fielder said of the nonprofit, according to Fox.

Alianza has raked in $8.5 million in grands from the federal Department of Health and Human Services — payments which have spurred House Republicans to question if taxpayer dollars were spent to fund the group’s open borders lobbying activity.

Such a use of federal grants is illegal, according to the Examiner.

( – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates invited Reddit users to an “ask me anything” session but it backfired when he was grilled about his friendship with Jeffrey Epstein. Gates talked about his favorite rock band (U2), climate change, taxation of the wealthy, and about how much US farmland he owns.

But he would not answer any questions about Epstein. One Redditor asked Gates: “Why did you continue associating with Jeffrey Epstein after he was convicted of being a pedo? And against your then-wife’s advice and wishes?”

“Why did you funnel donations through Epstein as opposed to publicly donating via your well-known ‘philanthropic’ foundation?” The user was talking about an interview Melinda Gates, Bill’s ex-wife, gave where she said Epstein was ‘evil personified.’

Melinda Gates told CBS Gayle King about her divorce from Bill: “It was many things. But I did not like that he’d had meetings with Jeffrey Epstein. I made that clear to him.”

She said she met the disgraced Epstein “exactly one time because I wanted to see who this man was. And I regretted it from the second I stepped in the door. He was abhorrent. He was evil personified.

“I had nightmares about it afterward. So my heart breaks for these young women.

“On the day I got married, I never thought I would end up being divorced.

“I thought we had worked through some of that. 

“There just came a point in time where there was enough there that I realized it just wasn’t healthy. 

“And I couldn’t trust what we had.

“I had a lot of tears for many days. I mean days where I’m literally laying on the floor of the carpet.

“I certainly was angry. I mean this is painful stuff. 

“And at the end of the day, though, I started on this journey of healing, and I feel like I’m starting to get to the other side.”

“I hope that happens for me again,” she said of finding love again. “You know, I’m dipping my toe in that water.”

Bill said: “At the time, I didn’t realize that by having those meetings it would be seen as giving him credibility. You’re almost saying, ‘I forgive that type of behavior,’ or something. So clearly the way it’s seen, I made a huge mistake not understanding that.”

( – Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera is in hot water again with critics, this time over a hot take he posted to Twitter suggesting that the new Republican House majority was focused on the wrong thing, an investigation into President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden over past business dealings.

“Appointing a Special Counsel to investigate President Biden is as lame as it was to raid & relentlessly probe President Trump. Scold both of them. Revoke their library cards. Then, for the good of the country, move on. This case has 0 impact on the American people,” he wrote on the platform on Friday.

Also, Rivera was critical of the appointment of special counsels for both Presidents Biden and Trump regarding their possession of highly classified documents, perhaps in violation of federal law, at least in Biden’s case.

Republicans are demanding answers on the lack of transparency on visitor logs from President Joe Biden’s Delaware home. This comes as classified documents were discovered in Biden’s Wilmington garage as well as his think tank.

“There are no visitor logs for President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House Counsel’s office said in a Monday statement. Republicans on Capitol Hill demanded the visitor logs this weekend following revelations that Biden’s lawyers had discovered a stash of classified documents inside the home’s garage. While it is common practice to keep comprehensive visitor logs at the White House, Biden’s lawyers say no such record exists for his home in Delaware,” Fox News reported.

“Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the White House Counsel’s office told Fox News. “But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them.”

The U.S. Secret Service revealed on Sunday that while a protection unit is assigned to Biden’s Delaware home, they do not record visitors.

“We don’t independently maintain our own visitor logs because it’s a private residence,” spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told reporters.

Republican Rep. James Comer, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, is demanding logs as well as additional answers.

“Given the serious national security implications, the White House must provide the Wilmington residence’s visitor log,” Comer wrote to White House chief of staff Ron Klain. “As Chief of Staff, you are head of the Executive Office of the President and bear responsibility to be transparent with the American people on these important issues related to the White House’s handling of this matter.”

( – On Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, host Chuck Todd made the laughable claim that he’s a journalist who “deals in facts” during a heated back and forth with Wisconsin Republican Senator Ron Johnson on the congressional investigation into President Joe Biden’s drug addict criminal son Hunter Biden.

“Senator, do you have a crime that you think Hunter Biden committed because I’ve yet to see anybody explain?” Todd stated. “It is not a crime to make money off of your last name.”

“I mean, Chuck, is it a crime to be soliciting and purchasing prostitution in potentially European sex trafficking operations? Is that a crime?” Johnson retorted. “Because Chuck Grassley and I laid out about $30,000 paid by Hunter Biden to those types of individuals over December of 2018, 2019, about $30,000. That’s about the same time that President Biden offered to pay about $100,000 of Hunter Biden’s bills. I mean, again, that’s just some information.”

“I take it at your word that you’re ethically bothered by Hunter Biden,” Todd said to Johnson to which he shot back “are you not?”  

“I’m a journalist. I have to deal in facts. Senator my question to you is, I have skepticism of both parties. I sit here with skepticism of a lot of people’s work,” Todd said with a straight face. 

In the same interview, Todd asked Johnson if he was concerned that “Senate Democrats want to investigate Jared Kushner’s loan from the Qatari government when he was working in the government, negotiating many things in the Middle East.” 

Johnson eventually got fed up with Todd’s in-your-face leftist bias and went off on him. 

“You don’t invite me on to interview me, you invite me on to argue with me. I’m just trying to lay out the facts that certainly Senator Grassley and I uncovered. They were suppressed, they were censored. They interfered in the 2020 election. Conservatives understand that.  Unfortunately, liberals in the media don’t. And that’s part of the reasons our politics are inflamed. Is we do not have an unbiased media. We don’t it’s unfortunate. I’m all for a free press and it needs to be more unbiased.”

Clearly triggered, Todd responded passive-aggressively, “look we’re trying to do issues here and facts. Look you can go back on your partisan cable cocoon and talk about media bias all you want. I understand it’s part of your identity.” 

The problem for Johnson is that he already went on a partisan show, Chuck Todd’s “Meet the Press.”