Maricopa County Denies Wrongdoing in GOP Lawsuit

The Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Arizona filed two lawsuits against Maricopa County, Arizona, this week, and the county isn’t happy about it.

The two Republican organizations argued that the county’s policies would favor Democratic poll workers over Republicans in the 2022 midterm election.

Read More

Commentary: Border Towns Dealing with Illegal Immigration Crisis

The 24-hour drop-off in Martha’s Vineyard of about 50 illegal immigrants was treated as a crisis by many in the media, with some comparing it to the Holocaust.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, both Republicans, began sending illegal immigrants to two large, northern blue cities: New York and Washington, D.C. This triggered howls of protest from those cities’ Democrat mayors.

Read More

Business Organizations Urge Biden Administration to Boost Domestic Energy Production

Business leaders across the country have joined together to call on the Biden administration to boost domestic energy production and to abandon a proposal to ban new offshore lease sales.

More than 200 local chambers of commerce in 47 states and 14 national associations penned a letter to President Joe Biden to urge him “to strengthen our energy security by removing impediments to greater domestic energy production.”

Read More

Delaware Supreme Court Rules Universal Mail-In Voting Unconstitutional

The Delaware Supreme Court ruled on Friday that a state law enacting universal mail-in voting violated the state’s constitution.

“The Vote-by-Mail Statute impermissibly expands the categories of absentee voters identified in Article V, Section 4A of the Delaware Constitution,” the court wrote. “Therefore, the judgment of the Court of Chancery that the Vote-by-Mail Statute violates the Delaware Constitution should be affirmed.”

Read More

FBI Says Tennessee Ranks Third in Nation in Violent Crime

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) data collected from the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) says that Tennessee ranks third in the nation in violent crimes per capita. 

According to the annual FBI report, the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people in Tennessee in 2021 was 674. The only regions with higher violent crime were Arkansas, averaging 708 violent crimes per 100,000 people, and Washington, D.C. (included in the data despite not being a state) at a whopping 968 violent crimes per 100,000 people. 

Read More

First Annual ‘Good Coffee Fest’ Benefiting Local Nonprofit Coming to Nashville October 15

A new type of festival is coming to Nashville this October with all proceeds being donated to a good cause. ‘Good Coffee Fest’ is being put on by Humphreys Street Coffee Shop in partnership with Harvest Hands CDC.

Read More

Dem Operatives Are Placing Stories in Network of Pop-Up Local Media Outlets to Sway the Midterms

A Democratic-operative led media website is placing stories in other pop-up websites framed as local news outlets to gain footing with voters in battleground states ahead of the November midterm elections, Axios reported Thursday.

Dozens of local news websites under the umbrella of a new company called Local Report Inc. have popped up in the last year to boost Democrats and target Republican candidates, according to Axios. These websites are receiving a steady stream of content from writers for the American Independent, a “progressive news” outfit that Democratic operative and fundraiser David Brock — who is also founder of the left-wing watchdog Media Matters for America — founded.

Read More

Hillsdale College Academy Scientist: Government’s Handling of COVID Pandemic a ‘Disaster’ That Ruined Public Health and Science

Epidemiologist Martin Kulldorff, Ph.D. told attendees at Hillsdale College’s Blake Center for Faith and Freedom in Connecticut Thursday evening that government health agencies that forced lockdowns and mass vaccinations to manage the COVID-19 pandemic have thrown the basic principles of public health “out the window.”

Swedish native Kulldorff, who is on leave from Harvard University and is a founding fellow of Hillsdale’s Academy for Science and Freedom, is also a co-author of the Great Barrington Declaration, a document published in October 2020 that has since been translated into 44 languages and signed by nearly one million scientists, physicians, and citizens.

Read More

TDEC Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Service in Cheatham and Marion County this Saturday

This Saturday, October 8th, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s (TDEC) mobile household hazardous waste collection service will be in Cheatham and Marion counties.

Read More

Doctors File Lawsuit to Block California Law Threatening Physicians for Practicing Medicine Independent of Government Narrative

Two California doctors filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to block a California law signed by Governor Gavin Newsom (D) last week that threatens the free speech rights of physicians to provide full informed consent to their patients about the risks of COVID-19 mRNA shots and benefits of early treatment with off-label drugs.

The new law threatens to punish doctors who do not support the government’s established narrative, called the “scientific consensus,” on COVID-19 with revocation of their license, and livelihood.

Read More

Tennessee Universities Refuse Comment on How They Will Implement New Intellectual Diversity Law

Public university leaders in Tennessee are staying silent on how and when they plan to follow a new state law that requires them to implement intellectual diversity on their campuses.

Diversity offices, presidents’ offices, and media affairs’ divisions at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, University of Memphis, Tennessee State University and East Tennessee State University have not responded with answers to emails and phone calls from The College Fix over the last 10 days asking about their plans to follow the relatively new law.

Read More

City of Jackson Officially Sponsoring Jackson Pride Event that Includes All Ages Drag Show

The City of Jackson is listed as an official sponsor of Jackson Pride’s weekend LGBT pride celebration, which features an all-ages drag show. 

“Jackson Pride is an annual event celebrating the LGBTQIA community and its allies. Hosted every fall right here in Jackson, TN, it celebrates inclusivity in a fun, family-friendly environment,” says the city’s official website.

Read More

Chattanooga Budget Amendment Adds Almost $1 Million for New Police Positions

An amendment to Chattanooga’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget adds nearly $1 million for the city to hire nine new law enforcement officers.

According to the report, $924,019 so the city can hire two Executive Chiefs, five Majors, and three social workers from the city’s Community Health Organization. 

Read More

Federal Agents Reportedly Have ‘Sufficient Evidence’ to Charge Hunter Biden with Tax, Gun Crimes

Hunter Biden

Anonymous sources have claimed that federal investigators have accumulated “sufficient evidence” with which to formally charge Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden, with federal crimes relating to unpaid taxes and false statements about a gun purchase.

Breitbart reports that the claims come from “individuals with knowledge of the probe,” who first went to the Washington Post on Thursday. The decision as to whether or not to charge Hunter will ultimately be made by U.S. Attorney David Weiss, who was first appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017.

Read More

Ohio Congressional Candidate Landsman Changes Tune on Police Funding

In a new television advertisement, Ohio Democratic congressional candidate Greg Landsman, who is challenging longtime Cincinnati-area incumbent Steve Chabot (R-OH-1), suggests in contrast to his actual record that he consistently supported robustly funding police.

The spot, which features Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey (D) and Cincinnati City Councilman Scotty Johnson (D), posits that Landsman actually backed substantially increased funding for law enforcement in his tenure as a Cincinnati City Council member. These officials blast Republicans for insisting that Landsman wanted to defund city police. 

Read More

More Connecticut Farmers Added for Disaster Loan Assistance

Farmers in eight Connecticut counties are now eligible for federal disaster assistance due to ongoing drought conditions.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Gov. Ned Lamont’s request to widen a natural disaster declaration for portions of the state affected by drought over the summer.

Read More

Minnesota Man Brutally Beat, Stabbed Woman for Wearing American Flag Shirt, Charges Say

A Mankato, Minn., man is facing several charges after he allegedly beat a woman so severely that police officers “couldn’t see her eyes.”

The suspect, 23-year-old Paul Peter Jal, was “upset” because the victim was “wearing an American flag shirt,” a criminal complaint says. Jal is facing charges of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree assault, threats of violence, disrupting a 911 call, and damage to property.

Read More

Report: Pennsylvania Population Growth Woes a Risk to the Economy

While Pennsylvania’s retired population grows in the future, its working-aged and school-aged populations that support them will shrink.

Such are the projections in a new report from the Independent Fiscal Office, noting flat state population growth in the near term and a slight decline in the long term (-0.1% annually).

Read More

DeSantis Leads Democrat Challenger Crist by 11 Points in Florida Governor Race

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis maintains an 11-point lead over his Democratic challenger, Charlie Crist, as he grapples with the impact of Hurricane Ian.

The Mason-Dixon poll, which Florida Politics obtained, surveyed 800 registered and likely voters and found that 52% of them backed DeSantis, compared to 41% for Crist. The double digit lead puts the current Florida governor well outside of the survey’s +/- 3.5% margin of error.

Read More

Blake Masters Requests Mark Kelly Resign So Someone Can Actually Secure the Border

Arizona’s Republican Senate nominee Blake Masters asked incumbent Democrat Mark Kelly (D-AZ) Thursday to resign from his position so someone could fix the border. 

“We have a wide-open border. So, if that is the best you can do, I respectfully request you resign, and let’s get someone in the seat who will actually secure our border,” Masters said at the 2022 Arizona Senate Debate.

Read More

Georgia Says It Awarded $104.7 Million in Road Projects, but $93 Million Deferred

The Georgia Department of Transportation said it awarded seven projects valued at more than $104.7 million in August.

However, the awards list the agency provided indicates that the state only awarded about $12.1 million in projects. A GDOT spokesman said officials deferred a pair of widening and reconstruction projects worth roughly $93 million and expect to award them later.

Read More

Michigan’s Voter Records a ‘Mess,’ Says Man Who Received Multiple Ballot Applications for Someone Else

Mike Pashby and his family have lived in their single-family home in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for over seven years and never met a man named Larry Hodge. 

But starting in 2020, Pashby regularly began getting absentee ballot applications and voting notices addressed to Hodge in the mail. Despite his notifying election officials with the Kalamazoo Township, Kalamazoo County, and the Michigan Secretary of State’s Office, the notices kept coming. 

Read More

At Campaign Event, Lance Allen Calls Law Enforcement on Del. Dave LaRock

Lance Allen, a candidate for the Republican Party of Virginia’s Senate District 1 nomination, called law enforcement to block opponent Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) from entering a screening of 2,000 Mules on Thursday evening. In Facebook posts, Allen said he told LaRock he was welcome to attend but not to campaign at the event, but that “LaRock attempted to disrupt” the campaign event.

“I spoke to Delegate LaRock earlier today, and he informed me that he was going to show up anyways, campaign and that if I wanted to have him removed, I’d have to ‘call the local sheriff,’ and that’s what I did. After Delegate LaRock showed up to our campaign event, that we paid for, he began to actively campaign. I then called the sheriff to have him removed,” Allen said in a Thursday release.

Read More

Jim Jordan Launches Congressional Inquiry into FBI Raid on Mark Houck, DOJ’s Political Enforcement of FACE Act

Republicans Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Mike Johnson of Louisiana are launching a congressional inquiry into the Justice Department’s political enforcement of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act, The Daily Signal has learned.

“Several recent actions by the Department reinforce the conclusion that the Justice Department is using its federal law enforcement authority as a weapon against the administration’s political opponents,” the Republican congressmen said in a letter to both Jacqueline Romero, the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and Attorney General Merrick Garland. “Since the unprecedented leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Justice Department has politicized enforcement of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act.”

Read More

Doctors Performed Dozens of Genital Surgeries on Minors, Data Confirms

Dozens of genital surgeries and hundreds of mastectomies were performed on children for the purpose of gender transitions from 2019 to 2021, according to insurance data analyzed by health technology company Komodo Health Inc and originally reported by Reuters.

At least 56 genital surgeries and 776 mastectomies were performed on minors aged 13 to 17 who had gender dysphoria diagnoses in the US from 2017-2019, according to Komodo. The numbers are likely an undercount since the data only includes those that were covered by insurance and doesn’t include children who don’t have a gender dysphoria diagnosis in their medical records.

Read More

Texas GOP Leadership Formally Declares Texas Is Being Invaded

The executive leadership of the Republican Party of Texas has formally declared an invasion at the Texas southern border. It’s also calling on Gov. Greg Abbott to do what no governor of Texas has ever done before: declare an invasion and protect Texas and Americans from what it says are transnational criminal organizations creating an imminent threat to their lives.

The Texas GOP’s State Republican Executive Committee formally declared an invasion in a resolution it passed during its latest quarterly meeting held Sept. 24.

Read More

Immigration Organizations Decry Biden’s Marijuana Pardon for ‘Excluding’ Illegal Migrants

Immigration organizations called out President Joe Biden for his exclusion of illegal migrants in his pardon for federal offenses of simple marijuana possession.

“This pardon does not apply to individuals who were non-citizens not lawfully present in the United States at the time of their offense,” Biden’s memorandum on the plan stated.

Read More

Commentary: Steven D’Antuono Is the FBI’s Hatchet Man

Defense attorneys representing two men recently convicted for conspiring to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer in 2020 are seeking a new federal trial for their clients amid claims of jury and judicial misconduct. (The men, Adam Fox and Barry Croft were found guilty in August in a second trial; a jury in April failed to reach a verdict on them. Two co-defendants were acquitted after jurors concluded the men had been entrapped by the FBI.) A separate state trial for three other men accused of participating in the scheme is now underway in Jackson, Michigan.

Read More

Uvalde School District Suspends Entire Police Force amid Ongoing Fallout over May School Shooting

The Uvalde, Texas school district suspended its entire police force on Friday, a measure apparently stemming from the continued fallout surrounding the brutal May massacre at one of the district’s elementary schools. 

That mass shooting, in which a gunman killed 19 young students and two staff members, has led to intense criticism of the Uvalde School District Police Department, which was among the police forces that failed to enter the classroom in which the shooter had barricaded himself while he carried out his massacre. 

Read More