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US News:

Police chase: Motorcyclist who led authorities on 2-county pursuit taken into custody

LOS ANGELES – A motorcyclist wanted for speeding who led authorities on a pursuit in Los Angeles and Orange counties was taken into custody in the Echo Park area in dramatic fashion.

The California Highway Patrol began pursuing the suspect riding a motorcycle in Los Alamitos just before 10 a.m. Monday. The pursuit continued as the suspect led officers southbound into Orange County and back into Los Angeles County from Carson to South Los Angeles on the northbound lanes of the 110 Freeway.

At one point, SkyFOX recorded the suspect reaching speeds up to 90 mph. 

Trump-Hating, Oscar Winning Writer/Director, Paul Haggis Is Arrested For Rape In Italy

Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis (Crash) was detained on Sunday in the southern Italian town of Ostuni on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, according to multiple reports in the Italian media and a statement by the public prosecutors of the nearby city of Brindisi.

A young woman, identified only as being “foreign,” that is not Italian, has pressed charges against Haggis, accusing the two-time Oscar winner of forcing her to engage in sexual intercourse over the course of two days in Ostuni, where Haggis was scheduled to hold a series of master classes at the Allora Fest,

The woman was taken to the Papola Casale airport in Brindisi on Sunday morning and left there despite her “precarious physical and psychological conditions,” according to an Italian police report. She was then aided by airport staff and police officers and taken to the hospital. She subsequently filed formal charges.

Monthly car payments hit record high as vehicle costs soar

Average monthly car payments hit a record high in May as the cost of new vehicles soared, thanks in part to higher interest rates and a dwindling supply chain.

The average monthly car payment last month hit $712, roughly a 1.7% increase compared to the month before, according to data from Moody’s Analytics.

Additionally, the average price of a new vehicle rose to $47,418 during the same month, vastly outpacing income growth.

As a result, it would cost the average consumer 41.3 weeks’ worth of a median income to buy a new vehicle in the month of May — a 19% increase from the same time period last year.

Fauci Is Back With A Warning For America That Will Piss You Off, Just In Time For Midterms [VIDEO]

Having recently had COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci, who was labeled “fully vaccinated” and even had the boosters, made an announcement to Americans and the world that the COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t over.

That’s right, while Americans have taken off their masks and companies move employees back into the office, the famous doctor called for more people to get the COVID-19 drug and even to start wearing a mask again. 

Releasing a video of him wearing a suit and appearing to be in good health, Dr. Fauci stated in the video below, “Hopefully, the more people that get vaccinated and boosted and the more people that realize the importance of when you have a high level of viral dynamics, that when you’re in an indoor setting, you should wear a mask, even though the whole world including the United States and the U.K. are just worn out and tired by this outbreak, it isn’t over yet.

People need to realize it is never going to go back to zero. That’s not the nature of this virus.”

A violent summer is coming

Until a course correction goes into effect — after progressive DAs and politicians “reimagined” policing and the criminal justice system — we’re in for more needless violence. Jason Rantz explains on The Faulkner Focus.

Full Measure: Jun 19, 2022 – Sports Betting Cover Story

We begin with a deep dive into a form of gambling that’s sweeping the nation: sports betting. Odds are, it’s now legal or about to become legal somewhere near you. Sports betting brings a wide range of benefits, complications, and concerns — depending on whom you ask. Today, we’re heading out west to learn more in one of America’s most robust sports wagering markets.

Politics:

Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears on historic GOP win: People are tired of the race-baiters

Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears talked about the upcoming midterms, with voters struggling with high gas prices, inflation, and the Ukraine war, on Monday’s National Report.

Sen. Kennedy: This was another attempt to make Republicans look bad

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to weigh in on the arrest of seven Stephen Colbert staff members at the U.S. Capitol and protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.

Supreme Court poised to hear case on election rules

The Associated Press reports that four of the high court’s conservative-leaning justices have expressed interest in deciding whether state courts should have the power to change federal election laws. 

In March, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that the issue will “keep arising until the Court definitely resolves it.”

Four of the nine high court justices must agree to hear a case. Along with Kavanaugh, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Neil Gorsuch have also expressed interest in the case.

The court may decide as soon as this week whether it will hear an appeal filed by North Carolina Republicans that challenges a state court ruling that threw out the congressional district maps drawn by that state’s General Assembly.

‘They Are Bat Crap Crazy’: Chip Roy Condemns Defund The Police Movement

At a House Judiciary Committee hearing last week, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) spoke about guns.

Grenell Headed to Iowa Amid Trump VP Speculation

Ric Grenell (John Locher/AP)
Ric Grenell (John Locher/AP)

Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell is scheduled to speak in Iowa this week amid early speculation that he is among 2024 vice presidential possibilities for former President Donald Trump.

Grenell is slated to speak Wednesday before the Westside Conservative Club in Urbandale, Iowa, the group said on its Facebook page.

Grenell tweeted that he also will address the Dallas County GOP on Thursday, and he will be speaking about “Donald Trump’s America First strategy.”

Trump hasn’t said if he’ll run in 2024, but his standard answer when asked is that his supporters will be “very happy” with his decision.

Rep. Dan Bishop on the FBI’s Announcement That It Is Investigating Attacks Against Pregnancy Centers

Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, comments on the FBI’s announcement that it is investigating the recent attacks against pregnancy care centers as well as the latest illegal immigration data.

(POLL) Most want Congress to read the bills they pass, and to have their votes recored by name

Voters appear to overwhelmingly support a Republican congresswoman’s demand for roll call votes in the House of Representatives. They also say members of Congress should read the bills they pass into law.

That’s according to Rasmussen Reports.

The poll finds that 89% of likely US voters say the votes for passing bills in Congress should be recorded on roll calls, which means every member would be on the record as voting “yes” or “no.” Currently votes are often taken verbally with no individual roll call.

Only six percent (6%) say it’s okay for bills to be passed on unrecorded voice votes.

Joe Biden is ‘angry’ that Americans are ‘complaining’

US President Joe Biden is “angry” that Americans are complaining about not being able to afford gas and food, says Sky News host Rita Panahi.

Hunter Biden asked for help with money by Serbian royals

Fox News contributor Joe Concha joined ‘Fox & Friends First’ to discuss the report and the various crises plaguing the White House.

Biden: Fact vs. fiction

‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-hosts Pete Hegseth and Will Cain break down the credibility of President Biden’s economic claims.

‘Democrats are worried’: Joe Biden produces ‘bizarre ranting unhinged performance’

You only have to watch Joe Biden’s “bizarre ranting unhinged performance” speaking to union members recently to understand why Democrats are worried, says Sky News host James Morrow.

In a recent address, a fiery President Biden spoke of the “ultra-MAGA agenda” and also rubbished the “lies” being spread about “reckless spending”.

Mr Morrow also spoke of the latest Civiqs poll numbers, which he said showed President Biden “with a record-low approval rate”.

“So, no wonder there are cracks beginning to appear in the Democrat edifice as the nation hurtles towards the November midterms,” Mr Morrow said.

World News:

Israel Coalition Agrees to Dissolve, Hold New Elections

(Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)
(Abir Sultan/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Israel’s weakened coalition government on Monday decided to dissolve parliament and call new elections.

The vote, expected later this year, could bring about the return of a nationalist religious government led by former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or another prolonged period of political gridlock.

In a nationally televised news conference, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it wasn’t easy to disband the government, but he called it “the right decision for Israel.”Bennett’s office announced the move Monday.

Intl Space Station Swerves to Avoid Debris From Russian Missile Test

International Space Station display at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center in Florida. (Photobulb/Dreamstime.com)
International Space Station display at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center in Florida. (Photobulb/Dreamstime.com)

The International Space Station last week was forced to dodge debris from a past Russian anti-satellite missile test, Space.com reports.

Last Thursday, Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, utilized a cargo ship that was docked at the ISS to push the station away from a piece of space debris that came from the destruction of a defunct Soviet-era satellite in a missile test last November.

“This afternoon, the International Space Station’s Progress 81 thrusters fired for 4 minutes, 34 seconds in a Pre-Determined Debris Avoidance Maneuver (PDAM) to provide the complex an extra measure of distance away from the predicted track of a fragment of Russian Cosmos 1408 debris,” NASA wrote in an update on the station.

Gazan rocket-fire draws IDF retaliation; Russia prepares for Turkish offensive TV7 Israel News 20.06

1) Palestinian Islamist rocket-fire toward Israel’s southern communities draws a retaliatory response against Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip.

2) Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau maintains travel advisory for Turkey at highest alert level – as threat remains imminent.

3) Moscow warns Ankara that a Turkish military operation will not contribute to Syria’s stability – as local forces and Iranian proxies establish a joint operation room under Russia’s protection.

Lefties are ‘eating their words’ over coal use

As Australia’s energy crisis continues, the left is “rewriting history” by pretending they’ve always supported coal, says Sky News host Cory Bernardi.

“These people – the Keans, the Dan Andrews, every leftie who’s been pushing us down the renewables path,” Mr Bernardi said.

“Are now having to eat their words and try and pretend that they’ve always enjoyed coal.”

Farage hails victory for Women’s Sport.

Sometimes it feels like we’re losing everything…

ABC has become ‘insular and inbred’

A former ABC host has proven very clearly how the national broadcaster “refuses” to engage with all Australians, says Sky News host Chris Kenny.

Former ABC radio host Jon Faine was invited to partake in an upcoming Sky News Australia documentary about the public broadcaster, to coincide with its 90th anniversary.

However, Mr Faine declined the request and penned a column in The Age detailing his dislike for the channel and premise of the documentary.

“Well, it just goes to show how insular and inbred the ABC might have become.”

Hundreds of UK Troops Banned From NATO Deployment over Barracks Orgies

Jeff J Mitchell/Getty
Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

One of the first official acts of General Sir Patrick Sanders, who became the head of the British Army this month, will be to ban hundreds of soldiers from the 3rd Battalion the Parachute Regiment from a NATO mission to the Balkans after they were found to have been involved in a series of sexual orgies at the Merville Barracks in Colchester, Essex.

According to a report from The Times of London, a civilian woman had been smuggled onto the base 31 times over the course of five months to engage in sexual intercourse with multiple soldiers at a time.

Earlier this month, eight paratroopers of the 16 Air Assault Brigade had been placed under military police investigation after sex tapes emerged of them participating in orgies with the unnamed woman as dozens more looked on.

‘Sanity prevailed’ in swimming’s historic transgender decision

Sky News host Rita Panahi says the FINA decision to ban trans women from competing in female competition was “fairness” triumphing over a “twisted version of inclusion”.

“FINA, world swimming’s governing body, made the only rational decision possible and restored fairness to the women’s competition by imposing bans on transgender athletes,” Ms Panahi said.

“Men are bigger, faster and stronger. The very best female athletes in the world have no chance of beating male competitors whether it’s in basketball, tennis, athletics or swimming.

“In the end sanity prevailed. Reality trumped fantasy. Facts beat feelings.”

Macron’s authority questioned after losing majority

France woke up to an unprecedented political reality on Monday (June 20) after parliamentary elections stripped President Emmanuel Macron of his absolute majority.

Japan court says ban on same-sex marriage constitutional

(Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images)

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court ruled Monday that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage does not violate the constitution, and rejected demands for compensation by three couples who said their right to free union and equality has been violated.

The Osaka District Court ruling is the second decision on the issue, and disagrees with a ruling last year by a Sapporo court that found the ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. It underscores how divisive the issue remains in Japan, the only member of the Group of Seven major industrialized nations that does not recognize same-sex unions.

The plaintiffs — two male couples and one female couple — were among 14 same-sex couples who filed lawsuits against the government in five major cities — Sapporo, Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka — in 2019 for violating rights to free union and equality.

Ukrainian troops shell a Russian tanks with UK howitzers

Ukrainian troops shell a Russian tank and two infantry fighting vehicles.

The 81st Airmobile Brigade said they used British M777 howitzers to destroy the Russian military vehicles.

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