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In The News:

Women Prisoners Given Birth Control as Transgender Men Arrive

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Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 132, The Transgender Respect, Agency and Dignity Act, into law last year.

The law allows “transgender, non-binary and intersex people to be housed and searched in a manner consistent with their gender identity,” according to a press release from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

And in just six months since the enactment of SB 132, the number of incarcerated people who say they are transgender or non-binary has increased from 1,088 to 1,237. 

“The nearly 300 pending transfers are only the beginning of the invasion of women’s prisons by violent male inmates, including convicted murderers and rapists,” the article says.

Student and four adults, including two Boston police officers, sent to hospital after fight on city school bus

The McKinley Schools are four schools in one that provides special education for students in kindergarten through 12th grade with a focus on emotional, behavioral, and learning needs, according to the Boston Public Schools website.

The two officers along with the bus driver and a bus monitor were also taken to unidentified Boston hospitals for further evaluation, the statement said.

After the fight broke out, the bus driver pulled over and notified BPS Transportation, the statement said. The police were called and Boston EMS also responded.

The other students on the bus were evaluated by EMS and were taken to school on a new bus, the statement said. Students from the third to eighth grade were on board, according to the BPS.

Protesters Gather Outside Prison Where Jan. 6 Rioters Are Held

Protesters gathered outside prison where Jan. 6 Rioters were held, claiming they are being denied constitutional rights.

Shootings in Chicago, Baltimore and St. Louis are on the rise | Larry Elder

Chicago is often called the #murder capital of the world but when you look at per-capita homicide, St. Louis and Baltimore are three times worse.

Police and community leaders are working on a plan to cure the violence but the numbers continue to rise on a daily basis. Weekend after weekend the violence in #Chicago continues to grow.

The mayor of Chicago, head of police, and superintendent of Schools are Black, kind of tough to blame this one on systemic racism, isn’t it?

#AOC says the headlines are causing hysteria but even the woke mayor of Minneapolis admits that defunding the police has led to a spike in crime.

When you reduce the possibility of a criminal being caught, convicted, or incarcerated, crime tends to go up. As Larry would say, you can’t make this up.

Mississippi levels up pro-life case, asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade: ‘Nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion’

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Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

“Under the Constitution, may a State prohibit elective abortions before viability? Yes. Why?

Because nothing in constitutional text, structure, history, or tradition supports a right to abortion,” Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch and four of her attorneys wrote in an opening brief.

They also argued that the conclusions reached in Roe and 1992 ruling Casey v. Planned Parenthood are “egregiously wrong” and have “inflicted significant damage” to the “principles of democratic self-governance.”

Both rulings declared that states cannot place an “undue burden” on abortion access before viability, which lawyers argue is unconstitutional.

Mom Fighting Insane $100,000 Parking Violation Wins First Round

A Florida court rejected the town of Lantana’s attempt to end a lawsuit filed by resident Sandy Martinez, who is contesting sky-high fines she was assessed for minor infractions on her own property.

IJ has challenged abusive fines and fees across the country, notably in Dunedin, Florida, where a homeowner is facing foreclosure after he was fined over $30,000 in fines for tall grass. IJ has successfully protected homeowners in California and Missouri from abusive fines and fees practices.

In 2019, IJ released a study of cities that relied heavily on fines and fees to balance their budgets, “The Price of Taxation by Citation,” and in 2020 released a 50-state survey of state laws governing municipal fines and fees.

Mark Levin: A ‘massive movement’ is about to be unleashed against Biden’s Marxist agenda

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Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Radio Hall of Fame

Levin, whose eighth book “American Marxism” is already a bestseller and is set to debut at the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list, told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday that the record-smashing sales figures he’s seeing for his book remind him of the beginnings of the Tea Party movement against the Obama administration and the early sales of his first smash hit, “Liberty and Tyranny.”

I was part of the Reagan revolution. I was part of the Tea Party movement. I was part of the Trump revolution. There is a massive movement afoot. It’s not under the radar, people just aren’t looking at it.

The silent majority is not going to be silent anymore.

Brazen DC Shooting Sends Citizens Running As Crime Surges In The Nation’s Capitol

Washington D.C. – Surveillance footage captured the incident of shots fired on Thursday night on a street popular for its restaurants and bars. Two people were wounded during the incident.

Police on Thursday night said they were searching for the gunman or gunmen, and published surveillance footage.

It showed a black man in a lime green or yellow hoodie and another man in all black running from the scene and jumping into a waiting black Honda Civic.

The man dressed in all black appeared to discard something in his left hand, behind a dark red Sedan.

WATCH: Woman beaten with kitchen pot, robbed of her walker and credit cards in Manhattan

The NYPD released video of the group confronting the woman, dragging her to the ground and beating her with a cooking pot.

According to police, the group took the women’s walker and credit cards. The victim is now recovering from her injuries at Harlem Hospital.

This makes yet another case of a woman over the age of 50 being attacked in New York.

Other incidents happened on July 2, when a 76-year-old woman was shoved to the ground, and on July 9, where a 70-year-old woman was attacked while on her way to a doctor’s appointment.

Politics:

George Soros Is a Major Donor of ‘Defund the Police’ Movement, FEC Records Reveal

Soros is now the biggest financial contributor to Color of Change this year, FEC data says.
Soros is now the biggest financial contributor to Color of Change this year, FEC data says.

The FEC’s website shows the left-wing billionaire Soros pour $1 million to the Color of Change Political Action Committee on May 14.Color of Change is “the nation’s largest online racial justice organization,” according to its website.

The Open Society Foundations, which is Soros left-wing philanthropic organization, awarded in 2018/19 one million dollars in grants to Color of Change, disclosures on its website reveal.

According to the FEC, the group raised a total of $2,062,858.73 from “contributions and other receipts” and spent $2,450,118.66 in “purchases and payments.”


Poll: Syndicated Radio Host Larry Elder Leads Gavin Newsom Recall Challengers

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez

Elder is also the only candidate who garnered double digits with 16 percent of respondents choosing him in the poll, conducted of more than 1,000 registered voters with a plus/minus 2.9 percent margin of error.

John Cox and Kevin Faulconer tied from second behind Elder at 6 percent. Kevin Kiley and Caitlyn Jenner tied for third at 4 percent.
A majority of voters said they aren’t sure who they will vote for — 53 percent remain undecided.

The San Francisco television outlet KRON4 reported on the development:


Bill O’Reilly is INSULTED by Biden’s ‘DUMB’ response to growing crime in America

Bill O’Reilly tells Glenn that New York City in the 1980s was a ‘horrific place to be.’ Crime and drugs were rampant UNTIL Rudy Giuliani became mayor and restructured policing there.

But, soon enough, progressives took over — and NYC is back to high crime once again. And it’s the same in every city across the nation where far-left politicians called to either defund or dismantle police.

Plus, our president doesn’t help the matter, either. In fact, O’Reilly says he was INSULTED with Biden’s ‘dumb,’ recent response on growing crime in America: ‘It’s frightening and it’s subversive.’

Senate committee advances amendment requiring women to register for the draft with majority GOP support

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Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

The amendment to the Military Selective Service Act was approved by a committee vote of 21-5, with five Senate Republicans opposed, according to Politico reporter Burgess Everett.

Eight Republicans on the committee voted in favor of the amendment, which is now attached to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, a piece of legislation generally considered by lawmakers to be “must-pass.”

The language changing the Selective Service System was authored by Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Politico reported. His amendment expands Selective Service registration to “All Americans” and strikes explicit references to males.

Sarah Sanders: Biden needs to admit he was wrong about Operation Warp Speed

Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Sanders discusses the vaccination push, her opposition to renewed calls for mask mandates, and the battle against critical race theory on ‘Fox and Friends.’

Did Biden Officials Unmask Tucker Carlson? ft. Fred Fleitz | The Liz Wheeler Show

Liz Wheeler asks the question every American wants answered: Was Tucker Carlson’s name unmasked as a result of a direct request from Biden officials? If there is one person eminently qualified to discuss this question, it’s Fred Fleitz.

The former Chief of Staff to the National Security Council, Fleitz joins Liz to unpack exactly how Tucker’s name could have been unmasked and what was up with the NSA’s non-denial denial.

Plus, just how politicized has our intelligence community become?

The answer might not be what the American people want to hear, but it is what they need to hear.

Tucker: Biden has lost control of southern border

Uvalde, Texas mayor Don McLaughlin joins ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ to discuss the president’s response to the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Media protection racket hides Joe Biden’s ‘comically bizarre gaffes’ at CNN town hall

The US media establishment “moved heaven and earth” to make President Joe Biden seem presidential at the CNN town hall, according to Sky News Digital Editor Jack Houghton.

“As Biden fronted the CNN town hall this week, his chief stenographer Don Lemon was on the case. And boy did Don come prepared with some tough questions for the ‘big guy’.”

Biden was asked to name one extraordinary moment since becoming president and instead of providing an answer, he rambled about being told to close doors.

“And it wasn’t just comically bizarre gaffes, Biden made plenty of factually incorrect statements, some of which Don Lemon helped him correct in the moment before quickly trying to move on,” he said.

Joe Biden ‘has to be taken out of circulation’ after ‘rambling about men on the moon’

Sky News host Alan Jones says Joe Biden “has to be taken out of circulation” after a CNN Town Hall filled with blunders, including an “incoherent rambling about men on the moon and aliens”.

Mr Jones said President Biden remained “unchallenged in his rambling” because “CNN are mouthpieces for Biden”.

“This bloke has to be taken out of circulation,” Mr Jones said.

“This bloke, Joe Biden, belongs in a home and that home is not the White House.”

World News:

Israel Hosts Multi-Nation Drone Drill; Iran Oil Terminal Dodges US Sanctions? | Watchman Newscast

On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down the world’s first ever multi-nation drone drill, held by Israel this month and with the U.S., Italy, France, Germany and the UK all participating as well.

Incidentally, details recently emerged that for the first time ever in modern warfare, Israel used “drone swarms” in the recent Gaza war against Hamas.

Meanwhile, Iran just opened a new oil export terminal that it says will enable it to bypass the strategic Strait of Hormuz and evade U.S. sanctions.

Scientist fear the ‘immoral’ dangers of human cloning | 60 Minutes Australia

At a laboratory in Scotland, a sheep named Dolly has turned science fiction into science fact. The sheep is cloned, an exact replica of its mother. Born without any input whatsoever from a male.

And, as Liz Hayes reports, the next step is the big one, a cloned human. As she found, there are doctors who are willing, able and ready to take that step and turn a tiny cell into an exact, living replica of the person from whom the cell was taken.

This scariest of scenarios has, of course, brought howls of outrage.

As one ethicist puts it: ‘What happens to identity? What happens to personality? What happens to teenage rebellion when you’re rebelling against yourself? Children won’t just take after a parent. They will be that parent’.

Haiti: shots fired at Moïse’s funeral as protesters clash with police

The funeral of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was held on Friday at his family’s seaside property in Cap-Haïtien. Photograph: Matias Delacroix/AP
The funeral of Haiti’s President Jovenel Moïse was held on Friday at his family’s seaside property in Cap-Haïtien. Photograph: Matias Delacroix/AP

There were no immediate reports of injuries after hundreds of protesters clashed with police outside the private ceremony. Shots erupted and teargas and black smoke wafted into the event. Protesters’ cries carried over religious leaders speaking at the funeral.

Earlier, Moïse’s widow, Martine, arrived to cries of “Justice! Justice!” Her right arm in a sling from the injuries she sustained in the attack that killed her husband, she lay her left arm on the casket and then brought it to her heart as she stood in silence.

Cries of “Assassin!” filled the air at the arrival of Haiti’s national police chief, Léon Charles. 

The newly appointed prime minister, Ariel Henry, arrived afterwards to cries of “Justice for Jovenel!”

Cars trapped in tunnel amid floods in China; Family washed away by mudslides | China in Focus

#SevereFlooding worsens in China. Drivers inside a road tunnel — trapped inside amid rising water. Human remains were later carried out in sealed foam boxes.

Residents blame authorities for making flood conditions worse. That’s after they released water from an upstream reservoir–with no warning.

An insider reveals the real story of what happened inside a Chinese subway. Revealing what’s been called missed opportunities to save lives.

News from Hong Kong’s pro-democracy front. Seven men that attacked pro-democracy protesters in 2019 are going to jail. But police are also arresting a media professional, and several book publishers.

And American photography company Kodak bends to Beijing. It offered an apology to China related to the country’s Xinjiang region.

Commentary/Opinion:

Cancel Culture Hits From Unexpected Angle

Michelle Stirling recounts her experience of being cancelled by the Canadian Mental Health Association (Alberta) on the day of presentation of her approved poster for their virtual conference entitled “Working Stronger – Building Resilient Workplaces in the Face of Challenges” (March 9-10, 2021).

Her poster was accepted and approved a month before and was posted online the evening of March 8th. By morning it was gone.

Conference organizers indicated some sponsors did not like the poster topic.

The topic dealt with “Indoctrination and Demoralization: Climate Change Fears and Alberta’s Workforce”.

Laura Loomer – Banned on Everything, Could You be Next?

Journalist Laura Loomer, the most banned woman in the world, joins me to talk about life as a “nonperson” and to make her case that what happened to her can happen to any independent-minded American.

Classic Stossel: Don’t Be Afraid of Robots!

Technology is changing our world!

A Japanese hotel is using robots as porters and bellhops. When robots do this work, fewer receptionists will get jobs. Military robots will replace soldiers. Driverless cars will put taxi and truck drivers out of work.

John Stossel says don’t worry.

He gets a ride in a nearly-driverless car on the highway. Will he survive? After a few close calls, the car does a great job of driving.