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Saturday, April 11, 2020

Adam Schiff Submits Bill to Create Commission Reviewing Trump’s Coronavirus Response

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) unveiled a bill on Friday to create a commission to review the Trump administration’s response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Schiff compared the commission’s aim to the one established to study the September 11, 2001, terror attacks and the United States’ subsequent military response.


TRUMP’S MIRACLE DRUG: French Study of 1,000+ Patients Including Seniors See 98% Success Rate with Hydroxychloroquine-Azithromycin Regimen

In late March FOX News host Laura Ingraham reported on the latest study by the French research team led by the renowned epidemiologist Dr. Didier Raoult was able to repeat his findings from a previous study.

This time Dr. Raoult administered hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin to 80 patients and observed improvement in EVERY CASE except for a very sick 86-year-old with an advanced form of coronavirus infection.

This is wonderful news.
Unfortunately, this doctor’s work helps the the global community and Trump so the the liberal media has either ignored, attacked or mocked his research.
What awful people.


Michigan’s Crazed Governor Gretchen Whitmer Bans “Travel Between Residences”

In late March Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer limited access of doctors from prescribing the lifesaving drugs hydroxychloroquine and Z-Paks to save senior citizens in the state from coronavirus.

Hydroxychloroquine and Z-Paks have are widely used by doctors the world over to treat the coronavirus.

Democrat lawmaker Karen Whitsett said she had to beg for hydroxychloroquine that saved her life because her tyrannical governor limiting access to the drug with an executive order!


BREAKING: Michael Avenatti is temporarily released from prison on $1m bond after he claimed a recent 'bout of pneumonia' put him at risk from coronavirus

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump, was granted temporary release from hisNew York City prison on Friday due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Avenatti, 49, claimed that a recent bout if pneumonia in September put him at greater risk for contracting the coronavirus.

He will be released from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on a $1million bond and placed into quarantine for 14 days at a Federal Bureau of Prisons facility to ensure he's not infected with the coronavirus.

Avenatti's bond was posted by Hubert Bromma, who wrote a book titled 'How to Invest in Offshore Real Estate and Pay Little or No Taxes.'


How Carnival's Unconscionable Negligence Made "The Ruby Princess" A Floating Death Trap

A few days ago, we reported that Australian authorities had launched a criminal probe into Carnival, the world's largest travel company, over its handling of the "Ruby Princess", a cruise ship that became a floating death trap, then contributed greatly to spreading the novel coronavirus across Australia as hundreds of infected passengers were allowed to disembark, fifteen of whom later died.

While Carnival has tried to play down the criminal investigation by insisting that it would cooperate with Australian authorities, prosecutors in the country have made it clear that this is an extremely serious issue: Australian police have put together a 30-person team under the leadership of an experienced homicide detective to investigate the ship and its corporate parent.

On Friday, the Washington Post published an extensive investigation exposing what appears to be unconscionable negligence on the part of Carnival and the ship's management.


Federal investigators probe Massachusetts veterans home where at least 18 residents have died from coronavirus after employees who tested positive 'were forced to still show up to work'

Federal authorities have launched an investigation into the conditions at a Massachusetts veterans home where at least 18 residents have died from coronavirus after it emerged that infected employees were still showing up to work.

The Department of Justice announced on Friday that it would be investigating the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke to determine if the facility was providing adequate care for its residents amid the coronavirus pandemic.

It comes after two employees who tested positive for coronavirus were still showing up for work out of fear of losing their jobs.

The federal investigation is separate from a state investigation that is currently underway.


CDC extends 'no sail' order for cruise industry for at least 100 days as it's revealed 100 ships and 80,000 crew members are still stuck at sea in or near U.S. ports amid Covid-19 crisis

The CDC has extended its 'no sail' order for the cruise industry for a further 100 days, leaving 100 ships and 80,000 crew members stranded off the US coast.

At least 20 of these ships have known or suspected cases of coronavirus on-board, the agency said.

Cruise liners are coming under pressure to make repatriation plans for their sailors after a 50-year-old crew member on the Zaandam became the latest victim of coronavirus on a cruise ship on Wednesday.


Some People's Haircuts Are "Essential"

Politicians and the people charged with enforcing politicians’ directives really can be like the pigs in George Orwell’s book Animal Farm.

The pigs’ express commandment for governing became, over time, “all animals are equal but some animals are more equal to others.”The “more equal” animals were the pigs in charge for whom the rules they imposed on other animals did not necessarily apply.

For examples of this commandment in practice, we can consider haircuts during the government-mandated closing of “nonessential” businesses, including salons and barber shops, in the name of fighting coronavirus. No professional haircut is allowed for the regular person in many parts of America.

But, for politicians and cops, the rules may not apply.


Actor Says This Was The 'Secret Weapon' in Fighting His Wuhan Coronavirus Infection

Hollywood actor Daniel Dae Kim became a household name starring in hit television series, like Lost and Hawaii Five-O. He’s also recovering from being infected by the Wuhan coronavirus which has virtually locked down the United States. The economy has been ground to a halt, as the vast majority of the U.S. population lives under stay-at-home orders. This is a highly contagious disease that has infected close to 500,000 Americans and killed over 18,500. For Kim, he believes one drug has helped him immensely in his recovery: hydroxychloroquine. The anti-malarial drug that is said to be highly effective against the symptoms of the pneumonia-like virus. Thousands of doctors have spoken to the drug’s effectiveness. In the U.S., out of 1,200 doctors surveyed nationwide, 65 percent would prescribe this drug to fight COVID-19 symptoms in family members, 67 percent would take it themselves. Kim says this drug was the “secret weapon” in battling his infection (via PageSix):

“Lost” star Daniel Dae Kim believes the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump was the “secret weapon” in his recovery from the coronavirus.

The 51-year-old actor praised hydroxychloroquine as being “critical” in the treatment that has left him now “practically back to normal” just days after confirming he had been infected.

“Yes, this is the drug that the President mentioned the other day,” Kim said in an Instagram video Saturday, noting that Dr. Anthony Fauci had cautioned that supposed success stories were “only based on personal accounts.”

“Well, add my name to those personal accounts, because I am feeling better,” Kim insisted of the drug he noted was being “used with great success” against the virus in Korea.



The US has become the first country in the world to record more than 2,000 deaths from the coronavirus in a single day, and the number of infections across America has now topped 500,000.

Stark figures show that 2,028 Americans died from coronavirus in a single day on Friday, taking the death toll to almost 19,000.

As the nation mourns its darkest day on record during the pandemic, the total number of Americans infected skyrocketed past half a million.

The death toll increased to 18,798 Friday and infections reached 505,478, as another 35,579 Americans tested positive.

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The US is on track to become the deadliest nation in the world amid the outbreak, as it rapidly edges closer to Italy’s death toll of 18,849.

In a matter of days, it has surpassed Spain’s death toll (16,081) which was previously hardest-hit after Italy.

Worldwide, more than 100,000 people have now been killed in the pandemic.

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Hundreds of bodies are being recovered from New York City homes every day

Hundreds of bodies are being recovered from New York City homes every day but are NOT included in coronavirus death count even if they had symptoms - as the city increases burials in mass graves on Hart Island

Hundreds of people dying in their homes or on the street in New York City are not being including in thecoronavirus death count even if they had symptoms - suggesting the city may be significantly under-counting its COVID-19 fatalities.

Data from the NYC fire department shows that 1,125 people died in their homes or on the street in the first five days of April alone, which is more than eight times the number of deaths recorded this time last year when when 131 people died.

The daily tally of residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45 on March 20 to 241 on April 5, the data shows.

The fire department data is based on information collected during 911 calls involving cardiac or respiratory arrest with fever and cough - symptoms that are in line with severe coronavirus cases.


Federal Data: 16.4M Mail-In Ballots Went Missing in 2016, 2018 Elections

About 16.4 million mail-in ballots went missing in the 2016 and 2018 elections, data provided to Breitbart News reveals.

The data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Election Administration and Voting Surveys for 2016 and 2018, provided by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), shows that between the 2016 and 2018 elections, roughly 16.4 million ballots mailed to registered voters went missing.

In the 2018 election, about 42.4 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than one million were undeliverable, more than 430,000 were rejected, and nearly 10.5 million went missing.

The 2016 election showed similar discrepancies. That year, about 41.6 million ballots were mailed to registered voters. Of those mailed, more than 568,000 were undeliverable, nearly 320,000 were rejected, and close to six million went missing.

“Putting the election in the hands of the United States Postal Service would be a catastrophe. In 2018 and 2016, there were 16 million missing and misdirected ballots,” PILF President J. Christian Adams said in a statement.

He went on:

Former Biden staffer who claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993 files formal criminal complaint in Washington D.C.

A woman who served on former Vice President Joe Biden's senate staff and who accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1993 has filed an official criminal complaint against the now presumptive Democratic presidential frontrunner.

Tara Reade filed the complaint about the alleged assault with the Washington Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C.

She then tweeted on Friday that the statute of limitations on the allegation had passed, but that 'there is justice in just being heard in a dignified way.'

Reade has said that Biden shoved his hand under her skirt and penetrated her with his fingers while they stood in a senate corridor, an accusation he denied when she first made the claim last month.


Alexa How Long Will The Coronavirus Last?

Pencil Neck Makes His Move

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) unveiled a bill on Friday to create a commission to review the Trump administration’s response to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Schiff compared the commission’s aim to the one established to study the September 11, 2001, terror attacks and the United States’ subsequent military response.

Though we are still in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis, over 16,000 Americans have died.

It’s clear we’ll need a bipartisan commission to ensure we’re better prepared for the next pandemic.

I introduced a bill with @SenFeinstein & @SenKamalaHarris to establish one:

— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 10, 2020


Tucker: In this coronavirus crisis, nothing is more important than staying connected to reality

In the past few days, the truth has seemed like a swiftly moving target. Some of the big numbers have been changing almost day by day; others appear to contradict each other. In many other cases, information just isn't complete yet and won't be for a while.

It's all happening very, very fast. But at this point, a couple of trends are coming into focus. First of them, an awful lot of people are getting sick from this illness. Tens of thousands of new infections every day; some of them are dying. It's horrifying to watch.

We feared that a massive wave of desperate people struggling to breathe would overwhelm our hospitals and break our health care system. That was the primary concern. But so far, it hasn't happened.

Instead, something completely unexpected appears to be taking place. Across the country, health care workers are being let go or furloughed. Elective procedures have been canceled. That means there aren't patients for them to care for. Hospitals are running short on cash.

In Oklahoma City, an entire hospital has been closed, except for its emergency room. Almost everywhere except the New York metro area, Detroit and New Orleans, hospitals, many of them are sitting half-empty or empty.

In a crisis, nothing is more important than staying connected to reality. Facts change very fast, and it's easy to miss them, and instead get trapped in a storyline that you created weeks or months before. That's especially a temptation in the news business, but it's how terrible decisions get made.

The people making those decisions don't look up long enough to notice that their assumptions were wrong. Something like that may be happening now.

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Democrats Opt for Blackmail Over Small-Business Money—and the Media Covers for Them

“What a deal for Democrats: They get to hold the economy for ransom, and the media blithely cover for them,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

“On Thursday, Senate Democrats nixed a simple but urgent request to boost cash in the emergency small business loan program Congress set up this month from $350 billion to $600 billion.”

“Everything is an opportunity,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, previewing Democrats’ plan to use the small business money as leverage for other items on their agenda.

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IRS is launching a new online tool for people to track their $1,200 tax stimulus payments

The tax agency has also extended more filing deadlines as the coronavirus outbreak continues to affect the 2020 tax season.

The 2020 tax season has been upended by the novel coronavirus, forcing the IRS to extend more filing deadlines for individuals and businesses. The agency has also launched an online tool to help non-filers get their tax stimulus payment sooner. Another Web-based tool is scheduled to debut next week that will allow people to track how soon they’ll receive their stimulus money.

As part of the $2 trillion stimulus package, eligible taxpayers who filed tax returns for either 2019 or 2018 will get refund rebates of up to $1,200 for individuals or $2,400 for married couples. Those who qualify for a stimulus payment get an extra $500 for each qualifying child under 17. The economic impact payments will either be delivered via direct deposit or mailed. Payments will be distributed automatically to most people starting next week, the IRS said.

There has been a lot of concern that many people who aren’t required to file a tax return will have to wait for their payments. The covid-19 pandemic and associated stay-at-home orders have made it difficult for people to meet with tax professionals to help them prepare their returns. For example, AARP Foundation suspended its free Tax-Aide service until further notice out of concern of spreading the coronavirus. Nearly 60 percent of all taxpayers turn to a tax practitioner to prepare and file their returns, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).


Phlebotomist: Coronavirus Antibodies Found in 30-50% Tested for COVID-19

A phlebotomist working at a Chicago hospital said Thursday that 30 to 50 percent of those tested for coronavirus have antibodies, and 10 to 20 percent of those tested are actual carriers of the virus.

Sumaya Owaynat, a phlebotomy technician for Rosewood Community Hospital, has had extensive experience with coronavirus testing over the last few weeks, as she has been testing around 400 to 600 people per day in the hospital’s parking lot. Owaynat also stated that there is a far greater number of those that have come through her line and have already recovered from the virus compared to those who currently have the disease.

“A lot of people have high antibodies, which means they had the coronavirus but they don’t have it anymore and their bodies built the antibodies,” Owaynat told Chicago City Wire.

After speaking with Owaynat, the Chicago City Wire noted:

Antibodies in the bloodstream reveal that a person has already had the coronavirus and may be immune to contracting the virus again.

If accurate, this means the spread of the virus may have been underway in the Roseland community – and the state and country as a whole – prior to the issuance of stay at home orders and widespread business closures in mid-March which have crippled the national economy.

In addition, those who show signs of already having had the illness should be able to re-enter society — albeit with some modified social distancing measures in place — rather than sheltering at home as they are no longer in danger.


Farmers Dump Milk, Break Eggs as Coronavirus Restaurant Closings Destroy Demand

Farmers and food companies across the country are throttling back production as the virus creates chaos in the agricultural supply chain, erasing sales to restaurants, hotels and cafeterias despite grocery stores rushing to restock shelves. American producers stuck with vast quantities of food they cannot sell are dumping milk, throwing out chicken-hatching eggs and rendering pork bellies into lard instead of bacon.

In part, that is because they can’t easily shift products bound for restaurants into the appropriate sizes, packages and labels necessary for sale at supermarkets. Few in the agricultural industry expect grocery store demand to offset the restaurant market’s steep decline.

Farms are plowing under hundreds of acres of vegetables in prime U.S. growing regions like Arizona and Florida. Chicken companies are shrinking their flocks, to curb supplies that could weigh on prices for months to come.

Mississippi-based Sanderson Farms Inc., which last week said demand from its restaurant customers was down 60% to 65%, has begun breaking eggs rather than hatch them and raise the chicks for slaughter. Other poultry companies are taking similar steps, meat-industry officials said.


China Announces ‘Preparation for Military Struggle’ with Taiwan

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held military drills featuring warplanes near Taiwan on Friday as part of “military struggle preparations against the island,” Chinese state media reported on Friday.

Global Times, a Communist Party propaganda newspaper, said multiple PLA warplanes – including H-6 bombers, KJ-500 early warning aircraft, and J-11 fighter jets – conducted a far-sea, long-range drill above southwestern waters near the island of Taiwan.

The PLA warplanes were seen flying over waters southwest of Taiwan and then entering the skies over the Bashi Channel – located between Taiwan and the Philippines – before returning to base via the same route, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) confirmed on Friday. Taiwan’s armed forces are closely monitoring the country’s surrounding waters and airspace, Taiwanese military spokesman Shih Shun-wen said.

Friday’s drill marks the sixth time this year that PLA aircraft have been recorded operating near Taiwan’s airspace, according to Taiwan’s MND.

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Giant Asian hornets that can ‘kill with a single sting’ to invade virus-stricken US

GIANT Asian hornets that have begun to invade the coronavirus-stricken U.S. may cost the economy millions of dollars a year.

The insects, which can kill with a single sting, may have a devastating impact on the already dwindling honeybee population in the U.S.

Asian hornets are similar to European hornets that live in the U.S., but they are not native to America.

They are large insects measuring almost 2in long, originally from Southeast Asia, that prey on small creatures - especially bees.

Just one sting is enough to kill someone allergic to their venom.

The yellow legged critters were accidentally introduced to France from China in 2004 and they have been spreading rapidly throughout Europe and other parts of the world ever since.


Obama Joins Democrats’ Push for Vote-by-Mail

Former President Barack Obama joined prominent Democrats arguing that the United States should implement a vote-by-mail option in the upcoming fall elections.

“Let’s not use the tragedy of a pandemic to compromise our democracy,” Obama wrote on social media. “Check the facts of vote by mail.”

Obama cited a New York Times story to defend voting by mail; the article quoted two of his former campaign employees, Amelia Showalter and Brian Dunn, who were in favor of it.

“Everyone should have the right to vote safely, and we have the power to make that happen,” he wrote. “This shouldn’t be a partisan issue.”


The Dumbest Questions Asked at Coronavirus Press Briefings

Don’t Let Liberals Federalize Elections

I’m sorry, but you have no constitutional “right” to vote by mail. You have no constitutional “right” to vote six days after an election is over. Nor do you have any “right” to censor information related to an election. Not even during a pandemic.

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that a federal court was not empowered to overwrite Wisconsin’s election laws and force the state to accept ballots without any postmark deadline nearly a week after the election. Likewise, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Tony Evers did not have the authority to arbitrarily suspend in-person voting.

If these dictates had been allowed to stand, they would have created insanely destructive precedents, taking elections out of the hands of local legislatures. If we discard legal norms every time there’s a crisis, we no longer have a nation of laws but a country at the mercy of arbitrary decrees, emotional appeals, and pliable courts.

Not that any of this concerned the usual suspects, who began lamenting the alleged anti-democratic nature of Chief Justice John Roberts’ court. When will the conservative wing abandon their partisanship and begin “compromising,” wondered a news piece in The Washington Post.

Liberal pundits, apparently unable to differentiate between partisan policy preferences and the rule of law, launched into their customary hysterics, denouncing the Supreme Court for disenfranchised minorities and putting people’s lives at risk. But the court doesn’t exist to fix your local government’s incompetence or make life safer. It exists to uphold the Constitution.

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Former Flynn Defense Counsel "Just Now Found Additional Docs" In File

Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s previous defense team turned over recently discovered emails and handwritten notes Wednesday to his new counsel, suggesting that the delay in turning over the documents were due to technical issues since being ordered by the presiding federal judge six months ago to turn over all documents.

On July 25, 2019 presiding Federal Judge Emmet T. Sullivan, ordered the well-known law firm of Covington and Burling LLP to ‘promptly turn over the entire file’ on Flynn to his new defense attorney Sidney Powell. The order was made under threat of a hearing before the District of Columbia Ethics Counsel. The law firm turned over what is described as a ‘voluminous’ amount of documents but it apparently wasn’t all the documents.

On Wednesday, the law firm turned over more documents and suggested in a supplemental notice filed with the court that there may be even be more documents not yet produced.

“In reviewing materials in response to the Court’s March 6, 2020 Order (Doc. 174) to respond to Mr. Flynn’s specific allegations in his Supplemental Motion to Withdraw Plea of Guilty, however, we have found emails and two pages of handwritten notes that were not previously transferred to successor counsel,” the notice submitted by Flynn’s former lawyers Robert Kelner and Stephan P. Anthony stated.

“With respect to the emails, this appears to have resulted from errors in the process of collecting and searching electronic materials that were not contained in the working case file. The two pages of notes appear to have been inadvertently missed during the file transfer process.”


Parody ‘SportsCenter’ account falsely tweets Colin Kaepernick signed

A Twitter account account under the name “SportsCenter” and the handle @SuperToughScene falsely reported that Colin Kaepernick had been signed by the New York Jets.

The tweet was falsely attributed to ESPN Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter, including the writer’s real handle, @AdamSchefter.

Schefter has not tweeted anything to suggest Kaepernick has been signed.

There is no official reporting from the real SportsCenter account or other verified news sources about any team signing the athlete.

FOX8 reported the false information in error. We apologize for the error.


AG Barr Gives Update On Durham Criminal Investigation

Attorney General William Barr took a shot at far-left MSNBC journalists during a Fox News interview that aired on Thursday night over ignorant remarks that the hosts had made about the war on drugs.

Barr made the remarks after Fox News’ Laura Ingraham played a montage of the MSNBC employees complaining about the Department of Justice’s recent actions against drug cartels.

“Well, it might come as a surprise to some of these people that the federal government, the Justice Department specifically, has 115,000 people who are dedicated to protecting the public safety, including preventing narcotics trafficking, and we’re actually able to do more than one thing at a time, and we’re handling different kinds of cases,” Barr said.

Barr commented on U.S. Attorney John Durham’s ongoing criminal investigation into the origins of the Russia investigation.

“My own view is that the evidence shows that we’re not dealing with just mistakes or sloppiness,” Barr said. “There is something far more troubling here, and we’re going to get to the bottom of it. And if people broke the law, and we can establish that with the evidence, they will be prosecuted.”


China’s Visa Workers Try to Keep U.S. Jobs in Coronavirus Crash

Chinese visa workers are trying to keep their white-collar jobs in the United States amid the coronavirus epidemic and the federal freeze on H-1B visa applications.

“When Tang [Chen] was made redundant on March 13, she didn’t just lose her source of income — she lost her [H-1B] visa status. Now her former employer has decided not to proceed with her green card application, her path to permanent residency has been lost, too,” according to a CNN report April 9.

She arrived in 2014, and she has been working as a software developer at a Pennsylvania travel firm — and she does not want to go home.

“She’s desperately applying to university to get a student visa that will allow her to remain in the U.S. legally,” CNN reported.

A review by Breitbart News of federal data suggests there are roughly 270,000 Chinese visa workers legally residing in the United States. That is a large number, but it is far lower than the estimated population of one million Indian visa workers.

Many American graduates tell Breitbart News that they are increasingly being shut out of entry-level jobs by complacent U.S. managers and by foreign ethnic nepotism in technology companies.


SKorean Officials Worry Virus May Reactivate In Those Who've Been Cured

The coronavirus may be reactivating in people who’ve recovered, Bloomberg reported.

About 51 patients classed as having been cured in South Korea have tested positive again, Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday, the news outlet reported.

But rather than getting re-infected, the virus may have been reactivated in those people, since they tested positive shortly after being released from quarantine, said Jeong Eun-kyeong, director-general of the Korean CDC.

“While we are putting more weight on reactivation as the possible cause, we are conducting a comprehensive study on this,” Jeong said, Bloomberg reported. “There have been many cases when a patient during treatment will test negative one day and positive another.”

A patient is deemed fully recovered when two tests conducted within a 24-hour interval show negative results, the news outlet noted.


Lawsuits on the Horizon as Democrats Gear Up to Push Universal Mail-In Voting

A slew of lawsuits could very well be on the horizon as Democrats gear up to push some of their long-held policy objectives, like universal mail-in voting, using the coronavirus pandemic as a political catalyst.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) essentially revealed her party’s hand after crafting her own version of an emergency relief measure last month, jam-packed with a swathe of progressive policy objectives from Green New Deal initiatives to demands for federal and corporate gender and racial diversity data. Pelosi also included a suite of proposals to fundamentally change the way Americans vote in elections, including ballot harvesting and vote-by-mail. While her emergency relief bill failed to gain traction, the party’s main objective, to make mail-in voting an accepted, and even embraced, reality in the United States, was just getting started.

Many fear Democrats are using the crisis as a catalyst to achieve what have remained long-held Democrat Party political objectives — objectives that have been, primarily, battled in the court system.

Election experts say this could cause the perfect storm, leading to a flurry of lawsuits from both sides, bringing a political atmosphere reminiscent of the days of Bush v. Gore.


Jonathan Karl: Media Behaving 'Like Resistance'

The media covering President Donald Trump has "behaved like the resistance" and it has gone "over the top," according to ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl on Newsmax TV.

"Too much of the news media during the Trump era has behaved like the resistance, at least has appeared like the resistance," Karl, also the president of the White House Correspondents' Association, told Thursday's "The Chris Salcedo Show." "That is not our job. We are not here to be opposed to Donald Trump.

"We are not supposed to be players in this drama. We're supposed to report the facts."

The "relentless negativity" of those covering Trump's White House has damaged the "credibility" of media, Karl told host Chris Salcedo in a wide-ranging interview.



Emergency field hospital dismantled after treating no coronavirus patients

The massive army field hospital that hundreds of troops built inside a Seattle convention center last week will be dismantled before treating a single patient.

Instead, it will be redeployed to a state facing a more difficult battle against the coronavirus outbreak, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.

Nearly 300 soldiers from Fort Carson, Colo., and Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) near Tacoma, Wash., built the makeshift facility inside CenturyLink Field Event Center, normally home to the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and the Seattle Sounders of the MLS, for patients who do not have COVID-19.

"We requested this resource before our physical distancing strategies were fully implemented and we had considerable concerns that our hospitals would be overloaded with Covid-19 cases," Inslee said in a press release.

“These soldiers uprooted their lives to help Washingtonians when we needed them most,” Inslee said. “Since then, it’s become apparent that other states need them more than we do. It’s only right that we release this capability, so those states have the tools necessary to help end this nation-wide fight that we are all battling together.”


Democrat Plan Could Mail Ballots to 24M Ineligible Voters

Government Accountability Insititute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers, author of Fraud: How the Left Plans to Steal the Next Election, says the Democrats’ plan for nationwide mail-in voting would send ballots to 24 million inaccurate and flawed voter registrations.

“The concern I have if we’re trying to mandate national mail-in elections — which by the way was part of the language that Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats inserted in the first version of the most recent stimulus package — would be that we have such massive problems with voter rolls in this country,” Eggers said. “So, now are we going to be mailing ballots to people that authentically don’t exist and or are ineligible voters?”

A 2012 study by Pew Research Center revealed that there are 24 million ineligible or inaccurate voter registrations on state voter rolls. This means 1-in-8 voter registrations are either no longer valid or invalid.

Eggers said mail-in voting ensures 'voters' associated with those flawed voter registrations would get the chance to vote in the 2020 presidential election.


Nolte: CBS News Plays Italy Hospital Footage — Again — for Report on U.S. Coronavirus Response

Far-left CBS has been caught broadcasting misleading hospital footage for a second time during the coronavirus pandemic.

About two weeks ago, on March 22, CBS News used deceptively-edited footage the first time. Breitbart News reported then that “Far-left CBS News was caught red-handed using chaotic footage from an Italian hospital in a story about New York City hospitals.”


Trump Says Oil Producers 'Close To A Deal' To Stabilize Cost

President Trump said more oil producers are "getting close to a deal" to try to put a floor under prices as demand for energy plummets amid the global pandemic.

Trump said at his daily coronavirus briefing on Thursday that he'd just finished a conference call with the leaders of Saudi Arabia and Russia and that he hoped they'd agree on a cut or another solution that would stabilize the cost per barrel.

"It's down right now — so low there'll be layoffs all over the world, there'll be layoffs in this country and we don't want that to happen," Trump said. "There's so much production nobody even knows what to do with it."

Trump blamed animus between Saudi Arabia and Russia over production levels and said he expected some kind of statement soon from them following another cut announced by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.