ICE Data Reveal Sharp Drop in Deportations Under Biden

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By Brian Freeman | Sunday, 22 May 2022 09:47 PM

The Biden administration removed almost 80% fewer illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2021 than former President Donald Trump did in 2019, the last full year before coronavirus restrictions, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) data, Just The News reported on Sunday.

ICE removed fewer than 60,000 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2021, a period that covers Oct. 1, 2020 to Sept. 30, 2021, part of which includes the last months of the Trump administration. The ICE data was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act requested by the Center for Immigration Studies.

In comparison, more than 265,000 illegal migrants were deported in 2019. In 2020, the first year of pandemic restrictions, more than 185,000 illegal immigrants were deported.

The lower number of deportations under Biden comes despite having record numbers of illegal immigrant encounters on the Mexican border in fiscal year 2021: more than 1.7 million. The record is on pace to be broken again this fiscal year, as there were almost 1.3 million encounters as of April.

The surge in illegal immigrants comes as the Biden administration is attempting to legally lift Title 42, a measure instituted during the Trump presidency in order to limit immigrants during the pandemic, according to Just The News.

If the Biden administration is successful in its legal efforts to lift the measure, there are expected to be some 18,000 illegal immigrants a day at the border with Mexico.

Former Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan told the "John Solomon Reports" podcast last month that the situation is making Border Patrol officers feel "demoralized."

"We literally handed over operational control to the cartels," Morgan said. "It's way beyond the millions that have been smuggled in this country."

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Sussmann Trial: Clinton Campaign Scrambles to ‘Protect the Queen’

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By Nick Koutsobinas | Sunday, 22 May 2022 08:22 PM

On Friday, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, Robby Mook, testified that Clinton personally authorized the delivery of since-debunked data alleging collusion between former President Donald Trump and Russia. A former U.S. Justice Department official likened his testimony to a chess move made to "protect the queen," the New York Post reported.

Jim Trusty, a former federal prosecutor, said Mook's testimony that the then-Democratic presidential nominee signed off on the release of information allegedly connecting Trump to Russia's Alfa Bank fit with testimony in which Mook and former campaign general counsel Marc Elias said they were unaware that campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann planned to provide the information to the FBI.

"The strategy here is Protect the Queen!" Trusty wrote in an email. "The Knights (lawyers for the campaign, the campaign manager) have drawn the line — admitting what they have to admit."

Commenting on how Mook and Elias suggested that Clinton "was shocked, shocked by Sussmann going to the FBI," Trusty said, "Legal representation simply does not work that way. You don't 'free-lance' a visit to the FBI while billing your client for the time.

"The defense is basically trying to provide a fig leaf to any partisan jurors who want to acquit."

Former FBI agent Thomas J. Baker said, "Whether Sussmann is found guilty or innocent or otherwise, [special counsel John] Durham has already laid out, in my opinion, what these people were up to and what was going on.

"It paints a picture of Sussmann colluding with other people to drag the FBI into an investigation and besmirch a presidential candidate," he added.

Sussmann is standing federal trial on a single count of lying to the FBI in September 2016.

Baker added that cultural changes made by former FBI Director Robert Mueller following the Sept. 11 terror attacks resulted in the case against Sussmann being weaker than it would have been.

"Moving away from being a law enforcement agency to an intelligence agency changed the culture," Baker said. "Part of it is they got rid of agent-executives and replaced them with so-called professionals, like James Baker."

James Baker left Sussmann's statement open to question and didn't prepare an official report known as a "302," according to Thomas Baker.

Former Manhattan federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wrote in a column for the Post that Durham "appears to have built a case of historic consequence" that "portrays the Clinton campaign as guilty of perhaps the worst dirty trick in the history of American presidential elections.

"The problem for Durham," he continued, "is that, because he hasn't charged the big scheme, Judge [Christopher] Cooper is restricting what he can tell the jury about it.

"On the other hand, to the extent Sussmann directly participated in the scheme, the court is inclined to let Durham prove it."

Sussmann Trial: Clinton Campaign Scrambles to ‘Protect the Queen’

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By Nick Koutsobinas | Sunday, 22 May 2022 08:22 PM

On Friday, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, Robby Mook, testified that Clinton personally authorized the delivery of since-debunked data alleging collusion between former President Donald Trump and Russia. A former U.S. Justice Department official likened his testimony to a chess move made to "protect the queen," the New York Post reported.

Jim Trusty, a former federal prosecutor, said Mook's testimony that the then-Democratic presidential nominee signed off on the release of information allegedly connecting Trump to Russia's Alfa Bank fit with testimony in which Mook and former campaign general counsel Marc Elias said they were unaware that campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann planned to provide the information to the FBI.

"The strategy here is Protect the Queen!" Trusty wrote in an email. "The Knights (lawyers for the campaign, the campaign manager) have drawn the line — admitting what they have to admit."

Commenting on how Mook and Elias suggested that Clinton "was shocked, shocked by Sussmann going to the FBI," Trusty said, "Legal representation simply does not work that way. You don't 'free-lance' a visit to the FBI while billing your client for the time.

"The defense is basically trying to provide a fig leaf to any partisan jurors who want to acquit."

Former FBI agent Thomas J. Baker said, "Whether Sussmann is found guilty or innocent or otherwise, [special counsel John] Durham has already laid out, in my opinion, what these people were up to and what was going on.

"It paints a picture of Sussmann colluding with other people to drag the FBI into an investigation and besmirch a presidential candidate," he added.

Sussmann is standing federal trial on a single count of lying to the FBI in September 2016.

Baker added that cultural changes made by former FBI Director Robert Mueller following the Sept. 11 terror attacks resulted in the case against Sussmann being weaker than it would have been.

"Moving away from being a law enforcement agency to an intelligence agency changed the culture," Baker said. "Part of it is they got rid of agent-executives and replaced them with so-called professionals, like James Baker."

James Baker left Sussmann's statement open to question and didn't prepare an official report known as a "302," according to Thomas Baker.

Former Manhattan federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy wrote in a column for the Post that Durham "appears to have built a case of historic consequence" that "portrays the Clinton campaign as guilty of perhaps the worst dirty trick in the history of American presidential elections.

"The problem for Durham," he continued, "is that, because he hasn't charged the big scheme, Judge [Christopher] Cooper is restricting what he can tell the jury about it.

"On the other hand, to the extent Sussmann directly participated in the scheme, the court is inclined to let Durham prove it."

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Sen. Johnson: Sussmann Trial Laying Out Clinton Campaign Corruption

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By Nick Koutsobinas | Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:27 PM

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., says revelations coming out of former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann's federal trial are laying out the level of corruption the FBI, Department of Justice and news media were involved in regarding the solicitation of a Trump-Russia collusion narrative.

"We've known for quite some time that the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the Steele dossier," Johnson told John Catsimatidis on his WABC radio show, "The Cats Roundtable."

"But now we are finding out that the whole Alfa Bank hoax … was all made up."

Robby Mook, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, last week told jurors she "agreed" to provide to the media a since debunked claim of a Trump campaign/Kremlin-Alfa Bank link.

"They used individuals who had contracts with our Defense Department to mine this data and develop some kind of inference that Trump was colluding with Russia so that they could report that to the FBI [which could then] … report that to the American public as an October surprise," Johnson said.

"The fact that the Hillary Clinton campaign manufactured this entire Russian collusion hoax and the FBI … concluded that this is preposterous — it's BS … And yet they set up the Mueller probe​."

"The US government's law enforcement agencies knew the Clinton campaign was up to this, and yet they put America through this … four-year political turmoil, which is all based on a lie developed by Hillary Clinton​," he added.

He later said the trial should alert Americans and be marked as an inflection point for the United States.

Sussmann is on trial for lying to the FBI in Sept. 2016.

Special Counsel John Durham's prosecutors say Sussmann denied he worked on behalf of the Clinton campaign or tech executive Rodney Joffe when he met with then-FBI general counsel James Baker and delivered data that purportedly exhibited a connection between the Trump campaign and Alfa Bank.

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Sen. Cruz to Stump for Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate GOP Primary

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By Solange Reyner | Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:37 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will headline a campaign event for Trump-shunned Rep. Mo Brooks on the eve of the Senate Republican primary, reports AL.com.

Former President Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement of “woke” Brooks two months ago for being disloyal and doubting his claims about the 2020 presidential election. At the time, polls showed Brooks falling behind two rivals. But he has since bounced back and could very well advance to a Senate runoff against Katie Britt, former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby.

“Right now, it looks like he’s going to be in the runoff, and two months ago you would have said there’s no chance of that,” Chris Brown, a Republican strategist in Alabama, told Politico.

Cruz, who also bucked Trump and campaigned for financier David McCormick in the Pennsylvania senate race against Dr. Mehmet Oz, will attend a town hall event with Brooks Monday in Huntsville, Alabama.

Paul is also scheduled to take part in a tele-town hall Monday night with Sen. Rand Paul – who is also backing Brooks.

Cruz told Axios last week he was backing McCormick and Eric Schmitt in Missouri because “my approach in primaries is to support the strongest conservative who can win.”

Sen. Cruz to Stump for Rep. Mo Brooks in Alabama Senate GOP Primary

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By Solange Reyner | Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:37 PM

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will headline a campaign event for Trump-shunned Rep. Mo Brooks on the eve of the Senate Republican primary, reports AL.com.

Former President Donald Trump withdrew his endorsement of “woke” Brooks two months ago for being disloyal and doubting his claims about the 2020 presidential election. At the time, polls showed Brooks falling behind two rivals. But he has since bounced back and could very well advance to a Senate runoff against Katie Britt, former chief of staff to retiring Sen. Richard Shelby.

“Right now, it looks like he’s going to be in the runoff, and two months ago you would have said there’s no chance of that,” Chris Brown, a Republican strategist in Alabama, told Politico.

Cruz, who also bucked Trump and campaigned for financier David McCormick in the Pennsylvania senate race against Dr. Mehmet Oz, will attend a town hall event with Brooks Monday in Huntsville, Alabama.

Paul is also scheduled to take part in a tele-town hall Monday night with Sen. Rand Paul – who is also backing Brooks.

Cruz told Axios last week he was backing McCormick and Eric Schmitt in Missouri because “my approach in primaries is to support the strongest conservative who can win.”

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Sen. Marshall: US In Midst of ‘Migrant Crisis’ at Southern Border

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By Fran Beyer | Sunday, 22 May 2022 01:56 PM

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., on Sunday called a flood of migrants at the border a “human tragedy” that has triggered an “unsustainable crisis.”

In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Marshall, on a visit to the troubled border at McAllen, Texas, lamented that “at nighttime, it looks like a war zone.”

“This is a human tragedy here,” he said. “There's a sea of humanitarian crisis here every evening and every day lived out as well. And I want to just shout out the Border Patrol officers are doing an incredible job, the Department of Public Safety here in Texas. All those people are doing the best, but they're just simply overwhelmed.”

“This is an unsustainable crisis,” he continued.

“I’m calling on [President] Joe Biden to come down here and see this for himself,” Marshall demanded. “And I don't mean to do a fly-by at the airport.”

The senator also blamed Biden for announcing an end to Title 42 migrant expulsions — a move that has been blocked in courts.

“When he announced he was ending Title 42, that was the magnet for the rest of the world,” Marshall said, adding: “The ranchers I visited with yesterday on their ranches, when [former] President [Donald] Trump was president, they would see one or two dead bodies per year. They've found a hundred bodies on one ranch, year-to-date, right now. So this is exploding.”

According to Marshall, Biden is “making the cartel rich” and threatening national security.

“This is the greatest national security crisis that's immediately facing this nation right now,” he asserted.

“The human trafficking, the human smuggling is exploding as well,” he said. “We're in the middle of a great migrant crisis right now.”

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Wisconsin GOP Straw Poll: DeSantis Favored Over Trump for ’24

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By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 01:14 PM

The Wisconsin GOP state convention straw poll voters this weekend favored Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis over former President Donald Trump for the 2024 presidential nomination.

DeSantis drew a 38% plurality of support, while Trump came in second at 32% and former South Carolina GOP Gov. Nikki Haley was third at just 7%.

Those polled at this weekend's convention are also split on whether they want Trump to run again, as 41% said they do, 32% said they do not, and 22% were unsure.

Wisconsin has been a key swing state and a battleground in recent presidential elections.

While there were a reported 1,500 attendees at the convention, just 325 members of the Wisconsin GOP cast ballots in the straw poll.

"The poll suggested Trump fatigue may be setting in," analysis by FloridaPolitics.com claimed.

Both Trump and DeSantis called Florida home, but they dominated the poll over Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (2%) and Rick Scott, R-Fla. (1%).

The analysis does note Trump mostly has the support of the Republican Party voters, even if the gap is closing.

In the largest red state of Texas, Trump received 45% support over DeSantis' 28%, who gained 8 points from an April poll, according to Texas' CWS Research polling.

While Trump holds favor over DeSantis nationwide, according to the FloridaPolitics.com analysis, DeSantis is an overwhelming favorite in polling that does not include Trump as an option.

There was no margin of error in the Wisconsin GOP convention straw poll, which was admittedly "not scientific."

While that poll result was rendered in a Saturday vote, Trump hailed his support in the GOP in a Truth Social post Saturday: "98% approval rating in the Republican Party. Thank you!"

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Analysis: Republicans Shrink Gender Gap, Gain Among Female Voters

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By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 12:51 PM

Republicans are gaining with female voters as the political gender gap is shrinking, with polls showing the GOP will do better with women than the last midterm election of 2018.

According to CNN analysis of six recent national polls, there is a gender gap of 20 points between men and women in their party of choice: Men favor Republicans by an average of 13 points, while women favor Democrats by an average of 7 points.

That gender gap was 29 points in 2018 and 34 points in 2019, according to CNN.

Republicans are doing 4 points better among men, but 13 points better among women, according to averages from six polls by ABC News/Washington Post, CNN/SSRS, Fox, NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist College, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac University.

The trend comes amid a Supreme Court draft decision potentially overruling Roe v. Wade on abortion, kicking the controversial issue back to the states and out of the judiciary – along with parental rights in education after the COVID-19 vaccine and masking mandates.

Also, women are souring on President Joe Biden, according to the analysis.

Biden's approval among women in the latest Gallup Poll has dropped from 62% at the start of his presidency to 46% now. That 16-point drop is greater than the 11-point drop among men approving of Biden's presidency.

Part of the shrinking gender gap can be explained by more female Republican midterm candidates, according to CNN.

The analysis projected three "strong pickup opportunities for female Republican governors this November, including: Arizona Republican gubernatorial primary candidate Kari Lake, Arkansas' Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Wisconsin's former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.

Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Lake and Sanders.

If all three win, there could be a record six female Republican governors in 2023, including Alabama GOP Gov. Kay Ivey, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, and South Dakota's Kristi Noem – all favored to win reelection, according to the analysis.

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Bill Maher: At This Rate ‘We Will All Be Gay by 2054’

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By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 12:29 PM

Comedian Bill Maher warned against gender transition medicine for children and trends showing the LGBTQ+ population "doubling every generation" in a controversial monologue that is angering progressives on social media.

"According to a recent Gallup poll, less than 1% of Americans born before 1946 — that's Joe Biden's generation — identify that way: 2.6% of boomers do, 4.2% of Gen X, 10.5% of millennials, and 20.8% of Gen Z," Maher said Friday on HBO's "Real Time."

"Which means if we follow this trajectory we will all be gay in 2054."

Maher noted the transformational changes beg the question, "when things change this much, this fast, people are allowed to ask: 'What's up with that?'

"All the babies are in the wrong bodies?"

"It wasn't that long ago that when adults asked a kid 'what do you want to be when you grow up,' they meant 'what profession,'" Maher said.

Former Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile, appearing on the show, shook her head at the quip, albeit with a smirk.

Maher also questioned the concern of LGBTQ+ activists being concerned about abortion, "over, breeders?"

"Someone needs to say it: Not everything's about you," Maher continued. "And it's OK to ask questions about something that's very new and involves children.

"The answer can't always be that someone from a marginalized community is automatically right — trump card, mic drop, end of discussion.

"Because we're literally experimenting on children," he added, pointing to gender transition medicine and puberty blockers.

"Maybe that's why Sweden and Finland have stopped giving puberty blockers to kids, because we just don't know much about the long-term effects," Maher said. "Although common sense should tell you that when you reverse the course of raging hormones, there's going to be problems.

Maher pointed to the reported side affects of limiting bone density – which he said, "is kind of important if you like having a skeleton" – and also "fertility and the ability to have an orgasm."

Maher was aware of the likely criticism of his comments, saying "weighing trade-offs is not bigotry."

Maher also denounced gender dysphoria unwinding "gay pride," saying America's younger generation is drawn to "trendy" things like LGBTQ issues as a social conditioning.

Maher lamented we are now at a point "gay men aren't hip enough for the gay pride parade."

"This is a phenomenon we need to take in account when we look at this issue: Yes, part of the rise of LGBT numbers is from people feeling free enough to tell it to a pollster and that's all to the good," Maher said. "But some of it is: It's trendy. 'Penis equals man? OK, Boomer.'

"If you haven't noticed the kids doing something for the 'likes,' you haven't been paying attention."

Maher also noted liberal locales seem to have a higher rate of transgenderism.

"If this spike in trans children is all natural, why is it regional?" Maher asked. "Either Ohio is shaming them or California is creating them.

"It's like that day we all needed bottled water all the time."

Maher called for "a serious science-based discussion" on the trends.

"It's a blow being struck in culture wars, using children as cannon fodder," he warned.

"And never forget: Children are impressionable and very, very stupid," Maher said. "Kids don't know why mom drinks every day or why dad has two cell phones. Maybe the boy who thinks he's a girl is just gay.

Maher stressed kids always go through "phases."

"They're kids; it's all phases!" Maher concluded.

"Gender fluid? Kids are fluid about everything. If kids knew what they wanted to be at age 8, the world would be filled with cowboys and princesses.

"I wanted to be a pirate. Thank God no one took me seriously and scheduled me for eye removal and peg-leg surgery."

RNC’s McDaniel: ‘When Dust Settles,’ GOP Will Unite, Support Candidates

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By Fran Beyer | Sunday, 22 May 2022 12:11 PM

Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel said Sunday “when the dust settles” ahead of the November elections, Republicans will unite to support GOP candidates that will give them a majority in the Senate and House.

In an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” McDaniel dismissed the contentiousness of GOP primary races, including Pennsylvania.

“When the dust settles Republicans are going to unite, including President [Donald] Trump, to make sure that we win back the House and the Senate,” she declared.

“We need to focus on the Democrats… they are the ones in control… and Republicans who are fighting each other constantly, that is not helping us defeat Democrats in November,” she said, noting the former president “is going to be critical to help us win in the midterms and help turn out Trump voters who take his lead.”

McDaniel blasted Democrat Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf as responsible for the tight GOP Senate primary race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick.

“The Republican legislature in Pennsylvania put forward an election integrity bill that Governor Wolf vetoed earlier this year,” McDaniel lamented. “If that had been passed we would not be in this position. President Trump is right, and others, that they should not have no-excuse absentee voting, this influx of voting is clearly [showing] that systems are not ready for that and Pennsylvania is a case of that right now. And I think a lot of this lies at the feet of Governor Wolf, why we are having this disaster in Pennsylvania right now.”

Yet McDaniel predicted every Republican is going to be supporting the Republican nominee in states with primaries, including Trump.

“We know what's at stake with the balance of power,” she said, “We see the disaster that our country is going through under Joe Biden… Primaries are difficult, they are challenging, and then we get together afterwards and focus on who we really need to defeat, which is the Democrats.”

She also noted that Trump has an A+ on his endorsements so far — except in Georgia, where Trump-endorsed former Sen. David Perdue is trailing incumbent Gov. Brian Kemp.

“President Trump has endorsed in 84 races” — 81 of which won their races, she noted. “That's like an A+.”

“I talked to people in Georgia who love President Trump and like Kemp,” she said. “I think that's what you're seeing in some of the voters in Georgia, but we are going to see what happens on Tuesday. … the power of his endorsement is astounding.”

McDaniel pointed out that concerns about election integrity led GOP-led states to pass bills ensuring it in 2022.

“2020 was a different election, more mail-in ballots, many safeguards of voter I.D. were removed and you see Georgia and Florida and Texas and other states passed comprehensive election reform that require voter I.D. for absentee ballots,” she said. “That's just common sense."

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Parents Irate NYC School Library Book Indoctrinates Kids

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By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 10:47 AM

A book for 10- and 11-year kids is being distributed in New York City school libraries with blatant liberal indoctrination messaging, according to irate parents.

Former President Donald Trump has long ridiculed the liberal indoctrination in public schools and now parents are objecting to a book boldly carrying through on partisan politics, teaching kids their AOC's instead of their ABCs, the New York Post reported.

Anastasia Higginbotham's "What You Don't Know: A Story of Liberated Childhood" hails Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and her Democrat-socialism "Squad," while it openly mocks Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in blatant partisan messaging appearing on New York City library shelves and the 5th-grade reading list, parents told the Post.

The book also includes themes of religion, gender dysphoria, and sexuality alternatives for 5th-graders who are 10 and 11 years old.

"It's a horrible book," a Staten Island mom told the Post, saying it was anti-Catholic and its mix of religion and politics "has no place in the classroom."

The book depicts Demetrius, a Black boy struggling to fit in at school and church, along with a friend "who's queer like me."

"Churches can preach all they want about love — the only thing that I feel when I'm here is shame," Demetrius reportedly says in the book.

It also mocks McConnell, according to the author in a reading of the book on YouTube.

"That's Mitch McConnell, and the child wants to know if even Mitch McConnell is invited to love and be loved considering all the harm he is causing," according to the narrative, while not expounding on supposed "harm" of conservatism.

The book also shows Demetrius watching TV with the progressive "squad" on the screen, including AOC, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Higginbotham's other books have included other progressive political themes, including "Not My Idea," striking at white supremacy.

"While perhaps well intentioned, bringing political and ideological materials into the classroom can undermine trust between families and schools," Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism's Bion Bartning, whose organization strives for a "pro-human agenda" and seeks to push back against critical race theory.

"Being inclusive starts with listening to diverse perspectives, and accepting the culture, values and deeply held beliefs of all families who are part of the school community."

Critical race theory is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica as the concept in which race is a socially constructed category ingrained in American law intended to maintain social, economic, and political inequalities between whites and nonwhites. It holds that the U.S. society is inherently or systemically racist.

Staten Island Councilman Joseph Borelli denounced books indoctrinating children with progressive ideology as "poor parting gift from the prior administration."

"Thankfully, most of my principals have used them as paperweights," he told the Post. "There isn't any value in trying to offend parents and confuse students."

Higginbotham claimed opponents of her book favor white supremacy.

"I never expected people who cling to the oppressive, dying institutions of patriarchy and white supremacy to like that book," she told the Post.

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Politico Poll: Majority Backs Keeping Title 42 Migrant Expulsions

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By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 09:23 AM

The Trump administration Title 42 policy of turning away migrants at the border due to an ongoing health emergency remains popular with Americans, even if the Biden administration has attempted to do away with it.

A new Politico-Harvard poll finds 55% of American adults oppose ending the use of the Trump-era policy, while just 45% side with President Joe Biden's desire to force it to expire.

The poll was conducted before Monday's potential ending of Title 42 expulsions under Biden's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but a Louisiana judge Friday issued an injunction to block the end of the order.

The order was put in place by former President Donald Trump in March 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been estimated to have turned away 1.7 million asylum seekers crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in the past two years.

Republicans have noted even talking about ending the Title 42 expulsions would lead to a flood of illegal migrants seeking to freely enter American under Biden's catch-and-release immigration policy.

The Department of Homeland Security estimated as many as 18,000 migrants per day will flood the southern border if Title 42 is taken down, according to Politico.

Harvard professor Emeritus Robert Blendon said the popularity of Title 42 exposes Congress' inability to reform immigration law to Americans' liking.

"They're taking something used to control epidemics and are fighting for it because they know there's no way to reach an agreement over immigration," Blendon told Politico. "Congress can't agree what to do, and they're using it as a fig leaf a public health emergency measure."

Broken down by party, 81% of Republicans want to keep Title 42, while just 36% of Democrats say the same.

While the Louisiana judge's injunction keeps Title 42 in place, a March 4 D.C. Circuit ruling granted those legitimately fleeing violence can apply for asylum. The lead counsel in the D.C. case Lee Gelernt said the injunction cannot send illegal migrants back to danger, thus allowing them to say in America, according to Politico.

The Politico-Harvard polled was conducted by SSRS of Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, among 1,025 U.S. adults May 6-9. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

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YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached

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YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached President Joe Biden at the G20 Summit 2021. ( Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 08:45 AM

A large majority of registered Republican voters (68%) say a GOP-controlled House should vote to impeach President Joe Biden if the party retakes the majority after the November midterm elections, according to a recent UMass poll.

Democrats twice voting to impeach former President Donald Trump has turned impeachment into a political weapon, according to UMass Amherst pollster Tatishe Nteta.

"The decision to impeach a president was once viewed as a last resort to reign in a president who pushed or broke through the boundaries of our laws, values and ethics," political science professor Nteta said. "Today, impeachment is no longer a final option, but one of many weapons to be used in an era of rampant partisan polarization to gain an upper hand on one's partisan opponents.

"With a number of Republican members of Congress calling to impeach President Biden, the chorus will likely grow louder if and when the Republican Party takes control of the U.S. House in 2022."

Also, 54% of Republicans say Biden will be impeached, while 44% of all respondents believe he will be, and just 34% of all respondents say he should be impeached.

The pollsters project a tight midterm election with the impassioned basis of both major parties.

"Super-majorities of Democrats and Republicans both say they are energized going into the 2022 midterm election season," pollster Jesse Rhodes said. "With partisans of all stripes excited about the election, we could be in for very closely fought campaigns this fall. A lot will hinge on whether and to what extent Democratic and Republican candidates are successful in turning out their voters during the campaign."

Republicans rate themselves an average of 79 on a scale of 1-100 for their level of excitement for the midterms, while Democrats are an average of 73. But Democrats also note Republicans are more excited about the elections (69) than Republicans estimate Democrats are (44), potentially aiding voter turnout, according to the poll.

Independents rate themselves just a 47 on excitement for the midterms.

"In the 2018 midterm, turnout was at its highest level since 1914 with close to 120 million Americans going to the polls," Nteta said. "Our results suggest that the days of low voter turnout in midterm elections may be over with Americans on both sides of the partisan divide expressing excitement to vote in 2022 and expressing their belief that the results of the 2022 midterm will be important for the nation’s future."

The University of Massachusetts Amherst polled 1,000 respondents nationwide was conducted by YouGov May 5-9, and the poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached

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YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached YouGov Poll: Nearly 70 Percent of Republicans Want Biden Impeached President Joe Biden at the G20 summit 2021. ( Antonio Masiello/Getty Images)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 22 May 2022 08:45 AM

A large majority of registered Republican voters (68%) say a GOP-controlled House should vote to impeach President Joe Biden if the party retakes the majority after the November midterm elections, according to a recent UMass poll.

Democrats twice voting to impeach former President Donald Trump has turned impeachment into a political weapon, according to UMass Amherst pollster Tatishe Nteta.

"The decision to impeach a president was once viewed as a last resort to reign in a president who pushed or broke through the boundaries of our laws, values and ethics," political science professor Nteta said. "Today, impeachment is no longer a final option, but one of many weapons to be used in an era of rampant partisan polarization to gain an upper hand on one's partisan opponents.

"With a number of Republican members of Congress calling to impeach President Biden, the chorus will likely grow louder if and when the Republican Party takes control of the U.S. House in 2022."

Also, 54% of Republicans say Biden will be impeached, while 44% of all respondents believe he will be, and just 34% of all respondents say he should be impeached.

The pollsters project a tight midterm election with the impassioned basis of both major parties.

"Super-majorities of Democrats and Republicans both say they are energized going into the 2022 midterm election season," pollster Jesse Rhodes said. "With partisans of all stripes excited about the election, we could be in for very closely fought campaigns this fall. A lot will hinge on whether and to what extent Democratic and Republican candidates are successful in turning out their voters during the campaign."

Republicans rate themselves an average of 79 on a scale of 1-100 for their level of excitement for the midterms, while Democrats are an average of 73. But Democrats also note Republicans are more excited about the elections (69) than Republicans estimate Democrats are (44), potentially aiding voter turnout, according to the poll.

Independents rate themselves just a 47 on excitement for the midterms.

"In the 2018 midterm, turnout was at its highest level since 1914 with close to 120 million Americans going to the polls," Nteta said. "Our results suggest that the days of low voter turnout in midterm elections may be over with Americans on both sides of the partisan divide expressing excitement to vote in 2022 and expressing their belief that the results of the 2022 midterm will be important for the nation’s future."

The University of Massachusetts Amherst polled 1,000 respondents nationwide was conducted by YouGov May 5-9, and the poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment (Newsmax's "The Count")

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 21 May 2022 06:45 PM

The House will eventually vote to expunge former President Donald Trump's second impeachment, even if they have to wait until Republicans retake the chamber this fall, Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who has introduced legislation to throw out the impeachment, said on Newsmax Saturday.

"What we're trying to do here is say, Listen, you guys made a political decision to impeach a president," the Oklahoma Republican said on Newsmax's "The Count." "Our founding fathers warned us about this to begin with, and what we don't want to do is say to future Congresses that this is OK. We've got to make sure we get this thing right."

And, Mullin said, if the Democrats don't agree to expunge the impeachment and right their own wrong, "we'll do it when we kick you guys out of office next year, which we're going to do that in November."

Mullin's resolution condemns what he says is the "rabid partisanship the Democrats displayed in exercising one of the most grave and consequential powers with which the House is charged."

Trump was impeached in the House within days of the Jan. 6, 2021 incidents at the Capitol, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats in the vote for the articles of impeachment. On Feb. 13, the Senate acquitted Trump by a 57-43 vote, with seven Republican senators voting to convict him, even though by then he had left the White House.

Mullin said he's come under fire from Democrats for his move to expunge the impeachment, including from Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., who led the prosecution and has asked him how he can consider the legislation.

"I said because it was politically motivated," said Mullin. "At least in 1834 the Senate, who had censored Andrew Jackson, came back and expunged it because they realized it was a political decision."

Mullin, who is running for the U.S. Senate, also spoke out against the White House's push to control information that is being released, including with the now-paused Disinformation Governance Board, and said the administration is even losing control of its social media capabilities.

"MSNBC, CNN is starting to have to literally quit defending [Biden]," said Mullin. "You see what's happening with Hunter Biden and they're having to actually kind of tell the truth. So what they're trying to do is say, "OK, we need to take control of our own propaganda machine and we're going to decide what is true and what's not. That's the same thing that a socialist country does when they're going to put out their information to people.

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Wisconsin GOP Votes Not to Endorse for Governor in Primary

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SCOTT BAUER Saturday, 21 May 2022 06:46 PM

Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% needed to get the nod — and cash — that comes with winning the party's official backing.

It marked the first time delegates have not endorsed a candidate for governor. Many activists, and one of Kleefisch's rivals, had argued for not endorsing anyone, saying it would fracture the party.

The Republican endorsement has been highly sought after because it unlocks funding from the state party, which can then spend as much as it wants on the winner. Now the top candidates will fight it out without any official backing from the party.

Kleefisch got 55%, while "no endorsement" got 43% on the final ballot. The other candidates were all in the single digits.

The winner of the Aug. 9 primary will advance to face Democrat Gov. Tony Evers, in a race that is a top priority for both parties nationally. In addition to Kleefisch, who polls have shown is leading the field, other candidates are construction business co-owner Tim Michels; business consultant and former Marine Kevin Nicholson; and state Rep. Timothy Ramthun.

After the vote, Kleefisch declared victory, saying she feels "terrific" with getting majority support despite falling short of what was needed for the endorsement.

Kleefisch, the only woman running for governor, served eight years under former Gov. Scott Walker between 2011 and 2019.

She described herself at the annual convention outside of Madison as a "tea party mom" and highlighted her victory in a 2011 recall election and her opposition to abortion.

"Now I'm not a biologist." Kleefisch said. "But I am a woman and I will not let a man like Tony Evers tell me how I'm supposed to feel about Roe. I will win this because I can speak with a mother's heart."

She portrayed herself as a fighter, opposed to vaccine mandates, in support of school choice and the only candidate "tested against the liberal mob," referring to protesters who demonstrated against Walker's ending of collective bargaining for most public workers.

Michels, the most recent candidate to get in the race, dismissed attacks against him for living out of state part-time for years, calling them "garbage" and "political smear."

"I am in this to win, but I am not here to tear down this convention or any other candidate for governor," Michels said.

He did not directly ask for an endorsement, saying he wanted attendees' votes in August and November.

Nicholson, a former Marine, advocated for no endorsement, but he kept his name in consideration.

"I want Republicans to win and we can't do that if our party is fractured," he said. "An endorsement today does not put us in a position of strength."

Delegates approved a rule change earlier Saturday that allowed for the "no endorsement" option.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who supports Kleefisch, downplayed the importance of winning the endorsement, likening it to a straw poll and saying it's just one indicator of a candidate's strength.

Evers has issued more vetoes than any governor in Wisconsin history in blocking the Republican-controlled Legislature's agenda. A Republican governor would give the GOP the power to enact any laws it wished.

The Republican Party has endorsed candidates since 2009, including the past three governor's races. Winning that backing was crucial to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson's win in his first race in 2010. Johnson, who is up for reelection this year, focused his speech not on Democrats running against him but instead defending his record and attacking the media.

"I can't even breathe without them taking my exhalation and distorting and twisting it," Johnson said of the media. "My race is literally about the truth versus lies and distortion."

Divisions within the Republican Party have been a distraction; Some Republicans have called for the ouster of Vos for not pursuing former President Donald Trump's false claims of election fraud vigorously enough and refusing to decertify President Joe Biden's win.

"We have no ability to decertify the election and go back," Vos said, generating loud boos from many in the crowd. "We need to focus on moving forward."

All of the GOP gubernatorial candidates have questioned the legitimacy of Biden's win in Wisconsin, even though the outcome has withstood recounts, lawsuits, an audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau and a review by the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

Ramthun, whose campaign for governor is focused on decertifying Biden's win in 2020, told convention attendees that he would personally perform a "forensic audit" on both the primary and the general election.

"Election integrity is the No. 1 issue in the state," he said to cheers.

Trump hasn't endorsed anyone in the governor's race primary, but all of the main candidates except for Nicholson have met with him to try and get his blessing.

In addition to the governor's race, Republicans will be voting on endorsements for statewide races for lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer. The state Democratic Party convention will be June 25 in La Crosse. Democrats do not endorse.

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 21 May 2022 06:41 PM

The House will eventually vote to expunge former President Donald Trump's second impeachment, even if they have to wait until Republicans retake the chamber this fall, said Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who has introduced legislation to throw out the impeachment, on Newsmax Saturday.

"What we're trying to do here is say, 'Listen, you guys made a political decision to impeach a president,'" the Oklahoma Republican said on Newsmax's "The Count." "Our Founding Fathers warned us about this to begin with, and what we don't want to do is say to future Congresses that this is OK. We've got to make sure we get this thing right."

And, Mullin said, if the Democrats don't agree to expunge the impeachment and right their own wrong, "we'll do it when we kick you guys out of office next year, which we're going to do that in November."

Mullin's resolution condemns the "rabid partisanship the Democrats displayed in exercising one of the most grave and consequential powers with which the House is charged."

Trump was impeached in the House within days of the Jan. 6, 2021 incidents at the Capitol, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats in the vote for the articles of impeachment. On Feb. 13, the Senate acquitted Trump by a 57-43 vote, with seven Republican senators voting to convict him, even though by then he had left the White House.

Mullin said he's come under fire from Democrats for his move to expunge the impeachment, including from Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., who led the prosecution and has asked him how he can consider the legislation.

"I said because it was politically motivated," Mullin said. "At least in 1834 the Senate, who had censored Andrew Jackson, came back and expunged it because they realized it was a political decision."

Mullin, who is running for the U.S. Senate, also spoke out against the White House's push to control information that is being released, including with the now-paused Disinformation Governance Board, and said the administration is even losing control of its social media capabilities.

"MSNBC, CNN is starting to have to literally quit defending [Biden]," said Mullin. "You see what's happening with Hunter Biden and they're having to actually kind of tell the truth. So what they're trying to do is say, OK, we need to take control of our own propaganda machine and we're going to decide what is true and what's not. That's the same thing that a socialist country does when they're going to put out their information to people."

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment

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Rep. Mullin to Newsmax: House Will One Day Expunge Trump Impeachment

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 21 May 2022 06:41 PM

The House will eventually vote to expunge former President Donald Trump's second impeachment, even if they have to wait until Republicans retake the chamber this fall, said Rep. Markwayne Mullin, who has introduced legislation to throw out the impeachment, on Newsmax Saturday.

"What we're trying to do here is say, 'Listen, you guys made a political decision to impeach a president,'" the Oklahoma Republican said on Newsmax's "The Count." "Our Founding Fathers warned us about this to begin with, and what we don't want to do is say to future Congresses that this is OK. We've got to make sure we get this thing right."

And, Mullin said, if the Democrats don't agree to expunge the impeachment and right their own wrong, "we'll do it when we kick you guys out of office next year, which we're going to do that in November."

Mullin's resolution condemns the "rabid partisanship the Democrats displayed in exercising one of the most grave and consequential powers with which the House is charged."

Trump was impeached in the House within days of the Jan. 6, 2021 incidents at the Capitol, with 10 Republicans joining Democrats in the vote for the articles of impeachment. On Feb. 13, the Senate acquitted Trump by a 57-43 vote, with seven Republican senators voting to convict him, even though by then he had left the White House.

Mullin said he's come under fire from Democrats for his move to expunge the impeachment, including from Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., who led the prosecution and has asked him how he can consider the legislation.

"I said because it was politically motivated," Mullin said. "At least in 1834 the Senate, who had censored Andrew Jackson, came back and expunged it because they realized it was a political decision."

Mullin, who is running for the U.S. Senate, also spoke out against the White House's push to control information that is being released, including with the now-paused Disinformation Governance Board, and said the administration is even losing control of its social media capabilities.

"MSNBC, CNN is starting to have to literally quit defending [Biden]," said Mullin. "You see what's happening with Hunter Biden and they're having to actually kind of tell the truth. So what they're trying to do is say, OK, we need to take control of our own propaganda machine and we're going to decide what is true and what's not. That's the same thing that a socialist country does when they're going to put out their information to people."

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Trump: US ‘Laughed at All Over the World’ for Slow Election Results

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Trump: US 'Laughed at All Over the World' for Slow Election Results donald trump speaks during a save america rally in texas earlier this year Former President Donald Trump (AP)

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 21 May 2022 06:07 PM

Slow election results and The Wall Street Journal editorial board were the targets of former President Donald Trump's ire Saturday.

"Why can't The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board recognize what a complete disaster our voting system is," Trump wrote in a Truth Social post. "Why does it take sooo long, like in Pennsylvania, to conclude – 5 days now."

Pennsylvania's too-close-to-call Senate GOP primary race, which is likely headed to a recount between Dr. Mehmet Oz and David McCormick, cannot even give a final result of the votes already cast, Trump excoriated in the statement

"Must end mail-in ballots and go to same-day voting," the post continued. "Also, paper ballots and our problems are solved. We are laughed at all over the world (actually, for many reasons!)."

The Journal editorial board was also blasted for its (RINO) Republican in Name Only-like positions, Trump concluded.

"Come on WSJ, put your RINO hatred of me away and get something right (for once!)," Trump wrote. "Our country is going to hell!!!"