Joe Biden Has Meltdown After Texas, Mississippi Lift Mask Mandates; Numerous States To Lighten COVID Rules

By Breitbart. President Joe Biden criticized the governors of Mississippi and Texas Wednesday for lifting their statewide mask mandates, describing it as “neanderthal thinking.”

“I think it’s a big mistake,” Biden told reporters at the White House.

Biden expressed his feelings on masks during an Oval Office meeting with Congressional Democrats on efforts to cure cancer.

“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything’s fine, take off your mask, forget it,” Biden said.

He again demanded that Americans and political officials “follow the science” on masks. (Read more from “Joe Biden Has Meltdown Over States Lifting Mask Mandates” HERE)

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Sources: Alabama To Join Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Others in Eliminating Mask Mandates This Week

By Breitbart. Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate a government-imposed mandate that requires people wear masks in public, sources close to the matter told Breitbart News.

A source familiar with state deliberations confirmed that as soon as Friday but definitely in the coming days. Alabama will join several other states nationwide in removing its mandate requiring masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

GOP Gov. Kay Ivey’s office has not yet confirmed what sources familiar with the state’s planning and deliberations are, but a spokeswoman for Ivey told Breitbart News she was never a fan of mandates to begin with—a sign of the coming move.

“All along, Governor Ivey has made clear that she prefers personal responsibility to government mandates. We are optimistic that our state is heading in the right direction, and we still have some work to be done. Governor Ivey will provide an update to the people of Alabama soon,” an Ivey spokeswoman said.

The governor’s spokeswoman would not deny that she intends to lift the mask mandate on Friday, when the order is set to expire–but would not confirm the news either. (Read more from “Sources: Alabama To Join Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Others in Eliminating Mask Mandates This Week” HERE)

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Is Biden Going to Force Christian Doctors to Perform Abortions?

Would President Biden force doctors to perform abortions and “sex-reassignment” surgeries against their religious beliefs?

White House press secretary Jen Psaki would not say when asked by a reporter from the Catholic network EWTN on Tuesday.

The reporter noted concerns that “pregnancy discrimination” measures in the Equality Act, which has passed the House, “would force doctors to perform gender transition surgeries and sterilizations, again, even if it violates their conscience.”

“What does the president, President Biden, say about those concerns?” the reporter asked.

“The president’s been a long supporter of Roe v. Wade. It has been his consistent belief that should be law, and he will fight to continue to protect that as being law,” Psaki replied. (Read more from “Is Biden Going to Force Christian Doctors to Perform Abortions?” HERE)

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13 Killed in California Crash Allegedly Entered U.S. Illegally via Border Fence Hole

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said they believe the victims killed in the collision in Southern California just miles from the U.S.-Mexico border were illegal immigrants who were smuggled through a dilapidated border fence near Calexico.

A Ford Expedition carrying more than two-dozen people collided with a semi-truck in Imperial County, California, on Tuesday, leaving at least 13 dead and more injured, local officials said.

Border Patrol agents and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) opened an investigation to see whether the car was carrying smuggled migrants.

“We pray for the accident victims and their families during this difficult time,” said El Centro Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gregory Bovino in a news conference on Wednesday. Agents, he said, believe the deceased individuals were part of a larger group of about 44 migrants who were smuggled through a hole in the fence near Calexico, a California city that lies along the border and is next to the Mexican city of Mexicali.

Bovino added that an “initial investigation into the origins of the vehicles indicate a potential nexus to the aforementioned breach in the border wall,” while adding that “human smugglers have proven time and again they have little regard for human life.” (Read more from “13 Killed in California Crash Allegedly Entered U.S. Illegally via Border Fence Hole” HERE)

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Alabama Senate Votes to Make Hormone Therapy and Surgery for Minors a Felony

Under a new law, transgender youth in Alabama could not be treated with puberty-blockers, hormone therapy or surgery. The state Senate voted to make the treatment a felony on Tuesday.

Senators voted 23-4 to approve the measure, dubbed the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, sponsored by Republican Senator Shay Shelnutt. The bill now heads to the state House of Representatives, which has already approved a companion bill.

The two bills would make it a felony for medical professionals to treat transgender minors under the age of 19 with gender-affirming care. Violators could face up to 10 years in prison or a $15,000 fine.

The bill also requires school staff in the state to disclose to parents that “a minor’s perception that his or her gender is inconsistent with his or her sex.” Essentially, teachers would be required to “out” transgender students to their guardians — regardless of whether they are ready to do so.

“Children aren’t mature enough to make these decisions on surgeries and drugs,” Shelnutt told The Associated Press. “The whole point is to protect kids.” (Read more from “Alabama Senate Votes to Make Hormone Therapy and Surgery for Minors a Felony” HERE)

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Cuomo Signed Law Lowering the Bar for Sexual Harassment

Before he was accused of sexual harassment, New York governor Andrew Cuomo (D.) signed a bill that dramatically lowered the bar for proving harassment claims—a bar his accusers would almost certainly clear.

The bill, signed into law in 2019, says harassment need not be “severe or pervasive” to be considered unlawful; any action that rises above “petty slights and trivial inconveniences” can qualify. If a male supervisor makes a female employee uncomfortable by asking her out to lunch, one New York employment lawyer told the Washington Free Beacon, “that could be the basis for a claim.”

Cuomo is the latest liberal to fall prey to liberalism’s evolving standards of sexual misconduct. As more women have come forward in the face of the MeToo movement, more men have found themselves on the hook for behavior once deemed unobjectionable. Left-leaning figures, from Chris Matthews to Aziz Ansari to Neil deGrasse Tyson to Garrison Keillor, saw their careers falter or implode over ambiguous accusations, causing some to wonder whether MeToo had gone too far. If the bill he signed is any indication, Cuomo did not share those concerns.

The governor’s alleged transgressions far exceed the standard set by the 2019 law. His first accuser, Lindsey Boylan, said Cuomo invited the former aide to play strip poker on a government plane, made suggestive allusions to Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky, and kissed Boylan on the lips without her consent. His second accuser, Charlotte Bennett, said the governor indicated interest in a sexual relationship with her while she was working in his office as a health policy adviser. Bennett, who is 25, told the New York Times Cuomo asked her if she’d “ever been with an older man,” adding that “age doesn’t matter” in relationships. (Read more from “Cuomo Signed Law Lowering the Bar for Sexual Harassment” HERE)

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CPAC Stage Critics Attacked as a ‘Nazi Symbol’ Was Designed by ‘Very Liberal’ Organization

Leftists and corporate media went berserk this past weekend over the crazy idea that the shape of the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference resembled a Nazi symbol. Not only is this conspiratorial nonsense and just another attempt by Democrats to slander Republicans as all bigots and racists, but the owner of the company that designed the stage is “very liberal,” according to reporter Yashar Ali.

As the National Pulse points out, Design Foundry, which designed the stage, has worked with organizations such as MSNBC and Google. It worked on the 2018 Biden Cancer Summit as well as the 70th anniversary of MSNBC’s “Meet the Press” in 2017. Design Foundry also produced work for the 2017 Summit for New America, which is operated by former members of the Obama administration. Of the $7,766.50 that Design Foundry employees spent on federal elections, a mere 1.8 percent ($140) even went to a Republican candidate.

Design Foundry says it had “no idea” that the design of the CPAC stage in any way resembled a Nazi symbol, as members of the left contend. The company is also “horrified” at leftist accusations that it supposedly showcased such an alleged symbol after it presented CPAC with several to choose from.

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$140 Million ‘Pelosi Subway’ Axed From Senate COVID Bill

. . .Funding for a rail project near House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California district that Republicans denounced as wasteful was removed Tuesday from President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill.

The Senate parliamentarian ruled the $140 million appropriation wasn’t allowed under the so-called Byrd rule that polices unrelated items in budget reconciliation bills.

Republicans singled out the rail project as an example of unrelated “pork” in the bill, which is being rammed through Congress without Republican support using special rules that allow a simple majority vote in the Senate.

On Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) ridiculed the project as Pelosi’s “tunnel of love” ahead of an anticipated vote on the package later this week. (Read more from “$140 Million ‘Pelosi Subway’ Axed From Senate COVID Bill” HERE)

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BIDEN BINGO: Which Democrat Policy Will Get You Killed First?


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DHS Makes Dangerous Illegal Aliens Twitter Alert Account Private

The Department of Homeland Security changed its Immigration and Customs Enforcement Alert (@ICEAlert) Twitter account to private. The social media account was previously used to spotlight dangerous illegal migrants living in the United States after being freed by sanctuary cities.

The ICE Alert account is now “protected.” Protected tweets are only visible to Twitter users who are allowed to follow that account. The tweets cannot be reposted.

Jon Feere, a former senior employee at ICE under President Donald Trump, said in a series of tweets that the Biden administration locked ICE’s public safety alert account, which was used to inform the public about the criminal illegal aliens freed by sanctuary cities.

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First State Drops All COVID-19 Restrictions (VIDEO)

By The Blaze. Texas is fully reopening and the statewide mask mandate will be rescinded this week, Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced Tuesday.

“Effective next Wednesday, all businesses of any type are allowed to open 100%,” the governor said at a news conference announcing an end to restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Abbott said declining hospitalization rates across the state and increased distribution of virus vaccines were reasons to end the coronavirus restrictions.

“Texas is in a far better position now than when I issued my last executive order back in October,” Abbott explained.

He indicated that if a private business still wishes to limit its capacity or enforce other virus safety precautions, the business would be free to do so without a government mandate.

“It is their business, and they get to choose to operate their business the way they want to,” Abbott said. “At this time, however, people and businesses don’t need the state telling them how to operate.”

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Mississippi Announces Businesses Free To Reopen Without State-Imposed Coronavirus Rules

By Fox Business. Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday in announcing that all businesses within his state will be allowed to resume unrestricted operations, nearly one year after President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.

Reeves acknowledged that restrictions put in place to protect the public health were “unprecedented” and needed to be lifted as soon as possible.

As of Wednesday businesses in Mississippi will be able to resume full operations without any state interference and residents will no longer be subject to county mask mandates.

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