Ocasio-Cortez Is Living the High Life in Luxury DC Apartments

Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made a big deal about not being able to afford rent in both New York City and Washington, D.C. She said that, without her $174,000 salary as a Congresswoman, she wouldn’t be able to afford two apartments. She even had a celebrity chef offer to let the Congresswoman-elect to stay with his family until she got on her feet.

Fast forward a couple months later and Ocasio-Cortez is now living in luxury apartments in Washington, D.C.’s Navy Yard neighborhood, where rent for a studio apartment exceeds $2,000 a month, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

From the Free Beacon:

Her office pushed back against the notion that it was hypocritical for Ocasio-Cortez, who has made housing affordability one of her top policy concerns, to move into a luxury building. A spokesman pointed out that her office also uses a car with an “internal combustion engine that runs on fossil fuels,” even though she thinks their use should be eliminated.

Many sympathized with Ocasio-Cortez’s stated difficulty with finding an apartment in D.C., where rents have been on the rise in recent years. Affording a second residence in the capital has proven to be a challenge for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, with some choosing to live together with colleagues or to bunk up in their congressional office as cost-saving measures.

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Man Abused at Age 9 by His Priest Uncle Says Catholic Church Harbors a ‘Pedophile Mafia’

By Life Site News. A man who says his uncle, a longtime priest in the Diocese of Buffalo, sexually assaulted him when he was just nine years old has gone public with his story, displaying for the world the anguish and turmoil the incident has inflicted upon him for more than two decades.

Ryan Cooley, now age 33, made it clear in a televised interview that he never wants to see his uncle again, and that from his perspective, the Church harbors within the priesthood a “pedophile mafia.” . . .

Cooley kept the abuse he suffered at the hands of his uncle to himself for two decades before finally sharing his secret with another member of his family two years ago.

His uncle “needs something worse than prison,” asserted Cooley. He’s “a creeper,” who has “no moral compass at all. I honestly believed that he preyed on that fact that I didn’t have a father in my life.”

Siobhan O’Connor, Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone’s former assistant who famously tore back the curtain of diocesan deceit protecting its predator priests last fall, responded to Ryan Cooley’s testimony by saying, “The Fr. Art Smith case always bothered me to my core even when I didn’t know the half of it.” (Read more from “Man Abused at Age 9 by His Priest Uncle Says Church Harbors a ‘Pedophile Mafia'” HERE)

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Four in Five Vatican Priests Are Gay, Book Claims

By The Guardian. Some of the most senior clerics in the Roman Catholic church who have vociferously attacked homosexuality are themselves gay, according to a book to be published next week.

Eighty per cent of priests working at the Vatican are gay, although not necessarily sexually active, it is claimed in the book, In the Closet of the Vatican.

The 570-page book, which the French journalist and author Frédéric Martel spent four years researching, is a “startling account of corruption and hypocrisy at the heart of the Vatican”, according to its British publisher Bloomsbury.

It is being published in eight languages across 20 countries next Wednesday, coinciding with the opening day of a conference at the Vatican on sexual abuse, to which bishops from all over the world have been summoned.

Martel, a former adviser to the French government, conducted 1,500 interviews while researching the book, including with 41 cardinals, 52 bishops and monsignors, 45 papal ambassadors or diplomatic officials, 11 Swiss guards and more than 200 priests and seminarians, according to a report on the Catholic website the Tablet. (Read more from “Four in Five Vatican Priests Are Gay, Book Claims” HERE)

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Cory Booker Says the Earth ‘Can’t Sustain’ People Eating Meat. Liz Cheney Fires off Meat-Eaters’ Response in One Tweet.

On Tuesday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had a pointed response to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), who is a vegetarian and was quoted saying that the earth “can’t sustain” people eating meat. Cheney tweeted, “Hey @CoryBooker I support PETA – People Eating Tasty Animals. @BeefUSA#WyomingBeefCountry.”

As The Daily Wire reported, Booker had spoken to VegNews about his belief that ”industrially produced animal agriculture” was having a deleterious environmental impact on the earth. VegNews reported:

While claiming he does not want to lecture Americans on their diets, Booker says Americans need to be nudged into fake cheese because the planet cannot sustain the “environmental impact” of the food industry. “You see the planet earth moving towards what is the Standard American Diet,” Booker said. “We’ve seen this massive increase in consumption of meat produced by the industrial animal agriculture industry.”

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Booker co-introduced the Green New Deal, which had its own problems with cows. He stated:

Climate change is a pressing and serious environmental and economic crisis that threatens the way of life for our kids and grandkids. This challenge must be met with a commitment from the federal government that is commensurate with the level of commitment we saw in this country during the original New Deal. And that’s exactly the type of determination this proposal brings. Communities of color, low income communities, indigenous communities and our family farmers are on the front lines of climate change, and I’m particularly encouraged that this blueprint addresses climate change in a way that promotes both economic and environmental justice.”

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Survey: 66% of ‘Pro-Abortion’ Americans Oppose Third-Trimester Abortions

According to a YouGov/Americans United for Life joint survey conducted last week, even 66% of those who consider themselves “pro-choice” oppose third-trimester abortions. YouGov is a popular non-partisan polling firm, and Americans United for Life describes itself as America’s first pro-life organization. YouGov and Americans United for Life surveyed 1,145 American adults, overall. . .

The survey provides ammunition for those who have criticized the recent spate of late-term abortion legislation across numerous state legislatures as extreme and out of touch with most Americans — including even most self-described “pro-choice”-ers.

​Americans United for Life President and CEO Catherine Glenn Foster issued this statement, in response to the survey:

“This survey vividly reveals both the American people’s common-sense appreciation for the sanctity of life and the widespread horror, even among self-identified pro-choice Americans, of new laws like New York’s that effectively allow abortion up until the moment of delivery. Planned Parenthood and elected officials like Governor [Andrew] Cuomo who support abortions up to the point of birth are out of step with not only their supposed core constituents, but also our country’s essential tenets of life, liberty, and the opportunity to pursue happiness. It is our hope that the critical information brought to light here will advance the democratic process by inspiring more Americans to hold their representatives and public institutions to account.”

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So-Called Protector of the First Amendment Gets a T-Shirt Banned Because It’s ‘Offensive’ to Journalists

. . .[T]he leftist “defenders of Democracy,” who parade under the guise of journalists, seem to only want First Amendment protections for themselves. After all, to them conservative media doesn’t count and they believe anything critical of journalists who let their leftist bias get in the way of the facts should be condemned. . .

But the t-shirt is no longer being available at the retail giant. Why? A journalist demanded it be taken off the shelves.

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HORRIFIC: Planned Parenthood and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Are ‘Humanizing’ Mice

On Monday’s “Pat Gray Unleashed,” Pat Gray and Keith Malinak discussed the controversy surrounding the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, a federally funded program on a mission to “humanize” mice in a horrific way.

In this clip, Pat cited a story published by WND on Sunday that detailed the process of procuring aborted baby fetuses — in some cases without the consent of the mother — in order to use them for experimentation that requires grafting aborted baby parts to lab mice. . .

Scientists use lab mice with intentionally compromised immune systems, and once the fetal tissue is attached, the mouse develops a “humanized” immune system ready for drug testing.

Clinics provide aborted fetal parts to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, which puts Planned Parenthood in the hot seat again, the practice of selling unborn baby body parts, sometimes without the consent of the mother. . .

Planned Parenthood denied the O’Keefe’s findings, calling the released video “selectively” edited. The mainstream media sided with Planned Parenthood and dismissed O’Keefe’s investigation entirely. Subsequently, the media rejected most of the investigations that O’Keefe released following the Planned Parenthood sting. (Read more from “HORRIFIC: Planned Parenthood and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease Are ‘Humanizing’ Mice” HERE)

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School Hires Combat Vets With Semiautomatic Rifles to Protect Students From Active Shooters

A school in Florida is taking school safety so seriously that it has hired two combat veterans armed with semiautomatic rifles to patrol and guard the campus against potential threats, according to The New York Times.

Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Florida, hired the school guardians to comply with state legislation requiring schools to have at least one “safe-school” officer. Principal Bill Jones said they have good reason to go above and beyond the minimum requirements.

“We’re not looking for a fair fight,” Jones said of potential active shooter situations. “We’re looking at an overwhelming advantage.”

One of the guards has 15 years of infantry experience, and the second veteran guardian will start working later in February. Jones wanted combat veterans who can be trusted to react quickly and correctly under fire. . .

“Assault rifles, whether you are for them or against them, are prolific in our society,” Chief Scott Tyler said in December to the Herald-Tribune. “So why would we not want the school guardian to have parity with that potential threat?” (Read more from “Florida School Hires Combat Vets With Semiautomatic Rifles to Protect Students From Active Shooters” HERE)

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Mom Carries Dying Baby to Term Despite Prognosis. What She Did Next Blessed Countless Lives.

By The Blaze. Krysta Davis was four months pregnant when she received the heart-shattering news: Her baby had a rare disorder and was expected to live only minutes after she was born. . .

Doctors gave Davis and her boyfriend, Dereck Lovett, just two options. They could induce labor immediately or have the baby and donate her organs. Davis and Lovett decided on the latter.

“We decided that even if we couldn’t bring our daughter home, no mother would have to go through what we were going to go through,” Davis, of Cleveland, Tennessee, told People magazine.

Their daughter, Rylei, was expected to live about 30 minutes after birth. Instead, she survived one week. . .

Most babies with Rylei’s condition don’t survive childbirth, said Dr. Kyle Gonzales, a maternal fetal medicine doctor at Erlanger Hospital, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Rylei was born. The hospital sees babies with Anencephaly about once every year, and none of them survive, Gonzales told the TV station.

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“She’s a Hero”: Cleveland Baby Defies Odds, Saves Two Children

By News Channel 9. A Cleveland family is turning their worst day into hope for other families. Rylei Arcadia Lovett was born at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Christmas Eve. . .

Doctors told them if carried to full-term, they could donate her organs to save other children. Davis and Lovett looked at each other and knew that’s what they were going to do.

“If I wasn’t able to bring my baby home, at least others could bring theirs home.”

Rylei took her last breath New Year’s Eve night, one week after she entered the world. She beat her own odds of survival. . .

Gonzales say Erlanger says only sees babies with this condition about once a year. No baby survives it. (Read more from “She’s a Hero”: Cleveland Baby Defies Odds, Saves Two Children” HERE)

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Man Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman Won’t Be Charged With Abortion Due to New York’s New Law

New York’s new law allowing late-term abortion has resulted in the dropping of abortion charges against a man arrested for murdering his pregnant girlfriend.

Jennifer Irigoyen was a 35-year-old real estate broker, a classical pianist, a professional Latin ballroom dancer, a certified Spinning instructor, and a licensed Zumba instructor. She was the mother of a 12-year-old boy from a previous relationship and five months pregnant at the time of her death.

This amazing woman’s life — and the life of her unborn child — was cut short after they were both stabbed to death in her Queens apartment building, according to Gothamist. Surveillance video from the apartment building showed Irigoyen being murdered, according to the superintendent, who told the New York Post that the woman screamed, “He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!”

Irigoyen’s boyfriend, 48-year-old Anthony Hobson, turned himself in to the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood, New York, and was arrested for the murder. He was initially charged “with murder, tampering with physical evidence, abortion, and criminal possession of a weapon,” according to Gothamist, but the “abortion” charge was later dropped.

The Post reports that the abortion charge was dropped because of a new state law that allows abortion up to the minute of birth. Even though Irigoyen wanted her baby, it was not considered a life under the new law. A spokesperson for the District Attorney told the Post the abortion charge “was repealed by the Legislature, and this is the law as it exists today.” (Read more from “Man Charged With Killing Pregnant Woman Won’t Be Charged With Abortion Due to New York’s New Law” HERE)

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Former Abortion Doctor Counters Progressive Narrative: ‘You Never Need Late-Term Abortion to Save a Woman’s Life’

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However, these results are misleading. Gallup’s question implies that there are certain circumstances during the third trimester of pregnancy in which an abortion could save a woman’s life. Such a question suggests that termination is sometimes the only solution to certain late-term medical scenarios. . .

During an interview with Live Action founder Lila Rose, former abortion doctor Anthony Levatino stated that late-term abortions are never medically necessary:

We hear all the time how abortion, including especially late-term abortion, is necessary to save women’s lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. I spent nine years working at a tertiary medical center. There are only certain hospitals in the country that are designated to take care of the really, really high-risk pregnancies …

Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York, where I worked, was one of them. I was faculty at the hospital for nine years, and I saw hundreds of cases of really severe pregnancy complications – cancers, heart disease, intractable diabetes … toxemia pregnancy, out of control. In those nine years, I saved hundreds of women from life-threatening pregnancies, and I did that by delivering them, by ending their pregnancy by delivery – either induction of labor or cesarean section…

I always tell people, in all of those years, the number of babies that I had to, that I was obligated to deliberately kill in the process was zero, none.

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