Fmr Voice of America Deputy Dir.: Biden ‘illegally terminated us’

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UPDATED 4:40 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

The Biden administration has already implemented multiple executive orders that some argue will kill American jobs, but it’s latest move is raising concerns in the journalism realm. One America’s White House Correspondent Jenn Pellegrino reports.


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Analysis: Biden’s immigration policies may fuel migrant caravan crisis at southern border

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 21: U.S. President Joe Biden signs an executive order during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:05 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

The new Democrat White House appears to be digging itself into a hole when it comes to its immigration plan.

In his first days in office, Joe Biden promised to completely overhaul President Trump’s hard-line immigration policies.

“I will introduce an immigration bill immediately and have it sent to the appropriate committees to begin movement,” Biden said. “I will, in fact, countermand executive orders that the President has in fact, initiated.”

However, it’s becoming increasingly clear that repealing certain policies may be disastrous for U.S. national security.

This month, central American migrant caravans — some thousands of people strong — have attempted to cross the border between Guatemala and Mexico in hopes to make it to the U.S. Southern border.

Honduran migrants trying to reach the U.S. take a path through the mountains to avoid the highway police checkpoints, in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. A once large caravan of Honduran migrants that pushed its way into Guatemala last week had dissipated by Tuesday in the face of Guatemalan security forces. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

Although thousands have been stopped by local authorities per the Trump-era policy, which called on Central American nations to crack down on the migrant crisis, small groups have reportedly still made it through. They are en route to the U.S. border.

In the meantime, Biden has enacted a number of repeals to President Trump’s policies. These repeals include: Halting the construction of the border wall and suspending President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which told people already in the program to stay where they are until they’re given further notice.

Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border walk alongside a highway in Chiquimula, Guatemala, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021. Guatemalan authorities estimated that as many as 9,000 Honduran migrants have crossed into Guatemala as part of an effort to form a new caravan to reach the U.S. border. (AP Photo/Sandra Sebastian)

Many immigration experts — including ‘Federation for American Immigration Reform’ president Dan Stein — have called for President Trump’s border policies to not only stay in place, but to be built upon by the new administration.

“Now in the last four years, agreements have been negotiated with northern triangle countries to actually take back their own citizens or other people’s citizens who are claiming refugee status from nearby countries,” Stein stated. “This, along with the agreement to remain in Mexico during the dependency of an asylum claim, have been enormous breakthroughs in discouraging caravans. Those agreements must be maintained and strengthened.”

Biden has also made a proposal to open a citizenship path for over 11 million illegal immigrants living in the United States, which is a policy that lawmakers have said has “little chance of being passed.” Some even called it a “herculean task,” due to its apparent lack of support among Republicans in both congressional chambers.

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Man turns recycled skateboards into new products

Recycling material. (Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:40 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

A skateboarder takes his skills elsewhere and turns broken boards into brand new products in Russia.

From rings to cutting boards to home decor, 29-year-old Artyom Shitikov can do it all. The designer said he’s always had a passion for the sport and wanted to make it part of his lifestyle.

“I have always skated and I wanted this to be my lifestyle,” Shitikov said. “It was too late to become a professional skateboarder, but I have always liked to do work with my hands.”

Shitikov registered his brand, ‘Revived Skateboards,’ back in 2018. He said all of his skills are self-taught from watching videos online. He also said skaters from all across Russia have sent over more than 200 boards.

“In the beginning, I thought these will be guys who skate, fans of extreme sports, skateboarders, snowboarders, but it turned out that our main clients are ordinary people that have nothing to do with skating,” Shitikov said. “But who are interested in the very fact of recycling.”

The young innovator said skaters are often unwilling to toss out their old boards and many see ‘Revived Skateboards’ as a great alternative.

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Antifa, BLM vandalize ICE building, burn original Starbucks

OLYMPIA, WA – DECEMBER 12: Anti-fascist protesters watch supporters of President Donald Trump during political clashes on December 12, 2020 in Olympia, Washington. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 7:05 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Across the U.S., left-wing groups ‘Antifa’ and ‘BLM’ are continuing to disrupt public order following the inauguration of Joe Biden.

In a tweet on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said he expects Democrat lawmakers to condemn the latest looting and rioting in Oregon and Washington State.

The senator referred to reports by law enforcement in those states. He said hundreds of far-left activists attacked federal buildings and burnt the original ‘Starbucks.’

Democrats have been quiet on those attacks while condemning Republicans for protests in Washington D.C. on January 6. At least 20 people were arrested during those riots.

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Israeli closes international airport amid virus strain fears

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 15: Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he arrives outside the West Wing of the White House September 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 4:40 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

On Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Israel was shutting down the international airport to nearly all flights. This is expected to last through the end of the month.

The closure of Israel’s main airport comes as the nation struggles to contain the outbreak. The emergence of the new variant has also threatened to undercut the nation’s highly successful vaccination push to its citizens.

Travellers wait by the check-in desk at the departures area of Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, on January 24, 2021. – The Israeli government on January 24 banned incoming and outgoing flights for a week, a statement said, in a bid to slow the spread of Covid-19 variants. Exceptions will be made for cargo and firefighting flights, as well as medical treatments, funerals and legal procedures. (Photo by JACK GUEZ / AFP) (Photo by JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images)

“We are shutting down the Ben Gurion Airport today,” Netanyahu stated. “As opposed to what’s being said, we are ahead of the entire world, no country has done what we are about to do. We are doing it, hermetically shutting down the sky, except for unusual rare cases, to prevent the entry of variants of the virus.”

The closure will go into effect at midnight Monday and will remain in effect until at least January 31.

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Sen. Romney: Costs of Biden’s $1.9T COVID plan are ‘shocking’

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is seen prior to the 59th Presidential Inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Nash – Pool/Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:45 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is criticizing Joe Biden over the “shocking” costs of his proposed $1.9 trillion plan to tackle COVID-19.

In a series of interviews this weekend, Romney said he’s open to discussing Biden’s proposals on COVID relief, but that it’s too early to pass additional spending measures.

“Well, I think at this early stage — just having passed over $900 billion in relief — that before we were to pass a new program we’d need to understand where the money is going,” Romney said. “[Is it going] to these individuals or entities that really need the help?”

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT). (Photo by JOSHUA ROBERTS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Romney added any coronavirus stimulus must help people who actually lost their jobs and incomes due to COVID lockdowns.

“I’m open to that discussion, I wanna hear what the White House has to say, but at the same time, I think people recognize it’s important that we don’t borrow hundreds of trillions of dollars from the Chinese for things that may not be absolutely necessary,” Romney noted. “This is the time for us to act with prudence and care.”

Romney also highlighted the importance of a bipartisan approach to COVID stimulus despite the years of Democrat obstruction to proposals by President Trump.

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Hundreds protest in support of Navalny in the U.S.

Alexei Navalny and his wife Yuliastand in line at the passport control after arriving at Sheremetyevo airport, outside Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. Russia’s prison service says opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained at a Moscow airport after returning from Germany. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)

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UPDATED 3:45 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Demonstrations are being held across the U.S. calling for the immediate release of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

On Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Russian consulate in Manhattan, New York.

“Well, they should free him,” a demonstrator stated. “Yeah and maybe listen to him at least a little bit and to their people because Navalny, no matter what you think about him, he doesn’t deserve to be murdered, poisoned or being imprisoned.”

Demonstrators could be seen chanting and holding signs, demanding the Kremlin critic’s release.

 (Photo by Omer Messinger/Getty Images)

This came days after Navalny was detained upon his return to Russia. He spent five months in Germany recovering from alleged poisoning for which he blames the Russian government.

At the same time, dozens of protestors also rallied outside of the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. in support of the jailed activist.

“He is trying to open the eyes of the Russian people and to show them the level of corruption that is happening in Russia by government officials,” protestor Alexander Voytsekhov said. “They don’t want that to be known by Russian people and that’s the main thing. They want to shut him down and they want to get rid of him.”

Those at the demonstration organized by the ‘Free Russia Foundation’ said many Russian activists are working tirelessly to expose the government and its large scale of corruption.

Thousands of citizens in Russia, including Navalny’s wife, were detained as protests in his support continue to sweep across the nation.

The U.S. has called on Russian authorities to release all of those detained and for the immediate and unconditional release of Navalny.

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Police search underway after 2 inmates escape from Ariz. prison

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OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:00 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

A manhunt remains underway in Arizona after two inmates escape from the state prison.

According to the Arizona Department of Corrections, John Charpiot and David Harmon escaped from Florence State Prison Saturday.

Local authorities have warned residents to remain alert as both inmates were convicted of crimes against children. The two reportedly broke out using tools they obtained from a facility room.

“They were in the housing unit at that time and were out for a rec break… and obviously it’s an ongoing investigation, information is still raw, so I don’t have all the answers at this moment,” Arizona Department of Corrections Deputy Director Frank Strada stated. “They were able to get into the tool room by knocking over a wall-mounted air conditioning unit, which allowed them inside the tool room and they were able to obtain a bolt cutter, wire snips, and linemen pliers.”

The Department of Public Safety announced two different SWAT teams and air units are assisting in the search. Investigators are also contacting possible affiliates of the inmates.

In the meantime, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey is offering a reward of up to $70,000 for anyone who has any information leading to an arrest.

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‘The Gateway Pundit’ alleges Big Tech bias

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OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 2:10 PM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Reports on Big Tech censorship continue to surface as conservatives look for a place to express their freedom of speech.

According to two articles from ‘The Gateway Pundit’ on Saturday, users reported experiencing Big Tech bias on both Facebook and Instagram.

Co-founders of the recently established conservative site ‘The Scoop,’ Justin Mickanen and Cameron Schnittger, were reportedly notified that their accounts were disabled on Facebook hours after creating a ‘Patriots Against Joe Biden’ Facebook page.

The decision was supposedly permanent and irreversible. The article suggested that political preference influenced the decision.

Meanwhile, ‘The Gateway Pundit‘ posted a similar article the same day. According to their piece, multiple users claimed they were added as followers to The White House Instagram page after blocking it several times.

The article alleged The White House page pulled the stunt because it had less than a million followers. It called into question Joe Biden’s actual popularity, as he supposedly received 81 million votes, but couldn’t even get a fraction of that in social media support.

While some users were reportedly unable to unfollow The White House account, others confirmed being able to without issue.

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Expert identifies multiple agent provocateurs in Jan. 6 attack

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:35 AM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

One America’s Jack Posobiec is continuing to investigate the events that took place at the Capitol on Jan. 6. He recently sat down with Michael Yon, a war correspondent with years of experience studying tactics of Antifa and other groups. Jack asked Yon to compare what he has seen in other countries to the scenes at the Capitol earlier this month. Here’s what he had to say, take a look.


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Ariz. lawmaker seeks SCOTUS review of lawsuit challenging mail-in ballots

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:30 AM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Nearly three months after the general election, lawmakers across the country continue to push investigations addressing concerns of widespread election fraud. Chief White House correspondent Chanel Rion has more.


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Sen. Marshall: President Trump was on track for 100M vaccines in 100 days

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 7:20 AM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Newly-elected GOP Sen. Roger Marshall, who is also a medical doctor, said that the Trump administration was already on track for a goal of 100 million vaccinations in 100 days before the Biden administration publicly announced this as their own goal. One America’s John Hines caught up with the Kansas lawmaker and has more on the story.


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Kelli Ward reelected as Ariz. GOP chairwoman

FILE – In this Nov. 18, 2020, file photo, Dr. Kelli Ward, chair of the Arizona Republican Party, held a press conference in Phoenix. Arizona (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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UPDATED 7:00 AM PT – Sunday, January 24, 2021

Kelli Ward was reelected to serve as GOP chairwoman in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, setting her up for her second term.

“It’s important for Arizona’s future that our state Republican party remains strong, remains competent and accountable to the grassroots,” Ward stated.

She faced off against three challengers and in the second round of voting, clenched her victory with 51.5 percent of the vote. In an address to the crowd, Ward emphasized the need to elect “America first Republicans” in the state, rather than continue following politics of the past.

She went on to share a recorded phone message from President Trump, giving her his complete and total endorsement.

“She is a terrific person, she is a person I know, you’ll never find anybody more dedicated to every aspect of what we’re all dedicated to, and so I give her my complete and total endorsement,” President Trump stated. “Whether it’s the 2nd Amendment or so many other things that she’s for, and very very heavy on our military, election integrity, all of the things that we want, that’s Kelli Ward and nobody will out work her.”

Ward prides herself as a doctor, a mother, a military wife and a former member of the Arizona state Senate. She was also among several Republicans fighting for election integrity alongside President Trump.

“Now is the time of decision, we can either return to business as usual, something the Democrats and the old wing of the Republican party would love to see happen, or, we can ensure that the leaders we elect work for the people, and not the other way around,” Ward said.

At the end of the night, Ward and one of her challengers, Sergio Arellano, called for party unity.

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Hirono: Goal of Impeachment to Hold Trump Accountable, Stop Him from Ever Seeking Elected Office Again #GEORGEnews

breitbart.com – During Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Cross Connection,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, argued Congress should attempt to multitask with former President …



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