News from Around the Web for July 5, 2024

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News From Around the Web

#10 Lawmakers Demand Answers From Army Over Squalid Barracks Conditions, Scant Progress Since Damning Report - Charles Creitz for Fox News, and Army Times on X

As Americans celebrate freedom nationwide on July 4, some of those charged with preserving that liberty are still living in squalor months after a damning Government Accountability Office report exposed some of the worst conditions, several lawmakers said in a letter to Army brass. A dozen lawmakers demanded the military branch take swifter action at its stateside bases, including North Carolina's sprawling Fort Liberty; formerly Fort Bragg. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., whose district includes the 250-square-mile installation, led a recent letter calling on Army Secretary Christine Wormuth to fix "completely unacceptable" conditions, while acknowledging some, however insufficient, progress has been made...


#9 US Deports 116 Chinese Migrants in First ‘Large’ Flight in 5 Years - Rebecca Santana for AP News, and Stacy Washington, and China in Focus on X
The Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday that it sent 116 Chinese migrants from the United States back home in the first “large charter flight” in five years. 

The flight, which happened over the weekend, comes as Chinese immigration has become the subject of intense political debate in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. “We will continue to enforce our immigration laws and remove individuals without a legal basis to remain in the United States,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a statement. The department said it was working with China to “reduce and deter irregular migration and to disrupt illicit human smuggling through expanded law enforcement efforts.” It did not respond to questions about how long the migrants had been in the U.S.


#8 The Biden Administration Is Selectively Prosecuting Pro-lifers - Ben Rothove for Washington Examiner, and Victor Nieves, and The Gold Report on X

A pro-life activist has avoided jail time for attending a peaceful demonstration in the wake of selective prosecution from the Department of Justice. Paul Vaughn, a pro-life father of 11, was sentenced to three years of supervised release, despite facing a maximum combined penalty of more than a decade in federal prison. The judge in the case noted that “no one was hurt in any way” by his protest and said it was “entirely non-violent.”


#7 Social Conservatives Push Trump to Back Federal Role on Abortion - James Oliphant and Nathan Layne for Reuters on Yahoo News, and CLA

A leading U.S. anti-abortion group on Tuesday warned Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump not to water down language in the party platform on abortion restrictions, the most visible sign yet of a widening fissure between Trump and social conservatives on the issue. The reproach by Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America president Marjorie Dannenfelser comes as party members head to Milwaukee to draft the platform, which serves as a statement of policy principles, ahead of what is intended to be a national show of unity at the party's convention this month...


#6 Beachhead Won: Nigel Farage Wins UK Parliament Seat For First Time - Kurt Zindulka for Breitbart, and George, and Alex Armstrong on X

Brexit boss Nigel Farage has captured his “beachhead” in the UK Parliament as his Reform UK party is projected to become the third largest party by vote share in the country in Thursday’s general election. Nigel Farage’s deputy leader Reform party chairman, Richard Tice, won his seat in Boston and Skegness, becoming the fourth successful candidate so far, following Mr Farage in Clacton, former Tory MP Lee Anderson in Ashfield, and Rupert Lowe in Great Yarmouth...


#5 Inflation Hits The Grill: The Price Of A July 4th Cookout Keeps Soaring Under Biden - Tyler Durden ZeroHedge, and Steve Milloy, and Jesse Cohen on X

As memories of COVID restrictions are quickly fading, Americans are looking forward to proper, carefree Fourth of July celebrations this year. According to AAA, more than 70 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles this Independence Day week in order to celebrate with their friends and families – a new record. Aside from the obligatory fireworks, a proper cookout is the key ingredient for a real Independence Day celebration in many households. Speaking of ingredients: how much will a typical Fourth of July menu set you back these days?


#4 Exclusive: Sen. Mike Lee Mike Sounds Alarm Over Taxpayer-Funded Project to ‘Denigrate America’ for 2026 Celebrations - Henry Rodgers for The Daily Caller, and MRVen

Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee sent a letter to the commissioner of the America250 project, a 50 million dollar taxpayer-funded effort to coordinate celebrations and historical observances for July 2026, demanding answers for their anti-American history and funding of woke organizations. The Daily Caller first obtained a copy of the letter, in which Lee lays out the problems with the America250 project. Lee, who is a member of the America250 congressional caucus, discovered that America250 has a “Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” whose antiracism institute teaches “the fallacies of America’s founding documents.” He also found that its leadership has embraced discredited 1619 project theories basing all US history around slavery...


#3 HHS, NIH, NIAID & Fauci Concealed Mpox Gain-of-Function Plans from Congressional Committee - Tracy Beanz and Michelle Edwards for The HighWire, and The Daily Signal on X
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the HHS, the NIH, and NIAID have been using taxpayer money to conduct potentially catastrophic gain-of-function research and lying about it long before their COVID-19 deception became obvious. In early June, following a 17-month investigation, the House Energy and Commerce Committee (E&C) released a report detailing that for almost a decade, Fauci’s institute concealed plans to engineer a different virus capable of a pandemic with a case fatality rate of up to 15 percent. This research, if successful, could have had devastating public health implications. During the Committee’s investigation, Fauci and his crew intentionally concealed the fact that since 2015, they’d had the approval from the NIH’s Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) to work on dangerous gain-of-function research of concern (GOFROC) to engineer an mpox virus with high transmissibility and moderate mortality...

#2 Dangerous Hurricane Beryl Makes Landfall in Mexico With Texas Up Next - Alex Sosnowski, for AccuWeather, and Zoom Earth on X

Powerful Hurricane Beryl has made landfall in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula early Friday morning. The storm will then set its sights on Texas primarily in the form of flooding from rain and storm surge. After carving a path of destruction and threatening lives in Jamaica at midweek, Hurricane Beryl's next stop will be in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Friday. AccuWeather meteorologists expect that steering breezes will then guide Beryl into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this weekend before making another landfall in northeastern Mexico early next week with storm surge, flooding downpours, and strong winds.


#1 Disney Heiress, Wealthy Democratic Donors Say They Won’t Finance the Party Until Joe Biden Drops Out - Brian Schwartz for NBC News, and Overton LIVE, Collin Rugg, and Benny Johnson on X

President Joe Biden is facing an uprising from some his own party’s wealthy donors, including an heiress to the Disney family fortune, who say they will no longer fund the Democratic Party until Biden drops out of the presidential race following his disastrous debate performance. Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Roy O. Disney, who co-founded The Walt Disney Co., told CNBC on Thursday that she plans to withhold donations to the party she has funded for years until Biden drops out. The president has said he has no plans to withdraw from the race, despite calls for him to do so...


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