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GET READY FOR YOUR NEW ‘CLIMATE EMERGENCY’… WHITE HOUSE CLAIMS BIDEN CAN CONTROL THE WEATHER… WAPO: Biden could declare climate emergency as soon as this week, sources say

President Biden is considering declaring a national climate emergency as soon as this week as he seeks to salvage his environmental agenda in the wake of stalled talks on Capitol Hill, according to three people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the private deliberations.

The potential move comes days after Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) told Democratic leaders that he does not support his party’s efforts to advance a sprawling economic package this month that includes billions of dollars to address global warming. If an emergency is invoked, it could empower the Biden administration in its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and foster cleaner energy.

Two of the individuals with knowledge of the discussions said also they expect the president to announce a slew of additional actions aimed at curbing planet-warming emissions. The exact scope and timing of any announcements remain in flux. […]

Jared Bernstein, a top White House economic adviser, emphasized to reporters at a news briefing earlier in the day that Biden would work “aggressively fight to attack climate change.”

“I think realistically there is a lot he can do and there is a lot he will do,” Bernstein said.

 

WHITE HOUSE: THE PUBLIC WAS TOO STUPID TO KNOW WHAT ‘TRANSITORY’ MEANT… JOHN COOPER: Incredible: Bernstein says the White House stopped using the word “transitory” to describe inflation not because it was false, but because “it has to do with the ambiguity about the length of that word.” (VIDEO)

 

NEW LOW JOE… EDDIE ZIPPERER: New CNN poll: 1% say things are going very well in the country right now. 1% say the economy is very good… (THREAD, LINK)

 

BIDEN OFFICIAL PUSHES BODY NEGATIVITY ON CHILDREN… SAYS ADULTS SHOULD SURGICALLY & CHEMICALLY ALTER KIDS TO MAKE THEM FEEL ACCEPTED… Trans Biden Official Wants To ‘Empower’ Kids To Get Sex Changes (VIDEO)

Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine said transgender youths need to be empowered to get “gender affirmation treatment” on MSNBC Monday.

Levine, who is transgender, said transgender youths are threatened by mental health issues, bullying and political attacks, and that treatment of these youths should affirm their perceived gender identity and empower them to get sex change treatments.

“So we really want to base our treatment and to affirm and to support and empower these youth not to limit their participation in activities in sports and even limit their ability to get gender affirmation treatment in their state,” Levine told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell.

Levine previously endorsed Biden’s June 15 executive order expanding access to sex change treatments for children and said there is no debate within the medical community about whether children who believe they are transgender should receive sex change treatments.

 

(WIL)LIA(M) THOMAS DOES IT AGAIN… REUTERS: Trans swimmer Lia Thomas nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year award

The University of Pennsylvania has nominated transgender swimmer Lia Thomas for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year award, the American college sports regulating body said.

Thomas shot to fame earlier this year when she became the first transgender NCAA champion in Division I history after winning the women’s 500-yard freestyle in March and she had hoped to compete for a place at the Olympics.

But soon after, she became the focus of a raging debate when swimming’s world governing body FINA voted last month to restrict the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions.

Thomas competed on Penn’s men’s team for three years before transitioning and moving to the women’s team, setting multiple program records.

 

WOMEN ATHLETES REACT… FOX: Former college athletes take stand against Lia Thomas’ nomination for ‘Woman of the Year’ award (VIDEO)

The mother of an Ivy League swimmer said Monday she’s outraged over the recent move by the University of Pennsylvania to nominate transgender athlete Lia Thomas for the NCAA “Woman of the year” award.

Kim Jones joined “Fox & Friends First” calling the nomination “humiliating” and “devastating” and accusing the school of sending a message that women don’t matter”

“[The message is] they’re not even worthy of dignity and comfort in their locker rooms. And this nomination is just the embodiment of that message. It’s really frustrating to understand where the current NCAA and Ivy League and especially Penn’s stance is on the value of women in modern society,” said Jones, a former All-American tennis player whose daughter competed against Thomas.

 

BIDEN ADMIN ASKS REPORTERS TO HELP PROCESS ILLEGALS… ANOTHER DAILY CALLER EXCLUSIVE: There Are So Many Illegals Pouring Over The Border The Biden Admin Is Begging Journalists To Help Process Them

A federal agency that oversees taxpayer-funded news outlets around the globe is begging staff, which includes journalists, to help process the massive wave of migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border, according to an internal email obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

“I am excited to share an opportunity for you to serve on a detail with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as a member of their Volunteer Force,” U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Acting Chief Executive Officer Kelu Chao wrote to agency employees in the email, offering volunteer assignments in California, Texas and Arizona. “As U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) continues to encounter large numbers of individuals along our Southwest Border, DHS needs your assistance to help ensure our nation has a safe, orderly, and humane immigration system.”

Some of USAGM’s reporters have covered stories on the southern border, which presents a potential “conflict of interest” with the DHS program, a USAGM employee, who was not authorized to speak publicly, told the DCNF.

“Any USAGM journalists who do volunteer, and later produce stories about the migrants at the border, will obviously have a conflict of interest,” the USAGM employee said. The agency is composed of six entities, such as Voice of America (VOA), in order “to inform, engage and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy.”

 

BIDEN’S SAUDI TRIP WAS AN ENERGY FAILURE… Biden’s Plan To ‘Embarrass’ Saudi Arabia Into Getting Green-Pilled Totally Backfired

“Traders got one clear message from Biden’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia … that it is OPEC+ that makes the oil supply decision, and the cartel isn’t remotely interested in what Biden is trying to achieve,” Avatrade chief market analyst Naeem Aslam told The Guardian.

Experts have accused the Biden administration of attempting to shut down domestic production in pursuit of sustainable energy.

“President Biden has been reduced to begging Saudi Arabia to increase their oil production because he has done so much to limit U.S. oil and natural gas production and discourage investment in new production,” said Ebell.

“With regard to the price of gasoline in the U.S., that’s really a function of a lack of refining capacity,” Saudi foreign affairs minister Adel al-Jubeir said, according to Argus. “The U.S. has not built a refinery in more than 40 years … so increasing crude oil supplies to the U.S. is not going to alleviate the problem.”

 

IS HUNTER BIDEN STILL INVESTED IN CHINA OR NOT? … JERRY DUNLEAVY: Hunter Biden-founded company still holds 10% stake in Chinese firm, records show

Hunter Biden’s lawyers insist he has divested from a 10% stake in a Chinese government-linked company, but they won’t say whom he sold it to or how much money he may have made as a result.

Chinese business records still list Skaneateles, an LLC started by Hunter Biden, as a 10% owner of the Chinese investment firm BHR Partners, more than seven months after his lawyer said he had completely divested from the venture. He had been under pressure to ditch the stake in the wake of his father winning the 2020 election.

Hunter’s lawyer Chris Clark told the New York Times in November his client “no longer holds any interest, directly or indirectly in either BHR or Skaneateles.”

 

AFTER BEACH PHOTOS, CHINA MOVES TO STOP PELOSI ASIA VISIT… WAPO: China says it will take ‘forceful measures’ if Pelosi visits Taiwan

China’s Foreign Ministry lashed out Tuesday after reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is planning a trip to Taiwan in August, saying it firmly opposes a visit. […]

A visit this summer would make Pelosi one of the most senior U.S. politicians to travel to Taiwan in recent years and the first House speaker to go there since Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) in 1997.

Pelosi’s office told The Washington Post on Tuesday: “We do not confirm or deny international travel in advance due to long-standing security protocols.” The Financial Times first reported news of Pelosi’s trip, stating that she would also visit Singapore, Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

“If the United States insists on going ahead, China will have to take firm and forceful measures to defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said.

Such a trip would cause “grave harm to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he added, and “seriously impact the political foundations of China-U.S. relations.”

 

PELOSI THINKS YOU’RE STUPID… EXAMINER: Nancy Pelosi’s team responds to uproar over computer chip stock purchase by husband

Nancy Pelosi’s office said the House speaker had no prior knowledge of or involvement with any stock transactions after a financial disclosure report showed that her husband, Paul Pelosi, had purchased up to $5 million in stocks for a top semiconductor company days before the Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would benefit the U.S. chip manufacturing industry. […]

“The Speaker does not own any stocks. As you can see from the required disclosures, with which the Speaker fully cooperates, these transactions are marked ‘SP’ for Spouse. The Speaker has no prior knowledge or subsequent involvement in any transactions,” Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman, Drew Hammill, told the Washington Examiner.

 

CASH FOR CLYBURNS… Democratic Rep. James Clyburn Shells Out Thousands In Campaign Funds To Family Members

House Majority Whip James Clyburn of South Carolina has paid his grandson $21,000 in campaign funds since April 1, continuing a pattern that has alarmed ethics experts.

Clyburn paid Walter A.C. Reed, the son of his daughter Jennifer Clyburn Reed and son-in-law Walter A. Reed, $21,000 during the Federal Election Commission’s (FEC) second fundraising quarter, the third-ranking House Democrat’s FEC filings show. Reed, a salaried employee of the Clyburn campaign, has been paid $58,500 by the Friends of Jim Clyburn campaign committee since October 2021. Friends of Jim Clyburn also paid $7,500 in rent to 49 Magnolia Blossom LLC, a corporate entity controlled by Jennifer Clyburn Reed and Walter A. Reed.

Walter A.C. Reed describes himself as Clyburn’s campaign manager on his Twitter account. He called for court-packing shortly after the Supreme Court released its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. Walter A.C. Reed, like his grandfather, has also voiced support for eliminating the filibuster.

 

PAYDAYS FOR THE FAMILY HAYES… Rep. Jahana Hayes Still Using Campaign Funds To Pay Family, FEC Records Show

Democratic Connecticut Rep. Jahana Hayes, who was caught paying her family tens of thousands of dollars since entering Congress after the Daily Caller reviewed FEC records, has continued to pay her children with campaign funds.

During Q2 2022, Hayes paid her son David Crenshaw $1,245.65 from her campaign fund. Since entering Congress, she has paid her son $18,283.08.

In February, the Daily Caller first reported that during Q4 2021 Hayes used her campaign fund, called “Friends of Jahana Hayes,” to pay her son $15,118.54 since entering Congress.

The Q4 2021 FEC records, reviewed by the Daily Caller, showed that Hayes paid over $15,000 in increments of $282.47 each to a person with the name “David Crenshaw” under the category of “Payroll.” In 2018, the Hartford Courant reported Hayes’ son, David Crenshaw, age 24, joined Hayes to celebrate her congressional victory.

 

NO CHARGES FOR COLBERT’S INSURRECTION… JERRY DUNLEAVY: Statements by the U.S. Capitol Police and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on the declination of prosecution against the members of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert who had been arrested last month for alleged unlawful entry at the U.S. Capitol. (SCREENGRABS)

 

TELL US MORE, YOUR HIGHNESS… Prince Harry Claims US Supreme Court Rolled Back ‘Constitutional Rights’

Prince Harry claimed the U.S. Supreme Court rolled back “constitutional rights” in reference to the overturning of Roe v. Wade in a Monday address to the United Nations.

The prince’s speech commemorated the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela, connecting his hardships to the “endless stream of disasters and devastations” people are currently facing globally.

“This has been a painful year in a painful decade,” the prince said. “We’re living through a pandemic that continues to ravage communities in every corner of the globe. Climate change wreaking havoc on our planet with the most vulnerable suffering most of all. The few weaponizing lies and information at the expense of the many, and from the horrific war in Ukraine to the rolling back of constitutional rights here in the United States. We are witnessing a global assault on democracy and freedom, the cause of Mandela’s life.”

 

KARINGE DIDN’T WATCH KAMALA HARRIS’S NAACP SPEECH… Fox’s Doocy Has A Simple Question For Karine: Does Biden Think Overturning Roe Is Like Slavery? (VIDEO)

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy pressed White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre Monday on Vice President Kamala Harris’ comparison of abortion to slavery and President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Saudi Arabia.

The vice president said the U.S. has a “history of claiming ownership over human bodies” while talking about abortion during a Monday speech to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention. Doocy asked the press secretary whether Biden agrees with the comparison between abortion and slavery.

“Does the president agree with her that the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion access is similar to slavery?” Doocy asked.

“I have not seen her comments,” Jean-Pierre said. “I would like to see her comments for myself before—”

“Her comment was ‘we know, NAACP, that our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies. And today extremist, so-called leaders are criminalizing doctors and punishing women from making healthcare decisions for themselves,’” Doocy said.

The press secretary agreed with Harris that doctors are being criminalized and women are losing their rights due to the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade.

“Well, she’s correct. Today’s decisions are criminalizing doctors and essentially taking the rights away from women. Taking the freedom away from women. Really, taking away people’s privacy, that does matter,” Jean-Pierre said. “I appreciate you reading out what she said, I need to actually see exactly what was said in the complete context. That’s what I need to do as a spokesperson for the administration.”

“But I will say, the second part of what she said, the vice president is actually right. I just laid out what women are going through in this country because of an extreme decision that SCOTUS made. Because of what they did, it is going to upend and change the lives of women across the country.”

 

THAT SPEECH WAS A REAL DOOZY… MMO: Vice President Harris assures religious Americans that supporting abortion does not violate their faith: “to support a woman’s ability, not her government but her, to make that decision does not require anyone to abandon their faith or their beliefs.” (VIDEO)

 

AND THIS… KAMALA HARRIS: Black Families Are Boosting Home Values By ‘Encouraging’ White Friends To Hang Pictures Of Themselves (VIDEO)

Vice President Kamala Harris told the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Monday that black families “encourage” white friends to hang up photos of themselves to boost their home values during appraisals.

“We are hearing the cases of, for example, a black family trying to sell their home, and they get the appraisal and they just know it is not the true value of their home,” Harris said in the speech. “And so you’ve heard the stories about how they’ll then encourage friends of the family — a white family — to come in. And then the white family will put the pictures up of their family. And then that appraisal gets done, and it’s for a much higher value. Same house. Same neighborhood.”

 

JUST DAYS AFTER BIDEN, PUTIN VISITS MIDDLE EAST… REUTERS: Putin visits Iran on first trip outside former Soviet Union since Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Tehran on Tuesday for talks with Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Kremlin leader’s first trip outside the former Soviet Union since Moscow’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.

In Tehran, Putin will also hold his first face-to-face meeting since the invasion with a NATO leader, Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan, to discuss a deal aimed at allowing the resumption of Ukraine’s Black Sea grain exports as well as peace in Syria. […]

Its clerical leaders are keen to strengthen strategic relations with Russia in the face of an emerging U.S.-backed Gulf Arab-Israeli bloc that could tilt the Middle East balance of power further away from Iran.

“Considering the evolving geopolitical ties after the Ukraine war, Tehran tries to secure Moscow’s support in its confrontation with Washington and its regional allies,” said a senior Iranian official, who asked not to be named.

Emboldened by high oil prices since the Ukraine war, Iran is betting that with Russia’s support it could pressure Washington to offer concessions for the revival of a 2015 nuclear deal.

 

RUSSIA HAS BEEN NEGOTIATING THE IRAN DEAL FOR US… FLASHBACK… MARCH… SEN. JAMES RISCH: Russia is Negotiating the Iran Deal on America’s Behalf

Because we correctly exited the deal, the Biden administration is now relying on the likes of RUSSIA to negotiate with Iran on our behalf. We are stuck in the hall, looking through a keyhole at what is going on inside.

This is insane.

 

IRAN: YEAH, WE CAN BUILD NUKES NOW… AND THE IRAN DEAL WON’T STOP OUR MISSILES… Top Iranian Official Issues Stark Warning About Nuclear Capabilities (VIDEO)

A top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader said Iran has the ability to construct a nuclear bomb but has yet to decide whether to pursue weaponization, according to a translation of his statement from the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

“It is no secret that we have become a nuclear threshold country,” Kamal Kharrazi, an adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on foreign policy and former foreign minister, told Al Jazeera’s Arabic service, according to MEMRI. “It is no secret that we have the required technological capabilities to produce a nuclear bomb.”

“We do not want that and have not decided to do so,” Kharrazi said.

The UN’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported on May 30 Iran had accumulated enough uranium at the 60% enrichment level to create a nuclear explosive. An enrichment level of 90% is considered weapons-grade, according to the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS).

 

UKRANIAN PREZ PURGES TOP OFFICIALS… Zelenskyy Suspends Top Officials Over Increasing Cases Of Treason

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed the head of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), as well as the country’s prosecutor general, July 17 in response to an increasing number of treason cases.

The government opened 651 individual cases against former employees on the grounds of collaboration and treason, the president disclosed Sunday in a video address.

Ivan Bakanov, formerly of SBU, and Iryna Venediktova, the now-dismissed prosecutor general, are not being directly accused of treason. Instead, they are accused of leading and supporting their respective organizations, which included many government officials who committed said crimes, according to BBC. Zelenskyy pointed out that any “specific actions and any inaction […] will be evaluated.”