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‘Going to Die’: Shooting Victim Says Suspect Threatened Diners Before Firing in Virginia Denny’s

Bradley Sheetz told a Prince William County jury he was at the Denny’s with his girlfriend and her little sister about midnight on Dec. 26 when the defendant, Jordan Anderson, and another suspect, Ryan Walker, burst in and commanded that everyone get down on the floor.

Sheetz said the men ordered all of the customers to hand over their phones and valuables. Meanwhile, the restaurant’s manager escaped out of the back to call 911.

As the suspects realized their plan to rob customers was foiled, Sheetz said Anderson announced that “somebody is going to f—— die tonight” before pulling back the slide on a pistol.

Sent in as a Police Informant, Woman’s Cries Went Unheard as She Was Sexually Assaulted in Unmonitored Drug Sting

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. A female informant on an undercover drug operation entered a house on the property where the dog stands and was allegedly raped as her law enforcement handlers left her on her own.
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022. A female informant on an undercover drug operation entered a house on the property where the dog stands and was allegedly raped as her law enforcement handlers left her on her own.

A woman outfitted with a tiny microphone and hidden camera walked up to a dilapidated drug house on a chilly afternoon last year looking to buy meth from a dealer known on the streets as “Mississippi.”

But as the informant disappeared inside with a career criminal with a rap sheet spanning three decades, her law enforcement handlers left her undercover on her own — unprotected and unmonitored in real time. And the devices she carried passively recorded a crime far more horrific than any drug buy.

Under threat of violence, the dealer forced the woman to perform oral sex on him — twice — in an attack so brazen he paused at one point to conduct a separate drug deal, according to interviews and confidential law enforcement records obtained by The Associated Press.

Prosecutors Move to Vacate Conviction of ‘Serial’ Subject Adnan Syed

Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images
Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

Prosecutors on Wednesday moved to vacate the conviction of a Maryland man who was the subject of the podcast “Serial.”

Adnan Syed is serving a life sentence after he was convicted in 2000 of strangling 17-year-old Hae Min Lee and burying her body in a Baltimore park. Syed and Lee were high school classmates who had dated.

In its debut 2014 season, the “Serial” podcast shined a spotlight on the case that led to renewed court proceedings.

On Wednesday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby filed a motion to vacate the conviction following a “nearly year-long investigation that revealed undisclosed and newly-developed information regarding two alternative suspects, as well as unreliable cell phone tower data,” according to a statement.

Minnesota man sentenced to life for selling fentanyl from ‘China-based drug suppliers’ that killed 11 people

Aaron Broussard was sentenced to life in prison for distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, which resulted in the deaths of eleven people and caused serious bodily injury to four people. (Sherburne County Jail )
Aaron Broussard was sentenced to life in prison for distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, which resulted in the deaths of eleven people and caused serious bodily injury to four people. (Sherburne County Jail )

Aaron Broussard, 32, of Hopkins, Minnesota, was convicted in March of distributing controlled substances, including fentanyl, resulting in the deaths of 11 people in 2016, including University of Minnesota professor Jason Beddow, who was found dead in his office on campus. 

Another four victims survived the overdoses but suffered serious bodily injuries, including Theodore Trotman, who told the court through a written victim impact statement that he was a university lecturer, gifted linguist and powerlifter before the dose of what he believed to be a knock-off version of Adderall left him legally blind and unable to speak, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. 

In imposing the life sentence, Senior U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson told Broussard, “Your disregard for human life is terrifying,” according to the Department of Justice. 

Alexandria ‘Werewolf’ Killer’s Online Dating Profile Sparks Concern

Pankaj Bhasin was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was ordered committed after the killing of Brad Jackson. (Handout )
Pankaj Bhasin was found not guilty by reason of insanity but was ordered committed after the killing of Brad Jackson. (Handout )

Prosecutors want a judge to add new rules to the court order governing the release of a man who killed an Alexandria store manager because he thought the victim was a werewolf, NBC Washington is first to report.

Pankaj Bhasin was committed and spent three years at a mental health facility after he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in 2019. His attorneys said he was in a psychotic state when he stabbed Brad Jackson, a complete stranger, more than 50 times because he thought the victim was a werewolf.

Prosecutors now say Bhasin’s Facebook dating profile misrepresents what’s happened in recent years. In a court filing, they included a screen shot as an example. It describes Bhasin as “an easy going adventurer who believes in universal connection” who is “recently getting back from two years of travel.”

The post was first flagged by a woman who wrote, “A word of caution for those of us on dating apps.” She went on to describe details of Brad Jackson’s death.

Environmental groups play key role in Biden admin foreign policy, emails show

Coordination between Biden admin, green groups ‘raises serious legal, ethical, and constitutional concerns,’ watchdog group says

The emails underscore the influence that left-wing environmentalists have on the Biden administration through Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s office. 

On multiple occasions since President Biden took office nearly 20 months ago, green groups have acted as an apparent go-between for the administration on key international climate negotiations, according to emails obtained in an information request by watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with Fox News Digital. 

The emails show correspondence between the environmental groups and Jesse Young, a senior adviser in Kerry’s office. They offer a rare peek into Kerry’s office, which has largely been tight-lipped about its internal operations.

Judge won’t force disclosure of records on alleged episode with Hunter Biden’s gun

Susan Walsh/AP Photo
Susan Walsh/AP Photo

A court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to force the public disclosure of federal records about a 2018 episode in which a gun belonging to President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was allegedly thrown in a trash can.

In a ruling Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras found that the public interest in the handling of any investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives into the episode was “significant,” but that the importance of Hunter Biden’s privacy as a private citizen outweighed the value of releasing any such records to the public.

“The privacy interest here is remarkably strong,” wrote Contreras, an appointee of President Barack Obama.

The Delaware State Police investigated out of concern that the missing gun could be used in a crime, but a man who regularly rummaged in the trash returned the weapon to authorities a few days later, according to the story. Secret Service agents allegedly visited the gun store where Hunter Biden bought the weapon and asked for the purchase records, but the owner declined to provide them, saying the matter was under the ATF’s jurisdiction. He later cooperated with ATF agents.

First railroad union votes to authorize strike

A work stoppage would be a major hit to the economy and inflict damage to Democrats just months before the midterm elections. | Scott Olson/Getty Images
A work stoppage would be a major hit to the economy and inflict damage to Democrats just months before the midterm elections. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

One of the first unions to reach a tentative agreement with the railroads is back at square one after its members voted to reject the agreement and authorize a strike, an ominous sign as the Biden administration scrambles to avoid a ruinous work stoppage.

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers’ District 19 announced Wednesday morning that “the Tentative Agreement has been rejected and the strike authorization vote was approved by IAM District 19 members.”

The union has extended the cooling-off period until Sept. 29 at noon Eastern time to allow leaders to keep negotiating with the railroads.

The two railroad unions that are farthest away from an agreement, SMART-TD and BLET, have been polling their members frequently to make sure that they don’t reach an agreement with management that their members won’t support.

City Destroys Popular Business Because Developer Thinks it’s Ugly

Nearly a decade ago, Jeremy Sark opened an automotive repair business on North Main Street in Mauldin, South Carolina, which he and his partner, Marie Dougherty, still run today.

From the beginning, they have rented U-Haul trucks and trailers to people moving across town or across the country and welcomed new Mauldin residents dropping off U-Haul trucks and trailers.

The rentals are an important part of their business, but the city has decided that rental trucks are unsightly. At the end of the year, it will be illegal for Sark’s to continue renting U-Hauls where it has been for more than nine years.

Judge orders Iowa teen trafficking victim to pay $150K in restitution to family of rapist she killed

Prosecutors took issue with Lewis labeling herself as a survivor, claiming she failed to take responsibility for Brooks' death and left his children without a father.
Prosecutors took issue with Lewis labeling herself as a survivor, claiming she failed to take responsibility for Brooks’ death and left his children without a father.

Pieper Lewis, 17, stabbed her abuser, 37-year-old Zachary Brooks, more than 30 times in June 2020. She was initially charged with first-degree murder. 

Last year, Lewis pleaded to involuntary manslaughter and willful injury, both of which were punishable by up to 10 years in prison. However, Polk County District Judge David Porter deferred those prison sentences on Tuesday, meaning Lewis could serve 20 years if she violates her probation.

Lewis, who was 15 when she stabbed Brooks in a Des Moines apartment, had run away from home to escape her abusive adoptive mother.

She was sleeping in the halls of an apartment building when Christopher Brown, 28, took her in and began trafficking her to other men for sex, according to officials.

Panel Advises Removal of Confederate Statue at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, VA – AUGUST 17: The Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery is photographed on Aug. 17, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Calla Kessler/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, VA – AUGUST 17: The Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery is photographed on Aug. 17, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. (Calla Kessler/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.

Panel members on Tuesday rolled out the final list of ships, base roads, buildings and other items that they said should be renamed. But unlike the commission’s recommendations earlier this year laying out new names for nine Army bases, there were no suggested names for the roughly 1,100 assets across the military that bear Confederate names.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Ty Seidule, vice-chair of the commission, said the final cost for all of its renaming recommendations will be $62,450,030. The total for the latest changes announced Tuesday is $40,957,729, and is included in that amount.

The latest group of assets includes everything from the Arlington memorial, two Navy ships and some Army vessels to street signs, water towers, athletic fields, hospital doors and even decals on recycling bins, according to the panel.

Explosion at University in Boston; Food Prices Keep Increasing Despite Reports of Slowing Inflation

NTD Good Morning—9/14/2022

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  4. Ken Starr Dead at 76
  5. Whistleblower: Chinese Spy Worked for Twitter
  6. Twitter Shareholders Vote to Approve Musk Deal
  7. Food Prices Up Nearly 14 Percent, Largest Increase Since 1979
  8. US Government Makes Contingency Plans for Rail Shutdown
  9. DOJ Announces Takedown of Human Smuggling Network
  10. Migrant Children Placed With Unknown Adults
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Capitol Police whistleblower memo lays out Jan. 6 ‘intelligence failures’ on Pelosi watch

Hoar wrote he feared political considerations had overtaken security needs in the lead-up to the riot.

“The notion that valid intelligence is trumped by optics or political decisions is unacceptable and puts lives in danger,” he said. “This is a concept I’ve understood for a long time, and I know you are aware of this as well, and I hope its meaning is now OBVIOUS to ALL Officials, Commanders, and Stakeholders.”

The mention of “optics” appears to be a reference to the language used when House Democratic leadership rejected an offer days before Jan. 6 from the Trump Pentagon to send National Guard troops to assist Capitol Police.

After facing retaliation following the riot, Hoar left the Capitol Police’s intelligence unit and landed at the Homeland Security Department, where he is now assigned to train numerous agencies — including the Capitol Police — on how to avoid future failures like the one he decried in his memo.

As Democrats wrap up their Jan. 6 probe, House Republicans are planning to soon release a wealth of evidence they have gathered showing intelligence and planning failures by the police and the first evidence of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s contacts with the security apparatus leading up to the riots.

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Mike Lindell Discusses FBI’s Seizure of Personal Phone: ‘Boxed In’ While at Hardee’s Restaurant

FBI Raids MyPillow Founder Mike Lindell

Lindell says he was on a hunting trip with a friend. He says he stopped at a Hardee’s restaurant.

“Cars pulled up in front of us, to the side of us, and behind us and I said those are either bad guys or the FBI. Well, it turns out they were the FBI,” Lindell said on video.

The federal agents demanded that he turn over his cell phone.

“I can’t even imagine that you can take someone’s phone because they want me to be a witness in the Tina Peters case. But I’m not a witness, they just want my phone,” he said.

MyPillow CEO Lindell Says FBI Questioned Him, Took His Cell Phone

(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
(Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Lindell, a strong ally of former President Donald Trump, Tuesday posted copies on social media of the subpoena the FBI served him, as well as a warrant to seize his phone, reports Axios.

In addition, he shared a letter with The Washington Times that he said the agents gave him along with the warrant. In it, the document said that an “official criminal investigation of a suspected felony is being conducted by an agency of the United States and a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Colorado.”

He also displayed the letter on his podcast, “The Lindell Report” and said agents asked him about his relationship with Mesa County, Colorado Clerk Tina Peters and about his connections with Ohio educator Doug Frank, who claims voting machines were manipulated in the 2020 election.

Trump blasted the FBI through his Truth Social page for questioning Lindell, commenting that he was “just raided by the FBI. We are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all. Our Country is a laughing stock all over the World. The majesty of the United States is gone. Can’t let this happen. TAKE BACK AMERICA!”

Lindell told The New York Times on Tuesday night the FBI agents questioned him for about 15 minutes after stopping him at the restaurant, where he and a friend had stopped while returning from a duck-hunting trip in Iowa.

New Durham bombshell: FBI paid Russian accused of lying as a confidential informant against Trump

Igor Danchenko
Igor Danchenko

Durham persuaded the federal judge in the upcoming trial of Igor Danchenko to unseal a motion revealing that Danchenko, the primary source of the now-discredited Steele dossier, was paid by the FBI as a confidential human source for more than three years until the fall of 2020 when he was terminated for lying to agents.

Danchenko is charged with five counts of lying to the bureau during that relationship and faces trial next month in federal court in the Virginia suburbs of Washington D.C.

The revelation means that the FBI first fired former MI6 agent Christopher Steele, the author of the Hillary Clinton-funded dossier, as a human source in November 2016 for having unauthorized contacts with the news media. And it then turned around a few months later and hired Steele’s primary informer to work with the bureau even after determining some of Danchenko’s statements in the Steele dossier were uncorroborated or exaggerated.

Even more stunning, Durham confirmed that the FBI had concerns about Danchenko’s ties to Russian intelligence a decade earlier, opening up a counterintelligence probe on him after learning he was trying to buy classified information from the Obama administration.

Politics:

Rand Paul TRIGGERS Fauci Into MELTDOWN Showing Video of His Own Words in Hearing

Sen. Rand Paul just TRIGGERED Dr. Fauci into a complete MELTDOWN when he showed a video of Fauci’s own words in a hearing.

Pelosi begs for applause for Biden’s ‘leadership’ on inflation

Fox News contributor Byron York discusses the impact of the Inflation Reduction Act and the Democrats’ messaging on the upcoming midterms and weighs in on the filibuster debate.

WATCH: Jim Jordan slams the politicization of the DOJ

Everyone Knows The Southern Border Is Worse Under Biden Than Trump, But Karine Jean-Pierre Is Lying Anyway

THE WHITE HOUSE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
THE WHITE HOUSE/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Over the past two years combined, CBP has “apprehended 81 known and suspected terrorists illegally crossing our southern border,” with an additional 900,000 “gotaways” having “successfully evaded the Border Patrol” during that same time frame.

At their current rate, 2022 border crossings have already surpassed 2021 levels and are on track to eclipse 2 million for the first time ever.

In addition to illegal immigration, CBP drug seizures have also dramatically risen since Biden took office. In FY2021, CBP apprehended approximately “624,500 pounds of drugs,” with seizures of cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl increasing 68 percent, 7 percent, and 134 percent, respectively (heroin seizures dropped a slight 6 percent).

While Jean-Pierre insists that Biden’s administration is doing more to secure the southern border than Trump’s, CBP officials on the ground in U.S. border states disagree, with one agent telling Town Hall “I have been working for the United States Border Patrol under four administrations” and “I have never before seen the border this bad.”

“The amount of illegal entries is at an all-time high, Border Patrol’s morale is the worst I have ever seen under President Biden,” the agent said.

Schumer plows $15 million into battle for Senate

Drew Angerer/Getty Images
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Senate majority leader is pouring in $15 million to Democrats’ defense of their tenuous Senate majority, transferring money from his own campaign coffers Tuesday to Democratic senators and Senate candidates in 11 key battleground races, according to a Democrat familiar with the move.

That money will be vital to Schumer’s 50-seat majority, which is bracing for a late-game infusion of GOP spending in key races.

Schumer is also committing major money to Democrats’ offensive opportunities. Schumer will send $1 million apiece to the victory funds of Rep. Val Demings of Florida, Cheri Beasley of North Carolina, Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes of Wisconsin, Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio and Lt. Gov. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania. Those five candidates are all either challenging incumbents or competing for open seats currently held by Republicans.

The New York Democrat is up for re-election this year and had about $38 million on hand as of the end of June, a staggering sum that’s allowing Schumer to help boost his embattled majority and continue building goodwill both among his vulnerable incumbents and prospective Democratic Caucus members. 

Iowa Republican’s new six-figure ad buy gives Biden ‘the Bird’

Republican candidate for Iowa attorney general Brenna Bird poses with her family at Iowa's State Fair. (Fox News Digital)
Republican candidate for Iowa attorney general Brenna Bird poses with her family at Iowa’s State Fair. (Fox News Digital)

“The federal government is trampling on the Constitution and our freedoms, and it must stop. When I am elected Attorney General, I will protect Iowa from Biden’s radical policies,” she continued.

The new ad — titled “Give ‘Em The Bird” — highlighted Bird’s career as “the tough-as-nails prosecutor criminals and liberals fear most” and how she will stand up to the Biden administration to guard Iowans’ liberties.

“As Attorney General, Brenna Bird will protect Iowa from Biden’s extreme agenda,” the ad said as Iowans encouraged others to give Biden and liberals “the Bird.”

“Bird will defend the rule of law and fight Biden’s immigration disaster,” the ad said. “Brenna Bird will stand with law enforcement and always back the blue.”

2000Mules Texas Style: Newly Discovered Police Body Cam Footage Implicates Top Tarrant Co. Texas Democrat Officials in Ballot Harvesting

Deborah Peoples, former Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman, is alleged to have helped fund a ballot harvester in at least the 2016 election. Peoples is now running for Tarrant County Judge.
Deborah Peoples, former Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman, is alleged to have helped fund a ballot harvester in at least the 2016 election. Peoples is now running for Tarrant County Judge.

You may remember Tarrant County from the 2020 election:  it was a red county for 56 years until the COVID lockdowns and a massive push for the fraud-ridden universal mail-in ballot system.

“Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on Fort Worth’s north side…

These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side ‘in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific candidates in 2016,’ the statement read.”

The Star-Telegram published a story about the man, Charles Jackson, in our footage back in 2018.  He was arrested and indicted for “providing false information on a voting application.” 

As it turns out, he did a lot more than that, and according to his own admissions, it was at the behest of Stuart Clegg and Deborah Peoples.

Former Tarrant Co Dem Party Chair and Candidate Deborah Peoples Implicated in Ballot Harvesting

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Here’s who is benefitting from what’s happening at the southern border

National Border Patrol Council vice president Art Del Cueto speaks on the state of the southern border on ‘Your World.’

Sep 13, 2022: Tucker Carlson: This is what the collapse of civilization looks like

WARNING-Graphic footage: Fox News host Tucker Carlson breaks down the rise in violent crime across the United States on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

‘Troubling’: The DOJ Is Hiding Biden’s Voter Registration Plan

REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo
REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo

President Joe Biden’s March 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting required every federal agency head to submit a plan within 200 days outlining methods the agency could use to promote voter registration and participation.

A Federal District Court decided earlier in summer 2022 that the DOJ must release documents on this matter to the FGA by Sept. 8, but the department withheld the plan, citing executive privilege, and revealed heavily redacted versions of other documents, the FGA revealed.

FGA President and CEO Tarren Bragdon said Americans “deserve to know if the Biden Administration’s unprecedented action is fair and non-partisan.” He argued the DOJ must reveal the documents to ensure fair elections.

“Why are they ignoring public record requests for strategic plans on federal voter registration efforts?” Bragdon asked. “Why are they treating these documents like they are classified information dealing with nuclear weapons? Midterms are approaching, and the DOJ’s failure to disclose information raises troubling issues.”

Sep 13, 2022: Sean Hannity: Biden is destroying the American dream for almost everyone

Sean Hannity highlights the dismal rise in inflation and continuing skyrocketing prices despite Biden’s attempt to celebrate inflation bill on ‘Hannity.’

Biden launches new executive order that should give Americans ‘chills’

(Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)
(Official White House photo by Adam Schultz)

According to the New York Post, it “allows the federal government to direct funding for the use of microbes and other biologically derived resources to make new foods, fertilizers and seeds, as well as making mining operations more efficient, administration officials said.”

But a commentary at Freedom First Network explains the order is more than that.

The commentary warns there’s one section to pay attention to right away.

Freedom First explained, “It sounds almost like the World Economic Forum’s Yuval Noah Herrari wrote this. You know, the guy who said that humans no longer have free will and that our brains are hackable. Do you understand just how serious this is? No longer is this just Big Pharma or the World Economic Forum attempting to usher in transhumanism in the dark. Now they are bringing it out into the open.”

Sep 13, 2022: Laura Ingraham: Welcome to idiocracy

Laura Ingraham discusses how politicians and the media lie, but the actual numbers and data reveal the truth on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

$1.3 Billion in COVID Relief Funds Ended Up Overseas, Says Inspector General

 VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)
VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Small Business Administration awarded up to $1.3 billion in pandemic relief to unqualified foreign applicants that may have included international criminal organizations, according to a report from the agency’s inspector general.

The report, released Monday, found the SBA approved and distributed 41,638 loans and grants to foreign applicants between March 20, 2020, and Nov. 12, 2021, through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

Congress directed the SBA to provide these grants to businesses located in the United States that were impacted by the pandemic, but the agency acknowledged it failed to provide proper oversight of awards issued to foreign entities.

The report found the SBA approved 3,097 grants for applicants in six unspecified “high-risk” countries, distributing $14.3 million to the recipients.

World News:

EU court largely upholds $4B Google Android antitrust fine

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

The European Court of Justice’s General Court mostly confirmed a 2018 decision by the EU’s executive Commission to slap Google with a fine of more than 4 billion euros ($3.99 billion).

“In order better to reflect the gravity and duration of the infringement,” it’s appropriate to give Google a fine of 4.125 billion euros, the court said. That’s slightly lower than the original 4.34 billion euro penalty, with the court saying its reasoning differed “in certain respects” from the commission’s.

The fine is one of three antitrust penalties totaling more than $8 billion that the European Commission slapped on Google between 2017 and 2019, putting the 27-nation bloc at the forefront of the global push to rein in tech giants.

Since then, the commission has widened its crackdown on digital giants with more antitrust investigations targeting AmazonApple and Facebook and sweeping new rules aimed at clamping down on the biggest digital companies.

Jerusalem alerted of potential northern war; IDF officer killed in lethal clash TV7Israel News 14.09

1) An IDF officer was killed overnight as he led a force to intercept two terrorists who sought to breach Israel’s seamline security barrier.

2) Israel Military Intelligence Chief confirms Jerusalem’s political decision-makers were alerted over possible escalation with Lebanon’s Iranian-proxy, Hezbollah.

3) Iran calls on the United States and Europe not to listen to Israel when it comes to its nuclear program.

China says it will work with Russia to create new international order

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. (Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool)
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. (Reuters/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool)

“The Chinese side is willing to work with the Russian side to continuously implement high-level strategic cooperation between the two countries, safeguard common interests and promote the development of the international order in a more just and reasonable direction,” Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Communist Party of China Central Committe Yang Jiechi said Monday, according to Bloomberg.

The comments come amid Russia’s ongoing war with neighboring Ukraine, which has resulted in international outrage and an effort by many western governments to sanction Russia and cut off its influence around the globe.

But the international influence campaign has seemingly brought Russia and China closer together, with Chinese President Xi Jinping set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week in Xi’s first foreign trip since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Philippines president fighting back against China’s incursions

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stands with his mother, Imelda Marcos, left, and his wife, Maria Louise Marcos, right, during his inauguration ceremony in Manila, Philippines, on June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stands with his mother, Imelda Marcos, left, and his wife, Maria Louise Marcos, right, during his inauguration ceremony in Manila, Philippines, on June 30, 2022. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has stepped up efforts to push back against Chinese incursions, lodging 52 protests against Beijing over disputes in the South China Sea.

The diplomatic protests have been filed over what the Philippines called China’s “illegal presence” in the South China Sea, where China has conducted maritime scientific research, Philippine Foreign Affairs spokesman Teresita Daza said, according to reporting from Bloomberg.

The 52 diplomatic protests filed in the two months since Marcos Jr. took office set a blistering pace compared to his predecessor, Rodrigo Duterte, who filed 388 such protests against China during his six years in power.

The protests come despite Marcos Jr. having pledged to soften relations with China amid the countries’ dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea, which also serves as a key shipping lane for international trade. The Philippine government has expressed openness to a compromise on Chinese oil and gas exploration in the region, though Marcos Jr. made clear his country would not cede any territory to China.

The Philippine leader has also pledged to maintain the country’s military alliance with the U.S.

Jon Voight: What Trump did for the Middle East was “monumental”

The Newsmax exclusive “The Abraham Accords” with former President Donald Trump debuts Sunday, hosted by actor Jon Voight, detailing the historic move toward peace in the Middle East and the “grace” and “humility” of the former president.

Record Amount of Fentanyl, Meth Seized in AZ, TX; Biden to Boost Biotech to Compete with China

The U.S. #FentanylCrisis is being helped along by a Chinese city.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to boost #Biotechnology. It’s an effort to compete with China, but Beijing is taking action, too.

California is banning foreign governments and companies from buying U.S. #Farmland.

Books about sheep and wolves put a group of speech therapists behind bars. Hong Kong authorities label the children’s books an anti-government conspiracy.

For Beijing, is controlling its own citizens more important than national defense? We examine the growing gap between its stability funding and military spending.

Commentary/Opinion:

Expert gives the ACTUAL reasons why gas prices decreased

‘Falling gas prices give Democrats a sense of optimism for November,’ The Hill reported earlier this week. But that doesn’t mean Democrats deserve ANY credit.

Financial expert Carol Roth, author of ‘The War On Small Business,’ joins Glenn to explain the ACTUAL reasons gas prices have dropped and the one way Biden actually is just making it worse.

Plus, Roth and Glenn discuss whether the coming energy crisis could lead to the federal government nationalizing the entire industry…

“My Son Hunter” Is Getting Major Attention And The Left Can’t Stand It

It’s been one week since “My Son Hunter’s” release and it’s already garnering an astounding number of reactions from the right and left alike! People are loving this film, except of course the leftist critics who are afraid of the truth it tells.

We discuss these reactions with “My Son Hunter” screenwriter Brian Godawa and he explains how the hypocrisy and blatant lies in some negative reviews don’t match up with the film at all.

We give some tips on streaming the film and address why we don’t have a recipe this week. Leave it to the next saga of Ann’s unfortunate year of medical run-ins, and this one involves some ill-placed virtue signaling.

Lisa Boothe: This is the real COVID misinformation | Will Cain Podcast

On this episode, Will sits down with Lisa Boothe to revisit how so much of what we were told about the COVID-19 pandemic turned out to be untrue, and why no one will be held accountable.

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