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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) – 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) – 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) – 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) – The president held a dramatic celebration of the “Inflation Reduction Act” on Tuesday afternoon at the White House, with a host of Democrat members of congress and guests.

This celebration occurred on the same day the federal government revealed that consumer prices rose again in August.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index released Tuesday morning shows that inflation in August rose one-tenth of a percentage point from July and up 8.3 percent from the previous year.

Grocery prices continue rising fast, as prices rose 0.7 percent from July and 13.5 percent from the previous year. Restaurant prices are up 0.9 percent from July

The “Inflation Reduction Act” spends billions of dollars subsidizing green energy projects, subsidies for electric cars, and propping up government-subsidized health care.
But the cost of health insurance and energy keeps rising.

Health insurance rose 2.4 percent over the past month and up 24.3 percent from the previous year. Electricity prices rose 1.5 percent from the previous month, and natural gas rose 3.5 percent.

Biden told supporters on Monday the United States was making progress on inflation.

“The American people should have confidence that we’re on the right track, that we’re seeing real progress,” he said at an event in Boston on Monday.

Inflation is still red-hot, despite an anticipated decrease from economists.

The latest report is a tough blow for a President who last month signed the misnomered ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ and an administration that tried telling the American people inflation had peaked.

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo was rather confident the Consumer Price Index was on the slide back in July, saying inflation has “probably” peaked, but that could change due to factors “out of our control.”

Those factors cited were “another war” and “another COVID,” neither of which contributed to the August report.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre engaged in a bit of mathematical wizardry when she declared last month’s 8.5% year-over-year rise in inflation to magically be “0%.”

“We just received news that our economy had 0% inflation in July,” she said in a blatantly false statement. “While the price of some things went up, the price of others, like gas, clothing, and more, dropped.”

Former President Barack Obama, in a White House appearance just days ago, praised President Biden and told the American people they are “better off” under his administration.

To host a party to celebrate inflation is a slap to American’s faces, talk about adding insult to injury.

The White House should have at least waited for The Bureau of Labor Statistics, to release the consumer price index report, before planning a celebration.

(FreedomWire.org) – A stunning new poll shows that the majority of people want to see President Joe Biden impeached.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey, showed that 52 percent -42 percent of voter support impeachment. The numbers included 77 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents, and 32 percent of Democrats, The Washington Examiner reported.

But the survey respondents do not believe that Republicans are going to impeach the president, with a mere 47 percent who believe they will impeach and 43 percent who think they will not.

“Support for impeaching Biden is highest among voters 40-64, who are also most likely to think that if Republicans win in the midterms, they actually will impeach the president. Retirees are least supportive of impeaching Biden,” the poll said.

Those figures have increased since April, the outlet noted, when a smaller majority — 58 percent — said they believe that Joe Biden had a role in those business deals. At the time, 60 percent said they thought that Hunter Biden sold “influence and access” to his father.

The new polling comes after overwhelming evidence suggests that Joe Biden has been involved in his family’s business deals since 2012, when he was vice president. Joe Biden and his staff have claimed seven times Joe Biden has had no part in the family scheme, but 17 instances show otherwise.

Texts from Hunter’s laptop indicate Joe Biden received 50 percent of Hunter’s “salary” for a 30-year period. The reported texts do not reveal when the 30 years began or ended and whether Joe Biden is still a part of the payment scheme as president.

“I hope you all can do what I did and pay for everything for this entire family for 30 years,” Hunter wrote to his daughter, according to a text message gleaned from the laptop. “It’s really hard. But don’t worry, unlike Pop [Joe], I won’t make you give me half your salary.”

Biden has denied any knowledge of Hunter’s business dealings.

“I’ve never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings. Here’s what I know — I know Trump deserves to be investigated,” Joe Biden claimed on the campaign trail in 2020.

“It’s a smear campaign,” he added in October 2020.

“My son has no made money from China,” he repeated just a few days later, the outlet reported.

U.S. prosecutor David Weiss, appointed by former President Trump, is deliberating whether Hunter and associates “violated money laundering, campaign finance, tax and foreign lobbying laws, as well as whether Hunter Biden broke federal firearm and other regulations,” CNN reported in July.

A grand jury has also been convened in the investigation.

(FreedomWire.org) – Dr. Demetre Daskalakis has a long history of working in public health on issues pertaining to the LGBT community, and now he’s helping lead the Biden administration’s response to the ongoing monkeypox outbreak.

Daskalakis was appointed Deputy Coordinator of the White House National Monkeypox Response on Aug. 2, serving under Response Coordinator Robert Fenton, a longtime official at FEMA, according to a White House statement. While Fenton’s experience spans a wide range of disaster response, Daskalakis is an expert in the field of sexually transmitted infections (STI) and LGBT public health.

“Demetre Daskalakis, a leading public health expert, is currently Director of the CDC Division of HIV Prevention. Widely known as a national expert on health issues affecting the LGBGQIA+ communities, his clinical practice has focused on providing care for the underserved LGBTQIA+ communities,” the statement read.

“He previously oversaw management of infectious diseases for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, one of the largest departments in the nation — including in serving as incident commander for the City’s COVID-19 response.”

One reason the White House sought out someone with such experience is that monkeypox has been shown to mostly target gay men.

Daskalakis was once positively described as a “progressive, radical gay doctor” by Mark Harrington, executive director of Treatment Action Group, an HIV/AIDS organization, according to NBC News. He has also described himself as a “gay health warrior,” according to The Atlantic.

A perusal of Daskalakis’ Instagram profile reveals dozens, if not hundreds, of shirtless photos showcasing the doctor’s physique. Many photos are from LGBT community events like pride parades, and feature the doctor in suggestive clothing.

Daskalakis is accused of being a satanist after photos of the official’s “pentagram” tattoos and Church of Satan-themed outfits surfaced online.

Photos reveal Daskalakis has Pentagram tattoos and frequently wears pentagram-themed clothing items.

Influencer Benny Johnson posted the photos, depicting Daskalakis “proudly” wearing “the official symbol of the Church of Satan: The Pentagram,” to Twitter and subsequently accused Biden of appointing a “Satanist to the White House.”

The Baphomet Pentagram is the official, copyrighted symbol of the Church of Satan. The pentagram has long been associated with various occult beliefs. Satanism, which reveres the accomplishments of humanity and encourages believers to embrace physical wants and desires.

Many wondered why Biden would appoint Daskalakis to the post, noting that the president is a self-proclaimed “Catholic” and allegedly a devout follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Daskalakis said he wants to “dismantle stigma” against the LGBT community surrounding HIV, according to HIV Plus Mag. Now, President Joe Biden has brought Daskalakis’ unique methodology to the White House to fight monkeypox.

(FreedomWire.org) – Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy asked White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday if she believes the 2016 election was “stolen” following criticisms by President Biden against the GOP.

Jean-Pierre: “Oh, I knew this was coming!”

Doocy: “…in 2016 Trump stole an election. You tweeted…”

Jean-Pierre: “I was waiting Peter when you were gonna ask me that question. (Laughs.)

Doocy: “Well, here we go. You tweeted Trump stole an election. You tweeted Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then.?”

Jean-Pierre: “Yeah, so, let’s let’s be really clear. That, that comparison you made is just ridiculous. I have been…”

Doocy: “No, it’s not ridiculous”

Jean-Pierre: “…You’re asking, you’re asking me a question, let me answer it.”

Doocy: “And you said it was ridiculous.”

Jean-Pierre: “I was, I was talking specifically at that time of what was happening with voting rights and the, what was in danger of voting rights, that’s what I was speaking to at the time.”

Jean-Pierre tweeted on December 17, 2016 with no apparent context of voting rights, “Stolen emails, stolen drone, stolen election …..welcome to the world of #unpresidented Trump”

On March 12, 2019, Jean-Pierre said of the 2016 Georgia governor election in response to a comment claiming voter suppression and cheating, “Yes – the race was stolen.”

A year later on April 2, 2020, with no apparent context of voting rights, Jean-Pierre accused Kemp of stealing the election from Abrams, “Reminder: Brian Kemp stole the gubernatorial election from Georgians and Stacey Abrams.”

Last week, Biden slammed Republicans loyal to Trump as a threat to democracy, saying there was “no question that the Republican Party today is dominated, driven and intimidated by Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans. And that is a threat to this country.”

Doocy tried to get to the bottom of who exactly the President thinks is a threat to our country.

Many conservative critics, including on Fox News, have criticized Biden’s remarks as intentionally divisive and partisan ahead of the fall midterm elections.

(FreedomWire.com) – The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (R-KY) has been trying for months to get the Suspicious Activity Reports — anti-money laundering reports that flag suspicious transactions — that have been filed by banks against Hunter Biden.

Now, the word is in from Biden’s Treasury Department that they have formally rejected his request for the information because the Democrats aren’t part of the request.

Comer blasted the decision and said, “It’s unacceptable that the Treasury Department continues to run cover for the Biden family and possibly hide information about whether Joe Biden benefited financially from his family’s business transactions. The Biden Administration changed the rules to severely restrict Congress’ access to suspicious activity reports in the dark of night and with no explanation.

Hunter Biden and other Biden family members have racked up at least 150 suspicious activity reports for their shady foreign business deals. We need more information about these transactions and if Joe Biden has benefited financially from his family’s dealings with foreign adversaries. It is a matter of national security to know if President Biden is compromised. The American people deserve answers, and Republicans will use the power of the gavel next Congress to get them.”

Comer explained that in the past such SARs had been available to Congressional investigations of either party.

But what a coincidence that the Biden Treasury is suddenly cutting off access to the reports that could point to influence peddling and/or other crimes. I’m sure that there isn’t any funny business in making such a decision. Can we say cover-up when they do things like this? It sure sounds like it.

We reported back in July how Treasury Department Secretary Janet Yellen told media that they were complying when in fact they were not according to Comer.

“It is troubling that the Biden Administration is willing to provide a false story to the media to create the appearance of transparency while continuing to thwart congressional oversight,” Comer said at that time, and he said it raised more questions about how far they were willing to go running cover for the Bidens.

Comer now says that if they get power back over the Committee in November, they’re going to get the records and have the bank CEOs testify about the SARs and what was going on there.

One has to think that Joe Biden is desperate to prevent Republicans from getting back power not just because he and the Democrats don’t want to relinquish any of their power but because with that little bit of power, the GOP finally seems firmly set on holding people — including the Bidens — to account. That’s likely why he’s also demonizing the MAGA people/more pro-Trump Republicans because it’s mostly those people in Congress who are pushing for accountability as well.