Liberals Fail to Advance Minority Bases With Surprise Bunt

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“This piece originally appeared at Newsmax.com”

Hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in all of sports. The Democratic Party has quickly learned that wielding the Major League Baseball “All-Star Game” for political purposes is also a very difficult thing to do.

Democrats recently tried a “surprise bunt” against Republicans in an effort to boycott the state of Georgia over their voting rights reform and new voter ID requirements.

It was supposed to help them prove, once again, that Republicans are big ol’ meanies heading into the 2022 elections. They thought they could catch the GOP off-guard, and score a couple runs in the race card game.

However, liberals stumbled on their way to first base and the GOP kept their eye on the ball.

The Democratic party, the woke establishment sports complex, big media, and corporations wound up doing their African-American base a disservice in their supposed efforts to help them.

These woke progressives are now moving the MLB’s “All-Star Game” from Atlanta — a city that is 51 percent African American — to Denver, a city that is 87 percent mostly-suburban white.

With that move will go economic opportunity that would have otherwise gone to minorities that Democrats claim they help.

In Atlanta, one-third of small business owners are black, and the city was recently rated a “top five best cities for Black-owned businesses” as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The urban landscape is a hot spot for black entrepreneurship as proven recently by the Georgia film industry, including Tyler Perry’s filmmaking dynasty which is based in peach state.

Instead of embracing that culture and taking a stand right there in Atlanta, liberals forced the MLB’s hand in move the game out of Atlanta.

There are just a few problems for woke progressives and their new location choice.

Colorado is a mostly-white, mostly-suburban state. Its population is 87 percent white, and its sprawling white-picket-fenced suburbs are the polar opposite of Atlanta’s urban scene.

The venue where the game will reportedly be played is Coors Field — which is named after a prominent, white, Republican family whose patriarch (Pete Coors) once entertained a U.S. Senate run as a — you guessed it — Republican. The Coors family has also donated to GOP politics in the state.

With the move to Colorado, Democrats are not exactly benefiting the minority, urban, Black American base they claim to serve.

For Georgia Republicans, however, they should be reminded that in politics the golden rule is to never interrupt your opponent when they’re making a mistake. This could help them in the long run as they double down on defending their new voting law.

As for Colorado? Well, the economy in the Mile High City is ready to capitalize off the left’s errors.

Jennifer Kerns is host of the new nationally-syndicated show, “All-American Radio with Jennifer Kerns.” She has served as a GOP strategist; spokeswoman for the California Republican Party; strategist for the Colorado Recalls over the Second Amendment; and writer/researcher for the most-watched U.S. Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle for FOX News. Read Jennifer Kerns’ Reports Here.

Why Kamala Harris Is the Wrong Envoy for the Border Crisis

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The White House has tasked Vice President Kamala Harris with solving the burgeoning border crisis.

Under the twisted logic and hypocrisy that is becoming the hallmark of the Biden administration, naturally the best person to solve the immigration crisis is a leader who enabled illegal immigration at the highest levels of the most broken border state on record: California.

For starters, Harris doesn’t even believe that breaking the law by entering the country unlawfully is a crime. In 2015, Harris told KCBS television in Los Angeles, “An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.”

By her very definition, the 78,000 individuals encountered each day by Customs and Border Patrol officers have committed no crime.

In June 2014, then-Attorney General Kamala Harris issued a bulletin to law enforcement across the most populous state in the nation directing them not to hold illegal immigrants for being in the state illegally.

Her bulletin went so far as to warn law enforcement about their “potential liability for complying with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) federal detainer requests for undocumented immigrants.”

It cast a chill over local law enforcement on matters as simple as traffic stops.

The 2014 missive wasn’t her first rodeo.

In 2012, she bucked the Obama-Biden administration when she notified California law enforcement agencies that they could ignore President Obama’s directive to detain illegal immigrants under the Secure Communities act intended to curb rampant illegal immigration. Her action was a blow to the Obama-era law since California at the time represented the largest number of Secure Communities deportations.

As California’s “top cop,” Harris presided over a number of other actions that ushered in a culture of permissiveness for illegal immigrants.

Harris supported Assembly Bill 60 in 2013 which allows illegal immigrants to obtain drivers licenses. Illegal immigrants from other countries now represent more than half of all California drivers license holders.

Harris also sided with the first illegal immigrant who sought to become a lawyer and a member of the California Bar Association. During a key argument in 2012, Harris weighed in at the California Supreme Court with her support.

Then-Senator Harris followed the same pro-illegal immigration path. Proving just how unreasonable she is when it comes to basic border protection, she voted against a wide-sweeping immigration reform bill that would have given DREAMERS their much-coveted pathway to citizenship, simply because she believed it would give too much support for President Donald Trump’s border wall.

In her bid for the White House, Harris proved once again that she was pro-illegal immigrant telling CNN’s Jake Tapper in May 2019 that she would never choose between American citizens and illegals when deciding who should receive services from the federal government. She was among the first Presidential candidates to support publicly-funded healthcare for illegal immigrants in 2020.

She also proved that she doesn’t believe in the most basic border protection. In her 2019 book titled The Truths We Hold, Harris wrote that a “wall on the border with Mexico was a total waste of taxpayer money.” This is a more radical position than held by her former counterparts in the U.S. Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with former U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama all supported the strengthening of the border fence in Yuma, Arizona through the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which curtailed illegal activity by a stunning 78 percent. While not a wall, per se, the Yuma fence has been held up as a shining example of reasonable, bipartisan border protection that worked.

It seems an obvious conflict of interest to allow a leader who has been so in the tank for illegal immigration to now be in charge of stemming the tide of America’s illegal immigration crisis. However, that’s where America finds itself in the upside-down world that is the Biden administration.

A few of Harris’s campaign pledges on illegal immigration have not yet come to fruition.

During an early Democratic Primary debate in June 2019 Harris vowed, “I will release children from cages. I will get rid of the private detention centers.”

Today, more children are in detention centers than ever before at the U.S. Southern border. At approximately 14,000, there are more than twice the number of children in detention centers today than there were on Biden’s Inauguration Day.

In addition, adult detention centers are overflowing, and migrants have been photographed sleeping under bridges.

All of these challenges place Harris a long way from fulfilling her campaign promises and succeeding on her first task of wrangling the border crisis as vice president — the ultimate proof that governing America is a lot harder than slinging progressive policies in liberal California.

Jennifer Kerns is host of the new nationally-syndicated show, “All-American Radio with Jennifer Kerns.” She has served as a GOP strategist; spokeswoman for the California Republican Party; strategist for the Colorado Recalls over the Second Amendment; and writer/researcher for the most-watched U.S. Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle for FOX News.

Liberals’ Trick Bunt Ball Gets Scooped Up by Republicans

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

So, apparently, is the path to the Major League Baseball “All-Star Game.”

Democrats attempted a trick “bunt” hit play against Republicans in an attempt to boycott the state of Georgia over their voting rights reform and new voter ID requirements. It was going to be the softball lob that was going to help them prove, once again, that Republicans are big ole meanies heading into the 2022 elections.

However, liberals stumbled on their way to first base. In their supposed quest to help support their minority base Democrats, the woke establishment sports complex, big media, and corporations ended up doing them a disservice.

In their infinite wisdom, these woke progressives reportedly plan to move the MLB’s “All-Star Game” from Atlanta — a city that is 51 percent African American — to Denver, a city that is 87 percent mostly-suburban white. With that move, will go income and jobs and opportunity that would have otherwise gone to minorities that Democrats claim they help.

In Atlanta, one-third of small business owners are black, and the city was recently rated a “top five best cities for Black-owned businesses” as reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The urban landscape is a hot spot for black entrepreneurship, as proven recently by the Georgia film industry including Tyler Perry’s filmmaking dynasty which is based in peach state.

Instead of embracing the culture and taking a stand right there in Atlanta, liberals in their hastiness to make their point forced the MLB’s hand. According to the Associated Press on Monday, the game will land in the state of Colorado.

There are just a few problems for woke progressives.

Colorado is a mostly-white, mostly-suburban state. Its population is 87 percent white, and its sprawling white-picket-fenced suburbs are the polar opposite of Atlanta’s urban scene.

The venue where the game will reportedly be played is Coors Field — which is named after a prominent, white, Republican family whose patriarch (Pete Coors) once entertained a U.S. Senate run as a — you guessed it — Republican. The Coors family has also donated to GOP politics in the state.

With the move to Colorado, Democrats are not exactly benefiting the minority, urban, Black American base they claim to serve.

However, in politics the golden rule is to never interrupt your opponent when they’re making a mistake. The same is true when one party takes their eye off the ball so much that it allows the other side to outright steal a base.

As for Colorado? Well, the economy in the Mile High City is ready to play ball.

Jennifer Kerns is host of “All-American Radio with Jennifer Kerns” and is carried on Salem Radio’s 710 KNUS in Denver.

THE UN-LUCKY 7? Seventh Woman Comes Forward against Governor Cuomo

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As if six weren’t enough, a seventh woman has come forward stating that Governor Andrew Cuomo inappropriately touched her at the Governor’s mansion and suggested in front of others that they were “going steady.”
New York Magazine reports today that, unlike the previous six women, a reporter was the target this time.
That reporter was 25 years old at the time of the incident.
In recent days Cuomo has contradicted himself by first denying any inappropriate touching, then blaming it on his Italian heritage by suggesting that they are a touchy-feely bunch. (Outrageous.)
At this rate, it will be no surprise if an eighth woman comes forward. The question is: how many sexual harassment allegations will be enough for the New York State Democratic Party to demand its own guv step down, or risk losing credibility on women’s issues forever? 

President Biden to Address the Nation Tonight

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After a rough week filled with blunders, gaffes, forgotten names and more than 45 days without a formal press conference, President Joe Biden will take to the airwaves tonight to address the nation.
The primetime address comes on the eve of the 1-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdowns — at the time called the “coronavirus” in its first iteration. The address comes as millions of Americans line up for vaccines.
From the Oval Office, Biden is expected to call upon states to open vaccinations to all age groups by May 1.
He is also expected to, oddly, lay out an advanced directive for Independence Day gatherings — something that seems below the pay grade of the President of the United States and something that seems best left to local leaders. Nevertheless, aides say he will suggest that “small backyard barbecues” might be alright for July 4th, but only if Americans mask up, socially distance and take the vaccine. (We’ve got news for Joe; we’ve been holding small barbecues for months and not one of us has fallen ill.)
One thing is clear from the president’s plan to utilize the primetime airwaves: the Biden team accurately understands their greatest strength during the campaign — and former President Trump’s biggest weakness — which is speaking directly to the American people about the pandemic. Despite Trump’s daily COVID-19 Task Force press briefings, the former president at times underplayed the seriousness of the pandemic and allowed his daily briefings to veer off-course with conversations about injecting Lysol disinfectant and direct UV light into the body,
That is not to suggest that Biden was without his flaws. In fact, a year ago this week then-candidate Biden held a campaign rally on March 9 , 2020 — six weeks after Trump publicly announced the crisis and shut down incoming flights from China. During the March 9th rally, Biden can be seen maskless hugging then-Sen. Kamala Harris, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and Sen. Cory Booker who were also not wearing masks.
Unfairly, Biden will get the credit for the vaccines now underway — something made possible by the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed.
No matter who deserves the credit Biden’s primetime address on COVID-19 from the Oval Office is smart Press strategy, pure and simple. He takes to the airwaves as a relieved nation sees millions being vaccinated, and after Texas, Mississippi, and Connecticut ease lockdown restrictions. Tonight’s address will also have the latent effect of getting the president off the hook, at least temporarily, for not holding a single formal press conference since he took office.

Sixth Woman Reported Sexual Mistreatment by Governor Andrew Cuomo

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A sixth woman has come forward to report that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo touched her inappropriately after being called to the governor’s mansion one night last year.
The new allegation adds to the growing list of accusers in the Empire State.
The yet-unnamed accuser is not only the sixth person but the fifth Cuomo aide to do so.
The sexual harassment scandals have the power to take down not only one of the most prominent Democrat governors, but the entire Liberal establishment’s famous #MeToo movement.
After all, if Liberals truly #BelieveAllWomen why is it taking some Liberals until after such time as when more women come forward?
The Oxford textbook definition of hypocrisy is “the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense.”
In September 2018, Liberals pounced onto the scene with the slogan #BelieveAllWoman immediately after the confirmation hearings of now-Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The lesson was that all women — even Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, whose memory was shaky on some elements of her alleged attack 30 years ago — should be believed, no matter what.
Why, then, is the shoe on the other foot when it comes to a man within their own party? If progressives were abiding by their own rule, they would have believed the FIRST woman who came forward against Cuomo.
Furthermore, to suggest that there isn’t a problem when the first five women stepped forward, denigrates the experiences of those five women.
However, Cuomo isn’t the first Democrat to get a pass on believing all women.
Just ask Tara Reade, the former aide to then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden, who accused the elder senator of sexually attacking her in the basement of the U.S. Capitol. She said that when she brought it to her superior’s attention, she was fired. Not many Democrats believed her, instead choosing to back Biden in his Presidential bid.
National Public Radio (NPR) reports on a survey that shows 81% of women have experienced sexual harassment.
To a large portion of the population, the optics of not “believing all women” when one party has lectured the other for nearly three years on doing precisely that, won’t play well in the 2022 midterms, which will serve as a referendum on everything that occurred on the Democrats’ watch.
Until Liberals take sexual harassment allegations against their own party’s leaders seriously, they can’t be believed in the future when they say that ALL women ought to be believed.

TIME’S (NOT) UP: Cuomo’s Approval Falls to All-Time Low, but New Poll Shows Voters Aren’t Ready to Oust Him

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval ratings have fallen to an all-time low in the midst of his simultaneous nursing home and sexual harassment scandals.
The governor’s approval ratings have fallen to just 38% — the lowest ever in his career, according to a new poll by Emerson College and News Nation.
44% believe he “attempted to cover up the truth” when it comes to the nursing home death rates and his decision to send COVID-positive elderly patients back into nursing homes. Another 7% agree he “attempted to cloud the truth,” bringing the total number who don’t believe him to 51%.
A greater number of New York voters across the state also believe that Cuomo “sexually harassed” “multiple women” — 54% of voters to be exact. That figure shot up after his public mea culpa last week.
Yet, the majority of his constituents aren’t ready for him to call it quits — and it varies widely by geography.
The majority of his constituents in New York City, specifically, think he’s doing a fine job. 55% of registered voters in the city approve of the job he is doing — even though the COVID-19 pandemic and his ensuing lockdowns obliterated that city.
Somewhat stunning in the wake of his sexual harassment scandals, an overwhelming 64% of female voters in New York City approve of the job he is doing.
It reminds us of President Bill Clinton’s approval ratings around the time of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
A Pew Research Center poll taken just after Clinton’s January 1998 denial of the allegations actually found that 71% of Americans approved of the job he was doing — a stunning 10% higher than a poll taken just before the Lewinsky scandal broke.
While Cuomo is no Clinton — Cuomo at least is suffering in his ratings — it is telling that voters are not (yet) calling for his head on a proverbial spear. It’s an early indicator that he may yet survive.
However, New York has pressing matters at hand — not the least of which is that New York needs strong leadership to re-open and to lure its tax base back from sunny South Florida and other far-flung locales. It’s hard to imagine that the governor can solely focus on that complex task and not have his daily press briefings upended over the scandals, especially if more women come forward.
Cuomo has said there’s no chance he quits, and there’s no provision for gubernatorial recall in New York State. With these new polling numbers showing voters’ resignation on, well, resignation it’s more reasonable than ever to suggest that the New York legislature’s process of impeachment may be the only way that a final reckoning can be made pertaining to Cuomo’s COVID-19 handling, as well as how he treated his female staff.

#InternationalWomensDay: The Real “War on Women?” Government Lockdowns

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A recent report shows that more than 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce this fall. However, the news got nary a look from liberal feminists who often complain about the effects of one political party’s policies on women.
Those who did notice used the occasion to suggest that more government services are needed (read: universal free childcare, more stimulus, universal basic income, and a litany of the usual progressive, big-government remedies).
Yet, no one bothered to examine the real root of the problem: liberal leaders’ lockdowns from New York City to California had women running for the emergency exits of their careers. 
Naturally, liberals don’t understand business owners in general so it’s understandable how they missed the mark. However, to misunderstand the plight of small businesses owners and working Americans altogether is to misunderstand women, given the significant role that women play in the workforce today.
Women own more than 11.6 million businesses in the United States and represent 39 percent of all privately-run businesses. In 2019 B.C. (“Before Covid”), those businesses employed nearly 9 million people according to American Express OPEN’s “The State of Women-Owned Businesses.”
However, liberals seem to have missed the correlation that with women well-integrated into the business world in the year 2020, a hit to any business is in fact a hit to women. With their anti-business lockdowns, liberal politicians from Mayor Bill De Blasio to Mayor Eric Garcetti, from Governor Andrew Cuomo to Governor Gavin Newsom, haven’t just delivered a blow to white-male-owned-establishments and pubs — they’ve delivered a knockout punch to the class of women they claim to protect. 
Yelp reported that 800 businesses closed per day, from mid-March through September. With nearly half of businesses owned by women, women took a nearly equal hit. (Likely more have closed since September as restaurants and small businesses face additional lockdowns in blue areas.) Sadly, Yelp reported that of those that closed, more than 60 percent of the closures were permanent.
Liberals will never admit it but their lockdown policies have hurt minority women as well.
More than 5.4 million firms in the U.S. are majority-owned by women of color, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. As of 2019, those firms employed 2.1 million people and as of last year, they generated $361 billion in annual revenue according to the American Express OPEN report.
As of August, two out of three (66 percent) of minority-owned businesses expressed concern about having to permanently close, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. That was in the heat of summer, when UV rays were abundant; facing winter months and another round of lockdowns in urban areas and blue cities, that figure is likely to be even higher now.
Lastly, liberal lockdown policies don’t appear to take into account the impact of school closures on working women. There is a unique reason why the largest female departure front he workforce in American history took place in September. That’s when the school year began and so did school lockdowns.
Despite limited risks to young students and just a 0.2 percent COVID-19 infection rate for classroom teachers — lower than the infection rate for the parents actually dropping children off to said school — liberals are on-record supporting widespread school cancellations and favoring virtual learning. In places such as the Los Angeles Unified School District — the largest school district in the nation — children have been away from the classroom more than they’ve been in it in 2020. LAUSD closed school from mid-March through the end of the school year in late May, shuttered its summer operations, then refused to seat students for the start of the 2020-2021 school year beginning the week of August 17.  
That undoubtedly has had a devastating impact on working women.
Sadly, the damage has not yet fully registered. We are still in the midst of the pandemic, and a fresh round of lockdowns were just issued in blue cities and blue states. The figure of 865,000 women fleeing the workforce were from the last statistics available, as of September. There is another quarter of losses for 2020 yet to be registered, which will surely place the figure for the loss of women’s jobs likely at or over 1 million.
As we head into 2021, the news isn’t any less daunting for women — neither are the new policy proposals from Democratic Party leaders. Just a few days ago, Joe Biden announced that he will keep schools closed during his “First 100 Days” which will once again force parents to choose which parent works and which stays home.
The truth is, liberals’ lockdown policies are hurting women of all races, creeds, socioeconomic statuses and backgrounds. Liberal feminists should be screaming at the sky about this, yet they are covering for their men and — during the worst global pandemic in 100 years — serving as enablers of power-hungry misogynist misdeeds against all womankind.
This article originally appeared at Townhall.com under our editor’s byline there.

What CPAC’s Straw Poll Says about the GOP’s Future

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The Conservative Political Action Committee’s straw poll provides a road map for where the conservative base of the Republican Party is headed.
While former President Donald Trump handily won the contest for a theoretical run for president in 2024, CPAC’s straw poll gave other hints about what conservative leaders want: if not Trump himself then at the very least, more Trump’ism.
While just over half — 55% — support a Trump run, a stunning 95% of CPAC attendees said they prefer the Republican Party continue Trump’s policies. Turns out that energy independence, record-low unemployment, and America-first policies are actually popular!
If Trump decides not to run in 2024, there is a decent bench of candidates who are beloved heroes of the base.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis ranked first in a poll which (uniquely) asked who ought to step up if Trump opts not to run. 43% of attendees want DeSantis to run for president, as the sunshine state governor was lauded throughout the weekend for his management of the COVID-19 crisis.
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem also rated amongst CPAC goers. 11% of conservatives would pick her to be their nominee.
A non-officeholder, first son Donald Trump, Jr. came in at 8% of the vote; however, the poll didn’t exactly measure the impact that his father’s all-but-assured endorsement would register.
Shoring up the CPAC straw poll were former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Senator Ted Cruz — fresh from his fateful trip to Cancun — who rated in the single digits at just 7%.
It’s extremely early in the 2024 discussions, and the candidates will undoubtedly continue to jockey for position. However one thing is assured: the candidates are out of the gate earlier than ever and the race for the White House is already on.

CPAC: GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy Bets the House — Literally

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At his appearance at CPAC this weekend, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy said he is willing to bet the house that Republicans will take back Congress in 2022.
But he wasn’t referring to the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill — he was referring to his own, personal home back in Bakersfield, California.
“We are just five seats away,” said McCarthy, referring to the slim number of seats Republicans would have to win to take back control.
McCarthy is nearly there. He closed the minority gap so much in the November 2020 elections that he nearly robbed Speaker Nancy Pelosi of her speakership. He also swept in the largest class of GOP Congresswomen in American history.
McCarthy said that five seats should be easy to win — especially in light of the Democrats’ policy overreaches on everything from free speech to making it harder for girls to compete in sports.
As for his actual house? He said not to tell his wife that he put it all on line.
McCarthy and his wife Judy, who are high school sweethearts, have lived in the same modest house for 20 years, since McCarthy owned and ran a small business in their hometown of Bakersfield called “Kevin O’s Deli.”
Will McCarthy be in trouble for “betting the house” on the House? Doubtful, as Republicans at CPAC this weekend seem more motivated than ever to return Congress to Republican control.
However just in case, Judy is counting, there are just 618 days left till the November 8, 2022 midterms. 

Conversation with Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn – CPAC 2021

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Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) swung by to talk with All-American News at CPAC. As always, the congressman from Colorado Springs — home to the United States Air Force Academy — had something up his sleeve to help protect America’s national security.
Lamborn serves on the Armed Services Committee, and he shared the scoop with us that he’s got a bill in the works that would require President Joe Biden to get Senate approve for any nuclear deal with our enemy Iran.
Lamborn reminded us that back in 2014, President Barack Obama knew he didn’t have the 67 votes to pass the Iran deal so he did it by Executive Order — a move that had to be reviewed by the Senate later.
He will introduce the bill on Monday. Hear the full chat here:
Conversation with Colorado Congressman Doug Lamborn – CPAC 2021

CPAC: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Talks Texas Storm and His Landmark Election Lawsuit

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stopped by All-American News to talk about his landmark multi-state November election lawsuit. Even though the U.S. Supreme Court did not hear the case, Paxton said it was still the right thing to pursue.
He also shared with us that he’s prepared interrogatories, of sorts, in an effort to get to the bottom of the events surrounding the recent Texas storm, and vows to hold responsible those who mismanaged the response to the disastrous events.
Hear the chat here:
CPAC 2021: Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Talks Texas Storm and His Landmark Election Lawsuit

CPAC: Conversation with Dr. Ben Carson

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Host of “All-American Radio,” Jennifer Kerns, caught up with former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson at CPAC.
Dr. Carson tells Jen the most important thing Conservatives can do now in the dace of #CancelCulture is to remain courageous in speaking up.
The full interview here:
CPAC 2021: Conversation with Dr. Ben Carson

President Trump to Speak at CPAC

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After weeks of being largely outside of public view, President Donald Trump will take the stage at this week’s Conservative Political Action Committee confab in Florida.
The New York Times first reported that the president will speak to a crowd for the first time since the January 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol, and for the first time since President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Trump has always enjoyed a warm welcome at CPAC; in fact, one of his more memorable experiences is hugging the American flag onstage at the conservative gathering, a move that won uproarious applause.
Axios reported earlier today that the former president plans to “directly attack President Biden‘s new immigration plan“ and suggest that Biden‘s amnesty plan is “disastrous.”
Sources say that Trump will also discuss the future of the GOP and is expected to pledge to be the movement’s leader throughout the Biden administration. Trump is also expected to wade into the 2022 midterm fights, after challenging Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on the matter.
Trump plans to take the stage on Sunday which is the final day of CPAC, a day that is usually sparsely attended. The announcement of his attendance late in the convention schedule has attendees scrambling to adjust their travel plans.  However, one can imagine that CPAC slated Trump’s barnburner speech to be the grand finale just in time for Monday morning’s news cycle.
The location of CPAC this year is also significant, as Governor Ron DeSantis has guided the sunshine state successfully through the COVID-19 pandemic while liberal states such as New York and California, led by embattled Governors Andrew Cuomo and Gavin Newsom, are flailing.
This is the first year that CPAC will be held in Florida after bailing out of the swamp in Washington, D.C. 

TEXAS BOMBSHELL: 5 Texas Energy Commissioners Live Outside of Texas

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As millions of Texas still sit without power tonight, big questions remain to be answered.
One of them should be: Why does Texas allow its top energy authorities to live outside of the Lone Star State?
Investigators from local TV station KXAN report that a stunning five members of the Electricity Reliability Commission of Texas actually live outside of Texas — far outside, in fact.
Even more stunning is that ERCOT’s top two managers live thousands of miles away from the constituents they serve.
The electricity board’s new Chairman, Sally Talberg, actually lives in Michigan, while its Vice Chairman Peter Cranton lives in Del Mar, California. Cranton also lists one of his other professions as a professor at the University of Cologne in Germany.
At least three other board members who oversee Texas’s electricity grid also live outside of the state — and the country.
One of the board members lives in Maine, another lives in Illinois, and another lives in Canada.
That’s a mighty long way from Texas!
According to ERCOT’s bylaws, it’s not a requirement for board members to live in Texas but it sure seems inappropriate for board members to live thousands of miles away from the residents they serve.
State representatives are looking into the matter.

RIP, LEGEND

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh has passed away at age 70, after a long battle with lung cancer.

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Limbaugh, who started his political broadcast career in Sacramento (just as our editor did), went on to grow his empire to a Nationally-syndicated program and gained millions of loyal fans.
Political followers and even his detractors hung on his every word during numerous national political crises and events including the Lewinsky dress scandal, the Tea Party movement, the 2008 elections and the 2020 elections.
He was also a FOX News TV host in the late 1990s, at a time when talk radio hosts didn’t get much TV airtime.
Perhaps the most poignant and loving thing we remember about Rush is that in 2003, like so many Americans suffering the same fate, he admitted his vulnerabilities and his addiction to prescription Opioid painkillers then turned himself in to authorities in 2006 and sought treatment.
Rush Limbaugh, icon, legend, thank you for paving the way for so many. You will be greatly missed.

Publix Grocery Chain Stands behind Conservative Principles

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Publix grocery chain is under fire again for its political stances — but that doesn’t appear to be phasing the company.
The daughter of Publix founder George Jenkins, Julie Jenkins Fancelli, reportedly donated $300,000 to the protests on January 6, the day that ended with riots and a Capitol siege that will now live in infamy.
To be clear, the Publix family member contributed to the peaceful protests that preceded the attacks — yet in today’s #CancelCulture, it is guilt by association for most conservatives.
Fancelli doesn’t appear to be phased by the threats, as part of the grocery dynasty whose family is worth a reported $8.8 Billion according to Forbes.
That’s because this isn’t her first rodeo.
The chain first came under fire after the Parkland, Florida shooting after it was revealed the family had contributed money to elect a Second Amendment-supporting candidate for Governor.
Recently, Publix also received criticism after donating $100,000 to an effort to re-elect Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022.
Fancelli has also donated $2 Million to the Republican National Committee and Trump’s re-election campaign.
The grocery chain will likely escape with nary a knick. Publix is an institution throughout the South, where the Second Amendment and conservatism rank highly. It has a loyal customer base and it boasts itself as the largest employee-owned company in the United States.
Whether critics like the family’s political donations or not, free speech and engagement in our political system — yes, including mega donations — are still allowed in the USA and that is good for all Americans, regardless of party.

SCHUMER: We May Invoke the 14th Amendment

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Don’t think for a minute that Impeachment 2.0 is the end of Congressional harassment of former President Donald Trump.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says if they don’t get a conviction in the U.S. Senate they will, in all likelihood, invoke the 14th Amendment in order to bar Trump from ever seeking the presidency again.
The measure would take the form of legislation, which would have to be introduced and voted on. With Senators Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkowski, Ben Sasse and other Republicans already siding with Democrats on the impeachment trial proceeding, Schumer now knows he can likely count on their votes if legislation is brought to the floor. A pretty smart whipping exercise, if you ask us.
Whatever happens, one thing is clear: Trump is not out of the woods yet.

All Eyes on Alabama Senate Seat

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Sen. Richard Shelby announced today he will not run for re-election in 2022 — setting off a contagion of speculation about whom will fill the coveted Southern U.S. Senate seat.
All-American News is in the great state of Alabama this week, reporting from the front lines.
Shelby himself has an “All-American” story that crosses party lines — he came into office as a Democrat, then converted to the Republican Party during the 1994 “Contract with America” after Republicans swept the house. Shelby felt that Republican proposals better helped Alabamians.
In his departure, one of his colleagues across the aisle, top Democrat Sen. Patrick Leary (D-VT) called Shelby “a true statesman.”
So, who could possibly fill the shoes of elder statesmen Shelby?
Rep. Mo Brooks admitted today in a statement that he is considering throwing his hat into the ring. Other contenders could include Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Rep. Gary Palmer, who sat out of the race for the seat that former Auburn coach and now-Senator Tommy Tuberville ultimately won.
The political prognosis?
Alabama is a solidly red state, where Tuberville won handily over incumbent Sen. Doug Jones, a Democrat, in November by 20 points. However, other candidates won’t be able to rely upon the pent-up political capital that a Southern college football coach automatically brings to a race.
Furthermore, the Alabama seat flipped from Republican (Jeff Sessions) to Democrat (Jones) back to Republican (Tuberville) in just four years — which DOES fit the bill as a swing seat.
And without the same-party President Trump to fly in on Air Force One to hold high-profile campaign rallies with crowds of 30,000 to energize the base, Alabama Republicans are going to have to get creative about how to get Alabamians engaged — so the race doesn’t go the way of the recent two Georgia Senate seats that went to hard-left Democrats.
One thing is for certain — Shelby was quite vocal in the race between Sen. Doug Jones and Roy Moore, and he will undoubtedly be vocal in the picking of his successor.

SCOTUS Allows 25% Church Reopening in California — But No Singing

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
The United States Supreme Court ruled over the weekend that church services may resume in the Golden State — though, only at 25% capacity.
The mainstream media reported the development as “huge victory” for conservative Christians — but is it?
The ruling still places enormous restrictions of the practice of religion in California and means that just 1 in 4 of you are allowed back to church after 11 months of lockdown (11 months!) It has been nearly a year since churches and other establishments were asked to (and in many cases, ordered to) shut their doors to “stop the spread.”
Moreover, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on singing and chanting. While understandable from a respiratory virus perspective, it brings up serious First Amendment issues. In fairness, one has to wonder are officials preventing college football or NFL fans from speaking or cheering once they’re in their capacity-reduced stadiums? The answer: no, they’re not.
Meantime, a host of ailments are on the rise. Depression has skyrocketed, suicides are up, alcoholism and addiction in lockdown are rearing their ugly heads, with limited help allowed from faith-based organizations allowed. According to The Lancet Psychiatry journal, groups that showed an elevated risk since the onset of the pandemic include women, youth, and individuals “having lower educational attainment, lower income, or preexisting mental health conditions, as well as living alone or with children.” All of these groups could be helped by the very churches that are currently shuttered or under strict capacity limits.
Pastor Jurgen Matthesius, founder of Awaken Church San Diego, reported on All-American Radio recently that his nearly 10,000 members have seen an uptick in struggles at home during the pandemic. He shared stories of at least two parishioners who contemplated putting a bullet in their heads, but instead came to church that day upon hearing that Awaken Church San Diego was defying state laws and holding services anyway.
Awaken Church’s testimonies are just two of the millions of stories of Americans struggling under the pandemic and moreover, the egregious government lockdowns associated with the pandemic.
The Supreme Court was right to re-open churches, but the constraints on audience capacity are still overly burdensome some 11 months later — not only to the churches themselves, but for the more than 205 million Christians, living in America today.

Biden’s Million Mask March

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President Joe Biden is contemplating mailing a mask to every household in the United States to help combat COVID-19, according to NBC News.
The new president is dusting off a plan initially developed by the Trump administration which would have placed masks in the hands of Americans in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.
Biden’s press secretary Jen Psaki argued at the White House Press Briefing on Thursday that no final decisions have been made about the proposal that would help cover — no pun intended — 130 million households.
If Biden truly wanted to make an impact without overly burdening American taxpayers, may we suggest he consider sending masks only to senior citizens, hospitals, health centers, and nursing homes where they are needed most.
The previous Trump draft of the plan included engaging the United States Postal Service to deliver the masks — until Trump got into a row with the men and women in blue over their delivery of election mail during the pandemic. An original story from The Washington Post also confirmed that Trump ultimately shelved the plan citing concerns that it would spread undue panic.
One wonders if President Donald Trump had carried out the “millions masked” plan, the election would have gone differently. After all, Trump’s biggest polling weakness is that he didn’t take COVID-19 seriously — and Americans disapproved of his and his supporters’ anti-mask views.
However, those concerns belie the fact that Trump was the first to sound the alarm about the pandemic even while the World Health Organization and others downplayed the threat. Trump even shuttered flights from at-risk countries in the face of great criticism even while Biden, then-candidate Kamala Harris, and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer held a rally — maskless and speaking directly into each other’s mouths at close distance — with thousands as late as March 9.
Nevertheless, Biden’s consideration of the mass distribution plan shows that the White House Coronavirus Task Force is back on the job and engaged in examining every solution to help the country move past COVID-19 and maybe, just maybe, get back to work once and for all.

Inside Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Ratings Freefall

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Gavin Newsom doesn’t even have friends in Berkeley, California these days.
A new poll out of Berkeley shows Newsom’s approval ratings have plummeted a stunning 20 points in just six months.
The University of California, Berkeley Institute of Government Studies poll found that just 46 percent of California voters actually approve of his job performance.
The figure stuns in comparison to the nearly 2/3 majority approval he enjoyed in just September, and last May when he held a coveted 64% approval rating.
The California recall effort has clearly taken a toll on the governor’s public image.
Nearly 40 percent of California voters would vote to recall him — and the recall effort hasn’t even been officially placed on the ballot yet.
A Public Policy Institute Poll of California (PPIC) poll had slightly better news for the governor in finding that 52 percent of California voters approve of Newsom.
His handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, botched vaccine distribution, and egregious lockdowns are seen as contributing factors to the disapproval he faces.
However, one swift move could turn it all around for Gavin: a “REOPEN CALIFORNIA” edict that would let the Golden State do what it does best: produce, and get people moving again.

GAME, STOPPED: Silicon Valley Funnels Money into California Recall

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California Governor Gavin Newsom has another headache on his hands — on top of an already-failed vaccine distribution effort, still-high number of COVID-19 cases, and a lagging economy.
The new thorn in Gavin’s side?
An attack from his left flank — Silicon Valley.
Tech titans have begun pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars into Rescue California — the official proponents of the effort to #RecallGavinNewsom.
The significance of the move can’t be overstated.
Silicon Valley has’t been politically active in the state in over a decade, ever since Silicon Valley titans Steve Poizner (inventor of the cellphone GPS chip) and Meg Whitman (of eBay success) faced off before Whitman ultimately lost to Governor Jerry Brown by nearly 30 points.
It appears that those political wounds have healed, however, and they are ready for the most-talked-about fight in the Golden State.
The development has to be shocking Newsom — a longtime San Francisco politician just up the road from Silicon Valley and previously the golden child of Big Tech, who ushered him into office as a young, hip, tech-savvy governor.
But the Bay Area is flailing — as is the rest of the state — under Gavin’s leadership, or lack thereof. Silicon Valley leaders are reportedly most disappointed with the botched vaccine distribution on Gavin’s watch.
Silicon Valley backer Doug Leone and his wife donated $100,000 to the Recall effort; venture capitalist Dixon Doll and his wife also contributed $100,000.
David Sacks — initially a backer of Gavin to the tune of $60,000 when he ran for governor — is now also funding the recall effort.
Rounding out the list, former Facebook executive Chamath Palihapitiya — an early executive at Facebook, minority stakeholder of the Golden State Warriors, and normally a major Democratic donor — said he now supports the recall.
Whether the recall ultimately succeeds in ousting Newsom remains to be seen — there are many hurdles before that happens. But one thing is certain: the backing of Big Tech in the final weeks of the signature-gathering phase gives the recall effort the juice it needs to qualify for the ballot.
Once the recall heads to the ballot, that is a headache that won’t easily subside for the already-embattled Newsom.

Ivanka Trump Eyes U.S. Senate Run against Sen. Marco Rubio

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Former First Daughter Ivanka Trump is eyeing Florida’s U.S. Senate.
There’s just one problem: that seat is currently held by Sen. Marco Rubio.
So far, Rubio is acting unswayed by the news, calling it the rumor mill the silly “parlor games of Washington.”
However, in the same statement Rubio also warned Ivanka — and anyone else listening — that if she wants the coveted seat, she’ll have to fight for it. Rubio warned that anyone running — with the Trump last name or otherwise— would have to first survive a “tough primary fight” which can be brutal in the southern state where Gov. Ron DeSantis and conservatives reign.
WRadio in Miami asked All-American News founder Jennifer Kerns about the possible run, on the drivetime rush hour Spanish-language broadcast this morning.
“This is THE race to watch,” said Kerns, publisher of All-American News and host of the new nationally-syndicated radio show, All-American Radio. “What’s most interesting is that Marco Rubio was incredibly supportive of former President Trump and the whole #StopTheSteal narrative. But, stranger things have happened. Loyalty is relative in politics.”
With the Trump dynasty coming to an end, the next generation of Trumps are looking to secure their posts in a post-Trump era.
Former First Daughter-in-Law Lara Trump is considering a U.S. Senate run in North Carolina, and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently announced that she will run for Governor of Arkansas.
“The end of the Trump White House will be very similar to the end of the Tea Party era that began in 2009,” said Kerns. “While the official movement ended and activists stopped having formal meetings, their members splintered off and ran for office. That’s what gave us Senators Tom Cotton and Joni Ernst. I predict we’ll see a similar trajectory after the smoke clears in Washington.”

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inside Ivanka Trump’s New Posh Pad in Florida

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have flown south for the winter.
The former White House power couple has landed in a posh pad inside the luxury development, Arte by Antonio Citterio, on Collins Ave. in Surfside in Miami.
The Wall Street Journal first broke the news of the move, but All-American News has EXCLUSIVE photos from inside the couple’s new apartment as it was being prepared for the Kushners.
The development features an indoor and outdoor pol, spa, fitness center, tennis court, and wrap-around balconies (pictured here). Trump friend Alex Sapir developed the complex.
The couple will live here with their children while building their new home on a small island two miles away. The Kushners recently dropped $32 million — just for the waterfront lot — on Indian Creek Island, no doubt for the added security.

P.I. Who Helped Bill Clinton & Harvey Weinstein Smear Women Is at Death’s Door

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Jack Palladino, the famed private investigator who was hired in 1992 to smear the women who accused then-candidate Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, is at death’s door today after a robbery outside his San Francisco apartment.
The P.I. legendarily went after two dozen women who came forward with allegations that they had extramarital affairs with Clinton — claims that nearly cost Clinton the Democratic National Committee nomination and embarrassed Hillary Rodham Clinton. The claims led to her infamous Tammy Wynette dig that she was “not just standing by her man” during a very public “60 Minutes” interview.
The Clinton private investigator also represented singer R. Kelly, who was arrested on federal charges for alleged sex crimes, child pornography, human trafficking, racketeering, obstruction of justice and having sex with underaged girls.
The P.I. was recently tapped by the now-jailed Harvey Weinstein to investigate women who came forward to expose the Hollywood mogul’s alleged sexual harassment and misconduct.
Palladino’s main task at the behest of Weinstein, according to The San Francisco Chronicle and FOX News this weekend, was to track the movements of more than 80 of Weinstein’s female accusers, as well as any journalist who covered the story negatively about Weinstein.
However, his last act in life ultimately fell flat as Weinstein was ultimately imprisoned and expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Biden Family Syndicate — Resurrected

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President Joe Biden pledged on the campaign trail that no family of his would profit off of business deals tied to him if he were to become president — not one penny!
However, two family business dealings are raising red flags — even over at the left-leaning CNBC.
Biden’s brother, Frank Biden, appeared in a television commercial which aired on Inauguration Day of all days touting his brother, the president, in relation to a law firm for which he works.
The ad mentions a lawsuit against a sugar cane grower in Florida, and the Biden brother wistfully talks about the role model his brother has been for his work.
Also rearing its head is news that Hunter Biden — now under investigation for what has been called “tax affairs” and money laundering — still maintains a 10% stake in a Chinese company.
So, is President Biden simply not aware of these business dealings? Or did he intentionally lie to the American people, suggesting he’d be more cognizant of at least the appearance of family business ties than the Trump family before him?
The White House — which also promised on the campaign trail to provide greater “access” than Trump — had exactly zero comment before the stories published.
The likely answers are that Biden either has no control over how his wacky family conducts business, or Biden never intended to distance his family dealings from his White House work.
Whatever the answer, neither speaks well for the new president who promised to be a cut above than the last guy. Fulfilling campaign promises is hard, but it must be done if Biden is to have credibility on any of the pledges he made.

Americans’ Trust in Media & Social Media Hits All-Time Low

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Trust in media has plummeted to an all-time low after the November elections.
Axios reports that a new survey by Edelman finds Americans’ trust in media has fallen below 50% and even more shocking, trust in Social media has fallen into the twenties.
56% of Americans believe that journalists and reporters mislead the American people on purpose.
58% of Americans believe that “most news organizations” are more concerned with “supporting an ideology or political view than with informing the public.”
Social media were not exempt from the critique — in fact, Americans blasted the Big Tech companies for their bias. Trust in Social media skidded to an all-time low of 27% after the Presidential election.
The figures were somewhat bipartisan.
While only 18% of Republicans trust Media — to be expected, in the wake of former President Donald Trump’s moniker of “Fake News” — surprisingly just 57% of Democrats trust the Media.
What does it all mean?
The damning figures show that Big Tech’s suppression of the Hunter Biden scandal just two weeks before the election had a detrimental effect on its reputation as an industry — as well as on the news media industry that aided in the pooh-poohing, “nothing to see here” coverage of the story.
Can the industries recover? It all depends upon how they cover President Joe Biden’s “first 100 days” in office. If they’re fair, and tough, they might just be able to recoup some of that American trust. If they’re not, they’ll continue to hemorrhage viewers and readers to alternative media sources to the point where the next piece to be written about them will be their obituaries.

“YOU’RE FIRED!” TSA Revokes Trump Campaign Adviser’s TSA Global Entry Pass

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Why would the Transportation Security Administration revoke a Trump campaign adviser’s TSA Global Entry pass? 
That’s the question at least one longtime GOP operative is asking himself today after receiving notification from the TSA that his Global Entry pass has been terminated.
The adviser specifically served in a high-level role in 2020 for the Trump re-election campaign — as well as serving in other prominent roles in GOP grassroots politics and legitimate non-profit organizations over the last 10 years.
Turns out, he’s not alone in waking up to a notice from the TSA today.
Several other, lower-level Trump campaign staffers confirmed to All-American News this evening that they, too, received similar notice in the last 72 hours — since President Joe Biden’s inauguration — that their TSA pre-check statuses were now cancelled, too.
Is this all part of the master purge we’ve been hearing would come in the form of political scorched-earth revenge against those deplorable ole Trump staffers?
Say it ain’t so, Joe!
A systematic, widespread revenge plot to halt former Trump staffers from being able to move freely about the country — or the globe, for that matter — would cut directly against Biden’s claim in his inaugural speech that he is committed to “unity” and undoing this “un-Civil War.” Going after political opponents — who state they were NOT in attendance at the Capitol protest on January 6 — certainly seems like wrong-headed, un-American activity the likes of which would make Senator Joe McCarthy blush.
Have we any decency? The Trump era is over. To the victor go the spoils. Biden’s team can use those spoils as they wish, but retaliation against fellow Americans seems beneath the compassion and decency President Biden said that we must have as ALL Americans trying to move forward under a new administration.

NBC NEWS POLL: President Biden Has An Independent Voter Problem

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President Joe Biden promised in his Inaugural speech this week that he will serve “all Americans” — but the new president has a tall order on his hands.
An NBC News poll this week shows that the longtime Delaware senator faces an “increasingly polarized, pessimistic and pained nation.”
Well, that much we knew.
A stunning 7 out of 10 American registered voters believe the country is “on the wrong track,” and the majority of registered American voters also remain pessimistic about the future of the nation.
Biden’s upbeat speech on Inauguration Day belies the findings in the NBC News poll that shows that “the majority of all voters don’t have high confidence in Biden’s goals, policies and personal characteristics.”
Ouch.
What most media aren’t covering, however, is that Biden faces a particularly uphill challenge among registered Independents.
Nearly 1/3 of Independents have joined the more than 70% of Republicans who believe that Biden and his friends stole the election. And that creates significant political problems for a guy who claims he can bridge the gap between Democrats and Republicans in what he called a very “un-Civil War.”
Even worse news for Biden, the nearly 73% of Americans who state America is on the wrong track, that figure is not necessarily due to Donald Trump — that figure alone is up a stunning 13% since Biden won on Election Day. 
As for prospects for the future, less than one-fourth of America — just 24% — think America will be able to unite, which places probably the toughest burden on Biden in his 40+ years in Washington. The optimism of President Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War era was likely higher simply because Americans actually believed in Lincoln.
The good news for Biden? With numbers this low, surely for the sake of all Americans there’s only one way to go: UP.

END OF AMERICAN POWER — Literally: Biden Sells Out America

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
Among the nearly 20 executive orders President Joe Biden signed on day one, the most alarming was the capitulation to the Chinese and the handing over of America’s precious power grid to the Communist Party of China.
While most in the media (and on the right) focused on Biden’s assassination of 70,000 jobs along with the revocation of the permit for the Keystone XL Pipeline, a more frightening clause was buried deep in his Inauguration Day order.
Biden’s energy action titled, “Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis,” sounded harmless enough but with the stroke of a pen Biden opened up America’s power grid to the Chinese.
He reversed President Trump’s previous executive action which prohibited China and more specifically, the Chinese Communist Party from gaining contracts to gain access America’s power grid.
Last May 1, 2020 President Trump led with a strong “America First” agenda with Executive Order 13920, titled “Securing the United States Bulk-Power System” which aimed to set new requirements and ban electric power equipment coming from a foreign country or any country that would cause a national security threat.
Biden’s strikes all of that down in Section 7c of his Inauguration Day order.
The silver lining? Biden’s order suspends the Trump order for just 90 days — enough time for conservative grassroots groups to get their act together, protest this potential national security threat and return power to America — literally and figuratively.

Biden’s First Act

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
President Biden wasted no time this week issuing nearly 20 executive orders and executive actions — just hours after being sworn in.
He has now signed a stunning 30 executive actions in just 3 days —including executive orders, memoranda, and agency directives. 
To be sure, every president in recent history has used the power of the executive pen. Heck, Obama even used a phone AND a pen.
But not quite at this clip.
By comparison, President Trump signed only four executive orders during his first few weeks in office.
President Obama signed eight.
President George W. Bush signed just two, and President Bill Clinton also just two.
So why the rush, Joe?
The Biden/Harris administration has at their disposal the House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi and in reality, a better-than-50/50 split in the U.S. Senate under Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Biden could have easily hiked to Capitol Hill post-Inauguration to showcase his control over the House and Senate which he helped sweep in — especially with his wing woman, Vice President Kamala Harris, as the tie-breaker. That would have been quite a political muscle to flex.
Instead, Biden chose to jam 17 executive orders and executive actions down the throats of the nearly 75 million Americans who voted against him. He placed job-killing environmental orders and politically-correct renaming in foreign countries above Americans.
Perhaps Biden didn’t care much about those pesky Republicans — 72% of which still (yes, still) believe the election was stolen. (Thank you, Steve Bannon and Roger Stone.)
However, troubling for Biden is a brand new NBC News poll out this week that shows a stunning one-third of Independent voters believe the election was stolen, too.
For a guy who promised in his Inaugural speech that he had heard America’s protest song during a very “un-civil war,” Biden is operating like a man who is tone deaf.
So, why the rush to govern by executive orders?
In Washington, political payback is always expected and payment is due upon arrival. Ramming far-left, liberal policies into action so quickly signals that Biden may have had to quell the insurrection in his own party — an insurrection of the tenuous, leftist, Bernie Sanders/AOC wing of his party. And that makes him look weak.
With the stroke of a pen, or rather 17 pens, Biden demonstrated that he cared more about paying back his political allies and the people who put him there, than he did appealing to the American people he feigned to serve. If he truly wanted to appeal to all Americans, Biden could have instead pledged to sign NO executive orders during his first weeks in office, and instead listened closely to the will of ALL Americans — just as he claimed he would do, in his Inaugural speech.
Instead, Biden proved once again that he is a true creature of Washington, D.C. placating political party bosses ahead of the people he serves and already breaking his first promise to the American people — all in record time.
We hope that in his First 100 Days, he will do better for all Americans.
We’ll be watching to ensure he does.

“STIFF-ANY?” It’s Atlantic City All Over Again

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It’s like 1991 all over again.
But instead of stiffing carpenters, plumbers and other small business vendors at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, the Trump family is reportedly stiffing a stylist to former first daughter Tiffany Trump.
It’s just one more person left stuck with a stack of bills as the Trumps were on their way out the door.
TheHill reported just last week that the campaign was leaving former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to hold the bag with unpaid legal bills that were reportedly topping $20,000 a day as he cross-crossed the country fighting for President Trump.
Now, a source familiar with the situation tells All-American News that the Trumps have also run out on a whopping $12,000 bill for styling services.
A Georgetown clothier was reportedly tapped to style the youngest Trump daughter for the final two weeks of the campaign — nice work if you can get it. However, it appears that the owner will never see the money after the Trumps lost their bid for the White House.
What’s worse, the jilted vendor was a female-owned small business — not exactly the kind of outfit you want to be stiffing in the midst of a pandemic and economic downturn in which small businesses are struggling the most.
However, it doesn’t appear to have bothered the younger Trump, as Page Six reported that the 27-year old Trump was spotted recently pulling up on a 45-foot yacht with friends for lunch at the posh Joia Beach, a restaurant whose menu advertises the going rate for a bottle of Louis Roederer’s Cristal is $13,000 — an amount exceeding the reported bill for Tiffany’s stylist.
Now that’s a restaurant tab that would make even Gavin Newsom blush!
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THE REAL WAR ON WOMEN: Nearly 1 Million Women’s Jobs Lost Due to Liberal Lockdowns

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By Jennifer Kerns, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher | All-American News
A recent report shows that more than 865,000 women dropped out of the workforce this fall. However, the news got nary a look from liberal feminists who often complain about the effects of one political party’s policies on women.
Those who did notice used the occasion to suggest that more government services are needed (read: universal free childcare, more stimulus, universal basic income, and a litany of the usual progressive, big-government remedies).
Yet, no one bothered to examine the real root of the problem: liberal leaders’ lockdowns from New York City to California had women running for the emergency exits of their careers. 
Naturally, liberals don’t understand business owners in general so it’s understandable how they missed the mark. However, to misunderstand the plight of small businesses owners and working Americans altogether is to misunderstand women, given the significant role that women play in the workforce today.
Women own more than 11.6 million businesses in the United States and represent 39 percent of all privately-run businesses. In 2019 B.C. (“Before Covid”), those businesses employed nearly 9 million people according to American Express OPEN’s “The State of Women-Owned Businesses.”
However, liberals seem to have missed the correlation that with women well-integrated into the business world in the year 2020, a hit to any business is in fact a hit to women. With their anti-business lockdowns, liberal politicians from Mayor Bill De Blasio to Mayor Eric Garcetti, from Governor Andrew Cuomo to Governor Gavin Newsom, haven’t just delivered a blow to white-male-owned-establishments and pubs — they’ve delivered a knockout punch to the class of women they claim to protect. CARTOONS | TOM STIGLICHVIEW CARTOON
Yelp reported that 800 businesses closed per day, from mid-March through September. With nearly half of businesses owned by women, women took a nearly equal hit. (Likely more have closed since September as restaurants and small businesses face additional lockdowns in blue areas.) Sadly, Yelp reported that of those that closed, more than 60 percent of the closures were permanent.
Liberals will never admit it but their lockdown policies have hurt minority women as well.
More than 5.4 million firms in the U.S. are majority-owned by women of color, according to the National Association of Women Business Owners. As of 2019, those firms employed 2.1 million people and as of last year, they generated $361 billion in annual revenue according to the American Express OPEN report.
As of August, two out of three (66 percent) of minority-owned businesses expressed concern about having to permanently close, according to a report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. That was in the heat of summer, when UV rays were abundant; facing winter months and another round of lockdowns in urban areas and blue cities, that figure is likely to be even higher now.
Lastly, liberal lockdown policies don’t appear to take into account the impact of school closures on working women. There is a unique reason why the largest female departure front he workforce in American history took place in September. That’s when the school year began and so did school lockdowns.
Despite limited risks to young students and just a 0.2 percent COVID-19 infection rate for classroom teachers — lower than the infection rate for the parents actually dropping children off to said school — liberals are on-record supporting widespread school cancellations and favoring virtual learning. In places such as the Los Angeles Unified School District — the largest school district in the nation — children have been away from the classroom more than they’ve been in it in 2020. LAUSD closed school from mid-March through the end of the school year in late May, shuttered its summer operations, then refused to seat students for the start of the 2020-2021 school year beginning the week of August 17.  That undoubtedly has had a devastating impact on working women.
Sadly, the damage has not yet fully registered. We are still in the midst of the pandemic, and a fresh round of lockdowns were just issued in blue cities and blue states. The figure of 865,000 women fleeing the workforce were from the last statistics available, as of September. There is another quarter of losses for 2020 yet to be registered, which will surely place the figure for the loss of women’s jobs likely at or over 1 million.
As we head into 2021, the news isn’t any less daunting for women — neither are the new policy proposals from Democratic Party leaders. Just a few days ago, Joe Biden announced that he will keep schools closed during his “First 100 Days” which will once again force parents to choose which parent works and which stays home.
 The truth is, liberals’ lockdown policies are hurting women of all races, creeds, socioeconomic statuses and backgrounds. Liberal feminists should be screaming at the sky about this, yet they are covering for their men and — during the worst global pandemic in 100 years — serving as enablers of power-hungry misogynist misdeeds against all womankind.
Jennifer Kerns is host of the new nationally-syndicated show, “All-American Radio with Jennifer Kerns.” She has served as a GOP strategist; spokeswoman for the California Republican Party; strategist for the Colorado Recalls over the Second Amendment; and writer/researcher for the most-watched U.S. Presidential Debate of the 2016 election cycle for FOX News.
Original Article: https://townhall.com/columnists/jenniferkerns/2020/12/24/the-real-war-on-women-nearly-1-million-womens-jobs-lost-due-to-liberal-lockdowns-n2581978
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