Republicans Gain Followers, Dems Losing on Musk’s Twitter

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Republicans Gain Followers, Dems Losing on Musk's Twitter (Newsmax)

By Eric Mack | Monday, 28 November 2022 12:05 PM EST

Elon Musk's Twitter takeover has done more than just restore banned conservative accounts. It is also allowing conservatives to grow their followers again.

Top Republicans' follower counts grew around three times as many as top Democrats in Congress' counts declined, according to analysis by The Washington Post, using ProPublica's Represent tool.

Notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.; Rep. Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif.; and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., lost about 100,000 Twitter followers since Musk bought Twitter, while Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, gained more than 300,000.

The Post noticed similar trends when Musk announced his intentions to buy Twitter in April.

Musk tweeted and pinned a parody meme, trolling liberals and their media counterparts on free speech hypocrisy.

"Elon Musk could threaten free speech on Twitter by literally allowing people to speak freely," the meme originated by a satirical website read.

Notably, the tweet was slapped with a disclaimer.

The Post analyst suggests liberals are leaving Twitter, while conservatives are coming back, changing the overall face of the social media platform from more leftist ideology.

The ProPublica's tool noted Republicans gain 8,000 followers on average compared to Democrats' 4,000.

Musk has said that new user signups to the social media platform are at an "all-time high," as he struggles with a mass exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms over concerns about verification and hate speech.

Signups were averaging over two million per day in the last seven days as of Nov. 16, up 66% compared to the same week in 2021, Musk said in a tweet late Saturday.

He also said that user active minutes were at a record high, averaging nearly 8 billion active minutes per day in the last seven days as of Nov. 15, an increase of 30% in comparison to the same week last year.

Musk has said that Twitter was experiencing a "massive drop in revenue" from the advertiser retreat, blaming a coalition of civil rights groups that has been pressing the platform's top advertisers to take action if he did not protect content moderation.

Activists are urging Twitter's advertisers to issue statements about pulling their ads off the social media platform after Musk lifted the ban on tweets by former President Donald Trump.

Information from Reuters was used in this report.

Former DHS Disinformation Head Files as Foreign Agent

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Former DHS Disinformation Head Files as Foreign Agent (Newsmax)

By Charlie McCarthy | Monday, 28 November 2022 10:32 AM EST

The former head of the now-extinct Department of Homeland Security's Disinformation Governance Board has registered as a foreign agent.

Nina Jankowicz filed Nov. 18 papers with the Department of Justice that show she's working for the Centre for Information Resilience, a non-profit based in the United Kingdom focused on "countering disinformation, exposing human rights abuses, and combating online behavior harmful to women and minorities," according to the CIR website.

The Washington Examiner, which reviewed the documents during the weekend, reported Monday on Jankowicz's filing.

Jankowicz resigned from the DHS disinformation board in May after it was announced the board would be "paused" following much criticism surrounding her appointment.

Republicans took issue with Jankowicz, who had a history of partisan posts on social media that may have, themselves, spread "disinformation." Those posts included calling the New York Post's initial October 2020 story on Hunter Biden's laptop "Russian disinformation, and false."

She also fueled allegations stemming from the since-discredited Steele dossier and has promoted other baseless Trump-Russia collusion claims.

DHS dissolved its disinformation board in August.

In the Nov. 18 papers, Jankowicz wrote that she "supervises research, executes business strategy, oversees the establishment of CIR's research, communicates with the media, and briefs individuals and officials on CIR's research.”

She began her work with CIR in September and will earn $470 per day for 12 months.

"We are delighted to announce disinformation expert Nina Jankowicz (@wiczipedia) has joined CIR. Nina will help lead our efforts in countering hostile state efforts to distort the information space. She'll also be launching the Hypatia Project [pointing down emoji]," CIR tweeted Sept. 23 citing a project aimed at combating gendered abuse and disinformation.

Jankowicz shared CIR's tweet and added: "Back from maternity leave and thrilled to be working with an organization that is dedicated to protecting democracy, peace, and truth. I will be focusing on building CIR's portfolio countering gendered disinfo and supporting CIR's ongoing work responding to foreign influence."

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Border Patrol Bracing for Massive Migration Post-Title 42

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Border Patrol Bracing for Massive Migration Post-Title 42 (Newsmax)

By Charlie McCarthy | Monday, 28 November 2022 08:42 AM EST

Border Patrol agents are preparing for a massive migration push at the U.S.-Mexico border when Title 42 ends just four days before Christmas, the Washington Examiner reported.

A federal judge on Nov. 16 gave the Biden administration until Dec. 21 to wind down its use of Title 42 to expel migrants. The Trump-era policy allowed U.S. authorities to keep migrants from seeking asylum at the border, based on the need to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"When Title 42 ends we are going to see an already broken immigration system become completely inundated across all sectors," one Border Patrol agent wrote in a message to the Examiner. "There will be no choice but to prioritize administrative/detainee functions over actual enforcement.

"The only way to achieve this will be to pull line agents off the border and send them to processing. They won’t have any choice but to parole and release as many people as possible to avoid another large scale media event [i.e. Del Rio]."

Six Border Patrol employees told the Examiner what they expect come Dec. 21 — that illegal immigrants will not be sent back to Mexico. The agents ranged from rank-and-file personnel on the border to officials based at the Washington, D.C., headquarters.

"Title 42 was a cracked dam. We all know that when it breaks, a huge flood is coming," a senior agent in West Texas told the Examiner. "The flood of people coming in at once will cripple our already broken immigration system.

"Customs and Border Protection will have no other choice but to release virtually everyone."

Border Patrol could be forced to make as many as 18,000 arrests daily, up from the 6,000 apprehended daily amid the current crisis.

Under then-President Barack Obama, 1,000 arrests per day constituted a "crisis," according to one Obama administration official.

"Everyone is anticipating that the flow will be nuts," a third Border Patrol employee wrote the Examiner. "The people waiting in Mexico already will be anxious to come in ASAP."

The 6,000 daily apprehensions since President Joe Biden took office has resulted in more than 1.5 million people being released into the U.S. rather than being detained.

A migrant released today might not be in court until 2028 due to the immigration courts’ backlog.

"We expect things to remain overwhelming for our agents," yet another Border Patrol official told the Examiner.

Democrats Kept the Senate This Year, But 2024 May Be Harder

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MICHELLE L. PRICE Monday, 28 November 2022 07:41 AM EST

Democrats celebrating a successful effort to keep control of the U.S. Senate this year will soon confront a 2024 campaign that could prove more challenging.

The party enters the next cycle defending 23 seats, including two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. That's compared with just 10 seats that Republicans hope to keep in their column.

Adding to the potential hurdles is that some 2024 contests are in states that have become increasingly hostile to Democrats, including Montana, Ohio and West Virginia. Other Democratic-held seats are in some of the same hotly contested states that were at the center of this year's midterms, such as Pennsylvania, Arizona and Nevada. And while Democrats carried each of those races, they did so at great cost and with sometimes narrow margins. In Nevada, for instance, Democrat incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won by less than 1 percentage point, or about 9,000 votes.

For now, both parties insist they're laser focused on coming out on top in the Dec. 6 Senate runoff in Georgia. But Democrats who are on the ballot in 2024 know that they could face fierce headwinds and are studying the results of this year's election, when the party outperformed expectations.

For Nevada Sen. Jacky Rosen, a Democrat facing her first reelection campaign, that means staying focused on kitchen table issues and touting legislation like the infrastructure law and gun violence legislation signed by President Joe Biden.

“We know that races are always close,” Rosen said in an interview. “We never take anything for granted.”

The dynamics of the next Senate campaign could be influenced by a variety of outside factors, particularly the presidential election and the attention it generates. Biden, who turned 80 this month, has said his “intention” is to run for reelection and that he will make a final decision early next year. Former President Donald Trump has already announced a third White House bid, and multiple other Republicans are lining up to launch campaigns. The eventual nominee in each party could have a profound impact on down-ballot races, including those for Senate.

But perhaps the biggest question for Senate Democrats seeking reelection will be who Republicans nominate as their opponents. The GOP lost several Senate elections this year, including those in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada, after Trump-backed candidates struggled to raise money and connect with a broader, more moderate range of voters during the general election.

In Nevada, the Republican field to challenge Rosen has not begun to shape up but is expected to attract several contenders. One name receiving attention is Sam Brown, a former U.S. Army captain who was awarded a Purple Heart after being severely wounded in Afghanistan. Brown ran for Senate this year and put up a strong challenge in the Republican primary before losing to Adam Laxalt, who lost in the general election to Cortez Masto.

Richard Hernandez, who was Brown’s campaign adviser, said, “He has committed to his supporters that he will never stop fighting for their issues, but he has not made any decisions as to whether that involves a future run for office.”

Also in the southwest, Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, a centrist Democrat, will be up for reelection. The race, like other recent statewide contests in Arizona, is expected to be very competitive. But Sinema is likely to first face a well-funded primary challenger after angering much of the Democratic base by blocking or watering down progressive priorities like a minimum wage increase or Biden’s big social spending initiatives. She has not said whether she plans to run for reelection.

Sinema’s most prominent potential primary challenger is U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, who has a long history of feuding with Sinema. Gallego has not announced his plans for 2024 but has made it no secret that he’s thinking about challenging Sinema. He even raised money on the prospect he might oppose Sinema.

An independent expenditure group is also raising money, saying it will support grassroots organizations committed to defeating Sinema in a Democratic primary.

Republicans hope a bruising Democratic primary might give them an opening to win the seat after losing Senate races in Arizona in three consecutive elections.

Sinema is among a trio of moderate Senate Democrats who have sometimes used their leverage in an evenly divided chamber to block or blunt some of Biden's plans and nominees. They will also be among the party’s most vulnerable incumbents in 2024.

The other two senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Jon Tester of Montana, will be running as Democrats in states that Trump handily carried in 2020.

Manchin has already drawn a GOP challenger in U.S. Rep. Alex Mooney, who declared a week after winning reelection that he was setting his sights on higher office. Manchin has not yet said whether he’ll run for reelection.

Republicans see Tester, a three-term senator, as vulnerable, and the opportunity to run for the seat could draw a fierce primary contest between former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Rep. Matt Rosendale. Zinke, who won a House seat in this year's midterm elections, said he will decide whether to run next year, and Rosendale declined to answer.

Tester has not announced if he will seek another term but has said he anticipates 2024 will be just as tough as his last race in 2018, when he beat Rosendale in a close contest.

In Pennsylvania, Democrat U.S. Sen. Bob Casey has not said whether he intends to run for a fourth term. Casey easily won reelection in 2018, but Pennsylvania has been competitive for Republicans, including in this year’s Senate race won by Democrat John Fetterman.

One potential Republican challenger whose name has been floated in Pennsylvania is former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, who narrowly lost the Republican primary in this year’s race to celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz. McCormick advisers declined to comment on that prospect. Conservative activist Kathy Barnette, who finished a close third in the Republican primary, didn't respond to messages about whether she’s considering a 2024 campaign.

Wisconsin, which saw Republican Sen. Ron Johnson narrowly win reelection this year, is also expected to have another competitive Senate race in two years.

Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is widely expected to seek a third term but has not officially announced. There are no official Republican candidates, but U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher has been talked about as a possibility.

Gallagher brushed off a query about whether he was considering challenging Baldwin, saying in a statement that he was focused on tackling issues like inflation and the border over the next two years after having just won reelection.

“Any talk of the next election, especially since we just had an election, distracts from the serious work we need to do,” he said.

A number of high-profile Republican senators will also be up for reelection in 2024, including Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Rick Scott of Florida.

On the Democratic side, a number of the party’s former presidential candidates will face voters. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand have all said they plan to seek another term.

Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, who caucuses with Democrats and is one of the most influential progressives in Congress, has not said if he intends to run for reelection.

In Utah, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will face his first Senate reelection bid — if he chooses to run. Romney remains popular with many residents in Utah but has faced backlash from his own party for being the only Republican who voted twice to remove Trump from office after his two impeachments by the House.

When asked if Romney planned to run for reelection, his spokesperson Arielle Mueller did not offer any detail on his plans, saying instead that the senator was focused on tackling “significant challenges facing the country.”

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes, a Republican who has been a Trump ally, is one of the GOP figures who has been seen as a potential 2024 Senate candidate in the state. Reyes’ longtime political consultant Alan Crooks wouldn’t say whether the attorney general will launch a campaign but argued he was getting pressure from within Utah and outside the state to have him run.

“He’s certainly set up to run, but it does not mean he’s considering it,” Crooks said.

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Fauci: US Still in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Fauci: US Still in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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By Nick Koutsobinas | Sunday, 27 November 2022 07:59 PM EST

Making the Sunday rounds, Dr. Anthony Fauci made several television appearances warning that the United States is "certainly" still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and that House Republicans should "keep the politics out of" investigations into the virus' origins.

"As a public health official," Fauci told Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday, "I don't want to see anyone suffer and die from COVID. I don't care if you're a far-right Republican or a far-left Democrat, everybody deserves to have the safety of good public health and that's not happening."

President Joe Biden's chief medical officer went on to add that the United States is still seeing 300 to 400 deaths per day and that the "uptake" of the new vaccine booster is "less than 15%. It's somewhere between 11% and 15%. We've got to do better than that."

House Republicans have vowed to investigate Fauci when they retake the majority in January. And on Wednesday, he sat for a deposition in relation to the COVID-19 social media censorship lawsuit. Attorneys general from Missouri and Louisiana quizzed Fauci for seven hours.

"Since we filed our landmark lawsuit, we have uncovered documents and discovery that show clear coordination between the Biden administration and social media companies on censoring speech, but we're not done yet. We plan to get answers on behalf of the American people. Stay tuned," Missouri attorney general Eric Schmitt said Tuesday.

In his first round of TV appearances, Fauci told Margaret Brennan on CBS's "Face the Nation" that the evidence is "quite strong" COVID-19 occurred naturally.

"They're very suspicious of anybody trying to accuse them," the retiring head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said of the Chinese government. "We need to have an open dialogue with their scientists and our scientists, keep the politics out of it."

During his interview, Fauci pushed against the notion that the Chinese Communist Party covered up the pandemic's origins.

"Last year, President Biden said the United States is asking China for more data about the origins," Brennan said. "Have you seen anything that Beijing has produced?"

"No," Fauci responded, "you know, one of the … problems is that — and this is historic; it goes way back to bird flu, the H5N1, the H7N9, the original SARS-CoV-1 — that the Chinese — not necessarily the scientists that we know and we have dealt with and collaborated with productively for decades, but the whole establishment, a political and other establishment in China — even when there's nothing at all to hide, they act secretive, which absolutely triggers an appropriate suspicion of like, 'What the heck is going on over there?'"

According to a report from Vanity Fair, "In September 2019, three months before the officially recognized start of the pandemic, the Wuhan Institute of Virology took down its [own] database of some 22,000 virus samples and sequences, refusing to restore it despite international requests."

According to a document known as a "Memorandum of Understanding of Cooperation Between Wuhan Institutue of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galeveston," both the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Galveston National Laboratory in Texas can ask the other to destroy any so-called "secret files" or any documents, communications, data or equipment resulting from their collaboration — along with any such copies.

But in his interview, after Fauci told Brennan COVID-19 investigations shouldn't be politicized, the doctor criticized former President Donald Trump for his comments against China in the early months of the pandemic.

"What happens," Fauci said, "is that if you look at the anti-China approach that clearly the Trump administration had right from the very beginning and the accusatory nature, the Chinese are going to flinch back and say, 'Oh, I'm sorry; we're not going to talk to you about it,' which is not correct. They should be."

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Can Liz Cheney Actually Run for Speaker of the House?

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Can Liz Cheney Actually Run for Speaker of the House?

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By Brian Pfail | Sunday, 27 November 2022 06:40 PM EST

Among politicos, there has been some chatter over whether to bring in an outsider as speaker after the Republicans gain the majority in the House in the new Congress.

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., who lost her primary to a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate, was among the names being floated as a possible speaker. She bucked GOP leadership for Trump's second impeachment and became vice chair of the Jan. 6 House select committee.

With her combination of "anti-Trumpism" and lukewarm neoconservative values, she could overtake support among centrists and Democrats. Cheney could represent the "rebuke of Trumpism," as Capitol Hill reporter Juliegrace Brufke referred to her "getting a hearty group of both sides to vote for her."

One does not necessarily need to be a member of the House to be a speaker, but the chances are slim.

The Constitution says the "House of Representatives shall [choose] their speaker and other officers," making no mention of the qualifications of these officers.

Every speaker has been selected from within the chamber, though outsiders may receive votes to detract from the leading candidate.

During the 2019 speakership vote in which Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was elected, two people voted for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., one for now-President Joe Biden and one for former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.

Since Republicans will have a small majority, there has been talk of centrists from both parties teaming up their vote for the speaker of their choice. Some have floated the idea of former Rep. Justin Amash, L-Mich.; but with the political division being so prominent, how far-fetched is it to think of a "never-Trumper" to lead a Republican house? Eerily similar in values, Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was speaker in general defiance of Trump during the first two years of the administration.

Prospective speakers don't always have to receive 218 votes or even a majority of the House to assume the role. It is required only that more than 50% of members are present and voting. Pelosi won another term as speaker in 2021 with just 216 votes because three members voted "present."

In July 2021, Rep. Brendan Boyle, D-Pa, introduced a bill that would ensure only members of the House would be eligible for the role of speaker. This bill hasn't moved since its introduction.

"The speaker of the U.S. House is second in the United States presidential line of succession. That Donald Trump's name would even be tossed around as a potential speaker in the people's house, should serve as an alarm bell that our current requirements need to be amended in the name of protecting our nation and our democracy," Boyle said in a statement.

Democrats have expressed an extreme hatred toward Trumpism, allowing for an openness to Cheney, who may have lost reelection but could be speaker. Suppose Democrats can get past Cheney's lackluster conservative values? In that case, the avenue awaits for centrists to hone in and take aim against a Trump-agenda-driven GOP or, at the very least, the House.

The speaker election will be held on Jan. 3, the first day of the new Congress. Republicans nominated McCarthy for speaker in a 188-31 vote, with, of course, strong resistance from the conservative Freedom Caucus.

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Trump Rails on ‘Corrupt’ DOJ, Special Counsel Smith as ‘Political Hit Man’

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Trump Rails on 'Corrupt' DOJ, Special Counsel Smith as 'Political Hit Man' (Newsmax)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 27 November 2022 06:06 PM EST

Pointing out reports saying Trump special counsel Jack Smith was a part of the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, former President Donald Trump repeated his rebuke of "weaponized" and "corrupt" justice under Democrats' reign in the White House.

"Jack Smith (nice, soft name, isn't it?), is a political hit man, who is totally compromised, and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near our already highly WEAPONIZED & CORRUPT 'Justice' Department and FBI, which are stuffed with, and listening to, Radical Left 'MONSTERS,' who will cause difficulties for our country the likes of which we have not seen before," Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Sunday morning.

"By the way, OBAMA SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN (and got caught!), & what about the MASSIVE Joe & Hunter BIDEN CORRUPTION (Evidence already in!)?"

Trump's account made several references to the report of Smith's ties to the Lerner scandal during the Obama administration, including another scathing post Sunday afternoon.

"This sounds fair, doesn't it?" Trump wrote in jest. "The 'Justice' Department is CORRUPT. Offered Christopher Steele $1,000,000 to lie about me, paid Russian a fortune to 'get Trump,' told Facebook not to mention the Hunter Biden Laptop before the Election, 'it was Russian disinformation,' when they KNEW it was not.

"Is Trump Hater Jack Smith going to investigate that? Will his Trump Hating boss, Lisa M, allow him to investigate the reason for January 6th, the corrupt 2020 Election, or the troops I recommended be sent?"

Smith was appointed Trump special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. He has been assigned to investigate the handling of presidential records and the work to challenge the 2020 presidential election.

A special counsel is supposed to absolve Garland of criticism of partisanship, but Trump has repeatedly noted Smith is as politically partisan as prosecutors come.

In other posts Sunday, Trump lamented the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade overruling leaker has not been revealed and the anti-Trump House Jan. 6 Select Committee has done nothing to investigate allegations of election improprieties.

Trump Rails on ‘Corrupt’ DOJ, Special Counsel Smith as ‘Political Hit Man’

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Trump Rails on 'Corrupt' DOJ, Special Counsel Smith as 'Political Hit Man' (Newsmax)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 27 November 2022 06:06 PM EST

Pointing out reports saying Trump special counsel Jack Smith was a part of the Lois Lerner IRS scandal, former President Donald Trump repeated his rebuke of "weaponized" and "corrupt" justice under Democrats' reign in the White House.

"Jack Smith (nice, soft name, isn't it?), is a political hit man, who is totally compromised, and shouldn't be allowed anywhere near our already highly WEAPONIZED & CORRUPT 'Justice' Department and FBI, which are stuffed with, and listening to, Radical Left 'MONSTERS,' who will cause difficulties for our country the likes of which we have not seen before," Trump wrote in a Truth Social post Sunday morning.

"By the way, OBAMA SPIED ON MY CAMPAIGN (and got caught!), & what about the MASSIVE Joe & Hunter BIDEN CORRUPTION (Evidence already in!)?"

Trump's account made several references to the report of Smith's ties to the Lerner scandal during the Obama administration, including another scathing post Sunday afternoon.

"This sounds fair, doesn't it?" Trump wrote in jest. "The 'Justice' Department is CORRUPT. Offered Christopher Steele $1,000,000 to lie about me, paid Russian a fortune to 'get Trump,' told Facebook not to mention the Hunter Biden Laptop before the Election, 'it was Russian disinformation,' when they KNEW it was not.

"Is Trump Hater Jack Smith going to investigate that? Will his Trump Hating boss, Lisa M, allow him to investigate the reason for January 6th, the corrupt 2020 Election, or the troops I recommended be sent?"

Smith was appointed Trump special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on the Friday before Thanksgiving break. He has been assigned to investigate the handling of presidential records and the work to challenge the 2020 presidential election.

A special counsel is supposed to absolve Garland of criticism of partisanship, but Trump has repeatedly noted Smith is as politically partisan as prosecutors come.

In other posts Sunday, Trump lamented the Supreme Court Roe v. Wade overruling leaker has not been revealed and the anti-Trump House Jan. 6 Select Committee has done nothing to investigate allegations of election improprieties.

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Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp Launches Federal PAC

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Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp Launches Federal PAC (Newsmax)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 27 November 2022 05:11 PM EST

Fresh off a resounding victory over Democrat firebrand Stacey Abrams, Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp is taking his case to the nation, launching a federal political action committee fundraising apparatus.

The move suggests Kemp has plans to run for Senate when his term ends, which coincides with the 2026 reelection year for Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.

Kemp has been campaigning with Republican candidate Herschel Walker, who is seeking to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., in the Dec. 6 runoff. Early voting began Saturday.

Kemp filed to create Hardworking Americans Inc. PAC with the Federal Election Commission, Axios reported Sunday.

Kemp defeated former President Donald Trump's endorsed GOP gubernatorial primary candidate in Georgia – former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. – and Abrams, giving him political cachet with establishment GOP donors who might not back Democrats or Trump Republicans.

After having kept Walker at an arm's length in the Nov. 8 midterm election, Kemp and Walker have been campaigning together in Georgia for the first time in recent weeks.

"We're all in to help get Herschel over the goal line and keep Georgia red for years to come!" senior Kemp adviser Cody Hall told Axios.

Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp Launches Federal PAC

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Georgia GOP Gov. Kemp Launches Federal PAC (Newsmax)

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 27 November 2022 05:11 PM EST

Fresh off a resounding victory over Democrat firebrand Stacey Abrams, Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp is taking his case to the nation, launching a federal political action committee fundraising apparatus.

The move suggests Kemp has plans to run for Senate when his term ends, which coincides with the 2026 reelection year for Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga.

Kemp has been campaigning with Republican candidate Herschel Walker, who is seeking to unseat Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., in the Dec. 6 runoff. Early voting began Saturday.

Kemp filed to create Hardworking Americans Inc. PAC with the Federal Election Commission, Axios reported Sunday.

Kemp defeated former President Donald Trump's endorsed GOP gubernatorial primary candidate in Georgia – former Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga. – and Abrams, giving him political cachet with establishment GOP donors who might not back Democrats or Trump Republicans.

After having kept Walker at an arm's length in the Nov. 8 midterm election, Kemp and Walker have been campaigning together in Georgia for the first time in recent weeks.

"We're all in to help get Herschel over the goal line and keep Georgia red for years to come!" senior Kemp adviser Cody Hall told Axios.

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Neil Chatterjee to Newsmax: WH Wants to Skip Straight to Non-Fossil Fuels

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Neil Chatterjee to Newsmax: WH Wants to Skip Straight to Non-Fossil Fuels (Newsmax/"Wake Up America")

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Sunday, 27 November 2022 11:47 AM EST

Parts of the United States are facing the potential of rolling blackouts this winter because the Biden administration wants to "skip the transition part of the energy transition" to non-fossil fuels, and the end result of that is shortages, Neil Chatterjee, the chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission under former President Donald Trump, said on Newsmax's "Wake Up America" Sunday.

"We need more infrastructure in the United States," Chatterjee said. "We need permitting reform. We need to make it easier to build energy infrastructure in this country."

The United States, he said, is going through an "incredible energy transition" but without doing the work to make that process happen, the shortages become "really dangerous, when the power goes out when it's freezing cold outside."

Part of the issue is that the government "doesn't create anything," but it can block things, and 'that's what's happening right now," said Chatterjee. "My former colleagues at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are making it harder to build natural gas pipelines in this country."

They are also making it harder to build liquefied natural gas export facilities, which would help Ukraine and other allies, he said.

"We need to make it easier to build things," he added. "You can incentivize new technology for sure. Congress just did that $369 billion in tax incentives for the clean energy transition, but we still have to build stuff. If we don't build transmission lines in this country to get that clean energy onto the grid, $9 billion might have just been might as well just been flushed down the toilet."

Meanwhile, the Biden administration is "going after American oil companies and demonizing them, while simultaneously trying to make nice with the Saudis and begging them to increase production because they're trying to satisfy their environmental base," said Chatterjee. "The reality of the situation is we do it cleaner and better than anyone else in the world. "If we increase domestic energy production, not only would it be good from an economics standpoint, from a national security standpoint, it's actually better for the environment as well."

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Macron’s Visit to New Orleans First by a French Leader in 46 Years

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Macron's Visit to New Orleans First by a French Leader in 46 Years

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By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 26 November 2022 06:22 PM EST

French President Emmanuel Macron is planning a visit to New Orleans and its famous French Quarter as part of his brief trip to the United States next week, marking the first time a president from France has visited the once-French city in 46 years.

Macron is planning a meeting with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, where he and the Democrat leader will discuss climate issues, reports The Hill.

He is also scheduled to announce a fund that supports French-language education in schools in the United States.

During his first two days in the United States, however, Macron will be in Washington, D.C., for a state visit with President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other top officials. He was last in the United States in 2018 while then-President Donald Trump was in office.

The state visit, from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, marks the first state visit during Biden's term in office, with discussions expected to range from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to trade and energy, reports The Advocate in New Orleans.

Macron and his wife Brigitte will attend a state dinner at the White House on Dec. 1 before heading to Louisiana, according to an administration announcement.

Macron will be only the third president from France to visit the country's former colony of Louisiana. Charles de Gaulle visited in 1941 and Valéry Giscard d’Estaing visited in 1976, reports Le Figaro, a French newspaper.

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Biden, Family Hit Nantucket Stores on ‘Small Business Saturday’

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Biden, Family Hit Nantucket Stores on 'Small Business Saturday' (Newsmax)

DARLENE SUPERVILLE Saturday, 26 November 2022 06:15 PM EST

President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called "Small Business Saturday."

Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray's Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments.

The president's son Hunter and his wife, Melissa, were also shopping with their 2-year-old son, Beau.

Biden emerged from The Black Dog holding a small brown paper shopping bag. The White House had no immediate comment on the president's purchases.

The retail industry came up with the moniker to help independent and locally owned business gain a share of the holiday shopping rush and to counter the markdowns and deeper discounts larger corporate retailers offer to drum up business on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday.

As Biden went from store to store, a reporter asked what he thought about a dinner meeting former President Donald Trump recently had at his Florida home with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist.

Both of Trump's dinner guests have expressed anti-semitic views. Trump has said he did not know anything about Fuentes' background.

"You don't want to hear what I think," Biden replied. Biden has said such views have no place in America.

Biden also shopped in downtown Nantucket on Friday before the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Biden, Family Hit Nantucket Stores on ‘Small Business Saturday’

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Biden, Family Hit Nantucket Stores on 'Small Business Saturday' (Newsmax)

DARLENE SUPERVILLE Saturday, 26 November 2022 06:15 PM EST

President Joe Biden went holiday shopping on the Massachusetts resort island where he spends Thanksgiving, patronizing smaller independently owned stores on what the retail industry has called "Small Business Saturday."

Biden, his wife, Jill, and daughter Ashley went from store to store on Main Street in downtown Nantucket, lingering at Polo Ralph Lauren, Murray's Toggery Shop and The Black Dog, among other establishments.

The president's son Hunter and his wife, Melissa, were also shopping with their 2-year-old son, Beau.

Biden emerged from The Black Dog holding a small brown paper shopping bag. The White House had no immediate comment on the president's purchases.

The retail industry came up with the moniker to help independent and locally owned business gain a share of the holiday shopping rush and to counter the markdowns and deeper discounts larger corporate retailers offer to drum up business on the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday.

As Biden went from store to store, a reporter asked what he thought about a dinner meeting former President Donald Trump recently had at his Florida home with Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, and Nick Fuentes, a white nationalist.

Both of Trump's dinner guests have expressed anti-semitic views. Trump has said he did not know anything about Fuentes' background.

"You don't want to hear what I think," Biden replied. Biden has said such views have no place in America.

Biden also shopped in downtown Nantucket on Friday before the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

Rep. Fleischmann to Newsmax: ‘Country Should Be Worried’ About Biden Border Policy

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Rep. Fleischmann to Newsmax: 'Country Should Be Worried' About Biden Border Policy The House Appropriations Committee's Homeland Security Subcommittee ranking member Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN). (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

By Charles Kim | Saturday, 26 November 2022 02:37 PM EST

Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R- Tenn., told Newsmax Saturday that the country "should be worried" about President Joe Biden’s failed policies at the southern border and the incoming GOP House majority plans to use its financial power to address the record 4 million influx of illegal migrants when it takes control in January.

"I think [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas should be worried, the country should be worried," Fleischmann said during an appearance on "Saturday Report."

"The problem starts with Joe Biden and the Biden administration for [the last] two years."

According to Customs and Border Protection data, 1.9 million illegal immigrants entered the country in Fiscal Year 2021 followed by another 2.7 million in Fiscal Year 2022.

Almost 200,000 illegal migrants have entered the country since Oct. 1 when the new Fiscal Year started for 2023, the agency reported.

"For the last two years every attempt on my part as the ranking member of homeland security on appropriations, on the authorizers’ part to secure the border, whether that's with proper funding, proper technology, proper human resources, has been thwarted by Joe Biden," he said. "The calls are coming from the top all the way down. They are failing, the border is porous. It's been porous. It's going to get worse."

He said things will change when the new majority is sworn in.

"At every step, at every turn, Joe Biden has thwarted border security," he said. "It's border security, it’s national security. It's a failure of immigration policy. Don't look for them to change any time soon. House Republicans will change [this] with the power of the purse. I'm an appropriator, and. we're going to make sure that we direct spending in the appropriate way. We're going to have to stand firm now."

Fleischmann said that under former President Donald Trump the border was secure, having a buffer with the "remain in Mexico" policy that made illegal migrants wait in Mexico for their court cases before staying on American soil.

"The buffer in Mexico policy, which was working under President Trump, making sure that illegals who were in those countries had to wait in another country before they could come in," he said. "The Biden administration wants open, porous borders. They think there's a political gain to this. There is not. It is long term problems. It is short term problem. This will cost our country for decades. I just don't know what their endgame is. It's chaotic. It's wrong. It's hurting the national security of this country, and it's got to stop."

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Musk: Twitter Corrected ‘Grave Mistake’ Banning Trump

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Musk: Twitter Corrected 'Grave Mistake' Banning Trump (Newsmax)

Kanishka Singh Saturday, 26 November 2022 02:22 PM EST

Twitter's ban on then President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters was a "grave mistake" that had to be corrected, CEO Elon Musk said Friday, although he also stated that incitement to violence would continue to be prohibited on Twitter.

"I'm fine with Trump not tweeting," Musk tweeted. "The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service.

"Deplatforming a sitting president undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America."

In another thread, Musk vowed to support Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently coasted to a second term, were to run for president.

Last week, Musk announced the reactivation of Trump's account after a slim majority voted in a Twitter poll in favor of reinstating Trump, who said, however, he had no interest in returning to Twitter. He added he would stick with his own social media site Truth Social, the app developed by Trump Media & Technology Group.

Republican Trump, who 11 days ago announced he was running for election again in 2024, was banned Jan. 8, 2021, from Twitter under its previous owners.

At the time, Twitter said it permanently suspended him because of the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the Capitol. The results of the November 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden were being certified by lawmakers when the Capitol was attacked after weeks of false claims by Trump that he had won.

Trump repeatedly used Twitter and other sites to claim there had been widespread voter fraud, and had urged supporters to march on the Capitol in Washington to protest.

Earlier Friday, Musk tweeted that calling for violence or incitement to violence on Twitter would result in suspension, after saying Thursday that Twitter would provide a "general amnesty" to suspended accounts that had not broken the law or engaged in spam.

Replying to a tweet, Musk said it was "very concerning" Twitter had taken no action earlier to remove some accounts related to the far-left Antifa movement. In response to another tweet asking if Musk considered the statement "trans people deserve to die" as worthy of suspension from the platform, the billionaire said: "Absolutely."

Musk Supporting DeSantis

DeSantis earlier this month defeated Democrat opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to be re-elected as Florida governor and cemented himself as the Republican Party's top rising star.

Political pundits have been doling out high marks to DeSantis, who is seen as a potential challenger to former president Donald Trump in the 2024 field of Republican presidential candidates. Trump announced 10 days ago he was running for election again in 2024.

"My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far," Musk said on Twitter.

"Yes," he replied in a tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis in 2024.

"As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump," the Twitter owner said.

Musk had previously said in June he was leaning toward supporting DeSantis for president in 2024, and added the Florida governor would easily defeat Biden in the election.

When asked back then about Musk's support, DeSantis joked, "I welcome support from African-Americans, what can I say." Musk, who is white, grew up in South Africa.

DeSantis is especially popular with conservatives for taking the lead on culture war issues concerning race and gender. His governorship has been marked by his rejection of pandemic-related health restrictions, passage of a law limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools, and a feud with Walt Disney over the law.

Musk urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress in the U.S. midterm elections earlier this month to counterbalance Biden's Democrats. However, the Democrats defied Republican hopes for a "red wave" in the midterms and retained control of the Senate while the Republicans only won a narrow majority in the House of Representatives.

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Musk: Twitter Corrected ‘Grave Mistake’ Banning Trump

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Musk: Twitter Corrected 'Grave Mistake' Banning Trump (Newsmax)

Kanishka Singh Saturday, 26 November 2022 02:22 PM EST

Twitter's ban on then President Donald Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters was a "grave mistake" that had to be corrected, CEO Elon Musk said Friday, although he also stated that incitement to violence would continue to be prohibited on Twitter.

"I'm fine with Trump not tweeting," Musk tweeted. "The important thing is that Twitter correct a grave mistake in banning his account, despite no violation of the law or terms of service.

"Deplatforming a sitting president undermined public trust in Twitter for half of America."

In another thread, Musk vowed to support Ron DeSantis in 2024 if the Florida governor, who recently coasted to a second term, were to run for president.

Last week, Musk announced the reactivation of Trump's account after a slim majority voted in a Twitter poll in favor of reinstating Trump, who said, however, he had no interest in returning to Twitter. He added he would stick with his own social media site Truth Social, the app developed by Trump Media & Technology Group.

Republican Trump, who 11 days ago announced he was running for election again in 2024, was banned Jan. 8, 2021, from Twitter under its previous owners.

At the time, Twitter said it permanently suspended him because of the risk of further incitement of violence following the storming of the Capitol. The results of the November 2020 presidential election won by Democrat Joe Biden were being certified by lawmakers when the Capitol was attacked after weeks of false claims by Trump that he had won.

Trump repeatedly used Twitter and other sites to claim there had been widespread voter fraud, and had urged supporters to march on the Capitol in Washington to protest.

Earlier Friday, Musk tweeted that calling for violence or incitement to violence on Twitter would result in suspension, after saying Thursday that Twitter would provide a "general amnesty" to suspended accounts that had not broken the law or engaged in spam.

Replying to a tweet, Musk said it was "very concerning" Twitter had taken no action earlier to remove some accounts related to the far-left Antifa movement. In response to another tweet asking if Musk considered the statement "trans people deserve to die" as worthy of suspension from the platform, the billionaire said: "Absolutely."

Musk Supporting DeSantis

DeSantis earlier this month defeated Democrat opponent Charlie Crist by nearly 20 percentage points to be re-elected as Florida governor and cemented himself as the Republican Party's top rising star.

Political pundits have been doling out high marks to DeSantis, who is seen as a potential challenger to former president Donald Trump in the 2024 field of Republican presidential candidates. Trump announced 10 days ago he was running for election again in 2024.

"My preference for the 2024 presidency is someone sensible and centrist. I had hoped that would the case for the Biden administration, but have been disappointed so far," Musk said on Twitter.

"Yes," he replied in a tweet when asked if he would support DeSantis in 2024.

"As a reminder, I was a significant supporter of the Obama-Biden presidency and (reluctantly) voted for Biden over Trump," the Twitter owner said.

Musk had previously said in June he was leaning toward supporting DeSantis for president in 2024, and added the Florida governor would easily defeat Biden in the election.

When asked back then about Musk's support, DeSantis joked, "I welcome support from African-Americans, what can I say." Musk, who is white, grew up in South Africa.

DeSantis is especially popular with conservatives for taking the lead on culture war issues concerning race and gender. His governorship has been marked by his rejection of pandemic-related health restrictions, passage of a law limiting discussion of LGBTQ issues in schools, and a feud with Walt Disney over the law.

Musk urged Americans to elect a Republican Congress in the U.S. midterm elections earlier this month to counterbalance Biden's Democrats. However, the Democrats defied Republican hopes for a "red wave" in the midterms and retained control of the Senate while the Republicans only won a narrow majority in the House of Representatives.

Newsom: I Won’t Challenge Biden in ’24

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Newsom: I Won't Challenge Biden in '24 Newsom: I Won't Challenge Biden in '24 US President Joe Biden is greeted by California Governor Gavin Newsom as he disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California, November 3, 2022, during a 4-day campaign trip ahead of next week's midterm elections. (Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty)

By Nick Koutsobinas | Saturday, 26 November 2022 12:33 PM EST

California Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom will not challenge President Joe Biden for the 2024 presidential Democratic nomination.

"I've told everyone in the White House, from the chief of staff to the first lady," Newsom told Politico, adding that he "enthusiastically" supports Biden running again and believes he could "beat" former President Donald Trump "again."

Still, Biden, who turned 80 on Sunday, has made no formal announcements about a reelection campaign but has said he intends to run. According to CBS News, early exit polls conducted on Nov. 8 showed two-thirds of voters opposed Biden running in 2024.

When asked by CNN's Don Lemon in June if Biden "has the stamina, physically and mentally" to run in 2024, a laughing White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded, "Don, you're asking me this question? … I can't even keep up with him … That is not a question that we should be even asking. Just look at the work that he does."

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Dick Morris to Newsmax: Dem Voters on the Dole ‘Insulated’ on Inflation

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Dick Morris to Newsmax: Dem Voters on the Dole 'Insulated' on Inflation (Newsmax/"Saturday Report")

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 26 November 2022 12:38 PM EST

While inflation hurts most of us, Democrat voters on government support are "insulated" from it – a scheme of dependency and virtual control – according to presidential campaign adviser Dick Morris on Newsmax.

"What they're doing is borrowing like crazy, spending like crazy, knowing that that will cause inflation and then protecting their constituencies so that there are on protected islands in this frothing sea of inflation," Morris told "Saturday Report." "And to get on the island, you need to vote Democrat; you need to be part of the constituency, and that's a way to insulate their voters from what's happening to the rest of us, and I think that played important role."

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Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning and his associate Robert Romano studied Americans impacted by inflation for Morris, former President Donald Trump's presidential campaign adviser told host Rita Cosby.

"They found that 37% of Americans are essentially insulated from inflation – by cost of living adjustments in their social security checks, their food stamps, their disability benefits or in their private employment," Morris told Cosby. "And that – while the two thirds of us that are not take inflation on the chin and we hate it and it really crimps our lives for them – for them, it's a minor annoyance, because they get it back at the end of the year with an increase of their benefit checks.

"This puts the idea of what the Democrats are doing into a new perspective – from me at least."

Morris hailed Trump's 30-point lead over Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in a recent poll, saying, DeSantis is "probably going to choose to keep his powder dry and not run."

"He has a clear choice: He has an option of running in 2028, and winning the nomination, and probably winning the election and having eight years to serve as president; or running in 2024 and run into the teeth of a meat grinder," Morris said.

"And I predicted in my book, "The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback," exactly how Trump will go about winning, what his plan is, the way he will put together a majority, the way he'll get the Latino vote, blue-collar white vote, the way he will challenge the Democrats and RINO Republicans in key states, and why, as a former president, he has an argument for his candidacy that nobody else has."

Morris pitched his book "The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback" as a holiday shopping season prize.

"It's in red already, so you don't have to wrap it for Christmas, but it would be a great present," he told Cosby.

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Dick Morris to Newsmax: Dem Voters on the Dole ‘Insulated’ on Inflation

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Dick Morris to Newsmax: Dem Voters on the Dole 'Insulated' on Inflation (Newsmax/"Saturday Report")

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 26 November 2022 12:38 PM EST

While inflation hurts most of us, Democrat voters on government support are "insulated" from it – a scheme of dependency and virtual control – according to presidential campaign adviser Dick Morris on Newsmax.

"What they're doing is borrowing like crazy, spending like crazy, knowing that that will cause inflation and then protecting their constituencies so that there are on protected islands in this frothing sea of inflation," Morris told "Saturday Report." "And to get on the island, you need to vote Democrat; you need to be part of the constituency, and that's a way to insulate their voters from what's happening to the rest of us, and I think that played important role."

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Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning and his associate Robert Romano studied Americans impacted by inflation for Morris, former President Donald Trump's presidential campaign adviser told host Rita Cosby.

"They found that 37% of Americans are essentially insulated from inflation – by cost of living adjustments in their social security checks, their food stamps, their disability benefits or in their private employment," Morris told Cosby. "And that – while the two thirds of us that are not take inflation on the chin and we hate it and it really crimps our lives for them – for them, it's a minor annoyance, because they get it back at the end of the year with an increase of their benefit checks.

"This puts the idea of what the Democrats are doing into a new perspective – from me at least."

Morris hailed Trump's 30-point lead over Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis in a recent poll, saying, DeSantis is "probably going to choose to keep his powder dry and not run."

"He has a clear choice: He has an option of running in 2028, and winning the nomination, and probably winning the election and having eight years to serve as president; or running in 2024 and run into the teeth of a meat grinder," Morris said.

"And I predicted in my book, "The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback," exactly how Trump will go about winning, what his plan is, the way he will put together a majority, the way he'll get the Latino vote, blue-collar white vote, the way he will challenge the Democrats and RINO Republicans in key states, and why, as a former president, he has an argument for his candidacy that nobody else has."

Morris pitched his book "The Return: Trump's Big 2024 Comeback" as a holiday shopping season prize.

"It's in red already, so you don't have to wrap it for Christmas, but it would be a great present," he told Cosby.

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