Trump Uber MAGA Supporters: Relax. Stop attacking and bad-mouthing other Republicans, Independents, and conservative Democrats who we will need to win in November!
We need EVERY vote and that means we need to unite a center-right coalition and encourage them to come out to the polls. Follow Trump’s lead…
“I really think this is time now for our country to come together” said Trump after winning the Iowa caucuses.
In the next few weeks we have New Hampshire, South Carolina, US Virgin Islands, and Nevada…like it or not, that probably sets the field. Let the process work and remember the end goal. Bringing folks together isn’t always easy, but it doesn’t get any easier when in the process of growing our coalition some folks get pushed away.
If we don’t win, we can’t govern. If we can’t govern, we can’t turn things around!
National Voter ID: I’ve opposed any form of a national id from a civil libertarian perspective…but the Democrat’s open border policy has changed that.
I believe we need a government funded national voter id…be it the equivalent of a verified Social Security number type of physical id or a block chain generated number that stays with you for life, regardless of where you live, move or vote.
It MUST verify citizenship. It MUST ensure registration in your home state. It MUST be free to every CITIZEN.
This republic survives, western civilization survives, because we are a country based on the rule of law that respects EVERYONE’s rights…which can easily be stolen under today’s voting processes. Democracy ONLY works when it’s fair, verifiable, and trusted by the participants.
For a variety of reasons, we have lost faith in our electoral system. We need fundamental reforms. Paper ballots, transparent counting and YES, a national voter id card/system.
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Saul’s News Weekly Rewind Video
This Week: Jim Jordan blasts the DOJ for overreach, John Kerry whines about electric car disinformation, and Joe Biden supporters launch a write-in campaign in New Hampshire!
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Trump’s Base Has Only Grown Since 2020. Iowa Proves It
The 2024 election looks very much like it will be a rerun of 2020—despite the fact that to many people, Donald Trump and Joe Biden represent the institutional dysfunction that has gripped the nation’s capital since Barack Obama left office. According to Gallup, a new high of 43 percent of U.S. voters now declare themselves independent; their putative leaders have chased them out of the political parties they once called “home.”
The sentiment for an alternative to Biden and Trump is building; the idea of a centrist third-party ticket featuring nationally recognizable current or former elected officials like ex-Maryland GOP Gov. Larry Hogan and outgoing West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin polls well. Yet in November, it won’t matter at all. The last candidate to win votes in the Electoral College running as something other than a Democrat or Republican was George Wallace—in 1968.
We’re facing a rematch of Biden and Trump. And based on the early exit polls out of Iowa, Trump’s electoral base among the Republicans has grown since 2016. According to the early exit polls, the largest bloc of caucus-goers—52 percent—identified themselves as “very conservative” while 37 percent said they were “somewhat conservative.” That’s who the modern GOP is. The rout of the so-called Eastern Establishment that began with Barry Goldwater in 1964 is long over.
And like it or not, conservatives like Trump.
Trump ‘Was Right’: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s Shocking MAGA Comments Have the Internet Talking
JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon has donated to Democrats in the past, so I think what he had to say about former President Donald Trump might have just shocked a lot of people.
He also said it on multiple networks, on CNBC and Fox, so he clearly wanted to get his point out there.
What was Dimon’s point? That it’s wrong for Democrats (like Joe Biden) to be attacking MAGA voters because, as he pointed out, people are voting for Trump because he was right on several policy issues. This is a criticism of Democratic tactics, but it’s also some basic truth.
I think it’s fair to say this is very bad for Biden.
Dimon said he was very concerned about what 2024 had to bring. “If I were the government, I would be preparing for what I was going to do about that, assuming things weren’t good.” Yet Biden is just busy telling us everything is wonderful when everyone (including Dimon) knows it’s not.
“I wish the Democrats would think a little more carefully when they talk about MAGA,” Dimon said. He said the Democrats were basically scapegoating MAGA voters. Biden just gave a speech earlier this month attacking MAGA as a danger to democracy.
Denver hospital nears crisis after illegal immigrants, homeless, others racked up $136M in unpaid care in 2023 alone
Denver Health, the largest “safety net” hospital in Colorado, is nearing a crisis after rising numbers of illegal immigrants and homeless people are racking up hefty health care bills that they have little or no ability to pay.
Since President Joe Biden took office and the southern border has been overrun with immigrants from all over the world, the cost of unpaid care at Denver Health has risen dramatically. In 2020, the hospital had about $60 million in unpaid care. By 2022, that number more than doubled to $125 million and then jumped another $11 million last year, bringing the total amount of unpaid care at Denver Health in 2023 to a whopping $136 million.
Those numbers coincide with the significant rise in illegal immigrants entering the city in the last few years. According to Dr. Steven Federico, the chief government and community affairs officer for Denver Health, the hospital treated 8,000 new patients from South and Central America in the last year, and those patients alone accounted for 20,000 hospital visits.
“It’s not surprising when they get to Denver that there’s severe and acute health care needs,” Federico said.
Georgia Prosecutors Should Go, but That Won’t Necessarily End the Case Against Trump
Chris Christie once said that Donald Trump is often portrayed by legal counsel as “the unluckiest S.O.B. in the world.” Perhaps, but when it comes to his enemies, Trump sometimes seems to find advantages despite his worst efforts.
Many of us have criticized Trump for his personal attacks on Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis as being racist and unethical; he even accused her of having an affair with a gang member, a claim that was widely contested as unfounded and denied by key figures.
This month, however, Willis has seemingly imploded with an ethical scandal which, unlike Trump’s prior claims, appears perhaps to be more well-founded, as it appears in an official court filing. It involves reports of an intimate relationship with Nathan Wade, appointed by Willis as lead prosecutor in the Trump case. While a recusal or removal of Willis may delay the case, it will not end the legal threat for Trump.
House Republicans Introduce Legislation To Defund World Economic Forum
A group of House Republicans, led by Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry, introduced legislation Thursday to defund the World Economic Forum (WEF).
The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the bill, which is titled the Defund Davos Act. The legislation would specifically block the State Department, USAID, and any other federal agency from providing funding to the (WEF). The U.S. has spent millions on the WEF over the years, something Perry and other GOP lawmakers say needs to end.
“Forcing American Taxpayers to fund annual ski trips for insular, global elitists is absurd – not to mention reprehensible,” Perry told the Caller before introducing the bill. “The World Economic Forum doesn’t deserve one cent of American funding, and it’s past time we defund Davos.”
The Electric-Vehicle Cheating Scandal
A government rule makes them look nearly seven times as efficient as they are.
It’s hard to think of a worse environmental scandal in recent years than Volkswagen’s 2015 diesel-emissions cheating. The German automaker was rightly pursued by regulators, enforcement agencies and class-action lawyers…
When carmakers test gasoline-powered vehicles for compliance with the Transportation Department’s fuel-efficiency rules, they must use real values measured in a laboratory. By contrast, under an Energy Department rule, carmakers can arbitrarily multiply the efficiency of electric cars by 6.67. This means that although a 2022 Tesla Model Y tests at the equivalent of about 65 miles per gallon in a laboratory (roughly the same as a hybrid), it is counted as having an absurdly high compliance value of 430 mpg. That number has no basis in reality or law.
For exaggerating electric-car efficiency, the government rewards carmakers with compliance credits they can trade for cash. Economists estimate these credits could be worth billions: a vast cross-subsidy invented by bureaucrats and paid for by every person who buys a new gasoline-powered car.
Until recently, this subsidy was a Washington secret. Carmakers and regulators liked it that way. Regulators could announce what sounded like stringent targets, and carmakers would nod along, knowing they could comply by making electric cars with arbitrarily boosted compliance values. Consumers would unknowingly foot the bill.
The secret is out. After environmental groups pointed out the illegality of this charade, the Energy Department proposed eliminating the 6.67 multiplier for electric cars, recognizing that the number “lacks legal support” and has “no basis.”
ONLY 14 Dems Join GOP in Biden Border Policy Rebuke
More than a dozen House Democrats crossed party lines to join Republicans in denouncing President Joe Biden’s “open-border policies” on Wednesday signaling to their party leader that illegal immigration is something both parties need to address.
The nonbinding Resolution 957 passed the House in a 225-187 vote with all Republicans voting in favor. The resolution stated the U.S. is “in the midst of the worst border security crisis in the Nation’s history.”
It recalled “more than 100,000 illegal aliens along the south-west border,” and noted “the total number of illegal aliens encountered along the southwest border during the Biden administration exceeds 7 million.”
CBP capture nearly 500,000 fentanyl pills in single bust at border
Officers with United States Customs and Border Protection captured nearly 500,000 fentanyl pills at Arizona’s border in a single bust.
The seizure occurred on Jan. 12 at the Area Port of Douglas when field operations officers noticed a pickup truck attempting to enter the United States, according to a Wednesday CBP news release.
A 19-year-old was identified as the driver, and the vehicle was referred for a secondary inspection.
“The search led to the discovery of 500 packages of blue pills which were concealed in a compartment in bed of the pickup,” the release read. “The weight of the packages was just 122.98 pounds, which equates to approximately 492,000 pills.”
An initial test for the pills proved positive for the properties of fentanyl.
Inside The FBI-Tainted Whitmer ‘Kidnap Plot’ You’ve Heard Almost Nothing About
In a fiery exchange last month, CNN anchorwoman Abby Phillip told GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy that there was “no evidence” to support his claim that federal agents abetted protesters at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Ramaswamy shot back that the FBI conspicuously has never denied that law enforcement agents were on duty in the crowd. He argued that federal officials have repeatedly “lied” to the American people about not only that investigation but one that has gotten much less attention: the alleged failed plot to kidnap and kill Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan in 2020.
“It was entrapment,” Ramaswamy said. “FBI agents putting them up to a kidnapping plot that we were told was true but wasn’t.”
His zeroing in on the Michigan case highlighted an uncharacteristic development in contemporary politics, where progressives vigorously defend law enforcement power while conservatives view it with deep suspicion. Further, Ramaswamy’s linking of Jan. 6 and the Whitmer plot resonated with many on the right who want similarities between the two episodes exposed to the general public, especially the FBI’s reliance on informants and other paid operatives.
On Oct. 8, 2020, Whitmer announced the shocking arrests of several men accused of planning to kidnap and possibly assassinate her. The case produced alarming headlines just weeks before Election Day; Democrats, including Whitmer, used news of the plot to blame Trump for inciting violence.
Joe Biden commended the FBI for thwarting the abduction plan and, in a written statement issued the same day, claimed that “there is a through line from President Trump’s dog whistles and tolerance of hate, vengeance, and lawlessness to plots such as this one.” Biden continued that line of attack during campaign speeches in Michigan, a swing state that voted for Trump in 2016, and one Biden needed to capture to win the presidency.
Turning 65 This Year? Here Are 10 Key Things To Know
More people are reaching this key age than ever before. And if you’re one of them, you’re in for some changes.
Happy birthday! Four million Baby Boomers will turn 65 in 2024 — the largest number in U.S. history. By this summer, 12,000 people born in 1959 are projected to reach this milestone every day, a phenomenon referred to by some as Peak 65.
As you likely know, 65 is the age you first become eligible for Medicare. It is also a great time to consider the changes that will come to your life affecting your finances, your health and general physical well-being. You might also want to take advantage of some perks that come with age.
Here are some things to know: