Governor Kemp Extends Gas Tax Suspension, Supply Chain State of Emergency

Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed two executive orders on Wednesday that extended the gas tax suspension and renewed the state of emergency for supply chain disruptions. These executive orders will be effective through September 12th.

“I have extended the temporary suspension of the state’s motor fuel tax to alleviate the financial burden placed on Georgians due to the federal government’s gross mishandling of inflation,” Gov. Kemp said. 

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J.D. Vance: United States Has Entered in the ‘Ryan Recession’

Ohio U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance blamed Rep. Tim Ryan and President Joe Biden’s policies for the current economic trend lines.

New reports show that the economy contracted 0.9 percent during the second quarter of the year, which follows an additional contraction in the first quarter.

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Congressman Jody Hice Joins Hartzler in Call for Granting of VHA Vaccine Exemption Requests

Representative Jody Hice (R-GA-10) joined forces with Representative Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-04) in a new effort to get Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis Richard McDonough to grant vaccination exemption requests to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees in a statement on Monday.

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Florida Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.8 Percent

New numbers from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) detailed the state’s unemployment rate in June continued to decline, remaining below the national average.

Furthermore, the state’s labor force grew by 40,000, which is roughly .4 percent. Again, the state outperformed the national average, which witnessed a decrease.

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Commentary: Rights Abuser China Emerging as Dubious Linchpin of Biden’s Lithium-Battery Supply Chain

A Chinese-dominated mining company has procured millions of dollars in American subsidies to extract lithium in the United States – but, given a dearth of U.S. processing capacity, the mineral is likely to be sent to China with no guarantee that the end product would return as batteries to power President Biden’s envisioned green economy.

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President Joe Biden Visits Ohio, Notable Democratic Candidates Skip Event

President Joe Biden on Wednesday traveled to Ohio to tout the American Rescue Plan and its attempt to support pension plans.

However, multiple notable Democratic candidates, including Senate contender Tim Ryan and gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley, are skipping the Cleveland trip, citing “scheduling conflicts.”

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Biden Pledges Thousands of Troops to Boost NATO Defenses

President Biden vowed to increase U.S. troop presence in Europe in a meeting with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leader Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday, according to a transcript of his remarks.

U.S. support for NATO intends to bolster the alliance’s eastern defenses in response to Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine, according to the transcript. Biden claimed the troop deployments would “fend off threats from all domains,” according to The Hill.

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Governor DeSantis Takes Action to Curb Impact of Border Crisis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis took a series of actions to curb the impact of the ongoing border crisis on the residents of the state.

According to a release from his office, DeSantis created “a strike force of state and local law enforcement to interdict human smuggling, human trafficking, and to seize illegal weapons.”

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Senator Kyrsten Sinema Criticizes Federal Reserve for Delayed Action on Inflation

Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) criticized the Federal Reserve for being too slow to react to inflation that is crippling the country.

In response to the growing crisis, the group raised interest rates by 0.75 percentage points, which is the largest increase since 1994.

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Alliance for Free Citizens Denounces Department of Education’s ‘National Parents and Families Engagement Council’

The Alliance for Free Citizens, a education-focused advocacy group, denounced a reported plan by President Joe Biden’s Department of Education to create the “National Parents and Families Engagement Council.”

According to a report from Fox News, the new organization will work to improve the relationship between parents and schools.

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Analysis: No Objective Evidence the Federal ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Saved Lives

“For the children we can save,” declared President Biden on June 2, “we should reinstate the assault weapons ban and high-capacity magazines that we passed in 1994.” To support this claim, Biden alleged: 

And in the 10 years it was law, mass shootings went down. But after Republicans let the law expire in 2004 and those weapons were allowed to be sold again, mass shootings tripled. Those are the facts.

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Georgia U.S. Senate Candidate Herschel Walker Calls on Biden to Fire Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen amid Historic Inflation

Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker blasted President Joe Biden, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock for historic levels of inflation that are crushing individuals.

Walker, who received the GOP nomination last month, called on Biden to fire Yellen for previously claiming that inflation would be temporary and not pose a severe risk to the economy.

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Governor DeWine Leads Democrat Challenger by Double Digits, Poll Shows

A new poll from Suffolk University and the USA Today Network showed incumbent Governor Mike DeWine with a large lead over his Democratic challenger Nan Whaley. 

According to the survey, DeWine secured 45 percent of the vote, compared to Whaley’s 30 percent. Independent candidate Neil Petersen collected 15 percent.

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Commentary: Biden Must Condemn Violence Threat to Supreme Court

Last week 19 children and their two teachers were slaughtered in a Texas classroom, one week after 10 grocery store shoppers were gunned down in New York because of the color of their skin. We are drowning in violence that comes unexpectedly, but with depressing regularity.

Before the U.S. Supreme Court completes its term this month, it is expected to release a decision that will eviscerate Roe v. Wade, and there is already evidence that the response is likely to turn violent. Government officials have warned us that extremists on both sides of the charged abortion debate are threatening harm to the nine justices, the building itself, staff, and protestors. The decision is coming, the violence is expected.

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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Executive Order Aims to Block Infant Formula Price Gouging

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Thursday signed an executive order with the goal of blocking potential price gouging of infant formula throughout the state.

The new order “declares that a period of abnormal economic disruption exists and prohibits price gouging of infant formula for the next 90 days.”

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Congressman Mark Green Expresses Concern over Further Commitment to World Health Organization

Congressman Mark Green (R-TN-07) sent a letter to President Joe Biden and expressed concern over any commitments to the World Health Organization (WHO) that may violate the Constitution’s Treaty Clause.

According to the Constitution, lawmakers have the power to ratify any treaties negotiated by the President.

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Senator Rob Portman Calls for Bipartisan Solution to Border Crisis

Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), the Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, called on President Biden to work for a bipartisan solution to the border crisis.

The lawmaker pointed to new April numbers released from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), showing an increase in encounters from the previous month.

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Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson Joins Resolution Calling for Action on Border Crisis, Crime Spike

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined a resolution introduced by his Republican colleagues in the Senate to call on President Joe Biden to take action on border security and a spike in crime across the country.

Wisconsin has been subjected to a wave of violent crime that has included riots, a mass attack on a Christmas parade, and an arson attack on a pro-life group.

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Congressman John Rose, Other GOP Lawmakers Question Biden Administration over Shortage of Baby Formula

Congressman John Rose (R-TN-06) and several other GOP members of the House of Representatives held a press conference to highlight the concerns of Americans over a shortage of baby formula.

During the press conference, Rose questioned the administration on their efforts to fix the crisis, as little noticeable improvement has been made.

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RNC Holds Cinco de Mayo Voter Registration Drive at Phoenix Gas Station

The Republican National Committee (RNC) held a voter registration drive on Cinco de Mayo at a gas station in Phoenix to target new voters who are tired of high gas prices.

Furthermore, the event is a portion of a nationwide effort from the party for Latino voter outreach.

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Americans for Limited Government Urges Congress to Defund Biden’s Plan for ‘Disinformation Governance Board’

Americans for Limited Government, an organization that supports reducing the size and scope of government, urged Congress to defund a portion of the federal code that allows President Biden to create a “Disinformation Governance Board.”

Biden created the new board under the Department of Homeland Security and claims it will focus on misinformation about the Southern border, while preparing for Russian disinformation threats.

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Signs Legislation Aimed at Human Smuggling Organizations

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation aimed at tackling human smuggling groups.

The bill, House Bill 2696, clarifies language to detail that “an individual who aids illegal human smuggling organizations or operations will be held accountable for their crime.”

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Commentary: Obama/Biden Team Empowered Terrorist Networks in Syria

Hours after the Feb. 3 U.S. military raid in northern Syria that left the leader of ISIS and multiple family members dead, President Biden delivered a triumphant White House address. 

The late-night Special Forces operation in Syria’s Idlib province, Biden proclaimed, was a “testament to America’s reach and capability to take out terrorist threats no matter where they hide around the world.”

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Visits Wisconsin Despite Administration’s Low Approval Numbers

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Tuesday visited Wisconsin to tout the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The legislation will send millions to state and local governments to repair and upgrade key pieces of infrastructure.

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Voters Believe Biden Is Compromised by Ties to China, Poll

Nearly two-third of U.S. voters think President Biden has been compromised by his and his families’ ties to China, according to new survey.

The survey from the Trafalgar Group, in conjunction with Convention of State Action, found over 50% of those polled said it is “very likely” that Biden is “conflicted/compromised when dealing with China due to the Biden family’s personal business dealings in China.”

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Senator Ron Johnson Demands Congressional Hearing on Border Crisis Amid Termination of Title 42

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent a letter to Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, to demand a hearing on the ongoing border crisis.

Johnson’s request was underscored by President Joe Biden’s decision to end Title 42, a public health order that limited migration during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden’s move has faced bipartisan opposition.

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Commentary: Biden Detailee Entangled in Secret Service Bribery Scheme

More details are emerging about the four Secret Service employees entangled in an alleged bribery scheme carried out by two men accused of masquerading as Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agents.

An affidavit filed Wednesday night in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. revealed that one of the Secret Service agents involved in the bribery scheme was a special agent assigned to First Lady Jill Biden’s protective detail. Another was a Uniformed Division officer at the White House.

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Bipartisan Group of Arizona Officials Blast Biden for Ending Title 42

A bipartisan group of officials in Arizona condemned President Joe Biden’s decision to end Title 42, a public health order utilized to curb migration during the spread of the coronavirus.

Specifically, the provision allowed border officials to turn away migrants seeking to enter the country, hoping to ease the coronavirus pandemic.

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International Law Enforcement Operation Targets Human Traffickers at U.S. Southern Border

A joint law enforcement operation between the United States and Mexico is targeting human traffickers at the U.S.’s southern border.

According to a release from the Department of Justice, the task force is aiming to stop a human trafficking operation that has moved hundreds of individuals from Mexico, Central America, and South America into Arizona.

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Pennsylvania Senator Toomey Pushes for Accounting of COVID Spending

While President Joe Biden proposed $22.5 billion in coronavirus-related spending this week, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey (R) urged clarification of how the government has spent almost $6 trillion in earlier COVID relief.

Toomey joined 35 Senate colleagues in writing to Biden asking for a detailed explication of the disbursements made over the last two years which, the authors noted, amounted to the largest allotment of taxpayer money for one concern in American history.

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Pennsylvania House Democrat Urges Biden to Restart Keystone XL Pipeline

An Altoona-area Democrat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives filed a memorandum on Friday asking colleagues to cosponsor a resolution backing reopening of the Keystone XL pipeline.

In his message to the House, Representative Frank Burns (D-Portage) noted that the U.S. imports more than 800,000 barrels of oil daily from Russia and that oil prices reached more than $100 per barrel last week. The representative anticipated that Russian fossil fuels will only get more expensive—perhaps even unavailable—as the Russia-Ukraine military conflict continues.

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President Joe Biden Set to Visit Wisconsin

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Superior, Wisconsin, on Wednesday to tout the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

According to the White House, the visit will focus on the effects of the legislation, including the advancement of “good-paying union jobs.”

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Wisconsin Congressman: President Biden Brought Sanctions to a Gunfight

One of Wisconsin’s Republican congressmen says the response, so far, from the Biden Administration to Vladimir Putin’s build-up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is not nearly enough.

Congressman Mike Gallagher on Wednesday criticized Biden’s sanction strategy during an appearance on Fox News.

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Commentary: Vanderbilt University Study Shows Why Biden’s Universal Government Preschool Program Would Be a Disaster

President Biden’s proposed $2 trillion-plus Build Back Better Act failed to gain US Senate approval in 2021, but efforts remain to move forward with a revised version that would include universal government preschool programs and taxpayer-funded child care subsidies.

As US Congresswoman Katherine Clark (D-MA) said recently about taxpayer-backed daycare: “It is the issue that has survived all the iterations, and it is going to be the issue that we are able to get over the line with in the Build Back Better agenda.”

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Governor DeSantis Calls for Greater Assistance for Florida Tornado Recovery

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Friday called on President Joe Biden and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to change their decision to deny the state’s Individual Assistance request.

The governor’s comments followed meetings with Florida Division of Emergency Management Director (FDEM) Kevin Guthrie and victims of tornadoes that impacted the state.

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Congressman Mark Green Calls for an Investigation on the Six-Month Anniversary of the Fall of Kabul

Congressman Mark Green (R-TN-07), joined by other Republicans on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called for an investigation into the Biden administration’s Afghanistan efforts.

The remarks come on the six-month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, following a disastrous effort by Biden to withdraw American troops, citizens, and Afghan allies.

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Report: Voting Issues Plagued Pennsylvania’s Delaware County in 2020

A new report from Margot Cleveland and The Federalist details widespread issues with voting ballots in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, according to videos taped by a whistleblower.

The whistleblower, Regina Miller, who was a contract worker helping election employees, recorded information when she became concerned with the actions of the election officials.

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Biden Is Weakening America, Says Senator Ron Johnson

Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) slammed President Biden for failing on his foreign policy decisions and his pledge to “unite” the country, during separate interviews with Fox News.

According to the Wisconsin senator, Biden has allowed other countries to advance their priorities, while undermining those of the U.S. For example, when Biden took office, he ended construction of the Keystone XL pipeline; however, he later reduced sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Pipeline.

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Senator Bill Hagerty Bashes Biden over Continued Inflation

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) on Thursday bashed President Joe Biden’s agenda due to continued inflation felt throughout the country.

The remarks from Hagerty follow a report from the U.S. Department of Labor, which detailed that consumer prices were up 7.5% compared to last year. The staggering number is the highest level since 1982.

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Biden Tars Political Dissenters with ‘Terrorism,’ Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Candidate Barletta Fires Back

Former Pennsylvania Republican congressman and current gubernatorial candidate Lou Barletta blasted President Joe Biden’s administration Tuesday for issuing a “Terrorism Advisory Bulletin” equating political dissenters with terrorists.

The document, issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) the day before, lamented the presence of “an online environment filled with false or misleading narratives and conspiracy theories” that “sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions.” The administration warned about opposition to “COVID-19 mitigation measures—particularly COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates” which allegedly “have been used by domestic violent extremists to justify violence since 2020.” 

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Arizona Man Pleads Guilty for Role in Human Smuggling Operation

A resident of Nogales, Arizona pleaded guilty for his role in a human smuggling operation that has helped dozens of individuals cross the border illegally.

The individual, Benjamin Gallegos, admitted to charges of conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens for profit and could face up to ten years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

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Prominent Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Josh Shapiro Cites ‘Scheduling Conflict’ During Biden Pennsylvania Visit

Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General and a prominent candidate for the state’s governor, did not attend President Joe Biden’s appearance in the state, citing an unexplained “scheduling conflict.”

The scheduling issue comes as President Biden’s poll numbers continue to drop. According to the latest numbers, compiled by Reuters, only 45 percent of individuals approve of his job performance.

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Congressman Chuck Fleischmann Describes Biden’s First Year in Office as ‘Disappointing’

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Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) commemorated President Joe Biden’s first year in office, labeling his tenure up to this point as “disappointing.”

According to the Tennessee congressman, Biden pledged to be a moderate throughout the campaign—only to advocate for progressive policies once he was sworn in.

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Federal Government Threatens to Cut Arizona’s Relief Funds Following Ducey’s Support For In-Person Learning

The Biden administration on Friday threatened to cut Arizona’s coronavirus relief funding because of Governor Doug Ducey’s policies to continue in-person learning in the state.

According to the letter from the U.S. Treasury Department, Ducey’s programs, which award funds to parents who are seeking to remove their children from schools that shut down or implement a mask mandate, are not a permitted use of the money.

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Tea Party Patriots and Job Creators Network Praise Supreme Court Ruling on Biden’s OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA) and the Job Creators Network (JCN) praised the ruling handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court that prohibited President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.

The mandate, which would have been enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, could have forced businesses with 100 or more employees to mandate the vaccine or weekly testing.

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Governor Ducey, Arizona Sheriffs Urge Federal Legislation to Address Border Crisis

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Tuesday met will eleven different sheriffs from across the state to discuss efforts to secure the U.S. southern border.

Ducey and the law enforcement urged action from the state’s Democratic Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly.

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