Russia Sends Former Marine to Prison Established ‘as Part of the Gulag Under Stalin’

Russian authorities have sent imprisoned Michigan native Paul Whelan to “a strict regimen camp” established “as part of the gulag under Stalin,” according to the former Marine’s twin brother. . .

Whelan has been sentenced to 16 years of imprisonment on charges of espionage based on allegations that his family says were trumped up by Russian security services with the assistance of a supposed friend who owed him money. His family believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government wants to swap Paul Whelan in a prospective deal involving high-profile Russian criminals in American prisons, but U.S. officials have dismissed the idea of a trade.

“We seem to be at sort of an impasse where if there are discussions going on, it’s not clear they’re going on,” David Whelan said. “And in fact, Paul being sent out to the labor camp suggests that there aren’t any activities going on between the two countries.”

The lack of communication was evident on Monday, when State Department officials made a routine inquiry about Paul Whelan’s status at Lefortovo Prison only to learn that he “wasn’t there anymore.” Prison authorities declined to provide any information about his whereabouts to the U.S. government, his brother said, but they told British officials on Tuesday that he had been sent by train to a camp in Mordovia.

“It is no surprise that once again the Russian authorities violated Russian law, by failing to notify our family about Paul’s whereabouts,” David Whelan wrote in an email to journalists and supporters. “It also shows how easily American citizens held in Russia can disappear from view, as consular access is now even more curtailed than it has been since Paul was first wrongly detained.” (Read more from “Russia Sends Former Marine to Prison Established ‘as Part of the Gulag Under Stalin'” HERE)

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Looks Like Biden Can’t Remember How Much He Loves Payroll Tax Cuts

Former Vice President and presumptive Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden is a big fan of payroll tax cuts, at least he was until Trump deferred payroll taxes on Saturday. Unable to do much from his basement in Delaware, Biden is complaining about the executive action President Trump undertook to provide relief to millions of Americans in the midst of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. . .

In a 2011 op-ed, then-Vice President Joe Biden was extolling payroll tax cuts as “real money for real people,” calling the cuts “extra money” that Americans “can use to help with bills and groceries, or even to upgrade appliances or make their home more energy efficient.” Biden wrote that payroll tax cuts will fuel the economy, “spurring growth and creating jobs.”

One would think such a fervent believer in the miracles of payroll tax cuts would be over the moon with the president’s executive order. Instead, Biden now opposes payroll tax cuts, saying the president’s deferral undermines the solvency of Social Security. But check out what Biden said about Social Security and payroll tax cuts back in 2011:

“Critics have been spreading misinformation that the payroll tax cut will threaten the solvency of Social Security,” Biden wrote. “That’s just plain wrong.” (Read more from “Looks Like Biden Can’t Remember How Much He Loves Payroll Tax Cuts” HERE)

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WATCH: Governors Closed Their Churches, So Christians Are Getting Creative

As lawmakers across the country slowly rollback their COVID-19 lockdown mandates, governors in several states have refused to lift restrictions on houses of worship. Christians have finally had enough.

Earlier this week, a tweet showing Christians gathered for a time of prayer and worship at a Las Vegas casino went viral. Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has allowed casinos to reopen with precautions while keeping churches shuttered. The event was hosted by Evangelicals for Trump, said Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed. . .

In Pennsylvania, Christians gathered for worship in the grocery aisles of a Walmart near Pittsburgh. Gov. Tom Wolf has restricted church gatherings since April when he issued guidance urging religious leaders to “find alternatives” to in-person gatherings and directing individuals to “not gather in religious buildings or homes for services or celebrations until the stay at home order is lifted.”

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Major Toy Company Releases Doll That ‘Gasps and Giggles’ When a Button on Its ‘Private Area’ Is Pushed (VIDEO)

Toymaker Hasbro has agreed to pull a new Trolls doll from shelves after outraged parents launched online campaigns exposing how the doll “gasps and giggles” when a button located on its “private area” is pushed, with critics saying that it is an attempt to groom children. . .

A petition calling for the “Trolls World Tour Giggle and Sing Poppy” doll to be removed from shelves has amassed nearly 330,000 signatories as of this writing. The petition reads:

Our society is conditioning our children to think pedophilia is ok. This Trolls World Tour doll named Poppy has a button on her private area under her skirt. When you push this button on the doll’s private she gasps and giggles. This is not okay for a child’s toy! This toy needs to be removed from our stores. What will this toy make our innocent, impressionable children think? That it’s fun when someone touches your private area? That pedophilia and child molestation are ok? It’s not ok! It’s not fun! It’s damaging and has long term affects on a child’s mental/physical health! Sign this petition to get this toy removed from shelves and help #SaveTheChildren! Children are our future and WE are their voice!

. . .Hasbro announced Friday that it would be removing the doll from retailers but that there was no ill-intent with the placement of the toy’s button. (Read more from “Major Toy Company Releases Doll That ‘Gasps and Giggles’ When a Button on Its ‘Private Area’ Is Pushed (VIDEO)” HERE)

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WATCH: Antifa Protesters Allegedly Attack Veteran in Wheelchair — Then Learn Lesson They Will Never Forget

Antifa protesters in Colorado learned a lesson on Saturday that they will never forget: Don’t attack a man in a wheelchair.

According to the Rocky Mountain Collegian, a pro-police rally in Fort Collins turned violent when Antifa protesters, wearing their signature black-clad outfits, attempted to crash a “Back the Blue” rally being held outside the Fort Collins Police Services building.

Video of the incident, which gained attention online, showed that pro-police demonstrators responded by forcing the Antifa protesters away through a nearby neighborhood. . .

As pro-police demonstrators continued to force out the Antifa protesters, whom they labeled “commie scum,” violence suddenly ensued. The video shows the pro-police demonstrators and the Antifa protesters brawl in a small ditch, with the pro-police demonstrators getting the better end of the Antifa protesters. . .

Witnesses confirmed that the Antifa protesters allegedly attacked a veteran in a wheelchair, triggering the brawl.

[Warning: video contains explicit language.]

(Read more from “Antifa Protesters Allegedly Attack Veteran in Wheelchair — Then Learn Lesson They Will Never Forget” HERE)

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Report: Councilman Who Voted to Defund Police Called Cops to Home 8 Times Since April

A Los Angeles councilman who voted to cut the city’s police budget by $150 million allegedly called police to his home several times since April.

Fox 11 reporter Bill Melugin tweeted a link Friday to a public information records request that reportedly showed Councilman Mike Bonin “called LAPD to his home 8 times since 4/4/20, including to provide extra patrols and protection from peaceful protesters at his house”:

. . .Bonin, whose website described him as a “Progressive Problem-Solver,” later denied the accusations and said he had never asked officers to patrol his home:

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The Intelligence Community Believes These Foreign Countries Are Helping Biden Win the Presidency; Biden’s ‘Embrace’ of China ‘Dictatorship’ Should Shock Americans

By Townhall. The intelligence community has identified three countries attempting to influence the US November elections. Two of those countries, Iran and China, are attempting to undermine President Trump’s bid for reelection. Russia — the only country the media seems to care about when it comes to our elections — is reportedly working to undermine Joe Biden, and Biden doesn’t need any help doing that these days.

National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina issued the statement to keep Americans abreast of foreign efforts to influence the elections.

China, the country responsible for unleashing a deadly pandemic on the world and lying about it, has decided that President Trump is too unpredictable for their communist regime. The intelligence community says China has expanded its influence efforts ahead of the November elections and has become more aggressive with its attacks on the Trump administration and its handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. Trump’s anti-globalist agenda has no doubt ticked off the commies, as has the president’s recent ban on the social media apps TikTok and WeChat. (Read more from “The Intelligence Community Believes These Foreign Countries Are Helping Biden Win the Presidency” HERE)

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Newt Gingrich Claims Biden’s ‘Embrace’ of China ‘Dictatorship’ Should Shock Americans

By Fox News. American voters should closely examine presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his “embrace” of China, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told “The Ingraham Angle” Friday.

“I think there is a huge vulnerability because the Democrats don’t want to deal with the reality of China, and they don’t want to deal with the reality of Xi Jinping and the dictatorship,” Gingrich told host Laura Ingraham. “And I think that will be more obvious as this campaign goes on.”

During an interview at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the former vice president told NPR’s Lulu Garcia Navarro he would scrap tariffs on Chinese imports imposed by Trump. “Who said Trump’s idea’s a good one?” Biden asked rhetorically. “Manufacturing has gone into a recession. Agriculture lost billions of dollars that taxpayers had to pay,” A Biden aide later attempted to clarify to Forbes that the Democrat would “reevaluate” the tariffs. . .

Gingrich added that the Democratic view of China goes hand-in-hand with the party’s suspicion of law enforcement and calls for defense cuts. (Read more from “Newt Gingrich Claims Biden’s ‘Embrace’ of China ‘Dictatorship’ Should Shock Americans” HERE)

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Murkowski, Rino Establishment Seeking to Rig Valley Elections With Outside Money?

Apparently, The Swamp is feeling very threatened these days.

David Eastman, Christopher Kurka, and LD Howard are all conservative Republicans who support the party platform. So, why are these conservatives so much of a threat to the Republican Establishment that they’re dropping big money into the Valley to stop them?

In an extraordinary move, the Republican State Leadership Committee has air-dropped $150,000 into State House primaries in Alaska, much of which is being spent in the Mat-Su Valley to oppose Representative David Eastman, and to protect Incumbent club members Lynn Gattis and George Rauscher from more conservative challengers.

Karl Rove and Reince Priebus sit on the Board of the Republican State Leadership Committee, along with one Cabell Hobbs, one-time Treasurer of the [Lisa] Murkowski Victory Committee.

Think about that. The Republican State Leadership Committee is targeting David Eastman, Christopher Kurka, and LD Howard, burning money for safe Republican seats that they’re afraid will be won by folks they deem “too conservative.” How much sense does that make? What is going on?

If they have done nothing else, these interlopers from Washington DC have certainly defined these races and framed the election in terms we can all understand.

Make no mistake about it, it’s now not just Establishment vs. Grassroots, it’s also The Swamp vs. The People; Washington vs. Wasilla; Murkowski vs. the Valley; The Binding Caucus vs. Good Government; Big Government vs. the PFD.

The recipient of the money is a RINO front-group ironically named Council on Good Government.

They are, in fact, not for good government. They are protectors of the status quo.

The filer for the group is one Cheryl Frasca, one-time budget chief to former Governor Frank Murkowski, and PS Strategies has been secured to execute the independent expenditures.

Who is PS strategies? The Communications firm owned by Minority Leader Lance Pruitt’s wife, Mary Ann, that made a veritable fortune shilling for Lisa Murkowski in 2016. It also boasts CH2MHill as a client, formerly known as the infamous VECO Corporation of “corrupt bastards” lore. The firm has also been aligned with State Senate President Cathy Giessel.

Why is this significant? Follow the money.

When Lisa Murkowski was a State legislator, she supported raiding the Permanent Fund for State expenditures. Senator Giessel is now firmly in that camp. And it shouldn’t be forgotten that before Lance Pruitt was against(?) raiding the Permanent Fund, he was for it.

Clearly, Pruitt believes he stands to inherit the Speaker’s Chair should Republicans seize control after November, and he’s moving to clear any opposition to his business-as-usual agenda, which the DC Establishment is only too happy to support.

Why do you think Pruitt, a Representative from Los Anchorage, has been out in the Valley going door-to-door, opposing an incumbent Republican? And why is he now inviting the DC Swamp to meddle in Valley elections?

Eastman, Kurka, and Howard have all stood up to the corrupt “Binding Caucus” that has mortgaged Alaska’s future to special interests, crony capitalists, and big government. In fact, they have all signed a pledge to support ending the “Binding Caucus” rule in the Alaska State House, an appallingly corrupt procedure that no other State countenances, and some have even outlawed.

The “Binding Caucus” is simply a rule currently operative in Alaska’s Majority Caucuses that binds all members of the Majority to pledge their vote for the budget, sight unseen. Yes, they actually have to promise they’ll vote for the budget before they even know what’s in it, or how much it is. If they don’t, they get no positions of power, no committee chairmanships, staff and office budgets are limited or cut, and their districts are marginalized.

Without the “Binding Caucus” rule, State expenditures will actually have to be debated and justified, legislators will have to be persuaded, and votes will have to be won.

This would be devastating to big government, special interests, and crony capitalists who currently live off State largesse, and depend on corrupt politicians to move your money through to them with little scrutiny. But it would be a boon for hard-working Alaskans who need their PFD, and whose bloated government doesn’t serve their interests under the current system.

Make no mistake about it. The very people who are behind the big money seeking to persuade you from changing course, are the very people who will benefit at your expense if things stay the same.

They’re selling you a bill of goods. The people responsible for the financial mess Alaska is in are not going to fix it. And neither are their puppets.

Don’t fall for it. Do your homework. And by all means vote.

The only thing standing between you and good government, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and a full PFD, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and an economy that works for you, is the people you elect.

The only thing standing between you and a safe, secure Alaska, is the people you elect.

Don’t let The DC Swamp tell you how to vote. Don’t let Lisa Murkowski subvert Mat-Su values. Don’t let the keepers of the status quo pull a fast one on you.

The same people with the same old tired policies aren’t going to get you a different result.

Let YOUR voice be heard. Nothing is inevitable. You have a choice. Self-government is your prerogative. You can change the course of history. Choose wisely.

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Biden: Trump’s COVID Vaccine Won’t Be Safe

Presumed Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden this week indicated that U.S. President Donald Trump’s rush to develop a coronavirus vaccine in record time may not yield a safe and effective product that the public can trust.

“People don’t believe that he is telling the truth [about the safety of the vaccine candidates],” Biden asserted. “Therefore, they’re not at all certain they’re going to take the vaccine.” . . .

Biden’s remarks about the vaccine came in response to a CBS News reporter asking during an event Tuesday what he would do to ensure that every American gets inoculated as soon possible considering the public distrust of a potential vaccine.

“Tell the truth. Listen to the science,” the former vice president replied, later adding, “Make [the vaccine] totally open for review by every medical facility in the country. Making clear that, in fact, it is safe.”

“Instead of what Trump is talking about,” he continued. “He’s talking about all these different vaccines that are going to be ready to go.” (Read more from “Biden: Trump’s COVID Vaccine Won’t Be Safe” HERE)

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WATCH: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Record Turnout; Pro-Law Enforcement Mural In Florida Vandalized

By Breitbart. Wilbraham and Hampden, Massachusetts, enjoyed record attendance in support of law enforcement officers at Thursday’s Back the Blue rally.

Two Massachusetts towns served as the beginning and end points of a mobile rally to support local police. Participants started in Wilbraham, following the “rolling rally” as it traveled to its destination in Hampden. Local news station WWLP spoke to rally organizer Richard Howell about the importance of the event.

(Read more from “WATCH: ‘Back the Blue’ Rally Sees Record Turnout” HERE)

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‘Back the Blue’ Mural in Tampa Vandalized by 2 Separate People, City Says

By Fox 13 Tampa. Tampa police are looking for the people who defaced a mural painted on the roadway in front of the Tampa Police Department’s downtown headquarters.

The “Back the Blue” mural was painted over the weekend, but by Wednesday morning, the mural was splattered with red paint and tar.

Officials said it appears to have happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday. Cameras caught a subject, wearing all black clothing and a black mask, getting out of the hatchback of a black vehicle. The subject poured what officials believe is tar on parts of the mural.

The vehicle was seen on camera circling the area of TPD headquarters beforehand.

Later, just after midnight, a second subject spray-painted an obscenity and “BLM” in red on a mesh, roll-up utility door on the north side of TPD’s building. The person also poured red paint on the mural. (Read more from “‘Back the Blue’ Mural in Tampa Vandalized by 2 Separate People, City Says” HERE)

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